(Closed) Skin Issues, What could I use??

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
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913 posts
Busy bee

HoneysHoney:  +1-ing sunscreen instead of moisturizer. I use EltaMD’s SPF 41 physical sunblock on my face every day. It is incredibly moisturizing and weightless–it feels like lotion. It does have a subtle mineral tint, but it blends into even my picky, ghostly complexion seamlessly, so I’m guessing it will go with a variety of skin tones. 

Post # 18
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Helper bee

I grew up with poor skin. My birth control (minastrin) coupled with equate grapefruit acne scrub and equate makeup remover wipes has cleared my skin. I use the wipes at night and the scrub in the morning and it  has cleared up my skin. On top of that my stress levels are currently low and that is probably the most important thing for me and my skin. I also do not use foundation for makeup – i use a bbcream instead with a loose powder on top. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee

You should look into Paula’s Choice skincare,  they are fantastic and they offer a wealth of knowledge on skin care.  Their products are formulated really well and the have a great return policy if something doesn’t work out for you.   You can also check out their beautypedia page where they analyse hundreds of products to let you know what works and why.   And they have videos on YouTube explaining their products.  Like other posters said a retinal would be good,  sunscreen is a must,  and you should consider an aha or bha exfoliant as well.      

Post # 20
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Newbee

Butterfly6:  I was wondering what vitamin C you use (since you said it comes in a pump jar) and what retinol OTC you use?

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Post # 21
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854 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My daughter has had problems with her skin for years and we’ve tried lots of things. The solution has been: oil free make up removing wipes then cleanse with cetaphil or neutrogena. Murad skin perfecting moisturizer and hydrocortisone on any trouble spots. When she’s breaking out or had black heads she mixes a little benzoyl peroxide with hydrocortisone and applies it at night. She used the pore strips occasionally but the murad moisturizer has a little retinal in it. 

Her skin is looking amazing lately! 

Post # 22
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247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Going to a dermatologist is the only thing that helped me. I would recommend doing that before you waste your money on any more over the counter products.

Post # 23
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29 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’ve been doing Curology, which is an online derm, for a couple month and my skin has made an incredible change for the better. 

My medication they sent me works wonders at killing all the ick without punishing my moisture barrier- which I’ve been doing for years with harsh products. 

 

Also- I use a Korean sleeping pack- there are tons of kinds and you can find them at Sephora, Ulta or Amazon. I recently moved to drier climate and my skin was dry and angry. Adding a sleeping pack saw a drastic improvement within days. 

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I started using Rodan and Field’s unblemish after so many people I know rave about it.  I have combination skin too, and most products just make my skin super dry or super oily.  This is the first time in my life that my skintone and texture has been super even, and it is definitely keeping my skin clear, and heeling old breakouts much faster than they normally would.  The only downside is the pricetag.  It is really pricy, but because my skin is more on the sensitive side I only use it once a day instead of twice which brings down the cost.  They have a 60 day money back guarantee.  

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

The key to maintaining good skin is a healthy regime of cleansing, moisturizing and sun protection.  I have really large pores also and combination skin.  There is unfortunately no permanent cure for large pores, the best thing you can do is keeping your skin clean so the pores will look minimized.  If you are worried about the uneven texture I would reccomend some exfoliation or peels into your regular routine from 2-3 months before your wedding.  My skin was really bad so I went to a dermatologist for those monthly BHA/AHA type peels to really help kickstart my skincare regime.  I would highly reccomend it if it’s something you can afford, it would help all those products absorb into your skin faster.

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