I'm 30 with medium-toned, combination/oily, acne-prone skin, sometimes even with hormonal cystic acne. I have pitting and dark scarring from previous acne. I use Tazorac (tretinoin) every other night via my dermatologist and take Spironolac. I just purchased a Clarisonic Mia 3 which is in the mail.. 1) What is recommended to use with the Clarisonic? I'm hoping it will replace my need for my muslin cloth-using REN Rosa Centifolia Purity Cleansing Balm which I use to help w/ the peeling from Tazorac My usual AM: -REN Rosa Centifolia Purity Cleansing Balm -Kate Somerville Clarifying Treatment Toner -Murad Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel (all over face) -Skinceuticals CE Ferulic -Perricone MD Photo Plasma w/ spf 30 OR Murad Essential-C Day Moisture spf 30 -makeup PM regime: -mild cleanser -Kate Somerville Clarifying Treatment Toner -Murad Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel -Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair -rotating between my Tazorac & Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster -Murad Essential-C Night Moisture 2) Am I overlapping or using too many products? 3) Does this order seem about right?
What are a few awesome products from Sephora for a complete skin care regimen to help someone with post-acne scars/discoloration or dark spots/oily skin in order to brighten up and even out the skin's tone and texture? I don't get acne anytime during the month EXCEPT when it's "that time" of the month, so that is not my main concern. It's more about the acne I had when I was younger and the discoloration and unevenness it has left on my skin. Just looking for something to brighten, even out, and smooth my skin out! I'm thinking exfoliator, peel, moisturizer, cleanser? Thoughts? Thank you!
Suffer an accident 2weeks before Christmas & I am left with 3 slightly indented scars on my face , 1 on my left center top lip. When I ask about treating scars all doc said ""give it 2-4 months its should heal on it own if you keep it clean. See plastic surgeon 6 months later if it bothers me." That is the last thing I want to hear cuz I don't believe in it cuz I have seen what happened to my friends with careless surgeons. Before all this happened to me I was getting serious on wanting to improve uneven texture on my skin. I had got a smaple of Dr.Dennis gross ferulic acid + retinol brightening solution loved how it improve my skin so I order online my 1st original formula 14day kit 2days before I got hurt. I had been doing everything in my power not to return it. 6 1/2 weeks since it happened, my kit just sits there since I've been healing. & during healing process been using gentle scrubs & cleanser, also la mer concentrate (thank u pam) to help treat & heal my scars. Seems my scars are almost done forming, so I started to use my solution again, but is the peel gentle enough for evening out injury scars? I am trying everything in my power to see what might help me so I can prevent plastic surgery.
Hi! I need serious help trying to find a good facewash for my age. I'm 38 so I have concerns about fine lines/wrinkles and hydration, however, I guess I'm going through a 2nd puberty and have breakouts on my chin/upper lip/nose ALL the time. I've tried Murad & Kate Somerville products in the past and have been somewhat happy, but this acne always reappears. Can you help with a good ongoing suggestion that will treat my acne, but not burn my aging skin?
Does anyone have any advice on figuring out a skin care routine? I feel like there are so many brands out there, I don't know where to start. I know what my needs are but just have no idea on where to begin!
Hey everyone. So I sort of have oily skin, but at other times dry. I don't really get pimples (sometimes under the skin), but I do suffer from black heads and bumps on my forehead. I currently use Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion as a moisturizer in the morning at night. I'm looking for new makeup remover, face wash, and cleanser. I do have sensitive skin, but really want to improve the feel of it. I want smooth skin, with smaller pores... I may be asking for a lot, but help!
Just wanted to get opinions on what point one should concede to mother nature and what point one continues on the search for perfect skin? At this particular point in time, my issues are mostly prevention. I'm in my 30s and use creams, lotions, serums, oils, and a variety of other products (depending on weather and such, not all at once), but I have to wonder if I'm just helping myself psychologically and not doing much for my skin. In terms of genetics, it's definitely on my side, so I sometimes wonder if I'm spending too much money for nothing. To be precise, I'm not talking about doing away with my skincare routine altogether. However, oils, expensive creams, the endless search the perfect eye cream, etc - I wonder if that's been mostly unnecessary.
Hi guys, I'm 19, turning 20, and I have a problem with blackheads/large pores up the wazoo. Normally I don't suffer much from acne, even as a teen, but I do have a lot of whiteheads/bumps around my chin. (I blame college) I was wondering your takes on unsightly blackheads on the nose/upper cheek below eye and chin and how to get rid of them and minimize my pores. I wash my face and take my makeup off every day, so I don't think its that. I'm assuming its mostly sweat/needs a good cleaning. I recently bought Clinique's 7 day scrub cream for exfoliation. I alternate between that and Origins Modern Friction depending on how much exfoliation I need that day. Is it the exfoliation that's the problem? Am I not cleaning deep enough? or do I need a targeted treatment? Any suggestions would be helpful. In all honesty, they aren't that noticeable, but they bother the crap out of me. Thanks!
