Post # 1
Bees, I need you help!!
I’m 25 and I have never had an issue wiht pimples before. I guess the stress of booking our venues got to me and I broke out in several places on my face. I bought the basic Neutrogena acne wash and two days later my face has been very red, dry, scaley, and PAINFUL! I feel like my face is so tight! The skin around my chin and mouth area is so dry that it looks like scales. I stopped using the acne wash immediately when this started happening. I tried putting lotion on my face to calm the dryness but it makes my skin hurt even more and causes more redness.
Any suggestions on what skin care product I should use to fix my dry skin? I’m making a trip to Ulta today because I just cannot cope with this anymore!!
Post # 3
Whatever is on the neutrogena product is drying out your face too much. You need to find a much gentler cleanser! I had this problem when I tried Proactiv – I had the exact same scaly mess. I use the Neutrogena fresh burst face wash and an intensive moisturizer in the morning and at night (clinique’s moisture surge moisturizer).
If it’s hurting your skin, discontinue immediately. When you can stand it, use a gentle exfoliator to wipe away some of the dead skin. Look for a cleanser made for sensitive skin!
Post # 4
Not sure if you can get it at ulta, but I LOVE Pur Moist. It has hyloraunic acid in it and makes the skin feel amazing and very moisturizing. I get the same issue with certain nitrogena washes, but the biggest thing is to always use a moisturizer after cleansing.
Post # 5
Cetaphil is an AMAZING facial/body moisturizer for sensitive skin, and for very dry skin. It’s recommended by dermatologists and my face has never looked better since I started using it two months ago.
I was originally using the cetaphil facial cleanser also, but I didn’t like that it wasn’t helping with my acne, so now I use clean &clear facial cleanser.
couldn’t recommend the cetaphil moisturizer more tho, it’s amazing.
Post # 6
@pinkrose23: I have super sensitive skin. I’ve used so many different acne meds and all of them just make my skin worse. In the winter, my skin gets so dry on my face, you can SEE the skin flakes. It is so gross.
I use St. Ives apricot scrub and it does wonders. My skin is still a bit dry but the little beads in it take off all those loose skin peices. It is pretty great. Maybe give that a try.
Post # 7
I use a Vichy repair balm on my face. My skin is chronically dry and I have a lot of skin sensitivity issues. It really does the trick
Post # 9
I have flakey skin in the winter and I fix it with jojoba oil! After a shower, or gentle cleanse it’s amazing. Absorbs in a few minutes and then it doesn’t look or feel oily. It’s inexpensive as is great as a body lotion too. Just a couple drops for your face will do. It helps (counterintuitively) with acne as well. I am obsessed with it. get at any health food shop.
Post # 9
Moisturize your little face off and also don’t leave the house without sunscreen. Also buy this stuff because it works miracles.
Post # 10
I have rosacea which means red face all the time, dryness that is exaserbated by anything my face deems too hot or too cold, along with these little spots that aren’t quite acne but aren’t quite anything else other than annoying. Along with it havng a mind of its own and often throwing temper tantrums like a toddler.
That being said, I LOVE BARE MINERALS. Their makeup, their face lotion, their face scrub, their exfoliating powder, EVERYTHING pretty much! I only use their products now. In the winter, my face does dry out more often, but I try to combat that with coconut oil and sometimes petroleum jelly (no, it doesn’t break me out! I just need that much moisture at times). My suggestion: Try coconut oil. Just a BIT on the really dry areas, not everywhere. It may take a few days to get the rt amount to use figured out, but it works.
and, as jannathegreat said, don’t leave the house without sunscreen =)
And then use bareminerals face wash/exfoliater every day.
This is not a paid advertisement. Just a very happy customer 😀