Post # 1
I am trying to figure out a balanced skincare routine. My mom never really did anything like that – rarely wore makeup, doesn’t really have beauty routines or beauty tips for me. It was a challenge to start shaving, lol.
I have combination skin, relatively acne free if I stay away from very silicone-feeling products, some monthly acne spots occasionally, and across my nose/chest I can have the occasional redness/pre-rosacea. I have stress/genetic undereye circles that are the bane of my existance.
Right now in the morning I use an Aveda sensitive skin cleanser and moisturizer, along with my rosacea cream. At night, I take off my makeup with a wipe, follow with an acne-suppressing cleanser for gentle skin, and a nighttime ‘rejuvenation’ cream and a dark eye circle cream (just started those last two). I’m pretty good at keeping a high spf sunscreen on me if I’m going to be outside for anything serious.
Is there anything I’m missing? What’s up with toners? What do you do to take care of your skin?
Post # 2
I feel like I don’t do too much.
I always rinse my face in the shower, and follow-up with Olay moisturizer for sensitive skin with spf. For make-up, I use concealer and cover-up. At night, I rinse my make-up off with water, and again apply Olay moisturizer before bed. My FI always compliments me on how soft my skin is.
I’m never had to use a cleanser. In fact, cleansers just dry out my skin and caused more problems than prevented them. I don’t have acne, but I do get a one to a few pimples on my face chest or back a month.
Post # 3
At night, I wash my face with a foam cleanser and my Clarisonic then raw honey. I keep the honey on for about 10 mins then rinse off. I follow with a witch hazel/rose water toner. Then I apply rosehip seed oil and sunflower oil and top it off with aloe vera cream.
In the morning, I rinse my face and follow with toner. Then I use sunflower oil and aloe vera cream under my make-up.
Post # 4
KeeKalena: I like the all-natural approach! The products I buy are natural-based.
What do you use the toner to do? I find really conflicting information just searching on the web. 😛
Post # 5
I used to have some of the worst acne possible between the ages of 9-16, now that I’m 22 my skin has gotten much clearer with only occassional breakouts or blackheads. I do struggle with oily skin but my currnent regimen has been helping a lot! For my skin care routine, it’s as follows:
- Scrub with stridex conditioning acne scrub in the morning shower and Jack Black turbo wash in the evening (I know it’s for guys but I just love how my skin feels with it!)
- Apply Lancome genifique in the morning and before bed (I know I’m only 22 but it doens’t hurt to apply anti-aging stuff young)
- I typically don’t wear any makeup besides my Almay get up and grow mascara, but I will apply Snoe Phenomenon powder for oil and mattifying my skin. If I do want to do a little more with my makeup or want some SPF I use Tarte amazonian clay with blush, eye shadow, and liner. Love Tarte brand things!
- I never wear lipsticks, but I always carry some basic chapstick or clear Baby Lips.
- During the summer when I have more issues with oily skin I use some Uno Whip Wash Black (has charcoal in it) and it works like a charm. I also will apply a higher SPF oil free moisturizer in the summer as well.
Post # 6
I’ve tried every high end product and always come back to plain old coconut oil. I exfoliate, take off makeup and use it as lotion on my face. My skin has never been in better condition and no chemicals!
Post # 7
gillykat824: Basically toner can act as a last step in your cleaning and a prep for any moisturizers you may put after.
I picked witch hazel and rose water because of the many skin benefits they have.
I like using a toner that doesn’t dry out my skin. I actually used to swear by Korean beauty products for years but after giving birth, my skin did a 180 and will now only accept my current routine.
Post # 8
Uhhh well I wash my make up off in the shower with some shampoo, and in the winter slap some lotion on my face before bed.
I was blessed with clear skin so…if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Now if you have any suggestions to fix my stretch makes, by all means.
Post # 9
BeeinBlush: I tried food-grade coconut oil, and my skin hardcore rebelled. I also just don’t like coconut. I was kinda sad, because I’ve heard such great things about it!
cls9q: Haha, lucky! If I don’t do the sensitive face cleaners, my skin says OH HELL NAW. 😛
Post # 10
I remove makeup and cleanse with Purity by Philosophy. Day moisturizer is Cereve with spf on top of an antioxidant serum from Paula’s choice. Night moisturizer rotates between Neutrogena retinol, that Walgreens AHA cream that is raved about and dirt cheap, or facial oil of some sort for a deep moisturization every 3rd night.
Works a charm, balance of drugstore and high(er) end and haven’t had any regular breakouts in the year I’ve been doing this. Also, just today someone told me I look a decade younger than I am. WHOO HOO!
Next splurge will be the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Cetaphil cleanser followed by toner and a daily round of Benzoyl Peroxide and moisturizer. I’ve been loving BB creams lately so that’s my go to makeup. At night I use a wipe in addition to typical cleansing to get rid of makeup. Toner makes a huge difference in really getting all the dirt and grime for me.
Post # 12
gillykat824: Np!! Hope it helps!! I do enjoy the feeling of the toner after washing my face lol. It’s so cooling and refreshing! Plus, it’s satisfying to see the makeup and dirt you may have missed!
Post # 13
I work at a medical spa, so I have a lot of high end and rx only products. That being said, I really think all you need to do is keep your skin clean and moisturized. I also have pre-rosacea and after trying everything on the market and reading through tons of forums, the best way to keep it at bay is to avoid anything that irritates your skin and think about intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments when the redness gets bad. The light is attracted to red or brown pigment and will shrink the tiny broken blood vessels on your face. I do use a retinol every other night as an anti-aging tool, but it’s not really necessary
Post # 14
I wash, tone and moisturize my face every day morning and evening (not really but I should) with some organic products made for oily/combination skin. The products are made by a local spa with things like lavender, oatmeal, cucumber, passion fruit, Shea butter and vitamin e. My sister works at the spa where the products are made and she recommended them to me. I’m in the process of changing all my products to organic ones. I also use St. Ives moisturizer and The Body Shop’s Vitamin E lotion for my body. But I don’t use it every day because I’m lazy. Usually just on my hands and arms. Just the parts people will see, lol. I don’t wear make up though so I can’t help with that. I also occasionally use The Body Shop’s Vitamin E lip balm on my lips. When I remember.
Post # 15
Lol I have tried everything but have wound up ironically using what my mother and grandmother used their lives…
Noxema for face fash when I shower ( if my breaking out bad I will use it as a mask at home occ.) and at night before bed or after shower sometimes both I use Baby Magic ( the smell is relaxing to me and it makes my skin so soft I use it everywher enot just my face)