Help My Dried Up, Acne Prone Face

Updated on November 30, 2008
H.B. asks from Richardson, TX
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Please, tell me what kind of facial creams work best for removing fine lines, moisturizing, lessening the appearance of facial scars and will not cause break outs. It is a tall order to fill but, I see creams that advertise it all the time. Does anything really work? I have a small amount of scarring from the acne I get when I am pregnant. I would love to get rid of it and have a fresh glowing face.

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I ended up trying the Arbonne RE9 line. I love it! In fact, I liked it so much I am now selling it. Thank you all for everything. I always get such great responses from everyone.

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answers from Dallas on

I use the Mary Kay Time Wise Line for oily/combination skin. I have oily acne prone skin, with some dryness and the face wash and lotion both work great on my skin.

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answers from Dallas on

Have you looked into a Retinol cream? You can use a really gentle one that is at any drug store or something more strong online on Amazon or even stronger with a RX from your doctor. They really smooth out your skin and help with acne/wrinkles. You can use it nightly or skip a day or two if it's too drying. I have an oily T-Zone with hormonal chin acne and have found that using a gentle wash then applying Retinol and then a VERY small amount of benzoyl peroxide on my chin.
It's very important while applying the benzoyl peroxide that you don't rub it in just apply very gently. It's the ONLY thing that has worked and I've tried it all! ")
I think that the Retinol cream would help you. Just used a very mild cleanser and moisturize about 20 minutes after applying it and it should keep the dryness at bay. Hope this helps.



answers from Wichita Falls on

I use Clinique. I use the number 3 for oily skin. I also use twice a day Olay Regenerist micro sculpting cream and I can see a difference. I think it really makes my skin look smooth.


answers from Dallas on

Hello H.,

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We have a great line of anti-aging skin care products. I use them everyday. Please send me an email address and I'll send you some before and after pictures.

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answers from Dallas on

I do free facials for true combination skin like yours...I have been in business for almost 17 years would love to visit!
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answers from Abilene on

I'm in the same boat as you only I still tend to have acne breakouts.

I use Arbonne's RE9 line and it is fantastic. When I use it like I should (I'm horrible about not washing my face at night) I have beautiful skin.

Most of the consultants will let you try it for a week before you buy. It is pricey but it lasts forever!

Hope this helps.


answers from Dallas on

I am 47 and I have used the Clinique line since I was about 11 or 12. I love it. Not to sound rude or anything but people cannot believe I am 47. I easily pass for early 30's.

I attribute that to good genes (Native American heritage) but also Clinique. Currently, I use the Repairwear line day, night and eye cream. I also use the makeup products. They have an acne wash and line for acne prone skin as well.

My soon to be 14 yr old has used Clinique since since she was 11-12 as well. We both use the mild liquid wash. She alternates with the foaming acne wash. She has no acne issues but we have been very proactive in that respect. She sees Dr. Menter or one of his PA's (dermatology) every 6 months. She uses a cream called Duac for prevention daily.

When I am feeling really dry, I use the moisture surge. Daughter and I both use the yellow moisturizer in the gel form.

I can't say enough about Clinique. Also, if something makes you break out OR if you simply hate it, take it back with your receipt. They stand by their products.

I believe Nordstrom is having a special right now....spend $25 and get a special cosmetic bag with some good samples.




answers from Dallas on

When I was in high school I tried to use the yellow Clinique lotion and it made me break out horrible. But last year when my face got really dry, I tried it again and now I love it. I guess my hormones changed when I had kids and now it doesn't make me break out anymore. In fact, now it seems like everything BUT the Clinique breaks me out. They have the classic lotion, and now they have a formula for oily skin too. But I actually do better with the classic lotion even though I have oily skin. Good luck



answers from Dallas on

Checkout the Murad's a little pricey but worth every penny!!! It helped me with scarring and dullness caused by pregnancy. will help you figure out a plan.



answers from Dallas on

My dermatologist put me on Obagi when I was getting married. You can't use it when pregnant or breastfeeding, but afterwards, it is totally amazing!!!!! It works with your skin and rebalances it after the first 3 weeks.

I will go back to it after we finish trying. :)

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