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Just a vent, I've been dealing with irritant contact dermatitis or an allergic reaction on my eyelids for the past two weeks and I cannot figure out what the fuck is causing it. I stopped using all skin care, makeup and even removed my nail polish, but the skin is still scaly and irritated and itchy. Can't have shit in Detroit.
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Any of you nonnas know how to get rid of red/purple blotches from underneath the skin once an active blemish has gone away? I've googled it and thus far have started using picrel all over the body but am open to recommendations.
Things that might help:
Licorice Root Extract
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>tfw you get acne under your cheekbones and the hyperpigmentation acts as a natural contour
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sugaring, like making sugar wax
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nonas, i wanna try tret but i have heard that it can dissolve your subcutaneous fat around the eyes because it's anti adipogenic (?). ive looked up online and it seems like a lot of people complain of sudden eye (and sometimes cheek) hollowness. should i not try tret?
nahh not gonna buy it. Not that they sell it here afaik but that defeats the whole purpose of making it at home for basically nothing, may aswell just buy regular wax then or shave>>227381
I'll try it, thanks
>>227849>this sucks so much because i don't want to age badly
The first thing to address is why you are afraid of aging
It's natural for people to get older and look older
All of the creams and contraptions are there to make you not richer, but poorer in general
I'd say go back to using nothing again, let your skin clear up. Then, if you still want to get into skincare, re-introduce one item at a time and allow yourself to use it for a minimum of 2 weeks before introducing another product. That way you can figure out what product is causing you trouble.>>227853
I don't disagree but treating very dry skin as she described having or wearing sunscreen (UV rays can cause cancer after all) isn't unreasonable.
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I have eczema, which mainly presents as just very dry and sensitive skin on my face. I moisturise constantly with a thick hypoallergenic moisturiser and at night I layer it on and top with an even thicker version of the same moisturiser (picrel). But I still have such dry skin, it feels uncomfortably tight if I haven't moisturised in the last hour. Am I over-moisturising? Do I need to moisturise even more? I know I don't need steroid cream because there's no redness, and you aren't meant to use it on your face anyway. What else can I possibly do? I don't use any other products because of how sensitive it is, and have no problems with pimples or blackheads.
Only wash your face in the evening to get rid of makeup, sunscreen etc. I just do a gentle dab of water in the morning because oily as fuck. For restoring your moisture barrier I’d recommend only using moisturizer and sunscreen, then just leave it the fuck alone.
Cerave, biossance & la roche posay has really good products.
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Have anyone tried this? Is it good?
If I remember correctly, Riemann P50 is an oil based one. It's also the most durable sunscreen currently, lasting something like 10 hours without reapplication.
May not be something for the face, but if you do outdoor sports (especially swimming, kayaking, etc) it's the way to go. Also, people use supergoop for the face I guess
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After years of clear skin, I've suddenly started breaking out in cysts on cheeks and chin and it's getting worse. Haven't had any change in my lifestyle, nor in my diet. My skincare has also been the same for 6+ months.
At first I thought it was happening because I was using an expired retinol (only 1 month expired though, not a big deal), then I got another one from a new brand, it's even weaker in strength, but it's only getting worse. I have no idea why this is happening.
My skincare routine consists in water based cleanser, niacinamide only on forehead and nose in the morning, HA in the evening, moisturizer, sunscreen, AHA chemical exfoliant 2 times a week and retinol 1-2 times a week. Never had an issue before.
I'm now considering skipping on retinol and the AHA for a couple of weeks, see if it gets any better. Wish me luck, I'll need it. And if you have advice, I'm all ears.
Eliminate all possible triggers
and restore your skin barrier, it may be compromised. Do a routine with 0 actives, only cleanser/moisturizer(/sunscreen) with trustworthy products with no irritants like fragrance or alcohol, even if you used to tolerate it as you may have developed allergy. Check your haircare products too. Wait for a couple of weeks to see how it goes.
Being a skincare enthusiast most of my teen and adult life and going on BC to suddenly get the clear skin I was chasing all my life regardless of what I put on it made me realize how all my troubles, especially with cysts, were hormonal
Note: not recommending BC but just my perspective that your products aren't necessarily the root cause, and that you may want to seek help in terms of hormonal balances
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Just wanted to rave about this vitaminc serum, this is the best I've ever used. Others dried out my skin, this one made it glow. I think you can only get it in Europe though not sure
Update, I skipped on retinol and AHA (and also on sunscreen, as I haven't been out in the morning this week and I had an half idea sunscreen might be a culprit for the breakouts - it's not expired, but after the summer heat it's as if the product changed in consistence and doesn't feel the same)… and only a week later my face has cleared up.
Also wanted to correct myself, when I said cysts I actually meant papules, I just learned it's not the same thing.
Anyway, it's time to gradually reintroduce one of those 3 products and finally find the culprit.
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I’m in need of dire help nonas, I’ve got a wedding to attend to in a few weeks and my skin is so fucking angry with me. What’s happening and what can I do? Im sensitive/oily and have a standard routine of cleansing, moisturizer, exfoliating acid and sunscreen.
Kinda looks like picrel, found it on Reddit.
oh shit really?
