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#1 Shaara

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:50 AM

I have dry flaky skin in some areas from using cleaners/BP but I am scared that if I put moisturizer on top of my pimples it's just going to irritate them and make them worse! Am I totally wrong, or... ?

Right now I'm not using any moisturizer because I live in Japan and I really can't read the ingredient labels on products, so I'm afraid to try anything. lol

I got my Mom to send me some Aveeno and Olay moisturizers and I'm going to try those.

Thanks for any advice!! biggrin.gif



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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:53 AM

QUOTE (Shaara @ May 12 2008, 12:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have dry flaky skin in some areas from using cleaners/BP but I am scared that if I put moisturizer on top of my pimples it's just going to irritate them and make them worse! Am I totally wrong, or... ?

Right now I'm not using any moisturizer because I live in Japan and I really can't read the ingredient labels on products, so I'm afraid to try anything. lol

I got my Mom to send me some Aveeno and Olay moisturizers and I'm going to try those.

Thanks for any advice!! biggrin.gif



It's important to moisturize, especially with acne. I use to hate it cause my skin was already oily, but it keeps your skin healthy. So all I have to say is, Yes use your moisturizer, don't be afraid. Dry skin can cause more breakouts.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:13 AM

Using moisturizer can run the risk of clogging pores. It's a delicate balance between cleansing oils off your face and putting them back on to prevent dryness. On the whole, however, using moisturizer is a positive thing. Dry skin is much more likely to promote acne (and your own unhappiness) than a good moisturizer.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:24 AM

QUOTE (Athan @ May 12 2008, 02:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Using moisturizer can run the risk of clogging pores. It's a delicate balance between cleansing oils off your face and putting them back on to prevent dryness. On the whole, however, using moisturizer is a positive thing. Dry skin is much more likely to promote acne (and your own unhappiness) than a good moisturizer.



"Using moisturizer can run the risk of clogging pores." - that was a pointless & unnecessary contradiction. Just use the moisturizer it's good for your skin.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:51 AM

Pick one that is non-comedogenic.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:15 AM

Ok, thank you so much everyone smile.gif I'll start using it as soon as it gets here.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 11:51 AM

moisturising is so neccessary for skin even with acne...i use bobbi brown and its pretty good smile.gifsmile.gif

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 11:56 AM

[Hijacks Thread] All moisturisers I've tried break me out sad.gif. I havn't moisturised since having nothing but bad results from around 4 different moisturisers. I guess I will have to use some when I start accutane. Can anyone reccomend a moisturiser for extremely sensitive skin? Tyyy

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:04 PM

Make sure it's oil-free.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:19 PM

Definitely, DEFINITELY make sure it says noncomedogenic on the bottle. If it doesn't say anything about not clogging pores, then don't use it. I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It's amazing.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:33 PM

QUOTE (Sushi891 @ May 12 2008, 02:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Definitely, DEFINITELY make sure it says noncomedogenic on the bottle. If it doesn't say anything about not clogging pores, then don't use it. I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It's amazing.



i used it too. I started using Aveeno Positively Ageless Moisturizer. Think thats what it's called. You should try the new one, Great stuff.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 05:49 PM

I've never moisturized until today. I must have REALLY tough skill because I used to apply mass amounts of BP with no moisturizer and it being fine. I've recently been using head and shoulders on my face (it helps me more than BP if anyone cares). At first just leaving it on for 5 or 10 minutes then washing off, after a couple days of that just strait up leaving it on. After reading something about sea salt I exfoiliated with that (also never exfoiliated before) before putting on the head and shoulders (washing the salt off first). That was this morning and I noticed I had a pretty bad red rash/dry spot on my upper lip that had a bunch of skin flaking off. Not sure if it's going to cause me to break out but it's better than red flaking skin.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:48 PM

QUOTE (Sushi891 @ May 13 2008, 05:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Definitely, DEFINITELY make sure it says noncomedogenic on the bottle. If it doesn't say anything about not clogging pores, then don't use it. I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It's amazing.


Cool! I got my Mom to send me some Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer w/ SPF 15. Apparently it's non-comedogenic, so I hope it's alright!

