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Just a vent, I've been dealing with irritant contact dermatitis or an allergic reaction on my eyelids for the past two weeks and I cannot figure out what the fuck is causing it. I stopped using all skin care, makeup and even removed my nail polish, but the skin is still scaly and irritated and itchy. Can't have shit in Detroit.
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Any of you nonnas know how to get rid of red/purple blotches from underneath the skin once an active blemish has gone away? I've googled it and thus far have started using picrel all over the body but am open to recommendations.
Things that might help:
Licorice Root Extract
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>tfw you get acne under your cheekbones and the hyperpigmentation acts as a natural contour
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sugaring, like making sugar wax
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nonas, i wanna try tret but i have heard that it can dissolve your subcutaneous fat around the eyes because it's anti adipogenic (?). ive looked up online and it seems like a lot of people complain of sudden eye (and sometimes cheek) hollowness. should i not try tret?
nahh not gonna buy it. Not that they sell it here afaik but that defeats the whole purpose of making it at home for basically nothing, may aswell just buy regular wax then or shave>>227381
I'll try it, thanks
>>227849>this sucks so much because i don't want to age badly
The first thing to address is why you are afraid of aging
It's natural for people to get older and look older
All of the creams and contraptions are there to make you not richer, but poorer in general
I'd say go back to using nothing again, let your skin clear up. Then, if you still want to get into skincare, re-introduce one item at a time and allow yourself to use it for a minimum of 2 weeks before introducing another product. That way you can figure out what product is causing you trouble.>>227853
I don't disagree but treating very dry skin as she described having or wearing sunscreen (UV rays can cause cancer after all) isn't unreasonable.
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I have eczema, which mainly presents as just very dry and sensitive skin on my face. I moisturise constantly with a thick hypoallergenic moisturiser and at night I layer it on and top with an even thicker version of the same moisturiser (picrel). But I still have such dry skin, it feels uncomfortably tight if I haven't moisturised in the last hour. Am I over-moisturising? Do I need to moisturise even more? I know I don't need steroid cream because there's no redness, and you aren't meant to use it on your face anyway. What else can I possibly do? I don't use any other products because of how sensitive it is, and have no problems with pimples or blackheads.
Only wash your face in the evening to get rid of makeup, sunscreen etc. I just do a gentle dab of water in the morning because oily as fuck. For restoring your moisture barrier I’d recommend only using moisturizer and sunscreen, then just leave it the fuck alone.
Cerave, biossance & la roche posay has really good products.
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Have anyone tried this? Is it good?
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After years of clear skin, I've suddenly started breaking out in cysts on cheeks and chin and it's getting worse. Haven't had any change in my lifestyle, nor in my diet. My skincare has also been the same for 6+ months.
At first I thought it was happening because I was using an expired retinol (only 1 month expired though, not a big deal), then I got another one from a new brand, it's even weaker in strength, but it's only getting worse. I have no idea why this is happening.
My skincare routine consists in water based cleanser, niacinamide only on forehead and nose in the morning, HA in the evening, moisturizer, sunscreen, AHA chemical exfoliant 2 times a week and retinol 1-2 times a week. Never had an issue before.
I'm now considering skipping on retinol and the AHA for a couple of weeks, see if it gets any better. Wish me luck, I'll need it. And if you have advice, I'm all ears.
Eliminate all possible triggers
and restore your skin barrier, it may be compromised. Do a routine with 0 actives, only cleanser/moisturizer(/sunscreen) with trustworthy products with no irritants like fragrance or alcohol, even if you used to tolerate it as you may have developed allergy. Check your haircare products too. Wait for a couple of weeks to see how it goes.
Being a skincare enthusiast most of my teen and adult life and going on BC to suddenly get the clear skin I was chasing all my life regardless of what I put on it made me realize how all my troubles, especially with cysts, were hormonal
Note: not recommending BC but just my perspective that your products aren't necessarily the root cause, and that you may want to seek help in terms of hormonal balances
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Just wanted to rave about this vitaminc serum, this is the best I've ever used. Others dried out my skin, this one made it glow. I think you can only get it in Europe though not sure
Update, I skipped on retinol and AHA (and also on sunscreen, as I haven't been out in the morning this week and I had an half idea sunscreen might be a culprit for the breakouts - it's not expired, but after the summer heat it's as if the product changed in consistence and doesn't feel the same)… and only a week later my face has cleared up.
Also wanted to correct myself, when I said cysts I actually meant papules, I just learned it's not the same thing.
Anyway, it's time to gradually reintroduce one of those 3 products and finally find the culprit.
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I’m in need of dire help nonas, I’ve got a wedding to attend to in a few weeks and my skin is so fucking angry with me. What’s happening and what can I do? Im sensitive/oily and have a standard routine of cleansing, moisturizer, exfoliating acid and sunscreen.
Kinda looks like picrel, found it on Reddit.
oh shit really?
I'll just wear my usual sunscreen
Looks like allergies. Tried cutting out dairy?
Also diluted acv as a toner removes zits very quickly.
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Don't know if anyone else in another thread has asked about this before, but what's everyone's thoughts on slugging? I'm tempted to try it next winter when the weather is cold again. I worry that it'll cause my skin to clog really bad.
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Nonnies im sorry for this disgusting photo but I noticed these bumps forming recently on my skin. I do face masks (clay) 1-2 times a week and use a chemical exfoliant every other day. Daily I use a green tea cleanser, pacifica moisturizer and a collagen retinol “firming serum” which i dont think does shit. i also started taking a vitamin recently but because three of these products are new i dont really know how to solve this.
I have never had problematic skin before so im a bit lost
Thank you for the responses! I started the green tea cleanser because I heard a lot of great things about it and I honestly don't think this is the issue. As for the moisturizer, I was looking for something cheaper than my normal range ($40-$50) because I was starting to feel like it was a bit to much. I've been using the moisturizer for a while but it can be a bit greasy and the scent is overbearing so I wonder if that has been affecting my skin.
I started the retinol serum because I have started to get little forehead wrinkles and I'm just trying to prevent aging as I can. Also yes I wear sunscreen when I go out!
The clay masks I use are marketed as detoxifying/helping pull out pores. Though I will definitely cut my chemical exfoliation to 2 times a week or so and see how that works. I will also keep the retinol for night or not within the same routine as I would use it right after exfoliating!
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Lately i gained a little weight and recently some red strech marks appeared on my hips. i need some tips to get rid of them pls
yeah but high mgo manuka is supposed to be very antibacterial, regular honey less so. idk it has been helping my skin a bit, my skin feels better but fuck does it feel disgusting while on>>246995
thanks anon, how do you use it?
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Alright, which one should I buy to get rid of the hyper-pigmentation on my ass?
Thank you nonny
, hopefully it works for me too because this unevenness in my skin tone is driving me crazy.
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Volufiline finally arrived. I'll try it out and report back in 2 weeks/a month.
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Got my Laneige hydration-to-go combo/oily skin bag today. Been using a Cosrx low-ph cleanser that my sister's left behind, witch hazel as toner, and Cetaphil moisturizer (I feel like it's too greasy but idk what low-cost moisturizer to get for combo skin). Let's hope it works out and I can get something for my dumb acne scars soon.
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Any advice for keratosis pilaris I look like I'm diseased
picrel (not me)
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It works, 2 weeks and they're 90% faded. Afterward you can use it every few day or once to twice a week.
I had awful adult acne before and never wore makeup prior. Got so many passive aggressive comments from doctors and beauticians like "you know you really should take better care of your skin". It's so frustrating. Meanwhile the people who sleep with makeup on or do nothing have flawless skin. Hyperpigmentation was the worst.
After trying so many things with no luck I said fuck it, left it alone, and both my scars faded and my acne diminished. I traded it for clogged pores though. With PCOS though of course it may not be so easy.
I'm a neet and I sit on my ass alot, is this true for you too? I assumed that's why I get acne, if I'm less sedentary it goes away.
I use diaper cream once a day (nobully), Epaderm maybe twice a day (any eczema emolient should be fine) and salicylic acid to wash my butt and got rid of acne I had for like 8 years
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Is "The Ordinary" worth the hype? I want honest opinions about the price/value relation.
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Update: it's only been a week but I'm noticing some pretty awful side effects. My under eye creases seem more prominent, and even worse, the pores on my cheeks are LARGE now. Only after a few days. What the fuck. They're so prominent now.
Volufiline shills, will my pores return to normal if I stop or am I permafucked?
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My time to shine. I'm a hood rat with sensible skin so maybe this works for you.
Buy a big Folgers container which can last you up to a year (depending how much you use it) to scrub in the shower and exfoliate, the caffeine will promote blood flow.
Then if you need to do spot treatment get some random pain killers, they have an active component (which I can't remember right now kek) that when you crush the pill and add a little water it will suck the oil out of your face.
And finally get some cerave cream, is fairly affordable and is suitable for all skin types.
hope any of this helps u nonny
In those cases it's rarely about cancer and usually about aging and fear of wrinkles, skin cancer is just an excuse so she doesn't sound vain.
It's autistic to be obsessed with sunscreen in your climate, sure put it on but you'll get wrinkles anyway from the dry skin caused by cold weather. Just live your life and enjoy while having common sense.
Assuming this was meant for >>250414
but she deleted and reposted, trust me any sickly pale girl should never fake tan. It does not look good no matter how light and natural the fake tan claims to be. And it makes perfect sense a fake tan doesn't look good on women who naturally can't or rarely tan.
I mentioned this on another thread, but I’ve been taking biotin for years for my shitty weak nails and it’s definitely made an improvement in the overall strength of my nails. Imo a big part in keeping your nails strong is avoiding excessive water, like from doing the dishes or super long baths/showers. I’m more mindful to wear gloves when doing the dishes now. My nails also curl a bit when they get longer, even with all sorts of strengthening treatments/base coats/whatever. I think that’s just the reality of having thin nails unfortunately.
>also, if i slowly start pushing my cuticles back (i soak and use a wooden stick and sometimes sally hansen cuticle dissolver) will my beds get longer or is that fake news?
Tbh this did work for me, I’ve been pushing back and trimming my cuticles since I was a teenager. I have short fingers and my nail bed was almost nonexistent before I started removing my cuticles. Nowadays I usually do it after a shower with a stick and cuticle nipper. A lot of articles online say not to cut your cuticles because it can lead to infection, but I always clean my cuticle nipper and I’ve never had a problem.
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Have you tried lanolin? Picrel is what I used when my lips were very dry.
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Reposting from the dumbassshitttthreadddd
I'm sorry to be retarded here, but even though I dislike Jeffree Star with a passion, I was looking foward his skin care line because he kept advertising that it would be alcohol free. But then, here's the fucking ingredients:
>Propanediol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Dimethicone, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Phytosterols, Titanium Dioxide, Decyl Glucoside, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Mica (CI 77019), Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Rhodophyceae Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Cystoseira Compressa Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Proline, Serine, Alanine, Tocopherol, Sodium Phosphate, Tin Oxide*, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hydroxide
That's a lot of fucking hidden alcohol. Are there better alternatives that have 0 alcohol in them?
Use a lip treatment that doesn’t contain any of the acids. (I forget what they’re called off of the top of my head.) they temporarily moisturize but long term eat your lips when you stop using them like Carmax. Go light with exfoliating. An old tooth brush and a little sugar and honey will do fine.
Use a moisturizer after that let it soak in then Vaseline before bed to help seal in the moisture through the night.
How’s your water and blood sugar nonni? That’s a big reason mine get messed up when they do.
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I have folliculitis on my butt, it doesn't bothered me much but lately I'm becoming very conscious about that… Any tips?
Salicylic acid is just a BHA, so it exfoliates. It’s still probably too harsh for lips, though.>>250845
My lips are also perma-chapped and for me it comes down to supplements. I take L-Lysine and fish oil supplements and that gets them in good shape with the help of oil-based lip balms. Neither of those are advertised to help with chapped lips specifically, but lysine is an essential amino that strengthens the skin’s surface barrier and fish oil helps with the skin barrier as well. If I stop taking either one of these my lip health declines quickly.
Both of these can be gotten from a better diet too btw, I just know these are what happen to be missing from my diet. But any missing essential amino acid could mess up your skin.
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I, for one, am proud of you for unashamedly posting your spotted arse nona. Bare it with dignity. I don't know much about folliculitis myself but here, I found a Reddit post for you. Try Chlorhexidine + thick moisturizer and spread it on your butt.