I'll just wear my usual sunscreen
Looks like allergies. Tried cutting out dairy?
Also diluted acv as a toner removes zits very quickly.
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Don't know if anyone else in another thread has asked about this before, but what's everyone's thoughts on slugging? I'm tempted to try it next winter when the weather is cold again. I worry that it'll cause my skin to clog really bad.
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Nonnies im sorry for this disgusting photo but I noticed these bumps forming recently on my skin. I do face masks (clay) 1-2 times a week and use a chemical exfoliant every other day. Daily I use a green tea cleanser, pacifica moisturizer and a collagen retinol “firming serum” which i dont think does shit. i also started taking a vitamin recently but because three of these products are new i dont really know how to solve this.
I have never had problematic skin before so im a bit lost
Thank you for the responses! I started the green tea cleanser because I heard a lot of great things about it and I honestly don't think this is the issue. As for the moisturizer, I was looking for something cheaper than my normal range ($40-$50) because I was starting to feel like it was a bit to much. I've been using the moisturizer for a while but it can be a bit greasy and the scent is overbearing so I wonder if that has been affecting my skin.
I started the retinol serum because I have started to get little forehead wrinkles and I'm just trying to prevent aging as I can. Also yes I wear sunscreen when I go out!
The clay masks I use are marketed as detoxifying/helping pull out pores. Though I will definitely cut my chemical exfoliation to 2 times a week or so and see how that works. I will also keep the retinol for night or not within the same routine as I would use it right after exfoliating!
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Lately i gained a little weight and recently some red strech marks appeared on my hips. i need some tips to get rid of them pls
yeah but high mgo manuka is supposed to be very antibacterial, regular honey less so. idk it has been helping my skin a bit, my skin feels better but fuck does it feel disgusting while on>>246995
thanks anon, how do you use it?
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Alright, which one should I buy to get rid of the hyper-pigmentation on my ass?
Thank you nonny
, hopefully it works for me too because this unevenness in my skin tone is driving me crazy.
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Volufiline finally arrived. I'll try it out and report back in 2 weeks/a month.
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Got my Laneige hydration-to-go combo/oily skin bag today. Been using a Cosrx low-ph cleanser that my sister's left behind, witch hazel as toner, and Cetaphil moisturizer (I feel like it's too greasy but idk what low-cost moisturizer to get for combo skin). Let's hope it works out and I can get something for my dumb acne scars soon.
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Any advice for keratosis pilaris I look like I'm diseased
picrel (not me)
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It works, 2 weeks and they're 90% faded. Afterward you can use it every few day or once to twice a week.
I had awful adult acne before and never wore makeup prior. Got so many passive aggressive comments from doctors and beauticians like "you know you really should take better care of your skin". It's so frustrating. Meanwhile the people who sleep with makeup on or do nothing have flawless skin. Hyperpigmentation was the worst.
After trying so many things with no luck I said fuck it, left it alone, and both my scars faded and my acne diminished. I traded it for clogged pores though. With PCOS though of course it may not be so easy.
I'm a neet and I sit on my ass alot, is this true for you too? I assumed that's why I get acne, if I'm less sedentary it goes away.
I use diaper cream once a day (nobully), Epaderm maybe twice a day (any eczema emolient should be fine) and salicylic acid to wash my butt and got rid of acne I had for like 8 years
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Is "The Ordinary" worth the hype? I want honest opinions about the price/value relation.
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Update: it's only been a week but I'm noticing some pretty awful side effects. My under eye creases seem more prominent, and even worse, the pores on my cheeks are LARGE now. Only after a few days. What the fuck. They're so prominent now.
Volufiline shills, will my pores return to normal if I stop or am I permafucked?
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My time to shine. I'm a hood rat with sensible skin so maybe this works for you.
Buy a big Folgers container which can last you up to a year (depending how much you use it) to scrub in the shower and exfoliate, the caffeine will promote blood flow.
Then if you need to do spot treatment get some random pain killers, they have an active component (which I can't remember right now kek) that when you crush the pill and add a little water it will suck the oil out of your face.
And finally get some cerave cream, is fairly affordable and is suitable for all skin types.
hope any of this helps u nonny
In those cases it's rarely about cancer and usually about aging and fear of wrinkles, skin cancer is just an excuse so she doesn't sound vain.
It's autistic to be obsessed with sunscreen in your climate, sure put it on but you'll get wrinkles anyway from the dry skin caused by cold weather. Just live your life and enjoy while having common sense.
Assuming this was meant for >>250414
but she deleted and reposted, trust me any sickly pale girl should never fake tan. It does not look good no matter how light and natural the fake tan claims to be. And it makes perfect sense a fake tan doesn't look good on women who naturally can't or rarely tan.
I mentioned this on another thread, but I’ve been taking biotin for years for my shitty weak nails and it’s definitely made an improvement in the overall strength of my nails. Imo a big part in keeping your nails strong is avoiding excessive water, like from doing the dishes or super long baths/showers. I’m more mindful to wear gloves when doing the dishes now. My nails also curl a bit when they get longer, even with all sorts of strengthening treatments/base coats/whatever. I think that’s just the reality of having thin nails unfortunately.
