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What should the steps be in a skin care routine?
I feel like there are so many different steps to put into a skin care routine...how do I figure out what the right ones are...and in which order? Should you wash, treat, serum, moisturizer? What about all the face oils out there? Where do those come into play? I would like a routine to help with to help even out skin tone and be anti-aging as well. Help! 
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Briebrie   Here is how I approach skincare and my own thoughts (FYI, I am 40):   1.  ALL  moisturizers, eye creams etc are anti-aging even if they don't say anti-agi... see post
Foundation for dry skin that will look flawless all night
I'm going to a formal dance and I need a foundation that will last all night. I have very dry skin so whenever I wear foundation, within the hour my face will become really flaky. I'm looking for something high coverage. I just want something that will look airbrushed all night
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BEAUTY WHIZ desertgirl501 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I also have dry skin.  I went to Sephora at Caesars Palace to have my makeup done prior to attending a formal event being held in a ballroom at Caesars.  The Sephora mua... see post
Makeup Forever Metal Palette busted within 30 mins of use.
Do you see the huge dents in it on the bottom left hand corner?  I stacked them on top of each other and that's what happened.  I thought I'd give everyone a heads up because I know a lot of us have been waiting on pins and needles for this palette.  Not worth it!  It's the same thickness as the MAC pro palettes.  I'm just going to get another one of those.  These are going to get returned on Monday.  Total garbage!   Edit: I can't believe I made the n00b mistake and put it in the acne board.  Sorry!
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HALL OF FAMER Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Man that sucks.  Does yours not have the foam insert piece in it?   i just ordered a second one when they came back in stock last week, and now I don't want to risk st... see post
I am 32 and need a anti-aging skin care routine
I am 32, Hispanic with a medium complexion. I don't have any wrinkles, besides some very fine lines in my forehead that appeared in my very early 20s. There is no skin problem in particular that I am wanting to tackle, I just want to prevent wrinkles now before they appear. (Want to prevent, instead of treating when they do appear.) Please advice as to which creams/serums to use on my face, eye area, and neck. Or, what ingredients to look for? Your help is greatly appreciated!
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HALL OF FAMER ballerinagrl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm in agreement with all the advise you have been given, but for a great anti-ageing regimen, I would suggest you add a high-potency vitamin C product (Murad does my fa... see post
Face wash and cream
Hi, I have very sensitive skin and acne issues. What type of face wash and face cream would you recommend for me?
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BEAUTY MAVEN meleva / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I recommend FAB as well, I had oily skin with dry patches and this helped in not drying my skin and keeps my skin clear. see post
natural skin care!
Hello! So I want to start off by talking about my struggle with skin care. I originally was using the intense hydrating toner, night, and day moisturizer from the body shop which was great and gave my skin a ton of moisture. However I felt like the product contained lots of ingredients that I didn't want on my skin and felt like it was leaving sort of a film! So multiple times I have gone into sephora looking for a new skin care routine and ending up buying the products that they recommend (are pushing for that week) only to find I have wasted money and my makeup looks cakey and gross because my skin is still dry! The last recommendation was the lotus moisturizer but I have noticed it is very drying and my makeup ended up looking worse with this product! I almost feel like there are tons of products in the market that don't do what they say and sifting through them costs a lot of money and time!! Does anyonr know of any skin care lines that have been recommended by a dermatologist or that you can recommend helps with dry skin and has more natural ingredients? I have heard of Sanistas recently but am hesitant to try it since it's not very well known!
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BEAUTY WHIZ KayM12 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Detox Foaming Cleanser see post
Legs problem
Hi all! This is super embarrassing but I really don't know where else to ask!   So I've been noticing that my legs have all of these red bumps on them. Mostly on my thighs but it goes down to my calves as well. They are also extremely itchy! Sometimes I can't sleep because they itch so much and on of my legs I made it bleed. I have started to shave less hoping that it was razor burn but that has not helped at all. I have also been putting on lotion like crazy hoping it was due to dry skin, but again... nothing!    Anyone else have this problem and find a cure? It's getting worse and worse and it's getting embarrassing, especially with summer coming up  
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BEAUTY BUFF sam1227 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
That looks very similar to the KP I get on the tops of my thighs. Obviously still visit your doctor to make sure, but I figured you'd like to know :) see post
Glam Glow
Hi I want a Glam Glow mask for moisturizing and also anti-aging Please let me know which one?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You may want to try the sample kit from Glamglow directly. Some masks are known to irriate..based on reviews.   I gave a few products of theirs to someone with very dr... see post
I have a lot of acne on my cheeks and do not know what acne treatment would be best?
