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Fantality



Joined: 05 Sep 2014
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:40 pm    Post subject: In desperate need of help with skincare Reply with quote

I am a 24 year old guy that has absolutely no idea when it comes to skincare. I have a semi oily skin and a little bit of acne.

I am using a face washing soap and a special kind of lotion that is suppose to help make my skin type go from oily to normal. Basically I wash my face with the soap and put the lotion on and then I am done. I don't put anything else on other than sunscreen from time to time when I spend a lot of time outside.

I know I am taking a horrible care of my skin and that is why I am here. I need help from the skincare experts.

I dont want to ruin and damage my skin any longer. I want to start taking very good care of it so that eventually I can have a perfect skin with zero blemishes! Please help me achieve my goal!

What should I be doing on a regular basis? What kind of face wash to use and what kind of products to put on afterwards which will protect my skin throughout the day?

What kind of special skin treatments should I use from time to time to enhance my skin?

If you have tips you would like to share that I haven't asked, please feel free to share them anyways!

Much thanks to all who took the time to help!
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tropicskincare



Joined: 01 Oct 2014
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Fantality,

Don't use any face soap or lotion on your face skin as these products make your skin dry. As, your skin semi oily so you can't feel it now. But, after some time your skin get dry.
I suggest you to use only natural products of good brand. Natural products doesn't contain any chemical which may harm your skin. The ingredients of natural skin are best which have no side effects.
So, start to use natural products, you will surely feel result in few days on your face.
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GaleRamirez



Joined: 21 Oct 2014
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wash your face twice a day. It is enough to keeping it clean. Also, donít overdo the cleaning as it can stop oil production on your skin. Drink plenty of water. There are also some skin care and home remedies for better looking skin.
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CindyDavis



Joined: 03 Nov 2014
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:09 am    Post subject: Re: In desperate need of help with skincare Reply with quote

Fantality wrote:
I am a 24 year old guy that has absolutely no idea when it comes to skincare. I have a semi oily skin and a little bit of acne.

I am using a face washing soap and a special kind of lotion that is suppose to help make my skin type go from oily to normal. Basically I wash my face with the soap and put the lotion on and then I am done. I don't put anything else on other than sunscreen from time to time when I spend a lot of time outside.

I know I am taking a horrible care of my skin and that is why I am here. I need help from the skincare experts.

I dont want to ruin and damage my skin any longer. I want to start taking very good care of it so that eventually I can have a perfect skin with zero blemishes! Please help me achieve my goal!

What should I be doing on a regular basis? What kind of face wash to use and what kind of products to put on afterwards which will protect my skin throughout the day?

What kind of special skin treatments should I use from time to time to enhance my skin?

If you have tips you would like to share that I haven't asked, please feel free to share them anyways!

Much thanks to all who took the time to help!


Washing our face is not enough to remove dirt. Using a cleanser is one best solution to remove dirt. Sometimes over washing our face may lead to skin irritation and overproduction of oil. Using the wrong water temperature can screw your natural skin, lukewarm water is the best bet to cleanse gently yet effectively. You can read this article to know more about skin care iwbodywraps.com/will-revolutionary-skin-care-solution. I hope this would help.
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ccllii18



Joined: 19 Dec 2014
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:02 pm    Post subject: my routine Reply with quote

1. drink tons of water
2. spf -- protect against the sun!
3. exfoliate a few times a week
4. moisturizer in the am and pm (i use yu-be moisturizing skin cream and their foaming skin polish to exfoliate)
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laure



Joined: 08 Jan 2015
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My situation is just like yours. I used to wash two times a day to wash face with facial cleaner, then taking a colleague's suggestion, the evening with facial cleaner, with just water in the morning. It could be better! Also, I still need to get rid of the habit of staying up late(it's hard).
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Discohouse



Joined: 18 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have some knowledge in cosmetic chemistry and nutrition, and these are my recommendations:

Please do not use "natural" products only because of their hype. Some can be good, while others are horrible for your skin! Not all chemicals are bad for your skin! Nature has some horrible things which can be bad for humans, yet it's natural! Don't let "natural" marketing fool you. I use as much natural as possible, given it works, but for other things, safer chemicals with a long history of safety are needed as well for other issues.

