(Closed) Any bee’s struggle with breaking out still?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh girl the not washing your face at night is the worst thing you can do!  Be careful with using too many scrubs, ones with apricot seeds and other big grains like that can actually cause more breakout problems.

Are you using an acne treatment like benzoyl peroxide or salycilic acid?  I get little bumps like that and put benzoyl peroxide on at night and salycilic acid during the day while also moisturizing morning and night.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I still get breakouts from time to time…It sucks! 

I’d say the scrubbing and exfoliating might be doing more harm than good. It sounds like your skin may be getting irritated. Everyone is different, but what I’ve found works well for me is to use a gentle cleanser morning and night followed by a moisturizer. The one I use has saylicilic acid in it so that helps exfoliate as well as prevent any acne from coming back. 

Really the best piece of advice I have ever gotten for acne was just to moisturize! Seems strange (esp to me, since I have oily skin!) but it works!

Post # 5
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10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I know some people are against it but Proactive has worked wonders for me! I’ve always struggled with acne (and I have the scars to prove it). Ever since starting Proactive, I have virtually no breakouts. I still get the occasional one but those are normally due to my period and honestly, I can handle a zit or two a year. 

Post # 6
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1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have a problem with dry, flaky skin and the moisturizers I’ve tried so far have only made me break out.  I’m still trying to find one that works with my skin and my environment, so your moisturizer might actually be the problem. 

Like @MissAsB said, washing your face at night and then moisturizing right after your shower might be the best start.

Post # 9
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@SweetRose2011: I like the Olay wipes.  Some of them even have exfoliating beads in them that you can use and aren’t too abrasive.

Post # 11
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1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@SweetRose2011: I’ve been using Target’s brand of makeup removing wipes and they work pretty well (plus they’re budget friendly!).

Post # 12
Member
758 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i have those little bumps (white) on my chin. I also have incredibly dry skin. I tried everything (proactiv, neutrogena, mary kay, every cream and acne treatment). I finally went to the dermatologist and she did “acne surgery” where they pricked the bumps with a needle and squeezed everything out. She also gave me a face wash that has really helped my skin! I dont have any breakouts and only a few white bumps from a reaction to the acne cream she gave me (which I dont use anymore). I woulnd’t recommend using makeup removing wipes at night. They dont get your skin completely clean. It only takes a few minutes to wash your face and that’s really important for healthy skin!

Post # 13
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3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I had the opposite experience with Proactiv–it made my skin WAY worse. The only thing that worked for me was seeing a dermatologist, going on antibiotics, and having monthly nitrogen freezes done on my skin. I didn’t even have cystic acne–just a habit of breaking out a little here and there, but nothing helped. Now that I’m a bit older, I don’t have such a problem, though I do still get more zits than I’d like sometimes. What works best for me is Cetaphil cleanser at night, an Olay pore refining scrub once or twice a week, and moisturizer. I use the Oil of Olay daily moisturizer at night, and that combination has worked wonders for me.

Post # 14
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Mrs Grape: Proactiv was horrible for me too.  It completely dried my face out and make the breakouts worse.  It worked fine for me in high school but for some reason, it doesn’t work with my skin now.

Post # 15
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@SweetRose2011: I use cetaphil face wash, clean and clear acne moisturizer (it has salicylic acid), and right now I’m using Clinique even better to get rid of the marks the acne left on my face.

As far as makeup remover wipes, I buy a big tub of generic walmart ones for 3 bucks. It lasts for quite a while. The wipes are great when you’re feeling lazy or if you went to they gym or were extra sweaty or something 🙂

Post # 16
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3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I had a little bit of minor success when I first tried it, but when I kept using it, it did terrible things to my face. My skin’s picky, though–I bought a very, very mild redness-reducing cleanser to help with acne (I think it was Neutrogena) and it made my skin even worse. Trial and error with me, I guess.

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