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Stardustdy
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Sat May 12, 2007 4:13 pm      Reply with quote
As titled. Sometimes I didn't even scrub my face and it gets red just like that. I only use cleanser to massage my face a bit and then rinse it off with water. I do have quite sensitive skin. Any suggestions? Sad
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Sat May 12, 2007 4:22 pm      Reply with quote
Which cleanser are you using?

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Sat May 12, 2007 6:18 pm      Reply with quote
My face get red after washing,if my cleaser with a strong AHA.
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Sat May 12, 2007 6:19 pm      Reply with quote
Stardustdy wrote:
As titled. Sometimes I didn't even scrub my face and it gets red just like that. I only use cleanser to massage my face a bit and then rinse it off with water. I do have quite sensitive skin. Any suggestions? Sad


Stardusty, perhaps you are washing your face with water that's too hot? If you're not already doing so, try washing with lukewarm water.
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Sat May 12, 2007 6:19 pm      Reply with quote
I don't think you can get past that- if you have sensitive skin, it's going to react to the slightest touch. I have the same type of skin- when I went for my first (and only) facial last year, my skin flared up just with my esthetician massaging my face.

All you can do is try to be gentle. If it's accompanied by stinging or uncomfortable tingling, I'd discontinue using the products you have.

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Sat May 12, 2007 6:40 pm      Reply with quote
just get red, do you have any other feeling? sting or something?
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Sat May 12, 2007 9:56 pm      Reply with quote
Are you using warm/hot water?

Mine gets red if the water is anything above cool.

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Sat May 12, 2007 10:43 pm      Reply with quote
Mine was like that for awhile last year when I was using Avene Retinaldehyde creams every night. Once I backed off and used it less it calmed down.

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Sat May 12, 2007 10:54 pm      Reply with quote
My skin was like that for the longest time, after using any cleansing product and any temperature water, it would feel hot and flushed. It was even worse when I put on my moisturising products too. But now it has improved so only when I use very hot water and rub my skin (to remove masks) or when I use abrasive scrubs that my skin gets red - but the redness subsides very quickly now.

You may have sensitised skin in general, so whatever redness normal people experience from touching their face just takes far longer to go away for people like us.

I would suggest using a toner/treatment product with green tea, beta glucans, allantoin etc to desensitise your skin. You can either mix some actives or buy pre made products like Replenix Green Tea serum.
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Sun May 13, 2007 12:57 pm      Reply with quote
FrevaKZ wrote:
I don't think you can get past that- if you have sensitive skin, it's going to react to the slightest touch. I have the same type of skin- when I went for my first (and only) facial last year, my skin flared up just with my esthetician massaging my face.

All you can do is try to be gentle. If it's accompanied by stinging or uncomfortable tingling, I'd discontinue using the products you have.


I have sensitive skin also, and even plain lukewarm water causes redness. I agree with FrevaKZ, all you can do is try to be gentle.

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Sun May 13, 2007 2:15 pm      Reply with quote
I used Biotherm cleansing milk to massage my face at nite to remove my light makeup and ss, then use cotton pads to remove it, then Olay cleansing cloths. In the morning, I just used a mild soap with warm water. Sometimes my face gets red sometimes it doesn't so it really depends.
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Sun May 13, 2007 2:27 pm      Reply with quote
biotherm's products make me break out.
i think your skin maybe little sensitive, you can use avene for a while, their products are suitable for sensitive skin.
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Mon May 14, 2007 9:24 am      Reply with quote
Are you experiencing any dryness? Dryness can cause redness. Try using soothing toners after washing, something with aloe, witch hazel, or lavendar.
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Wed May 16, 2007 9:20 am      Reply with quote
My face used to be ruddy all the time, but especially after washing, and is almost normal since I stopped using cleansers with sulfates- even cleansers for sensitive skin can have them so you have to read the ingredients. Soap is definite no-no. I realized how important this was when my hair stylist suggested I try natural shampoos without sulfates- I did, and my hair loss and itchy scalp stopped! That was when the light bulb went off- if my scalp didn't like it, then the skin on my face probably didn't either.

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Wed May 16, 2007 2:56 pm      Reply with quote
Ah, good point, nette!
I, too, noticed positive changes by going sulfate-free. My scalp is much happier, my facial skin is calmer and more resilient, and my KP on arms and legs is vastly reduced!

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Wed May 16, 2007 4:47 pm      Reply with quote
nette, by sulfate, do u mean laurel sulfate? Or anything that has the word "sulfate" in it? Thanks for the advice. I'll check my labels next time Smile
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I stay away from anything with the word "sulfate" connected to it. I've tried using products that are called gentle-for-sensitive-skin etc., and they still cause me to look red and my scalp to itch. I think some people can't tolerate this stuff and for others it doesn't bother them. My hairstylist said he's had two other women who had thinning hair stop using sulfates and then see the thinning stop. I believe him-- he wasn't trying to sell me anything. And I have to say, I'm a little pissed-off that I went to all the rosacea websites and followed all the Dr. advice and no one said anything about sulfates! I'm fifty- I've had a goofy red face for all these years and my hairdresser was the one that finally fixed it. Oh, well. I'll stop ranting.
Star- I don't know if it'll help you, but it's worth a try.
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Wed May 16, 2007 9:44 pm      Reply with quote
You can clean your face with comfort mousse weekly and the other day just use water. That maybe helpful:)
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Wed May 16, 2007 10:01 pm      Reply with quote
I highly recommend Cetaphil for sensitive skin. My brother has acne prone skin that is often broken, and it used to burn and irritate his skin when he washed his face with other cleansers, even the ones for sensitive skin. I got him one of those travel sized bottles of Cetaphil to try, and that worked out great. he's been using it ever since.
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Thu May 17, 2007 8:17 pm      Reply with quote
displaced wrote:
I highly recommend Cetaphil for sensitive skin. My brother has acne prone skin that is often broken, and it used to burn and irritate his skin when he washed his face with other cleansers, even the ones for sensitive skin. I got him one of those travel sized bottles of Cetaphil to try, and that worked out great. he's been using it ever since.


I second the Cetaphil but I also recommend SpectroJel.

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Thu May 17, 2007 8:26 pm      Reply with quote
The most gentle cleanser I have tried is La Roche Posay Toleriane Dermo Cleanser. It contains no fragrance, no colourants, no alcohol and no parabens.
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