(Closed) Calling All Freckled or Dry Skinned Bees

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
4801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have dry skin and lots of freckles and I love the new BB cream that I’ve been using. It’s kind of like a tinted moisturizer but with more coverage.  I think I use the Garnier one.

Post # 18
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I always noticed alot of dry skin issues and have several solutions…


First, seriously, supplement your diet. Drink more water, which will help your skin stay hydrated. Adding a little flaxseed to your diet can also help. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and what you eat really does affect it.


I struggle both with dry skin on my face and my body.


For my face I use apricot exfolisting cleansing wipes, because I don’t really have time for a full cleansing when I get home from work. I also use a moisturizer that’s a target brand (can’t remember exactly the name). Once a week I use Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Scrub, a Biore Pore Cleansing Strip, and a Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Mud Masque. The masque can only be found at Walmart from what I know and it’s about 1.30. I follow with Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer.


Now when I initially had dry skin issues I just shelled out the money to buy skin care from Clinique, and I recommend it. Ill be doing it again before my wedding. I recommend investing the money, and once you turn out you skin might be in good enough condition to downgrade, like mine was :). It’ll be around $50 most likely.


Now for my body… I apply lotion twice a day. I love Bath and Body Wirks, but if you want organic try Kiss My Face which I have found at Target, organic section of Giant Eagle, and other organic stores. Queen Helene Cocoa Butter is also nice, it’s a huge bottle for a low price and available at Walmart. I exfoliate my body once a week. Sometimes I use scrfrom from bath and body works, sometimes I use a scrub brush, and sometimes I mix up my own scrub with sugar and veggie oil. Recently I’ve been following the exfoliation with True Blue Spa Raspberry Yogurt Shower Smoothie and Raspberry Mojito Gel (both found at bath and body works). They are both products meant to be ultra hydrating.


i am lightly freckled and I say don’t hide them!!! But I do use foundation… Just not powder. I have a liquid foundation I have used for a year, Covergirl. I used to use a mousse foundation but can’t remember the brand it was Covergirl or one of those. I also use Rimmel primer underneath.

Post # 20
1430 posts
Bumble bee

Def stay away from those facial cleansing wipes they will dry your skin out. Also, there is dry skin and dehydrated skin. Dry skin lacking oil and dehydrated skin lacking water.  Dry skin feels more tight and flakes. If that sounds like you- try some kind of hydrating booster before a moisterizer. It feels like thick water. Also hydrating skin masks help a lot. I like dermologica. If your skin is dry- I started using something new I like by one love organics called the skin savor, its a waterless balm. It feels kinds of dewy on which I like, it can be used just at night if its too dewy for you but also works as a like balm or anywhere else on the body its heaven.  You can even mix the waterless balm with a mineral powder foundation to make it creamier. 

Post # 22
22 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

Heavily freckled, natural redhead here! I would recommend Real techniques brushes instead of the eco tools. the eco tools bristles tend to fall out a lot!

As a poor college student, I completely understand wanting inexpensive (not cheap) makeup, but I would consider buying nicer makeup for your wedding (if you are doing your own makeup). Benefit has great foundations and powders, but you could get away with less expensive mascara that’s still good.

Post # 23
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@MelodicCallie:  I will always try to steer people away from Cerave. I know that people love it, but it’s full of crap and parabens (found in every tumor):

From Campaign for Safe Cosmetics:

2004 UK study detected traces of five parabens in the breast cancer tumors of 19 out of 20 women studied (vii). This small study does not prove a causal relationship between parabens and breast cancer, but it is important because it detected the presence of intact parabens – unaltered by the body’s metabolism – which is an indication of the chemicals’ ability to penetrate skin and remain in breast tissue. 

Of greatest concern is that parabens are known to disrupt hormone function, an effect that is linked to increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity. Parabens mimic estrogen by binding to estrogen receptors on cells. They also increase the expression of genes usually regulated by estradiol (a form of estrogen); these genes cause human breast tumor cells to grow and multiply in cellular studies (viii).

Anyway. If you don’t wash your face every night, I would HIGHLY recommend Everyday Minerals foundation. It’s only got a few ingredients (none of which are comedogenic or irritants), one or two of which (depending on the shade) is/are physical sunscreens, and it costs about the same as drugstore foundation (and their kabuki brush is awesome). As far as other cosmetics go, check out ELF/Eyes Lips Face. Target carries it, but they have a store locator to see other places, too. I usually just order online and they always have coupon codes running. I’m a huge fan of their mineral line and their Studio brushes and some cosmetics.

