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Derm-Approved Routine for Acne and/or Aging!
I have sensitive, combination skin with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, eczema, and hormonal acne, which led me to reach out to Apostrophe to see an online dermatologist. I was prescribed tretinoin, which doubles as both a stellar topical treatment for acne and the gold standard in anti-aging! To go along with my retinoid, my derm suggested simple products that center on hydration and respecting the skin barrier, plus avoiding skin triggers like fragrance and essential oils. They worked wonderfully for me and I experienced a lessening of acne and PIH, until stress and COVID mask-wearing got in the way. But I’ve noticed over the last 4.5 months that the few fine lines plaguing my forehead/mouth have all but disappeared, with blemishes resolving more quickly than they had previously. I’d definitely recommend these products for those that want to keep their skincare as simple (but effective) as possible and/or those that have “tried it all”! • Gentle Cleanser: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser and CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser are fantastic cleansers! Harsh surfactants can remove not only the day’s grime and makeup, but they can easily strip your skin of skin-friendly lipids that nourish your skin barrier. Respect your skin barrier by utilizing gentle surfactants and humectants. • Prescription Retinoid: Apostrophe 0.05% Tretinoin + 4% Niacinamide Lotion ★★★★★ is absolutely wonderful for topically treating acne and/or preventing signs of aging. It’s not harsh at all when used 1-3 times per week, my skin easily adjusting with minimal peeling/irritation. Tretinoin is a retinoid, increasing cellular turnover and reducing sebum production, while niacinamide at 4-5% has been shown to not only reduce sebum production but also reduce the occurrence of acne breakouts. • Simple Moisturizer: You can’t go wrong with a simple, nourishing moisturizer after a retinoid! CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion is fantastic, starring humectants like glycerin and sodium hyaluronate alongside skin barrier-supporting ceramides and cholesterol. The inclusion of niacinamide makes it additionally soothing! I also love stratia - Liquid Gold and NATURIUM - Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream • Occlusive Balm: CeraVe - Healing Ointment is the key to my zero-peeling tretinoin journey! Using this as a spot treatment kept my skin delightfully soft and moisturized, as occlusives form “breathable seals” to hold in water. • Sunscreen: Just use sunscreen. Every day, reapplied every two hours. elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 is the one my derm recommended and I love it- check out PURITO - Comfy Water Sun Block for an affordable substitute! #CheriePartner
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Skinsitive
Face wash! Without soap?
Washing without soap?? How does that work? My exact thoughts when I bought this cleanser but WOW! I am blown away by how much I love this cleanser so far. I was upset to switch cleansers (I used Simple Micellar Gel Wash) but I had to because it was just so dang hard to find near me. The day I bought this cleanser, I went to FOUR different stores trying to find my cleanser because my usual place didn’t even have a spot for it anymore! So I took some recommendations and found this for about $15 at CVS Health and I am not even slightly disappointed! Because the formula “doesn’t include soap” I was shocked to find out that my face still feels clean! I’ve had this about a week now, and I was scared that switching my cleansers would cause breakout problems or my face to start feeling oily around my nose again but so far so good! I posted the back of the bottle showing the ingredients list as well as the “No” list I like to call it. Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think about the product if you’ve tried it and if you have any knowledge on ingredients, give us a lesson in the comments! LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser
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briordan2000
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Skincare advice from my derm
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in over ten years of dealing with acne, it’s that sometimes, over the counter products just aren’t enough. Frustratingly, the healthcare system in the US makes dermatologist visits and prescription meds very expensive. That’s why I want to share some of the advice I’ve gotten from my dermatologist. While I do use several prescription medicines to treat my acne, the tips and tricks I’ve gotten from my derm are useful for anyone dealing with the same issues as me (hormonal acne, as well as the texture and hyperpigmentation left behind). For reference, my skin is not sensitive—not sure if I was born that way or if I’ve built up a tolerance to harsh products over the years. I use a telemedicine service called Apostrophe, and before that, I used Curology. You fill out a questionnaire on your medical history and skin concerns, upload pictures of your skin, and a dermatologist reviews the information and creates a treatment plan for you. I have a whole post on why I switched from Curology to Apostrophe, but the short answer is that Apostrophe prescribes more oral medications and I wanted to try that route. I’ve had an excellent experience with both companies in terms of the detailed advice I’ve gotten from my providers. So let’s get into it! Here are some things my dermatologists have told me: Don’t pick at your skin... seriously. One of the best tips I got was to use hydrocolloid patches on acne with a head: not only