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No. 135420

All things skin!
Last thread not bumping anymore
>>101084

No. 135439

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My skin looks almost exactly like Pumpy’s. I’ve done pretty much everything short of Accutane and while I’ve had improvements it’s still not enough. I have blackheads everywhere: cheeks, forehead, chin. They will not go away even with BHAs and AHAs. I’ve cut down on dairy significantly and with quarantine I’m not wearing makeup anymore really. I wash my face twice a day with a very sensitive cleanser, moisturizer twice a day, drink about 40 oz. water, and do Vitamin C serums and raw honey face masks. I’m 24 and honestly my skin looking like this is the best it’s ever been. Still shit though.

Is there anything I can do to get rid of these blackheads? I can handle the whiteheads and I don’t get cystic acne anymore, but these blackheads are disgusting. If I run a finger over my skin I can feel all of them individually and it’s nasty. I’ve had them since puberty and they refuse to go away. I just want to have nice skin.

No. 135461

>>135439
Did you get your hormones checked anon? I had the same issue and tried everything too (tbf mine was never as bad as that picture but maybe half that) and going on the pill completely fixed it for me. Like I get 0 acne now, I still can't believe it. I'd get my liver checked too. People always try to treat acne from outside but a lot of the time a systemic issue. Sometimes it has to do with food sensitivity for some people, observe if there is a certain food that breaks you out. Avoid foods that are hard on your liver and alcohol if you can.

I steam my face first to enlarge pores then do a peel-off charcoal mask on top of it for blackheads. You can try getting facials, they get the blackheads out manually after steaming but I don't do that myself because I'm scared of not doing it properly. There are videos on youtube that show how to do it if you want to try just search at home blackheads extraction.

One last thing that really helped me was salt face masks with the scarring I had.

Hope its helpful anon I feel your pain, hope you figure it out.

No. 135463

>>135439
Pic related is a lot of pih.

Do you use sunscreen? Tried tret? Oil cleansers are supposed to help a lot with blackheads. Niacinamide?

If nothing really works then it's time to visit a derm.

No. 135479

Ive got bad hyper pigmentation inflammation on my legs since Ive grown up picking my scabs now i have to live with the dark scars it left how do i atleast lighten them up a little?

No. 135482

What is a good online course I could take to learn how to do my makeup well?

I mostly just use concealer if I have redness, eyeliner and lipstick but it's not done too well. My skin is good, I want to learn how to do proper makeup not drag queen Instagram/YouTuber style.

No. 135499

>>135482
idk about courses but you can pick up tips here and there across the Internet if you look up stuff like "natural" makeup, etc.
I used to be someone who would beat my face everyday (contouring, baking, complex eyeshadow, etc.) because I wanted to hide my eczema and was super self-conscious lmao.
For redness you could also use a green color corrector/concealer.
For eyeliner, a simple small wing or mini-cat eye really makes them pop.
How is the lipstick not done well? Do you use lipliner?

No. 135500

>>135482
Look up Lisa Eldridge on Youtube.

No. 135513

>>135499
I mean the overall makeup isn't done well. It comes together neatly most of the time but I don't know what works best for my features. Sometimes it looks really off and I don't know why lol. I'd like to learn simple makeup and actually become skilled at it.

The lipstick is probably the easiest part. My most difficult is my eyes. Everything seems to make them sting, except pencil eyeliner. Also I have hooded eyes so it's tough doing anything with them

No. 135564

>>135482

I don't know any courses either but I can suggest some tutorials

Snitchery - The Truth About My Lips… HOW TO FAKE LIP FILLER
Alexandra Anele - How I Blend Eyeshadow Perfectly
Alissa Ashley - Watch this if you have hooded eyes!
Crystal Lindy - how i do my eyeliner hooded eyes

No. 135608

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Can someone help me find out what undertone I have? I look different in every photo lol, from palest to darkest.

I'm quite pale, but I have a feeling that I'm more yellow or warm toned. Brighter colors look better on me. Any help?

No. 135611

>>135608
sorry i can't help regarding undertones, but what's your skincare routine?

No. 135612

>>135611
I exfoliate my whole body every week after soaking in a bath for an hour. This is the one thing that transformed my skin and removes any fine lines that could form (like mowing a lawn before it gets the chance to grow too much).

I used to moisturize a lot but I find I get more pimples that way. Other than that, a lot of sport and water. Nothing special.

No. 135614

>>135611
>>135612
Oh and forgot to add. When removing makeup, don't just use baby wipes. I always use that exfoliating scrub afterwards, because baby wipes don't remove it all. I wear no foundation other than concealer on red areas

No. 135618

>>135608
I can't tell from your photo's. What looks better on you, silver or gold? Silver > cool, gold > warm.

For me, silver brightens my skin and gold makes it look dull and tired, my skin is cool.

No. 135622

does anyone know of a good moisturizer that doesn't have many ingredients, no alcohols, no silicones, no thickeners/texturizers, etc? something VERY bare bones but very moisturizing?


>>135612
>>135614
thanks, anon. will take some of these tips.

No. 135628

>>135618
I really can't tell. I wear a silver ring and it looks good. But when comparing silver and gold to my neck or face I can't tell which is better or worse

No. 135631

I'm a total newb when it comes to skin care and was wondering if anyone could recommend a good moisturizer or cream for wrinkles/lines under the eyes? I've recently been getting them and it's really bumming me out! Thank you in advance!

No. 135702

>>135608
Update: I've watched tens of videos, compared clothes on myself and jewelry and still don't know lol.

I suit brighter colors more: bright red, royal blue, yellow. But also deep brown, olive, and gray. Bright lipsticks go better on me (light lipsticks or peachy ones make me look absolutely dead), but a more blue toned one looks better. Another funny thing is warm eyeliners look better. I've always used dark brown eyeliner, because black looks too harsh, gray washes me out. I like adding gold to it sometimes.

In terms of jewelry, I still have no clue. I think gold but I'm so pale that silver looks good too.

No. 135722

>>135631
before you do anything: get sunscreen and wear it religiously every day

No. 135843

Does anyone here have rosacea?

For the last couple of years I've had some redness in my face during the day and in the evening time it becomes full on intense flushing, lots of heat and redness to the point where I'd hate for anyone to see me like that. Does that sound like rosacea flush?

I'm not in a position to pay for dr visits so I've been ignoring the problem and hoping it's rosacea flushing rather than an underlying health problem. It's like clockwork in how it flares up at 6pm

No. 135845

>>135702
what's your veincolor? I don't know how accurate it is but supposedly green > warm, blue > cool and both > neutral.

Anyway have you tried asking a familymember/friend what they think? Maybe you just find it difficult to see on yourself but it might be very clear to someone else. Also don't wear make-up and stand in natural lighting.

No. 135919

Can anyone spoonfeed me on how to start applying retin-a in my skincare? Which brand to get?
I'm in the EU and honestly don't know where to get it.
My skin is the common mixed type, mostly dry but with a slightly greasy t-zone. It's also very sensitive so I'm wary of applying something strong.
My facial skincare routine for now consists of using just facial soaps/gels and Cerave moisturizer.

No. 135921

>>135845
My veins are green. Hm, so I think I do have warm undertones then. It would make sense, since I'm south european and we tend to have a more yellow tint.

No. 135991

Does anyone have this kind of acne? For context i have oily skin with big pores and black heads but my skin isnt incredibly acne prone so thats a plus, but lately i have these kind of acne that is very small, almost minuscule, tend to have the size of a needle head and they are always ready to pop. They and black heads are always the toughest for me to get rid off. Do you guys have any tips? Much appreciated.

No. 135994

>>135919
Isn't retin-a persctiption only? Do you mean retinoid? The ordinary has some great products you can order online if there are no Douglas stores around.

>>135991
You mean something like closed comedones or little whiteheads?

No. 135999

>>135994
Yeah, that's what I meant. Sorry, I'm just new to all of this.
After going through TO's store, I was thinking of getting their best seller the BHA and AHA solution for exfoliating. Their granactive retinoids are out of stock so I'll have to wait.

No. 136001

>>135999
Fyi, you can email them and they'll create a routine for you

Also get a good sunscreen if you'll be using retinoids and acids

No. 136010

>>136001
Thanks! I will definitely email them then.
And yeah, I'll be getting a good sunscreen. Do you have any brand names you'd recommend?

No. 136011

>>136010
I remember there was an app that told you which products were good for your skin and which ones contained potentially harmful chemicals. It would rate things like sunscreen so you could buy high quality, good ones.

I don't remember the name of it, but maybe an anon here has heard of it.

No. 136012

>>136011
That sounds cool, I hope someone remembers. Thanks anyway. I'm constantly in the house due to covid 19 so there's no rush anyway, haha.

No. 136013

>>136012
Found it, it's called EWG's Health Living.

No. 136014

>>136013
Thank you so much! I hope others see it too.

No. 136023

>>136010
You might wabt to look for physical sunscreens containing zinc if you live in a sunny place and dont want to reapply every 2 hours.
If you go chemical sunscreens i use LaRoche Posay Antihelios, its affordable and easy to carry around. Didnt cause any acne which has been a problem for me with other sunscreens.

No. 136034

>>135994
After some googling, I think they are littles whiteheads yea.

No. 136094

>>136023
Thanks, got a LaRoche in my cart right now.

Can anyone tell me what kind of exfoliator they use? I was considering getting TO's BHA AHA solution but I'm a bit scared to use it. My skin is dry but otherwise I have no problems with zits so I'm thinking that solution might be too harsh on the skin?

No. 136100

>>136001
You can email The Ordinary for a routine? I think I need to do that.

Who here has tried The Ordinary or Paula's Choice, what are your experiences? Is it really as good as they say?

No. 136118

>>136094
TO's lactic acid 5% is the mildest out of all of them, you can build up in % as your skin gets used to it

>>136100
I use the ordinary and personally really like it especially considering the price.
The only negative thing I have to say about is that their natural moisturizing factors + HA sadly doesn't work for me. It made my skin feel tight, but that's more of a me issue I'd say rather than the product.

No. 136146

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I'm having the worst breakout I've ever had and I hope some kind anons can help.

Since moving a month ago, I started breaking out on the parameter of my face, which has never happened before. My occasional, hormonal zits are usually on my forehead or near my nose, but obviously they're mostly on my jaw/chin/temples right now. My skin type is combination and my routine is:
>Cleanse with Cetaphil hydrating cleanser, rinse off with cold water
>Apply rosewater toner
>Apply Cerave moisturizing lotion

I only wash my face in the evening. Sometimes I'll apply my Curology formula (4% azelalic acid, 1% clindamycin, 0.25% zinc pyrithione) even though it's clearly not working anymore and I'm going to have to cancel it soon anyway in order to save $$.

I figure stress might be causing the breakout since it's persistent?? I'm perplexed because I've never gotten those kinds of zits that are clustered and just textured without being inflamed, so I don't know what to do about them. I know I shouldn't care what my skin looks like right now since I'm not going out or wearing makeup, but I used to have clear skin and this is taking a toll on my mental health.

No. 136188

>>136010
Ntayrt but I really like cerave's moisturising lotion with 30spf. It's also cheap and has no fragrance

No. 136216

>>136146
If it makes you feel any better I wish I had your acne instead of mine. Yours is quite mild.

It's probably stress. I've seen many people on skincare and makeup-pages on reddit complain about skin issues during these tough times. In the future I might drop the toner if I was you.

No. 136267

How the hell do you lighten your bikini area ive seen the photos of momokun and im surprised to see her inner thighs are not that dark despite the chub rub around her thighs

No. 136292

>>136267
Try AHA or BHA. I've used it to lighten dark dry skin around my pits and it melts ingrowns. I just some after I shower and then moisturize dry spots. The cosrx AHA spray bottle is very convenient.

No. 136319

>>136146
CeraVe products break me out in that same pattern. Could be that.

No. 136329

>>136146
cheeks look very much like milium to me. it my go away by itself if you take care and cleanse but it may not just as well - go see cosmetologist about it, they can easily remove it, just dont attempt by yourself bc you can mess your face up

No. 136338

>>136267
liquorice root honey and rose water for 20 mins

Do not consume the liquorice root

No. 136345

>>136146
Are the breakout itchy? It could be fungal acne it isn't inflamed like traditional acne and tends to be clusters of small bumps that don't often come to head. Washing with dandruff shampoo clears it up really well in a week or so.

No. 136355

>>136319
Do you have a different moisturizer you'd recommend? That one's the only CeraVe product I've ever used and I like it mainly because my skin never feels dehydrated since it's so heavy-duty.

>>136329
I'd never heard of milium before, so of course, I went to SCA and a bunch of people were saying the main cause seems to be heavy creams. That makes sense considering CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion is so thick. I had a travel-size version of Paula's Choice BHA and when I was using that religiously, I never had this issue. I just can't justify dropping $30 on the full-size right now when that money should go towards groceries, so if anyone has cheaper dupes I'd love to hear about them.

>>136345
It's not really itchy, no. Though I suppose my Curology formula is for fungal acne when looking back at what the e-derm says the ingredients are for. That's currently leading me down a rabbit hole to these two sites:

https://simpleskincarescience.com/pityrosporum-folliculitis-treatment-malassezia-cure/

https://folliculitisscout.com/

No. 136447

Has anyone used Apostrophe? I'm seeing nothing but good reviews but you have to pay $20 upfront for a virtual visit and I want to make sure it's worth it.

No. 136452

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>>135420
Methods for consistent/long term black head removal on and around nose? I've used the black face masks a few times but would rather incorporate strategies into my daily routine to manage them on the daily rather than ripping them out of my face every few months due to grime build up and poor maintenance on my part.

No. 136454

>>136452
Oil cleaning followed by your preferred regular face wash. Use BHA weekly, stridex is cheap and works for this. Don't use blackhead trips they'll damage your pores, use clay masks instead.

No. 136457

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is exploring skin care online worth it, for now I use cetaphil/cera-ve couple times a day. Along with pomegranate seed oils at night before bed. I just get my things at the store.

I need to save money but I would like to reduce my pores and lines on my face. I used to use retinol but stopped. Advice or similar problem.

No. 136458

>>136457
Your skin looks really nice! I'm in my early 20s so I don't use anything fancy aside from my favorite toner moisturizer and vitamin C, sometimes chemical exfoliation. I think acids can help improve skin's cell turnover rate?

No. 136466

>>136457
>>136457
I like messing around with skincare but over the last 6 months-ish I kind of got sick of it and went back to a really basic routine. Cleanser, niacinamide cream, moisturiser, spf. My skin is definitely not as nice as it was in the autumn but it still looks fine. I notice the difference but I'm not sure someone else would.
Which cerave/cetaphil things do you use? I ask because I was going to recommend a BHA/AHA but the foaming cerave face wash has a BHA (salicylic acid) in it so you might have that covered already. A BHA that you leave on will do more to minimize your pores than if it's an ingredient in a face wash.
also spf. You didn't mention your skin type so I don't know what to recommend.

No. 136470

>>136457
your skin looks great, anon

No. 136472

I feel bad because I've never found a regiment that works 100% for me because of how bad my adult acne is. It's not bad enough to require pills but it's just a mild constant that nevertheless fucks with my skin texture and leaves hyperpigmentation. Sad to say but some liquid foundation and some light translucent powder go a looong way for me.
But I'm just wondering what your skincare routine is for makeup removal? What products do you anons use? Techniques I should know about?

No. 136475

>>136472
stop trying to fix it yourself and just go to a dermatologist. They're there for any skin problem/disease and adult acne most definitely falls into that category.

No. 136477

>>136457
i want to kill myself when people like you post a completely clear face and ask for help with your skin. jesus christ. can i transfer my acne to you so you have some real problems?

No. 136479

>>136475
not everyone has the time or money to just go to a derm. especially now. all the derms in my area are out for mnoths and months so i can't just run in and get a quick fix.

No. 136480

>>136475
I thought I made it clear that I've gone to a dermatologist before by my mention of the pills. My bad, allow me to overtly say that I've been to multiple dermatologists throughout my life and I've never had a solution by them that completely worked on my skin. Right now my main routine, which is a face wash and zit cream, was actually recommended by a derm.

No. 136486

>>136479
If someone doesn't have the money to visit a derm they probably also don't have the money to keep buying acne cures until something finally maybe works, and god knows most people can't just buy one random zitcream from the drugstore and have never troubled skin again. And anyone who has time to browse lolcow and research acne cures has time to visit a derm.

>>136480
I misunderstood "it's not bad enough to require pills" as "I think it's not bad enough to see a derm"

No. 136508

>>136486
Yeah I tried antibiotics but they didn't make much of a difference to justify their use. I have birth control but I've never noticed differences on versus off. I've tried prescription topicals. The only thing I didn't try was accutane but based on the side effects and all manner of monthly bullshit I don't really want to.

My mom has adult acne too, in fact her whole maternal side has weird skin issues. Mine is only mild because my dad didn't have any skin problems thankfully.

No. 136580

Sorry if this is a stupid question but does it matter what order you put things in? I want to use alpha arbutin and vitamin c, does it matter which I use first?

No. 136583

>>136580
ingredients don't matter but viscosity does. generally you want to put product on, thin first then thick. thin product absorbs into the skin faster, and the thicker products will stop thinner ones from drying out faster too! if your products are the same viscosity then you can just put them on as you please.

No. 136584

>>136583
Thankyou!

No. 136597

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>>136477
>>136458
>>136470
Thank you!! I am grateful my skin issues are minimal.I struggle bumps on my arms and legs
the most my mom calls them chicken bumps.
>>136466
As for Cera-ve I do use the cleanser with salicylic acid. But I think I am going to invest in the moisturizer theu have with spf and see if that helps. Thanks Anon!
I think I have combination skin where my nose and chin are oily as hell.

I'm a sucker for "natural" remedies but I'm beginning to think its snake oil. Probably gonna switch back to Roc Retinol Deep Wrinkle Anti-Aging cream. What do you guys think? How do you guys combat fine lines that my main issue.

