Post # 1
What is your skin care regime like? Do you use any special products?
My face is combination. Very dry and tight but also very oily if I add any kind of face moisturizer, and I keep getting pimples near my temples and down along my jawline.
Post # 3
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
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
Dry combo skin too. Foaming cleanser, toner, BB cream with SPF, then when I get home, wash, toner and night cream
Post # 6
Combination tending to acne and oily
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
ETA: I also use estee lauder eye cream at night and the clarisonic
Post # 7
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
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 😉 )