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callmefafi
Upper lip burnt from waxing...help!
So I purchased my own wax kit from Sally's about six months ago and I've been waxing my own lip and brows. The last I waxed my brows there was a little burn but I didn't think anything of it. i did however wax my lip and it caused a pretty big burn mark. I just thought that the wax was too hot. However, last night I did my upper lip again and it burned even though I know it wasn't hot. I really don't want to deal with scars for weeks and was wondering if there were suggestions to help me deal?   I did learn that using Retinol and other products that's include similar ingredients causes your skin to be thinner and burn easily. I guess I'm going to switch to threading because I love my Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Sleeping Facial and PTR Retinol Fusion PM. So maybe there'a a cream or product that can keep my upper lip from scarring.    Thanks in advance!
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY PRO heartsmyface / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Vitamin e oil will help with healing and keeping the burn area moist. Noes poring is a good idea as well. Take care:)  see post
daisies121
Are Makeup Remover Wipes Enough?
As part of my skin care resolution this year I've been making every effort to clean my face at night before bed.  I thought I was doing good by using face cleansing wipes which I follow with skincare products.  I use my Clarisonic in the morning while I shower and then of course SPF moisturizer and makeup.  I was reading an article in a magazine lately that mentioned makeup wipes as the "lazy girl's" method that should only reserved for those nights when you are too tired to do anything else.  Should I be doing a better job at night cleansing my face? What works for y'all?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
They smell amazing! I also love them because the container is purple and purple is my favorite color. :) see post
beautytester
Biology, skincare or retinol experts, please help!
Ok, so I may or may not be panicking a little but I was putting on PTR retinol PM serum today and discovered red dots on the dropper. I tried wiping it with a kleenex (sprayed with alcohol to sanitize) and the red dots are INSIDE the dropper and I only use it right after I wash my hand, so I don't think it's from my skin contact? I could be wrong, it could be harmless, but it's pretty noticeable and I'm creeped out. Any ladies using PTR retinol PM? or have any idea what it is? does it have anything to do with retinol??? I just noticed it after I put the serum on. Not happy T.T
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mrsstory
BEAUTY BOSS mrsstory / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I keep checking back to see if you've gotten an official response.  Super duper curious to see what they say!  see post
jobro1027
Self Tanners for a First-Timer
So since I left high school (and had to spend summers working inside instead of outside swimming), I haven't been tan. At first I was okay, I do like my pale skin. But I'm really starting to miss that glowing, tan skin I used to have during the summer. Problem is, I don't have the time, patience, or location to go tan outside, and I don't want to go to a salon and lay in a tube. So I've decided to try out self tanner.   Problem is, I'm not really sure where to start. I know a lot of people recommend St Tropez, and I am interested in that. I'm just a little nervous about dropping around $40 for something I haven't ever done before. I've also read good things about Tarte's Brazilliance, and I like that I can use that on the face.   So, does anyone have any recommendations for a good self tanner to try? Are there any good tanners that have travel size versions that will actually cover my entire body? Are there any general tips I should know before I apply self tanner for the first time? Thanks everyone!
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DesertRose0706
HALL OF FAMER DesertRose0706 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
i have tried many a self-tanner and I like St. Tropez the best, by far.  i find that it is the easiest to apply and is pretty much fool-proof, as long as you get the app... see post
Koofa
How can I even out my discolored skin? + Concealer, please stay PUT after I apply blush
Hello, ladies (and possible gents)!   So, I'm wondering how can I even out my skin tone. I have blotchy, discolored skin - lighter in some areas than others, and even after putting foundation and powder on, you can still tell that the color is a bit uneven.   It also makes my blush appear reeeally blotchy and uneven and that bothers me to no end. Is there some sort of trick for this??   Also, for those of you who have breakouts and/or acne scarring on your cheeks, how do you conceal the area without rubbing the concealer off when putting on blush and highlighter, etc.? This doesn't happen when I conceal other parts of my face, but I think it may be due to the fact that my scars are so dark.  
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Thank you hahah. I've learned from YouTube and a lot of other people here on BT :) see post
sfeather101
Help with skin!!!
I have really bad skin. I need help with trying to clear my skin up because I have lots of acne. Also I have some what oily skin but I have dry patches. What skin product can help and make up products?
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lecia1167
HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you been to a dermatologist? A retinol prescription may clear it up quickly. see post
QuzySu
I have very thin hair and my scalp gets burned easily.
I was wondering if there is a sunscreen product that I can spray on my head that will not make my hair look greasy. I know that a hat is a good solution, but i don't always have one handy, nor do I like the way I look with a hat on..