I have a lot of acne on my cheeks. I need a good acne treatment to get rid of the redness and acne. Also what is my foundation the problem for my acne? If so, what is the best foundation to use since I have acne. 
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BEAUTY WHIZ KayM12 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I cringe when I see people recommend that clarifying lotion by Clinique. It broke me out in the WORST way :( Everything is definitely not for everyone. see post
NEED NEW MASCARA
Im in need of a new mascara that really lenthens your lashes becuase I have really short ones. Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER jellybean917 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Diorshow Iconic Overcurl over Diorshow Maximizer. The maximizer finds all of your lashes, and then Iconic Overcurl adds length and curl without clumping. I use this duo ... see post
Skin Care Products for Skin Cancer
I was just diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma (a skin cancer) on the bridge of my nose. I have to have it removed on May 12 and I would like to know the best products I can use to lessen the appearance of the scar, and to protect my skin from future sun damage. It is a very small spot and the doctor said he will make the cut go sideways so it will blend in with any natural wrinkles I have. I'm 56 and don't have many wrinkles yet but I really would like to minimize the scar as it heals. I would also like to find a foundation/moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30.  I prefer something completely natural.   Thank you for any suggestions and recommendations.
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BEAUTY WHIZ desertgirl501 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I agree with trying Jane Iredale foundation.  It is very nice makeup.  I would suggest taking some time to check out the JI website as it contains a lot of good informat... see post
Jars....Why?
I don't understand why so many brands put their products in jars. It drives me crazy! Either I have to dip my finger in the product to get it out, or get a spatula that constantly needs cleaned- and it's messy. Plus, I've heard that while the jar is open, the active ingredients can break down (don't know how much truth there is in that, though.) So, what is the reason for brands using heavy, inconvenient jars instead of a pump? Does anyone prefer a jar over a pump? I think that some of the products with pumps are just as elegant looking as the jars. Personally, I am much more likely to purchase something with a pump, and have passed on a product just because it comes in a jar (but if it is something that people are really raving about, I might buy it just to satisfy my curiosity.)
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BEAUTY PRO BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I agree! Tubes are the best and I almost always cut the top off to get what is inside, I have yet to have a tube that didnt have at least 3 more applications of whatever... see post
What are the consequences of using rubbing alcohol directly on your face?
I went recently on vacation with a couple of friends so we got plenty of time to discuss our makeup and skin care routines. I found out one of them uses rubbing alcohol directly on her face after cleansing and my other friend I were quite shocked to be honest but she shut us up and told us it works amazingly for her skin and if she doesn’t use it, she breaks out terribly. I’d like to explain to her that is bad for her skin but I don’t know how so I’m asking you lovely BTers for a little help.      Thanks in advance, Yackie.
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've gotten strong words on BT for saying the same thing!  But I totally agree with you.  Alcohol cleans up a popped blemish (or like wound) better and faster than anyth... see post
Acne and Make Up for Teenage Beginners
Hello Sephora ,    I'm 17 and I have an acne problem , I've recently purchased ProActiv For the first time a couple weeks ago and it has already stopped working for my skin . I'm darkskin and I have slightly oily skin . I wanted to know what would be your best recommendation for another acne system.   I also would like to cover up my acne marks and get into make-up , however no one in my family can help me when it comes to how to start and correctly apply make up , or even what brand would have my skin tone or would be best for my skin. Do you guys have any recommendations on make - up kits for beginners ( dark-skin tone ) .   Thanks So Much !
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BEAUTY WHIZ KayM12 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi Hun,   I did just about every acne system under the sun and the only one that really worked for me was Proactiv until it stopped working after about 3 years. I woul... see post
Dry skin, looking for a serum
So I have super dry skin. When I say dry I mean kind of scaly looking and yes I drink TONS of water and keep hydrated. As for my skin care routine I wash (Fresh soy cleanser in the morning and Philosophy purity made simple at night) and moisturize twice a day, sometimes exfoliate in the morning with dermalogica daily microfoliant if my skin is looking particularly rough, use origins drink up intensive overnight mask and exfoliate twice a week alternating between a chemical exfoliant and origins modern friction. Luckily it's finally starting to get a little better and I think it's thank to Embryolisse. I haven't been using it long and i'm really hoping it won't break me out, I have problems with cystic acne around the jaw, those pesky little bumps under the skin that never come to a head and just sit there. I use a topical acne treatment which i'm sure didn't help with my already dry skin. ANYWAY to get to the point of this whole thing, I'm looking for a serum to supplement my routine. I purchased the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II and have been using it for about a month but it doesn't seem to be having much of an effect, any suggestions? Sorry, I realize this dragged on with a whole lot of information that is most likely unnecessary. Thanks in advance for your help!!!
