Post # 1
My skin has been breaking out more recently. I’m 30 years old, I thought I was supposed to be done with this! Anyway, I want to look my best for my wedding and I was wondering if anyone could reccomend a good skincare routine and/or products that they love?
Post # 3
helloo~ I’m 24 and I thought acne was supposed to be GONE once I hit 20~ Or that’s what I was hoping~~ You have roughly 2 months~ at home care and improvement for skin clarification is still possible within that time frame~~
and adding to the list is Mario Badescu Drying Lotion – When I’m lazy I just put it and go to sleep~ 🙂 it makes u look very unattractive at night~ lol~ and make sure to keep moisturizing while using acne-related products as some tend to dry out your skin~ good luck~
Post # 4
I’m 24, and I used to get bad acne during my menstrual cycle. I still get it no matter what I do, but now it is more moderate, but what has helped alot is:
Daily multivitamin + an extra 50mg of Zinc
I use Origins products (face wash, toner, mouisterizer, face mask) and I love it. I use the mask twice a week. I use St. Ives Apricot scrub every other day. I use drug store spot treatment on my oily areas.
I’ve also been a lot more dilegent about wiping down my cell phone with a clorox wipe daily and washing my pillowcases more often.
Post # 5
With two months to go I think you should do a basic, GENTLE, 3 step system. You don’t want anything to drying/peeling/extreme this close to your big day but I think that a sensitive skin routine with a cleanser, toner and lotion would work well. You might also want to take a multi vitamin (I like the skin/hair/nails ones too!) like @kericita suggested
I really like philosophy makeup optional system but there are many other high quality ones out there…maybe check Sephora or a local department store?
Post # 6
I use Dermaologica products which I love. I use the Specail Cleansing Gel and the Macrofolient. I also use the Clarisonic Mia 1-2 times daily. At first I ddin’t notice much of a difference with using it, but after a month or so my skin is so much smoother and clearer.
I used the Mario Badescu drying lotion a few years back but it honesty didn’t do much for me.
I also used to use Differin cream for blackheads on my chin and it really helped to clear my skin up. You’d need to see a doctor for a prescription though.
Post # 7
If you have sensative skin…. the fashwash/lotion line called Cetaphil is highly recommended! A dermatologist recommended it to me and it very gentle. My skin tends to get red and very dry with topical acne meds and this stuff really balanced it out and cleansed without drying out.
Post # 8
I also second Cetaphil and St. Ives Apricot Scrub!
Post # 9
Thanks so much for the advice, I really appreciate it. I have to get myself to Sephora!
Post # 10
Using a scrub on your inflamed skin is a serious no-no. It’s only going to spread the bacteria around your face causing you to break out even more. If you’re going to use any type of exfoliant, make sure it’s a “chemical” exfoliator, one that uses hydroxy acids to slough off the dead skin.
Also, the St. Ives Apricot scrub is way too harsh to be using on your face, let alone using a facial brush on your face more than once a day. They both cause your skin to microscopically tear and become sensitized.
Get on a professional skincare regimen (Dermalogica, Murad, Origins), follow all the steps, and follow through for at least a month, (this is how long it takes to see the full results) and good luck!
Post # 11
Clean and Clear has a good moisturizer with salicylic acid that I use when I start breaking out. It starts clearing up your face quickly.
Post # 12
I’ve had good luck with tea tree oil for spot treatments – just the bigger zits that pop up. I wouldn’t use it for my whole face, but with a q-tip on the more inflammed zits or occasional pimple it works well. Mine is from The Body Shop, but I’ve seen it at Whole Foods too.
Post # 13
I agree with the pillow cases thing. They can be a hidden culprit, as well as accidently touching your own face while sleeping. One of my friends would wake up in the morning realizing she had been touching her face, so she started sleeping with socks on her hands.
I’ve also used Origins skincare (excellent!) and tea tree oil is great. It has a nice tingly feeling, but kind of smells strange. But it works for overnight zit zapping! You can get it anywhere they sell vitamins. Also, Yes to Carrots has a natural line for oily skin; I tried it and it works well 🙂
Post # 14
Did you try Proactiv? I love that product. I have the really bad habit of sometimes falling asleep with my makeup on, then I’d break out. But after one use of Proactiv, my breakouts get under control.