(Closed) AA Bees: A skin regime for women of color HELP

posted 5 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ok so I’m not AA so you might want to take this with a grain of salt. But I’ve been doing a lot of research and stuff on natural products – meaning chemical, allergen free. And my BFF swears by this (and she has really lovely skin.) I tend to have dry skin in the winter and oily in the summer, but am going to give this a try.

After all, it isn’t expensive so I feel like I have nothing to lose. 

http://simplemom.net/oil-cleansing-method/

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Acne free works well for oily skin. It can be purchased at CVS, Walgreens, WalMart etc.

 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

gycolic acid lotion. i usually get in the dr. office and price ranges between $20-$100 for products with this ingrediant. I use specifically MD Forte. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

Clinique is great if you are looking for a skin care system on a budget. Philosophys purity face wash also does wonders for oily skin. You can use a drug store toner but I suggest really investing in a good face wash, moisturizer and even a serum. Estee lauder makes a pore minimizer serum that is good for oily skin.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

Im Black Britiish with oily skin. As a face scrub I really like Simple Oil balancing range (they do sell simple in the US Ive seen it in Walmart but the oil balancing I dont know) I also like Olays oil minimizing toner and I used to use Olay complete moisturizer and this was fantastic for my actual skin but its a little too greasy so Ive switched back to the beauty fluid and ill see how that works for me but so far so good.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@lindseyl06:  are you able to go to a dermatlogist? I spent years and hundreds of dollars experimenting with OTC products when one visit was all needed to clear up a problem. Turns out it was more cost effective to pay up a higher upfront cost (because i didnt have health insurance at the time) than wasting time and money on trial and error.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@lindseyl06:  Well for me I saw results within a short time frame. However, I wouldn’t want you to have a bad reaction to the meds. If it was maybe two to three months out from the wedding, then I’d say go for it. Granted the chances are low, of having adverse affects, but you just never now. So just put it on the list to do after you wedding.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have VERY oilly skin as well and one of my MUA friends told me to try milk of magnesia.  May sound gross but it works and it doesnt have a smell.  I have been using it since last september and I dont have to touch up my face all day.  Buy some Philips (blue container)  use a sponge or brush to wipe it over your T zone.  It will leave a slight white color but it will wipe off easy after it dries.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Im prone to acne and have combination skin: dry & oily. I love Clinique products! I used their Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, it doesn’t feel greasy and my skin absorbs it well. Also the Even Better Dark Spot Corrector and their sunscreen.

I wash my face with Shea Moisture Black Soap or I use the oil cleansing method. I know it sounds weird but the skin doesn’t stay oily. Try it with grape seed oil.

As a toner I mix 50/50 water with Braggs Apple Cider  Vinegar. Since you have oily skin you could use more vinegar than water.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have the exact opposite problem, super dry and sensitive skin, but I have to recommend Clinique.  Their products are very reasonably priced and they have different formulations for all skin types.  One of my friends has very oily skin and she uses their men’s formulation products because the regular oily formulation isn’t strong enough.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Has anyone tried a Clarisonic?  

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@lindseyl06: I second Nanikoa on Clinique 3 step system for acne. I have very oily, espcecially in the T-zone, acne prone skin. I break out like mad & have tried numerous products, including 3-step systems such as Proactiv. I have also been to the dermatologist and did antibiotics, clindamycin cream, epiduo with none of those things working as well as the Clinique 3 step system. There is a acne treating benzoyl peroxide moisturizer that doesn’t seem to break me out, it also treats current and reoccuring zits. I think I noticed a difference within 2 weeks of consistently using it 2-3 times daily. 

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