I had a really bad time with acne all through high school and beyond. When I finally started weaning myself off salicylic acid face washes, I finally saw a real difference. First I used Burt's Bee's, starting with their orange scrub and then moving to the soap bark cleanser. Eventually, I realized my skin was too sensitive even for that, so I took a risk and started using what granny uses, cold cream. Seriously, my complexion is all peaches and cream now! And it's cheap. Thing is, you have to let your skin get all the nasties out before your skin clears up. That takes patience and days where you feel like a monster, but it doesn't last too long. I've come to the conclusion that what I was doing when I was younger, with all the dermatologist's prescriptions and such, was completely eradicating everything my skin needed so it was overcompensating. And then I'd get horrendous cystic breakouts.Hi!!!
This not a make up question, more of a skin question. Is there anything you guys can recommend for redness and acne produced by stress. All the things I am used to using for it is not working. I am having a tough time getting rid of it which is creating more stress and more irritation. -_- ugh.
Using cold cream probably isn't for everyone, but I think less is more when it comes to skin care (and hair, for that matter--I stopped using shampoo years ago and just use conditioner, but since my hair is naturally curly it needs all the intensive moisture I can give it). I convinced my mom to start using it when she went menopausal and her skin became a lot less oily. Be gentle with your face and hopefully things will clear up!