Took Accutane when I was a teen, fixed my skin for exactly 1.5 years, then I started getting back light acne that got really bad two and a half years later. Took a second course for four months, didn't continue it because of the joint/back pain. This time acne came back four months later. Right now I'm trying to fix everything by eating well and taking care of my nutritional deficiencies, but since bloodwork is expensive as hell I'm kind of in a blind spot. I have to get my Vit D level up (it's below 11), but to probably absorb Vit D you need magnesium, to probably absorb magnesium you need calcium. I have sufficient calcium, but I haven't tested for mag yet and I want to kill someone because everything is so expensive. My skin looks fine in normal light, but under white hospitalish light you can see all the small pimples beneath my skin. Why can't my skin be normal. And blood tests be affordable. I did cut down on sugar and my period discomfort disappeared and I have zero symptoms now, so. >>250845
Only thing that worked for me is Blistex. The blue tube.>>250817
Yeah. Adaplene didn't do shit for me. Acretin is really good though. It's not magic, but it puts acne under control and if it's a couple of pimples then it's good. Also really helps with pimple scars. Don't be like me though and remember to put sunscreen if you're going to use it. >>250931
You're not doing irreversible damage, kek. There's a common "trope" where people stop putting anything on their face and it becomes instantly clear. I'd say if you have clear skin don't irritate it with unnecessary products, and if you notice drying out put lanolin or any really simple couple-of-ingredients moisturizer. I don't put anything on my face anymore. If I do I get acne. Maybe mineral sunscreen?
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First of all, hats off to you for posting your unspoilered butt here, kek. Secondly, you could give a glycolic acid toner a try? Loréal has an allegedly good one that you can find in drugstores
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2 weeks update:>target areas: top of the cheekbones, lips, undereyes and nasolabial fold area>stopped putting volufiline on my cheeks, since the pore enlarging thing made me panic a bit, situation kinda improved>noticeable improvement on the lips and nasolabial folds, lips expanded in the same way that Polish youtuber's did and nasolabial folds area looks more filled in>can't see an improvement on undereyes (yet?), maybe a very slight one, hopefully it'll fill in more>same for cheekbones but that wasn't really an important thing so eh
Overall I would say I'm happy with the results (except for the pore thing), if they're permanent then it was a great deal.
But to be clear, I'm in my mid-20s and my situation wasn't bad, I just noticed the beginning of some hollowing and it's been good enough for that. It's not as dramatic as filler and I don't know how well would it work on seriously hollowed faces/areas, but as far as skincare products go, it's been beneficial for me. Hopefully I'll still get more improvements especially in the undereyes.
If you do decide to try it, I recommend you don't put it on areas where pores tend to get bigger (like T-zone and cheeks).
Nona right above you is using a good product (volufiline) >>251316
Otherwise repeated microneedling, radiofrequency, laser/Fotona or fillers which can be expensive. It's a tricky area to target topically because you need to rebuild collagen and fat. Products pretty much only help with texture, not the internal structure of the skin. If your issue isn't too extreme then general moisturization can help reduce how severe they look but won't treat the underlying cause.
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How to deal with dark, scaly elbows? I moisturise regularly too.
No offense anon but wearing sunscreen at home is retarded. Youre giving sunscreen way too much credit.
Do you eat healthy? Do u eat a lot of fruits nd veggies? Are you stress free? Those things will help ageing a lot more than just spf
What’s your shower routine nonnie
? Do you exfoliate? Wash your hair before your body? How often do you work out and do you shower after?
I would start exfoliating lightly. You can just use coffee grounds or epsom salt. I’d go for salt. Just gently rub into the skin after your body wash. Only do it once or twice a week. Normally in the shower you should wash your hair and condition first. Then face. Then body. Working top to bottom. Your products are going to run down with the soap. So that could attribute to acne and irritation because conditioner is likely to clog pores. Don’t use super harsh soap in the shower though. Just like your face your body has a skin barrier if you fuck it up you’ll get more.
If you changed soap that could do it. Some fragrance make me break out also.
Ooh, I'll look into that. Never heard of it before.>>252201
I dermaneedle my face! So I'd be open to body-specific needling options.
I am! It took me about a month to feel like my acne was under control. May take longer depending on the severity. Within a few months my scarring looked less noticeable.
I had the usual negative effects like purging, and if I used it everyday my face would sting even if I only put water on my face so I had to stick to every other day usage. Personally I didn't get the orange peel skin
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I have heard bentonite clay is good for your skin. Have any of you ladies tried using it with apple cider vinegar for stinky armpits? I feel like I still stink even right after I shower. I exfoliate often, professionally wax my underarms monthly, use antibacterial soap, and shower daily. I don't want to smell myself anymore, and its worse when the sweat mixes with synthetic fabric.
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I know exactly how you feel and the only thing that fixed this for me was buying a clinical deodorant. Changed my life, I'd start to smell again like 30 minutes after showering and now I can go 2 days without smelling, even if I forget to reapply after the shower. But it's always good to reapply to keep the freshness, obviously.
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What body wash do you nonnies use? I’ve been using picrel recently and it smells so good I love it.
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this is my ride or die and the day they stop selling it is the day i have a catastrophic meltdown
Seconding glycolic acid and be sure to use bile soap on the underarm part of your most problematic
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Basic, cheap Europoor body wash. Smells nice though
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got it as a gift so i'm using it up, but i used a orange scented cheap one before this. i even used a chocolate palmolive once, kek. i like to experiment. but sometimes i go for the bland ones that don't have a specific smell, like Bionsen Mizu
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I buy Naturebox body wash. It is a very cheap vegan brand. However I only use it on armpits, butt and feet, rest of my body I wash with water only. Gentler to both environment and my skin that way.
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scrotes are posting gore
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I'm usually not someone to rave about products but this shit is damn gold. I used it once overnight and my dehydrated skin loves it
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I'm 24. What are some good anti aging products? I'm worried about around my eyes and my neck.
I recently started using this retinol serum that has 1% retinol in it and a face cream from the same brand that has retinol, vitamin C and E. The brand is called maritime
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GORE IN THREAD NO NO NO
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are you retarded anon. Sage your shit. unless you're the scrote, in that case
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Best foolproof long-lasting non orange self tanner out there for a lazy bitch?
I also have it, and I also have PCOS (assuming that's what you have). Only thing that truly
helped for me from within was cutting all sugar and carbs. The medicine is much more effective that way.
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hehehe love u <3(<3)
No, since it's a syndrome it's a series of things. It affects the metabolism a lot, the cysts are just a part of it. For example, if you take BC or even if you had some types of teas, it's possible that you could have "clean" ovaries (like I had in the past), but it doesn't erase the rest of the symptoms. It's extremely common, like 10~30% of the female population have it. If you are seeing a doctor, you may ask for some tests to check if you have, but here are the most common symptons:>Excess weight>Excess body hair>Irregular periods, sometimes even no periods at all >Thinning hair>Acne>Insulin resistance>Excess of androgens>Tiredness, brain fog>Inflammation>Painful cramps, crotch pain even if not having your period>Nausea >Problems with fertility>Cysts
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Like anything you should go with a proven provider who uses an FDA-approved device and knows what they're doing. Proper RF devices are not set to reach the layer of subcutaneous fat to cause volume loss, only the tissue within the epidermis. Ultherapy is another thing though where you hear horror stories about people getting nerve damage and having their face "melt." It's typically only recommended for older women who have severe sagging but at that point I think I'd just invest in a facelift.
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I bought this a while ago, I have Sebaceous filaments on my nose and I feel sometimes it can be noticeable (probably just for me) and I have tried so many different things. But I bought this and I love it so much. I love using it tmi kinda gross description: but it literally scrapes and pushes sebum and gunk out of my nose pores I have one of those microscope thingies and the before and after looking at my pores is so satisfying.
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Just bought this along with the toner! I'm so excited, I've used hatomugi sheet masks before and absolutely loved them!
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It might just fade. I had an accident and stabbed my self in the arm with a broken glass a couple years ago, cut through all the upper layers. The scar was really dark purple and used to hurt in the shower. Now it’s faded so it just glimmers with the scar tissue in the light. Pic related. It’s like 20 times lighter four years later and doesn’t ache anymore. I wouldn’t worry too much Noni
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Does anyone know a good solid dupe for Tatcha dewy skin moisturizer? That shit is amazing and makes my skin so nice and glowy but like hell I’ve got the funds to buy it more then once a year
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I'm new to skin care, but I've been looking into it via Lab Muffin. So far I've been using the St Ives Apricot facial scrub once a week and the Anthelios 400 Hydrating Cream SPF50+ Suncream sometimes when I go outside ,but not much, generally speaking. I dermaplane as needed, which is usually once every 1-2 weeks. I'd describe my skin as slightly oily since I sometimes get acne, but not nearly as much as when I was a teenager, and I have lots of clogged pores too. I like my current sun cream so I'll stick to it
Here's what I hope to do and my current understanding of skincare and what I want change with my skin:
>limit aging effects
Currently interested in anti-aging products since I'm 20 and it's probably best to start now rather than later, but ,despite all the benefits of retinols, I don't think I want to try them out yet because of the 'breaking in' period. Taking a vitamin C serum should help with ant-aging, but I'm unsure which one to get. The SkinCuticles ones are out of my price-range and I feel like I want my vit C serum to have a fair bit of clinical evidence to support it, since I'm mostly interested in the supposed collagen-boosting benefits.
Considering switching my cleanser to something lighter so I can do it every day. I usually cleanse in the morning once a week, but I might try doing it once a day instead, so I'll need to switch to a gentle cleanser with hyaluronic acid, vitamin e, ceramides, etc
Is it bad to take a vitamin c with a cleanser with lactic acid? If so, should I get a cleanser with PHA instead of lactic acid?
A vit C serum should help with this
>remove bumps in skin
I'm unsure what to do to control this in all honesty. Any advice?
>helping my pores and remove blackheads and whiteheads
I need to get that extraction tool thing and some antiseptic cream for the blackheads/whiteheads. I might want to get a pore control serum too but I'm unsure what brand to get
>>256292>St Ives Apricot facial scrub
This is a huge meme in the skincare community for how absolutely horrible it is. It got big back in the 90s when all the corporate giants were promoting the idea that we needed to sandpaper our skin off to "unclog pores" when in fact the crushed walnut shells it uses have jagged edges that cause tears in the skin and can lead to long-term damage and a sensitive/damaged skin barrier. There was a lawsuit and everything. It got thrown out because there wasn't enough evidence provided by the people that took Unilever to court but there are still plenty of dermotologists that strongly recommend against using physical exfoliants (chemical exfoliants can cause damage as well but are typically much safer and gentler). You can read the comments on this Reddit thread for a study that does show physical exfoliants inhibit your skin barrier: https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/comments/1uvzu1/is_st_ives_apricot_scrubs_really_that_bad_for_you/
Considering you dermaplane as well I'd be really concerned that your skin barrier is going to get damaged and just lead to more oil production, clogged pores and premature aging.
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Yeah, I only knew recently how hated the St Ives scrub is, so I’m definitely going to switch
> dermaplane…your skin barrier is going to get damaged and just lead to more oil production, clogged pores and premature aging
Damn, I didn’t know that. I just used it to get rid of the hair on my face but I might limit my dermplaning then. Maybe once every 4 weeks
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It's okay nona, skincare can be so overwhelming and over the years I've realized simpler tends to be better. I really messed up my skin due to harsh products for a while but thankfully after years of recovery it's pretty stable now. It's frustrating when most of these corporations don't give a crap about results and just want to jump on the next fad ingredient. Dermaplaning once a month should be fine, and to answer your questions about vitamin C, it's a very finicky product. The issue is that most companies don't create shelf-stable vit C because it oxidizes when exposed to air so quickly. I would recommend something like Holy Snails Great White Shark serum (uses a water soluble, shelf stable derivative) or the Vitamin C Superserum from Protocol which uses the purest form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) in a proprietary airless bottle to protect it. >Is it bad to take a vitamin c with a cleanser with lactic acid
Since it's a cleanser you're washing off it might be okay, but vitamin c and lactic acid typically don't play well together because acids layered with vit C will destabilize your skin's pH and make the vit C useless before it gets absorbed. To be really safe I'd maybe use a different/gentler cleanser when you're planning to apply your vitamin C afterwards. Also, if you want a product that's great for cleaning pores and absorbing oil Queen Helene's Mint Julep Mask is clay-based and sucks extra gunk away like nothing else. Very gentle too. Only use it once a week at most! Give your skin time to stabilize. You can also just buy pure French green clay from somewhere like Mountain Rose Herbs and use that as your mask, it will last you forever and give the same results.
