BORED. So borrrrrrreeeeed! You know how sometimes you'd have a closet full/bursting with clothe but "nothing to wear"? I'm like that right now with skincare. Currently I'm using a retinol serum at night, so I can't try any fancy exfoliating stuff. And it's really dry winter, so I don't wanna risk flaky skin with new moisturizers. Which leaves masks as the one thing I can play around with......... so far I've tried ALL of Glamglow, Boscia, Wei and Origin's masks. Also Murad clarifying, SK-II/When/Shiseido sheet masks, Fresh Rose/Black Tea, PTR cucumber/sulfur, and OH blue/blackberry. This is literally me right now (minus the sexy air): So, any mask recommendations? Or is there a new skincare product you are trying and liking? do tell. =)
So I have weird skin (who doesn't really?). I have oily t-zone with a very acne prone chin and SUPER dry around my nose (like it gets painfully dry sometimes). I have recently purchased a small argan oil and a sample of the marajuca oil. I have started using the Clarasonic daily acne cleanser (which I have to say has been working well. After 2 weeks my pimples have greatly decreased) However my skin has been drying out. Around my nose has been dry and so has my chin and between my eyes. I have been rubbing the argan oil in to my skin every night and every morning I still have small parts of my face peeling (mainly around my pimples but still it makes makeup application...difficult). Am I doing something wrong here? Should I give up on the Argan oil and just go for the Marajuca? Or should I give up face oils all together and find a decent moisturizer?
Spoiler (Highlight to read) I have tried everything out there, I swear. Drugstore brands to Sephora brands. I even bought a clarisonic! I've tried murad for acne...made me red and itchy. too strong or something. Tried Boscia black cleanser. Tried REN clay cleanser. I use Korres yogurt night mosturizer and I have different facial masks as well. my forehead is just bumpy and it's quite annoying. Mostly, you can't see the bumps but I can feel them. HELP!!
Recently i decided to change my powder and i tryed diorskin forever compact.I don't use heavy foundation only a bb cream and a powder i also have oily acne prone skin.The powder was pretty good but i think after a few hours it made my skin a bit oily and also it is very pricie for me.Could anyone recommend a powder for full coverage for oily type skin and with less money THANK YOU!!!
Clarisonics are NOT the best for a college student's budget. I'm just wondering, how often do you use a Clarisonic? I think Konjac is kinda cool with the exfoliation and baked in clays. Not sure which one I should pick.
So I got a facial yesterday for the first time. Lovely experience, although she was a crappy masseuse. However my skin didn't really look all that different. I struggle with large pores/blackheads (or whatever the new term for black spots on the nose is). They are the bane of my existence, and I've had them since I was 13. Pore strips work alright, but I feel they are pretty harsh and I don't like using them. I have a pretty vigorous exfoliation routine (alternate with a scrub and clay masks every day), PTR's 2% AHA 10% BHA serum, glycolic acid toner, ect. but I still have these spots. They have gotten better, but are still there, so I thought a facial where they did more intense exfoliation or extractions would help. Maybe I just need a better esthetician? The majority of the salons around me are Aveda salons, and I'm not completely sold on that brand. Anyways, the point of my ramblings are, do you get regular facials? What brands do they use? How would you suggest choosing a good spa/salon?
Lately I've been getting random dry patches on my face. Especially in places that I'm rarely ever dry. I been using the same skin care routine for months so I don't know why this is happening. I'm using Purity face wash and Cetaphil moisturizer (I've used Cetaphil for years). Not much of a routine, but whatever haha. Are there any masks, serums, or moisturizers that y'all recommend?
How do I know if the SPF in a moisturizer or foundation is powerful enough to protect my skin from the sun? I use a separate moisturizer with SPF 30 and I don't rely on foundation as my only source of sun protection On Beautypedia, Paula and her team rates some foundations, BB creams, etc. as poor because it doesn't provide sufficient protection, even if it has SPF. I know that she isn't very well liked on BT and some of the sources that she uses are from the early 2000s. Help?
I have dry skin but I'm very prone to acne… Specially when I get my period. I decided to start an acne treatment which has made my skin ridiculously dry and flaky. I use Josie Maran Argan Oil as moisturizer which worked prior to starting the acne treatment but it's not enough right now. What moisturizer do you suggest I use ?
As we all know, skincare doesn't stop at your neck. I'm admittedly a bit of a snob when it comes to taking care of my face. Money is no object and I splurge constantly on skincare. Aging is my biggest fear, so I try and take really excellent care of myself as far as my face goes. I take vitamins and eat well, but...I've never bought anything decent for my body. I use a Caress body scrub a couple times a week, and a citrus-y body wash from Ziaja daily. I use Caudalie Divine Oil as a moisturizer...And that's really it. I'll use a body butter on my feet and hands once in a while to combat dry skin. The biggest problem for me is that being so pale, my skin shows every little blemish, bump or mark like a flashing billboard. I get those little white bumps on the backs of my arms sometimes, and I get little tiny red bumps on my legs sometimes too. I'm starting to notice that my skin isn't looking that great, which I assume is because I'm getting older. It's a little dull, and is actually looking dry, which is a first for me. I want to know the best types of body products for anti-aging and care at this point. I'll be 26 in a month, so there's that. I would really like to completely revamp my entire body care routine. Can you recommend: A scrub. A body wash/bar. A treatment. A moisturizer. And anything else that I might be needing? I really love oils much more than lotions, and I don't like things that are powerfully fragrant, I prefer light scents, if any. I don't really care whether or not it's a drugstore product, but I just want something that will work. Something to battle the blemishes and help my skin look all glow-y and youthful again. TL;DR? Need body stuffs please.
