Is it okay to use this cleanser every day?
I’m starting out a new skincare regiment after destroying my face with Adapalene gel for 6 months. My question is is it okay to use a benzoyl peroxide (4%) face wash every day? I’ve heard you’re not supposed to use a 10% every day because it can dry out your skin but I have fairly oily skin and need it dried just enough so I don’t look like an oil monster aha. I’ve been using Cerave’s CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skinfor right now but it’s just not getting rid of my acne. I’ve noticed my skin looks brighter and healthier while I’m using it, but I still have pretty bad acne. Salicylic Acid doesn’t work on my face in terms of getting rid of acne, unfortunately or I would be using that cleanser instead! Thanks! (This is my first post so any advice is very welcomed! I’ll try to update once I get the hang of this! 😊)
SkinsitiveI wouldn’t use them the same day- you can’t really “dry out” acne But benzoyl acne helps kill acne bacteria.
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Closed comedones breakout
BACKSTORY: A few weeks ago I had no idea what was going on because my skin has never broken out before! I’ve practically had pretty clear skin all of my life. WHAT HAPPENED?? : I’m 22 now and I tried out oil cleansing to clear out my black heads... worst. mistake. of my life. It completely broke me out into tiny little bumps that were skin colored and it was gross genuinely gross. When I would wash my face or run my fingers on my face it was bumpy practically everywhere. Specifically my t zone forehand was minimal, cheeks around my nose, around my mouth and chin. My skin was super textured everywhere. Then BOOM!!! 💥 my face exploded into a ton of pimples one after the other it seemed like it was never going to get better. One would heal and 3 new ones would pop up. I tried everything underneath the sun. I had many breakdowns and breakouts! My skin is finally getting better and could not be more thankful!!!! WHAT BROKE ME OUT: DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil and Lip Cream Gift Set - This is really just is not for everyone. ROUTINE: CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin - The only reason I’m giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I find it drying but it’s been helping a lot!! #Dr. Eddie’s - Happy Cappy[products]#[FiveStars] - This contains zinc pyrthione which helps so much with acne, closed comedones, fungal acne and it’s a shampoo for babies so i found it to be really gentle on the skin CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 - again I didn’t find it to be super moisturizing, but it’s okay I need to find something non comedogenic that will help my stay hydrated. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MY SKIN TYPE: I stripped down to the basics and just for reference I have comboish skin (oilier T zone, dry/normal everywhere else) although lately it’s been more dry since I started moisturizing which is odd but really I need to find a better moisturizer. **** These pictures were taken 6 days apart **** 📷 September 9th - September 15th I hope someone finds this helpful ❤️ if they have experienced an oil cleansing disaster like I did
My skincare routine
A little background on my skin: I have struggled with acne seen I was a teenager. I wouldn’t call it severe but it’s definitely persistent... I don’t go a single day without at least a couple pimples. I have combo skin, oily on my forehead and cheeks but super dry and flaky around my nose/mouth/ chin area. I also constantly have little bumps on my face that don’t really get red or turn into whiteheads and am thinking it could be fungal acne?! I wanted to develop a skincare routine that would help with acne and textural irregularities, even my skin tone and shrink my pores, and if possible give me glowing skin! So here it is! Let me know what you guys think! PM (daily): CLEANSE: I double cleanse starting with removing my makeup using LUSH - Ultrabland . It’s good at removing makeup but it is super thick and hard to get off so once I’m done with this tub I will probably try a different makeup removing cleanser. I then go in with either the CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser or CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin I keep one in the shower and one by my sink so whichever one is handy is the one I use. TONE: toner isn’t a necessary part of a skincare routine but I like the way Kiehl's - Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol Free Toner feels and it’s Hyram approved so I figure it can’t be doing any harm. TREAT: I have used a prescription retinol (tretinoin) for the past year or so. Helps with acne and signs of aging. I then use The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 to hydrate my skin. I used to use this in the morning but I don’t love the way it feels under my makeup. MOISTURIZE: I use CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion which is great for hydration but even though it’s targeted for oily skin I feel like my skin is super oily after... so I might switch back to using Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream which feels really cool and calming on the skin and doesn’t leave me oily. AM(daily): Cleanse with one of the two cera ve cleansers listed above. Tone with the same toner. TREAT: I use The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and I absolutely love it. It has helped with controlling my oil production and it has so many other amazing benefits. If I’m feeling dry I will use Kiehl's - Hydro Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate which has glycerin to lock water in. I will then moisturize with CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 . I will then use The Ordinary - High-Adherence Silicone Primer as a base for my makeup. Once a week (Sunday) I use The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque . My skin feels so smooth after. 3 times a week in the morning I use The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA for mild exfoliation. Thoughts?
