Post # 1
As September approaches, I’m trying to be better about keeping up with my skincare. What is everyone else doing?
I’m using retin-A at night as it evens out my skin really well. I’m also using Kiehl’s midnight recovery concentrate. During the day I just use tinted moisturizer. I’m thinking about adding an eye cream/treatment as I sometimes get dark circles…
Post # 3
Try Burt’s Bee’s products. Look on their site. They have great stuff.
Post # 4
I just changed my skincare routine and so far *knocks on wood* it seems to be working
– Wipe problem areas with a pore cleanser (I forget the brand, it’s a drugstore one)
– Wipe face with ice cold water to close pores
– Moisturize with Philosophy Hope in a Jar (looking to find a new daytime moisturizer though)
– Wash face with Philosophy Purity Made Simple
– Wipe problem areas with pore cleanser, if needed
– Wipe face with ice cold water
– Follow up with Philosophy Help Me (I think it’s Retin A treatment)
– Eye cream. I alternate between a Benefit eye brightening one and a Lancombe one
– Moisturize with Philosophy Hope in a Jar
Post # 6
I have very sensitive/acne prone skin and started Proactiv back in late March. I think it’s helped A LOT at least for me! 🙂 I have really oily skin also and now it’s starting to dry out (which is good in my case!)
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Once the house goes through (I am too nervous to even spend like, $1 more than we really need to right now lol) then I am hoping to purchase the Mary Kay timewise set. I really like Mary Kay products! And they aren’t tooooo expensive. It’s a cleanser, an age defying moisturizer, a daytime solution with sunscreen, and then a nighttime solution as well. In addition, I want the firming eye cream, the foundation primer (feels like SILK!!!) that also has spf in it, and then their foundation. It’s all under the “timewise” set. Alas…. I cannot be making larger purchases right now!!!!
One thing I learned is that you should really use an entire line… like don’t use maybelline’s this and avon’s that and burt’s bees this other thing and Mary Kay’s thing too. Most skin care lines are formulated to actually work together, and that makes it better for your skin. Other products from other lines could actually be working against each other, or you might not be getting the full 100% effects since they might be missing ingredients in one or the other that would make it better.
Post # 8
@mockblock: Since you’re using retin-a, you should definitely use good sun protection (separate from a tinted moisturizer) as it causes your skin to be more sensitive to the sun. Something that protects against both UVB and UVA rays. In my opinion, no eye cream truly helps dark circles.
night time- mineral oil to take off makeup and sunscreen, simple face wash, CeraVe moisturizer. Some nights i use AHA, some nights I use retin-a micro
morning- simple face wash, antioxidants (for extra sun protection), moisturizer, sunscreen
Post # 9
I JUST changed my facewash from Elizabeth Arden cleanser for oily skin to Cetaphil normal to oily cleanser..my face loves me. It still gets oily but I dont care but Im not breaking out like crazy right now. I used EA for almost a year twice a day and would break out regularly. I decided to try Cetaphil since i heard it was good for sensitive skin. So glad I did. Now I just had to hope it stays this nice. The smell is different though for me, im not used to washing my face with something that smells like baby lotion!
Post # 10
I’m not really going to change mine because I don’t have any real problems with my skin…but I do need to remember more sunscreen when I go running especially on my upper body, shoulders, arms because I’m wearing a strapless dress. I already have a slight tan line from my tank tops (mostly from running and biking outside).
Hopefully late September is late enough that I won’t have too much of a problem.
Post # 11
I did an at home skin peel! Crazy I know! Found out about it from another post on the Bee. It was a TCA peel from make up artist’s choice. AMAZING! I will be doing another one soon. Also I am using the gly-uronic acid serum from the same website, everyday. My skin HAS NEVER LOOKED THIS GOOD! Thank you helpful Bees for turning me onto to this stuff!!
Post # 12
I use facial cleanser at night just a water cleanse in the morning, I use daily moisturizer w/SPF and as of last month I signed up for a monthly facial.
Kinda wondering if there’s more I need to do too! I have dry skin and get pimples usually just when I’m PMSing so nothing too severe but I have dark circles under my eyes that could use some love. If anyone have a good cream for that let me know, feel like I’ve tried every under eye cream out there but I’ll try anything!
Post # 13
I got a facial today, and am planning on doing one every 4-6 weeks up to the wedding to keep my breakouts under control. I bought one of the cleansers they used, and will be better about using it daily!
Post # 14
@shaka: That is the most important!!!
Post # 15
@whitefuzzy: Care to share the skin peel? You’ve got me intrigued!
Post # 16
I will be sticking with my normal routine, but I have started taking my spironolactone once daily as opposed to once every other day. I haven’t had a breakout in three years thanks to that wonder drug!
My normal routine: Mario Badescu glyocolic acid wash in the AM, serum, Olay moisturizer; Cetaphil and Olay night cream at night. Sunblock, too!