i've tried everything linachu has tried and I can vouch that they're all great products! I don't wear as much makeup as i used to but MAC got me through the worst acne period of my life! their studio fix line is great. I've also been using Dermablend concealers for 6 years =)
ugh, i skimped on my regimen for a few days and now i have tonsssss of flaking. no redness, just flaking =(. the worst part about it is when i think i got all the flakes off with my scrub and then i go to put my makeup on and as i'm applying it more and more flakes start to come off! it looks so nasty. i slathered on shea butter tonight, i hope that'll do the trick! if it doesn't, i'll put on some hydrocortisone for *just* one night to give my skin a boost.
my skin's also adjusting to the weather, i think...it changed from very cold to very warm in just a few days! i think some of the flaking and the fact that i'm breaking out is due to this sudden change...is that possible? i'm hoping that if i just make sure to keep up with my skincare it'll improve within the week...
hey guys! sorry i haven't checked this out in so long...mostly because my skin's been looking great lately! but i did have a little flare up a few days ago...the only thing in my regimen that had changed was i started trying to wear mineral makeup again. i guess i must have a little mica sensitivity on top of the SD because when i got my first flare up almost a year ago i was wearing mineral makeup every day
also about the acne/sugar link...i believe it. i've been avoiding sweets but yesterday i went to a milk bar with a bunch of old friends and figured i deserved just one milkshake for my good behavior. when i woke up the next day i could feel the SD patches before i even saw them in the mirror. probably had to do with the dairy plus the sugar.
DO NOT use more than a pea size amount!!! just put it on your finger and put little tiny dots of it all over your face and then rub in, even if you think you're missing spots. trust me, i thought the "pea size amount" thing was ridiculous but on my 3rd try with topical retinoids i finally stuck to that and it made a world of difference.. after you've been using it for a while, your skin will have a healthier amount of oil on it and then applying the pea-size amount will be no problem.
thanks for the blepharitis call, maybe if i can;t find a natural way to handle it i'll see if my derm thinks that's it...
and i can imagine how good being able to sweat must feel (the little things you never appreciated anymore, right? ) I'm naturally thin but i like to start working out (just a little cardio) starting in march-april to get me ready to wear a bikini but idk if that's gonna work out =( i was working out every day before I got SD and OMG sweating makes my skin BURN. even today if i'm just running to catch my train on time and i start to sweat i get soo itchy.
any recommendations for a nice, gentle, oil-free DAYTIME facial moisturizer that won't make me look shiny or greasy? anything from the cetaphil line makes me look like a greaseball and so do coconut oil & shea butter, no matter how small an amount i try to use.
thanks for the useful input john did you ever try shea butter or coconut oil and if so did you feel that they were less effective than plain ol' jojoba oil?
i've also been waking up with swelling/burning around the eyes lately (ever since the weather got cold) and this never happened until i got sd...i'd also like to hear if anyone has anything to say about this.
i wear latex gloves with socks over them. the socks help it go on nice and even so you don't streak. you can buy the st. tropez latex glvoes and the st. tropez "application mittens" or whatever the hell they call them, but those are MONEY and a pair of old socks really works just as well i usually apply two layers so that i don't miss any spots. the website says that applying more of the mousse or lotion doesn't make you any darker, so you don't have to worry about coming out orange