im getting married and my fiancé has rough dry skin. Our photographer can only photoshop his blemishes so much. Any recommendations for natural looking foundation that'll also cover redness? Thank you!
Hi, I have been using tactupump for 11 weeks every night before bed. I bought cetaphil gentle facial cleanser and the oil free moisturizer as well. Here was my routine: At night - took my makeup off with the bioderma oil free makeup remover than washed my face with the cetaphil cleanser. Took my nightly showers and put on the tactupump all over my face when out of the shower. Waited 15 mins than used the moisturizer. As of October 3,2015 i started using the GLAMGLOW super cleanse cleanser replacing the cetaphil cleanser and instead of the moisturizer i have been using the GLAMGLOW thirstymud hydrating treatment. I am wondering what you guys think of this???? I feel as if my skin is getting a little bit better but still would like other peoples feedback!
I don't know what to call these - they seem like raised bumps on my skin, and look really prominent if I have a base (foundation, BB cream) on. They never develop into full blown acne/pimples - I have them under my eyes (closer to the cheeks/nose) and all along the bridge of my nose. My skin type is normal - dry, and feels like normal at the moment. I'd love to hear of any ideas that you may have about these annoying bumps that never go away!
Okay so, my foundation is ALWAYS cakey..everyday...Ive tried many different foundations (Dolce and gabbana, rimmel, revlon, L'Oreal) and it never goes right I never achieve a great finish that looks smooth and silky. Ive watched countless videos on methods of application (ive tried brush,sponge and even went through the deperate times of finger application methods) and yet I still cant achieve natural looking pretty skin. I also have dry flakes and redness around the nose, and inbetween eyebrows. I also have terrible eyebags that just wont go away! Ive tried everything .... Exfoliating, facial cleanser, moisturizer everyday day.........help!!
I need some advice on skincare. My skin is pretty oily and has a tendency towards redness and uneven color (sometimes people think I'm sunburned when the redness flares up, and any tan I manage to get just looks weird, plus the skin around my eyes stays pale, which doesn't help. I feel like sometimes it almost looks like a sunglasses tan, but I rarely wear sunglasses.). Anyway. It's nothing that would be unmanageable, except that I'm a high school student who never gets up on time and for me, a good day is one when I actually have time to put on sunscreen or mascara (if I can use more than one, then it's a great day). Does anyone have recommendations for good moisturizers or sunscreen for oily skin, and reapplying sunscreen throughout the day? I would keep some in my bag, but I'm not sure if the sunscreen could deteriorate over time there. I've read that sunscreen is best kept in a cool place with a steady temperature, plus it would have to be a small tube if it'll be in my bag all day. Any response is appreciated, thank you!
Does anyone have any experience with the EcoTools Konjac Pure Complexion Sponges? Target has them for $4.79 (online, but ships to store for free), and I am wondering how they compare to more expensive sponges in terms of performance and durability.
Hello beautiful ladies! I was hoping any of you would have any tips/suggestions for my super oily skin. For an example of how oily I am talking, I washed my face and moisturized two hours ago, and I'm not wearing any make-up or doing any activity more intense than typing away on a computer, and I could already fry an egg on my forehead! I wash my face with Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin, tone with Lush Tea Tree Water, and moisturize with Origins Ginzing, if that makes any difference. Any advice is appreciated.
I recently started getting more wrinkle around my under eye area, and am looking for a good product that will 1) prevent them from getting worse 2) treat the fine lines I see developing. I want to start using retinol product but I don't know where to start. I've heard that a lot of products have fillers in them that don't actually do anything for prevention any advice??
Hi there, I'm looking for recommendations to hide pitted acne scars? I've used a variety primers + the Laura Mercier powder foundation and it is usually great for the first few hours, but soon everything settles into my acne scars . Any advice for a good foundation or primer that helps with this problem would be great! Thank you in advance!