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:31 PM

QUOTE (speaktwice @ May 12 2008, 07:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've never moisturized until today. I must have REALLY tough skill because I used to apply mass amounts of BP with no moisturizer and it being fine. I've recently been using head and shoulders on my face (it helps me more than BP if anyone cares). At first just leaving it on for 5 or 10 minutes then washing off, after a couple days of that just strait up leaving it on. After reading something about sea salt I exfoiliated with that (also never exfoiliated before) before putting on the head and shoulders (washing the salt off first). That was this morning and I noticed I had a pretty bad red rash/dry spot on my upper lip that had a bunch of skin flaking off. Not sure if it's going to cause me to break out but it's better than red flaking skin.


IMHO, sea salt is way, way too abrasive to use as an exfoliant. Too many sharp edges. I'd suggest using either the baby brush method or something with beads. None of that apricot pit stuff either. It can really scratch your skin.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:49 PM

QUOTE (jbrown @ May 12 2008, 12:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Athan @ May 12 2008, 02:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Using moisturizer can run the risk of clogging pores. It's a delicate balance between cleansing oils off your face and putting them back on to prevent dryness. On the whole, however, using moisturizer is a positive thing. Dry skin is much more likely to promote acne (and your own unhappiness) than a good moisturizer.



"Using moisturizer can run the risk of clogging pores." - that was a pointless & unnecessary contradiction. Just use the moisturizer it's good for your skin.


Moisturizer can clog pores, bottom line. I'm not quite sure why you decided to attack my statement, but it's true. I'm pretty sure it's worth the TCs time considering the nature of the topic. It's not nearly as simple as "it's good for your skin," and I would appreciate if you would exercise a bit more maturity.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:56 PM

QUOTE (Cecelia @ May 12 2008, 07:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (speaktwice @ May 12 2008, 07:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've never moisturized until today. I must have REALLY tough skill because I used to apply mass amounts of BP with no moisturizer and it being fine. I've recently been using head and shoulders on my face (it helps me more than BP if anyone cares). At first just leaving it on for 5 or 10 minutes then washing off, after a couple days of that just strait up leaving it on. After reading something about sea salt I exfoiliated with that (also never exfoiliated before) before putting on the head and shoulders (washing the salt off first). That was this morning and I noticed I had a pretty bad red rash/dry spot on my upper lip that had a bunch of skin flaking off. Not sure if it's going to cause me to break out but it's better than red flaking skin.


IMHO, sea salt is way, way too abrasive to use as an exfoliant. Too many sharp edges. I'd suggest using either the baby brush method or something with beads. None of that apricot pit stuff either. It can really scratch your skin.


I have to rubg it really gently BUT it seems to be helping so I'm going to continue with it, would NOT suggest it to anyone with sensitive skin. My skin, as I said before, is really tough. It still looks and feels soft but it seems to be able to stand a lot.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 01:11 AM

QUOTE (jbrown @ May 11 2008, 11:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Shaara @ May 12 2008, 12:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have dry flaky skin in some areas from using cleaners/BP but I am scared that if I put moisturizer on top of my pimples it's just going to irritate them and make them worse! Am I totally wrong, or... ?

Right now I'm not using any moisturizer because I live in Japan and I really can't read the ingredient labels on products, so I'm afraid to try anything. lol

I got my Mom to send me some Aveeno and Olay moisturizers and I'm going to try those.

Thanks for any advice!! biggrin.gif



It's important to moisturize, especially with acne. I use to hate it cause my skin was already oily, but it keeps your skin healthy. So all I have to say is, Yes use your moisturizer, don't be afraid. Dry skin can cause more breakouts.


Not for me it doesnt. I have incredibly dry skin and my skin has been looking fabulous in comparison to how it was before when I was moisturizing. I havent been moisturizing for two months and my face looks a lot healthier. I think its best to go by an individual basis.

QUOTE (Raggamuffin @ May 12 2008, 10:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
[Hijacks Thread] All moisturisers I've tried break me out sad.gif . I havn't moisturised since having nothing but bad results from around 4 different moisturisers. I guess I will have to use some when I start accutane. Can anyone reccomend a moisturiser for extremely sensitive skin? Tyyy


Ive tried like five moisturizers and they all broke me out so I stopped.