hi I struggle with acne and lately (last month or so) it’s been getting a LOT worse but I’m not sure why. I have combination skin and used to only have acne on my chin area and forehead. I would appreciate if there are any products you guys recommend :) thanks a lot <33 night routine: CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser Aveeno - Moisturizing Lotion FARMACY - Deep Sweep(sometimes) morning routine: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer Bioré - Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+
Dec. 10, 2020
_mhw25_Hi! I think ur routine looks good! Sometimes when using new products, especially ones with salicylic acid, ur skin tends to purge. Salicylic acid goes deep into the skin to pull out everything and bring it to the surface to get rid of it. Purging can last anywhere from a few weeks to about a few months. Personally, my skin can purge anywhere from 5 weeks to a few months. Keep ur head up and keep going with ur routine. If ur skin continues to get worse after a few months, then I would reconsider some of the products in ur routine. I hope this was helpful :)
michellexthank you so much for your feedback!! It actually has gotten a tad bit better (it’s been about a month), so I think you might be right!! definitely waiting for more signs though, hopefully the purging will end soon :))
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Apply sunscreen even when its cloudy ⛅️!
Bioré - Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ They say: Includes hyaluronic acid, royal jelly extract, and BG (moisturizing ingredients). Rinses away easily with soap in spite of the super-waterproof formulation. Gentle fragrance of white muguet that spells a little like alcohol so I gave it 4 stars. Biore Uv Aqua Rich Smooth Watery Gel Spf50 + / Pa ++++ 90ml #Biore - Aqua Rich Smooth Watery Gel Spf50 + / Pa ++++ 90ml[products]#[FiveStars] A watery gel that spreads smoothly over the whole body. Presents the skin of the whole body in clear tone especially on my darker body! Moisture maintained after many hours!!!! I was shook! I use this for when I go out outside to play sports like tennis it is 10 degrees hotter and more reflective!
Sunscreen that is noncomedogenic & POC friendly
Yes this is a Biore product, but from their Japan line. You won’t find this in stores. It’s available online, from YesStyle (Japanese cosmetic/beauty product website) and from Japanese wholesalers reselling on U.S. Amazon. The bottle and it’s entire packaging is in Japanese; here is an English translation of the ingredient list broken down courtesy of CosDNA: http://cosdna.com/eng/cosmetic_6252529702.html Bottom line: the best facial sunscreen available, hands down. I was leery because of the alcohol content. Not all topical alcohols are bad for the skin. I am severely sensitive and breakout prone. This flared up neither. It is a very liquidy format, not lotion based like we are used to with US sunscreens. It is easy to apply and non runny in the hand (think of a serum type texture). It has ZERO WHITE CAST; I am not a POC but multiple reviews have verified this is a very POC skin friendly product. Some have even claimed it to be a great makeup priming base. Try it out and let me know what you think! Bioré - Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+
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A BRAND IM KEEPING IN 2021
🍯 A BRAND I’M KEEPING IN 2021 🍯 @farmacybeauty is truly the brand that got me into skincare. i haven’t found a product I don’t like from them and especially enjoy their honey line. it just works so well with my skin type: combination, hormonal. i have been consistently using farmacy for over 3 years now & plan to continue using them in the future!
Current PM Routine
Been loving these products for my oily/acne prone skin! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser FARMACY - Deep Sweep 2% BHA Pore Cleaning Toner NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' Aveeno - Calm + Restore Oat Gel Moisturizer
Are you getting a tattoo soon? Not sure how to take care of it? Well let me help! Here are my favorite products for tattoo aftercare and how I use them. All of my tattoos have healed beautifully using this method, but always listen to what your tattoo artist tells you! 1. After 2 hours, wash your hands and carefully remove the bandage that your tattoo artist placed. 2. Very gently wash your new tattoo with cold water and mild antibacterial soap. I use Dial Gold Antibacterial hand soap! 3. Carefully rinse soap suds away with cold water, then gently pat the tattoo dry with clean paper towel, or let it air dry. 4. Start with your lotioning regimen. I use Aquaphor - Healing Ointment Skin Protectant . Gently apply a very thin layer of ointment over the tattoo 3 times a day (can be 4 times a day during winter). 5. After 3-4 days, you have the option to switch to an unscented lotion. I use Aveeno - Moisturizing Lotion . 6. Continue your lotioning regimen until all flaking, peeling, and scabbing has naturally sloughed off. This process takes approximately 2-3 weeks. 7. Continue to lotion healed tattoo once a day for life to help prolong the quality of your tattoo! Make sure you don’t- - Apply an excess of ointment or lotion to your healing tattoo. - Pick or scratch your healing tattoo. Let the scabs slough off naturally; they will fall off on their own when they’re fully healed! - Use anything abrasive on healing tattoo, such as a washcloth or loofah. - Swim or submerge your healing tattoo in pools, baths, lakes, rivers, etc. (Do shower normally, but use caution under the direct water stream) - Expose your healing tattoo to direct sunlight. (Once healed, diligent sunscreen use will help prolong the life of your tattoo) I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions ☺️
Face product ❤️👌
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Wish there was an instant replay on this one!