Hi, guys! I need your help please My mom's birthday is coming and I decided to buy an eye cream for her as a gift. I am using one, Origins No Puffery Cooling Roll-On For Puffy Eyes and I am pretty satisfied with it, however, I don't think it's the best one for my mom's fine lines. Since it's her birthday gift, I am looking for the one that looks luxurious with good ingredients that really work perfectly! (can be a bit expensive as well, just less than $100) Please help me to find one. Thank you!
Hi Everyone! I currently use NUDE Fizzy Wash every other day and couldn't be happier with the results so far! I also use a Neutrogena wash as an everyday cleanser but am skeptical of its effectiveness. I have combination type skin, sometimes overly oily, other times I have dry spots. I often breakout on my chin and cheeks and am also concerned about clogged pores.. In addition to my semi-regular NUDE wash, I am looking for a nightly wash or cleanser and a mask to use occasionally. Thanks for any advice!!
Hey! So, in two weeks I will be starting accutane. I have never had acne but this past august I developed a full face of it within a week. After ruling out all possible causes, anti-biotic treatments, topical treatments and diet changes there has been no improvement. I'm looking to see if anyone has any advice on products I should stock up on before treatment. I have some standard moisturizers like cetaphil etc but are there anymore I should know of? I've never used a moisturizer before because my skin is relatively oily. Right now I'm using Double Wear for foundation because it covers all of the color inconsistencies on my skin. I know I'm going to be insanely dry so if anyone knows of any moisturizers, primers, eyeliners (or anything else for that matter) that will stay put on dry skin please let me know! Any tips or advice are greatly appreciated!
I called the VIB Rouge Concerted line, was kept on hold for 5+ minutes with the worst on-hold music ever , punctuated by occasional taped assurances that all customer service people were busy, and then, instead of getting through to an advisor, I got a stupid survey asking me to indicate how satisfied I was with the service that I never got. The lowest number I could give was "1", but if I could have given a zero, or a negative number, I would have. it was just totally infuriating. Please fix your crappy phone system.
We're blabbing about everything else these days, I figured I'd check in and see what people are watching when it comes to TV shows and movies! It would be foolish to think that this thread could remain spoiler free, so let's be courteous to one another and be sure to spoiler your spoilers. If you don't know how, it's that super adorable little yellow button on the toolbar, located to the right of the bold/italic/underline/strikeout buttons. DONT FORGET: If you happen to be the most recent post, your first sentence or two of your post will show up EVEN IF ITS IN A SPOILER. So please take care if you're going to go dropping spoiler bombs. Anywho... I just saw the movie PHOENIX last night and it was absolutely spectacular. Like Academy Award spectacular. If you're fortunate enough have showings in your area, I cannot urge you enough to go see it. So whatcha'll watchin' these days? What are you anxiously waiting for to start back up?
So I'm desperate for some help. I really want to combat my acne and I've tried so many products, yet I don't have the skin I feel I deserve (I spend a lot of money on sephora products...shouldn't I have flawless skin??). I'm in my early twenties and I'm affected pretty intensely by my hormones (as in I get really bad cramps that require strong painkillers, and break out). I'll write down my regimen, please comment with opinions or thoughts on what I should change or do differently. To cleanse: I use the Clarisonic Mia 2 (replace the brush as recommended so every 2 months?) with a Peter Thomas Roth anti-aging cleansing gel. (I dry my face with a wash cloth that I use maybe 3 times before washing) To tone: either an Elizabeth Arden toner for combination skin, or a Lush tea tree oil toner (since it was a gift, but I also use Origins zero oil toner) Acne treatment: I apply Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Treatment on my most problematic areas, my jawline, and a bit on my cheeks. Moisturizer: Nude Skincare Advanced Renewal Moisturizer. Eye cream: Kate Somerville CytoCell Dark Circle Corrective Eye Cream. Face masks: I alternate between (I do masks 1-2x a week): Nude Purify Deep Cleansing Mask, Perricone MD Chloro Plasma, Dr Dennis Gross Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask, Clinique Acne Solutions Oil-Control Cleansing Mask (not often) Peels: Origins Modern Friction Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion (maybe 2x a month), Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength (daily), and lastly Dr Jart Pore Medic Derma @ Home Peeling (also rarely, maybe 1x a month). I realize there are a lot of products here, but I alternate a lot. The things I hate most about my skin are 1. These pimples that appear on my jaw that are so deep (but not cystic acne, they're just weird bumps that are difficult to extract but when I do extract them with a paper towel, are very full (sorry for TMI)). I don't understand why my sebum glands are doing this to me, I don't have dry flaky skin so I don't think they're compensating....I don't get them anywhere else besides my jaw, so I've been told they're hormonal. 2. Redness.
