(Closed) What are your HG beauty products/skin care tips?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Another honey and apple cider vinegar girl here!

I have horrible skin genes and thought “yeah right” when I read about honey and ACV but my skin has never been better!!! 

I have a bath every night so after taking off my eye makeup I lay in the tub with honey all over my face. Then I use my clarisonic to wash it off. I follow up with ACV as a toner, I used to dilute it but now I only do sometimes (I don’t have sensitive skin, but the undiluted fumes do make my eyes water a bit!).

I found an organic, unpasturized honey that comes in a bag (like those squeezy things that toddlers eat out of) and then I use ACV that still contains “the mother” (Braggs I think?).

I’m interesting in all these oils, I’ve never tried an oil before but have really oily skin.

Post # 34
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946 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969 - City, State

I used to have awful acne prone, red, dry skin (which would become oily throughout the day as my body attempted to hydrate it).  Getting rid of all the chemical laden products I spent loads of money on was the best thing I did for my skin.  I now use coconut oil and aloe vera leaves, which has completely changed my life (also can go makeup free and feel great).  I’m definitely going to try the honey suggestion!

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

KeeKalena:  wlphilli:  mademoiselleDFW:  Thanks ladies. I love my raw honey. I order mine online from amazon, can’t remember the exact brand as once I decanted it I threw away the jar. As far as I know, any raw honey will do. Because it’s unpasteurised it keeps all it’s natural properties which regular honey lacks, plus raw tends to come somewhat crystallised rather than smooth which gives it a scrubby property. The honey and weekly peel work well together as the honey is very soothing and moisturising in the days after the peel and also works to help fade scars. This has been like a revolution for me – I’m saving so much money (the peels are so cheap!) and I’m not constantly hunting for a new miracle product. 

ETA: The honey is also good for slathering on whenever your skin is sensitised – if you’ve been out in the sun/swimming in chlorine etc. If that’s the case I put it on for a good hour. Your skin might go a bit red after you use it, that’s normal and mine has a few times, but it calms down.

ALSO. If you have a really sore spot, like a cyst type one, and you are at home, put some honey straight on it and leave it on as long as you can. I find it can reduce the pain very quickly and heals the zit much faster.

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Post # 36
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278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

One last thing – a couple of hours post-honey mask, I find my skin gets a gorgeous, luminous glow to it. This is great for nights out so I time the masks to that!

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I use Kate Somerville products exclusively. I take my makeup off with my Clarisonic and KS gentle face wash. I then put on eye cream and an anti wrinkle cream before mixing a moisturizing serum with goat’s milk moisturizer. I use the Clarisonic Opal to apple both the eye cream and anti wrinkle cream. I apply sunblock everyday under my makeup even though both my primer and foundation have SPF in them. I started taking good care of my skin (and stopped try to tan my super pale complexion) at 23. I’m now 30 and look the youngest of my same aged friends by a good 5 years or so. 

Post # 39
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Busy Beekeeper

The women in my family age fabulously so thankfully I do not need and even if I did, I refuse to have a involved skincare routine.

My routine is as follows:

Step 1) I wash with basic cleansers either Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Facial cleanser

Step 2) Cetaphil and I moisturize with again basic moisturizers such as:

1) Aveeno 2) Mary Kay Combinatinon 3) Clinque Moisture Surge 4) Aquaphor 5) Coconut or Almond Oil

Twice a week I use a mild exfoliant scrub by Clinque. Every couple of weeks especially if I have breakouts I’ll put on a mask such as Noxema or Queen Helene Mint Julep.

That’s it. Realatively simple and cost effect. I don’t believe in needing to spend a ton of money on products. The drug store products are great.

 

Post # 40
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773 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

I used my Clarisonic for a couple of years and then just drifted away from using it. Now when I use it, it feels harsh on my skin. When I was using it a lot I loved it. I used it with Purity. Lately I’ve been getting red around my nose when I use my chemical AHA wash, so I wanted to find something that was a little more gentle for exfoliating. I tried the Boscia Konjac sponge and LOOOOOOOVE it. I have dry skin that can get eczema when I’m stressed out or I use the wrong product. I use one in the morning a couple of times a week now with Purity. For me, it works better than the Clarisonic now – I highly recommend trying the Konjac sponge.

Post # 43
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Helper bee

I’m a big fan of the Clarisonic. I keep my Clarisonic in the shower and use it almost every morning. I pair it with Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial cleanser. It’s gentle and, even though it’s pricey, a little bit goes a very long way.

At night, I use Yes to Cucumbers face wipes. If I’ve been wearing a lot of eye makeup, Bioderma has a great gentle remover. I’ve also recently started using Bliss Steep Clean Mattifying Toner Pads as well.

For moisturizer, I’ve really been liking Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer with SPF 15. I also try to do face masks a couple of times a week. CVS has a brand called Freeman that makes face masks that I’ve found works really well.

Post # 44
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316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

KeeKalena:  There is no perfect way to do things. This is my mother. She’s 48. Never wears makeup, never touches her face, and drinks an obscene amount of water. She doesn’t even wash it regularly. 

Each person is different

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