Hi! So I am in urgent need of a new moisturizer! Some info: I used to say that I just have very oily skin but I now have dry patches under my lips (and a little around) (I have been using Aveeno Clear Complexion and Aveeno Daily moisturizer but they may have been causing redness so I stopped them after a month or two.) I used a Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief sample and now around my lips and under my eyebrow bone are flaky. All of these stung or burned in some way when I was putting them on. I wash my face twice a day with Aveeno Clear Complexion Face Wash and use Acanya in the morning and Atralin at night for my acne. I don't know what to do, nothing I use seems to be okay for me. Does anyone suggest anything?? A different face wash? The dermatologist said Aveeno was a good brand but I'm not sure if it's the best for me. (I also usually wear Sephora 8 hr Wear Perfect Cover Concealor and their Baked Face Compact Powder) Thank you so, so much!
I have a question about the clarisonic purge. When I started to use my clarisonic mia 2, I heard that you may suffer a purge fase. My skin is dry and I don't usually have break outs, just black heads. But when I used it for the first weak I notice my face was getting lots of red bumps, specially on the cheeks. Is this normal? Is my skin to sensitive? Please help!
I need help/suggestions for a skin care regimen. I'd like to use organic/natural products (if possible) but also affordable. I have a few fine lines around my mouth and on my forehead. I've lost some elasticity in my jaw area. I have an oily t-zone and I sometimes get a few blackheads on my neck-jaw bone area. I use my Clarisonic once a week.
Hi all, I just started using makeup about a year ago.I used Neutrogena Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer for a while. My skin for the most part, was a nice combo of normal and oily. I eat right, exercise regularly and took vitamins. I wash my face every night. It wasn't until this past summer when I started breaking out more and getting oilier. S o I started using Clear & Clear Deep Cleaning Astringent like I should be, toning my face after every face wash. I also moved to NYC where there is so much air pollution (could that be something?) I also slacked on eating and exercising right, but I have that back together. At that point my acne got worse that I had to completely change my products. I tried the Murad Acne & Aging Skin Solution Kit for a few weeks but just currently use the Clarifying Cleanser. Right now, I use Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer and bareMinerals Correcting Concealer. I read that I should use a primer so I settled for bareMinerals BB Primer-Cream, except that it made my skin extra oily and so I stopped using it. I also use Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer as a moisturizer and First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads every night. My question is what skincare regimen can I adopt to combat my oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin? And which makeup products won't cause me to breakout? And am I using the right products? Any help would appreciated. Thanks!
I would like to buy a Christmas gift for my son's 17 year old girlfriend. I don't know her well, she's very shy & not really communicative with me. He's only been seeing her for a month or two but at this age, that's a substantial relationship lol. I know she wears eyeliner, mascara & lipgloss but that's the extent of my knowledge. I was thinking of Tarte, Too Faced holiday, collections ...which I love & own....I'm a total makeup junkie ... but I don't know if these brands appeal to girls in that age group. I do want to get her something super special. So I'm asking for suggestions from girls in this age group as to what would be the Holy Grail for a 17 year old. So if there's something you've been dreaming of, please share!
Hi Beauties, I want to try some of the NARS skincare line but wanted to hear what people thought about it. I have combination skin with acne that will pop up if I use the wrong products. I take an oral medication for acne so I can only use products for very sensitive skin. I've been eyeing the Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer: http://www.sephora.com/aqua-gel-luminous-oil-free- moisturizer-P377864?skuId=1478346 and the Multi-Action Hydrating Toner: http://www.sephora.com/multi-action-hydrating-tone r-P377869?skuId=1478296 If anyone has used these products, what do you think? How are they on dry skin, acne-prone skin? Thank you in advance!
My skin has never been really acne prone and is usually very soft looking and clear but for the past almost 4 months I have had really red and sensitive skin, and I am getting really large blemishes everywhere, and even though my skin feels very soft and I exfoliate often, my face still looks flakey when I put my makeup on and still is oily it seems like nothing can cover up my blemishes. Any ideas?
I am looking for recommendations for my friend who is getting married in May. She doesn't really have a skin care routine (just washes with a Clean and Clear foaming wash and goes to bed...), and she wants to amp it up to have glowy skin for her wedding. She has normal skin and doesn't really suffer from breakouts (lucky girl!). I have my own AM/PM skin routine for my combo/oily/acne prone skin, but it would be too intense for her. So I would love some suggestions for a cleanser, an exfoliator, and a moisturizer for normal skin and the routine for which to use them. Drugstore, high end, or a mix of the two would be fine. Her biggest issues are dullness and some blackheads on and around her nose. Thanks in advance!
So I'm testing out cleansers and I read on FAB's website that their cleanser has a ph of 6.5, only slightly more acidic that your face. While your body may have a ph of 7, the skin mantle has an acidity level of what, 4.5-5.5? Lower than 6.5, anyway. I'm really dithering about whether or not to even try this product. I mean, if they got the basic ph of the face wrong, what else is next? I have acne-prone skin and I have found that the best way to avoid breakouts is to really keep my skin acidic. Does anyone else pay attention to the ph levels of products?
