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I'm approaching 30 and my Skin is changing...
I have recently noticed these little bumps on my skin, around my chin mostly.  It looks like under skin acne? I've tried masks, pore unclogging scrubs and cleaners.  My usually daily routine consists of a cleanser with light exfoliant, followed by a light alcohol based toner and finished off with a daily moisturizer (Time in a Bottle)....  I do not know what to do to get these to go away and get my smooth skin back. They kind of look like the photo below, except on my chin.... Any suggestions? 
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HALL OF FAMER Sonny4President / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is very common, it is called sebaceous hyperplasia - they are closed comedones, some may even be papules. Unless you are desperate to get extractions (which I don't... see post
What am i doing wrong?
I am using the La Roche-Posay purifying foaming gel in the mornings with the Ole Henriksen truth serum and than finishing my morning routine off with the  Ole Henriksen sheer transformation oil free perfecting cream .   For my nightly routine I am using the same  La Roche-Posay purifying foaming gel but than i am using the Ole Henriksen night treatment overnight resurfacer with a Benzoyl Peroxide GEL USP 5% and than finishing it off with the  Ole Henriksen sheer transformation oil free perfecting cream .   Is there something I should add to my cleansing routines or take away?    All i want is perfect skin! My skin acne is red and a little bumpy. I usually get it around my jawline and below my cheek bones.      Please help !   I also bought two face masks from LUSH. One that is kept in the fridge.  
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BEAUTY WHIZ 0x0xDollie / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi,   Thanks for your reply and I'm glad to hear the good news about epiduo!    I went and bought a gel cleanser from AVENE. And I am using a new moisturizer as well... see post
Hair line for very sensitive skin
I need hair care products (shampoo, conditioner, styling cream...) for very sensitive skin.  I have not had a dermetologist do skin tests, but I break out very easily with alcohol, fragrance, sulfates...  Thank you!
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IT GIRL classylady74 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I am growing out a pixie.  It is a chin length layered bob right now.  I have a lot of hair, but it is fine.  I use Tarte cosmetics with no issues.  Bare Escentuals brok... see post
Advice on Skincare!
So, when I was growing up I never washed my face and as a teenager I rarely had breakouts. When I did it would be one here or there, and never really became a problem. The older I got, and the more skin conscious I became, I noticed that my skin was always oily with really big pores and MANY (not being self conscious) dark pores on my nose. After getting sick of my ugly skin, I decided to start washing my face and soon after started my break outs. I have tried a lot of different things, mostly the cheaper Wal-Mart brands but a few clinique products etc, everything made me break out worse. The only thing that has allowed me to be able to wash my face is Pro-Activ. I also can't use any make-up removers, regular soap, or really anything on my skin. Make-up also causes worse break outs. The only thing I have found that allows me to remove make-up without making my skin break out is almond oil. I haven't been to a dermatologist as doctors and hospitals/clinics freak me out so I would prefer not to go if I don't have to. Does anyone know what might be causing my problem and what product might best suit my skin? 
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DAnne / NEWCOMER / replied
Hi,   You start by saying you never washed your face growing up.  Now you have started.  My guess is now that you have started your pores are opening up and purging. ... see post
Any product suggestions for ice pick scars - not involving lasers?
Hi I had some deep scarring on my cheeks (that everyone knows no amount of make up can cover!) - these have lessened with laser treatments. But with some residual scarring still left, wanted to know if anyone can recommend (EFFECTIVE) products to lessen scarring. 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're looking for skin care based products, look for a product containing peptides and also alpha hydroxy acids. Peptides are the amino acids that help repair and su... see post
Changing skin care lines
I've suffered from minor break outs and have recently switched to the Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Gel (due to a Sephora sales persons suggestion) and my skin is breaking out and incredibly dry. I have small bumps that look like a rash around my mouth as well. I have been using this product now for 3 days but don't want to continue if it will continue to get worse. Should I discontinue the use of this line or is my skin just acting this way because it isn't used to the new product yet? HELP
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BEAUTY MAVEN modified / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Funny thing is the Dramatically Different isn't technically a moisturizer. If you're finding you still have dry patches, you probably need something with just a bit more... see post
Cystic Acne and Octinoxate aka ethyl hexyl methoxy cinnamate
In the past few years my skin has been clearing up as I've noticed that the chemical sunscreen octinoxate was the cause of the cysts regrowth on my chin area.  Cystic acne in the chin area was previously known as hormonal acne, but I've read that chemical sunscreens can interfere with hormones and it seems that has been my experience.  I noticed that the majority of fragrances and other cosmetics have ethyl hexyl methoxy cinnamate as an ingredient and yet fail to mention chemical sunscreens on the label.  I'm posting this as information for those dealing with cystic acne as well as to hear if anyone else has had similar experience and what products you have been using.
