I have shitty skin. I'm almost 25, and my pores are constantly clogged and black heads and pimples are a normal routine. It hasn't changed since I hit puberty at all. I'd hoped it would, but it hasn't.
Things I use that keep it down to a minimum:
- Exfoliate: I use a washcloth when I wash my face off, and I use This stuff. Vivo Facial peel. Its the only thing that gets enough dead skin and muck off.
- Wash: I try to wash twice a day. If I don't, I at least use a stridex pad to get some of the muck off if I was in too much of hurry. I wash my face with an all natural bar of soap handmade from Prairielandherbs.com a tea tree and peppermint one. I also use a Pore Purifying cleanser from YG labs.
- Tone: I use YG Labs for that too, the toner to go with the wash.
- Moisturize: I generally just use an oil free moisturizer from YG labs. Anything else is too heavy and I shine at a moments notice.
- Spot treatment: Whatever cheap clear one I can wear in the day. At night I use this pink stuff that looks like pepto bismol and smells like sulfur, its a drying agent and it helps if I'm developing bigger pimples. Im prone to them too.
- Mask: Again YG. My dad sells the stuff so I get it for free, so thats what I use.
My shins have eczema, which make them a pain in the ass to shave. Im trying more permanent hair loss solutions for them, but for now I just use a shit ton of anti-itch lotion and cry.
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Alright so the flaky, red Retin-A skin has finally hit. Anyone have an idea of how long this is likely to last? It sure makes makeup look strange. I've been using AHA to unglue the bits of flakiness and it has helped a little.
I have hidradenitis suppurativa, so my skin care is on a whole other level. I have to shower sometimes 5+ times a day, and am limited to strictly antibacterial soaps. Hibiclens is the best, in my opinion.
I'm ultra pale with red undertones to my brown hair, so my skin care revolves around keeping the effects of the sun away. I don't tan evenly, well, or attractively. I also do not see tanning as really "me." I wear heavy-duty sunscreen obviously, wear opera gloves in the car when I'm driving, use big sun hats, and occasionally use a parasol if I know I'm going to be directly in the sun.
i'm a diehard fan of the clarisonic too, and i also use the mia.
it's done wonders for the texture of my skin, and is magical
at removing make up.
i use the shu uemura cleansing oil.
those two are seriously the best combo.
i also use an Australian product a plastic surgeon recommended to me, they have AHAs (glycolic acid), Vitamin C, Vitamin A, antioxidants and a slew of other things, but their clearskin gel, facial cleanser and then glycolic scrub are amazing.
I usually swap my shu uemura cleanser and my ASAP cleanser to get a great skin cleansing effect.
I also adore their Clearskin Gel, it getsrid of any imperfections i have and seems to reduce my wrinkles and the pigmetation of my facial freckles. (much to JJJ's horror that i'm getting rid of them)
Glycolic Acid (AHAs)
Salicylic Acid (Willowbark)
i also use SK-II Facial Essence Treatment which clears my skin tone nicely and their Hydrating UV cream as i'm a fair blonde/ranga, gotta protect that skin! Plus it's light and just melts in.
The only other thing i use is Prescriptives Super Line Preventer.
Sadly, i'm now dun-dun-duuunnnnn! Early 30's, so apparently i now have permanent wrinkles i would like to kill.
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Consequentially, I am not one of the good people. I am one of the terrible things..
Get a decent amount of sleep, check if you have allergies that are making the problem worse, don't rub your eyes. Those cooling roller ball eye treatment sticks (I think Garnier makes some) are supposed to help.
Certain skin types though seem to be more prone to dark circles. I had a couple of Italian and Portuguese friends had a lot of trouble with it. Do you think that it's lifestyle or heredity? Treatment varies depending on which it is.
I have sensitive skin so it's hard to trust products that won't dehydrate my face. For cleansers, I use Skin Food (very high rated Korean skincare line). The product I have is called Wildberry Milk Cleansing Foam and it makes my skin feel so soft afterwards. It's very effective for acne.
As an alternate, I also use the cleanser from First Aid Beauty. The Skin Food cleanser is more hydrating than FAB, but FAB is half the price!
For moisturizers, I'm currently using Shisheido'sNight Moisture Recharge and Day Moisture Protection SPF15. I'm very happy with the night cream, it's not heavy at all and is enough to do the job. The day cream, I have yet to get used to (and haven't used enough to really give a fair review).
These companies should be paying me for promoting their stuff lol but hey maybe I can help someone out there...
In respose to pistachios by the way, which are probably my favourite nut ever, I generally do avoid eating nuts due to their high omega 6 content. I find when I indulge in too much, I get pimples and bad digestion. It's way too easy to get carried away with nuts.