I woke up this morning with a pimple by my nose and I just want to cry. I'm being mellow dramatic honestly but I do need some spot treatment suggestions because my birthday is coming up soon and this pimple will not be crashing it. I have combo skin and it's not sensitive so I'll take all suggestions from mild to industrial.
Just a heads up for those who are thinking about getting this reward. It's not the greatest product for controlling oil. Having said that, it does a really good job of controlling acne. Yeah, a dilemma, I know. It does go on really smoothly and feels great on your skin though. I still use it because it helps keep my skin clear and does help my foundation go on smoothly. But to control oil, I love my Bliss toner pads.
My skin broke out recently ish, a month or 2 ago. I'm really cyst prone, hereditary wise, and I'm going through a really stressful time in my life lately so the two sides of my chin have been breaking out. Apparently it's due to hormone imbalances/stress from what I've been reading online, which makes sense. I used the tea tree oil line from the Body Shop for a long time and it worked pretty well at keeping my skin under control, until now. For the first time in my life, I definitely have cystic acne. It's not TOO bad yet, but I'm really bothered by how much worse it could get. I recently bought the Clarisonic mia, and a ton of products from Lush, and then I also just ordered the Philosophy Purity and Clear Days Away. What would you recommend? I have normal to combination skin. My newest skincare routine is this: I wash my face every morning with the Lush 9 to 5 (I'll probably start using this or the Philosophy Purity for mornings since they're gentle), and then come home, take off my makeup, and use the Clarisonic (alternating between one of the gentle cleansers, and the Dr Murad Cleanser with salicylic acid). After cleaning my skin I use the Lush Tea Tree Water and Grease Lightning, and a light bit of Dream Cream for moisturizer.
Hi beauties I am in constant search for good moisturizer for combinational skin having normal cheecks and slighty oliy T-zone with small bumps under the forehead .I can get breakout easily from product.Please ...please suggest
I found a very interesting read with a plethora of sources on just why mineral oil doesn't deserve the bad rap it's been getting. If you're interested, search askanaesthetician mineral oil on google or another search engine (non-Sephora links are removed by mods here on BT). Here are some I found most intriguing: Mineral oil is comedogenic and will make you break out - FALSE Mineral oil appears on a large range of “comedogenic ingredients” lists. Once upon a time (well, in the 1970s), cosmetic companies noticed that a lot of women started getting acne from their makeup products. One scientific study on comedogenicity used the inside of a rabbit’s ear to test whether products caused pimples, and this quickly became the test of choice. However, later on, they found that sometimes the results on a rabbit and the results on a human were different. (Lab Muffin loves rabbits, and this made her sad, because an awful lot of rabbits got ear pimples for no good reason!) A later study tested products containing between 0 and 30% mineral oil, and found that it wasn’t comedogenic on human skin. The best thing about mineral oil is that (unlike a lot of plant oils) it’s incredibly stable – it doesn’t oxidise, and stays liquid. In other words, it’s not likely to clump up later on, after reacting with oxygen and light, and clog your pores! However, this doesn’t mean that it won’t cause you to break out, since different people respond differently to certain ingredients. Mineral oil dries the skin and causes premature aging. Mineral oil works as a barrier between the skin and the air. It acts as an occlusive agent which prevents water from naturally leaving your body through your skin. It will not dry out your skin or cause premature aging. Quite the contrary. It will provide moisturization. Mineral oil robs the skin of vitamins. Since many vitamins are oil based, people assume that mineral oil will pull them out of your skin. There is no legitimate scientific evidence that this is true. Mineral oil has no effect on the vitamin levels in your skin. What do you think? I'm Switzerland, or neutral, on mineral oil. I am neither singing its praises nor shouting its horrors from rooftops.
I am in my mid-20s and almost always have breakouts. I have combination skin, so I have to use moisturizer everyday as well as oil blotting sheets. I've tried almost everything imaginable from dermatologist recommended medication (both topical and pills), to regimens like Proactiv and drugstore brands, and even Murad from Sephora but nothing has really helped. So I wanted to ask the community, what really works? Also, are the sold together regimens on here better or is it better to pick and choose between brands/products? Thanks so much!
I read that under exfoliating causes milia, which I've been getting in the last year. But I am worried about over exfoliating. What is the harm in exfoliating too much? I use a Clarisonic with deep pore brush, but not every day. I also use a scrub once in awhile and masks. I have pretty resilient skin.
