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No. 225928

For anything skincare related!
Previous thread: >>>/g/178060

No. 225930

Seconding this. I know everyone recommends Cerave but I personally did not find it moisturizing enough

No. 225970

Cerave never worked for me personally, it just seemed to clog up all my pores like a layer of grease instead of being absorbed into my skin.

No. 225975

Cerave caused me terrible breakouts when I tried it, I've seen many others reporting the same.

No. 225988

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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.

No. 225999

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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.

No. 226001

Things that might help:

Alpha Arbutin
Licorice Root Extract
Azelaic Acid
Kojic Acid
Tranexamic Acid

No. 226004

Have you tried cerave’s healing ointment? I really wanna use it for slugging

No. 226011

Could be the detergent you use for your pillowcases or even a dust mite allergy

No. 226016

Time is the best product for PIE/PIH, unfortunately. Using AHAs can help and moisturizing helps a ton. https://simpleskincarescience.com/pie-pih-acne-scar-treatment/

No. 226025

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>tfw you get acne under your cheekbones and the hyperpigmentation acts as a natural contour

No. 226038

This reminds me of my mom who is obese but always bragged about her cheekbones (they looked good) but turns out they were something like lipedema

No. 226096

amberlynn isnt fat either its just the lipedema

No. 226644

I put on so much weight over the past year. More than I've ever put on before, and now my stomach and tops of thighs are covered in very visible stretch marks. Other than weight loss, what is a good solution for these kinds of stretch marks? What creams, lotions etc work well?

No. 226662

I was in the same situation beginning of 2020 and honestly no creams will fully take them away. Best thing that worked for me was vitamin E straight out of the capsules but I think it just healed them faster: red/purple to white.

No. 226674

Hey that's a good idea, i'll consider that. I don't mind if they become white, i'm just sick of how purple they are, it sucks.

No. 226702

No. 226798

can you use kinesiology tapes as those anti-wrinkle frownies for your forehead? i never used anti-wrinkle patches but they look like tape (not to sound like a cheap ass but tape costs 6 euros for 5 meters so)

No. 226921

Cool advice

No. 226925

Do Vitamin C serums always have to be stored in the fridge? Even if it doesn't say so on the packaging?

No. 226928

Yes, absolutely. Real vit c serums degrade in a matter of months even in proper storage conditions. 6 months is the absolute maximum shelf life, if any brand says different their serum is shit.

No. 226933

That's what I suspected, thank you. I bought one from a brand I'm not familiar with and I was surprised it didn't say it on the packaging, wtf

No. 226935

If you're up for a bit of diy you can make your own (unstable) vit c serum. Lab muffin has a tutorial.

No. 227283

I just had an awful case of sunburn and now that i've gone through the blister stage, my skin also just finished peeling but its left big pink/red marks all over my shoulders and back. What's the best solution for post sunburn skin?

No. 227300

Keep it moisturized, and avoid scrubs. It needs time to heal.

No. 227308

How do you get rid of dark spots from shaving?

No. 227318

Not sure, but exfoliating before shaving could work. You could also try to sugar instead of shave.

No. 227334

Thanks anon. Btw, what do you mean by sugar?

No. 227340

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sugaring, like making sugar wax

No. 227358

nta but have you (or anyone else itt) ever made that succesfully? I could never get it sticky enough despite trying a whole bunch of times and different recipes.

No. 227370

I could never get it right either, just buy it.

No. 227381

ayrt, yeah, I made some and it works. Besides, if you make 2 cups worth it'll last you a long time, you only need like a golf ball sized blob to get a whole leg, maybe even both. I followed this recipe.

No. 227395

Aloe gel! Godsend for sunburns. I had insane itching after a gnarly one and antihistamines didn't work, aloe was the only relief.

No. 227447

What’s a good lotion (for oily skin) with SPF that I can use as a normal daycream? Both with and without makeup on.

No. 227448

Can someone recommend a good electric cordless razor/shaver that can be used dry and gives a very close shave? No budget restrictions

No. 227621

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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?

No. 227630

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

I'll try it, thanks

No. 227684

I got hollow eyes after using tret eye cream for a few years, not recommend. It seems like every 5 years there's the new holy grail of skincare that then turns out to be bad for you in the long run. Honestly I just gave up and do simple cleanse physical exfoliation and moisturize.

No. 227688

It happens to some people, not to most. If it starts to happen stop.

No. 227731

Is a peptide serum beneficial? Any recs in general are appreciated. I currently have vitamin c 21.5% serum, vitamin e oil, and rosehip oil. I do the double cleansing method with hemp oil. I also have rose water.

No. 227749

but why some and not others? lots of ppl love it, is there any medical reason why it can hollow out some people? genetics maybe?

No. 227764

I read a comment by one person who experienced it and took a dna test for unrelated reasons. The test said she was unable to metabolise vitamin A, that could be related. No one knows since it hasn't been studied.

No. 227849

nonas i'm so frustrated. i only started getting into skincare late last year after not giving a shit my entire life and it brought the opposite results that it was supposed to.
basically i have naturally clear skin with occasional pimples and never used any skin products. then i educated myself on sun exposure and how protecting your skin against UV rays and moisturising it is important to prevent early ageing. though my skin is clear it is very dry (especially my mouth area) so this scared me a lot.
i started using sun screen and moistruizing. sun screen in the morning before i leave the house and moistruizing before bed after showering.
well, for the first time in my life my skin went to total shit. i had pimples everywhere, even places where i never got them before (like my cheeks. when i got pimples before they would always be on my nose, chin or in between my eyebrows). it was horrible and ruined my confidence.
only a couple days of quitting any kind of cream and my skin is already clearing up. i'm using a creave cleanser in the shower every day and basically drying out my skin and it's getting rid of all my breakouts.
this sucks so much because i don't want to age badly and i really want to be able to use sunscreen and moisturise without getting pimples. do any of you have a similar experience and do you have any products to recommend? (p.s. sorry for this long-ish post kek)

No. 227853

>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

No. 227880

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.

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.

No. 227921

A product broke you out. It's not that dramatic. It could be because you didn't take off the sunscreen well at night (double cleansing is usually recommended), or your skin didn't like something in the sunscreen/moisturizer. It happens, let your skin clear and patch test both creams to see what's the cause. Maybe consider getting a sunscreen that's safe for seborrheic dermatitis, those tend to be more gentle on the skin and formulated with less potential irritants and comedogenic ingredients.

No. 228091

I have started getting a lot of blackheads on my T-zone and also on my chest area… how do you guys deal with these? Help pls

No. 228623

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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.

No. 228638

I kinda have something similar to Trichotillomania, but for my face. As in my skin. I have this self loathing that urges me to put my hands on my face and touch anything that picks my interest, and bc of this my skin looks like shit if you stare. I'll start buying some makeup, but what would you nonnies recommend to fix my skin? Diet or treatment, products, whatever. I seriously have no idea about health.

No. 228642

it's called dermatillomania nona, google it and good luck, or maybe someone else can help, i have this to a mild degree i just keep my hands really really clean

No. 228643

i also wouldn't recommend makeup for improving your skin, will just clog pores and make everything worse and more dirty…. stay clean faced for best results i had to stop wearing makeup completely for my skin to heal at all

No. 228650

Umm yeah by looking down results for it, it does resemble my skin a little bit. Though mine is more on the side of my face than in front. Thank you for the info, I'll definitely keep it in mind.

No. 228993

Nonnies, I'm kinda new to the topic of skincare. Are serums a scam or not? I wanted to start using serums with vit C and maybe some hyaluronic acid. I'm still not sold on the idea of applying anything on your face in order to make your skin look younger or better, I mean, isn't the production of colagen stimulated mostly from the inside? Like, the things you eat and drink and your life style in general. Same with how it affects the look of your skin. How is applying anything on the surface of your face supposed to slow the process of aging? I always thought that all the supposed anti-aging serums and creams are a scam made up by multimillion dollar companies bc I've never noticed any difference in the looks of women who spent their money of these cosmetics. Did you honestly noticed any positive effects? I want to know if it's even worth investing my money. I don't want to use retinol, I'm asking just about vitamine serums and hyaluronic acid. But if you have any other recommendations then please tell me what else I should use.

No. 229002

I can't speak on vit c since I really don't know a lot about it but hyaluronic acid isn't really "anti-aging" the way a retinol is. HA helps skin retain moisture and thus can improve the look of fine lines and enlarged pores since it makes the skin more plump. Not all anti-aging products are collagen-based either, for example sunscreen is great and important part of anti-aging efforts, since sun damage is the most controllable aspect of aging skin, though it doesn't "reverse" aging. Im not the most well-versed in serums but I am of the opinion of you are someone with good overall skin (not dry, acne prone, redness, etc) you can probably skip serums since it gets complicated with ensuring you aren't mixing products that don't belong together and can fuck up your skin barrier.