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BEAUTY WHIZ fantasiabliss / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Since I've discovered my allergy to this ingredient I have discovered other ingredients as well that cause certain reactions on my skin, but I'll make separate threads f... see post
Amazon Prime Day - "Bigger than Black Friday Global Shopping Event" - Wednesday July 15
I put this in the Deals thread, but I think it may deserve it's own.    Wednesday, July 15 starting at 12AM PST   Per Amazon... Prime Day is a global shopping event, offering more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members. On Wednesday, July 15 new and existing members will be able to shop thousands of Lightning Deals, Deals of the Day, and will receive unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping. Members will find deals starting at midnight PDT, with new deals starting throughout the day, as often as every ten minutes.   In case you can't deduce from the name of the day, to be eligible, you must be enrolled in Amazon Prime. FREE 30-Day Trials are always available to sign-up for on Amazon's site. 
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HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
:D Thanks for a good laugh!  see post
Personal Microdermabrasion Device PMD
Anyone tried this? I have been too busy to enduldge in facials and figure that I can have this on-hand and do this at home... Not to mention the savings, if it actually works! I couldn't resist a Nordstrom and caved in!
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BEAUTY WHIZ Buddygirl13 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Ok ladies and gentlemen- I received my order today. I tried just the "introduction" head and it is A-MAZ-ZING! My blackheads, even with the lowest abrasion treatment hav... see post
What is the best GLAMGLOW cleanser for acne?
I've been using the GLAMGLOW Supermud ; I've noticed that it's been reducing the amount of breakouts I get and my skin is smoother. I use it after using the Clinique Acne Solutions cleanser and lotion, but I don't find it to be doing much for my skin. I want to give my acne an extra kick. What would be the best GLAMGLOW Cleanser to achieve this?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Glad there's moisturizer in the mix.    You're welcome. see post
Acne skincare and products that work
A couple months ago I changed skincare products (I have acne prone skin and was advised to use products from NUDE skincare for my skin) in the beginning o noticed small changes my blemishes we're going away however new blemishes started appearing and old scars have remained. I am wondering how long should I wait to expect results from those skincare products and should I change products to something else that will hopefully he my skin?
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BEAUTY MASTER studz / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
You should give new skincare at least 3 months at the very minimum to see if there's an improvement. But if your skin is getting worse I would discontinue using them rig... see post
Christmas in July
I like to start my shopping Early! My co-worker mentioned she loves Coach Poppy so I will start there with a rollerball. I try to add a little something to each of my orders so It is not such a big sting at the end of the year and more points for me. Does anyone have ideas for neighbor gifts or for someone with allergies to fragrance and aloe vera?
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HALL OF FAMER Gwenhwyfar / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Are you specifically looking to gift them items from Sephora?   I always make something DIY for neighbor gifts. I give them some of my gingerbread Christmas cookies an... see post
Dealing with Epiduo Side Effects
So about 10 days ago I started using Epiduo as prescribed by my doctor. I use one pump of this medication on my affected areas every night. On and after the third day of application, my face burned/itched and became slightly red almost immediately after applying. These symptoms mostly subside after a couple hours and in the morning I'm left with clearer looking but dry/flakey skin.   Has anyone experienced these symptoms and what did you do to deal with them? 