No. 136598

Do any other brown girls get slight hyperpigmentation around their mouth, if so have you found anything effective for reducing it? I guess I could try hydroquinone but I’m nervous to use it because of the side effects - it’s not a huge problem it’s just kind of annoying and I don’t want to make it worse by having some adverse affect to hydroquinone

No. 136605

>>136598
me! i use a cleanser with niacinamide. it's made a difference definitely, but i'm looking to try a vitamin c cream as i've heard good things about them for this

No. 136606

>>136605
Ty! I actually hadn’t heard of niacinamide before but I just looked it up and I’m going to try that first before hydroquinone because I would rather avoid using it if possible, I also just started using vitamin C so hopefully it will help a little! I find it so annoying because it’s the only thing that stops me feeling confident to not wear makeup but honestly covering it with makeup doesn’t even help that much because putting concealer over it makes the area look kind of ashy

No. 136625

I have puffy undereye bags on one side only. The other side is totally fine. Anyone know what could be causing that?? I tried googling but everything showed equal bags under both eyes

No. 136632

>>136625
Could be fluid pooling on one side of your face when you sleep? Silk pillowcases, better pillows and sleeping in a different position could help.
Or could be linked to more sun damage on one side of your face if you spend a lot of time driving or something.

No. 136651

Anyone quit smoking and see an improvement in their skin? I’m on week 3 rn (thanks coronachan) and using extremely expensive dr gross vitamin c serum and I feel like I maybe see the teenyest subtle difference in color but not much.

No. 136671

>>136651
I quit smoking a year ago and ive noticed my skin is less dull than it used to be. Before quitting i noticed i was starting to get really bad smile lines and they arent as deep anymore, and i havent used any anti aging stuff i just moisturize with argan oil every night

No. 136682

>>136651
I've always had Photoshop perfect skin. When I stopped smoking, it became disgustingly oily and full of zits. It took a full year (or more? idk) for it to find it's natural balance again.

No. 136683

>>136682
Also, it took 2-3 months of not smoking for my skin to start exhibiting changes.
You're probably just imagining the difference.

No. 136721

Can anyone recommend me a good moisturizing night cream or sleeping mask?
Retinol dries out my skin and my current moisturizer is not enough

No. 136781

I had pretty good skin before but jawline acne has hit me like a truck. Never done birth control and don't want to. Gonna try drinking spearmint tea 2x a day, some say it helps milder cases.

No. 136782

>>136781
What's your diet like?

No. 136788

>>136682
this is motivational. my skin got really oily too in the past 4-5 years and i always thought it was part of growth but maybe smoking is related!
can i ask if you replaced cigarettes with anything else or just went cold turkey?

>>136781
i'm sure you're already taking care of this stuff but for me if i ever spot a zit near the jawline, cleaning my phone/changing my pillowcase almost always helps. if not, i end up getting my period in a couple days lol

No. 136790

>>136781
Cut dairy

No. 136802

Product recommendations for red scarring left from under skin spots? I have very fair skin and about 7 years ago, maybe longer, this awful (maybe hormonal) under skin spot appeared on the side of my nose. Unbelievably painful, and me be super insecure about it picked it until it popped / bled. It's left a red mark that I'm now actually addressing. I've been trying Retin-C Scar oil for a few months now and there might have been a small improvement..nothing noticeable though. Anything else I could try? Thanks all

No. 136820

>>136788
>can i ask if you replaced cigarettes with anything else or just went cold turkey?
I switched to vaping actually

Also, your skin problems are most probably from smoking, smoking ruins the skin's natural balance.

No. 136938

After lurking this thread for months I went into my local drugstore looking to buy some The Ordinary products, but due to the sale they were doing, had nothing I wanted to try left.
Instead I picked up some Trilogy products and holy moly they are the best products I have ever used on my face. I've tried all kinds of crap from basic Lush skincare to SK-II and nothing has really worked for me.
I bought the Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream, and the Vital Moisturising Day Cream, and my skin has never looked better. I struggle a lot with onion-tier redness, especially on my nose and cheeks however using these 2 products has dramatically reduced it, on some days my skin is all one even tone (!!!) and I noticed today it appears as if my pores have shrunk too. I would highly recommend this brand/products if you struggle with the same things I do.

No. 136960

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Is my moisture barrier fucked? How do I fix it?

I wore some makeup and sunscreen last year that left my skin red, burning, and flaky. Since then, I haven't been able to use any products other than water and sensitive skin moisturizers without my face burning. Lately, it's gotten even worse. My face looks flushed and my cheekbone and forehead areas are super dry and flaky. Normally, I have pretty oily skin.

I used to have bad cystic acne so I'm always cautious and hesitant of trying new products and seem to have issues with most products, but I'm pretty desperate at this point. What can I do to fix my fucked up skin?

No. 136962

>>136960
Anon, it sounds like you need to go visit a dermatologist…
What was the products you used? For how long before they gave you the reaction?

No. 136965

19 yo.
Has had pimples for the last year, it comes and goes depending on how often I wash my face.
I watch my bed hygiene and wash it every months, I drink a lot of water, I train 45minutes a day and I have a good diet.
I wash my face with an acidic face wash morning and night, use a normal moistirizer in the morning and one for bed time.
And the pimples just doesn't cease to appear.
I don't pop them, sometimes the blackheads and pimples literally makes me want to give up.
I don't wear heavy makeup to avoid the pimples to get worse.

No. 136967

>>136962
The makeup was just a mix of drugstore and Korean makeup. I never wear makeup really, so none of it is super high end stuff.

When I first applied everything, it didn't seem to bother me, but as soon as I used my Colourpop setting spray, my face immediately started to burn. I took all my makeup off right away after that.

After that, I avoided using anything except water or a gentle cleanser and sensitive skin moisturizers for a few months. I don't normally wear sunscreen but was trying to get into the habit so I wore Biore UV Aqua Rich last month for one day, which didn't bother me in the past, but left my face red and burning the day after. Now here we are and my skin is fucked.

No. 136995

Skin history: I had moderate acne like >>135439 but the acne part has healed with the help of an aesthetician. Her acne facials include chemical peel, extraction, and LED treatment for hyperpigmentation but i haven't gone lately due to COVID.

Started to do my own TCA chemical peels (13% from Platinum Skin Care). The first time I did TCA, I fucked up on the application by applying too many layers (4-5 layers as a dark spot treatment) and ending up with more PIH which fortunately my aesthetician fixed. Learned the hard way that TCA peel doesn't work as a dark spot treatment. But my skin in general has improved so much using 1 layer of 13% TCA and then a second layer where my icepick scars are.

Video related shows the product I want to try for spot treating hyperpigmentation (Admire My Skin Ultra-potent Brightening Serum on Amazon). The pictures and video results look super promising. Once I get it, I'll update you farmers in 4 weeks!

No. 136997

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>>136995
After lurking the thread a little bit, I just wanted to say that I've tried a ton of other products before including The Ordinary. To me their products are pretty hit or miss. I reacted to their Alpha arbutin/ ascorbic acid which turned me bright red, the niacinamide made my skin really itchy and bumpy, the azelaic acid slightly improved my skin but it tingles for a bit. All the other products I've tried didn't seem to improve my skin much and I followed the regimen, in order.
I never had good experiences with dermatologists either. One pushed laser to me, which hurt like hell, and I expected more results for the price. Another dermatologist did an unnecessary biopsy on me, numbed me, scalpeled a chunk of skin off and cauterized it… Super traumatic for me because I was like 13 too. And I wasn't gonna go to another dermatologist only to have them prescribe me pills that wreck my liver and makes me vomit (happened to me in the past) .
So I ended up seeing an aesthetician that happened to practice TCM. Pic related

No. 137068

>>136997
are these facemaps I keep seeing legit or just a meme?

No. 137070

>>136997

idk according to this chart i should have cirrosis then, when my liver is doing top notch and i barely put any stress on it.

feels like bullshit.

No. 137082

A while ago I started a new skin care routine, it's been the first time I actually spent quite a bit on it, but it's absolutely not working as I wish it would, my skin is the worst it's been in years, redness, breakouts, greasy looking…
Maybe somebody could tell me what causes it? There haven't been any other chances in my life, so it must be one/some of the products.

Morning:
>Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel (maybe too drying?)
>COSRX - AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner (too harsh?)
>MIZON - Snail Repair Eye Cream (not very hydrating?)
>Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion (looks greasy but doesn't feel good or hydrating as if there's something strong like alcohol in it)
>Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ (that one's ok I guess)

Night:
>Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel
>Klairs - Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop (it says use 2-3 drops, but that's not enough to spread all over the face and neck at all)
>innisfree - Green Tea Seed Serum
>MIZON - Snail Repair Eye Cream
>Elizavecca - Milky Piggy EGF Elastic Retinol Cream
I was advised to first use the retinol after putting on another moisturizer so that it's not too harsh but after doing this for some time I now decided to skip that extra step.

No. 137084

>>137082
For me it screams that its the neutrogena, i've only had bad experiences with their cleansers, i think you should switch to an gentle oil based cleanser ( i know that sounds ironic for greasy skin but just trust me lol), also switch the morning Hada Labo for a gel moisturizer, i like the pyunkang yul balacing gel for day use.

No. 137110

>>137068
Doesn't seem very legit. Pretty sure I have dark circles because of insomnia, not because of my kidney. Weird correlations there

No. 137121

>>137082
next time when you introduce a new product to your routine, wait at least 2 weeks before introducing another. That way you can see what a product is doing to your skin. Imo for now, strip away everything and start bare with 1 product and slowly start re-introducing the products to see what works and doesn't

No. 137139

>>136997
anon are you still 13 because those face mapping stuff have been proven to be lies.
Jfc i cant believe there are adults who believe in that..you must be low iq digit

No. 137199

Is there anything you can find in thr house I can use as a mousturizer? I currently feel like the OP pic.

I ordered a new one almost two weeks ago but the delivery service used is absolute shit.

No. 137207

>>137199
if you aren't very pimple prone, can try getting by with coconut oil (DO NOT do this if you are acne prone tho)? olive oil possibly but i haven't looked into it. obvi argan oil or something would be better but hard to get in a bog standard shop i reckon.

No. 137226

>>137084
I bought a milder cleanser, hopefully that one's better.
But the Hada Labo does have a pretty fluid gel like texture…? I kind of feel like a "normal" white moisturizer (no idea how to describe it) would be the best, anything else like this one and other gels I've tried before never worked for me.

>>137121
I guess I'll have to listen to you, anon. It's gotten even worse, for the first time I ever have acne on my forehead and real pimples on my cheeks, not just a few small whiteheads on my chin like before…and it feels itchy too. It just sucks because I was finally willing to put in time, money and effort and now it doesn't work.

No. 137228

>>137199
You could make a mixture of equal parts honey and olive oil, massage it in your face and then wash it off with warm water &/or a damp cloth. I used to store it in the fridge & used it as a daily moisturizer when my face was really dry

No. 137236

>>137228
…you don't need to store that in the fridge

No. 137273

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Is anyone into mists? I just ran out of pic related and loved it deeply but it's $30+ and if I'm going to shell out that much for mist, I'd like to try different ones before I get hung up on this one.

Thinking of trying Caudalie Beauty Elixir next

No. 137283

>>137236
nta but I live in a hot country so I can't imagine putting that on my face being pleasant/easy if it wasn't stored in the fridge

No. 137288

What is the consensus about putting retinol on both lower and upper eyelids?

No. 137323

>>137288
I use it on my eyelids ever since watching this video

No. 137331

>>137323
Holy shit, 61?? She looks amazing.

Too bad I can't get retin-a over the counter and will have to use meh retinoids instead.

No. 137337

>>137288
I remember reading that it can thin the skin or some shit like that + irritate the eyes of course. I just ordered some from TO so we'll see lol

No. 137498

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has anyone used products like pic related, 'blackhead remover vacuum' or 'pore cleaners'. Any good results? Worth investing in? Complete con?

No. 137503

>>137337
I don’t really advice putting tret in your eyelids. The skin there is very thin and has few sebaceous glands. It will dry out the area and make it very sensitive. Just applying it over your face will work in the eye area since tret works in the cellular level and migrates under the skin.

No. 137505

>>136146
Smh this looks like fungal acne, you should wash your face twice a day. That curology formula is great for your problem but you’re clearly not using it enough.
>Sometimes I’ll apply my curology formula
Well apply it more often, don’t be lazy. Anyway if you cancel it and want to get rid of that get a sulfur mask or soap and maybe get a different moisturizer, I heard the cerave causes break outs for a lot of people.

No. 137516

>>137498
i'd like to try it on my asshole

No. 137526

I had a big pimple on my nose it died down but there still seems to be a raised layer of skin where it was and it has turned brown. I'm wondering how I can get rid of it?

I cleanse, tone, and moisturize my face and apply aloe vera on it sometimes but it doesn't seem to be working.

No. 137532

>>137498
it didn’t work for me, just gave me weird raised red bumps (blackheads didn’t change)

No. 137542

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What on gods green earth is causing this? It first appeared when I had sepsis in 2017. It itches and sometimes it becomes raised and red. It used to be about just the size of small angel wings between my shoulder blades but has spread into this monstrosity. I couldn't find anything online that really explains my symptoms…

No. 137543

>>137542
Please see a doctor anon, that's above our paygrade and doesn't look like something that will just clear up on its own easily.

No. 137544

>>137542
i thought that was onision's back

No. 137545

>>137542
Looks like tinea versicolor to me. It’s a fungal infection, you definitely should see a dr but in the meantime you should look into applying athletes foot cream on that. Have you tried putting something before anyway ?

No. 137559

>>137498
No, don't use these, they could possibly break your capillaries. Also, they don't work. Your sebaceous filaments will not go away no matter what.

No. 137560

>>137559
>sebaceous filaments will not go away no matter what.
that isn't true tho.

No. 137580

>Wash face at night, do normal routine
>Wake up morning with better looking clean, fresh, acne smaller, less inflamed
>Wash face in morning, same routine
>2 hours later face becomes an oily, inflamed mess with 20 more pimples, and snot coming out of my pores

The fuck is wrong with my skin. I swear, I want to rip my face off and start all over again

No. 137582

>>137542

>>137545
correct

Other than seeing a derm,

Caprylic acid supplement, hibiclens wash. sunlight.

-anon who dealt with this shit before

No. 137602

Started using Vit C and bha power liquid 2 weeks ago but my skin only looks worse as far as I can tell, I got more pimples although a lot of them are small colorless ones but I also have redness in my face, is this normal?

No. 137610

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Does anyone here have any experience with snail cream for scars and general skin care?

No. 137612

>>137602
Closed comedones? Or really slight purging due to the bha?

If your face wasn't red before the slow down a bit, worst case scenario would be a chemical burn or something.

>>137610
Tbh everyone that I know uses it loves it. I personally haven't tried it.

No. 137616

Can you actually do anything about dark undereye circles? I have really deep-set eyes and pale, translucent skin. I just wish the skin under my eyes was more opaque lmao.

No. 137617

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Does anyone have lines like these? Growing up I had a bad habit at rubbing my eyes very hard and now I'm just starting to realize that I probably fucked with the skin there.

I'm only 20 and unless I get some filler or something I worried that I'll look like I'm 10 years old by the time I'm 25. Is there anyway I can reduce the lines or do I just continue with the undereye cream? My other eye isn't nearly as bad.

No. 137618

>>137617

Those are from having deep set eyes in your skull, its genetic.
I think surgery or fillers are the only fix tbh.

No. 137638

>>137617
girl that's literally just a crease from having eyeballs lol. also no one's face is 100% symmetrical so the reason one crease is more pronounced is probably just cause there's a minuscule difference in the position of your eyes.

No. 137639

>>137617
I have those too. High quality eye cream with retinol in it and an eye specific moisturizer.

No. 137640

>>137618
>>137639
>>137638
Honestly, I'm probably just hyper focusing in on it. If it's not my eyes it's my nose or other weird shit I don't like about my body.

Thanks anons

No. 137660

>>137612
Looks like it could be closed comedones but I also got a few different pimples.. I feel like the products might just be clogging my skin and making it worse instead of improving it? But I know my issues won't sort themselves out so I don't know what to do. I hate my acne and acne scars and blackheads and milia and fine lines.

No. 137699

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I'm white with yellow-greenish (?) undertones and my eyes always have this dark circle around them. Of course it's not visible if I use makeup but it makes me look so tired when I don't use foundation.

I read that it's genetic but does anyone know if there's other factors to it?

No. 137700

>>137699

pic's not me btw

No. 137703

>>137699
If it's really not genetics the it's either: diet, lack of sleep, water, smoking, possible illness?

No. 137708

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Does anyone else break out when they use niacinamide? I've tried The Ordinary's niacinamide twice now and each time I've broken out within a week. It's not the kind of product that would cause purging, but it's also not the kind of product that would be comedogenic, so I have no idea why this keeps happening to me. My skin is cursed.

No. 137711

>>137708
Some people are sensitive to niacinamide

No. 137713

>>137708

What >>137711 said.
I personally use it only few times per week unlike some people who are able to wear it am and pm. It helps with redness but if I use too much it seems to break me out a bit.
The only suggestion I can give is to use a bit less of it and see how it goes. Sucks that so many products are such a gamble.

No. 137729

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What’s the deal with the skin around my chin, it’s so much more bumpy and textured then anywhere else. I’m happy with the skin of my face except for this one area. I have a bottom heavy face anyway so the worst skin texture makes me even more self conscious about it. Any suggestions or advice?

No. 137732

>>137713
I put the tiniest, thinnest bit of it on my t-zone and chin last week and it was still irritating as hell. It is banished to the back of the cupboard until further notice.

No. 137741

>>137729
Did you used to have acne there? My entire face looks like that due to acne scars. I don't think you can really do anything about it tbh

No. 137743

>>137741
Nope, never had any kind of acne :/ never had a breakout on my chin either, its just developed this kind of texture

No. 137772

has anyone here waxed their face before ?and if so can you share what it was like and some advice ,i'm thinking of doing it to get rid of peach fuzz

No. 137820

>>137729
this kind of texture without pimples/closed pores is usually caused by diet. First offender is usually dairy. To be safe, cut sweets. And less meat if that's possible for you.

>>137772
imo not worth the possibility of ripping off your skin which leaves a scar that will fade or not… Mine mostly did but the skin is a bit different there still, and it's been months. I used to wax my moustache but honestly never again.

No. 137842

>disillusioned with skincare after teen years spent using every clearasil-type product and none working because they don’t do shit
>now want to improve my skin but overwhelmed with AHAs ,BHAs etc,

Any ideas on where I can start? Websites, skincare guides, idk?