Recently tried Ole Henriksen's Lemon Strip Flash Peel. I thought I'd love it, since I haven't been disappointed by any of his other products. But this burned more than expected. I previously tried a sample of the Power Peel, but that included the Chamomile Comfort which calms the skin. I really love the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peels, and I have heard great things about Perricone MD's Blue Plasma despite its price. Anyone ever try it? Any thoughts/suggestions of some great peels you love?
ladies! HELP!! im having terrible issues from flaky burning dry skin. ive always been dry but this year its something awful. Can anyone recommend good products. I.E makeup, moisturizers, eye creams, setting sprays, ect. THANKS!
After trying to hold off on the body shop's 3 for $30 promotion, I am caving in. Does anyone have any recommendations for body butters (olive vs cocoa butter or something else. I'm bummed that the moroccan rose one sold out) or cleansers (have heard awesome things about the Vitamin E cleanser) or any other skin care sort of thing by TBS? I appreciate your help!! I posted the following as a comment too, but I'm going to paste it here as well so that everyone will see it without having to scroll through the thread) Wow thank you for all your suggestions!!! Just to clarify, I have pretty dry skin- constantly have to reapply the lotions (ESPECIALLY ON MY HANDS- have to reapply every single time I even so much as rinse them or the knuckles get all ashy and irritate the heck out of me) that I do have because nothing seems to be moisturizing enoug. My face is pretty normal/dry- not really very sensitive, but I prefer to stick to gentle products to keep it that way. I don't mind scented products- even prefer them so long as they aren't too synthetic- smelling.
Hi everyone, I have the PTR Retinol Fusion PM, and am wondering what is the best way to use this product? I have not used a retinol before. The reviews for this product indicate that you take a couple of drops and apply to the face. When exactly in your PM skincare routine would you do this? After cleaning, but before applying any other creams/serums/etc? Could I mix a couple of drops with my night cream and apply it that way, or is it better to apply it by itself? Can you use it around the eyes? Thanks for any pointers for this retinol newbie!
I've already looked up on google top derms in my area but when they all have alottt of openings the very first week it kind of worries my that they aren't really that great. It's a long shot but I was hoping to find some one in my area who has a really great derm that's fixed all of they're acne and any facial problems. I will travel anywhere from Houston to Galveston for a good derm. Thank you!
I don't know what this is, but I just have dry, flaky skin just at the creases of my nose that are particularly visible when I wear makeup (mineral or liquid) and I don't know how to get rid of it. I've tried good moisturizers, but it doesn't seem to work and it's very isolated to just the nose crease. I do have dry skin in general, but a good moisturizer usually takes care of any dryness EXCEPT here. It's not so much "patches" of skin, it looks maybe more like pores that have flaked off or something. It's hard to describe. Maybe I will take a picture. Does anybody know what the heck I'm talking about? lol If so, what skin regiment would you recommend?
Hi everyone, I feel like I have tried so many products so now I want to get your opinion! First, I'm 26 with oily skin. My biggest concern are wrinkles. I'm starting to get the fine lines around the mouth. I don't use retinal because I think my skin is too sensitive for it. I've seen a lot of recommendations for OLE HENRIKSEN Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster but I didn't see much of an effect on me. My other major concern is clear skin. Lately, I've been noticing I have small bumps all over my face - I'm sure my day/night moisturizer has something to do with this so I think if I get a good moisturizer, this will go away. I have tried different lines from Shiseido, Amore Pacific, Ole Henriksen, Korres and Murad. My current line that I'm trying is Origins. I like to keep my regime minimal so ideally I could get a night cream with anti-aging effects instead of using a serum + moisturizer. I'm mainly looking for a night moisturizer but I am very open to other recommendations for day creams and cleansers. Thank you!!
