I've never had 'good skin'. I have a number of issues that prevent me from ever wanting to leave the house /without/ makeup. I'm looking for something that can help combat the issues I do have- And, It doesn't have to be just a single product. I wouldn't expect it to be. But, My concerns are as follows, Organized from the highest concern, to the least. The main problem I have is all of the 'scaring' on my cheeks. I don't know if I could actually call them scars, Because they don't have any depth. They are just marks left over from acne- But, the discoloration bothers me. I've attached a photo- But, The camera didn't quite pick up how bad it actually is. Anyways! My other main issue is dark circles. They aren't puffy, They *are* slightly sunken in, and the discoloration is more than obvious. Even underneath makeup. I have the beginning of fine lines and...Anything that could help both of those problems would be highly sought after. Third, And final issue is that of pores. I have slightly enlarged pores, And.. A serum or some such that could help reduce them, I'd also be interested in. For anyone who helps me on this issue- Thank you so very much. Its something I've dealt with for a while.
I am 20 years old. Currently I am using the cetaphil cleanser followed by First Aid Beauty pads. I am in the market for a good eye cream, moisturizer and am wondering if there are any serums I should use too? My skin is sensitive, dry, acne prone, I have pores and often small white heads.
Help. Im 37 and have never had a skin care regime and have no clue where to start. I have combination skin with acne. Acne cleansers are to harsh and dry my skin. Over the counter exfoliants dry my skin. But my skin gets really oily throughout the day (even while being dry - didn't know that was possible). I can see the fine lines under my eyes and around my lips and can tell the elasticity in my skin is fading. Where do I start for a basic face/eye/lip/neck routine?
I just spent the weekend outside and I was not prepared for the sun to be so awful, I have fair skin and now I am a tomato. I have two questions... 1. Best after sun care for my face and body (separate) to reduce redness as well as restoring moisture and reduced peeling... 2. What can I use for my body/face preferably spf 30+ to avoid sun damage Thank you!
Hi, i'm looking to switch to a physical sunscreen as I understand it's supposed to be more stable and last longer (and who seriously reapplies every 2 hours if they wear makeup!). I have combo skin which tends to become oily halfway through the day. I'd be wearing it over a moisturiser or at least serum. Then Estee Lauder's double wear on top using a beauty blender. Ideally it's not greasy, won't cause breakouts, safe to use around the eyes, doesn't have the stupid sparkle effect (why do companies think women like this?!) and makeup goes on over it well. I don't care if it has a ghosting effect in photos, and aren't really concerned with anti-aging benefits as i'll get that from my moisturiser. If anyone's used the following, can you please let me know how they wear and compare if possible. Suggestions of other products are welcome. - Clinique's City Block Sheer: I tried this on my hand instore and it has a nice light texture. - Tarte's Tarteguard: also tested this, texture's ok but it has a sheen. It didn't seem too obvious so I could be okay with that if it's otherwise the best one. - Coola's Mineral Face Matte Finish or Tint - Dr Dennis Gross Dark Spot Defense - Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense Thanks!
I'm in eighth grade and have never really done anything with my skin. Lately, I've been thinking about trying makeup and starting a skincare routine, but I've never really done anything like that. What should I start with on a skin care routine (I also have some small blackheads on my nose)? Thanks!
Sorry, I ask pretty sure I asked this same Question about a year ago or so (but couldn't find it) ! lol OK, now that I understand more ( Thanks Everyone 4-Real !), can you guys give me a re-cap PLEASE?! I have gotten some new goodies & want to use them correctly now! lol So what goes when: 1. Water- Based Serum (Clinique Repair Laser Wear) 2. New Clinique Turnaround Oil (oil Based) 3, Water-Based Day & Night Cream ( Clinique Probiotic Redness Day Moisturizer, Clinique Turnaround Day Moisturizer ( a rotation), & Clinique Turnaround Night Cream (1 of my fave's) ! If oil don't mix with water, water can't absorb through oil, BUT oil can absorb through water..... something, something, something! Can you guys give me the steps again please? *Also, any quick tips on the new Shiseido Cotton Pads I purchased w/ Clinique Extra Mild Clarifying Lotion too please?! * Thanks in Advance Always, Irish
Hello, I'm 34 with fairly normal skin. It used to be oily but has changed in past few years to normal (and VERY slightly sensitive, though not enough to really be a concern.) What I'm looking for is something to address my under-eye wrinkles which have developed in the past year. I've had forehead wrinkles for quite some time but recently saw lines looking like crows feet and some wrinkling that goes from under eye are to top of cheeks. It's kind of hard to explain, sorry! I also have a lot of dark spots from sun damage. I do not have issues with puffy eyes or dark circles. I have used retinols and glycolic acids on & off infrequently over the past 10 years, as well as light moisturizers. What I've used so far in the past 2 years to address my current issues have not worked well: Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu brightening mask (great hydration but did nothing for my dark spots and wrinkles) Philosophy renewed hope in a jar: did not minimize wrinkles at all, Ole Henriksen 3 little wonders: making my under eye area VERY dry and seeming to deepen the wrinkles there. Long story short, I need something to hydrate my under-eye area and give me anti-aging benefits, and would love a multi-tasking product for my dark spots as well. Any suggestions are welcome and thank you so much for reading my long post!
