Sensitive Skin Freaking Out!

Updated on July 21, 2008
K.S. asks from North Richland Hills, TX
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Hi moms,
I badly need some skincare advice...
My face is going nuts...My sensitive/combination skin seems to be rejecting my usual skincare line (Aveda sensitive), which normally works great at keeping away most blemishes. But lately it seems my skin hates that and nothing else I try seems to work for me. I'd love some suggestions for reasonably priced (nothing in the $60 & up range please) cleansers & moisturizers from any other sensitive/combination skin moms out there!

Oh, and I do try and drink lots of water, avoid chocolate (mostly), and I've already tried Aveda, Prescriptives, Cetaphil, Philosophy, Purpose, Proactiv, Md Formulations, Mac, Lancome, and Clinique...among others...

Thanks so much!

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Moms, thanks so so much for taking time out of your busy days to give me your recommendations! I found a combination that seems to be working wonders for my skin right now... For the most part, I came up with this solution on my own, and thought I'd try these products just on a whim one day while out grocery shopping (thanks again to Robin for the soap advice :). So to any other highly sensitive moms out there looking for a good regimen, the dream team for me right now is Aveeno oatmeal cleansing bar, followed by witch hazel astringent, Aveeno Ultra-Calming nighttime moisturizer, and Loreal Revitalift eye cream, along with Aveeno exfoliating cleanser 2-3 times a week. I couldn't believe drugstore brands would be the answer to my sensitive skin woes, but sure enough it's just what my skin needed! I can't say enough about Aveeno (especially the moisturizer). It's gentle enough and moisturizing enough, yet isn't clogging my pores or making my skin over oily, just extremely soft and smooth and clear. Hope my search can help out someone else who might read this. Thanks again, moms, for your time!

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answers from Dallas on

I have very sensitive skin and I used Dove Soap and Oil of Olay till about three months ago. I just decided to try something a little more sophisticated. But to tell you the truth, I am 44 and Dove Soap, Oil of Olay is fantastic and my skin is healthy and no one ever guesses my age.
I've tried Arbonne... it did nothing for me. I've tried a few others too.
I saw a dermatologist regularly up North for moles, etc and he recommends Dove Soap and Oil of Olay... FYI Dove is one of the best Ph balanced soaps AND the combo is under $15.

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answers from Dallas on

Hey K....I have to agree with Deanna!! Nicole Miller is awesome!! It's also 100% if it doesn't work, you can get your money no risk involved!!

Good luck!!

T. T

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answers from Birmingham on

I'm wondering if it's hormonal changes. You don't say how old you are but with 3 kids your body has been through alot. Maybe you need to ask your doctor next time you visit or go to a dermatologist.

A dermatologist might try to sell you their skin care line but Dr. Lucy Li of Coppell and Frisco is very good. Straight to the point, tells you the plan for fixing your problem and she'll tell you she has skin care, but doesn't push it.

I do use and sell Beauticontrol because I love it and if you want to try the Sensitive Solutions, I'm happy to let you do so, but I think a visit to the dr. would be a good idea before you spend your money on anymore products.

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answers from Dallas on

My skin tends to freak out during hormonal swings...During pregnancy, after the baby comes, etc....I use Nicole Miller (more natural, safe, w/pharmaceutical grade vitamins that actually help your skin! I've been using the cosmetics & facial cleansers for about a year and a half. :)

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answers from Los Angeles on

I use the Arbonne product line. I have sensitive dry skin. I've tried Clinique, Shiseido, Nordstrom Spa products, and a few others. I find that Arbonne is great on my skin and not too expensive. I stick to their facial cleanser and face creams (3 products). They all have clean scents with hint of citrus. I can't recall the prices right now but I did buy them separately.

If you're interested I can get you the number to the nice lady who started me on Arbonne. I do not sell it but I did end up becoming a non-selling consultant so I could get the discount. I've been using it for about 2 years now. I also use the baby line: bath cleanser and lotion for my has eczema.

Good luck making a choice.

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answers from Dallas on

Hi K. I use Mary Kay products & sell them. My friend has
the same types of problems w/her skin. They have several
products like acne treatment gel, oil mattifier, beauty blotters, plus they have lotions for specific skin types.
If you're interested LMK & I can give you a discount. I know it can be frustrating, good luck.



answers from Abilene on

Have you tried Arbonne products? The products are great. I've tried just about everything out there and Arbonne is the only thing that has worked for me. I've even used stuff that the dermatologist has recommended and it didn't work. I know it can be so frustrating!
Arbonne's products are botanically based, don't use mineral oils, frangrances, chemicals, animal by-products, etc. The results have been amazing. I would be happy to share some samples with you. You can check them out on my website and you can email through my website and I would love to get them for you at a discount.



answers from Killeen on

Wow ! That is a lot of products you tried. What about all natural. I want you to check this out. I have patches that brake out on my face and I freaked out ran to the doctor and he gave me steroids. Yeah wow. I was not about to do that. The side effects where nuts. I decided to look for something.I tried almost all that you tried and it made my face go even more nuts but I found this product and it working out very very well. So I want to share it with you. Drop me a line and I will help you.



answers from Dallas on

Hi K.,

I am a Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay and I have some products that I think you would love. They are for sensitive skin. Also, we have a 100% guarantee. It doesn't matter how much of he produuct you use, if for any reason you don't like it, you can get a full refund. I hope I can help you, please let me know.



answers from Houston on

You are not specific about what is actually happening with your skin. However, making all the changes you have may be part of the problem if you have Rocesea. Check it out on the net and see a dermatologist.



answers from Austin on

If you are looking to buy Arbonne, I'll give you 35% off your first order (just remind me I told you this!!). You'll have to contact me directly (instead of ordering from my site) so that I can give you the discount.

The acne line is the safest line (per and is pretty cheap compared to the others. The Intelligence line is geared to people under 30 yo, and the RE9 NutriMinC line is the most expensive, but works wonders for the anti-aging process.

Arbonne's products are all botanically based, they don't use animal bi-products, they are PH correct, they don't use mineral oils, and are never tested on animals.

Let me know if you'd like samples! I can send you some!

[email protected]



answers from Dallas on

How is your skin doing?

I would love chance to try some products that have worked for other clients. I have been in cosmetic business for 17 years and everything is money back if does not work for you!
L. B



answers from Dallas on

I have the same skin!! If the products are too drying i'll break out, if they are too oily, i'll break out!!
I have been using Arbonne's Intelligence line for about a year and love it! I've only bought the complete set once (about $100, for 5 products, i believe) and then have only bought the face wash about every 3months or so.
Let me know if you'd like to try it, i can send you some samples.
Take care!
[email protected]



answers from Houston on


Have you tried Mary Kay's Classic Line of skin care? It's reasonably priced, and I would be delighted to see if it would work for you. I have a business listing on Mamasource - L. Marsh Independent Beauty Consultant. Please contact me if you would like to try it.

L. M



answers from Sherman on

i would love to send you a sample of our intelligence line.. it is wonderful and i can show you how to get it at 35% OFF... JUST EMAIL ME YOUR ADDRESS... [email protected]

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