Skin care routine


I'm still trying to perfect my nightly and morning skin care routines and would be open for some suggestions of products some of you might recommend :)

A little info on my skin: sensitive and dry after I wash my skin and it dries and then tends to get oily around the t-zone throughout the day so I guess combination? Also I occasionally break out and get some acne mainly around my forehead and nose (mostly forehead tho)

May 12, 2012 @ 09:41 pm

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I'm I love with Vichy products!! shoppers drug mart generally has samples behind the cosmetic desk if you wanted to ask for some.

Morning cleanse, tone moisturize
Night cleanse, and periodically face mask.

Thats my suggestions but I'm not supper knowledgable in this dept. so I'll be keeping my eye on this thread for others replies also.
May 12, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

Burts Bees

I have combination/sensitive skin. I've tried many facial cleaners and I find the one that works best for my skin is Burts Bees soap bark and chamomile deep cleansing cream.There is lemon peel oil in this which I think is why I really love it and really good natural ingredients that are good for the skin and seems perfect for combination skin.Be sure to have a good moisturizer to use after you clean your face,I also love Burts Bees moisturizers.Try find samples of products as dawnmackie suggested because everyone's skin is so different and you have to try a few to see what works best for you.Good Luck :)

Also when I have breakouts I have Tea tree oil(essential only do not use synthetic!) that works really well to dab on breakouts or to mix a few drops with distilled water and use as a toner,use a cotton ball and dab onto the breakout areas.
May 13, 2012 @ 12:48 am


I second the Vichy recommendation! I swear by it!
Cleanse in the morning, Tone then moisterize.
I do the same at night but at night I use a prescription acne cream.

Vichy's Purete Thermale works really well for sensitive skin!
May 14, 2012 @ 08:05 am


I use products I got at a spa after a facial (yes, I fell for the sales pitch) but let me tell you they've transformed my skin! I use a cleanser, toner and night cream serum before bed, and a daily moisturizer in the mornings! And exfoliate once a week!
But more so then that creams, I've taken to getting actual facials once every quarter and my skin is better now then it's ever been! I've had pretty bad acne my whole life, and it looks as soft as a baby's butt now! :p
May 14, 2012 @ 09:19 am


For me, I just wash my face and moisturize in the morning. At night, I moisturize with a heavier cream and apply an eye treatment. I also exfoliate once every week with St Ives sensitive Apricot Scrub. Anything else unfortunately breaks me out :/ (Vichy, Proactiv, you name it)
May 16, 2012 @ 09:45 pm


I wash my face with Dove baby wash. They have an unscented version so should be good on sensitive skin. I also use St ives apricot scrub every few days.

I have normal skin but hate the feeling of cream on my face. Since im 30 now I have forced myself to try a variety of skin creams although I still get breakouts sometimes.

So far my favorite is aloe vera gel. Just make sure you get a natural one if you try it. Some have a lot of additives in them.
May 31, 2012 @ 11:49 am


I like the Artistry combination skin care kit, moisturizer from dry skin care line, for area outside the tzone. I have a simular complexion as you, and what helps me is while in the shower, use a microdermabration scrub (which ever you prefer, I like the Artistry polish scrub or Boots no7 micro scrub) it really helps clean out your pores and dead skin. Before bed I use a neutrogina 3in1 acne treatment cream (its moisturizing too) and it really helps to reduce redness and heals up break outs very well. I find its useful to switch up the products a bit so your skin doesn't develop an immunity to it.
Jun 01, 2012 @ 04:03 am


I would recommend trying samples...ask for enough to try for a full week because a days supply simply doesn't give you a good idea of how well the product will perform. Also, expensive doesn't mean better..Garnier is a pretty affordable option which I have always found very effective.
Mar 01, 2014 @ 10:34 am


Cleanse Tone, moisturize and under eye moisturizer
Cleanse, tone, moisturize and use coconut oil under eyes

I exfoliate 3x per week in the evenings, and clay mask 1x per week.
I am using coconut oil under my eyes in the evenings because they are so dry.
Mar 06, 2017 @ 08:55 pm

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