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Discuss anything skincare related!
Could be the sunscreen. Is it chemical or mineral?
I get blackheads anyway and my favorite method to get rid of them is benzoyl peroxide for a few hours (or as long as your skin can handle). It can be pretty irritating so have something at hand to soothe your skin in case it makes your skin angry (eg. Aloe vera).
reposting from old thread. Someone mentioned waxing would help but anyone know how to fix the pseudostache look. Would skin lightening or something help? Also about blackheads>>178102
do you have a specific brand you buy for benzoyl peroxide. I have had blackheads for forever and believed the would never go away, so this is news to me.
nta but you should be able to find peroxide OTC, the pharmacy will help you out. personally i think regular exfoliation and salicylic acid work better, but when it's about nose blackheads/filaments it really depends so you may wanna figure out what suits you better!
about the pseudostache there are hair lightening creams, or use one of those tiny razors and just shave it off
good luck anon(s)!
I use acne.org's gel since I also am cursed with fungal acne and it's fungal safe. Otherwise any benzoyl peroxide 2.5% should do the job (higher concentrations are redundant).
But like other anon said, also try salicylic acid since all skin is unique! I use that as well for my other acne issues. BP just personally works best on my blackheads.
Toothpaste on burns actually does more harm than good from what I’ve read. My mom does it as well, but besides the initial cooling effect, it doesn’t help heal or minimize scaring.>>178228
I’m getting some of this now, thanks anon!
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>>178388>whats the best cream/oil to tone down the scars?
have you tried products with azelaic acid or vitamin c serums?>razor burns and it gets all red and bumpy
Do you have any experience with picrel type of razor and using it while showering? I usually do a combo of putting a shaving gel for sensitive skin, then using this type of razor, then immediately cold water on the shaved area and after all shower is done, some kind of antiseptic cream, like bepanthen, tends to get me the best results.
NTA but those plastic razors dull so quickly and just irritate you further.
Get a safety razor and some natural hair conditioner. Aloe vera gel afterwards. Your vag will thank you.
Don't use anything heavily scented, it will irritate your skin further.
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I'm retarded and accidentally made a whole new thread about this lol but I just got this. i've never used a vitamin c before… and idk how to incorporate this into my routine. I have a couple of post acne marks I want to fade that's why I bought it. I usually alternate between a BHA and retinoid every night, and then moisturizer.. so idk where I'm supposed to fit this in. help pls
so after moisturizer but before sunscreen? do u use it as a spot treatment or just put it all over your face? the consistency really throws me off… it's so watery>>178488
I got it from Chuusi but there are other k/j beauty sites that stock it, like yesstyle
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this so much, saved me like no other cream before
Ignore the typo, I was having a stroke>>178669
Thanks! I'll check it out
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I would advise against the cerave, personally it didn't do anything for me except break my normal non-acne prone skin out. I'd recommend picrel, it is my fav nighttime cream
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Okay nonnies, I'm going to try to stop touching my face for two weeks. I like to say that my mask is breaking me out, but in reality I make it even worse by picking and touching.
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anons how can i get long lasting faux freckles besides getting them tattooed? i really really want freckles i tried everything these past 2 years including traditional indian henna(did not work on me at all it wouldnt stick and it washed away immediately and color was off), brow tint(worked better than henna but would barely last a day) and l'oreals magic root cover up hair dye spray(it looked the best but going into sun with hair dye searing into my face makes me break out). I just want to know how girls like beabadoobee do it bcuz it doesnt look like a tattoo(im only posting this on this thread cuz 1-i dont want to do it with an eyeshadow 2-i couldnt find the makeup thread)
having one grandparents on each side with 25% ginger DNA.
It might look cute but having to wear sunscreen and wearing a hat and long dress all summer isn't fun.
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nta but when I shave that area I exfoliate like my life depends on it because I dread the itch and ingrowns I used to get before I began exfoliating. I use one of those gloves made of a kind of scratchy material, like picrel. I wet it in warm water and then give the entire area I'm going to shave a really good scrub, avoiding the inner labia area. you don't have to be so rough it hurts though. after I've shaved I hop in the shower, grab my glove again add some soap suds and give the whole area another scrub. it's the simplest and cheapest method, you can get a set of those gloves for like £1. I use the partner glove to exfoliate my armpits before shaving.
I use the exact thing that above anon does. It's very convenient, and I scrub in circular motions.
Also slightly ot, the skin on my legs always trap my leg hair (not ingrowns, just a very very thin layer of skin for some reason) and the glove cures that completely.
is there ever an instance where against the grain is ok if done right? with the grain leaves me looking like a strawberry :(. or am i shaving wrong?
bless you anons. didn't have a mom to teach me basic shit so /g/ is a godsend.
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These are wonderful. I have gone through packs of these since I first found out about them. If you get like smaller pimples with puss inside tmi these really help in drawing it out and also protecting it from bacterial and stuff.
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Yes these are fucking great, they also absorb oil from your pores. For USfags you can get picrel cheap at walmart, and they also make larger patches to cover an entire area of skin. Don't buy the overpriced Hero Cosmetics brand at target.
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Idk if I should invest in an at-home ipl machine. The Phillips one has lots of posts recommending it but I can't tell the shills from actual reviewers on reddit and YT
I have it and I second >>179382
, it totally works and I am a hairy beast. But you HAVE to be consistent, otherwise the hair will come back. I need to get back to it before the summer…
I have this and it really does work but you have to keep using it, it took about 3-4 times for my leg hair to disappear.
The darker your hair the better it works, my bikini line only took a couple of times.
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I picked up Acure’s Seriously Soothing Day Cream on a whim and so far I love it. It’s spf 30 and also contains niacinamide, which should help soothe inflammation and acne. The only problem I’ve had is that it feels a little tacky when you first apply, but that’s fine if you put it under makeup. The zinc also makes me look a little pale (I have a light-medium skin tone) but tbh I don’t really mind and it’s not noticeable to others. It was $14 at Whole Foods but I’m sure you could find it somewhere for a bit cheaper.
I have sensitive skin but it sounds like you have a medical problem so I don't know how much help I'll be.
I wipe myself down with a cool damp cloth in the mornings and then moisturise after, you don't necessarily need hot water + soap to clean yourself every day, although I use that for my pits +bits.
It really sounds like you should see a doctor if you can though. My skin hurts when I shower or rinse because my acid mantle is all fucked up, but it doesn't go red. An inflammatory reaction to water is something else entirely.
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Oily hoe with acne prone skin here, these two are my faves, most of la roche-posays sunscreens are solid as hell.
The biore one are mainly available online so it can be a hassle to get a hold of depending on where you live.
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hi i need help and i have two questions.
my skin has ALWAYS been oily and sticky, there is seemingly not a single pore on my face that is not clogged. i have a combination of tiny tiny blackheads and closed comedones on LITERALLY EVERY INCH of my face and a few down my neck. my back is the same way- i have to scratch out blackheads between my shoulders every fucking day.
i've been using tretinoin for months alongside niacinamide and BHA skin cleanser, and moisturizer i know doesn't break me out. i get less pimples but my pores are all still clogged.
so here are the questions:
1.) can anyone relate to this issue. does anyone have skin that decides to just hold on to every little bit of grease like this(and if you found something that helped what was it. also is there a name for this)
2.) has anyone done accutane and can you say if it would help with this particular issue? i just want normal skin nonnies im down so fucking bad
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i have only washed it at night for years because i was told that doing it more would destroy my skin barrier (still not entirely confident i know exactly what that is either) but i'll try doing it again
i use niacinamide, tretinoin and my BHA cleanser and when i don't use tretinoin i use AHAs and ive been doing it for years with marginal success.
thank u for the list i need to try a charcoal/clay mask product again they do help
the only time my pores were noticeably clearer was when i used this neutrogena ""microdermabrasion"" thing but then tons of people yelled at me for overdoing physical exfoliation and said i was basically sandpapering my skin off
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Oily/sensitive bitch here. I had the same problems like you until I figured out a routine that works for me. Lactic acid has worked the best for improving my pores and texture. I stopped using other exfoliators and just stick to lactic acid and retinol now a few times a week.
Another important thing I learned is that keeping it simple is sometimes best, so I also quit using vitamin c, niacinamide etc as I realized it just irritated and resulted in constant breakouts.
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hey anon, i remembered your post while i was scrolling instagram and found this, idk if you'll see this since your post is old but hey, it might work. looks more natural than the pic you posted too imo
I've always thought this too! I feel as though to really know how a product is affecting your skin you have to add it to aroutine that you've been keeping up for a good while, several weeks before knowing how something new could be affecting you.
if you're constantly adding new things and taking things out how can you know what is helping with say, acne scarring or discolouration when there are so many products coming and going?
I personally started by using it every three days and just a small amount, a thin layer on my face. I do have combination/oily skin but wanted to start with as little as possible and with time in between the days to allow my skin to adjust. I had zero flakiness or peeling but with you already having dry skin you may get more flakiness, if you're >>183026
I'm currently using it pretty much every night now (when I remember!) and am around a month and a half in.
hmm the 1% may be too high actually, I won't lie, especially if you do have dry skin already, it might be too much for your skin to handle. you could however order the 0.01 and keep the 1% to work up to, which could be months. just remember to keep these in your fridge. the ingredients need to be kept cold.
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I just used aloe vera gel on my face for the first time, and my skin feels sticky. Is this normal? I’m using Target’s brand.
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not sure if this is skincare or plastic surgery thread but i recently noticed if i smile with teeth i have a horizontal line above my lip and i fucking hate it, its not as bad as this pic though i definitely dont want it to become any more prominent and im asking for a miracle here but maybe even reduce any lines/wrinkles i have right now (no fillers)
>>183702>the ordinary retinol degrades over time and has to be refrigerated and thrown out after a couple months
yeah I started out with the ordinary cauase it's so cheap. does that mean other brands have a longer shelf life/be more stable. I don't mind keeping them refridgerated but the short shelf life is kind of annoying>>183881
aloe vera is naturally very sticky, it's normal, maybe try mixing it with water to dilute it a little?>>183933
nta but I shave my face and I do it cause I like how smooth my skin is. it's also a form of exfoliation. some people say it helps skincare products with their absorbtion. I don't wear foundation but I've head the smooth base allows for foundation to sit nicer on the skin too. lots of benefits tbh but none I know that would help prevent acne
It’s pretty easy to get a prescription for tret, at least in Canada you can just get it from your family doctor. I’m fortunate enough to have excellent insurance but even if I had to pay the full price I still would. Beats spending tons of money trying different products that are less effective.>>184226
I think neutrogena has a retinol product (nighttime wrinkle repair or something) that is actually stable and effective. Lab Muffin gave it a great review
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Looking for body lotion recommendations. Must meet the following criteria: available in drug stores or superstores in Canada, absorbs quickly, smells good, and is not sticky. I used to use B&BW lotion exclusively but my area is in lockdown and they don't do curb-side pickup. They also don't have an online store in Canada and I'm too frugal to pay customs and shipping from the US. I've tried St. Ives but it doesn't absorb properly, and I can't stand the smell of Live Clean. I keep trying new lotions that I immediately despise and then I'm stuck with a huge bottle that I feel like I can't just throw away. Please help!
, I have the same line when I smile and everyone always said it's super charming/makes my smile authentic an unique.
There isn't really a cure for it because it's just how the skin moves.
I love you and your smile-line!
Mine went away when I stopped consuming eggs and milk idk. I also recommend using sulfur soap, exfoliate daily and using a very thick moisturizer afterwards is a must, ideally one without scent.
And for the love of god don't pick the spots. If you have scarring you want to treat use a cream with salicylic acid.
I don't have acne but I have huge red spots, maybe from sitting a lot. I feel like they don't really go away even when I don't sit up for a long time.
Anyone has a similar problem? I swear I've never heard anyone complain about this and not sure what to do.
I have it but not as bad as you, it's mostly tiny spots.
Consider what underwear you're wearing, too. Cotton absorbs sweat/oil whereas synthetic fibers lock down the moisture and bacteria on your skin.
Exfoliate (every 2 days) and moisturize (maybe even with soften the skin with salicylic acid) so the oil of your skin doesn't get locked under the epidermis and gets infected (pimples).
Maybe try exfoliating less - once a week and no more; for something like a month. It may sound counterproductive but often skin overreacts to too much exfoliation by trying to protect itself. Trying a gentle AHA/BHA could be a good idea, dont forget to hydrate to make sure your skin's protective layer is not damaged.
It's not impossible it's hormones or diet too, so if you maybe have an opportunity to check for allergies and check your hormones, do so!