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BEAUTY BOSS BeautyBee92 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Thank you! Any input definitely helps. :D  see post
Do i put my face mask on before or after cleansing ?
Hi Dolls!   Do i put my face mask on before or after cleansing my face.   I use the whole ole henrikson line for skin care, and have acne skin. Oily and dry skin. I also have a really good face mask from LUSH.   HELP!!   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) 0X0X, DOLLIE 0X0X,DOLLIE
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BEAUTY WHIZ 0x0xDollie / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
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True or false?
Hi,   I have acne skin and it is oily and dry.    My acne is pretty red and bumpy.    I heard that i should be switching face cleansers every day and alternating between the two face cleansers so my face does not get used to them.    Is this true or false?
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HALL OF FAMER Sonny4President / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes, it does sound like your skin is dehydrated. Skin type is either or, you can't have the best of both worlds ON THE SAME DAY (meaning, your skin type CAN change over ... see post
ALL NATURAL ACNE PRODUCTS
My husband and I are trying to get pregnant. Ever since I've gone off my birth control, my skin has been overly oily. I've fought acne all my life. If you name a cream or a pill, my doctor has had me on it. I am looking for a system that is all natural and something could be on once I get pregnant. Thoughts?
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BEAUTY MAVEN modified / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
The tough thing about products and pregnancy is anything that's super effective and penetrating will generally be absorbed into the bloodstream and be passed onto baby. ... see post
hourglass blushes
can anyone advise me on which color i should get for hourglass blushes? which shades are the most popular?
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BEAUTY MAVEN zimmizim / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
i recently purchased  their ambient powder palette and the single one in moodlight. I dont have specifics but i was just thinking if i should try the blush too. Which ... see post
Regarding my previous thread : Following up
Hi,   Regarding my previous thread.   These are the new products that i went and bought.   1. Avene - Gel Cleanser 2. ReJudiCare Synergy - Toner 3  ReJudiCare Synergy - Benzoyl Peroxide 4. La Roche Posay - Effaclar DUO [+]  5. Vichy - Aqualia Thermal Serum 6. iS Clinical - Moisturizing Complex   P.S - I also went and got prescribed TACTUPUMP by a doctor for my acne. The tactupump has Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide in it so i don't think i should use the ReJudicare Synergy Benzoyl Peroxide   Should I be using these or not?    If yes, should i use them day or night?   Please respond after reading my previous post and looking at my face photos.   Thank YOU so much in helping me achieve my clear skin step by step. I could not do it without all your wonderful tips!  
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BEAUTY WHIZ 0x0xDollie / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thank you! I will def not use the BP and  go buy COTZ or something with spf in it tomorrow   I will not cleanse in the morning! Only wash my face and see what happens ... see post
The 3 things thread
Let's play a game! List 3 things for each category (answers don't have to be beauty related)   things youre loving:  things you're looking forward to: things you couldn't live without: things you could eat daily: things you can't wait to finish:   
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HALL OF FAMER mw23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
things youre loving: Reorganizing my stuff, yoga, Dawes things you're looking forward to:  Vacation time at the end of July, seeing Dawes during vacation, maybe seeing ... see post
lip color
I am looking for a day time nude matte color of lipstick that is long wearing. I have drk brown eyes and hair and have skin the color of Kerry Washington. A caramel olive tone. I want something that won't be so bright in color that I look all made up. I wear casual clothing to work in a Home Improvement whse.(Lowes) But wearing lip gloss, even the colored ones is not enough. They wear off too fast. Please help.
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BEAUTY BOSS Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hello!  The Sephora collection luster matte long wear lip color might be a good choice. I researched it for you, and they have a shade called nude pink luster.   Also ... see post
Skin Brighteners and Dark Spot Removers
Hi, I have post acne scars that I am trying to clear up. I'm currently using 5% benzoyl peroxide and a 13% glycolic acid in my everyday regimen to treat my acne (yes, my skin can take the heat lol). My scars are clearing up but not fast enough. I want to incorporate a brightening serum or something else that will help lighten them quicker.   My skin is very sensitive and there doesn't seem to be a lot that doesn't break me out. Any recommendations or should I just be patient with what I'm already doing?