>also, if i slowly start pushing my cuticles back (i soak and use a wooden stick and sometimes sally hansen cuticle dissolver) will my beds get longer or is that fake news?
Tbh this did work for me, I’ve been pushing back and trimming my cuticles since I was a teenager. I have short fingers and my nail bed was almost nonexistent before I started removing my cuticles. Nowadays I usually do it after a shower with a stick and cuticle nipper. A lot of articles online say not to cut your cuticles because it can lead to infection, but I always clean my cuticle nipper and I’ve never had a problem.
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Have you tried lanolin? Picrel is what I used when my lips were very dry.
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Reposting from the dumbassshitttthreadddd
I'm sorry to be retarded here, but even though I dislike Jeffree Star with a passion, I was looking foward his skin care line because he kept advertising that it would be alcohol free. But then, here's the fucking ingredients:
>Propanediol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Dimethicone, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Phytosterols, Titanium Dioxide, Decyl Glucoside, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Mica (CI 77019), Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Rhodophyceae Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Cystoseira Compressa Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Proline, Serine, Alanine, Tocopherol, Sodium Phosphate, Tin Oxide*, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hydroxide
That's a lot of fucking hidden alcohol. Are there better alternatives that have 0 alcohol in them?
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I think I inherited my dad's dairy acne gene. He had terrible adult acne all the way into his 40s, and had to go cold turkey on all milk products to make it stop. The whole family switched to soy milk in solidarity, one time I barfed after being made to drink a whole glass before leaving the table lmfaooo. Anyway I'm mid 20s and no acne treatments work– tried dozens of creams, dozens of cleanses, dozens of wash routines, even taking a high dose of oral anti-acne medication (taking it for balding and its not even working for that lol) so I've accepted that it's gotta be the dairy acne. It also gives me backne and sometimes armne, so I've been heavy-duty scrubbing every day in the shower but it doesn't help at all. Unfortunately I fucking love cheese, probably more than anyone I've ever met, and I can't give it up because I think I'd genuinely kill myself. I am already ugly and bald though so I'll just take the acne too and keep eating cheese, I guess. At least I'm not fat. God's only blessing for me.>>250853
This is the exact stuff I used in high school when I was on very drying meds. It helped better than regular lip balm but did not fix me lol. I can still remember the pain of eating an apple– lips break open as you stretch to bite, and then fruit juice flows into the cuts. Hellish.
Use a lip treatment that doesn’t contain any of the acids. (I forget what they’re called off of the top of my head.) they temporarily moisturize but long term eat your lips when you stop using them like Carmax. Go light with exfoliating. An old tooth brush and a little sugar and honey will do fine.
Use a moisturizer after that let it soak in then Vaseline before bed to help seal in the moisture through the night.
How’s your water and blood sugar nonni? That’s a big reason mine get messed up when they do.
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I have folliculitis on my butt, it doesn't bothered me much but lately I'm becoming very conscious about that… Any tips?
Salicylic acid is just a BHA, so it exfoliates. It’s still probably too harsh for lips, though.>>250845
My lips are also perma-chapped and for me it comes down to supplements. I take L-Lysine and fish oil supplements and that gets them in good shape with the help of oil-based lip balms. Neither of those are advertised to help with chapped lips specifically, but lysine is an essential amino that strengthens the skin’s surface barrier and fish oil helps with the skin barrier as well. If I stop taking either one of these my lip health declines quickly.
Both of these can be gotten from a better diet too btw, I just know these are what happen to be missing from my diet. But any missing essential amino acid could mess up your skin.
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I, for one, am proud of you for unashamedly posting your spotted arse nona. Bare it with dignity. I don't know much about folliculitis myself but here, I found a Reddit post for you. Try Chlorhexidine + thick moisturizer and spread it on your butt.
Took Accutane when I was a teen, fixed my skin for exactly 1.5 years, then I started getting back light acne that got really bad two and a half years later. Took a second course for four months, didn't continue it because of the joint/back pain. This time acne came back four months later. Right now I'm trying to fix everything by eating well and taking care of my nutritional deficiencies, but since bloodwork is expensive as hell I'm kind of in a blind spot. I have to get my Vit D level up (it's below 11), but to probably absorb Vit D you need magnesium, to probably absorb magnesium you need calcium. I have sufficient calcium, but I haven't tested for mag yet and I want to kill someone because everything is so expensive. My skin looks fine in normal light, but under white hospitalish light you can see all the small pimples beneath my skin. Why can't my skin be normal. And blood tests be affordable. I did cut down on sugar and my period discomfort disappeared and I have zero symptoms now, so. >>250845
Only thing that worked for me is Blistex. The blue tube.>>250817
Yeah. Adaplene didn't do shit for me. Acretin is really good though. It's not magic, but it puts acne under control and if it's a couple of pimples then it's good. Also really helps with pimple scars. Don't be like me though and remember to put sunscreen if you're going to use it. >>250931
You're not doing irreversible damage, kek. There's a common "trope" where people stop putting anything on their face and it becomes instantly clear. I'd say if you have clear skin don't irritate it with unnecessary products, and if you notice drying out put lanolin or any really simple couple-of-ingredients moisturizer. I don't put anything on my face anymore. If I do I get acne. Maybe mineral sunscreen?
