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Stephanie's Guide to Being Nice to Your Skin



Flip Flopping..

Posted by stephzoars, 11 October 2013 · 173 views
bare minerals, scarring and 6 more...
That's what I feel like I'm doing! Flip flopping back and forth through my favorite products. But I have found what works best for ME.  
 
I can't help it, I'm in LOVE with Clean & Clear's Sensitive Foaming Facial Cleanser. It does such a wonderful job cleaning my skin and when my skin has been clear I have been using this stuff.  
 
I was r...


O_O

Posted by stephzoars, 27 September 2013 · 172 views
leaving makeup on overnight and 4 more...
I slept with my makeup on for the first time in MONTHS. So you can imagine the horror I felt waking up! But to my surprise..  
clear face!!!  
 
I was thinking that Tarte's Amazonian full coverage makeup foundation was irritating my skin but now I think it's safe to wear. http://www.acne.org/...t/amused.gif...


Where I'm At Now..

Posted by stephzoars, 25 September 2013 · 206 views
rosehip seed oil and 5 more...
I stopped using crappy makeup, and while I liked the mineral makeup I purchased from Alima Pure.. it's just not enough coverage. So I went to Sephora and picked myself up some  Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation   and continue to use a Physician's Formula powder.  
 
My skin looks pretty great with the two, but I would still like t...


Carley's Clear And Smooth Skin!

Posted by stephzoars, 19 September 2013 · 303 views
carleys clear and smooth and 3 more...
Oh.. my.. god.  
 
I have FINALLY  found something that produces consistent results...  
 
 
I bought their  acne treatment   (that comes with a full size soap bar and samples of their moisturizers - all  AMAZING ) and am speechless. It has BP in it, so I was wary but after seeing their guarantee and plentiful reviews I felt great purchasin...


Woohoo! :3

Posted by stephzoars, 08 September 2013 · 539 views
alima makeup, mineral makeup and 7 more...
Well, I'm back to using my  Burt's Bees Deep Cleansing Cream face wash  .. I couldn't be more satisfied. How could a cleanser make a woman so damn happy?!?!  
 
I will continue to use my homemade green tea toner as it seems to be calming my skin down and when I wake up I have fairly healthy looking skin (I'm getting there).  
 
 
My acne is...


Done With Paula's Choice..

Posted by stephzoars, 07 September 2013 · 1,132 views
tarte, clinique, paulas choice and 6 more...
Ultimately I don't believe that Salicylic Acid nor Benzoyl Peroxide is my skin's cup of tea.
 
 
My face was not having it, and so last night I washed my face with the Paula's Choice Pore Normalizing Cleanser... which I literally just read has Triclosan in it (antibacterial - but can ultimately lead to super germs). Umm, definitely swapping out...


Day Four Of Paula's Choice

Posted by stephzoars, 06 September 2013 · 581 views
allergies, paulas choice and 5 more...
I was pretty upset yesterday.. my skin was ultra irritated and washing my face at the end of the night was something from a horror film. Everywhere I put any sort of product was red and spotty.
 
Then this morning I came to accept that it was ultimately getting better.. the weird breakouts (I'm sure it's the purging stage) around my mouth are mostly...


Day Two Of Paula's Choice

Posted by stephzoars, 04 September 2013 · 575 views
paulas choice, bha 9 and 1 more...
I have been sleeping SO much.. oh my god. I don't even know what's wrong with me!
 
 
But because of that I think my skin has some extra time to heal at night. And so far last night and this morning I applied all of the wonderful products of Paula's Choice Regular Strength Clear Kit (plus the BHA 9 last night and plan on doing this every other n...


I Just Want Some Soda! D:

Posted by stephzoars, 02 September 2013 · 497 views
light therapy, diet and 2 more...
Hahahaha I've been driving myself mad limiting my diet like this!
 
 
I'm pretty happy with my skin but I have a lot of flesh colored bumps all over my face that are pretty damn persistent suckers.
 
I need to find makeup that works with my skin, not against it. I can't wait until I find the perfect combination of everything. This trial and...


This Is Major!

Posted by stephzoars, 31 August 2013 · 643 views
vitamins, clear skin and 3 more...
WHAT?!?! MY SKIN IS CLEAR...
 
I woke up this morning and low and behold... clear skin!! Except for a monster one near my eyebrow that's been hanging around for a while.
 
 
I bought some  Burt's Bees Chamomile Cleansing Cream   for the first time and I REAAAAAALLY like it! The ingredients seem a little harsh for someone with skin prob...


Vitamins.. Commence!

Posted by stephzoars, 28 August 2013 · 614 views
milk bath, probiotic, vitamins
I bought a plethora of vitamins to try and eliminate these damn blemishes.
We'll see just how well calcium, d3, magnesium, zinc, l-lysine, and krill oil work for me!
 
I'm also going to begin a probiotic as soon as I have enough money to buy one.. stupid vitamins cost A LOT more than I thought.
 
As of right now, my skin TONE has never looked be...


Vitamins!

Posted by stephzoars, 25 August 2013 · 604 views
zinc, vitamin d, panoxyl and 2 more...
I need to pick up some vitamins after this Candida cleanse that I'm on. :\ It sucks that everything is trial and error and that my skin seems to be so sensitive to so very many ingredients! It can be discouraging, that's a fact!
 
I plan on stopping at Walgreen's to get these few things, which I will review in a week or two..
 
1- PanOxyl acne w...


Rants & Raves

Posted by stephzoars, 17 August 2013 · 577 views
clean & clear, cetaphil lotion and 8 more...
I like to think that I have my skin under control now, and honestly I don't even know how it happened. Everything I use you can get at Target..
 
I went back to my trusty  Clean & Clear Sensitive Foaming Facial Cleanser  .
 
So in the morning I wash with the Clean & Clear cleanser, moisturize with  Cetaphil lotion  , and do my makeup.....


Manuka Honey,

Posted by stephzoars, 05 July 2013 · 563 views

What on earth would I do without you???
 
Since I've been in the sun a lot recently my skin has been FREAKING out..
 
I had about 6-8 white heads pop up on my face yesterday morning, put on my trusty honey mask overnight and OUILA! Pretty skin. They're not entirely gone, but most are and the few remaining are 90% smaller.
 
I still dislike...


Feeling A Little Down..

Posted by stephzoars, 04 July 2013 · 547 views
makeup, facial peel, i need help
Every morning is the same, I feel terrible for applying makeup and know that I should really let my skin breathe.
 
Why can't I look nice, hell.. even halfway normal, without caking makeup on?
 
I wish I could find a makeup that is guilt-free and doesn't make my face look like a mask of makeup. :\
 
 
 
Or find a miracle product t...


"man, I Look Good!"

Posted by stephzoars, 30 June 2013 · 650 views
sensitive, non-irritating and 5 more...
It's difficult to say that sometimes, and especially harder to mean it. But we are our own worst critics and we have to give ourselves compliments now and then and look past the acne or post-acne marks. Progress is progress, and that's all you can hope for. You also must acknowledge that acne does NOT control your life by any means. Who cares if you have...