I've seen quite a few sunscreens specially formulated for the eye area and I'm a bit confused by it. During the day I presently use the MD SolarScience Mineral Creme SPF 50 and go around the eye area (of course not right up too close) and at night I apply my moisturizer to keep the area hydrated. Do I really need an entirely separate eye spf?
Hello! I have a question for those of you who have been to a dermatologist. Do they have some sort of skincare ingredient testing? For example, would they be able to say, You're allergic to Titanium Dioxide and Niacinamide. Or would they just say, You have sensitive skin. Avoid x, y and z. It seems like everything I try, even if the product says it's for sensitive skin, I break out in red spots/bumps which I assume are from allergic irritation. When I stop using the product, the bumps go away. The two products that I've been trying to look for are a moisturizer with SPF higher than 15 and something to lessen post acne marks. It has not been a simple task! Any insight or info would be so appreciated! Thanks.
I'm using Differin in its cream form (while also cleansing, toning, and moisturizing.) My moisturizer is Sheer Transformation from Ole Henriksen's line (in the blue jar,) and it's a cream, but it's very lightweight and not thick or heavy at all (so more gel like, but it "looks" thick.) I also use a cream-serum and a night cream from Eucerin that targets facial redness. All are creams. Is there a certain way I should layer them? I always moisturize before I apply Differin because my skin's a little sensitive to it and get's red when I apply DIfferin before I moisturize. I'm just confused on what happens after I moisturize...any advice?
My skin is very oily/combo and has large pores. I also have redness and hyper pigmentation all over my face. I've tried samples of both Murad's and Clinque's products, and none of them have stung my face. However, both are pretty expensive ($50~~~) and I don't want to buy both because a) too much money and b) I don't want to overwhelm my skin with a slew of skincare products. I know Clinique can target anything that's wrong with your skin, while Murad's hydrator can only do so much. Has anyone tried both these products enough to recommend one over the other?
Okay, so I did a bit of searching and I couldn't find a satisfactory answer anywhere in the archives. I am adamant about wearing sunscreen whenever there is the remotest possibility of my skin seeing the sun. However, it always drives me nuts because it regularly pills like crazy. Both on my face and body and I'm not sure what's causing it or what I can do about it. I'm also afraid that if the sunscreen is pilling off, I'm losing the protection, which makes the whole slathering up endeavour worthless. Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated. ETA: ***Thanks to everyone who responded. I didn't realize how bizzaro this format would be when I posted this. I just thought I was putting it into a Q&A section on the forums. D'oh. Anyway, I really appreciate your comments and did comment back to each of you even though it's completely hidden unless you hover over the comment, apparently.***
I've been revamping my skin care and have set my eyes on 2 serums but im torn on which one to get. I have aging skin. I'm trying to decide between the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster and the Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil. I really like the oil because it has retinoids in it but I am already using another product that has retinoids in it. However the serum seems to have more vitamin c in it but the oil has rose hip oil and other oils. Which seems better for me?
Are there any body washes (sold at Sephora, or otherwise) that helps even out skin tone? I have discoloration from eczema on my arms and legs. I did light therapy for a few months and it improved a lot, but I was curious as to whether there was a product that I could use to help.
hi everyone my skin concern is underarm and the problem is that I am a dark thick haired person and I wax regularly and my skin looks like I just shaved as it looks green like a shaved underarm and I want to achieve underarm that is like my skin tone and Ive tried everything lemon and baking soda and everything else please help
After years of not really gaining weight, I suddenly put on about 10 pounds. I was underweight before and now I'm at 105 lbs. I needed the weight, but it's left hideous stretch marks on my legs and even my face. I usually hide the ones on my face with makeup, but my legs are bare. Does anyone have any stretch mark products they would recommend? And perhaps some body makeup too to hide the marks. I like wearing skirts and dresses, but the marks have made me a little more self conscience than normal. I've tried the cocoa butter stretch mark products, but they don't seem to have any effect.
I am very tired of having whiteheads and blackheads. I do use the clarisonic and I have used several cleansers and masks. I don't think that I have terribly oily skin and I have some wrinkles. I have used some products that have been too harsh on my skin. I use two different serum's which I do like. I don't like heavy feeling products on my skin. If I use a BB cream I only put it on the areas that I want to cover. I cleans my face, use a toner, and serum. Please advise me on some products that will be better than what I have been using (Biore charcoal cleanser, Aveno, and my serum is Rephacge and Avalon Organics). Thank you
So I have very combo skin and I've kind of neglected it for a little while and now my skin is having it's pay back. Its breaking out with smaller pimples while peeling, especially on the nose. My nose is a particular mess- its not deep black head type things that are difficult with a couple pimples and peeling dry all at the same time. And I had botox for my migraines and so I think that effected the way the oils in my forehead are too so it almost looks oily at times and yet it's kind of flaky at the same time.I also have these little bump type things on the skin under my eyes. I do have a clarisonic but i'm trying to figure out how much to use it and the best products to try and get this under control again. Any ideas or fave products? I'd prefer stuff without parabens if possible.
