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Share your Skin Care Regime

Share your skin care regime! My skin isn't particularly oily or dry, but I have tendency to get small pimples around my mouth and on my chin (at all times of my cycle) and my skin isn't radiant. I use La Roche Posay cleanser, toner, and cream, I also exfoliate twice per week, and I use a clarifying mask twice per week. Regardless, I get the pimples and my skin isn't radiant. I'm curious about your skin care regime - wondering if I'm missing something! 

Re: Share your Skin Care Regime

  • It sounds like you already have a great regime-I love La Roche Posay products myself.  I use a sonicare, which I think has helped a bit in terms of making my skin look less dull.  I always get small pimples on my chin-usually around my period, but I know that I have a tendency to touch that area too, which isn't helping I'm sure (make sure to disinfect your phone often!)

    I HAVE used a skin brightening serum by Origins-I'm not really sure how much it helped.  I do use great makeup, which I think helps to give my skin some radiance in the winter when I'm not getting much sun.  I use Sarah McNamara as a base, or when I don't want to put anything else on.  For more coverage during the work day, I use...shoot I think it's Estee Lauder but I can't remember (it's a liquid foundation with a coverup built into the top...).  MAC and Bare Minerals for bronzer and blush, and Benefits Eye Brightener crayon which makes my whole face look brighter.

    For me, my skin just looks more dull in the summer, and, lets be honest, I wasn't born with the perfect look great all the time skin I wish I had.Sometimes switching up my moisterizer in the winter can help too, maybe try that?
  • As long as you don't have some type of citrus sensitivity, take a lemon slice and rub that on your face, it is supposed to be super brightening (more so to help with dark spots).  Another great way to get radiant skin is eat LOTS AND LOTS of salmon; well, one serving per day.  Just be careful about where it's from, it's always good to promote sustainibility! 

    I get the hormonal type breakouts as well, I make myself a mask that really helps to clear everything up by mixing the juice of 1/2 lemon with 1/2c.- 1 c. yogurt (I recommend greek yogurt as it isn't as drippy).  Warning- it does NOT smell very nice, as you could probably guess.  The yogurt helps with balancing your skin, and the lemon helps to gently exfoliate and brighten with it's citric acid.

    YSL has a very beautiful foundation that can help to bring a lot of light to your skin.  I'm also a big fan of the NARS tinted moisturizer- just be careful about anything that has SPF as on deeper skin tones it can either a) give a grey cast to the skin or b) reflect back to make your face look much paler than  it really is.

    Good luck!
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  • I mainly use all natural ingredients.  It's way cheaper, very effective, and I like being able to know every ingredient that I just put on my face.  
    I start by using pure witch hazel as a toner.  After that I apply coconut oil to the skin around my eyes, and if my skin feels dry I will apply it to my entire face.  I layer my eye cream and daily moisturizer over that.  (Both ginzing by Origins) 
    If I wore makeup that day, I use olive oil to remove it.
    I use baking soda mixed with a little water (Enough to make a paste) as a cleanser, then I use witch hazel as a toner again.  I then apply vitamin E to the eye area (I've done this by poking a hole in a vitamin e capsule and squeezing out the contents, but it's a bit sticky.  I recently purchased a mixture of vitamin E and almond oil that is smoother and sinks into the skin really well.)  to help condition my lashes, and I apply coconut oil on my entire face.  

  • LlikotdesserdLlikotdesserd member
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    edited November 2013
    I guess I'm somewhere in the middle of using household products, cheap drugstore brands, and top end stuff.
    • Baking soda and water to make a paste to exfoliate once or twice a week. Also, a honey and oatmeal mask once a week or every other week.
    • Clean and Clear Astringent every night before bed - helps get the day's makeup off, as well as getting rid of dirt and oil buildup from the day.
    • During the fall and winter i use Garnier 2 in 1 Wrinkle Reducer as a moisturizer. In the spring and summer it's a Clean and Clear with SPF.
    • Love Urban Decay face primer($$), Smashbox($$) or (when I'm feeling Cheap) Covergirl foundation. Eyeshadow is usually the Naked Basics or Naked Palette from Urban Decay - everything is miscellaneous drugstore (Covergirl, Maybelline, Rimmel) 

    Biggest helper - drinking TONS of water!

  • I have been all over the spectrum..Dermalogica, Philosophy, coconut oil, witch hazel, Dr. Haruska. The best my skin has ever looked is with Rodan+Fields Unblemish. I have cleared my blemishes and now I am using Reverse to do all the sun damage I have done! I also never realized how important exfoliation is. Every time I had dry skin, I would put moisturizer on...I didn't realize that I spend time removing dead skin cells to reveal younger, brighter skin. I use the R+F Macro Exfoliator and I have gotten so many complements on how luminous my skin is. And, don't forget about sunscreen everyone!!!!! Very important!

    My mom, my husband and I love the products (yes even my hubby uses the Macro E!!!!) and I joined the company. Truthfully I only joined because there was a 60 day money back guarantee on products and one way or another, everyone will be happy! Worth checking out!



  • Using a Clarisonic has made a huge difference for me.  Highly recommend it.

    Also, I would recommend a vitamin C serum, like this one.  Really boosts radiance, as well as many other benefits.  Plus it smells wonderful-

    You might also like this mask:


  • Thanks for all the suggestions ladies!
  • I use a Clarisonic every day, either morning and night, or at least at night. For a cleanser I use Skinceuticals Gentle Cleansing Cream. I moisturize with Creme de la Mer. I am often told that my skin looks gorgeous. Honestly, I think it's the Clarisonic that makes the difference.
  • sharibensonsharibenson member
    edited May 2014
    If you brightening, buy the Cane and Austin Retexturizing Face Pads. Holy cow are they amazing. They are $60 but its 2 months worth.
  • I use Clearasil oil-free face wash for sensitive skin, Clearasil toner for sensitive skin, and Clearasil moisturizer for sensitive skin. I also drink LOTS of water.
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