I've decided to achieve perfect skin, I've always had moderate acne but the acne medicine I've tried never seemed to help so I've stopped, changed my moisturizer from Aveeno to Cetaphil, made a difference my skin went from Ok face to very healthy skin that it seemed that my acne changed as well, i've stopped using the acne medicine for one reason around this time by may, the medicine burned my face so I've stopped and now I'm using a acne medicine that can be bought from spanish stores much more gentle. The moisturizer helped alot so that I don't too much oil any more.
Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleaner or just plain water
I realized that my mother, she never has pimples on her skin but is very dry has never used a cleanser to wash her face everyday only for makeup remover, so i stopped and now only use plain water
combination and sensitive skin
I've changed my rountine for washing my face. Now i only wash my face at night with the foaming cleanser and use two kinds of moisturizers for the oily and dry parts of my face. The only medication i use on my face is Differin. i've stopped using the sugar, since someone advised me that my face is a little sensitive.
The change in my face is better now than before- I still have acne but not the same as before and my face is looks healthier everyday.
It's been a while but my acne doesn't seem to be getting better or worse unless a product I've bought was too harsh.
Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser
Benzoyl Peroxide- excluding it made my acne get worse
No. 7 rebalanced moisturizer- changed my cream it was way too oily for my combination skin, this is good for keeping the oily from face but it makes me break out
sugar- great to get rid of flakes or dead skin
I've been using lots of makeup now sine I've learned how to use it from the Internet- I've never had problems with my makeup making my acne problems worse or better, I'm always make sure the makeup I buy is safe while I've read articles saying to stop using some makeup, there are days I don't use makeup at all and nothing changes with my acne.
Either i going to the doctor or some who knows about acne to change my whole routine
Used the tinited moisturizer was great covered my problem areas. The good thing was my acne problems are usually most in the dry parts of my face. I didn't use too much on my t-zone, that does get oily but not too much like it's sweat, more like a shine. i've realized while my family does not have acne, my dad sweats all around his body, even when it's a little hotter than usually he sweats so much. So maybe my t-zone could be a from my dad, his face sweats but his more dark skined than the rest of the family, so it looks ok on him.
i've also using this new website that reviews makeup and other materials- cosmetic cop.com
Great stuff, I also use reviews to see if I can try it out the products.
Organic wearÂ® 100% Natural Origin Tinted Moisturizer bought this for my foundation, will only use a little. I got a little confused on the color system though so I was in the aile for a while narrowing the colors down. I have a very light olive tone, looks white in the morning, day, espically snowly and cloudly days. Only in the night time, where the light is yellow, you can tell it's olive tone. The only good thing on my selection was I got the right color, matched my skin tone. I have combination skin, so the reviews online were mixed, some said too oily, not oily enough, mostly water, stays on great on all skin and types, it's has ecoconcert stamp on it.
I've stopped playing videogames a long time ago when I finish the game that I want. Have been busy having fun with my family.
My routine for the morning hasn't changed-
Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser
Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser
I've decided to use the jojoba oil only for my hair and use it as a makeup remover
I stopped taking my vitamins- only take once a week, my acne hasn't changed but I do feel drained and exhausted when I have my time of the month.
my face looks the same nothings changed but the color of healthy skin.
I've also stopped walking and started running!
I do need to wipe the oil from my face two times a day but my face has stayed oil free longer than before this is because of the lemon
I'm now looking for a foundation thats organic and cheap, water based since I don't have time to reapply.
I've been eating not so well these days but the only good thing about my acne is that it always has the same amount of acne everyday on my face. I've noticed when I like to look at my face in the mirror usually it's in the really early in morning, night or in the sun. These times usually mask my face from the acne, when I was highschool I woke up at in the morning and it was still dark, usually I could never really see what my acne looked like and I ususally went to the bathrooms were there was no mirror.
In highschool I never used makeup and was afraid might become obossed with using the makeup. Also did not like to put anything near the eye, usually because I was too tired to do anything because of my sleeping habits or would think when I go to college or something when i used makeup or plucked my eyebrows.
