Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
I think I need a new skin regimen! I have combo skin and I use a salicylic acid cleanser with exfoliant and I use Oil of Olay moisturizer. Sometimes I use biore pore strips.
Someone suggested to me that switch to a milder cleanser and a really light moisturizer in order to avoid my skin getting super oily in the summer. I’m thinking about switching to cetaphil, and then if I have breakouts, using a spot treatment instead of an allover salicylic acid face wash.
What do you use?
Post # 3
After suffering with acne from age 12 to about 22… I was finally able to get clear skin around 22/23 and have been clear for the past 2-3 years. I have sensitive, acne-prone, redness-prone, combo skin. Wash: Prascion Cloths (these are a sulfur-based prescription for acne/rosacea). Toner: Proactiv Solution toner, very moisturizing, my skin loves this! Benzoyl peroxide on pimples and thin layer all over face: I use the 2.5% one from acne.org, it’s a great product – gentle but effective! In my opinion, Cetaphil is clogging; it made me breakout. Also, biore pore strips aren’t good for the long run – they’re traumatizing to your skin. Try using an AHA toner like the one by Proactiv. It cleans out pores really well… that’s why it’s very effective before an acne or moisture treatment product. Hope this helps! Oh, I also take Yaz birth control pills which I also think helps, but I’m not sure how much.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Mrs House Nashville:
Where can you buy the Proactive toner?
Post # 5
I’ve bought it at kiosks in the mall or you can also find it on e-bay since they’re sealed with plastic. You can also buy it from proactivsolution.com where it’s a little cheaper than a mall kiosk, but I think you have to join their "club" where you’re on a buying-billing-automatic cycle.
Post # 6
Morning: Jared’s Ester C Lotion, aftr shower – DHC’s Nanocolloidal milk and cream
Evening: DHC’s Cleansing foam, Soothing Lotion (toner) and Retionoid cream
Post # 7
Yeah, you definately want to be using a more mild cleanser… both Salycilic acid and Benzoyl Peroxide can be very harsh on the skin, and cause irritation. (PS Proactive products use salycilic acid). You want to use an exfoliant only 2-3 times per week… and use a calming and antibacterial mask a couple times a week as well. A light, water-based moisturizer is best for oily skin types, and a spot treatment is definately a great option for treating blemishes.
I love Eminence products, and they have great options for EVERY skin type! Their website is http://www.eminenceorganics.com. You can call 1-888-747-6342 to find out the nearest retailer.
Hope this helps 😀
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
OBAGI!!!! It’s changed my skin so much and I feel like I am on the road to really awesome skin! 4 steps in the morning, 4 steps at night. LOVE IT!
Post # 9
I know the packaging is not very sexy, but I love love love Cetaphil’s Gentle face cleanse. You can get it pretty much anywhere – Target, Longs, CVS and it works really well for anyone with sensitive skin. I found my skin’s need really changed a lot over time and right now, Cetaphil does it for me. I pair it with a non-alcohol toner by Neutrogena and then a light daily moisturizer with SPF.
Post # 10
I was using proactive. However, it seems like my skin outgrew that regiment. I just switched to this product called Epionce. It is truely amazing. My skin has changed right before my eyes. I use the lytic gel cleanser and lytic lotion plus with my own cheaper moisturizer.
Post # 11
MrsT2Bee: For what it’s worth, Proactiv doesn’t use salicylic acid. Their cleanser is benzoyl peroxide based, their toner is alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) based (the second ingredient after water is glycolic acid which means its an AHA), and their lotion is benzoyl peroxide as well. Salicylic acid is a BHA – beta hydroxy acid.
Post # 12
I second the cetaphil. I wash with the sensitive version and moisturize with olay for sensitive skin with spf 15. I use a "daily exfoliant" maybe 2-3 times a week.
I have always had terrible skin and my derm perscribed a bunch of different stuff, but this routine has worked the best. Idk if its because I’m finally past those pesky teen years (I’m 21) or if its just working better.
Post # 13
I have relatively sensitive skin that is prone to redness. Because of that, I don’t wash my face everyday, especially in the winter. If I do wash it, I use a mild cleanser, recently I’ve been liking Murad’s Redness Therapy Soothing Gel Cleanser. Once a week, I use Philosophy’s The Great Mystery, which is a gentle, exfoliating mask-type treatment. I’ve found that this is the only exfoliant that doesn’t make my face bright red! After I wash (or just splash my face with lukewarm water), I apply an anti-redness gel (either Boots No. 7 or Clinique) and then either my day (used to use Laura Mercier Flawless Day Creme, but have recently tried a (MUCH) cheaper Neutrogena AntiOxidant Day Lotion) or night lotion (Clinique Moisture Surge). Oh and eye cream (Clinique All About Eyes Rich)–day and night!
Post # 14
I have pretty sensitive skin that is acne-prone but not oily. Harsh treatments can really dry my skin out & lead to even worse breakouts. I’ve tried proactiv & other "system" treatments and everything was too harsh. Here’s what I’m using now:
– Cleanser: Neutrogena fresh foaming cleanser; Aveeno brightening scrub as necessary (usually 2x week to exfoliate); Aveeno clear complexion foaming wash as necessary (with salicyclic acid) – I only wash my face at night (it’s very drying to my skin otherwise) and after the gym.
– Moisturizer: Purpose SPF15; Neutrogrena intensified day moisture with SPF15 as necessary (usually in winter)
– Night cream: Boots no. 7 (forget the name – in a pink jar at Target) (use during winter or if I’ve been using any acne treatments)
– Emergencies: Clean & Clear 10% Benzoyl Peroxide cream
+ BCP (Yasmin) which I think has really cleared up my skin
Post # 15
Another vote for Cetaphil here! For years and years I tried to kick my oily skin into submission with different acne cleansers and stuff. Then I decided maybe what I needed was to simplify. While the harsher cleansers fought off acne pretty well, my skin texture just sucked. Since switching, my oil/acne is WAY better and my skin is smooth. I stopped using toner just to streamline things – so now it’s just Cetaphil and a light Aveeno moisturizer. Most nights I use Differin. And every few days I exfoliate with Ocean Salt from Lush. I was really happy to stumble on this more simple regimen – I had been throwing SO many different things on my skin before and it dulled it out so much.
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp
I really love the neutrogena face washes!
I own two – one that’s more of a face scrub, and another that’s more of a makeup remover (I use this in the morning if I don’t shower!)