I thought I'd start a thread for people to post issues they're having with their skin that relate to dermatitis, reactions to certain products, skin allergies, and similar issues. I think having a central thread may help for sharing ideas and learning from each other. I have super sensitive skin myself but have been on BT long enough to see that practically everyone has had a skin reaction to some product or another and sometimes sharing with others really helps narrow down the cause and solution. This thread isn't meant to be a place to post about the more common skin issues such as minor acne, wrinkles, etc. that we all experience, but rather a place to post about the more unusual ones relating to specific products/ingredients or longer term ones that are not related to age or hormones such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, dermatitis, and just the puzzling things that our skin does from time to time. I'm not an skincare expert by any means and unless someone asserts that he or she is one, this thread is more of a place to share ideas and experiences rather than a place to seek definitive answers or treatment. Other helpful threads: Bite Beauty allergic reactions: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Lips/Bite-Beauty-A llergic-Reactions/td-p/2413760
Hello, I am 64 years old..and I have wasted so much money on eye products...most promise to help remove the puffiness under my eyes..I know that surgery is the only way to really remove the it... but is there a product that if used over a period of time ... really would work to help l the puffiness under my eyes and even help the eyelids to tighten up.? thank you for your help pam.
Hi! I am looking to try new skin care products, and I am unsure whether I should try the DRUNK ELEPHANT AHA Moment set or the SUNDAY RILEY Power Couple Duo: Total Transformation Kit...maybe both? (perhaps that's excessive? lol) For reference I am 25 with combo/dry sensitive skin that is ALSO acne prone (sigh) I have few hyper-pigmentation spots and dry patches. I currently use a retinoid serum and different mild AHA/BHA toners.
I don't even know where to start...... my skin has always been very smooth and normal until recently. I am 32 and it seems that over the last few months my skin has gone NUTS!! I have these little tiny under the skin bumps that have popped up and will not go away. They aren't pimples but more like an under the skin rash or allergic reaction. They do not itch or bother me at all other than I can't stand the way they look or how they've changed the texture of my skin. Other than this problem I just have the typical problems someone my age would have: beginning signs of aging such as fine lines, larger pores, uneven skin tone/texture, and an oily T-zone. I'm not sure what I'm using that is causing or contributing to the issue so I think I'm going to change my skincare and foundation (I currently use Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation). After reading about the issues I'm having I would love some input from you guys. Any and all suggestions on products that I should try would be greatly appreciated. This picture is terrible and I hate it because it's like I'm living in someone else's skin but I wanted to post it so you could see what I'm dealing with here Thanks guys!!
Ok, so let me try to explain thoroughly so that people can provide accurate help! I currently have a lovely skincare regime including products from Peter Thomas Roth and Algenist, however my cleanser(s) are Tatcha and mask(s) are Glamglow. I also wear a primer before my foundation (Cane+Austin) and am currently using UD's naked skin foundation. I drink enough water each day, and I do not over exfoliate (I do it maybe 2-3 times a week). I have normal skin (well, or so I thought) with slight oil in the t zone during the summer, and fully normal in the winter (however I have dry cheeks in the winter). I have noticed that my chin has tiny under-skin bumps as well, like they are ALWAYS there, and sometimes they turn into zits. Not sure if that's relevant or not. I also have been using UD's setting spray as well, and oh yes Laura Merciers setting powder. If anyone has ANY suggestions of what I can do, please help! The photo below shows my issues, and it only seems to happen on my chin, around my nose and also around the top of my forehead.
I really adore Korres Golden Krocus Ageless Saffron Elixir Serum and I just got done using a full sized container but I dont think I can afford to put down another $98 for another bottle. Is there anything that is as lightweight and an elixir/serum I can put underneath my moisturizer and not so expensive? Or at least a different brand to try something new?
Hey everyone! My skin has decided to take on multiple personalities as of late and I was wondering if anyone could offer any suggestions? I lean towards dry but my pores, especially on my cheeks and nose have been getting large and clogged a lot recently (this has never actually been a problem for me), as well as getting breakouts on my chin. Unfortunately I'm quite sensitive and allergic to coconut, which really limits my options...help!
Hello all. I used to have mild acne and now I experience the occasional pimple, but I never notice my skin getting better because I always seem to be waiting on old red spots (and new ones) to disappear. My natural face shows old acne scars, pesky red spots, an uneven complexion and a few broken capillaries around my nose. I imagine it can be attributed to the history I had with mild acne, being fair skinned and sun exposure. I need a good product that can bring an all over and more healthy even looking skin and tone so I can stop covering up so much with make up. Help!
I tried to find a thread dedicated to this, but was unsuccessful. I want to hear what you use to remove your makeup! I feel like this step can sometimes be tossed aside but it is very important. I currently use AmorePacific Oil cleanser. I have sampled other oils and always come back to this one. I really like omorovicza thermal cleansing balm but not the price. So please share, what is your favorite method? Is it a wipe, an oil, milk, etc? How do you feel about it?