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I NEED HELP!
Hello beauties! I’ve been a little nervous about posting my skin but y’all are the only ones who would understand my issues, and could possibly help me! I have been trying to clear my skin for almost two years now, and I have tried almost everything: change my pillow case and sheets every week, wash my face twice a day, exfoliate 1-2, stopped eating dairy, sugar, drink more water, and a healthier diet, etc. and I still DO all these things! But nothing I do seems to work... these are the products I have been currently using, and my routines: MORNING ROUTINE: - Rinse my face with water - CeraVe - Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser - Rub an ice cube on my face to help shrink pores and pimples - CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin - Apple Cider Vinegar or Tea tree oil for my pimples NIGHT ROUTINE: - Rinse my face with water - CeraVe - Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser - CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin - Apple Cider Vinegar or tea tree oil for my pimples ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK: I exfoliate with either one of these products... - The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution - FREEMAN - REJUVENATING cucumber + pink salt Please feel free to criticize/ correct my routine, add tips or products, anything helps!!
Back to the basics. Nighttime Routine🌙
As someone who loves trying new skincare, like so many of you, my skin was kind of in a bad place from the switching of products. 🙃 So two days ago I decided to cut all the “non necessary” steps out and stick to the basics I know really work and love! Step 1: cleansing oil / balm. As someone who wears not only sunscreen every day but also makeup (not everyday) this first step is critical to my nighttime skincare routine. I have a love for my DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil but I recently bought this Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm because of the great reviews. So far I am really loving it but only complaint is they should have put it in a tub because it can be hard to squeeze out. Step 2: water based cleanser I think everyone on here knows about the two step system where you go in with an oil to get the makeup and sunscreen and then with a water based cleanser to finish the job! I love the Krave Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser because it doesn’t dry out my skin and it doesn’t break the bank! Step 3: treat I’ve also been going in after my water based cleanser with the cerave acne foaming cream cleanser, this cleanser has benzoyl peroxide to really help clear the skin of any pesky spots. I am loving this one by cerave because it isn’t too strong at only 4% and actually hydrates my skin while treating! A newfound love! (I don’t use this everyday) Then I go in with the item I would take with me of stranded on a desert island (well, besides sunscreen) differin adapalene gel. Can’t say enough great things. Step 4: moisturize I have really really dry skin so this step is very important to me and the health of my skin come morning time. But also for some reason my skin is sensitive to some moisturizers making me break out so the simpler the better. This differin restorative night moisturizer is has super simple but great ingredients that don’t irritate my skin and keep my hydrated all night long!
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Hello! I’m in need of urgent assistance. I’ve done absolutely everything I can think of and I don’t have the money to continue spending on expensive products that don’t work! I used to have very bad cystic acne and am now on medication for that. Right now, I’m dealing with fungal acne on the forehead, and some persistent pimples along my cheeks and by my nose and chin. I have oily/combo skin, primarily in the T-zone and I’m a college student, so my under eye bags are awful. I have pictures of my morning routine and my nighttime routine. Please help and give suggestions on what products I should discard/keep or which products I should try!! Thanks so much!