No. 229041

Skin has a natural skin cell turnover rate that slows down considerably as we age. What retinol/tretinoin does is that it speeds up this process. Also hyaluronic acid doesn't have anti-aging properties, it just plumps up the skin

No. 229297

Recently found out my horrible skin problems have been because of Vitamin D deficiency. I feel so stupid, like of course not going outside often would cause skin issues. I'm so retarded when it comes to skincare. Aside from taking my Vit D supplements, are there any products I can work into my routine that might help my skin recover faster? I'm tired of all this excess dry skin causing problems, its made my face look worse than it did when I was a damn teen, and I wash my face more than I ever did back then!

No. 229310

Are humidifiers worth it? I moved to a super dry area and my already dry skin has been suffering. I’ve heard so many horror stories of people letting theirs get moldy and getting sick. How often do they have to get cleaned out?

No. 229313

Just don't let yours get gross? Make sure the one you buy isn't too intricate and weirdly shaped so you can actually reach your hand in and clean all the sides. You should clean it with soap and water about once a week.

No. 229318

Stop washing your face, you probably ruined your moisture barrier.

No. 229336

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.

No. 229507

If you have oily skin, avoid CeraVe moisturizers. I repeat, if you have oily skin, avoid CeraVe moisturizers. Do not be led astray by the siren song of 'non-comedogenic' on the packaging, or the ceramides and niacinamide, or the online reviewers who say it's good for oily skin. That shit broke me out so bad I looked like I was in high school again. I am returning to my beloved watery gel moisturizers and never looking back.

No. 229509

Skincare is individual as fuck, what breaks you out might not break someone else out.

No. 229534

ayrt (thank you, btw)! This might be a dumb question, but is it ok to rub the dead skin cells off with water when they appear? They seem to form quickly, maybe a couple hours after my morning face wash + moisturizing routine and then periodically throughout the day. Or is it better to just fight the urge and get rid of them all in the evening with my gentle cleanser? I've never even heard the concept of a skin barrier before tbqh kek, so I just wanna make sure I know what's up before I go ahead with these little routine changes.

No. 229560

>my beloved watery gel moisturizers
Any reccs?

No. 229577

Nta, but the True Cream Aqua Bomb from belif is literally the best moisturizer I've ever used—it's my holy grail of skincare products. Kind of pricey, but the regular size lasts me a few months and is perfect for my oily skin so I don't mind paying for it. Another alternative that is cheaper and more accessible is Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Water Gel. I bought it once and it's similar to the Aqua Bomb but I find it's not as moisturizing so I had to use more product every time I put it on so it ran out quickly. I think it'd be a good one to start with if you want to try a water-based moisturizer though! Easy to find at drug stores, Walmart, Target etc.

No. 229660

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Have anyone tried this? Is it good?

No. 229664

How does one resuscitate their natural moisture barrier? I took to many hot showers and now my skin is always dry.

No. 229672

Awful. Just rips out sebaceous filaments and dries out the skin.

No. 229682

My greasy face loves oil products and dry oils for some reason. Anyone know a face sunscreen with an oil-based formula? Would that even be possible considering oil washes out sunscreen?

No. 229695

Any anons here had experience with chemical peels for acne scarring? What was your experience like an did you see any improvement?

No. 229749

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

No. 230427

Eczema anons, how do you deal with blisters? Do you use hydrocolloid bandages? Some sources say to use them while others say it's terrible and eczema needs to breathe. It's on my right hand so I have to keep washing it but I think that's making it worse

No. 230450

I get very bad eczema on my hands, too. I've never used hydrocolloid bandages, but I've got it pretty much under control by using an eczema friendly soap replacement (Dermol500) whenever I wash my hands, applying a steroid cream (Betnovate) and a thick layer of really greasy moisturiser (Epaderm) with cotton gloves on at night, and moisturising throughout the day with a lighter hand cream (I use the Cerave one). The soap replacement stops it from getting any worse whilst the steroid cream speeds up the healing process. It does really depend how much you have to wash your hands and whether you work with them or not. I definitely think eczema heals better when it can breathe, but if you're working with irritants its probably best to wear gloves or bandages as long as you don't keep them on for too long.

No. 230460

Thank you for such a helpful response! I wash my hands a lot but I will switch to a soap free alternative right away. I think I was being dumb by washing it with soap but I was so worried about getting it infected, especially since I'm getting these little blisters now

No. 230726

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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.

No. 230885

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.

No. 235400

I bought a vitamin c cream and I've just got home and realised my cleanser has lactic acid in it. Is it alright to use them both in the same routine, or am I gonna fuck up my skin if I do that?

No. 235412

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

No. 235487

I am trying to learn about skincare but I feel like youtubers are absolutely overdoing it for subtle product placement and to flash their collections.

Currently I just apply a gentle daily scrub and then night cream, I don't use make up aside BB cream so I feel like that's enough. My only gripe is having sebaceous filaments on my nose (oily T-zone) any advice for that?

No. 236067

I use a chemical exfoliant (AHA or BHA) once or twice a week, focusing on my nose. It doesn't clear them up entirely - I don't think anything can - but it keeps them under control.

No. 236844

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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

No. 243026

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.

No. 243049

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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.

No. 245108

my skin barrier is completely fucked now after steeping stridex pads on my face like a fucking face mask. i still kick myself for it as my pores are super large now and my skin secretes more oil than usual.

No. 245914

I want to lighten my skin tone
Anyone have good product suggestions?

No. 245916

You sure you really want to do that? Any skin lightening/bleaching product just makes your skin more sensitive to UV rays, it's so easy to cause unnecerssary premature aging.

No. 245917

oh shit really?
I'll just wear my usual sunscreen

No. 245928

Looks like allergies. Tried cutting out dairy?

Also diluted acv as a toner removes zits very quickly.

No. 245937

my face gets really oily at work after wearing a mask all day for some reason, do any nonnies have facial wipe rec's for oily skin?

i oil cleanse and am super prone to sf's

also i try to moisturize as much as i can but i still end up a little oily after a long shift.

No. 246010

So idk where to post this.. I've been diagnosed before with pityriasis rosea (it went away on it's own really) and then with vitiligo. But I think my vitiligo might be tinea versicolor because it's kind of annoying and doesn't seem like just white skin. Sometimes it gets itchy, nothing too bad tho. And I also have had problems with flaky scalp no matter what I do.

I think the problems are intertwined and I guess I should go to a dermatologist again, even though last time it didn't help and they just nodded to what I thought I had. Is there an anon with some experience with these annoying but not life ruining skin conditions?
How do I go about getting a dermatologist to not just shrug at me?

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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.

No. 246344

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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

No. 246346

Why did you start these products if you never had a problem with your skin before? You could stop one at a time and see what happens, but the vitamin at least should be fine.

No. 246350


Right off the bat, I think you are exfoliating too frequently and it's irritating your skin. What sort of clay masks do you use? If they are also exfoliating you should probably pick one or the other and limit to no more than 3 days a week. Don't exfoliate and use the retinol product in the same routine AKA, if you must, exfoliate in the morning, retinol at night, or if you are exfoliating at night then skip the retinol for that day. Also, make sure you are using sunscreen during the day if you are using retinol. It makes your skin more sensitive to UV. Also, are the three daily products you listed the new ones?

No. 246353

>use a chemical exfoliant every other day.
That's way too often and it's debatable you even need it if you didn't have any skin issues beforehand.

No. 246436


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!

No. 246438

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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

No. 246439

They’re generic for the most part, so there’s not much you can do.

No. 246441

I meant *genetic

No. 246448

If it makes you feel better I think stretch marks are beautiful.

No. 246452

They’ll go from red to whiteish in time (which is less noticeable at least on me) but there’s nothing that gets rid of them; they’re scars from your skin tearing.

No. 246489

It's less visible than you think, you shouldn't worry too much even though they're impossible to remove, just as anons said. I have plenty on my thighs, looks pretty awful close up in the mirror but when I looked at pics of me from the beach, they were completely unnoticeable. It doesn't matter, a lot of women have them.

No. 246977

what do you guys think about manuka honey?

No. 246995

honey is the best and most underrated mask/cleanser

No. 247037

You put that stuff on your face?

No. 247038

I remember in high school some of my friend would use raw honey (like from the farmers market) as a skin mask but I was always iffy about it because I don't know how it was processed KEK

No. 247069

Has anyone successfully gotten rid of their chest acne? I’ve been using a 5% benzoyl peroxide body wash (that my dermatologist prescribed me) for several months now but have seen no results.