VICHY - Pureté Thermale One Step Face Cleanser for Sensitive Skin As soon as i applied to cleanse, my skin turned itchy and red instantly. I washed it off instantly and used my ceraveCeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser . People, beware of the fragrance when trying new products. *** INSTANT REGRET ***
Current Products I'm Using
I have oil/combo skin and been struggling with hormonal acne for a few years now which is mainly around my chin. I have noticed some positive changes but also some negative ones, for example I have more blackheads in areas besides my nose which I never had before. Here are the products I've been using lately. AM Routine I don't cleanse in the morning just splash water on my face and pat dry, then I apply PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist C15 Super Booster after I apply moisturizer e.l.f. - Holy Hydration! Face Cream - Fragrance Free then sunscreen Supergoop! - Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50 With Sunflower Extract PM Routine During the day I don't wear much makeup just some mascara so I just use GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Water for my first cleanse, then I go in with PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore Normalizing Cleanser which I am just about out of so I will be using CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanserwhich I haven't tried before but decided to buy it because of all the hype! Than I apply my toner and depending on my skin at the time I will either use PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore-Reducing Toner or I'm from - Rice Toner I have just recently purchased and starting using The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% then I moisturizer with THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer I use PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator twice a weeks and PAULA'S CHOICE - 1% Retinol Treatment with Peptides + Vitamin C 3 times a week. My skin is still breaking out so I'm gonna try eliminating certain products to see if I can pin point what is causing the breakouts and blackheads. I recently purchased a cleansing brush and I'm gonna start by eliminating the Paulas choice BHA Exfoliator and start using the brush 2 or 3 times a week instead. If that's not the problem then I'm gonna try taking out the Vitamin C. If anyone has any advice or tips I am all ears!!!
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I had to change my routine from day to night
I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE CHANGES I MADE ... I have approximately 10 days with this routine that has helped me a lot, I see my skin now and I am happy 🙂 I am missing a lot but today I know what I need and I have just enough and what is necessary, we do not need all the ingredients, only those that help you something and help your skin I am happy with the ingredients that I have and I will not change anything else! my day routine is always the same it never changes to me, it worked for me LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser I don't have much to say, I just love it 🥰I don't have much to say, I just love it 🥰 GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Brightening Toner This tonic is all in one I like it and it has helped me too✌🏻🥰 #Geek & Gorgeous - aPAD 20% Azeclair Serum[products]#[FiveStars] this azelaic acid serum was my total salvation since I started using it look at how my skin was changing I love it its texture is super light it absorbs in seconds it does not burn it does not itch I love it I am delighted🥰 BIOSSANCE - Squalane + 10% Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum I like it, I feel that it gives me a nice glow, it leaves my skin smooth and luminous, it looks healthy and it is not sticky, it has not irritated me, the truth is that I do not regret having bought it facetheory - Supergel Oil-free Moisturiser M3 It is super light, you have to give it a few seconds to fully absorb it does not leave greasy or sticky I like it 👍🏻 HELIOCARE - 360° Gel Oil-Free SPF 50 UVA/UVB Sunscreen I like it if I like it I'm finishing it, the only bad thing is at the beginning but I've gotten used to it.. I use all these products during the day and my skin does not react badly and above all I have not got any more pimples I have no more redness and I do not have itch either, the truth is this is what helped me, I am fine with the products I have, if I find something that I like, I'll keep that! But if I wanted to try something else, I do it very carefully, but at the moment my skin is better than before with these products.
The face wash of all face washes!
LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser I started using this face wash a few months ago and I really like it! I stopped using it for a bit to try out a new fave wash but I went right back to it! It’s very gentle, the texture is nice and I love when my face washes foam up! It means it’s cleaning my skin! I sing the ABC’s when I’m washing my face! It’s the perfect amount of time for me..💕 highly recommend this face wash and brand! The first picture is the bottle and the second is the texture of the wash itself!
Differin Update - IT WORKS!!
