I didn't have acne as a teenager, a few pimples here and there. Now I'm in my 20s and am struggling with acne (fml) I have tons of scars now and I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for products that will reduce the appearance of these scars. Or any preventative measures!
Hello all! I have very dry skin, and I am at a loss when it comes to fixing the situation. I use Clinique's 7 day scrub every few days, and CeraVe hydrating facial cleanser when I am not using the scrub. I go in with Peter Thomas Roth's water drench cloud serum and for moisturizer I use Neutrogena hydro boost or First aid beauty face cream. When I am not wearing foundation, you can't see the flakes as much obviously but my face doesn't feel smooth... But when I am wearing foundation the dry patches are SO bad mostly on my forehead but pretty much every where. I really don't know how to get this under control. I use IT cosmetics your skin but better cc+ cream.. and so far it has been the least drying.. But since it is so thick and almost oily feeling I would need to set it.. Which I can not go near powder or it makes the situation 10x worse. Any suggestions for exfoliators, moisturizers, serums or even foundations?
It's the time of year where everyone wants that beautiful sun kissed glow. Thankfully we have a wide range of good quality self tanners available to us now so we are not exposed to harmful rays. What is your favorite self tanner and why? Share any helpful tips on application, what not to do and any funny stories you'd like to share.
Hi! I am currently 23 years old and have suffered from acne my whole life. I have recently been using Proactiv+ but stopped because it wasn't having a great affect on my acne or skin. I started to use Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correcting pads along with Dermalogica Medibac face wash and a toner. My face cleared up somewhat well but now I have these little tiny bumps/breakouts all over my face. I never used to get those, and rather I would get bigger acne bumps. Should I switch to using another skin care product? Does anyone have any ideas? PLEASE HELP!
I have had Co2 laser for my wrinkles. And now use Microneedling at home to keep the collagen production. What serums (for use right after) or heave moisturizers ( a few hours later) have other seem help with? I just started iwth a copper pepitide with apple stem cell to help with collagen growht. Anything else? I also heard after the serum an hour or so after you should have strong anti-aging moisturizer.
Hi All! I've been interested in getting some feedback as to great anti-aging moisturizers. I'm currently in my late 20s with combination(t-zone)/dry (cheeks) skin. I've been using Perricone MD Pre-Empt Oil-Free Moisturizer for nighttime use and have had much success with that, but I would love some suggestions for a great daytime moisturizer containing SPF but still having some anti-aging benefits that come with it. I'm also interested in delving into day and nighttime serums along with eye creams/oils. My wedding is coming up in a year and I would love to get a head start into bettering my skin now rather than later! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, thank you!
Since the ole Henriksen aloe Vera deep cleanser has been discontinued *tears* i am looking for a new cleanser to use both in the morning and at night. I have normal to combo skin - my skin can be oily on some days and dry on others - i get these bumps on my face i'm not even sure what they are and i have large pores. I want a deep clean! Any recommendations?!
I recently got bangs, and the skin on my forehead has become so oily! Which products can I use, in the morning or the evening, to keep the pores on my forehead from getting clogged with all of the extra oil? I'm generally a pretty low-maintenance kind of girl, so I don't want to spend a ton of time using very expensive products. Thanks!
Looking for a foundation or other option to use for work. Currently i use hourglass hylauronic skin tint and i love it! but it is expensive and i am looking for a light and quick option just to even tone while providing a slight coverage for work. I am a teacher, so I don't like the feeling of a lot on my face during the day. Any suggestions welcome! I have combination to dry skin- somewhat sensitive
We're told from an early age to start protecting our skin, but what exactly does that mean? I'm in high school, so I don't need to many fancy skin treatments, though I still want to keep my skin in top condition. Here is my current skincare routine: Morning: FAB Cleanser Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel Origins Ginzing Eye Cream Night: FAB Cleanser Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel Any suggestions for different products or additions to my routine?