I normally have oily skin but for the last month my eyes have been really dry. The inner corner of my eye lid and the outer corner of my lash line stings, especially after washing my face. My inner eye lids also flakes if I don't put some kind of cream or oil on it. This hasn't happened to me before so I am not sure of the reasons why. I haven't changed my skincare routine other than using the Tarte C-brightener eye cream, but only after my eye started getting dry/ flaky/stingy. I need an eye cream I can use both on my lids & under eye to help moisturize my lids and under eye, to prevent it from flaking.
There was a thread not that long ago about those asian exfoliating foot peel masks and since seeing it and discovering that (thanks to whoever initially posted about it!) I just knew I had to buy it. I just thought that my Canadian gals would like to know that I found a box at Pharmaprix in Quebec (otherwise known as Shoppers in the rest of Canada) for pretty cheap. The internet told me that Shoppers carried a brand called Footner, but that's not what I found. But I did find "Feet Treat Pedi" by "Look Beauty" and the box says it was made in Korea. It was 10$. I got the last two boxes. It has the same directions as all the other ones: soak feet, wear for 60-90 mins, rinse feet. Feet start peeling in a few days. I'll either try it tonight or tomorrow night. I'm kind of excited but scared I'll go nuts and peel all my skin off. I just hope its as good as the real deal. I guess I'll know in about a week.
So it turns out I may be entering the early stages of Rosacea and I was wondering how others treated and concealed the redness. What skincare products do you think works best? Whether it's over the counter or prescribed.
I've just started using Sunday Riley's Luna oil, which has retinoids in it. I use it maybe once a week, but only for a few weeks. I don't have sensitive skin but AHAs are an immediate and noticeable issue. I used the Luna oil last night and this morning my skin has a few red blotches, a bump and some other spots. It could be totally unrelated to the Luna oil so I don't want anyone to assume the oil is a bad one!!! And everyone's skin reacts differently to different ingredients (if this oil has any AHAs in it…then that would be the issue for me, probably not the retinoids). I've uses retinoids/retinol a few times in the past but rarely, so am not sure of the potential related problems my skin could have. Does anyone have input or insights as to what bad effects could retinoids have on skin? Like I said, it might not be Luna causing the problems or it could be that my skin can't handle an ingredient. But I thought I'd ask. My skin has a red spot, a few small bumps and this odd patchy area by my temple. Thanks!
I feel like there are so many different steps to put into a skin care routine...how do I figure out what the right ones are...and in which order? Should you wash, treat, serum, moisturizer? What about all the face oils out there? Where do those come into play? I would like a routine to help with to help even out skin tone and be anti-aging as well. Help!
I have mild KP on my face, and while it has never really bothered me that much (since I can just cover it with a lot of makeup) I want to finally do something about it. My skin is normal to dry, and not very sensitive. I currently use my Clarisonic daily, which helps a little, but it's not quite enough. Does anyone have any product recommendations that are safe to use on the face?!
I was just diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma (a skin cancer) on the bridge of my nose. I have to have it removed on May 12 and I would like to know the best products I can use to lessen the appearance of the scar, and to protect my skin from future sun damage. It is a very small spot and the doctor said he will make the cut go sideways so it will blend in with any natural wrinkles I have. I'm 56 and don't have many wrinkles yet but I really would like to minimize the scar as it heals. I would also like to find a foundation/moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30. I prefer something completely natural. Thank you for any suggestions and recommendations.
A few days ago, a makeup artist did a makeover for me and she used face primer (those silicone type) on my eyes. I was horrified but I didn't want to say anything in case she felt insulted since she's the one who studied makeup.. Now I'm really regretting because I have milia on my eyelids. How can I get rid of them (without extractions)? On a side note: I gave my friend the Too Faced shadow insurance to use as an eye primer but she ignored it and went ahead to use her own face primer on my eyes. Makeup artists.. do you feel offended if your client gave you their own products to use? I previously told the makeup artist that my skin was extremely sensitive and prefer to use my own products..
I am 15 years old and I recently bought the foundation, am I too young to be wearing foundation ? Is the foundation non-comedogenic? My mom has told me that foundations can make the skin age faster, is that true ? I am worrying because the foundation is quite pricy and I'm hoping that there won't be any regrets. Also, Would it work if I were to mix it with moisturizer to turn it into a tinted moisturizer? As for additional information, My skin is quite oily (especially the T-Zone, oh boy) and have a few acne spots and pimples here and there. Thank you
I'm looking for a serum/oil to try. I have never used one before and could use a little help. I have pretty bad rosacea and some acne/oily skin. I have the Ole Henriksen vitamin C truth serum in my cart now and am wondering if I should be looking at something else to try? Help a sister out!