Differin update!! These are no makeup pictures! The ones on the left are from the beginning of December 2020, before starting differin. The pictures on the right are today Feb 4th 2021. I am in my 5th week of using Differin. I am so excited about the improvement in my skin I could cry! I will definitely continue to use in order to improve my skins texture and reduce the scars that are left. I will list my am and pm routines below while on differin gel. AM routine 1. Wash face with water 2. NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum this is a nice lightweight serum! I am not sure if I have seen a dramatic difference in my skin but it does make my skin look glowy! 3. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer the perfect day time moisturizer for my dry skin. It feels very simple and soothing. 4. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 5. A few mornings a week, especially if I am at clinical or work wearing a mask all day I will tone with PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator it is non drying and helps unclog my pores and keep maskne at bay! PM routine with Differin 1. THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm THE best cleansing balm IMO! 2. VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser perfect gentle cleanser that does not leave my face feeling stripped! 3 FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream just started using this and it is the perfect thick moisturizer that does not feel like it clogs my pores like the cerave cream did! 4. DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel PM routine without Differin On these nights I focus on products that will lighten scarring. 1. THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm 2. GLYTONE - Acne BPO Clearing Cleanser this is a great gentle cleanser that fights acne. Has been working great for me! 3. NATURIUM - Alpha Arbutin Serum 2% just started using this so I can’t give it 5 stars yet. It is not irritating whatsoever and feels lightweight! 4. The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% I love the texture of this and I think it works great to fade acne scars. Especially paired with alpha arbutin. 5. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream
Winter fav with FAB🥶
First, follow me for more content like this 💖😘 So if you’ve been following me or happen to see my posts you know I’ve been obsessed with First Aid Beauty lately. Their products have come in super clutch this winter for me because of the amazing hydration I get. So let’s talk about the Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer. It’s a light weight moisturizer formulated with meadow foam seed oil, Shea butter, colloidal oatmeal and avocado oil to make the skin extremely soft and smooth. It also helps reinforce the skins barrier. It gives you kind of a velvet, blur finish. I literally lather this one (you don’t have to I just love it so much). it comes in a 1.7 oz tube and it had a pump. It’s also $26. It doesn’t feel sticky and i feel hydrated all day. My face feels so protected from the cold weather. This is the most important product in my routine right now. If you get a chance please try this this winter. I promise it’ll make your face feel so good and hydrated. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer
Hello skin care junkies! My name is Rosie and my skin needs more than a bit of help. Above is my most recent Skin Journey picture. My skin has always been sensitive, and my face is combo (oily cheeks, dryish everywhere else). Currently, my morning routine is rinse with lukewarm water, moisturize with BURT’S BEES - Daily Face Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin, and then use CeraVe - Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 for Face with Zinc Oxide. Nighttime routine is wash with CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skinand then apply CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion. This has helped my acne somewhat (am still working on not touching my face when stressed), but it’s skill there and so is my hyperpigmentation/acne scars. Furthermore, I’ve noticed that I frequently get razor burn/strawberry skin on my legs when I shave, and I do not know how to fix this. Please leave any comments for what you think may be helpful, I appreciate it all.
BURT’S BEES-Daily Face Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin
UPDATE: This has really been such an frustrating and disheartening process because, despite periodic improvements, my acne has generally gotten worse over time. But seeing different medical professionals recently has brought the big picture together and I’m hoping to see sustained improvements with a little guidance. First, I finally got in to see a derm and within seconds of seeing my face, told me that this is hormonal cystic nodular acne. Then, immediately after that, strongly recommended accutane. Discouraged that this was her first recommendation, I asked about some other treatments that I had researched. We settled on a 2 month course of doxycycline with topical tretinoin. After that, there will be a follow up to consider spironolactone. Then, I made an appointment with my gyno. Together, we realized that my switching from the pill to IUD contraceptive a couple years ago may have led to this exacerbation (oral contraceptives can treat hormonal acne). Since I had been on the pill since I was 18 (am currently 26), my hormonal acne was subdued for years. We are waiting on results for hormone levels to direct my care. I’ve also researched possible influence of food intolerances, stress, etc that will have to be considered. Skincare will go a long way but it is good to know that I am approaching this from a holistic standpoint considering that OTC products for skincare alone may only be successful for ~20% of cases of hormonal acne. —————————— Hello! This is my first post. My skin type is combination. Im normally acne prone around the jawline, and now with COVID, have to wear a mask for all 12 hours of work! The friction and closed environment has made it really challenging to manage breakouts, which get bad with workdays and only begin to recover in between shifts. Currently using PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strengthtwice a day. I follow with DICKINSON'S - Witch Hazel Liquid as toner. I’ve been skipping my normal vitamin C serum to avoid added irritation. At nighttime I use CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion and in the daytime I use Neutrogena - Clear Face Break-Out Free Liquid-Lotion Sunscreen SPF 55. I’m not sure if this is fungal acne or how to tell. Working to not pick! I’ve seen this routine clear existing bumps very slowly and a lot of the marks just need to fade and are effectively cleared. I read that I may need to change detergents and clean pillow cases, clean phone, avoid touching face etc. and am hoping to get some advice or feedback for my current plan.
