May 13, 2012
i would really like to know of some healthy suggestions or tips towards achieving healthier, smoother, clearer, fairer, and more radiant facial skin....preferably experienced input.
any input of diets, products, remedies etc.
May 14, 2012
Drinking lots of water and moisturising every day :) I find that if I don't do one of these, my skin goes crazy. They are SO important!
In the morning I wash once, use toner, and a moisturizer with spf. At night I take off my make up, wash my face twice, use toner, a night cream, and an eye cream. Every other day I try to exfoliate with a gentle exfoliant & use a mask. One day I will use a clay mask, then one that is more of an enzyme mask, a peel off mask, or a hydrating mask, just not another clay mask. Also trying to eat as much raw and organic food as possible. Working out is a big big big thing because when you sweat it detoxifies you of toxins & always make sure to wash your face after the gym or even use one of those face wipes (:
Toner, (insert sunscreen now that I have it here), serum, moisturizer, eye cream x2
Remove makeup if I'm wearing it that day x1 with cleanser, use cleanser another time, toner, serum, night cream, eye cream.
I use a mask about two times a week, sometimes three.
I have dry skin.
Most of my skincare is from theBalm.
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May 15, 2012
You will think this is crazy but i use tooth past and it has helped me so much! and you got to do it for a while cause if you do it just for a day or two you wont be able to tell yet :D hope you find something!
In the morning I wash my face and use a moisturizer and at night I was my face again thoroughly, take off all the makeup i have on, and apply my acne treatment cream!
I use raw honey and/or coconut oil to cleanse. With the coconut oil, I melt maybe 1/2 tsp between my hands and massage it into my face. Just right on top of my makeup, including eye makeup, and everything. I massage it in until my makeup looks dissolved. Then I wet a washcloth with hot water, wring it out and lay it on my face until it's cool (not cold). I wipe off my face with the washcloth, and I rinse and wring out the washcloth again. I lay it on my face until cool a second time and then wipe off my face again. Usually twice is enough.
Sometimes I use honey instead, but it doesn't remove makeup as well as coconut oil. So I use Rimmel makeup remover first. Then I mix 1/4 tsp of raw honey with a few drops of bottled water in my hand. The water makes the honey easier to spread. I apply it all over my face (except the eye area usually) and massage it in then rinse off with tap water.
I have seborrheic dermatitis on my face and some areas look really good except for a little flaking. But the discoloration is gone. Other areas have improved but haven't totally cleared. But I'm OK with that because I think the honey and coconut oil are very good for my skin overall. Someone just told me the other day they didn't believe I was almost 40 yo because of how good my skin looks! Yay, me!
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May 16, 2012
Diet: I drink green tea like water ( a lot of it), stay away from dairy because it tends to break me out, red meat is no go for me...I basically try and eat very healthy with very little in the way of processed foods.
Skincare: I follow the cleanse, tone and moisturize method with added extras such as sunscreen, facial scrubs that incorporate round beads (St. Ives Apricot Scrub inflicts damage to the skin in the long run because the scrub particles have jagged edges),serums and clay masks. I just go by how my skin is reacting that week. If I see some acne trying to say hello I hit it with my clarfiying mask followed by glycolic acid serum and moisturizer before bedtime. I don't apply a whole bunch of products if my skin isn't acting up.
To diminish the color of sun spots I put vitamin E on them. I keep it on all day if I'm not going anywhere. I also use it whenever I go for my regular walk outside. I also take vitamin E on a regular basis to help with my complexion.
May 19, 2012
I use a washcloth and warm water with velocity facial cleanser from Mary K. Then I rub a Clearasil ultra rapid action pad on any pimples that I have (if any). Then i use Olay complete all day UV moisturizer SPF 15 sensitive skin.
When I take a shower I wash my face with Oil-Free Acne Wash by Neutrogena then the clearasil pad if needed then the olay moisturizer.
And some times I use Aveda deep cleansing herbal clay masque
I use African Black Soap to wash my face in the morning, but it's too harsh to use more than once a day, so in the evening I use a glycolic wash. Rotating the cleanser I use seems to help prevent excess oiliness. I also like to rotate between exfoliating and extra moisturizing masks every couple days. Some people over exfoliate because it just feels so satisfying to scrub off that "excess layer" of skin, but your skin only grows so fast, and excess exfoliation rubs off the skin you need. I have noticed a big improvement since I learned that!
And definitely try the DIY tricks suggested here, I agree with all of them.
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