I started a skin routine like a week ago and things were going pretty well. Every morning I would cleanse, put a bakuchiol serum and moisturizer. At night I'd cleanse, apply rosehip oil and moisturizer. I immediately saw improvement. While I still had whiteheads, blackheads, and pustules, I didn't have any painful or itchy pimples. But then I decided to get CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin because, cult favorite☝️ and Neutrogena - Clear Face Break-Out Free Liquid-Lotion Sunscreen SPF 55because I need sunscreen Worse thing is I checked the ingredients in COSDNA😖 there were some ingredients that were supposed to be really irritating in both of them, but I put it on my face anyway *intense facepalm right about now* I got these horribly painful pimples under my nose, on my chin, on my forehead and on my cheeks😭😭 I also got these weird bumps on my chin?? idk what to do, they hurt so bad :(
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.
Sensitive Skin ☀️ Sunscreen
Sunscreen is the one of the keys to anti-aging, prevention of sun damage and rosacea/acne flare ups and of course skin cancer. When I was younger I was a sun 🌞 worshiper. I would go to tanning beds & would lay out for hours using baby oil & other products to achieve the deepest darkest tan possible. As I got older I develop white patches on my arms from sun damage, brown sun spots on my face and rosacea. (I even had to have a pre-cancerous spot on my face burned off) My dermatologist suggested that I use at least a SPF 30 even when driving to keep my rosacea redness, flare ups, and acne breakouts down. Also to prevent any further damage and skin cancer from the harmful uv rays. I have used numerous sunscreens over the last ten years & just finished this bottle. It was perfect timing because I just received a new sunscreen to try out as a gift from a Cherie Creator box ❤️. I got this sunscreen from CVS for $9.99, my doctor had recommended Neutrogena products because of my sensitive skin and tendecy to breakout. Out of all the sunscreens I have tried from Neutrogena This is my favorite formula so far, it’s very lightweight, oil free (it feels like you have nothing on at all) and leaves my face feeling soft. It’s not runny, sticky or greasy feeling, and absorbs quickly leaving your face with a matte finish. This sunscreen is perfect for layering underneath your makeup and on top of your serum’s and lotion. It will not budge under makeup and doesn’t cause your foundation to look caked up either. I recommend that everyone use sunscreen on a daily basis no matter your age, skin conditions or skin tone. This particular sunscreen is perfect for people that have sensitive skin, acne or just need a good sunscreen. 5/5 ⭐️ Neutrogena - Clear Face Break-Out Free Liquid-Lotion Sunscreen SPF 55
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A month later
I am back to breaking out in the same areas and spots. I know it is hormonal so I plan on going back on spironolactone in Jan when I have my next derm appointment. AM Routine ￼CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin ￼Clindomicin Phosphate 1% this helps with the redness in my acne ￼sometimes I add NATURIUM - Quadruple Hyaluronic Acid Serum 5% ￼FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream ￼CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30important! PM Routine: ￼CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skinor PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength ￼NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2%this is what I’ve been using as an active ingredient. I use it nightly right now, but I’m going to use it every other night a si introduce my tretinoin again ￼NATURIUM - Quadruple Hyaluronic Acid Serum 5%I like this at night especially after using the exfoliant ￼FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream I’ve been using this for years and it never fails me in the winter. As stated above I will start using my 0.0025% tretinoin this coming week because it does help with my wrinkles and overall smoothness in my skin. I am nervous to purge again, but at least I am wearing a mask daily. Wish me luck and will update weekly if I remember or if I see a big change in my skin. I have a facial Dec 5th! Let’s see if that does any good
Bumps on my forehead and deep pimples
My skin has been very oily lately, I think that’s what’s causing the bumps and breakouts on my forehead. I have also been getting very deep pimples that hurt very bad. I don’t have much of a skin routine as of right now. All I do is wash my face with CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin and then I use the CeraVe - CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotionand a SPF. My skin isn’t very sensitive. Does anyone have any recommendations or advice to help me achieve my goal of clear skin and no more dark spots?
I am concerned because I think I have fungal acne but can’t figure out how to get rid of it. I am a competitive swimmer so I am in the pool each day but still have really oily skin. I am currently using the cerave foaming facial cleanser for oily to normal skin. Then I go in with sunscreen in the morning or a oil free moisturizer at night. CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin Neutrogena - Neutrogena Oil Free Facial Moisturizer Sunscreen Neutrogena - Sensitive Skin Oil-Free Moisture
CeraVe-Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin
I have acne prone skin and I have only used this cleanser for one day and my skin is already starting to clear up. Thank you cera ve!! CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin
CeraVe-Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin
Which is best for COMBO skin?
Of course this is my own experience but I thought I would share my findings about these two products! I first purchased the Cetaphil Oil cleanser a while back and I absolutely loved. It didn’t strip my skin and the light lather was something I really enjoyed. The scent is light and it’s affordable, so everything was great. After a while I started watching different videos and reading reviews for the CeraVe Dry cleanser. I was intrigued. I knew that a lot of my acne was due to a lack of hydration, so I thought that switching cleansers could help with my acne. Also, I just wanted to experiment, the plight of a combo skin gal... I used the CeraVe for a few weeks and I personally just didn’t vibe with it as much as the Cetaphil. The scent was also light so I liked that, but there was no lather! I didn’t know how important lather was to me until I didn’t have it. My skin didn’t look or feel as clean when I used this product. Plus, it is significantly more expensive than the Cetaphil for some reason I’m my area. My conclusion: Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser is still the G.O.A.T, I love it. Cetaphil - Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser
Cetaphil-Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser
Let’s hope this works
Okay so I switched from Neutrogena products to CeraVe about a month ago. I’ve always struggled with acne but after doing some research I felt like if I just used the regular gentle cleanser with a spot treatment and acne moisturizer it would be fine. Nope. Still breaking out. Sometimes worse than before! So I got this acne cream cleanser. I’m planning on using the gentle cleanser in the morning, and the acne cleanser at night. But that could change to using the acne cleanser twice a day. ✨first impression: well, first it says to put on damp skin but I was zoning out and put it on with a dripping wet face. Oops. It felt like it was just sliding around my face and not doing anything so when my face dried a little I added a bit more and it felt better. Secondly, the products says “foaming” cream cleanser. There was no foam. With the regular gentle cleanser, that stuff foams like crazy and really feels like I’m getting clean. This stuff doesn’t foam and doesn’t feel like I’m getting a super good deep clean. But I’m really hoping it helps my acne!!!! That’s all I want!!
CeraVe-Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser
review burts bees cleansing balm
double cleanse double cleanse double cleanse What in the world is double cleansing?? ~Its a step in your nightly routine that you do before everything else. You first cleanse with a oil base cleanser, this will get rid of; sunscreen, makeup, excess oil, and will leave the face hydrated. Then you follow with a water based cleanser, or a cleanser that targets your main concerns, i.e. acne, aging, etc. I started double cleansing a little over a month ago, and I see and feel a huge difference! My skin feels cleaner, smoother, and looks so much more hydrated. I picked up this BURT’S BEES - Cleansing Oil Balm at my local target, but Ive also seen it at Walmart too! For around $15. Overall it works pretty well, it removes my makeup easily, it has the smell of olive oil and kind of herby, but I dont mind. My skin looks very plump and “glassy” after, which I love! I rate it 4 starts instead of 5 only because it burns my eyes pretty bad.
BURT’S BEES-Cleansing Oil Balm
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