I have noticed an improvement in skin tone and firmness. I apply a homemade skin cream that has Lugols and Vit. C added to it as well as take Lugols internally.
1/4 cup olive oil
!/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup VCO
10drops lavender oil
40 drops lugols
Pinch ofVit. C sprinkled on top layer of cream every few days.
Mix a room temp. and store cream in the fridge.
I apply this on my face as well as body and it also works well as a deodorant.
I'm 40 and very vain about my skin and have tried many different things. I love the sun and have never used sunscreen. My skin looks better this year than last. You might want to try oil pulling. I think this helps as well. My jaw line seems to have firmed up since I started oil pulling.
My facial skin has noticably improved, and is the main reason why two friends of mine wanted to go on the same brand of detoxified iodine I take! (One of them believes that I look younger than she does, and she's 39 - whereas I am 50! The other friend is a couple of years older than me, and she also believes I look "years younger" than I used to look.)
Even though I do not use any creams, I am still intrigued by them - is VCO Virgin Coconut Oil???
I'm not taking an Iodine cream (YET - lol) but I keep hearing how much younger I look. One of my friends even wanted to look at my skin closer, and she says, my god, what is happening to your face? The eye-puffiness and little white dots are even going away!!!!!
Thats great to hear :) Ive been thinking about using Retin A, but hesitate since it is irritating and also increases sun sensitivity a lot which can backfire if you dont wear and re-apply sunblock every day. As far as I know its the only proven anti aging ingredient. However, now that I come to think about it, what it does is increase collagen production and prevent/reduce collagen breakdown and THATS also what Iodine does in the body - prevent collagen damage. So, it seems we are really on to something here ;) Plus Iodine seems to reduce instead of increase sun sensitivity as I remember from a previous post here.
I believe the answer is YES! My skin firmness has improved since addding Iodine to my diet in late Feb. Also, I have reduced belly and double chin/jowl fat. My face is looking more like the one I had when I was a young girl. My upper arms are no longer 'flapping' with sagging skin (you ladies know what I am talking about!)
I know someone here will have the answer as to WHY this is so. There are so many knowledgeable people here, I will let them explain the Science of Iodine and skin and sun.
I just know that iodine has improved my skin and also has allowed me to be in the sun (which is SO IMPORTANT) without burning or damage. I am very fair skinned and as a child could be out in the sun all day, every day. I tanned and felt energized. I also got iodine in my food back then. As an adult I have had to cover-up to avoid burning and skin damage. I don't believe in sunblocks. CHEMICALS! I am really enjoying the sun this summer, for the first time in many years. IODINE is what the only thing I have changed/added that could make this difference.
My skin hasn't improved yet. I don't have wrinkles, too young for that yet I guess! But I'm hoping my acne will go away. It's been six weeks though and my hair has stopped falling out and the new growth is thicker. About four years ago when most of my health problems became really bad, my hair started coming out in clumps whenever I washed it. Now I only lose about five hairs a day! I'm so happy about this because I've always had long, thick hair and I never knew why it was getting thin. It's hard to tell yet, but I think the color is coming back too. I used to be copper red, but it's faded somewhat and I'm only 28.
Im confused..if your hair is returning to black how can your grays still be gray? Did your naturally black hair turn a different color as you got older and is now being restored? Are you taking magnesium-I've been researching magnesium for a while and have ran across a few people who mentioned magnesium and reversal of grey hair. Iron, copper and calcium deficiencies have also been cited. HTH