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Please help, cleanser problems

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toomuchinternets Sun 14-Feb-16 23:05:01

I feel like giving up trying to find a 'proper' way of cleaning my face and going back to make up remover wipes! I wear make up every day so really need help...

I bought a bottle of Liz Earle Cleanse+Polish ten days ago, and I LOVE it. It makes my skin feel so lovely and soft and hydrated afterwards. BUT! I have literally the worst spots I've ever had... usually not a spot person apart from the odd chin one before my period, but I currently have two massive under the skin ones (no head) on my chin which are super painful, one above my eyebrow and one on my cheek! I'm gutted because they hurt, and are massive and red.

What else can I try that won't break me out? I have a oily T-zone although it has a random dry peeling patch between my brows. I despair! I really did like the LE, I feel super sad that it's clearly wrong for me.

(I do a first cleanse of my eyes with Clinique 'take the day off' cos I use waterproof mascara first, and a sweep of micellar water over the rest of me to get the bulk of the make up off).

Cakescakescakes Sun 14-Feb-16 23:19:47

Just try a different balm type cleanser that you use in the same way as LE. There must be something in it disagreeing with your skin. Lush Ultrabland or Clinique Take the Day Off Balm cleanser are thicker textured. For a similar texture to LE you could try the No 7 hot cloth cleanser. I've used and enjoyed all of the above. Emma Hardie Moringa balm is also beaut but £££.

Bunbaker Sun 14-Feb-16 23:23:40

Superdrug Naturally Radiant hot cloth cleanser is brilliant and cheap.

MsAtomicBomb Mon 15-Feb-16 09:08:14

Another vote for Lush Ultrabland here 👍🏻

Snoopysimaginaryfriend Mon 15-Feb-16 14:13:43

Make sure you remove all the LE or it will clog pores.

I found that to remove it properly I was scrubbing too hard with the cloth so it was aggravating my skin. I switched to oils and balms that emulsify and rinse off, problem solved. I like Clinique take the day off balm but my new favourite is una Brennan vit c cleansing oil, it's amazing.

Stripeybeachhut Mon 15-Feb-16 19:23:19

I love my Clinique take the day off balm and as a toner I alternate between boots botanical rosewater and glycerin and nip and fab dragons blood.
I have stopped my second cleanse for the time being as my skin was drying out. although after heavy make up I will use micellar water as a second cleanse.

Misssss Mon 15-Feb-16 19:32:41

The superdrug naturally radiant cleanser is great. It feels like Liz Earle but it doesn't cause spots. Liz Earle did exactly the same thing to me too.

Fatrascals Mon 15-Feb-16 19:34:31

Yes, you may be aggravating your skin if you use the cloth too harshly or use really hot water

HoneyDragon Mon 15-Feb-16 19:42:25

Coconut oil wiped off with a cloth is good. Then Micellar water.

toomuchinternets Mon 15-Feb-16 21:21:26

Will try the super drug stuff, thanks, and maybe use warm water rather than hot. I was tempted by the clinique balm but that will make my removal process SO expensive (I already use the eye stuff which is £17 a bottle and barely lasts a month!)

foolssilver Mon 15-Feb-16 21:55:01

It may be the essential oils in LE so try something gentler. Maybe Body Shop chamomile balm

Wolfiefan Mon 15-Feb-16 21:56:26

Stupid question but how often are you washing the cloth? Daily?

midnightmoomoo Mon 15-Feb-16 22:00:27

I love Liz Earle too but my skin is never 'great' with it. I've been using a small bottle of olive oil from the chemist to cleanse and it's lovely, cheap, simple and removes easily with a hot flannel.

newhairdontcare Mon 15-Feb-16 22:21:35

Lush ultrabland, it's amazing. X

ChesterFuckingDraws Mon 15-Feb-16 22:36:26

I can't use LE or anything with Coco butter in it-too rich for my skin and results in the type of spots you mention. My go to cleanser is Eve lom, I love it. My skin has never looked better and horrible spots are few and far between.

toomuchinternets Mon 15-Feb-16 23:33:35

@wolfiefan new cloth every day- I bought extra packs cos the thought of reusing them made me squick a bit (even though the enthusiastic sales lady in Boots said to reuse them for 5 days!)

toomuchinternets Mon 15-Feb-16 23:34:38

I like the cloths though so may use them with the 'take the day off' balm and see how that goes.

The worst part is how painful the spots are- I've occasionally had the odd hormonal cystic chin spot when due on, but I currently have more of them on my face than I've ever had in my life!

mintbiscuit Mon 15-Feb-16 23:43:12

I am a firm believer in double cleansing. 1st cleanser should be oil based to dissolve all oils on you skin (makeup/sunscreen). 2nd cleanser water based to clean any residue and your face. 2nd cleanser should have ph of 5.5 or less so doesn't strip the skin and damage moisture barrier.

Gut feel is that you may have residue left on skin from LE.

Bellygirl Tue 16-Feb-16 08:20:04

I have struggled with acne for years and years, I feel like I've tried every cleanser and moisturiser available!! The things I have found which work best for me at the moment are Garnier Simply Essentials soothing 2 in 1 make up remover and Yes to Tomatos combination skin daily balancing moisturiser. I still have spots but since using these my skin has improved a lot! I was surprised as these are cheap compared to a lot of the things I've tried so never expected them to work!

Stripeybeachhut Tue 16-Feb-16 14:16:42

The superdrug vit e hot cloth cleanser gives me spots and rosacea as does cetaphil. My advice would be to go straight to Clinique take the day off Balm, it lasts for ages and you only a small amount.

Stripeybeachhut Tue 16-Feb-16 14:17:58

I really like boots botanical rosewater and glycerin as a gentle toner to remove all traces of make up so avoid spots.

toomuchinternets Tue 16-Feb-16 14:53:55

Have ordered the 'take the day off' balm. Should I still do a quick first cleanse with micellar water, do you think?

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