(Closed) Skincare update: I'm working on my routune!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

You may want to reconsider using a St. Ives-style scrub. The particles are rough enough that they can cause microscopic tears in your skin, which allows bacteria in to wreak havoc on your face. It’s really not a good exfoliant. If you want to exfoliate, look for a product with AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) as a more gentle alternative.

 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If you are looking for lower cost supplies, I have found sucess in using some natural ingredients – baking soda paste (mix with water) as an exfoliator, apple cider vigegar diluted with water as a toner, and jojoba oil as a nighttime moisturizer. Two simple things that made (I think) a huge difference for me was washing my face only at night; I only rinse with water in the morning, which has really helped with dryness and washing my pillow case every week (I realized I was breaking out more on the side of my face I sleep on!) Hope that might help you or others. Good look, I think its smart to work into a routine before buying expensize items, I struggle with that, too when starting something new!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Heads up about the oil of olay face scrubber: it can stimulate oil production and irritate the skin causing breakouts. My derm warned me about it and it sure aggrivated my skin.  So use it sparingly. Treat your face like a silk shirt. Also, I have to say, drugstore products by and large do not deliver the way prestige products do. Invest in quality products. They are worth it, and you don’t need to use as much. As for exfoliants, I use a scrub occasianally. You just have to be gentle with it. I am a huge fan of gycolic acid though. Great for ance, great for spots and light aging concerns. BUT you MUST MUST MUST MUST MUST above all else USE SUNSCREEEN, especially if you’re using AHA’s. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Bit weird, but I used oats to cleanse my face, and apple cider vinegar and water to tone. The natural ingredients are the best, IMO! If you search my threads, you’ll see I did one about the medication I’m on and the difference I saw when I switched to natural!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I recently started using Yes to Cumcumbers and my skin has never looked better! I never used sensitive skin stuff before, but this stuff is great. It smells nice and fresh too.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I use microderm abrasian once a month, with soap, toner and moisturizer every day.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Clarisonic brush. Every morning in the shower. I hardly ever breakout now….

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I agree with PPs about going as natural and low tech as possible. Another natural product idea: raw honey as a morning cleanser. Raw honey is a natural antimicrobial and it moisturizes and it’s obviously super gentle and safe. And if you want a calming mask, mix 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt, and 4-6 crushed aspirin together. The honey moisturizes and does its antimicrobial thing, the lactic acid in the yogurt exfoliates and moisturizes, and the aspirin calms inflamation.

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