does it help the bump go down way quicker, it keeps me from picking at it any further. I LOVE the COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch and I never go without them. Look at your diet. My derm says she gives this advice to ALL her patients: limit sugar, processed carbohydrates, and dairy. She says food is not generally the main cause of acne, but it can certainly aggravate it. She also always recommends increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables. Use sun protection—it helps dark spots fade faster, and of course prevents wrinkles. My derm recommends wearing SPF 30 or higher, as well as a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors. Along with my prescription cream, which includes niacinamide and tretinoin, my derm recommends the following products: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo Dual Acne Treatment, LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel, LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser,CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin,Neutrogena - Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV SPF 30, CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream These tips and the prescription meds I received from Apostrophe, have made my face clearer than it’s been in YEARS. I’m thrilled with my progress (the before/after photos have about 90 days between them). I’m running out of space, but feel free to ask any questions in the comments! #CheriePartner
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lizbentley17
Why working out in the morning is great for skin
Hey y’all! So every morning I go for a 30-45 minute run. I love moving my body in the morning and it’s so much better for my skincare routine! Here’s why: your skin isn’t dirty from the day yet, so when you sweat it out in the AM, you won’t be sweating over bacteria, makeup, and dirt. This is better for your pores and keeping your skin healthy and clean! you have the most cortisone (yes the stress hormone, but this also is what alerts your body to wake up!) produced at the start of your day, so morning workouts help release that and therefore less stress=balanced hormones= better skin! you don’t have to rush your bedtime routine! you can keep your morning skincare routine simple and refreshing. So for myself, I usually wake up and maybe I’ll splash my face with water, but usually I just apply my sunblock and head out the door. When I come back, I can shower all the sweat away and start my day with a simple skincare routine! Since I haven’t done much in the day, all I do is use an oil cleanser to remove the sweat and sunblock, then I apply my daily moisturizer (which of course has SPF as well). Easy peasy, and my day is off to a fabulous start ;)
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annkrisha
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Blackhead/Textured skin? HELP
Please excuse the shine on my face and undereyes bags, I just finished my night time skincare. I used to have horrible acne and went to a dermatologist and finally got it cleared up a few years ago. I am so incredibly grateful for how far my skin has come but I've noticed even though I don't get big clusters of pimples anymore, I usually get really tiny annoying clogged pores and blackheads now and those few little tiny bumps are the last step between my skin now and super smooth skin and I would love some help! My MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE starts with "washing" my face with just some water. (I have over stripped my skin in the past and this better balances my oils) LANCÔME - Tonique Confort Comforting Rehydrating Toner I use this on a cotton pad just to get any excess dirt and oil off from the time I was sleeping. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum I have seen a big improvement with the hydration and how plump my skin looks. VICHY - Aqualia Thermal Crème[] I just started using this because I ran out of my other one and it's fine. Hasn't upset my skin but hasn't really been wow-ing me. VICHY - Minéral 89 Eyes Hyaluronic Acid Eye Gel Cream I go in with this under my eye cream because my undereyes can get VERY dry so it helps add an extra boost of hydration so my concealer doesn't look cakey. CLINIQUE - All About Eyes Rich Eye Cream I heard this eye cream was good for hydration but I honestly haven't noticed a big difference. The Vichy eye gel I use before this has given me more impressive results. Not a huge fan. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 I do really like this one because it's lightweight and hasn't negatively affected my skin at all since using it. NIGHTTIME SKINCARE ROUTINE Neutrogena - Fragrance-Free Wipes Twin Pack I KNOW using makeup wipes is not a good thing! I'm very nervous to use an oil based cleanser to take off my makeup, but I would be open to it! For now I am using wipes to remove my makeup. Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser[] I use this cleanser to wash my face at night and it's okay. I've just been using it ever since I was on medication from my dermatologist, so I just stuck with a very basic cleanser. LANCÔME - Tonique Confort Comforting Rehydrating Toner With a cotton pad just after I cleanse. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum VICHY - Minéral 89 Eyes Hyaluronic Acid Eye Gel Cream CLINIQUE - All About Eyes Rich Eye Cream I do the eye step before my adapaline because it prevents the adapaline from getting too close around my eyes since there's a thick cream barrier.. DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel This gel changed my life. It has helped keep my acne at bay so I love this stuff. VICHY - Aqualia Thermal Crème[] CLARINS - Santal Face Treatment Oil I love this oil so much.
