Hi guys! So I I have acne prone skin, so I tried the Aztec healing mask and I feel like it broke me out more. Is it supposed to do that or did I just have a bad reaction to it? #help #sos #facemasks #acne
#seekingadvice i have comedonal acne and its so hard so get rid of! i try my best to keep up my skin routine (i wash with Neutrogena's gentle foaming cleanser, dickensons alcohol free toner, and a korres moisturizer) and i also use the aztec clay mask every now and then. ive seen posts that mention aha and bha or chemical exfoliating peels? will that help? is it possible my makeup is comedogenic and if so what is the best way to find out if they are? i know this is a lot but im so desperate :(
Advice, Recommendations, Tips?
I have sensitive combination skin. Oily t zone, black heads across cheeks and nose, occasional pimples. I only wear mascara and eyebrow pencil for makeup.
I have eczema but only experience flares on my hands.
I was using la Roche Posay gentle cleanser but felt some stinging after a few weeks so I switched to Vanicream cleanser. I was using Differin Adapalene gel nightly but due to flaking I have changed to every two or three nights. I use Neutrogena extra dry skin gel and Ella MD SPF moisturizer.
I will be adding Bioderma Miccelar water for make up removal and Skin Ceuticals CE Ferulic serum to my daily routine. I also purchased Tatcha Rice Enzymes for weekly exfoliation and the Aztec Clay treatment for an occasional mask.
Any comments on the products and routine?
Recommendations for a fragrance free moisturizer and toner?
Should I stop the Adapalene gel and use an AHA BHA cleanser at night?
#help #recommendations #routine #skincare
This is my holy grail for break outs and large pores!
I love #AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay. Calcium Bentonite Clay has been used for thousands of year (why it’s called an Aztec secret). It absorbs oil, dirt, sebum, and bacteria from skin leaving it smooth and cleansed. It’s also used for hair mask, toothpaste, and deodorant (I haven’t tested this out yet).
I mix mines with apple cider vinegar, but you can also use water if you don’t like the smell. The vinegar reacts with the clay which in my opinion makes it more effective than water. I leave it on for 15-20, but the instructions does advise if you have sensitive skin, use only for 10 minutes. It leaves my skin very clean and gets deep into my pores.
I follow this with my serum and moisturizer.
(The bowl and mixing kit I got from amazon for $6.99 to mix it properly bu measuring and applying with the brush provided).
Lots of beauty lovers swear by this... What's your secret to make your look last all night? 🌃
So this is more of a public announcement for anyone who suffers from acne and none of the products that are marketed towards us “problematic skin people” seem to work for you! I’m 25 and I’ve suffered from acne since high school. I tried proactive, bioclear, Mario badescue, curology, over the counter, my grandmas home remedies... y’all know you get desperate to find something that works. And although some products like curology assisted me in some areas, it never really worked completely. Which is all added frustration and stress leading to more acne! About 8 months ago I started going to this esthetician, I really wanted microneedling because my OCD gets the best of me and I do pick at my face... which is bad I know, I get it... I’ve heard it, read it, understand the science behind it but I still sometimes have no self control. I started doing microneedling and saw a HUGE improvement to my skins texture. She also helped me find products that would work for me. After years of searching for the perfect routine I think I might have stumbled across what works for me and I’m hoping by sharing, this might work for others!
Face wash: I found the trick is to switch up products. I use 4-5 different face washes so my skin doesn’t... I guess grow immune to just one. I use CeraVe sensitive skin, philosophy everyday micro scrub, Tula cleanser, acne free cleanser, and baking soda. I also use those rubber facial scrubs and I can’t dry my face with a towel (harbors too much bacteria). I either have to use paper towels or a small face towel only once a day. I don’t use all cleansers at once that would probably burn my skin off hahaha but on days I don’t have issues I’ll use Tula or CeraVe and sometimes I’ll mix a little baking soda in them. The acne free I’ll use when I see some pimples (usually around my menstrual cycle or stressful weeks). And then the ordinary whenever I want some tiny bead action 2-3 times a week. Of course you gatta follow with a spray/ toner. I use 3 different ones also interchanging to fit my skin. I use Mario badescue green tea spray, witch hazel, and a toner my esthetician gave me. I wash my face twice a day morning and when I come home from work and take my makeup off.
Mornings: I follow my toner with mad hippie antioxidant oil and my eltaMD acne prone skin spf.
Nights: I also use mad hippie antioxidant and also switch it up between a few things like the ordinary niacinamide (also sometimes use in the am), and Acure brilliantly brightening night cream.
Spot treatment: Zincofax, it sounds weird but baby diaper rash cream with zinc is amazing... it helps with inflammation and discoloration. So yeah I’ve been putting butt cream on my face.
Masks: China white clay, Aztec clay, and baking soda masks!
And of course maybe make an appointment with an esthetician who can do microneedling and high frequency facials and pick at your face in a professional matter hahaha and then give you an oxygen treatment which helps kill bacteria and helps your skin heal faster!
I’ve also been taking magnesium powder lemon and raspberry flavored, to purge toxins from the inside out. The first 3 months were worse... my skin purged and I also found out magnesium will make you poop but I had a tablespoon every morning for months and it not only helps with purging your skin but it also helps with anxiety.
If you’re still reading, I know this was a lot to read but I hope something in this long message helps you out! Best of luck 💜
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I have the CC+ cream and tinted moisturizer and love them. How are their regular moisturizers (like the confidence in a cream, the rosy tint version, and the secret sauce)? Which is the best? How do they do on sensitive skin?