Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Work It Out Wednesdays

W.O.W is BACK!

It's been a while WOWWERS! I've noticed that over the past few months my face has been breaking out- it's on ATTACK MODE! Blackheads are going to drive my crazy! I went to the dermatologist yesterday and he perscribed some topical and oral medications. I do not (you're about to see my "hippie side")  want to take the oral medication- I'd rather find something that I can just put on and viola all better. Here is a list of things I've tried thus far:

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Proactiv- AWFUL! Broke my skin out BIG time.

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Patricia Wexler's Acnescription- The BOMB! Her slogan is "Better Skin in 30 Days". So true, buuuuut.... Fast forward several months and it just fizzled out. According to Dr. Derm that is "normal". Your skin builds a resistance and you can find two cleansers, creams, or wharves and switch back and forth every four weeks. I wish this was still on team Summer.. 

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BareMinerals- JOKE! 


So many of you have flawless skin and I envy you! Please help me. If you know of anything that will help or has worked for you - let me know! I am ALL ears. 

November 2: Weigh In- 127
Total Weight Loss: - 4 lbs.

Now, go on witcha bad self and work it out!

xo,
Summer-Raye




21 comments:

  1. Hmm..I have yet to find something that always works on my skin..I find I have t change products with the seasons as my skin changes and some products ranges of items don't give my skin what I need. It's annoying. I do hope you find something that will sort you out, I know it can be fustrating. And go you on the weight, that is awesome..you can do it ;) And in reponse to your comment...hahaha..I always stare straight at the moustache as well, Dali had an even better one, strange but good :) xx

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  2. you should try obagi clenziderm kit, they work wonders for me! :-)

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  3. Honestly, the only thing that works for me is just not to touch my skin at all! I wipe it off with a baby wipe at night and I try to never pop pimples. I think I could probably benefit from a home facial once every two weeks and that's about it! but my skin is very temperamental and this is the only thing that has worked for me.

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  4. Congrats on the weightloss! That's awesome! And I tried EVERYTHING over the counter and prescription for my acne, except Accutane. Then I went on this prescription stuff, and it was like magic! I'm a hippy-type too, but desperate times call for desperate measures (I used to be VERY insecure about my skin). I'm now following you!

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  5. Okay boy do I have something good for you to try! LOL, really though I have been struggling with hormonal acne for the last couple years and I hate using harsh chemicals and would never even consider something oral, but it's called Lerosett and it's this clay mask think. I have used it for about two months now and my skin is slower but surely getting clearer and clearer. I found out about it from my friend Crystal's blog. http://www.wannabebalanced.com/fashion-beauty-tips/treating-hormonal-acne/treating-hormonal-acne.html Make sure you get the free trial for only a couple bucks! If you try it let me know how it works. Their mission statement is crazy, it says that it's literally impossible for Lerosett to NOT clear up your face and that it's 100% effective. It's some cool stuff. It's made in Sweden so not many people have heard about it and I just love that it's completely natural! Try it, try it :)

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  6. i use proactive only once a day since using it twice was too harsh on my skin, the second time i wash my skin in the day i use cetaphil and it seems to be working great!

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  7. Proactive actually worked for me. I have found that those topical creams really dry my face out. I would have to used them SPARINGLY. When it says use 1 to 2 times a week, really just use it 1 to 2 times a week. Congrats on the weight loss! I need to workout for my cruise but I feel so lazy:(

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  8. My boyfriend has taken pills and has used proactive at 2 separate times. both have helped tremendously. but medication is out of the questions(and not good for our bodies anyways), and proactive does the job but is like acid and stripes the skin dry...and hasn't worked for you.
    I use Neutrogena's Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub first, then use aveeno's skin brightening daily scrub. Along with trying to drink as much water as possible, it has proven to help clear up my skin. I'll just get the occasional zit every 3-4 months. Hope this helps!

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  9. For a a few years, I used the dermatologist-prescribed Retin-A-Micro. Worked wonders. For the first few weeks, it irritated my skin, but the doctor said it was normal and to keep using. Eventually, I saw flawless results. I recommend this to any and everyone. However, everyone's skin reacts differently! Hope something works out for you!

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  10. I actually loved Proactiv when I could afford it. I wish I had the money for it now.

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  11. I'm a pimple popper. After the zit has been popped I immediately follow with alcohol. I even have one of those fancy black head sticks. The frub and squeeze your face and all the gunk comes outs. Gross, I know...but it works!

    P.S. I love that you have an inner hippie. I always say that I'm a modern day hippie. No oral meds for me either if avoidable. Bleh!

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  12. Incredible, and they were swearing in Proactiv in my country!:/ I don't have those problems with my skin, but if I hear for some really good products any time from now on, be sure I'll tell u!!!
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  13. I had problems with my skin (acne) and my dermatologist told me to use Cetaphil Cleanser. You can find it at your drugstore. I have sensitive skin and it worked wonders. I also use a Clarisonic brush to clean my skin. It was a very good investment.
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  14. i miss you too :(
    don't tell me you didn't get my message again :(
    Dolly, xo
    p.s. Could you please like my comment on this facebook post? The comment is from "Tihana Grgić and there's a link of my blog"
    and i would really need some help, if you have sometime or something you can spread it.
    if they choose me im gonna be placed in one of the croatia's best blogs in blogomania! Thank you in advance!

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  15. Pro-active didnt work for me either!! just made things worse!!




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  16. hey gorgeous
    i heard the inside of the aloe vera leave
    works really good for acne .. you should
    give it a try!



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  17. bummer that these products didn't work out for you. skin is sometimes connected to what we eat. even if something is healthy you might be a bit allergic. maybe just start paying attention if you are having a breakout after eating a certain type of food? and of course plenty of water is always good, it just keeps your system clean! good luck!

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  18. that literally sucks, I have been having the same problem because of the stress or hormonal imbalance. I have used oral and topical, its horrible.

    Miss Macherie

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  19. I'm using L'Oreal Paris Perfect Clean, I've made a review about it on my blog! :)

    Thanks for putting my button on your blog! Are you following me yet?

    xx

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