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First of all, hats off to you for posting your unspoilered butt here, kek. Secondly, you could give a glycolic acid toner a try? Loréal has an allegedly good one that you can find in drugstores
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2 weeks update:>target areas: top of the cheekbones, lips, undereyes and nasolabial fold area>stopped putting volufiline on my cheeks, since the pore enlarging thing made me panic a bit, situation kinda improved>noticeable improvement on the lips and nasolabial folds, lips expanded in the same way that Polish youtuber's did and nasolabial folds area looks more filled in>can't see an improvement on undereyes (yet?), maybe a very slight one, hopefully it'll fill in more>same for cheekbones but that wasn't really an important thing so eh
Overall I would say I'm happy with the results (except for the pore thing), if they're permanent then it was a great deal.
But to be clear, I'm in my mid-20s and my situation wasn't bad, I just noticed the beginning of some hollowing and it's been good enough for that. It's not as dramatic as filler and I don't know how well would it work on seriously hollowed faces/areas, but as far as skincare products go, it's been beneficial for me. Hopefully I'll still get more improvements especially in the undereyes.
If you do decide to try it, I recommend you don't put it on areas where pores tend to get bigger (like T-zone and cheeks).
Nona right above you is using a good product (volufiline) >>251316
Otherwise repeated microneedling, radiofrequency, laser/Fotona or fillers which can be expensive. It's a tricky area to target topically because you need to rebuild collagen and fat. Products pretty much only help with texture, not the internal structure of the skin. If your issue isn't too extreme then general moisturization can help reduce how severe they look but won't treat the underlying cause.
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How to deal with dark, scaly elbows? I moisturise regularly too.
No offense anon but wearing sunscreen at home is retarded. Youre giving sunscreen way too much credit.
Do you eat healthy? Do u eat a lot of fruits nd veggies? Are you stress free? Those things will help ageing a lot more than just spf
What’s your shower routine nonnie
? Do you exfoliate? Wash your hair before your body? How often do you work out and do you shower after?
I would start exfoliating lightly. You can just use coffee grounds or epsom salt. I’d go for salt. Just gently rub into the skin after your body wash. Only do it once or twice a week. Normally in the shower you should wash your hair and condition first. Then face. Then body. Working top to bottom. Your products are going to run down with the soap. So that could attribute to acne and irritation because conditioner is likely to clog pores. Don’t use super harsh soap in the shower though. Just like your face your body has a skin barrier if you fuck it up you’ll get more.
If you changed soap that could do it. Some fragrance make me break out also.
Ooh, I'll look into that. Never heard of it before.>>252201
I dermaneedle my face! So I'd be open to body-specific needling options.
I am! It took me about a month to feel like my acne was under control. May take longer depending on the severity. Within a few months my scarring looked less noticeable.
I had the usual negative effects like purging, and if I used it everyday my face would sting even if I only put water on my face so I had to stick to every other day usage. Personally I didn't get the orange peel skin
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I have heard bentonite clay is good for your skin. Have any of you ladies tried using it with apple cider vinegar for stinky armpits? I feel like I still stink even right after I shower. I exfoliate often, professionally wax my underarms monthly, use antibacterial soap, and shower daily. I don't want to smell myself anymore, and its worse when the sweat mixes with synthetic fabric.
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I know exactly how you feel and the only thing that fixed this for me was buying a clinical deodorant. Changed my life, I'd start to smell again like 30 minutes after showering and now I can go 2 days without smelling, even if I forget to reapply after the shower. But it's always good to reapply to keep the freshness, obviously.
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What body wash do you nonnies use? I’ve been using picrel recently and it smells so good I love it.
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this is my ride or die and the day they stop selling it is the day i have a catastrophic meltdown
Seconding glycolic acid and be sure to use bile soap on the underarm part of your most problematic
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Basic, cheap Europoor body wash. Smells nice though
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got it as a gift so i'm using it up, but i used a orange scented cheap one before this. i even used a chocolate palmolive once, kek. i like to experiment. but sometimes i go for the bland ones that don't have a specific smell, like Bionsen Mizu
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I buy Naturebox body wash. It is a very cheap vegan brand. However I only use it on armpits, butt and feet, rest of my body I wash with water only. Gentler to both environment and my skin that way.
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scrotes are posting gore
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I'm usually not someone to rave about products but this shit is damn gold. I used it once overnight and my dehydrated skin loves it
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I'm 24. What are some good anti aging products? I'm worried about around my eyes and my neck.
I recently started using this retinol serum that has 1% retinol in it and a face cream from the same brand that has retinol, vitamin C and E. The brand is called maritime
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GORE IN THREAD NO NO NO
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are you retarded anon. Sage your shit. unless you're the scrote, in that case
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Best foolproof long-lasting non orange self tanner out there for a lazy bitch?
I also have it, and I also have PCOS (assuming that's what you have). Only thing that truly
helped for me from within was cutting all sugar and carbs. The medicine is much more effective that way.
