(Closed) Need help with clearing up skin, ANY ADVICE!!!

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
4231 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you’re not particularily acne prone, (as in having 1-2 pimples) the neutrogena pink grapefuit wash is going to be too strong for fair skin. It will irritate your skin and throw off the balance, which is why it’s becoming oily later. Try washing with a gentle non medicated face wash, tone with a non alcoholic toner, and non comodegenic mousturizer. Then use a spot treatment. Irritating your skin is the worst thing you can do for acne. 

If you are acne prone, I reccomend cliniques acne care line. I am also fair and 27. I have to use moisture surge over top of the acne moisturizer but it does work. However, if your skin is sensitive, dooo nooott use this line. It is very drying.

I do not reccomend proactiv at all. Way too much benzoyl perozide. Chapped face, no. 

Post # 5
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I need to bump this.. I have semi-dry, semi-oily skin.. blah!!!!   And fair on top of it!

Post # 6
394 posts
Helper bee

Yep, I agree with PP.  That cleanser is to harsh for your skin type, especially using it twice a day. Maybe use it twice a week at night for a good exfoliation.  Then for a daily cleanser, get a basic cleanser, most people have good reresults with Cetaphil. Get yourself a spot treatment with salicylic acid to apply to blemishes as needed.

Post # 8
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I use to have cycstic acne all over my face. It hurt and it ruined my self esteem. I was in greece 3 years ago visiting family and my cousin told me about a brand called La Roche Posay. Its a french brand and thankfully available in the USA at Walgreens and CVS. It’s a bit pricey but let me tell you my skin cleared up in DAYS! I use there daily foaming cleanser Effacler I think is the name and a 60 SPF daily moisturizer on my skin. I read somewhere that SPF is KEY to getting rid of acne FOR GOOD! Proactive is too hard and nuetrogena is CRAP products full of soaps and WORST of all fragrances. Those fragrances irritate your skin and cause the clogging of pores by causing infections by the irritation it causes. 

I’ve been using it for 3 years straight and the only acne I get is one little stinker that comes right before my period. Unfortunately its hereditary, my sister gets the same one in the same spot! It works and has really given me the ability to wear MUCH lighter make-up if I go out and I really do love my skin now. I cant say enough good things about this brand. Its so gentle yet it cleared my skin SO fast and again I had BIG cystic acne. It works on big acne and small acne. Best invention EVER. I hope you try it if not your missing out !!

Post # 10
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I actually gently wipe a little hydrogen peroxide over my face at night a when I have break outs, on top of my regular routine ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
3954 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have super oily skin and always had acne until this year (I’m 27). I started using Cetaphil oil control foam wash and a prescription cream and my skin cleared up like magic. I had tried everything and this is the only thing that has ever worked. I dont have perfect skin, but I hardly ever get a real pimple anymore. I recently got a Clarisonic brush and started using that too. Just keep trying things!! I recommend seeing a dermatologist as the first step.

Post # 12
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@FutureArmyWife12:  I had your problem. It got to the point that I would exfoliate often and try all kinds of moisturizers water based and nothing oily but then my skin would feel dry and still get oily. I used the clean and clear with microbeads, I used a washcloth and all that I you can imagine. I gave up and though that my skin is just reaturf messed up. After spending money after money for various products and reaching the point of not believing nothing would work , I stumbled yup on the crunchy Betty website and followed one of her recipes because honestly… i had nothing too loose.

pure honey to wash my face with in the morning, water on cotton pad with 3 drops of apple cider vinegar as toner. As a moisturizer I started using aveeno positively radiant.

in the evening not wash my face, unless I have makeup on. If I do then use honey and some baking soda to take it off. Use extra virgin olive oil to take off eye makeup.

i tried this giving myself two weeks… I started loving it after just one day. I noticed visible changes. I used to have to wear makeup every day. Now I only use mascara. My skin doesn’t shine with oil, pores had minimized and I am extremely happy with my routine. 

its been a month now and I can see now how much damage the cleanser was doing to my skin. My skin haven’t felt better even in my 20’s as it does now in my 30’s.

you have nothing to loose. Try it.

Post # 13
240 posts
Helper bee

Cleansers aren’t enough to prevent acne because the ingredients don’t stay on your skin. Try using an acne treatment, such as benzoyl peroxide. Start with 2.5% if you can find it, because higher strengths can dry out your skin. Like PP have said, you need to avoid irritating your skin, because that will just make your skin more oily and acne-prone. Look for a non-medicated, fragrance free cleanser. Make sure the moisturizer you are using isn’t too heavy for your skin type- thicker formulas are more likely to clog pores than thin lotions or gels.

Post # 14
537 posts
Busy bee

I’ve heard good things about raw honey! I haven’t tried it yet but I want to…raw honey slathered on the face for 20 minutes. 

Try witch hazel for a non-alcoholic toner. 

Post # 15
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Change your pillow cases often (I change mine at least twice a week).  Magazines & beauty blogs don’t stress this enough.  If you have oily skin, you’re letting your skin rest on a pillowcase for 7+ hours a night, and then the very next night you’re doing it again only now you’re sleeping on day old oil and adding more. Imagine what’s living on your pillow after a week of not changing the pillowcase. YUCK.  

Buy several changes of pillowcases & swap them out regularly. It’s a pain, but it will make a huge difference.


If you have the extra cash, I love using a face brush (like Clarisonic).  I use the $25 Oil of Olay version and I’m amazed at how much makeup it takes off compared to face wipes or just using face wash.  After I started using the brush to wash my fash, my skin was practically glowing.

Post # 16
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You should seriously go see a derm. 

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