For a moment I thought you meant put the mouthwash directly on the face and I was so confused kek
From a 2 minute google search, it seems to help? It has to be alcohol and fluoride free though.
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does anyone else's skin get super sensitive right before their period? i have to stop (or cut down) using my AHA and my tretinoin. if not my skin will get ridiculously pissed off and begin peeling.
it makes me cut down my routine to just cleanser and moisturizer, and the moisturizer BURNS. i'm just using pic related and am planning to switch to a moisturizer that has no irritants. I was wondering if i should just buy the new moisturizer now and start using it right before my time of the month, until i use up my old cetaphil?
i think the ingredient that my skin hates before my period is the citric acid in this one. it really fucking burns but i'm trying to use up the shitty products i already have for the time being.
First, don't use body lotions on your face.
Second, what kind of skin bleach is this?
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Any nonnies here use red light therapy? I just purchased the currentbody skin LED light therapy mask. I'm in my very early thirties and looking to plump my skin and tighten the jawline area. Thought this would benefit my skin and it was on offer so thought i'd try it out.
Ooh I'm very curious about this, report back after using it for a while, nonnie
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Nonnies could you give me some advice?
My skin got significantly worse in around 4 months - it was a fast decline. Wrinkles (especially nasolabial) got more pronounced and pores got bigger.
I got sick with covid, after that I had some heavy stress in personal life and it really showed on my face.
I recently started using niacinamide with zinc serum, retinol 0,1 to 1%, vitamin C and cerave moisturiser. I use UV cream during the day.
I feel like my skin's got worse since I started using retinol two or three weeks ago but I'm not sure.
I don't know what should I do to help the pores and wrinkles.
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Thanks for all your replies!
I switched from a particle peeling to a gentle enzyme peeling (once a week) - and gosh, did it make a difference already!
I quit the face washing with a cleanser during my shift, I only use water to rinse off the sweat. I also only use water in the morning with a microfiber washcloth in the morning, to get off the skin care residue/sweat/oil from the night.
My skin is much better and a whole lot less irritated now, I still have a few spots that I treat with a salicylic acid gel overnight.
How old are you? If you’re close to or over 30, this is just normal aging made worse by stress and poor nutrition/dehydration or whatever is going on. Your best bet is to stick with the tret (it gets worse for about 6 months before it’s better, honestly) but once you’ve used it for a year you’ll be glad. Drink more water, and focus on keeping your moisture barrier in tact in the meantime. You can never use too much moisturizer. Lock it in with Vaseline.
Also, microneedling. It’ll help elasticity and sagging which will help your nasolabial lines. But tbh I work with a 19 year old who has the same lines. Don’t know how people get that so young
If you do microneedling have it done professionally.
this anonette is right about the Vaseline, that shit might as well be magic
I have similar pore-iness in the area right around my nose and I'm prone to breaking out on my forehead, so I always treated my skin like it was oily…which just left me with badly dehydrated skin. I didn't even notice how parched and tight my face felt til I ditched my foaming cleanser for a creamy one and started applying aloe vera and Vaseline after my moisturizer (Neutrogena's Hydro Boost, which is ok but never felt like enough moisture on its own). My face feels a lot softer and less bumpy in the T-zone, and I don't get weird creases in my face after smiling anymore. It's too soon to see any real effect on my acne, but according to skincare science it should calm down once my face stops REEEEEing at me I guess. I swear I'm not a shill for any of these cheapass drugstore products, just dumbfounded at how much of a difference they can make when used correctly.
sage for blog/sperging out over hydration
>>187167>Don’t know how people get that so young
I've had fairly pronounced nasolabial folds ever since I was 18 or so. For me it's just genetics since my dad is the exact same. If it suddenly appears or gets worse though it's probably stress/health thing like you said.
It's also important to note the difference between fine nasolabial lines and a deeper fold that's made noticeable by your cheeks essentially casting a shadow onto the less projected area between the nose and mouth. The former is wrinkling caused by aging, moving the face and dehydration, and can be improved by moisturizing. The latter is also exacerbated by aging but usually a genetic part of your face and while the puffiness can be influenced by hydration and diet there's not much you can do about it.
The difference is pretty obvious but if it's visible regardless of lighting it's probably the fine line type.
Based hydration anon. Many skin concerns can be improved just by making sure your skin is hydrated and clean.
Also I wanted to give some advice I saw from a Korean dermatologist - I make sure I cleanse my face for a whole minute before rinsing. This is really the #1 thing that keeps my acne away. If I don’t do this then my tret and moisturizers just don’t work as well for some reason.
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This, I've had mine since birth. I remember asking my mom why my mouth 'separates from the rest of my face when I smile, like a cartoon dog' when I was a kid. My dad has them too and I don't like it but it is what it is.
It's very common in Slavic people, which is why you sometimes hear that Slavic women 'become babushkas at 20' from creepy American and British men. We don't, but when you're a farmer who doesn't take care of her face it's going to look more pronounced.
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>unironic nasolabial folds autism
You guys realize that literal children have them too right? Pretty much everyone with facial expressions has them, it's not a sign of anything other than being human.
Honestly I just use anything that’s not bar soap, I haven’t really found my holy grail. Lately I’ve been using a few samples of glossier cleanser concentrate and it’s REALLY good. I wish I didn’t like it cause it’s overpriced but it’s so nice, brightening but not drying at all, and cleansing for longer actually lets the active ingredients work. I hated CeraVe, the moisturizing one felt like it didn’t do anything and the foaming one is super drying. Thinking of trying Korean stuff next if anyone has any recs >>187256
Do it, you won’t look back. Literally makes the biggest difference
hii just an update. thanks for your insight, i switched to using jojoba oil as that was the only thing i had on hand that fit the criteria. didn't hurt one bit so i assume it was the citric acid in the cetaphil that was causing me issues.
so i went and bought myself cerave in the tub and that also went on like a dream (i used to use it years ago when it wasn't available in stores in my country). i don't think i have any irritation or anything anymore so i don't think i had a damaged moisture barrier but i could be wrong. my skin looks really good now after only 3 days of staying away from cetaphil. thank you for the help <3
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I know people love CeraVe moisturiser, but it feels too thick for me. Does anyone have other suggestion?
I used to love Origins: Original skin (Matte Moisturizer with Willowherb), but it's a pain in the ass to get in my country because I'd always have to buy it off eBay from UK, but Brexit happened… It's light, smells super nice and gets rid off any redness on your face.
My skin type is combination one, prone to acne sadly.
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Has anyone noticed korean skincare to have become significantly more expensive over recent 1-2 or so years? I used to buy pic related for like 12ish euro and free shipping straight from South Korea off ebay, now it sells for 20-25ish euro after shipping. On zalando they're selling it for 30!!! euro, which it is NOT worth. Same goes for a bunch of other k-skincare I used to buy. What's up with that?
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In my desperate search for something that tightens my pores, I stumbled upon microneedling/dermarollers. Apparently they can get you results like pic related? And you can buy a dermaroller to use it at home? Sounds too good to be true.
Anyone here used a dermaroller to tighten pores? Is it really that good?
I rub a frozen potato over my face in the mornings (we grow potatoes) and it seems to do a really good job of tightening up pores and waking up the skin/face.
Not sure if it's ideal though I'm not a dermatologist.
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Since we’re talking about hydration, I highly recommend pic rel. ive been using it for a few weeks and its so good, the least irritating face cream ever and no fragrance at all. The oil is good af too
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I just learned about people washing their face with pee today. It sounds mental, has anyone tried it? If so, did it do anything or did you just kinda smell like pee?
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25+ anons, when did you start noticing changes in your face and how quickly did it happen?
I'm a few months from turning 28 and a few days ago I just woke up with sunken in eyes. I can't really describe what changed but something just looked off and it seemed to be my undereye area. When I touched my face, that area just felt empty and deflated somehow, and I had dark circles - but it didn't really look that different. I'm not scared of getting older on its own, but having the changes be this sudden is making me want to cry. Is this normal?
A year or so ago I got fillers for the first time, for my (genetic) nasolabial folds, I've felt bad about mine since childhood so I wanted to try it out. They were injected into the cheekbone area to 'lift' the cheek, and the difference wasn't noticeable to anyone who wasn't me. Could it be that it was just the filler absorbing into the skin that made these changes so sudden? When the cheek is lifted my undereyes also become less prominent.
It's not normal, look into your diet and sleeping patterns and don't panic. Aging doesn't happen overnight.
If you're very very worried you can look into facial massage techniques, I've seen many people say it's incredibly helpful.
Thanks for the response anon. You might be onto something, diet and sleep have definitely played a part, when I first noticed them I'd been incredibly stressed out because of my shitty work and couldn't sleep for very long periods of time because they would bother me first thing in the morning. I'd also been trying to lose weight in a very unhealthy way.
I'll look into facial massage, thanks for the suggestion! I'm already using Avene A-Oxitive as a weak retinol cream and that should help a bit.
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Nonnies is it better to sleep on your back to not squish your face? Do you develop wrinkles faster if you sleep on your side？>>187853
What kind of massages do you recommend?
I'm OP >>187579
and this is precisely what happened to me, but good news, if it happened suddenly it's probably fixable. I've been eating and sleeping better for the past few weeks and it's made a huge difference in how my face looks, my undereyes look a lot better now!
Does anyone else feel like most dermatologists are useless? I’ve been to several this year to have my acne treated, and not one of them asked me about my diet, skincare products, sleep schedule, stress levels, etc. They even brushed right over my skin history. Two of them walked in and prescribed Spironolactone right off the bat, even though I told them that I had just had my hormone/thyroid levels checked and that the tests results were normal. None of them even asked me to remove my makeup or examined my face for long. They’ve just given me the impression that all they want to do is rush me in and out and shove pills down my throat.
I’ve honestly learned more (and had better results) from doing my own research, reading these threads, and experimenting on my own. I figured that getting a professional opinion would be beneficial, as well, but I feel rather disheartened. Have any of you had similar experiences?
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Dermatologists get commission and don't depend on the results of what they do for their portfolio, estheticians need a portfolio of before and after pictures of skin so they usually put in more effort to not deceive their patients
You're absolutely correct though. Not just with dermatologists, most "holistic" doctors tend to do much better than main doctors
Try stopping using witch hazel toner for a week or two, i've seen people say it can be drying for some. Also there's no legit moisturizer in your routine, shea butter is only creating protective layer on your face, not really moisturizing it as it doesn't absorb, so I'd try adding it. And like other anon say, maybe try a gel cleanser instead foam one? But I"d start with adding the moisturizer.
So the order would be: cleanser > rinse > eczema ointment > moisturizer > shea
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I feel this product has become a meme in skincare communities but holy shit it literally solves all my sensitive oily bullshit skin problems. This + retinol, cleanser and spf is pretty much my routine now.
What products are you using?>>188773
I want to try this one so badly
nivea gel cleanser
emma s facewash
cerave moisturizer for dry to very dry skin
enzyme peeling mask from skir
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Update on cleansing face for a full minute. I still just wash my face with water in the morning, but I cleanse at night. I make sure to gently massage in the cleanser for a longer time, around a minute or two. Anons, my face is so soft. I usually have dry-ass peeling skin that is somehow oily for some reason but lately it's been so soft and hydrated. My oily spots are still oily but not as intensely as before. I still have some dry spots too, but they're not as intense either, and my moisturizers actually work better. Before this I would need to apply so much bullshit after cleansing like oils and ointment to prevent peeling, but now just moisturizer and occasionally a little ointment works great.
Now I just need to figure out how to not pick my face and I'll be oh so pretty
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I bought this on a whim two weeks ago and it’s been doing wonders for me. I’ve heard of acid peels before but was too scared to try them, I usually just stick to using TO’s glycolic acid toner every night and even just switching my nightly toner to that did so much for my skin but this mask is chefs kiss for me. I’ve never had that “after ONE use my skin cleared up!!” but this product is the closest I’ve come to it. Immediately after washing it off it didn’t seem like my skin was too different but after a few days it seemed like my skin was glowing more than ever! I try to keep a minimum of four days between uses because I’m scared of overusing it and irritating my skin but damn. I really love this shit.
I also learned recently that TO’s glycolic acid toner isn’t meant to be used daily but oops lol. I’ve been using it for three years and my skin’s thankfully been okay.