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BEAUTY PRO kelloua / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I think everyones giving you great advice.  I also have struggled with acne (though thankfully, like you, mine is mostly under control thanks to my prescriptions - cream... see post
Are there any eye creams to help with the hollowness under my eyes?
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hollowness can be addressed via plumping and collagen boosting agents.    Vitamin C is a brightening anti-oxidant which shields skin from free radical damage (free rad... see post
Anti-aging products to start using at 18?
Hello everyone I'm 18, almost 19, but I'm already interested in starting to use some anti-aging products mostly as a preventative measure. I already use moisturizer every day and the Philosophy Hope in a jar for eyes which I really like. Are there any other products you would recommend  that I could add on to my regimen to help prevent aging? Btw my skin is oily and sometimes sensitive. 
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SPECIAL GUEST Margie05 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank you all for your advice. I'm definitely guilty of not using SPF all the time but I'll make sure to incorporate it into my routine! I'll also be trying out some of ... see post
Exfoliator/Moisturizer for Combo Skin & Skin Care
Okay,   So I have combo oily/normal skin (oily only in t-zone) and it's some-what acne prone especially with hormones and stress. I also have those annoying little red bumps on my forehead that aren't really pimples but I'm not sure how to get rid of them (if someone can tell me how I'd be forever grateful.)   Any-way I've been looking for a day time moisturizer, and right now I'm finding that my moisturizer seems to sink in but a few hours later my face will be greasy in the t-zone and especially on my forehead. Is that because I need to find a good exfoliator or something else?   Which brings me to my second issue, I need a good exfoliator that is chemical instead of mechanical because I feel the mechanical does nothing for me.   Cleanser I use: Philosophy Purity Made Simple  And I also use Josie Maran Pure Argan oil   Moisturizers I've Tried: - Clinique Dramatically Different Gel moisturizer - Bosica Self-Defense Vital Antioxidant Moisture SPF 30 - Purity Made Simple gel moisturizer (drugstore)   I would prefer something non scented as well.   Exfoliators I've Tried: (most have been mechanical) - Mario Badescu Strayberry exfoliator  -Some drugstore St. Ives one   Again I am looking for chemical not mechanical.     On a side note, and recommendations for night-time moisturizers and eye creams would be appreciated.    Thank you so much in advance.
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BEAUTY PRO Poisonivy9 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I highly recommend Algenist complete eye renewal balm.  I have oily skin as well as this has been a great eye cream for me.  I also use Korres Greek yogurt sleeping faci... see post
Clarins Skin Oils - what are the differences among the three?
Can somebody weigh in regarding the differences between the three Clarins skin oils, other than what is available in the online description? I'm having a hard time choosing between the three. I have very sensitive skin, oily nose, dry cheeks, large pores here and there.
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks meganlisa! I'm going to try to get a sample from local Macy's tomorrow and then order from Nordstrom's (need the return policy with my sensitive skin). see post
Face Moisturizer for oily/acne prone/sensitive skin?
Hey guys im looking for a good lotion for oily skin. Im currently using Kate Sommerville Goat Milk Cream and it was great for fall/winter but im pretty sure it wont work for summer. I wore it on a few hot days and was greasy and i think it broke me out.  Any suggestions? 
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BEAUTY MASTER reflectsgold / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
wow 2 great options! thank you so much Kevin! see post
Gentle cleanser for sensitive, oily, and acne prone skin.
I have sensitive, oily, and acne prone skin. I use epiduo at night for the acne and hydroquinone for hyperpigmentation. My dermatologist recommended that I use a gentle non medicated cleanser twice a day so what cleanser do you recommend?
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BEAUTY WHIZ KayM12 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
My derm recommended CeraVe hydrating cleanser but to me it wasn't getting my skin clean and I had to search high and low for a makeup remover that worked. The Peter Thom... see post
Moisturizer recommendation
I have sensitive, dehydrated skin. Pores are a concern of mine. What moisturizer can you suggest please? I want to apply before primer and foundation.   thx!
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BEAUTY BUFF Krystal111 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hi Laura,   I spoke with a beauty advisor about a new moisturizer for my terribly dry, as always and now irritated (forgot that using my topical acne Rx, which also fu... see post
new daily cleanser
i have questions about my skin problem. my skin is really sensitive, have a lot of blackheads recently, and sometimes its also breakout.  i want to change my daily cleanser from Clinique to Glamglow Supercleanse Daily Cleanser. I did some research and i found out that Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser seems great too. Can please someone tell me which one is better between Glamglow and Boscia for my skin type??? i also have some acne scar on my right cheek. If there is any daily cleanser that could reduce the acne that would be really greattt. 
