Post # 1
I’ve never really had major skin issues, but a recent switch in birth control kinda made my skin go haywire. I have it pretty much under control now with my own special routine, but I was just wondering what everyone else does to take care of their faces 🙂 Fill me in, ladies!
Personally, I wash with the generic equivalent for Noxema Deep Cleansing Cream, then use generic Witch Hazel as an astringent, and finish with Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid.
I’m a big believer in cheap beauty products.
I love Suave, and cheap Walmart brand beauty products. I think they do just as good a job. I know lots of you have loyalties to expensive products, so fill me in and let me know what you think.
Post # 3
I’ve always believed skin health is related to what I eat and how much I sleep. My skin looks it’s best when I’m eating healthy (lots of greens and water) and get enough sleep (at least 8 hours a night).
I also make sure I wash my face every night and use moisturizer (currently I’m using Philosophy’s Miracle Worker).
Post # 4
I’ve struggled with acne and complusive skin picking since… 13ish?
Lately, I’ve really taken control of it… and my skin is finally clearing for the first time in almost 10 years.
-Drink lots of water, as well as tea.
-Eat leafy greens, like spinach and kale.
-Wash both morning and night with active charcoal/tea tree oil/coconut oil – got a bar off etsy for $4!
-Use AM/PM CeraVe mosturizing lotion
-Sensative skin concealer.
I also contol my picking better. Also, this may have nothing to do with it BUT… I take a daily supplement for “down there” health (RePHresh pro-b) because my doctor said any unhappy balance down there can lead to your body freaking out and skin going crazy (which makes sense, because anytime I get an BV infection, my skin gets terrible).
Post # 5
I use St. Ives apricot exfoliating face wash. Best tip is never touch your face without washing your hands first, or sleep with makeup on. Works great for me.
Post # 6
My most miraculous skin product is Skin Rev-er Upper by Bare Minerals. I don’t really have any serious skin issues, but this stuff makes my skin clear, even toned and acne-free. I love it, and just a little squirt is enough so a bottle lasts months and months.
Post # 7
I wash with St. Ive’s Apricot scrub, then use witch hazel toner, and I finish with two drops of jojoba oil. I just started this routine and have already noticed a great difference. The jojoba oil is so fantastic to moisturize!
Post # 8
I don’t do much, but what I do use is Bare Minerals. I’ve spoken about it in some other threads. I’ve bounced around to a few different skin care brands – Neutrogena when I was a teenager – but I’ve recently just been sticking to one brand since I guess I feel that I like the idea of uniformity with the products. They are all meant to work together. I use the Bare Minerals cleansing facewash – not every day though, I’m bad about it. I had one period of time where I was awesome with it, night and day wash and moisturize and my skin looked AMAZING, so I know it worked. But every single morning I do moisturize and put on eye cream (I have one that nourishes and soothes your eyes and one that is supposed to take away the puffiness) before my makeup which I see makes a huge difference too.
I’ve also used St. Ives in the past and I love it, as well as this Clean & Clear. I used to put this on my eyebrows right after waxing because sometimes I would get pimples from the wax 1-2 days after waxing. If I would clean my eyebrows with this stuff right after waxing I wouldn’t get pimples. (I stopped waxing about 10 months ago though.)
Post # 9
I take spironolactone. I had bad hormonal breakouts on my chin, and I will most likely have them if I stop taking my wonder drug!
I wash my face with Mario Badescu glycolic acid wash most days, Cetaphil on other days. I use Olay normal skin moisturizer.
Post # 10
Drink lots of water. Celebrities and models almost always say this when asked how they have such great skin.
Post # 11
I use Bioderma! It’s wonderful and I highly recommend it if you have picky skin! It’s a no-rinse cleanser! You just apply it with a cotton pad and let it dry and you are good to go!
Post # 12
GENETICS! but if I wasn’t blessed with my mom’s clear skin, I’m a believer in treating things from the inside and heard wonders about apple cider vinegar! Some people use it as a toner with a 1:1 ration, some drink it. (i try to drink it diluted since it’s supposed to help with weight loss too, started 3 days ago)
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR “COCKTAIL”
2 tbsp Braggs apple cider vinegar (raw/organic)
Squeeze of lemon juice
1 tsp honey (optional)
12 oz. water
I just drink 1tbs mixed with a cup of water.
Post # 13
This will sound insane but trust me.
Take plain yogurt, preferably expired.
Take plain steel-cut oats and put them in a coffee bean grinder and grind the heck out of them. Use a strainer or powdered sugar thingie to shake the smallest particles out into a bowl. Re-grind if you want to get more tiny particles. You can use all of it if you want but using just the really powdered bits gives the best result.
Mix oat powder into plain yogurt until you have a sort of thin paste — just thick enough so it wont drip off a spoon (or your face)
Apply mixture to face like you would a mask, and leave on for 20-30 minutes, then rinse clean.
If you really want to pump up the acne fighting and moisturizing, mix in raw honey. (Manuka honey for best results but that stuff is EXPENSIVE.)
You can also use green tea as a toner – drink a cup, then rub the used bag on your face. Feels nice too.