I got my Tretinoin order today and so excited to try it out!!! I think I'm gonna mix it into my moisturizer first so my skin will not freak out>>188846
Fellow greasy anon here, I found that using a primer and powdering my face multiple times a day helps the most. The Ordinary also has a niacinamide+zinc serum that stops your pores from producing oil but it pills like crazy
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Two quick questions for the skincare anons:
>I have oily/combo skin and my routine is cleanser, TO's niacinamide serum, To's HA moisturizer and sunscreen in the morning, and cleanser, Laroche Posay's hyaluronic acid serum and TO's HA moisturizer at night. Is it overkill to use two HA based products at night? I was thinking of switching it up to niacinamide and then hyaluronic serum at night, because I noticed that niacinamide works better on my pores if I use it twice a day. What if I only used moisturizer in the morning, since I already use the HA serum at night?
>I want to start with retinol for anti-aging, I'm 26. Should I go for differin first or straight to retin-a? I don't have any other skin concern at the moment, just sensitive oily skin and dilated pores I'm trying to keep under control with niacinamide.
Hey, nobody talks about this and it’s really looked down upon amongst skincare groups to mention the negative effects of tret use.
But I’ll say it anyways to potentially save someone’s face. Tretinoin is great for evening out your skin tone, fine lines, etc. but it actually destroys your subcutaneous fat stores on your face. This is what keeps your face youthful and plump. If you look at before and afters from tret users, you’ll notice their skin looks clearer, but you’ll also notice they’ve lost mid-face volume. It is very difficult to restore that volume.
I’m gonna be the one to say that tretinoin is not worth it. Clear skin is nice but there are other methods that won’t change your face so drastically. Nobody, and I mean nobody, looks BETTER (even with clear skin) when they’re lost significant volume.
When they’ve lost significant volume *
And if you don’t believe me, check RealSelf. Google “loss of subcutaneous fat after tretinoin use”
Here’s one source: https://www.longecity.org/forum/topic/72441-retinoids-possibly-causing-loss-of-subcutaneous-fat/
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Here’s a good example. On the bottom right (her After picture) she looks significant older after only 3 months of use
I used it for about a month and I noticed I looked older…
Some anons itt say it can get worse before it gets better, now I'm not sure about continuing using it.
On the other hand many articles and forums praise it as a holy grail for skin aging.
it's shot with a different focal length, in what seems like different lighting and she lost the bangs, which is why she looks different from the first picture
if it truly was fat loss her tear troughs wouldn't get filled out, they'd get deeper.
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Ive never used retinol before, would this be a good one to try?
Yeah I have eye hollows and they started getting worse. (I’m not the Reddit poster, but her results are tragic). Now I’m considering getting undereye fillers due to using tret. It’s really not worth it if you have ample fat and your structure is based on that. Idk. For some people it’s a HG but for me, not worth it.
On the plus side, I found something called Volufiline (Sidmool brand) and it’s helping me gain fat back in that area somehow. Supposedly it works by encouraging fat cells to divide and grow. Guess it’s recommended for tiddies and the butt, but it’s helping my face recover from tret.
Anons that are looking at this should know that while tretinoin obviously isn't for everyone, the effects of tret depend a host of variables like the dose you use, the other products in your routine, your environment, and what you're ultimately trying to achieve. It's a medical product, misusing it will make your skin extremely sensitive.
Labmuffin is chemist that talks about some of the misconceptions surrounding retinoids. It's not reasonable to deduce a cause and effect relation between two variables just because of an observed association between them, med-sci is more complicated than that.
Thank you anon! Your help and warnings are appreciated. I will definitely keep researching this and look for cases like >>190854
. Since she had a great routine and was very careful, I think it is fair to say that Tret just doesn’t work for some people even if they stick to the "rules". Pointing this out because some of the negative examples I have found came from people that did not have a great routine and did not moisturize enough, but >>190854
apparently had a great routine, her skin just couldn’t handle it.
Don't wear it around the eyes then? It's the only thing that worked for me, really sucks how many sunscreens actually do that.
Started using LRP invisible fluid and haven't had issues since.
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Are these forehead “wrinkles” on this girl’s temples normal? Normal as in everyone has them, and/or they don’t go away. I was staring at my face thinking how I compromised my skin’s barrier on my cheeks when I noticed them. I don’t know if it’s merely a nitpick type of thing, but right now I’m dousing my skin in water and ceramides and hyaluronic acids and I hope it goes away as my barrier repairs itself. I broke it using salicylic acid cleanser way too often on top of drying masks + my currently paused tretinoin regimen. I didn’t have my keihl’s face wash the past few days and neutrogena was my only real option, so that’s how it happened.
On another note, I’ve been using the ordinary’s buffet for a few weeks in the morning but I’m really not convinced it does much for me. The hyaluronic acid B5 + innisfree mild spf moisturizer + dr. jart’s good cera mist was my complete morning routine for a while now. I ran out of TO’s niacinamide a few months back and never cared to replace it. But this routine made my skin noticeably brighter and kept it clear. I added lactic acid to give an extra oomph on non-tret days and I really like it. I use it with hyaluronic acid and good cera mist on those nights and nothing else. I won’t use it for a while now though.
I might go back to glycolic acid toner + a heavy cream, or something with eucerine urea repair for my forehead problem. If it doesn’t solve that then at least it’ll work everywhere else since I won’t be using salicylic acid often again. I can’t imagine using it more than once a day, 2-3x a week at this point.
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I'm happy to hear other nonnies mentioning this, I just added it to my routine a month or so back as well. I decided to give it a try after seeing a Youtuber's results (picrel). I have somewhat pronounced nasolabial lines like her and while they're not terrible I don't want them getting any deeper. Hoping to get a similar effect. Will probably use it around my tear troughs too since they age people so badly once they get really sunken.
What's the catch with this stuff? Wouldn't everyone be using it of it works so well? Especially because of the claim that it's like "bogox but wothout side effects".
Not trying to be mean, just legit interested but very skeptical
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I have what looks like a heat rash (???) all over my face, and more specifically on my forehead. I didn’t freak out at first thinking it’d go away after a week or so. But it’s been two weeks, and while it’s not itchy anymore it’s seriously not budging. It looks like picrel, mostly on my forehead but also around my nose and some small patches on my cheeks
Begging for help here. Has any anon dealt with something that looks like picrel and how did you get it to go away? My skin was looking so lovely a few weeks ago and now I’m embarrassed to even go to work… the texture is so embarrassing.
The only thing I did differently was use a horrible sport/chemical sunscreen on my face for a couple weeks that seriously irritated my skin and it felt like it was burning me when I put on. But I was broke, on tret and out of my good sunscreen and felt I had to keep using it
For the love of god someone please help me
I got undereye filler last year and it's AMAZING! It completely changed my look, I didn't get it refilled because of college. >>191713
My friend had that, she went to a dermatologist and they gave her tret to get rid of it, I suggest going to a derm
Thank you for the replies. I don’t eat a lot of dairy but I did eat more cheese than usual last month.
I’m already prescribed tretinoin but it seems to make the situation worse so I stopped using it.
I thought it could potentially be fungal acne, so I bought some Nizoral when it started and have been using it to wash my face and it doesn’t seem to help at all.
The only thing that seeks to make it calm down a bit is cold water and light moisturizer. But it just won’t go away!!! Idk what the fuck to do
I have a bottle of this and it stung as soon as I applied it, any ideas why? I've used direct acids before so it can't be that. I couldn't even keep it on for 2 mins>>190844
the inkey list is meant to be decent, you could also try the ordinary. just start on a low percentage like 0.1 and work your way up over time>>190928
I've had issues with suncream stinging my eyes but I recently started using cosrx's aloe vera suncream and it doesn't sting. maybe it could work for you too?
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Is there a solution to having slightly reddish skin particularly around the nose? It's nowhere near extreme as most pictures show it on the net, I've found pic related to be the closest. Any anons have a solution to it?
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Do you get red easily during exercise? That's typically a big giveaway. La Roche-Posay's Cicaplast Baume B5 is very soothing for my rosacea and eliminates a lot of redness. It goes on chalky because of the zinc but it absorbs and goes away within about 10 min. I'm similarly not an extreme case but have some smaller areas of redness and a slightly "flushed" look even when I'm not doing anything if I don't keep up on my skincare. >>185802
Super late but I think this was me. I'm so glad to hear the horse paste is working for you anon! That's got to be a big relief after dealing with it for so long, I know it was in my case. Between it and this Cicaplast Baume I've definitely seen an improvement. Like you I still have moments where I get really flushed, especially when I'm working out, but I can live with that. It's nice enough not to look like a tomato on the reg. If you're looking for other treatments I've heard a lot of positive buzz around azelaic acid as well. I'm somewhat hesitant to try it because I've damaged my moisture barrier in the past and don't want to irritate anything, but supposedly it's gentle and good for redness.
Also, do you use any makeup? I dislike using makeup but I was considering getting a bb or cc cream to deal with the redness. I kind of have a hard time seeing it completely disappear even with a decent treatment.
Sorry for bugging you.
>>192163> Do you get red easily during exercise?
Yes, haha. Thanks for the tip. What's your skincare routine? I've only been doing gentle cleansing and applying moisturizer am & pm. It's a good thing I wasn't too agressive on my skin because who knows what might have happened. >>192164
True. I've been going through the rosacea subreddit and now so many things are starting to make sense to me. I always thought it was natural to look slightly drunk all the time lol.
>>192172>thought it was natural to look slightly drunk all the time
This was me, I was getting a facial with an esthetician and she said in passing "since you have mild rosacea…" and I was like wait, what? So there's an actual reason my skin is like this aside from unfortunate genetics? >skincare routine
Using a gentle cleanser and moisturizer is likely all you need to be doing as a baseline, in my case it's been more about adding or tweaking the type of products used so that they specifically target rosacea as one of my issues. I use an oil-based cleanser, some sort of serum (vitamin C or niaciminade right now) and then the Cicaplast in the morning. Same in the evening except I use Retin-A about 3x a week and then layer my moisturizer with Aquaphor to avoid crazy peeling. Azelaic acid may be a good, gentle treatment you can use on a semi-regular basis for rosacea, and personally I've also found clay masks to be very soothing.
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has anyone used melanotan? has anyone looked in to this? I don't want skin cancer or to be putting unutested peptides in my body but then again I am pale as a fucking ghost and big tan is a 8 billion dollar industry
Just wanted to update everyone in case someone here runs into this issue
For some reason hydrocortisone cream cleared this up almost completely in just one night. If any anon has something similar to acne, but unresponsive to acne treatments or doesn’t heal/change over the course of weeks, it’d highly suggest slathering on some hydrocortisone
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No, hypercarotenemia will never give you a tan. You'd need to eat like 10 carrots a day and you'll end up just slightly orange. Eating well all around will give you a healthy glow and a slight warm tone, but if you want to be tanned either sunbath with all the precautions or try a self tanner
I have eczema, specifically pompholyx. This has worked for everyone I know that has any kind of eczema. This is a two step process of bleach bathing and wet dressings. If you're skeptical please Google it, it's a well known remedy in allergy medicine (mum was a nurse specialist for 15 years).
Step One: Bleach Bath
Take some regular bleach not scented, just plain. Dilute with water so it's about 25% bleach. This will sting a bit, but I promise you it will work…Cover all the areas of the rash, you don't need to rub it in but make sure it all receives a few good soaks. Then rise off with very cold water to reduce inflammation.
This is killing off the bacteria that naturally occurs on our skin, mainly staph. Staph is harmless unless it enters your blood stream then it can eat your appendages off. (Google at your own risk)
If your eczema is really bad you might already have an infection, good news is eczema is pretty good at isolating it due to the ~ constant flaking ~. Doctors will prescribe a steroid cream, but I never use it.. It's only ever made my eczema worse as it's an oil-based ointment which makes it super hot & prevents the flaky healing cycle.
Step Two, Wet Dressings:
Next, slather with an oat-based moisturizer. I love lush dream cream, but others work just as well. If this is an emergency use rolled oats in a stocking to make a DIY milky moisturizer. This keeps the ezemca from becoming dry and cracking..
Then, take an old cotton shirt (must be cotton as it's breathable) and cut it into bandages. Wet the bandages and wrap them around the eczema areas (it's okay if you don't do everywhere but warm places like knees, elbows, armpits, hands, feet definitely need this).
I do this usually around 1-3 hours before sleeping as it's so much easier than trying to deal with dressings during the day.
I 90% guarantee that this will cure you're eczema by 20-50% overnight, do this every night or second night for a week or two and it should be mostly gone.
Good luck, I know how painful and awful it can be and I'm sorry you're going through this. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have questions :)
Thank you anon, so so much, wish I could hug you. I actually had seen bleach baths being mentioned on some sites but brushed it off because I thought it was crazy. I’m definitely going to give it a try. It makes sense because now looking at some of my skin, I can see traces of staph infections, and I had no idea.
