View Full Version : What is your Beauty Regimen?
09-24-2001, 05:38 PM
I was just wondering if you can share with me as well as each other, what your beauty regiment is... I currently don't have one but want to start one(again). I know after cleansing, one should use toner and/or primer to prepare the skin for mosturizers so with that said... Can you share what you do to pamper your skin? I'll throw in a few questions that may help....
(1) Bathing - After bathing, do U oil 1st then lotion up? or other? what kind of oil do you use? Almond or something like Nutrigena?
(2) How often do you soak in bath salts? (what kind of salts do U use also) Also, do you use exfoliating scrubs if so what kind? how often?
(3) Does anyone use the Enfuselle face skin care line that's mentioned in previous newsletters? If so, how are the results? If not, what do you use and do U recommend it?
(4)Has anyone who's gone down 2 sizes or more notice any stretch marks going away? Have you used any creams for them? or just brushing?
(5)What does anyone recommend for thick cuticles on nails and toes...? I don't want to cut them, but I was wondering if those "cuticle vanishing" really work...
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Edited by - Stephanie_T-Tapper on 09/11/2002 3:12:08 PM
09-25-2006, 11:32 PM
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09-27-2006, 01:33 PM
oh - let's keep this discussion going! I love to hear what everyone else uses! I'm currently re-adjusting my beauty regimen as my now 47 year old skin is changing[:0]- fine lines and wrinkles and more noticeable pores than a year ago - salt baths are wonderful but right now I just use epsom salts - much cheaper. But I'd like to add some sea salts - I checked out the from nature with love website - I think it was mentioned here on the forum - think I'll order from them soon. Cocoa butter around my eyes and mouth seems to be helping somewhat - just at night - I tend to be a little oily during the day. I love every day minerals mu. T-tapp,CRT, alfalfa, body balance, nerve and osteo support and B+ spray are keeping me healthy on the inside. Oh and I like to use fote aloe vera gel after bath too - makes my skin really smooth!
09-27-2006, 04:12 PM
What a fabulous topic! I love the Rhassoul clay soap, that I learned about a couple years ago from this forum! I also have Neutrogena's microdermabrasion kit, which is fabulous.
Last year I got a photofacial, at least I think that's what it was - 6 treatments with a laser of some sort to penetrate the skin and stimulate new collagen growth. Well, I really don't see any difference or improvements. I have also had Botox injections which I loved the first time (I am a lifelong frowner, with deep crevices at the bridge of my nose). The Botox completely smoothed out that area, and prevented the frowning, the face is not "frozen" as many opponents say. But when I got it this past spring, it didn't take effect. I even went back and had a second round of injections 2 weeks later, and still no effect! (strong facial muscles, I guess)
Like many other "Boomers", I was a sun worshipper for most of my life until we learned about skin cancer. So I have sun damage in the form of fine lines and some brown spots. Unfortunately, I am allergic to any sunscreen products except plain old titanium oxide, I think that's what it is - that white cream? And I wear hats in the summer and ignore the risk the rest of the time. But I have to be very careful about any creams and moisturizers I use, especially anything that is "anti-aging." One of the worst reactions I had was to Clinique's Turn Around Cream, and Avon's Renew. I even went to an allergist to help me figure out what ingredient I am allergic to. I can use Renova, and I like that. I've used Strivectin as well, and am currently using Hydroderm. I have a special eyecream that I bought at the cosmetic surgeon's called Teamine, that's supposed to eliminate or minimize dark circles.
I love the dry brushing, and have bought many of those natural skin brushes. In fact, I pick them up any time I see them on sale - at Walmart, Gabriel Brothers, etc. I keep one in the car for my long commutes. I just love the way it makes my skin feel. When I shower, I use a natural brush with body soap (no particular favorite at the moment) all over.