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Awww!!!!   My bf made mention of during one ride how much it sucked to have sweat drip from his brow into his eyes (not to mention the salt...burning...owww), so I fig... see post
tehprincessjenn
Facial Mask Brush
I'm tired of getting my hands dirty from a facial mask! So what's a good facial mask brush? Should I look drugstore or Sephora?  EDIT: I have a really small head and face... 
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LM14
BEAUTY WHIZ LM14 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I second the elf foundation brush for a $1 ;D see post
Lupiss
Sunburn discoloration on back, help!
I have some discoloration on my back due to a very bad sunburn. Nothing has helped to make it go away. Anyone have any suggestions as to what to use? 
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A chemical peel, like that from a dermatologist will help the discoloration. These peels are by percentages of active ingredient, which at home peels are not. There are ... see post
swerds
Need sun protection & have very sensitive skin + allergies.
I'm 41, and have really oily skin due to a medical condition. My skin is also extremely sensitive, and I'm allergic to petroleum/petrolatum, lanolin, eucalyptus, menthol and beeswax. I'm trying to find a moisturizer or foundation with high SPF, that won't oxidize or leave me feeling like an oil slick. Any ideas?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi swerds, I recommend Estee Lauder's  DayWear UV Base Advanced Anti-Oxidant & UV Defense SPF 50. This moisturizer is free of all of the ingredients you want to avoi... see post
callmefafi
Is flawless skin even possible?!
No matter how hard I try I can never achieve truly flawless skin. As soon as I get close, I end up getting a pimple or a blackhead that leaves an ugly, dark scar. As much as I love makeup, concealer and whatnots...I really would like to take fresh face pictures.    I would love to hear what you beauties use to help you during those hormonal phases so that you can keep flawless skin? I'm in my 30s and I've decided to try birth control pills just in an effort to achieve flawless skin. 
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dannyc
HALL OF FAMER dannyc / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Like the others said, I think genetics, diet, environment, lifestyle... all play a part in your skin.  Even when I was on low dose BC, my skin wasn't perfect. I eventua... see post
snazzietucker
Dark Circles for 30 year old
I have hereditary dark under eye circles and my skin runs dry. I am starting to have dull skin and I have included a pic of me with no makeup on. I know scary right! No not the pic but no makeup pic on the internet. I do not have major skin issues but it seems when I go into Sephora store and get color matched, I enjoy whatever they put on me. I end up buying it come home and put it on next day and boom it doesn't look as good. I cannot figure why my foundation looks like craip and as for the under eyes nothing seems to help at all.I think at one point if I could figure out a good under eye regimen then maybe i could get away with just that and a light BB cream or CC cream. I have tried Shisedo and I currently use ole Hendrickson cleanser to wash my face. I do like the Shisedo however it doesn't and wont truly correct the dark circles. I am so lost in this makeup world and I wish there was a company you could go to to sit down and address your makeup concerns and they teach you properly how to apply makeup and give you a rock solid routine for your skin type. Man what a great business idea. Anyways do you have any recommendations or anyone for that matter for my nude face with dark circles?? Please Help!!      
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callmefafi
BEAUTY BOSS callmefafi / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Yes...I guess I'm just unusual or very picky.  I just don't like BB or CC creams at all. see post
lovetnt0613
Skin Care Regimen
I'm getting married in about 2 months and I'm looking for a good skincare regimen that I can do for the next 60days to help improve my skins oiliness, dark circles, anti aging and visible pores. It's my wedding and I want perfectly flawless skin on my wedding day, can someone please recommend a great skincare product for me?
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callmefafi
BEAUTY BOSS callmefafi / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I have oily, acne-prone skin with dark circles and puffy eyes.  So here's my regimen.  I wash my face at least once a day...twice if it's a long day and I was out and ab... see post
pixyfaygo
Opinions on Perricone Skincare?
I was researching a few products from Perricone, and I was hoping to get opinions from anyone that has tried the skincare line.  I've never used any Perricone products before, and my main skin concerns are fine lines, enlarged pores, and occasional breakouts.    Listed below is what I'm currently interested in trying.    Please let me know any thoughts on the products I listed, or if anyone has any other recommendations (either from Perricone or another brand).   Thanks!  
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adoramorales
SCENE QUEEN adoramorales / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Try Peter Thomas Roth Firmx Gommage. A glyco lactic treatment. Perricone Face Finishing is fantastic. Although, Shiseido Ibuki has really helped my tone, texture. howeve... see post
andyhtrieu
SPF question
How do I know if the SPF in a moisturizer or foundation is powerful enough to protect my skin from the sun? I use a separate moisturizer with SPF 30 and I don't rely on foundation as my only source of sun protection   On Beautypedia, Paula and her team rates some foundations, BB creams, etc. as poor because it doesn't provide sufficient protection, even if it has SPF. I know that she isn't very well liked on BT and some of the sources that she uses are from the early 2000s.    Help?    
