Does anyone have any suggestions for a great dark circle skincare product or cover up?? I have fair skin and very noticeable blue/purple dark circles under my eyes. To make it worse I have a face full of freckles, which I do love, but if I try and use concealer on my dark circles it draws more attention to the area because it becomes the one non freckly place on my face. Any suggestions? Thank you!
Hi ladies, I'm curious if any California peeps are having skin issues, possibly related to the drought. My skin has always been oily and acne prone, but I've noticed in the last year that it's become more and more sensitive. And the last few months it has suddenly become sensitive, dry and itchy. I have an appt. with a dermatologist to see what's going on (unfortunately, the first available appt. is more than a month away), but I'm curious if others are experiencing similar issues. I know the environment can impact your skin in many ways, so I would not be surprised if the drought is making my skin unhappy.
Hello! I have a friend who has eczema around her eyes and she can't wear any eye shadows because of it. I don't know all the brands of eyeshadow she has tried, but the only brand from Sephora (high[er]-end) is one of the Urban Decay Naked palettes. Most of the time it immediately burns and causes redness/rash. With the Urban Decay palette it took about five hours. Do any of you have recommendations for good eye creams to try and also some eyeshadow products that wouldn't cause such a reaction?? Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have!
I have very dark spots all over my chin area (these are self inflicted - i used to tweeze stray hairs without looking in a mirror) and at the last VIB Rouge event the rep convinced me to buy this. Just wondering if anyone has gotten great results from this mask. I just feel like after using it twice per week for a few weeks that it isn't even doing anything for me.
For as long as I can remember I've had puffy under eyes. I don't really have issues with dark circles as much as general puffiness. I know it doesn't help that I tend to pound water right before I go to sleep - something I've been doing since I was very little. So I'm willing to accept what that creates but would love any ideas or products that can quickly eliminate under eye puffiness and tighten that skin back up.
I have oily/combinational skin with occasional breakouts and big pores.Right now I use Korres milk protein cleanser , c audalie Vinosource Sorbet cream ,fab radiance pads some times in a week,kate somerville retasphere once in a week . La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 (which gives me congested pores and breakouts).Trying to add some serum which can help in evening out my skin tone and decongesting pores and apear them smaller.please help
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.
Hi Ladies! So sometimes my skin just gets a little itchy or irritated, and I start scratching at it without thinking. Obviously this is bad, especially as I have oily and acne-prone skin. Any suggestions for something to calm the face down? I have combo skin, leaning towards oily as the day goes on. I'd prefer something affordable but am open to all suggestions. Thanks!
I have a few small broken capillaries/spider veins on my face, which I blame mostly because of daily exfoliation with my Clarisonic. I've pretty much stopped using the Clarisonic for 2 months now, but I was wondering if there's anything else I can be doing to help get rid of or minimize them without using concealer or laser. Thanks!
I was thinking of stocking up on my winter favorites and stumbled upon the Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream. This is my HG winter moisturizer, so imagine my surprise when the price was $10 more than the last time I bought it!! There was no product reformulation or packaging as far as I know for the $10 addition. I've seen maybe $1 or $2 increases for other products yearly and usually with a product reformulation, but $10 is a bit steep IMO. Very disappointed in the kate someville brand for doing that Anybody else have this experience?
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?
I want to start using hydrating facial masks. I hear the *gasps* in horror already when I typed "START USING." Anyhoo, the reason why I don't use masks is that I have a bad habit of using something, hating it, never to try again. "Masks" in the 70's-80's were like goop that dried, got crunchy, flaked off, paralyzed any facial movements, then ripped off the surface of your skin. Or, a more gentle MASK was like Elmer's School Glue. I read a little about some Hydrating Masks...they sound like a heavy night cream/moisturizer. Over night & 24 hour mask? It doesn't peel off? See what I mean by the confusion? Sounds like they redefined "Mask." I guess it applies to whatever you slather on your face, then remove. What are some really good Hydrating "Masks" that hydrates/treats skin, but doesn't contain anything that exfoliates? (For Mature Skin)
I generally have oily skin. I also have open pores and they get clogged with sebum. I have tried multiple cleansers and they just don't seem to be able to clean out my pores. The only way is when i take a "hot shower" and remove it gently with my finger scraping my skin. I know I shouldn't be doing this but when i put on powder or blush you can see the residue from the clogged pores. I have tried mary kay; 2 different types of cleansers, boscia; 2 different types; etc... I need help. Please advise Thank you'
I just recently started washing my face everyday. It's horrible, but I guess I never had to wash it as much. Now that I am washing, applying moisturizer, putting on makeup, and then removing it it is a lot for my skin. I have noticed my skin feels almost oily--but doesn't look oily. I apply moisturizer AM and PM is it being over moisturized?
My Dr's office has infrared saunas and I was wondering if anyone here has used them. What does it feel like? How long did you use one and did you see any benefits? For those will ask, infrared saunas are supposed to: - remove toxins through increased circulation and sweating - burns as many calories as 30 minutes of jogging - clears cellulite - reduces stress and fatigue - improves acne and appearance of wrinkles
I've finished my jar of the Kiehls Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment a few weeks ago and am still hesitating whether to rebuy it or not. I really like the Kiehls one to use under makeup as it hydrates my eye area and makes the fine lines under my eyes less noticeable and the fact that it doesn't irritate my eyes if I put it too close. I've been using the Algenist Eye Renewal Balm and have noticed that my eye area looks dry when makeup is applied over top. Should I just go back to Kiehls or maybe try another eye cream? Another one I am considering of getting is the Bobbi Brown Hydrating eye cream since it does have the word "hydrating" in its name.
ok this is going to probably be a really slow question to ask on a beauty thread , because i should probably already know and all that buuuttttt.... how do you tell if you have oily,dry,or combination skin ? When I'm shopping for foundation and they ask I'm usually just like i don't know but it does not seem like anyone can help me I know sometimes i get oily but not all the time so I'm just really confused >.< so guyss how can i tell ( sorry again for the dumb question lol)
I'm looking for some type of pore minimizer, whether it be a primer, a BB cream, or any other product. Personal opinions are very welcome! I'm looking for a product that isn't too heavy but will minimize the look of large pores. Any sugguestions?!
I'm almost 26, have normal, sometimes blemish-prone skin, and have just developed my first sun spot on my cheek, near my nose and have been battling a dark patch on my upper lip for a while now as well. I exfoliate daily/every other day with Origins Instant Brightening pads & I use Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, and that combo seems to work well for acne marks, but not doing much good to my new sun spot or my "mustache"... Any recommendations on products to treat these issues? Spoiler (Highlight to read)
I'm 25. Always wanted flawless looking face. I'd say my skin /skin tone is just off. It's not as smooth and even as I'd like it. Looking for products so help perfect my skin and good makeup for glowing skin! I always go for more of a fresh face look.. Bb cream doesn't do the trick!
Does anyone know of a website where I can find the PH levels in skin care? Or of any brands of ph testing strips that are good? My skin has gone through some medical changes lately and the PH balance of my skin if just all over the place.
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?