Post # 1
Looking for recommendations on your favorite skin care products (or routines) that keep your skin healthy and beautiful. I’ve been using Kate Sommerville for the past few months but I’m just not impressed. I find most of her products to be overly fragrenced (and overly priced!)
My esthetician gave me a few samples of Lira skin care products which I really like. Is anyone familiar with them? Or are there any others you would recommend?
Post # 3
I’ve been using witch hazel in the same way that you would use a toner for about a year now, and honestly nothing has worked better for my skin! I swear by this stuff now! If I ever stop using it for a short period of time, I can definitely tell. It changed my skin in less than a week. It dries up break outs over night & shrinks my pores. I have combination skin, dry in the mornings but oily in the afternoon, and it’s definitely helped that too. Plus, it’s only about $3 at the local drug store.
Post # 4
It’s sort of pricey, but I love the Juice Beauty apple peal for sensitive skin. A little goes a long way, so that makes up a bit for the price. It really clears my skin and makes it look bright and healthy.
Post # 5
Oil cleansing method
Basic principle of science like dissolves like so oil dissolves oil. Most skin care products are harsh and strip the skin of natural, nourishing oils. A friend recommend the oil cleansing method to me and I will never go back. Basically I mix a particular amount of cold pressed castor oil and evoo (the amount you mix is based on your skins needs.) I get in a ste
amy shower, smear it on my face and wash off. It cleanses my skin and keeps it baby soft.
I do this once a day in the pm to clean off makeup, oil, sweat, etc.
In the morning I don’t wash my face I pat it down with some rose cleansing water. It’s basically just to soften my skin and clean off any sweat without undo all the skin repair sleeping did for me.
Post # 6
I’ve been using a thin layer of Bio Oil on my face after cleansing before bed. I absolutely love the way it makes my skin feel and how smooth and clear it is. I am almost 30 but have had trouble in the past with acne from excessive sweating (I’m a fitness instructor) but ever since I started using Bio Oil, it’s cleared up and I don’t get any more breakouts (aside from the odd one around AF).
Post # 7
I’ve been using a thin layer of rosehip oil on my face after my shower at night and my skin has never looked better.
Post # 8
Get yourself some philosophy! I’m not joking. You won’t regret it. QVC has good prices on it, and the stuff will make you GLOW. Purity made simple, hope in a jar – two of my MUST HAVES. This stuff just makes you feel SO SO clean and it really makes your skin feel amazing. I can’t say enough good things about it. They have different products for different skin types.. I’ve tried majority of them, I always come back to purity and hope in a jar on my regular skin days. Keep in mind though, different products have different results on peoples skin, so you may want to buy a tester kit and try out the different items first. 🙂
Post # 9
RETIN A MICRO
I’ve always had good skin but I started this two months ago because, at the age of 30, I was starting to notice fine lines. After 2 months my skin looks FLAWLESS without makeup. No more red splotches or uneven skin tone and the lines are gone. RUN to your dermatologist and ask for some samples of this.
Post # 10
Drink a lot of water! People always comment that I look 10-15 years younger than my age and ask my secret. I point to the bottle of water that’s always with me – my addiction.
Also, I like Burt’s Bees for sensitive skin products, Eucerin night cream and Cetaphil cleanser. I never sleep in makeup.
Agree with PP, too, that witch hazel is a great toner, I dilute with water. If I get a bump, tea tree oil clears it right up.
Post # 11
I absolutely second the Philosophy line! I use the Purity face wash which is fantastic and my face feels clean and detoxified. I use it by itself or sometimes with my clarisonic which the combination is amazing! You can get this online or at Sephora. For makeup remover, my HG is Clinique’s Take The Day Off Balm. I swear it is the most amazing makeup remover ever and it removes even the most stubborn mascara or eyeliner without having to scrub at your eyes. My other favorite is Suki exfoliating foaming cleanser. It is a sugar scrub with lemongrass and has the most wonderful lemon/sugar scent and is natural and the best scrub I have EVER used! For moisturizer, I really like Clinique’s Dramatically Different Gel moisturizer since I like a light moisturizer, nothing too heavy. It’s terrific.
Post # 12
@mousepeach: I tried that! It doesn’t work for me, it’s too harsh for my skin and made me break out. So bummed! I may try again, lol.
Post # 13
My number 1 product for beautiful skin is Kiehl’s Microdermabrasion. It removes all dead skin cells and polishes your skin. It works wonders 🙂
Post # 14
It really depends on your skin type and concerns. As someone who used to moonlight in the beauty industry, I have to say there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. 🙂
To answer your question, my Holy Grail products are Bioderma’s Atoderm PP (for face & body) and Atoderm Zinc (for face). I have very sensitive skin AND eczema – lucky me – and these are the only products I’ve ever found that have actually taught my skin to rehydrate itself and to become less sensitive. When I pair Atoderm PP with Avene Trixera Baume in the winter, used on freshly-showered wet skin, my normally desert-dry skin gets super soft.
I like to stick to derm brands formulated for sensitive skin instead of using luxury brand stuff because I like that those lines are completely devoted to skincare – that is the only thing they do. There is also a lot of lab partnerships and research to back them up. I find that luxury brand products are often overpriced, ineffective (for me), and loaded with fragrances/other irritants.
Post # 15
@SweetHoneyBee: What rose cleansing water do you use?
Post # 16
@Sunfire: What strength did you use?
I’m using the lowest at 0.04% because I have sensitive skin but it’s working well and I might try the stronger 0.1% stuff.