I also never considered wet dressing because water can be quite painful, so I thought water and eczema didn’t mix. I have the oat based cream covered though! >>192508
Maybe, but I have always avoided soaps with this ingredient, and my current soap is free of it (l use a cetaphil bar soap). I might look into trying a cream with pseudoephedrine, I haven’t heard of it before. I have tried cortisone cream and it seems to work fine, I use it really sparingly.
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Would it be okay to use a setting/mattifying spray on top of sunscreen?
No matter what sunscreen I use I end up super shiny and since it's summer I look super greasy if I sweat
very late nonnie
but canmake mermaid gel (i use the clear version) does not burn my eyes when applying or washing, no white cast so if mineral gives you a white cast then this might work better
Are you sure it’s acne and not some other skin condition like kerastasis pillars or fungal acne?
I’d recommend you use a Salux Japanese washcloth, started getting bacne in my teens and I got one of those, I haven’t had body acne in years (maybe a pimple a few times a year if I’m not careful) and I’m in my mid 20s now.
Another thing that’s important for anyone who wants healthy skin is to not overwash and overexfoliate. You don’t need to soap up every day unless you are active everyday, just washing your danger areas should do fine if you get a nice deep clean once or twice a week. Your skin needs to be hydrated with a robust moisture barrier so it can heal and maintain itself. Clean clothes and bedsheets go a long way as well.
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Trying out some Korean masks I got, this royal jelly one smells great. Does royal jelly do anything, though? I read it's good for collagen production but has anyone here had success with it?
All the Biore sunscreens I've tried smell of alcohol and sting my eyes like a mf>>193410
I've had luck with biotherm waterlovers and the clarins sunscreen stick
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I have very sensitive eyes too, they can burn and sting just from the fumes of a sunscreen. One I've had luck with is the Biore one on the right.
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Use organic baby sunscreen, I’m a super sensitive bitch too and this helps me. But it’s got a white cast so you got to rub it in good unfortunately.
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I'm really sensitive too and this is the only sunscreen that hasn't broken me out or stung my eyes. It doesn't pill or have a white cast on me (I'm pale af tho). I also tried the regular garnier sensitive advanced one, it was irritating, left a white cast and pilled
You don't look older because of nasolabial folds, you just look like a human being with nasolabial folds. Are you consuming enough images of humans outside of instagram, celeb content and lolcow? This is not a problem, this is your anxiety latching onto something "unfixable" to agonize over. If you got perfect filler* tomorrow, you'd start freaking out about something else.
*perfect filler doesn't exist and everyone starts to look gross from it migrating and wanting more and more to look "normal"
As for dark circles, I feel like color correction has fallen out of fashion but it's a life saver. A slightly peach-tinted stick concealer under my eyes (blended with light foundation) makes me look much more rested.
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Nta but I'm getting a bit tired of people saying nasolabial folds are natural, "even babies have them" and that kind of stuff. Yes, they are normal and present at all stages of life, but there's a massive difference between a slight dip and deep furrows. They absolutely age people if they get too intense. Take picrel for example. It's highly unlikely that anon has folds that deep, but even so, there's nothing wrong with her wanting to balance out her face if she feels they're distracting. I don't know if you're the same anon who said nasolabial folds at 25 are a meme but I've known and seen women who started developing deep folds even in their early 20s, it's just genetics and fat distribution unfortunately.
How is your hydration? Not talking about drinking a shitton of water tho because that is actually counterintuitive. Are you eating hydrating foods? Maintaining salt/sugar/potassium balance?
Kinda weird but during my worst stints with alcohol binges is when my nasolabial folds would get really prominent. It takes a few weeks of really clean eating, moderate water intake, and hydrating foods like cucumbers/celery/etc. I think it had something to do with dehydration/water retention.
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Anons I’m gonna be greasy for life. I inherited my grandpas shiny ass Pastapizza -America. skin. Is there any benefit to oily skin while aging or am I just coping for being able to fry potatoes on my forehead?
Tret, essence, hyaluronic acid, light fragrance free moisturizer
It’s not extreme but I got to blot every couple of hours or so
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I used to think dietary changes affecting your skin was a total meme. I had all these sources about how correlations between diet and acne were inconsistent and/or inconclusive.
Recently, my doctor had me cut out dairy for a month so she could test me for lactose intolerance. It's been about three weeks and I'll be damned if my skin hasn't cleared up (knock on wood.) I suppose it could also be because it's summer and I'm getting more vitamin D, but my skin has never looked this good. I still have dreadful dark circles, but the acne has subsided significantly.
I did some more reading and apparently it's not dairy, but milk specifically that does this to your skin. It has something to do with how milk is processed/treated, and the theory is that some people are sensitive to it.
The only thing that cleared my skin was cutting sugar (which includes any kind of carb as well)
Whenever I go back to eating it, it comes back almost immediately.
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Most veggies are fine, I have an allowance of around 50g carbs so most veggies do not fuck this up. As long as I dont eat starchy stuff like potatoes, it's fine. Picrel
Reporting back after the treatment. I got treated with a few different things but UV spatula was probably the most important. It hurt like hell when the cosmetologist dug into my skin but after a week, my nose pores basically disappeared and my cheek pores got less prominent. My cheek pores were gigantic so I guess I'd have to repeat it in a few months or they just can't get any smaller.
But I can recommend the UV spatula treatment for pore minimising.
I just ordered some on Amazon. My second bottle. It’s been plumping up my lips - but just refilling volume that was already dwindling. I don’t think it adds anything extra but if you’ve lost volume in that area it’ll get you back to normal in the lip area. My upper lip was feeling deflated and now it’s full again.
Been using volufiline for about 1.5 months once daily, just a few drops under my eyes, my cheeks and my lips. It feels like I had dermal fillers but it’s apparently just new fat growth. I love it tbh never going back. Idk if it works for everyone equally though.
This sounds like an ad but I was doing my makeup yesterday and was really pleased to notice the fullness under my eyes. Like I could finally use eyeshadow on my lower lashline again now that my eye hollows have plumped up. Highly recommend to all the nonnies, cheers
Wow really? I had no idea! I've been making poison hemlock soup all this time, thanks for telling me.
Anyway, this particular one has been used for years with no side effects.
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If you're euro, Akneroxid kind of hardens and it makes acne spots disappear in day or two for me.
Exfoliate to expose hair, rinse, oil up or shaving cream (I like do use conditioner), shave with the grain, rinse, exfoliate gently again, rinse again, and finally moisturize or oil. Replace the razor every so often, it’s less the dirtiness and more to do with how sharp the blade is. A sharp blade that doesn’t drag across your skin to shave hair will help reduce ingrowns and redness.
Home laser can work but you have to be consistent and it doesn’t happen fast. Having my armpits sting everyday only for a barely noticeable difference after a week wasn’t worth it to me versus getting near-instant results after one 30-second session at a laser office. Darker areas like your ass crack is even more difficult to get results with a home device. Just buy a 6-session package from groupon with a professional if you want to save money
salicylic acid will help with bumps and ingrowns. Tend Skin and Cerave SA cream are good products.
as for home laser hair removal devices, I have the Tria and it works well for me. it won't work very well if you have dark skin or light hair. the instructions say to use it every two weeks (not every day). spacing out the sessions will help to target the hair during all phases of growth. you can use it on your bikini line but it is not recommended to use on your labia or anus. the manual is available to download for free online if you want to learn more.
Thanks for these shaving tips anon! I hope this time I won't get shaving bumps lol.>>194726>salicylic acid will help with bumps and ingrowns
Oh, I'll remember that! Thanks!>>194744>>194726>>194712
Honestly, I'd like to get a professional shave, but in my shit country it's REALLY expensive. For this reason, laser it's not popular here.
Though, maybe I will just go to do some problematic
spots like ass crack lol. But at the same time, I would need to go more than once and after a while my hair would grow back. Idk if it's worth money just to get my ass nice and smooth.
When it comes to home devices, I wouldn't mind if I had to wait for the results or had to do it often tbh.
Idk, I will think about it, but thanks anonettes!
Thank you, I went and bought this yesterday after reading your reply and it's already really effective.
wrt the patches, they don't work for me and sort of fuck up my spots more, which always annoys me because I was so excited to try them years ago, then when I got them they just didn't work for me
Which brand were you using? I had good experiences with patches from Csorx.>>194754
Topical dermatitis. Stop using both products immediately, take some antihistamines and use very gentle moisturizer, no "active ingredient" cleansers until it clears up (Eucerin makes good ones for sensitive/flaring skin, or Cetaphil).
Could be either products though the benzoyl peroxide is the likely culprit, it's very drying as a wash and I prefer it as a spot treatment. If your Cerave has hyaluronic acid that is probably adding fuel to the fire. Idk why people stan that stuff as one-size-fits-all.
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Has anyone here tried any ursa major skincare products? Thinking about trying but its kinda pricey
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For the anons that have used this, is it a gimmick or does it really help? A friend of mine recommended it for evening out complexions.
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Is this fine to put on my face?
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Has anyone here tried bakuchiol? My skin is really sensitive, but im 27 and i want to start using something for anti aging. Pic rel the product i was considering
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Well thats shitty. I didnt know herbivore also had a bad history so thanks anon. I was also looking at the inkey list one and pic rel, so i guess i’ll do more research. I just want an anti aging product i can use while im trying to conceive/pregnant and i have sensitive skin
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Cerave or pic rel can be used all over the body, not just the face.
It was a joke, because OP said “the most beautiful girls have Snow White skin” or something along those lines. >>197166
Idk about using ice… I think you can break your facial capillaries because of the sudden shift from warm to cold
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I've been on a difficult skincare journey for the past 3 years and I've made the mistake of looking into hyped products or korean skincare that's insanely marked up or requires long shipping times. I've tried cosrx, cerave, tonymoly, benton, cetaphil, you name it. Recently I had a clear out and decided to look into more local options and I have to say it's changed my skin for the better. I live in Europe and for the most part I've considered the French pharmacy brands either overpriced or underwhelming but ever since I looked more into what they offer I'm never going back. The one thing I think is very underrated are sunscreens. Many EU regulated sunscreens that we can find in our drugstores/pharmacies have modern filters and are cosmetically elegant. Picrel, this is a La Roche Posay dupe for their shaka fluid and I swear by it, I reccomend this to all eu anons out there. Other brands I adore include Uriage, Bioderma (their micellar water beats any cleansing oil/balm I've tried), La Roche Posay (amazing cleansers), Avene, SVR, Geek and Gorgeous (rentinal serum and vitamin c serum) and Revox (eu equivalent of the ordinary, although stay away from their retinol)
We get it; Local local local buy local. This is a skincare thread, not a consumer ethics larp. Fuck off already. Also the product in question has been posted in past skin threads and prior to this site's creation over on /cgl/ as its helped many anons. Esp given the minor alcohol content for oilier types. >>197261>breaking capillaries
Because you can and no one advises this unless you wrap the ice in a cloth. Anon is just a moron.
I've read that most people didn't have any results while using it, it also contains rosmary leaf oil which many found irritating/strongly scented.
I also wouldn't reccomend their vitamin C serum and caffeine serum because it oxidises really fast. The brand overall seems to have mixed reviews but the general consensus is that their products are very gentle and their serums are formulated to be on the thicker side.
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I love this sunscreen, sadly I tried it once when my friend let me try it and I've been hunting it down since it's sold out everywhere in my country at the moment kek
I'm super oily and this sunscreen was amazing.
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Does nothing ever work on these things?
I recently had 3 fractional laser (Fraxel) procedures and I feel like there’s still no improvement many months later. Seeing my face in angled lighting completely wrecks my mood. I don’t know what to do anymore.
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have you been doing it right? I've removed a couple using the apple cider vinegar method. granted I actually did it on 'flat' moles (when the apple cider vinegar method is only really meant for raised ones) and it took some real time and effort applying the acv onto little bits of cotton bud and using a plaster to stick the soaked ball to the moles every night for probably a 9 days.
these are the links I used to help mehttps://dontwastethecrumbs.com/2013/04/how-to-remove-a-mole-with-apple-cider-vinegar/http://www.charlotteinengland.com/2016/05/how-to-remove-mole-with-apple-cider.htmlhttps://www.healthextremist.com/my-apple-cider-vinegar-mole-removal-experiment-worked/
like I said, the method is really meant for raised moles but I have done this on 4 flat moles now and have had varying results. one has completely healed and you can't even tell there was one there, one looks like a tiny fleck/scar on my skin, another now looks like a pale pink scar and the last one is still kinda there lol but a different shape (I consider the last two failures lol). tbh I probably shouldn't be advocating for anyone doing this but basically around the step where it's kinda crusted off I would cut into my skin and basically pick bits out to make sure I was removing all the pigment. what you really want is for the mole itself to 'pop' out which is best case scenario. see picrel, my pic) I realise how messed up this probably sounds and how it was basically self mutilation. I was asking for scars (and probably worse!) but honestly, after healing I'd rather have these little scars. sorry for any anons other than anon I replied to kek
samefag to add after doing this the 'sites' of the removal legitimately can take months to heal, like 6 months before the skin doesn't look sore and after that you may still have a leftover scar
I almost regret posting the info above since it's probably terrible advice but I thought I'd share
>>197743> Unfortunately icepick scars are super hard to get rid of.