No. 137845

>>137842
It'll be overwhelming wherever you start, so at first don't go out and buy a thousand products lol

I really liked the r/SkincareAddiction guide to Ahas, bhas, skin types etc

No. 137912

https://www.mamamia.com.au/dark-circles-eyes-pinch-test-dr-dennis-gross/
>“The truth of the matter is, there’s two basic categories[talking about dark circles and bags] – one is actual pigmentation in the skin, the other is skin that’s thin and shows the dark veins and fat pads underneath… they’re two problems,” Dr Gross tells Hughes.
>So, how do you know if you’ve got dark circles OR under eye bags? According to Dr Gross, the easiest way is to try a little something called ‘the pinch test’.
>“What you want to do is take your skin [under the eye] and gently lift it up. When you lift it up, look at what happens to the colour of the skin at the dark circle,” he says.
>“If when you lift it up, off the skin’s structures… the pigmentation does not change and it stays brown, it’s telling you that pigmentation is the primary problem. If when you lift it up, it all of sudden comes back to a normal colour, you know it’s because the skin is too thin and more transparent.”
So apparently I'm the latter, my undereye skin is too thin so I would need some product with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to build collagen.
Anyone with the same issue? What are you using? Did you see an actual improvement?

No. 137949

>>137912
great, seems like I am the same as you, anon. am very down about my under eyes as they had gotten quite permanent over this last year, am guessing its uni stress making me age prematurely kek (between acne and this, uni really does make me ugly lmao). are there any products you have in mind? i have used both the ordinarys HA and the cosrx essence and both gave me milia out the ass and acne on the middles of my cheeks (never happens normally). am i just supposed to be haggard af?

No. 138025

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What's a good alternative for this toner? (I'm talking asian toners, not western toners) I liked it, but I find it a bit expensive for how basic it is.

No. 138029

>>136508
I have cystic acne around my jawline that isn't caused by food and I finally found something that works. It's worth a shot, anon.

Differin for $10 at Walmart. I put a thin layer over my jaw, chin, and forehead and after a month my shit is crystal clear. I did have to go through purging which was not fun by any means but very much worth it.I used it after my moisturizer once over 3 days as I have sensitive skin but you should be able to just feel it out.

Also, you HAVE to wear sunscreen. Learned that the hard way.

No. 138034

>>137949
another sunken-eyed anon here, I'm pretty sure our only option is having fillers

No. 138044

I have a clear skin most of the time except the week before my periods where I get gross pimples around the lips and chin. I don't really have a skincare routine (just put some moisturizing lotion after showering in the evening) and I don't wear makeup, do you guys have any advice on what I could do or use to at least reduce their size (they are very red and visible)?

No. 138057

>>137699
I think iron supplements can help with this.

No. 138065

It's happened guys, I friken burnt my face with tretinoin…
Been using it for about six months, only once a week. I felt like my skin had gotten completely used to it, so I tried using it twice a week… Only got to apply it once on the new schedule and chaos already ensued. Two days after tretinoin I developed a rash above my upper lip and around my nose. It's been three days since the rash appeared and it's gotten a tiny bit better but not much. It's red and bumpy and it still burns but no big blisters or anything.
How is it that all the women I see on YouTube are already using this shit everyday by the second month, I didn't even consider myself to have sensitive skin up until now, and I've been following all the advice, the pea sized thing and waiting 30 mins after washing your face and 30 more before moisturizer.
To those taking advantage of quarantine to start retin-a (a good idea since no one will see your purge), pls be careful with this stuff. I got mildy confident with it and look at me now.

No. 138108

I've been breaking out really badly during quarantine and it's starting to be pretty upsetting. My skin feels really dry too, and lucky me, I've got eczema as well as chronic acne, so my skin goes between being really dry and painful and broken out as fuck. Too often both at the same time. I think it might be partially due to stress/hormones but is it possible for allergies to trigger acne? It's triggering the irritation on my skin, there's been tons of pollen and taking allergy medicine actually made the irritation go down. Idk if I already posted earlier in the thread and didn't get a reply or if I deleted and didn't post but I'm basically at a loss trying to nuke my acne while I have dry as fuck skin. I use oils (mostly argan or hemp seed, I've been trying sweet almond and have used coconut before) or Un-Petroleum when I'm not too broken out to seal the moisture in when my skin is really irritated, and CeraVe cream otherwise. I don't know if the CeraVe could be breaking me out, since a lot of anons had that issue, but in my experience it didn't make my acne worse before. I lay off the oils when I'm really broken out or try it and watch how my skin reacts before using it too heavily, so I don't think it's the oil/un-petroleum. Right now it's only going onto the skin around my eyes/cheekbones, and usually I only put it there unless my whole face is going off the shits with irritation and my normal moisturizer burns. I'm getting these nasty cysts on my chin and forehead and smaller pimples on my torso, neck, and cheeks. I think part of my problem is a lack of consistency, but I've been trying to be more consistent since my skin is really suffering. Could any anons recommend something good for cystic acne but gentle enough not to fuck with my eczema/dry skin? I'm already on topical prescription medications (adapalene 0.3%/benzoyl peroxide 2.5% for the morning, clindamycin phosphate 1.2%/tretinoin 0.025% for the evening) and have been for years. And yet…I feel like my skin is still out of control, it gets bad under stress but since going from irl college, really stressed but getting out more/probably healthier, to locked inside and in online college, it's been worse. I don't think I can go on accutane now in the current situation because it requires regular tests, but I'm considering it more…I've tried different masks/treatments on the side, but it feels like I can't figure out a routine that will both work and be something I can stick to.
Not as important, but I also would love recommendations for eye creams or any nice treatments. I was using an expensive cream before bc I got a sample cheaply, but don't really have that much to blow on it (it is at least $60 for a jar of what I had…) I use straight oils/unpetroleum or my face moisturizer otherwise, but I feel like there may be better options. I have a vitamin C serum that includes hyauluronic acid that I apply sometimes (since it's good for pigmentation/scars and had a good list of ingredients that seemed potentially beneficial to my eye area) and less often do under eye masks. I'm trying to reduce/prevent wrinkles and pigmentation, but am a little scared of using the trentoin gel regularly in case it makes my eczema worse around the eyes or somehow makes the dark circles worse.
I'm really sorry that this is so long and idk if anyone will read all of this lmao, I thought more info would be better than less since everyone's skin has different combinations of issues and thought that maybe someone who has dealt with this and has similar issues/skin to mine would have some insight.

No. 138133

>>138065
shit, what strength is your tret? i started using curology earlier this month and i have .01% tretinoin in my formula. i started using it every day after like a week of using it every other day and only have had a bit of dryness around my mouth. i think 0.01 is pretty weak, so every night is okay, right?

No. 138149

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Anyone uses this? Does it really shrink your pores?

No. 138151

>>138149
Nothing shrinks your pores.
However, exfoliating chemicals can reduce appearance of pores and make it seem like they have shrunk.

No. 138162

>>138149
I have smallish pores so I didn't notice any shrinkage but this is really good for texture and acne. MAKE SURE TO MOISTURIZE WHILE USING THIS because for the first week or two your skin WILL get crusty and it's because the old skin is shedding.

No. 138202

Is there a way to tan without… tanning? I don't want to use makeup that doesn't match my body, read about tanning pills but heard they can be harmful. I love how healthy my skin is but I'm also wondering what I would look like if I wasn't so pale. I'm just terrified of wrinkles lol.

No. 138204

>>138108
spironolactone in conjunction with topicals. it's not instant but it has great long-term effects for women that go beyond clearing skin.

No. 138205

>>138202
you can buy spray tan now that doesn't look like shit. or go get a spray tan done by a pro who can swatch you.

No. 138206

>>138149
I used the bha once! Don’t remember what percentage, but made my skin so flakey and dry over the winter, I was a skin noob though, so it might have been that, my skin is combo, but more on the oily side and I switched to aha I prefer it more.

No. 138210

my skin has been really fucking dry for a while, but my t bone is oily for some reason. i moisturize twice a day and i drink 2 liters of water every day but nothing happens pls help

No. 138217

>>138202
Tanning lotions that you rub on and after a bit wash it off. Easier to get an even tan then spray tan.

Jergen natural glow is a lotion that over time natural builds up a tan. So the lotion has a bit of time and has a little bit of slimmer to simulate a tan. This is the one I used to use

No. 138219

>>138210
Sounds like you have combo skin that is dehydrated, not dry. I used this article to start figuring out what kind of moisturizer I needed to be using for my skin type.
https://www.skincare.com/article/emollient-vs-humectant-vs-occlusive

No. 138240

>>138206
I have VERY oily skin, so if you're telling me that it will turn my skin dry it sounds like a dream come true kek

No. 138372

Does anyone else with oily skin finds that their skin gets oily in other places too, not just their face?

At the end of the day the back of my neck and my shoulders get oily as well, sometimes the middle of my chest too. Sorry if this is gross I just want to know if it's normal

No. 138377

I found an article that claims vitamin c serums actually age the skin:

https://www.oumere.com/blogs/news/the-3-reasons-why-vitamin-c-serums-are-bad-for-your-skin

Opinions?

No. 138386

Help me, farmers. My skin is pretty good but since 21 I've gotten very fine lines under my eyes that weren't visible until I looked down. I'm 22 now and the crease under my left eye is there all the time. If it's not just aging could these things be making it worse?:
>started using niacinamide, vit C and azealic acid on that area of the skin
>not that great with sunscreen till recently but I'm never in the sun anyway
>bluelight from screens
>shitty sleep because insomnia
Should I be keeping all products away from the whole eye area as much as possible or is it fine to put certain things like on the upper and lower lids?

No. 138389

>>138377
If labmuffin hasn't said anything about vitamin C being damaging then I'm inclined not to believe it, feels like fear mongering to me. You should be washing it off after each day (note that it hasn't turned your face orange yet) which I don't think is long enough for it to be a pro-oxidant. I don't believe there's that much iron in the air and water (where does this person live?) for that to be a problem either. Kinda sus that after their first point the article shills their own product line.

No. 138398

>>138386
azaelic acid on eye area?! dude no
all of those are too intense for eye skin (vit C in high suspension). It's too thin and delicate, you're going to fuck it up more this way. Just moisturize, hialuronic acid + eye cream. Try those massaging rollers. Sometimes the wrinkles are from the way we sleep, you're squashing your face into the pillow which creases the eye skin. Silk pillow covers are the best and try to pay attention how you sleep (not an easy thing to do lol).
AND drink more water & fix your sleeping schedule. Every insomniac I know have fucked up eyes lol sorry, get pills if you can

No. 138403

>>138372
Yeah, wish there was a way to fix it.

No. 138417

>>137772
hi yes I've waxed my face before. I have thick sideburns and so have only waxed in that area. tbh it was fine, if a little painful (though waxing my legs I found far more painful). I don't know what kind of wax you use but I just used the kind that come in those packs where no heat is involved other than a little friction to warm it up. the only reason I don't use this method any more is because you have to wait for the hair to grow back in to a certain length.

my only issue was the pain (tho bearable), the fact it left areas of slight residue wax I had to use an oil to remove the leftover bits. if you're just removing peach fuzz (and not thick, dark hair like mine) you might have a different experience. DO BE WARNED THOUGH I know it's technically impossible as hair growth doesn't work this way, but I could've sworn the hair grew back in thicker, not such a huge problem for my already hirsute ass but might be something to bear in mind.

No. 138418

>>137772
>>137820
ALSO VERY IMPORTANT just wanted to point out about what anon said about ripping off the skin, this shouldn't happen unless you specifically use something in your skincare routine like a chemical exfoliant that would cause the top layer of skin to be compromised. I waited like 2 weeks after using a chemical exfoliant (I wanna say it was a BHA or an AHA I was using) to prevent this before waxing and I still tore off the top layer of skin and had a sore, red and scabby upper lip area for a long while after.

No. 138419

>>138149
in my experience absolutely, but it takes a while, like months to see results. will also say my pores got bigger once I stopped using, so you've really got to keep it up

No. 138420

>>138372
yeah I have oily skin on my face and get an oily back and between my boobs too

No. 138436

>>138398
Yeah I was a skincare noob and while I read up a lot on the effects I'm not very sure on technique/application (also I wanna clarify holy crap I didn't put the acid on my upper eyelids but I did used to put it like… across my cheeks and cheekbones and creeped up from there if that makes sense). Is sunscreen okay to put in those eye areas?

But thanks for the self care reminder, I suppose it's really called beauty sleep for a reason. Hopefully it won't get any worse, I know I'm grumbling rn about tiny lines, I know when I'm 40 I'd murder to keep my current face.

No. 138497

>>137772
piggybacking off this, what is everyone's preferred method to remove moustache hair? im thinking of waxing again then plucking to maintain. I want to try threading/one of those weird threading gadgets too. I've tried hair removal cream and it's ok in a fix but i don't like having the "stubble" still there.

No. 138498

>>138497
I just epilate it. It's quick and easy. I've tried threading it before but I couldn't get the hang of it to do it fast enough

No. 138657

Are collagen supplement pills effective?
Has anyone taken them and noticed difference in their skin?

No. 138660

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I'm 21 and have these really deep creases and wrinkles on my eyebags. It has gotten worse than before. What do I do anons? I use sunscreen, moisturize my skin and use the ordinary caffeine solution.

Has anyone had the same problem? What eye creams would work the best?

No. 138662

>>138419
They got bigger? I'd expect them to return to look like they did before using that product, but you say they got even worse?

No. 138664

>>138657
I've been taking the powder version + some other stuff inside. Didn't really do shit after 2-3 months.

>>138660
That's just skin. It's normal

No. 138666

>>138662
oh no I meant they returned to their normal size, sorry for the confusion

No. 138754

>>138660
Use eye masks every couple days

No. 138756

>>138133
Sorry I missed your post! Mine is 0.05, it's prescription strength. The rash finally cleared up a couple days ago. My holy grail for irritation and sensitivity is usually the cicaplast b5 balm but it didn't work this time, it burn and didn't seem to make the skin any better, I ended up using an adult diaper cream (lol) with lots of vitamins that felt very soothing and nourishing but sadly i think it's comedogenic.

No. 138775

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What to do when your forehead looks like this? I have large ass pores and oily skin that makes them even more noticeable - plus, it looks like there are mini bumps all over it if I look at it under certain lighting, even though I don't have any acne. When I try to "spread" my forehead skin horizontally with two fingers, the pores flatten and my forehead looks normal. Is there any way I can treat this without resorting to expensive laser treatments?

No. 138776

>>138775
Forgot to say, I don't think it's dehydration as I already have oily skin and I apply moisturizer day and night.

No. 138778

>>138775
>>138776
what's your skincare routine like anon? Oily skin can be a symptom of dehydration.
https://hudabeauty.com/us/en_US/blog/how-to-repair-moisture-barrier-64905.html

No. 138789

>>138775
Looks and sounds like what I had.
AHA, heavy moisturizer, hyaluronic acid and sunscreen helped.

My skin was just reeeally dehydrated and I also thought it was oily at first. The oilyness went away after a few months of lots of moisturizing.

No. 138792

>>138778
>>138789
I don't know, I've been using a multi-oil product for months and my derm seemed to disagree with my choice of using oil to fight oil. I bought it because a girl recommended it to me saying it fixed her oily skin, but on me it didn't do anything sadly. It's got meadowfoam oil and argan oil, plus vitamin E and other two types of oils, just in case you want to know.
I've had very oily skin since puberty, and my skincare routine used to have more products until two years ago when I cut some products down because they brought me no benefit and only broke me out. Right now it's very simple, it's just
>mild cleanser/micellar water
>moisturizer
Then I either apply that oil product, or use a salicylic acid one on my T zone because I noticed that it stops the sebum for… about one hour.
Right now all I want to fix is the oily skin, then if possible the dilated pores on nose, forehead and part of the cheek near the nose. I also have a strange problem where my skin gets red after frowning or smiling. But my derm is clueless, and so am I.

No. 138796

Just when my skin started clearing up, we started having to wear masks at work and it absolutely fucks me up! Do you know those small rash-like pimples you get when you sweat a lot? I now habe dozens of those around my mouth area and there's nothing I can really do against that. Fuck

No. 138927

Does anyone know a good body lotion with lot of active ingredients? Like vitamin e, niacinamide, urea, maybe retinol too

No. 138966

>>138796
I feel like wearing masks everyday has been messing my skin up more. Like big ugly pimples that I am working so hard to not pop. Also the general stress of currently working during this pandemic doesn't help. But if you can, like with things, change masks and wash em' I guess.

No. 139069

Last winter I had a really bad cold and my lips were scabbed for like three weeks straight. Ever since I have deep lines on the outer 1/3rd parts of my lower lip (if that makes sense). Is there anything besides getting fillers to remedy this or am I screwed and stuck with grandma lips?

No. 139070

>>138789
i had a question about AHA usage! i've just started using the pixi glow tonic alternate days in the AM (i know it's expensive. will purchase an alternative from TO most likely once this bottle is finished), it's been a week.
i use the AHA toner by itself, once it dries up i top off with neutrogena water gel.
it seems to work really well on my texture and overall dullness, but it's also giving me large, closed pimples around the center and lower parts of my cheeks. i know this is the AHA that's causing it because
1. this is the only new product in my current routine
2. the pimples appear by evening-ish on the day i've applied AHA, and kind of harden up by the next morning which is a non-AHA routine.
3. the pimples don't go away, and a new one/two show up each day i apply the AHA.

does anyone know what's going on? is it the AHA, or the moisturizer aint sitting right with it? did you face problems like this with AHA?

No. 139071

>>138927
i read this as baby lotion and was fucked up for a solid minute

>>139069
the one thing that's been helping everything from my smoker's lips to budding crow's feet to old white thigh stretch marks, is the body shop amazonian multi-purpose balm
it's the best thing i've ever tried for my lips, maybe give it a shot?

No. 139090

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Do these korean skin lightening products really work?

I have alot of dark spots from shitty cystic acne, i don't even pick at them but they leave dark marks anyways.

My face and neck are also darker than the rest of my body so evening everything would be nice.

No. 139091

>>139090
No get laser or a skin peel

No. 139094

>>139091

Im not a very good candidate for those treatments anon, im prone to getting keloids.

No. 139117

>>137699
I wouldn't go as far to say it's genetic. It's rather ubiquitous. Most people have it to varying degrees. It would be rare to find someone who doesn't have this without foundation. Who wouldn't use foundation to cover it up?

No. 139187

>>135420
Has someone here treated rosacea or couperose? This redness bugs me. I want to be less dependant on foundation.

No. 139227

>>139090
I know Kojie San works but you really have to build up usage, I don't have sensitive skin but it felt like shit when I left it on longer than recommended at first lmao

No. 139235

>>139187
I went to a dermatologist for my rosacea. He prescribed finacea and it's meh. Not as bad as before but my face is still red around my lips and not the same color as the rest of my body. Been using it for 3 months

No. 139242

>>139187
i have it, i think it kind of comes and goes or just flares up sometimes? but i apply squalane oil p regularly and it seems to help, and it feels nice.

