- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
I recently posted about my make up worries for the big day, considering I don’t wear makeup, but this brings up another question..
How the hell does a person wade through the millions of products and millions of different “official advice” articles and so forth to find a skin care regime that works?
I have pretty much done nothing for years, aside from washing my face with St. Ives apricot scrub.
For years prior I had acne problems, and with either pro-active or time or a combination that all eased up.
I do still have some problems with whiteheads (that just sit there and never get bigger OR go away!) and I know I should be DOING something but what?
I do generally use a light moisturizer with SPF 15. When I remember.
I am afraid of many products because even though my major acne problems are gone, anything heavy / oily / heavily moisturizing DOES break me out.
I am 39 as of last week, and have gotten off pretty easy, I think… I still look decently younger than my years. Especially considering years of smoking! But, I have always been good about drinking LOTS of water and staying out of the sun and my diet is okay (could be better, but not horrible), so even with my half-assed sunscreen use, I am looking okay, but of course I want to look better and my skin just doesn’t “glow” like I want it to. But it really never has, except when I was a kid and when I was pregnant!
I just have no idea where to start. I read articles and product reviews and there is SO MUCH out there. It seems like everything that would be good for some of my issues (acne scarring, mild but annoying, prone to redness, some fine lines around my mouth and eyes) is also bad for my acne-prone skin. Then I get oiliness sometimes in the “t-zone” and then dryness sometimes around my nose and eybrows. PLUS, I have very sensitive skin and never know what will cause me pain and redness.
Ugh! Too much going on on my face to sort it all out. So you can see why my “method” has been to just wash my face and avoid makeup. But it’s time for something a bit more grown up, I think!
For those of you who have somethign that works for you, how did you figure it all out? Especially if you don’t have “normal” skin?