I honestly don't see how it's possible tbh. They're really deep, how can you get rid of them without removing enough layers of skin that they're shallow enough to be less visible? You'd have to fucking strip half the skin off your face.
I have pretty bad scarring and I just try not to worry about it even though it sucks. If my skin is otherwise clear and hydrated and healthy, I'm doing enough imo.
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finally got rid of my stupid fucking fungal acne i've had since february. realized this was it when i noticed it on my back as well. soap got rid of it in a week or so. anyway, this is my current skincare routine. the daily vitamin c supplements + aloe vera + ulta md combo really helped get rid of the red marks fast, like i'm talking in 1-2 weeks. my skin's nearly back to how it normally has looked my entire life. btw am not acne prone, doesn't run in family. was also probably vitamin c deficient.
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Nevermind, today was particularly dry and I can see the newly formed lines in all their deep glory. Oh well then, tret time it is. Thanks a lot niacinamide, very cool.>>197651
No problem. Full disclosure, I don't think this was a common side effect, in fact I always heard of niacinamide as something that should make fine lines less evident. But it's worth avoiding certain areas anyway, especially undereyes and around the mouth.
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I'm not using korean sunscreens anymore since the whole purito controversy, but yeah french pharmacy brands are really worth looking into
Pic related is what I've been using since a month or so and it's amazing, literally looks like you're applying a primer to your face
The only downside is that it is scented so probably not great if you have sensitive skin (the smell's pretty good if you're fine with fragrance though)
Just go to a private derm, get a script and it should be good for a year or so. You can even say it's for aging.
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They can cut the scar tissues like pic rel to make the scar less deep. Or putting lots of tiny needles into the skin breaks up scar tissue and forces your skin to make new healthy tissues. I don’t think that peeling/microdermabrasion shit works
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It's a local store that imports it from another, Romanian online store called Greeno Shop (https://greeno.ro/en/module/iqitsearch/searchiqit?s=tretinoin
). The brand of Trteinoin is picrel
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can anyone help me out with an exfoliant? pic related is what my mom gave me a while ago that i had used for years and recently knocked off the shelf and it shattered, i think it's what i used almost exactly.
i have normal-dry skin (more on the dry side) and constantly get flakes or dry spots even from slight picking (i also live in a mostly constant humid environment). is this kind of exfoliant even beneficial for my skin-type - because this is the only shit i've ever used (exfoliant wise) that it actually removes all the dead skin and doesn't leave me flaky, and i see it coming off in the sink with lasting effects like into the next day at least.
i never see this stuff (this type of exfoliant, not the brand) in stores or even online so i always wondered if my mom just gave me some weird goop in a jar that worked like a charm but apparently it's some sort of enzyme exfoliant? the label had seriously rubbed off on mine.
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This reminds me a lot of Secret Key's peeling gel, they work in a very similar fashion. I'm not too sure about how effective these types of exfoliants are, but one thing you have to ask yourself is: is this gel that you've been using actually exfoliate your skin, or does it get rid of your flaky skin patches because it's hydrating? I see that the gel has many hydrating ingredients, especially the hyaluronic acid. I would recommend using a HA serum and see how it goes especially since you live in a humid climate, it's perfect for the serum to draw moisture from the air. Beware though, hyaluronic acid serums tend to have a learning curve, it took me awhile to learn how to use mine (always pat it on wet/damp skin, never massage).
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How do I perform dermarolling properly for maximum improvement on atrophic indented acne scars?
I see a lot of recommendations to use vitamin c serum but it's difficult to find anything with ascorbic acid of 20% or above that isn't extremely expensive.
(anything less than 20% won't be as effective or so I've been told)
A facial scrub might help. Could be an abundance of dead/dry skin cells. My forehead gets like that too when the humidity drops in the summer where I live. It doesn’t drop as low as yours for most of the time but my skin is used to a midrange level of humidity.
You could even use exfoliating gloves in the shower and then moisturize right after getting out. Just don’t over do it. Literally spend like a few seconds doing it. Facial skin is soft and sensitive.
I use it everyday, sometimes twice if I shower in the morning too but it's a way lighter lotion.
Everyday is best, but there isn't much difference if you do it every other day. Depends on your skin and the weather
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I just fucked up with trying a sample of this Kate Somerville exfoliator and now my face is dry as hell yet has patches of dead skin that feel like sandpaper and won't come off unless I pick to a new layer of skin. I tried this earlier with some of the cracked dry skin and now can't cover up that area with makeup or else it looks ridiculous
Anons I know I sound like a 5 year old but please help me, my skin is so oily from overcompensating from how dry my ski is rn. And my skin is normally oily but I also make an effort to hydrate and lock in moisture every night. =What do I do? Do I try to scrub the rest of the dead skin off or just try to stop my already-oily skin from overcompensating w more oily by layering on [vanicream] moisturizer, squalane, aquaphor, and whatever other occlusives/humectants I can find?
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I don’t know if this is common, I feel embarrassed since it’s really stupid but sometimes when I scrub myself really well I get tiny little red spots, like freckles or moles. And it’s not like freckles that have always been there, it’s like they formed during the shower or something.
Picrel is closest to what they look like, sorry for the small photo. It’s not as red and it’s not like… a rash? Just very tiny red spots. The article that I got it from mentioned cherry angiomas but it is definitely not that as they’re much smaller, as if you put paint on a needle and tapped it on the skin lightly. Does anyone know what it is?
I spend less on make up and more on skincare these days now that I’m in my 30s.
Although in my 20s I bought a lot of makeup that I never used. I’ve never been much of a make up wearer but I did used to wear foundation and false lashes and heavy contour, etc. Now I barely wear any. Right now I just use an illuminating moisturizer and self tanner on my face. Tint my eyelashes and bam. I’m thinking about getting my brows tattooed (the stippling technique I dunno what it’s called) and that’s even less make up to worry about.
I buy makeup every 3 months I think and skin care about the same. But the skincare costs more. Maybe $600 a year for both. That’s a pretty rough est tho. I can’t imagine more than that tho.
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I've been using the paula's choice 2% bha liquid exfoliant every night for about two months now and it has had such a great affect on my enlarged pores/sabaceous filaments on my nose and cheeks. I know you can't shrink pores but you can help clean out excess gunk and using this bha has really helped. when I first started using it I hated it cause it felt too sticky on my skin but once I cut down on how much I used per application it didn't feel so bad and sunk into my skin nicely. I've also been using it directly under my eyes and it's helped reduce the appearance of those little milia like white dots. I used to think it was overhyped but seriously sticking with it for a few months and I love it. seriously, anons with enlarged pores, try this, be patient and you'll see why it's hyped up so much (testimonial not paid for for paula's choice. all opinions expressed are my own!)
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I don't know if this will work for everyone but I highly recommend using these razors
I shave my entire face, forehead, cheeks, chin, everything once a week
In my teens I had horrible acne, in my twenties it all cleared up but another problem arose – literally everything I would put on my skin besides certain moisturisers will break me out. I can't use any kind of cleanser, face wash, oils, scrubs, chemical peels, AHAs, BHAs, nothing. BUT I've had so much success just washing my face with only water and putting on moisturiser twice a day, at morning and night. Then once a week I'll go ahead and shave my entire face, getting rid of dead skin and anything shitty beneath the surface. I put almond oil all over my face before shaving so as to not cut myself and have a smooth surface, and I was any remaining oil off when I'm done (I do not put oil on my face on any other occasion, it breaks me out)
This is something you can try if your skin physically isn't sensitive (can tolerate shaving) but is sensitive beneath the pores to the stuff it absorbs.
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Happy for you anon! Had you tried another BHA before? I just went through a box of Stridex and it didn't do much for my SFs so I'm on the fence about trying Paula's Choice. I ordered the Cosrx BHA along with an oil cleanser for now but I am not too hopeful…
You are probably allergic/ intolerant to something you eat. Most of acne prone skin cases are due to something you eat.
I advise you to go to a doctor anyway anon and make an allergy test so you can figure out what you need to cut in order to avoid acne.
it is pricey for sure. one thing I've found is though a lot of people sell them on places like ebay and depop. they buy them and don't see immediate results so they think they don't work and sell them. could the be an option for you?
I honestly am not sure if I purged or if I just had usual acne. I tried to find the difference between the two types but couldn't determine. all I can say is that I didn't get more acne than usual and I had them on my lower cheeks which is also the usual place. I mainly used the bha on my t-zone and had no acne there.
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I have an appointment with my GP tomorrow and I want to ask for a tretinoin/retinol prescription but idk how to ask lol what should I say? I don't have bad acne I just want it for anti-aging
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thanks anon, that's what I did, but I got prescribed tactupump forte, which is adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. I'm not sure if I should even use this because my acne is so moderate.. I usually only get pimples before or during my period. my doctor was adamant on this product though, even though I asked for tretinoin.
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I don’t have much to tell about this other than that I’ve read that there are two different types of titanium dioxide, one of which is harmless, but only the manufacturers know which one they buy from the factories and the type of it is not declared on the label. I simply use a sunscreen which only contains zinc oxide-pic related, it has a pasty texture so you have to rub it smooth in your hands before applying but overall It’s the best I’ve tried yet and I tried many mineral sunscreens. Don’t know if you can buy it outside of germany tho, and if you want to use it for your whole body it might be expensive.
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Thoughts on this?
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Hey nonettes, just letting any of you that have premature aging concerns and acne scars to get this and pair it with vitamin c serum. I’ve incorporated both into my skincare routine and I’ve noticed that in the morning I have minimal redness and a more even complexion. My wrinkles have also improved and in all honesty I thought it was just my mind making it up, but then I’ve had family members and friends tell me my skin looked so lively and they were surprised I wasn’t wearing a tinted moisturizer or any face makeup.
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Can anyone recommend their holy grail self tanner? I use sunscreen obsessively (sucks because I actually tan beautifully) and no matter what I do or what tools I use mine comes out splotchy or too orange. I’m not looking to go from ghost white to beach bunny tan, just want to warm my skin up a shade or so.
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if you just want to go a shade or 2 darker why not try a gradual lotion? I use this one, its not patchy and can easily be removed in the shower with a cloth
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They’re a little expensive but these would take my cystic acne down after two nights. Worth a try?
that sounds like cystic acne. they can be caused by hormonal issues. try products (creams or cleansers, but creams should work better) with benzoyl peroxide. retinoids can also help but from my experience they take a longer time to work and tretinoids are prescription only, but honestly the best way to prevent them is to fix your hormonal issues imo
they can cause scarring very easily so don't try to pop them or otherwise mess around with them
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I know everyone has pores, but my skin looks horrible up close. The image isn't mine, but it's pretty similar. I'd go ahead and claim that mine is even worse, with the pores being larger and darker, and they even have texture. Before I knew better I used to squeeze some out, and that has also affected the way they look now. Another weird thing I noticed is that if I shine a UV light at my skin the stuff inside my pores is bright pink. It's mostly all over my chest, nose, mouth and chin, but it can be found all over my body. It's gotten so bad that I avoid wearing anything that reveals my upper chest.
Other than that, my skin seems to be relatively healthy(if a bit too oily/sensitive)and I don't get acne unless I pick at it or if I get unlucky while on my period.
My current skincare routine is pretty basic, with showering once a day each morning(or twice if I'm being active), using a CeraVe foaming cleanser, pure natural witch hazel and CeraVe moisturising lotion. I also sometimes attempt to physically exfoliate my face using Simple's smoothing factial scrub for sensitive skin, but I don't think it's doing anything.