As far as skincare goes, exfoliate 2x a week with a GENTLE exfoliant–something with round beads, as well as your 2x daily washes like the routine that I posted above (wet face + nonfoaming cleanser + washcloth). I would print off this list and carry it with you when you go buy skincare/makeup and make sure you’re avoiding irritants, which can exacerbate your dry skin.

Post # 24
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@MelodicCallie:  I use the Target brand aprciicot exfoliating wipes And I love them. They also have a cucumber one that’s pretty good. And although I haven’t tried these, Neutrogena has a wipe too… I swear by their pink grapefruit scrub so this shouldn’t be any different.


Just a word of advice, so you don’t repeat my mistake… Don’t use any of the St. Ives scrubs. I used then when I was in high school and my fave was horribly dry all the time. I mentioned this when I got a facial for prom and was told by the technician that the St. Ives has ground up apricot and peach pits, and since it is ground up it has microscopic sharp edges that actually poke holes in your skin which drains the natural oils that should be there.

Post # 25
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Also in regards to makeup for your wedding… Check out Clinique. Seriously. I have a ton of makeup from them because I buy it at just the right time. Every spring and fall they run a special where you get a free gift set with any purchase of $23.50. I typically end up spending $30… I always buy my eyeliner whic is $14, then either makeup remover, mascara, etc for another $14. That is alot to spend on those products… But then for free I got two cosmetic bags, eyeshadow, bronzer, blush, moisturizer, scrub, lipstick, and two makeup brushes. Plus when you buy two products you get your makeup done for free πŸ™‚ 


Check your local Macy’s and see if they are still running it πŸ™‚

Post # 26
1594 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

80% of my face is dry and 20% is oily. i have extremely sensitive skin and often break out,get itchy, or get splotchy. The ONLY face wash and moisturizer that works for me is Origions checks and balances (wash) and perfect world (moisturizer). As for makeup, only powder and eyeshadow that doesn’t bother me is bareminerals. Green and pink for mascara and Almay eye liner. 

I dont need full coverage but I have freckles that stay “down” as long as I stay out of the sun ( wear sunscreen!) and the bare minerals is very light so it doesn’t look like its cakes on

Post # 27
2639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

@MelodicCallie:  I am freckled and dry skinned, and one of the things I do is only wash my face every 3 days with Olay Regenerist scrub- it is probably too harsh to use as an everyday cleanser (I also only wash my hair every 3 days- it’s better for it). This can help, depending on your climate to not wash away all of the natural oils every day. After I was my face, I use Mary Kay anti-aging moisturizer. I only moisturize after I wash it, but if my skin is extra dry in some areas (like t-zone), I’ll add a little extra moisturizer as needed on in-between days. 
















Then I use Mary Kay concealer under my eyes and any problem areas (zits), which is usually it for “all over” makeup on my face (I still use eyeliner and etyeshadow). Some days when I am feeling washed out I’ll use a little blush.
































There is a makeup artist I work with a lot, and she is also very pale. She suggested I use Jane Iredale tinted moisturizer. But I feel like my skin is nice enough (usually) that just regular moisturizer and concealer are enough. To each their own.








 ETA: I am also only 22, but started adding a couple anti aging products into my regimen at 21- I saw something that said your skin begins aging at 21 and they got me.  Sounds really high-maintenance, but like I said I only use these every 3 days.




As far as wipes, I love my almay hypoallergenic wipes. they are for makeup removal, but I’m sure they are great for general face cleaning.








Post # 28
1 posts

I’m fair, lightly freckled, blonde, SUPER dry skin, especially forehead. I hardly ever wear foundation because it settles in the lines in my forehead and I look old πŸ™ I’m only 24.

My HG moisturiser is pure Rosehip Oil. Any brand, just make sure it doesn’t have anything else added! I’m from New Zealand, it’s super easy to find here – not sure if it’s the same in the states?

I get redness so usually wear a BB cream – a proper korean one though, Skin 79 is good, or Lioele “triple the solution”. I find western BBs are really orange, presumably because it’s hip to be tanned! If I’m going out, I will mix a bit of BB cream with a bit of Nars Sheer Glow foundation which is beautiful and dewy. Most days I’ll mix rosehip oil in with the left over BB cream before I do my forehead.

Post # 29
789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

keep up with your moisturizer and use cream based products, no powders. beef up on water intake too, that will help. Cream blush is fab for drier skin and women that are aged like a fine wine. πŸ˜€ Im a pale 39 year old Irish girl and I cannot use powders anymore.


Id personally skip Mac and hit up another makeup counter. Mac products are cheap and I do not like their foundations. (I do makeup professionally)


Embrace your freckles! πŸ˜€ I love them, I think they are beautiful!


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