No. 139245

>>139242
>squalane oil
Never even heard of it, thanks for mentioning it, anon, I'll try it.
I actually want to get laser treatment when I have "spare" money, but it's not gonna be soon.

No. 139295

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What is a good sunscreen for wearing with strappy sandals? I don't want to ruin the shoes with residue.

No. 139306

>>139090
I don't use korean products specifically but I have other things with niacinamide and vitamin C in them which I think has helped. I've also been using kojie san soap for 3 years now. My face and neck are still darker than the rest of me but not as much.
>>139091
where do people find laser/peel treatments? I have no idea where to look for procedures in general but I've been thinking about it.

No. 139315

>>139091
I had a skin peel, my sin was dull looking and I have type1 skin type but I am not a red head just from N Europe. tbh it did not to much for me. I have heard laser is better but more expensive if i were you I would save up and try that. Good luck

No. 139569

Anyone tried Inkey List's eye creams? People seem mixed on the Brighten-i cream but I'm curious to try the caffeine or retinol cream. I've got genetic dark circles (and don't sleep well either lel) and fine lines so I'm not sure which I'd benefit from more. I've got prescription retinol that's probably way stronger than what's in the eye cream but my eyes are really sensitive so I'm scared of putting it directly in my eye area. Idk if I should get a special retinol cream for the eyes or use mine very sparingly and combine it with other products?
I'm also curious about trying microneedling at home, but want to do it right because I'm a little scared of it. I've got a lot of old stretchmarks and some acne scars. The acne scars are fairly new and mostly pigmented so they might be fine with other treatments. Mostly targeting my hips/ass tbh so I know I'd need larger needles than the face (which I also want to try, but I think I'll start there). Anyone tried doing this? Does it work pretty well, what's the safest way to do it, good brands, etc.

No. 139571

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>>139295
I'd give this Neutrogena spray a try. I really liked the cream version of this sunscreen because it would grip to my skin wet or dry and not be a slippery mess. To be real with you I've never used it with strappy sandals but it seems like the best option of all the sunscreens I've tried.

No. 139594

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>>139295
I used this one last weekend at it was not greasy at all! I would still wipe the straps of the shoes down with a damp cloth and the tiniest bit of some mild soap

No. 139633

Unsure if it's been mentioned but Hyram on YouTube and CosDNA can really help find what ingredients are breaking you out. He was the only way I found a sunscreen that didn't break out my forehead. Cosdna is good for a quick look of what you're current using for potentially irritating ingredients or if you want to get something new.

No. 139638

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Just wanted to tell y'all ladies.

After finding out that my favourite body cream (Light creme de corps, from Kiehl) was discontinued I decided that I would go with a different, cheaper brand just to try it out (I 've also used many Lush creams and they were ok). Especially since summer is coming I wanted my skin to shine like a Hawaiian goddess so I bought a pot of Palmer's Cocoa Butter and oh my GOD am I shining! Skin softer than a baby's butt. It looks so smooth , almost like photoshop, and for 1/4th (or less) than the price that I used to pay for the Kiehls one!

tl;dr if you want your skin to look shiny(in a natural healthy way) and beautiful buy this
←——)

No. 139640

>>137617
I do and thats definitely normal. I didnt even notice I had them until that area under one of my eyes started itching like crazy and finally paid attention to that area.
Now Im having trouble because when I sweat a lot from exercise, the sweat tends to make that area dry and its itchy and then it gets swollen (so if that ever happens to you, just fyi don't scratch and put vaseline on it)

No. 139678

Dumbass question but should you be using body cream/lotion on your face too?
Asking since I seen some products advertising as face and body cream and some just as body cream

No. 139687

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I haven't had cystic acne in almost 2 years — until this bitch appeared literally overnight the other day. I managed to my acne under control with Curology a couple years ago, so I guess I'll start taking it again. In the past I only broke out on my forehead but now it's mainly my jaw/cheeks, which makes me feel like shit because I can't hide the marks with bangs.

No. 139744

I'm 28 and I just started a skin care routine tell me if I'm doing the right thing or not. Might as well start now than never.

First I wash my face with simple micellar water gel wash.
Then I use gommage rosette gel to exfoliate
After that I wipe my face with a stridex pad.
Next I spray on some Pyunkang Yul toner mist and I then use mizon 100% hyaluronic serum. For sun screen I used spf 50+++ canmake gel sun screen. I use the loreal charcoal clay mask 3 times a week

No. 139756

>>139687
Sorry anon, I don't have any advice but your skin looks beautiful aside from that

No. 139757

>>139687
So… Isn't that just a pimple? I've never had acne in my life so maybe I'm ignorant but I get those pimples once in a while, they just go away after a while and then they don't reappear until a few months later. Maybe you won't break out aside from that pimple?

No. 139770

>>139757
I know this is probably bait but bitch.

No. 139807

>>139744
Correct me if I'm wrong but from the two exfoliants and lack of a moisturizer I'm guessing you have oily skin.
Is there a reason you're using two exfoliating products? I purged like hell when I first started using a BHA and I was only using it every other day for the first month or so. I'd be concerned that it might be too much and could break you out and dehydrate your skin. Also I'd get a moisturizer and use a smaller amount of your serum under it.

No. 139830

The ordinary's retinoids are constantly out of stock, is there good alternatives for them from other brands?

No. 139862

I just watched the newest Alexander girly talk video and she used a high frequency skin care device. I didn't even know that was a thing but I it comes across as gimmicky. Is it tho or is there some legitness to it?

No. 140361

>>135420
I have Dyshidrotic eczema on a couple of the joints on my fingers, as well as in between them. Essentially the areas just gets all red and itchy and then I end up getting a bunch of tiny blisters and swelling. I used to participate in a medicinal study where I got to test out a new eczema ointment and that used to help a lot, but now that I've finished my study I'm not allowed to use the ointment anymore so my blisters have come back. Have any farmers dealt with this before and found a way to combat it? I've read online that a diet change might help, but some people say reducing flour is the solution while others say reducing dairy or sugar, so I'm not really sure what works.

Any advice would be appreciated! also sucks for my eczema that I have to wash my hands so often because of the pandemic kek

No. 140385

>>140361
Mine went away when I went gluten-free after being diagnosed with Celiac disease. It was an unintended side effect and I can't vouch for whether diet change might help for someone without an underlying condition though.

No. 140591

So, I started doing facial yoga lately to help with my skin. I honestly have noticed my complexion getting better and my skin looking 'brighter' (though of course it could just be placebo effect.) But it's made me break out quite a bit even though I always make sure to wash my hands. Should I just stop doing the moves which involve touching your face?

No. 140601

>>140361
I used hydrocortisone cream on active flair ups,and avoiding soaps with SLS helped

No. 140609

Can I have some recs for a good, collagen building under eye cream on the cheaper side? My skin is getting paper thin there, I can already see some lines and I have constant dark under eyes from the skin being so thin.

No. 140619

>>140591
Touching your face less is always going to be better for your skin. The breakouts could be part you touching your face, part necessary purge.

No. 140620

Idk if this is appropriate for the thread but does anyone have a routine when it comes to their legs? Ingrown hairs and bumps are my biggest concern.

No. 140623

>>140591
maybe it's the oils from your skin, not the dirt?

Anyway, facial yoga isn't good for your skin, is it?

No. 140624

>>140591

If you want brighter and more radiant skin, go for vitamin c and glycolic acid serums. Exfoliating with AHA's/BHA'S helps, too. Make sure you're moisturizing enough and using sunscreen if you go outside often. Touching your face is probably making you break out more, btw.

No. 140670

the skin above my lips/under my nose gets very flaky and damaged bc of hayfever/general allergies. what kind of products are good for repairing the skin there? it's quite thin skin and im worried that its gonna get permanently destroyed


at the moment i moisturise the area a bunch and use rosehip oil too but any tips would be appreciated

No. 140671

>>140670
I think the term you're looking for may be your philtrum? can't help with advice though i'm sorry

No. 140681

>>140670
Same problem. I started using CeraVe moisture cream on the dry patches and my skin looks and feels so much better. It has ceramides in it, which will help restore the lipid layer of your skin, so you won't lose as much moisture.

No. 140696

Am I ok to keep using body suncream on my face? Specifically garnier kids suncream. I've looked it up but haven't found concrete answers, some say it's comedogenic and causes breakouts but others say it's fine. Anyone got any clue?

No. 140701

>>140681
Nta but I just got a tub of cerave cause wearing a mask at work dried my face tf out and my skin feels so incredibly moisturized without being greasy, losing my mind at how well it works.

No. 140702

>>140696
Check the ingredients to see if the oils are comedogenic. Most body sunscreens are but it’s probably better than not wearing any.

No. 140706

>>140670
Try eating more animal fats and use vaseline as a barrier.

No. 140707

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>>140701
I went through this same thing. It's so good. This is what I use now bc it was cheaper at the store and I like it more than Pond's. It smells like old ladies while you're putting it on but it goes away when you rinse. The eucalyptus is good for moisture. Now I pay more attention to maintaining my skin barrier ever since switching to these creamy cleansers.
>Using eucalyptus may improve dry skin by increasing its ceramide content. Ceramides are a type of fatty acid in your skin that's responsible for maintaining its barrier and retaining its moisture

No. 140712

>>140701
Double post but whoops, you were talking abt Cerave not Pond's

My point still stands tho lol

No. 140714

Hey, I just wanted to say if anybody is struggling with acne, specifically hormonal acne, give Maca pills a chance. They're affordable and trust me, they did wonders for my skin. Legit the only thing I tried that has helped me after years of fighting against acne.

No. 140908

I can't find an spf spray without both alcohol and fragrance, so which one is worse? Or are they both equally bad?

No. 140911

>>140908
idk about fragrance but with alcohols there's bad alcohols but also alcohols that are neutral or even beneficial for the skin in small amounts. It's not needed to 100% completely ban alcohols out of your skincare routine if you know which types are fine.

No. 140926

>>140908
there are a few good alcohols, so no need to give up on something just because you see alcohol in it. They're mostly used to additionally boost the protective barrier of your skin which is especially important in case of SPF protection, you want to be shielded from that sun. Most common good alcohols used are cetyl, cetearyl, lauryl and glycol, read up on it, it's really worth researching skincare ingredients.

As for fragrance it doesnt have to be bad, same as lack of fragrance doesnt mean it's good. Good idea is to look how far up is it on ingredients list, because closed to the end of it, the less of a given ingredient is there. If it's one of the last ingredients, I wouldn't worry much about it.

No. 140930

I got the aha bha thing from TO and today somehow the cap broke/tore. I lifted up the bottle and suddenly it cracked. I can still close it but not completely obviously. Is air going to ruin my product now and should I buy a new one?

No. 140932

>>140911
Sorry I should have specified that I meant the drying/bad ones.
>>140926
Fragrance supposedly is bad though, I did research on that too, apparently even if you don't notice problems on the short term it's still harmful in the long term just like how you don't see that the sun damages you right away..

No. 140993

>>140926
Not just fragrance but limonene and linalool can irritate your skin too

No. 141014

Due to curfews/protests, I am stuck at my boyfriend's until tomorrow. I have a tub of pancreas lotion and nothing else here to work with. I get acne and normally use two cleansers and a prescription, but none of that can happen tonight. What's the best I can do before bed?

No. 141210

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I ran out of facial sunscreen recently, but due to corona I couldn't get a new one so I started using this and?? I don't know what black magic is in this thing, the ingredients don't even seem to be good for your face but it's made my skin look better than ever. I've made no other lifestyle changes so I think it may be this.

No. 141216

Where can I get Cerave in the UK?What else can I get to fight my keratosis? I've got strawberry legs, strawberry arms, even my back and chicken skin on my neck and I hate it.

No. 141219

>>141216
superdrug, boots, it's extremely easy to find in any beauty online store too like lookfantastic and feel unique.

No. 141251

>>140609
I had basically the same question, I'm a bit clueless when it comes to skincare because I have pretty easygoing skin that has rarely broken out and as long as I use halfway decent products daily it stays clear, but I've noticed ever since turning 25 my face (and body in general lol) is so much harder to keep looking youthful. I'm hesitant to start on anti-aging creams because idk, I'm only in my 20's??? but I'm so tired of having nasty cellulite and fine lines that crept up on me and are not not going away. I also still have little pock marks (scarring I guess?) on one of my cheeks where I had a random bad breakout a few years ago that I was told would heal but the texture is still very much there :/ my mom handed down a pretty high quality undereye night cream and it literally doesn't do shit. feel like all I can do is start taking way more collagen/ vitamins and trying my best to sleep and exercise more, which I've been doing, but I'm impatient lol

anyway tl;dr sorry for rambling but if anyone has had a great experience with an effective anti-aging/ firming/ whatever skincare product I am down for whatever works at this point and am willing to spend maybe up to mid-high range if I have to but would like to keep it affordable, pls lmk if you have suggestions! my skin type is combination i guess? and I'm not allergic to products. I mostly use like keihl's/ mario badescu stuff and just bought a semi-cheap collagen moisturizer

No. 141254

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>>141251
So first of all with all the under-eye cream, even professionals say they barely give any visible results. Hydration / protection from the sun is best you can have - and it's important!- but anything more than that can be only achieved with aesthetic medicine treatments.

This said, being in your 20s it's the best time to start thinking of your skin aging, because it's far easier to slow the process down that to reverse stuff that already happened. It doesn't mean you have to spend fortune on anti-aging brands, just like you said yourself look into vitamins and never forget your SPF/UVA/UVB protection. Vitamin C is your friend, I love The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%, had issues with post-breakout redness that would stay there for months and regular use of vit C helped a LOT with that.
A lot of people say Retinol works wonders for them, personally I don't know because my skin is too weak to handle it, but it has confirmed anti-aging results. You'd have to read a bit more about how to use it though because allowing the skin to get used to retinol is a whole process, starting with low percentage and slowly building your way up.

Aside from that, obv hydration, hyaluronic acid products are great but drink a lot of water also, as mundane as it sounds.

overall no need to go too crazy but you'll definitely benefit from starting to pay attention at your current age.

No. 141273

>>141216
just adding to the other anon who answered, the boots and Superdrugs are generally smaller where I am, and I’ve been more successful finding Cerave in Superdrug (Boots definitely stocks it though)

No. 141275

>>141254
What are you supposed to do with your pic related? Put it on your whole face? And what does it do to your skin?

No. 141283

>>141216
justmylook is having a sale on cerave and they do free delivery

No. 141343

>>141254
thank you! I already tend to drink water like a fish but I'll have to try some of those products. interesting, I didn't realize retinol had a whole process, I thought it was just a regular ingredient like vit c or collagen.

still wish I could do more about my fine lines though, they look shallow enough to just be from sleeping weird but they aren't going away and they're like the only flaw I can't effectively cover with makeup, like concealer just makes them stand out more? if any anons have a holy grail magic undereye concealer let me know lol

No. 141362

My outer left eyelid is dry. Doesn't hurt or anything and it's not red, just dry and flaky. I've been applying a mild cream for dry skin I already had which seems to have helped a bit. Anyone have any particular products to recommend for this problem?

No. 141386

>>141362
aquaphor is nice

No. 141419

Anons pls help. I'm having an allergic reaction to my sunblock (brand is called no-ad, kid's sun care, spf 50) and have these little itchy inflamed bumps behind my ears, on my undereyes, even on my upper lip where I accidentally rubbed sunblock. I'm taking benadryl and I'm going to get antihistamine cream, but is there anything else I should do? This is awful and legitimately the worst my skin has ever felt and looked, and I used to have cystic acne. If it matters, my normal skincare routine is to rinse my face with lukewarm water in the shower and moisturize with cetaphil. If my skin feels really nasty I use neutrogena ultra gentle daily cleanser. I know this sounds really lazy but even the cleanser sometimes makes me break out, I can't put anything but the cetaphil on my skin without a bad breakout.

No. 141437

>>141419
if you're using sunblock, you need to cleanse your skin properly everyday. Sunblocks have a lot of various ingredients along filters to make them stable, and those ingredients need out of your face by the end of the day. They won't come off with just water, so you're coating those hard to wash off substances on your skin. No wonder it got irritated. You said you use Cetaphil, they have gentle cleansers. Try one

No. 141441

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>>141419
I’m so sorry you’re having an allergic reaction anon. I always use pic related on my face and never break out, i spend all day every day outside so i use it a lot. I should also mention i follow the “caveman regimen”/water only and it comes off in the shower fine. hope your skin clears up soon!

No. 141442

>>141251
>I've noticed ever since turning 25 my face (and body in general lol) is so much harder to keep looking youthful.
I haven't yet turned 25 but recently I've noticed the same thing. It's not like I have wrinkles but my overall elasticity went downhill, my upper eyelid/brow area is becoming saggier and I noticed a decrease of plumpness especially in my upper cheeks.
I've been using anti aging products for quite a while already tho, so maybe it's just my shit genetics.

No. 141457

>>141275
it's a serum so you treat is as any other serum, take 2-3 drops, and gently massage into your skin, though there are various ways of applying these, you'd have to see what you like best.
Vitamin C is used to strenghten the skin and help with regeneration, it definitely does the latter for me, before using vit C it would take weeks to reduce blemishes. In general it's always listed as something that helps to keep the skin smooth, soothed and evenly-colored. Honestly it's the only ingredient which which i've seen a drastic improvement on my own face so I'd always recommend it. The ordinary worked for me best but there are other good vit c products too.

No. 141466

Is Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence still the top choice for indoor facial sunscreens? Can anyone recommend something water resistant for an outdoor sunscreen?

No. 141468

>>141442
genetics + photoaging. i know a 28er who has the skin of an 18 yr old with smooth, even, supple skin tone/quality throughout. sadly i was not born this person. gonna have to live with my shitty skin which is less shitty now thanks to retin a

No. 141475

>>141442
>I noticed a decrease of plumpness especially in my upper cheeks.
Idk if this is out of the question but I've found that gaining an extra 5-10 lbs can do wonders for my face. Outside of that, I'm in my 30s so I feel you. I just try to load up on water, moisturizer, and retinol cream at night.

>>141251
>I also still have little pock marks (scarring I guess?) on one of my cheeks where I had a random bad breakout a few years ago that I was told would heal but the texture is still very much there
Have you ever read about microneedling? It could help with this issue and used in combination with the right products I've read it can be an effective treatment for scarring.

