Skin care help please!!!

sariroosariroo Posts: 1,958Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I'm in my early 30s and my face looks pretty good. I have been using Olay Complete All Day Moisture lotion in spf 15 daily since I was 18 years old. I use a higher spf in the summer or when I am out walking more...this past summer I bought Neutrogena Healthy Defense daily moisturizer in 45 spf but it feels and looks a bit too greasy for me. I have used the higher spf in Olay too but I had same greasiness issues. My skin is not acne prone although I get the occasional pimple here and there. Any recs for a good higher than 15 spf???

Also, I don't have a daily cleansing ritual. I used Noxema when I was in high school and had fabulous skin. Now that I'm older, I used Noxema once in a while, use oil cleansing method once in a while, or just use a washcloth and warm water to cleanse. I don't wear much makeup so I really only use the Noxema when I have to clean that off. Any better cleansing methods for someone who has not too dry/not too oily skin???

I know the post just seems like I'm fishing for new products to try when what I'm doing is working but I think my skin looks fine now and would like to keep that way as much as is humanly possible. I love my mother to death but see her wrinkles and get a bit scared that is in my immediate future. For the record, my mom didn't wear any spf for years and years so hopefully I have helped that a little bit. Maybe someone with a bit more experience than me can help me out here.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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  • hopetocurlhopetocurl Posts: 1,280Registered Users
    I don't think you are fishing at all. I think you are trying to do what is right for your skin. I have found the Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry-Touch sunblock in SPF 55 is great. It is not greasy, in fact I have to put my Olay on with it.

    http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=150735&catid=12101

    I originally was given this by my dermotologist...and have found it in various drugstores. Good luck!!
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    sariroo wrote: »
    Any better cleansing methods for someone who has not too dry/not too oily skin???


    if what you're doing works for you, why change it?

    the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer comes highly recommended around here!
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  • sariroosariroo Posts: 1,958Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    rouquinne wrote: »
    sariroo wrote: »
    Any better cleansing methods for someone who has not too dry/not too oily skin???


    if what you're doing works for you, why change it?

    Because at my age I feel like I should be doing some anti-aging routine or something! I'm an idiot...

    And for the record, I already have the Neutrogena Dry-Touch. :tongue5: I love the sun but hate the damage!
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    sariroo wrote: »
    rouquinne wrote: »
    sariroo wrote: »
    Any better cleansing methods for someone who has not too dry/not too oily skin???


    if what you're doing works for you, why change it?

    Because at my age I feel like I should be doing some anti-aging routine or something! I'm an idiot...

    And for the record, I already have the Neutrogena Dry-Touch. :tongue5: I love the sun but hate the damage!


    There are very few anti-aging products that actually do anything.

    Sunscreen - which you are apparently already doing

    Retin-A - you could add this to your routine, but it's very very drying and you would probably have to modify the rest ofyour routine to accomodate the irritation.

    Copper Peptides - I'm not sure I believe they actually do much
  • sariroosariroo Posts: 1,958Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    RCW - since you seem to be the site expert on skincare, I will take that as gospel and continue with my minimalist routine. Thanks!
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    you can't do anti-aging with cleansing.

    i've been saying this for YEARS - any cleanser that claims to be "anti-aging" is literally money down the drain. nothing stays on your skin long enough to have any benefit whatsoever.

    and i wrote a column last year called "Simplify" about using a minimalist routine instead of 17 products a day!

    :D
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  • sariroosariroo Posts: 1,958Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Oops sorry! I didn't mean to imply that cleansing my skin was going to help with antiaging. I normally don't buy anything that says "anti-aging" because I can't figure out what one product offers over another, get frustrated, and end up leaving the store with nothing.

    I just wondered if I should be doing some kind of chemical exfoliation or something other than the manual I'm doing with the washcloth. And if there were any serums or anything I could add to my routine or face at night that would help me fight off wrinkles. But since no one seems to think there is a problem with what I'm doing, I will just keep at it and be happy! :geek: Thanks for your replies!
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    sariroo wrote: »
    Oops sorry! I didn't mean to imply that cleansing my skin was going to help with antiaging. I normally don't buy anything that says "anti-aging" because I can't figure out what one product offers over another, get frustrated, and end up leaving the store with nothing.

