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Spoiler for ugly pic. I tried tons of sunscreen because my skin is super reactive and I get acne easily. I've finally found a simple routine (moisturizer with spf in the morning, cleansing oil, BHA, face oil in the evening) and have my skin under control. My oily skin loves oils for some reason so I am a ball of shine msot days. Now, my question is: should I try to go for less bumpy skin, smaller pores, less shiny skin, and evened out skintone? Now that's it is okay-ish, I find it hard to gauge if I should stop there or if I should add something for a little boost because I feel like everyone around me has drier skin with more wrinkles but literally zero pores and super smooth and even skin. Nonnies am I falling for the skincare psyops?
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I've had a terrible skin picking problem for the past decade and have recently been trying to stop. I went without picking for a few weeks and all was good until I had some acne appear and now I'm sitting here with two big red spots on my face because I couldn't resist the urge to pick. All my progress went down the drain. What can I do to stop these urges once and for all nonnies? I'm feeling real desperate. I don't know how to stop.
Okay thanks both of you, my siblings used to tease me about my strawberry nose and then I got acne so my understanding of what good skin is is a bit wack. I'm starting to feel addiction creeping back as I watch more videos and product reviews, which are basically ads, I should stop now, keep doing my routine every day and enjoy my blemish-free skin.Can't help but think I have some discoloration around my mouth though>>317254
I have/had a big nail picking problem and I guess it is similar. I managed twice to stop for a full year and then it came back more viciously than ever, but every time I manage to stop it gets easier to stop again and for longer time periods. So you didn't lose all your progress and your skin always has the capability to heal. What works for me is 1) using creams so there is not a lot to pick at or that if I do pick it will calm down quickly, so for you it could be having a good routine that can manage your acne when it appears and soothes it when you picked.
2)From my understanding a lot of anxious or compulsive behaviors stem from some kind emotional misregulation and you should treat it as such. So legit using meditation techniques like breath awareness when I feel the urge to pick, sometimes bargaining with myself that I will pick my nails in 10 minutes until my bad mood passes, try to be less stressed in general.
Good luck nonnie
Thank you nonnie
. I completely understand the nail problem. It plagued me until a year ago when I stopped abruptly out of shame, because I didn't want a friend I was going to meet to see them like that. The urges to bite have gone away so far and have instead been replaced with disgust at the idea, and I hope it stays that way. I'm just waiting for the shame to set in with my skin picking problem as well, I think that's the only thing that's gonna make me stop for real, that shame of having to go outside after a particularly bad picking episode. But it's so hard, especially when it's the only way I've known how to deal with acne ever. I will try breath awareness, now that I think about it it sounds like a pretty good way to manage it. I'm almost jealous of how clear your skin is, now that one side of my face has cleared up I am showing off scars from years of picking kek.
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Nonitas i need some help i recently fucked up and used a free plum serum i got and after like a week of use i got this stupid cluster of bumps in the corner of my left lip. Its flesh colored at the moment, and it seems to be under my skin, but its starting to get lightly red. It doesnt feel like a pimple. I stopped using my regular moisturizer and the plum serum. Should i also stop using my facial washes while im at it? Also has anyone experienced this before? Im afraid of it becoming worse
Honestly /r/skincareaddiction's wiki is pretty good to get info on ingredients. I think the most useful for me was to create a super basic routine aka cleanser, moisturizer, sun protection. Introduce products SLOWLY like one product every two weeks AT MOST and one by one to make you're not allergic and it doesn't make your pimples worse. These products are the basic foundation of your routine.
Now for the specifics: I would start learning about the skin barrier as you have sensitive skin.(Typically being oily and wrinkle-prone probably means your skin might be dehydrated.) My advice would be to start with a gentle oil cleanser - my skin is oily and sensitive and acne prone and I feel like finding a good oil cleanser was great because oil dissolves oil, and thus could really clean my face without being irritating or striping. Then I would follow with a niacinamide based moisturizer without fancy bells and whistles. It should hydrate your skin well, make it plump and full looking, rather than shiny, and maybe lessen the appearance of wrinkles. Then, finding a good sunscreen would be key to prevent more pigmentation and scarring. For all those products, try to avoid perfume/fragrance if your skin is sensitive.
