I am on antibiotics and birth control for acne. Which is 80-90% effective. However I have run out of insurance, and until I get new insurance I will not be able to refill them. So I know my skin will go crazy and break out all over the place. Blackheads, pimples and cystic acne galore. So in the next month I should look into some products that I can start using before the inevitable skin freak out. Any recommendations? Drugstore or Sephora, but not too expensive please. The only thing I am fairly intent on keeping with is my cleanser.
I've just recently switched skin care products twice and I'm not sure what to do. Originally I was using the Neutrogena Acne Wash system (for about 3 years). I had started using it because I was breaking out after running. The past year it's been making my skin really dry and flaky and I decided to stop using it. I started using Bare Escentuals cleanser/serum/moisturizer and noticed I was getting bumps all over my forehead. They didn't seem like pimples, just bumps that wouldn't go away. About three weeks after that, I switched to Philosophy skincare. Now I'm using Philosophy Purity cleanser, Renewed Hope in a Jar moisturizer, and the One Minute Microdelivery peel (only once a week, so I've only used this twice now). I've been using the Philosophy stuff for ten days, and the bumps on my forehead have gotten worse. They look like pimples now and they get very red/itchy after I wash my face and put on moisturizer. I can't tell if this is purging or irritation and I'm afraid to switch skin care again so soon. I'm not sure what to do.
So I'm wondering if anyone's ever done this: 1) Went to Store A and had a bad experience. 2) Went to Store B and bought stuff. 3) Went back to Store A carrying the purchased products from Store B. 4) Spoke to anyone at Store A and said that they just lost out on this sale and more, then showed them your bag of products.
I have not had acne my entire life until I turned 20, now it is driving me crazy. It is not severe but I would like to get it under control. After going the dermatologist and not being able to afford $900 in prescription creams. I am looking for something to eliminate scaring and redness. I have been looking at the Dr. Dennis Gross One Step Acne Eliminating Pads and wonder if that is a good fit for me? If not what would be best? And or what is a good face wash for me to be using? Also in part of this problem, I have been wearing more coverup which is probably not helping the problem. I use to use Maybelline Mineral Powder cover up which I loved but it was discontinued , ever since then I have not found a cover up that works well with my face, either too heavy or not enough coverage. I am wondering which cover up would be good to cover some of these acne marks along with not being too heavy. I am leaning towards Bare Minerals, but am sure what I need or if it is good for me? Thanks in advance!
hi . i am 25 years old and i am still sufering from acne and acne scares . i am useing the peter thomas cleanser i fell the acne is less then before but still i dont have clear skin . i went to many dermo doctors and nothing worked so now i am trying diffrent things . my skin type is combination , SENSETIVE AND ACNE PRONE . i want something that would make my skin clear and without darkness . so can someone help me to find cream or serum or any thing .and again my skin is very sensetive . also ,my acne is not big or cystic but it's small,tiny bumps . please help i want a clear skin
I have never had a problem with acne before, but recently I started college and I think the water at my school is making me break out. I have no other options but to use the water. Is there any products I could use that would help?
I picked this brush up the other day along with the new Nars foundation - after I attended a "Flawless Foundation" class at Sephora. I LOVE those classes, I can't say enough good things, besides I wish their were more, more often!! I am really enjoying the brush - it blends flawlessly, uses less product and its a serious multi-tasker!! I am able to get ready so much quicker with this brush because I don't have to get wet, its large enough to cover your face quickly, and soft enough for the eyes, etc. Has anyone else picked this brush up - or have you attended class? What do you think?! I made a demo video and review of the brush for those who want more info!!! http://youtu.be/7kaBWczCqOc
I am 21 and suffer from minor breakouts and oily skin in my t-zone area. I have been using Proactiv for almost 10 years now and I am noticing that my skin seems dependent on it. I want to step away from that, but I am nervous in doing so. What your skin care routine and what products do you use and suggest? I've watched my share of Youtube videos, but I'm at a crossroads on what to actually try. Thank you!
I have been having some acne troubles and I went ahead and bought the Illumask. It was on sale at Target for $25, but I had a $5 coupon for Ulta and some points, so i went there- $30-$5= $25, plus a free travel case (bc I def needed that, right?). I decided to try it tonight while watching the Ravens. My family had a great laugh about it, so hopefully they're past it, but probably not... For those of you curious if it works, I will try to keep up documenting my 30 day journey. I even took a few pics, although I'm soooo not comfortable showing my face in its current state. My face has about 5 blemishes right now, chin/mouth area, two are cystic and hurt, although better than yesterday for sure. If I forget details or you have questions, feel free to ask. I just got finished using it. Directions are pretty simple: start with a clean face, put mask on like a pair of sunglasses, push button. It lights up right away, and goes off after 15 minutes on its own. The counter starts at 30, and counts down 1 each time you turn it on. There is no such thing as a pause , if you stop and start, it will deduct a use from the counter. So 30 uses, 30 days, less than a dollar a day. I don't know if it works, but what the heck...if it were $100, I'd say no until someone else tried it first, but $25 is worth it, My first impression is yea right, but I'm hopeful. Fifteen minutes went by pretty quickly. I will say, there is virtually no line of vision- I can only see if the room is lit up, and only in front of me. Forget walking down the steps or even typing...just takes too much effort. Day 1: Begin. 5 blemishes- 3 on day 2 of healing. Day 2: 5 blemishes, sorta dried out, two still raised and red, although not painful. Day 3: So far, healing nicely. No more pain, but now I'm fighting the dryness. I've had to moisturize throughout the day b/c layers of skin is starting to peel, which I'll trade for pain and red. The two cystic are raised but have subsided a little. Day 4: Last night- my face was dry. I used the mask and did my skincare routine. The bumps are still there. They'll be around for a while. Nothing new coming in behind it, which is a good sign. Day 5-10: Dry around the chin/mouth area, but no new spots to write about. YAY! Day 20: All is clear- dryness has subsided significantly. Just trying to reduce redness now.
