Post # 1
I’ve never really been the type do any facial stuff. I wash my face and moisturise it with any moisturiser I find at hand.
I was advised today to get a routine going 6 months before the wedding to clear up my face and make it look, good, I suppose lol.
What brands/routines did you bees have?
Did you notice a difference?
How long before the wedding did you do it?
Is it worth it?
Post # 3
I use Derm Exclusive. It’s a 4 product facial process (you don’t have to use all of them) that helps with damaged skin, wrinkles, dark spots etc. I really love the Micro Peel resurfacing pads the best, they make my face just look and feel so fresh. Not to mention it helps minimize pores. I also love the Fill and Freeze wrinkle treatment. I had really bad crows feet (too much smiling and squinting) and the Fill and Freeze helped reduce the wrinkles by my eyes. I always considered Botox but I’m terrified of needles so this was great because its needle free!
Post # 4
The best piece of advice I was given is double cleanse.. Having a combination face I found it hard to find a cleanser suited. someone suggested double cleansing. Tried it, it def works. I use a clearasil marks and pimple remover cleanser, and cetaphil.
Post # 4
I am using proactive (nine months to the wedding but I want to start creating a normal routine). I’m finding it pretty effective, but only if you stay consistant with washing your face twice a day.
Post # 5
Chemical peel. They work wonders. You will want to go into hiding for a few days after while the peeling is going on, but you’ll be left with brand new skin. My cosmetic surgeon only charges $50 & it only needs to be done once a year.
Caution: Do NOT try to DIY this to save a few buvcks. It should be done by a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist.
Post # 6
Before you do anything determine what kind of skin you have. Most of the things people mentioned so far would make my face worse. I have sensitive skin, dry skin, and rosacea. I took the opposite route and am doing very little to my face to minimize redness as much as possible. Started using a gentle cleanser once a day with cold or cool water. Other than that I only use cool water to wash my face and I pat dry. I have always used a good mositerizer. Right now I’m using one for dry, sensitive skin from Boots. Any products with alcohol are avoided. I am thinking about getting a rosacea facial though.
Post # 7
My routine is very simple: Norwex facecloths.
They are microfibre cloths with some kind of silver in them, which makes them antibacterial. The texture works as a fine exfoliator.
All you do is wet them with tap water, wash your face and DONE! I have found that I no longer need moisturizer (except in February when it’s -30 degrees celcius where I live) because I’m not using anything other than water on my face. So there’s nothing drying.
They come in a 3 pack for about $30CAD. You wash them with the rest of your laundry every 3-4 uses. Hang to dry.
Post # 8
I use Clinique products. It’s a 3 step process, but for everyday use it’s 2 steps. I cleanse and moisturize twice daily and then I exfoliate twice a week. It took me a few tries to figure out what gives the best results. I just ordered my own set (I robbed my sisters that she didn’t use lol) a couple weeks ago and Im just hooked on it. I have pretty decent skin to begin with but I am in love with the moisturizing gel. it softens and hydrates my skin without making it greasy.
I can’t insert photos for some reason but its the cleansing gel (mild), the cleansing lotion which is really an exfoliator, and the moisturizing gel (instead of the lotion formula)
Post # 9
GirlFromOz: Honestly – unless you wear makup all you need is a good makeup remover/cleanser. So many people swear by a wash, scrub and tone routine but unless you have skin problems there is ZERO need for this.
I’ve tried everything but I get my glowing skin from the following:
- Drinking lots of water
- Working out 4-5 times a week
- 7 hours of sleep
- Lots of Omegas in my diet. Salmon and Avocado 2-3 times a week
Since I started this health kick a few months ago my fine lines have completely disappeared and oily blackheads are gone. No joke. I don’t exfoliate or scrub my face anymore. That just irritates it and your body knows how to rid itself of dead skin cells. Your skin is often a reflection of what’s going on inside your body. I’ll never spend money on that stuff again.
Post # 10
GirlFromOz: It’ll depend on what you’re trying to achieve with your skin and its skin type.
I’m in my early 30’s and have oily skin that’s slightly acne prone. I normally just wash my face morning and night with Philosophy’s Purity and use a Clarisonic every 2-3 days for exfoliation. I moisturize with a SPF lotion in the morning, and I alternate between Philosophy’s Hope In Jar night cream and Proactive’s moisturizer at night.
The things I changed for wedding is that I started using Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Toner (which I discovered through another thread on the Bee. It’s awesome stuff!) and apply eye cream twice a day. I also use Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask mixed with apple cidar vinegar once a week to deep clean my pores.
I wanted to start an anti-aging routine, but was overwhelmed with info on peptides, Vitamin C serums, retinols, etc, so I put it off. I’m about 3 months out from my wedding, but I might give Philosophy’s Microdelivery Peel a try.
Post # 11
GirlFromOz: I started this about 7 months before our wedding. I got a facial, recommended skin products and started my routine! I found it worthwhile but it depends on the condition of your skin! I have received many compliments too!
Post # 12
I used to use a ton of hars products- scrubs and retinols–and found my skin wasn’t really improving. What I am doing now has been working great
-I wash with generic Cetaphil twice a day
-At night I use a natural moisturizer for sensitive skin (Burt’s Bees) and benzoyl peroxide only on problematic areas
– A few times a week I use Freeman Mint and Lemon mask. It has really helped reduce the appearance of large pores. I’ve used a lot of masks, but this is the only one that has made a discernable difference.
My skin looks the best it has ever once I stopped using harsh products on it. I also religiously use sunscreen, and cutting down on added sugars has also helped.
Post # 13
I washed my face with cetaphil at night and used my clairasonic Mia. In the morning I’d was my face with Clinique acne solutions cleansing foam. My skin has never been so clear! I even used the cleansing foam on my back to make sure I wouldn’t have any pimples (I have long hair and in the summer it makes my back break out a bit) showing while wearing a backless dress