Thursday, February 17, 2011

Beauty Talk!

Hi ladies! Next week, I'll be hosting a giveaway with one of my sponsors,  I can't wait to give you the deets soon, but just stay tuned, k??

So here's the scoop. I've always said I have no beauty IQ and that it's just not my forte. This is pretty true. However, I've always had issues with my skin. I break out with cystic acne much more than I would like (um, not that anyone would ever want to, but you get it) and it's been practically untreatable most of my life. Every doctor I've seen has put me on antibiotics and topicals, which just don't cut it. I finally went to see a doctor (dermo) last week for the first time in ages. I was so pleased that I did! Finally a doctor that seems to understand my skincare needs and doesn't think drying me out even more is the way to go. So, here's a quick little update on my new beauty/skincare regimen. (Consider this a new-year's resolution, of sorts...)

-- I'm using an antibacterial face wash in the mornings called RE-10 wash. It's also helping with my redness!
-- I'm using a topical antibiotic (doesn't dry me!) called Clindamycin at night.
-- I'm taking Sprionolactone to work at the hormonal level, since my acne isn't really due to bacteria as much as it is stress/hormonal imbalance.

And I've definitely stocked up on nice, new products. Ones not from the drug store (which are not a problem, but honestly, I just could never find any facial cream/wash that ever worked for me):

Ladies? This was a miracle on my dry skin. Literally, I went from flaking and scaly to moisturized practically overnight. Not only does this work at the surface level to help with flakiness, it gets into the skin to moisturize and heal at a deeper level. I love it and totally recommend it-- good for all over the body.

This has been nice and gentle on my face. My only hesitation on buying it again is that it doesn't do the best job in taking off my makeup-- I still need an eye makeup remover to get the excess mascara off. Otherwise, I do like it!

And finally, I'm waiting to receive two products that seem to be highly lauded: Peter Thomas Roth's Unwrinkle Peel Pads and his Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Creme (mouthful.). I'm excited to report back on how those work when I receive them.

So, anyone agree with me on those products? Disagree? Recommendations?


  1. Such a good post! I use Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face wash and that seems to work really well for me.

  2. I love Philosophy's Purity! I've also really been diggin' the Olay Professional Pro X cleaning system - the exfoliator plus the brush = heaven.

  3. Oooh! I use Sprinolactone too! I wonder if we have the same doctor?

  4. Oh, and I love Olay Pro X (only buy it from amazon!), but I recently started using Josie Maran Argan Oil, and I think it's whooping Olay's rear (though I still use their eye cream). It's supposed to be good for reducing lines. I'll let you know about that.

  5. Uptown Dermatology? I go to the place in the Observer bldg....
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  6. Bah, no, I go to Modern Dermatology in the Baylor building off of Park.