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asoulides
Broke out overnight! Help please!
My face virtually broke out like crazy overnight and I am not sure why. I’ve never had this before and i havent added anything new to my skin care routine (except the Differin Gel which I started using when I first broke out). It looks like an allergic reaction but I haven’t ate anything new or changed my diet. What is this on my face?? Anything would help, thank you so much!! (I can’t really afford a dermatologist) I attached the products I use in the AM: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin FARMACY - Deep Sweep Sweet CHEF - Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 PM: CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser THAYERS - Witch Hazel Astringent DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
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trinitynguyen17
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help fix my skincare routine!!
i have very oily and acne prone skin and am currently breaking out a lot on my chin and forehead area. I use the la roche posay effaclar cleanser LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel am and pm but don’t like how stripping it is. I’ve been trying to find a gentle cleanser that will also thoroughly cleanse my skin (keep my acne at bay) but have yet to find one that i think would work for my skin. I would love to hear any suggestions! I also use the ordinary niacinimide and zinc The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% am and pm (but alternate pm every other day with the latic acid). for the latic acid i use it every other night just so that i don’t overdo my skin with acids. i also use the salicylic acid mask 1 time a week to exfoliate my skin. I use the cerave pm facial moisturizer CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion and haven’t had any problems with it and will definitely be repurchasing. lastly, i use neutrogena’s moisturizer with spf. i like how this is light and doesn’t have a white cast but it does leave me very oily and i am definitely open to any suggestions for a new sunscreen.
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lizskincare
Purpose for my Double Cleanse Routine
Hey all! So if you have looked at any of my precious post. You will see that I used to use MARIO BADESCU - Botanical Facial Gel I then started looking into double cleansing and began using it with my homemade oil cleanse. The effect of this was not necessarily an increase in acne but kind of no change at all. I definitely didn’t notice a difference in my oil production. So I thought to myself well what is a good foaming cleanser I can use that I KNOW won’t dry my skin out. I was tempted to buy LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gelbut I honestly didn’t want to pay that a lot for something I had never used before. That’s when PURPOSE - GENTLE CLEANSING WASH came into my view. I knew the instant I saw it that I had to have it. I have used this cleanser before when I was much younger and I remember it reacting well with my skin. Not only is this a great price, only $10 bucks! But it actually is super gentle! My face feels clean but not too clean. I love using it after my oil cleanser because of the deep clean and balance I feel it gives my skin. Super glad I got it! Have you guys ever tried the PURPOSE brand or no?
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TaraSmith
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types of acne & how to treat each kind
Acne is something nearly every person struggles with. No matter age or gender, not only is acne so common, but also so annoying. Acne is the general term for the skin condition occurring when impurities, bacteria, oil, and dirt clog pores and hair follicles. There are many different types, including whiteheads, blackheads, and cystic pimples. In this post I will talk about the different types of acne- what they are and how they’re caused- and also how to treat them. Comedone is the general term referring to a whitehead or blackhead. An open comedone is what is more commonly known as a blackhead, while a closed comedone is a whitehead. With comedones, the hair follicle has become clogged with oil, dirt, and dead skin cells. Blackheads have the dark appearance because the pore is open and the oil has begun to oxidize. Whereas the surface of the skin has not been broken and exposed to air with a whitehead. The best way to treat this type of acne is by using medicated cleansers (for example, I use LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin), exfoliating regularly with AHAs and BHAs (for example, The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution), using retinoids (for example,DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump), and clay masks have also been known to detoxify. Using non-comedogenic makeup may also help reduce the chance of clogging pores. Please note: nose strips and face strips do not work to remove blackheads! Papules are small, inflamed comedones that form red/pink bumps on the skin. They are formed by excess oil and dirt in the pore that quite literally ‘feed’ the bacteria on your skin and can sometimes even be sensitive to touch. Pus is usually not present in this kind of acne. Once or if pus accumulates, the papule would then be considered a pustule. The best way to treat this type of acne is by using retinoids, antibiotics, and even birth control. Pustules are inflamed bumps the skin. They usually have a white spot filled with fluid and pus in the center