Oh my...guess I'm committing a most grievous sin, lol I use sensitive skin baby wipes to take my makeup off, doh! Hehe...I cleanse with Johnson & Johnson Head to Toe Baby Wash, tone with Merle Norman Delicate Balance toner, use Dan's BP, and then use Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion with jojoba oil. That's my night time routine. My morning routine is a little simpler. I use Merle Norman Delicate Balance cleanser, Dan's BP, and Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. All my makeup is from Merle Norman which doesn't have all the nasties that most other makeup does. I'm almost completely clear with this routine, woot, woot. What I'm finding that helps with pigmentation is Dan's AHA
That's awesome that you've found something that works for you!
I tried cetaphil and it made me break out worse than anything else
I might try 10% AHA then and see how that does for marks, thanks for the tip
Couldn't agree more about the wipes. I used them for years (including those alcohol soaked pads) and my skin was a MESS. It got oily seconds after using one, my skin felt raw and I had the worst acne I have ever had in my life. Since the day I decided not to use wipes my skin has just improved each day, although it's still not quite recovered even now.
I seem to have cured acne, but still have left-over damage such as dry, irritated but oily areas. If you have any tips for reversing the damage of using wipes/pads, I would really appreciate it if you could share them. I think those were the initial cause of my acne and now I still get the odd breakout due to the damage I caused.
My skin-care regimen is in my signature. I recently implemented Sudocrem because I have mild seborrheic dermatitis in those areas which I also think was caused by stripping my skin.
Really enjoyed your video, hope to see more!
I have a similar experience! I used to use the soaked pads too and I could literally feel them tearing away at my skin.
I find that if one thing sets off a bad breakout, my acne comes back in full swing! I don't know exactly what your skin is like but I use argan oil on any irritated or dry areas (or where I've picked at dry skin and now it's red raw haha)... and it really helps to balance it out
I see you use AHA as well. What's your experience with it? and thanks for liking my video
The skin care routine that has been working for me for a little more than 2 months now:
I wash morning and night with Cetaphil Antibacterial bar cleanser with the Olay Advanced Cleansing system (spinning brush).
At night, I use AHA (paula's choice 5%) and moisturizer. In the day, I just use moisturizer and makeup afterwards.
Red marks are a problem for me, too. They have improved substantially in the last month when I stopped picking for the most part and then started the Olay brush in combination with the AHA. They're fading faster than ever!
That's so awesome! Congrats on no cysts in 2 months!!!!
I also have one of those spinning brushes, even though I'm generally opposed to physical exfoliation if it can be avoided but I heard it would help fade marks, however I tend to go over the top and make my skin scab up Haha sorry to be graphic
- Avene Soapless Gel Cleanser
- Boots Time Delay AHA Toner
- Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz
- Hyaluronic Acid Serum (homemade)
- Hazelnut oil with rosemary + clary sage (on acne prone areas)
- Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Cream (10% Glycolic Acid)
- SK:N Sunscreen SPF 30
- W7 Camera Ready Primer
- Lush Ultrabland + Washcloth
- Soap & Glory ULTIMELT Hot Cloth Cleanser + Washcloth
- Boots Time Delay AHA Toner
- Differin 0.1% cream
- Hazelnut oil with rosemary + clary sage (stops oil production)
- Vitamin C Serum (also homemade) OR
- Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum
Once/Twice a week:
- Green Clay Mask (+ salicylic acid)
- Exfoliate with No7 skin cleansing brush