Dr. Hauschka Products...

Updated on November 06, 2007
C. asks from Saint Paul, MN
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I was wondering if anyone uses or has used Dr. Hauschka skin care products...I have been having some major skin issues since by second child was born, and wanted to know what people thought of this line--positive or negative. I have tried pretty much all the major skin care lines, both prestige and mainstream, as well as prescription products, and am still plagued by continuous breakouts, some cystic acne, blackheads, and generally lousy skin. I have been really working hard to improve my diet and exercise regimen, but was wondering if a more holistic approach to skincare might help. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Also, I know there are a couple of spas/estheticians that use these products in the area...any insight there? Thanks!

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T.L.

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I've never tried these, either, but I have had skin problems since college - never before that. I have recently started using mineral makeup, and that has helped a lot! I bought from Everyday Minerals, which has a website, but there are many companies out there. My skin doesn't have all the toxins on it all the time, which seems to help!

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G.J.

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C., i forgot to mention that as well as chemical free skincare, Arbonne does offer an acne line as well.
So, it will just depend upon how much help your skin needs.
call me. I left you my number in a private response.
-G.

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K.S.

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How long have you tried your products? You really must allow at least 30-45 days minumum for a skincare regimen to work. It takes that long for your cells to completely replace themselves.

I'm a BeautiControl consultant and we do have an Acne line of Skincare. If interested feel free to send me a message.

Another thought is that some people have had success going to a Chiropractor that specializes in natural supplements. Good luck!

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E.S.

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I used Dr. Hauschka skin care for 2-3 years. I never had major skin issues, just a few blackheads and breakouts here and there, and generally oily skin.

I liked Dr. Hauschka, particularly in combination with the "Rhythmic Night" something-or-other (I forget what it was called exactly). I recently decided to stop using Dr. H. because it was getting too expensive, and it was becoming more and more difficult to find. They used to carry it at Nordstrom's, and now I think Whole Foods is the only store around here you can get it, otherwise you can get it from internet retailers.

If money is no object, then I'd say there is no harm in giving it a try. They recommend a gentle "pressing and rolling" motion when applying their products. And make sure to find that "Rhythmic Night" stuff, I think that is the best thing in their product line. Use it for 30 days (nights) straight when you first start using the products, and after that you can do it one week per month.

And other common sense stuff that affects your skin, but you probably know already... drink plenty of water, get proper nutrition, exercise and sleep, be gentle (don't pick at stuff on your face), and don't get stressed out because stress is bad for your skin. Also be patient, this might take some time. :) Good luck!

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R.H.

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I haven't worked with Hauschka products but just want to give you some advice. I've been an esthetician for 9 years.
First of all, remember it takes a long time for hormones to leave your body after a baby. Are you nursing? Then it will take even longer. Our skin is constantly changing so remember this as well. If you are having cystic acne, then it is definitely internal and it doesn't matter as much what you put on your skin, although products can relieve symptoms. Are you taking any vitamins or supplements? I would see if you can talk to a nutrionist about what your diet may be lacking. Also you are under a tremendous amount of stress right now, 2 kids and masters degree! make sure you find time for yourself and do something on a daily basis to alleviate stress. This has a huge impact on the skin. More than people realize. I could give you much more specific advice if I could actually see you skin. I really do recommend a professional line because with a professional line you must be licensed to sell it, which means you have to education to actually treat skin imbalances and the products will support that. With an over the counter line, there really won't be the level of ingredients to make a change in the skin because someone could recommend the wrong thing. It is also not good to keep changing products, you really need to use a line for at least 6 weeks, that is 1 full skin cycle, to see how your skin may be reacting to it.
If you would like more information I would love to talk to you, feel free to email me. I have no affiliation with any product line. I am passionate about skin care, especially acne.
Good luck, I know how hard it is to not be happy with your complexion.
R.
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C.A.

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Hi C.,
I haven't used those products but I do have some advice on your skin care problem. I just attended a nutritional seminar and one of the topics she talked about was skin issues. I have her slides on powerpoint and can send them over to you. Do you have powerpoint on your computer?

C.

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