Thank you nonny
! I've heard that and was going to check it out after trying out the Honest Beauty Hydrogel Cream, which I've also seen as a dupe for it!
I’ve been using silk/satin pillowcases for years, I definitely think they help reduce frizz and they feel nicer on my skin in general. Like the other anon said, you don’t get those lines on your face after sleeping in one position for a while. After using both the pricier silk and cheaper satin options, I’d say go with the satin. It’s easier to wash (real silk degrades over a long period of machine wash/drying) and it feels a lot cooler than silk imo. Satin is also way cheaper and gives all the same benefits. >>256977
I’m the first anon you replied to, I don’t think these are worth it because the concentration of those ingredients are so low. Same with face lotions that say anti-wrinkle or whatever. Instead I’d go with a good retinol serum for fine lines and maybe a caffeine depuffing serum, then follow with a basic moisturizer. Serums are way more concentrated and usually worth the money compared to lotions and eye creams.
I finally got rid of my acne!!!!!!!!! I have dry skin and live in a very dry climate. Here is my guide:
>Wash face in the morning and at night
I was previously only doing it at night because I have very dry skin. But my skin actually does indeed need it in the morning as well. The trick is to not use a foaming cleanser if you have dry skin and just use a cleansing balm - I use Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm as it is very cost effective, but I love the Derma E one more, it just is more expensive and not cost effective since I use this product so much. I'm thinking of trying Neutrogena cleansing balm and the ELF one next.
>Washing makeup sponges religiously
Every single week I do this. I wasn't previously.
>First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
This is the only option I've found that actually moisturizes my skin in the dry, arid climate I live in.
>Hawaiian Tropics Silk Hydration Sunscreen 50 SPF
This sunscreen is super moisturizing and affordable. I don't see a difference from expensive brands.
This definitely makes a difference. You need to keep using it, though. I apply it to my undereyes, cheeks, lips, and mouth area
>Paula's Choice 2% BHA Lotion
This was a game changer. It gave me some DEEP acne at first, but it went away after three weeks and now my face is clear!
>First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Moisturizer after the exfoliant, of course
If I don't use aquaphor, I will wake up with a dry face. That's how dry it is where I live.
I also sleep on silk pillows. I don't think it affects it that much.
I'm tempted to alternate the BHA with retinol every other day, but I'm not sure it's worth it. My goal is healthy skin. I'm tempted to try other peptides and the like, but I feel like I may have screwed up my skin before by going overboard on that stuff. I am considering adding a vitamin c serum in the morning. Any tips or recommendations are appreciated!
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Is there a huge difference between these two? Cosrx blackhead & whithead liquid. Which one is the best?
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I'm at my wit's end. I had a bad forehead breakout that wouldn't go away so I started tret 0.05 in December. I went through a terrible 4-month purge but it brought a lot of the pimples to a head. I thought I was finally getting to the end of it, but I realized I still have a ton of small bumps on my forehead that look exactly like picrel. They're not coming to a head and I can't even squeeze them. Tret is seemingly not doing anything. Should I move up to 0.1? Stop tret? I'm so done. My skin used to be so smooth.
Looks like fungal acne. Mine got better after using Cosrx snail mucin serum and cream only, besides a cleansing oil and wash. And decreasing sugar while increasing fish oil consumption
Here's the bible of fungal acne, hopefully it helpshttps://simpleskincarescience.com/pityrosporum-folliculitis-treatment-malassezia-cure/
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How tf did this ugly fag become the ceo of skincare
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This is so fucking good nonnies don’t sleep on it
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It's not that sunny where I live (UK), so I never use sunscreen. I'm also south european so I don't burn unless I stay out in scorching hot sun. But, I do tan easy and have a rosy look before I tan (which shows there is some damage). Even if a light tan isn't that bad for me, darker skin doesn't suit me.
I'm not sunscreen obsessed and I don't want to be one of those weirdos that wear sunscreen when sitting next to a window on a winter day. I also don't like the damaging chemicals in sunscreen.
Does anyone have any sunscreen recs without harmful chemicals, ideally low spf? I found this image online but the amazon review for some of them are really bad.
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the la roche one didn't work at all for me, i thought it would help with my perioral dermatitis but i felt like it just clogged my pores idk. picrel however works amazing even for pd flareups
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Anybody got experience with this face wash? (normal to oily T zone, some closed comedons/pimples)
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god what do you guys do about a fleabite on your face that simply wont heal for some reason. its been weeks and all i do is put anti itch cream on it and leave it alone. i didnt scratch it or anything but its still painfully red pic related
Hi I'm the poster in >>257364
, just wanted to give an update in case someone else is going through something similar. I stopped tret and started using Stridex (red box) again, and it looks like my forehead is clearing right up.
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has anyone else tried Rodial's skincare? what do you guys think? i typically don't buy luxury skincare but some of their products are just so fucking good.
(i was a little clowned on for spending so much $$ on it but genuinely some of their products are so good and i have a literal stock of almost 100 much more eonomical and theoretically just as effective products, including prescription azelaic acid, yet some of them are just not as good in terms of formulation and percentages, it feels, as rodial)
>>261868>Rodial - Super Acids Daily Azelaic Acid Serum>Aqua (water), isoamyl laurate, propylene glycol, glycerin, alcohol denat., stearic acid, sucrose stearate , ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/ vp copolymer, azelaic acid, lactic acid, phenoxyethanol, sodium lactate, cetearyl alcohol, parfum (fragrance), limonene, geraniol, linalool, farnesol, behenyl alcohol, punica granatum (pomegranate) extract, sodium hydroxide, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, dimethylmethoxy chromanyl palmitate, disodium edta, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium hyaluronate, tocopherol, lactobacillus ferment lysate, hydrogenated castor oil, stearyl alcohol, protease, subtilisin, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, limonene, geraniol, linalool, farnesol
I'm sorry nonny
, this looks horrible regardless of the price and I also tend to spend more on skincare than I should with my means.
Also promise I'm not a shill
but I just wanted to mention this lady also has other vids for hooded eyes and some other stuff. She seems very based.
I have Seborrheic dermatitis aswell and these things have helped me:
- ketoconazole shampoo everytime I wash my hair for few weeks If I get flareups and then once a week for maintenance
- salisylic scalp serum once a week. (I use system 4 scalp lotion)
- cortisone scalp treatment few times a week
I dont use these all at the same time. Rn using the salisylic scalp serum and I think its the best method anyway since it doesnt require RX where I live. All of these methods helps with itching and flaking.
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nonas can anyone figure out what's wrong with my skin? i cant tell if i just have normal texture or if i'm breaking out or my skins reacting to something i'm using.
right now i use https://www.amazon.com/KOSE-SOFTYMO-SPEEDY-FACE-CLEANSING/dp/B003ZX6Q9S
as a face wash (usually once a day before bed, not sure if i should start using it in the morning as well?)
For moisturizer I use https://www.amazon.com/Moisture-Lotion-Toner-Kikumasamune-Women/dp/B00ECQCVK0
once a night and then a small amount of the sake cream moisturizer by the same brand before bed.
in the mornings i usually just wash with hot water.
any advice? i just feel like my skins been looking really irritated
Yes, it looks irritated to me.
Could be one of the products you're using, I personally dont ever use cosmetics or makeup so idk.
Also, check if you wash the pillow case often enough (it can cause breakouts if you don't) and what detergent are you using for the pillow case, those can also cause irritation.
no worries, it's been healed for a while and i take good care of it, i think the angle is weird >>263757
honestly, i just worry that it's too textured but i think i'm just brainwashed by society to think any texture on my face is bad. also hopefully the pic isn't revealing enough i may delete it hahaha>>263781
thanks nona i use hypoallergenic detergent but i could stand to change my pillowcase more often!!
thanks for advice everyone
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that sucks nonnie
… I wonder if the spf is made for specific regions and that's why it didn't work well where you live? Though Koreans are obsessed with staying paler I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't made for full day sunlight use either. Try using something with aloe vera or some milky moisturizers until the skin peels off. And get a big sun hat for next time
you probably sweat on your face. Most japanese/korean sunscreens are not water resistant, that’s how they make them go clear on skin, that’s why you were supposed to be reapplying them like, a lot. Which is why they usually come in small tubes, you were supposed to carry them with you.
Get well soon nonnie
, use aloe vera and hope it all works out
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Used picrel last night and woke up with what I think is chemical burn on my eyelid. Top layer of skin is wrecked with lots of tiny dot wounds and it's secreting yellow fluid all day. I'm not worried about how to treat it or anything, but could this be an allergy? First time using a vit C product and first time having such a reacion to a product as a long time skincare user. I don't have any allergies otherwise.
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is there a good dupe/similar product to picrel? unfortunately this brand is unavailable in my country and shipping from amazon is hella expensive.. i just love the niacinamide + calendula combo, both of those work very well on my skin
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WHY DIDN'T ANYONE EVER TELL ME ABOUT CRYSTAL DEODORANT BEFORE???? THIS SHIT IS A GODSEND IT IS PERFECT I HAVEN'T BEEN EVEN A TINY BIT STINKY ALL WEEK. WHITE DEODORANT MARKS ARE THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE AND "INVISIBLE" SOLIDS ARE ALWAYS A LIE, GELS FEEL DISGUSTING, I AM FINALLY FREE FROM ALUMINUM AND THOSE PESKY STAINS I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE
and yes i've tried glycolic acid because i already use that Ordinary toner, but crystal sticks are honestly a lot better. sometimes the glycolic acid dries sort of sticky and if it's right after i've showered and shaved it stings a lot. i literally found my holy grail just by taking some random girl on a random reddit thread's advice and it wasn't even expensive i can't believe i went almost three decades of life never knowing about it. this is the euphoric equivalent to when i discovered period underwear and went fully tampon/ pad-free forever with ease. like it is life-changingggg
Obviously daily UV protection.
A chemical exfoliator of your choice
Some form of retinol
I have practically see through skin that freckles easily and using these ingredients (I mostly use inkey list and the ordinary because i'm cheap) I have seen a difference in my face and even on the back of my hand that I drop the serums onto before putting on my face, like can see the difference between my two hands in terms of how even the skin tone is and lack of freckles.
oh fuck i actually did not know that lol. aluminum-free wasn't my main selling point though because i'm not allergic to it or anything so i think i'm fine with it.
although idk the one i bought is labeled as not containing aluminum and my bf has been using it too and he's allergic to metals like nickel and usually aluminum deodorants, but he has liked it and not had a reaction so far. i guess i should tell him to be careful though (i'm assuming the fact that it says paraben-free but not aluminum-FREE means it's got another natural element with a different aluminum in it? idk i'm not a geologist we've established i'm stupid)
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Glad it works for you nona. I used crystal deodorant for a while but I always found it inconsistent. I also found that I could not just re-apply it without taking a full shower first. Whenever I had a day where it just didn't work I had to go back to regular deodorant till the next day.
Later on I tried a natural deodorant in picrel, it burned my pits off. Back to roll-ons now.
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I feel like you can’t see it very well in this picture, but I have two red patches of skin on my cheeks that I can’t get rid of (on either side of my nose.) I stopped wearing foundation about 10 years ago and that helped some, they aren’t as red as they were, but sometimes they do seem to be worse than others. I use a skincare routine with a lot of moisturizer currently, though it really seems like nothing helps. I’ve never NOT had this on my face and it’s kind of disheartening now that I take skincare more seriously.
could it be a mild form of perioral dermatitis? does your skin get dry and flaky where it's red? for me it's triggered
by sulfates (sls) and petroleum (lots of moisturizers have petroleum to lock in the moisture, including the cerave ones) and that really freaks my skin out. there are a bunch of other stuff that can trigger
it too, maybe look through your ingredients and try eliminating the bad ones?
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I know nothing about skincare but ive been recommended to use baby powder for bacne. Is there something better cause I dont think its working?
ooh I'll look into it thanks!>>266189
Like anti bacterial wash? That makes sense I think someone suggested anti bacterial soap before too. Thanks!>>266273
Damn I had no clue. Its still sold here though
>>266302>How old were you when you went on it?
Early 20s (30s now so I don't remember timing too well)>How long were you on it for?
2 rounds so idk a year or two?>How many mgs were you on?
Sorry sis can't remember>what was the overall experience like of being on it?
