Skin Care. How do you maintain your skin?

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    Jan 12, 2010 6:15 AM GMT
    For the most part, I have decent skin. My skin tends to have good days and bad days. Being an athlete, I wash my face after every athletic event and before I go to bed so dirt, oils, and bacteria won't manifest. It's just at random moments where I'll break out or have a few bumps. My questions is what skin care products do you all use? Do any of you go to a dermatologist, or take care of it on your own?
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    Jan 12, 2010 7:15 AM GMT
    Eating a lot of cucumbers and a lot of water will help to get a healthy looking skin. Sometime rubbing your face with Lemon may help remove dead skin cells or scars. I get those scars sometime when I've few bumps after I shave my face.

    You guys wash your face with cold water first then shave? Or warm water?
  • drypin

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    Jan 12, 2010 7:16 AM GMT
    If those issues are the worst of your skin care worries, I think you should stick with your current regimen. It seems to be working fine. They sound pretty standard to me, and a lot less than many 19-year-olds have to deal with.
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    Jan 12, 2010 7:35 AM GMT
    I wash my face twice a day, moisturise with an oil free moisturiser, facial scrub every few days, toner every now and then if I need it.

    I don't shave anymore, but, after a shower (or in the shower) or wet a face wash with hot water and let it sit for a minute then shave, you can use warm or cold water to rinse, but you should use something to close the pores again (cold water/toner/something without alcohol)
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    Jan 12, 2010 8:01 AM GMT
    Noxzeema, moisturising creme
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    Jan 12, 2010 8:31 AM GMT
    I wash my face with this; it's not bad, kind of pricey though. I also apply Epiduo before I go off to bed.

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    Jan 12, 2010 1:46 PM GMT
    I use a seaweed facial cleanser in the shower with warm water. I shave every other day (also in the shower) because I have sensitive skin and shaving every day iritates it. When I get out of the shower, I splash cold water on my face to close up the pores, then I use a cucumber toner and aftershave to soothe my skin. Once or twice a week, I use an exfoliant with kiwi seeds on a day where I'm not shaving.

    Everything I use is from Mario Badescu...it's good quality and pretty affordable.

    Unfortunately, I'm prone to "winter skin" on my arms and legs. For that I use Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion, which you can get at CVS or other chain pharmacies.
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    Jan 12, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    After ears of way too much sun and bad habits decided to get serious about facial care, used Origins for a while, then moved over to dermalogical which was really good...Then a friend turned me onto Eminence Organics, holy crap is it expensive but I've seen dramatic improvements, gone are the little wrinkles at corners of eyes and my face just feels softer and smoother....Totally hooked on the line, it's all made from fruit pulp, ZERO chemicals and my god does it smell incredible
  • LuckyPierre

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    Jan 12, 2010 2:03 PM GMT
    The best thing I do for my face is to only shave a couple times a week. Sure-it gets scruffy, but so what? I apply moisturizer daily.

    For overall body skin care: After the shower, but while still soaking wet I apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly (vaseline), rub it between your wet hands then smooth over your skin, then pat dry, then apply Aveeno moisturizer. This regimen was suggested by my Dermatologist and it really does keep my skin soft, supple and has reduced the stretch marks I had.
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    Jan 12, 2010 2:22 PM GMT
    If it's fancy and costs more than $10 it's probably not worth it.

    At least thats what my dermatologist had told me when I was in high school. I use a very simple cetaphil cleanser and deep moisterizer also by cetaphil. Both cost less than $10. They have no dyes or smells. Simple and effective!
  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 12, 2010 2:49 PM GMT
    It sounds like your only issue is breakouts with a few bumps, so I will limit my response to that. Since your habit it washing the face without mentioning moisturizing I would suggest at your age to try a facial wash with salicytic acid. A lot of the reputable name brands for acne would have this ingredient in the facial wash, one being Nutragena. I advise to stay away from any products that would irritate your skin, this includes menthol. If the facial wash product has menthol in the ingredient list, don't buy it.

    If that doesn't work try a face wash with both salicytic acid and glycolic acid, which I believe is in a Nutragena product as well.
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    Jan 12, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
    This stuff did wonders for my highly acne-prone skin!

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    Jan 12, 2010 2:58 PM GMT
    I started to use a frickin' army of products after I stopped "fake baking", even some of the "anti aging" ones, not that I'm inclined to believe they actually work half as well as they advertise, if at all ..but I'm vain and hard headed and so I continue to. I use an am cleanser, am moisturizer and an eye gel and in the evening a pm cleanser and pm moisturizer and some other stuff..it's funny how the ingredients in the opposing products aren't different at all and the only notable difference is he packaging. Eh, I reckon my skin's decent, or getting there now that acne's no longer an issue and I no longer expose my skin to concentrated, carcenogenic UV rays for thirty minutes daily and apply sun screen more frequently.
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    Jan 12, 2010 2:59 PM GMT
    I think it was already mentioned above. But I tend not to shave and my skin looks so much better. Trim down with a beard trimmer. Shaving makes me break out, even with quality shaving products. I just have sensitive skin.
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:15 PM GMT
    I don't use anything with chemicals either as I'm sensitive to them...

    I've heard good things about using chlorine filters in the shower for those whose skin is somewhat reactive to it. Relatively inexpensive.

    http://www.allergyasthmatech.com/P/Rainshowr_Shower_Filter/179
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:33 PM GMT
    This stuff works great for me, especially since I shave every day (sometimes every two days) so razor burn is an issue sometimes. Hot shower, use this on my face, and shave right away after and it's awesome.

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    Jan 12, 2010 5:42 PM GMT
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:43 PM GMT
    I don't shave either. Besides hating it anyway, it tears my neck up! As others have mentioned, I just keep it trimmed neatly, and do the beard thing from time to time.

    Other than not shredding myself daily, I like the Kiss My Face organic cucumber moisturizer. Kind of a all-in-one, since I'm not fond of fussing over my skin anyway (I know I should likely put more time into it).
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    Jan 12, 2010 6:23 PM GMT
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    Jan 12, 2010 6:29 PM GMT
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    Jan 13, 2010 8:15 PM GMT
    Thanks guys! So, therapeutic moisturizers based with cucumbers and Vitamin E that exfoliate are good skin care products? Also, using lemon slices to help scrub dead skin and cleanse the skin? Those are good products to look for?

    And when I shower, scrub with warm water, but after I get out of the shower, rinse my face with cold water to close my pores? Then what is good for the morning and before bed?
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