surrounded by a red ring (inflammation indicator). Pustules most commonly form from acne (blockage in the pores), however they can also form from an allergen or even insect bites. The best way to treat these are by using salicylic acid cleansers and topicals, exfoliating, and use OTC products that aid in drying the excessive oil. Try to avoid using oil-based products as that can lead to more blockage. Popping is tempting, however can sometimes do more hard than good and the bacteria can be pushed even deeper in the skin. Nodules and cystic acne are relatively similar. Both are larger and under the skin, however cysts are pus-filled and usually softer, whereas nodules are painful, hard, red bumps. Both are caused by clogged pores. Both can cause scarring and often over-the-counter products are not enough. I personally struggled with cystic acne on my chin throughout highschool. I found that birth control helped the most, but also tea tree oil, a natural antiseptic. I normally am not a fan of essential oils, however this is one I used to swear by. This type of acne usually responds to oral medication but topic medications include using salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinoids. Hormonal acne usually occurs in your T-zone: forehead, chin, and nose. The T-zone is also affected by stress. Wearing helmets, caps, and nowadays a mask, can also cause friction and collect dead cells leading to acne. Junk food, and generally processed food, can cause acne as well. This is due to elevated sugar levels that the body responds to by producing insulin, which indirectly causes pimples. This same relation applies to dairy as well. Personally, cutting out dairy made a big difference for my skin. Generally, cleansing your face twice a day, preferably with a medicated cleanser, removing your makeup before you go to sleep, and trying to eat healthy are great ways to take care of your skin on a day-to-day basis. No stress, this is NOT me telling you not to eat pizza! I always say you are what you eat, if you take care of your body as a whole, your health and well-being will be reflected on the outside. Pimples are stubborn, but also very normal and nothing to be ashamed of. There are plenty of OTC products to begin trying and are equally as effective as a prescription. Take care of your skin and it will take care of you back! Please note, I am not a dermatologist! This was compiled using personal experience, research, and knowledge I’ve gained from physicians. -------------------------------- Thank you for giving my post a read! I am new to the platform and am excited to share my thoughts on topics I am passionate about. Louisa
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LouisaTarrasch
Acne skin 101
Well, I've already wrote a post about my Acne experience. My skincare routine and products...Acne seems like a never-ending battle, doesn't it?  Though products for "acne-prone skin" are currently availaMust Must Muble in the market, skincare products cannot be one-size-fits-all magic potions. It is important to know and understand  1. what type of skin(Dry/ Combination/ Normal/ Oily/ Sensitive)  2. what type of your acne(Hormonal Acne/ Whiteheads/ Papules/ Pustules/ Cystic Acne/ Blackheads/ Blind Pimples) you’re working with; it’s the most important step in discovering an effective way to take care of your skin. Today, I still wanna talk about skincare routine with you guys, cuz no matter what type of acne skin you have, the principles of acne skincare should be the same. I'll add the products I love to use below too. 🖤Skin Care Routine For Acne Prone Skin🖤 Step 1 - Cleanse away the impurities with a cleanser (Morning And Night) ● LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin ● philosophy - Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser Step 2 - Toner (Morning And Night) ● FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner Step 3 - Moisturize (Morning And Night) ● FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya ● CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator Step 4 - Protect with SPF (Morning and evening) ● elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 ● CLINIQUE - Pep-Start Daily UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Step 5 - Treatment Product (night) ● LA ROCHE-POSAY - Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm ● Differin Gel Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment Remember, with acne, less is more. Using too many topical products will make your skin dry and irritate it. Also, acne is not something that will go away overnight. It’s a process which requires immense patience. Give your skin ample time to adjust to the skin care routine for acne prone skin before you see results. When in doubt please make an appointment with your dermatologist who can help you determine what your skin needs. 🖤Other Tips🖤 ● Keep your hands off your face ● Stay out of the sun as much as possible ● Exercise daily ● Learn to be less stressed ● Hydrate yourself ● Follow a healthy diet ● Don't pick or pop your pimples ● Change your sheets at least weekly Great skin doesn’t revolve around genetics alone, your daily habits play a significant role in what you see in the mirror. Follow a healthy diet, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep and use the right products as per your skin type.... There’s no instant fix; you need patience and time to reap the benefits. Sharing is caring. 💕
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YourGalSkye
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It is worth every penny!