It's harsh and inconvenient but it works, it's hardcore shit. The dry skin wasn't great but has some unexpected benefits (I barely had to wash my hair because there was no oil on my scalp). It was bizarre to go from constant cystic acne to having bulletproof skin that couldn't grow a pimple even if you wanted it to. Like, I could sleep in makeup or use shitty products or use no products at all and it made no difference. That really convinced me that yes, it's medical issue that should be cured with medicine, it's not my hygiene or my pillow or skincare or diet or whatever people think. >Was it worth it?
100% worth it, best thing I've done for my appearance and confidence. My only regret is not doing it sooner. But to be fair, your acne sounds mild and mine was quite bad so the difference was more dramatic for me, and the side effects may be less worth it for you - the worst side effect I had was a couple of premature lines in my forehead because it was so dry for a long time.
>>266302>How old were you when you went on it?
first at 16, 2nd round at 18>How long were you on it for?
around 2+ years i believe>How many mgs were you on?
20 mg twice a day i believe>what was the overall experience like of being on it?
honestly i haven't experienced any side effects other than dryness. and i absolutely loved that my skin went from extremely oily to dry as hell while i was on accutane, i basically didn't even have to wash my hair like ever. however i did have some pretty bad dry patches with flaky skin, especially the corners of my mouth and lips looked terrible. get some super moisturizing lip balm and moisturizer once you're on it>Was it worth it?
well.. not sure. i was told that it's normal if the acne comes back after the 1st round, but i still have acne to this day (i'm 26 now). granted i stopped getting cystic acne, now i mostly have inflamed breakouts here and there. unfortunately genetic acne cannot really be fixed, you would have to rigorously take care of your skin pretty much forever to keep it under control. obviously everyone will have different outcomes based on overall health, type of acne and genes
my sister is currently on antibiotics for acne so i'm very curious whether that approach works better and more long-term than accutane when it comes to my type of acne
Qtica Intense Lip Repair Balm. Put it on at night and it should keep your lips hydrated for most of the day. Check Amazon reviews, it's legit. Only thing that worked for me after trying a million different products. Otherwise as >>267005
says lanolin by itself is decent but Qtica has it as 1st ingredient and I found their formula more effective.
It worked well for me too but I got lazy because it took so much time to apply and dry.
I switched to spray-on deodorants and have been liking it so far. If you find yourself slacking, consider spray-on in the future.
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Ordered picrel. Is this really the secret of anti aging?
Lmao amerifags are stuck with their shitty zinc oxide sunscreens. They deserve premature aging anyway.
i swear by aquaphor, i live in a really dry desert climate so i use it as a facial occlusive at night and then have a small tube of it for my lips throughout the day. also have a tin of vaseline with aloe for lips that works too. idk something about regular chapsticks/ lip balms always just make my lips worse and more chapped>>267041
for minor sperging about a new holy grail product over a week ago? i'm doing fine lol there are vastly more unhinged anons to worry about on this site
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Zinc oxide is fine, but US filters are very old school thus US sunscreens are generally worse than european or asian sunscreens.
Mexoryl 400 is the first sun filter to protect skin effectively against ultra-long UVA rays. Ultra-long UVA rays, which measure between 380 and 400 nm, penetrate the epidermis and are the among the primary causes of skin aging.
The only sunscreen in the world that contains Mexoryl 400 is: La Roche Posay Anthelios UVMune 400 SPF50+
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Should i trust the kylie jenner skincare? I got her foaming wash in a skincare bundle, and i dont know how to feel about it.
I think elf’s cbd lip balm or nyx cannabis lip conditioner are my favorites… efen if they are “weed” themed.
Also. I hope you to light exfoliation on your lips every other week, i notice that helps too. (A simple sugar scrub works for me)
Yea, thats what I figured. It was part of a bigger bundle of skincare items I actually wanted. Im going to give it a friend a
who loves all the kardashian shit.
I only buy new products in bundle deals, and it always ends up being a steal. Its my little treat that cost me at most about 100/ year.
Poster from >>261218
again for Update Nobody Asked For #2. Turns out my skin is not clearing up. The texture does look better but I'm still getting pimples. It's seriously getting to me. My skin has also gotten super sensitive; almost all products make me itchy around the mouth/chin area now. I don't know what to do, but I will try changing my diet. I've been eating a lot of cheese this year and I know it's an acne trigger
for some. I like it so much though, ugh.
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Yesss this was my go-to sunscreen until I couldn't find it on sale anymore, I switched to the Garnier one and I found them to be super similar (both brands are owned my the same parent company, L'oreal) but the Garnier sunscreen is a bit more matte. I'm really happy we're fortunate enough to have amazing and accessible sunscreens and skincare, I don't know where I would be without french pharmacy brands, they're really a godsend. I want to recommend this sunscreen to anyone that has dry or combination skin (I'm not sure how it works on oily).
It really depends on your skin tone and the intensity of the UV.
I'm super pale (Fitzpatrick 1) and my freckles darken if I spend even 20 minutes in strong direct sunlight so I know I'm getting sun damage.
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I love doing facial masks and scrubs, my absolute favorite being the rice flour one I just love rice and how it smells, which is great for softening spots or redness.
I just got orange peel powder and tumeric, and I wonder if anyone else here have tried making masks with those? Not necessarily together. Pinterest has a lot of recipes, but I don't know if I can trust them. I for example don't enjoy putting honey on my face, and I wonder if some drops of lemon juice would be harmful, specially considering I already have the orange peel powder.
Thanks in advance!
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you're so close to getting it sweeite
'skincare' products (excluding medical prescriptions) are the biggest scam going, why do you think men have better skin. jesus christ
I don't mean to attack you but I genuinely don't understand, does a girl have to be allergic to make up in order not to wear it and openly talk about it or otherwise she's a nlog? Women brag about wearing make up all the time, why is the opposite not ok? I don't look down on women who wear make up, but they often make me angry because they can't acknowledge how their behavior influences the next generation of young girls who condition their skin to some bullshit they don't even need, all for the profit of, mostly, men owning multi billion dollar companies. Not to mention how many make up products contain mica which is a mineral often extracted with the help of child labor in third world countries. Sure there's "no ethical consumption under capitalism", but there are things you literally need like food and clothes, and things you don't need, like make up, and I don't see what's so extreme about minimalizing the harm
No you’re absolutely right that she shouldn’t have to have a reason like being allergic, but a lot of women on this board take immediate
offense to another woman talking about not wearing makeup or using much skincare, and call her an NLOG. As if other people’s choices are a personal attack on them.
Considering they post pickme shit like >>273776
can you really blame anons for being suspicious?
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Has any other Europoor tried this? I got really happy when I saw it, Balea usually has great products for ridiculously good prices
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I want to get an umbrella/parasol for when I’m out for long periods of time on super sunny days, do you think a cheap one would be fine or should I invest in a dedicated UV-blocking umbrella?
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Any nonnys here have perioral dermatitis? And what’s worked for you? Started getting it a few months ago and got prescribed antibiotic cream but the issue is it clears up but then not even a week later it flares up again. Cut out vitamin c in skincare, chemical spf, sulphates and makeup. Switched to just using cetaphil cleanser which I only use once a day and a light moisturiser. Next step is probably oral antibiotics but is there anything else I can try just to expand the time between flare ups?
Don’t be such a doomer nonny
, as long as you don’t have significant skin damage by that age you should be fine.
People who put so much importance on a skincare routine are fools who'd rather attempt to buy themselves into good skin instead of putting in actual hard work through consistent excersise and a healthy diet.
If you lead a genuinely healthy lifestyle and use sunscreen you're good.
Yah I figured, I hope it lasts though. >>274599>>274609
I never needed it, I still probably don’t but I want to age well so I started now>>274618
Oh I’m a health and fitness freak to the point where it’s obnoxious and that’s probably what’s carried me this far
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can the famous nivea cream break you out if you use it on your face? it has such a heavy consistency compared to all these moisturisers you typically buy, i'm worried about it clogging my pores, even though women have been using it since the 1910s…
I used to! I switched to fluoride-free toothpaste, this was number one for me. Theodent or Apagard Premio are just as good as fluoride and Toms of Maine flouride-free is a good cheaper option. Cetaphil cleanser was still too harsh for me during a flare up; I used angels on bare skin from Lush and/or Dermalogica ultracalming cleanser. Barrier repair products helped IMO; Dermalogica’s ultracalming barrier repair and Krave great barrier relief serum worked well. Cetaphil is a good moisturizer. If it’s really bad, don’t use anything on it. Let it calm down and start introducing things back slowly. Don’t use ACV like the Internet recommends. Metronidazole helps with the redness but doesn’t actually make it go away so I wouldn’t bother if they give you that. I would also recommend very strictly avoiding any topical or nasal steroids, so they don’t accidentally transfer to your face.
I also think Cica products might work well, but that whole trend blew up after my perioral dermatitis was under control so idk. I would probably go with Dr. Jart if you did try it, because I’ve definitely gotten some shady Korean cica products before.
This shit >>274748
I love putting it all over my face like a mask
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I am desperate. I stopped wearing foundation as the pandemic hit and while my skin is clear, I have the shittiest texture and redness. I use hyaluronic acid serum, mossa moisturizers, use a face washing gel and the occasional sheet mask and chemical peel mitt, spf 50 of course.
Is there something I could use daily that would smoothen me out a bit without being an actual foundation or a cc cream, I am kinda thinking some gel, lotion, cream idk. I know my pores just are big, they have been bigger but I have also hollowed out a lot during the pandemic so I just look so tired and shit rn, and foundation also looks and feels nasty, but I understand that texture is just something I have, no primer or gel will take it away fully, buuuuuut yeah. Thank you to anynonny who got through this word vomit!
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I don't know what can help with texture but green-tinted creams can help a lot with redness. I see picrel recommended everywhere for that, but I'm using Avène Antirougeurs SPF which is just slightly greenish but it's enough as prep before BB cream; so you can look into things like that, maybe it will help.
I'm not gonna start using foundation again but I could just get a pore filling primer to try on its own now that I think of it, thanks nona>>275009
oh shit I've seen this one before but totally forgot what it was called thanks! I don't have that much redness, mostly on my cheeks sometimes but wouldn't hurt to try this one, thank you!
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I know that The Ordinary's 0.2% retinoid in squaline degrades way too fast and is practically useless after 3 months, but is it a decent way to introduce your skin to retinoids cheaply? I'm thinking about applying it every 5 days and use an exfoliant the day before I apply the retinol (I exfoliate twice a week using the bioderma sebium cleanser)
Here's what I was thinking of:
>1st step: Apply moisturiser, then apply 1 drop of the retinoid on my forehead, then apply another layer of moisturiser
>2nd step: Apply moisturiser, then apply 2 drops of the retinoid to the whole of my face , then apply another layer of moisturiser
>3rd step: Apply 1 drop of the retinoid to my whole face with dry skin, then apply a layer of moisturiser
I'm planning to do this over the course of 6 weeks
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i saw some of you talking about the dr jart green cream and i bought this rescue kit (it has the cream) while it was on clearance. what if any of the products within are good, if you guys have used the dr. jart cica tiger grass red reducing line?
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Wtf do I do to HUGE pores? Is it true you can't shrink them after they have enlargened? My forehead is the worst, since as a kid I never washed my hair and my greasy bangs were on my forehead 247 enlarging the pores to the size they are now. Those and my cheek pores have even gone bigger as I age
i've been on isotretinoin twice and it was definitely worth it, i finished my last course about 5 years ago and my skin has been nearly perfect since. i went from painful, deep acne to not having any zits, ever. for me the only side effect was that my scalp basically stopped producing oil so i didn't have to wash my hair at all kek. i was on a pretty low dose though, which might also be the reason i had to go for another round after my first one.
i have never been on hormonal birth control and it was an issue for the first doctor i saw. however, i went to a private doc which was more expensive but she totally understood me and didn't force me to go on the pill. she did write me a prescription for them (i guess just to follow the correct protocol) but that's it. i would suggest you see another doctor but if that also doesn't work, you could just get the prescription for the pill but never actually take them.
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I am a dumbass. Pray for me nonas
>try 0.2% retinol solution for the first time
>absent-mindedly put to drops on my face and try to spread it evenly and thinly
>put a fuckton on moisturiser on face to dilute it
>look at the ingredients of moisturiser
>first ingredient is 'purified water'
>fuck fuck fuck fuck
>cleanse face trying to get rid of the retinoid, despite cleansing face yesterday
>rinse face with water
>paste on moisturiser
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How do I cope with sunscreen's long setting time and/or greasiness?