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hehehe love u <3(<3)
No, since it's a syndrome it's a series of things. It affects the metabolism a lot, the cysts are just a part of it. For example, if you take BC or even if you had some types of teas, it's possible that you could have "clean" ovaries (like I had in the past), but it doesn't erase the rest of the symptoms. It's extremely common, like 10~30% of the female population have it. If you are seeing a doctor, you may ask for some tests to check if you have, but here are the most common symptons:>Excess weight>Excess body hair>Irregular periods, sometimes even no periods at all >Thinning hair>Acne>Insulin resistance>Excess of androgens>Tiredness, brain fog>Inflammation>Painful cramps, crotch pain even if not having your period>Nausea >Problems with fertility>Cysts
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Like anything you should go with a proven provider who uses an FDA-approved device and knows what they're doing. Proper RF devices are not set to reach the layer of subcutaneous fat to cause volume loss, only the tissue within the epidermis. Ultherapy is another thing though where you hear horror stories about people getting nerve damage and having their face "melt." It's typically only recommended for older women who have severe sagging but at that point I think I'd just invest in a facelift.
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I bought this a while ago, I have Sebaceous filaments on my nose and I feel sometimes it can be noticeable (probably just for me) and I have tried so many different things. But I bought this and I love it so much. I love using it tmi kinda gross description: but it literally scrapes and pushes sebum and gunk out of my nose pores I have one of those microscope thingies and the before and after looking at my pores is so satisfying.
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Just bought this along with the toner! I'm so excited, I've used hatomugi sheet masks before and absolutely loved them!
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It might just fade. I had an accident and stabbed my self in the arm with a broken glass a couple years ago, cut through all the upper layers. The scar was really dark purple and used to hurt in the shower. Now it’s faded so it just glimmers with the scar tissue in the light. Pic related. It’s like 20 times lighter four years later and doesn’t ache anymore. I wouldn’t worry too much Noni
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Does anyone know a good solid dupe for Tatcha dewy skin moisturizer? That shit is amazing and makes my skin so nice and glowy but like hell I’ve got the funds to buy it more then once a year
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I'm new to skin care, but I've been looking into it via Lab Muffin. So far I've been using the St Ives Apricot facial scrub once a week and the Anthelios 400 Hydrating Cream SPF50+ Suncream sometimes when I go outside ,but not much, generally speaking. I dermaplane as needed, which is usually once every 1-2 weeks. I'd describe my skin as slightly oily since I sometimes get acne, but not nearly as much as when I was a teenager, and I have lots of clogged pores too. I like my current sun cream so I'll stick to it
Here's what I hope to do and my current understanding of skincare and what I want change with my skin:
>limit aging effects
Currently interested in anti-aging products since I'm 20 and it's probably best to start now rather than later, but ,despite all the benefits of retinols, I don't think I want to try them out yet because of the 'breaking in' period. Taking a vitamin C serum should help with ant-aging, but I'm unsure which one to get. The SkinCuticles ones are out of my price-range and I feel like I want my vit C serum to have a fair bit of clinical evidence to support it, since I'm mostly interested in the supposed collagen-boosting benefits.
Considering switching my cleanser to something lighter so I can do it every day. I usually cleanse in the morning once a week, but I might try doing it once a day instead, so I'll need to switch to a gentle cleanser with hyaluronic acid, vitamin e, ceramides, etc
Is it bad to take a vitamin c with a cleanser with lactic acid? If so, should I get a cleanser with PHA instead of lactic acid?
A vit C serum should help with this
>remove bumps in skin
I'm unsure what to do to control this in all honesty. Any advice?
>helping my pores and remove blackheads and whiteheads
I need to get that extraction tool thing and some antiseptic cream for the blackheads/whiteheads. I might want to get a pore control serum too but I'm unsure what brand to get
>>256292>St Ives Apricot facial scrub
This is a huge meme in the skincare community for how absolutely horrible it is. It got big back in the 90s when all the corporate giants were promoting the idea that we needed to sandpaper our skin off to "unclog pores" when in fact the crushed walnut shells it uses have jagged edges that cause tears in the skin and can lead to long-term damage and a sensitive/damaged skin barrier. There was a lawsuit and everything. It got thrown out because there wasn't enough evidence provided by the people that took Unilever to court but there are still plenty of dermotologists that strongly recommend against using physical exfoliants (chemical exfoliants can cause damage as well but are typically much safer and gentler). You can read the comments on this Reddit thread for a study that does show physical exfoliants inhibit your skin barrier: https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/comments/1uvzu1/is_st_ives_apricot_scrubs_really_that_bad_for_you/
Considering you dermaplane as well I'd be really concerned that your skin barrier is going to get damaged and just lead to more oil production, clogged pores and premature aging.