I've had the most stubborn pimples on my chin & cheeks that I've been babying for literally three weeks! They were shrinking then getting inflamed. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo Dual Acne Treatmentthis cleared my skin up with only a few whiteheads and no new breakouts within a week. If you're sick of $60 skincare products that smell nice but have no actual effect, this is for you. This is an Oil-free, Fragrance-free, Paraben-free, Non-Comedogenic peroxide spot treatment, and it works like one. For some skin that might be too harsh, but for my oily, hormonal acne-prone skin, it's excellent. The best way I've found to use it as a daily, acne treatment, cleanse face, tone, then apply to the affected area. Leave it to dry out. Use it daily, day, and night. Don't use any oil products. If you're just starting out with this stuff, you can try to apply a thin layer morning or evening 1-2 times daily to affected areas. I suggest using it once a day to start until your skin gets used to it. I do think it is very strong though, so use very little and don't use this multiple times a day. Or even every night on the same part. I did moisturize before applying this, so I think that helped compensate so I don't overly dry out my skin. By day 2 or 3, you will see a reduction of the pimples. Also, the applicator is great. I like that it dispenses very little, so it's easy to control. Other ones with big dispensers end up getting wasted due to how much squeeze out. Recommended for blemishes, blackheads, and whiteheads. Dermatologist tested on sensitive skin. And while this is on the pricier side, it is worth every penny. Since using it my skin has also become less oily and less textured. The only downside is if I forget to put it on, my skin kindly reminds me by breaking out again. But that’s my fault, not the products lol. I would recommend this product to anyone with stubborn breakouts. I will repurchase!
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Cokey
Skincare advice from my derm
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in over ten years of dealing with acne, it’s that sometimes, over the counter products just aren’t enough. Frustratingly, the healthcare system in the US makes dermatologist visits and prescription meds very expensive. That’s why I want to share some of the advice I’ve gotten from my dermatologist. While I do use several prescription medicines to treat my acne, the tips and tricks I’ve gotten from my derm are useful for anyone dealing with the same issues as me (hormonal acne, as well as the texture and hyperpigmentation left behind). For reference, my skin is not sensitive—not sure if I was born that way or if I’ve built up a tolerance to harsh products over the years. I use a telemedicine service called Apostrophe, and before that, I used Curology. You fill out a questionnaire on your medical history and skin concerns, upload pictures of your skin, and a dermatologist reviews the information and creates a treatment plan for you. I have a whole post on why I switched from Curology to Apostrophe, but the short answer is that Apostrophe prescribes more oral medications and I wanted to try that route. I’ve had an excellent experience with both companies in terms of the detailed advice I’ve gotten from my providers. So let’s get into it! Here are some things my dermatologists have told me: Don’t pick at your skin... seriously. One of the best tips I got was to use hydrocolloid patches on acne with a head: not only does it help the bump go down way quicker, it keeps me from picking at it any further. I LOVE the COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch and I never go without them. Look at your diet. My derm says she gives this advice to ALL her patients: limit sugar, processed carbohydrates, and dairy. She says food is not generally the main cause of acne, but it can certainly aggravate it. She also always recommends increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables. Use sun protection—it helps dark spots fade faster, and of course prevents wrinkles. My derm recommends wearing SPF 30 or higher, as well as a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors. Along with my prescription cream, which includes niacinamide and tretinoin, my derm recommends the following products: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo Dual Acne Treatment, LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel, LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser,CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin,Neutrogena - Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV SPF 30, CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream These tips and the prescription meds I received from Apostrophe, have made my face clearer than it’s been in YEARS. I’m thrilled with my progress (the before/after photos have about 90 days between them). I’m running out of space, but feel free to ask any questions in the comments! #CheriePartner
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lizbentley17
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Allergic to a Soothing Balm
Let me start by saying this is my second tube of this soothing cream and it has both done me wonders and done me dirty. 🧊LA ROCHE-POSAY - Cicaplast Baume B5 for Dry Skin Irritations This balm goes on thick and sticky and leaves a white cast. IMO, it smells like Elmer’s glue. I’ve traditionally used it as a thick spot treatment when I have a bad reaction to something (usually acne treatments gone awry) and to help calm my eczema. Used this way, it is a quick fix! A few months ago I damaged my barrier badly and picked up a fresh tube to slather myself in. I coated my face in just this morning and night for about three days and was making great progress until one morning after application, my face turned bright red and starting burning. It burned so badly I had to wash it off, ice my face, and instead put my oatmeal-based body lotion (I’ve been using it for years and know for a fact I tolerate it well and wasn’t going to risk putting on some other moisturizer I was still testing out). My face was bumpy and red for about a week following, which indicates to me there’s something in this cream that, with prolonged exposure my skin doesn’t like. I still use this as a spot treatment now and then, but would not recommend using this in place of a nightly moisturizer. When I eventually use it up, I’m hoping to replace it with MyTopicals Like Butter as an alternative eczema/irritated skin spot treatment.
