My skin is going CRAZY!!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@HonoraryNerd:  I really like Clinique for my sensitive skin. My foundation from them is an acne one even though I don’t have acne. I can sleep in it and wake up with clear skin (that is not the case with any other brand). My skin is like yours – almost always clear. Mine acts up the week before my period and this foundation controls it even then. 

Also, have you tried cleaning wipes to make sure all that makeup is really coming off? When I am having a breakout, nothing clears it up faster than oxy pads. I am by no means an expert and I am sure the beauty bees will have better advice. However, my routine works very well for me! 

Post # 4
1287 posts
Bumble bee

Everyone goes through skin and hair changes every 10 years.  I just went through an oily period about a year ago or so.  Not much you can do but get through it.  It was highly annoying. My skin was seriously dripping oil and causing major pimples and clogs.  I was constantly wiping it off. I NEVER have oily skin. It lasted several months. My hair got greasy too…so I used PERT shampoo every couple of days. That removed the excess oils from my hair.

 Just buy oil free makeups.  I started using Burt’s Bees. That cleared my skin up a little better.  

Sorry, it’s annoying. I feel your pain.  






Post # 5
3846 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@HonoraryNerd:   I use the Aveeno cleansing pads and they have worked well for my oily skin.  There may be an ingredient in the makeup that is bothering your skin.  I found out after years of skin trouble that I can’t wear anything with SPF in it.  Just a thought….

Post # 6
2878 posts
Sugar bee

@Astra:  Same as you. SPF gets my skin to break out ! But altough I’m using Oxy pads and cleansing wipes, I still get breakouts on my temples and on my chin. I didn’t have acne as a teen, but since I went off hormonal birth control (I’m on non-hormonal IUD now), I have problems with my skin.

Post # 7
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@HonoraryNerd:  I use Hourglass Powder Foudation on my skin.  I hate heavy coverage- think it generally looks fake anyways.  I find that HG covers flaws (it doesn’t perfect my face, but minimizes flaws) and lets my skin breath at the same time.  I use it with Bare Minerals Veil- the pressed one, which is oil absorbing.  They’re both at Sephora!!

Post # 8
1951 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@HonoraryNerd:  I would change up your foundation. I’ve actually heard not so great things about the Olay BB Cream (I think there was even a thread on the Bee somewhere.) I use Dior’s tinted moisturizer. It’s pricey, but you are rubbing it into your skin on a daily basis. Go to Sephora and ask for samples of several different kinds to try out before you buy. You probably don’t need a full-fledged foundation since you don’t have problem skin. 

I also love, love, love the Simple line of cleansers. I do use a pretty pricey mud mask by Mychelle, but it’s amazing and worth it. 

Post # 9
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

When I used BB creams, I would break out for a solid month, then everything cleared up and was fine.  As I didn’t like wearing it everyday, I stopped altogether, as the breakouts occurred every time I restarted wearing it.

I have found that going back to bare essentials care-wise has reset all of my issues (weird hair/scalp, oily/dull complexion).  I now wash my hair with baking soda mixed with water (pour on, rub into scalp, then let sit while do rest of bathing, then rinse), with an apple cider vinegar rinse (about 2 tbs in  2 cups of water, pour over clean hair, rub into tips, rinse).  

I wash my face with home-made soap in the mornings, and I am using honey as a cleanser at night.  When I need an extra bit of exfoliation, I use a pinch of backing soda as a scrub.

I use pure virgin coconut oil as a moisturizer.


-Since switching from conventional cleansers to natural/homemade, I have not had a serious breakout.  ( I naturally have terrible combo skin, with recurring eczema, super pale, often look dead).  My skin glows, and I need very little makeup.  Usually, a pinch o concealer, highlight, a little bronzer for color, filled in brows, and mascara.  ( I use a cream concealor and highlight, everything else I use powder formulas.)

Most of all, I recommend using a lighter weight foundation, or just concealor where you need it.

Post # 10
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have very sensitive skin, and the only foundation that has never caused me any type of irritation or breakout is Bare Minerals. I did try Clinique once because I heard it was great for sensitive skin and I wanted to have an option for going more full-coverage with a liquid foundation, but nope! I tried it on 3 separate occasions and had breakouts every time. The SPF in Bare is a mineral SPF, so it does not cause a reaction in those of us who are allergic to chemical sunscreens.

Also, make sure you are sanitizing your makeup brushes on a regular basis! They are a wonderful place for bacteria to breed, which can cause and contribute to skin troubles. I recommend cleansing them with a gentle conditioning shampoo at least once every month.

Good luck!

Post # 12
4139 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Stress can also cause breakouts, so it could be the new job. Stress always makes my face freak out.

Check how old your cosmetics are. Make sure to use oil free products. Maybelline has an oil free BB cream. 


Post # 13
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Don’t wear foundation! I also work in a corporate environment, and like you, I wear makeup. But I never wear foundation, just eyes and some blush. If you have nice skin, you don’t need to. 

Post # 14
5518 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Try incorporating weekly/2xweekly at home face masks to help clear up your skin.  As far as the makeup, I use a heavy cream foundation nearly daily, bb creams are kind of meh.  But i also always use powder.  Loose before I leave the house and pressed in my purse just in case.

I highly recommend a primer.  Its supposed to create a barrier between your skin and makeup.  I dont use it but benefits porefessional kind of has a cult following.  Also, wash your face every night!!

Post # 15
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had this problem and I had many try and fails. 

Currently my daily uses are:


Clinque mild face wash

Ole Henriksen truth syrum

Then I use clinque eye cream & ole henriksen sheer transformation 

(2x a week, I will use a scrub, don’t over use a scrub, it will make your face worse)

Then I put on my make up (Foundation, bronzer, high lighter, contour) 


Wash again with Clinque mild face wash 

Blot dry

and then I use the Ole Henriksen invigorating gel. 


You can buy the Ole Henriksen ‘three wonders’ kit for really cheap. 

But if you like it, I recommend buying the three things seperatly (bigger bottles)

Post # 16
7230 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@rickhurst35:  Everyone goes through skin and hair changes every 10 years.  I

I’m going thru it now in my early 40s. I’m getting breakouts with such frequency its so frustrating. But my skin turning into something else that I really need get a handle on. And these breakouts are deep and stick around forever. I’m so over it. I don’t use foundation on daily basis (a few times a year really) but I’ve been reading alot about BB creams and I think i’m going to look into that. 

But for my breakouts I’ve been using Trader Joe’s Tea Tree face wash and that has helped.  

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