Tisha Tisha
4 months ago

RE: What is most confusing about skincare for you?

Most confusing would be my skin constantly changing because of my health issues so feels like I can’t get a good routine in&lot of times not even able to do any skincare. I’m confused how to get that glow,my skin is always some form of dry&want the dullness,texture,hyperpigmentation,aging better

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Have you ever tried retinoids? I am wondering if a simple routine with a sunscreen, moisturizer, cleanser and a retinoid serum a couple of times per week would work for you?

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I have it but don’t really use it since I’ve been unwell. Maybe because I don’t do skincare often the past few years I’m doing too much the brief time I do it trying to get my skin better too quick&am actually making things worse(barely washing my face for months then trying to get my skin back in order for 2 weeks before I fall back off again). I’ll try to do a more simple approach instead of jumping back into things&hope when I get better it won’t be an issue because I can keep up with things. Thank you for the response :)

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I don't know if it helps, but there is actually no reason to feel guilty or bad for not doing skincare. Skin often is able to balance itself better when it's left alone. Especially if you are not going outside a lot (hence less need for sun protection). I am just hoping this can take the pressure off you for being "good" with your skincare. And yeah, definitely doing too much at once can lead to the opposite results. Maybe leaving a moisturizer & sunscreen on the bathroom counter top and using it when you feel like it (and for sunscreen when going outside when you remember), without much pressure and see how that goes? The same might work for a retinoid serum - once or twice a week can already make a difference. Anyway, I hope you get better soon overall!

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Actually yes,thank you for that. I got too sick where I needed help with going to Drs but didn’t have that but friends were commenting about how much hair I was losing,how much weight I lost&I look sick&don’t look good&how much I aged in a short time&that got me obsessed with how I look. I really needed to hear that actually,that was sweet,thank you.

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