No. 141500

>>141437
Thank you!

>>141441
thank you anon, I'll give it a try!

No. 141696

I'm not sure if this qualifies as skincare or makeup but here it goes, do any euroanons know a decent BB cream for really pale skin?
So far, lots of BB creams even with their lightest shade look orangey on me.

No. 141701

>>141696
I used to use missha perfect cover bb cream in the lightest shade. It's not available in drugstores though because it's a Korean brand. I've never been able to find a non-orangey bb cream at the drugstore in my part of Europe unfortunately.

No. 141702

>>141701
Thanks anon! That seems to be something that I was looking for. I'm still not sure if I should use a bb cream or if I should go for some tinted moisturizer. I just want something lightweight and to even out my skin tone without clogging pores and feeling cakey.
The price is really good too.

No. 141706

I have this night serum that feels like it gets absorbed and dries at first but then after a while my face gets greasy. Can I blot it with a paper towel after an hour? 2 hours? Not at all? I hate going to bed as a grease ball.

No. 141729

>>141475
I have heard of that! my mom took me to get a chemical peel facial thing a couple years ago (when my breakout was over but marks didn't go away) and i don't remember if it included any needling but it helped me a lot at the time. when I'm able to afford it I'll definitely be getting something along those lines (and maybe a little botox or whatever for my undereye wrinkles too lol). i wanna take my bf with me, he wants to get laser treatment in the future because he's insecure about all of the acne scars from when he had bad skin as a teen. I guess I should be glad that my skin-related issues are still somewhat fixable though

No. 141788

Has any of you ever tried to take collagen supplements? Did you notice any change? Would you recommend it?

No. 141791

>>141788
I tried it and it didn't really do anything

No. 141805

>>141791
nta but how long did you try it for? I just started a week ago with vitamins, supplements and night cream but I've heard it takes weeks to months to really start having an effect. all I've noticed is faster hair growth which wasn't even what I cared about, but I guess if it improves my health more than my physical appearance it would still be worth it

No. 141838

>>141805
3-4 months. Really didn't notice any difference

No. 141903

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can anyone tell me if these are good to buy? I do like foam cleansers but my skin is a bit sensitive, if these arent good is there any other cheap good products out there?

No. 141906

>>141788
Collagen didn't do anything for my skin or hair, but it did amazing things for my joints when I was working out. I know people who it has helped with their appearance though, so it just depends. Once you put the nutrients in your body, you don't really get to decide where it goes to work it just goes where you need it, so it's different for everyone. Just plain biotin is the only things that's ever made a difference for me.

No. 141907

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>>141903
My skin is naturally very dry and sensitive and I've tried everything. The only cleanser that doesn't make my face feel stiff is this Vanicream one that's less than $10.

No. 141908

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>>141907
I hace very dry skin.
I started used this (Natura Siberica Nourishing Facial Mask) daily about a year ago. After a week, I stopped being all flaky around the brows and nose.
The flakes come back if I stop applying it for more than 2 consecutive days.
Also, the bottle says you should use it as a mask twice a week (kek) but I put this shit on every day and my skin is all nice and hydrated.

Shout out to all my lizard peeps.

No. 141914

>>141903
from what I read foam cleansers are tougher and more drying on the skin.

No. 141924

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>>141903
I really like the cerave hydrating cleanser, not a foam cleanser but it's really nice and gentle on sensitive skin

No. 141930

>>141908
Noice.
nta but I'm always used to not seeing most products mentioned ITT in my country but this one actually is. Thanks^^

No. 141947

>>141907
>>141924
>>141914
Thanks anons! i'll look into these, my skin gets dry in the spring/summer I have no idea why it must do that. Where did you read that foam cleanser isnt good for your skin? I haven't heard that before but I've also never heard if it wa good, I just like the texture

No. 142007

>>141251
I’ve also noticed a significant change in supple-ness and overall youthfulness since I turned 25 six months ago. If anyone has any solutions besides “drink water” and retinol please let me know. I’ve been a nazi about skincare since I was 18, and looked about 17 up until a year ago. Now I look my age. What gives?

No. 142009

>>142007
Feels like my only option or saving grace now will be fillers and Botox

No. 142010

>>142007
My only advice would be switching up your diet to more whole foods and shit that's good for your skin and cut down on sodium if you eat a lot of it. Other than that I guess face yoga/exercises could help if you stick to it.

No. 142011

>>142010
I think what most 25 & under woman don’t realize here, is that it doesn’t matter what you do, how healthy you are or what skincare regimen you follow. There will be a point in your mid to late twenties where you will start aging just like everybody else and nothing you do will stop it, save for expensive cosmetic surgery & fillers. Every single woman will hit “the wall” and begin to lose supple-ness and that youthful glow, usually around 25 when your body stops renewing itself & your cells/collagen begin to die permanently

No. 142013

>>142011
Don’t worry though. You’re surely different than all the other women throughout history - your teenage structure and flawless skin will totally be exempt from the natural aging processes. Just keep piling on the moisturizer & retinol! My point is 25 and unders are absolutely naive & think skincare regimens will save them, we’re all headed towards the same fate no matter how nymphet-like you like at 21, no matter what precautions you take. Best to accept women are unlucky in the aging process no matter how hard you fight it

No. 142014

>>142007
you're actually going to be fine for a lot longer and i can assure you that no one but you notices the 'changes'.

don't smoke, drink water, get a scrip for retin-a, stay out of the sun.

that's the best skincare advice tbqhwyf

No. 142015

>>142011
>the wall
Wow you're totally not a man at all! Gtfo

No. 142016

>>142015
I’m not but I’ve absolutely been influenced and beat down by men online

No. 142017

>>142016
Well, stop perpetuating that dumb bullshit then. Maybe you're not a man but you sure are a dense bitch.

No. 142021

>>142011
"hitting the wall" is really a harsh way to put it. There's always a way to look a lot younger than expected for your age after you hit 30 (which is still not old btw). But I do agree that anons should expect to not be exempted from the aging process. It sucks that women are judged a lot harsher on their appearance but the key is not to put too much weight on it either. So many older women in their 40s and so on look so much better than the men in the same age brackets but I think that at that point your values should be a lot different than what they are now.
Thanks for coming to my ted talk.

No. 142025

>>142016
I'm not buying it. Your posts scream incel.

For the record, your cells/collagen don't "begin to die permanently", stupid. They just renew slower as you age. They still renew even in old age. Also, according to studies in the literal textbook of cosmetic dermatology, men in general age like shit compared to women. For all MGTOW talk about muh collagen, muh lower fat percentage and muh thicker skin you sure refuse to ignore the fact that it's the very reason you age like shit, setting aside the tragedy that is male pattern baldness and your sad excuse for a sperm count at 35.

>The degree of facial wrinkling is affected by gender. In men, forehead wrinkles were increased in all age groups as compared with women. However, no gender-dependent differences were found in upper eyelid wrinkles. Other facial wrinkles were greater in men than in women in all except the oldest group (65–75 years)


>Photographs and dermal elasticity measurement by cutometer showed that the morphology, areas of sagging, and elasticity in male faces are similar to those in females in the cheek, but sagging at the lower eyelid is more severe in males after middle age.


>A positive effect of estrogens on stratum corneum hydration and wrinkles was demonstrated when estriol or estradiol cream was applied.


>Study demonstrated a lower baseline transepidermal water loss in women compared with men, but after irritation similar values in both sexes


>Botulinum toxin is injected into the muscles underneath the skin and causes a long-lasting paralysis and relaxation of those muscles. The fact that this has such a dramatic effect on the appearance of the wrinkle proves that deep wrinkles are not simply a phenomenon of changed properties of the skin but rather are an effect of the entire integumentary system including not only the dermis but also the subcutaneous fat and muscle layers.


>Collagen fibers become less well organized and the collagen itself undergoes chemical changes including crosslinking that reduce its mechanical exibility. Repeated imperfect collagen repair can lead to “scar-like” patches of stiff, aligned collagen. When the skin is excised, the wrinkle opens and partially disappears — obvious evidence that major wrinkles are under compression and in part maintained by the properties of the surrounding skin.


TLDR: Blow it out your ass and go get some Botox, Greggy.

No. 142029

>>142025
>The degree of facial wrinkling is affected by gender. In men, forehead wrinkles were increased in all age groups as compared with women. However, no gender-dependent differences were found in upper eyelid wrinkles. Other facial wrinkles were greater in men than in women in all except the oldest group (65–75 years)
Damn, scrots BTFO. I actually didn't know there were studies proving this, I know that men are SUPPOSED to age slower because collagen blah blah but from seeing them irl… I think fucking not. We're the ones wearing sunscreen and moisturizer, they're more likely to work outdoors, they smoke and drink more, it'd be ridiculous for them to have better skin than us.

No. 142030

>>142029
Collagen only really affects fine lines, and that can be remedied very easily with topical retinoids, vitamin C, or just moisturizing diligently.

Other factors that increase aging are smoking, drugs and alcohol, sun damage, sleep, diet, stress, hormones (that's why tims always claim their skin is much softer when they start taking hormones, but not the other way around), skin sensitivity, etc.

A common scrote talking point is cherrypicking examples from celebrities (usually former crackheads like LiLo) or saying how his dad looks like a strapping young man while his mother is a shriveled old crone, ignoring the fact that his mom was probably exhausted as hell raising kids without the help from his dad, or perhaps she too does crack, which I don't blame her for since I'd do my same if I gave birth to an internet incel.

"The Wall" is a made-up term used by bitter men to neg women and rush them into settling for a loser. Don't fall for scrote tactics and don't have kids with men approaching 40, lest you also become parent to an autistic incel in the future.

No. 142031

>>142030
I hate the cherry-picking of using celebs as a way to define ‘the wall’. A majority of Hollywood is doing a metric fuckton of drugs all the time, of course they all look terrible when they reach their 30’s. They just have the money to fix it.

No. 142032

>>142030
You're right on all counts and especially about this
>"The Wall" is a made-up term used by bitter men to neg women and rush them into settling for a loser.
Women need to remember that men are always actively working to create a huge pool of desperate girls who think that a) marriage and kids are the only way to be happy, and b) they're on a very restricted time limit to get marriage and kids. There is a time when you can't have kids, but it's much later than men would have you think. A desperate girl will both work to improve herself and lower her standards for men, it's a big win for them hence the constant fear mongering.

No. 142033

I use serums, vitamin c and retinol in the evening and bha/aha plus sun screen in the morning and I still look like shit… My skin looks the same whether I only wash with water or do a 10 step regime. It's so frustrating, I've been into skin care since I was around 13 and I still haven't figured anything out, in theory I know close to everything about and there are hardly any brands or products that I haven't tried already but I haven't found a single one that I truly liked or continued using.
I feel like my cleanser might not be the best but how do I even test this? If I only cleanse without following up with moisturizer I of course will feel dry and if I do use an additional product and break out I can never know whether the cleanser was the problem or the other product(s) I used.

No. 142035

>>142033
How is your skin bad? Is it moderate-severe acne? Perhaps it's hormonal or diet-based. All the skincare in the world didn't work for me until I cut out sugar (could be milk, greasy food, etc. for others).

No. 142040

>>142035
My acne isn't super severe (usually a couple of whiteheads/breakouts on my chin/jawline, sometimes nose) but it hasn't improved either for years and on top of that I also already start getting fine lines on my forehead and around my eyes. Plus my pores in general are huge, it's like a mix of everything bad.

No. 142042

>>142040
Maybe it's just extremely sensitive? My skin was so bad for so long and I thought the papules and rashes that appeared were acne. Turns out it was just irritation, and everything irritated it, even the stuff "for sensitive skin."

I switched to Avene milk cleanser (but once that's empty I'll switch to YTTP superfood cleanser because the Avene one has fragrance) and Laneige's Cica Sleeping Mask as a moisturizer and that's all I used until all the irritation healed. Now I still use those but my skin will tolerate mandelic acid from The Ordinary every other day, which really helps with my forehead texture. Dermalogica's ultracalming line is also good stuff, I used to really like their cleanser and barrier repair, but they've reformulated a couple of times since I've used it so I don't know how good it still is.

I also only use flouride-free toothpaste because I get perioral dermatitis. Flouride can fuck sensitive skin up bad, might be worth trying Tom's of Maine or a charcoal toothpaste.

No. 142048

>>142035
Jesus Christ when is this retarded diet meme going to stop. I've seen several dermatoligsts and they've all told me that there's not solid evidence acne corresponds to diet.

No. 142051

>>142048
My derm told me the same thing. Maybe it helps some people with mild acne but personally I can't imagine trying to fix severe acne with anything less aggressive than accutane, that shit fixed me right up. It's hard to describe what a mindfuck it was to have impossible skin that never improved turn into perfect skin that couldn't keep a zit if it tried, within the space of a year. Going through that sort of change on hardcore medication really reinforces that it's not something under you control, it's not your skincare regime or your diet or your pillowcase, and it's definitely not your fault. It's crazy how resistant to acne my skin became once I had accutane in my system, it could've handled any amount of sugar or dairy, I could've slept in a pillow covered in grease with no change to my skin.

No. 142055

>>142033
Use vitamin C in the morning and AHA in the evening a few times per week instead of retinol. Vitamin C decreases your skin's photosensitivity, AHA increases it. Using all those actives might be destroying your lipid barrier if you have bumpy skin or acne. Give them a rest for a while to see how your skin reacts.

What strength vitamin C do you use? Don't use too much. Don't use over 10% AHA either.

Your cleanser is bad if your skin feels tight after cleansing, try out a moisturizing cleanser like CeraVe gentle.

No. 142057

>>142048
Seems like a very specific coincidence that my moderate acne stopped after cutting out all refined sugar and only flares up when I accidentally consume some, regardless of my cycle.

I would never say it works for everyone or even most, but the causation is very clear in my case.

>>142051
Sorry, I shouldn't have lumped severe in there.

And I'm not blaming anyone for acne, I apologize if it came off that way. I also walked around feeling like shit for my skin and thinking everyone saw me as a filthy grease goblin despite it being out of my control so I get it.

Sorry to you both if you think I'm spreading big lies out of malice, that's not the case. I just wanted to share my experience as well in case it could help someone who is hesitant to go on accutane/BC and doesn't mind giving up some dietary stuff. Maybe it could be a last push to stick to it and they'd find relief, too.

No. 142062

So do any of the Ordinary products work good on you? Like the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone?
Whenever I'm about to buy anything from them, there's always a negative review at the top and then all the other positive comments look like shills.

No. 142071

>>142062
Hyaluronic acid made me have a rash but tbf so has any HA I have tried and I think my skin is just overly sensitive. From their vit C stuff, the 12% ascorbyl whatever was nice and helped my acne scars fade more quickly (not like topological ones, just darker discoloration), I think I fell off using it due to financial reasons kek. If you are acne prone, I would personally avoid anything that straight up says silicone in it as like the one thing that MAJORLY improved my cystic acne was dropping anything w silicone in it (the other being BHA).

No. 142073

>>142062
Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% works well for me, it's not THAT much different than other vit C serums but somehow it was quicker to see results with this one as opposed to different brand I used in the past. (Liqpharm, I think it's only in Poland)
100% squalane is great also but you can't do wrong with squalane, so it's not that much thanks to the brand.
Overall TO has very good ingredients for it's price level, thus many positive opinions; it's no miracle solution to everyone's problems though and if it was more expensive people would definitely expect more from it.

No. 142077

>>142014
Probably a retarded question, but isn't retin-a an anti-acne med? What does it have to do with antiaging?

No. 142078

>>142077
This shows how young you are. I thought the same when I was a teen, that it was just an acne treatment. It’s actually the holy grail of anti-aging, though. But that doesn’t matter when young

No. 142079

>>142062
The ferulic acid with reversatrol was actually a fucking godsend, every day that I used it I was glowing & had a perfect skin day. For some reason it’s been out of stock for mooonths

No. 142086

>>142071
>>142073
>>142079
Thank you so much, I'll look into these if they're in stock. I'm just looking to add a few things to my skincare routine like vitamin c serums and the price tags on most of their items are really good.

No. 142103

>>142042
Thanks for the recommendations anon, I will look into those products (tho sadly the ordinary doesn't ship to my country for some odd reason).

>>142055
I split up the vitamin c and the bha/aha because the vitamin c I use states that you shouldn't use it after exfoliators or bha/aha. I use the one from klairs and it's only 5%, the bha/aha toner is from cosrx and doesn't state how many percent…?
I found a cleanser that is absolutely not drying at all but I feel like it might actually be too mild, sometimes it also makes my skin slightly itchy.

No. 142107

>>142077
It's a miracle cream that does both. I'm forever kicking myself because I didn't realize either, and I had a prescription for it after I finished accutane. I only got one tube even though I had several repeats because my skin was clear, by the time I realized it was something I should use the script had expired. Reeeeeeeee

No. 142115

>>142077
What's the closest thing to retin-a for europeans?

No. 142120

>>142115
Retinol?

No. 142122

I have super bad dermatitis/ ecsema in between my breasts, scalp, face, ands now spread to my genitals and in my navel.
idk but for some reason I have it really under control on my scalp and face ( I exclusively use only t-gel on my scalp and apple cider vinegar rinses and use eucrisa on my face when needed)

in between my breasts its went away for a while but then would come back, ive tried eucrisa, steroids, adapaline ect and its still there and its spreading, same with my genitals but they started within the last month or so. I can't obviously apply eucrisa everywhere and it seems to do nothing for my breasts, im not putting that shit on my coochie.

I feel hopeless tbh, I dont know what's causing this flare up or why its spread and im so embarrassed by it. im literally pulling balls of my own dead skin out of my underwear and the smell is so terrible it makes me disgusted with myself. my bf has no sense of smell and says he docent care but its really affecting me. idk what's wrong with me I just want normal skin. I shower every day like my doctor tells me to, I just dont know what to do. I feel worthless.

No. 142124

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>>142122
I'm so sorry to hear, my partner's been dealing with that since birth and it is not a fun ride when it wants to flare up. Are you able to see a dermatologist? Your doctor is an idiot because showering will just be irritating the skin more (especially if it's hot!). His dermo as well as prescribing some meds and topical treatments, told him it'd be best if he just bathed with this stuff taking about half an hour to soak in the lukewarm water and oil mix, and use a small amount as shampoo/conditioner too. It's worked out well enough that he doesn't need to be doing it every night anymore, but the meds are the most important part unfortunately. The oil is a soothing method.