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BEAUTY PRO BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
So I am not sure about which of the two is better but I am 25 and have sensitive fair skin, combination where it cant make up its mind and switches from oily to dry depe... see post
Sensitive skin + sunblock
I'm looking for the strongest lightweight sunblock I can get. I have sensitive skin but need a lot of protection. Any suggestions?
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BEAUTY PRO BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I use Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Sunscreen. It is lightweight and not greasy but has a high SPF which is important for my sensitive, very light skin.   see post
Has anyone used REN products?
What is everyone's opinion on REN products? If you've used any of their products, what have you used? Are they effective? What type of skin are the products best for?    Thabks in advance!
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BEAUTY MAVEN myaelle / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I've got combination skin, and love using the Rosa Centafolia Cleansing Balm in the fall and winter months. It removes makeup and leaves my skin pleasantly hydrated. I u... see post
Dennis Gross peels
I had a sample of this today - I liked the way my skin tingled. Has anyone used these peel pads?
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Great!  I would start with using this twice a week.  If you find them helpful and your skin feels good, you can adjust the schedule as you wish. see post
Skin Too Dry for Makeup
Every time I put on BB cream it immediately makes my skin incredibly flaky. I've even tried putting on moisturizer first or mixing the BB with some of my moisturizer and ten minutes after applying I'm a flaky mess. My moisturizer works fine and I'm not dry after applying it, it's any kind of coverage that's drying me up.   Im using the Smashbox BB currently and have no idea what to do! The attached photos is after applying.
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BEAUTY WHIZ desertgirl501 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I have a similar issue with my skin.  My skin is dry and I live in a dry desert climate.  I tend to get flakys on my forehead despite using moisturizer and a primer unde... see post
Kevyn Aucoin Bronzer yes or no?
Want to pick this up for the last day of the sale.  Does anyone have any experience with this product and can give me advice on rather to get tropical days or tropical nights?  I'm thinking Days since I have light skin tone but I don't want it to be too light.. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes, I think Days would be better for you! Hope you were able to get it with the code. I believe it's still working.  see post
Best treatment for keratosis pilaris on face?!
I have mild KP on my face, and while it has never really bothered me that much (since I can just cover it with a lot of makeup) I want to finally do something about it.  My skin is normal to dry, and not very sensitive.  I currently use my Clarisonic daily, which helps a little, but it's not quite enough.  Does anyone have any product recommendations that are safe to use on the face?!  
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lcyogi / NEWCOMER / replied
Great!  Thank you! I will check into that brand!! see post
SKINCARE HGs !
i've seen this type of question asked more generally, but i wanted to ask it specific to skincare. not only is it interesting to see what has really worked for people, but it'll maybe highlight some products others are interested in trying !   so: what are specific  products that would cause you to hyperventilate were you to run out ?   mine currently are:   cleansers CLINIQUE take the day off cleansing balm (makeup removal) NUDE SKINCARE perfect cleanse omega cleansing jelly (skin cleanser) toners (acids & hydrating) FIRST AID BEAUTY facial radiance pads (AHA) CAUDALIE beauty elixir (moisture) MURAD essential-c toner (moisture) oils and serums CLARINS blue orchid facial oil TATA HARPER nutrient replenishing complex (oil) VICHY aqualia thermal serum (serum for dehydration) moisturizers AVEDA botanical kinetics hydrating face lotion masks (i like to have an arsenal for different purposes) REN glycol lactic radiance renewal mask (resurfacing) OLE HENRIKSEN lemon strip flash peel (resurfacing: hardcore) PETER THOMAS ROTH cucumber mask (hydrating / soothing; great for summer) FIRST AID BEAUTY ultra repair instant oatmeal mask (hydrates /soothes; fantastic for winter) FIRST AID BEAUTY skin rescue purifying mask w/ red clay (deep cleaning)   additionally, a couple products that may reach HG status soon, but need more time in my rotation: TATA HARPER replenishing nutrient complex (oil) added ! TATCHA cleansing oil   can't believe i'm saying this but: it broke me out ????  or it was unlucky timing, but i'm too scared to keep using it. NUDE SKINCARE miracle mask (exfoliating / brightening)** i love this mask. i don't think it'll be HG though as i generally prefer the REN. they're pretty interchangeable though. i consider it a very close 1st runner up ! to be fair...i think this is a LOT to be considered truly HG. but you guys know i have a lot of steps in my daily routine, and these are tried-and-true loves of mine !   edited 4/1/15
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Given that I'm a bit extreme on skin care (to put it mildly) I've actually been experimenting with mixing my own oils.  I have had this broken capillary (confirmed diagn... see post