Post # 1
I’m curious to know what you ladies use to keep your skin clean and clear. I have really sensitive skin and if I touch something oily and then my face, i’ll break out. I recently tried Neutrogena Face Wash and it has dried out my skin and irritated it. So what do you use or what’s your regiment?
Post # 3
I use Young Pharmaceuticals and that shit works. My skin was becoming increasingly awful in the fall and when I started using several Young products, my skin cleared up in a couple ofweeks.
Post # 4
I’ve tried all kinds of store bought products, prescription drugs (oral and topical), and proactiv. I have really sensitive skin that turns red really easily and I have adult hormonal acne, meaning I get breakouts on my lower cheeks/chin area. I currently use a salicylic acid wash twice a day and a benzoyl peroxide spot treatment on any blemishes I get. But the thing that has made the biggest difference has been going on hormonal birth control (NuvaRing specifically).
Post # 5
Good ol’ soap and water hahaha
Post # 6
I drink tons of water and take flax seed oil pills.
Post # 7
I’m 36 and have combination skin, normal all over, but a little oily in the T-zone area…..i get the occaisional monthly breakout, but if I dont use the right stuff, I get them more frequent.
The best stuff for me is from The Body Shop.
I buy the stuff from the Seaweed Line.
Post # 8
One round of Accutane about 5 years ago cleared up my persistent acne. I haven’t really had a problem with breakouts since then. Even though Accutane gets a bad rap because of its side effects, it really was a miracle prescription for me.
Post # 9
I use clean and clear, but if your skin is sensitive it’s probably not the best choice for you! It’s cheap (which is why I buy it) and kind of harsh.
I had a roommate who used the mary kay 3 step stuff for a while, and I used to borrow it when mine ran out (shhhh…don’t tell her! it’s expensive!) and while it made my skin nice and soft, I never felt like I was getting that good alcohol-y burn that I was used to from using the cheap stuff – maybe a gentler option like that?
Post # 10
@Meealissa: I agree. Young rocks.
I am an esthetician, so I totally advocate facials if it’s in your budget. You can do a lot for your skin at home too though. I am not suprised Neutrogena dried you out. A lot of people equate getting a pimple to “having acne”. Acne is a chronic skin condition. Getting a pimple or 2 is not the same thing. So using products for acne skin will totally dry you out if you don’t actually have the excess oil that often comes with acne. I would recommend getting a more gentle face wash. If you want to go the drug store route, get Burts Bees, or Boots brand at Target. Also, Exfoliate a couple of times a week. If you exfoliate you won’t feel the need to over cleanse your face. Use a light moisturizer and an SPF. You can PM me if you have any questions about products. I don’t know about a ton of drug store brands because I have worked in spas and dr’s offices for a long time, but I can try to help. I totally love Boots though. I get it for my FI because he’s a product waster, so I don’t like to get him the expensive stuff. 🙂
Post # 10
I have found that the less I do, the better my skin reacts. I use spf moisturizer (Olay) day and night, and Olay fashwash in the shower. I also drink a lot of water (100+ oz per day) and eat a very clean diet.
Post # 11
I can’t use any of the acne face washes. They make my face red and flakey. Currently, I’m using Origins Checks and Balances cleanser, United State toner and Balanced Diet moisturizer. I get occasional break outs still but I think they are caused by makeup, hair products and not cleaning my sheets often enough.
Post # 12
Clear skin how I dream of thee…
I’ve had stretches of perfect skin – I didn’t really start having regular breakouts till I was about 23. From then on I’ve had cycles of good skin and then bad. Proactiv was great for awhile and then Clearasil for a couple years…now Clinique is helping keep things under control. I am sure if I had regular facials that would help too but there’s no facial fund.
Post # 13
water and a good diet
after I started eating natural food and practically chugging water on a daily basis, my skin cleared right up. No lie. Improving your diet will make your skin healthy, elastic, and moisturized. I started getting compliments!
Post # 14
I equate part of my skin to good genes and the other to good products/maintinence.
I always wash my face before bed with Cetaphil’s facial cleanser. LOVE this stuff and a dermotologist actually recomended it. Plus side it is only $8 at Target.
I always use a mouisterizer before I go to bed and when I wake up. I love the Oil of Olay Total Effects Mousterizer with SPF. And bonus: It is only $15 from target.
Also, be sure that your foundation is paraben-free. Otherwise it could totally clog your pores and create breakouts. I use Pur Minerals foundation and love it.
Post # 14
@Ms Peach – I can’t messae you for whatever reason. What exfoliator do you recommend?