After all that you can look into the world of actives to treat your specific issues, but you'll have your foundation of tried and true basics to fall back on if you react badly to the actives, and honestly the basic skincare can go a long long way for quite cheap.
As tomboy (I say this because I don't use make-up at all) I first use a soap for my face (I would suggest you a gel soap, is less abrasive than regular soap), then face toner, gel face and then serum. I took reference from Korean face routine but omitted some steps.
Regardless blackheads, if you're on the pill it shouldn't be common. Are you eating well? If you don't have a sweet tooth like me and stay hydrated, it might be possible. But I would check with your gynecologist if is a problem with the pill itself.
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Is there a way to reduce the hollowness of eyes without stuff like botox? Because a) I'm not willing to spend money every 6 or whatever months to keep up and b) I'm scared of needles and don't want them near my eyes, not to mention the risk of blindness.
I have this kind of hollowness like in picrel, plus some blue/purple sprinkled in there. Makes my face so dull and I hate it
Ice for your skin is horrible and soap isn't the right ph for your face. Being a tomboy has nothing to do with your hygiene which you seem to lack to the point of having severe acne.
Go visit a derm.
Go to r/skincareaddiction and do their beginner routine. Cleanser, moisturizer, sun screen and maybe an active(acid/retinoid) is all you really need. For severe acne go to a derm.>>328231
Botox is for preventing muscles from moving so wrinkles can't form. Not for hollowness. Under eye filler is used to fill tear throughs, but it's really dangerous. No one reputable is doing under eye filler anymore. Maybe look into laser treatment for discoloration? There's also fat grafting, but it carries similar risks to injections and it's an actual procedure. I've seen some clinics inject fat but then you run into the risk of blindness again and necrosis.
Makeup is your best bet, someone in the makeup thread linked a tutorial on how to disguise tear throughs.
Oh, I thought filler is the same thing as botox, my bad. Is laser treatment safe tho? Looks like most methods are so unsafe lmao.
I saw that make-up trick, but I usually don't use make-up since I can't bother to get up earlier in the morning to do it. Plus, it makes me feel worse that I have to use make-up to cover this thing, I don't want to depend on make-up to get out of the house tbh, I started to feel comfortable with my face pretty recently, kek, that's why I asked for alternatives.
I saw at some point on tiktok this russian girl talking about "fascia" massages and the benefits but idk, it seems so obscure and I'm not sure what to think
Same anon here.
Has anyone had visible skin results from taking collagen? I hear so many mixed reviews ranging from like "my skin was plumper, less wrinkles, and more healthy after taking collagen for X amount of time" to "I've been taking collagen for X amount of time and see no results".
Collagen is crazy expensive here so it'd be an investment and something I'd have to save for. Is it worth it?
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This moisturizer, after nightly and sometimes daily use, has decreased the wrinkles around my eyes when I smile and almost completely taken away my nasolabial lines. My forehead lines are slightly less noticeable too. I use it with the gentle cleanser and sunblock almost every day. No moisturizer I've used before has had the intense impact this one has had on my face. New holy grail for sure.
I took collagen for sports injuries, it's stronger than collagen used for skin elasticity.
It was amazing
, my skin literally glowed, it looked younger, people commented. The effects stopped when I stopped taking it as I recovered.
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I use picrel for exfoliating, then use CeraVe's SA lotion for rough and bumpy skin. I'm not on bc.
I don't know the age of the nonnie
I replied to, but I'm near my 40's, so serum is something I don't like to skip.
Aah, thank you nonnie
! You just put me on. I'm definitely going to look into sport collagen. Which one did you use and for how long? Was it bovine, marine, or another kind of collagen?
Nonnies, I use this website to help me read and understand skincare ingredient listshttps://incidecoder.com/
It's helped me make better decisions and invest in good skincare that actually works.
