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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    How do you all take care of your skin?

    E.g. products used, what extremes do you go to?
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    Party of "No." Tryska's Avatar
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    you want a girlie opinion?

    proper nutrition
    adequate water intake
    plenty of beauty sleep...

    I exfoliate once a week, use a noxema type face soap in the shower...and a non-oily moisturizer.

    and umm..that's about it.
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    Here's one for ya Tryska. Let it be known that I shave my arms with a razor and I drink plenty of water.


    My arms near my elbows and my forearm always get dry. This probably because of shaving?



    FAngel; I use soap in the shower. I wash my face once a day. And I use lotion if I'm tanning. That's about it.

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    Good subject!!!!!

    I used to suffer with acne Its a lot better now but my skin is far from perfect..

    I found a lot of the potions my doctor gave me really did not help one bit...

    I found more help with eating clean and more water...
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    Party of "No." Tryska's Avatar
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    no...you just have dry skin......put some moisturizer on after your done showering.....or what I do is put baby oil on while my skin is still wet...and that keeps my skin from getting dry and itchy later on through the day.

    edit....err actually I just read where you said you shaved your arms..(the first time i though you meant armpits). Yes...the shaving will make your skin drier, because your taking off the top layer along with the hair.....definitely try the baby oil idea, because it will serve a dual purpose in keeping the hairs soft so they don't get ingrown as well.
    Last edited by Tryska; 10-08-2001 at 08:53 AM.
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    I use noxema on my face. I hate bar soap, i only use body wash. As far as the dry skin with shaving your arms, i've got some avon skin moisturizer that works wonders, its well ace.
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    This might help, Witch Hazel. I have very sensitive skin on my neck and can only shave about 3 times a week. About a month ago I started using witch hazel on my face and neck after shaving and it does seem to help. There is less irritation, dryness, ingrown hairs, everthing.

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    yeah...witch hazel is a great gentle toner.

    I typically use it after my weekly exfoliation.

    Wash my face with the noxema stuff, apply the mud mask...wash the mask off, apply witchhazel. works like a charm.
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    I use Tea tree oil and Aloe vera products to keep acne away.. I never had though but just to be sure.
    I don't use after shaves.They contain alcohol(most of them).

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    Sleep is extremely important for skin, anytime I stay up for 24 or more hours without sleep my skin gets nasty.

    That's all I can input.

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    our wing sauce at work is good too, since it's magerine based. lol, ok i would'nt use the stuff. i just use soap with moisturizer in it. oh, efa's are good too.
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    i've always had pretty good skin, but recently, i've been breaking out and it hasn't gone away. so a few weeks ago, i got pro activ solution, and it does wonders. it's a bit pricey, but it works, really well.

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    You guys shave yer arms?? tuttut
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    lmao hairy beasts!

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    yes, i shave my arms, you wanna make somethin of it
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    Every morning, I wash my face with Basis Cleaner Clean Oil-Free and Soap-Free face wash. Then I follow that up with Fruit of The Earth Multi-Vitamin Rejuvenating Lotion all over my face and body. Before I go to bed, I wash my face again and then I use 100% Pure Vitamin E Gel on my face. I used to have some acne too and that Basis face wash REALLY helped clear it up. I have used it ever since and really haven't had any breakouts since!!!
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    Wash my face occasionally with water. No medicine or any of that crap works for me. It just makes me break out even more. Plain water is best. Drink water, get sleep and don't lean on your face and acne should go away. It did for me.

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    Face Scrub from Bodyshop (it's got rice in it or something)
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    I use Clearasil Daily face wash once a day.
    I used to suffer from bad acne.
    Now my skin is much better.
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    Also, when I used to break out a lot, my doctor told me to change my pillow case often because it harbors bacteria which causes acne! I thought it was good advice... so now I change my pillow case every 2 days. I guess you could say I've got pillow-case-paranoia!!!
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    I totally agree with Fauxpaus916.
    I break out with a couple zingers everytime I sleep with my face on my pillow.
    It never fails.
    Soooo I sleep on my back.
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    "Soli Deo Gloria"
    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    Dang...I thought I accidentally stumbled into "The Chick Zone"

    I wash my face with Neutrogena soap in the morning and at night. In the winter when my skin is dry, I put moisturizer lotion on afterwards.

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    Yes, key rules. Don't sleep face down. Don't sleep on a dirty pillowcase. Wash your hands a lot. Do not lean on your face with your hands. Avoid touching your face as much as you can. Best to pop pimples only when they get to whitehead stage, also.
    Last edited by heathj; 10-09-2001 at 08:36 PM.

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    Beauty tips ala Heathj.
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    "Soli Deo Gloria"
    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
    Romans 7:14-25

    "Judo is not about strength. Yet in the learning curve, all Judokas get strong. Only with time do you learn where to apply that strength."
    The Art of Judo

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    i use some kinda anti-acne solution in a bottle i got from deane reade...
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