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BEAUTY MASTER studz / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
you should try introducing a product with vitamin C. It works to brighten skin and will lighten brown marks from old pimples. I use Ole Henriksen's Truth Serum and it's ... see post
Brush for packing on colour?
Hi! I just wanted to know what is the best brush out there to pack a lot of colour when it comes to eyeshadow? I want to have a lot of colour intensity. Thanks in advance for all the help!
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BEAUTY WHIZ Elles117 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I also agree with MAC 239!!!  I wasn't a fan of eyeshadow until I started using this brush and like studz said, another brush will not be taking its place for me. I plan... see post
I am trying to cover a scar on my nose from a piercing, any recommendations?
HALL OF FAMER sister13 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If it is indented, for a cosmetic fix, you could try some of the thicker primers - i.e. Tarte Blur Primer is one I really like, but Clarins Lisse Minute and Lancome 1-mi... see post
What's better, Boscia's Clear Complexion Kit or Little Black Book?
Hi guys! I've been looking to try a Boscia value set, and I'm debating between the Clear Complexion Kit or the Little Black Book. I've read good reviews on both. I've got combination skin, meaning I get really oily in my T-zone. I'm currently using Mario Badescu, but it has parabens in it, unfortunately. So, I'm looking to go with Boscia. Thank you so much! <3
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BEAUTY MASTER studz / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I myself had that very same dilemma a year or two ago. The black line is more for minimizing pores and the clear complexion line is for pimples/acne. You can also combin... see post
Best Clearing Face Cleaner for Normal to more on the DRY!!!! side.
I have bumps all of the outer parts of my face and cystic acne on my chin and upper neck. I've tried first aid beauty and drug store stuff, but now I'm willing to invest in good skin care products. I've been looking into Murad, but what products would work best for me?
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BEAUTY MASTER kelloua / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
What does your full routine look like, beyond your cleanser.  I have dealt with acne on and off since teens and personally found that cystic acne didn't seem to be helpe... see post
Looking For a New Cleanser...HELP!
I'm in the market for a new cleanser. I have combo to oily skin that is  very prone to breakouts. I'm looking for something to help keep my breakouts at bay or at least minimize them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! Katie
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HALL OF FAMER armybeauty / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I second both of Studz's recommendations. I rotate through cleansers because my combo skin, and when I'm leaning oily or starting to get a breakout, I switch to Supercle... see post
Adult whiteheads
Hi, I have a problem with whiteheads on my cheeks, one or two on each side.  My Grandmother also had these.  I had acne when I was a teen, 59 years old now.  Teen acne was not extremely bad.  What should I do about this now?  I do not like these bumps. Thanks for your help. Blacksmoke
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BEAUTY MAVEN Harobedb / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Whiteheads are simply strange. They aren't pimples; they aren't blackheads. There is no opening to them, and they don't dry up and disappear like pimples. In my experien... see post
water rim inside eye sapphire liner
i am looking for a pretty blue eye pencil to rim the inside of my waterline with nothing i have found stays any help,
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BEAUTY PRO asdfkl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I highly recommend the Sephora colorful shadow & Liner   http://www.sephora.com/jumbo-liner-12hr-wear-waterproof-P284507?skuId=1394980   I have one of these in a blu... see post
help i have eczema?
I eczema but its on the right side of my neck but my doctor told to use cortisone-10 but is there any else I use instead for it or should I keep using cortisone-10 instead?
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HALL OF FAMER Sonny4President / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Dermatologist > Family Doctor   It all really depends on how severe your eczema is. Although I would rather use something less chemically induced... I've recommended t... see post
recomendation on day cream for acne prone skin
recomendation on day cream for acne prone skin for my 16yo daughter- combination skin- Murad acne dried her skin out
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SCENE QUEEN AloraLaura / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
I too have combination skin. I prefer to use a salicylic acid acne cleanser with the exfoliating beads, some alcohol free toner and a clean&clear lotion for my skin. I f... see post