Sunscreen is the best anti aging product, but it has a setting time of 15 minutes which is really annoying bcs if I want to go like do groceries I have to take 20 minutes to prepare instead of 5 mins. I know that sunscreen immediately activates so waiting isn't really necessary but I have to apply translucent powder on top of my sunscreen because otherwise it's a sensory hell with all the grease (I think I'm more sensitive to it than average) and I don't want to look like I've got vaseline on my face.
I'm currently using the altruist spf 30 and use the recommended amount (1/2 teaspoon for face + neck). I got this sunscreen because I'm poor (I'm 18 and my mum doesn't like financing my skincare), it has a very high PPD (PPD 39) and according to reviews isn't very greasy but it is for me.
I've been searching for an affordable sunscreen that isn't so greasy but from what I read it seems like all of them are if you use the recommended amount. And the youtubers/tiktokkers that claim their sunscreen isn't greasy look greasy 24/7 imo kek (the only ppl who don't look greasy wear makeup so I assume they also use a translucent powder).
I live in the Netherlands.
Yeah, I went on it twice. It cleared up my acne for 1.5 years afterwards but would not last and eventually I'd get acne again. During the first course, the only side effect I got was dry lips. The second course though was a bit worse: I started pain in my joints and my hair got very dry, and I ended up also getting KP in my arms for some reason. My skin cleared up for almost a year after that, then I started getting acne again. There are some people who go on 6 courses, but I'm not sure if I'd want to take accutane again knowing its potential to harm your body.
The thing that eventually cleared up my skin is lowering my refined sugar intake to an extreme minimum, and eating almost no bread. I kept experimenting with my diet until I knew what foods triggered
acne. There's a ton of research on the gut-skin-brain axis, you know. I get breakout like every two months when I eat something that triggers
my skin by accident but even then the break out is minimal and it's a Normal People Breakout.
To be honest since it sounds a bit extreme in your case I'd say to just ask around for a derm who has prescribed to accutane to patients without BC and take one course. Facebook groups in your area might be helpful for that if you don't know anyone in real life. It might work for you after only one course, or it might not work but still, you'll get Normal People Acne which is semi-controllable.
Your dose depends on your weight, mostly. They multiply your weight by the cumulative dose, which is 120 or 150. So if you were to weigh 110 lbs, you'll need about 5 (but they make it usually 6) months of 40 mg daily of accutane. If you're having too many side effects they'll lower your dose (to 20 mg, for example) and you'll have to take it for ten months instead, but it's the same cumulative dose in the end.
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Try Bullfrog Quick Gel if you can get it shipped to you. It's a clear gel that dries fast. I used it growing up and it's extremely superior to lotion and spray sunscreens.
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i have a oil-prone skin, that i keep under control with a simple facial wash 2 times a day and sudocrem.
but when the summer comes my skin gets completely ruined, all thick and bumpy, with awful breakouts. whenever i exfoliate it gets immediately better but the next day i wake up even worse, with even more pimples. i wash my face with water a couple times during the day to remove the grease and sweat, and use my normal facial wash twice a day. i switched to a matefying mosturizer, but to no effect.
any advice would be appreciated.
Many people think that being oily means you have to avoid oils but using oils topically can help. It's best to stick to non-comedogenic oils to avoid breakouts. Sunflower seed oil is a very inexpensive option that I love.
Getting a lot of breakouts can also be a sign of sensitive skin, so avoid unnessessary perfumes and other irritants on the face.
I also noticed relief from exfoliating so eventually I started using a lactic acid face wash with no perfume and a gentle pH of 4,5. The results aren't as immediate but over time is smooths out the skin and helps with clogged pores. You might want to check if the exfoliation you're doing rn is too rough or the pH of your facewash too high.
Ofc diet and hormones affect breakouts but when it comes to skincare the biggest thing for me personally was switching to the exfoliating face wash I mentioned and using oil as a serum always after washing and overnight.
The video also has some good insight on other possibly useful ingredients.
According to google it seems like the setting time for mineral sunscreen is 15 minutes>>276448
I live in the Netherlands so it has high shipping costs :/>>276455
Nope, I have dry skin because I use tretinoin.
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Can I use just generic bentonite clay powder instead of Atztec Secret? Or does it have some extra speshul ingredients? The label says it's just 100% bentonite clay.
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More of a vent than anything else but if any of you anons have similar experience, found something that magically worked or just see something I've maybe missed I'd appreciate ANY advice.
I'm 30 and since the beginning of puberty I can probably count on one hand times my face was clear for more than 1 week. It's not extreme acne but there always are a few pimples, bigger or smaller. Things I've done since:
- went to multiple dermatologists - it was never enough for any of them to consider any long term treatment, got some topical drying lotion but it didn't solve anything and barely helped with existing issues
- went to multiple cosmetologists, no improvements
- implemented skincare routine; over the years i've tried simple ones and complex; expensive and cheap, different kinds of peelings, serums creams, tried doing nothing at all for some time; its slightly better with simple routine but never actually really good
- clean my face carefully 2-3 times a day, taking my time and using dedicated products
- regularly and often change my sheets
- took care of the diet, I can go for weeks eating no gluten, sugar, lactose and any processed food at all, also went through multiple tests to determine any potential intolerances but nothing came up
I'm at loss here. So many times I just want to never go out when it gets worse. Not a single person I know has it as bad as me, even if sometimes I see some imperfections on somebody it's nowhere close to what I'm dealing with NON STOP. It makes me so insecure to even interact with people, to go to places, to enjoy my life. Yes, I know it sounds dramatic but anyone who dealt with something similar can relate I'm sure. It's so upseting anons… if theres anything anyone can offer I'd love to hear it, but i'm glad to get it all off my chest too.
Unfortunately no one suggested hormone testing before I started contraception and now since I'm on it it's pointless, but I was thinking it could be it… really sounds like last possibility left, too bad it's the one that seems unfixable really. >It’s like having acne is a personal failure and a sign you are lazy and it hurts
That's exactly the feeling I'm having. No one usually says this kind of thing to my face but when you keep hearing advices like "maybe wash your face better" when you already do everything I've listed it feels like others perceive you as what you said, dirty and lazy. It sucks going out almost every day with this in my head. But I'm glad someone understands, and that even though it's not perfect still, something worked for you; maybe i'll be in a place to try it someday too.>>277069
Unfortunately they tend to be red, painful and swollen, I've tried many ways of covering them with make up but it's never enough, I'd reapply concealer and powder multiple times a day and they were still visibly red and there; so now I've kinda given up, just using pimple patches if it's really bad and BB cream. It tends to be T zone indeed but excess sebum situation happening there (if it's not hormonal like other anon suggests) would probably be fixed with everything I've tried so far skincare-wise? I don't know. I've changed the way I look (bangs, glasses, so on) so many times in these years I don't think these are connected tbh but definitely a good thing to watch out for. Thank you for trying to help nonna
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has anyone tried this peace out retinol stick? I've never used any retinol product so i wouldn't have a tolerance to a higher percentage product. But I wanted to know if anyone else is familiar with it
Looks like a bandwagon product the company released just to throw the words "retinol" and "peptide" on a product.
I'd watch the YouTuber NoBSbeauty's guide to retinols and get a good grasp of what makes a product effective.
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I had an alcoholic bloat face for years and stopped drinking weekly about two years ago, I very rarely drink now, picrel. Good: I've lost weight and my face is slimmer (surprise: I have a jawline kek). Bad: I look fucking OLD. My face looks dull and hollow in general, and especially my nasolabial folds got crazy deep. They suddenly are even there when I'm not smiling or anything, like smile lines but more intense. I'm really considering filler but actually, I don't want them… Is there anything that might make my face more plump - skincare, esthetic treatments, anything?
Just pick one, actually to me they're the same, unless you're talking about toner?
Anyway, if you never even wear makeup you don't need to strip your skin of its moisture. I'd suggest you wash your face only once a day, unless you have other things to strip off of your face (products that would need you to wash it two times a day; SPF cream because its heavier than your typical moisturizer, retinol/tretinoin or any other form of acids because you don't want it to stay on your face too much). If you don't use any of that, just wash your face once a day and you're good.
I use a cream cleanser once a day. It actually leaves me skin very hydrated, soft, and clean, but I figured I'd ask here just incase it's better to use both for whatever reason. Thank you nonna!>>278060
I'm new to the whole skincare thing and in my country cleansers and face wash are marketed as two different things
anon that's just called aging. you had a bloated face for years and some extra weight. it's normal that you have lines now. don't get filler because it doesn't work for nasolabial folds and it doesn't actually dissolve. it will just make you look bloated again, especially after a few sessions.
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Does anyone know what these tiiiiiny white bumps are ? They’re not Millia and they’re only on one of my cheeks. They’re got after I shower with hot water. But come back in a few days. I can’t seem to Google them
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Any ideas for me? My pores have become more clogged over years despite washing and then skin grew over them. Despite how they look, they aren't ice pick scars. Tried retinoids but they only made my skin peel, didn't smooth the surface or unclog. AHA and BHA didn't do a thing. Based on what other anons say I'm beginning to think it might be yeast related, but I read fungal acne is red and itchy, which this isn't.
Spoilered because my skin is disgusting kek
I've been using the retinoids for more than half a year now and I still peel. How long did it take for you?
I moved and never got a new derm but while this was happening she said it was clogged pores. An online doctor referred to them as lesions and had no idea what they were. With both I started low strength tretinoin but got no results>>278204
I was using both in my skincare routine for a long time. I can't remember exactly but at least a year?? I used Cosrx AHA/BHA every time I cleansed. Before that, Paula's Choice resurfacing foam for a long while too. Nothing.
I've had very limited experience with tret (just insanely irritating to me) so I'll skip that part.
Collagen products can be moisturizing but the best thing to do not just for skin but joints and connective tissue health is eating collagen rich foods and then, less importantly, are supplements. I've discussed this a lot with my best friend who has a masters in chem and dietetics, she says in plain English that although you can't absorb collagen whole when you eat it, your body breaks it down into usable nutrients to rebuild its own collagen.
I've used alpha skincare AHA lotion applied thick and left on like a mask for an hour or two for keratosis pilaris, along with hydrating with hada labo watery lotion in the huge pink bottle. A Korean bath towel also is good for exfoliating. But some of my KP on my legs was stopped when I stopped using any lotion on it (besides hada labo). I think it was clogging my pores.
Took collagen supplements for a knee injury and oh my god my skin glowed
! Silky, shiny, smooth
Seriously, it's amazing. I eat healthy and my skin is spotless, but the supplements still made a notable difference for the better. Worth every penny imo
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Has anyone used this moisturizer? Is it any good?
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This plus a nice bb cream/tinted moisturizer or sun screen gives my oily big pore face a fighting chance in hot weather.
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Hey nonnnies, thought id respond now that ive been to the derm and got medicine for it.
i have what they call chronic Folliculitis.. so my hairs inflame often especially when shaved anywhere on my body. also i have boils deep deep in my skin forming, and when summer starts my thighs rub together and i got an insanely inflamed cyst there that lasted a week or more. just because i plucked a hair from my thighs.
i will be trying to get my insurance to pay for laser hair removal as i am getting so fucking much discoloration, pain and uncomfortableness in general from it.>>277156
I do use public toilets but I disinfect them always or hover pee. Also because of you I am cleaning my toilet seat more often, thank you!>>277162
ive used that for regular hair issues before and it didnt help. i do supplement zinc though!>>277208nonnie
, my sweet nonnie
. you were right it is chronic inflammation that ill have to live with. for the nonnies with the same issue that arent able to go to the derm ill tell you exactly what they told me to do.
first i got an antibiotic tincture that i apply to the active areas all over my body once a day with a clean small make up brush soaked in the fluid. they mixed chloramphenicol 1% and 2-propanol v/v (alcohol) and put it into a dark glass bottle.
also i got told to use a shower glove, those exfoliating kinds, and she recommended me two pricy products that i bought because holy shit i hate my ass.
first is Kerapil "Dermo regulating care" which is a cream against ingrown hairs.
second is Biretix by cantabria labs whicch is just a exfolitating cream u rinse off. she told me if it dont work i should go back in 3 months and then we can try accutane since apparently it helps a lot against this type of shit.
also she told me to try and limit the amount of lactose i intake.
osorry for insane butt acne sperg and details but if i can help 1 nonnie
out there with this information ill be very happy
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do you pale companions know of a good sunscreen to put around the eyes? every time i put spf around my eye area it ended up melting into my eyes and irritating them. i tried grocery store brands, nivea, neutrogena and shiseido also. i wear sunglasses and hats now.
i got some freckles on my eyelid like picrel and i would like to get rid of them, but i don't know what product i could safely apply to that area. anynonny have advice for getting rid of freckles on and around my eyes?
