Cleanser and moisturizers

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  • 1 Post By mswhimsy

I'm 17 and I have extremely dry skin, rosacea, and sensitive skin. I've tried a number of products most of which have not given me good enough results to keep using.
For the past 2 months or so I've been using Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar 1x/day and Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer 2x/day. I have extremely dry skin and cleansing 2x/day just doesn't work. This is the best combo I've used so far. However, I still feel like my skin starts feeling really dry and tight by the end of the day and I do get pimples quite frequently, still.

Any recs for cleansers and moisturizers that aren't too pricey?? I don't mind buying online. I've heard good things about PSF Skincare, but they're stuff is rather pricey. However, if it works well enough I could potentially spring for it.
CG and Mod-CG since 2008. BSL Wavy hair. Cleanse/Shampoo every 3-4 days.
Shampoos + Conditioners: DC Low-Poo & One Condition, Redken Curvaceous Cream Shampoo and Curvaceous Conditioner, and Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo & Conditioner
Stylers:Ouidad Climate Control Gel, KCCC, Curly Hair Solutions CK, BRHG, Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl, & DC Arc AnGEL
Trying:Ouidad's KRLY Kids No Time For Tears Shampoo, Ouidad's KRLY No More Knots Conditioner, and Ouidad's KRLY Pump & Go Spray Gel
Basis Cleaner clean Face is a excellent cleanser for sensitive skin. My skin is combination and after I use this my skin feels so clean.

For a moisturizer at night use coconut oil (it'll help fight wrinkles and keep your skin soft). In the morning use the Garnier gel moisturizer and if you want mix it with a tiny bit of SPF.
Try using extra virgin olive oil as a cleanser. Oil pulls dirt/grime. Simply rub a quarter sized amount onto your face and massage for at least a minute. Wash it off with warm water and your skin should feel softer. Because your skin is moisturised with the oil and not left dry by harsh cleansers, your skin will not overproduce sebum of which the excess causes pimples.
I've tried OCM before and it gave me some pretty horrible breakouts, plus the heat makes my rosacea flare up.
Coconut oil makes me breakout, too.

Where might I find the Basis cleanser?
CG and Mod-CG since 2008. BSL Wavy hair. Cleanse/Shampoo every 3-4 days.
Shampoos + Conditioners: DC Low-Poo & One Condition, Redken Curvaceous Cream Shampoo and Curvaceous Conditioner, and Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo & Conditioner
Stylers:Ouidad Climate Control Gel, KCCC, Curly Hair Solutions CK, BRHG, Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl, & DC Arc AnGEL
Trying:Ouidad's KRLY Kids No Time For Tears Shampoo, Ouidad's KRLY No More Knots Conditioner, and Ouidad's KRLY Pump & Go Spray Gel
Oh. That's no good. Have you tried Ultrabland by LUSH? It's a mild cleanser that other people with sensitive, dry & dry/combo skin especially rave about.
What about CeraVe hydrating cleanser? Fairly cheap and doesn't strip your face at all. I know it's available at Wal-greens and CVS.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

I used both of the things you mentioned and they did not help me much. My skin is sensitive and temperamental, and is prone to dry peeling AND oiliness. It will break out if I even think about it too hard. I went to a dermatologist after a particularly nasty bout and everything they prescribed just made it worse. I finally found something that worked for me, and though the product junkie in me has caused me to stray a few times, nothing else has come close to being as effective for my skin. Are you ready for this? It's honey.

Try a honey masque. I do it twice a day, for about 10 minutes each time. Get about a quarter-sized dollop in the palm of your hand and spread a thin layer over dry skin. Leave it alone for ten minutes, then rinse with hot water. It immediately dissolves. Be sure to get any remnants off the fine hairs around your forehead; it will make them stiff if it dries there. I follow up with ice-cold water to close my pores.

