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About Me I am a 30 something book nerd who takes her nose out of books (every now and then ) and sniffs around some beauty products ! And new mum , enjoying the unlimited cuddles but struggling with post delivery Crap skin and hair !
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swamphen I am taking the Elevit supplements. I will give witch hazel a go . Thank you for your kind wishes ! Yes, it'll all be worth it ! xx
Macs Since my skin's already oily enough to fry an egg I am scared to use oil on it , though I have in the past. I will get a sample of the Thursday Plantation tea tree oil and have a go. Thank you for your advice and wishes xx
MareeB good for you ! Thanks for the tip ! xx
Lisa-Lou I did try the Triology one , I wasn't pregnant then, it did not cause any major breakouts. MAybe time to give it another go ! xx
I am 15 weeks pregnant and although I am one of those lucky women who do not have to suffer server morning sickness , but my skin has gone absolutely crazy !
The last time I had this amount of acne on my face I was in my teens ! Since I wasn't pregnant then, I could use antibiotics and creams with a generous does of Vitamin A to fight the ache.
I can't do either of them now. I am looking for something natural/organic, safe to use in pregnancy. I also have acne on my chest around my cleavage. [/color]
[color=#291b29]My OB Gyn says it will calm down as the hormones do , suggested I use nothing other than natural remedies. I have tried things from Turmeric to Apple cider vinegar and so far no noticeable effects.
I have now resorted to just washing my face with a natural face wash and dabbing apple cider vinegar on.
I leave my face bare as much as I can and use make up to cover up occasionally which obviously worsens the acne for the next few days.
I could of course just carry on and hope after Bubs out my skin will go back to it's original moderately acne prone oily self !
Do you know of any Natural / Organic brands that particularly cater to acne caused by hormonal fluctuations ?
I welcome any tips and advise you might have.
Thanks Heaps !
Yes, Macs, I have tried hair serums but I wasn't particularly impressed with the ones I tried . do you have any recommendations ?
chelseaadelaide, I have tried a few in the past but perhaps didn't find the right one. I know heat can damage my hair further and I have tried my best to stay away from it, might have straightened my hair like 4 times ever !
I do have a hair dryer , but do not use it regularly.
Do you have any recommendations for hairsprays or other styling products ?
I do oil my hair sometimes, I have used olive oil, will try out coconut oil this time. Yes, I had my hair up all the time when I had them long !
Thanks ragingfrog, I have heard people not using shampoo too , only conditioner , might be worth trying I guess !
Thanks again !
tannygirl , I have seen the Essano products around, I might look into them too.
Macs, yes I have used the Nivea sunscreen in the past but not regularly as part of my skincare routine.
itsclearascrystal, I know this could be different for different skin types but as a ballpark figure how much time would you say is ideal to give each layer time to set ?
Thanks heaps , this is been very helpful !
I shampoo, (shave if I am shaving ) then wash up,cleanse, condition, wash my face.
Though , I have been meaning to do the shampooing and conditioning first and leave the cleansing to the end after reading an article about how it was better to shampoo and condition hair and rinse them off first , then cleanse yourself, stating that the residue from the shampoo/conditioning might not be cleaned completely if left to the last part. And that could cause breakouts on your back.
I have never really looked at hair straightening tools before as I have straight hair and besides being too lazy never really needed one.
But recently I have come to realise that even straight hair can be fly aways and a decent hair straightening tool and help keep them in place.
Especially after I have had my almost to the waist hair cut short early this year and now they are starting to reach my should collar bone, I realise that they become puffy very easily .
The idea of a hair straightening brush appeals to me more than an actual hair straightener.
Have any of you used a hair straightening brush ?
How has it worked for you ?
What brands would you recommend ?
Thanks heaps !
I am currently trialling the Trilogy combination skin kit and it does not include SPF in the moisturiser.
Also, thanks for the tips on layering !
I am not sure if any of you have a similar condition but here goes.
I have quite thick and straight hair , with a dry dandruff prone scalp. But my hair usually after a couple of days gets pretty oily, so I have to make sure to wash them every other day instead of a preferred twice a week !
I used to have pretty long hair until early this year when I had them cut off.
I always had some hair shedding and was assured by my hair stylist that it is normal considering my long thick hair. You'd expect that the hair fall would get less after the hair cut but somehow it has affected it at all. The shedding continues. ( I have had a dermatologist have a look at it and she assured me it was normal as well, but I guess seeing that hair fall bothers me a little ! )
I have used Head and Shoulders and a prescribed Ketoconazole shampoo which work to an extent but make the texture of my hair really fizzy and dry.
I have been using Sebastian hydre shampoo and conditioner for about a year now . They make my hair feel light and it improves the texture, I have found that I need to keep using this and the dandruff products in conjunction.
I have read about the benefits of the magical Argan oil and would love to try it out soon.
I am also very keen to try out some hair masks that will work with my dry/oily combination situation !
So for both the Argan oil and hair mask -
Have any of you used it ? What brands would you recommend ?
Do they work well with dry dandruff prone scalps ?
Are they an overkill for oily hair ?
Do any of them come in sample sizes ?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to suggest any other products you might see fit in this case.
Thanks heaps !
Mumof3munchkins, thank you for your suggestions, I have now had a look at the Trilogy& Antipodies reviews, they are all very reassuring !
I have heard people mention using Korean products before , what brand do you use ?
I have heard of Lush but never really looked into it, will have a look .
Thanks for all the links :)
itsclearascrystal, thank you for suggesting Plantae, I have been reading up on it and it sounds pretty good ! I will definitely be trying to get samples of those.
Will include Bee Sensual,Living Nature & Oasis in my research and trials too .
ragingfrog, thank heaps for all your suggestions. Will definitely look into the Skinfood range. Yes, I have a Lush in the town center and will make a trip soon.
Beauty Review is indeed an amazing community , I have had so much valuable advice and you all have been very helpful .
Thanks heaps !
I am pretty much a newbie and I am trying to take skincare more seriously . I confess , I am a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options out there.
I have got Combination skin and prone to breakouts. I have fine lines and dark circles , under my eyes.
I have used a fair few of face skin care products over the years. I have been using Olay Regenerist ( white bottle ) for a few years now. I have used the Garnier BB cream in the past but my skin didn't like it too much - breakout, so I had to stop. I have used Nivea, Garnier, Clean & Clear,Proactive cleansers.
In the recent past, I have used the Nivea wash and scrub, the Granier Micellar Cleaning Water as a toner and Olay as a moisturiser.
I have been on the lookout for some solid products to begin a healthy skin care regimen. I am looking at natural products. I have heard good things about Trilogy and Antipodes.
I purchased the Rosehip combination started pack from Trilogy and I am on the second day of using it. It does feel heavy when I put it on , first but my skin does soak it up. So far so good.
I am keen on getting the Antipodes minis too to trial them after I finish the Trilogy pack.
Can I please get you to share your experiences with either of these brands ?
I would also like to know what you think about their other products - eye serums , lip balms, scrubs and toners, face masks.
Unfortunately, not all their products come in a sample size so before I make a big purchase , I'd love to know if it is worth it.
Please feel free to recommend brands , other than these two , if you have used it and love it.
Thanks heaps !