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Re: Does anything make a difference?

@NycVixen  Sounds like the good gene thing, to me!

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@Judaline wrote:

@NycVixen  Sounds like the good gene thing, to me!


@Judaline  In some aspects I guess but I would switch to having normal skin like my mom and sis in a heartbeat. I may be reaping some benefits now but at a huge cost. Acne doesn't only affect skin but also your self-esteem. My family, friends, colleagues etc. have all chastised me over the years for my breakouts and shiny face. It's a lot of maintenance to control the oil and breakouts.

I can't just wash and go like many people because I need to apply my products otherwise my skin goes downhill quickly.

 

It's really high maintenance. I really hate it.

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@NycVixen  I'm sorry you have this. But probably once it finally abates, you will have skin like your mother.

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@Judaline wrote:

@NycVixen  I'm sorry you have this. But probably once it finally abates, you will have skin like your mother.


@Judaline Hopefully it abates. I've read in this forum that women in their 50s and beyond still have oily skin.

 

My mom has smoked most of her life and she still has beautiful skin but I just imagine what it would've looked like if she hadn't. Hopefully, one day once the oil maybe lessens a bit, I will look better since I won't have as many wrinkles and I won't look like a Christmas tree (how my sister describes it).

 

 

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@NycVixen,

I'm sorry that you have to deal with oily skin. I don't know if you'd be interested, but there is a laser treatment done specifically for oily skin...it reduces sebaceous gland activity and it's supposed to last for months. A dermatologist may help you with this option if you are interested. I found out about it when I was at a laser clinic here.Woman Happy

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@SilleeMee wrote:

@NycVixen,

I'm sorry that you have to deal with oily skin. I don't know if you'd be interested, but there is a laser treatment done specifically for oily skin...it reduces sebaceous gland activity and it's supposed to last for months. A dermatologist may help you with this option if you are interested. I found out about it when I was at a laser clinic here.Woman Happy


@SilleeMee Yes, I'd be interested. If I could reduce it, my life would be much easier. Thankfully, scarring etc. is not really much of an issue for me. Enlarged pores and texture are due to oiliness. I don't have an issue with hyperpigmentation since I'm really fair and it goes away really quickly. It's the constant battle with shiny skin, clogged pores and breakouts especially now that I can't use VItamin A, benzoyl peroxide etc. due to trying to conceive and when I was pregnant (suffered miscarriage). 

 

If I can get that done then I wouldn't have to deal with the aftermath of having oily skin. I'll definitely look into it. Thanks.

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I am 65, when i was young i sunbathed alot ,trying to get a tan ,tried all the things we silly girls tried back then, i have wrinkles now, dry skin ,the best advice from my view ,is use spf ,all the daytime.

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Well lots of really useful information there. Thanks so much.

 

I will stick with the products I have and do that consistently and not just now and then!!

 

I do stay out of the sun. Years ago I did tan but havent for a very long time.  I sometimes will use some sunless tannner.

 

I guess you also have to be realistic as to just how much skin care can do without going the route of injectibles, botox and other which i will not ever do!!

 

Couldnt even if I wanted due to the cost. I am on a limited budget!!

 

Thanks again everyone.

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ITA, @nycgrl;  insides before outsides, health before looks, simple and easy, plus always budget-friendly.