Help!! I have oily skin and I have bumps on my chin and I'll get huge breakouts at least once a week! I've tried clinique, murad, and clarins! Nothing works and I even eat right and change my pillow cases everynight and wash my face religiously!! I recently got the Mia 2 and I use that every morning and night with my clinique products but I've been using it for 3 weeks and it barely has made a diffrence. Any suggestions?
I have to agree with Irina56. I also have oily skin even at 40-something that's prone to hormonal breakouts. I use the Clarisonic Mia also, but I only use it at night. I tried using it twice a day but found that I was over-cleansing my skin. Plus when you first start using the Clarisonic, your skin will go through what is called a "purging period" where all the built-up oils and other gunk are being brought to the surface. However, at some point your skin will start to look revitalized and your breakouts will be minimized.
By cleaning my skin at night, I not only remove that day's grime off my face but also all traces of makeup and oils. Once my skin has been cleansed, my serum and moisturizer can do the work that they're supposed to. I also find that my skin has a chance to heal and calm itself while I am sleeping. When I wake up in the morning, I'm amazed at how clear, healthy and glowing my skin looks.
I also used Clinique products for years. However as I got older, I discovered that the Clarifying Lotions for Types 3 and 4 skin were way too harsh because of the alcohol. Initially it seems to work but my skin ended up producing even more oil to compensate for the lack of moisture. If you still wish to use Clinique, the product line has a Mild Clarifying Lotion that contains no alcohol or witch hazel. It makes a world of difference even if your skin is oily. Clinique also has facial cleansers and makeup removers that are quite gentle.
I ended up switching to the Caudalie skincare line because the products are more gentle to my skin and are quite effective. I especially love the Instant Foaming Cleanser, which is soap free, as well as the Cleansing Water and Toning Lotion, which is alcohol free. Make sure that whatever moisturizer you use is oil free and leaves your skin balanced. I like Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel and the Moisture Surge facial spray is great.
Boscia also has a really great skincare line for oily skin and comes highly recommended. Be sure to check out that line's oil-blotting linens, which I carry in my purse.
I hope this helps!