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Yeah, I only knew recently how hated the St Ives scrub is, so I’m definitely going to switch
> dermaplane…your skin barrier is going to get damaged and just lead to more oil production, clogged pores and premature aging
Damn, I didn’t know that. I just used it to get rid of the hair on my face but I might limit my dermplaning then. Maybe once every 4 weeks
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It's okay nona, skincare can be so overwhelming and over the years I've realized simpler tends to be better. I really messed up my skin due to harsh products for a while but thankfully after years of recovery it's pretty stable now. It's frustrating when most of these corporations don't give a crap about results and just want to jump on the next fad ingredient. Dermaplaning once a month should be fine, and to answer your questions about vitamin C, it's a very finicky product. The issue is that most companies don't create shelf-stable vit C because it oxidizes when exposed to air so quickly. I would recommend something like Holy Snails Great White Shark serum (uses a water soluble, shelf stable derivative) or the Vitamin C Superserum from Protocol which uses the purest form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) in a proprietary airless bottle to protect it. >Is it bad to take a vitamin c with a cleanser with lactic acid
Since it's a cleanser you're washing off it might be okay, but vitamin c and lactic acid typically don't play well together because acids layered with vit C will destabilize your skin's pH and make the vit C useless before it gets absorbed. To be really safe I'd maybe use a different/gentler cleanser when you're planning to apply your vitamin C afterwards. Also, if you want a product that's great for cleaning pores and absorbing oil Queen Helene's Mint Julep Mask is clay-based and sucks extra gunk away like nothing else. Very gentle too. Only use it once a week at most! Give your skin time to stabilize. You can also just buy pure French green clay from somewhere like Mountain Rose Herbs and use that as your mask, it will last you forever and give the same results.
Thank you nonny
! I've heard that and was going to check it out after trying out the Honest Beauty Hydrogel Cream, which I've also seen as a dupe for it!
I’ve been using silk/satin pillowcases for years, I definitely think they help reduce frizz and they feel nicer on my skin in general. Like the other anon said, you don’t get those lines on your face after sleeping in one position for a while. After using both the pricier silk and cheaper satin options, I’d say go with the satin. It’s easier to wash (real silk degrades over a long period of machine wash/drying) and it feels a lot cooler than silk imo. Satin is also way cheaper and gives all the same benefits. >>256977
I’m the first anon you replied to, I don’t think these are worth it because the concentration of those ingredients are so low. Same with face lotions that say anti-wrinkle or whatever. Instead I’d go with a good retinol serum for fine lines and maybe a caffeine depuffing serum, then follow with a basic moisturizer. Serums are way more concentrated and usually worth the money compared to lotions and eye creams.
I finally got rid of my acne!!!!!!!!! I have dry skin and live in a very dry climate. Here is my guide:
>Wash face in the morning and at night
I was previously only doing it at night because I have very dry skin. But my skin actually does indeed need it in the morning as well. The trick is to not use a foaming cleanser if you have dry skin and just use a cleansing balm - I use Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm as it is very cost effective, but I love the Derma E one more, it just is more expensive and not cost effective since I use this product so much. I'm thinking of trying Neutrogena cleansing balm and the ELF one next.
>Washing makeup sponges religiously
Every single week I do this. I wasn't previously.
>First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
This is the only option I've found that actually moisturizes my skin in the dry, arid climate I live in.
>Hawaiian Tropics Silk Hydration Sunscreen 50 SPF
This sunscreen is super moisturizing and affordable. I don't see a difference from expensive brands.
This definitely makes a difference. You need to keep using it, though. I apply it to my undereyes, cheeks, lips, and mouth area
>Paula's Choice 2% BHA Lotion
This was a game changer. It gave me some DEEP acne at first, but it went away after three weeks and now my face is clear!
>First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Moisturizer after the exfoliant, of course
If I don't use aquaphor, I will wake up with a dry face. That's how dry it is where I live.
I also sleep on silk pillows. I don't think it affects it that much.
I'm tempted to alternate the BHA with retinol every other day, but I'm not sure it's worth it. My goal is healthy skin. I'm tempted to try other peptides and the like, but I feel like I may have screwed up my skin before by going overboard on that stuff. I am considering adding a vitamin c serum in the morning. Any tips or recommendations are appreciated!
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Is there a huge difference between these two? Cosrx blackhead & whithead liquid. Which one is the best?
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I'm at my wit's end. I had a bad forehead breakout that wouldn't go away so I started tret 0.05 in December. I went through a terrible 4-month purge but it brought a lot of the pimples to a head. I thought I was finally getting to the end of it, but I realized I still have a ton of small bumps on my forehead that look exactly like picrel. They're not coming to a head and I can't even squeeze them. Tret is seemingly not doing anything. Should I move up to 0.1? Stop tret? I'm so done. My skin used to be so smooth.
Looks like fungal acne. Mine got better after using Cosrx snail mucin serum and cream only, besides a cleansing oil and wash. And decreasing sugar while increasing fish oil consumption
Here's the bible of fungal acne, hopefully it helpshttps://simpleskincarescience.com/pityrosporum-folliculitis-treatment-malassezia-cure/
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How tf did this ugly fag become the ceo of skincare
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This is so fucking good nonnies don’t sleep on it
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It's not that sunny where I live (UK), so I never use sunscreen. I'm also south european so I don't burn unless I stay out in scorching hot sun. But, I do tan easy and have a rosy look before I tan (which shows there is some damage). Even if a light tan isn't that bad for me, darker skin doesn't suit me.
I'm not sunscreen obsessed and I don't want to be one of those weirdos that wear sunscreen when sitting next to a window on a winter day. I also don't like the damaging chemicals in sunscreen.
Does anyone have any sunscreen recs without harmful chemicals, ideally low spf? I found this image online but the amazon review for some of them are really bad.