The thing about my face is that it's really oily, only my outer face is dry but most of my face is oily. It's hard to keep up on getting rid of the oily, usuallu I forget to tone my face with lemon, because later on it will not work the same.
The only make I use is only for the eyes and lipstick. The problem with my face that i want to fix is these brown dots that were once pimples but are no longer and wont go away, I need to go to the doctor to find out what these brown dots are.
Been busy playing videogames but have bin reading also well.
I've now for two days been washing my face in the
Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser
(stopped using Benzoyl Peroxide after reading and being advised by a person who successful got rid of his acne by using only Differin and Clindamycin, want to try it out )
*exercise at least thirty mintues, vitamins and trying to eat healthy
It's been a few days since I've wrote something, been busy playing videogames, usually I watch TV or read some books but my brother came with all his game systems!
The only thing I still remembered to do was my face and get some exercise but mostly been playing all day! Time goes by so quickly...
I started playing on thursday, it's been so long and my brothers' been playing his game systems all the time at home now since his on vacation.
In the weekend only wanted to stay home and play videogames but I do like going to places where a bookstore is near by, so I only went out for that and things I needed to do.
It's also hard to watch what I'm eating these post days since all i care is to just eat more faster so i can play, did have some pizza on the weekend so my face has new pimples formed.
Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser- it's a cleanser my aunt gave me but did nothing to help the acne go away.
Barly slept today. Wanted to eat some cheese for breakfeast- I know dairy is not good but I can never get away from milk based products. My entire family drinks milk and my cousins love to eat and drink it. Also the pimples on my face seems a little red, more evident on my face.
I've been thinking of taking birth control pills for of course to be safe but mostly because of hormones. I know my hormones play a big part for the pimples on the face, espically before I have my period, I also have excessive hair in parts of the body that shouldn't be there.
Wakeup, great! Slept well and left for school today. My acne looks better than the last few days when I kept eating some funk food for my birthday. Felt like walking half way to school which I did.
Had a converation with my brother's girlfriend about makeup. She was to buy so much makeup but she knows how to use it and looks very pretty. Have decide to keep taking baby steps to getting organic making and products, besides don't have the money yet either.
My bother's girlfriend has perfect skin, she also has combination skin but it doesn't look that way. She does have a regium but all the acne products she uses or kit could be up to $100-200 and I don't have that much money to send on.
Wakeup- tired and not feeling to great. Haven't slept well in two days and forget to exercise yesterday, I've been exercising for an entire year at least 60-15 minutes a day - for health and stress.
I also read that using napkins and tissues is a bad thing to do. But usually if I use a tissue it's for my nose or has a hint of lemon on it to wipe away the oil from my T zone. Using towels is good to clean with but I have to change every time when I use one, usually because everyone uses it and don't want to use a dirty towel.
When I went to Sephora to pick up my birthday gift, I've noticed theres not alot of organic makeup in the store but I did get a bottle from philosophy. Don't like to buy online too much but have to for low prices and organic makeup from europe ( if I have the money for it) but usually buy whatever is cheap.
Wake up- glad to see the patche of red was gone but now have new tiny bumps around my face. Yesterday I ate a piece of cake, a little salad,grilled chicken and meat- was good but now have new acne to deal with.
I have been feeling upset for no reason and for a long period of time but I always get the side effects when I'm close to getting my period.
Another kit I've used was from shiseido, got it cheap on target but did not help improve my acne but it did bleach my face. Read that cosmetics or cremes from Asia will bleach the face, they want to whiten their face and body.
Look at the mirror at night and there was a patch of red skin on my lower lip with tiny bumps- if this is all I get, I'm glad.
The tough thing of being organic is the price and shipping because most of the companies sell in europe. The only things I have organic is the burt's bees lipstick and gloss. Aubery Organic's Aloe Vera and my jojoba oil. These products were in good price or sale, mostly in sale. The jojoba oil I got was $8 for a tiny bottle but usually cost $11. I don't have the money to buy all this stuff all the time usually until I get a paycheck for a part time job but mostly i'm in school, trying to pass classes. But i've always have websites saved as my favorites to check for a good price on those organic products of any kind.
