(Closed) Problem Skin

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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683 posts
Busy bee

If you take oatmeal, cook it in milk, and either put it in a processor which can mush it  into a paste, or use it as a clumpy mask,  it will calm your skin. It will make the oily go away and keep the dry spots hydrated.

Tea Tree Oil for your back, just add a few drops to your washcloth with whatever soap you use.

I hope that  helps!

Post # 4
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192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I highly recommend using a hydrating serum and good moisturizer on your face, including your non-dry areas.  Without enough moisture, your skin will think it’s going through a dry phase and release more oil! Also, exfoliate your skin gently twice a week to take care of the dryness.

Chest and back is tricky, but try the Neutrogena Body Wash – I haven’t used it in a while but it should have some salicylic acid to help with the acne.  There are also make body sprays that helps with acne..I believe skinceuticals have one, but the one I used is from Japan, a very affordable brand called Orbis. 

Also, do exfoliate your body as well once a week! removing dead skin cells also prevent acne! good luck~ !

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I second the body wash idea – neutrogena or any other body wash with salicyclic acid, and use it with a pouf.

Drinks lots of water.

Use an oil-free, non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) moisturizer in the morning and at night, after washing your face with a gentle cleanser, and make sure your nighttime moisturizer doesn’t have unnecessary extras like SPF in it.

I read somewhere that unless your skin is really oily, you don’t need to necessarily wash with cleanser in the morning, just plain water and follow with moisturizer. I’ve tried this and it works for me.

Also, don’t overdo any treatments with salicyclic acid, which is supposed to help with oily skin, but it can trick your skin into thinking it’s dry and making more oil, kinda like what skyla.arts said.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

1.0% salicylic acid is not excessively drying. Sulfur will try out the large pimples~ but it is more drying.

Oh I just remembered – Mud Soaps also help with back-ne because it removes oil while moisturizing and it is antibiotic! This is the product: http://www.adoviaspa.com/adovia-acne-soap.php but i orderd it via amazon. 🙂

But please do not use products containing benzoyl peroxide!  Not very good for skin!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yeah, I think it’s the alcohol that’s present in most salicyclic acid treatments that would make my skin dry…

 

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