(Closed) Whats your clear skin treatment?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I bought witch hazel after another bee started a thread touting the wonders of it and the bit of acne on my right cheek that I had awesomely developed at the ripe old age of 37 cleared right up! I just used a local store own brand, apply after my shower where I use aveeno to wash my face (only do it once a day) and it’s been great!


Good Luck!

Post # 4
1714 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Tea tree oil scrub. And plus I don’t wear foundation or anything like that either. And good genetics too lol.

I don’t know if you have it there, but there is a Nivea Young range here, which has an AMAZING sea salt facial scrub which is absolutely fantastic

Post # 5
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Snow00774:  I’ve been doing the same thing! With the exception of last week (where I was trying out a bunch of different foundations, so my face got irritated at me) I have been break out free since I started using it! I use a very light clenser when showering and use witch hazel twice a day (in the am and pm) followed by a nice moisturizer!

Post # 6
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve been on a BC pill for 3 months, and it has workd great to help control my acne. however…….don’t forget to take it! I forgot yesterday and today I have three huge zits!

Post # 7
33 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just posted about this product I found a few hours ago…it is like a hidden gem that has been around foooorever! De La Cruz Sulfur Ointment. I always had clear skin until I got pregnant 3 years ago. Now, I always tend to have 2 or 3 large zits on my cheeks/chin and my blackheads on my nose/chin got really bad. I found this product on walgreens.com and decided to read the reviews on it and people were saying it is a miracle product. It was only around $5 so of course I had to try it (I’ve tried just about everything from Proactiv, Roc, Clearasil, Neutrogena, AcneFree…you get the point). I put this product on my face at night after washing, and leave it for about 30 min, then rinse with water. I then spot treat the zits and leave it on overnight. In just a week my skin has improved tremendously!! My blackheads have reduced significantly and the larger zits shrunk overnight. It is amazing!! The smell is not so amazing…kinda like rotten eggs. But it’s definitely worth dealing with the smell! It does dry out the skin a bit, so I moisturize in the morning. But it’s definitely worth a try for $5!! With my wedding being 4 weeks from today, I couldn’t have found this product at a better time 🙂

Post # 8
1358 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m on birth control, though I still break out (but to much less degree). I always end up going back to Mario Badescu products when I get frustrated with my skin. Their cucumber lotion (toner), acne facial cleanser, and various spot treatments are amazing. I also use their honey moisturizer at night, which is really packed with antioxidants and nourishing, but doesn’t feel too heavy.

Post # 9
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I used to have bad acne and always had a zit/pimple. I started using Lush’s Fresh Farmacy face wash http://www.lushusa.com/Fresh-Farmacy/00077,en_US,pd.html and it’s worked great, no harsh chemicals and very good for sensitive skin. I then use their Eau Roma Water toner to get rid of redness/hydrate my skin http://www.lushusa.com/Eau-Roma-Water/9999900408,en_US,pd.html?start=2 to finish up i use Eucerin Daily Protection lotion with SPF 30 http://www.eucerinus.com/products/face-care/eucerin-daily-protection-spf-30-moisturizing-face-lotion.html

This combination of products has worked great for me for almost a year and I now only get a small zit around that time of the month if any.

Post # 10
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@ParaSarah:  I generally have pretty good skin but here’s what I do:

-I try to keep my hands off my face

-I change my pillow cases regularly


-Morning I wash my face while in the shower as the last thing so no conditioner residue can clog my pores. I use Clinique mild liquid face wash. I then apply Clinique City Block SPF 25 and apply Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20. I don’t use full foundation. I use an Almay concealer.. the wand one that’s for clear skin.

-Night I wash my face w. the same stuff and then I apply Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. Some days I use the toner… but not every day as my skin is pretty sensitive. The toner is part of the Clinique 3-step program as is the Dirty Delete lotion and the face wash.

-Sometimes my skin breaks out a bit so I use a Clean & Clear acne wash instead of the Clinique face wash.

This might sound complicated but really it’s just a variation of the Clinique 3-step program with tinted moisturizer and an SPF base added for daytime. I find it works pretty well. You can get a consult at any Clinique counter and they will help you pick the right products for your skin type.

