(Closed) Yay for small victories! (a skin story)

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yay – I am happy that you found something that works for you!

I also use green tea as a toner. I just steep a whole bunch and put it in an old toner bottle and it lasts for months! I also add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to the cotton pad with the green tea. Tea tree oil is an anti-septic so it really cleans out your pores and opens them to allow moisture to get in!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@lunathea:  OMG…. That’s awesome and I’m so going to try this but want to make sure I do it right. Sorry but can you spell this out for me?

Morning wash with Purpose then steep green tea and rub tea bag on face, then rinse and use oil free moisturizer (what are you using?)

Night just washing with purpose? what’s bp?

Thanks so much I’m freaking out about my acne for the wedding!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@lunathea:  Thank you so much! I agree what works for you may not for me but really….. what do I have to lose? I’ve tried everything! I too am way oily and have horrible blackheads on my nose and breakout everywhere no paticular place. So I’m going to try it! Thanks again!!!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@lunathea:  Your story is so similar to mine, minus the green tea (which is an AWESOME idea, btw!)

I used proactiv for YEARS, but it was so expensive, and to be honest, I still would break out, so I cancelled it…and started just using drug store brand facewash, etc. I was noticing my skin was looking better, but then I read an article in Cosmo (which I hate, but it was at the gym, and I was bored, lol), about oily skin, and they talked about how because so many products dry out your skin, oily skin esecially will overcompensate by producing more oil, leading to more breakouts. The article suggested using a thick (matte) moisturizer: I tried it and PRESTO!

Now I alternate between St John’s Apricot Scrub (for acne prone skin), and neutrogena face wash, and just moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, and my skin has NEVER looked better!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@sara_tiara:  That’s great to know as well and kinda makes sence. Easy enough to moisturize more. Thanks!

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Clinique has come out with an oil free gel Dramatically Different moisturizer.  I get really oily in the mid-day and this stuff is awesome. 

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