Its humectant properties have balanced my skin's level of moisture as well, so I no longer need a face lotion at all. It doesn't get dry and it doesn't get oily to compensate. It is worth trying out, especially since you probably already have some in your kitchen. (Another of my favorite things about it is that I can get "travel-sized" pouches of it for free at any fast food joint that serves breakfast. If you do give it a whirl, let me know how it works for you. It is my face's HG.
Medium texture, Normal porosity, medium density, textures run the gamut from 2a-3c. Artificially red.

Currently fiddling with:
debatably-poo: DCNP, Tressa Watercolors (Crimson Splash)
cw&c: DevaCare, Heaven in Hair, Ouidad Climate Control
leave-in: Lush R&B Hair Moisturizer, some of above, EVCO
product: DC FFVF, DC AnGel, DCCC, OCC, JCCC, JCRR, 3SCG

I'm a terrible product junkie but I don't buy or use anything that's tested on animals.
Oh. That's no good. Have you tried Ultrabland by LUSH? It's a mild cleanser that other people with sensitive, dry & dry/combo skin especially rave about.
Originally Posted by Aleesi
On my list to try now!

What about CeraVe hydrating cleanser? Fairly cheap and doesn't strip your face at all. I know it's available at Wal-greens and CVS.
Originally Posted by asianrunner
I've seen it but never tried it. Also now on my list to try!

I used both of the things you mentioned and they did not help me much. My skin is sensitive and temperamental, and is prone to dry peeling AND oiliness. It will break out if I even think about it too hard. I went to a dermatologist after a particularly nasty bout and everything they prescribed just made it worse. I finally found something that worked for me, and though the product junkie in me has caused me to stray a few times, nothing else has come close to being as effective for my skin. Are you ready for this? It's honey.

Try a honey masque. I do it twice a day, for about 10 minutes each time. Get about a quarter-sized dollop in the palm of your hand and spread a thin layer over dry skin. Leave it alone for ten minutes, then rinse with hot water. It immediately dissolves. Be sure to get any remnants off the fine hairs around your forehead; it will make them stiff if it dries there. I follow up with ice-cold water to close my pores.

Its humectant properties have balanced my skin's level of moisture as well, so I no longer need a face lotion at all. It doesn't get dry and it doesn't get oily to compensate. It is worth trying out, especially since you probably already have some in your kitchen. (Another of my favorite things about it is that I can get "travel-sized" pouches of it for free at any fast food joint that serves breakfast. If you do give it a whirl, let me know how it works for you. It is my face's HG.
Originally Posted by mswhimsy
Interesting! I think I'll try this first since I've got raw honey on hand. I'll let you know how it goes!
CG and Mod-CG since 2008. BSL Wavy hair. Cleanse/Shampoo every 3-4 days.
Shampoos + Conditioners: DC Low-Poo & One Condition, Redken Curvaceous Cream Shampoo and Curvaceous Conditioner, and Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo & Conditioner
Stylers:Ouidad Climate Control Gel, KCCC, Curly Hair Solutions CK, BRHG, Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl, & DC Arc AnGEL
Trying:Ouidad's KRLY Kids No Time For Tears Shampoo, Ouidad's KRLY No More Knots Conditioner, and Ouidad's KRLY Pump & Go Spray Gel

Last edited by wavesnwurls; 05-23-2013 at 11:32 AM.
I've been trying the honey masks 2x/day for 4 days now and I'm getting more breakouts, but I'm thinking maybe this is one of those things that it gets worse before it gets better so I'll try it for another week or so before I write it off.
Also, my skin still feels somewhat dry afterwards so I've been using Blue Lizards face sunscreen which is also a daily moisturizer in the morning. I know it's not this that's making me breakout because I've used it forever and have never had an issue with it.
CG and Mod-CG since 2008. BSL Wavy hair. Cleanse/Shampoo every 3-4 days.
Shampoos + Conditioners: DC Low-Poo & One Condition, Redken Curvaceous Cream Shampoo and Curvaceous Conditioner, and Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo & Conditioner
Stylers:Ouidad Climate Control Gel, KCCC, Curly Hair Solutions CK, BRHG, Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl, & DC Arc AnGEL
Trying:Ouidad's KRLY Kids No Time For Tears Shampoo, Ouidad's KRLY No More Knots Conditioner, and Ouidad's KRLY Pump & Go Spray Gel
Oops! Double post.
CG and Mod-CG since 2008. BSL Wavy hair. Cleanse/Shampoo every 3-4 days.
Shampoos + Conditioners: DC Low-Poo & One Condition, Redken Curvaceous Cream Shampoo and Curvaceous Conditioner, and Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo & Conditioner
Stylers:Ouidad Climate Control Gel, KCCC, Curly Hair Solutions CK, BRHG, Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl, & DC Arc AnGEL
Trying:Ouidad's KRLY Kids No Time For Tears Shampoo, Ouidad's KRLY No More Knots Conditioner, and Ouidad's KRLY Pump & Go Spray Gel