Wake up and went to see my face- no new acne, so glad because I ate two pieces of chocolate cake. Was nice to talk to my brother and his girlfriend, love my mom but she sometimes stresses me out. Any way, my aunt told me my face looks better and was looking at my photos when I was younger- used to wear glasses but decide not to wear them anymore and later on the doctor said I'd have perfect 20/20 vision!
When i put makeup on I usely don't like to put any powder or creme because usually the makeup comes off but the good new doesn not cause me new acne.
Woke up with my mom playing a birthday music (from Guatemala or mexico singers, don't really know?) Got up to see my face, no new acne that I can see but it is cloudy gray hich to me can't always see what's really on the face. Worried about how the day is going to be because heard my mom telling my aunt she's going to bring me cake. Which I've haven't had since four months ago in some elses birthday.
During my birthday, I can go to any new restaurant that I want to try the food. Usually we eat the same things every year because it tasty and healthy, so there is no need to change.
Today at night, Iâ€™ve put the clay mask on my face. Cleans my combination skin well without irritation. Remember searching the web on how to put my acne medicine afterwards- one that I use is to wait at least an hour to put the acne crÃ¨me with moisturizer.
Iâ€™ve been looking at mirror- been noticing how healthier but still my pimples is my skin. I feel this isnâ€™t going to work because the jojoba is an oil and the last time Iâ€™d used an oil was olive oil- felt weird and caused more acne.
went to CVS today after a long walk, went directly to the makeup,moistuziers, and beauty tools aisle, been thinking of:
Dove Beauty Bar, Sensitive Skin - used this bar for my face as a cleanser but mostly like the bar felt on my body
Dove Face Care Essential Nutrients, Day Lotion SPF 15-used to use this moisturize before but it's so hard to find
Both Dove products were what my doctor suggest I get before or aveeno
Burt's Bees- love anything from this company, one the lesson i've learned from somewhere is that you know what most of the ingredients are, it's good! Mostly use the lip balm and lip stick.
Read an article saying the acne products were not that great. But I never tried it and I think maybe the cleanser and toneup could be good, don't know doen't seem like anyones tried it.
Acne- now I'm going to be 21, does that mean I have adult acne now? i'm no longer a teenager.
I've read other blogs from websites talking about pillows. i'm one of those people who keep their pillow for a long time, I had mines for ten years! It is a friend to keep and bring whenever I travel but i have tried to throw it away but i just didn't sleep well. I wash that pillow alot to make sure it's clean also take out the fluff.
I know it's not my pillow causing my acne because i had that pillow throughout my highschool year, even that senior year, when I had clear skin for the first since I was little.
Milk, there have been studies on milk causing acne but I would never get rid of the milk! Cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and any milk based products are my weakness. I've already been cut out eating too much meat, chocolate, candy, salty snacks, and other junk food since leaving high school after reading a article that people who are smart should also be smart enough to be healthy. The only thing I can never cut out is milk, the only thing i could never give up! and no I don't drink coffee, my mom stopped me when i was little from drinking coffee so I like drinking orange juice or tea in the morning to wake me up. Drinking one right now!
It's been a long time since little dots of red pimples appeared on my face. The area I'm getting more pimples is on my nose! Which is already on my T zone and has blackheads. Been putting jojoba oil with acne medicine, it's not stopping me from using it because it's only been on my nose.
garlic- the only thing it did was bring my pimples out on the surface. which is ood for me because it's tough to cure the pimple problem unless I can get to it!
lemon- whites your face naturally, it's for tighting the pores of your face, which i use if I'm going to put makeup (using still)
rose water- not much happened, smell great though and nice to cook with too
honey and lemon scrub- was nice but needed a mask that cleaned my face
egg mask- horrible, made my face tight and put more pimples on the face than anything else I've ever put on
Sugar- Exfoliate once a week, is very natural was surprised how well it work getting all dead skin and only need a little bit to use
Banana- if i ever forget to moisturize my face i use this, for my combination skin worked really well or if I don't have Aloe Vera, I would use this but only if I don't have Aloe Vera!