I honestly don't remember the type, my trainer recommended the supplements and I just bought the one they had in the pharmacy. I remember they were ampoules, with liquid inside (tasted nice). They were quite pricey.
I used them for about a month I think? Until the pack was emptied and my joint injury healed. So not a long time at all, the skin effects came by pretty quickly.
But I don't know if this is ok to drink when you're healthy and for how long can you keep taking it, please ask these things at the pharmacy before you buy it.
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I want to go to my derm to get tretinoin. That'll probably be next year. In the meantime, is it a good idea to start retinol? What % do I start with and which brand? Picrel is the one I'm looking at buying, but idk if it's the right % or how much to use?
I'm planning on doing the sandwich method. Skincare is so fun I love it
Oh yeah I mainly brought this for a nasty scar on my body, am very pleased to say that it's doing the job. But then I put it on my face too, you know winter is always hard on my skin.
It will probably break you out a little at first, but it does the job of improving and brightening skin texture, whilst actually feeling moisturising to the skin since the squalane is like sebum.
I know nothing about skincare, but I prefer putting it on my skin without anything else underneath, so it has more contact with the skin. And then a good moisturiser. Would recommend.
Not me but my two female friends got better using birth control. Birth control isn't as bad as you as pcos is, pcos is literally possibly diabetes and obesity causing and if your androgens are high for a while, you'll be stuck with male pattern body hair + balding which isn't fixable. Don't go off of medication again without consulting a doctor, skin issues aren't that important but the actual harms your unregulated pcos will have on your body are quite serious.
I'm a last year med student so I'm not making shit up but I can't give advice online, the only advice I can give is to visit an OBGYN you trust, maybe try a few if you have doubts and make a treatment plan for yourself. Don't believe stuff you read online unless it's a verified paper on pubmed.
i’ll go back on it and stay on it!
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I’m a super fair olive and have been really depressed these past few months and it’s really showing in my under eyes. They’ve turned almost completely blue. I have a lot of surface redness that makes it stand out more too. Are there any vitamins or massages I can do?
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If that's your pic then you have nice thick orbital skin and a very pretty complexion too. Try cold compress on the eyes to help with fluid retention or massage your sinuses if you have congestion (idk maybe you've been crying lots), something like picrel plus staying hydrated (obviously) to prevent the moisture loss creating more hollowness. You have to get on a good regular sleeping schedule to help with the anemic bruised look. Living with depression is hard so just do what you can.
If all else fails I've been told my eyebags are mysterious and edgy lol so you can embrace it if you want.
That’s not me but I do have very similar coloring. I do gua sha a few times a week but it doesn’t help all that much. I’ve had an awful few years and I feel like it’s all coming out under my eyes kek. I went through a break up awhile back and I immediately developed these. >>330834
The good(?) news is you say the change was sudden and recent-ish so hopefully it's just inflammation. I don't know much gua sha but just try this massage you never know, is literally pushing fluid out of your ethmoid sinus to drain it. Could even be seasonal allergies that unfortunately developed during your difficult year.
When you tug on your undereye skin can you see blue or purple veins? Those kinds of eyebag bastards don't go away and it's skin thinning due to age/stress. If not and it's pigmentation you can try aggressive sunscreen regimen and gentle cell turnover promoters like vit c or derm appointment for acid treatment.
Most of all try not to hyperfocus on it every day at least, your body and mind have been through a lot and you don't need more stress.
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Samefag wow sorry for blogpost but this is what I mean by pigmentation as opposed to see through skin. I love you nonna and hope you find a solution.
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Is this good enough to use once a week to exfoliate? I have sensitive skin so would once a week be adequate?
Nta but I've had the same experience. I do appreciate the nonnie
who sternly insisted I not physically exfoliate while I was attempting to repair my skin barrier some months ago. She kept me strong and my skin is much better now. I knew I had a problem on my hands (well, on my face, but you get it) when I put on CeraVe face sunscreen and it burned so bad I had to wipe it off while sitting in my car on vacation kek
I agree with >>331768
honestly. I don't want to put the blame on men by default but when it's irritating your skin and even marking it, I don't think it's unreasonable to ask him to shave properly? Preventing it is so easy.
