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In Topic: Pod And A Potential Mites Mess -- Please Help Me Decide. Also: How To Wean Th...

31 July 2013 - 10:26 PM

My two cents would be to continue your gentle skin routine that keeps your skin calm, healthy, and feeling healthy. I stumbled across an Esty member who over the years has developed products for sensitive and problematic skin. The shop at etsy.com is called Batty's Bath. You can order samples of most of her stuff. Even her makeup is well formulated for irritated, red, or broken out skin. I would check out her Patchouli Facial moisturizer first. That is what got her shop a lot of attention and a lot of people say it saved their skin when other products failed.

I have no experience with antibiotics but hopefully someone else can chime in on that.

In Topic: Oil Cleansing Method - Ruined My Skin And Now I Can't Fix It No Matter Wh...

19 July 2013 - 11:35 PM

If you are looking for a more natural route you may be interested in the Burt's Bees line. They even have an acne line. I didn't even try their acne stuff because they have other cleansers that are also very beneficial to skin regardless of acne or not. Plenty of reviews out there of acne prone people finding success with their cleansers in general. I am one of them. It would probably be a good product to use in conjunction with the rest of your regimen. Or they have it all to formulate your own from their products.

I would not use Olive Oil for OCM. The majority of people who have bad experiences with OCM start with Olive Oil. Here is an article someone wrote about trying and troubleshooting OCM. First on the list is no olive or coconut oils.

In Topic: Overall Facial Redness And Shininess

19 July 2013 - 11:02 PM

I would try just using your lotions on spots only, instead of all over. Your regimen sounds like mine did when I had constant blemishes pop up everyday, everywhere. Every product I used had something in it to fight acne. Over time I think all those medicated products took a toll on my skin, not only on the active stuff, but all over. I wanted so much to prevent everything from popping up; my acne was not isolated at all and would pop up anywhere on my face so I also would put a layer of some cream all over day and night. When my acne began subsiding, my skin all over was not pretty like I hoped.

Don't do so much prevention with your lotions except for active spots; that's what I would suggest. If you are cleansing and moisturizing properly and doing what you can to simply keep your skin healthy, your skin will have it's best shot at being normal, healthy, and help prevent acne on its own. If your skin is healthy it will probably not be as shiny anymore either. Healthy skin is balanced skin. I don't use any acne products anymore and my skin has lost a lot of its redness over the last year. It is the healthiest I remember it ever being since before acne. Tea tree oil has been a big help to my skin as well.

In Topic: Help Your Skin Function - Stop Impairing It!

14 July 2013 - 11:08 PM

Maybe this is why oil cleansing worked for me using grapeseed and sunflower oils together. Never did bother with olive oil or anything else. Had no idea about lenoleic acid. Thanks for the info!

In Topic: Makeup.. :s

14 July 2013 - 11:09 AM

You're welcome. I used a Mary Kay medium coverage liquid foundation with everyday minerals on top for my wedding and it looked fantastic!! It is that good quality that I trust it for the most important event of my life lol. I never use liquid foundation unless it is for a special occasion, so I wear everyday minerals by itself on a daily basis and it looks awesome and my skin has never been irritated by it, even with active breakouts. You can wear it lightly like concealer or layer it for full coverage. I also recommend their makeup brushes. Their kabuki brush, flat top brush, and concealer brush are all excellent for any makeup and excellent quality and super soft.

Both of these sites offer samples. Everyday minerals offers free samples and you only pay shipping. It is kind of addicting trying out all the colors! Cowgirl dirt offers their samples for 99 cents each plus shipping. Not bad either.

I have not heard of Afterglow or Ultra Pure. I'll have to look them up!

Steph, I too was awful to my skin when I was younger. It has taken about 3 years to heal from all of that. This makeup has really helped I think :)