Almost every moisturizer breaks me out. I am not sure if it has to do with the pH or anything else. What can you guys recommend? Thanks!
Moisturizer For Super Sensitive Skin?
Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:37 AM
I have sensitive skin and nearly every moisturizer would clog my pores or break me out until someone said I should try Olay essentials sensitive beauty fluid. Ive been using it for three weeks now and so far Im really liking it.
Edited by Sky13, 18 May 2014 - 11:37 AM.
Posted 08 June 2014 - 11:21 PM
Posted 14 June 2014 - 05:43 PM
You could try MCT oil, which is very light and pleasant. It's sold at Hi Health and Whole Foods. It has a carbon chain length of only C8 and C10, so it's very short and absorbs well. But any oil used at 100% is going to be shiny and oily -- that's why we buy lotions that are about 70% water, the first ingredient on the label.
You could experiment with pH by adding baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) -- adding about 0.5% will raise the pH about 1 number, but that's a very rough estimate. You could lower the pH with lemon juice, and about 2.0% to 5% will lower the pH by about 0.5 or 1 number. These are water soluble so they could be added to most cosmetics you already own. You could web order 100 pH strips for about $20 and test the pH of products you like and products that don't work, you could get some information that might help you figure out what you like best.
Use a test patch on the crook of your arm before you put any modified product on your face, and you'll get an indication of whether it will be helpful or not.
Posted 19 September 2014 - 12:57 PM
Posted 21 September 2014 - 04:15 PM
after I listed EVERY moisturizer I have ever tried, there was one thing that stood out:
They were all LOTIONS.
Can someone be more stupid than me? I had never EVER tried a gel...
So I went to my fathers bathroom and found a Loreal Men Expert Anti-Shine Moisturizing Gel and it works FANTASTIC. I get a liiiittle dry here and there but its like a 300% improvement of my skin already..
Posted 23 September 2014 - 06:41 PM
If you're going to try any oil, it should be sunflower oil, as it has the least chance of breaking you out. Lumiplexion sells a lightweight moisturizer that consists mostly of aloe vera. It's a gel and it gives light hydration.
Everyone needs a moisturizer. Your skin will create more oil if you don't seal it with some form of moisture.
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