PanOxyl-Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength
Hi everyone💕 I have very sensitive acne prone skin. My skin more recently has been dryer than it ever has and continuing to breakout like the photos. I would appreciate any recommendations. I am also in need of a daily spf, the ones I have tried have irritated my skin. Sunscreens I tried: Neutrogena - Sheer Zinc Face Lotion SPF 50 CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 Cleansers I have tried (recently): CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser Neutrogena - Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser Toners (recent) PCA skin - Hydrating Toner Spray
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
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For a bit of context, I have dry diabetic skin. My skin concerns include acne and acne post scars, fungal acne, redness, dark circles and severe dryness. I am also 30 years old and have previously been on Accutane in my teens. I typically do not use every product shown everyday as my skin concerns vary very broadly. The ones I do use on a regular basis, include Cerve Hydrating Cleanser, Aveeno Positively Mineral Sensitive Skin Suncreen SPF 50 and Cerave AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion. Every other will marked with * and given days when I do use. AM Routine: I typically keep my routine in the morning very simple and quick. I first wash my face with Cerve Hydrating Cleanser, then use The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGEC*, The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA*, then finally using a mixed solution of Aveeno Postivitely Mineral Sunscreen and Cerve AM Facial Lotion. *I am currently using these products two to three times a week. For night, I am a bit more extensive. I first double cleanse with Gariner Micellar Cleansing Water** then proceed with Cerave Hydrating Cleanser. Typically after I do some sort of treatment depending on my skin. These include The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution*, Dermal Aloe Based Face Mask*, The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%*, Neutrogena Rapid Spot Treatment*. After any treatment, I follow up with Cerave PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion then with Cerave Diabetics' Dry Skin Relief. ** Only used when wearing makeup. * BHA/AHA Peeling Solution is used once every two weeks. *Dermal Face Mask used once a week. *Only used when breakouts occur. *Spot treatment used when breakout occurs.
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
*2 products that have saved my face*
there are so many face cleansers and moisturizers that make my face extremely dry or do not do anything to help. Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser and Moisturizing Lotion have •SAVED MY FACE• Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser is for all skin types. It is a face and body wash but I only use it for my face. The face wash cleanses without any irritation; and it maintains the skin’s natural protective oils and natural pH to moisturize and soothe sensitive skin as it cleans. it is gentle enough for baby’s delicate skin. It has gotten rid of all if not all than 95% of pimples or annoying little areas that are on my face. mainly on my Fore-head and chin area (but it has helped all over my face.) It cleanses my face very well and makes my face soft and smooth. I do not regret this purchase. It was really worth the money. *MORE TO KNOW ABOUT Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser* ♥︎It can be used with or without water ♥︎With water: Apply to your skin - gently massage all over your face; then rinse. 🌸 ♥︎Without water: Apply to your skin - gently massage all over your face; and remove with a dry cloth. 💫 Cetaphil - Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion is a non-greasy, lightweight moisturizer. It helps hydrate and does an amazing job protecting your sensitive skin. It absorbs easily and fast and leaves your skin very soft. I have tried many face moisturizers that either made my face more dry, or gave me pimples. I have been using the two of these products for a couple of months now and all I have seen were amazing results. Highly recommended! *MORE TO KNOW ABOUT Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion* ♥︎Non-irritating-Non-comedogenic-Fragrance and paraben free. ♥︎Best applies after you are done bathing while your skin is still damp. ♥︎Protects skin for up to 48 hours 💗 ♥︎i would also highly recommend storing the Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion is a mini makeup/skincare fridge because it can/may get a little liquidy but NOT watery :) everyone’s skin is different so your skin may react different to these products. I do know that it is very good for sensitive skin. You can use these products even if you do not have sensitive skin!! ☺️
Cetaphil-Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion
Any product you can recommend for my comedones?
Hey beauty community this is an awesome app!! Well I came on here to ask for some advice on which face wash and toner I should purchase, I have combination and sensitive skin. As of rn I am using Cetaphil daily cleanser, benzoyl peroxide spot treatment, e.l.f moisturizer the lavender container one, ponds dry skin cream, cetaphil moisturizer and spf 50 sunscreen by Australian Gold. I have large pores and a lot of little bumps, not very visible in the pictures but definitely in the sun. Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser POND'S - Facial Moisturizers Dry Skin Cream e.l.f. - Superhydrate MoisturizerAustralian Gold - Botanical Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 50Cetaphil - Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion
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