(Closed) skin regimen advice

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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5823 posts
Bee Keeper

I think you should consider getting a microdermabrasion done (one now, and one a month out from the wedding).  It does WONDERS for your skin!!  (And you don’t have to "stick" with anything!) Once you get it it’s addicting!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

In my teenage years I used a Clinique system that was super simple and easy to follow.   I had combination skin then (it’s changed to just being dry now) and it worked really well.  There was a scrub, a bar of soap (in a cute dish), and a toner.  I recommend getting the exfoliating scrub, facial soap, and pore minimizer.   They also sold travel sizes of the aforementioned products (I’m a sucker for minatures).

Good luck!   I’m currently using some Dead Sea stuff that my mom got for me but I’m running out and it’s not that great.   I’ll probably go back to Clinique.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Oh, and just another quick suggestion!

When I start a new bathroom regimen that I need to stick with for the first couple of months I write out the steps with a dry erase marker on my mirror.  Just a thought!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

hi charmedbride!

i have similar skin to you, and i def recommend microdermabrasion, but only get it when you haven’t broken out.

the harsh winter here wreaked havoc on my skin, so i just started using a new line called avene.  i previously used plain old dove soap or cetaphil for years, so i was a very low maintenance skincare gal too.  i’ll let you know how i like it.  

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I wrote a post a little while back about a similar issue I have. My wedding is now only two months away (eek!) and I have a found a few things that work.

I have terrible oily skin, am very prone to pimples and have very sensitive skin as well (it turns red almost instantly to the touch!)

I have found that using a gentle cleanser in the mornings, followed by using cold creme at night and alternating a scrub/mask has made my skin SO much better. I also have an IUD, so I don’t get hormonal breakouts (i don’t get my period anymore). It’s been great 🙂

I’m considering getting a facial too, just because I’ve heard they do amazing things for your skin. They can also tell you what will work and not work for your skin.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I actually tried something that was mentioned on the boards about a month ago… I made a little concoction of baking soda and warm water. I mixed them into a paste, and put it on my nose and chin (where I have blackheads). This was very gentle on my skin and REALLY made a difference> I did it every other day for about a week and could immediately tell a difference. I think you need to keep doing it in order to continue to get the results, but it might be worth a shot!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I work with skin all day long!  I’m an esthetician, and my advice is to start doing microdermabrasion.  You want to do 6 sessions at first, in order to get all the dead skin cells off.  As your doing that use a gentle cleanser in the AM and PM.  After you wash you should be using an aloe cucumber toner, or try to find glycolic pads to combat the acne.  Aloe cucumber will calm the skin and glycolic will help clean the pores.  Use an oil free moisturizer, and find a good serum that has vitamins in them.  You should start microderm right away.  Purchase 6 treatments, usually the spas have packages with discounts.  Do them every 7-10 days for only 6 treatments, then to keep up the great look do it at least once a month, better every 2 weeks, but once a month is fine.  You will see and feel the difference!  Trust me I’m starting my regimen this week and I plan on looking fierce for my wedding.  It will really prime your skin for makeup too.  The benefits for micro could have me going on all day!!

 In reality you should definately see a specialist face to face, so your skin can be analyzed, and you can be given a correct regimen for your skin.  If you live in the Port Jefferson, NY area, you could come and see me, we always have free consultations.

 Oh yea, you must wear sunscreen.  Use self tanner, the sun is bad!  XOXO

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@ charmedbride- I really like Clean & Clear STEAM from their Soft collection. You put it on in the shower, as a mask, wash the rest of your body and hair, then add a little water, and gently scrub your face. It’s super gentle and works really well.

I also really like the Biore pore strips for blackheads. They work for me- I get blackheads all over my nose, and these take them right out.

I also prefer products with salicylic acid instead of benzoyl peroxide because it seems to be less harsh and it won’t bleach your clothes.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Another vote for Microdermabrasion. Honestly has changed my life in regard to my face. People notice how clear it looks and how smooth the skin is. And it is addicting. Not only does it massively (in the best sense of the words) exfoliate your skin it also sucks all the nastiness out. And I think it is the sucking and leaving every single pore sparkling clean that makes you want to do it once a week.

It can be expensive. I’d suggest getting one, see how it goes, and then sign up for a package. Also, depending on your skin it might take 3 treatments or as many as 8.

 

 

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