roseyruby2

is clarisonic for me? or not? facial soap recommendations please

I have a sensitive skin and oily in t-zone. Also I turn red easily on the cheeks. and Whenever I get pimples (not that much though maybe max is 5), but when I get it I always get the cystic one usually on the cheek bone line, chin or jaw line. I'm wondering if I could use clarisonic ?will it help me to lessen the skin problems? and any recommendation for soap to use to lessen my skin concerns.  

spedteacher74

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Love the REN.  I use it once a week.

invisiblebike

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I have sensitive skin and rosacea. I've asked my esthetician, dermatologist, and GP all about it, and they all advised against it.

 

I'm with Nebel, a chemical exfoliant is probably the best option for you. a BHA or AHA exfoliant should do the job. If you have problems with redness, BHA is probably a better bet! I have a sample of Paula's Choice BHA lotion I've been meaning to try, and it's pretty darn cheap too.

 

I'm currently exfoliating with Koh Gen Do's gommage gel. It has good ingredients with the exception of alcohol, which is pretty high up on the list. It makes me a little nervous... I'll ask my dermatologist, I might wind up returning it.

lilmissmodel14

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I use the clarisonic mia2 and have similar conditions to you. i would include a toner to balance out skin :smileyhappy:

DTalksAll

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Another nice cleanser for acne & sensitivity is by REN... the ClearCalm 3 clay cleanser. 

http://www.sephora.com/clearcalm-3-clarifying-clay-cleanser-P265700?skuId=1263268

 

You might want to look into using a spot treatment for the acne you do have. This way you are only medicating the actual pimple & not your whole face. Like Eradikate http://www.sephora.com/eradikate-acne-treatment-P232903?skuId=1167147

DoctorsMrs

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I agree with what has already been said here but I'd like to add this:

I also have reactive redness, especially on my cheeks. I bought a Clarisonic. I used it for about a week and ended up with capillary damage on my cheeks. I know that millions of people love the Clarisonic, but if you have sensitive skin and redness I implore you to proceed with caution.

jellybean917

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To calm down my redness, I really like Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Cleanser. Sephora doesn't seem to be carrying it anymore, I got mine at Macy's. It's magic. My face is so calm and not red after I use it!

Physical exfoliation always exacerbates my redness, as dannyc and nebel pointed out. I am liking Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Face Peels for chemical exfoliation. They are kind of expensive, but I cut each pad into 4 and can cover my whole face. I wake up with gorgeous skin the morning after I use these! I always get a few pimples around my period, and these pads make them go away faster.

http://www.sephora.com/alpha-beta-daily-face-peel-P42787?skuId=1450964

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DTalksAll

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I agree with nebel, if your skin is that sensitive I would stay away from physical exfoliation. 

The AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel does not have physical exfoliants (it starts out as a powder, but once you add water it just foams up), is gentle, but still effective.

 http://www.sephora.com/treatment-enzyme-peel-P232931?icid2=AmorePacific_Editors_Picks%20_P232931_ima...

It won't remove makeup, so I like to use it in the morning and a peel/mask at night. 

nebel

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I have sensitive skin prone to redness, and my facialist is adamant that I do not use physical exfoliants on my face, as he says it will just exacerbate the issues. I have stayed away from clarisonic and even scrubs for this reason.  Chemical exfoliants, like this one from REN may be a better option for you. swfupload_9218169388246538134.jpg

invisiblebike

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I agree that chemical exfoliants are a good idea, but this one has a TONS of citrus oils and extracts along with added fragrance, which are very bad irritants for sensitive skin. The added fragrance, whether natural or synthetic, is awful for your face.

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