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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