What benefit is there really to having a multi-step skincare regimen? Diet, hydration, sleep, and stress levels seem to have a profound effect on the skin's appearance, so keeping those in order while maintaining a basic regimen that includes moisturizing, sun protection, and maybe specialized treatment for acne/hyperpigmentation/etc should take care of most skin concerns. However, it's hard to deny that layering lots of hydrating products and using certain active ingredients also creates the appearance of glossy, 'healthy' skin, though finding the right combination of products for your skintype is costly and time-consuming. I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling like I'm receiving mixed messages about the benefits of 'crazy' skincare regimens and it's really overwhelming, especially when it all feels like a great big ploy to take advantage of women's insecurities by marketing pricey products as the solution to aging.
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Nta I use Hawaiian Tropic and it works fine
Meaningless contribution but I love their sunscreens, they smell SO GOOD and have these little sparkles making the skin looks beautiful. And definitely works well, I bike in full sun every day to work and don't look tanned at all.>>281584
Having tried various oils in the past I've never seen any difference in their effects. They're all good as a final step of the skin care to "lock" the moisture, but squalane is still better.
I would highly suggest watching this video on sunscreens. https://youtu.be/qQO9pOYapnM
Basically, if you want a good sunscreen, you're going to need to get it from a country other than the US, because their classifications are much stricter. In the US, getting UVA protection is a gamble. Your best bet would be Neutrogena, but I personally import La Roche Posay's Invisible Fluid so that I know I'm getting quality.>>281549
This probably doesn't protect you much against UVA. Definitely look into it.
Good to know, thank you nonnie
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Nta but it has Avobenzone in it, it definitely protects against UV rays, both UVA and UVB.
I used the 50 spf moisturizer one as pictured. Sunscreen can really dry out your face and titanium dioxide irritates my skin, so this is a great product for me. It is retarded that people shill Supergoop when it has the exact same actives and is at least 3x the cost considering how little sunscreen you get in each bottle.
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Samefag, for reference I included a table of active ingredient comparisons.
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NTA but thank you for linking that video. I went through that lady's blog and decided to settle on trying out picrel since I don't want to deal with the hassle of finding EU/AU formulations of sunscreens available in the US. It seems like Bondi Sands has good reviews, should be ok for my skin type (oily and acne prone), no difference in formulations, plus the price point is good at only $13 and readily available at many stores. I was looking at the la roche-posay one from her recommendation list originally but because of price and formulation differences, I think bondi sands is a much better option.
I still want to know though, does anyone else have experience using this specific sunscreen?
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this is my skin if anyone has any advice especially about my expression line!
Your link says nothing about avobenzone and whether it sufficiently projects against UVA, it only is stating that SPF strength is often misleading. Your precious EWG website also lists a product from Hawaiian Tropic that has the same active ingredients as the other sunscreen I showed:https://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/about-the-sunscreens/981291/Hawaiian_Tropic_Antioxidant%2B_Sunscreen_Lotion%2C_SPF_30/
Seems like you really lack reading comprehension, anon. You might want to retake an English class or two. You remind me of those idiots that think parabens = cancer because tumors were found to contain parabens inside them.
However, it does not prevent sweating.
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I don't see much magic in it but it looks like it can't do much harm to skin.
Thank you for looking it up! Good to know it won't harm the skin.>>282649
That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for confirming.
There is one but its 6 years old and dead>>>/g/258919
Dental thread that's more recent / a bit more active
Bump it because I wanna know too kek
I use the 1% retinol serum from The Ordinary and it says to 'apply after water-based serum'
I also always put a water-based moisturizer on top and nothing bad ever happened? Am I dumb?
not bioavailable. just because the bottle says it contains 500% DV doesn't mean you absorb that>>283271
only get a few minutes a day when its not peak hours.
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This is THE facial sunscreen I haven't had a sunburn all summer. It's so powerful but light
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I tried retinol for the first time and I think I added too much accidently, even though I diluted it with moisturiser. I know it’s supposed to get worse before it gets better but I just want it to stop. my skin has been breaking out for the past 3 days because of the retinol and my acne has never been this bad before. I don't know what to do about it but I’ve been exfoliating my skin every day with a Salicylic Acid exfoliant and hope that it’ll cause them to go but idk
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I've been trying to repair my skin barrier after over-using Tretinoin, will The Ordinary's AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution undo all my progress if I use it once every 2 weeks or so? I've Googled for the answer to this but I want to double check with any nonnies who are knowledgeable.
Thank you miss nonnie
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fuck cerave this cream is my new best friend
Does anyone else struggle with very textured flaky dry, dehydrated skin with lots of bumps, CCs, and acne that feels like paper to the touch yet looks shiny and like an orange peel since they were very young? My skin is just disgusting and I can't even wear make-up.
Pretty much everything I've tried in the past years has broken me out.
Cerave burns my skin, so does cetaphil.
Stuff like >>284514
breaks me out.
Vaseline gets me too.
And yes I've tried many things. I am so fed up of spending needless money on just trying to find a BASIC LOTION. Also, yes, I spot test, I only use one thing at a time.
I have no idea what to do. I desperately want to start actives.
Hmmmm, actually did use it for a while and it didn't sting. This was 2 years ago so I might misremember, but I might try it again. >>284587
I'd be surprised if I didn't have several kinds of acne. The way my skin looks is just…whew.
>>282610>it looks like it can't do much harm to skin.>beeswax>olive oil>2 ingredients which can cause a severe allergic reaction
I beg to differ>>284423nonnie
are you out of your mind? if your skin barrier is fucked up the last thing you need to do is EXFOLIATE it even more wtf, especially that tO solution which can burn your face
You need emolient and hydrating shit, NO ACTIVES!!!!!
I've always liked the classic Clinique Dramatically Different gel moisturizer. It gives enough hydration and my sensitive but acne prone skin tolerates it well. If you want something even lighter, Sebamed Care Gel is a nice basic option with minimal ingredients. I don't think this could break anyone out. It's very lightweight though, it might not be hydrating enough on its own.>>284781
NTA but TO's Niacinamide and Zinc didn't work for me either. It clogged my pores pretty badly.
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Maybe look into stores that have good return policies. Also, if you live in the US….well, I have a very dumb strategy. I have something called the "carepass" from CVS, it's 5$. You get a 10$ off anything coupon every month you can apply to any order + free shipping on certain products. And occasionally CVS sends you 40% off 1 item coupons.
CVS overprices products somewhat so I don't get multiple stuff at a time, but basically I buy one thing using the 40% off coupon each time I get one and I usually save $$$.
Is this dumb? IDK.
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Glycolic acid helps to smoothen my skin whenever it's getting flakey. I use the everyday Nip+Fab glycolic fix pads, but they do some with a higher concentration of acid if you need something more extreme. Besides that, there's always acid peels.
Nonnies, I’ve been struggling for years to determine what my undertones are and where I land on the Fitzpatrick scale. Sephora/Ulta employees have been of no help, and the online quizzes have all provided different answers.
- My skin is not quite ghost white but still very pale. It gets scorched when exposed to the sun but never blisters or peels. It also doesn’t tan. I have a few freckles/moles in random spots on my body. I guess I would be considered “fair” as opposed to “light?” Or does “fair” only apply to extremely pale people, like redheads?
- My natural hair color was dirty blonde growing up but has since darkened to an ash brown (with red and golden blonde streaks?). Very odd.
- My eyes are technically hazel (light brown around the pupils, followed by gold, light green, and dark green. They appear medium brown from a distance, however.
- My veins are blue and purple.
- Olive green makes my skin glow. I also look nice in pastel pink, pastel blue, jewel tone blue, pastel purple, and black. White looks better than off-white.
- Silver jewelry looks better than gold.
I think I might be cool-toned or neutral and maybe a Type II? I wish that I had figured this all out when I was younger, but better late than never, I suppose.
By the way, I had a single milia (?) that wouldn't go away. I knew enough not to pick at it. I read that glycolic acid could help and bought some pads similar to these. After five uses, I woke up and the milia was gone. So I can recommend glycolic acid for things like that.
Just follow the instructions, some pads have you rinse with water after using them. A long time ago, I won some kind of "dual pad" peel kit in an online giveaway. You used one pad, waited a couple minutes, and then neutralized with the second kind of pad. I think it was called Alpha/Beta daily peel. If I had money to throw away, I'd probably get those again, but the cheaper ones are just fine.
Hey anon! I finished up accutane this April/May and overall it was a good experience. I dunno what dosage you're taking, but I went from 30mg for about a month then jumped to 50mg. Some things to look out for:
- Ditch your current cleansers, exfoliants, actives, etc. Your skin will not be able to tolerate them and make it worse if you do. Get super gentle cleansers, like the squalane cleanser from The Ordinary if they are available in your region.
- Your whole body WILL dry out, externally and internally. Use a gentle soap for everything and moisturize everything.
- Use an occlusive, like Vaseline, before sleeping. Otherwise your face will be super dry and tight.
- My scalp would get very flakey and itchy during my dose increase, but stopped once I got used to the new dosage. To better it, I would only use conditioner to clean my hair. Don't itch your scalp as that'll make it worse.
- Speaking of scalps, my hair was super nice and dry for at least 4 days. Shampoos dried my hair/scalp out too much so I would use a clarifying conditioner to clean it, maybe once or twice a week.
- Get lubricating eye drops because your eyes will be super super dry. It sucked.
- Get a good lip balm too and use it liberally. Otherwise I found my lips start to bleed and crack.
- Not everyone gets this, but I hurt my back during accutane and it exacerbated it a lot. If you find that you are getting any muscle/bone aches, take glucosamine and omega 3s. It didn't take away my pain, but it dulled it at least 60%.
- My injuries/wounds healed a lot slower than when I wasn't and that was very annoying (see above). I was also exhausted most of the time, so try to have a solid sleep schedule and try to exercise lightly.
My skin after accutane is very very nice and I haven't had the big, nasty cysts that I used to have preaccutane. However, I do get small pimples that go away after a day or two, which is still better than what I had before. My skin gets worse if you don't have a good cleanser, especially if you're wearing sunscreen. (I went on vacation in a very hot sunny place and wore sunscreen everywhere. I only had the squalane cleanser and I kept breaking out. Funnily, I washed my face with shampoo and it cleared it up pretty well.)
I think that's everything but if you have any questions or concerns, just reply to me here! I'm on this site way too much, ha. Best of luck, anon!
Thanks so much. I am deliberately doing this in Europe because I am living here (I hope more or less permanently but who knows) but I also didn't want to be subjected to the pregnancy test obsession in the US. My dermatologist here just informed me that I can't get pregnant on this medication and I said, "no risk of that, don't worry." And that was it. But I will make sure not to have any gaps in the treatment for any reason - good to know that you'd have to start again!>>286520
Wow, you're my angel, I really appreciate this! I'm on 20mg right now and have a follow-up with my dermatologist tomorrow. I have been really tired but my schedule has been insane (taking care of an elderly dog + work + dissertation). I also got covid, which made me sleep constantly.
- Thanks for the reminder about cleansers. I occasionally use a sulfur cleanser but can stop. I got this cleanser for my face, it's supposed to be for extremely sensitive skin: https://www.dm.de/balea-med-reinigungsmilch-ultra-sensitive-p4058172879975.html
I have something more intensely moisturizing if I need it later; I can't remember the name but it's also for very sensitive skin.
- I can see I should prepare by switching over my shower gel and stuff. I have short hair and exercise so I do usually wash my hair at least every other day, but I'll just keep an eye on how it's feeling for now.
- I stocked up on unscented Vaseline-based lotion for my body.
- did you need anything special for your undereye area?
- what lip balm was best for you? I'm finding that anything I put on just seems to disappear after a short time. This is the biggest side effect so far. And dry eyes, I got a better contact solution.
>>286526>did you need anything special for your undereye area?