Last edited by wavesnwurls; 06-05-2013 at 04:01 PM.
I think it's working!!
Totally on accident I've found out that epsom salt, already dissolved in water, really helps clean and keep my face clear. I'm doing honey masks after using epsom salt water and so far so good. I've had completely clear skin and reduced redness for about four days and I haven't needed any moisturizer after doing honey masks! I follow up with some Blue Lizard Sensitive Skin sunscreen in the morning.
CG and Mod-CG since 2008. BSL Wavy hair. Cleanse/Shampoo every 3-4 days.
Shampoos + Conditioners: DC Low-Poo & One Condition, Redken Curvaceous Cream Shampoo and Curvaceous Conditioner, and Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo & Conditioner
Stylers:Ouidad Climate Control Gel, KCCC, Curly Hair Solutions CK, BRHG, Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl, & DC Arc AnGEL
Trying:Ouidad's KRLY Kids No Time For Tears Shampoo, Ouidad's KRLY No More Knots Conditioner, and Ouidad's KRLY Pump & Go Spray Gel
That is awesome! I will have to try Epsom salt to see whether it helps with the few blemishes that crop up during hormonal times. I'm really pleased that the honey is working well for you.
Medium texture, Normal porosity, medium density, textures run the gamut from 2a-3c. Artificially red.

Currently fiddling with:
debatably-poo: DCNP, Tressa Watercolors (Crimson Splash)
cw&c: DevaCare, Heaven in Hair, Ouidad Climate Control
leave-in: Lush R&B Hair Moisturizer, some of above, EVCO
product: DC FFVF, DC AnGel, DCCC, OCC, JCCC, JCRR, 3SCG

I'm a terrible product junkie but I don't buy or use anything that's tested on animals.
I have same issues wirh dryness, sensitive skin and rosacea. Such a fun combo isn't it? I like Vanicream moisturizer. Cerave and Cetaphil both made me scaly. It was bad. Vanicream has helped a lot. I also use coconut oil to wash my face but I saw you said coconut oil broke you out. That sucks because that has been a god send for me. I only do it once a day at night to remove makeup. In the morning i just wash with water. On particularly bad days I will do a honey mask. That does really help calm things down a lot. I don't know if you use makeup but I am also very cautious with that and try to keep it as minimal as possible. For me the trigger seems to be chemical sunscreens and that's sadly in so much stuff.



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Yes to Carrots is so far the best moisturizer I've ever used. It's like a generic one, but they have one called Yes to Cucumbers which is the version for sensitive skin.

It makes your skin SO soft, and on top of that, it even makes my skin look/feel better with it being regularly super oily.
I have same issues wirh dryness, sensitive skin and rosacea. Such a fun combo isn't it? I like Vanicream moisturizer. Cerave and Cetaphil both made me scaly. It was bad. Vanicream has helped a lot. I also use coconut oil to wash my face but I saw you said coconut oil broke you out. That sucks because that has been a god send for me. I only do it once a day at night to remove makeup. In the morning i just wash with water. On particularly bad days I will do a honey mask. That does really help calm things down a lot. I don't know if you use makeup but I am also very cautious with that and try to keep it as minimal as possible. For me the trigger seems to be chemical sunscreens and that's sadly in so much stuff.



