WOW you guys! I was not expecting such a huge respond to my last post about my skin care dilemma. THANK YOU!!! I wrote down 14 different brands to try from all your very helpful, thoughtfully written comments. Many of you suggested Cerave and Cetaphil. Many suggested cutting out dairy and gluten. Many suggested the oil cleansing method. And most of all, MANY of you shared that you’d had similar issues which made me feel so much better. Sometimes it feels like I’m the only one my age with acne issues so it was comforting to know that others have been there and gotten past it. Thank you for sharing and empathizing!
So, I thought what I’d do is tell you what I have been doing for a while, what I recently started and what I’m going to start doing.
For at least 3 months:
I didn’t notice a huge difference when I cut back on dairy or gluten but I wonder if the small amount of gluten is causing problems.
For the past 5-10 days:
Maybe it’s a coincidence and knock on wood, but my skin looked a lot better this morning. Maybe it’s all the above changes or maybe it was all your good vibes you sent through the comments. 😉 I realized that the Light Milk has mineral oil in it and the Simone France line is loosely based on the oil cleansing method, so that method apparently works for me to some degree.
What I’m going to do next:
THEN I going visit the derm. I don’t know why I’m so anti derm but I am so hopefully this will work. I do really want to try some of the other products suggested by you guys because you all gave your products such glowing reviews (especially Juice Beauty – thanks Amy!).
Wish me luck! And thanks again for all your thoughtful, helpful comments! You impacted my entire game plan going forward!