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kemoca
BEAUTY SAVANT kemoca / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
thanks for the info! i just saw this now.    glad to see jerri blank, my makeup antihero, getting some love.  see post
andyhtrieu
Facial oils
I've seen a lot of people on here say that using a face oil can actually help reduce oil production for oily skin. Does it work? I'm really tempted to try it for the summer. Also, is coconut oil safe for the face? I've seen articles say that coconut oil has many uses (hair, nails, cooking), but I ran across an article that said it can clog pores. What do you think?
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craftzombie
BEAUTY MAVEN craftzombie / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I'm super oily in the t-zone and normal everywhere else. I've used jojoba oil and grapeseed oil (both cheap on Amazon). I didn't notice them making me any less oily. The... see post
neko333
Self Tanner Removal
I'm not someone who ever tans and I rarely use self tanner. However my face looks about a shade darker than the rest of my body with my makeup on (I can't find any medium coverage foundation that is light enough that I like. I'm considering trying Urban Decay's Naked Skin). So I used some self tanner. Unfortunately I did this right before bed and forgot to wash it off my hands. Well it turned my palms a dark bronze color. In between my fingers looks like I was eating a chocolate Popsicle and it dripped down and dried. I've washed and scrubbed but so far it might have only lightened it a shade. I tried scrubbing, hydrogen peroxide, and toothpaste (I read that on the internet). Any ideas? I used the Malibu Hemp Golden Glow. 
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mnbabe
BEAUTY WHIZ mnbabe / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Yes, the baking soda trick works wonderfully!  see post
bad823
Help, I need a tan!
I'm going to an affair next month and am wearing a sleeveless dress & sandals.  Any fave self tanner recs? Thanks!!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I love the Dr. Dennis Gross Pads, cpeezy! They are definitely a favorite of mine! see post
IRISHQUEEN
I Need a Recomendation on a Hydrating Eye Cream & Good Sleeping Mask!
I'm 33, have Light to Med. skin tone & Semi-Senitive Skin. I have been using Clinique All About Eye's & the Repair Wear Laser Focus Cream for years now. I just started using a concealer again (the Tarte waterproof ) but it is too dry for my under eye skin. SO, I bought the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer & I tried it yesterday AND still have dry looking skin under my eye's (just not as bad) ! Looked like I had put concealer OVER poweder?! So what my 1st NEED is A GOOD, HYDRATING, EYE CREAM/TREATMENT! ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE?   My 2ND NEED IS ANY SUGGESTIONS ON A SLEEPING MASK FOR HYDRATION & VITAMINS (maybe cell turn over too). (I'm digging the natural stuff since I have tried some of the oil's & Origins Nature's Dermabrasion, just an FYI but don't have to be!) *I have spoke w/ the Sephora Beauty Consultants & Origin's as well. Just a hard decision to make & wanted / NEEDED some opinions from the gal's who know what's up!   BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR 4/5 DAY'S AND SOOO MANY HR.'S I'M SO OVER IT! PLEASE HELP AS SOON AS POSSABLE!   Thanks Ladies & Gent's (:  
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Irish Queen!   I recommend Algenist's Complete Eye Renewal Balm. This eye cream is extremely hydrating and one of the best I have ever used.    In terms of a ... see post
bookluvr23
Sunscreen over make up for a long day outside
I have a sister who is 10 and my mom and I are taking her to disney world at the end of April beginning of May. I have extremely fair skin and I cant tan at all. Of course I'm going to be using a bb cream with SPF over 30 (most likely smashboxx or the New benefit bb cream) But even they say you need to reapply sunscreen through out the day. I usually spend all day inside and all my time outside is usually in my car. If I spend time outside I make sure it's no more then 3 hours. This however is going to be hours outside in the sun. Would a powder work for me to prevent my fair whiteness to lobster red? Or should I look for an actual spray to spray over my make up without messing it up? I should also mention that I have combo acne prone skin. My chin and between my eyes gets really oily but around my nose is super dry.
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Chickibum
BEAUTY WHIZ Chickibum / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I was just going to recommend that, its an awesome product and perfect to bring with you :) see post
lilyt920
I was recently diagnosed with roscea and advice on products i can use so myface won't get iritaded
BeautyJunkie325
HALL OF FAMER BeautyJunkie325 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My bestie has rosascea and the Murad Redness Therapy line seems to really work for her. It cleanses really well and the moisturizer is light and really seems to help to ... see post
dannyc
Thoughts on Paula's Choice?