So far it seems like I've tried a ton of things, but none of them seem to work for me:
Softymo cleansing oils(deep and speedy)
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque (which I still use because it is pulling out oils, but not enough)
COSRX BHA Blackhead power liquid
COSRX AHA Whitehead power liquid (this one makes my skin burn and leaves red patches that go away after a couple of hours)
Stridex in the red box(ages ago and I saw no improvement, my skin wasn't reacting to it at all)
Pore strips(I know they're bad, but at least there's some results with them so I still occasionally use them)
So basically I have a massive Sebaceous filament issue and I was wondering if anyone knows what else I can do to combat this.
I had a lot of sebaceous filaments on my chest and temples. A combo of tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide has taken care of it. The ones on my nose and chin are more stubborn but I do think the benzoyl peroxide has reduced them in size.
Also not to be a fucking essential oil boomer mom but diet has a very significant effect on what your skin is doing so try cutting out dairy or something like that
I'm sorry for asking to be spoonfed, but do you remember which products you used?
I'll definitely try to limit the amount of dairy I consume, seeing as I love milk. You're probably spot on with this.
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Is this sunscreen any good? It's on discount here so I was thinking of trying it out.
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I use this Nyx one
Thanks so much anons, sorry I didn't respond until now. What I ended up doing was just moisturizing well for days until the skin gradually came off by itself. >>199535
I do this but I have an issue with having more dried, dead skin afterward despite doing the most afterwards to make sure there's no dead skin on my face AND hydrating like crazy after I'm done. It's mostly an issue for when I wanna wear makeup because foundation makes it more obvious. I use a primer with my foundation just for some context. I've tried mixing a bit of squalane onto my beauty blender which I think sort of helps but I'm pretty sure I just need to get rid of the dead skin layer altogether.
Any anons have any suggestions?
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Best self tanner for face that fades evenly and doesn’t break you the fuck out?
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Has anyone tried the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cleanser? Is it hydrating enough?
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Volufiline anons, is this Volufiline on Yesstyle legit? Or should I order on Amazon?
Amazon is a lot more likely to be fake, also you're giving Jeff Bezos money ew.
The ingredients are the same for all of them, I got several off of YesStyle and yes they were all legit.
Huh, this is the first one I see that costs less than 50 bucks a pop. I'll try it someday.>>201196
Some people claimed it filled up their face, others say it's overpriced water. I would tread with healthy skepticism. I expect it to have slight plumping effects, and only as long as you keep on using it.
There's no such thing as a miracle product.
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Anons who have really oily combo skin use this. It keeps my skin hydrated but reduces my oil production. I used it as a base for my makeup and my skin was matte for an hour or two longer than it usually is
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does anybody have experience with redness around the mouth like picrel? google suggests it could be perioral dermatitis. can anybody suggest me products that could help with it? it looks like acne and i hate it. i'll probably go to a dermatologist but currently i can't afford it
Careful, you'll get a rabid nonnie
screeching about how "aloe gel bad".>>201272
This one and Cerave's were horrible for me. Honestly, I went with the Seoul snail cream from Amazon or Tree of Life's moisturizers.>>201190https://hylamide.deciem.com/us/subq-eyes-15ml.html
>>202048>dull, dry, flaky, irritable skin with bumps
Try reading about fungal acne, especially if it's worse in the oily parts of your face, like the nose crease, forehead, and mouth/chin. There's tons of products that feed the fungus and make everything worse, which could be why your skin looks "better" but is still breaking out. If you have any ketoconazole cream for athletes foot just lying around, you can test for fungal acne by applying that to one side of your face for a week and see if it makes a difference.
In any case, that's a lot of products to introduce at once. Try just using water to cleanse and HA on damp skin.
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I had the same problem, couldnt use products and didnt break out using only water. I would suggest maybe looking into products with really minimal, gentle ingredients. For a while i used only a shea butter bar soap and rosehip oil. I highly recommend the brand ceramedx, picrel is very nice. Also exfoliate very gently and dont do it too often
Sounds like you just got stupid tattoos you regret and want everyone else to feel like you. And I don't even have tattoos, not want any.
Go touch grass or something
>>202287>Just because everyone else is getting shitty tattoos doesn’t mean you need to
You're hilarious, why did you get them then??
Sorry that you got made fun of for having shitty ugly tattoos lmao
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Stopping by to recommend this as the best eye treatment I've ever used for dark circles. I went through several brands for years and this has been the only one to actually do anything. I have the NIOD eye concentrate as well, but I haven't tried it out just yet. Still finishing the bottle of this.
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I just really want to recommend Drags Imun to anyone worried about acne scars or with any healing defects or scars. It's absolutely insane in how much it helps heal, it's much faster, helps with any complications like infections and helps to leave less scarring.
My family has been using it for a few years, mostly with complicated scars after surgeries and doctors are always in shock and asking about it because they expect it to heal much slower. I'm now using it on smaller fresh acne scars and they shrunk to almost minimal overnight.
It's possible that this particular remedy is only sold in Europe but they seem to sell similar things overseas too. It's made from dragon blood tree and studies confirm its helpfulness. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4737969/#!po=5.35714
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Melty lip cream is the only thing that helps me. It's very hydrating and has UV filter. I use the mattcha/green tea one. It smells and tastes great and looks like a lip gloss so I don't need to use anything else on lips. I always buy them in bulks when visiting Japan but they sell them online too.
A lot of other lip balms are counterproductive to me, the more I use them the worse my lips get. Also check your iron and vitamin levels.
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Cherry lip balm from Etude House, it smell divine and it's thick enough to stay, I used the clear one pictured(kinda strong sweet scent tho)
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Hurraw, they come in lots of yummy flavors and don't contain any icky ingredients. There's also 2 tinted ones if that's more your thing.
Grow the fuck up, anon.>>202957
O'Keefe's. There's none of the retarded cutesy packaging bullshit or hurrdurr flavors.
Kek not an nlog insecure about flavours and nice packaging.
Nice redditspacing though.
nta but >>202957
asked for a functional product, not overhyped asian crap or flavorings/colours which can also irritate chapped lips further. but enjoy your gimmick kek
exfoliate the area daily during your breakout with a good sulphur soap. It will be enough to clear it.
Also sulphur soap does wonders for face cleaning. I tried so many products and this is my way to go shit for more than 20 years. (inb4 u call me grandma, I embrace the title but I think I would like to have advice from an old senpai to things that actually work, it would save me good money)
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This is the best thing I have ever used on my lips (I've also tried the same product in jar and stick form but the tube works the best for me). It has hyaluronic acid and it's very soothing and hydrating. It's also fragrance free.
So sad that they don't sell this in my country and so I have to buy it online but it's so worth it imo.
I use a brand from my country but don’t worry; most skincare is about the properties and composition instead of brand. Try any soap with 10% sulfur during breakouts, you can change for one with less percentage for daily cleaning (If you have dry skin, I do not rec you to use it every day, try on alternate days)
Avoid any brand that adds extra shit to it. This type of soap smells a bit strange, I don’t like the smell, so good advice is: if it smells good, they are adding shit so do not buy it, it will not be good for your skin.
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I love this sunscreen, it provides just enough coverage to even out my hyperpigmentation and dries down to a really pretty natural finish. The formula looks like it would be a bit too red for my golden-olive skin tone but it doesn't deposit a lot of colour. Ime, it does everything that the glossier skin tint does with the added benefit of sun protection.
You make a good point about moisturizers and cosmetics that contain spf, on their own they won't provide enough protection. This is a 50 spf mineral sunscreen that's lightly tinted to counteract the white cast that titanium oxide creates. I prefer mineral to chemical sunscreen and I don't wear foundation or concealer so this has perfect for my needs.>>203268
Sounds like physical exfoliation would be overkill, it's a pretty abrasive treatment on it's own and even more abrasive if you're using salicylic acid everyday. The skin on your face is generally more delicate than the skin on your body so you wanna be really gentle with it. Are you trying to treat some kind of acne?
I only use it at night and limit sun exposure and also religiously slather on SPF, thinking about trying argan oil though>>203615
Any strict derm-recommended routine has left me looking like shit, tbh. I use LRP moisturizer with an oil on top of it at night, I have oily skin but oil is really the only thing that helps me get the level of moisture I need.
Another pore complaint post.
My pores are giant and clogged and have only gotten worse over the years. My nose and cheek areas are especially horrible. They've become so clogged too that skin grows on top of them, giving me this weird textured look at different angles. Sorta like ice pick acne scars, but they aren't scars at all.
I wash every day, but not twice because I'm prone to breakouts from over washing. I don't wear makeup on my skin, and I exfoliate. I've used a high strength prescription retinoid, all sorts of BHA and AHA products (CosX and Paula's choice) and absolutely nothing has worked for me. Pore strips don't even pull that much out, if anything. I've gotten a CO2 laser resurfacing treatment before that made no difference. I feel like manual extraction is the only way, but every time I've brought that up to derms they just suggest more chemical or laser solutions, which hasn't helped me. But either way, I'm convinced my skin is just immune to everything and my pores are only going to get worse. I'm only in my late 20s but my pores make me look 50.
To make matters worse, my collagen and elasticity has gone down the tines, but I feel like every attempt to tackle that just makes the pore-clogging worse. But I also can't skimp on moisture because I get dry too. I've always had multi-issue skin where addressing one kinda fucks the other and it's frustrating.
Sorry for going on so long. Anyone else relate or have any advice? I feel pretty hopeless.
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Has anyone tried this? How hydrating is it?
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Use this Hada Labo one instead nonna, it’s the best. I use it as a moisturising serum and mostly don’t even put on extra moisturiser.
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I know it's probably just my fucked up skin barrier but this stuff did absolutely nothing for me, and yes I did the whole put one layer on, pat it down, apply another layer deal like five times over. Skin still stayed dry and flaky just like with so many other products. I don't know if >>203819
anon needs something more, but the best results for me have been from Caviplla. It's technically a product for plumping/firmness but I haven't really noticed any of that. What it does
do is give my skin that deep down hydrated feeling where most stuff just sits on the top of my face and feels gross. Plus it has a fun bubbling effect for oxygenation which is kind of tickly.
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Spoilered just cause it’s a close up of my skin - it’s not gross kek
Anyone know what this red bump might be and how to possibly treat it? I’ve had it for a few years. It doesn’t bother me in any way but I’m tired of seeing it. I just get gross results from google so I thought I’d check here.
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I’ve been using this moisturizer lately and I absolutely loveeee it! When I wake up in the morning my skin still feels soft and supple. It has a light pleasant fragrance. I have very sensitive acne prone skin and this has been working great for me. The price was right too IMO.
What are your favorite Lumene products if you’ve tried them?
They have promised to stop using PFAS.https://www.surfejs.se/nyheter/listan-de-57-sminkmarken-som-lovat-att-sluta-med-pfas/
I don't know if there are Lumene products out there who still has it though.
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Here are the ingredients, used an app called Yuka, not sure if these are PFAS
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Check out this brand, Protocol. They have both retinol (weaker but still bioavailable form of retin-a) and a vitamin C serum and they're packaged in a fancy way in oxygen-free and light-free environments which helps retain their quality/stability over time. I've used their stuff and felt it was good quality and nothing irritated my sensitive skin.
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Anyone recognize these symtomps? I have all over my body, from face to toes, red spots that don't itch. The closest thing I could find are bedbug bites (pic rel) but those are supposed to itch so idk what I've got. I also cleaned out my bed and bedroom thoroughly but I don't think I had bedbugs in the first place. Anyone have an idea?
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(picture not mine but close enough)
have any of you gotten rid of or lessened the appearance of your craterous pores/orange peel texture? what did you do?
i know it's genetic, and i know how to clean them out to make them look less visible but is there absolutely anything that can be done to have smooth skin or am i stuck looking old and bumpy at 20 years old? thank you
when my eyelids get dry and crusty i put vaseline or Nivea cream on them before bed.
i hope you get it figured out anon, dry eyelids are the worst
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Agree with others that these are perfectly normal pores, but I'll give you some recs to reduce their visibility anyway. >Broken record, but… microneedling/dermarolling. It really is a catch-all for texture improvements (picrel before/after) >Clay masks, I find French green clay the best for pore tightening>Good vitamin C serum >Paula's Choice 2% BHA
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My normal skincare routine is quite boring, mostly moisture and prevention rather than eliminating problems on my face, its very dry and my skin isnt problematic but still
I decided to get this lux skin rejuvenation wand after i saw a bunch of unsponsored reviews from some very small YouTubers who have no reason to lie. Also saw the overwhelmingly positive reviews of it on their page.