I am looking for an eye cream that can help with redness and puffiness around and under my eyes. I have had bad allergies lately and my eyes are looking red and irritated. I hope to find something that can help with the red and maybe brighten my eyes up a little bit. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
Hi! Can anyone recommend a Glycolic acid toner that's free of salicylic acid and alcohol? I'm currently using the Anthony Glycolic wipes, but only 30 come in a pack and I use them twice/day, so it's not cost effective. I'd love to find a regular Glycolic toner, but everything that I've found either has salicylic acid too (which breaks me out) or bad alcohols (which dry me out). Thanks so much!
I have normal skin and some acne on my chin and forehead I am trying to clear up. I wear a lot of makeup almost everyday and because of it my skin occasionally feels like its gross and clogged up from all the products. Is there anything that will help my skin to feel more clean and refreshed and get rid of all the gunk in my skin?
I have used hydrocortisone cream for years on my eyes to treat eczema, since I was a little kid. Now that Im getting older I have realized the side effects of hydrocortisone used for a prolonged time and want to prevent thinning and repair my skin. I am basically looking for a hydrating eye cream that will assist with this if it even exists lol, not sure if thats asking too much but I have no idea where do even begin there are so many eye creams! Thanks
I want something that is good for black heads but I don't like any of the scrub-and-wipe kind of products, because I feel like it doesn't do anything for me. I would really like to find something that you would apply and wait for it to dry so that you can peel it afterwards.
I work 3rd shift, and I'm not sure what to do with my skin care routine. On one hand you hear that your skin regenerates when sleeping, on the other you hear your skin repairs itself between 11PM and 2 AM the most. So should I do my night time routine at night, before work. Or in the morning before trying to sleep? I use retinol products, anti-aging products etc. It's so annoying to try and figure out what my new skin care schedule should be.
Hi, gals! I've recently began trying this whole self-improvement thing. Exercising, losing weight, and I'd like to get back into the swing of things with a good skin care and makeup routine. I have way more issues now that I'm nearly 40 than I did when I was in my early 20's and could basically wash and go. Here are a list of my problems I'm facing. Many of the were brought abut post-chemo, and I'm guessing hormones since I was thrown into menopause. 1 - I have mild rosacea. It stays fairly controlled with Mary Kay Clear Proof. I do still have some redness and bumps. My only concern with this is how dry my face is after using this. I'm ok with redness if someone can recommend a good makeup that will cover it. 2 - I have really large pores on my nose. Makeup looks terrible in that area, and it rubs off easily. 3 - By noon, it looks like I have no makeup on at all. 4 - My skin doesn't feel smooth and soft, so my makeup doesn't look smooth and soft. I am currently using a Mary Kay foundation or CC cream, along with their mineral powder. I have also tried other foundation types and one other brand, and it still does not look great on my face. The powder, maybe, looks too heavy, redness still peeks through, and you can tell I'm caked up with makeup. 5 - Here it is - the dreaded question - facial hair. I had some mild problems before, but now that I've hit menopause, it is really bad. I am not a candidate for hormones, so I just really need something to help keep this away. The creams make it grow back worse than before. What are you using that's tried and true? Keeping all of these things in mind, what do you love using? I need things to treat/cover the following: - redness/acne -large pores -dry skin -cakey makeup -lasting wear -facial hair Thank you! Spoiler (Highlight to read)
I've been struggling with large, deep, noticeable blackheads for over four years now and I'm just ready to get rid of them. My skin is normally combination but it tends to get more oily in the summer. I've tried lots of products from the drugstore such as the blackhead scrub from Clean and Clear, Yes To Tomatoes Active Charcoal Mask and Yes To Tomatoes Active Charcoal Sheet Mask. I've also tried products from Lush such as Coal Face Cleanser, Dark Angles Cleanser, Mask of Magnaminty, Cupcake Mask and Don't Look At Me Mask. I've even used pore strips from Boscia and the Target Brand. Any product suggestions?
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.
So today I got my package from Sephora and Ole Henriksen. I received the Power Bright 3-step skin brightening system. There are 6 treatments in the box. It has a 25% Vitamin C concentrate. I haven't tried something like this and am excited to!! Thanks for the genorous gift. =) As per Sephora- Solutions for: - Dullness - Uneven skintone - Fine lines and wrinkles This set contains: - 6 x 0.14 oz Facial Mask - 6 x 0.11 oz Facial Mask Concentrate - 6 x 0.11 oz Facial Cleanser - 2 x Complexion sponges $66 CAD/$55 USD I will update on how it works out for me!
So, I know we should all be wearing SPF everyday, even when we are out in the sun minimally. It has anti aging benefits, etc and even being in the car the sun can still do damage. So my question is do setting sprays with SPF, like the Coola Spray that has SPF 30 http://www.sephora.com/makeup-setting-spray-spf30- P396623?keyword=COOLA%20Makeup%20Setting%20Spray%2 ... or the one from Super Goop http://www.sephora.com/defense-refresh-setting-mis t-spf-50-P396249?keyword=SUPERGOOP!%20Defense%20Re ... . Are these really good replacements for when one can't wear sunscreen? Just a regular day when I'm wearing makeup and not going to the beach or something similar? I know foundations with SPF aren't enough, but how about these setting sprays? Anyone have other recommendations? I'd also like to note that I have dry, sensitive skin.
My mother has had red and inflamed skin for a while. She has asked me recently what to do about it but i am not familiar in this area. I was thinking a cooling mask/cream or something of that kind but i am not sure. Any help?