Post # 16
You’re 42! Neutrogena and Clearasil are meant for TEENAGERS. Hormonal teenagers. These products are straight up not meant with you. I say this with love as I had (HAD) adult acne and when I saw a dermatologist he said the same thing I’m saying to you: Find age appropriate products. Just because you have acne (normally associated with teenagers) it’s a result of your ADULT life and your ADULT body.
These are the products I swear by, but I’ll always pitch Pro Active – it’s just so expensive.
1. Dickonson’s Witch Hazel Astringent. Carry it around with cottom pads and use it DAILY.
2. Avene Eu Thermal Cleanance Gel – gives you the soapy clean without drying the fack out of you
3. Any moisturizer. I haven’t found one that speaks to me yet lol
You also need to invest in new pillow cases or do laundry more. YOu should change your pillow cases TWICE a week. Seriously. Get a spare set and switch them out on Wednesdays.
Also, tan. Tanning is bad, but it also does owonders for acne. Don’t over do it. 10 minutes every other week is all you need.
Post # 17
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
Mary Kay Clear Proof cleared me right up.
Post # 18
one thing is… Don’t just blast your skin away and make dry flakey patches instead, that is harder to cover with makeup. If they are deep zits (hormonal, below the skin, maybe painful) when you feel them coming you can kill them with a hot green tea bag/cotton ball (google it).
If you get really desperate and its huge the only way to kill it is a cortisone injection by a derm which is pricey but instant.
wash your face religiously, skip lotion if you’re oily, or get a light weight one designed for your skin type, no makeup, don’t touch your face!
Post # 20
yep, below the skin and painful. Seem to stick around forever. Thanks for the info!
Post # 21
Not to be negative, but you really should have dealt with this much sooner. Even if you see a derm, it is usually a trial and error process to find out what works for you because everyone is different. However, I do suggest seeing a derm asap. I have had trouble skin since I was a teen and I tried EVERYTHING under the sun to get rid of it. It wasn’t until I was treated by a derm that my skin has completely transformed and it is now perfectly clear.
Post # 22
Vitamin e pills clear my skin up quickly,
Post # 23
Have you tried Prid? I’d give it a shot! It works wonders. I have very sensitive skin and have used this on my face before with no issues! Smells funky but works great. And it’s cheap!
Post # 24
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
It’s hard to say, I don’t think there’s one miracle product that will work for everyone. I’ve had great success with the Vichy Normaderm line for my occasional acne, it’s the only thing that seems to consistently work for me.
Post # 25
I really like Yogi Skin Detox tea! I take it both when I notice bad breakouts, and even when my skin is clear to prevent any future ones. You should also be able to find a single box of it at Target or your grocery store if you don’t want to buy it in bulk. You can also use two tea bags at a time if you want to make it stronger.
Post # 26
Cut dairy from your diet. There are alot of hormones in dairy products that lead to cystic acne in the jaw line area. Hydrate with drinking plenty of water and sleep well. As far as products there are so many! It can get expensive fast. I use the Bosca cooling gel that breaks up makeup, followed by Philosopy cleanser, then the Caudalie moisture toner. Then just follow it up with a moisturizer.
I cut out dairy and my skin has had a complete turn around.
Post # 27
did you consider changing your diet?
Post # 28
I think what you are using is likely too harsh. I strongly recommend you try using Pixi Glow Tonic – a 5% alpha hydroxy acid – you can get Pixi at Target – not expensive at all. Start using this at night every other night and follow with some more hydrating facial products. If you are still breaking out while using all that anti-acne stuff, I really think that using some more hydrating types of products (cream wash, Pixi glow tonic every other night, followed by hydrating mist/Spritz, hydrating moisturizer) may help you. You could search for Caroline Hirons online – she is a skincare guru and has great advice for a great skin regimen. Good luck!
Post # 29
I use proactiv and occasionally Lancôme cleanser and toner. Both are quite expensive but iv also found that foaming washes with tea tree work well and dabbing witch hazel onto the skin helps.
Post # 30
Glycolic acid toner really helps me. It exfoliates your skin every day and helps to keep bacteria from getting trapped and then inflamed.
Benzoyl Peroxide over night (clean and clear or something similar) over night on the big ones. DRINK tons and tons of water leading up to the wedding.