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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:08 pm    Post subject: Job Hurts Skin Reply with quote

I recently started a new job in Center City Philadelphia, and have noticed that since then my skin has appeared less than perfect. Not to brag, but my skin never gave me any problems until recently. I want to look good and presentable at work, but my pores are clogged and I feel like my skin is always greasy. I end up concentrating more on my appearance than my work. My mother mentioned to me that since this is my first time spending so much time the city, and since Iíve lived in the suburbs my whole life, that maybe my skin was not used to all of the pollution. Could that be true, does anyone know?
I do not typically wear a lot of makeup, but since my skin has started acting this way, I have been wearing more makeup more frequently.
When I go to bed at night I wash my face with soap and water, but I notice that I still have makeup on my face. Makeup staying on my face all night long is probably not helping my bad skin situation. A friend told me to use cleansing milks or lotions to get the makeup off my face. Does anyone else use cleansers or toners for that purpose?
I am currently using a cleansing milk to remove my makeup daily and a light skin peel, by Reviva, as suggested by my friend. I began using the cleansing milk to get my makeup off and it has been working. I can now tell that soap was not properly cleaning my face. I also used the skin peel and it made my skin feel a lot better right away.
Does anyone else have any other suggestions as to how to improve my skin?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi there...i personally believe that pollution will ruin skin more and normal soap and water can never clean the face properly. I don't know what skin type you are or if you're breaking out, but if you're just looking for a cleanser etc. you can try some of Biore's products.

Their cleanser (for me anyway) makes your face feel really nice and clean afterwards. I've stopped using them only because i have acne and was looking for something that got rid of acne. you can try the pore unclogging scrub. Find yourself a good toner and/or moisturizer. Stay away from things that are too drying as it may make your face produce more oil while skin peeling at the same time. Also, use oil free/non greasy stuff. that's all i can say for now =)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My skin is also a lot more oily when I am at the office compared when I am at home or outside.
I don't think it has anything to do with pollution, I blame it to the airconditioning. Airco makes the air dry and your skin tries to compensate this by working harder (producing more oil) in order to prevent dehydration.

I don't think you can do anything about it. Ik press tissues or toilet paper to my face every time I visit the toilet (I drink lots of water so I go there often ;-)), what will reduce the shine. But of course this doesn't take away the cause. Afraid you have to live with that while working there. Maybe use a mattifying moisturizer.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You really need to get on a good skincare regimen. Cleanser, toner, moisturizer twice a day. Then, if your skin is still giving you problems, you can add in treatment products to target specific needs like a clarifying mask to draw out dirt, oil and impurities, or an acid peel to remove dead skin and keep your pores from backing up.
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