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 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
Hi everyone I have two queries. First, the products which are on sale at sephora.com are also on sale in the stores ? Second, I want to try the benefits pore fessional primer, do they have smaller packaging in stores or should I ask them for samples ? will they provide samples even if I am not purchasing anything ?
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!
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!
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?
Hi I am wondering if anyone can offer me any advice please. A few weeks I developed dark marks on my face. The marks appear over my top lip & on both cheeks. After seeking the advice from a dermatologist.. I have been told it is called MELASMA. Apparently my body is producing too much melanin. Is there any way that I can reduce the appearance? It is very noticeable & it is making me feel miserable.
As a daily routine I do not wear foundation. My skin is sensitive, oily and prone to breakouts. However, when I perform, the bright stage lights make heavy foundation/make-up a must, otherwise your face becomes one big glowing orb, with no structure, maybe not even eye balls. Is there a product that will create a healthy barrier between my skin and the make-up? without, I am currently getting large, under the surface pimples by the morning after each of my performances. Note: I have tried numerous traditional primers. They also cause breakouts. Love&Light, Tru
I have recently been introduced to Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup, which I love! I am shade 4.5 (beige with rose undertones). I was admiring a co-worker's shimmery complexion and she told me that she uses Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze. My skin tone is different than hers, how do I choose the best Shimmer Brick Color to compliment my complexion?
My face is SUPER OILY. but at the same time, SUPER SUPER dehydrated!!! What is a super good hydrating product????? SOS!!!!!!!! My skin recently became super oily, and I figured it was due to dehydration. I figured this out because when I use hydrating sheet mask, after I put ALL of the serum on my face, after a few minutes my cheeks will SOAK it up, and become dry very fast, while the forehead and nose is still wet from the serum. So, I think I have combination skin, which is SUPER dehydrated, so on the surface it is UNBELIEVABLY oily. So, this is what I bought: fresh SOY face cleanser Clarins Toner Combination/Oily skin (the green one with iris), Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief. These products tailor to moisture, while Clarins Toner moisture and regulate oil, so I hope these can help?? THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm 19, combination skin. i have a few dark spots on both cheeks after breakout 2 years long ago. I'm looking for products that can fade away my skin problems and help my skin glowing and tighten my pores too.
Do you agree with her views on skincare products? I'm on a hunt for my Summer night serum & moisturizer. I think I'm going to purchase the Perricone Blue Plasma even though it stinks so bad of fish & I hate fish. I've been researching products a lot and one of the sites I was on was Paula's Choice. She is not a fan of the serum... Actually the more I read through her "beautypedia" reviews, it seems like she's not a fan of a lot of products. I also got a feeling she was mainly trying to push her own products and Olay. Examples: - She's against treatment cleansers since it's just "washed down the drain". I have to disagree with this. When I use a treatment cleanser, although they can be drying, I do see improvement in my breakouts. - Witch Hazel is bad. I find witch hazel to be an important ingredient when choosing a toner. She think it's just as bad as alcohol if not worse. Products she gave a "poor" rating to: - Anthony Logistic's Glycolic cleanser got a poor rating because it doesn't contain any glycolic acid. - doctor dennis gross's A/B pads since we can just skip step 2 by simply splashing water on our face to deactivate step 1. - Dior Capture Totale One Essential Serum because it's not a "miracle serum" since it's primarily just "water, slip agents, and alcohol" - ExfoliKate - Just about every Ole Henriksen product I love - Origins Checks & Balances, Charcoal Mask & every other decent product from them - Most Murad products I do agree with a few points she makes, like companies need to stop putting active ingredients in clear vials so the sun doesn't break down the properties of the treatment. Also jar packaging is a big no-no for her. I understand that some creams are too thick to be put in a pump, but what about those airless jars that Bosica & Dermadoctor are using? I hate sticking my fingers in jars & the air does break down the active ingredients over time... Overall though, I don't think I'll be going to her site when I'm researching a new product I want to try.