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the la roche one didn't work at all for me, i thought it would help with my perioral dermatitis but i felt like it just clogged my pores idk. picrel however works amazing even for pd flareups
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Anybody got experience with this face wash? (normal to oily T zone, some closed comedons/pimples)
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god what do you guys do about a fleabite on your face that simply wont heal for some reason. its been weeks and all i do is put anti itch cream on it and leave it alone. i didnt scratch it or anything but its still painfully red pic related
Hi I'm the poster in >>257364
, just wanted to give an update in case someone else is going through something similar. I stopped tret and started using Stridex (red box) again, and it looks like my forehead is clearing right up.
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has anyone else tried Rodial's skincare? what do you guys think? i typically don't buy luxury skincare but some of their products are just so fucking good.
(i was a little clowned on for spending so much $$ on it but genuinely some of their products are so good and i have a literal stock of almost 100 much more eonomical and theoretically just as effective products, including prescription azelaic acid, yet some of them are just not as good in terms of formulation and percentages, it feels, as rodial)
>>261868>Rodial - Super Acids Daily Azelaic Acid Serum>Aqua (water), isoamyl laurate, propylene glycol, glycerin, alcohol denat., stearic acid, sucrose stearate , ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/ vp copolymer, azelaic acid, lactic acid, phenoxyethanol, sodium lactate, cetearyl alcohol, parfum (fragrance), limonene, geraniol, linalool, farnesol, behenyl alcohol, punica granatum (pomegranate) extract, sodium hydroxide, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, dimethylmethoxy chromanyl palmitate, disodium edta, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium hyaluronate, tocopherol, lactobacillus ferment lysate, hydrogenated castor oil, stearyl alcohol, protease, subtilisin, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, limonene, geraniol, linalool, farnesol
I'm sorry nonny
, this looks horrible regardless of the price and I also tend to spend more on skincare than I should with my means.
Also promise I'm not a shill
but I just wanted to mention this lady also has other vids for hooded eyes and some other stuff. She seems very based.
I have Seborrheic dermatitis aswell and these things have helped me:
- ketoconazole shampoo everytime I wash my hair for few weeks If I get flareups and then once a week for maintenance
- salisylic scalp serum once a week. (I use system 4 scalp lotion)
- cortisone scalp treatment few times a week
I dont use these all at the same time. Rn using the salisylic scalp serum and I think its the best method anyway since it doesnt require RX where I live. All of these methods helps with itching and flaking.
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nonas can anyone figure out what's wrong with my skin? i cant tell if i just have normal texture or if i'm breaking out or my skins reacting to something i'm using.
right now i use https://www.amazon.com/KOSE-SOFTYMO-SPEEDY-FACE-CLEANSING/dp/B003ZX6Q9S
as a face wash (usually once a day before bed, not sure if i should start using it in the morning as well?)
For moisturizer I use https://www.amazon.com/Moisture-Lotion-Toner-Kikumasamune-Women/dp/B00ECQCVK0
once a night and then a small amount of the sake cream moisturizer by the same brand before bed.
in the mornings i usually just wash with hot water.
any advice? i just feel like my skins been looking really irritated
Yes, it looks irritated to me.
Could be one of the products you're using, I personally dont ever use cosmetics or makeup so idk.
Also, check if you wash the pillow case often enough (it can cause breakouts if you don't) and what detergent are you using for the pillow case, those can also cause irritation.
no worries, it's been healed for a while and i take good care of it, i think the angle is weird >>263757
honestly, i just worry that it's too textured but i think i'm just brainwashed by society to think any texture on my face is bad. also hopefully the pic isn't revealing enough i may delete it hahaha>>263781
thanks nona i use hypoallergenic detergent but i could stand to change my pillowcase more often!!
thanks for advice everyone
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that sucks nonnie
… I wonder if the spf is made for specific regions and that's why it didn't work well where you live? Though Koreans are obsessed with staying paler I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't made for full day sunlight use either. Try using something with aloe vera or some milky moisturizers until the skin peels off. And get a big sun hat for next time
you probably sweat on your face. Most japanese/korean sunscreens are not water resistant, that’s how they make them go clear on skin, that’s why you were supposed to be reapplying them like, a lot. Which is why they usually come in small tubes, you were supposed to carry them with you.
Get well soon nonnie
, use aloe vera and hope it all works out
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Used picrel last night and woke up with what I think is chemical burn on my eyelid. Top layer of skin is wrecked with lots of tiny dot wounds and it's secreting yellow fluid all day. I'm not worried about how to treat it or anything, but could this be an allergy? First time using a vit C product and first time having such a reacion to a product as a long time skincare user. I don't have any allergies otherwise.
