Post # 1
I’ve noticed over the past few months that I continuously get breakouts on my chin and around my mouth. My FI says they are barely noticable (god bless him), but they drive me crazy. I do not want these on my wedding day!
I currently wash my face twice a day with Aveeno’s positively radiant scrub. I apply a bit of moustrizer in the morning and at night I’ve been trying this garnier dark spot peel (frankly I think it’s doing nothing to get rid of the dark spots where pimples used to be on my chin).
I have toner, but I don’t really use it. Would this help? Could you recommend a face wash that has worked wonders for you? I’ve noticed some posts about witch hazel, but I haven’t been able to find it here in Canada.
I am pretty low maintenance (I’m out the door in the morning within 20 minutes), but I really want to get this under control. Any recommendations would be awesome.
Post # 3
Try a cleanser instead of a scrub and absolutely use your toner! It will help turn over that older skin and help with the dark spots as well!
Post # 4
white hazel is amazing! you can probably get it online
Post # 5
Scrubs tend to irritate the skin. I use an exfoliator from Paula’s Choice, BHA, that works wonders for my extremely acne-prone skin. I make sure I never run out of it. Just to test to see if that was really the thing working, I stopped buying it for about 3 months and BAM, ZITS! It’s great stuff. paulaschoice.com I recommend it to everyone.
Post # 6
For a while I had the really bad chin breakouts, mostly pimples and blackheads, and honestly this stuff cleared it up SOOOOO well!
The chin acne was 100% gone. Eventually I became immune to it on the rest of my face, but the chin stuff never came back. I found it in the natural section of my grocery store, or go to trader joes, whole foods, etc.
Post # 7
@thmpper: I was going to suggest Paula’s Choice BHA as well. I use it, and, although it takes time, it’s the only thing I’ve ever found that cleans out the blackheads on my nose. Her stuff in general is great!
Post # 8
@Silver Plum Fairy: You can get witch hazel in Canada! I use it every day. It is in the first aid section of the drugstore/walmart, you know, with the band aids. I paid about $8 for a giant bottle of it. $3 for a travel bottle.
I do find that it makes a difference in my skin.
Post # 9
Thanks ladies for your suggestions! I want to try them all. Stupid little pimples.
@LilacViolet: Thanks! I was looking in the skincare aisle. I had no idea. 🙂 How do you apply it?
@Soon2B_MrsS: I will use my toner from now on and I will buy a cleanser. Should I use the toner twice a day as well?
Post # 10
I use Neutrogena face wash, toner, and moisterizer, and I love it. I recommend that you use your toner after you wash and before you moisterize. Lately I’ve been breaking out as well due to stresses before the wedding. I’ve been using the juice from an aloe vera plant and put it on my face at night. I wash my face with lemon juice and sugar, and I recently started to try turmeric masks. So far I’m seeing results, but I just need to be patient to see total results. I hope this helps you
Post # 11
I get them too. What helped me was this Clearasil adult acne spot treatment. It’s made with sulfur and it cleared them up a lot.
Post # 12
@Silver Plum Fairy: Witch Hazel is a toner, so if you want to try it, I would ditch your toner for a bit and just use the WH in its place.
I apply the WH generously to cotton pads, and then do circular motions on my face like I am removing makeup.
ETA: I first started using it this summer after I got a bad heat rash on my face. It cleared the rash up in a few days, as well as relieved the itching.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I third the suggestion of a Paula’s Choice BHA or AHA toner!! I use a BHA (I forget the difference between the two but I think the AHA is better for dryer skin and BHA is better for oily)… it’s basically a chemical exfoliant that gets rid of dead skin cell buildup. My morning and night skin regiment consists of all PC products right now and my skin has never been better for the past 1.5 years.
Post # 14
I’ve been struggling with acne since I left HS in 2005. I was introduced to the brand La Roche Posay from my cousin in Greece and THANK GODDDD I found it here in NJ!! You can find it at CVS. It’s a french brand and frankly I thought I would find it at Rite Aid and not CVS. Ever since Iv’e been using it, at night before bed to take off my makeup and in the morning when I shower, my skin has NEVER looked better. I swear by it. I use the LA Rochey Posay Cleanser with 5.5 PH. The PH is the acidic balance in our skin. Do not use scrubs everyday. My dermotologist told me that 3 times a week is PLENTY. Over exfoliating cases rashes, open wounds and decreases the time of recovery for your skin. Use their 60 SPF body and face moiturizer as well. SPF helped decrease my scars on my face by at lat 90% in the passed year from using it everyday. Although my fiance calls me a ghost (what a silly man) when I dont wear make-up, my skin looks pretty much flawless and when I wear makeup I dont see bumps. When I first met him I had cycstic acne, and that acne hurt SO much. I coudlnt even touch my skin without it hurting! :O( La Roche Posay saved my skin and seriously my confidence. It is a bit pricey but you use such a small amount that it last’s 6-8 months AT LEAST. If I find my skin to be a bit too oily, usually during the changing of seasons, I use Arbonne Clay mask. That also makes acne go away over night. No joke! If you have any more questions feel free to email me! J.polichronis(AT)me.com
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Post # 15
A Retin A generic perscription cured my acne. At first your skin gets dry, then you break out pretty bad, and then your skin fully clears up. I get compliments on my skin all the time and I can’t believe they are talking to me when my skin used to be so terrible.
Post # 16
I have to second
@Kouklitsa159 and @anthrogirl
–I use both LaRoche Posay products and a retin-a prescription and it has helped tremendously! I also get minor breakouts around my chin and mouth and also on my forehead. Can you go to a dermatologist? They can prescribe a retin-a or something similar and maybe also give you advice on cleansers/moisturizers based on your skin type. My derm recommended the LaRoche Posay because I have pretty sensitive skin and I love the stuff!