(Closed) How can i make my skin better?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You didn’t say what’s wrong with your skin (breakouts? dryness?), but I would suggest you cut out all caffeine for awhile and drink lots of water. If you can be disciplined with yourself, cut down on junk food and try to eat mostly fresh, healthy foods. Schedule a facial (or two or three) to treat specific problem areas (like hydration or blemishes) and to help bring balance back to your skin. If all else fails, visit a dermatologist. If you’ve never had problems before, however, you probably don’t need to see a doctor — you just need to give yourself a little TLC!

Post # 4
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144 posts
Blushing bee

Go to the dermatologist.  Seriously.

It will cost less than trying wrong product after wrong product.

The cure for almost all my pimples turned out to be an Rx topical antibiotic with is very cheap because I mix a tiny amount with Cetaphil lotion.  (That’s another recco from my Dr and it’s cheap, too.) 

It turned out I was allergic to all over-the-counter antibiotics, even Neosporin.

I had wasted so much money at Macy’s before I went to the doctor.  So silly.

And the Dr gave me free samples to get me started right away.

 

Be certain to keep a food dairy for a couple of days and bring it to the Dr.

Post # 5
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2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I suggest going to a Dermatologist too! In the mean time though you can drink lots of water and even exfoliate 3 – 4 times a week. My makeup artists suggested St. Ives Apricot scrub and I love it. My face was in great shape when the wedding came around but I also use Proactiv as well. I wouldn’t go for the deep cleaner as it could dry out your face and irritate your face more.

Post # 6
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357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My first thought was also LOTS and LOTS of water.  It’s the best thing that you can do while you wait for your dermotologist appt.  And I agree that it’s better to spend the $$ to see a pro than to try product after product that might just make your problems worse…

Post # 7
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103 posts
Blushing bee

Hi there,

I second the idea of a dermatologist. I have also had very good luck pairing topical meds from the dermatologist with an extra strength blemish solution from Paula’s Choice. It is the only thing that worked without irritating my skin at the same time.

Post # 8
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801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m an avid cetaphil user myself and have really seen improvement over time with my skin (except I forego the moisturizer with SPF because it burns my sensitive skin, instead I use the daily moisturizer without SPF).  Definitely pay attention to your eating habits and try to start exercising, if you don’t already, to relieve stress.  I also agree with PP, see a dermatologist to see if there is anything (s)he suggests for your particular problems.

Post # 9
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65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had really bad skin, but now after years of trying different things I’ve figured out what works or me and my skin is looking pretty good. Like the other posts say I really like Cetaphil because its really gentle and other cleansers that are really harsh I find can just cause more breakouts. I agree that drinking water and also taking vitamins helps, I like just taking a simple emergen-C multi-vitamin pouch everyday is great and gives you a little glow. I also go to the dermatologist and would suggest seeing one, they have prescribed a antibiotic I take everyday and I also use a Rx combo cream of retin-a and a couple other things that help with soften the look of increased pigmentation that can come with like acne scars. I have acne scars that I am really bothered by so I just had a micro-laser peel at my dermatologists office. I just had the peel done so the results are slow to see but m skin is for sure already smoother. Hope this helps.

Post # 11
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91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

what are your specific issues with your skin?

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