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lazyglowup
Anti-itching & reduces inflammation🥵‼️
SKIN TYPE: Eczema itching, sensitive and acne prone😥 skin is inflamed regularly which I apply corticosteroid ointments when needed but trying to detox from topical steroids. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Cicaplast Baume B5 for Dry Skin Irritations ($11~AUD) This multi-purpose product advertises as a skin barrier relief and moisturiser for dry skin as the increasingly dehydrated your skin gets the more irritated or prone to inflammations due to a damaged skin barrier such as lack of natural oils that form to help protect the surface layer of the skin. Allergies also play a primary role in skin irritation as flare ups due weather and contact with allergens. Cicaplast Baume B5 is a thick cream that is cooling, soothing the skin upon contact and reduces inflammation as you apply it and massage it into the skin. Containing panthenol & zinc gluconate they’re both soothing and have antibacterial properties with the zinc regularly used against inflammatory acne (INCI Decoder,2017), glycerin for more moisturising and dimethicone a silicone polymer molecule that helps create that protective barrier over the skin (dimethicone is also a common ingredient found in scar reduction products). Madecassoside is found in most k-beauty products due to being a strong antioxidant, able to stimulate collagen synthesis (to an extent) and also reduce inflammation. Personally, this is so good just as anti-itching product for eczema sufferers. Most creams such as QV or Cetaphil in my experience leaves the skin feeling either quite oily or moisturised but still damn itchy as fuck. Itchiness is like torture ngl you can’t really stop it most of the time, and topical steroid ointments aren’t an immediate relief to the itching and inflammation either with me using Novasone and Diprosone (prescribed) having to wait an hour or more for the ointments to kick in, the itching fading bUt then starting up again 30min later. The Cicaplast Baume B5 is a good alternative to regular steroid ointments (to an extent) for inflammation relief as its effects are quite immediate (personally within 10-20min of application) and reducing our dependence on steroid treatments should be a goal. This is due to the side-effects in long-term use of topical steroids such as mild atrophy, developing permanent stretch marks (striae), discolouration and threadlike blood vessels (telangiectasias) as well as trying to avoid topical corticosteroid withdrawal which is a reaction that can occur if you’ve been using steroid ointments for a prolonged use, inappropriate and/or regular abuse of increased concentrations of corticosteroids. While the mentioned above may sound scary, the Cicaplast Baume B5 really is a good product in general for moisturising and anti-inflammation thus a good step towards better skin. I use it usually as the last step of my skincare routine for it’s matte finish or just when the itching starts. Ting, P., & Barankin, B. (2006) Dermacase. Atrophic Patches.
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Tlorin
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help with my skincare routine?
Hello! I’ve recently been diving into skincare and have changed my routine and I’m hoping to get some feedback on it. I’m hopefully not looking to buy any more products (unless they’re affordable), but I can definitely remove steps in my routine. For background, I’m 21 and have struggled with acne since I was a teen. However, it has gotten a lot better but I usually have a few small breakouts. I have oily/combination skin that is somewhat sensitive. I also struggle with large pores and blackheads. This routine is somewhat new so I’m not really seeing results yet and I am looking for feedback if this seems like a good routine. MORNING: First I cleanse withCOSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser Then I use this serumThe Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Then I moisturize with CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin And follow with this sunscreen PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ NIGHT: If I’m wearing makeup I oil cleanse with BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil Then I cleanse with LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Face Wash for Oily Skin I follow with this toner Benton - Aloe BHA Skin Toner Then I use either The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HAOR SOME BY MI - AHA-BHA-PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum I then use COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence And finally I finish with CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Any feedback is very much appreciated! I’m mostly stuck on my nighttime skincare regarding the order and which treatments I should be using. Thanks!
