I've heard so many good things, but I have NO idea what it is, besides that you probably brush your skin... while it's dry... But really, any tips and tricks to getting started would be appreciated, because I have tons of questions: 1) What kind of brush do I use? 2) Is llama hair okay? 3) Brush recommendations? 4) Does this mean I finally have to get a Clarisonic? 5) How often do I need to clean the brush? 6) Do I brush before or after showering? 7) Do I brush before or after moisturizing? 8) Is face dry-brushing a thing? 9) What if my face has a mustache? 10) How do I brush sensitive skin? 11) What are the benefits of dry brushing besides getting rid of skin flakes? 12) Any horror stories (bad experiences)? Edit: Added numbers to the questions!
I received a sample of a Paula's Choice Toner in the mail the other day, and haven't used it yet. I find conflicting information all over the internet, so I figured I'd come to my most trusted beauty advisers on the subject. I remember when I was little, I'd see my mom applying a toner, and never really understood it then. I have never used one, because I always associate it with a strong, astringent scent, that just smelling it feels like it would dry me out. What do toners do? What's the skin type for toners? Are there particular toners you like the best? At what point in your skincare regimen would you use one? I'm currently doing this for my morning routine: Wash face Exfoliate - Once or twice per week Mask - Once per week Face Oil Eye cream Serums Moisturizer And for my night routine: Oil cleanse Mask - Once per week Face oil Eye cream Serum Nighttime moisturizer or sleeping facial So where at in my routine would I incorporate a toner, if I used one? Thanks!
I've tried many acne treatments and found that BHA works best for me. sulfur used to work well, but when I have blackheads and "sudden" breakouts, there is nothing like the BHAs.. I currently have one from where I get facials, but they're crazy expensive and cost more than $100 dollars. I don't want the product to contain too many chemical products that's going to not be good for me in the long run.. and don't want it to break me out either.. could anyone recommend a serum or gel? can be either from Sephora or somewhere else.. if something that's natural/organic works, I would love that even more ! I don't want to be paying too much either because when it comes to BHAs, I use a generous amounts of it..
I am needing suggestions on a good exfoliator. Right now, I use a clarisonic and apricot scrub, but I am wanting something with more benefits than apricot scrub (something that works as exfoliant and a mask) I don't care if it is drugstore or high-end I just want something. My skin is looking fiercely dull!
Hi girls! I'm wondering what do you use for your creams that are in jars, instead of your fingers ? I used to use my hands to apply a face cream, but I've reading so much how there are too many germs and it's not recommended to put your fingers in any beauty product. Any suggestions?
I've had a terrible cold, and my nose is killing me. I haven't had one like this in a few years, and in that time I've started avoiding petroleum by-products, so I don't want to do what I used to do and slather on some Vaseline. What other tips do you guys have for taking care of your nose while suffering from a cold?
I've recently seen a few articles about shaving the peach fuzz off of your cheeks and upper lip and so on, to help you have a more even complexion and to allow your makeup to apply better. I don't believe in the whole "it'll grow back darker and thicker" thing, and I know that Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor did the shaving thing, and that dermaplaning has become popular. Has anyone tried this or know anyone that has? I have fine peach fuzz over my cheeks, and sometimes it's annoying when I'm trying to go for the flawless makeup look, and I don't think I could handle waxing or threading my cheeks, but if razoring works, then I'm willing to give it a shot. I also read online that it helps to remove a layer of dead skin, like exfoliating, and can give you a more even complexion.
I really want to get one of these to add to my daily routine. I just don't know which one to get. The Foreo Luna is obviously more money up front, but you have to buy replacement heads for the Clarisonic. So in the end the Clarisonic will cost more. Honestly with price aside which one do you ladies like more?
I've used products that promised to remove blackheads and minimize pores but I haven't seen any of that happening :'( Has anyone been successful at removing/clearing out their blackheads? Any recommendations? I'm currently using my Clarisonic mia2 with Purity but I haven't noticed a big difference.
Its reading week for me, and I decided to do something other than to study yesterday.. so I went out and bought all the ingredients, and made 1+1/2 Tbsp Brown sugar + 2Tbsp honey + 1 Tbsp almond oil. I tried it today, and it was sooo scratchy and irritating on my skin.. the end result was nice and smooth, but my face is 10x redder and warmer than it normally is T_T is there anything I can do about it? am I doing something wrong? I vaguely read about boiling the ingredients before hand.. but I'm scare that its going to destroy nutrients or something.. idk... just a feeling.. what should i do T_T
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!