Personally, no. My undereye area wasn't specifically dry or crepey, thankfully. I just made sure to moisturize a lot and put vaseline there too before bed. >what lip balm was best for you? I'm finding that anything I put on just seems to disappear after a short time. This is the biggest side effect so far. And dry eyes, I got a better contact solution.
said, I heard lanolin was the best for lips but I didn't use it because I'm vegan (Inb4 someone says accutane isn't, blah blah)
. I used this brand called Hurraw and it was decent enough but definitely accutane dried my lips out anyway. I truly think vaseline is a godsend on accutane since it helps to lock in moisture which is what your lips need!
I also forgot, but make sure to wear sunscreen if you're going outside for long periods of time or if your workspace faces a large window. Thankfully it was winter when I was on accutane, but the times I went outside without accutane I got burnt. Not very fun.
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I'm a lactose-intolerant vegetarian and have been vegan in the past. My current intake of dairy is limited to occasional aged cheese and whatever is used in baked goods. I still got acne as a vegan. It's clearly a bad mixture of genes from my grandfather, who had rosacea & bad skin, and hormonal issues. I have endometriosis, too - the deep infiltrating kind.
The decision to try accutane wasn't one I personally made lightly. I was/am worried about the side effects. But how long should I suffer with embarrassing, painful blemishes that lead to scarring? I should have done this ages ago - as it is, I have spent so much money on things that never worked. There are people with much worse acne than I have (my poor cousin, male, has a face of deep pitted scars from his). So I appreciate suggestions about diet, but when I say I have tried almost everything, I have. Including hormonal birth control, which I never wanted to be on. Not trying to be overly defensive and maybe accutane won't work either, but special diets for acne and endometriosis have been recommended to me before. Also exercise. Also getting pregnant (ffs no). I used to be seriously anachan as a teen/young adult and then had a couple years of healthy-ish veganism. I exercise regularly.
I'm being a superspergy witch now but I had years and years of being blamed for my bad skin by relatives who just assumed I was doing something wrong. My mother gave me Proactiv again last year - even she, with her own inherited skin mess, cannot accept that this shit doesn't work for people with shitty genetic tendencies. As it is, I had to set aside a fund for treating the scars after this course of treatment. Thankfully I'm neither a man nor as close as my mother and aunts are to the likely genetic source. But at some point, it's time to try extreme measures instead of living day after day with problems that never really subside.
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thoughts on cerave's foaming acne cream cleanser?
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Got a tester of picrel and felt Heaven. I have a turbo skin autism, everything is always too harsh for me, but this one felt so nice.
Anyways, asking for a budget moisturizer that doesn't feel like fucking mayo on your face, bc I'm a europoor and spending 50€ on a pack of cream.
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Idk if you have a store called "Action" (drugstore) in your country but I bought this cheap moisturizer from there and it works great for my dry skin. It's heavy though so a little goes a long way.
Have you tried castor oil? It's pretty cheap, you can find some that come with mascara wands for applying to eyebrows.
Thank you anons for this recommendation >>285198
and this info share >>286457
, I got rid of the milia on my forehead!
I used Vaseline to really lock in my moisturiser overnight. Really lay it on thick! Just bare in mind that this will transfer to PJs, bedding and hair so is quite messy. >>289544
What’s your routine? The texture issues I had only really started to go away when I began using a retinol.
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does anyone know how to get rid of denie Morgan folds like picrel? i take antihistamines etc etc but I’ve always had them, considering laser surgery now (I have allergic shiners too)
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Look at introducing a BHA into your routine. They go deep into pores and will help lift away blackheads. You might find you’ll “purge” for a couple weeks where any blackheads or zits beneath the surface come up. This might help the texture issues in the long run. Remember to use a sunscreen too as chemical exfoliants can increase photosensitivity.
I recommend The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid 2% but I’ve heard great things about Paula’s Choice, The Inkey List and CosRx too.
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i usually check reddit comments on certain things and run all them through cosdna, sezia, and another app on my phone with the ingredient lists. if it's clear on both then i will consider it along each other so one item v the other, but also some ingredients fuck me up. i cannot handle witch hazel, niacinamide, snail, or fragrance. im not sure why for witch hazel because others it works amazingly, snail is due to a problem with dust allergy, niac due to fermentation and fungal i think, perfume is just shit for the skin. When I buy a product I go to checkout fully then try coupons so whichever is the cheapest wins. >>289760
try this? Hydrocolloid bandages from Walgreens/cvs/walmart cut up are the same shit as pimple patches but heal way faster if you leave them on for 16-24 hours. its also cheaper since a box of 10 costs $2.5 or $4 depending on place. my bad acne leaves dark marks for 1-4 months but ive been doing this for a month with great results.
Have any anons used avene? I have been using pic related for a month and while I think it helped heal my face from the blue bottle la roche I was using I dont think its cleaning my face enough. Im getting white heads when previously it was pretty rare. Also any super gentle recommendations on moisturizer? I gave up using IUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum cause I noticed the moisture it gave couldn't justify the clogged pores that went away when I stopped using it. I dont even care if its a bit pricy but something with a basic ingredient list without the stuff listed above. I swear I'm about to just try my Cerave moisturizing cream on my face cause I'm tired of looking. I know my face cant handle coconut or shea butter, nothing to do with oats either.
I used Avene's cleansing product once, also since it passed some websites that analyze cosmetic products for ingredients that may cause acne.
It was for sensitive skin and didn't make my skin dry, oily or cause irritation like many other products. So I recommend Avene as a brand.
Nowadays my skin is clearer, maybe since I'm 22 years old nown, not 20. I also eat pretty healthy, fast sometimes, and drink lots of liquid.
Anons, do you think the following ingredients:
Water, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Acetyl Glucosamine, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Amodimethicone
seem ok for sensitive skin? It's for a very new product that comes in a massive container for 10$ so I was thinking of trying it out. It seems like the ingredients do check out on skincarisma so it seems too good to be true.
i am on a tranny dose of spironolactone (200 mg). i take zinc, magnesium, turmeric, fish oil supplements daily. ive tried epiduo, clindamycin, tret, benzoyl peroxide, BHAs, AHAs, the list goes on…
only thing i havent tried is non dairy/zero carb and accutane. i am losing hope.
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WOW. Ok. So. It got here and the formulation looks pretty different. Like, there's even corn starch in there for some reason and added fatty alcohols (olivate I think?). At least they added panthenol too, but it's a bit of a let down because I was looking for something fungal acne safe because I am not 100% sure whether or not I have it. >>293106
Seems like that would be too chaotic for your skin. You should maybe just either cycle or add another, less rough beneficial ingredient to your routine.
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Hi friend, this is an old post but I wanted to respond anyways because I was searching for an answer to this question for a long time, so hopefully you or someone who needs it will see this. Mine was pretty bad, but it's cleared up a lot since I've started this routine, and I'm still optimizing my routine as well to see if I can one day clear it completely. Using Hibiclens soap (picrel) twice a day helped me a ton. I started using it only once a day after it cleared up a lot, because this stuff will dry your skin out badly. Be sure to get a foaming bottle for this stuff as it is liquid. After that I use a benzoyl peroxide cream on any specific spots that are giving me trouble, and every 2 or 3 days I use glycolic acid, a chemical exfoliant. I still get spots down there but they are usually small and I can make them go away within a few days. Sitting a lot makes it worse, and if my butt gets sweaty when working out or something (GROSS sorry) I always make sure to clean off as quickly as possible because sweat really triggers
breakouts. Hope this can help someone out, it fucking sucks and it's embarrassing to have ass-ne.
vitamin c and sunscreen. maybe it's a placebo and i'm just improving cause i've been really good with my skin care routine over the past three months but sunscreen (incorporated maybe a month ago) seems to be making so much difference for fading my dark marks. i used to just wear sunscreen if i was out for a while when the uv index was above 3 but now i wear it every morning no matter what and reapply before going out.>>292923
i'm so sorry nonna :( are you still taking any of those actives you've tried? i've heard that spironolactone works well in conjunction with another active, i personally was on birth control and tretinoin at one point and that helped me a lot but my hormonal acne wasn't too severe. my mental state and skin picking definitely made it a lot worse than it needed to be, and improving my skin helped me so much.
i've never taken accutane but your acne seems to be having such an emotional toll on you that i think you should really consider it, especially if it's possible that a single course of it can eliminate you needing to be on such a high dose of spiro for the foreseeable future. there is also winlevi that is a new topical anti-androgen but it is also very expensive. i hope things improve for you, big hugs.
Cream–I didn't realize there were pill form. I honestly heard about accutane drying out the skin and that's a bit too shocking for me considering I've had horrific skin flakes since I was 10 and I think it'd be disastrous if I got even dryer skin. >>293519
Yeah, I am starting to think so…I actually think I might be having estrogen dominance considering a few changes to my lifestyle/diet that I found out can contribute to it–I think I started getting particularly terrible hair growth as well. I will talk to my doctor about it. Sigh. I hope lifelong damage hasn't been caused.
Nonnas, I need advice. I'm "old" (in my 30s) and I never had a skincare routine cause I always hated the smell and feeling of every single beauty product I used. Still, I think it's time I start something and wonder if you have recommendations on books and websites about skincare, like the basics, what do I do about dry skin, how can I support my skin to look better, etc, so I can read up on it and decide what I need and want. The only thing I'm doing for my skin at the moment is avoiding the sun, not wearing make-up (always too dark or smells horrible) and not smoking, but I want to do more and keep my good skin for another few years, kek.
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I bought picrel at the recommendation of a friend to help with shaving bumps. It’s fragrance free so I was wondering if it would be a good idea to use a little of my normal body wash with it so I can still smell how I like to. Would that completely cancel it out if I mixed it with my other body wash (the hey humans brand if it matters)
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I want something that will help with blackheads on my nose as well as blemishes. It's very prominent on the sides of my nose. I've been using charcoal nose strips but it's still not enough to completely cleanse every stubborn blackhead. What should I use? I've been looking into salicylic acid and other BHA chemical exfoliatants but reading about all this is very overwhelming. I have a dry, sensitive skin type and rarely get acne or pimples.
Just got The Ordinary's lactic acid 10%. Wish me luck nonnies.>>293947
I also want to know. My blackheads are very deep to the point where pore strips don't even work on them
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A pore vacuum might work? But you have to be careful with those because if you use them too long you can bruise your face.
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Recently I started using an aha/bha toner in the evenings and I use these very thin 1/3 cotton pads (pic rel) that take very little product to get soaked. I just on a whim started to soak them a little in the toner and just lay it on my nose like a sheet mask and after about 3 to 5 mins I take it off and I found it sort of dissolves the blackheads. There wasn't a very significant immediate effect but after doing it for a couple weeks the pores in my nose are less visible and I only see one or two blackheads now. I assume because the toner was sitting on my nose for a while it had more time to work as opposed to just swiping across the surface like I usually do. The toner I use is from the same brand as the cotton pads, pyunkang yul, and it is very mild on my skin. Alot of bha aha toners burn my skin but not this one.
Tap it gently with a clean piece of paper / cotton pad; you can put some cold water on it to help reducing inflammation. Make sure it stays clean after, don't touch it if you don't have to.
If you have a niacinamide product, you can apply it topically there, it also can help with healing; otherwise wait until it gets try and the scab forms and then moisturize it well, even multiple times a day if needed.
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I use the cosrx aloe sun screen daily and it's my favorite so far, i recommend it to everyone.
(fyi I have dry skin)
I have constant fucking blackheads, whiteheads, blind pimples you name it
I have oily sensitive skin and keratosis pilaris which means my pores can get clogged with sebum or keratin and I have a lot of texture on my face because of it
I've tried salycilic acid, I've tried oil cleansing, I've tried physical and chemical exfoliators
I just seems to get clogged pores and spots no matter what. I drink loads of water and exercise and have a good diet and clean my glasses and pillowcases and hair regularly so I don't know what's going on.
Currently I am using cerave hydrating cleanser and giving my face a gentle exfoliation with my false nails as I lather the cleanser. It scrapes away the keratin bumps and bursts any little pimples threatening to form. It's working ok for now (I could just be having a clear skin week tho). But I'm annoyed that it's only this stupid clawing-at-ny-face technique that seems to work.
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Hi nona! Our skin types are quite similar so I wanted to share some products that might help you as well. Both of these contain Mandelic acid, which is very gentle compared to most AHAs and I feel has improved not only the overall texture of my skin but even the amount of sebum it produces
The first is picrel which is my holy grail right now. The Mandelic acid unity exfoliant toner by Youth to The People. It combines different types of chemical exfoliants which I love because it penetrates really well. My blackheads and KP in particular have improved amazingly once I introduced this. One word of warning is that it does have a very earthy/herb like smell, it dissipated once I put it on but keep that in mind.