No. 142126

>>142078
Nah, I'm 25 and starting to look into antiaging stuff myself. It's just that where I live derms are only specialized in treating acne, and the only times they mentioned retinol to me was when I used to have acne. Good to know though, I'll look further into it.

No. 142127

>>142124
I only get to see my demo every 6 months and its just a weird repeat of oh you ran out of samples/free stuff / prescriptions we wont try anything new because you've tried them all. its the only demo in my area that takes my insurance (rip) what oils/ meds is your bf prescribed?? sorry if that's a loaded q lol im just v desperate @-@

No. 142154

>>142127
Absolutely! He can't remember what antibiotics he was on initially but it doesn't sound relevant in your case; the topical cream he uses on the body and face is called eleuphrat but for his scalp he was told to use elocon only when necessary. The first one is a high strength topical steroid and long term use runs the risk of your skin getting addicted to the chemical, but that's the gamble when shit is severe enough. Second one is the same but not as strong. Good luck, if you could save up even for one appointment with a different derm would recommend for the second opinion since your current one sounds kinda hopeless or just checked out lol.

No. 142156

>>142122
hi anon, I don't know if you've been given this advice before but you could try soaps without SLS, I used to have painful eczema flair ups before I accidentally started using sls free soap

No. 142165

I bought some azaelic acid from TO to try out since I've been breaking out on and off and get bad redness/irritation/eczema and had read it might help with irritation and would be gentler than retinol, which is what I usually use. I've been using rx strength retinol for many years (over five years), would it be fine or a good idea to use both? I'd like to see if it smooths my skin out and tbh I'm just tired of my acne so I'm willing to try out some new stuff to see what sticks.

No. 142166

DO I need to worry about blue light aging my skin? What do I do about it?

No. 142174

>>137498
I know this post is old but I was just scrolling and had a flashback
>blackhead remover vacuum
NO GOOD if you bruise easy, I gave my entire face a hickey and removed zero blackheads

No. 142211

>>137498
I've noticed a resurgence of these and lol what the fuck? I remember my mom getting me one back in high school in like 2007. They're stupid pieces of shit. It basically gives you facial hickeys like other anons mentioned. There's no way to "suck out" your blackheads. Blackheads barely pop out when people put tons of pressure on it from their fingers, so what's a dumb vacuum gonna do? Think about it.

No. 142403

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alright gals so i've had this red bump on my nose for like 4+ years, straight up. it looks like pic included in size and redness, and is located on the left side of my nose bridge. between a freckle and a pimple, i'd say its more akin to a pimple. it's delicate and will bleed heavily when scratched or open.

this shit has been on my face for over 4 years and no amount of moisturizers or creams have made it go away. it hasn't grown in size but it varies in redness. should i just spend the money and get it checked at a derm? im not hypochondriac but i worry bout cancer…

No. 142406

>>142403
Go to a derm… if its not anything scary at least they can tell you if can get it lasered off or not at a laser clinic.

No. 142408

>>142403
Might be an angioma (blood vessel anomaly, benign).

No. 142420

Anyone else use retinol? (Perscription not the lite stuff ) I have a few sun spots (not a big deal) but I swear to god since I started using Ret they have been getting darker. I thought it was supposed to lighten them?

No. 142421

>>142420
Are you using them in the morning? They can make your skin darker if used during the day.

No. 142426

>>142421
No only at night

No. 142431

>>142420
Anon!! I'm using tretinoin 0.05% and I've been having a VERY similar issue. I'm pale but I've never been prone to freckles or sun spots, I've only gotten a couple ones over a lifetime of not wearing sunscreen (I got my shit together with sunscreen before getting on tretinoin though). But now a year into tretinoin, I'm finding new sun spots that I swear weren't there before. I wear spf 50 everyday even when at home, so idk what's up with that.
My theory is that I might be having problems when reapplying sunscreen, because idk how to properly reapply when I have makeup on.

So on that note I wanted to ask how do you guys reapply sunscreen over makeup? Is powder sunscreen the only option? Because they're pretty expensive here ($40 to $70) and they're TINY.

No. 142615

>>142431
>So on that note I wanted to ask how do you guys reapply sunscreen over makeup? Is powder sunscreen the only option? Because they're pretty expensive here ($40 to $70) and they're TINY.
Powder / spray are the only options, and even if you apply these generously they dont provide as good and as even coverage as creams do. Unfortunately there's no way around it…

No. 142629

>>142615
as far as I know only chemical sunscreens need to be reapplied

No. 142828

I just wanted to post this in case it's useful to anyone but if you have any kind of pigmentation from scarring you should try healgel, I have brown skin get scarring and hyper pigmentation so easily and it lasts for years and I have never found anything else that that actually works. If you can begin applying it while the skin is still broken and usually it leaves absolutely no mark when it's healed but even on old scars it's been working so well really quickly.

No. 142830

>>142420
Use a serum with Vitamin C, it's good for hyper pigmentation.
Also be careful when applying sunscreen daily, make sure you cover everything and remember to reapply throughout the day if you can

No. 142968

Has anyone dealt with a massive breakout from wearing facemasks?
I have to wear one for eight or nine hours a day at my job and all along my jaw has broken out since it began. Please anyone who knows how to stop this help. I'm trying to increase my water consumption and my diet (more veggie servings and less meat and carbs) as well. My skin was finally decent before this pandemic but now wearing a mask has ruined it. I change my mask every four hours and I just don't know what to do anymore.

>Morning

Cetaphil gentle foaming cleanse
Sephora C+E Super Serum (I think I'll be discontinuing this as I'm nearly out and I dont feel like it did a massive amount of good.)
Sephora Clear Skin Days
Cerave Moisturizing Cream
I've begun to forgo sunscreen since my face is under a mask the entire time I'm out of the house anyway.

>Evening Routine

Mamonde's Petal Spa Oil to Foam Cleanser
Kikumasamune Sake Skin Lotion
Cerave Moisturizing Cream

No. 142985

Can anyone recommend me a good, lightweight, non-sticky body lotion?

No. 142991

>>142968
Seems to be really common to breakout because of the face-masks unfortunately… I'd really advise you look through threads on skincare- related subreddits, a lot of advice there. From the first glance though, what your routine is missing is exfoliation, best 2-3 times a week, personally I recommend enzymatic peelings but you'll have to look what works best for your skin. Moisturizing is important too but you have this covered already.

No. 142992

>>142968
Also! If you use makeup / for these days you dont give up on sunscreen, I recommend double cleansing + 60s rule, attaching a video about said 60s rule but entire chanel of this woman is great.

No. 143067

Can someone rec a good sunscreen for the body that does not leave a greasy residue? I swear I tried everything from expensive French ones to Japanese ones and all of them leave a residue

No. 143078

>>143067
I use Hawaiian Tropic and I never noticed any residue

No. 143080

>>143078
thanks! And does it leave a white cast?

No. 143206

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I fucking hate my eyes. I hate my eyes so much. I’m only 24 and I look like I’m 40. Idk what I did to deserve this shit genetic shit. I really don’t know if there’s any hope for me. I really just want to die. I feel so ugly.

No. 143207

>>143206
i think your eyes are really pretty anon you dont look 40 at all

No. 143208

>>143206
Girl they're fine. Pretty color too.

No. 143210

>>143206
a lil moisturiser and eyes looking straight front, it's all good. such a nice color too!

No. 143212

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I've used to wearing Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ inhale but a friend brought me the gel as a souvenir and even though I've used it before, it feels so much heavier and tackier compared to the essence. I've truly fucked myself over, ordered a new essence one and will ofc use up the gel but at what price anons.

No. 143214

>>143212
I also ended up with some gel to use up. I keep it at work as a back-up for the drive home.

No. 143225

>>143207
>>143208
>>143210
I love you bitches.
Yeah y’all I literally took this pic at the most unflattering angle possible. I also used FLASH so that probably made things look a lot worse. You guys are so kind. Idk. I just compare myself to other people way too often. Also one little kid yesterday told me I looked 40 …

I wish I were comfortable in my own skin.
Self love is a journey.

No. 143239

>>143225
Anon you fool I would kill a man for your eyes, eye colour, and eyelashes

No. 143261

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>>143206
awe, you don't look ugly anon, plenty of men would find you attractive, you just have to avoid the pornmebois.(emoji)

No. 143264

>>143239
I’ll die for you my goddess..
>>143261
Nooooo my queen. Banned for stupid reasons. I will avenge you

To make things on topic I bought a bunch of shit from Paulas choice. I think it’s the skin plumping back or something. It came with four products.
A serum, a peptide booster, an exfoliant, and an eye cream. I swear to god Anons, I got the box and it was so small. 130 something dollars for all this shit better be worth it, if it don’t do shit I’m gonna find Paula myself, and I WILL make sure my skin is clear and youthful, even if I need to get blood on my hands.
I’m kind of mad at myself tho cuz the peptide booster spilt a little. Ugh. Whatever. There’s still some in there and I guess some things just happen.

No. 143268

>>143206
Have you seen my face though?I'm only 19 and I've had very hollow dark circles and fine lines around my eyes since I was 13
Heck at least you can use foundation to cover them,i can't

No. 143319

I started using a sunscreen with drying alcohol because my face is oily and very acne prone and every other sunscreen has been terrible for me, I use my other alcohol free sunscreen around my eyes because it doesn't sting or hurt my eyes at all but when I put the alcohol sunscreen on my forehead and cheeks it somehow still stings my eyes.. I've used it twice now and the first time it was hurting my left eye and now it's hurting my right eye. I didn't accidentally put on the wrong sunscreen around my eyes so why is it stinging so bad? And yes I'm certain my other sunscreen is fine and isn't causing it

No. 143335

Can you put on an exfoliating acid and sunscreen at the same time? Like does the acid become less effective or?

No. 143353

>>143264
Paula's Choice is overpriced but the products tend to be very good, I think you will enjoy them.

No. 143376

does dha (ingredient seen in selftanners) cause wrinkles?

No. 143377

https://simpleskincarescience.com/acne-diet/

Has anyone tried this? Basically it says that (studies show that) acne doesn't exist in places where people don't follow a Western diet, therefore the Western diet causes acne. It says to:

- eliminate dairy
- eliminate foods with a high glycemic load
- eat less omega 6 fatty acids and more omega 3 fatty acids (1-3:1 is recommended)
- eat more foods with vitamins A, D and E

I have noticed before when I started consuming an ungodly amount of milk for breakfast my skin suddenly became much, much worse and when I stopped doing that my skin went back to it's normal amount of acne in like a week or so. So I don't doubt there's definitely a relation there. But commiting a 100% to this diet is difficult (I don't have the financial means to move out rn or buy all of my own food so I'm somewhat bound to what my parents decide to eat).

Thoughts?

No. 143397

>>143377
I committed very hard to this for a long time. It did not work. What did work was getting an antibiotic topical from a dermatologist. I wasted so much money before just going to a derm. That said, minimizing grains and sugars is something that stick, and it's helped my vitamin levels (which I check every two years) because I've been eating more nutritious foods.

No. 143414

>>143377

kek tons of asians have acne anon

No. 143421

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Im recovering from an tooth extraction with dry socket so I ended up having to be on an antinflammatory and antibiotic combo for like 3 weeks, and jesus h christ my skin has never looked better, i struggled with cystic acne most of my life and now i don't have a single pimple, honestly i even ditched my skincare because i just wake up with perfect skin, its just insane.

How the fuck do I make this last after I stop the meds?

No. 143439

>>143377
>eliminate dairy
Dairy is actually a very common offender, not saying you should never eat any dairy ever but it's recommended to just stop eating any dairy at all for about 2 weeks and see if anything changes. 2 weeks is not a big commitment so maybe worth trying?

>>143078
>I use Hawaiian Tropic and I never noticed any residue
I bought Hawaiian Tropic satin protection lotion after your recommendation and damn, it has the best smell ever, like milk with vanilla. So summery and relaxing, love it!!

No. 143463

>>143421
See a dermatologist and mention what worked for you, and they can explore options in those categories. I wasted so much money before by using otc treatments.

No. 143479

>>143463
Im quite bummed out after doing some research and seeing that antibiotics are used as a pre treatment when people go in accutane, which im not allowed to take due to gastrointestinal issues.

Back to the acne life it seems….

No. 143481

>>143479
I take a topical antibiotic, Aczone, and it has cleared things up about 90%. There are options that are less extreme than Accutane.

No. 143527

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I'm pretty much satisfied with my skin already, it's not particularly dry or oily, and I don't do anything to my skin, but I hear I need to do stuff to my skin right now so that my skin won't go to shit when I'm in my 30s. What am I supposed to do?

No. 143528

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Is there any long term downsides to consistently inflaming my skin every 10-14 days? Whenever I dermaplane, my skin gets inflamed, but it's the best method of getting rid of facial hair for me. Is there anything I can do to stop this inflammation?

No. 143534

>>143527

Retin-A. Easier to prevent wrinkles than reverse them.

No. 143548

>>143527
Seconding retin A, but also daily sunscreen.

No. 143559

>>143527
Sunscreen is the most important one. Every day even in winter

No. 143591

>>143534
>>143548
NTA but is there like a beginner's guide to Retin-A? I would like to try it but I don't know which product to choose and I also am afraid of fucking up my skin.

No. 143599

>>143591

Retin-A isn't going to hurt you, but crappier side effects can involve dryness and peeling. People usually avoid this by starting out with a lower strength (0.01 - 0.03%) then getting higher concentrations as their skin adapts to it. Lower percentages will still work but take longer to show results. People usually cap out at 0.1%.

If you're in the U.S. it's tough to get hold of in the first place. You have to get it prescribed by a dermatologist although you can have that done over the internet through services like Curology and Apostrophe. Personally I just order mine through an Indian pharmacy called ReliableRx. Cheaper and less hassle, no prescription required. They do require ID verification to protect against fraud but you can hide your ID number and I've never had any trouble with them stealing info or providing a bad product.

No. 143634

bumping my question in adifferent way this time
https://www.tampabaytan.com/does-dha-damage-and-age-skin/
what do you think of this link

No. 143658

is it okay to wash my face everynight with african soap and then apply shea butter?
I'm scared it may be to harsh but I can't buy a face soap now, i'm trying to not buy too much cuz muh covid

No. 143692

>>143658
In general it's not advised to ever use any soap on your face, even if it's has "face soap" label. But then everyone's skin is different. If I was in your place I'd just order some cleanser instead because cleansing is such an important part of the routine; but you can try using that soap for a week and see if there are any changes. Maybe it will be ok?

No. 143702

>>143692
I didn't know soap was bad, in my country it's also really cheap in comparison to the others that are ridiculously expensive. I have been using the African black soap almost a month now but I think it's fine for now? I live in a hot country so it helps me to get rid of all the sweat and the shea butter but I remembered reading something about that soap being an exfoliating and doing it too constantly could harm the skin but so far I'm doing good… just worried about the long run, wrinkles and stuff

No. 143703

I've started a free trial of Dermatica (which is the UK Curology) and I'm gonna see if it helps at all and let you know.

No. 143720

>>143703
I'm going to try this out too.

No. 143785

i’ve had some success with reducing my fungal acne with my current routine but i’m still suffering with hormonal acne (which i know can mostly only be improved with diet or medication)

but does anyone know any spot treatments that are effective for treating active hormonal acne (large cystic pimples and whiteheads)? drying lotion? hydrocolloid patches? pls help anons

No. 143788

>>143591
>>143599
Not that anon but you’re peaking my interest. I fear aging but I have dry skin already and no acne. I guess I should just schedule a dermatologist appointment and ask them if they think it’s good for me?

Does anyone think getting facials is important regularly? I’ve never had one done but I heard kpop idols go like weekly to the dermatologist but for what treatments?

I have also heard of people using those micro needle rollers on various parts of the body to promote skin healing itself and reduce some fine lines and wrinkles. I saw success for women after pregnancy with stomach wrinkles using that method but does anyone do that for their face? Sorry for posting all my questions at once

No. 143789

>>143788
Good cosmetologist will be a better bet than dermatologist. Dermatologists focus more on skin diseases, not day to day skincare and anti-aging.

No. 143791

>>143785
hormonal acne is a bitch, one day I manage to get rid of a pimple fast, few weeks later i get a pimple in the same spot and nothing helps :/ For smaller stuff i had some degree of success with Corsx pimple patches, for bigger ones I'm most likely to keep them under control with a gel containing Erythromycin I got prescribed from a dermatologist, it's extremely drying though so it's hard to use it often. It's a neverending battle unfortunately, rare are the days when my skin is completely clean.

No. 143794

This is more of a vent as I know there is nothing that can be done but god, I hate wearing masks. My face had almost returned to normal due to no more uni stress but now with this shit I have 3 painful pimples on my jawline, and this is only the second day of mandatory masks at work. kms. inb4 killing the elderly, rona free administrative area for weeks now

No. 143801

>>143794
Mandatory masks at work are tricky. Try something as light and ineffective as possible, and wear a new one every day.

No. 143805

>>143794
Try putting crushed aspirin mixed with water on your spots, I dunno if it will work for you but it's the only thing that works for me against acne

No. 143825

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>>143794
jawline acne is supposedly hormonal. i started to get it super bad (painful!) a couple years back and my derm said it happens to some women as they age. spiro cleared it up, but until that started working i was using this stuff with some success. it is very powerful though and what i would consider like a nuclear bomb it terms of topical treatments.

https://www.amazon.com/Burts-Bees-Herbal-Complexion-Stick/dp/B001E6Q9IG

gl anon!

No. 143857

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What are some good retinal-A cream and high SPF sunscreen for the face that can be easily found cheap in the UK? I bought £34.99 of the stuff at boots and now I'm experiencing buyers remorset. I'll try to return it tomorrow.What are some cheaper alternatives so that I don't have to spend as much?

No. 143861

>>143857
Hold up, where is this image from and why did i get a crash of nostalgia seeing it? And to your question: uhh didn't revolution come out with skincare like that? I always get mine from asos or local places.

No. 143862

>>143861
A series called Bizenghast

No. 143864

i take it no one herecares about self tanners no
sage for spamming and ignoring

No. 143944

>>143861
it looks a lot like a work of a japanese artist who was popular in the 00s. He used to draw gothic lolita girls. I wish I remembered his name

No. 143968

>>143864
tan-luxe "the gradual" or "the butter" are both great, or if you want a mousse I like st. tropez. I usually just get a spray tan though.

