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gkitten25

Member Since 10 May 2013
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In Topic: I Can't Believe I'm About To Do This...*pics Included*

17 November 2014 - 07:53 AM

wow your skin looks great :) well done on sticking to your regimen xx


In Topic: Shiny Face Is Not Oily. Help!

17 November 2014 - 02:50 AM

your skin sounds like it is dehydrated, thats why it probably seems less shiny in the morning since your skin usually produces more oil during the night, it might sounds silly but your skin need more moisture and nourishment.  I would agree that over exfoliation doesn't help, but sometimes you need a gentle exfoliatior once a week to clear dead skin cells from your face, which could also be making your skin look shiny, some people don't shed their dead skin cells as well as others.  It will take time, my skin was the same about a year and a half ago after I started using soap as a cleanser, it totally stripped my skin of any moisture.  I would look for a gentle exfoliator, none with beads it, maybe a gentle aha?  Use this once a week and maybe get a soap free cream cleanser for other days.  You want to use a nice replenishing moisturiser, nothing to thick but something that will keep water in your skin, I like e45, a serum before moisturing might be good too.  I have also found that cleansing my face and applying my moisturiser before I bath or shower really helps as the steam and hot water can be very drying!  Things might get worse before the get better as your skin rebalances, you should look up dehydrated skin, I'm not an exert so don't take my word as gospel, but I hope it helps a little x


In Topic: Scars Looking Worse W/ Retin A At 12 Weeks...time To Stop?

11 November 2014 - 04:28 AM

Sorry that post above should say no scrubs or soap based cleansers x

In Topic: Scars Looking Worse W/ Retin A At 12 Weeks...time To Stop?

09 November 2014 - 11:42 AM

My scars were quite red at first and slightly indented, I still have some very shallow scarring but only in a small section on my cheek and it's been getting better and better, I don't really notice it much now.  I think the big difference has been getting my acne under control, I've been on birth contro for over a year and using differin consistently for over a year as well.  I would say that the differin and salycilic acid serum that I use during the day have really help my skin texture, that and lots of moisturiser and being gentle to my skin, so scrubs or soap based cleanser.  I got my hyaluronic acid online its by emenence and it is strawberry hyaluronic acid serum, I only use it now and again, I mainly stick to moisturiser and my serum/differin, hope that help xx

I sometimes apply my hyaluronic acid before my shower or bath as well, I just pat it on instead of rubbing it in and my skin always looks nice an plumped up afterwards.  I know my skin texture was terrible about a year and a half ago, I thought it would never get better and hated my shallow scarring.  Now I have stuck to my routine for well over a year my skin looks pretty much back to normal and my scarring has really improved in fact it just looked like normal skin with a few imperfections but nothing no one else has.  Moisturiser is a must I stick to a normal/dry skin care routine, I used to think I was oily but sometimes those products just make the situation worse.  Let me know how you get on x

 

Hi there,

 

Hope you don't mind me asking but what sort of scars do/did you have? Great news that it's really improved smile.png

 

Also, I've just been looking at your routine. What would you say has really helped? Anything in particular? Also, where did you get your hyaluronic acid? I currently use Dermalogica & found it's great to stop me breaking out but I need something to help with my scarring really.


In Topic: Scars Looking Worse W/ Retin A At 12 Weeks...time To Stop?

05 November 2014 - 05:45 AM

:) I sometimes apply my hyaluronic acid before my shower or bath as well, I just pat it on instead of rubbing it in and my skin always looks nice an plumped up afterwards.  I know my skin texture was terrible about a year and a half ago, I thought it would never get better and hated my shallow scarring.  Now I have stuck to my routine for well over a year my skin looks pretty much back to normal and my scarring has really improved in fact it just looked like normal skin with a few imperfections but nothing no one else has.  Moisturiser is a must I stick to a normal/dry skin care routine, I used to think I was oily but sometimes those products just make the situation worse.  Let me know how you get on x