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How many times a day do you wash your face with cleanser?

  1. I splash my face with water one time and use a cleanser the other time (12 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  2. I use a cleanser both times (20 votes [62.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

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#1 acne_battle

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:01 AM

Yeah, I would like to discuss this with you guys. I usually wash my face with cleanser twice a day but Ive read its better to splash water one time and use cleanser the other time. Is there research in regards to this? What do you guys think?
My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen
Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash
Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream
Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream
Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles
Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen
Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls
starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only
Apply Differin to face and chest
Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream
Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream
Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder


Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:18 AM

2 times a day with Jergens mild bar soap.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:35 AM

QUOTE (Priestess @ Apr 3 2009, 10:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
2 times a day with my Clearly Natural unscented glycerin bar.


What kind of acne do you have?
My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen
Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash
Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream
Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream
Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles
Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen
Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls
starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only
Apply Differin to face and chest
Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream
Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream
Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder


Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:35 PM

QUOTE (acne_battle @ Apr 3 2009, 09:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Priestess @ Apr 3 2009, 10:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
2 times a day with my Clearly Natural unscented glycerin bar.


What kind of acne do you have?


I have very oily skin, with all over clogged pores and some whiteheads. Some red marks and a few shallow scars on both cheeks.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 04:03 PM

I have very sensitive skin with moderate acne

I have very sensitive skin with moderate acne. I even broke out from jojoba oil!
My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen
Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash
Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream
Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream
Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles
Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen
Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls
starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only
Apply Differin to face and chest
Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream
Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream
Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder


Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 04:10 PM

i wash my face twice a day usin DK cleanser.i have light acne (after two accutane rounds) and washing twice a day is definitely better than once for me.i can see slight improvement since i strted to wash my face two times instead of once.but i think that this is really individual wink.gif

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 05:49 PM

I don't use cleansers.

I moisturise heavily then rinse with cold water.

I've even ditched cleansers when showering in the morning, same story just moisturise heavily and rinse with shower water.

Again just an individual regime.
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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:16 PM

QUOTE (??? @ Apr 3 2009, 05:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't use cleansers.

I moisturise heavily then rinse with cold water.

I've even ditched cleansers when showering in the morning, same story just moisturise heavily and rinse with shower water.

Again just an individual regime.


Same here, i moisturize heavily at night, then in the morning or late afternoon i take a shower only splashing face with water a couple times. Im beginning to look into P.H. and skin health, if you do use a cleanser or something make sure its ph is 5.5 ... water alone is PH 7.0 which isint good for the skin it takes a few hours for the skins PH level to normalize after this.
How To Wash Your Face The Right Way

Product Ingredients To Avoid

Why Moisturizer Is Important

products I currently use:
L'Bri Pure N Natural Deep Pore Cleanser & Oil-Free Moisturizer
Forever Living Products "Aloe Vera Gelly" Moisturizer

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:57 PM

QUOTE (adamrodrigue @ Apr 3 2009, 09:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (??? @ Apr 3 2009, 05:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't use cleansers.

I moisturise heavily then rinse with cold water.

I've even ditched cleansers when showering in the morning, same story just moisturise heavily and rinse with shower water.

Again just an individual regime.


Same here, i moisturize heavily at night, then in the morning or late afternoon i take a shower only splashing face with water a couple times. Im beginning to look into P.H. and skin health, if you do use a cleanser or something make sure its ph is 5.5 ... water alone is PH 7.0 which isint good for the skin it takes a few hours for the skins PH level to normalize after this.


If you know water alone isnt good for your skin, why are you continuing this?
My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen
Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash
Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream
Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream
Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles
Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen
Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls
starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only
Apply Differin to face and chest
Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream
Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream
Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder


Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 12:09 AM

I used to always wash twice a day with a cleanser. Lately I've been trying it only at night with a simple water-only wash in the morning, followed by SPF facial moisturizer. I don't know. I'm trying to decide if whether or not it gets all the gunk (BP and moisturizer) off as efficiently as need be. I'm assuming water gets it all off just fine with no cleanser needed. If I decide to apply BP in the morning though, I'll use my cleanser beforehand to prep the skin.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 12:12 AM

QUOTE (adamrodrigue @ Apr 4 2009, 12:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Same here, i moisturize heavily at night, then in the morning or late afternoon i take a shower only splashing face with water a couple times. Im beginning to look into P.H. and skin health, if you do use a cleanser or something make sure its ph is 5.5 ... water alone is PH 7.0 which isint good for the skin it takes a few hours for the skins PH level to normalize after this.


You're looking into that stuff way too much. You gonna have a panic attack if you're outside and it starts to rain, but you have no umbrella? lol.gif

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 03:35 AM

twice a day with purpose cleanser. I have really oily skin (blot every hour when out neutral.gif) so just a splash of water would make me feel grimy.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 04:09 AM

Once in the evening (about 7pm) In the mornings I wipe over with a gentle toner on cotton wool pads, if I cleanse twice a day I get really dry skin.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 07:59 AM

QUOTE (acne_battle @ Apr 3 2009, 11:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you know water alone isnt good for your skin, why are you continuing this?


You need to wash with water to desquamate your face, take off some of the bacteria and oil/dead cells of your face to prevent buildup.

Id say every other day use a cleaning agent like soap or a ph balanced cleanser (ph 5.5-7.0) and moisturize every night you should be good.. not worry about acne.

1) never use acne drugs (oral or topical)

2) invest in a R/O home filter

3) use moisturizer especially if you only use city water (i like Triceram for redness, really dry skin)

4) KEEP IT SIMPLE
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Product Ingredients To Avoid

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Forever Living Products "Aloe Vera Gelly" Moisturizer

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE (Priestess @ Apr 3 2009, 12:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
2 times a day with my Clearly Natural unscented glycerin bar.

That stuff is absolutely HORRID!!! Be careful, this contains Sodium Myreth Sulfate, just as nasty as SLS! I tried this same bar last summer, and suffered the consequences. BTW Priestess, the Purpose Bar broke me out as well (a HUGE cyst on my forehead)! As of this past Saturday, found another bar at Whole Foods, Desert Essence Cleansing Bar Tea Tree Therapy. I'm totally running out of options here!

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 09:49 PM

I wash my face with cleanser only at night..
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 09:26 AM

You can use emollient cream as a cleanser, which would be great for people who need to wash more often, but get dry skin if they do.

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