No. 247070

Accutane, maybe your derm will prescribe it if topical treatments don't work

No. 247108

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
thanks anon, how do you use it?

No. 247118

correction, i believe it's high umf not mgo

No. 247176

I had horrible acne for the last few months while I was writing my thesis and this month is the first one where i don't have any active painful cysts under my skin, only scarring and uneven skin from previous cysts. A few weeks ago I started using the la roche posay cicaplast baume b5 cream and also changed my cleanser to aha cleanser and I think that did the trick. Or maybe it is gone because I finished my thesis and have less stress? idk

No. 247237

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Alright, which one should I buy to get rid of the hyper-pigmentation on my ass?

No. 247238

I have the 2% hydroquinone dark spot remover. If you want something that will lighten a bit quicker, go for that but be careful with hydroquinone as it can thin your skin out. It will make the spots darker before they get lighter, it's pretty much an acid peel that you dot onto the spots once or twice a day. I've had good results with it. I use it sparingly and I haven't fucked up my skin with it so I would recommend.

No. 247240

Thank you nonny, hopefully it works for me too because this unevenness in my skin tone is driving me crazy.

No. 247290

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Volufiline finally arrived. I'll try it out and report back in 2 weeks/a month.

No. 247340

This is such a dumb question and I apologize but I got some trentinoin cream for my awful skin texture and clogged pores that I'll be applying every 3 days. My skin has already begun flaking like mad from it. I know it's bad to over exfoliate and use chemical exfoliants in tandem with physical ones. I'm not using any scrubs or gloves or anything like that, but I do try to remove what dead flakes remain so as not to clog my pores. My skin feels a bit raw after I scrub away the dead skin but I'm obviously not gonna leave it as is.
My routine:
>Oil cleanser because it picks up/rolls away the dead skin better
>Wash that away with a basic gel cleanser
>Sometimes use a cream exfoliant (PHA) to try to rid the remaining flakes but I know that's probably overkill
>Hyaluronic acid moisturizer
>CeraVe Moisturizing lotion with spf
>While patting my skin dry with a cloth, some very light rubbing for remaining flakes, not sure if this counts as physical exfoliation
Is this ok?

No. 247652

How can I reduce my undereye circles? I got them with puberty and they look very dark since I'm pale. They're caused by hyperpigmentation.

No. 247655

Rock that drug addict look. It can be kind if hot.

No. 247659

I agree it looks hot, also men try to avoid you cause you look mental which is a win in my book.

No. 247678

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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.

No. 247696

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Any advice for keratosis pilaris I look like I'm diseased

picrel (not me)

No. 247729

Regular exfoliating, daily moisturizing and using salicylic or glycolic acids (ingredients in acne treatments) should help reduce the appearance of strawberry legs but don't count on it disappearing completely since it's genetic.

No. 247777

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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.

No. 247778

Small rant but I don’t understand why I get so many pimples/acne. I don’t wear makeup and never have yet my if you saw my face you would think I fall asleep with foundation on. I was told that when I grow up it will go away which is a lie at this point. When I work on fading my PIH pimples decide to make an appearance. Its probably the pcos.
I’m trying again with a a bunch of stuff I got recently (salicylic cleanser, a bha serum, niacinamide) and reusing an acne cream that was prescribed to me. I just want my PIH to go away.

No. 247824

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.

No. 247837

I have the same problem and I want actual advice, I already have near Pete Davidson eyes so it makes me look ridiculous. I tried drinking even more water than I already do, fixing my sleep schedule and all that and also the Ordinary's caffeine product but nothing has worked.

No. 247922

My two sisters were similar and they both went through Accutane. Said it sucked to be on it because it made their skin super dry but now that they’re done with the course they’re both really happy they did it. Might be worth looking into if nothing else has worked for you.

No. 247999

Anyone have recommendations on a cheap (like $10 or less) solution to ass acne? The skin on my face & the rest of my body is never irritated or breaking out, but for years, my butt looks like a sad battleground, & I'm so sick of it. :C It ruins my confidence. And I'm too embarrassed to ask a doctor about it.(:C)

No. 248002

this is literally me. i skip washes, never change my pillow case, and sleep in makeup and have clear skin outside of just dryness. My skin was actually a lot worse when I used tons of products and was religious about removing makeup

No. 248015

Is this Luna or Shay?

No. 248016

Nope, I'm a 30 year old nobody. I peaked on Livejournal as a teen & I've never seen myself mentioned online anywhere since 2009. Thankfully! kek

No. 248031

The only thing that's ever worked for me is tretinoin but even then it's a recurring issue. I honestly don't think it's actual acne, it doesn't respond to treatments the way the rest of my skin (which is almost always clear, even though I'm acne prone) does.

No. 248049

I wish I found a solution for this as well, ass acne has been a problem for me since I was a teenager and it's literally the only place in my body that gets acne. It's so disgusting and even painful, it's those terrible cystic, infected bumps that bring tears to my eyes if I sit down. I'm too embarrassed about it to visit a dermatologist, I shower and change my underwear each day but it still keeps popping up. I haven't been able to wear swimsuits or short shorts because they're showing my diseased butt to everyone.

No. 248188

Have you tried PanOxyl? It’s fairly inexpensive and available at most stores in the US. It’s a benzoyl peroxide wash. I used to use it on my back and shoulders in the shower and it helped my body acne a lot, although I luckily didn’t suffer from butt acne.

No. 248256

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

No. 248326

how do i get oily skin

No. 248331

why would you want it?

No. 248335

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No. 248347

i've had both oily and dry in my life and i must say oily has its advantages.

No. 248351

my skin is dry and it makes you not age fast

No. 248354

maybe kojic acid soap

No. 248390

do those peel off masks actually do anything that i cant do with a washcloth?

No. 248396

Sunscreen. Seriously. Test out some sunscreens and you will definitely find one that'll make your face oily, at least while you wear it.

No. 248716

Nonnas with sensitive skin, please recommend me some good sun creams that aren't too expensive.
I tried a neutrogena one recently and it broke me out and made me itch like horrible.

No. 248740

Eucerin Sensitive Protect SPF50, even better if you find the Kids version because it's like half the price for same amount of product. Kids version is a little greasier though but I don't mind because my skin is dry anyway and absorbs it. Used it for years and no reactions though I'm hyper sensitive and dermatitis prone.

No. 248754

I heard that oily skin making you age slower than dry skin is a myth

No. 248783

I set an appointment to see a dermatologist about my cystic acne. I've exhausted all other options at this point so I really hope this works. My mind goes blank when I visit the doctors, so can anynonny please advise me of what kinds of things I should ask or tell the doctor about at my appointment? I already gave them my basic acne history and took pictures of all of my hygiene products in case they need to know what's in them.

No. 248784

I wish I had more derm-specific advice, but whenever I have a specialist appointment I try to keep a notepad of all of my questions/concerns that occur. Like sometimes at 2am you'll remember something that you'll want to bring up, but won't remember exactly what that was come the appointment date. It's super handy to just keep in a purse.

No. 248786

Is definitely a myth, you age just the same, the only difference is that the oil in the skin masks wrinkles better than dry skin.

No. 248824

anons I get this like rash or something skin around my nose/creases and the corners of my eyebrows. it’s red and flaky and it hurts. aquaphor helps it feel better but it just goes away for a couple days and flares up again. what is it?

No. 248883

You could play scientist and determine if it reacts to antifungals over a week.

No. 248934

Reccs for an eye cream with retinol/something to smooth out creases?

No. 248943


No. 248988

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Is "The Ordinary" worth the hype? I want honest opinions about the price/value relation.

No. 248989

I remember trying a product from them, for pigmentation, I remember it hurt my skin and I don’t even have sensitive skin.

No. 248995

Never had a bad experience, but not particularly great either. For affordable brands I like inkey list or good molecules more.

No. 248996

I haven't tried the ones pictured but I used one of their serums that was supposed to reduce redness and meant to be applied before makeup. It did reduce redness but it was sticky and stank and stayed tacky all day. Even foregoing makeup I still couldn't wear it out because it stank. It didn't irritate my skin surprisingly but I spent a few more dollars on a comparable serum which had no scent and a better texture. So I mean I guess it does what it says it does but it was pretty useless for me since it was a temporary uncomfortable stinky relief from redness.

No. 249010

I love the mandelic and glycolic acid. They are amazing and 100% worth it. Hyaluronic acid is really bad very drying. The tiktok famous red peel is overrated and dried my skin out and did nothing for my acne/blackheads. Marine hyaluronics is just ok, I just think there are better hydrating serums out there . The squalene cleanser is just ok. Niacinamide did nothing for me. These are all the ones I’ve tried since the pandemic lol

No. 249013

I tried the retinol serum for around 4 months but it didn't seem to do shit so I gave it up. I feel like the only skin care people really need are hydrating toners and a good facial cream.