If I've ever have dry patches of skin, scratched, scars, or sun burned- the best thing to use is Aloe Vera. Bought mines from the company Aubrey Organics, a liquid not crÃ¨me. If I missed up on my acne medicine by putting too much or combining other acne medicine or if your face turned so red from the acne medicine quickly put only on Aloe Vera. Then the next days, keep putting Aloe Vera, your face is too sensitive to put anything on, needs to heal after all the products you put on. Aloe Vera used on patients with severe burns!
The sulfur Iâ€™d used in high school was from De La Cruz 10% sulfur, (Pomada de Azufe)bought mines in Rite aid but donâ€™t know if itâ€™s in everyone elseâ€™s, because the ones in L.A bring Latin acne medicine as well. Downside is smells horrible!
Another product I donâ€™t use or tried to use was Alcohol Free Stridex - salicylic acid 0.5% with Aloe company Blistex. Just really dried my skin with the acne medicine I was using.
Another Latin or African acne crÃ¨me is Nixoderm - a white cream, smells good by Johnson family Company. This is if I every get a big pimple that looks ready to pop, I only use this for my big pimples for only for emergencies. Donâ€™t really use it much anymore because my acne on my face no longer has big pimples anymore more like tiny whiteheads around my face, which I can cover with a concealer. Benzoic Acid 6% Titanium Dioxide10% Salicylic Acid 2.5% Menthol 1.1% Precipitated sulphur. Downside is had to order mines on the internet or try to find in stores, it will be hard but most Latin friends use this product.
Avveno crÃ¨me used for day time is smart essentials with southernwood SPF 30 Vitamins A, C, E-oil free, hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic Downside is expensive! For me anyway usually 15-20 bucks.
CrÃ¨me for night time Cetaphil good for dry skin. My mom uses this, she only has a dry face, never had acne in her life! My entire family from cousins as well donâ€™t have acne.
Facial mask- I use only for a week is a Clay Mask from Botanics. Makes my face squeaky clean without the harmful chemicals. Use moisturizer afterwards.
Also been had used Oil Free Acne Stress Control and strips for blackheads on the nose, which have not worked. Moisturizer has been Aveno with spf 30.
Iâ€™ve been reading articles on washing my face with oils, which Iâ€™ve read done right would make my acne go away faster but I wonder how Iâ€™m supposed clean my face day and night?
First I usually wash my face with water, then put my medicine and the moisturizer. At night I wash my face then put differin and another creamer moisturizer for my dry parts of my skin with jojoba oil.
My skin is combination but I have the T zone with a little part of cheeks also oily but the other parts can dry fast if I misuse the acne medicine.
I want to find a way to cleanse my skin naturally or help me with soaps for combination skin!
I wonder if I'm putting too much on my face to handle.
I've been using so many products for my acne. In highschool, I did not care what I looked like because I was always to tired from waking up early and trying to pass my classes. In senior year i tried some acne medicine from the doctor. And then later on used some acne medicine from Guatemala.
Differin, Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin which only helped a little, but dried my skin
then I remember later using sulfur, lots of sulfur, I just used alot in the day left the sulfur on and at sleep slept with it. Smelled like medicine but for some reason all my acne was gone but I always had the medicine on even at school! I stopped using it because my granmother stopped sending it.
It's been two years and I'm trying to find a way to get that clear skin but not always have sulfur on my face and now when I try to put it again, it burns my skin. I also remember peeling after using so much sulfur, the new skin got rid of the acne but now i know that was a bad thing to do.
I'm using jojoba oil right now with the medicine my doctor gave me before. The jojoba, started using today, is taking all the dry spots out of my skin, my skin looks healthy but have now new acne on the face not much that I stopped using it but controlable.