No. 143972

>>143968
what makes you get a spray tan more often? thanks for the recommendations. do any of the options you've given stain white clothes/give off when you sweat? i have a good self tanner that i thought would be as good with an active life style but..

No. 143978

i noticed on the homepage some anon roasting PnP's "discolored asscrack" in her stale thread and suddenly I am super conscious about how I have a similar thing going on. except there are darkish areas kind of below my cheeks as well?

I exfoliate with body scrub but is there a more effective method of getting rid of discoloration like that?

No. 143979

>>135420
I saw that this was a girlboard, but I didn't see a man one so I hope y'all don't mind if I scoot in with a question. Read on /fit/ that all you need for good skin is some charcoal cleanser in the morning, and moisturizer in the evening. Is this true, or is is it a man's simplification?(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)

No. 143983

>>143978
That anon is a dumbass and couldn't even figure out how to crop out their profile picture. Everyone's asscrack is a bit darker, you're fine.

No. 143986

>>143979
If you’re serious about a regimen, try washing + moisturizer in the morning & evening. Use a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid. If you want to get extra fancy while still feeling masculine, I buy Mario Badescu face mist for my bf to use when his skin is feeling dry or irritated

No. 143991

>>143979
definitely not "all you need for good skin", but a start. Most men don't use anything so when they do bare minimal, the change seems big.
The actual minimal regimen is like >>143986 said, a facial cleanser (not soap) + a moisturizing cream, every morning and evening. Bonus: two times a week you should do a peeling/scrub. Throw in a clay face mask sometimes in the evening. Honestly I'd love if a guy wanted to do face masks with me during stay-in date so that's an idea

No. 143992

>>143986
My skin doesn't feel irritated, I just get pimples too often for my liking, and my skin feels not smooth. I want nice cool smooth glowing skin.
>>143991
Doing a mask with a SO sounds really cute, I agree. I don't really know what a peeling/scrub is, but I'll look into it. Thanks.

No. 143995

>>143979
Honestly this general is as bad as any general on /fit/. Don't use hyaluronic acid or any acid when you go out/in the morning because it makes you sun sensitive. Use a proper light sunscreen instead. Before you go to bed it's better to use an acid.
>>143992
Why do you get pimples? Because of shaving or do you just have acne prone skin? Either way a once a week scrub is really good for the skin, and there are serums made to prevent ingrown hair that actually worked for me lol. (I'm not a guy but i have pcos). If you have mild acne that just pop up randomly every once in a while a spot application of sulfur/retinol/acid/whatever works. If it's severe then you need to see a dermatologist.

No. 143996

>>143994
Can shaving cause pimples? That would explain so much. I'm in the army so I have to shave every day, but when I'm on leave and I grow a beard I feel like I have a lot less acne.. Something to think about. Does Charcoal Cleanser have acid in it?

I used to have a ton of cystic acne as a kid, but Accutane took care of that for the most part. Sorry about your pcos (I just googled it)

No. 143999

>>143996
I don't know where your pimples are but if they are on the region where your beard grows it must be that. Since I know hairy people suffer the most from those dotty stuff on the nose a bubble mask once a month and shaving it off once a week really kept it at bay. Be sure to not overscrub as i kinda implied but do cleanse your skin twice a day gently.
>Charcoal Cleanser have acid in it?
Biore's does afaik. check the ingredients list.

No. 144046

>>143995
Hyaluronic acid does not cause photosensitivity, it is not an exfoliating acid

No. 144100

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>>143972
mostly I just enjoy the experience of getting spray tans, it's a luxury thing I guess, and it develops to a darker shade quickly which is good if you have an event or something. I get mystic tans. they have a purple tinted formula that isn't orange at all that I like. but since all salons have been closed i've been using tan luxe gradual, and I haven't gotten any on my clothes/sheets. I put it on at night. Haven't noticed about it coming off when I sweat, the only thing i've noticed is sometimes it turns out weird behind my knees from bending them

if you live near a salon that has membership packages you can often get a good deal on spray tans tbh

No. 144102

>>144100
Big Yikes at going straight up 3 shades darker.

No. 144104

>>144102
What's the problem, sir?
>>144100
Not rich enough for that sadly tbh. But pic related looks amazing. I totally get why girls go for spray tans now. I guess my dazzling darkness will be achieved with cheap ol self tanners.

No. 144105

>>144104
Idk im latina and seeing something (brown skin) im discriminated and was bullied for in school being treated as a luxury product for white chicks is kinda gross.

But I digress, im not going to start a race talk.

No. 144107

>>144105
>latina
>implying you're that dark in winter
>implying "white chicks" only want radiant even sunkissed skin
I bet Jessica Alba and her orange ass would be proud of you. Kim Kardashian is the queen of spray tan and only weirdos care what race she is but she sure isn't one of those "white chicks", right?

No. 144109

>>144107
Uhm, yes im that dark im winter? Wtf have you ever met a non white person.

And yes Jessica Alba and Kim Kardashian are these white chicks, the Kardashians literally made their fame on skinwalking black and brown women and making it cool and trendy.

No. 144110

>>144104
if you ever have a big date or an event come up (if we ever go back to normal life) definitely try it! but yeah I would recommend anything tan luxe makes for sure, the gradual is fr the best self tanner i've ever tried

No. 144111

>>144109
Isn't Jessica just like you LaTiNa? And what white chick is called Kardashian?

No. 144112

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>>144109
So should white people just stop going out in the sun then? You're aware that white peoples' skin naturally darkens when they get sun right?

No. 144113

>>144110
For me a self tanner was the most luxurious thing ever until you've conviced me otherwise lol but I definitely need to step my game up. The st moriz self tanner stained everything I wore/touched even if the color suited me very much.
>gradual
>>144112
does it look like pic up ^^ because that's the effect I'm going for.

also since you're experienced on self tanners, do you think dha sags the skin?

No. 144114

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>>144111
Ok you seem to be absolutely retarded.

White Latin Americans Exist.

Kardashian is an Armenian surname, Armenia is on the border of eastern EUROPE and west asia.

>>144112
No one gets 5 shades darker naturally bby

No. 144115

Fake tan usually looks fucking dumb and, you guessed it, fake and it seems like a bitch to upkeep. Back in the day it also smelled like death.

No. 144116

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>>144109
Kim looks more brown than 90% of your average murican latinas lol

No. 144117

>>144114
You sure don't sound very exotic and it must be because of that familiar calling ethnicities the color of crayons and lack of respecting other people's cultures and regions like they do in a certain asshole country. Latinas, black, white, brown LOVE spray tans just like they love brazillian butt lifts. But I guess your racist ignorant backwards pasty self was too busy doxing white kids on twitter no?
>>144115
Not that hard to upkeep since I only need a weekly update. These days fake tans rarely looks dumb it seems and I'm a newbie to it.
>>144116
very aryan because armenia is in europe also why are you white if you live in africa??!?!?!?!?!?!??!!?!

No. 144118

>>144113
I haven't noticed my skin sagging at all tbh. I've tried a "natural" tanner with no dha and I looked like a carrot lol. The tan-luxe gradual doesn't get super dark on me because I like to exfoliate quite frequently. If you want a natural yet darker look in that pic I would say try st. tropez mousse, get one with no color indicator (indicator color gets in your pores and causes "strawberry legs"). do it at night if you can and wait until you're fully dry to get dressed, if you're worried about staining wear long shirt/pants to bed but I've never had that happen with st. tropez. avoid the brand vita liberata, it ruined my sheets completely! st tropez has green undertones so it's not super orange. I have heard good things about loving tan as well.

No. 144119

>>144118
you're a saviour, thank you!

No. 144120

>>144117

>You sure don't sound very exotic.


Oh im sorry am i supposed to not know proper english because im not white?

>lack of respecting other people's cultures and regions like they do in a certain asshole country. Latinas, black, white, brown LOVE spray tans just like they love brazillian butt lifts.


Your culture is? Painting your skin? To look as dark as as non-white people's skin?

>But I guess your racist ignorant backwards pasty self was too busy doxing white kids on twitter no?


Being this obviously racist and calling me racist.

No. 144121

>>144120
Ok. You are probably just 17 years old I guess. Just make sure to apply sunscreen because I heard blue screen is even worse than the sun when it comes to wrinkles.

No. 144140

99% of trendy YouTube and ig skincare is bs, don’t fall for it. If you have good insurance go to a dermatologist and do exactly what they say. If you don’t have insurance, use differin (99% of other retinol are bs, even the expensive ones) and unscented cerave face wash and moisturizer. Only wash your face once a day, moisturize in the morning before makeup, wear sunscreen. That’s all you have to do if your under 30 with no major skin problems. Don’t fall for bullshit marketing and ridiculous useless products.

No. 144141

>>144100
Have you tried Norvell? Mystic is decent, Norvell is the one where they hand spray you. It lasts insanely long and is perfectly even (I’m naturally pale as a ghost) and it’s only like 10-15$ more per session than a booth

No. 144198

How do I make old mosquito bites fade away?

No. 144202

Is it true that there is no way to tan safely? I read somewhere that any degree of tanning is damaging to the skin

No. 144215

Anyone have any experience with IPL? I’ve just bought myself one but am worried I wasted my money lol

No. 144244

No questions, just a rant. I feel like I ruined my skin by using retin a. I always had pretty clear skin minus occasional hormonal acne on the chin so I started to use retin a for antiaging to "prevent wrinkles". My skin has never been worse right now. I have 5 blind pimples on my chin alone and a huge blind pimple for each cheek. I feel fucking disgusting and ugly and I want to cry. I should have left my damn skin alone.

No. 144248

>>144244
It can take up to 8 weeks to see positive changes from that medication. Some people (on /r/skincareaddiction) report a 'purging period' where after they start using the retin a their skin gets worse before it gets better, with dry skin and breakouts.

I would say stick with it for at least 10 weeks, and apply it as directed, but sparingly (applying more than absolutely necessary won't help and will likely give you dry patched or even peeling skin). And wear sunscreen every day or you'll be harming your skin more than you'll be helping, as tretinoin increases your skin's sensitivity to the sun.

No. 144250

>>144202
Yep. Tans are sun damage, a tan is part of how your skin protects itself from UV radiation. A fake tan is not damage, though because it's caused by a chemical (I think DHA?) basically staining the top layer of your skin harmlessly.

No. 144251

>>144248
I have stuck with it for close to 12 weeks and have done everything you said, but my skin is getting worse. Even worse, it cycles between pretty clear and nipples growing everywhere, like now. Honestly, I think my skin will get better (ie. waaay less cystic acne) if I quit it. Thank you for your thoughts though, anon.

No. 144252

>>144251
Oh ok my bad I figured you had just started using it. If it gave you cystic acne, you should talk to a derm. Good luck.

No. 144259

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Does anyone have any experience with this? I went kayaking last weekend and got a really bad farmers tan, and i want to even it out quickly

No. 144294

>>144259
In my experience it's orange, there's fake tan discussion upthread though

No. 144301

I stopped using moisturizer for a month now and my acne prone skin is clear 95% and it had time to heal. Found on cosdna the comedogenic ingredient contained was Steareth-2. Also this is a great resource http://www.caryskincare.com/acnecomedogeniclist.html

No. 144318

I accidentally left the cap off of my serum for 2-3 hours did it go bad or can I still use it? It wasn't completely off but it was loose

No. 144320

>>144301
This is useful, thanks!!

>>144318
What serum? If it was vit C it's a bit troublesome, but 2-3 h should be still ok.

No. 144335

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I constantly have bumps/whiteheads on the corner of the moustache area. How do i get rid of them? It's been a year and i don't know how to make them go away. Could it be because of waxing? Then what alternative should i use?

No. 144357

>>144320
There's a lot in it like Vit C, Retinol, Niacinamide and a bunch more

No. 144359

>>144357
Worst that could happen during these few hours is that it would oxidize a bit which means it could be a tiny bit less effective. But it shouldn't spoil or anything, especially if you can't see any difference in color or consistency.

>>144335
Very likely vaxing. Ideally, go without vaxing for at least a month and see what happens, if you really need to get rid of hair in that area, try using razor as gently as you can, maybe with some additional product for sensitive skin.

No. 144407

>>144359
Wouldn't shaving give me a "shadow" like males?

No. 144429

>>144244
Retin-a may be too harsh for you. (Same thing happened to me.) It’s not an uncommon reaction, it’s a high grade product that can trigger sensitivity quite easily.
I switched to focusing on AHA/BHAs and niacinamides and my skin is worlds happier. After all, if it’s causing inflammation it’s only going to worsen things.

No. 144497

>>144429
Glad to hear someone had a similar experience to me. It seems like everyone on the internet screams "YOU HAVE TO GIVE IT MORE TIME!!!" even after the person has used it for a while with no improvements… very annoying. Do you use any retinols/retinoids with your AHA/BHA? I found that I had no irritation with those products so I'll probably switch to those.

No. 144514

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>>144259
I've only used pic related since I'm already quite pale, and it works really well and was never too dark/orange. It turns orange if you apply too much in one area, it should be an even and thin layer.

No. 144778

How do i get rid of my stretch marks. Help.

No. 144780

>>144778
stay at a managable weight, skin massage and moisturize, work on fat toning, cleanse the area more often, etc. you wont make them vanish but you can improve how they look.

No. 144790

>>144778
I heard bio-oil works for stretch marks, even if they are old, but I've never tried it myself

No. 144795

Are there any swimmers here? Do you guys have a special skincare routine? I'm thinking of going swimming regularly because I'm a fat pig but I'm afraid how the chlorine would affect my skin

No. 144796

>>144795
Nothing particularly special, but definitely more focus on moisturizing, if you dont use additional moisturizers on your entire body, you may want to start. And obviously SPF protection but that's something I'd use every day anyway, so my habits don't change when I go to the pool.

No. 144798

I don't post often but I like talking about skincare. I had cystic acne that left dark spots/hyperpigmentation but after a year of a skincare routine I can now wear BB cream and be fine.

products I used are:
-Mario Badescu glycolic foaming cleanser
-La Roche Posay Effclair medicated gel cleanser
-Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
-The ordinary glycolic toner
-Any vitamin C serum
-Aloe Vera Gel

And now I incorporate using retinol nightly, hope this helps anyone!

No. 144800

>>144798
Anon, I'm >>144497 and I'm eyeing TO's glycolic acid. How do you like it? Is it similar to their lactic acid 5% or is it completely different?

No. 144801

i feel like i’m being a dumbass here sorry but can acne spread through/during product application? for instance if when applying moisturiser i move from an area with an outbreak to an area without can the pimples spread?

No. 144802

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Just how terrible an idea is dermarolling my face at home to deal with fine lines? Specifically nose to mouth smile lines. Pic is rando from internet but the before looks a lot like my issue. I've dermarolled scars away on my legs before and it worked extremely well but I'm a bit wary of doing my face. Has anyone here tried it before?

No. 144904

Any good, cheap dupes for the Clinique Dramatically Different gel and lotion? I love both products but I just can't really afford to buy them consistently. I tried the Simple gel and the Sally's lotion but the gel broke me the fuck out and the lotion is acceptable but no where near as good as the original. So just wondering if anyone has ideas!

No. 144922

I have a question:
Products specifically for men and products specifically for women exist not only because of preference in scent but also because men have thicker skin than women, and thus can or should use stronger products that would be too harsh for the more sensitive skin of women.
Similarily asian people have thicker skin than white people. So according to that same logic, doesn't that mean that products made for asian women are too much for white women? People of different races even use different shampoos, so wouldn't using the correct/fitting skin care products specifically for your type of skin be also or even more important? So far I haven't seen a single white person for whom e.g. korean products work, they always look like they get an increase of acne, redness, like they stripped away any barrier, it simply looks like what they're doing or what their products do is way too much for them.

No. 144926

>>144922
I think you're right here with your observation, there obviously are caucasian people with skin thick enough that the typical korean routine will work, but definitely for others it's just too much layering and so. The products by themselves when you look at ingredients list are not so much different to what you can get in predominantly white countries so you just need to be smart with planning the routine if you decide to incorporate for example korean skincare into it.

No. 144933

>>144802
I'd rather use The ordinary peeling solution, then a scar cream, and at night a good serum

No. 144939

>>144802
At this point I’ve seen enough doctors and esthetician’s give at home microneedling the go ahead that I wouldn’t feel crazy doing it at home. But the dermapens with disposable heads are much safer. Penn Smith on YouTube is an esthetician with very detailed instructions for it and gives good reason to go no deeper than .5 mm once every 4 weeks.

No. 144940

>>144922
"Asian" and "white" are very broad categories so that argument doesn't hold water. Tailor your routine to your own skin and use products you like. My skin is going to be different from a Swedish, British or American woman's even though we're all "white".

No. 144949

>>144922
most skincare products (even the cheapest stuff) is usually specified for oily/dry/combination skin. same with factors on sunscreen, so i guess it's more about knowing your skin type.
I'm white but have thick dark hair, black hair care products like palmers coconut shampoo/conditioner are the only product thats actually battled my frizz.

No. 144950

>>135420
Should i wear sunscreen if i never go outside and stay behind a pc all day?

No. 144952

>>144950
If you're not going out a lot it might be best just to do it when you go out, some sunscreens can be greasy and cause breakouts if applied too liberally. instead maybe focus on an eye roll on or anti ageing cream if you're wanting to preserve your skins condition? you can start that stuff at any age and tbh the sooner the better when it comes to looking after collagen. i'd only apply a light layer of sunscreen if you're going out that day.

No. 144967

What are the best chemicals and nutrients to slow down aging? I've only heard that hyaluronic acid it's the go-to, anything else? Aside from sunscreen and moisturizer, ofc

No. 144969

>>144967
Retinol

No. 145012


No. 145019

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I have a somewhat bumpy forehead, but also I’ve recently started to notice wrinkles on my forehead, under my eyes and smile lines. I also feel like my nasolabial folds have become more noticeable. They’re not really severe problems and also partly natural but it seems like they would be simple to reduce if I knew anything about skincare. Most people my age don’t appear to have these problems so I feel there must be things I could improve in terms of skincare/lifestyle.

I never used to wear sunscreen, even in summer, or used many products except those for acne. Picrel for the first row is what I’ve started using and the second row is a product I’m considering ordering. I’ve also started to drink more water (at least 1000mL), tried to sleep more often, jog everyday, and to apply sunscreen every 2/3 hours (except when it’s the afternoon and I’m indoors).

