Post # 1
I am older (43) and for years my skin on my face has been getting dryer and rougher. (Hormones I guess)
I have super super sensitive skin, like as in anything makes me get a rash (sunscreen, any makeup, blusher, soap, anything with perfume)
It’s gotten to the point where I can’t wash my face with anything but water.
I tried washing with olive oil, but it was a holy mess and I fell out of the habit before I could see any major results (but at least I didn’t break out from it.)
Should I go back to it? Anybody tell me how that worked out, long term? Is it worth sticking to?
I guess I just want to get my face in order before my wedding and I am feeling really sad about my skin. (So, so rough!)
Anybody else have similar issues and have another solution?
***(I am in Europe and a lot of brand products are not available here. Also, my skin is really sensitive, even to excellent/expensive “wonder-products”)
Post # 2
Could you go see a skin therapist? I have pretty dry skin too and sometimes even water is too drying. There are cleansing products that you actually don’t need to wash off with water, but only wipe off with cotton. I only uses water when I wash my makeup off. In the morning and at nights when I haven’t worn any make up I clean my face with Ultracalming Cleanser from Dermalogica. I just wipe it off with cotton. I really like Dermalogicas products overall and use pretty much nothing else for my face. I actually purchase all my Dermalocgia products from the UK since it’s crazy expensive here in Sweden.
Post # 3
Thanks for your suggestions. I like this term: “skin therapist” I will have to find out if we have those here. I am afraid of all products because I *always* have gotten a rash from any products I try. Even the ones everyone swears by. But I will check out Dermalogica products and see what folks are saying about it 🙂
Post # 4
I have very dry skin prone to eczema and all I use on my face is water and ‘Hydraderm’ Sorbolene cream. It’s really thick and greasy but my skin just soaks it all up.
I would see a dermatologist if you haven’t already.
Post # 5
Can you get/have you tried Prescriptives “Comfort” products? Comfort Cleanser, Comfort Cream…for the longest time they were the only thing I could use on my sensitive skin.
Post # 6
I’ve been using a retinol product and it has my face feeling as smooth as a baby’s butt! It has also given me a healthy glow.
Post # 7
Try these products!! I have been using them for about a year now…amazing. All natural, 5 ingredients of less in every product.
Post # 8
Thank you for the suggestion, I will look into that product (looking to get it here to try. Seems “cheap and cheerful” and if it works, than I would be thrilled.) Do you have senstive skin as well? That stuff looks pretty thick though…
I have seen a dermatologist, but she seemed dismissive (because, basically, I am older and I think she felt this was a hormone issue) But she is since retired and I have a new dermatologist. I haven’t thought to ask him about my face but I will!
That stuff looked amazing; the price tag was pretty “amazing” as well, lol! Holy Moly, that is my wedding shoe budget! Tell me that stuff last really long!? Do you have sensitive skin?
That stuff looks really intrigueing. Gotta dig in there! So much!
that stuff looks really good too!
Thanks everyone, I am starting to have hope. 🙂
Post # 9
Prescriptives Comfort Cleanser, Gentle Lotion for Sensitive Skin, 6.7 Fl Oz by Prescriptives for 374€(<—–!!!!)
um, not my budget. 😭😂
Post # 10
I use a cleansing oil from Shu Uemura. It is expensive but the large bottle lasts a long time. It makes my skin feel amazing. I think some drugstore brands have less expensive versions.
Post # 11
yeah it is somewhat expensive. I still have my 1st bottle & I got it in December. You can’t tell how much is left over though. You can get it from dermstore.com & when you sign up for their emails, you get 15% of your 1st order. The nurse that told me about said that she can tell if people have been using retinol, when they come in to see her.
Yes, unfortunately I do have very sensitive skin. I don’t break out in rashes from things like you were describing, but I’ve had sensitive & dry skin my whole life. It definitely took me awhile to get used to the retinol. The .5 is a lower potency & I started off using it only twice a week. I did peel quite a bit at first too, but it’s a sign that it’s working & getting rid of the dead & yucky skin that’s just sitting there on your face. I bought one of the Skin Medica extra moisturizing creams that was recommended to me. I had always had bumps on my cheeks. They weren’t pimples & they were flesh colored. I think maybe they were just clogged pores or something? But I had them even as a child. They’re gone now & like I said, my skin is very smooth & fresh looking. It actually comes in a .25 strength as well, so maybe that would be a better place to start. Have you ever used a retinol product before? I hadn’t. This was recommended to me to help prevent wrinkles, so thats another great quality of it. It only takes 1 pump to do my face but I usually use 2 pumps & extend it down my neck.
I immediately thought of this product while I was reading your post. It really does work & I’m very happy with it. I truly believe it would really help you as well. Skin Medica is a more expensive brand of skin care, so maybe trying a different brand would be a better place to start, just to see if you like it. I don’t know though…I’m a firm believer that you get what you pay for. To me it’s worth it, because it’s my face 🙂
Post # 12
Have you tried coconut oil? It’s great for cleaning your face or used as a moisturizer. I would think its less messy than olive oil.
Post # 13
That sounds exactly like my skin: I have like nano-bumps everywhere (forehead, cheeks, chin, not pimples!) that make it feel like sandpaper. If I put anything on my skin it gets even worse…
But if the products do what you say then it would be an investment, I think. I want that soft skin again! At least for my wedding 🙁
I used the olive oil and it was always dripping everywhere and the wash cloths were soaked in it, my sink was covered in it (scrubbing it every day) and I was afraid of not getting all of the oil off of my skin. Maybe I am just too lazy foro that kind of skin program 😂
Post # 14
Retinol works excellent for me as well. But it also dries and thins your skin so…
Post # 15
Little bumps can be a vitamin D deficiency.