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. =)
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 ?
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'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?
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?
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
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?
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!
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
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?
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.)
I saw there is another Oscar thread about the fashions and beautiful women that were there this year. This thread is about the not-so-beautiful. It really bothers me to see so much re-sculpting of faces. I don't have issues with a subtle tuck here and there, especially for health reasons such as getting rid of hooding over eyes to see better, but to completely transform faces so they are unrecognizable, is beyond the pale to me. The high-pitched too-fat cheekbones of some stars like Kim Novak, Bette Midler, Jim Carrey and others, for example. And, again, Kim Novak, I realize she has had some health issues over the years, but I was in pain just looking at her frozen face. The woman is over 80 years old, for Pete's sake. Would it be so bad to actually look it? I know that some women's beauty fashion magazines treat all this plastic surgery/Botox stuff as second nature, normal thing to do, but I find it all a bit bothersome. What does this say about our society? About the entertainment industry? About self esteem? About natural beauty? And when has it gone too far? I love using makeup and wearing clothes that make me look and feel better. I have gotten hair permanently removed, and I used to get it continually colored. . But to see people, mostly women, go so far out there, I just don't get it. Perhaps as I age myself, I see beauty in this natural progression, as well as beauty in imperfections, so that I'm at a loss to understand or appreciate major transformations that others so freely choose. Am I alone in thinking about some of this?
My skin has been very, veRY, VERY dry this winter, so I decided to try out beauty oils. I have been experimenting with Josie Maran's Argan Oil and Tarte's Maracuja Oil. However, they seem to keep bothering my eyes. It doesn't burn or anything. It just feels like it is in my eyes and sometimes makes them water. Am I simply putting them too close to my eyes? Are there guidelines where to apply oils? Is anyone else having/had this issue?
Hey ladies, About 2 months ago I had the worst breakout ever from my Givenchy Foundation. So many little pimples and those little suckers took forever to get rid of. I was on the brink of tears! I eventually gave up and stopped using stuff and they magically went away after 2 terrible weeks. I was wondering if any of you ladies had a terrible breakout, what product broke you out, & what made them go away. xoxo, Kelly
Hi All! I am in need of an exfoliator. I have very sensitive, combo skin (with some acne). I know exfoliators need to not be harsh but I really want there to be enough "scrub" that I feel it is working - sometimes I don't get that with exfoliators? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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!
not HAG, hahaa I ment "HG" ******* just wanted to ask you gals what are some of your HG Skin care Products? I wanna add some great products to my skin are routine. i have combo skin and at the moment I only use Philosophy 3in1 to remove makeup with my Mia2 and my philosophy moisturizer. I'm looking for a good sunscreen as well. So far hope in a jar SPF25 works great with my skin no break outs but I'm looking for a little more protection. I've used Josie argon oil but my nose tens to get oily even though ppl say it won't cause oiliness +I get little break outs from it as well. any great skin care products you ladies love? And think I should add to my routine. Someone change my life hahaa
Hello! I'm looking for a new acne cleanser that won't be too harsh and will be more hydrating than traditional acne cleansers. I have tried ones by Murad and find them to be too harsh for my sensitive skin. I have combination skin, but my skin seems to be lacking moisture more lately so I think I need to change my skin care routine. As of right now I'm using: Morning - *Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser ( I really liked this, especially during the summer but it seems to make my skin tight feeling after using it) *Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum *Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil (As a substitute eye cream) *Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer Nightime - *Lush Ultrabland *Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleasner *Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum *Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil *Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial I'm considering switching to Ren but other opinions would be gladly appreciated Thank you so much! http://www.sephora.com/clearcalm-3-clarifying-clay -cleanser-P265700?skuId=1587724
My skin is uber-oily. Like you could lube a car engine with it. I tried the Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil, and it does control my oil! This product's smell is a bit strange (fishy and oranges?), but it does work well. I also bought Jose Maran Aragon Oil, too. And I'll try that one and see if there's a difference. What I find interesting is that I can put this on in the evening, and the next morning my skin isn't very oily at all. And no new breakouts. Right now my skin is relatively clear, but I am sold. I use maybe two drops for my entire face and follow it up with my Eminence Stone Crop Whipped Moisturizer. Oily-skinned ladies, you may want to try this! http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?k eyword=OLE%20HENRIKSEN%20Pure%20Truth%E2%84%A2%20V ... http://www.sephora.com/argan-cleansing-oil-P283501 ?skuId=1550904