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#1 Vanbelle

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:49 PM

Would you be willing to ditch your makeup altogether if it meant having 90% clear skin? Or would you rather wear makeup that gives you a glow and evens your skin, but leaves you only 80% clear? But you look almost 99% clear with it on?

After much struggle, I've decided 80% with makeup to look 99%.

Edited by Vanbelle, 26 November 2012 - 08:50 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:10 PM

I would rather have no makeup, since I really don't try to cover my acne cause I'm lazy lol. I like to play up my eyes the most. It'd also be nice not having to wash off foundation every night!! :P

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:53 PM

I would rather have clean skin considering I don't even wear makeup. Haha

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:08 PM

Make up! Id rather have 80% clear skin than going out without make up.. Really
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:19 AM

I would rather wear makeup. :)

[CURRENT REGIMEN]

AM:

Wash with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel (European version) + Clarisonic Mia

Apply CeraVe AM Moisturizer w/ SPF 30

Apply Aczone (dapsone) 
 

 

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Apply CeraVe PM Moisturizer 
Apply Epiduo (adapalene + benzoyl peroxide)
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[CURRENT STATUS]
90% clear

 


#6 Flaxen

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:17 PM

I agree I'd rather wear make up and have 80% clear skin to look 99% than have 90% clear skin. But I also wish I didn't have to choose! Some people don't realise how lucky they are... Also, I'm not convinced that makeup actually makes my skin worse anyway? When I was younger I went through a phase (over a year) of not wearing any makeup at all because I was desperate to clear my skin up but I regret it now because I don't think it helped at all and it just meant I felt hideous and depressed. My skin got better when I started wearing makeup again but that was also when I started bp...

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

If you mean concealer........and powder and such....I would choose to have clear skin. But not the DULL, RED, DRY looking slash OILY skin that is currently on my face whenever I get clear on BP. So, I choose clear skin, though I doubt I'd be happy because it would not 'glow'

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

NO MAKE UP ALL DAY! LOL It's the best feeling to wake up to a fresh face that doesn't need anything on it. It makes life incredible simple. I love it.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:06 AM

I wear BB cream and it gives my skin an incredible tone and I just adore it. Of course I think I look okay without it but, once you get used to the look of a bit of makeup it looks strange without it. Right?

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

I'd rather not wear makeup (except for special occasions)...but with the way my skin is now, that's not gonna happen for quite a long time.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:45 PM

i would soo rather be 90% clear and not feel the need for makeup.. its such a nuisance all i wanna do is not be a slave to makeup anymore that would be heavenly

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:43 PM

I would ditch the make up, which is what I am doing right now! I've covered my skin for far too long and the make up has only made it worse (ALWAYS). So I'm ditching it and I honestly don't want to wear foundation for as long as I live, and blush, and bronzer..

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

Seems like the overall consensus is everyone wants to ditch makeup! What if no one ever had to see you without makeup on? What if you could "hide" I guess, but no one would ever have to know what you really look like?

It sounds wrong but on some level but, why not?

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

It is so much simpler to go without makeup and cuts out a lot of time getting ready. :)

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

Make up never seemed to affect my skin.

Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

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Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:29 PM

I would love to feel confident enough to not wear makeup, I do notice a difference in my skin if I don't wear makeup for a few days, but I cannot leave the house without concealer.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:33 AM

I love make up... But I also love being able to not wear it. When I was suffering really badly with acne I was completely afraid of wearing any make up at all, despite my derm telling me it wouldn't aggravate my skin (I still don't believe her...)

I've actually written a blog post about not wearing make up and having acne if anyone is interested... http://abi-girl.blog...ed-freedom.html

Does anyone have any solutions to having dry skin as a result of acne treatments and compatible make up for this?
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

I really rather not wear foundation everyday.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:07 AM

I can't stand wearing anything heavy on my face. I usually just do mascara and my brows. No to foundation if its possible. :)


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:57 PM

Hmm, I would prefer 90% clear skin over 80%.

I am in the situation where my skin is like 70%, but looks 80%~90% with foundation on.
It's great for the days when I am using it, but it's very mind wrecking on the days that I don't.
And I only use my foundation like, twice a month on special occasions, haha sad.png

 

But meh, I am still really grateful there's foundation to help me look normal smile.png


Edited by Helton, 15 March 2013 - 09:57 PM.

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http://www.acne.org/...og-58ft-140lbs/

 

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