Post # 17
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I love Paula’s Choice products, I’ve been using them for several years now to control my acne. Their website is really informative as well, it is also associated with beautypedia which provides reviews of almost every brand and product imaginable, and if they work well if why they do/do not.
Post # 18
I think it was the .05% but I’m really not sure. Retinoids just don’t work that well for me, I’ve found. The less I do to my face the better it looks, really. I also take a lot of vitamins and supplements that help my skin. I can tell if I skip one day or drink less water, it makes a difference.
So true, everyone’s skin is drastically different. I can’t tolerate the oil cleansing thing, I tried it, too. Also, my skin when I was younger was much less sensitive than it is now. I had to stop using Oil of Olay products altogether and switch to products with very few ingredients, very pure and always unscented and for sensitive skin. I can’t use a lot of the “luxury” products any more because they break me out.
Post # 19
@GG_Vega: I’ve been using Exuviance Anti-Bacterial Cleanser and it’s been amazing. My skin hasn’t been better. I also use Mario Badscue Glycolic Acid Toner and that works great too. Neither of them have a fragrance and I have not had as many breakouts.
Post # 20
I always end up coming back to Clinique products no matter what I try (I’ve tried everything from Dior to drugstore brands). I use their Dramatically Different lotion, their CC cream, and the facewash on a daily basis. I occasionally use the toner (part of the 3-step line). My skin is sensitive and easily irritated.
Post # 21
Daily routine: clean my face with noxema pads and then use the St. Ive’s apricot scrub. The St. Ive’s green tea scrub is good too. And once a week or every two weeks I use pore strips on my nose. My face feels so soft and clear. I never had any bad breakouts, just your annoying one obvious pimple, but it usually clears up the next day after I wash.
Post # 22
I have sensitive/reactive, dry, acne-prone skin. I use a local woman’s skincare line:
– 1.25% benzoyl peroxide, non-foaming face wash (massage in to wet skin, remove with a wet washcloth in gentle circles) twice a day
– 1.25% benzoyl peroxide gentle face scrub twice a week
– moisturize damp skin (and as-needed)
– switched my foundation to Everday Minerals
– clean my face brushes once a week, don’t touch my face, etc.
– drink lots of water and eat clean
Post # 23
I have weird skin. It’s dry but oily (like I have flaky dry patches, but it’s oily in the same place!)
My dermatologist told me to use makeup removing cloths for my eye makeup (I use “Lid Care, as I have dry eyes) and then wash with a Dove bar. Yes. Dove. I thought she was wacko, but my skin has never been better since starting to use that as a wash.
In the morning, after washing, I put on Arbonne FC5 Moisturizing Night Creme (yes, for the day).
At night I use Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Moisture Night Cream.
My skin is currently at it’s best that it has been in a long time. I don’t get many blemishes now, and it’s not as dry and flaky.
Post # 24
I wash my face twice daily with Ain’t Misbehavin’ acne cleanser, using a Clarisonic Mia brush (love!). I’ve only been using the acne cleanser since I stopped taking BCP and started breaking out. It works like a miracle for hormonal breakouts. Before that, I used Cetaphil. I follow with Glycolix 5% cleansing pads, which are also awesome.
Post # 25
The Aveda mask that helps “calm” the skin has helped me. Going to try the mask that helps prevernt clogged pores next.
Post # 26
@GG_Vega: i started getting facials in March to prep for my wedding stuff (shower last weekend, next weekend, bachelorette in 3 weeks and wedding in October). my aesthetician put me on a regimen that works really well for me. (i have an oily T-zone and dry cheeks, dry around my mouth as well but i use the same regimen all over). i have gotten tons of compliments on my skin since i started doing it about a month ago.
morning and night:
wash face with Neutrogena Deep Clean facial cleanser
tone with Neutrogena Clear Pore astringent
Moisturize with Groomsmen Collin Aquamucine Cream SPF 15
so far it has worked super well for me. my skin is clear and glowy. i also never touch my face or sleep in makeup. NEVER SLEEP IN YOUR MAKEUP!
Post # 27
LOVED the Philosophy line (Purity, Micro Delivery, etc.) but once I stopped BCP, my skin blew up with acne! So I switched to Cetaphil Daily Cleanser and the acne.org benzoyl peroxide treatment and my face is clear but dry! Once my hormones balance, I plan to go back to Philosophy.
Post # 28
Love my Elizabeth Arden stuff. Ceramide serum and visible difference moisturizer. There’s been such a change in my skin!
Post # 29
I use MaryKay’s Timewise collection. It is AMAZING! They say that after the age of 25 you should be using anti aging stuff. I am 23 and just getting a head start 🙂
If you have sensitive skin we also have our botanical’s collection & ClearProof for acne prone skin 🙂
I am a MaryKay independent beauty consultant so if you want any more information please feel free to ask or pm me!!
Post # 30
I have been using Origins cleanser and moisturizer for years and have been really happy with my skin. I also drink a lot of water throughout the day and always make a smoothie made of fresh fruits and veggies to start off my morning. I’ve been told that the nutrients from the fruits and veggies helps nourishes your skin.
Post # 31
I don’t use anything fancy:
makeup remover: Lancome’s bifacil for light makeup, Pond’s cold cream for heavy makeup
cleanser: Neutrogena fresh foaming cleanser
moisturizers: Olay regenerist microsculpting serum, Olay complete moisturizer (spf 15)
additional: Neutrogena ultra-sheer water-light sunscreen (spf 60?), St.Ive’s apricot scrub or face brush w cleanser to exfoliate, Biore pore strips, Lancome renergie microlift eye cream when I remember, random face masks (walmart’s freeman avacado mask, black clay mask I got for my b-day, balea single-use masks, etc. etc.)
I also try not to touch my face much, and I try not to pick at things.