Monday, September 27, 2010

solicited advice..

skincare tips welcome. especially concerning acne. i've been trying neutragena stress control acne facewash and moisturizer. it's been 2 weeks on the facewash (twice a day) and 1 week on the moisturizer. i can't tell if it's working yet or not.

what do you use for your skin? i like hearing what other people do and what they like. plus, my skin needs some help. without buying anything super pricey. boo.

20 comments:

Meg said...

i never has acne issues until i turned 30, and now i can't look in the mirror without seeing a zit! i just use oil of olay dual action cleanser and scrub, then as a moisterizer i use plain old oil of olay for sensitive skin...my sister has tried proactive and said it works pretty well, but dried out her skin, but that was a couple years ago, they may have changed it since then! hope this helps a little bit!!
have a lovely day!
xoxo~Meg

Diana Mieczan said...

I have a very sensitive skin and I use La Roche Posay and it really works...Check it out:)
Kisses,sweetie

Meg said...

My skin has always been my least favorite feature. It took a long time for me to find something that works, and I use Neutragena Oil Free Acne Wash. They even have a pink grapefruit scent version now! I love it and I rarely have issues anymore (except maybe once a month ifyaknowwhatimean). My bff uses the Neutragena Wave (the vibratey scrub thing) and she swears by it. Now if I could just find a way to keep the winter weather from drying my face into nonstop peeling craziness. Ahh!

Wonderland Papers said...

I use to use Proactive and it did work but I just didn't want to deal with the subscription plan anymore.

I read some where that unless you have bad acne you should try and be as gentle as possible with your skin and so I use Clean and Clear Sensitive Skin face wash just so I'm not beating my skin up anymore then it already is. I'm also a pretty big fan of their dual moisturizer that has a bit of acne medicine.

angelina la dawn said...

ah, i have no tips for you. but i do lament the fact that i'm in my mid-20's and still break out sometimes. how is it possible that we have to deal with acne for more than 10 years?!

Liv said...

i used tea tree oil from the body shop and it did the trick when i was pregnant and my skin FREAKED out. it's $10 a bottle but it lasts forever b/c you just use a little q-tip to dab it on those nasty little breakout spots.

i still have my bottle that i bought in april- it has lasted a loooong time considering how bad my breakouts were.

carly. said...

i have one of the pieces from that first line of stress scene stuff, but it's not the wash, it's the the spot treatment stuff. i've honestly had a pimple on my chin since the first day of school which was weeks ago so i know it's definitely not working very well! it dried it out good but the pimple keeps coming back/not going away and now there's actually a new one right beside it. wtf? haha. i've never had acne problems...just a few pimples here and there and i'm not sure how bad your acne is but my brother used to use proactiv as he had acne problems and it worked really well. it's a bit more pricey then over the counter stuff but it works! unfortunately the more expensive it is, the better it's probably going to work!

leyla said...

I've been using Lush's coalface for years now. Like, seven years. I love it so much. It's not cheap but it's also not super expensive.

Emily said...

I have been using St. Ives facewash. I used the olive oil one that had no acne medication and I loved it but I think they stopped making it! So sad, so now I use another green St. Ives cleanser. It has acne medication but it's still really light. As for moisturizer, I live by velocity from Mary Kay ( I actually really like their cleaner too). Hope that helps!

rachel! said...

i had really bad acne last year, and then i started taking calcium pills, and that ended up clearing my face completely. i took it like 3x a day, and it just regulated my system. very nice. and it has bone benefits too!

row said...

i use burts bees acne solutions.
love it.
swear by it.

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

gosh, i wish i had an answer to give you, because that would mean my skin was doing MUCH better than it is now. getting old, stress and god's tricky sense of humor have all wrought havoc. sigh.
maybe give neutrogena a bit longer of a run? two weeks might not be enough time to really know if it's working. i'm just saying because that option is free. :P

Chelsea said...

Clinique clinique clinique!

I use the 3 step system by clinique and it totally changed my skin for the better. The 3 step systems aren't made for acne but it helped with mine still. (They do have another system made for acne but I didn't find it necessary). It looks pricey (about 55 dollars) but it lasts for almost 6 months, which pretty much evens out to buying a new bottle of face wash and moisturizer each month like I had to do with drugstore brands. If you try clinique, go in to a counter and talk with the salesperson to make sure you get the right kind...I tried to choose my own online and it didn't work...I found out that I chose incorrectly haha.

rubi said...

Toner toner toner! The old esthetician at my work told me that you should wash your face with a light face wash then completely drench your face in toner even around your eyes and use a teeny bit of moisturizer and after the moisturizer goes the acne cream. Think lightest product to thickest. I use kiehls ultra facial wash toner and moisturizer. Good luck!

Andhari said...

I use soap and creams from my skin doctor. Facial hurts but I think it's powerful for acnes.

Cha ♥ said...

I tend to break out when the weather changes, but I've always used Dove and it clears it right up :) You have a lovely blog here <3 xoxo from France

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hey girl! the best thing i have ever used it an antibiotic called septra. it is a miracle drug... but after some controversy, i am off of it now.. email me if you want to know more.

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Elaine said...

Have you tried Proactiv? It worked for me but after a few years I think my skin was getting immune to it or something...

I usually use Olay daily face wash. The cheap kind. it works well. It dried my face though. Right now I use Aveeno's daily moisturizing face wash for acne prone skin. I like it. It makes my face feel soft as a baby's bottom afterwards. I also use Neutrogena's alcohol free toner because my skin is super sensitive. I dno't put on moisturizer - my face is too oily here in L.A. I do use the lipoinabox.com hydrating serum and SPF 55 sunscreen. If I have pimples, I use clearasil spot treatment.

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Jennifer Ricks said...

The acne stress control scrub is really nice, and I especially like the acne stress control 3-in-1 treatment because it's a really nice non-greasy gel. I'm all about scrubs (blackheads are my bane). Currently I'm using Neutrogena grapefruit scrub because I got a good deal on it at Costco. The one thing that I'm willing to spend money on is Clinique clarifying lotion (you use it like a toner). If I had lots of money I would probably buy everything Clinique, especially their moisturizing gels are really nice, but for now I buy Clinique clarifying lotion regularly and then buy whatever scrub and moisturizer I can for a good deal from Neutrogena or Clean & Clear. P.S. We sure miss you!