I have a lot of sun damage. At least that is what I think it is. They brown spots on my face showed up summer 2013, when I was pregnant. They haven't gone away yet. So, I'm thinking it wasn't from my pregnancy. What is the best thing I can use to help alleviate these spots.
Hi! I'm 19 years old and I have just gotten really serious about having a consistent skin care routine. My skin type is mostly combination but more on the oily side. My biggest problem that I have is that I have serious black heads on my nose. I do not know how to get rid of them! Right now I have a clarisonic which I try to use everyday-if not, every other day. I also cleanse with the purity face wash and I also moisturize. I've been using my clarisonic for about 3 months now and for some reason I just don't see that many life changing results. I need help! maybe someone can direct me in the right direction to getting rid of my blackheads, because they are just so ugly and super gross!
Recently I switched my skin care routine because my old one was not working at all. On November 16th, I started using First Aid Beauty cleanser, Ole Hendriksen Grease Relief toner, and Clinique Dramatically Different Gel moisturizer. Since then, I haven't been getting major pimples, but my main concern was bumpy skin, and pores which hasn't improved. On Christmas I got a Clarisonic, so I've been using that every morning. Still no improvement in my skin, and its getting incredibly frustrating. SOS, any suggestions?
I seem to recall that SIJCP had a chose-your-own skincare set in early January last year. Does anyone know whether that will happen this year? I rarely make it to the mall, so if anyone sees anything in a store and lets me know, I will shower you with hearts!
Hello, BT, I am seeking recommendations of a new product for exfoliating. I like to use Fresh Sugar Face Polish as a gentle scrub and moisturizing treatment, but lately I have found that my skin's appearance is vastly improved by a weekly deeper exfoliation. I received a deluxe sample of Laura Mercier's Face Polish around the holidays and I have loved the effect it has on my skin (removing dry spots, smoothing and softening, etc.), but I cannot continue to use it. I discovered that it contains polyethylene microbeads which ecologists have found build up in aquatic ecosystems and in the animals which ingest them (and they get there from all of these at-home exfoliators being rinsed down the drain). Some may be able to look the other way, but I am a biologist and, as such, am unable to ethically continue use of such a product. So I need a better alternative. Specifically, I am looking for a natural exfoliant or even a peel which will yield the same results as the Laura Mercier exfoliant. So, ladies (and gentlemen), what are your favorite exfoliators sans polyethylene / microbeads? I have never used a peel but am also open to that if it yields similar results and won't burn my face off. Thanks!
I was hoping to find the Bliss micro roller at Sephora! I heard good things about it! Anyone used other micro rollers like Derma Roller in the past? Which one(s) would you recommend? Care to share your experience%
I bought three different 24k Donna Bella products from Hautelook recently because I thought it was a much less expensive way to try the brand. I tried one of the products the other night - the 24k Deep Facial Peeling. It left an awful gum residue on my face that actually balled up and got stuck on every facial hair on my lower jaw/chin area. I had to use alcohol to remove it. I am wondering if Hautelook sold expired or bad product? It is also a non-returnable final-sale item, and Hautelook is refusing to take it back. Has anyone else tried this product? If so, does it really do this, or did I get a bad product? I am now afraid to try the other products I bought because I have to wonder about their freshness/authenticity. Thanks!
Hello ladies! I am looking for a toner but I have no clue where to start... I have recently completely overhauled my skincare routine and I'm seeing some nice benefits from it, but I still am fighting with getting my pores to be less noticeable. Here's my routine: A.M.- FAB Face Cleanser- apply to dry face, clean off with warm washcloth FAB Facial Radiance Pads FAB daily facial moisturizer P.M.- Simple face wipes (to remove makeup) Sephora makeup remover (eye makeup) Glamglow Supercleanse daily cleanser - I apply to a dry face, let sit while I shower, then lather and rinse off. FAB daily facial moisturizer So far, I have seen a DRAMATIC reduction in my acne, and have not had ANY cystic acne this cycle. That alone is a huge step in the right direction. I am, however, still a little more oily than I would like to be during the day, and my pores are still a big issue. I can see daily that the Glamglow is clearing my pores out, but they are still big and noticeable, even under my Tarte Timeless Smoothing primer. So my question is- would a toner help with the pores? Which toner would compliment the routine I am using? I also have fine lines (I'm almost 33). I'm not greasy oily, but I do blot once or twice a day. I am posting this in other skin concerns because this is less of an acne issue and more of a pore issue. TIA ladies!