Do NOT wash your face with such natural products such as Dr. Bronner's Soap. It is HIGHLY alkaline and will disrupt your acid mantle on your skin, leading your skin to produce even more oil to counter the dryness. Avoid all soap bars, or castille liquid soaps. Believe me, these soaps are pure evil to your skin, even if they are made naturally, they are very irritating to your skin! They won't cause cancer to your skin, but they will age your skin prematurely! And again, not all chemicals cause cancer either. Best to use those with a long history of safety.

Look for a gentle cleanser with these gentle chemical foaming agents such as decyl glucoside, caprylyl glucocide, lauryl glucoside, coco betaine, sodium lauroyl lactylate, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, disodium laureth sulfosuccinate. Avoid more irritating foaming agents such as sodium laureth sulphate, sodium lauryl sulphate.



1. Use a gentle, pH neutral to slightly acidic facial wash. Look for a product with a pH of 5-6. Use a gentle makeup remover prior to using your gentle facial wash to make sure everything is removed and to not over wash your face with the cleanser. Look for a gentle facial cleanser with nourshing ingredients such as ceramides to help repair your skin after washing.

2. Do not use anti-acne medicines such as benzyl peroxide since these use oxidation process to kill bacteria on your skin (just the opposite of what anti-oxidants do to help protect your skin!) but lead to skin damage in the long run. If you have to use an acne medicine, try something like 2% salicylic acid to treat spot acne. Try using it at night instead of the day in order to minimize sun sensitivity.

3. Avoid drying ingredients such as alcohols. Beware that some alcohols are fatty acids and are actually GOOD for the skin. They are not the same as the alcohol most people think of. Avoid SD alcohol, denatured alcohol, undenatured, ethanol, methanol, grain alcohol.

In my experience in cosmetic chemisty, fatty alcohols that are NOT BAD for your skin since these act as emollients, and thickeners in a lotion or cream and to keep skin soft and supple include: cetyl alcohol, behenyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, cetyl stearyl alcohol, isocetyl alcohol, lauryl alcohol, stearyl alcohol.

Benzyl alcohol is ok too since it is a preservative, and not an alcohol in the way many people believe who are not cosmetic formulators and have no knowledge.

3. After washing your face, use antioxidants and or peptides on your face (stabilized vitamin c (pH below 3.5), or green or white tea (especially white tea, which helps fight mmp), vitamin e and others, peptides such as matrixyl 3000, and many others which help produce collagen and fight glycation and mmp.). Follow with a gentle moisturizer.

4. Finish with a gentle mineral sunscreen such as zinc oxide or a zinc oxide and titanium dioxide blend. Avoid chemical sunscreens, because these absorb uv light and cause further heating of the dermis which leads to free radical damage. Even if some chemical formulations claim to have higher UVA protetion such as the patents from L'oreal (ie, mexoyrl), or other uv filters such as tinosorb, these still cause more free radical damage than mineral sunscreens. Mineral sunscreens such as titanium dioxide (fights uvb) and zinc oxide (fights both uvb and uva) reflect uv rays and therefore produce less free radicals on the skin. Look for mineral sunscreens with antioxidants in them if not using an antioxidant product before your sunscreen. Best to use a mineral sunscreen with a high amount of zinc oxide (since it blocks both uva and uvb, or a combination of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide). Titanium dioxide alone only blocks uvb.

5. At night use makeup remover and then gentle wash. If using a night time antioxidant such as coq10, you can apply it right away after the wash, or if applying a treatment such as an alpha hydroxy acid, lactic acid, it might be ok to apply after the wash. After 30 mins, apply a gentle 24-hour conditioning moisturizer.

