My skin got worse after I started taking care of it!?

posted 5 months ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Former biotherm rep here. Biotherm is not for acne prone skin. 

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Are you exfoliating at least once a week too?  I noticed a pretty substantial difference when I bought St. Ives Apricot Scrub and I use it in the shower 1-2 times per week.  It’s super easy to find at Target for like $4.  If you jumped into this whole routine that may have not allowed your skin time to get used to the products.  If you liked the serum you originally got, start with that and only that for a week or two and see if things get better.  Gradually add 1 product per week if you’re feeling good about it.  What that will help you to do is figure out what exactly is causing these breakouts.  Maybe it is one product in the line that is causing you issues.  If you gradually add them in (1 per week), you will be able to see patterns.  Next time you try a new skin care line, try a sample first.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

A lot of times when you start a new skin care routine your skin will get worse for a bit because it’s bringing everything to the surface. It seems like a few months in and that phase should have passed. Maybe these particular products aren’t right for your skin type? If you’re having breakouts try something to specifically target breakouts. 

I second the advice to be sure to exfoliate. Very important! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Your skin is not liking that product, switch it out for something that calm your skin down. Simple cleansers and moisturizers, be gentle until your skin heals bee.

I was told to use a barrier serum (dermalogica barrier shield…something like that) and then learned that my skin hates any serum or barrier type product. 

im sorry you’re going through that, it sucks to have skin problems :/ 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Holly Hedge Estate

bibbithebee :  a good skincare routine is much more difficult to figure out than a make-up routine is. Skincare products are never ever a one size fits all. It could take a while to figure out what works best for your skin- and just keep in mind that while you are trying to find what works best, only introduce 1 new product at a time and give it a good 4-6 weeks trial (unless it is causing immediate very bad reation then i would just back away completely). If you never really had issues with your skin, then I would reall try and stick with very gentle products and don’t overload your skin.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

bibbithebee :  a couple years back I used to breakout all the time and I ordered proactive, and that definitely cleared my skin up. 

I also highly recommend the glamglow flash mud mask, but it is a little pricey. 

Nueteogena has some pretty good products for breakouts. Try their acne control face wash. 

Also, don’t forget to moisturize. If you’re skin isn’t properly moisturized  it will start producing more oil and breakouts will become even worse. 

Good luck!  I know how it feels to struggle with your skin. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Different products work for different people. You just have to keep trying different things until you find what works for you. My skin responds well to clay masks. I’ve heard Sibu products are good for acne prone skin. I got a mask from them but I haven’t tried it yet. Winners, or I think if you are in the US it’s called Marshalls, has a great selection of different skincare products that are different from what you see in most drugstores.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Hi! At one point in my life I had a lot of problems with acne. Not too crazy but I’d get big boils and lots of tiny pimples on my forehead. I tried a ton of stuff and it didn’t work! But what finally worked for me was the “simple” line of products. Every morning I use the moisturizing face wash followed by toner (can only find this at Walmart and Walgreens so far), then I put a little bit of acne free spot treatment as a thin film on my face followed by the simple light moisturizer! Best stuff ever! At night I do the same but I use their exfoliating scrub and don’t use moisturizer bc my skin is oily 🙂 hope it helps!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

bibbithebee :  It might not be all about the products you’re using to be honest.

Are you drinking plenty of water and eating right?

I’ve started caring for my skin like you and I’ve had terrible spots these last few weeks due to a combination of PMS and eating like crap.

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Post # 14
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Helper bee

To me, it says that you’re using the wrong product for your skin type. Either there are some ingredients in it that your skin doesn’t agree with, or you might be using a formula made for oily skin on a face that is dry. A good idea is to go into a pharmacy and talk to someone there – they can assess your skin, talk about what you’ve used and reactions you’ve had and then recommend the type of product that would suit you. I find this the best way to find the right product, as it means there’s no bias or product pushing from a sales rep who is mostly interested in your money!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

ljm308 :  This is one of the cheapest and most beneficial products I’ve ever used. If you like gritty scrubs, after your tired of this one try: Balanced Guru (Scrub Me). It’s AWESOME. (You have to mix it with another product – cleanser, etc.) to get it to lather, though.)

OP, different things work for different people. Whenever I wear a full face of makeup, my skin clears up. It’s about trial and error. Clearly that product is a no no for you.

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