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
For as long as I can remember, I've had these tiny bumps that gather around the inner corner of my eye and along my dark circles. I really, really hate them! They kind of look like chicken skin, but they don't really feel bumpy or anything. I've seen pictures of milia, and that is definitely not what I have. These little bumps don't ever go away and they never move. Some people say that they've started to notice this chicken skin under their eyes as they aged, but I'm a Sophomore and I've had this problem my whole life! I've done a little research, and so far all of the fixes have been really complicated and confusing. Please give me a solution! I like to take good care of my skin, but I'd much rather just buy a lotion or something than see a dermatologist. Thanks for all your help!
You know there's all that hoopla about how some people/study/expert say sillicone/mineral oil/petroleum jelly are bad for your skin, and how some people/study/expert swears by it? Unlike parabens, they are difficult to avoid even in organic/natural product (do you know if the ingredient ends in "-cone", it's most likely a form of silicone?). Some people claim it forms a protection barrier and some claim it hinders skin breathability (how is that different from make up?). So, what are your thoughts? do you swear by baby oil, vaseline etc? or do you hate them cuz of bad experience or such?
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!
Hi I used your Colour IQ to find recommendations for a foundation in the summer but I only remember the code for my skin tone: 1R13. What does this code mean and can I have the recommended foundations again please?
I really want to buy a Clarisonic Mia but I'm afraid that it might stimulate the hair on my face to grow thicker. I really don't want my peach fuzz to become more noticeable. I read this online: Topical hair growth is caused by sustained surface irritation to an area. These methods can stimulate the blood supply to an area, bringing more nourishment to the area. This can stimulate hair growth. Has this happened to anyone using the Clarisonic?
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 need a body lotion that will absorb fast and not leave my skin slick. I'm a flyer (cheerleading) and if I use anything slick, my bases can't catch me. (I'll slide through their hands!) And I don't like having dry skin all the time. Any Suggestions? Thanks for your help! xoxo, Charlotte
Hi all! I've been browsing the forum and found many suggestions for acne scar treatments. So I was wondering what the best product is for acne scars? I don't want a spot treatment or a peel, but an overall face serum/treatment. But I don't want a face lightening product (I don't want to lighten my whole face/complexion). Also, can I use these acne scar treatments in conjunction with another serum (such as an anti-aging serum)? Thanks ahead of time for your advice/suggestions/answers!
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 used clinique's all about eyes for a long time and liked it alot, it irritated my lower rims a little, but it didn't burn like most other eye creams. then all of a sudden it started making my under eyes puff up, like after almost a year of being fine. i had to stop using it and now i can't find anything else that doesn't burn my extremely sensitive eyes. why did this happen? should i try it again? maybe with an anti-puff roller? is there something simillar out there that might be just different enough to avoid the puffiness?
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.
I have oily and acne prone skin, and to remedy this I have always relied on salycilic acid containing products. Now that I'm pregnant and dealing with hormonal acne on top of the oil, I'm searching for safe, effective products that can save my skin throughout the coming months. Any suggestions?
I'm pregnant and have been using REN Matte Balancing Fluid (contains Salicilin) and REN Lipovector Soothing Eye Cream (contains vitamin A), as I was told on several occasions that they were 100% safe during pregnancy. Recently I read that both ingredients in these products (salicilin or willow bark and topical vitamin A) should be avoided during pregnancy as they cause birth defects. Could you please let me know the concentration of these ingredients in the products above mentioned and confirm their safety during pregnancy? Thanks
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.