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Originally Posted by Rednaturalcurls
Yep yep! Fun combo to deal with! I so wanted to like the coconut oil and I've tried it multiple times to no avail. I do use makeup, though very little at this point due to the struggle to find stuff that doesn't make my skin angry. Mostly just eye makeup, so I use some makeup remover wipes before cleansing. I've been using plain, lukewarm water to rinse my face after removing makeup and following with a honey mask for 10 minutes followed by misting some epsom salt water on (1 tsp. epsom salts to two cups water). I'm just rinsing with water in the morning and applying sunscreen. Blue Lizard's Sensitive sunscreen has been working well and I've had no problems with it. I've only needed moisturizer a couple of times, and when I do that is when I break out, so I'm still looking for a good one. I'll definitely try out the Vanicream.

Yes to Carrots is so far the best moisturizer I've ever used. It's like a generic one, but they have one called Yes to Cucumbers which is the version for sensitive skin.

It makes your skin SO soft, and on top of that, it even makes my skin look/feel better with it being regularly super oily.
Originally Posted by SuddenLii
Definitely going to try it out!
CG and Mod-CG since 2008. BSL Wavy hair. Cleanse/Shampoo every 3-4 days.
Shampoos + Conditioners: DC Low-Poo & One Condition, Redken Curvaceous Cream Shampoo and Curvaceous Conditioner, and Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo & Conditioner
Stylers:Ouidad Climate Control Gel, KCCC, Curly Hair Solutions CK, BRHG, Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl, & DC Arc AnGEL
Trying:Ouidad's KRLY Kids No Time For Tears Shampoo, Ouidad's KRLY No More Knots Conditioner, and Ouidad's KRLY Pump & Go Spray Gel
Urban Decay's Naked line has not made me break out (most other CF foundations/BBs make it very unhappy) and I have noticed that it is improving scarring left by my pre-honey skin woes. It's not cheap, but it's what my face likes.

You can sample it at ulta or sephora to see what happens if you're so inclined.

wavesnwurls likes this.
Medium texture, Normal porosity, medium density, textures run the gamut from 2a-3c. Artificially red.

Currently fiddling with:
debatably-poo: DCNP, Tressa Watercolors (Crimson Splash)
cw&c: DevaCare, Heaven in Hair, Ouidad Climate Control
leave-in: Lush R&B Hair Moisturizer, some of above, EVCO
product: DC FFVF, DC AnGel, DCCC, OCC, JCCC, JCRR, 3SCG

I'm a terrible product junkie but I don't buy or use anything that's tested on animals.
I did a little test and I it was the sunscreen in the Aveeno that was breaking me out! I'm sure the strong fragrance didn't help much, either. I'm glad I found this out, because when I travel it's hard to bring honey. I'll still use it at home, but it's nice to know I can just use some other cleanser/moisturizer when I'm gone.

Urban Decay's Naked line has not made me break out (most other CF foundations/BBs make it very unhappy) and I have noticed that it is improving scarring left by my pre-honey skin woes. It's not cheap, but it's what my face likes.

You can sample it at ulta or sephora to see what happens if you're so inclined.

Originally Posted by mswhimsy

Definitely trying it out! Looks like it might work. I think my biggest problem is going to be finding makeup without SPF in it, since most with SPF is chemical not physical.
CG and Mod-CG since 2008. BSL Wavy hair. Cleanse/Shampoo every 3-4 days.
Shampoos + Conditioners: DC Low-Poo & One Condition, Redken Curvaceous Cream Shampoo and Curvaceous Conditioner, and Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo & Conditioner
Stylers:Ouidad Climate Control Gel, KCCC, Curly Hair Solutions CK, BRHG, Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl, & DC Arc AnGEL
Trying:Ouidad's KRLY Kids No Time For Tears Shampoo, Ouidad's KRLY No More Knots Conditioner, and Ouidad's KRLY Pump & Go Spray Gel

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