(Closed) Beauty/Skin Tips that was obvious to everyone except me!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

Great topic! I’ve been on a pretty good skin care regimen for the last few years. For those with acne who are using chemicals in their cleansers (salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, etc.), different things may work better for your face, but also different percentages. You can get more breakouts with using too high a percentage. It took me a long time to figure out that my face is clearer with benzoyl peroxide, but only a really tiny percent (I water down a 2.5% cream and use it on my face prior to my moisturizer).

Not moisturizing enough can also cause more breakouts and was one of the things I never did enough of prior to working in a spa and talking with the estheticians. Using a moisturizer with SPF during the day (but not at night) is also really important (to avoid wrinkles and also the SPF in some moisturizers supposedly aren’t good to wear all the time).

Regular facials can also help your skin glow, but you don’t want to do it right before the wedding since they really do a deep clean and can pull up impurities and give you a few zits. I believe the spa I worked for said don’t get a facial any closer to a week out from your wedding (or longer if your skin isn’t used to it).

An exfoliator that has really worked for me – but I can’t find it bottled as a skin product anywhere – is fine-grain organic sea salt. Just throwing it out there because it really clears my skin better than any other commercial exfoliator I’ve ever tried. I got the idea after surfing for a few hours years ago and my face was so clear after that. 🙂

Post # 5
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Cool, this is really great information! I need to start getting into a better routine with my skin. I have super dry skin and I believe I OVER exfoliate trying to get rid of dead skin cells. I don’t actually think it’s helping. I will try to tone it down to 2 – 3 times a week rather than every day…..

Post # 6
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Great tips! I actually learned the hard way that it is very important for me to exfoliate gently every few days. My makeup kept caking really bad and would look awful 1/2 way through the day. Finally a makeup counter guy told me I just needed to exfoliate and he was TOTALLY right. I don’t know how I never knew that.

Also I use Clearasil facewash on a regular basis. It is awesome at getting off all the dirt and makeup from the day and preventing acne.

Post # 7
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had really acne prone skin in junior high. Than into my 20’s i still had quite  afew zits. I now have a skin regime and have seen maybe 4 zits in the past year.

I wash my face with a towlette that has face cleanser on it.

I remove all eye make up with a towlette with make up remover on it.

I than pat dry my face (rubbing can cause blocked pores and acne)

I than use a loreal skin tiniting moisturizer.

And lastly my little secret. I take a evening primrose oil pill nightly. I originally took them to help with getting pregnant last summer. They did work for that but, we lost the baby a few weeks into pregnancy. But, i started getting compliments on my skin and how great it was looking. I continue to take the evening prim rose oil pills daily but, now for my skin. And honest to god haven’t seen a zit in months maybe even a whole year.

Post # 9
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i have rosacea too!  i’ve been using neutrogena body clear body wash (with the little beads), as well as a loofah to help with my breakouts.  it is AMAZING stuff!  i also use it on my face every couple of days (i have really bad dry skin).  my skin has never looked better!

Post # 11
25 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

I never knew that dehydration caused those annoying not-quite-zits that never formed the head!  Note to self:  DRINK MORE WATER!

SOOO glad I joined these boards!  Already I’m probably going to save hundreds of dollars between now and my wedding day in skin care, makeup, and stress relief!

Post # 12
3521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve been on a pretty simple skin care regimen for about six months now–I wash my face at night with some Oil of Olay soap/cleanser bar, then follow it up with a Burt’s Bees tea tree oil roll-on thing (which I use in the morning as well). I also moisturize in the morning and before bed, and it’s really helped to keep my skin clear.

Also, don’t touch your face during the day!!!11thirteen. That’s a huge factor in whether you break out or not.

Post # 13
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had really really bad skin in high school. I tried everything to clear it up. I even took prescription medication to help it. Then I realized that washing every day with a bar of soap keeps my skin almost blemish free! I was definitely overwashing.

Post # 15
1331 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Gah!  I wish I had seen your thread before I started mine about my rosacea, lol.  Can’t wait to read these comments more thoroughly and apply the suggestions to my horrible looking face.  🙂

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