I know I need to wait longer to see results but I just want to know if there’s anything else so could do it as soon as possible so my problems don’t get worse. Can anyone tell me if I’m on the right path and if this will help improve my problems? Is there anything else I should do or a product that would be useful? Is achieving extremely good skin possible or should I accept my genetics and just not bother? I’m not really sure how much skincare can help with this type of thing.

No. 145024

>>144950
I wear sunscreen when I'm inside all day at my computer but I sit right next to a window. If you don't have any sunlight then you don't need it

No. 145025

>>135420
user >>145012 makes a good point about computer screens but you'd need a sunscreen that does UVA/B and blue light (I think that's what it's called)

No. 145029

>>145012
I'd think twice whether we really need blue light protection or not. Obviously beauty market really wants us to buy expensive protective products but there's not real scientific proof yet we need it. I recommend Lab Muffin's video about the matter

No. 145033

>>145019
It's not "genetics", you're just getting older, your bone structure is changing and you're losing facial fat, plus you yourself say you didn't wear sunscreen so no wonder you're getting wrinkles.
You sound like you're panicking, which you shouldn't be because this will happen to you eventually. Instead of slapping 100 different treatments on your face you should've used sunscreen religiously, moisturized more and slept more.

No. 145037

>>145033
I think you misunderstood me. I’m not panicked about old age or looking for many products, I just wanted to learn more about skincare that could possibly help prevent problems in their early stages. I’m not very experienced in this area and this is my first time really trying to use skincare so maybe I came off as over-eager.

No. 145048

>>135420
How often should I use toner?

No. 145050


No. 145051

My current skincare consists of
>micellar water
>moisturizer
>sunscreen
It works well, my skin is always clear. But my very oily skin, as well as dilated pores, have been bothering me. I was thinking of getting that Paula's Choice BHA which is said to reduce oiliness and shrink pores. Should I go for it, and when should I use it? After cleansing, or after moisturizing?

No. 145053

>>145048
western or asian/korean toner?

No. 145057

>>145053
Im from balkan and im new to skin care, I just bought some toner from the brand “afrodita”, not sure if its used anywhere else but here. I use it once a day, should I use it twice?

No. 145073

>>145057
I'm not familiar with the brand. If it's a western toner, which I assume it is because you bought it in the balkan, those are supposed to cleanse your skin and minimize pores. They can be a bit drying because there's a lot of alcohol in them. Some are astringent too. I wouldn't use those more than once a day tops. Personally I don't use them at all, there are milder ways to cleanse your skin. If it's an Asian toner, those are mildly moisturizing and ph-balancing for the skin, which you can use every morning and evening before your moisturizer.

No. 145080

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Impulse bought this at Marshall's yesterday cuz my eye bags are out of hand. Has anyone used it? Should I use it? Simple Soothing Eye Balm.

No. 145277

Do you guys apply retinol straight on or put it in your moisturizer?

No. 145325

Apologies for the noob question, but I’m really struggling to figure out my skin type. I had HORRIBLE acne as a teenager, but it thankfully cleared up after taking Accutane. I have no obvious dry patches, nor do I have any oily spots (save for the T-zone on occasion), which leads me to believe that it is “balanced.” However, I have clogged pores and still get zits every so often. Does this mean that it’s actually oily? I definitely should have started researching all of this way sooner in life, but better late than never, I suppose.

No. 145335

>>145080
Sad truth anon is that nothing will really help with eye bags except injections. Good to be moisturized tho!

>>145325
You can have clogged pored and zits with any skin type, not just oily! From what you're saying it sounds like you're either normal or mixed so look gor cosmetics for either of these. Ideally, have an appointment with a cosmetologist, they would see you irl and advise based on exactly what you need, it helped me a lot with starting my skincare routine.

No. 145349

Every sunscreen I tried felt disgusting or broke me out, I finally found a sunscreen without fragrance and other irritating stuff and only one potentially acne triggering ingredient but of course it breaks me out. Where are the products without shitty ingredients??? My skin is pretty clear from acne without using any products but obviously you're supposed to wear sunscreen..

No. 145352

>>145349
Not tried the brand myself but Purito has some supposedly good fragrance free sunscreen, it's a K beauty brand iirc.
I find that mineral sunscreens break me out less in comparison to chemical as well.

No. 145355

>>145349
Have you tried La Roche Posay Anthelios Shaka Fluid? It works very well for me and I've seen a lot of opinions about it being the only one some women can wear without breaking out.

No. 145358

>>145349
Uriage Bariesun and Balea Sundance for face and neck, if you're in Europe

No. 145403

>>143703
Update: It hasn't even been a month and I've already stopped getting spots. About to start my period and that'll be the true test as my skin gets worse then.

No. 145407

>>145349
what ingredients specifically are you trying to avoid?

No. 145411

This website has been a goddamn godsend: https://incidecoder.com/
I figured out that my Korean sunscreen and lotion were breaking me the fuck out so I'll have to stop using those. I hope this website helps you anons!

No. 145420

Is there anyone here who has succesfully gotten rid of their fungal acne without nizoral/ketoconazole? I can't get that without a doctor's recipe here unfortunately. If so, how/what did you use? I'm almost through a tube of miconazol but it's not budging.

No. 145421

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>>145420
Not sure about that stuff but have you tried tea tree oil? It's anti-fungal. I have pic related and it's been pretty good to my skin.

No. 145424

>>145420
Oh I get really bad cystic acne where it would scar and really painful, no whiteheads, and read that it could be from extra yeast growing on your face! I’ve tried just about every acne medication you could think of. I only found relief in clotrimazole cream. Sounds crazy but I put some on and dried my bad pimples within hrs and as the days go by it goes away without me wanting to pop it. You can get them at any drug store in the cream isle. Best of luck!

No. 145436

Is it bad to use hydrocortisone cream on your face? I typically use it on cystic pimples and it works really well but i remember reading somewhere it can thin the skin or something

No. 145448

>>135420
>>145349
Look into Asian (Korean, Japanese) sunscreen, if you can tolerate the ingredients. Wearing sunscreen every single day is much more of a common thing there so they make them with a much lighter, nicer texture as they expect them to be worn constantly instead of just for the beach or whatever.

No. 145496

>>145355
Just a heads up to anyone with sensitive/eczema-prone skin, I had a terrible reaction to this sunscreen. It has great reviews and seems to be very well tolerated by most people so I stupidly bought it without checking the ingredients. Turns out it's absolutely loaded with Alcohol Denat., which is probably my number one eczema trigger. Took me ages to get my skin back on track. It's probably fine if you're not especially sensitive, but if you are I recommend Purito sunscreens like >>145352 says. I'm using Jigott Snail UV Sunblock at the moment and that's been just fine as well.

No. 145521

>>145448
I did but the products I was interested in got new formulations in 2020 and went to shit basically. They either got fragrance added or more acne triggering ingredients

No. 145632

Are there any anons here who have experience with facial scars? I have about 10 scars all over my face (it's bad but not quite as noticable as it sounds) and I want them gone, obviously. Are there any skincare products that help with this? Does anyone here have tried any treatments against scars that actually worked (like lasering or microneedling)?

No. 145634

>>145632
Not on the face, but I had really good results with silicone sheets on a burn scar! Sheets aren't very practical for the face, but there is a topical gel form. Nothing else I tried had any effect on it - vit E, differin, bio-oil etc, but the silicone sheets flattened and lightened the scar significantly. Good luck, anon!

No. 145647

>>145634
Thanks for the reply! Were they keloids? And how old was your scar when you started using it? How long or often did you have to use the sheets before noticing a change? I'm thinking about trying it but most of the scars are already very light and deep rather than keloids (even if there are some keloids too that could probably benefit from using silicone gel).

No. 145707

Is suspected rosacea something that you need to see a doc about or are there products to help manage it? Given the current covid situation I'm reluctant to rush to a doctors office.

I've always been super pale, noticed I have more color in my face the last couple years which doesn't look bad during the day, but then in the evening time (every evening like clockwork) my face will flush hot and stay red hot for a couple of hours. Luckily I don't do much in the evenings. The worst triggers seem to be steam from the shower, consuming alcohol and orgasming (sorry lol) but the evening flush happens no matter what I do

No. 145721

>>145707
I have similar issues, seen many doctors and since it's not permanent flushing/redness every doctor I saw would just dismiss me; idk maybe you'd have more luck but not unlikely it would happen to you too.

In general you know your triggers so try to reduce them as much as possible - more lukewarm showers, less alcohol, I guess nothing you can do about orgasming. Check if you have any rosacea triggering ingredients in your skincare / soaps, maybe that's a reason for your evening flushing. Azelaic acid is said to be a v good ingredient to reduce inflammation so you can look into products that have it, I'm testing it right now but it's a long process so can't say anything definitive about it's effectivenes on my symptoms. Also, sunscreen is a MUST.

No. 145752

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I just bought some stuff from The Ordinary. It has already been shipped, now I feel stupid because I just found out that a lot of the ingredients (polymers, chlorphenesin) are really bad for the environment. What are your opinions on this? (Sorry for the German screenshot)

No. 145754

>>145647
No worries, anon! The scar was maybe six months old when I started treating it I think? Maybe a bit older. It wasn't a keloid but just a bit raised and pretty dark coloured. I used it for about eight weeks before I noticed a difference!

No. 145785

>>145752
Don't feel bad, you didn't know. If you are really concerned about it just use up what you bought and then look for an alternative when the time comes in a few months.

No. 145820

Youtube recommended this video to me and made me realize that I have to step up my body skincare game. Or is this too much?

No. 145978

Those who have retinol, vitamin C and AHA in their skincare routine, how often do you guys use these?

No. 145979

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Soooo… I just bought some Clinique facial sunscreen and now I‘m wondering… Isn‘t the sunscreen itself gonna clog my pores? I‘m willing to try it but since I grew up in a household that was mostly anti sunscreen (“sun gives cancer, sunscreen does to, so why bother”) I’m skeptical at the same time. I know my parents were full of shit a lot of the time but I can find information supporting both the use of sunscreen and the theory that sunscreen causes cancer as well.

No. 145985

>>145979
https://incidecoder.com/products/clinique-spf50-mineral-sunscreen-face
Depends on your skin and how it reacts to certain ingredients

No. 145989

>>145979
I used to use this sunscreen! I loved the texture, very easy to apply. It had a weird bitter chemical smell tho and maaad white cast

No. 145990

>>145978
My personal schedule (sensitive, eczema-prone skin):

Retinol: The Inkey List serum every other night (I started at 1x per week, then 2x the next week and so on), but you'll want to adjust this depending on the strength of your retinol and the sensitivity of your skin. I have a small patch on my forehead that breaks out in eczema at the drop of a hat so I always try to avoid applying the retinol there.

Vitamin C: Every morning

AHA: 2x per week at night on non-retinol days

No. 145996

>>145979
This is all anecdotal, but everyone in my family besides my grandma and me are anti-sunscreen and a lot of them have had skin cancer or precancerous moles. My brother had 3 pre-cancers removed before he was even 18 and my grandpa had full blown skin cancers twice. My grandma also looks younger than my mom and I’m 30 but look younger than my 19 y/o cousins because they all have sun damage. Sunscreen in general isn’t bad for you, though there may be some bad formulations out there with shit ingredients. I don’t know if any of those ingredients would cause cancer though, you’d have to look into whatever you’re using specifically.

No. 146283

>>145979
I think any skincare product is going to break some percentage of people out, it's just a slight risk you take every time you try a new product. Sunscreen is important. I haven't heard that it causes cancer but even if so it's probably a lesser risk then not wearing it. And which is better, having cancer or looking prematurely aged and ALSO having cancer?

No. 146286

>>145996
>>146283
Yeah, you're probably right. My mom is anti-sunscreen and spends a lot of time in the sun, but she's already gotten five possible melanomas removed. I'm gonna side with the sunscreen users from now on.

No. 146291

I'm broke as fuck and found out I have rosacea lately. I already use a fragrance free moisturiser because everything fragranced stings my face.. but now I need rosacea friendly sunscreen and I'm guessing that's expensive? Any sunscreen I've ever used has been heavily scented

What do I buy or prioritize on a very limited budget? Is azelaic acid worth trying?

No. 146304

>>146291
Azeleic acid should be helpful, try Melazepam on amazon

No. 146311

>>146291
Vanicream is great.

No. 146422

I have a wrinkle and I think it's from frowning. I'll get my eyes checked to solve the frowning thing and prevent others, but is there something I can do about that one?

No. 146432

How can I make old mosquito bite scars fade faster?

No. 146434

>>146432
Bio oil or vitamin c shit

No. 146435

>>146434
Thank you!

No. 146437

>>146422
Look for products containing retinol (make sure you start on a low concentration if it's your first time) and peptides

No. 146447

>>146434
bio oil doesn't do shit. It's just a mix of mineral oils, plant derived oils, vitamins and fraganance oils. The active ingredient (PurCellin) is a substance made by ducks to coat their feathers (yes really) and there's no scientific basis that it does anything for scars or striae like Bio-Oil claims.

>>146432
if you mean scars as in hyperpigmentation (brown spots usually), then anything that increases cell turnover rate and/or inhibits melanin production will help and even more importantly: use sunscreen, every single day.

Check this link: https://simpleskincarescience.com/pie-pih-acne-scar-treatment/
if you scroll down there's a list of ingredient and product recommendations that will do as described above.

No. 146448

Is it okay that over my physical sunscreen I wear a BB cream that has chemical sunscreen in it? They don't cancel each other or anything like that, right?

No. 146451

>>146448
You’ll be fine tho personally I feel makeup with a sunscreen aren’t as great as actual sunscreens so the fact you put on an actual one is great.

No. 146455

Has anyone here used rosehip oil? Thoughts?

No. 146459

>>146448
as long as you put your "real" sunscreen first you'll be fine (because whatever spf you put first, is what "counts")

No. 146474

to all my acne prone extreme dry skin people (oily too honestly idc)

vaseline is cheap and works super well, it soothes my thick dry patches after I exofoliate and has never broken me out.

Do better options exist that arent greasy as hell? probably. Can I find them easily? no.

I got acne and its a hard battle wishing I only had oil to fight against. but the forehead dryness and undereye dryness gets me everytime.

No. 146482

Has anyone ever used microneedling for scars/stretch marks?
I gained weight over lockdown so I have some new and really raw red looking marks, apparently this is the time when you have the best chance to do something about it.
I had a little microneedle stamp but it got blunt pretty quickly. So I've started using tattoo needles. It's easier to accidentally go too deep but if the goal is to promote healing by inflammation..it's working.
I'm using a retinoid too (not at directly the same time).

No. 146512

>>146474
Why would you (just) use vaseline when your skin is very dry? Wouldn't it be better to use something that adds moisture to your skin?

No. 146563

>>146512
Nta, vaseline locks in moisture - it's occlusive

Anyway, I've been using lactic acid for about a year now and been thinking about upping the %, but am wondering if going from 5% to 10% is perhaps too much?

The 5% one doesn't irritate my skin or anything but it seems like a big jump to take since it's double what it was.

No. 146590

>>146563
Should be fine. If you're worried, incorporate it into your routine slowly and build up usage like you did with the 5%

No. 146924

>>135420
Could any anons recommend some good quality exfoliating gloves (available in the UK)?

I've had a look online and judging by recent reviews under popular brands' gloves (like body shop or soap and glory) apparently their products have gone to shit.
On the other hand, Amazon has so many gloves on sale that even after reading reviews I honestly can't tell what's good and what's not, since opinions are so mixed.
I have an exfoliating towel, but 9 times out of 10 I just want to quickly go over a small area and using the towel is a hassle, so I don't even bother, and later regret it…

No. 146935

Dry skin anons, here’s your new routine! Purchase:
>Hada Labo Gokujun Moist (Rhoto or premium, they are both nice. Premium is a little thicker) it can be found cheap on amazon
>now brand grape seed oil or any other grape seed oil that is 100%, check the ingredients. I buy now from amazon
>Cerave facial moisturizing lotion. Sort of optional, but it’s good to have SPF and it’s a decent moisturizer on it’s own. Can be found at any drugstore

AM: splash water on your face and pat it dry with a towel only used on your face. Pat the Hada Labo into your skin, let it dry. If going outside slap that Cerave on top and let it set for a good long while before doing any makeup, of you wear it.

PM: gently wash your face with WATER ONLY (except maybe if you have bad acne) then pour some grape oil in your hand and massage it into your face, adding more water and working it in for a min or two. It’s almost like an oil cleanse, except we are going to skip the part where you wipe the oil off and just let our face air dry instead. You can also add some Hada Labo at the end of the wash, but I find it cuts through the oil and ruins the occlusion so I don’t.

Go to bed, wake up, and congrats! Your “I’m 20 and I have fine lines on my forehead?!” has been banished

No. 146970

Is mineral oil as bad as everyone says it is?

No. 146982

>>146970
It can clog pores but it's generally fine as a skincare ingredient. The kind used in cosmetics is very safe and not even particularly comedogenic. I personally wouldn't bother using pure mineral oil as a cleansing oil, just because there are better oils with more skincare benefits that are just as cheap, but you don't need to worry about seeing it on an ingredients list.

No. 147070

>>146982
Oh, okay, thanks!

No. 147071

What was the ingredient or product that made the biggest, most noticeable difference for you? Mine would be retinol and AHA

No. 147100

What products should I use to have an even, healthy looking (body) skintone? I'm white but get tanned very easily (don't know if this info is useful lol)

No. 147154

any recommendations for getting rid of flaking for sensitive skin? it's only happening over my lip and on my cheeks around my nose.

No. 147165

>>147154
Honestly, any sensitive moisturizer applied liberally and often does it. As well as keeping hydrated.

No. 147174


No. 147189

does anyone know of a good cream for cellulite? or some treatment

No. 147206

>>147189
be reborn as a male or woman with better genetics

No. 147207

>>147206
woah big thanks

No. 147211

>>147207
i mean there really is nothing you can do, it's basically a secondary sex characteristic, either you are lucky or you aren't. mine has basically been the same no matter if i was younger or older, skinnier or fatter, fit or sedentary. unless you are interested in the most minuscule difference, it's all snake oil.

No. 147532

How do I get rid of bacne (back acne)? s there anything else I can do besides exfoliation?

No. 147535

Anons, what does your body skincare routine look like? Do you just use body lotion? Or serums/other stuff too? So far I only used body lotion but I'm wondering if that's not enough

No. 147570

>>147189
Losing body fat is the only thing that works

No. 147573

>>147532
I've been using Benzoyl Peroxide and that has been helping. It'll take a while for your skin to heal but it has stopped me from getting new breakouts



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