2nd option is a bit more cost effective and is actually a serum like texture if you’re not looking for a toner. It’s the Mandelic acid 10% + HA by the Ordinary. Truthfully I don’t like much from this brand but this one surprised my in a pleasant way. The texture is actually sort of oily but soaks in quickly. What I like to do because of the texture is massage it and work out some sebaceous filiments I have. That technique might help with your keratin bumps
I’m pretty autistic about skincare so sorry for the long winded answer, I hope these maybe help!
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nonnies, should I get the picrel? I'm slowly recovering from a severe acne break out, caused by internal health issues. I'm not using anything aside from an oil cleanser and a moisturizer, and so far my skin is slowly but steadily getting better. Still pretty tired and kinda saggy. I'm not usually into anything outside of mentioned (like serums/acids/toners/etc), but my fave shop is having -20% on all rn and it caught my eye. Also, would be grateful for any acne/post acne recs for 25y.os/ "I-fucked-up-my-face-in-my-neet-years" women.
Thank you nonny
That mandelic acid super food exfoliator sounds promising, I'll give it a try!
Yeah I don't like the ordinary either, had nothing but bad reactions from their products… The joy of having oily AND sensitive skin(TToTT)
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nonnies, I’m at my wits end. what the fuck is going on with my torso? ive been diagnosed with CARP (Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis) and I’m taking minocycline for it and I’ve seen no effect at all. i suspect the weird dots are keratosis pilarisis but ive never seen anyone have it on their torso like me. to top it all off, there’s the weird hyperpigmentation that makes me look dirty and velvety (could be Acanthosis nigricans) but my derm said nothing about it. ive got the pregnancy hormone line and I’m not pregnant? and if it’s AN , I’m already lean and not obese and everything ive read is about losing weight. I’m suspecting it’s hormonal or something at this point. please help nonnies how do I clear this up it looks atrocious and nothing helps
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Nonnies, I'm having the worst breakout of my life. My entire lower face is covered with cysts as well as a variety of other pimples (which is rare for me)…it's SO bad that I looked up acne on google and my acne is worst than all the pictures I found. I've been using tretinoin but I am starting to suspect it isn't "purging" that's causing the issue. What do I do?
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Nice surprice this morning, my niacinamide bottle is finally finished. Goodbye useless crap, years of using it hoping that one day it will finally help my oily skin and big ass pores just to face disappointment every day. Time to save my money and live with plain old moisturiser and nothing.
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Is this brand good?? I want to try some of their products.
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I recommend this so so much. I've tried, I was this anon >>292469
And it felt like it was actually giving me purged cystic acne I had never seen before. Within 3 days of switching to this which I use on my body my face was happier. It's been healing ever since the post with only 1-3 super minor white heads on my jaw. My skin hates everything but this is a god send. Now I just need a sunscreen/moisturizer that wont flip out the progress I made.
I really need help, I am developing smile lines at 22, I have noticed that I have small, disconnected wrinkles around my mouth area and IDK how to deal with them.
for BG information I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't have a healthy diet and I don't have a stable sleeping schedule, I am iron deficient with very low iron stores, low b12, low D and not great overall health.
I'm on supplements for iron, D3, and b12. I also take soft gel Vitamin E, and Cystine supplements for my hair because I lost ~1/3 of my hair recently because of stress and bad internal health.
I'm overweight but I started going to the gym regularly and I'm trying to look after my health.
would the changes I'm doing be sufficient to help with my smile lines or would I need to do more? would it be topical treatment, or do I have to get something more invasive done?
I'd really want to get rid of these I'm trying to leave the ugly loser lifestyle and enjoy my youth.
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i know this post is old but i desperately want to try this. i've been considering getting fillers in my nasolabial folds and my lips because i have very prominent laugh lines/downturned mouth that gives me a permanent, severe resting bitch face. but if this works, then it could save me about $500. has anyone else tried it?
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I'm considering buying picrel. But it is a bit pricey so I wanted to ask first if anyone has any ideas about the brand shiseido. I recently bought their sunscreen and absolutely love it. I have mixed to oily skin but thought a bit richer moisturizer for the night would be good. Also I bought Paula's choice 2%bha and use it for two weeks now but dont see any changes is that normal? >>296264
Your lifestyle changes can definitely have an impact on your smile lines. When I weighted more my smile lines were much deeper. Stress, lack of sleep, unhealthy diet can make your skin look worse at the moment. Check if you have habits where you move your face a certain way that gives you wrinkles. I had forehead lines and that was because I frowned a lot of time. I stopped doing that and my lines are gone. Sorry for esl english
I know it worked for some of my friends, but i didn't work for me. The thing i 100% recommend from russia is haircare, the herbal ones are the extremely best. (eg from Elfa Pharm, 7-oil shampoo with Avocado and Shi).
Admittedly as a person who has lived in russia, our haircare is amazing but skincare-wise we usually would just buy all of the Korean skincare before it was popular. A lot of koreans would travel to Russia just to buy their products for a lot cheaper.
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opinions on lush skincare? i started using picrel at the same time as i started a new medication and sunscreen and my cheeks have been breaking out worse than ever. i guess it could also be related to wearing a mask. but yeah my cheeks look like they have a rash of pimples on them so something fucky is going on, and after reading a bit i think the lush lotion is to blame and i might be having a reaction to the essential oils or something. i stopped it last night and am currently only doing cerave hydrating facial cleanser at night and supergoop daily moisturizer for sunscreen in the morning. if my acne doesnt go away i'll change sunscreens then cleanser i guess. i'm really hoping it's the skincare and not my medication because i don't want to have to go back off medication kek
its probably annoyingly overstated but you can keep drinking coffee as long as you drink more water, as it is a diuretic (makes you pee). I'm back on my water intake and I've learned to take 10 big sips at a time and it helps me finish water faster. Idk I like to chug instead of sip lol. But if it helps to quit im proud of you!
I just started tret, day 4 and my skin is really itchy and the corner of my lips are a little raw, what can I use to make it feel better? I'm going to skip it tonight.
, I was drinking massive amounts of water + making sure I got extra electrolytes. After I stopped drinking caffeinated coffee my acne pretty much stopped appearing. I had been seeing new cysts + pimples on my face, especially my jaw + chin every day for so long and it's been a few days now and not one new one has appeared and my skin is much more clear. Could dehydration have been causing my cysts? >>297661
What I just said, plus just having a glow/suppleness again. It's not perfect but it's better.
I also read up on other peoples' experiences and apparently it wasn't uncommon for some people to just have the best skin off of caffeine + there's possible research on it interfering with collagen synthesis.
interesting! well too much caffeine can also increase your cortisol levels too, which for me creates those cyst pimples. Sleep might also factor in? But yeah we really don't know how much caffeine affects our body. Can I ask if you drank dairy with it?
I'm intrigued but I love coffee so much, and I had cystic acne for most of high school and now its manageable. I kind of gave up on the idea of having perfect skin lol but I might try it at some point. Did you feel like crap quitting or no?
I drink pure black coffee only.>>297896
As far as I know; I still am drinking decaf coffee so I'm sure there's trace amounts of caffeine (supposedly it's like 99% decaf). I recommend maybe looking up other people's experiences too if you need the extra push. My own theory is that caffeine just affects people differently so it's easy for some people to handwave potential negative effects. >>297893
No dairy. I mostly quit it months ago.
Also, caffeine never had any effect whatsoever on my energy levels–maybe at most I'd feel weird a awhile afterwards if I had a ton. I'm a very exhausted person pretty much 24/7 and it's a part of why I'm trying to check all my bases.
I can tell that maybe I was slightly dehydrated in spite of the extra water + electrolytes so maybe I feel 5% better?
I've read about caffeine and dairy causing acne before on simpleskinscarescience. According to this website the connection between dairy and acne seems to be correlational though. But when I increased my dairy intake from little to multiple liters of milk a week I noticed a steep increase in acne and it returned to normal when I stopped drinking that much milk.
>Firstly, the caffeine levels of coffee negatively impact the body’s hormonal stress response by increasing levels of cortisol (a stress hormone). (52) This is bad because stress is linked to acne. (53)>Secondly, remember all that info above about how excess insulin is bad for acne? Well guess what else messes with insulin? Coffee. (54)>Thirdly, coffee can interfere with iron absorption and sometimes contains mycotoxins. (55, 56) Two things that could cause systemic inflammation and worsen acne.
>dairy is bad for acne because it has natural (and sometimes synthetic) growth hormones and anabolic steroids. These increase serum insulin levels and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), which have been linked to the pathology of acne.https://simpleskincarescience.com/acne-diet/
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I have a skin condition called Acanthosis Nigricans. There is not much out there for 'curing' it, and sites etc. normally just say to lose weight. The thing is, I am a healthy BMI, and I definitely don't have diabetes, which can also cause this condition. I do however have PCOS which can cause insulin resistance, which in turn can cause Acanthosis Nigricans. I've tried following a keto diet to see if this helps. Maybe I haven't given enough time for visible results, but I really do feel hopeless and kind of alone in this problem and I'm scared I'll never be able to get rid of it because PCOS can't be treated per say. I went to my GP recently and she didn't seem to have even heard of it before…I felt as though I was educating her. She recommended a dermatologist but what can they do in terms of mitigating the problem? They could only try to lessen the appearance. I suppose I could accept only being able to lessen it, but my determined ass wants to believe I can completely get rid of it. I have it on the back of my neck, armpits and groin. I can honestly cope with it in my armpits and back of neck as these places aren't normally visible unless I'm wearing my hair up which I rarely do, and who tf is analysing your armpits. The groin part is the where my issue with it lies because it's just…embarrassing? It makes me feel disgusting like the skin looks 'dirty' and discoloured compared to the rest of my skin. I'd like to know if anyone here experiences this and/or potentially knows how to treat this because doctors have been useless. I have read up on tretinoin cream being potentially good for lightening the skin, but again this is really only managing the problem. Maybe I'm in the wrong thread.
Thankyou, I will seek out an endocrinologist >>298155
Lmao why are you being so rude? I went to my GP telling her it was 99.99% because of my PCOS, she agreed and recommended a DERM not an endocrinologist. I didn’t argue or request one because I lack confidence and didn’t want to be a ‘drain’ on the system here because I felt my problem wasn’t imminently threatening. She did test my bloods and I’m waiting on results but if they say it comes back ‘normal’ I have no clue what I’m going to do. I already feel embarrassed having taken up an appointment for my problem, now I feel as though I can’t bother them anymore.
That’s strange, I went through my GP. It was a long process at the time because they said that they wouldn’t offer Roaccutane unless I had tried X amount of alternatives. So I had tried a bunch of topical prescriptions and different kinds of tablets, and when they all stopped working then the GP referred me to a derm who started the process of trying roaccutane. I had to be on birth control and take a monthly pregnancy test in hospital while I was on the tablets, but that wasn’t really an issue since I was young.
Unless things are different on mainland UK (I’m from NI), I don’t understand why your GP wouldn’t be the go-to for this kind of thing since it’s dealing with prescriptions etc
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Has anyone tried the Chanel Le Lift series? Thoughts?
My experience with Chanel makeup and skincare products is horrible. They're cheap and hike up the price because they can do so by using their name. I wouldn't give my money to them if I were you.>>298801
Western ones are anyway. Nothing wrong with spending big on Sulwhasoo products.
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I guess this question goes here? I have dry lips and no matter how much lip balm I apply it doesn't help (I currently use a lip balm from the body shop).
Would it help if I switched over to Vaseline? I have also seen some places sell honey bee wax lip balm which tbh sounds interesting but it also kinda sounds like snake oil. Does anyone have any experience with it?
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Can anyone tell me about dermarolling or dermastamping? I'm desperate to get rid of pigmentation around my mouth (pic rel is off Reddit and is similar but not mine, I'm POC
) that won't go away with topicals but I really can't afford clinic treatments. This is the last thing I can think of that I haven't tried but my research told me DIY pens get blunt after a few uses and is hard to sterilize. I'm desperate.>>299746
Why would it be snake oil? Beeswax is one of many kinds of waxes/fats that will keep in any existing moisture on your lips.
Vaseline is really effective in my experience, I used to use a regular tub of it for my lips each night but I personally wasn't comfortable with putting petroleum products near my mouth.