Official Skincare questions etc - Page 2
OP: Try cutting dairy / soy for 1 to 2 months and see if there is any change. I tell some people this but its so hard. For me I am lactose intolerant that makes it easier to cut it out completely. The stomach cramps / stinky farts is not worth it IMO.
Just ordered another bottle of PC 2% BHA...these things are expensive at $30 shipped for one 4oz bottle. Also going to go back to cotton rounds when applying the toner instead of my finger tips. Will check out Costco or order from Amazon. Any good suggestions for cotton rounds? Premium ones that do not fall apart. I had some years ago, they were awesome.
Also the blemish I mentioned earlier is receding after killing it with a few dabs of BHA. Must be a bad reaction / the cold weather. Hopefully it will ease up tomorrow till the weekend and I can finally rest.
Stay away from processed foods / sugars / fried foods and try to drink half your bodyweight in ounces of water every day.
I have somewhat large facial pores along thick facial hair and sensitive skin which caused me tons of issues. I tried pretty much every razor solution and couldn't get away from ingrown hairs... Hell I can't get away from ingrown hairs to a much lesser degree now that I use an electric razor. I found that using an electric razor, then applying some American Crew shave oil along with some face lotion pre - shower was the best approach toward taking care of my face. Also a good tip is to use a moderately gentle face exfoliation wash 1-2 times a week helps as well.
Here's some good products I like:
Mint body scrub great for post workout - watch out for your nuts on this one :P
American Crew shave oil - I use this post electric razor shave and pre shower to help my skin out - smells good too. There are much better oils for to use in the shaving process however.
Molton Brown Black Pepper Bodywash - Probably the best smelling bodywash around
If you go the more traditional razor route here's a nice shaving cream:
& Preshave oil:
Facial Exfoliator I like:
Day to Day face lotion with some mild spf:
Anyways hope this helps in some way.
I get ingrown hair at my lower cheeks ie whiskers and hate it. Discovered one this morning and trying to minimize it with BHA. I use tweezers and pluck them but sometime still get broken ends that end up causing bumps. It has been a problem recently more than anything I've experienced before.
There's this certain area on my jawline in which I would constantly get ingrown hairs.
After letting it grow out, I found that the hair changes direction around there. Now that I've figured out what direction the hair grows, I always shave with the grain in that area.
I think it also helped that my beard started thickening up as I grew older.
In high school, I had some deep, cystic type acne that I eventually went on Accutane to cure. Accutane worked wonders and I was essentially acne free for 15 years.
The type of acne I'm getting now is minor but noticeable surface cluster pimples and red marks on my cheeks. They are the opposite type of acne to the deep, cyctic acne I had as a teen. So far I've tried:
- 2 months: washing my face more (made it worse)
- 2 months: washing my face less & moisturizing (didn't help)
- 1 month: washing my face a "normal amount" (that is, 2x per day and patting dry) along with an antibacterial lotion 2x per day (clyndamycin phosphate) and a steroid healer (differin gel, 0.1%). Tough to say if it's helping or not.
Anyone else in a similar situation? What would you try next?
Nothing new. I'm otherwise in rude health, go to the gym and run consistently, have lived in the same spot and have had the same routine for many years. I have noticed that after age 30, my body is taking longer to heal and regenerate. Cuts take longer to close, even my fingernails seem to grow more slowly. So I do wonder if my skin is a bit less resilient, and can no longer cope as well with minor skin issues.