Hi ladies (and gents?), I'm 32 and apparently have resting b*tch face because I'm getting deep wrinkles between my eyebrows - google tells me they're called my 'elevens'. The rest of my face is relatively wrinkle free (thanks, moisturizer!), so I suppose I'm looking for a something to use as sort of a spot treatment. This will be my first foray into the wrinkle cream world, so I'd love some advice. My skin type is normal to dry and fair (the nice word for pale). Thanks y'all
I think I've had it since about Friday. It started off normally. It was red and I figured it was clogged under the skin so I tried to see if anything would come out if i squeezed it gently. The next day holyyyy mooooly. It literally looks like a huge red welt. It's very inflamed. It's on my cheek right beneath my under eye circles. You can tell that it's visibly raised compared to the other side and it hurts when I touch it lightly. It's gotten a little bit better, less redness and less inflammation but it still looks like the zit from hell. I'm not sure if it's a cluster of severely clogged pores or if I'm drifting into having an infection. I haven't had anything this bad in years. I'm not sure what else I could do or use to heal it and to finally release the buildup of god knows whats inside it. I had a really stressful week last week and I broke the heck out in so many different ways from having two cold sores on my lips to little pimples all over my face. The little ones are gone and most of the really bad ones look a lot better except for the weird one that I'm still having issues with.
I’m a 25 years old male with some skin problems and I was hoping I could get some answers here and recommendations on products to use. I have comb skin but I think my face is mostly on the oily side. I have large pores and I have uneven texture on my skin. I just think my skin doesn’t look very healthy. I have decided to get the CLARINS One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser and use that with the Clarisonic Mia 2 and then use the Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera and apply the ESTÉE LAUDER New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum as the final step . Would this help with my skin condition? Any other products that might help me? I have uploaded some pictures of my skin. What seems to be wrong with my skin? are these large pores? I have also noticed I have small bumps on my skin that look like acne and have a yellowish liquid inside. It’s not a white head but more like a pimple that doesn’t get bigger. And when i apply pressure anywhere on my face i get these small yellowsh/white worm looking liquid coming out.
I have VERY sensitive eyes that always burn with 99% of the cleansers and makeup remover wipes out there. So far out of the ones I have tried, only the Tarte maracuja wipes are the only ones that work for me that don't burn my eyes or dry out my skin. All natural soap works as well, but it dries out my skin. I've tried things for sensitive eyes and skin, nothing works. I know that just makeup remover wipes isn't good enough, because it doesn't get rid of everything, so I would like to find a cleanser that won't sting or dry out my skin, but will clean the rest of what's left on my face. Any suggestions? For reference it doesn't get into my eye, it's the rubbing and formula around the eye, that irritates, usually. Things I have tried that I can remember (all did not work for me): (May not be the exact name of the product) first aid beauty wipes korres milk wipes yes to cucumber wipes vichy cream makeup remover Lancome cream makeup remover Lancome eye makep remover Sephora collection waterproof eye makeup remover Bioderma wipes Ponds wipes (blue packaging) First aid beauty cleanser
I have tried nearly every acne product out there. I just got some make up forever samples and they made the barely there, not a huge deal break out but still noticeable 100 times worse to a major breakout. I have oily skin that can look dry at times. I don't know. What skin care products are recommended? My acne has been nearly cystic in the past but lately it has been under control. I am 18, nearly 19 btw. It is just the past few weeks that it has started to flare up and today is when I noticed that it had gotten really bad.
every foundation i have tried breaks me out. The recent one i tried as recommended by someone at sephora was the new smashbox water bb which I love but I find I have new pimples coming through after use and my skin was clear. My go to has been a foundation by Lancome but if I use it for two days in a row I will see new blemishes. So frustrating. Need a foundation with no ingredients that will contribute to break outs or clog pores!! What foundations are an option!1
I am 35, and in the past few months my eye lids have been getting very dry & irritated. I've tried several all over eye creams workers have suggested, and they just seem to irritate them even more. Can anyone give me any advice on this? I've never experienced dry eyes like this.
I've recently gotten interested in skincare and way too obsessed with trying to find the best of each type of product. How do you ladies trial your skincare products? And how long do you give a product before you decide it isn't working? I've been using Sunday Riley Start Over on one eye and Bliss Energizing Eye Gel on the other for the past two weeks and I don't think I've seen a difference yet. The SR eye might be slightly better, or that's just what I want to see...I can't tell. Is two weeks long enough?