No. 249058


No. 249113

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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?

No. 249122

what brand did you buy?

No. 249160

Felt the peeling solution didn't do anything. I liked the rosehip oil but you don't necessarily need this particular brand. Just know Estée Lauder owns majority of the brand now. Dunno if it impacted quality. I haven't bought anything in a year and a half.

No. 249163

The Tosowoong one from yesstyle.

No. 249253

Inexpensive way to deal with bodily acne? Off my spironolactone for insurance reasons for awhile. It's just started to pop back up and at really ugly places like my arm hair follicles. I need a relatively inexpensive fix that doesn't require me to go through a doctor and can deal with savage hormonal back and body acne. Any help would be appreciated

No. 249257

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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.

No. 249268

My cheapskate ass will try at least one of these and report back. Thank you!

No. 249381

I have horrible pores. What do?

No. 249529

Is it worth it to be super strict about sunscreen if I live near Canada where there’s quite low UV exposure? My sister has been extremely regimented about using sunscreen every day even though she barely goes outside unless it’s to drive somewhere and she’s been encouraging me to be the same way because muh skin cancer. No one in our family has a history of cancer but we are extremely light in completion. Idk the convo about sunscreen in the tinfoil thread got me thinking.

No. 249531

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.

No. 250414

Is there any "safe" way to tan? I'm extremely pale- not in a ~uwu i'm such a ghost~ way, I look sickly. For years I've been obsessed with SPF and not getting a second of sun, but I'm thinking of easing up a bit this summer. Maybe starting with 5 minutes of exposure per day.

No. 250416

You can buy fake tan that you apply with a glove, no sun exposure needed. Never tried it tho because I have no idea how to match the body tan with the face

No. 250417

Anon despite what the vampires may say, you NEED sun for your health. You can definitely expose yourself for 30ish minutes a day, just don't do it when sun's at it's highest.

No. 250418

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.

No. 250455

I was feeling good about my skin clearing up til I caught sight of myself on camera in natural lighting. Is it normal to have such textured skin in your early twenties?? I don't have wrinkles but my face is covered in these tiny bumps and my skin looks weirdly oily and dull at the same time.
>inb4 fungal acne
It's not itchy and doesn't look at all like fungal acne, just '''texture'''.

No. 250464

I think I have the same issue from tretinoin. Has it gotten better since you stopped?

No. 250512

Are you wearing makeup? Most makeup gives you skin texture in harsh lighting.

No. 250513

I have those tiny bumps as well, on my forehead. I know they're not fungal acne because I did everything that should clear up fungal acne and indeed it doesn't itch either. No idea what it is! I should add though, I don't think it's very noticeable irl so I don t make too big of a deal about it.

No. 250814

not quite skin but this is this most relevant thread. i’m trying to grow my nails after finally escaping food service, but they are so flimsy and weak. they grow weird (outward) so i file them to a nicer shape, but they start to curl under/get wavy when they are even a little long. i don’t mind keeping them on the shorter side but how can keep them from curling? can anyone recommend any strengthening lacquers? 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?

No. 250817

Has anyone switched from adapalene to tretinoin (of any strength) and noticed a difference in acne control?

No. 250824

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.

No. 250845

How do I moisturize my permadry lips? I apply lipbalm regularly (Labello or Himalaya Herbal lip balm), I also drink enough water but my lips are still dry as the Sahara and sometimes when I smile, the skin just cracks open and starts bleeding

No. 250853

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Have you tried lanolin? Picrel is what I used when my lips were very dry.

No. 250860

I find that applying vaseline every night helps a lot. It doesn't moisturize but it gives the skin the chance to recover because it's not letting any of the moisture it builds out. Also you may wanna consider getting a better moisturizing lipbalm, I don't know about the Himalaya one but Labello is drying trash. Blistex medical is great for cracked lips.

No. 250895

I'm gonna try these, thanks!!

No. 250931

is there something wrong with me if i do nothing to my skin anymore? For the past month i haven’t even applied mosturizer and i’ve noticed no change in my skin whatsoever. I feel like i’m letting myself go for no longer following my usual skincare routine, but my face hasn’t changed at all since i stopped. i haven’t gotten acne and i’m not feeling dry or anything. should i keep going or am i doing ireversible damage?

No. 251015

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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?

No. 251020

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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.

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.

No. 251061

Nonny, the only alcohol you should be worried about in skin/haircare products is denatured alcohol (sometimes labelled alcohol denat.). Stearyl and behenyl alcohols are saturated fatty alcohols, so they're really moisturizing ingredients. What I would be more worried about in that ingredients list are all the fruit extracts and citric acid, which might be irritating because of their low pH relative to your skin, and the tin oxide, which is an abrasive.

No. 251065

What the other anon said. When people talk about alcohol in relation with skincare they usually mean denatured alcohol (which could be drying and sensitizing, so you'd want to avoid it). There are alcohols that are good for the skin however, see this link: https://www.intrinsics.net/blog/good-alcohols-for-skin

No. 251067

I have. For me it helped a lot with my acne and made my skin feel smoother. But you may find your skin getting very flaky and sore if you use it every day straight away.

No. 251072

Be careful your lip balm isn’t making the problem worse. Many commercial balms have an ingredient in that basically coats the lip but doesn’t impart any moisture, so once the coating wears off your dry-ass lips are still there.

No. 251077

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.

No. 251082

The biggest problems with Carmex's ingredients are the camphor, salicylic acid, and menthol, which can cause irritation. I don't see any acids in the original other than the salicylic acid, which is a weird thing to put in a lipbalm because it's normally used for acne.

No. 251083

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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?

No. 251085

Spoiler this shit anon, ew

No. 251086

so you're just gonna post a butt on here, no spoiler no nothing?

No. 251088

Salicylic acid is just a BHA, so it exfoliates. It’s still probably too harsh for lips, though.

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.

No. 251090

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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.

No. 251103

ay nice bootie girlie lmao

No. 251120

It doesn't look bad or disgusting. Visit a derm imo.

No. 251132

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.

Only thing that worked for me is Blistex. The blue tube.

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.

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?

No. 251159

That’s it. It’s fine on your skin. On your lips it’s too harsh. It will temporarily while your using the lip balm help. Stop using it after long term use though and your lips will go through a period where they peel and dry out more.

No. 251275

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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

No. 251316

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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).

No. 251317

Has anyone dealt with pih on bacne-prone areas (chest, shoulders, back)? I just bought 20% glycolic acid wipes so I'm going to use that every night and see what happens but I'm very interested to hear if any nonnies have any success stories in fading bacne induced pih and which products helped!

No. 251437

Can anyone reccomend any skincare to help fade laugh lines? Thanks in advance.

No. 251509

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.

No. 251611

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How to deal with dark, scaly elbows? I moisturise regularly too.

No. 251626

Stop leaning your elbows on tables

No. 251637

What to do about keratosis pilaris, nonnas?

No. 251669

I had it really bad for most of my childhood. On the fronts of my upper thighs, forearms, backs of my upper arms. I got sick of it in highschool and I used a sponge everytime I showered, everyday for months. I also moisturized after. Don't have any bumps on my legs anymore but I still have some on the backs of my upper arms, and some barely visible ones on my forearms. I stopped exfoliating at one point and don't do it anymore, just stopped caring.

No. 251682

could be acanthosis nigricans, test yourself for insulin resistance/prediabetes

No. 251778

I don't know why but it seems like chocolate makes me break out. The past few months it looked like my skin was getting better since I started a skincare routine, but I had a chocolate drink a week or so ago and I have gotten FIVE pimples since. I don't know why this fucking happens to me, I love chocolate but I can't even enjoy it anymore. I also break out right before my period so now I have even more pimples coming up. I fucking hate it because they leave a red mark that lasts for months. It seems like there's nothing I can do to actually get clear up my skin because every month I get a new pimple. Fuck I'm so tired.

No. 251801

Anon, have you ever went to a derm before? The first thing they tell you if you have acne is to avoid chocolates, sweets, refined sugars, and spicy foods. Try to go for darker chocolate, or make your own drink with raw honey and cocoa powder.

No. 251802

Samefag, intended for >>251778

No. 251827

Volufiline anon here, wouldn't recommend it for laugh lines, wrinkles and the likes. In my experience you have to be careful with targeting areas with the serum, because it enlarges pores and creases somehow, even though the box states otherwise. It's a filling product that stimulates the production of fat cells, I'd pick something else to target fine lines.

No. 251834

If I used retinol the night before, can I sunbathe the day after (while wearing sunscreen, of course)? Or should I avoid it?

No. 251841

AVOID you silly goose

No. 251847

alright kek

No. 251966

I don’t suffer with acne or spots in general. But I do get hormonal ones on my chin before and whilst on my period. They leave red marks and my chin is always red. Any advice nonas? What do you put on yours (if you have hormonal spots)

No. 252066

would i need sunscreen if im inside all day and mostly in my room with the window covered? i dont get sunburnt i just want to prevent tanning and wrinkles

No. 252073

Wrinkles are inevitable, anon, I work from home and have an apartment facing away from the sun. It's a part of growing up.

No. 252078

but i still want to slow down the process of aging

No. 252082

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

No. 252088

No, you don't need to. For anti-aging, use a Vitamin C serum in the morning and a retinol serum few times a week at night

No. 252102

I have so many blackheads on my chest nowadays. How should I deal with them??

No. 252121

Bumping my own question. There's some product in my skincare that made my undereye creases deeper for some reason, maybe it's the Ordinary HA, but I'd like an eye cream that could repair the issue, at least partially.

No. 252127

Not really a product recommendation, but keep in mind the skin around your eyes is ten times thinner and more sensitive than the skin on the rest of your face. Try not to place any products other than gentle cleansers, eye creams, sunscreen near them. Use tapping motions. Not pulling on the skin. Don’t use tap for makeup lines if you use makeup. I like caffeine face masks or eye patches. The caffeine helps firms the skin. How’s your vitamin levels? Are you getting enough minerals to produce collagen correctly.

No. 252128

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?

No. 252129

Cutting dairy helped mine a lot, but I have a gene mutation that fucks with me, ph balancing toner that works for your skin, and don’t pick them. After they completely heal I use a little vitamin c to help lighten the skin up but still use sunscreen to make sure I’m not damaging my sensitive skin.

No. 252141

I've usually washed just my hair, face and pits in the shower. Now I've started washing my chest as well but that alone doesn't seem to help. I don't exfoliate that part. I exercise maybe once a week

No. 252142

oops, and yes i do shower after exercise

No. 252156

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.

No. 252175

Any suggestions for hyperpigmentation/scarring after picking at the skin? I've struggled with dermatillomania for a long time and have been trying to let my skin heal and recover, but my arms and legs in particular have so many spots on them.

No. 252193

kojic acid soap helps with hyperpigmentation. not sure about scarring though but it might help

No. 252201

How do you feel about dermaneedling?

No. 252259

Ooh, I'll look into that. Never heard of it before.

I dermaneedle my face! So I'd be open to body-specific needling options.

No. 252303

I used it for hyper pigmentation and deep stretch marks and they’re light in color now. I used vitamin c serum and a 1.5 ever 4 to 6 weeks. Then moisturized heavily. After 3-4 months they went from deep purple to same color as everything else so it’s worth a shot.

No. 252458

Have any of you had success drinking spearmint tea to combat hormonal acne? Every month without fail my face is covered in pimples and I don't really want to start taking bc

No. 252468

Are any of you on tret? How long did it take for you to see significant improvement and did you get negative effects in the beginning like orange peel skin etc?

No. 252470

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

No. 252510

Yes. I’m on bc but I also take a spearmint supplement every day. I just didnt like drinking the tea every day. It works, I rarely get hormonal breakouts.

No. 252546

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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.

No. 252548

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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.

No. 252553

Another anon mentioned this in another thread, but applying glycolic acid toner (the one by the Ordinary) completely changed my life. I haven’t worn deodorant since. I apply to my underarms with a cotton round after a shower and I’m stinky pit-free for 24 hours. Give it a try, the stuff is pretty cheap and I can’t praise it enough. I even had my friend smell my underarms (kek) the next day and she didn’t smell anything. Normally my pits smell like onions only a few hours after showering.

No. 252754

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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.

No. 252757

how strong is the figgy smell? i love figs so much. if it's super figgy i will go out and get this shit now

No. 252762

Thanks ladies!

No. 252771

Honestly, I don’t pick up on the figs. If anything it smells like a very unisex floral/spice scent. It’s actually really hard to describe the scent but that’s the best I could come up with.

No. 252776

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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

No. 253481

Seconding glycolic acid and be sure to use bile soap on the underarm part of your most problematic shirts

No. 253483

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Basic, cheap Europoor body wash. Smells nice though

No. 253492

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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

No. 253498

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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.

No. 253500

I suddenly have repeated spots on my skin despite usually having behaved skin ,is this the dreaded maskne? Any tips? I wash and cleanse it but I'm getting tired of it!

No. 253503

Currently taking 10 mg of Accutane I bought online, going really well. My complexion hasn’t been this clear since pre-puberty. I still have these fucking texture scars tho kms. Should I just get another microneedling session? I’m so tired of my gross face. Yes, I wear sunscreen daily.

No. 253504

hey what spearmint supplement do you use?

No. 253505

where do you live that masks are still mandatory?

No. 253507

Look into spiro.

No. 253513

cases are going back up

No. 253517

I'm using the Paula's choice 2% benzoyl lotion and at first, my skin cleared up a bit, then I ran out of my regular lotion (First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream) and my acne got worse. I don't really get it anywhere other than my chin. Now I'm getting all these ultra deep acne spots and I'm thinking I'm just purging. How do I know if it's irritating my skin?

No. 253600

purging happens with specific types of actives, like BHA, AHA, and retinoids (and sometimes vitamin C). These are all exfoliants of different kinds that promote cell turnover. Acne doesn't come out of nowhere, you can have clear skin with microscopic baby acne ready to bloom (you can literally see it under a microscope). Exfoliants like those listed basically force them to surface faster which is what purging is. If your active is not an exfoliant then you are probably just experiencing irritation.

No. 253602

Yeah, it's a BHA. I decided to only do it 1x a day, but I'm willing to go down to every other day. I am really pleased that it seems to immediately get any little clogged pores out instantly, it just sucks I get these very deep clogged pores that aren't cystic acne but they're so deep that they have only really shown since I've started using this BHA.

No. 253625

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scrotes are posting gore

No. 253641

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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

No. 253671


Exactly this. I live in the UK and I work within the council and government sector, even though customers no longer have to, we deal with immigration and travel which means we have a lot of people from all around the world coming to us. We are all advised to keep wearing masks and my manager is literally off with covid right now, and my other coworker's partner has it too and he drives us home. Cases here are really bad right now

No. 253679

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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

No. 253700

has anyone here tried Korean skincare routines? the ones with 8-10 steps

No. 253730

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No. 253731

Just fucking report it anon. It will get deleted and we can pretend it never happened.

No. 253732

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are you retarded anon. Sage your shit. unless you're the scrote, in that case

No. 253734

Whatever we can post a few more posts and we won't see it from /g/

No. 253735

Don't bump in the same thread as the gore anon.

No. 253926

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Best foolproof long-lasting non orange self tanner out there for a lazy bitch?

No. 253934

I'm hungry

No. 254120

The sun

No. 254121

I am so, so fucking tired of hormonal acne. It’s much better now, but it’s still there. Puberty is evil for doing this to me. I miss my smooth, crater-less pre-pubescent skin. I hate that even with accutane and spironolactone and spearmint tea and every cerave product in the world, I still get cysts right before my cycle begins. Like clock work. And it ALWAYS scars. It’s an appearance thing, but also just physically disgusting. My body betraying me over and over and over, the feeling of a new cyst growing before it heads. I hate it I want to fucking kill myself.

No. 254122

I hate it too. You can speed it up by waiting till its 1/2 or 3/4 progressed, Lance it with dermatology tool, then put acne hydrocolloid patch on to suck out the puss. It flattens and then you can do a bha at night until it's not an open sore, then vit E to speed up healing and reduce scarring.

No. 254126

How old are you?

No. 254143

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.

No. 254155

ayrt and late reply but I've been using it for weeks now and it's been great for me, thank you so much for the recommendation nonna you really helped my skin!!

No. 254178

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Nona pls

No. 254183

so you are on a very strict keto diet?

No. 254187

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hehehe love u <3(<3)

No. 254188

I am 21.

No. 254202

Honestly it wasn't even that strict, but yeah, basically. Around 40g of net carbs daily was enough for me to see drastic results. Don't forget to eat plenty of greens and also drink a 0 sugar isotonic drink.

No. 254209

Samefag to add that it took me around 1,5~2 months to see results. I was doing it to lose weight and help digestive and insulin problems more than anything else, so I wasn't even expecting my skin to clear up, it was a very positive shock to me.

No. 254227

Yeah I’ll try this, thank you. Do you need to have ovarian cysts to have PCOS? The only sign I really have is moderate cystic acne and I guess a more masculine frame/fat distribution. The texture scars bother me a lot because microneedling and other procedures can only do so much…

No. 254230

Has anyone done microneedling themselves and what did you think?

No. 254232

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
>Insulin resistance
>Excess of androgens
>Tiredness, brain fog
>Painful cramps, crotch pain even if not having your period
>Problems with fertility

No. 254246

I have had it done and people around me have said it made a noticeable difference, but it still looks like I had acne.. my goal is for it to be almost difficult to spot. I’m hoping that’s possible because mine aren’t that deep.

No. 254257

I do it about once every other month. I don't have acne scars, I do it to encourage collagen production and maintain a plumped appearance. After the worst of the healing period (1-3 days) where I look like I tried to makeout with Pinhead, my skin is very glowy and has a nice tightened feel to it. I wouldn't say it's worked miracles but I don't have a lot to "fix" in the first place and the effects are cumulative. You have to stick with it if you want the most noticeable benefits. The fact my skin hasn't gotten any worse over the course of about a year now is good enough for me to stick with it. If you want faster results (but will still require multiple sessions) radiofrequency microneedling will speed things up.

No. 254259

radio frequency is too sketchy imo. if it’s done wrong it can really fuck up the fat deposits and muscles in your face. for deep texture scars I would go for subcision with a filler.

No. 254271

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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.

No. 254359

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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.

No. 254536

I heard those were bad for your skin and make the filaments worse over time

No. 254616

I heard that too. But I think if you use it gently and non frequently it is ok!!

No. 255164

How do I get rid of hyperpigmentation on my face?

No. 255313

Vitamin C serum helps lightening them allegedly

No. 255429

Sweet almond oil and rose hip oil as well.

No. 255432

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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!

No. 255650

Nonnies, is hypopigmentation permanent? I had a scab that got peeled prematurely, it has been months now but the whiteness hasn't gone away even though it improved a bit (there was hyperpigmentation around the white area). I have a light beige skintone so the white isn't super awful looking but it is noticable. Is there any hope for recovery? Do any products for hypopigmentation exist? The derm I went to was dismissive and told me to come back two years later.

No. 255686

I just want my skin color to be one tone, instead of two or three. area around my eye is hyper-pigmented. this only happens to ethnic diasporas, haven't seen yt people with hyperpigmentation and i can't find a way to clean myself up. This is holding me back

No. 255687

might sound super retarded but i only now just learned that i'm not supposed to use shower gel/body wash on my face kek, so what facial wash cleansing thing would you anons recommend to a newb? also can't really tell what skin type i have in terms of dryness/oilyness etc.

No. 255689

damn i use body wash on my face, need to stop

No. 255694

Your derm might not be off the mark here, I’ve had several scars fade almost entirely after 2-3 years. One of them was a small burn on my arm that I was sure would scar (it looked awful the first year), now it’s almost entirely gone after 3 years. I didn’t do anything special either, just washed and exfoliated like normal in the shower.

No. 255695

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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

No. 256181

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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

No. 256194

I’d use a gentle oil cleanser. You can get one pretty cheap. It will just gently remove dirt. Not damage your skin barrier. Even if you’re oily oil based cleansers work better.

No. 256292

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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?

>limit hyperpigmentation

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

No. 256312

i heard the bliss exglowsion moisturizer is a dupe for the tacha dewy skin moistuzer. I haven't tried it yet but I ordered one because I use the tatcha one too

No. 256328

>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.

No. 256403

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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

No. 256474

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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.

No. 256501

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!

No. 256563

my skin is textured but it wasn't this textured last year. Is there a way to get rid of textured skin or some kind of product? help plz

No. 256860

Is it actually necessary to use two different eye creams - one for the morning and one for the night - or have I just bought into the scam? I'm honestly tired of spending money on two eye creams that might do the exact same thing for all I know.

No. 256866

A lot of derms say eye cream itself is unnecessary, it’s basically the same as a face cream but (apparently) formulated to be gentler. Personally I’ve never really seen results from any eye creams and I’ve never had irritation from using face cream around my eyes. I think most people are better off dropping the big bucks on a good serum and a mid tier face cream while skipping eye cream completely. Serums are more concentrated and will actually give you results.

No. 256869

Scam. Just moisturize with a good moisturizer that your skin likes. Unfortunately though this is the kind of thing you figure out by trial and error.

No. 256920

Did anyone try using a silk pillowcase and it helped somehow improve their skin/hair? Or is it all a meme?

No. 256930

I can’t speak about the skin other than I never get those pillow wrinkles anymore, but it’s 100% beneficial for your hair. Using a silk/satin bonnet is even better though, highly recommend it

No. 256932

Scam. They put the same ingredients that they put into any facial moisturizer, it's just a smaller size and you pay more

No. 256940

I keep getting ads for prescription-strength Tretinoin through Nurx. Has anyone tried this? Is it the real stuff?

No. 256953

i haven't tried it but this is common now. yes, it's real. it's just telehealth and they connect you with doctors who write you a script, you'll probably have to do a video call or send pics etc.

No. 256977

What about eye creams formulated to repair fine lines and wrinkles, like Philosophy's anti-wrinkle miracle worker or Olay's eye lifting serum eye cream?

No. 256988

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.

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.

No. 257033

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.

Morning Routine
>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.

Evening Routine
>Sidmool Volufiline
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!

No. 257067

Is it ok to put on two different moisturizers?

No. 257079

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Is there a huge difference between these two? Cosrx blackhead & whithead liquid. Which one is the best?

No. 257082

Ones BHA and one's AHA, most people use them in combination but if you only want to get one, go BHA for acne or AHA for any other skin issues.

No. 257097

can someone recommend a nice basic non-comedogenic moisturizer? i have been using cerave until now but i kinda hate the thick feeling of it and it doesn't really go well with makeup so normally i rely on bb creams and sunscreens for moisturizing during the day. i think a lotion type moisturizer would be the best for me. any suggestions?

No. 257130

Try CeraVe's PM lotion. It's more expensive but the formulation is lighter and it layers well. Their AM moisturizer with SPF 30 is also pretty good. You might also want to try a water-based moisturizer like Mizon Water Volume Aqua Gel or Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Gel. I prefer the Mizon but the Neutrogena is easier to find.

No. 257354

I want to buy a cleansing balm, is there anything I should know and can someone recommend me one? Right now I use Simple's gel cleanser which does the job but I've got nothing to cleanse if I wore makeup for the day and Simple leaves me a little dry after it's rinsed off. Is it true you can wash a face with just the balm and water without using soap?

No. 257364

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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.

No. 257366

I like the regular Banila Co balm but I have greasy skin and I don't feel like it would be sufficient at night, I always follow up with a regular foam cleanser. In the mornings though I find that just the balm + water is enough.

No. 257371

Is that the Clean It Zero one, is there a fragrance? What made you buy this one instead of a local drugstore brand?

No. 257374

I had a very similar problem. Use salicylic acid. I use Paula's choice and it cleared it right up.

No. 257377

Thank you girl, you reminded me that I used to use Stridex back when my skin was good. I've been using COSRX BHA for a few months now to no avail, so maybe my skin is yearning for something a bit stronger. In your case, did you also use tretinoin? Do you think I should stop tret while I integrate the salicylic acid?

No. 257383

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 helps


No. 257405

Thank you so much, I'll look into it. I've tried putting anti-dandruff shampoo on my forehead one or two times before but I didn't commit to it. It does look fungal when I compare with pictures online. I think I'll cut the tret out and stick to moisturized for a while (unfortunately, snail mucin makes me break out)

No. 257532

Do any nonnies here have any advice for rosacea? I've been trying to find a good face wash that doesn't flare up my skin too much but I still end up looking like a tomato :(

I'm ready to do a multi-step routine if I have to

No. 257558

I heard azelaic acid helps some people

No. 257560

Just use beauty bliss. Cheaper for the same product

No. 257875

Idk if you'll see this but I avoid using ointments except in open-sore scenarios. Ointments are great for immediate moisture, but I have personally found they will then dry the skin out and the cycle repeats. I use oat-based moisturizers: Lush's dream cream is the best, but dermaveen is also very good. You could also try wet-dressings overnight if you think it's bad enough

No. 258103

can you overmoisturize your skin? without my skincare routine i have really dry skin, but adding a moisturizer and spf helped a ton. now i wanted to try adding a serum and tried two different hyaluronic acid serums but they both make me get zits. not like my skin is purging, just one a day or so. stops as soon as i stop using the serum. but i'm confused since hyaluronic acid shouldnt cause acne from what i've read? so is it too much?

No. 258104

I have to preface my question with these details:
>>been using paula's choice bha regularly every night for 1-2 years
>>worked amazing up until these last couple of months
>>ran out of paula's choice bha and decided to use a glycolic acid pad on my face one night because my skin looked sad and congested
>>glycolic acid made my skin brighter, clearer, and smoother than the bha has in the last couple of months
Okay now for the question: should I stop using the bha and switch to a glycolic acid toner instead? Should I slowly phase out the bha and introduce the glycolic acid? How can I go about this? I'm scared of giving up on the bha since it's been so helpful until recently. I just want clear, bright skin. Pls help nonas.

No. 258112

Emulsions (like Cetaphil or LRP Toleriane) or cleansing oils, no fragnance (and especially no essential oils). Also azelaic acid like the other anon said, preferably as 20% cream if you can get it. Some people are inexplicably sensitive to it but over the last decade it was the single product that actually made my skin look better no matter what.

No. 258119

Do you live in a dry, colder climate? Ironically hyaluronic acid can actually cause your skin to become dehydrated again (which can lead to breakouts) because it needs to absorb moisture from your dermis and the environment. In that case you can try applying the serum while your skin is still slightly damp and/or follow up with your moisturizer if you aren't already.

No. 258130

Why does my skin always look really good after I take a nap? I've incorporated it into my skincare routine to just take a nap in the middle of the day because of it but I'd love it if someonw could actually tell me why tf falling asleep makes my skin look clear and glowy

No. 258166

Sleeping boosts blood flow to the skin which gives it a glow. "Beauty sleep" is real

No. 258435

I am 28 and I want to go into skincare routine that’s actually serious.
I have an okay skin, sometimes I get hormonal acne but that’s about it.
I am a cappuccino-skinned latina (don’t know how else to describe my tone) and currently use a purifying soap+tonic+moisturiser with vitamin C and spf 30.
I’ve been reading about retinol, but I can’t afford retinol and a night moisturiser. It’s definitely out of my budget.
Am I still good for now? Should I just forget about it until I can get more stuff or are there changes I can make?

No. 258524

I just use an all purpose moisturizer for both day and night. Maybe you could use your moisturiser for both say and night?

No. 258819

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How tf did this ugly fag become the ceo of skincare

No. 258822

The glass elevator: when a man is in a woman-dominated industry he's seen as instantly more skilled and talented, gets more opportunities, when he's usually mediocre. See also: Jeffree Star, James Charles.

No. 258826

This dude also had no actual credentials and his advice should be taken with a grain of salt to any scrolling Nonis.

No. 259436

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This is so fucking good nonnies don’t sleep on it

No. 259438

Did he get kicked out of the LDS community or something? Wtf is this

No. 259451

seconding, this literally fixed my skin and i don't even have dry skin

No. 259465

Has anyone had experience with acne clearing up after using birth control? If so what kind? I've been thinking about going on BC and I'm not sure which option to go with

No. 259514

Does anyone have any recommendations for sunscreen that can be applied over makeup halfway through the day? I was thinking of doing a setting spray or a sunscreen stick, but wasn't sure how effective those would be.

No. 259559

Feel like I'm the only person for whom this didn't work. It did something - like the surface of my skin felt smooth but it didn't feel as hydrated as when I used any regular moisturizer

No. 259583

Don't feel bad, nona. It didn't work for me either.

No. 259599

Biore has some sprayable ones, or at least they did at some point. Also powder!

No. 259631

Zinc in it is kinda drying, it healed inflammation on me nicely but i couldn't use it longterm because of that. The gel version on the other hand did nothing for me.

No. 259637

I have Seborrheic dermatitis and I use a non-Rx shampoo for it. It helps with itching but I still get massive flakes on my head. I also get flakes in my eyebrows and the skin around my hairline and around my ears gets dry and flaky. I'm not sure if I should use a special lotion or if I need to see a derm to fix it.

No. 259765

How do you get sunscreen to stop getting in your eye and burning?? is sunscreen not supposed to be close to your eyes? And it's not that close to my eyes, when I first put it on it doesn't burn my eyes but I guess the sunscreen moves.

No. 259774

What are you using? You should really go to a derm and get a prescription shampoo if its that bad.

No. 259798

Sounds like a greasy formula to me. Try gel formulas or something specifically made for the face. You could also press it down with translucent powder around your eyes once it's absorbed a bit.

No. 260761

I switched from using a goat milk soap bar for washing my face to cetaphil and my face is purging or idk what it is? I have like 5 huge pimples I caved in and tried popping them all

No. 260770

You need to see a dermatologist. I've had the exact same issue for well over a decade and only recently went to a competent dermatologist (as opposed to some retard I saw as a teenager who told me to just not think about it and that it was all in my head lol) and all the stuff that work on me right now is only available with a doctor's note.

No. 260880

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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.

No. 260882

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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

No. 260895

if you want mineral and low spf maybe you can try korean mineral sunscreens, they are knocked down for not being too effective compared to western mineral sunscreen, but if you specifically want low spf why not, they certainly will be nicer to wear.

No. 260924

>I don't want to be one of those weirdos that wear sunscreen when sitting next to a window on a winter day
Haha, yeah… you wouldn't want to be one of those weirdos like me

No. 261055

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Anybody got experience with this face wash? (normal to oily T zone, some closed comedons/pimples)

No. 261098

What's the stuff that works for you? I'm in a similar situation but can't travel to see my derm so she can't be sure, off the shelf T-gel seems to work on me but it comes back. Do you know if sebderm can be cured?

No. 261105

nonnies do any of u know a solution for strawberry skin on the legs ? i have a bunch of little dots which i think are ingrown hairs and i'm not very fond of them

No. 261153

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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

No. 261201

It could be infected. Is it warm to the touch?

No. 261218

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.

No. 261865

Anons who exfoliate, do you use both BHA and AHA? Or just one of them?

No. 261868

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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)

No. 261870

probably a dumb question but does the ordinary's glycolic acid toning solution work as an exfoliant? like, do i need an AHA/BHA exfoliant if i already use this?

No. 261887

Glycolic acid IS a (mild) AHA.

No. 261975

nope its mostly just red and swollen atm ive been putting theramycin on it and wait for it to heal

No. 261980

>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.

No. 261998

it works for whatever reason though!! that's what i'm saying, for whatever reason, the %s of these ingredients are particular and works well for my skin whereas other stuff does not, for no other discernible reason than that maybe the formulation in terms of the percentages of each ingredient are better for my skin. i know luxury skincare is a meme, but it works, shockingly

No. 262073

So recently I noticed that a part of my face is darker/more tan, right in the place where I (irresponsibly) used benzoylperoxide for a while years ago when I was a dumb teen. So I think the skin has tanned/darkened there because benzoyl increases uv sensitivity. Now the question is: how do I get rid of it? It's been like 5 years since I last used benzoyl so it's not going away on it's own. Should I try scrubbing/exfoliating on a regular basis?

No. 263269

Dropping this here for the anons concerned about nasolabial folds/cheek droopage. I stumbled upon this vid and I like how it approaches these issues as a "structural" one rather than "superficial". It makes sense that if you could repeatedly work out a muscle to increase its size, why wouldn't the same apply to facial muscles? By exercising the zygomatic muscle, you're helping build it's muscle mass, creating fuller cheekbones while lifting your cheeks and reducing sag.

No. 263271

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.

No. 263276

I started using Bio Oil for stretchmarks I had and I started putting it in my face also for like dry neurodermitis-like patches I had and it actually helps and makes them fade way faster than other remedies. On the stretchmarks I might have to keep using it a bit longer.

No. 263284

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.

No. 263420

I know this sounds totally schizo but my skin has aged significantly in just 2 years and I'm pretty sure it's from being stuck inside and using my phone too much. Blue light is shown to age you too so it makes sense. I was trying to look up ways to reduce blue light exposure and got a bunch of products thrown at me. I wonder if there's a mask you can use at home when you're browsing? Also saw that some sunscreens work too.
Any experiences or tips for this?

No. 263472

>Blue light is shown to age you too so it makes sense.
I thought that was proven rubbish after the Valkyrae and protective blue light skincare line debacle.

No. 263755

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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

No. 263757

nona I wouldn't post such a full picture but it looks like oil under a light and normal filaments to me? what area is bothering you

No. 263780

Your skin is fine but the piercing looks like it's making your cartilage look sunken in(?) from this angle. You should go to an ENT and get it checked out. I've heard of nose piercings being badly for the noses structure.

No. 263781

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. 263790

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

thanks nona i use hypoallergenic detergent but i could stand to change my pillowcase more often!!
thanks for advice everyone

No. 263911

Started on bc again, how do I prevent the random acne I get all the time? I use face wash and scrub my face but its not enough I still break out

No. 264029

Ayrt. How often you need to change the pillowcase depends on your hair too. I need to change mine very often because my hair gets greasy very quickly and it's not healthy to wash it every day. So that hair grease will transfer on my pillowcase which will transfer it to my face and it'll react badly.

