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Staci5677
Dark Circles Problems
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!
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HarlemJPN
BEAUTY GURU HarlemJPN / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Baby bender is crawling towards her three day weekend . . .  see post
vchotia
CA drought and your skin
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.
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malday
HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I honestly have not noticed any change in my skin because of the drought. My skin usually only reacts negatively in humid weather and we have barely had any of that this... see post
vickyjl
Products and eyeshadow for eczema around the eye
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!
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anaa
HALL OF FAMER anaa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I had this issue for a good 6 months.  It was being triggered by a sinus infection.  I cautiously, under a dr's direction used cortisone cream on the lid when it was rea... see post
guzelkiz
Caudalie Vinoperfect Enzymatic Peel Mask
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.
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Good point to zero in on, Jemly! :)   Chemical exfoliation (in its many forms, but particularly in the FAB pads you mentioned) can be a great tool to utilize whether s... see post
makeupguru007
I have really sensitive and dry skin. What is a good face mask with antiaging benefits?
IAmLadyLiterary
HALL OF FAMER IAmLadyLiterary / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Raw Honey.  Trust me, there is nothing better for dry and sensitive skin.   see post
StephaniLynn
Ipsy Glamglow Coupon Code
Is anyone else taking advantage of the 30% off your order with the Ipsy discount code?
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aviscardi
HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
this is how i got my first jar, i got it for 30% but i think it was via beauty choice. The coupon exp 9/24? Might wait til the last min to get one and possibly the trea... see post
etscore1
Getting rid of puffy under eyes
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. 
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sonofmanjesus
BEAUTY BUFF sonofmanjesus / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Glamglow pods work really well and you can usually find them at TJMaxx or other like outlets for a lot less. Go in and ask a Sephora SA for a sample of them. They should... see post
alkapassi
want to include treatment/serum ,what to choose?
  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
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ivyxox
HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
For enlarged pore and occasional breakout, I highly recommend Cle de Peau essential correcting refiner, it is expensive, but it is the only thing that I actually see som... see post
vchotia
Q. Sensitive skin testing
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.
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Allergy tests are certainly available through skin care and medical professionals and can consist of a basic consultation where a profession inquires as to your habits, ... see post
tay10
how do you get rid of blochy skin?
What make up can you use to get rid of blocky skin? or other skin products?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Blotchiness can stem from many reasons, have you visited a dermatologist of skin care professional to see what may be the cause stemming your case? This may help you rec... see post
MK89
Something for an itchy face?
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!
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cherrybombtastic
HALL OF FAMER cherrybombtastic / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've heard great things about First Aid Beauty cleansers, so it doesn't hurt to try. However, I'm using Cerave's Foaming Facial Cleanser, and that works great for my ski... see post
Hanabean
Any tips on getting rid of broken capillaries on the face?
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!
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immichaeld
BEAUTY PRO immichaeld / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
You can use a topical Vitamin K (found in some products such as Ren) to help with fading the redness but your best bet and what seems like your only solution, is Laser. see post
ireneh
$10 price increase??
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?
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ashleynne
BEAUTY MASTER ashleynne / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I used to love that stuff! I agree prices have become ridiculous. And for the amount their charging I should be happy with the product instead of ehhh. I was so glad I f... see post
collegegirl90
asking
hi im 24 year old i have a sensetive skin and its dray and i have dark spots so what do you i have to use ? and i want some thing to reducing wrinkels and ferming
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heartsmyface
HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would try ole hendriksen pure truth youth activating oil, truth serum and sheer transformation.  The vitamin c helps fade dark spots gently and the oils help with dryn... see post
kmaryann
Q. How to layer skin care products? (acne medication and multiple creams)
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? 
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY WHIZ TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. Have you discussed the redness with your Dermatologist? I don't recall ever having a reaction to Differin myself, so please make sure your Dr is aware in case this means... see post
Junko54
WHICH SKINCARE/MAKEUP BRANDS ARE REALLY NOT SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN?
HarlemJPN
BEAUTY GURU HarlemJPN / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Lylysa brings up excellent questions below (of course!). May I suggest that, apart from providing more specifics that lylysa highlights below, you change your question? ... see post
beauty4ashes
Facial MASKS Confusion
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)
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Missie772
HALL OF FAMER Missie772 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I didn't use hydrating masks until lately either because I have combination skin and I thought it would make me more oily.   I love the Korres Wild Rose sleeping facia... see post
rosale1972
pores
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'
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Is your skin so oily in the morning that it merits an actual cleanse? Or does it become oily moreso as the day progresses?   From the looks of your routine as is, it d... see post
LivDamaris
Can you over moisturize your face?
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? 
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY WHIZ TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Try not using the wipes, for a week or two if you can. Wipes are designed to be there for multiple purposes, including for when you aren't in a position to wash your fac... see post
kalex
Infrared Saunas
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
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jullysay
Hydrating eyecream suggestions
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. 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's possible that the change in your Kiehl's to the Algenist and noticing the mild dryness may be due to the formula change as well as the Algenist formula being more t... see post
lPinkAllurel
Need a lil help
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) 
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lPinkAllurel
BEAUTY WHIZ lPinkAllurel / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I did some of the things you guys suggested and It turns out i have normal skin :) thanks for all the help see post
haylay28
What is the best pore minimizing product?
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?!
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VC425
BEAUTY WHIZ VC425 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Benefit POREfessional is pretty great, it really does help to minimize the appearance of pores. I have large pores around my nose/cheeks and this product has worked for ... see post
Linderrr
What product can you use to get rid of the dark upper lip shadow???
What product can you use to get rid of the dark upper lip shadow???
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TDGurung
TDGurung / FRESH FACE / replied
Hey, I have similar problem. I am 34 yrs female, asian origin, oily skin, acne prone. I immigrated to New York 4 yrs back. I had pretty clear skin with only 1-2 breakout... see post
annika
Hyper pigmentation/ Melasma treatment?
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)    
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gogreyhound
HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
OK, you are right about the hormones. Sometimes a change in pills can help, ,but the "mask of pregnancy" as they call it is a side effect of any of them.  Add to the fac... see post
CocoF12345
I'm 25 skin isn't that great
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!
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FraLaMo
BEAUTY MAVEN FraLaMo / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hi Coco, As others have said, a Clarisonic makes a big difference in your daily skin care routine.  A mild cleanser is all you need, because the brush does the heavy wo... see post
laynebr
Testing PH Levels in products
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.
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laynebr
BEAUTY GURU laynebr / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thanks Andy! I just got these Loving them so far! see post
kmaryann
Q. Murad Pore & Line Hydrator or Clinique Custom Serum?
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?  
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dcampb22
what facial product do you recommend for black heads
lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Since blackheads are caused from sebum being trapped in pores and oxidizing, thus giving them that black color, utilize the beta hydroxy acid (BHA) known as salicylic ac... see post
willowc
what do you use first, mask or toner?
I knoW to cleanse before mask but not sure whether to use toner after cleanse or mask
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willowc
SCENE QUEEN willowc / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Thank you so much!  see post