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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I need a good skincare line to start my skin regimen - Any advice

One of my 2008 Goals is to start and stick to a skin regimen.

Well I need to find some products to use before I can even think about a regimen. Unfortunately, I have EXTRA sensitive skin. Some days my skin is dry as all out doors. Other days it can be real oily. But between those two, my skin is more dry than oily.

I have been using AMBI for the past 6 months or so. It has been an okay product but it is not giving me what I want. I am looking for the following things:

  • -Even out my skin tone.
  • -Moisturizes my skin.
  • -Will NOT break me out.
  • -Fades away my blemishes. (I don't have a lot but I do have this bad habit of picking at my pimples.... TMI I know!)
  • -Take care of the dark circles around my eyes. (I need to get more sleep)
Dang, you would swear I look like an old hag after reading that. But whatev! I'm cute!!!! LOL

If you know of a good skincare line that will take care of the things that I listed above or even products from different lines, please feel free to drop that information in a comment to this post or email me at dimplesdivine at gmail dot com. The product must also work with my skin color.

I am currently looking at some stuff from Carol's Daughter. I use their hair products and they are amazing! So I am hoping that carries over into their skincare line.

Anyways, I am welcome to any advice or recommendations you may have.


SavingDiva said...

I really like Paula's Choice products
Her products don't come in cute packaging, but they're reasonably priced. They also are very honest about what they will and won't accomplish (you won't look like you had a face lift from using a moisturizer :).

I've also started using Boots (from Target) and I've been pretty happy with the results.

Also, I'm a big fan of Olay! I know! However, the sensitive skin cleanser is awesome for not stripping skin...

You know I have a lot more where that came from. If you have any more questions, just drop me an e-mail for a little product chat. Good luck!

Mrs Nespy said... I don't know if this will be a consideration that you want to consider, because the products can be pricey...but Aloette has some FABULOUS products. I found them when I attended an in-home show for a friend on mine. I guess if you wanted free/discounted products you could always host an in-home party. You can look at to find a salesperson in your area.

Courtney said...

Hello! First of all, thanks for taking the time to put your daily blog together. I always enjoy and learn from your ideas and plan.

OK to your question... Have you tried the Mary Kay product line? I've always received rave reviews from my customers and equally love the products myself. There are several skin care lines and I would suggest the Timewise Normal to Dry line (includes matching cleanser and moisturizer)with the following products for your special needs. Microderm abrasion set for evening out skin tone and controlling blemishes. Firming Eye Cream to assist in those dark circles. I've been a consultant for many years and could suggest just the products to try... Here is my site address in case you would be interested in trying the products above...
Best of luck!

Chitown said...

My sister likes MaryKay. I swear by Proactiv. Because of the peroxide in it, it can be drying so I follow up with Vitamin E oil from the Health Food Store as a moisturizer. My skin has improved significantly...significantly. I get positive comments all the time on my skin.

Girlie...keep your hands out of your face. That is my problem too and I would never have a belmish if it weren't for me picking at my face.

Candace said...

Hey I'm a lurker and I just wanted to share with you what I've been using. I've been using this kit from Philosophy that I got off QVC called Make Up Optional and I'm sure if you type that in the search bar on the site it will come up. It's really been helping my skin and my dark circles have been fading. My boyfriend even commented that my skin looks like it's glowing and he didn't even know I was using something different. It's worth a try.

Kai said...

I agree with a lot of the posts but if you are looking for something that isn't too expensive, try Cetaphil. I use the face wash and apply the moisturizer daily and it has really helped. My breakouts are minimal and believe me I have TERRIBLE skin. I've tried RX for Brown Skin and it is okay but if I missed a day using it, I was breaking out so bad that I didn't even want to go out but I switched to Cetaphil and my skin just seems to have a glow. It's fragrance free so you don't have to worry about allergies and you can buy it in bulk at Costco. Not to mention, its highly recommended by several dermatologists for african american skin.

Dimples said...

Thanks everyone for your wonderful advice. It is much appreciated.

I am really liking Kai's suggestion with Cetaphil. Especially since she pointed some key issues that I can relate with (fragrance free products....I break out real bad when I use products with fragrances).

I used to sell Mary Kay. LOL. I used some of their products but I never saw a change in my skin. And I don't want to wait 2 months to see change either.

I have heard about Philosophy but they are expensive. I wanna keep to my $30/month budget.

Proactiv is primarily used for acne and their products will dry my already dry face out.

I am going to set up an appointment to see a dermatologist next week. Once I get feedback from that visit, I will compare it to the list of products you guys have given me and make a decision from there.

Thanks again guys!!!

Well-Heeled said...

Get a prescription retinoid like Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, or Tazorac. It helps clear your skin, reduce/remove sun damage, and is clinically proven to help your skin. But talk to your derm about how it might affect darker skin.

I use Philosophy's Purity Cleanser and Murad's Clarifying Cleanser, and Ren (you can get it at Sephora) Balancing Moisturiser.

K. said...

I've been using Cetaphil cleanser & moisturizer for the past month or so and my skin does have a certain glow. I love the fact that the moisturizer is not oily at all (unlike other so-called oil-free moisturizers such as Neutrogena).

I have mild acne so I've been using Differin cream in addition to the Cetaphil as prescribed by my Dr. Things are looking better but I haven't been using Differin long enough to give a final verdict.

One thing the Dr. told me was to look for the term "noncomedogenic" on the labels of any product I use on my face b/c that's the only guarantee that it won't clog pores which = fewer breakouts.

I Am Fabulous!!! Deal With It... said...

I have been breaking out lately and it is driving me crazy!!

Hey Dimps!! NIce to see all is well in your neck of the woods. LOL!!!