(Closed) To all women with acne prone skin

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m 36 and still get acne.  My mom said she used to all the time b/c of hormones but had a hysterectomy when she 34 so it stopped.  The only good thing is I think it makes me look younger b/c 1) not many people get zits in their 30s and 2) I have oily skin so very few wrinkles.

My mom bought me as a wedding present every piece of Estee Lauder makeup they had.  And of course the 3 step process to take it off…so far it works.  When I switch b/c I run out, I break out again.  Clinique has an anti-acne foundation that I’ve tried 2x and both times it made me get tons of little pimples.  So for me, the Estee Lauder has been the best….

Post # 5
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I had medium acne, some cystic, mostly small ones, but always one big one somewhere. I am really anal about picking my zits (TMI, sorry) so I would always have red holes, I just can’t stand to have white pussy heads on my face, it’s just a OCD thing with me. I saw my dermatologist and he prescribed two topical creams I interchange every night. I now have perfect skin. I got a BC prescription to help with acne too as a double measure. Couldn’t be happier with my skin now. If you haven’t tried seeing a dermatologist, I would highly reccomend it, mine told me that just treating the surface is not going to help your acne, because it is all hormonal.

Post # 6
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m 34 & still break out!  The best thing I’ve done to reduce breakouts is using philosophy “On A Clear Day” foaming face wash & the “On A Clear Day” mositurizer.  I also tried their foundation, but I didn’t like it.  I’ve been using Estee Lauder teint idole liquid foundation for a long time.

Post # 7
2547 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well I am really prone to acne, have been since I was 15. A foundation I use that really, and I stress, REALLY, helped my skin was Marcelle, BB cream. It is like a light tinted moisturizer that actually benefits your skins appearance without cloggin pores.

Post # 8
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have rosecea and our photographer airbrushed it all out.  I was thinking airbrushing a foundation would have worked too but i didn’t try. it out.

Post # 9
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m 27 and I still have acne (at least one, like you said) and it’s so frustrating.  I remember being so crestfallen at 25 thinking, “Wow, these are never just gonna quit on their own.”  

I’m also not great about *remembering* to use creams and whatnot so if you’re maybe a little like that I would recommend Benzaclin.  It is a prescription but it’s a great cream because it combines a drying/antibacterial agent with a antibiotic where sometimes doctors will prescribe those separately.  If you’re not in the mood for a prescription go with Rite Aid’s brand of benzoyl peroxide.  I say Rite Aide because it has a gel consistentcy, not a pastey one, so it’s very light and easy to spread and you can do a thin layer on your whole face.  Follow that up with a moisturizer.  Something really light – I like Clean and Clear morning burst (sans salycilic acid, that’s too much medicine, and besides, salicylic acid is really for exfoliating so it shouldn’t be in something you want to stay on your face).

As far as foundation… I can’t recommend Bare Minerals enough.  It’s pretty messy because it’s powder but I wait a bit for my moisturizer to set and then I brush it on.  If have a few spots I hit them with a dot of (inexpensive) concealer and the coverage is great but very light feeling.  I also find it lasts quite long throughout the day.  And it doesn’t create more acne.  I find most cream foundations just beget more.  And even though the containers seem small, I usually get quite a few months out of them.

Post # 11
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have dry acne-prone skin, especially on my cheeks. I use Bare Minerals foundation, recommended to me by my esthetician. 

Post # 12
5400 posts
Bee Keeper

Often acne is very difficult to treat from the outside in. Try eliminating dairy products and see if that helps you. It has made a huge difference for me.

Post # 13
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Riverviews Art Space

Murad is AMAZING. I wish i had some before/after pics, but it was like a train wreck on my face to clear with no scars. I used the three step acne stuff and then the lightening gel. And they can also automatically send it to you every 2 or 3 months, I believe.  (I’d recommend Dr. Murad’s book “The Water Secret” as well ;)).

Also, for makeup- Bare Minerals. Its da bomb. 🙂 Good luck in acne adventures! YOURE NOT ALONE!!! AND YOU ARE STILL BEAUTIFUL! 😀

Post # 14
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

For as long as I could remember I usually had a zit around my lipline or a few small pimples near my hair line.  My clarisonice keeps my face really clean but doesn’t dry it out too much.  I like Kate Summerville’s moisturizer for night and Clinique’s Skin Tone Correcting moisturizer for oily/combination skin for daytime since it has SPF 25 in it.

For makeup, I just recently switched from Clinique foundation to Make Up Forever’s HD foundation and I love, love, love it.  The coverage is great but doesn’t feel super heavy and I find I don’t need to put as much on because it is just a bit thicker than my Clinique stuff.  I’ve heard great things about Bare Minerals for day to day wear but that it can photograph shiny in pictures because of the mineral content.  I refuse to wear any kind of MAC foundation or concealer because their products made me break out so bad.  A make-up artist friend of mine said the same thing.  

I find the girls that work at any of the make-up counters at Nordstrom to be super knowledgable and very friendly.  Perhaps go visit a counter or two one weekday afternoon when it isn’t too busy.  Most of the time, they offer you a small free trial of a product so you can try it out for a few days to make sure it works for your skin.  Sephora could probably do the same thing to.  I just have not had a great of luck finding a knowledgable makeup artist that works at the Sephora near me.  

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