New addition to my night routine
So far I have only used this product for a little less than a week, but I am already seeing results. Of course, only time will tell if this product will make a lasting effect on my skin. The first few nights I experienced some purging, but after that, the product seems to calm any inflammation overnight. I did decide to eliminate The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%. I wasn’t loving the way it felt on my skin and couldn’t tell if it was truly doing much. I thought since my face wash CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skinand night moisturizer CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream both have niacinamide that the ordinary was a bit unnecessary. We’ll see how my current PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Boosterand PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA (Salicylic Acid) Liquid Exfoliatorcombination works. 🙏🏼🤞🏼
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First Impression Review: CeraVe SA Cleanser 🧼
Okay I finally got my hands on this cleanser! I always talk about how my hormonal acne is awful and flares up time from time so now I’m working on prevention. I got this from target for $11.99. It’s also at Walmart & online at Ulta ($13.99). I have combo skin and this is marketed for “Normal Skin”. Highlights: ￼￼SA=Salicylic Acid: BHA CREW ! This is a HG ingredient for treating acne! Its made from willow bark (bark from willow trees used in medicine since forever) and has many healing properties. This ingredient is “oil-soluble”, which means it’ll penetrate your skin lipid barrier (sorry I love science). This penetrates your skin and absorbs oil & dirt, as wells as, exfoliates. ￼￼Fragrence free: for my sensitive skin lovelies ￼￼Vitamin D: great for age prevention, antimicrobial, antibiotic, & anti—inflammatory (all great for acne) ￼￼Non-Comedogenic: doesn’t clog pores. I used this for the first time tonight and my skin was like whew! I have combo skin currently, oily in my t-zone and dry around my cheeks and mouth and this really got my dry spots DRY! I have a few spots on my cheek and forehead that I’m looking to get rid of so I’ll see how it goes. I did replace moisture in my skin 🌙 Routine: Cleanse CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin Tone PAULA'S CHOICE - Enriched Calming Toner Serum The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Eye Cream SKINCEUTICALS - A.G.E. Eye Complex for Dark Circles(will be reviewing this soon!) Moisturize CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion Cliganic - 100% Rosehip Oil ** I might use dr. brandt - Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask is my skin feels dry before I actually go to bed** I’m only going to do this routine 2-3xs a week!
Hi everyone! This is my first time posting on here so I’m not too sure if anyone will actually read this but if anyone does, I would really appreciate the advice! I recently purchased the Cerave PM moisturizer because the ingredients seemed amazing and I was super excited. I love the texture and really enjoy applying this but for some reason it has been causing me a lot of redness (specifically around my cheeks and nose). I also feel minor stinging and tenderness to the touch. I’m not too sure why this could be as most of the ingredients are already familiar to my skin (I’ve been using hyaluronic acid and niacinamide in the morning for months). In case there is another red flag in my routine that could be causing this, I can share current PM skincare routine! • LUSH - Ultrabland I use this as a cleansing balm on nights when I double cleanse (I know it’s not the best but I want to finish my tub before buying a new one). •DERMA•E - Anti-Wrinkle Cleanser I don’t mind this but I think I’d like to try out a more gentle cleanser once I run out of this! •The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' I really enjoy this serum but I’m not too sure if I’ve seen many results after using it for about 2 months. •The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Amazing for under eyes! • CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion Still figuring out if my skin can handle this but I was previously using The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA and I really enjoy this moisturizer, but I think I would prefer a gel consistency similar to the Cerave one. •The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil I don’t fully know what this does for my skin but I absolutely love using it. It has never clogged my pores or caused me to be more oily in the morning like other oils have. Not to mention how amazing it feels on your skin! Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to try to help!
Would not purchase again
I bought this in hopes that it would clear up my acne and help control my oil. I liked that it came in a pump (except my pump was broken lol). It took forever to come off and it left a residue on my skin so I had to follow up with another cleanser to get the residue off. After washing my face with this cleanser my face felt soft, but extremely dry. I would not recommend this product to any skin type, because if it dried my oily skin out, it would definitely dry out normal and dry skin:((
CeraVe-Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin
I used to have the WORST acne on my forehead, along with a bunch of tiny bumps. I’ve been using curology for 2 years now, but I starts seeing insane results after 2 months :) CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin Curology - Curology formula
Hi community! I’m 21 years old and love where I am on my skincare journey, but I’d appreciate getting some tips from some more experienced members of the community. Thanks in advance for your time 🥰 I have acne prone skin and I believe I am combination skin type. This app alerted me to my above average sized pores and I wonder if these are trapping oil and dirt. Every morning and evening, I do the following three steps: Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser Neutrogena - Alcohol Free Toner CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin Once a week, I exfoliate with fresh - Sugar Face Polish Exfoliator Using cetaphil cleanser before and after. Lately, I have been using this once a week for a treat: EVE LOM - EVE LOM Cleanser I try to avoid touching my face and I change my pillow cases 2-3 days. Is my acne due to hormones, high academic stress, or perhaps diet? Thanks for your time! 😍
Neutrogena-Alcohol Free Toner
Cerave - YES or NO?