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TaylorWills
Game Changing Cleanser for Oily Skin!
LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Face Wash for Oily Skin This product is amazing for oily skin because not only does it cleanse your skin it removes all the excess oil‘s and your skin doesn’t feel dry after. It also is good because it has no scent to it and it’s amazing for sensitive skin and it’s also packed with Niacinamide: Great for Hyperpigmentation, Acne scars, or redness or inflammation of acne and Ceramide-3: which is a great Vitamin B3 deriative to help lock in moisture so your face does NOT feel dry after. This product is a game changer and the price is reasonable because you don’t have to use much of it to cleanse your skin~ The bottle will last you MONTHS!! Maybe a year👏🏾 But I hope you guys love it just as much as I do❤️
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Christables_
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These products improved my acne in 3 weeks
Since March 2020 I started breaking out really bad. It got even worse in September and I think it was due to over exfoliation and irritated skin. I started using these products below 3 weeks ago and as you can see from the pictures my acne has noticeably improved. Most of the acne has subsided. The acne on my temples are almost non existent and just some redness remains. Also the redness on my cheeks are fading and are smaller in size. Current routine: Toner: ETUDE HOUSE - Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner Serums: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Treatment: AZCLEAR - Medicated Lotion Creams: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo (+) and ETUDE HOUSE - SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream Retinol: DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream Really happy with these products right now! I will continue using these products and might add Vitamin C as well. I will post another update in another 3 weeks, stay tuned 🙈
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kaz
Acne Scars? Hyperpigmentation? Maybe you can have a look at this...
Most of the money I spent on skincare is actually not on solving acne problems because for people like me who have a lot of pimples, post-treatment is the most important because the acne scars and the pigmentation will stay there for a really long time if you don’t do anything. It is really hard to remove them all in a short period of time but there are some good products in the market that can help to make them disappear faster. SKINCEUTICALS - Phyto Corrective Gel Hydrating Botanical Gel This gel from Skinceuticals is so famous and I also have used it for a long time. This is my third bottle actually. It has a green apple colour and a very light herbal scent, and the texture is quite sticky just like glue. I don’t see how my redness goes in a few weeks but after two bottles most of the new acne scars are away and the dark spots become paler. It works well for me but the price is a little bit high to afford. There are actually not many choices in the market to solve this problem. Since the brand is really famous and this product is very effective for me I will still use it until I see a better and cheaper dupe. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo (+) I usually use this gel with a toner and a cream in a regular routine but this La Roche-Posay DUO+ can be used alone as a light moisturiser and is another product I love. It addressed not only my acne problem but also dark spots on my face. It has a very classic La Roche-Posay fragrance and is a super light lotion. When I have some spots coming out, I prefer to use this alone because this one is enough for both issues and it is super cheap and can be bought in nearly all pharmacies.  For the first few days it worked very well on my face since it has niacinamide in there to fight the hyperpigmentation but I don’t find it that useful to fight the dark spots in the recently days, maybe it is because my acne scars and the inflammation has been there for a long time and I need to take time to solve it. But overall these two products are amazing and the brands are very famous and trustworthy to rely on and I do recommend you to try on these if you haven’t.
