Aug 13, 2012
Things that ate oily on my face:
Below are pictures of items I think would balance out my Combo/ Oily Skin Ps I have a minimal amount of redness.
Should I get these products
Okay I can tell you right away that you don't want to use all these products on your skin at one time. I have oily skin also & I have 2 products that I use. Using too many products will dry out your skin which will just cause it to produce more oil.
I know i ment like use my normal scrub then my cleanser and then moisturizer then I see how my skin is and wether it is red i switch out my scrub for my redness reducing scrub then if my blackheads are bad i use my blackhead eraser and if I had gym or I was oily then I would use my oil absorber
I have tried the aprocot scrub but my skin just felt awful after using it thats why I was going after a gentler scrub
That's still too many products. You should try cutting down on the amount of products you use. Find that one product that does it all for you. Too many products at one time does more harm than good.
Okay then what you want to do is find a scrub with a synthetic exfoliator like the little beads in neutrogena's face scrubs. You have sensitive skin ?
I would just stick with the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Scrub and the Cleanser. That's just way too much product. If you want to try them out, use one product all the way up and then try something different if you would like.
No i have like middle sensitive skin
Let me straighten out what I ment
Say I have an oily day or I just had a harsh day of gym class and sweated really bad I would use
Scrub: Main Pink Grapfruit Scrub
Cleanser (oily day): Oil absorbing
And regular moisturizer
Blackheads Pop up (Another Day)
Scrub: Blackhead Scrub
Moisturize as usual
Get where I am coming from. Basically I just went through worst case senerios and chose things I could switch in and out of depending on what day I am having.
Do not get Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel if you have any redness or sensitivity. You need two face wash. I would recommend the first one be a very gentle one like Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser to get all of the dirt and bacteria off of your face for your first cleanse. Then your second wash be for whatever skin concerns you have the most. Then witch hazel as your toner. And I like to have two different moisturizers, one for day one for night. The day one should be light weight and have spf, but the night should be a little heavier and not have an spf. If you want to you can email me because I went to school for this and can probably help you, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org (:
I have very acne prone skin (based on a hormonal imbalance, ick) and this is my routine (my skin is now mostly clear)
Cleanser: Queen Bee Sauce's Organic Exfoliating Wash (very mild salicyclic acid wash) and every couple of days I use a rubber scrubby thing with it
Toner: Burt's Bees Tomato (every few days)
Moisturizer: undiluted Now Food's Rose Hip Seed Oil (3 1/2 drops)
Alba Botanica's Deep Sea Mask once every 1-2 weeks, depending on how temperamental my skin is being!
Oops, I forgot something. I also use a prescription dapsone topical 1-2x daily. It's good for acne but it's also an anti-inflammatory, which is why I use it. My entire face would ache all day every day, even when I was clear. When I use it, I put it on after the rose hip seed oil.
Aug 14, 2012
Good gracious!!! All those products with those harsh ingredients is too much for your skin. In retaliation its going to produce even more oil and acne and the the dry area will extend farther than your cheeks. Less is more when it comes to skincare products. Its always best to rotate items according to how your skin is behaving. That is how I got my skin under control. I use a no sulfate gel cleanser in the morning, a non-alcohol toner, antioxidant serum and a moisturizing sunscreen. For evening I pick which cleanser I'm going to use (sulfate free as well) and lately I've been reaching for my Bobbi Brown cleansing oil since it doubles as a eye-makeup remover and my oily skin actually loves its. If I didn't wear any make-up for that day I will just use the AM gel cleanser. Then I do the toner and glycolic serum followed by moisturizer. The glycolic serum I do for three days and then give my skin a break from it. That stuff has actually helped keep my skin clear. Scrubs and masks I only use if my skin begins to feel congested.
@madison...you need to add a moisturizing sunscreen in your mix.
My day-to-day routine for my oily/acne/sensitive skin consists of CeraVe Foaming Cleanser, followed by Witch Hazel Toner, and CeraVe AM lotion (moisturizer with sunscreen). At night it's the same, but I use CeraVe PM lotion or the moisturizing cream.
I was on prescription drugs like Differin (Sacylic Acid) and Duac (Benzo Peroxide). But my supply diminished, and I need to go back to the Dermo to get a new prescription. But in the mean time, I was using 10% BP from the store, but it didn't do much. So now a day, I just use two cleansers... my CeraVe and Neutrogena (the original orage face wash).
So far it keeps the new smaller breakouts at bay. I'm trying to save for some laser work on my chin where my breakouts are the worse.
As for scrubbing and a mask, doing it every day is a little too harsh for the skin. It's actually causing damage versus trying to make things better. It's better to scrub/mask every other day... 2-3 a week at the most. That way your old dull skin can come off, and your new healthy skin has time to show through.
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