Hey babes!! 👋🏼 Everyone loves using Cerave and says it’s so great, but do you know why? It’s a fan favorite, but you’ll see many Estheticians feel differently. Let’s dive in to learn more about brand/product. 👀 INGREDIENTS: Purified Water, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-11, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Polyoxyl 40 Stearate, Glyceryl Monostearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phytosphingosine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum. Glycerin - used in many skin care products as a humectant to bring moisture to the skin and also used an occlusive product in moisturizer to trap in hydration from escaping. Cetearyl Alcohol - despite having the name alcohol, it’s a fatty Alcohol which is good for the skin by softening it and it also thickens products. Ceramide 1,3, 6-11 - Ceramides are great for dry skin! They are lipids (fat) that help strengthen the skins barrier and protect from the environment. Hyaluronic Acid - another humectant that draws moisture to the skin 1000x better than water. CONCLUSION: Cerave has many good ingredients for basic skin care needs if you’re on a budget or need to repair your barrier. This is why many dermatologists recommended this product. It’s very basic. Most of their ingredients are functional and not performance based. This means that it’ll do the job of cleaning your skin, but won’t clear your acne or brighten your skin without any actives like salicylic or lactic acid. If you’re tight on a budget and just need a cleanser, this is better than others out there. I like to say that cerave is like washing your hands with just water and no soap. They will get clean, but you get better results with soap added. Xoxo, Blyssey #cheriecreator #skincare #cerave CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser
CeraVe-Hydrating Facial Cleanser
Best Drugstore Cleanser 💙
I have combination skin that is sensitive and acne-prone. I deal with hormonal acne so the last thing I want is irritating skincare products or products that cause breakouts. 💙CeraVe- Who is she? CeraVe is a brand that was developed with dermatologists and it is designed to repair and strengthen the skin barrier. It can be found in drugstores and is also at Ulta. Product- 💦Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal to Oily Skin ✨Claim: Cleanses and removes oil without disrupting the protective skin barrier 🔑 Key Ingredients: 3 Essential Ceramides, Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid Thoughts? This cleanser is so GENTLE and EFFECTIVE. I went through a huge phase of dropping tons of cash on skincare and as soon as I met this brand, I immediately questioned myself! What’s the point if I can do the same thing and better for less money?! This cleanser is gorgeous. It doesn’t irritate my skin at all and feels gentle. It definitely makes my skin feel clean and hydrated with the ceramides and HA present for locking in hydration. Niacinamide is an additional perk meant to help the skin barrier and calm the skin. It’s also good for acne prone people because it can help with pores, hard bumps, blotchy tone and fades acne marks. The formula is fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and non-irritating. I absolutely adore it. And at $14.16 for 16 oz, it’s a steal💙 Overall perks: 💦Gentle on skin 💦Good foam lather 💦Has ceramides and HA for moisture 💦Has Niacinamide for perks in texture, hyperpigmentation, redness and the skin barrier 💦Easily accessible 💦Definitely affordable 💦They have coupons on their website 💦These go on sale 💦Comes in many size options 💙I’m in LOVE!💙 CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin
CeraVe-Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin
CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser
Claims: cream-to-foam cleanser. Instantly dissolves dirt and oil. Non-stripping. Helps maintain skins natural barrier. Treats acne. I’ve been using this cleanser for over 2 months and I just don’t feel it has lived up to the claims. I didn’t see much foaming action, I don’t feel like my skin was thoroughly cleaned after using. I felt like there was still remnants of oil and gunk on my face after using. I also didn’t notice any difference in my breakouts, which bummed me out. I will say it did not make my skin feel tight and squeaky clean so it did live up to the non-stripping claim. CeraVe products are usually pretty good and work well, however I don’t feel this product is, at $14.99 it’s over priced for the substandard job it did. There are plenty of other drugstore brands that do an exceptional job.
CeraVe-Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser
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