Post # 1
I have always been prone to acne, but I have always been able to keep it under control and have good skin. These past couple months my normal skin care routine hasnt been working and I have been breaking out and my skin has been extremley oily.
I dont want to go to the dermatologist because I dont want to be put on any type of medication.
So tell me, what prouducts do you use for your acne prone/oily face? Any tips?
Thanks In Advance
Post # 3
Cetaphil Oily skin cleanser, and I swear that By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra powder is the one thing that sets my makeup so perfectly that I need no touch ups all day. It is pricy, but I will buy it over and over.
Post # 4
Products : Mario badescu acne line
tips: drink a ton of water and eat minimal dairy
Post # 5
I work for LUSH cosmetics, and we have a couple of cleansers that are fantastic for oily complexions. Dark Angels is a charcoal and black sugar based cleanser with rhassoul mud, and Herbalism has ground almonds, nettle, rosmary, and vinegar and is great for both oily skin and anyone who experiences breakouts. It is also super important for those with oily complexions to moisturize, and we have two that I recommend for oily skin: Enzymion and Magical Moringa. If you go to your nearest shop, they’d love to demo some products on you so you can see for yourself.
Post # 6
This is what I use. I love it. It’s Vichy Normaderm. I’m in Canada but I’m sure you can get it in the US. I use the kind for sensitive skin but it also comes in an acne prone. It smells great and leaves my skin feeling so clean. It’s helped a ton with my breakouts.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2016 - Bell Tower on 34th
I use Acne Free. It’s a 3 step system. It’s somewhat harsh on skin so I have to moisturize to keep from my skin becoming dry and it also bleaches anything step 3 (the leave on lotion) touches.
I did not have childhood acne and don’t have severe acne now. Just break out when I have stressfull days which while planning my wedding, I needed it! And my skin was AMAZING on my wedding day. You can find it pretty cheap at any Walmart ($15) for a good couple month supply.
Post # 8
I use the Paula’s Choice Clear line. It’s got a cleanser, toner, and spot treatment. Having a routine has been really helpful, and making sure all my makeup is off before I go to sleep.
For the occasional bad pimple, usually just around my period, I’ll use Mario Badescu’s drying ointment. It works pretty well for me, though I do tend to get some cystic acne when I get my period, and with that you kind of just have to wait it out. If I think of it, keeping those blotting papers on me and using them on my T-zone a couple times a day helps prevent pores from clogging.
I’ve also just started using a retinol serum with Vitamin E in it every other night. Not sure yet if that’s having any effect but I just turned 30 so I want to do what I can to keep wrinkles at bay. I’ve heard retinol speeds skin cell turnover and can help with acne as well as preventing wrinkles. And lots of sun screen!
My plan going into wedding prep is to cut back on dairy. I already know I need to drink more water than I do. I’ll be following this thread to see what else people recommend!
Post # 9
I too have acne prone skin and use Acne Free from Walmart (only the wash not the 3 step system). It’s been my go to since I was a teen. Pretty harsh stuff but it does its job and it’s cheap!
For a moisturizer I use Hawaiian moon aloe cream. I literally swear by this stuff! I’ve used others here and there but always come back to this and it clears my skin up in days! Pretty spendy but it lasts FOREVER
Post # 10
I’ve been having a problem with breakouts on my chin/jawline area, and started using Neutrogena Grapefruit wash, and their moisturiser. It’s not perfect, but my skin is noticeably clearer looking after a few weeks (and trying not to pick at anything healing over).I use it all over my face in the morning in the shower, and in the evenings use a micellar water for my face/makeup, then use the Neutrogena just on my chin, just so I don’t dry out my cheeks using something too strong!
ETA: I also use Origins Super Spot Remover when I get a spot coming under the skin, it either speeds up bringing it to the surface (ew), or stops it and helps the swelling go down. Really expensive, but a little goes a very long way; it does sting if you get it on broken skin though!
Post # 11
I use products from Paula’s Choice- a mix of the Clear and Skin Balancing lines. The 2% BHA liquid made such an improvement in my acne and skin texture, and the products don’t irritate my skin or dry it out like other acne treatments I’ve tried.
Post # 12
I use the Walmart brand (Equate) version of Proactive. 85 works just like the more expensive system and it’s only $12!