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Posted 15 December 2013 - 03:49 AM
I'd advise you to maybe try using a hydrating serum which you can apply after cleansing and before moisturising.
I naturally have oily skin but my face became dehydrated once I started the regimen, due to the drying effects of benzyl peroxide. Even after decreasing the amount of benzyl peroxide and only using the treatment once a day at night, my skin still felt dehydrated and I did not feel comfortable wearing makeup and instead I would always apply moisturiser throughout the day to keep it hydrated. But since I incorporated a hydrating serum in the mornings, my face is no longer dry and doesn't flake, and now feels plumped and hydrated, and makeup actually looks good.
The serum I use is Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum, which is very pricey. But there are cheaper alternatives out there that you can check out such as Reviva Labs Professional Strength Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Indeed Labs Hydraluron, Cosmetic Skin Solutions Hydra B5 Gel.
I would also recommend using a makeup setting spray which would take away the cakey-look of your makeup. I personally can't go without a setting spray if I'm wearing makeup, it is that good. Not only does it help my makeup stay in place all day but if my face looks a bit too powdery for my liking it will take away that powdery/cakey look. If not, even a rosewater mist would be good to help your makeup look less cakey.
Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:12 AM
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.
Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.
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!
For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*
When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!
Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:19 PM
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