If not, any wound healing ointment from the pharmacy from a proper brand (whatever they sell where you are) should probably help. I like hansaplast or bepanthen if you have that. You probably shouldn't put make-up over any open skin at least.
He was pretty freshly shaven that’s the crazy part, my skin is just so sensitive >>331807
afaik no, it’s just stubble. Idk how to prevent it in the future
Keep using sunscreen religiously. Add a niascinimide serum to your routine and a moisturizer that contains niacinimide (sry for spelling). I recommend the Cetaphil one.
Exfoliate once or twice a week using gentle chemical exfoliants and do your research before using it. Try that blood red peel from The Ordinary and watch Cassandra Bankson's youtube video about it because it's potent as heck.
Never ever use lemon on your face (I've seen people say it lightens the skin) and avoid skin bleaching products as they are damaging in the long run and won't give you a healthy complexion. I might be mistaken, but I think tretinoin somewhat lightens and brightens the skin after about years of use. The 2 ladies I saw looked paler and brighter after 2 years.
well no one asked for an update but i thought i'd add one anyway just in case anyone ever is in a similar situation: i was >>>/g/312424
on the previous thread, i had painful cystic acne pop up in adulthood that i attempted to treat at home for months with no changes. it actually got worse even as i made my skincare routine basically perfect (no scents, no crazy products, just gentle cleanser, proven topicals and moisturizer). anyway, dr prescribed accutane immediately given how bad it was. it's been 2 months since i started and my acne is GONE. i am only on 20mg. i have zero acne. doesn't matter what i put on my face or if i wash it at all. ZERO. ACNE. NOTHING. i can't believe how quickly it vanished, i have missed multiple days in a row and still not even a single pimple. the relief is overwhelming, i can actually go out and hang out with people without feeling like a freak (anyone else who has/had serious acne knows what i mean lol). my advice: people might disagree and that's fine, but if you have acne like i did, don't fuck around, don't waste time, just get accutane. that shit WORKS.
Hormones, diet, poor sleep schedule (so, hormones), stress (also hormones), genetics, etc. like all acne. Most of my zits are nodular like these due to multiple factors, it's just how my skin likes to make them.
For me, nodules also take a crazy long time to dissipate if they don't turn to pustules. Once it stops hurting it should slowly shrink down again. This usually happens more quickly for me if I don't touch it.
t. almost healed pizza face
Buy a pack of cheap baby wipes or if you have the money buy normal face wipes,
and when you have a chance during work, go to the bathroom and wipe your face. Something like picrel.
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>>333987>I make my own falsies using my cat's hair that I dye and attach to my old eyelash curler rubbers
first of all, ew. i can't tell if you're trolling. if you aren't, you WILL be getting a visit from mr. pink eye soon. and it probably looks so weird and nothing like actual falsies.
second of all, you're receiving looks because drag queen makeup and full FULL face makeup always looks bad in real life. it just does. its made for extremely specific lighting conditions and angles and cameras.
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don't know where you live, but if you are lucky enough to have a Rossmann near you, "sunozon MED Sonnenfluid LSF 50" is the best sunscreen for the face I ever had and I tried a lot. Besides that one, picrel is the best, best sunscreen they have, but it's limited, so mostly out of stock.
If you are living somewhere else without a Rossmann, try sunscreen without perfume and no mineral sunscreens, as those nearly always leave a white cast. And sorry if I couldn't help you because we might live on different sides of the world.
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Some of it is from pimples but they are very much faded. The problem is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation from eczema that isn’t just dark pimple spots looks like picrel. Mine is just more muted and blends a bit better but dark area is obvious
vitamin C worked really well for me
I think scrubbing can help them go away faster
but as nonna said the most important part is getting rid of the acne