After just 2 days of using the purple/magenta light my skin started to immediately purge which was so satisfying i kept waking up to dried up pus my skin puked up, (it did make my skin extremely dry and itchy because i was stupid to not moisturize and used it on the highest power)
I havent used any other led wands or masks so i can't vouch for the efficacy of those ones, my only problem is the battery capacity is not great so you need to charge it a bit, also
1. Make sure you put on some lubricant underneath or your skin will dry out and lubricate after
2. Your skin will be extra photosensitive be careful
3. Slowly increase the intensity if it starts to hurt moisturise and lower the intensity or just stop using it for that day
4. I dont use the blue light because ofconflicting ideas of blue light causing sging skin but thats up to you
I would give this wand a 4.5/5
Oh and a note on that blue light thing, screen protectors for eliminating blue light would really help improve your skin and sleep, ive heard that its as damaging as uv rays
Theres some ones on ocushield i want to buy
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Thanks anon. Haven't tried microneedling yet. I considered trying it on my own but I see it's not advised. I'm not in the market right now to get to an esthetician but I'll look when I'm able to.
My issue too is that if I don't exfoliate then dead skin builds up pretty much right away. I do wonder if it is too much though. I go in with an oil cleanser first, which peels off the flakes, then a normal cleanser and one of those rubber scrubbers to wipe them away. Pretty much only takes care of the surface though. My subterranean blackheads are years old at this point so BHA/AHA has done nothing. I just hope an esthetician can take care of the really deep stuff. I don't really have the huge black plugs you see on like, popping videos.
Other than my huge pores on my nose/cheeks, the rest of my skin looks like picrel.
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what has made the most difference for you ladies who used to have problems with texture (preferably not acne-related, more like pores/fine lines/etc.)
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For me personally, chemical exfoliants and retinol. Depending on your skin type of course there’s different strengths and such, I have oily combo skin so I prefer lactic acid(once a week) and a lower % retinol since my skin can get irritated easily.
Nta, I also have oily combo skin and I'm targeting fine lines and big pores, if I go for LRP Retinol and TO's lactic acid how would I incorporate it in my routine?
It's >cleanser, niacinamide, moisturizer, sunscreen
in the morning, and >cleanser, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, moisturizer
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exoliating, i use an exfoliating silicone brush with my cleanser once a week and a mild chemical exfoliating toner morning and evening. i personally prefer that over using a harsher one once a week
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I just got this. I usually don't use products besides moisturizer, but my skin has been so angry. Idk if it's stress from work, wearing a mask for 5+ hours at a time, or both. Probably both. I'm so tired of one zit healing and another popping up.
Anyway, if any of you ladies have had luck with this mist, I'd love to hear about it.
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Has anyone ever bought stuff like sheet masks, face masks, under eye masks, etc. off Aliexpress or other similar sites? I don't believe in the effectiveness of these type of products, whether they're $20 per lot or $1 per lot, but regardless they provide some extra moisture to the skin and they're relaxing more than anything (a placebo effect basically, people find comfort in routines). My question is if you have tried these insanely cheap ones, have they caused any problems to your skin?
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has anyone tried this brand, ziaja? I keep seeing it on stores and the price is quite cheap, but I don't know if they're good products or not
They have great stuff for the body but I find their skincare products have a too strong smell and not ao great ingredients.
Look up some of their stuff on incidecoder and if it has anything that could irritate your skin.
They're garbage, don't waste your time or money. Full of silicones, alcohol, plastics, irritants, parabens and fragrance that is just listed as "parfum" which means the ingredients used to make the fragrance can be any number of carcinogenic, irritating, harmful chemicals. They don't have to tell you what's in the fragrance.
This product will age you and irritate and damage your skin. Cheap rubbish, pass on this on.
thank you anons, I might give their body products a try, I still haven’t found a body cream that I really like.
The face cream I’ve used this past year got reformulated and I don’t like it as much anymore. Plus the bottle is way smaller now and the price doubled, don’t know what the brand was thinking but oh well.
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>probably gonna sleep over at new boyfriend's house
>don't want to skip out on my 7 step skincare routine
what the fuck do i do. i'm gonna cancel
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i don't buy the most expensive products i can get my hands on tho… it's all inexpensive and lasts a decent amount of time and (most importantly) works.
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I love this brand so much and have been using them for a few years. My package with their body lotion and bath milk arrived and I've yet to try it but they smell divine. This serum was great even if I didn't necessarily notice firming, but it did make my skin smooth and radiant. I've also used their face cream and it makes my skin super, super soft so I highly recommend.
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Are sonic brushes for your face good? I think I want one since they sound so relaxing. I've read one post claiming that using them worsened OP's wrinkles.
If they are safe, which one would you recommend? I've seen two being recommended: Foreo Luna (expensive, the cheapest one isn't even rechargable - super wasteful!) and Dermofuture. Is it worth investing in any of those?
Seconding and wondering if they're good or not. I tried using the non-electronic ones that are smaller that you just glide across your face and even at a gentle pace my skin still felt irritated by it afterward, so I stopped using it. I'd sooner return to a konjac sponge.>>206151
I've always been a side sleeper and there's research out there that has found that side sleepers have a more restful sleep, if that makes any sense. Back sleeping, while thought to be the superior sleeping position for the longest time, actually worsens a lot of things like snoring and headaches for some people (the latter for me, too). I think it would depend on how soon you go to bed after applying products. I'd think that after several hours everything would be absorbed and not just sitting on your face.
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i recently went to the dermatologist for the first time in my life, as my acne is the worst it has ever been in my life (even through puberty never had break-outs). seems like a fungal issue/breakout but could also be stress related (and possibly some poor skincare)
feels like my derma barely looked at my skin and just prescribed me these 3 things (pic related) and was wondering if anyone is familiar with these products? ctrl + f came up with nothing for all 3 in the thread, and i am having some serious dryness/peeling issues after 2 consistent nights of this.
the nurse said if dryness occurs just wait 20 mins then apply moisturizer, but it almost burns on my skin after applying moisturizer (cerave, i normally have normal to dry skin in a humid environment). even the moisturizer doesn't really help reduce the dry skin itself, it looks like i got a nasty sunburn on my face that is peeling.
i only apply pea size amounts of onexton and tazarotene to areas affected as prescribed, but the foam is a little hard to control and i can't pinpoint what the reaction is coming from (or if this is just the worse before it gets better step).
and, this minolira pill i had to ask about any side-effects - nurse said they hadn't had any reported really and i should be good, but my derma failed to mention it could mess with my birth control (as noted on the bottle) so i haven't started taking it yet due to that.
before this i was using a few products recommended from this thread for my routine, but my derma specifically said to stick with my current cleanser (Tatcha Deep Cleanser) and use nothing else.
my routine before this was:
1. Tatcha Deep Cleanser
2. (1-2x a week) The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 30% Peeling Solution
3. The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid
4. Glow Recipe Watermelon PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner
5. Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant (Salicylic Acid)
6. (Every 3rd night) The Inkey List Retinol
7. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream
8. Laroche-Posay Cicaplast Balm B5 (I have Rosacea) OR Cerave
9. Innisfree Broad Spectrum SPF 36 Sunscreen
sage incase this comes across as a blog post but i'm at a bit of a loss on what to do with my skin at this point since medically i was told to put my routine aside but also i can't tell if my derma just wrote me off with general scrips.
I don’t have any specific experience in dermatology or anything, but it seems crazy to me that they would start you on 3 fairly strong drugs at the same time. Can you call back and ask if you could maybe drop 1 topical and try introducing the other slowly? I have no idea about the bc thing. That seems dodgy and like something derm should have asked about since bc is so common for acne/in general!
And I hate to say, because it can be hard/expensive enough to get any specialist appointment, but I would suggest trying to get a second opinion. Are there any online derms you could try for advice?
I think you meant to respond to me judging by your response! That was my first thought too, he had all 3 ready to go after me briefly describing and he was in the room for maybe 5 minutes total, I talked to the nurse about everything more than him. She even gave me samples of the Onexton while waiting for my scrips to come in, she was extremely nice.
Like I said I haven't even started the pill due to the BC-related issues, and to add to your post he did ask about meds and so did the nurse, and I'm only on my BC, nothing else. So he was aware of that when prescribing it and didn't mention it even when I stopped him before walking out of the room to ask about the pill/any side-effects specifically. I think I might try for a second opinion, an online consult sounds good. My main issue finding a first visit was that he is the only derm in a 20+ mile radius covered by my insurance.>>206332
My problem isn't so much with the general scrips, it's more-so that he never took a good look at my face and I almost felt hurried/rushed out. I mean I was the one who pulled down my mask to show him (he never asked) because it's mainly on my cheeks and forehead. Also again, the not mentioning about the pill he prescribed being able to affect my birth control was the biggest red flag of all. Had I not read the bottle and started taking it daily like I'm supposed to… I'm not trying to get pregnant!
I'm also just worried because of the insane reaction overnight, it wasn't really a gradual "oh hey my skin is getting more dry" kinda thing (and this was after a couple days). Maybe my pea-size is too big and I should tone it down.
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Do you exfoliate? Do you use toner? I would definitely start washing your face in the morning with just water to rinse away excess oil and then apply a light toner spray like witch hazel. I have similar issues and my skin can't take even the lightest of moisturizers, just oil (jojoba for my driest areas) and toner. Dry skin can definitely cause clogged pores so drink more water, make sure you get enough electrolytes or potassium so your skin can retain moisture effectively, and then slaw off the excess dry skin with an exfoliator once a week.
I use a gentle chemical peel on Saturdays (gentle enzyme peel by derma e) and a 6% glycolic toner (pixi) every other day. However, I use snail mucin (cosrx) which I'm heard also has AHA in it, and my moisturizer (eucerin advanced repair) has AHA in it, too. I'm wondering if my face is overexfoliated?
Other products I use:
The Ordinary 10% Argireline
The Ordinary Niacinamide plus Zinc 1%
Derma E Vitamin C Serum
Derma E Peptide Serum
The Inkey List Retinol
This one oil that increases your fat cells….I forget what it's called. It was mentioned somewhere up in this thread.
I also use the Trinity device from Nuface, all attachments. My skin looks great otherwise, it's such a a shame.
The cleansers I use is the cleansing balm from Derma E and Kiehl's cucumber cleanser. So they're very gentle.
I'll definitely take your suggestion of rinsing my face in the morning. I am thinking I need to moisturize more because when I wake up I deadass have flakes over my face and it sucks because in my previous climate it wasn't so dry.
Also, I use Pixi's firming eye masks every night. Those have retinol in them and I can tell they are drying out my eyes, but since they're a newer development I'm waiting for my skin to get used to more retinol and I'm moisturizing that area more. But the clogged pores are mostly near my nasolabial folds and chin.
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Oil cleanser recs that also removes mascara?
Has anyone dealt with acne caused by birth control (progestin-only)? How did you deal with it? Estrogen isn't ideal for me, and I also appreciate that more athletes tend to use BC without it. I have to take BC for a medical issue and have only been on it for about 8 months. I hate it tbh.
I'm breaking out a lot. Currently using Differin (morning) and a erythromycin cream (evening) prescribed by a dermatologist. Oil-free SPF 50 on my face after the Differin. I sometimes forget to apply the erythromycin thing but I'm trying to get better about it.
I see almost no improvement and just moved temporarily to the Middle East, where the weather is also completely new (still warm/hot, dry asf). I guess they have winter here but I still think it's gonna be dry. Normally I have combo/oily skin, now it's dry in a few places - very new feeling. Still breaking out on my cheeks and chin badly.
I don't know the languages here well and everything is kind of expensive so I'm using up the stuff I brought from Germany:
- DM Mild Foaming Face Cleanser https://www.dm.de/balea-reinigungsschaum-mild-p4058172446474.html
- Alverda Clear Cleanser with Green Tea https://www.dm.de/alverde-naturkosmetik-clear-waschcreme-p4058172543272.html
- I have some "Heilerde" (clay?) masks but right now they are too drying.
I feel like my sunscreen adds so much shine to my face that I can't imagine putting a moisturizer over it. I don't know how to handle that. I use either Watery Essence by Bioré (SPF 50) or one I bought here (oil-free, sensitive skin, SPF 50).
and I'm coming back after two weeks of using TO's retinol and lactic acid as suggested to thank this anon. It's like these two products changed my skin already.
The niacinamide serum helped me with the large pores on my nose but my forehead pores were still stubborn as fuck, but now after introducing those two products to my skincare, my forehead has the same appearance as after I use a pore filling primer on it. It's still got some texture, mind you, but compared to the craters I had before, it looks good.
It also reduced redness, my skin appears more hydrated, even and plump, and now for the most (for me) incredible part, it reduced my oilyness so drastically. Nothing ever worked before, I've been going to different derms for so many years and tried so many expensive products, but nothing ever improved my oil production. And now, these two cheap products did the magic. I'm still in disbelief. I still have to use powder if I'm going out of course, but I'm infinitely less greasy compared to before. So, I have this anon to thank. May your skin always be clear and hydrated.