My 21st birthday is in two weeks and I've decided it's time to start taking better care of my skin. I have combination/oily skin and I'm prone to breakouts. I struggled with acne at the beginning of the year. I called it super-acne because it was terrible. The ONLY thing that helped was Clinique's Acne Solutions toner. I had been using the entire 3 step system for about a year and quit last December and soon after, my face broke out like crazy. It took 4 months of trial and error to figure out that the only thing that helped was the toner. I was trying to move away from such harsh chemicals to more organic formulas, but my skin did not like it at all. I'm about to be on winter break, so I want to try to switch to better products again while I have a few weeks to fine tune my skincare routine. Here's my skincare routine right now... Morning: Cetaphil Normal/Oily Gel Cleanser OR Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser (I switch it up) Clinique Acne Solutions Toner LUSH Enzymion or Imperialis (depending on how oily my skin feels) Nighttime: Philosophy Purity Makeup Remover Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser Clinique Acne Solutions Toner AcneFree Retinol Complex Josie Maran Argan Oil I exfoliate with LUSH Ocean Salt twice a week and use a sulfur mask for acne twice a week. My skin has been pretty clear for the past 6 months. I just get a few blemishes around the time of my period. I love the argan oil and the Boscia cleanser, but I want to try to switch to a more natural toner. Not sure if I should add an eye cream in there or some anti-aging products? I don't have any wrinkles yet, but I see a lot of girls my age having fine lines around their eyes and I want to avoid that at all costs. Any recommendations?
So I've been using Purity Made Simple, and was hoping to buy some during the Black Friday sale, but since I wasn't able to, I'm not going to be repurchasing it for full price as I think I can find better products for that price (I did find Purity to be a bit drying). I would like any recommendations you have for a good cleanser, can be drugstore or mid range. I do not really have a lot of skin concerns; I have normal-dry (more dry than normal lol) skin, do not break out much, and do not wear full face makeup, ie foundation, unless it's for a special occasion. Still, if the cleanser was also able to remove makeup, that would be a plus. I have never really used cleansing oils, but the idea kind of puts me off for some reason. Same with facial bars (although that's more of a storage plus general dislike of soap/cleanser bars issue). Ideally, the cleanser should not be too expensive (I'm talking not much more than $20), work well, not be full of harsh chemicals that could irritate/dry out my skin. I did like the way Purity (omg the acronym spells PMS haha) felt on my skin so something similar in terms of that would be nice. Recommend away
Hi All, I've been using Neutrogena and Origins moisturizers on my face for day (Origins) and night (Neutrogena), but over the last several months I've been experiencing small patches of very very dry skin on different parts of my face (mostly around my smile lines and the sides of the bridge of my nose). I want to invest more money into a good face moisturizer and am looking for some advice on what to check out first. There are just so many different kinds out there that I find it overwhelming. I've also started to use oil cleansers on my face (Origins) instead of a frothy face wash with the hope that it would help not dry out my face. Any other tips on how to fix the dry spots? Thanks!
I am 16 years old, and I have acne, with ironically extremely dry flaky skin. When I first had acne, I had super oily skin, but all the medications and products recomended by my dermatologist damaged my skin's natural oils, and now when I put an oil blotter sheet on my face, no oil appears!! I already have oils,moisturizers,and face washes. Any good foundations that are not heavy nor long lasting?
I recently bought the fresh body and lip scrub during vib sale and have been trying it out hoping that it would work for me if i used it long enough I dont know if im just inept at putting two and two together but the body scrub didnt do a darn thing for me , and was like water and oil in the container , the oil was nice and soothing but the scrub wasnt whati would normally consider a scrub nor was it exfoliating. AS for the lip scrub its nicely scented and seemed to have done the job but it says to use three times a week max yet my lips are only exfoliated on the day I use it and revert back the following day. I have been exfoliating then using first aid beauty lip balm to try to moisturize lips , Ive noticed with the weather my lips have been getting horribly chapped to the point when i wear something pigmented like occ liptar it just slips into grooves on my lower lip Any advice on better products would be helpful!!
I was reading about the connection between dairy and acne. Sounded like, especially for people with hormonal acne, eating dairy (some versions have higher levels of estrogen than others) can mess with our hormones and cause acne. Anyone feel like this applies to them and has cut out the dairy? I do not drink milk and I usually avoid cheese on sandwiches etc but lately my skin has been looking worse at other times of the month and I'm starting to think/it seems to correlate when I've upped my dairy intake (my latest snack obsession is pimento cheese and crackers). Sooo I'd be interested to hear BT's thoughts on this!
I wanted to switch to a high-end, trusted cleanser in an effort to take better care of my skin. I purchased the eponymous Eve Lom cleanser, which is more of a cleansing balm, for twice-daily use with my Clarisonic. I know how Eve Lom recommends you use it, with the cloth and hot water and cold water and everything, but I would like to use my Clarisonic with it. My salesgirl (at Space.NK) said that she rubs it on with her fingers and wets the Clarisonic afterward, melting it/scrubbing it off. Does this sound right? I'm in love with my Clarisonic, and I'm hoping I didn't purchase a cleanser that won't work with it. Thoughts? Any Eve Lom fans here on BT?
