Im not sure yet..anyone have any suggestions for a girl with an oily t-zone?
right now I use visably even everyday.
i use my clarisonic and a face wash with salicylic acid from my dermatologist in the mornings - it's fragrance free cleanser, etc. because i have really sensitive skin.
then i use cetaphil moisturizer with spf 15.
at night i use st. ive's apricot scrub exfoliating cleanser with salicylic acid to get rid of the dead skin cells and then i wash face again right after that with my morning cleanser and leave it on my face while i condition my hair.
at night i use clarin's younger longer balm.
this system works wonders for me :)
@gina: i use the apricot scrub as well!
I use Time Defiance microdermabrasion system on my skin now, along with a supplement called Clear.now (pill). The microderm system is awesome!! Baby butt soft skin afterwards, and a nice healthy glow. It's an exfoliant gel with a cleansing cloth, and skin refinishing lotion. My new best friend!
I was using dove soap on my face and found out its not good for skin pH level so now Im using Burts Bees cleanser and Bobbi Brown moiturizer. I had really bad adult acne a year ago and birth control took care of it, my skin cleared up after a month of being on the pills. Keeping my skin clean and plenty of sleep and h2o also helps.
I've been getting a facial once every two months. I use Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, exfoliate with St. Ives Apricot Scrub once every other day, and moisturize with Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion.
I have very pale skin so you can see every blemish and scar :( but I use St. Ives Apricot scrub for sensitive skin or blemish control (when I feel a break out comming on) every evening then I follow up with Body Shop's Seaweed toner (LOVE THIS) and then put on a thin layer of acne cream in my trouble spots (T-zone) to prevent breakouts and then I use Night of Olay firming cream.
MOST IMPORTANTLY USE SUNBLOCK!! I have lupus so I use it religiously. I recommend Neutrogena's UVA/UVB sunblock in SPF 70.
I also don't use much makeup but when I do I don't use liquid foundation, i just use Bare Essentuals and it gets the job done :)
I never looked after my skin but had a Birthday ending in '0' 15 months ago and decided nature couldn't continue being good to me!! So I am now in love with LIZ EARLE the cleanse and polish is amazing as are the rest of her products, I would highly recommend if you get a chance to try. uk.lizearle.com
I use a scrub in the morining, then light cleanser in the evening. I have normal/oily skin, so at night I put on DDF benzoyl peroxide treatment on my bad spots (forehead). Then I use a night time tea tree moisturizer.
Drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep, and user masks & Biore strips (I love those)!!
Just make sure it was well clean.
I have pretty good skin but it can get quite dry . So I just found a good cleanser and a good moisturiser for day and night.
I have been fortunately blessed with some pretty good skin, outside of occassional dryness I haven't had many issues with break outs (fingers crossed) however, a friend of mine introduced me to all natural african black soap. It is completely natural and since I started using it 7 or 8 months ago, the results have been amazing!! I use twice a day and I also use Aveeno Gentle cleansing scrub. I do have very sensitive skin so my choices are limited of what products I can use. So far so good. I also plan on resuming my facials once a month too!
Here is a pic of the soap/cleanser that I use for my face. Although it looks strange, it has done wonders for my skin!!