Does anyone know if this is true and if so what brands would be best? Hello, I saw online where this makeup site said to use different color/toned concealers for different parts of your face. Like for red spots or blemishes use a green concealer, peach toned concealer for under your eyes and so forth. Does anyone know if this is true and if so what brands would you say are best?
I am debating purchasing one of the Trish McEvoy makeup planners filled with makeup. I don't hear a lot about this brand and was curious if you all think her products are worth it? I know I can return it but I really don't like to do returns if at all avoidable, so anyways, please give me some feedback on the brand or any planners you may have purchased.
In the past I had very bad pimple breakouts around my mouth and on my chin, with little acne bumps on my forehead. I knew it was from my eating habits and the amount of cover-up I used on a daily. I finally decided that I wanted to take care of the issue by starting within my body, so I started drinking lemon water and green tea throughout the day every day. My skin was getting smooth and soft but still very very red underneath. So I continue to wear cover-up (BB cream from Tarte to be exact). When I wear cover-up my skin looks good and smooth. My daily skin care routine is now washing my face with warm water and Spectro Cleansing gel for acne, then using oil-control toner by Olay, then applying my BB cream. My face doesn't get as oily as it once did now that I'm using oil control toner. After the day is over I wash off my makeup with aveeno makeup removing cleanser. When I go to bed some nights my skin is dry and almost looks flaky on my forehead so I apply Vitamin E, A and C moisturizer I got from GNC. Then in the morning I repeat my routine. I have been doing this for almost two months now and I don't get breakouts anymore, still I can't rid the red face! I am starting to get discouraged. Can someone please give me any advice? Am I over doing my routine? How often should I use toner? Should I switch my facewash? Is it something in my body causing the redness? HELP I have a wedding in 6 months!
I have tried everything to get rid of acne, I have so many products I tried that didn't work! I have combination skin that is mostly oily but of course my skin peals if i do not moisturize! please help, i recently received a gift card for spehora and I need something to spend it on! My acne is not cystic but it is a lot of small,tiny bumps that are such a pest! Please help me find the right products and please nothing too expensive!
I love Clinque products. They have done wonders for my break outs but I'm still having problems with black heads. Espeically on my chin. Does anyone know of a really great product for blackhead removal for someone with sensitive skin?
Hi im karen,24 and ive never used facial treatments before so i dont know what to pick and where to start.I have alot of blackheads on my nose area and get acne on my chin.It seems oily when i try getting rid of my chin acne. I would like help with my acne and also like a repair treatment,,please help!!
Hi I am 25, I am looking for a good skin care routine. I get the occasional spot but nothing too extreme, however I do get little under the skin bumps on my forehead, is there anything that can get rid of these? At the minute all I use are simple face wipes and simple cleanser and moisturiser, can anyone recommend a good routine for me?
I am 24 years old with acne prone combination skin and I have dark spots for weeks after I get blemishes. I have been using the Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Treatment at Night and Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster during the day. I haven't really noticed any huge changes in my skin but it is not bad. I want a serum that helps with the my acne and darkness from my acne scars but also has some anti aging benefits. If you could give me you recommendations I would really appreciate it!
Breaking out along hairline, chin, forehead. Told it's my hair product. It's my last option I've switched everything else. Suggestions on a good shampoo , conditioner, and mousse that won't aggravate my skin ?
Ok ladies, I need some help! Within the last week my skin has freaked out. I have a substantial breakout on my chin, and a few on both sides of my nose and under my nose. These breakouts are very painful and I haven't had any like these in YEARS. I haven't changed anything in my skincare routine and am thinking it may have something to do with the cold, dry weather in my area of the country. Has anyone experienced this? I've been looking at the Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder because the areas freaking out are very dry. The product description says the product is gentle and has antibacterial properties. I was also thinking about one of the glamglow masks, but since both of these products are pricey I thought I'd post here for some advice first before taking the plunge. I'm open to any suggestions if anyone has any! Thanks! My current skincare routine: Cleanse - Fresh Soy Face Cleanser Moisturize - Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion + Serum - Keihl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate I have a Clarisonic Mia+ that I use in the evenings only, but have stopped fearing it may be too harsh for my skin right now.