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Youthful Skin & Lip Line Returned

Author: Melissa F.
Skill: Social Worker
Date: 04-07-2016
Views: 3,762
Word Count: 406
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 10952-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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When I turned 40 I began to break out with acne on my face. I used to get some breakouts when I was a teenager but breaking out at 40 was very unexpected and frustrating.

After dealing with it or a few years, I tried everything over-the-counter to get rid of it, including the very popular topical acne medication from the commercials that you have to get through the mail. That was so drying and I hated putting those toxic chemicals on my skin. I felt like I was poisoning myself in order to get rid of pimples.

It worked but, like I said, it was really drying so my skin was red and flaky. When I read the ingredients I knew I could not continue using it. I finally figured out what healed it for good so I will tell you everything I did.

I started using Progessence after I went into perimenopause. I also started to drink a lot of water. My skin got better using both but I still had a lot of scars and my top lip line had been undefined ever since I started to break out. I could not wear lipstick because it just looked terrible because above my lip was red and the line was not defined anymore like it was when I was younger.

One day I decided to try Lemon oil on my face. I had no idea if it would work but, I thought what the heck? It couldn't hurt! So I rubbed it all over my face. It was a little tingly but not bad.

That same day, I was going to meet two friends that I see regularly. They both commented how great my skin looked and I looked so relaxed. So that inspired me and I started to use Lemon twice a day on my T-zone and even on my lip line.

My skin is getting better and looking youthful for the first time in years after only a few weeks. It is not dry or flaky and I have not had a pimple in a while which I think is from using the Progesence. My lip line is defined again!

Last week for the first time in years, I wore lipstick. The redness around my mouth as well as the red scars, are starting to disappear! I have had several people comment how great my skin looks because it isn't red, dry and flaky anymore.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: perimenopause-/-menopause — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: hormones — "Therapy with beta-caryophyllene [present in many essential oils] may present a promising novel, non-toxic therapeutic option for patients with endometriosis."Link
3.Associated topics: hormones — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
4.Associated topics: acne-/-pimples-/-zits — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
5.Associated topics: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
6.Associated topics: hormones — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
7.Associated topics: skin — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
8.Associated topics: hormones — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link

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