If deciding to apply tretinoin (retin-a, renova, etc.) instead, wait 30 mins after the wash, then apply the tretinoin. Wait another 30mins, then follow with a gentle 24-hour conditioning moisturizer (look for conditioning agents such as distearyldimonium chloride, behentronium, as well as occlusive agents such as petrolatum and or mineral oil, and or dimethicone, to prevent water evaporation on the skin). Don't let these chemicals scare you away. There really aren't any real comparable natural ingredients which work in such the same way. Urea is good too for really dry skin!

Try to avoid overeating too much sugar and carbohydrates, which increase glycation which leads to skin aging. Follow a low glycemic, low carb diet, but rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. Consume plenty of Omega 3 in it's active forms (found only in fish and fish supplements, avoid omega 3 marketing scams in products that are not fish such as omega 3's found in flax seed, chia seeds, fortified processed products, which need to be converted first to it's active forms DHA and EPA, and not everybody can convert it efficiently).

Avoid eating overcooked or browned foods such as burnt sugars, or the crispy skin on chicken, processed deli meats with nitrites/nitrates. The over cooked foods with protein and carbs/sugars produce AGEs (advanced glycation end products) which age you and may contribute to cancers and other issues.

Exercise regularily, but not over exercise either, since it can increase cortisol, the stress hormone, which can age you faster and cause excess inflammation.

Avoid stress, use meditation or supplementation to reduce stress levels.

Cycle on and off with antioxidant supplements.

Get at least 7-8 hours of undisturbed sleep every night. Have the room completely dark, and all electronic devices away from your bedroom. Avoid bright lights (blue lights from electronic devices) at least 1 hour before bed. Go to bed by 10pm, or use a supplement such as melatonin to help induce deep sleep, and active rejuvenating sleep and produce healthy growth hormones at night.

And don't forget one of the easiest ways to combat aging is to avoid sun damage, blue light damage, and infrared damage. Use a mineral sunscreen DAILY, mineral sunscreens only need to be reapplied if sweating or if it rubs off during the day by touching your face all the time. Make sure to apply at least 1/4 teaspoon to your face and 1/4 teaspoon to your neck area. Use a full shot glass of sunscreen for the rest of your body. Chemical sunscreens need to be reapplied every few hours, even if you don't sweat or touch your face. They shouldn't be used either for the reasons mentioned above.

You can ask for more info if you'd like! :D
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Zoe Williams



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you still facing this problem ?

Have you ever tried a coffee scrub before ? Let me know if your open for this :)
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GiselleLan



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: In desperate need of help with skincare Reply with quote

Fantality wrote:
I am a 24 year old guy that has absolutely no idea when it comes to skincare. I have a semi oily skin and a little bit of acne.

I am using a face washing soap and a special kind of lotion that is suppose to help make my skin type go from oily to normal. Basically I wash my face with the soap and put the lotion on and then I am done. I don't put anything else on other than sunscreen from time to time when I spend a lot of time outside.

I know I am taking a horrible care of my skin and that is why I am here. I need help from the skincare experts.

I dont want to ruin and damage my skin any longer. I want to start taking very good care of it so that eventually I can have a perfect skin with zero blemishes! Please help me achieve my goal!


What should I be doing on a regular basis? What kind of face wash to use and what kind of products to put on afterwards which will protect my skin throughout the day?

What kind of special skin treatments should I use from time to time to enhance my skin?

If you have tips you would like to share that I haven't asked, please feel free to share them anyways!

Much thanks to all who took the time to help!


My brother was in the same boat. Quantum Xmetics helped him a ton with his hair loss and his skin. Otherwise Discohouse has a wonderful job of providing you the best route.
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helpinghandskin



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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nainaseth



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not everyone is blessed with flawless low maintenance skin; most of us have to work at it. Cleaning your skin is the fundamental step of the skin care regime we follow. Washing the face is a skin care ritual which I assume everyone does the same way. We do this practice in the morning to look energized and in the evening to remove the pore-clogging dirt.
Oily, sensitive or flaky skin(like me) are hardest to maintain. Now, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is something I have been waiting for like forever! Once a skin care specialist recommended it to me and now I am a sucker for this skin cleanser.
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