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Blixa
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My Skincare Routine to Fix Acne-Prone Skin
I have been struggling with breakouts ever since I was a little kid. Throughout the years, I have developed a skincare routine that works well for when I am breaking out. I am sure that even those with perfect skin can sometimes get a pimple or two on their faces, and that requires a change from their usual skincare routine to help reduce the breakouts. I have extremely oily skin, and that causes a lot of sebum buildup on my face. The oils can get mixed up with the dirt and dead skin cells on the surface of my face, clogging my pores and ending up breaking me out. This left me with a lot of acne scars all over the face and uneven skin texture. My breakouts are often triggered by staying up late, hormonal imbalance during my period, or eating unhealthy foods. Skincare Routine Step One: Cleanse well using La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Anti-Acne Cleanser $20 / 200 ml LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser for Oily Skin I always come back to this cleanser when I am breaking out because it cleanses well and is very mild. It is in a gel texture that foams up nicely when in contact with water. After using it, my face feels clean and soft, and all the oils and dirt are wiped away without overdrying my skin.  This product contains thermal spring water that softens, soothes, and protects the skin, and Zinc PCA that helps regulate sebum production. I did realize that my skin becomes less oily throughout the day if I use this cleanser consistently for a month. I also noticed fewer blackheads. I am happy with the price because of its effectiveness in reducing breakouts and the amount of product that could last me for weeks. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family and repurchase this product when I am having breakouts again. Step Two: Tone and soothe the skin using Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray $20 / 300 ml Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spray This face mist is super effective in calming the skin. My face immediately feels refreshed and less red whenever I use it. My skin often feels irritated, itchy, and painful when I am breaking out, so I like to use this face mist after cleansing to tone and soothe my skin. It also contains thermal spring water that soothes and calms sensitive skin. It is very affordable considering its big size. Once again, I would highly recommend people with any skin type to give it a try, and you will notice a big improvement in your skin condition. Step Three: Hydrate using Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly Anti-Pollution $70 / 200 ml CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly  I like to use this moisturizer when I am experiencing breakouts because of its incredibly lightweight water jelly textures and its anti-pollution aspect. As I mentioned before, my pimples usually form from the mix of dirt and oils on my face. This moisturizer has clean shield technology that locks in moisture for the skin while filtering out the bad stuff from the environment. The clean shield technology is formulated with a moisture barrier blend of sunflower seed cake, barley extract, and cucumber fruit extract. The product also contains hyaluronic acid which acts as a natural moisture humectant.   I noticed that my skin becomes less irritable and breaks out less when I started using this product despite the bad air quality outside. There is definitely less dirt blocking my pores, and the product’s lightweight texture feels very refreshing on the skin. It did not suffocate my oily skin and gets absorbed into the skin quickly. It claims to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier and improve resiliency. Its oil-free formula leaves a non-sticky finish on my face, which I really like, and leaves no residue. My skin feels smooth, strong, and healthy with a pure, clean glow. 
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Jess_HHH
Best Acne Nighttime Treatment (non-fungal)
Okay so I’ve posted results of my use of Differin Gel & now I’m going to post my usual routine. (When I’m not wearing makeup). My skin is so weird now since I started using Differin Gel (I went from extreme oily to more combo/oily). Step 1 cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser I use this when my skin is dry from the day. If I used a mask earlier or a scrub this usually happens. I also like this because I find that adding that extra moisture is important to prep for the Differin gel -or- LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser for Oily Skin I use this of my skin is extra oily from the day. It’s for oily sensitive skin . Sometimes when I go outside with my heavier sunscreen it leaves that annoying oily feel at the end of the day (especially in my t-zone). This cleanser is amazing. I bought the travel size because it was first time trying it but I’ll definitely get the biggest size when I run out! Step 2- I left out my toner because I threw away my Kiehl's - Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner after doing more research into the ingredients & ordered my regular toners I used to use. Step 3 Treat: Serum: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% this is great for my pores and acne breakout I already have. I know it’s totes for oil control to, but I use it all over my face. *Actives* DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel this is my HG acne treatment. I’ve been using religiously it & now I need to buy a new! (I have a lost how to apply correctly). BURT’S BEES - Natural Acne Solutions Maximum Strength Spot Treatment Cream **NEVER USE THIS THE SAME NIGHT AS DIFFERIN GEL!** I use this if I get a really bad spot that I want gone by the morning. It’s the highest concentration of salicylic acid you can get over the counter & it has willow bark (a great pair for salicylic acid). I love a majority of Burt’s bees products due to the high natural ingredients. BURT’S BEES - Renewal Smoothing Eye Cream I did a previous post about using this & how its a effective retinol alternative. I have sensitive under eyes and don’t like to put too many harsh ingredients. This works great for my fine lines. Step 4 moisturize: CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion I love this moisturizer. It’s not too heavy but just enough ingredients to be effective. It has that extra added niacinamide I need fr my pores & it doesn’t clog my pores at all! WELEDA - Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream I only use this if my skin is extra dry. This will replace my CeraVe (don’t want too much moisture). A little of this goes a long way! I use like two pea-size dots and it covers my entire face dr. brandt - Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask after my moisturizer. I love how this replenishes my moisture. I use this mask 2 times a week.
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