I've been using It's Potent! for a few years, and it worked okay at first, but now that I've started to develop fine lines it isn't helping at all. They were my unwanted 26th birthday gift, lol. Does anyone have a recommendation for anything for darkness and fine lines under the eyes?
My hands are really taking a beating this winter, both from the bitter cold and working in the lab for many hours. What is the most serious, hardcore hand cream/mender out there? I always use L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, and it's just not enough. I tried a sample of JM Infinity Oil as a base, and it sits on my skin without penetrating and helping to hydrate my skin. The FAB Ultra Repair Concentrate just sits on my skin as well. I'd love to hear recs from all of you BBFF's for my sad, dry, peeling hands
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!
What is the absolute best facial wash, I need it to clean DEEP and REALLY GOOD!!!! I have a couple of pimples and blackheads on the side of my nose. (not pretty) I would like a BUNCH of beauty tips for hair, makeup, face, body etc.
I will be turning 60 this year! I have pretty good skin - some wrinkles around eye area and some sun dark spots. Looking for a good skin care regimen that will be good for my age. Like the dewy look not the matte look. Please give me advise for retinols, etc.
Does anyone have any critiques of Caroline Hirons? I've been following her blog and recommendations, and have been extremely impressed so far. Are there any other beauty/skin care blogs out there that come from a different school of thought? Also, does anyone on here use Biologique Recherche? I recently purchased P50 (the 1970 one) and have started using it, but struggle to get past the awful smell!
So i'm a skincare junkie that tries anything and everything. My routine got boring so I decided to change everything up. New cleansers, toners, serums, etc. I've got everything else, but now i'm having a hard time deciding on a moisturizer. I have DRY skin. Extremely dry. I want something moisturizing, but not too thick, and no spf (i use sunscreen separately) The ones I have picked out are Kate Somerville's goat milk cream, Fresh lotus youth preserve radiance lotion (i used the one in the jar, loved it, but i still want to switch things up), and shiseido ibuki refining moisturizer enriched. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated as well. Caudalie's moisturizer is my favorite (red & white tube, can't remember the name), and i purchased the green & white tube to switch it up. Nothing from origins or ren, please (have both, put them away too.) Edit: I use oils too Currently using boscia's tsukabi oil & regular sweet almond oil, both are my favorites. I don't really care for argan oil (it's a little too light for my skin, but the last time I tried it was a few years ago.)
Hi I was wondering if any one knew of a good face cream or pore minimizer. I have really dry skin especially it gets really dry on my nose and peels. If anyone can suggest any good products i'd appreciate it thank you
This is the reason why I now do threading, but that is so painful for me! The woman I used to do my makeup before says she wants to try it and see what happens. She mentioned prepping the skin first and then doing the waxing. Anyone else have the scabbing issue?
Hello :3 I also need a new skincare routine! My face is looking really bad lately, I have a lot of breakouts and my skin just looks super dull (it's not obvious in the photo because I'm wearing BB cream and some powder). When I wake up, I usually have dryness around my mouth. I have fine lines/creases under my eyes, dark under eye circles, redness - also dark eyelids on the top! This is my current routine: Morning 1. Origins Frothy Face Wash 2. The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream 3. THen I apply BB cream and my makeup Nightime 1. Origins Frothy Face wash 2. Almay Eye makeup remover wipes 3.The Body shop Vitamin E Eye cream 4. Aveeno Vit C nighttime moisturizer I also use The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil face mask about 1x/week but it doesn't seem to help, sometimes I use a drugstore Freeman mask instead; and I exfoliate sometimes with St Ives Apricot Scrub but I think it has made my skin worse- I just started using it and now I have these big acne looking circles near my nose! Or it could b because I started using Burt's Bees makeup wipes for about week and Ive never used makeup wipes to take off my makeup, I let my face wash do that. So idk, but one of those things made my skin much worse. So Im going to stop with the makeup wipes and I want a different scrub I think. I've tried using witch hazel as a toner but that also made my skin worse. I really don't think I need a toner. My skin doesn't seem too dry or oily, just acne prone, dull, and serious eye darkness/wrinkling. Thank you for reading :3 xxxxx
This question may seem a bit strange, but here goes: I've been told by Sephora girls, MUAs, estheticians and the like, that when you first start a new skincare product or regimen, to give your skin 28 days to regenerate and go through the purge period to get used to the product. I've always followed this rule, and it's served me well. However, what about products you use once a week? Or bi-weekly? Or monthly? I'm mostly talking about masks. Why would they work in one treatment, when all other skincare products take four weeks of regular use to become accustomed to? Does this mean that I should use a mask once per week for four weeks in order to see the most optimal results? I'm just a bit confused on the subject, and I don't want to give anyone the wrong information or to be dismissing masks after one try because I didn't get good results (I'm looking at you, GlamGlow BrightMud) the first time I tried it.
I had a chemical peel done and it has left my face dry and dehydrated. This is the first time it has happened. It's been over three weeks and my face still feels tight. Keep in mind, my skin type is oily. I was wondering if anyone else who has done chemical peels to recommend an aftercare product that they enjoy using. Any suggestions?