That's BECAUSE it's so good. A very effective treatment is more likely to be harsh and have side effects, and it definitely does. It's not so severe that you can't deal with it yourself, but not everyone would do their research if it was OTC lbr.
I got mine online without a prescription but I've had a script for it before and was on accutane for years so I wasn't worried.
In Greece, you can get it without a prescription. A friend's sister brought me a tube. It's ridiculously cheap there too. The brand is Airol. There are some reddit posts saying some people have trouble getting it, but I honestly think it just depends on the pharmacy. If you've been to Greece, you might know that smaller pharmacies often don't give a fuck especially if you aren't asking for 10 tubes or something. Azelaic acid is also available without prescription there.
I read you can get it in Portugal also, but haven't tried that.
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I purchased this after seeing it recommended so frequently online. After just ONE use, a majority of my pores were unclogged, and my skin was noticeably brighter. Products rarely work wonders for me, so I was rather impressed. However, after doing some deeper digging, I noticed people complaining about the walnut shell powder - claiming that it creates micro-tears and comparing it to the infamous St. Ive’s Scrub. Should I ditch this product altogether?
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Anons who have dry skin, check out the 5% Urea day cream by Eucerin, it worked really well for me
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Does Missha's All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ smell like your typical sunscreen? I swear the smell is the only thing keeping me from making applying it a habit. Especially asking for input from Euro nonas, since I'm not sure if the ingredients differ by location to conform to health administration guidelines or something like that.
have been on .025 tret since june. I had horrible, nonstop hormonal acne only on my chin. it was so bad some days i could not talk or eat because it hurt for my chin to move. for about the first 3-4 weeks I did purge. but it's 100% worth it. not everyone does, though. it started getting better in july - I was seeing less cystic acne overall. august, I continued to see less and mostly only got small spots, hardly any cysts. now in october, I only get a few pimples in the days before my period. If I went on birth control I could maybe stop getting them all together, though. now i don't get cysts at all. I have some leftover scars that tret is really helping with too.
tldr>yes you'll probably purge, but it's totally worth it
is it normal when using vitamin c products for it to make your skin instantly feel very very smooth and soft?
whenever i use vit c serums it has kind of like a smoothing affecting almost like a blurring primer, like it definitely makes a big difference to my skin texture immediately. i never see anyone else mention this though so it's weird >>210436
i get these on my chin a lot, like the other anon said it's probably closed comedones. using a bha serum on the areas where i get them helps, also the cerave salicylic acid cleanser has helped a lot too!
Thanks anon! I think you're right about it being closed comedones.
Another question. I've never used AHA/BHAs before. Is it okay to just buy something budget friendly (I don't have a lot of money to spend) or does that mean a lot of quality loss?
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You can absolutely use a budget friendly one. Hell, one of the most commonly touted ahas out there is the Stridex red box and I've used it for years, simply because I don't actually need anything crazy harsh. Picrel and link related are two other aha I've tried and I like how they made my skin look and feel.https://thegoodfaceproject.com/product/formula_10_0_6_be_berry_radiant_resurfacing_aha_mask
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Have any other anons tried cold creams and enjoyed them? I alternate between using them and oil cleansing to take my makeup off. I was using Pond's at first and while it has a nicer texture and scent, I didn't feel like it was getting all of my makeup off so I got picrel and Albolene. I've yet to try the latter, but the QH kind is great at removing everything if you use a muslin cloth. I follow up with my usual cleanser and haven't had any issues even though I have oily skin.
I tried Noxzema in the past and while I like the cooling sensation, I don't exactly feel clean after using it. Burt's Bees makes a cleansing cream which was initially marketed as a cold cream, but it performs better as a cleanser alone and doesn't remove makeup very well. I do love the smell though.
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Has anyone tried Cosrx and Some by Mi? Are they worth the hype? I'm about to buy a bunch of stuff from them to try out and wanted to hear unfiltered opinions. With Some by Mi i plan on buying their Miracle Series Starter Kit and with Cosrx i plan on buying picrel.
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This is apparently an alternative to retinol. Have any other anons tried this?
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I was using that one. Where I live it’s a bit humid. Before that I lived in a dry area, so maybe this product doesn’t work in humid/rainy areas? I like the cerave eye repair cream, so I’ll check out the other products.
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I’ve been looking into how to minimize my dark circles. Is there any preference towards vitamin c, vitamin k, or caffeine? Or do they all work the same? I’ve heard mostly good things about vitamin c and k, but I’m not sure which to pick.
Dark circles can be caused by many things, so it really depends. Sometimes they're due to thin undereye skin or even genetics, so if its either of those it may be a bit more difficult to do anything about them or even impossible. I've tried vitamin c for dark spots caused by acne and it works for that, but I didn't notice anything for my undereye area because the darkness I have there is due to thin skin, so I'm pretty sure only fillers would help and even then those aren't permanent. I've noticed that caffeine based products made me look more 'awake', but generally it helps to drink water, get enough sleep, use sunscreen, have a good diet, and do all the things typically expected.
Some people have also recommended retinol for the undereye area, but even when I applied it over a moisturizer (which some dermas do advise in order to avoid drying out and irritation) it made it look dry and worse.
Some eye products I've used that I did really enjoy are the caffeine undereye serum by The Ordinary, Missha Geum Sul Vitalizing Eye Cream (really brightened up the area and made it soft), and I'm currently using Venus Secrets Donkey Milk Anti-Age Oligopeptides Eye Cream.
it helps. i didn't get a lot of redness the next day. my skin felt really amazing for a couple weeks afterwards.
remember to take advantage of the time period (idk a week?) after each session when your skin will absorb more serum, etc. Follow the derm's suggestions but HA serum/face masks are great choices.
I only had one session but I'll definitely do it again. Seemed to help texture in general.
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lol this anon here. Still picking my skin and my face is ravaged by little red marks made by me. The shitty thing is, I don't even have to pick that hard, my skin just freaks the fuck out.
Any anons overcome their skin picking? I just like to find little cysts and hanging skin to pick out, and I do it sometimes without realizing.
If you're looking to get rid of dark marks, like acne marks, try vitamin c. If you mean to brighten or so, I'd recommend Shiseido products, sheet masks which specifically mention brightening/whitening (My Beauty Dairy and My Scheming make a few), Secret Key cream. The latter has always had good reviews for the price point, but I think I had bad luck with it because it wouldn't adhere to my skin for some reason. I got this during a trip last year and its like a superior version of the aforementioned: https://en.aprilskin.com/product/perfect-magic-snow-cream/576/
If you don't mind paying more, then you could also try Sulwhasoo's whitening products, Laneige, or SNP.
Those sound like papules, which is common for adult acne. How is your diet? Certain foods such as peanut or dairy can be triggers
Because for a lot of people it does help. I've been wondering for years why Paula's Choice has been shilled for years when her products are overpriced shit and her site is a laughable disaster where she rates all her own shit well and gives everything else low scores. The woman has had a level of unwarranted self importance just because she dropped out as a science major and worked at a department store beauty counter, but she isn't a licensed derma or a cosmetic chemist so she ultimately knows fuck all.
On topic, I moved up to 2.5% retinol last night and there was no irritation. I had some redness when I first applied, but that's normal. My skin feels really smooth and I can't wait to see the results after a month.
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Cerave really did help me and its relatively cheap. I had insanely greasy skin from washing my face too often, I tried fixing it for a year with a few products, heard about cerave, decided to give it a go and it really helped.
My bangs don't get greasy daily anymore so it's the biggest sign my forehead isn't an oil factory like it used to be.
Lately I've been seeing a lot of people complain about cerave though so you're definitely not the only one.
Funny thing, the reason why I washed my face so often as a teen is because once I read in a magazine from 2008 that mary-kate olsen washed her face more than 10 times a day to keep herself moisturised. That was the only piece of advice I ever took from a teen magazine and it completely fucked my skin up.
it helped me a lot when i hit the age where my old irritant loaded products i used in my teens + early adulthood started to irritate me. its a good starting point but if you already have a moisturizer that works for you, just keep using it until it stops working.>>213573
have you tried shaving? i waxed my upper lip for year but i eventually got irritation from leaving the follicles exposed so i switched to shaving. i'm a hairy nonny
with light skin and dark brown facial hair on my chin, cheeks and sideburns and shaving is a god send.
I've thought about shaving but my hair grows super fast and i cba to shave every few days kek if nothing helps, I guess that'll do tho>>213649
I've never seen witch hazel toner in the shops here but amazon surely has it, thanks anon! >>213692
I exfoliate regularly tho, I think me and >>213721
are just doomed
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yw nonna, this is the one i use and it's like $6 a bottle and lasts forever
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Anons, wtf is wrong with my skin.
I thought it was my moisture barrier because my skin was burning at anything I put on it. So I used aquaphor at night as I'd seen other estheticians do. My clogged pores are worse. I double cleanse at night.
For clarification, my skin used to be practically texture free, smooth, I'd get complimented on it. Then I moved to a drier climate and all my pores are clogged like this. I thought I overexfoliated, but I don't know. My skin is terrible now and I wish I could fix it.
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Other area of skin on face. These pores take forever to get unclogged. They will stay clogged for months.
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Last picture for reference.
have you tried eating a low protein diet? i went from daily meat eating to only eating meat (like chunks of meat) maybe 2 times a week and my kp went away completely within a couple months. also important to cut down dairy (especially cheese) and eggs (try to eat only 3-4 eggs per week). small amount of meat/cheese like a sprinkle of parmesan on your pasta is fine but just try to avoid eating proteiny foods like meat/eggs/cheese in big chunks. like eat the exact opposite of a fat meaty ham & cheese omelet.
i'm not a scientist but keratin is protein-derived so if your body is absorbing a surplus of protein i think kp is one of the results. Like in nature kp isn't necessarily a bad thing, in nature you would be getting abraded by branches & wearing rough animal hides and whatever, so producing more skin material is a good thing. but our modern lives don't involve much skin abrasion unless you exfoliate like 6x a day so the excess builds up and makes kp.
f you dont have time to cook try to eat at more vegetabley places like subway/chipotle/vegan restaurants. and importantly soy protein is still protein so eating impossible burgers and vegan chicken strups isnt what i mean. this might be hard to do with turkey & ham holiday meals coming up but its worth a try sometime like summer when a cool salad is very satisfying.
This is terrible advice.
Carb loading is bad for your skin as it just turns into sugar
did I say to eat only carbs one single time? Or did you see "don't eat protein" and think "that means eat carbs" because all you eat is protein & carbs?
Eat mainly vegetables. When I cook pasta, I use twice the weight of vegetables as pasta, be it tomatoes & onions in red sauce or arugula, kale, basil, parsley in herbed pastas.
And also, different people have different problems. If someone has kp, they may be getting too much protein for their body to handle. Someone else may be getting too much carbs for their body and having different problems, but that's not what this person has. It's something to try and it worked for me, it may not work for everybpdy because people are different.
There's no one soylent drinkmeal that perfectly feeds all people & there's no one perfect diet for all people's skin health because people are different. Some people are lactose intolerant and others aren't, for example - likewise if you have chronic kp ypu may have lower natural protein needs than other people, especially if you aren't pumping iron every day or w/e that would use up protein in other ways.
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I really love the smell of this line. I have the sleep mask and citrus products usually sting me but this doesn't.
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Has anyone used this sunscreen? How is it?
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Not always, no. You're able to apply retinol over a moisturizer for less irritation, it will just take longer to see results.
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How do I get rid of Buttnce?
talk to me about hyaluronic pens please anons and talk me out of buying one for my chronically dry lips>>214980
this has no business being so funny
i had to google what the hell a hyaluronic pen is and it seems like an absolute gimmick. if you know what these are you probably have everything you need on hand already. some derms say that using a thick moisturizer on your lips at bedtime is better than chapstick.
when you have dry cracked lips you need to prevent transepidermal water loss which mostly happens while you sleep. put some straight up hyaluronic acid on damp lips before bedtime and follow up with a moisturizer that won't hurt your lips. use vaseline or aquaphor or similar occlusive ointment to "seal it in". this really helps me. makes sense too because the skin on your lips is still skin like the stuff on your face. just make sure it won't hurt your tender lips and that it's safe for the mouth area.
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Anyone have any experience with tepezcohuite? Apparently it’s a really effective anti-aging/scar minimizing ingredient that’s not very widespread. Salma Hayek swears by it.