(Closed) skin care

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
8473 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have adult acne, so I’m on a doctor’s care for basically ever. I use 4 prescriptions daily & nightly, and wear only oil-free foundation. 

Post # 4
412 posts
Helper bee

I have dry-combo skin, but I wanted to throw out the possibility of your being allergic to your shampoo/conditioner/other hair product (whether one or all) if you’re getting pimples specifically along your hair/jawline.

Post # 5
3420 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Dry combo skin too. Foaming cleanser, toner, BB cream with SPF, then when I get home, wash, toner and night cream

Post # 6
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Combination tending to acne and oily








I use




In the morning:
wash with water




dr deniss gross face peels




estee lauder day moisturizer












Estee Lauder face wash (was using l’occitane foaming wash)




perricone MD intensive pore minimizer




one night epiduo – one night differin




aveno moisturizer




ETA: I also use estee lauder eye cream at night and the clarisonic


Post # 7
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

cleanse, tone and moisturize.


My skincare products were customized to my skin type. I see such a difference compared to the cetaphil I was using before!

Post # 8
27 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

I know that in current economic times, most people have to be careful how they manage their money, but I strongly recommend that you use the best products you can afford. Your ideal skin regime will depend not only on your skin type, but also on your age and the climate where you live. Start with a good soap-free cleansing milk and an alcohol-free toner (purette thermale from vichy is really nice for dry and combination skin). Stay away from anything that contains parabens. If you are over 25, invest in an anti-aging serum to counteract fine lines (dermintense from optiphi is great for this) and an eye cream (I like gel-based, eye signs from optiphi is nice) Be careful of products containing retinol, it can cause some pigmentation problems. Use them only at night or according to your dermatologist’s instructions. End off with a day cream containing SPF, or night cream in the evening (yes, it is worth getting separate ones, they serve different purposes). La Praerie is fantastic, but expensive; Dermalogica and Vichy are also good and more affordable. A nice hydrating face mask once a week can do wonders (Dermalogica). Exfoliating can be very drying, especially if it contains harsh abrasives. If you use such a product, I would get advice from a salon therapist first, and only use it twice a week or so. If you can, go for a facial that includes “skin mapping” – the therapist will try to determine your specific needs and recommend products accordingly.

Other tips for great skin: always wash your hands before touching your face (bacteria from fingernails can be disasterous for pimples!), drink as much water during the day as you can, eat well (or take a multivitamin for hair, skin and nails), and STAY OUT THE SUN!!

(I am not a beauty therapist, but my mom is! I have been a total grooming addict since the age of three 😀 and people tell me I have good skin 😉 )

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