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. 
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love2shop42
BEAUTY GURU love2shop42 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thanks, very informative!:) see post
cs11
Eye Creams and Serums Anti Aging/Preventative
I have been using PTR Mega Rich eye cream for years and loved it. I also started using Dr. Perricone Eye lift serum ( I love this) but I have been looking for a change in my cream. I have a terrible habit of sleeping on my side and at 28 I am starting to see the beginning of fine lines (AHHHHH) My face cream that i have been using for years has SPF 30 and I have decided to invest in SuperGoop antiaging spf 37 as my day eye cream. Any reccomendations for night time (thicker cream)? I was thinking Algenist or Kate Somerville. 
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pratdabrat
BEAUTY MAVEN pratdabrat / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Origins gin zing eye cream does wonders. Estee Lauder night repair serum can help a long way in maintaining your skin from early lines and wrinkles. Clarins double serum... see post
clanham
peel recommendation
I am 58 with hyperpigmentation, dullness and crows feet.  Can you recommend a peel for me?
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rdesigns
HALL OF FAMER rdesigns / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes, I use these too :)  They have been very effective for me, and they are extremely easy to use. see post
Jana0313
Clarisonic Mia 2 or Foreo Luna?
I really want to get one of these to add to my daily routine. I just don't know which one to get. The Foreo Luna is obviously more money up front, but you have to buy replacement heads for the Clarisonic. So in the end the Clarisonic will cost more. Honestly with price aside which one do you ladies like more?
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Panda168
HALL OF FAMER Panda168 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Did you try the new luxe cashmere head? Those felt super soft... I was worried that the delicate would be too harsh on my skin. I am hoping the luxe ones are better. see post
ESH9
Skin Texture
My skin care issue isn't really oiliness or dryness, it's texture. I have little barely visible bumps all over my face (mostly my chin and forehead). What skincare product should I use to even out the texture of my skin?
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quixotic
BEAUTY BOSS quixotic / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hi ESH9 -    My niece had the same issue - she started using the Sephora Precision Pore Cleansing Pad every day when she washed her face and First Aid Beauty's Facial ... see post
ClaireDi
VIB rouge didn't show online
Hi, I have a VIB rouge card with points all set up in the store, but when I log into my account online it asks me to become a beauty insider. I'm wondering if there is a way to merge the two so I can take advantage of the perks of being at the rouge level online? Thank you
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ClaireDi,   It sounds like you may have two accounts. I can definitely make sure your accounts are linked. I'll send you a private message shortly!  see post
mrsbaine
Nude Eye Renewal
Hi ladies,    I used to use aAlgenist eye cream. I noticed a weird wrinkle on each of my eyes so I stopped using it last week. Shockingly, it's going away. The cream may have been too strong. I picked up two samples: Nude Eye Renewal which is pretty new and Origins Ginzing. Origins got mixed reviews and I can't find anything on Nude. Anyone use it? anyone try both? I'd love to buy one on chic week. Thanks! 
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MlleCC
BEAUTY SAVANT MlleCC / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I have the Origins Ginzing Eye Cream, but I really do not care for it.  I think the illuminating sheen that it leaves behind is excessive and doesn't look very natural w... see post
carmenv80
ance dark spots
Hi, everyone! I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for my dark spots left behind by past acne marks? Its all under my chin and sides of my face and nothing seems to work.   I have tried the Kate Somerville Clarifying Treatment toner and other similar products but none have helped me.    My skin is oily, I am 19, and I do wear sunscreen to protect the existing spots from getting darker
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I used to get a series of peels, at the derm, to help with dark spots and other things. Currently, I use Origins Modern Friction which has larger rice particles. see post
dhanirza
Mia 2 or Luna (gentle but deep cleansing)
i really need you girls suggestions, i have sensitive, acne-prone, and combination skin, oily on t-zone but super dry on cheeks. i also have tons of blackhead, especially on my nose. i've tried my sister's mia 2 with sensitive brush every night, i does cleans my skin well, but the blackhead is still there, so i think the deep pore brush will do better with my blackheads, but sometimes even the sensitive brush is still kinda harsh for my sensitive and dry cheeks. i've heard that Luna is better for sensitive skin people, but i want the deep cleansing too to get rid of my blackhead which is clarisonic that i think will do better. so what do you think? which one that i should buy?   sorry for my english, but thankss
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deedjw
BEAUTY PRO deedjw / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I really want to try the Luna but couldn't spend that kind of money on something that I wasn't sure would work for me.  I have always had trouble with my skin.  So I tri... see post