Hey guys. So within the past month I've noticed some blackheads on my nose- and they could've been there for months and I just noticed them- but then again I'm not sure.. I've never had trouble with acne in my entire life. But thankfully I have a deluxe samples size of the Boscia Detoxifying Black cleanser, and I also exfoliate every other morning. That seems to be helping but my questions are, what causes blackheads? I've heard its a pretty common issue, so I'm not that worried about it, but I still want to get rid of them. And I also wanted to ask if you can thoroughly get rid of blackheads? (meaning they wont come back?) And this might sound like a dumb question- but can be any chance exercising and sweating cause blackheads? I recently started exercising and soon after started noticing the them. Thanks so much for anyone who can answer!
Hello everyone, i've just started steps for anti-aging but I feel like I'm only making the situation worse. I woke up this morning with many small fine lines down the middle of my chest. i've been wearing samples of antiaging stuff on my chest but I've mainly been concentrating on my neck. Recent one was I believe PTR's rose mask but I don't remember wearing that one all the way down my chest. I don't remember exactly what I put on it; I've been concentrating on the acne that has been popping up on my face and balancing dryness with the acne. It is really really hot right now in my apartment... Any ideas?
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?
hello ladies I am about to turn 20 years old, and I'm really thinking, maybe this is the time for me to adopt a real, effective skincare routine. Right now, I don't have much of a routine. I wash my face with a cleanser called Let the Good Times Roll from Lush. I use a toner by Dermalogica. I also use a drugstore brand moisturizer, I believe its Palmer's Face Lotion with SPF 15. I occasionally use face masks from Lush as well. Other than those products, I don't really use anything else on my skin.I have had LOTS of sun exposure in the past (I used to use a tanning bed everyday... I know, terrible). I'm just wondering what products I should be adding into my skincare routine? I would like to attempt to prevent wrinkles, and other signs of aging, before they appear. Just so you have an idea of my skin, I'm NC20 and I am somewhat oily. I tend to dry out in certain spots on my face in the winter. I rarely breakout, but I get the usual tiny blemish here or there. I'd love any recommendations you may have to offer? Things like the Clarisonic intrigue me. I have tried a sample of the Glam Glow Mud Mask that I really liked, if any of you have insight on these products as well. THANKS a ton
What's a good way to get rid of flakiness in these areas? I've been lacking on my Clinique 3 Step routine recently, but any time I use liquid foundation those areas are usually flaky and there's quite a bit of dead skin. Should I just exfoliate more? Sheet mask? Any advice? I'm a combo skin, my T-Zone is oily in the forehead area, and sometimes a little flaky as well.
One Ignore my eyebrows Haha their due but anyways. HELP!!!!!! I have a wedding this Saturday. My bfs family. So really gotta dress to impress. As you can you I have two nasties coming out on my cheek. And they hurt!!!! Need suggestions how to kill these bad boys!!!!!!!
I have a couple of skincare related questions. First, can eye cream be applied over the whole eye area, including the eyelid/crease/brow bone area, or just the under the eye area? Also, I don't have acne prone skin, and I never really get more than two pimples whenever I do happen to have a breakout, but I do have a fair amount of subclinical acne on my forehead, and I was wondering if using a cleanser that is designed for acne prone skin (like the Murad Clarifying Cleanser) could clear up what I do have on my skin and also be good for preventing any future breakouts? Thanks so much for any and all responses! :-D
If I purchased an item at a Sephora store and want to return it for a refund, can I go to a different location and retun it? Or, does the return need to take place at the store where I originally bought the item? Please advise. Thank you!