Hi so I have very dry skin around my mouth that in the recent enter weather has spread to my chin and jawline and on the smile creases under my cheeks(but not on the sides of my nose). on my nose cheeks and forehead (basically everything above the bottom of my nose to the top of my forehead) I have lots if oil producing there. I don't really mind the oil because I found products that can control that, but I am really desperate to find a solution for my dry skin. It's so annoying! With oily skin you can just mattify and make makeup look good, but with dry skin everthing becomes flaky and often times I can't put makeup on at all because it'll just flake and look really bad, like face dandruff. I also have redness from acne and acne scars on my cheek and forehead area. The acnes actually not that bad anymore but at one point it was like the cystic acne army invaded and constantly set up huge pain full cystic acne forts on my face. It was a low time in my life the dryness around my mouth began after the acne died down, which was about a year ago. At first I thought it was my toothpaste so I switched to baking soda and listerine mouthwash(which works just as well as toothpaste, may I add) but still the dryness didn't go away. Even my lips are super duper dry and I go through an eos lipbalm every two months. when I was my face at night, i rub the dry spots and the dead skin just rolls off. Underneath is slightly better yet still slightly dry skin that I have to moisturize immediately after patting my skin dry. the only product that has worked so far is cetaphil in those large tubs. I get a good goop of it, rub it on my dry spots and repeat three or four times. And it's still dry so I get some Vaseline and put it on top to lock in the lotion. that is how I get through the night. I make sure I drink lots of water. Even if it wakes mE up in the middle of the night, that's a good thing because that's when the moisture wears off and I have to moisturize again. Even in the mornings, it's a little colder and dryer now so i still peel in the morning, so i rub off the dead skin in the morning again and moisturize with Argan oil. I just got argan oil and I don't see any changes yet but I'm going to keep wishing for the best. I also switched to lm's tinted moisturizer instead of bm's powder foundation and it's been somewhat better, but i still can't really put makeup there. Phew, so there you have it. My skin problem. Tl;dr: I have really bad flaky dry skin around my mouth lips and chin and idk what to do. I'm going to try the oil cleansing method tonight with a clarisonic( did I mention I just bought one?) i think its 90% due to eczyma and 10% that it could be something else. I should have mentioned that way earlier but as you can tell, I had a LOT of stuff to write. I couldn't remember everything. I'd be a terrible blogger haha. well, thank you SOO much for reading. If you have gotten this far, I applaud you. Thanks in advance!
My dermatologist gave me medication for my cystic and I had good results. However, I was suffering before from hyperpigmentation and now I have a bit more. I don't mind since it's better than cystic acne. However, it still makes me a bit self conscious. Anyone that has dealt with hyperpigmentation, what products did you like that helped? By the way I have pretty dry skin.
Hey beauties, I just have a question about the replacement brush heads. I bought the deep pore one a while ago, but its making me realli red and sometimes stingy after use. I'm pretty obsessive when it comes to cleansing and want something that deep cleans into pores.. I have combination skin, acne prone, with quite a bit of pores, would the acne brush head be enough to clean deep into pores? or should I get a sensitive, or normal brush
Hi, I have dry skin and I've been using the Dermalogica Active Moist product for a couple years. It get's a bit pricey and I was wondering if anyone knows a good in-store or online place that sells them for cheaper price. Also, if anyone has suggestions for other products that has worked for them on VERY DRY SKIN, please recommend some. Thank you!
Anyone try either/both and have a preference? I currently have the Sensitive brush head and I love my Clarisonic, but I'm trying to decide whether or not to get the Delicate brush head when it comes time to replace mine. What are the differences between the two? I've looked and looked and all I can find is, "this is great for sensitive skin" for both. *sigh* The Sensitive doesn't irritate me or anything, I'm just thinking it might be better suited to my skin/gentler, considering I use mine to cleanse twice a day. What do you think?
It's that time of year again, the season of dry skin. What's your favorite body lotion or oil? I recently came across the Organix Moroccan Argan Oil lotion and I love it. Not only does it smell good but it sinks in to the skin super fast so I don't feel like I'm greasy.