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All things skin!
Last thread not bumping anymore>>101084
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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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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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.
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.
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/
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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.
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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.
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.
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"
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.
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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.
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.
Also, it took 2-3 months of not smoking for my skin to start exhibiting changes.
You're probably just imagining the difference.
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
>>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.
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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?
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?
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.
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!
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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
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.
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
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.
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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
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.
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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?
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.
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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…
Other than seeing a derm,
Caprylic acid supplement, hibiclens wash. sunlight.
-anon who dealt with this shit before
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Does anyone here have any experience with snail cream for scars and general skin care?
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.
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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.
Those are from having deep set eyes in your skull, its genetic.
I think surgery or fillers are the only fix tbh.
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.
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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?
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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.
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.
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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?
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.
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
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?
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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.
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.
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.
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Anyone uses this? Does it really shrink your pores?
Nothing shrinks your pores.
However, exfoliating chemicals can reduce appearance of pores and make it seem like they have shrunk.
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
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
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.
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.
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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?
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
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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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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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.
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.
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What is a good sunscreen for wearing with strappy sandals? I don't want to ruin the shoes with residue.
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.
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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.
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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
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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
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)
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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.
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.
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
maybe it's the oils from your skin, not the dirt?
Anyway, facial yoga isn't good for your skin, is it?
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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
Double post but whoops, you were talking abt Cerave not Pond's
My point still stands tho lol
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.
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..
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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.
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
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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.
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
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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!
>>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.
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.
>>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.
thank you anon, I'll give it a try!
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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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I really like the cerave hydrating cleanser, not a foam cleanser but it's really nice and gentle on sensitive skin
nta but I'm always used to not seeing most products mentioned ITT in my country but this one actually is. Thanks^^
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
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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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…
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.
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
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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.
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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.
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.
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awe, you don't look ugly anon, plenty of men would find you attractive, you just have to avoid the pornmebois.(emoji)
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.
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
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).
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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?
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!!
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….
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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?
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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?
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.
bumping my question in adifferent way this timehttps://www.tampabaytan.com/does-dha-damage-and-age-skin/
what do you think of this link
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
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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
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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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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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?
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?
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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
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Kim looks more brown than 90% of your average murican latinas lol
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??!?!?!?!?!?!??!!?!
>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.
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.
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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
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.
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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?
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.
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.
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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.
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?
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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?
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.
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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.
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)
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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.
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
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.
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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)
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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.
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
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.
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.
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…
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