I have oily/combination skin. Used to have bad acne as teen, now in mid-20s, still have minor breakouts but I use Epiduo which keeps me pretty clear of blemishes... But now I want to get rid of left over acne/dark spots. What can I use that won't make me breakout and be fine to use with Epiduo. I've done lots of research and I'm between these 3 products: Murad: http://www.sephora.com/post-acne-spot-lightening-g el-P188907?skuId=1021930, http://www.sephora.com/rapid-age-spot-pigment-ligh tening-serum-P4009?skuId=654095 Origins: http://www.sephora.com/dr-andrew-weil-for-origins- mega-bright-skin-tone-correcting-serum-P302934?sku ... Feel free to recommend other products also.
Hi guys I'm only 18 years old, and only break out occasionally. My main issue with my skin is that it has a weird texture. It's almost like really teeny tiny goosebumps in certain areas of my face. I've tried tons of primers, but it still shows through with my foundations on top. Is there maybe some sort of face wash to help smooth out my skin? I'm open to any ideas, thanks!
Hi there! This is my first time posting. I have a question about blush and finding the right color for your skin tone. I have very pale skin and have never used blush because I am naturally flushed in a pink tone. Now that I am 25, I feel like I need to wear blush in order to pull my entire makeup look together. I have tried using pink blush after applying my powder, and I have had success. However, my problem is that I wear very bold makeup often. When I wear bright red lipstick, I feel that the pink blush contradicts the overall color palette of my face that day. Is there some sort of red based blush that would help solve my problem? I do not think that peach blush will work with my cool skin tone. Any suggestions? Any help is appreciated. This is the typical makeup I wear to work with pink blush. This is an example of a bold eye that I wear with classic red lips.
I'm new to Sephora, and need a skin care routine. I'm 20 and I just use drug store face washes for breakouts. I have the combination skin type, I don't wear concealer/powder makeup and I don't want to start. Just looking for a good product to keep my skin smooth, clear, and healthy. Help please!
Hello! My name is Emma and I am 19 about to turn 20 in February. I have normal skin and I am looking into a great skin care routine. I rarely ever break out and when I do it is only one pimple at a time. I do however have white heads. I normally just use drugstore products but now that I am almost 20 I want to treat my skin better and give it some love. I am looking for an every day cleanser, moisturizer, toner, and anything else anyone recommends. Thank you for your help!
Let me start off by saying that my feet are sooooooooo much work! I have tried my micro pedi amd it's not doing as good as had hoped! This month I bought the Soap and Glory heel genius and so far it's not doing much. I have rough heels and have to file them twice a week to keep them soft! Is there any other products that you have tried that really works? I'm so frustrated and sick of spending all this time and money for products that don't work, lol. Please tell me if anything is working good for you! Thanks in advance, Dan
hi I have never really used a primer but would like to try - mostly to hide pores. I use Laura M tinted moisturizer as foundation. I have tried Smashbox and it made my face all blotchy and oily. I tried MUFE #7 and I found it made my pores stand out. Any suggestions? My skin is dry but is oily by end of day - so I would say it is a combination. Thanks!
I'm looking for a serum/cream that will help with acne scars that also works for someone with current acne. I have been using Clinique Dark Spot Corrector and while I do see a difference, I frequently get pimples still so the results are not as impressive. I do use an acne treatment and use that before the dark spot corrector. A Clinique sales associate said to do that. More about my skin: late 20s, gets hormonal acne; oily/combination skin that tends towards dry in the winter. I would appreciate any suggestions!
Hi I'm new to this board and was wondering if I can get any advice on some questions I have regarding my skin care and a regimen to help it. I am 34 years old and my skin is dry and I'm seeing fine lines appearing. I had read about AHA and BHA exfoliants but are not sure what products would be good for my skin. I would like to have a good daily regimen to help combat the dry skin and fine lines but I'm kind of lost on how to start an effective one so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I am searching for some help with my skincare routine. I have large pores and acne prone skin, and would like some recommendations to help solve these problems. I'm just going to go ahead and list as much detail to help: I'm 32, and large pores run in my family. My daily skincare routine: AM- wipe with washcloth (warm water only). This is something I started a couple of months ago and it has helped with breakouts a good bit. PM- Sephora makeup remover on eyes, Simple foaming face wash in the shower. I use Simple gel moisturizer as I think I need it, but not every day. If I need to spot treat I either use Neutrogena spot treatment or Mint Julep mask dabbed on acne spots. My acne is hormonal and sometimes cystic, but never severe. My skin is also sensitive and does not care for a salicylic acid treatment at all. Makeup- I use POREfessional primer (recent purchase that is NOT working). This primer has not helped with my pores and seems today (day 3) that it is beginning to irritate my skin (slight pink color and tingly). I use Bare Minerals matte powder foundation, concealer, and translucent powder. Any suggestions from skincare to makeup would be greatly appreciated. I am ready to be excited about my makeup and not frustrated!
Hi ladies! Can anyone suggest a great moisturizer during the winter? Temperature drops to -25 around here and since I have combination skin, I'm more on the dry side during those months. I would like something affordable and that doesn't make you break out. Thanks!
Hi, my face is very sensitive and red. I was wondering what product would be best to reduce this redness. My skin isn't dry or oily. I just want to be confident walking out of the house without any makeup on. Thanks(: