(Closed) Not wedding related: general skincare regime… I don’t have one!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Haha, I was just going to tell you to use St. Ives Apricot Scrub!!! HOnestly I have always had a regimen and I use department store products but I am nothing without that scrub. I usually use Clearasil at night to take off all the makeup and make sure I don’t break out.

I’d go to a counter like Bobby Brown and ask them to recommend a good foundation and the right colors for blush and eye shadow. Mascara I always buy at the drugstore b/c it’s so expensive.

Post # 5
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would suggest wearing at least SPF 30 every day.  I wear SPF 70 in the summer and 50 in the winter.  For sunscreen, I use the Neutrogena for the face.  You might also want to switch to a normal cleanser (Cetaphil is pretty good) for every day and use the scrub every few days.  That could irritate your skin if you use it every day.  If your skin is oily, you can probably get away with not wearing a moisturizer during the summer.  My skin is very oily now but in the winter it’s so dry, that I use a moisturizer.  I like Clinique Moisture Surge (it hydrates without making my skin crazy oily and doesn’t cause breakouts).

Post # 7
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have found that Cetaphil skin cleanser and Cetaphil daily face moisturizer (with SPF 15) is the best.  I do, however, have sensative skin on my face (rosacea) but this really works best for me. I tried the whole proactive thing at one point and I thought my face was going to burn off! 

I would suggest making an appointment with a dermatologist.  I know it sounds silly to see one for acne, but they are very knowledgable about these kinds of things and deal with this all the time! 


Post # 8
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

The St. Ives apricot scrub has overy large granules that are uneven in shape – it’s great for the body, but too rough for the skin. Not only do you create tears/lesions on your skin (some are not visible to the eye), you also strip your skin’s natural barrier function (the acid mantle and the sebum that help lubricate and protecgt your skin) as well as escort free radicals into your skin.

Of course, it’s still your choice and if you think it works great on you, by all means continue.

If your skin is this: “acne scarring, mild but annoying, prone to redness, some fine lines around my mouth and eyes”

then you should use brighteners/chemical or biochemical exfolianting products (non granulated – no scrubby things…) and also products that target hyperpigmentation/scar reduction to help brighten the skin~ if your skin is prone to redness, then perhaps you have sensitive skin and something is causing the inflammation in your dermis~ fine lines in the mouth and eyes can be reduced with proper eye creams and moisturizers with anti-aging ingredients like antioxidants/polyglycans/peptites, facial massage, line-reducing serums, etc.

without seeing your skin and analyzing it, nobody can really recommend the “right” products that’s best for your skin type! My recommendation is to see an esthetician in your area and a dermatologist (or a medispa kind of place) and get their professional analysis and consultations~ while reading up lots of information and having a discussion with others about what works, it’s still a trial and error process for everyone in addition to the expertise of the professionals~ !

Post # 9
293 posts
Helper bee

I’m 34, and switched my regime up about 6 months ago.  I have really good skin (I think it’s just good genes – my mom and grandma are the same).  I used Clinique for years a years. 

But, as all skin is aging skin, I upped the game by switching to Wexler 6 months ago. I get it at Bath and Body Works.  I started by getting the starter kit, and thought it worked really well.  And now I buy the full sized versions.  The cleanser is good and mild, the day cream has an SPF 30 in it, and the night cream is amazing. 

Highly recommend it!!!

http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=4280817&cp=3161132&cm_re=june%20sale%20hp-_-banner2.1-_-wexler’ defer=’defer

Post # 10
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m a big fan of Philosophy. They have a bunch of different options, but since you’re oily-to-normal, I would buy their Makeup Optional kit if I were you, it’s what I’m currently using. They tell you it will last four months, but I’ve been using it for about two and I’m only a third of the way through the cleanser and far less on everything else.

My mom also used the same product line a few years back (she was older than you, about 45) and her skin never looked better. Best of luck!


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