    I just wondered if I should be doing some kind of chemical exfoliation or something other than the manual I'm doing with the washcloth. And if there were any serums or anything I could add to my routine or face at night that would help me fight off wrinkles. But since no one seems to think there is a problem with what I'm doing, I will just keep at it and be happy! :geek: Thanks for your replies!


    There's no problem with what you're currently doing, especially since you don't seem to have any skin problems. Exfoliation in and of itself doesn't do anything for anti-aging, so if your skin already exfoliates itself well, then keep doing what you are doing. I do think, however, that just about everyone can benefit from Retin-A for reducing fine lines or putting them off a little longer. That's up to you, though...whether or not you want to go from having nice skin to possibly dealing with peeling and irritation for a while from Retin-A. Some people don't feel it's worth it. Some do.
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    rcw can you recommend another cleanser by diana yvonne besides the wheat germ one? it has seaweed which i've read can worsen acne and the one time i tried it i felt like it did. i wam going to order salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid from her and i was going to try another cleanser. thanks!

    btw, i'm oily w/ acne prone skin.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    rcw can you recommend another cleanser by diana yvonne besides the wheat germ one? it has seaweed which i've read can worsen acne and the one time i tried it i felt like it did. i wam going to order salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid from her and i was going to try another cleanser. thanks!

    btw, i'm oily w/ acne prone skin.


    None of the other cleansers at dianayvonne.com are skin-barrier safe for acne-prone skin. So, if you're sensitive to seaweed, try the castile cleanser from psfskincare.com.

    https://www.psfskincare.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=GCC-8&reference=/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi%3Fsearch%3Daction%26keywords%3Dall%26searchstart%3D0%26template%3DPDGCommTemplates/FullNav/SearchResult.html%26category%3DAAAA
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    rcw can you recommend another cleanser by diana yvonne besides the wheat germ one? it has seaweed which i've read can worsen acne and the one time i tried it i felt like it did. i wam going to order salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid from her and i was going to try another cleanser. thanks!

    btw, i'm oily w/ acne prone skin.


    None of the other cleansers at dianayvonne.com are skin-barrier safe for acne-prone skin. So, if you're sensitive to seaweed, try the castile cleanser from psfskincare.com.

    https://www.psfskincare.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=GCC-8&reference=/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi%3Fsearch%3Daction%26keywords%3Dall%26searchstart%3D0%26template%3DPDGCommTemplates/FullNav/SearchResult.html%26category%3DAAAA

    oh thank you! is psfskincare's salicylic acid a good one? i'd like to go for one stop shopping if possible.

    just looking around psf skin care seems to have pretty good products. anything i should steer clear of?
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    rcw can you recommend another cleanser by diana yvonne besides the wheat germ one? it has seaweed which i've read can worsen acne and the one time i tried it i felt like it did. i wam going to order salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid from her and i was going to try another cleanser. thanks!

    btw, i'm oily w/ acne prone skin.


    None of the other cleansers at dianayvonne.com are skin-barrier safe for acne-prone skin. So, if you're sensitive to seaweed, try the castile cleanser from psfskincare.com.

    https://www.psfskincare.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=GCC-8&reference=/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi%3Fsearch%3Daction%26keywords%3Dall%26searchstart%3D0%26template%3DPDGCommTemplates/FullNav/SearchResult.html%26category%3DAAAA

    oh thank you! is psfskincare's salicylic acid a good one? i'd like to go for one stop shopping if possible.

    just looking around psf skin care seems to have pretty good products. anything i should steer clear of?


    Their toners are worthless.
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    these are the items that seem worth sampling to me, any objections?

    - Gentle Cleansing Castile (100% detergent free)
    - BHA 2% Solution
    - Vitamin C Serum
    - MicroCrystal Resurfacing Cream
    - Balancing Oil (for hyper oily skin)
    - H.A. Serum (100% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum)
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    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    these are the items that seem worth sampling to me, any objections?

    - Gentle Cleansing Castile (100% detergent free)
    - BHA 2% Solution
    - Vitamin C Serum
    - MicroCrystal Resurfacing Cream
    - Balancing Oil (for hyper oily skin)
    - H.A. Serum (100% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum)


    All good stuff.

    Rather than buying a premade micro-crystal resurfacing cream, I buy corundum crystals separately and use them with the castile cleanser...much cheaper and same results. I get it at Valeriebeauty.com. Sorry, couldn't direct link the product because the site is down.

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