Post # 1
I have sensitive – combination skin. I have only used Proactive and L’oreal’s stuff for now. But my formal wedding is in August next year, thought of starting something new and stick to it for the wedding day. I want that glowing, radiant skin with the least hassle. Drinking more water I have heard should be great aswell, so I am incorporating this to my lifestyle.
I’ve heard that Cliniques 1-2-3 step should be great. Going traveling on Wednesday and was thinking of buying somekind of mini kit with this brand at the airport to try. Has anybody tried it, and how did it work for you?
So girls, what kind of stuff are you using, and how does it work for you? Thanks!
Post # 3
I have been on a simple regimine of Cetaphil Face Wash (they have sensitive version), Retinol gel at night, Gel/liquid Erythromycin at night and Cerave Moisturizer. All was recommended by my dermatologist.
After four years I can say my skin is the most amazing it has ever been despite my crazy work out/active schedule.
Post # 4
I started in August using Arbonne. I have never seen my skin looking so good. I have gotten many compliments from complete strangers telling me how nice my skins looks. I am hooked on the stuff.
Post # 5
Thanks so far ladies, I’ve tried Cetaphil at my mom’s she uses it. It sometimes makes my face feel.. mhm.. fatty? Or maybe I am using the wrong type for my skin.
Post # 6
@december bride: What kind of Arbonne products are you using, just to see on their website what it does. There is tons of info there. Thanks!
Post # 7
I think there are lots of different products you could use that would work well, and I’ve tried a lot, but the most important things that I’ve figured out keep my skin clear are water (like you mentioned) and sleep. If I’m getting enough sleep and drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day, I don’t get breakouts.
It doesn’t help that I tend to get stress-induced insomnia and I’m a grad student headed into finals right now, but my goal over the next four weeks is to do whatever I can to get enough sleep and stay hydrated so that my skin is in good shape for the wedding. That’s, for me, the best advice.
Post # 8
@SadieBee: Stay hydrated + sleep = happy face. Sounds like a plan.
I am a bit scared of trying new things, but Cliniques products seem to get great reviews. And investing in that minikit doesn’t seem to be a big loss in my purse.
Thanks so far ladies, please keep em coming! I am also adding a poll with the brands I am familliar with. But also one for specific ones you can write a post about aswell.
Post # 9
@Elolith: Clinique works great for a lot of people, I think you should definetely try it out!
At the moment I’m using a Sephora makeup remover, La Roche Posey Effaclar wash gel and Garnier BB cream as a tinted moisturizer. In summer, I don’t really need to moisturize, but now that it’s getting colder I’m on the hunt for a light moisturizer.
What also worked wonders for me is the fresh face masks from Lush.. I tried a bunch of them, but my favorite for my oily skin where the one with blueberry (can’t remember the name, sorry!) and the chocolate cupcake mask. Blueberry was kind of my emergency go-to, since it mattified instantly and made my pores look sooo much smaller. Too bad I don’t have a Lush near me anymore..
Post # 10
LUSH- I love them! But I have only been using their bathbombs and bubbles. They are sparkly and cute, and smell adorable too!
Post # 12
I’m using Elemis Tri-Enzyme cleanser and serum and Pro-Collagen night cream plus Aveeno radiance serum and day cream. My skin’s glowing and I barely have to wear foundation any more, just a little under eye concealer, mascara and lip tint.
Post # 13
I bought a Clinique minikit to try it out too, I have a super hydrating moisturizer gel, an eye treatment roller ball and a lip gloss. I don’t care much for the lip gloss, it’s kinda sticky, and the eye treatment hasn’t done anything for my circles but the moisturizer is awesome! Usually in the winter I get bad flaky, dry skin especially on my forehead and this stuff cleared it up. No more flaky skin! I tend to be more on the sensitive side of the skin care spectrum too so I would suggest trying that product at least.
Post # 14
@Elolith: I LOVE the Lush smell, but FH always ends up coughing and running out 😀 He likes a couple of things, but not all the smells together 😀 The next time you get a bath bomb, just ask them for a sample of their skincare/masks! They tend to be generous and it’s a good way to find out if something is totally wrong for you. I used to use the Angels on Bare Skin cleanser, and it was wonderful..
Post # 15
I use Origins. It’s the only thing I’ve found to keep my acne relatively calm and my skin from getting irritated. I’ve also started washing my face before any exercise because that was causing me to break out and switched to a tinted moisturizer instead of a full foundation.
Post # 16
I have very sensitive skin prone to eczema, especially during allergy season & winter – sooo, most of the year, haha; and can also be prone to stress-related breakouts. I have tried tons of brands/regimens over the years, and my all-time favorites HANDS DOWN are Dermalogica and the Dr. Weil line at Origins. Neither are cheap, but for me, investing in good skincare products is worth it. And honestly, products from both brands last a loooong time because they’re such high quality that a little goes a long way.
Favorite products (in order of how I use/apply them):
- Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel – I use morning & night. Cleansing without being drying!
- Dr. Weil Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Serum – Again, it’s pretty expensive, but a teeny tiny drop covers my whole face, so one bottle lasts me for two years! It’s hard to explain exactly what this product does; it’s not exactly a moisturizer, but it does leave my skin looking/feeling supple & dewy. It’s sort of like a skin “calmer” & protects it from the elements… I wear under my moisturizer.
- I have actually been alternating between a few Origins & Dermalogica sample size moisturizers that I had lying around, so I don’t have a single one I recommend. I like them both & am not sure what I’ll buy when I run out of my samples!
- Coconut oil for nighttime moisturizer (yes, seriously – the same coconut oil you’d use for cooking; it’s amazing & produces the most dewy, moisturized skin; just make sure it’s unrefined, as refined will clog pores!)
- Once or twice a week I will apply a face mask. I LOVE Aveda face masks, and Dermalogica has a great cleansing clay one that doesn’t dry out or irritate my skin.
- Lastly, about once a week I try to exfoliate with Origins’ Modern Friction. It is AMAZING & I don’t know how I ever lived without it. (Sorry to sound dramatic, but it’s that awesome! It’s like a mild dermabrasion treatment & leaves skin feeling like a baby’s butt.)
I think that’s it!