I use sand paper on my feet. It's so cheap, and comes in all sorts of grits. Then I use vaseline all over them and put sox on to sleep. In the summer, for an emeregency, I'll use cuticle rmover all over my toes and heels, not washing it off, before going out in sandals.
The best cuticle cream I have ever found is Johnson's and Johnson's Baby Cream, that used to be available in a white plastic cup-like container with a pink lid. It was thick and I put it on before driving somewhere, and it would just soak in while I drove. Right now (2pm) my cuticles are still smooth from this morning's application at 6am before leaving the driveway. I'm on my very last jar of Baby Cream, and what is now available in a tube is not thick like the old stuff.
Now, don't even get me started on makeup!!!
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09-27-2006, 08:26 PM
i've gone from 2x/day rigorous ritual w/all the doodads, goops, scrubs, lotions & potions to minimalist to the max:
Body: CRT daily. If i don't use the dry brush for CRT, i do it in the shower with a scrub cloth, it's long so I can get to my back & do front & back of legs at the same time. Shower w/Dr. Bronner's peppermint or lavendar liquid soaps in summer, eucalyptus or almond in winter. Aloe vera gel (Fruit of the Earth) mixed with organic coconut oil for body. I change up the oil base every so often, using Dr. Hauschka's massage oil blends or make up my own.
Face: CRT daily. Every Other Day: alternate rhassoul/almond in summer face with Fanie International gel or cream lavendar cleanser for winter. - Days I don't use a cleanser, simply rinse, & spray with NACPA water.
While skin is damp, first layer 2 drops of hyaluronic acid, let dry, then Fanie's Misty E oil mixed with 3 drops Aura Cacia lavendar e/o or Teresa's Skin Saver Solution. In winter i add Fanie's Fine Line cream for eyes & lips. sometimes i remember sunscreen & may 4x/month, bare minerals for makeup.
Hair: CRT daily (scalp). Curly Girl protocol: rinse, condition, wash 1x/week with shampoo, aloe gel for scrunching hair & go.
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09-28-2006, 04:13 PM
Sandpaper on your feet! What a good idea. I use a pedicure file sometimes after soaking my feet, but then I have to clean all the gunk out of it. Eeww. But sandpaper you could just throw away after you used it. Might have to make a trip down to the basement before my next pedicure....
09-28-2006, 11:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by emeline
What exactly do use use around your eyes for the fines lines? I'm confused about what products I can use there...I just want those little wrinkles to appear less noticeable and maybe keep new ones at bay for awhile.
i use the arbonne RE9 eye cream... the lines i had are gone. PLUS, i had some pretty good creases on my forhead i was obsessing about that are almost unnoticable (i spent about 15 minutes today looking at myself in different mirrors, different light, i could hardly believe it![:p] ). so here's my routine, almost everything i use on my body is arbonne.:
ctr brush, shower, arbonne baby oil (no mineral oil!) on damp skin. i swear by this stuff, my sister actually used it to heal the eczema on her legs. [:0]
herbal foot cream on feet.
i do the curly girl routine, so no shampoo but i scrub with conditioner and once in a while brown sugar mixed with conditioner. (yum)
NutriminC REnewing Gelée Crème, Hydrating Wash
twice per week i use the exfoliating scrub
RE9 REstoring Mist, Balancing Toner
NutriMinC RE9 REactivating Facial Serum ( love this stuff! )
RE9 REpair, Corrective Eye Crème
RE9 REality SPF8, Day Crème
at night i trade the daycreme for the nightcreme. occasionally i substitute the serum for the RE9 REversing Gelée, Transforming Lift, it's like a face lift in a bottle. divine.
you guys have to try the arbonne anti aging stuff, it's fantastic! i've noticed a HUGE difference in my skin, i hardly have to wear makeup anymore.
anyway, i soak in bath salts once in a while... when i feel sore or something.
IME, the cuticle stuff does work, i just can't remember what i've used. for me, soaking them a bit and pushing them back usually does the trick.
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