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is there a good dupe/similar product to picrel? unfortunately this brand is unavailable in my country and shipping from amazon is hella expensive.. i just love the niacinamide + calendula combo, both of those work very well on my skin
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WHY DIDN'T ANYONE EVER TELL ME ABOUT CRYSTAL DEODORANT BEFORE???? THIS SHIT IS A GODSEND IT IS PERFECT I HAVEN'T BEEN EVEN A TINY BIT STINKY ALL WEEK. WHITE DEODORANT MARKS ARE THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE AND "INVISIBLE" SOLIDS ARE ALWAYS A LIE, GELS FEEL DISGUSTING, I AM FINALLY FREE FROM ALUMINUM AND THOSE PESKY STAINS I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE
and yes i've tried glycolic acid because i already use that Ordinary toner, but crystal sticks are honestly a lot better. sometimes the glycolic acid dries sort of sticky and if it's right after i've showered and shaved it stings a lot. i literally found my holy grail just by taking some random girl on a random reddit thread's advice and it wasn't even expensive i can't believe i went almost three decades of life never knowing about it. this is the euphoric equivalent to when i discovered period underwear and went fully tampon/ pad-free forever with ease. like it is life-changingggg
Obviously daily UV protection.
A chemical exfoliator of your choice
Some form of retinol
I have practically see through skin that freckles easily and using these ingredients (I mostly use inkey list and the ordinary because i'm cheap) I have seen a difference in my face and even on the back of my hand that I drop the serums onto before putting on my face, like can see the difference between my two hands in terms of how even the skin tone is and lack of freckles.
oh fuck i actually did not know that lol. aluminum-free wasn't my main selling point though because i'm not allergic to it or anything so i think i'm fine with it.
although idk the one i bought is labeled as not containing aluminum and my bf has been using it too and he's allergic to metals like nickel and usually aluminum deodorants, but he has liked it and not had a reaction so far. i guess i should tell him to be careful though (i'm assuming the fact that it says paraben-free but not aluminum-FREE means it's got another natural element with a different aluminum in it? idk i'm not a geologist we've established i'm stupid)
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Glad it works for you nona. I used crystal deodorant for a while but I always found it inconsistent. I also found that I could not just re-apply it without taking a full shower first. Whenever I had a day where it just didn't work I had to go back to regular deodorant till the next day.
Later on I tried a natural deodorant in picrel, it burned my pits off. Back to roll-ons now.
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I feel like you can’t see it very well in this picture, but I have two red patches of skin on my cheeks that I can’t get rid of (on either side of my nose.) I stopped wearing foundation about 10 years ago and that helped some, they aren’t as red as they were, but sometimes they do seem to be worse than others. I use a skincare routine with a lot of moisturizer currently, though it really seems like nothing helps. I’ve never NOT had this on my face and it’s kind of disheartening now that I take skincare more seriously.
could it be a mild form of perioral dermatitis? does your skin get dry and flaky where it's red? for me it's triggered
by sulfates (sls) and petroleum (lots of moisturizers have petroleum to lock in the moisture, including the cerave ones) and that really freaks my skin out. there are a bunch of other stuff that can trigger
it too, maybe look through your ingredients and try eliminating the bad ones?
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I know nothing about skincare but ive been recommended to use baby powder for bacne. Is there something better cause I dont think its working?
ooh I'll look into it thanks!>>266189
Like anti bacterial wash? That makes sense I think someone suggested anti bacterial soap before too. Thanks!>>266273
Damn I had no clue. Its still sold here though
>>266302>How old were you when you went on it?
Early 20s (30s now so I don't remember timing too well)>How long were you on it for?
2 rounds so idk a year or two?>How many mgs were you on?
Sorry sis can't remember>what was the overall experience like of being on it?
It's harsh and inconvenient but it works, it's hardcore shit. The dry skin wasn't great but has some unexpected benefits (I barely had to wash my hair because there was no oil on my scalp). It was bizarre to go from constant cystic acne to having bulletproof skin that couldn't grow a pimple even if you wanted it to. Like, I could sleep in makeup or use shitty products or use no products at all and it made no difference. That really convinced me that yes, it's medical issue that should be cured with medicine, it's not my hygiene or my pillow or skincare or diet or whatever people think. >Was it worth it?
100% worth it, best thing I've done for my appearance and confidence. My only regret is not doing it sooner. But to be fair, your acne sounds mild and mine was quite bad so the difference was more dramatic for me, and the side effects may be less worth it for you - the worst side effect I had was a couple of premature lines in my forehead because it was so dry for a long time.
>>266302>How old were you when you went on it?
first at 16, 2nd round at 18>How long were you on it for?
around 2+ years i believe>How many mgs were you on?
20 mg twice a day i believe>what was the overall experience like of being on it?
honestly i haven't experienced any side effects other than dryness. and i absolutely loved that my skin went from extremely oily to dry as hell while i was on accutane, i basically didn't even have to wash my hair like ever. however i did have some pretty bad dry patches with flaky skin, especially the corners of my mouth and lips looked terrible. get some super moisturizing lip balm and moisturizer once you're on it>Was it worth it?
well.. not sure. i was told that it's normal if the acne comes back after the 1st round, but i still have acne to this day (i'm 26 now). granted i stopped getting cystic acne, now i mostly have inflamed breakouts here and there. unfortunately genetic acne cannot really be fixed, you would have to rigorously take care of your skin pretty much forever to keep it under control. obviously everyone will have different outcomes based on overall health, type of acne and genes
my sister is currently on antibiotics for acne so i'm very curious whether that approach works better and more long-term than accutane when it comes to my type of acne