Post # 11
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

– Benzoyl peroxide wash; massage into wet skin, remove in circular motions with a wet washcloth
– Light moisturizer
– SPF moisturizer about 30 minutes later
– Mineral foundation

– Benzoyl peroxide wash; massage into wet skin, remove in circular motions with a wet washcloth (Wednesday and Sunday night swap for benzoyl peroxide scrub)
– sulfur mask
– Light moisturizer

I don’t use toner because the facewash I use leaves a residue that keeps cleaning. I also use ELF zit zapper and mineral blemish powder to spot treat. I get facials twice a year, too.

Post # 12
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Exfoliate 3x week, wash your face every night, always use moisturizer (oil-free moisturizer does not cause break-outs), and drink plenty of water. I’m obsessed with the Mario Badescu product line and they make a Silver Powder that I use on my chin once a week, too – it’s that perfect last step to keep the gross oily away. There is a HUGE difference in my face when I skip for a few weeks.

Post # 13
4478 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve never had issues with acne, but when my skin’s looked its best I’ve done the following:

– MOST IMPORTANT: eating well.  I think this one’s the most overlooked when it comes to skincare.  First off, clean eating, cutting down junk food and processed foods.  Also getting more fruits and veggies in your diet.  For a while I’d juice veggies, and EVERYONE would comment on my skin during that time.

– Cleansing every night with a gentle cleanser.  I like Aveeno.  It’s more important to cleanse at night than in the morning.

– Sweating.  It really cleans out your pores and gives you a good glow.  Plus exercise is good for you!

– Hydration.  Both drinking plenty of water and moisturizing your skin.  If you don’t have very oily skin, hydrating keeps it nice and supple.  I swear by Pond’s.  It’s cheap and moisturizes better than more expensive products I’ve tried.

-Face mask once a week.

-I pretty much never wear makeup.  I think it helps, I find people who wear a lot of makeup have more trouble with clogged pores.

Post # 14
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I use the Paula’s Choice Clear anti-acne system which has worked super well for me (I have oily, non-cystic acne prone skin and have tried a ton of options until finally settling on Paula’s Choice).  It’s a little expensive, so if you can find products that do the same work, then all the better.  Basically the regimen is cleanse, catch any residue with toner, chemically exfoliate with a BHA (beta hydroxy acid… like salycilic acid – 1st most important step), treat with benzoyl peroxide product to kill bacteria (2nd most important step), then moisturize.  If you decide to go with Paula’s Choice, there are always different sales weekly, in fact right now cleansers and toners (including BHAs) are on sale!!


Post # 15
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i swear to you i’ve been usnig clinique’s acne system since jamuary and it works! i first heard about it on the bee 🙂


i used to get HUGE red pimples along my jawline and i’d pick them so the redness would never go away, etc.

ive gotten 1 recently- and it went away SO fast!


with the clinique stuff i use the face wash bar, followed by the toner morning and night. in the morning i use a gentle lotion with spf and at night i use clinique’s acne lotion. i also use their spot treatment as needed.

the only odd thing that has happened is that now i get tinytinytiny little pimples around my nose, which i’ve never had before. but they’re pretty flat and not noticeable and they go away quickly.

no more chin pimples… yay!


(i’ve also tried prescription creams and witch hazel.. nothing worked. i even considered switching birth control or taking oral antibiotics. i’m glad i didnt)

Post # 16
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have sensitive skin and eczema issues so i am currently changing my products. 

I use the Cedaphil products (face wash/moisterizer). I also have some Marcelle’s products which i used to use or Aveeno.  Moisterizer’s have been my biggest challenge because i need something strong that wont cause pimples or clog my pores.

I wash, tone and moisturize every morning and night. I used a facial scrub mask once a week. I also have a medicated moisturizer when my eczema freaks out.

I went off the pill for 3 months….ZIT CITY ON MY FOREHEAD! So now that i am back on it they seem to be decreasing.

Anddd….I’m gonna now pick up some Witch Hazel! I usually use those sailiclic acid sticks which in my opinion, dont really work. 

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