No. 264078

So my mom asked me to help me to help her in her garden on a scorching hot day and I applied a Western sunscreen (SPF30) on my body and a Korean SPF50 on my face. My body is fine, but my face has fucking burned. Needless to say, never buying Korean sunscreens ever again, but is there something I can put on my face to make the skin heel faster?

No. 264081

I thought Korean/Asian sunscreens were superior to Western ones, that not true?

No. 264082

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Oof 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

No. 264083

They have lighter formulas and feature new chemical filters not used in US sunscreen (but which are also used in Europe), that's all. Indeed last year there was a huge scandal regarding korean sunscreen cause it turned out some manufacturers were taking approved formulas and thinning them out to get more marketable products without changing the SPF rating. For example Purito sunscreen turned out to be only SPF19 instead of 50.

No. 264164

I want to start using Vitamin C. I've heard that these ones are popular and I'm curious about the result from other anons. What Vit C serum do anons here use?
>paulas choice C15 Super Booster Full size 20 ml
>Maelove GLOW MAKER 1.0 fl oz
>Geek and gorgeous C-Glow Regular 30ml
>Timeless skin care- 20% VITAMIN C + E FERULIC ACID SERUM 30ML

No. 264185

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

No. 264192

>Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum
>Lab Muffin vitamin c serum homemade recipe

I've been making the vitamin c serum for about 3 months now. I feel it works. I did like the Wishtrend one. I used it for a year. It's strong though.

No. 264201

Also was it broad spectrum? You want a sunscreen that protects against UVB and UVA. Some only protect against UVA

No. 264207

from what I understand, asian sunscreens are good for a short commute, european sunscreens are good for a hike or a long day at the beach.

No. 264253

>good for a short commute
So good for nothing then?

No. 265011

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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.

No. 265455

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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

No. 265457

this sounds like an allergy for sure. I mean I started with a 10% one and never got a bad reaction

No. 265458

Thanks nona, it sure feels like it. Day 3 and skin around both eyes is quite swollen. Skin itself doing much better though. I do wonder which ingredient caused this, surely not vit c itself?

No. 265629

Have you tried the Dr Jart Tiger Grass Cream? That container reminds me of it. Not sure if it’s the same, it has niacinamide and centella leaf. It’s fantastic for redness in my experience. My friend normally has a lot of redness on her face (rosacea I think) and she loves it. Redness is not a big concern for me so I don’t personally use it regularly, but I did get a sample and it evened out my complexion a bit and felt very calming.

No. 265634

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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

No. 265637

What can I do about uneven skintone and dark spots? I'm so close to just covering that shit up with foundation. I want to stay foundation free but lately I've been noticing how bad my skin has become again after recent acne breakouts and it's very demotivating.

No. 265640

Obviously daily UV protection.

Skincare ingredients:
Azelaic acid
Alpha arbutin
Vitamin C
A chemical exfoliator of your choice
Some form of retinol
Tranexamic acid

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.

No. 265642

are you stupid? those are made out of nearly 100% aluminium. glad it's working for you though.

No. 265649

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)

No. 265652

samefag i think it's got "potassium alum" or something along those lines which apparently is a lot better/ a natural alternative for people with aluminum sensitivities

No. 265725

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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.

No. 265799

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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.

No. 265819

It may be that your skin it's just like this and nothing will help; it's how it is for example with couperose skin type. If you're into skincare I'm sure you know that vitamin C, azelaic and lactobionic acid help in these cases but it's possible nothing will ever make it fully go away. I have few red spots on my face ever since I remember, consulted many dermatologists, had a laser treatment and it only got a little bit tamer, so I've made my peace with the fact I'll never have a perfect skin without some coverage.

No. 265959

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?

No. 265967

I've been using topic salicic acid (1%) and honestly I don't see a lot of difference, hell, I don't even feel it doing something to my face

No. 265985

hello anons
i came here looking for some insight on some brands and stuff as i’m a complete n00b when it comes to skincare
i went digging around in the previous threads that i could find on the brands i’m interested in but didn’t really find much…

does anybody have experience with tonymoly, skinfood, etude house and starface? would you mind telling me your thoughts?

i’m interested in tonymoly’s tako line because i have bad blackheads as well as the i’m rice cleanser and mask and lastly their wonder toner
with etude house i’m curious about their wonder pore i remember hearing about it years ago but i don’t know how well it holds up now
as for skinfood i’m trying to see if anything of theirs is good/better alternatives to tonymoly i hear their egg white pore mask (which i’m interested in) is good but nothing else i would like to know if their emulsions or toners are better than etude house or tonymoly as well as if it’s worth getting their peach finishing powder

lastly with starface i’m just interested in the hydrostars with salicylic acid as i hear that’s pretty good at getting rid of a mean pimple which i get every now and then i’m also interested in their body cleanser because embarrassingly enough i have back acne

thanks to anyone who reads this especially if you gave feedback after!

No. 266049

What do I do about scabs and patches of rash-like skin on my legs that don't seem to naturally budge? They've been there for literal months and don't seem to heal.

No. 266140

anyone else try led light therapy? i bought this really cheap mask from shien (video related) idk if it will do anything compared to like the more expensive kinds of masks but i'm currenlty gonna try using it for like 10 mins here and there for my hair and my skin. ( i have hair loss, yipee)

No. 266149

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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?

No. 266151

You'd probably have more luck with such specific questions by searching brands/products on /r/asianbeauty

No. 266166

I've gone through multiple tubes and bottles of various acids and none had any effect on my skin. Same with years of using niacinamide and only products that target oily skin and nothing has had any impact on my oil overproduction. I've given up and opted to save money, only using a facewash and a simple moisturiser.

No. 266182

i've heard glycolid acid is good for bacne, but idk if it's true

No. 266189

idk if this is a thing, i was worried it would make my acne worse if it was too many chemicals on my skin but my body acne got alot better after doing my laundry with dettol

No. 266252

thank you so much anon!

No. 266273

Didn't this brand get recalled for causing cancer

No. 266279

does anyone know a way of getting rid of natural dark circles/hyperpigmentation on the eye bags and eyelids? help pls

No. 266281

ooh I'll look into it thanks!
Like anti bacterial wash? That makes sense I think someone suggested anti bacterial soap before too. Thanks!
Damn I had no clue. Its still sold here though

No. 266283

First double check if its hyperpigmentation or something else. If you can see veins around your eyelids, its just thin skin and retinol can potentially help.

No. 266287

It's not the brand itself, it's that the main ingredient in most baby powder, talcum, was found to potentially cause cancer. But apparently it's overblown

No. 266302

Have many of you been on accutane? If so I have some questions:
>How old were you when you went on it?
>How long were you on it for?
>How many mgs were you on?
>what was the overall experience like of being on it?
>Was it worth it?

I'm going to be starting it soon after an appointment with my derm. My acne isn't bad but it just has not gone away for nearly 2 years. I'm in my mid 20's and I didn't really have bad acne as a teenager. He said it was hormonal, and it's pretty much exclusively around my jaw and chin. He's also starting me on a low dose given I have a long history of dermatitis and he wants to monitor how that responds to the meds. I'm a bit hesitant for that reason, and also because I've read some anecdotes from people with mild acne like me who came out of the experience a lot worse. Thank you!

No. 266305

>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.

No. 266333

>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

No. 266382

Does anyone have tips on lightening/bleaching skin?

No. 266419

If anyone else has had issues with constant hormonal breakouts that wouldn’t stop even if your skin is relatively clear normally i would highly recommend looking into fixing your hormonal imbalance with supplements. definitely do your research and take precautions, but for me, just taking a combo of DIM with Calcium D-glucarate was a miracle. it completely cleared it up within a few weeks, i only had it on my chin/ right cheek area (which is how i knew it was a hormone imbalance and not frictional, i sleep on either my back or my left side and touch my left side to my hand way more so if anything i should be breaking out on that side) and now half a year later i get a pimple maaaybe once every two months if at all, usually during my period. also i’ve noticed balancing whatever was unbalanced with my hormones fixed other factors with me, like less fatigue, less cravings, period is not as bad, hair sheds a lot less. can’t wait to see how nice i can get my skin to be as soon as i stop being so lazy with my retinol regimen and start dermarolling and drinking green juice again

No. 266433

Do you have PCOS or something like that?

No. 266541

no, I don't have any of the PCOS symptoms. If anything I'd guess something more like PMDD but my periods aren't severe enough to where I'd suspect a disorder. I've had pretty clear skin my whole life too and that recent breakout pattern was more indicative of some kind of hormonal imbalance, but it being immediately cleared up with DIM leads me to believe it wasn't anything major

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