I was just wondering if any of you have used the BELLI Anti Blemish Face Wash consistently w/ great benefits from it ( I know they have it at Ulta & the single tube is S.O., and their site) ? I am not pregnant but I am having hormonal changes. I am having some breakouts & ( jaw line mainly but doesn't hurt or really turn red, etc.) & temperamental skin ( & I am going through a detox / Holistic health plan). I used a sample of it UST 1 time & loved the way my skin looked & felt instantly (& I am about out of my normal face wash). I looked into Juice Beauty but this seems like a better choice ( & price) for what I have going on ( hormonal imbalance & detox of body, etc. ). It has a bunch of research & screening behind it & it only has Lactic Acid instead of Glycolic, etc. I was also wondering other than the fact our bodies make this on it's own (Lactic Acid), what are the benefits w/ someone like my skin ( & detox)? Also, what is the difference in these acids when it comes to skin type / what's going on w/ skin? I have dry to norm. skin (more so dry but better), redness in cheeks (gotten better), " can be " sensitive skin, and hormonal changes. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
im all of a suden been breaking out a lot, i use the orgins cheeks and balances face wash and the clean and clear moisturizer. What are some good products for me to use?? I'm 12 years old and looking for something not to expensive!! what are your thoughts??
Hi so I'm finally marrying my best friend and father of my kids and I want to look beautiful but it feels like it's taking forever to see big results. I used to have adult acne but have finally gotten in under control over the past year. I have been getting microdermabrasions for the past three months at my dermatologists office and switched it up today to a luminizing chemical peel. The peel is still on (stays on for 6 hours) but of course I am not seeing too much change my pores seem to be less noticeable but that's it. What other at home peels or treatment serums works well on PIH?
Do you agree with her views on skincare products? I'm on a hunt for my Summer night serum & moisturizer. I think I'm going to purchase the Perricone Blue Plasma even though it stinks so bad of fish & I hate fish. I've been researching products a lot and one of the sites I was on was Paula's Choice. She is not a fan of the serum... Actually the more I read through her "beautypedia" reviews, it seems like she's not a fan of a lot of products. I also got a feeling she was mainly trying to push her own products and Olay. Examples: - She's against treatment cleansers since it's just "washed down the drain". I have to disagree with this. When I use a treatment cleanser, although they can be drying, I do see improvement in my breakouts. - Witch Hazel is bad. I find witch hazel to be an important ingredient when choosing a toner. She think it's just as bad as alcohol if not worse. Products she gave a "poor" rating to: - Anthony Logistic's Glycolic cleanser got a poor rating because it doesn't contain any glycolic acid. - doctor dennis gross's A/B pads since we can just skip step 2 by simply splashing water on our face to deactivate step 1. - Dior Capture Totale One Essential Serum because it's not a "miracle serum" since it's primarily just "water, slip agents, and alcohol" - ExfoliKate - Just about every Ole Henriksen product I love - Origins Checks & Balances, Charcoal Mask & every other decent product from them - Most Murad products I do agree with a few points she makes, like companies need to stop putting active ingredients in clear vials so the sun doesn't break down the properties of the treatment. Also jar packaging is a big no-no for her. I understand that some creams are too thick to be put in a pump, but what about those airless jars that Bosica & Dermadoctor are using? I hate sticking my fingers in jars & the air does break down the active ingredients over time... Overall though, I don't think I'll be going to her site when I'm researching a new product I want to try.
I'm looking for a serum/cream that will help with acne scars that also works for someone with current acne. I have been using Clinique Dark Spot Corrector and while I do see a difference, I frequently get pimples still so the results are not as impressive. I do use an acne treatment and use that before the dark spot corrector. A Clinique sales associate said to do that. More about my skin: late 20s, gets hormonal acne; oily/combination skin that tends towards dry in the winter. I would appreciate any suggestions!
My skin isn't oily. But I have a huge blackhead problem. If I'm not in the mirror trying to extract them all for like an hour every 2 days it looks like somebody sprinkled pepper on my nose and ew. I'm open to anything- face washes, masks, anything that will help. I was using Neutrogena's blackhead eliminating daily scrub but it was a bit drying. Most Neutrogena stuff seems to be for me. I currently don't have any sort of skin routine but it seems to me I should probably start.
Let me start off by saying that my feet are sooooooooo much work! I have tried my micro pedi amd it's not doing as good as had hoped! This month I bought the Soap and Glory heel genius and so far it's not doing much. I have rough heels and have to file them twice a week to keep them soft! Is there any other products that you have tried that really works? I'm so frustrated and sick of spending all this time and money for products that don't work, lol. Please tell me if anything is working good for you! Thanks in advance, Dan