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 15 May 2014 - 10:43 AM
im the same way. So my derm said no to any type of hydrating moisturizer. When i cleanse my face- im very delicate. So im cleansing but not stripping. Honestly in the end- i dont really need it at all.
"Pass the marmalade" - Hermione Granger
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.
Currently Using: First Aid Beauty Deep Cleanser, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery, Paulas Choice 2.5% BP, Olay Sensitive Beauty Fluid.
Extras: Paulas Choice 10% AHA & Paulas Choice 2% BHA.
Failed: Duac, Differin, Bactrim, Tetracycline, Doxycycline.
Acne status: Clear on chin and forehead except for pigmentation. Working on closed comedones around nose, top lip, upper cheeks and overall skin texture.
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 29 July 2014 - 09:52 PM
Body Shop Aloe Serum. Any of their serums, in fact, but that is the lightest and very affordable
- Clear Skin and Anxiety Maintenance Routine:
- Supplements: Shi wei Bei Du Tang (powder by Sun Ten) and the Zhen Zhu An Chuang Pan (tablets by Guang Ci Tang) both for acne+ other Chinese mood stabilizers.
- 20,000IU+ of Vitamin D/day (+ antioxidants and multi with minerals)
- Diet: Ultra Meal and Orac Energy Greens shakes- no meat, coffee, dairy, gluten or alcohol
- Topical: crysanthemum and MSM baths and cleansing with Proactiv Deep and Kavi Coral on Konjac sponge to exfoliate, and Jason Aloe and Tea Tree and Hyaluronic Acid to heal and hydrate.
- Lifestyle: 8 hrs sleep, light exercise only, >1hr sun exposure daily, no fluoride toothpastes, no sulfate shampoos, clean shower/pillowcase.
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.
No regimen is one-size-fits-all. You are unique and so is your skin.
Black soap - Lumiplexion Salicylic Acid ~ Lumiplexion SPF 30 ~ Lumiplexion moisturizer
Black soap ~ Lumiplexion Glycolic Acid 12% (3-4x week) ~ Lumiplexion Hydroquinone 1-2x week
Lumiplexion enzyme mask / sulfur mask / moisturizing mask 1-2 week as needed
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