I have been shaving my legs for a long time and I absolutely hate shaving cream. It irritates my legs so I don't use it. The problem is that my legs look dry and almost like i have scales even though they're completely smooth. I have a natural slight sun tan but because of the way the skin on my legs looks, the tan looks kinda splotchy. Any ideas or solutions would be AMAZING!
I've been using Clinique for about two years, so I want a change. I've also been breaking out more than usual recently. I haven't had problems with acne or sensitivity in the past, but now my skin is more combination/dry and acne-prone. I'm working on my diet and sleep, but other skincare tips are appreciated. I'd just like to try something new that might work for me. I'm looking for a combination of cleansers/toners/lotions/moisturizers/serums/oils/ etc. Thanks! Edit: I don't have a budget, if it's the right product it's worth any price to me!
For a while I've been noticing that sometimes when I look in the mirror, and I hardly/don't wear makeup. It looks like I have like a shimmery, light brown (but tad bit darker than my skin tone) on my eyelid. I hardly do nothing/just put eyeliner on! But then when I do wear the whole shebang of makeup, it gets gray..Then I would have to cover it with Concealer. I have had dark circles, and bags, got rid of that...Now this? I would like to know what's up with it. Like what's happening? Oily? Dirty? Not enough nutrition? Lack of sleep? And how to fix it. Thanks
So, I recently had a laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis, and I was wondering if anyone out there knew of any good products for treating the incision scars. One of mine buckled a little while healing and is kind of raised and unsightly. I purchased some Vitamin E cream and lavender oil- has anyone had luck treating scars with these products? Recommendations for other solutions? Thanks!
I have very oily/acne-prone skin with large pores around the T-zone. I have been using Proactiv for 2 years. It did a good job clearing my skin at first but now I have break-outs more often, and my pores are getting larger. I am considering switching to other products. I have also tried Clinique but it did not work out for me. What product should I use? Thank you!
I've been looking for a hydrating toner, and I am interested in the Murad hydrating toner and the Caudalie moisturizing toner. I have acne prone skin that is a bit oily, but I do get dry patches on my cheeks and around my lips. Any suggestions on the products?? Thanks !
Okay, so here is a story of my stupidity. I went out to the beach last weekend, and like a good girl I was using sunscreen SPF70, and I've reapplied it a couple of times. Apparently, I reapplied it unevenly, so I got several severe sunburns on my face and body. Now, when the redness is slowly going away, where my skin used to be pale it is now 4-6 shades darker. Of course, those patches are in all the wrong places too (my shoulder, upper chest, etc.). So my question is, are there any products or treatments that can help gradually lighten my skin to its' normal color? Another "idea" I've got is to start using tanning beds, but honestly I am not very excited about that. The same thing had happened to me before, and without any special attention it took about two years for those lines to disappear, so waiting until it rubs off is hardly an option. Any advice on how to get my skin to be a single color would be greatly appreciated.
I'm 19 years old and have hereditary purple-ish, indented dark circles. I also am noticing a little bit of crepey-ness under my eyes, probably due to squinting. I'm looking for a medium/full coverage concealer/corrector for my dark circles that can also accomodate an occasional problem I have with flakiness/dryness under my eyes. As far as concealer, I've heard good things about the Bobbi Brown Corrector, but I'm not sure what color to get and there is no Bobbi Brown counter anywhere near where I live. I'm relatively light-skinned with yellow undertones (a 117 in MUFE HD and a #20 in MUFE Mat Velvet, to get an idea) Additionally, my under eyes are very sensitive to most eye creams and get red and irritated, so I'm looking for one that will moisturize and sooth and help with the crepey-ness.
I am wondering if anyone has tried both the dry combination and the combination oily/oily versions of Clinique's Youth Surge Age Decerlating Night Moisturizer? Is there that much of a difference between the two? I had a sample of the combination dry that wasn't enough to tell what the long term results/problems might be--I have dry skin sometimes but my pores clog really easily, especially in my T-Zone and I am blemish prone even though I tend to get dry cheeks and surface dryness overall. Just wondering if anyone had personal experience they could speak from.
I am only 23 years old, and do not have any wrinkles on my face but I suppose I have some minor sun damage near my eyes. I am guessing this because my skin around my eyes looks pretty fine when I have a straight face, but when I smile a problem arises.
Whenever I smile, I have puffy bags/wrinkles under my eyes and if the lighting is even remotely bad, I look years older in photos. I have been using Clinique All About Eyes but it really just hydrates the skin and doesnt do much else.
I have heard anti-aging eye serums and creams can be kind of damaging/intense on sensitive younger skin around the eyes, but I am desperate to get rid of that bag under my eyes!
Can someone PLEASE recommend a gentle (or just not too harsh) eye cream for this issue?! I'm just so sick of it Thank you!
P.S. the photo is not me, it is from google images, but it is an accurate picture of what my eyes look like when smiling.