Post # 1
Hello girls! I need some help!
Ive never had perfect skin, far from it! I hade quite a lot of pimples as I was a teenager, a bit scarring from that and quite large pores and I still got a few pimples once here and there once a month! I have fairly dry skin too.
I did hardly ever take care of my skin properly other than taking of the make up before going to bed! I didnt even use day cream under my make up!
This Christmas I was gifted biotherms “skin best” serum, that I started using, it smells like heaven and feels great on the skin, I was quick to buy the rest of the series, day creme, night creme, eye creme & the skin oil, cause I read so much great stuff about all this online and I thought my skin would really, finally, benefit from this!
I was totally aware of that it could take some time for the skin to get used to the new products, but now its been a few months and my skin has pimples constantly! Plenty of them! Most get HUGE! I have hardly had this type of pimples since I was a teenager at all!
Could it be the Biotherm products that causes this? Has anyone experienced anything like this?
Post # 2
Former biotherm rep here. Biotherm is not for acne prone skin.
Post # 3
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
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
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
- 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 # 7
Thanks for the replies!
I did buy a peeling! And PHA-pads! I use them every once in a while! The peeling Ca once a week! Is that what you mean with exfoliate?
I thought my “acne” was long gone, I just had a few small PMS- pimples once a month:( is that Still considered acne prone skin?
Its taken so long, ive tried to both use less, have not worn much make up at all most days, and to use all of it, nothing seems to help.
I cant tell if the serum was good alone cause It bought the rest less than a week after getting the serum! Haha, it smelled soooo delicious that i needed to have it all!
But you all think i should Still give it a chance? Not quit?
Post # 8
meliboo : oh now i see that i got a few new replies while typing My last! Yeah this is really annoying and I am so worried these new huge pimples Will cause more scars :/ i dont have the worst scars, just old ones from the time when i popped every pimple i got :/ but i certainly don’t want more!
How did you know your skin didnt like the product? Did you get breakouts aswell?
I think that you might be right about changing the routine, ive tried it for some time and it is really not helping, i should probably get something more gentle, but i really thought this routine was a gentle one! :/
Thanks for your sweet reply!
SweetBeets : well not anything too bad, it’s not Beautiful and glowing, and it has those small bumps, like clogged pores (gick, sorry) etc, and open ones too like craters, and yeah pms-pimples! But No, nothing tooo horrible, but horrible enough. I was so exited to try all this (it was craaaazy expensive! about $40-50 per product 😅) and soooo full of hope! Ugh!
I guess I need more patience, one product a time for a over a month feels like a awfully long period of time! But if that is what i need to do then be it! How do i know what I should buy? The Sales lady seemed to think this serie would be great for me, but i should have learned by now not to trust their knowledge :/
Thanks for your well thought out reply! It was very helpful!
Post # 9
Smoochism : hmm, yeah something is very off about My skin atm, i really need to do something about these breakouts! Do you have any good suggestions of what to try to calm the breakouts down?
Post # 10
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
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
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
- 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.
Post # 14
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
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.