My skin's been very sensitive and red lately, with a lot of very fine, rashy bumps over my face. A typical day in the life of easily irritated skin. Can anyone recommend me a product that will soothe my skin? FYI, I only exfoliate once a week, but this week I accidentally overdid it. Also, here are some popular products I've tried that have not worked: -- Boscia Cool Blue Mask (burning sensation) -- Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream (not enough effect) -- First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (didn't absorb, made my face itchy) -- Hydrocortisone (usually works, but I'd prefer not to rely on corticosteroids, since that weakens the skin)
I am around 23-28, I wondered is that that good to start using Serum. I don't like to put a lot chemical on my skin, I use most organic like oil or home made mask such as cucumber avocado, and vitamin.. etc.. If I need to use serum, which one is good?
Hey I am not really sure if anyone has a similar issue or not but when it comes to using eye shadows on my eyes, my right eye always starts to get wet on the inner top corner, causing the make up to smear and come off. I was wondering if this has happened to anyone before and what their fix was, I would really love to be able to do cool things with my eye shadow instead of being binded to wearing just mascara all the time. Thanks!
I have dry-normal skin with dark spots, fine lines, redness, and uneven skin tone. I also have very bad dark circles and medium skin tone. My hair is really long with loose curls and is dry and lacks shine. I was wondering if anyone would share their go-to products that battle these multiple concerns at once. I also am very consistent with wearing UV protection all over and at least SPF 15, preferably 30.
I don't understand why it is so hard to make a good body scrub, but either it doesn't work (beads are too small or dissolves too readily) or it makes the bathtub super messy and dirty. but is there a scrub that actually works? I never was interested in body scrubs so I never looked into the body shop, bath and body works, Sephora and not even drugstore. please help me
Hi, I'm looking for a serum / cream or something that will reduce and eventually (over time) get rid of the redness on my cheeks. I have very sensitive skin. I use Lancome skin care (High resolution and genefique). I also use Shu Uemura and fresh facial cleansers. Thank you
my skin is a extremely sensitive and dry and i also have eczema. iv tryed almost everything to keep it hydrated and to stop the itchiness but my skin seems to just eat it up and doesnt work. does anyone have any suggestions?
Hey ladies! What did you get during the Skincare Promo? I got the SiJCP bag yesterday as well as some Bosica Pore Strips that were on sale. (They didn't get included in 2x points b/c I bought them early, but I couldn't wait!) Today I bought the Aria Josie Maran Set, Origins Eye Cream & both Vol. 1 and Vol 2 in the Sephora Skincare sets. I can't wait to see what you girls bought!
My dark circles are from the shape of my face. The skin under my eyes recedes a bit, so there's a shadow there. What should I do? FYI, there's no hyperpigmentation or circulation/blood vessel problems, so conventional wisdom about dark circles hasn't been helping. I've tried covering them up with foundation and Benefit Fakeup, and it helps, but there's still a shadow. Should I start getting into retinoids or skin plumping creams?
Anyone have any strong feelings about the imortance of toner? I just bought the Boscia Balancing toner. It smells good, but I've only used it twice, so I have no comments on efficacy as of yet. I just feel like I already have so many steps to my skin regimen, I've tended to just skip this step. Opinions?
Most chemical and physical exfoliators I've tried were too harsh, but I've heard that urea is a good exfoliator for dry and sensitive skin. What are some skincare products with a large amount of urea in them? I already know about the Perricone MD Blue Plasma, but I'd like to consider other products before I take the nearly $100 plunge.
Does anyone else have this problem...different skin concerns all over your face? I have sensitive skin on the apples of my cheeks, dry on my jaw, half of my nose, and the area around my mouth. Oily on other half of nose, forehead, and chin. Acne in the area next to my nose, and on the oily half of my nose. Normal everywhere else. CAN ANYONE HELP ME?? I need an AMAZING moisturizer to tackle the dryness, oil absorbing sheets/blotting papers for my oily parts, something for my sensitive area on my face, and an acne cream. I am absolutely fine with drugstore products.
I read in another post that it is recommended to wear sunscreen everyday. Would a moisturizer with high SPF have the same effect? If so, what ones does everyone recommend & how high of an SPF should it be? I tend to burn very easily in the sun (don't tan), have normal/combo skin and sensitive/acne prone skin and have fair skin tones.
Hey beauties! I am looking at investing into a Clarisonic system cleaning routine. However, I would be using it mostly for pore refining and evening out skin texture. Since it is a lot of money, has anyone used it specifically for this reason of refining pores? If it works wonders then it will be worth the money, but if it's just another hype, I would rather save my money (to buy other Sephora products of course haha) Please, from a neutral stand point ladies (and gents) who has used this system and saw a dramatic difference in pore refining? I am also assuming to get the pore cleanser along with the system. Any and all feedback welcome and appreciated. Thank you very much everyone