Post # 1
OK I admit it, my skin isn’t great. I have very fair skin that has been ravaged by a tour in Afghanistan. The chlorine in the water has given me dandriff and huge dry spots on my forehead and behind my ears. I’m headed home and need to get it in shape for an OCT wedding.
So- I am thinking finding a spa and getting regular facials, but with my sensitive skin I am not sure.
Does anyone else have a plan for skin shape up?
Post # 3
I would ask a professional how often you should get facials and what type of facials you need for sensitive skin. You could go to the spa and have a facial, find out the ingredients and then you can give yourself some facials at home.
I’ve been looking online recently on how often to do a facial and most people say once a week.
Hope this helps!
Post # 4
First, thank you for your service and congrats on your wedding!
I’d be very careful about facials if you have sensitive skin, particularly sinceit’s already irritated. If you can, maybe consult a dermatologist before trying anything cosmetic? He or she can probably prescribe a heavy-duty moisturizer.
Post # 5
I am an esthetician and give facials to people regularly and as much as I would recommend facials, I think a dermatologist would be a good step.
But first, If you have no other skin problems other then sensitivity maybe you could first try going to your local store and picking up and exfoliator and a moisturizer. If you want to spend a ton of $ you can go to any store and they can recommend something as well.
My drug store pick (my skin is sensitive as well) St. Ives apricot scrub (once per week) and Oil of Olay moisturizer with spf for sensitive skin.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
if you can, i would consult with a dermatologist to see what would be the best way to get your skin back on track. in the meantime, drink lots of water, as that will help rehydrate your skin. for moisturizer, cetaphil has a cream that may work well for you, and cetaphil is generally good for sensitive skin. wherever you decide to get a facial, definitely look for places that use all natural and/or organic products, and have facials specific to sensitive skin. good luck!
Post # 7
Rather than an abrasive exfoliator, you could try the Clarisonic with a gentle moisturizing cleanser. It is a little expensive, but you’ve got some tax free stacked up and it’s worth the investment. Rather than weekly facials for my wedding, I used that and I was really impressed with the results! You could see if your corpsman will refer you to a dermatologist for your skin issues, but having been there I know it’s difficult to get that referral in the military unless something is really messed up. Doesn’t hurt to try though!
Post # 8
I have really sensitive skin and I only use an exfoliator on my forehead nose and chin maybe twice a month. I recommend Cetaphil Sensitive Skin Gentle Cleanser, and the Moisturizing Cream for dry sensitive skin. I even put moisturizer on my cheeks before I go to bed and it helps keep the redness away.
Post # 9
I actually did get to see a dermo here and he basically said “this years going to suck for you”. I am using two different hydrocortizone creams and benedryl to keep from itching. I use Aveeno sensitive skin moisturizer with SPF.
I have atopic dermititis so I’m prone. Just wondering if there was a type of facial or treatment that would help my skin recover. I will try the suggestions!
Post # 10
I have been using products from my SOs business called Artistry. They have amazing products and my skin has never looked better.
Post # 11
Bliss have a replica of their oxygen facial that you can buy in a bottle. I have found it to work wonders. you could try that. It is called Triple Oxygen Face Mask http://www.blissworld.com/product/code/BLISS-254.do
Post # 12
I have ultra sensitive skin (I’m fair with rosacea and also break out in hives because I’m allergic to about the entire world) and have found very few products that work well for me. I went to a Mary Kay pampering session at a friends house one day (I honestly went for the margaritas she was serving, I won’t lie!) and told the consultant about my skin problems. She gave me some samples to try, and they actually worked really well for me – so well that after a year or so, I became a MK consultant myself.
I’m not personally trying to sell you anything, but I do encourage you to check out our products. We carry everything from microdermabrasion sets to moistuirizer with SPF 15 in it, all made with mineral products that are really healthy for your skin, to makeup and other beauty products. Your local consultant can meet with you for a one-on-one consultation and give you free products to try so you’re not locked into buying an entire tube of something that won’t work for you, like you are if you go to your local drugstore or the mall. Also, our products are very concentrated and last on average longer than the same size container of a similar product, so the cost is less than most other beauty products of the same caliber.
Check it out! http://www.marykay.com
Good luck! Please let us know what you end up doing! 🙂
Post # 13
I am also an aesthetician and salon owner.I strongly recommend Pevonia skin care. 8 yrs experience with the spa line and it is phenomenal and suits everyones skin care needs. You can check out the website http://www.pevonia.com and locate a spa and you can also purchase online with you are in the USA. 🙂
Also, facials are fantastic, but using a daily skin care regimen is much more beneficial then the odd facial here and there. I would use the skin care and get facials every other month.