I do like my skin care routine I have now and it limits my breakouts. Just wondering if anyone has gone above and gotten any treatments done or any thoughts on them. I know this is a very open ended question, but just seeing what others do. I am oily/combination.
which is the best matte fundation for oil skin and big pores and the best concealer?????, i have the make up forever liquid fundation but is not the best for me it makes that my skin looks super oily and it doesnt cover all my acne and my scars, please helpppp Spoiler (Highlight to read)
So as the seasons change my skin always throws a wobbly, to make it worse now I have flu! My lips are dry and cracked despite using a thick layer of FAB lip therapy 4 or 5 times a day, my nose is raw from wiping and my skin is so dry. I feel bad enough cause I can't hear, breath etc... but the feeling of crud all over my fave is the worst. Any ideas for recovery products? Skin softening masks etc?
I'm in my 30's and need to update both my AM and PM routine but I feel overwhelmed looking through all of Sephora's products and reading reviews. I have combination/normal skin and my main concerns are anti-aging and fine lines - I want to make sure I'm doing what I can now to prevent these in the future. I was also looking at getting a new cleanser (Boscia Black Cleanser) and was wondering if it's recommended? Any suggestions??
I have pretty severe keratosis pilaris on my arms, legs, and cheeks. Although i do not struggle with rosacea or acne, my cheeks are constantly red and bumpy! I've been using Amlactin which has helped a lot, but I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions for dry, sensitive, KP skin. (I.e, serums, moisturizers, cleansers, exfoliators). My current skincare routine is primarily drugstore and i'm trying to change that. (Coconut oil to remove makeup, purity facial cleanser, St.Ives grapefruit exfoliator, any natural spray toner I have on hand, Pond's Dry Skin Cream, and Amlactin) Xx, Stella
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Wondering if anyone had opinions on exfoliators out there. There are so many products I never know which one to try first. Been debating between a product from sephora or from lush. Thanks guys! Im oily/combination skin. My routine includes, two masks, serum, moisturizer, cleanser and toner.
I am looking to change up my skin care. as of now I am using Ole and Origin but i find its just not working to great for my skin. and am in my mid 30's and have extreme combination skin, visible pores, fine lines, and acne thats a little more the hormonal. I have been in store asking about my skin and got a few different responses from a few people. So I don't know what will work best in my case my nose and forehead get very greasy by the afternoon, so bad that i have to wipe it away the blotters are just not enough. Please help....
i have normal to very dry skin, meaning that based on weather or other circumstances my skin can go from a very normal state to almost flaky dry. i also have a very red tint to my cheeks and nose, not as bad as rosacea, but it definitely does come into play when i chose a foundation. my skin is also on the more pale side and with the redness it makes it very hard to find a foundation that will cover up my flaws and redness and leave me looking a nice shade without any orange tint to it. i know this is a lot and it is complicated but i could really use some help when it comes to choosing a nice brand that would benefit my skin.
this little questionnaire is floating around instagram, and i thought it might be fun to bring it over here. i'll post the questions written out in the spoiler for easy copying & pasting, and post my answers below too Spoiler (Highlight to read) 1. How did you get into skincare ? 2. What is your favorite skincare step ? 3. What is your favorite skincare ingredient ? 4. Which products are currently on your wishlist ? 5. Which brand / product would you never spend your money on ? 6. What is your biggest skincare regret ? 7. What is your HG skincare trick ? 8. What are 3 of your all time favorite products ? 9. Who is your skincare inspiration ? 10. What is your 2017 skincare goal ? 1. How did you get into skincare ?2. What is your favorite skincare step ?3. What is your favorite skincare ingredient ?4. Which products are currently on your wishlist ?5. Which brand / product would you never spend your money on ?6. What is your biggest skincare regret ?7. What is your HG skincare trick ?8. What are 3 of your all time favorite products ?9. Who is your skincare inspiration ?10. What is your 2017 skincare goal ?
I'm looking for a moisturizer suited for my skin type. I saw the new olehenriksen balance it all set (cleanser, toner and hydrator) and I read about the Jack Black double duty face moisturizer with SPF. I have oily acne prone skin. I'm not sure which one would be better for me, both seem to be good for oily skin but one focuses on reducing oil and the other has SPF, both of which I like. Which one should I get ? Or any recommendations?
Body acne sucks. It sucks more than having acne on your face because it seems more irregular. Living with it is a pain, too because you can't do things like go to the beach or wear a low cut top without feeling super self conscious. Fortunately, mine is almost all under control now with the exception of a minor breakout here and there, but it's still annoying. I've learned a lot from my years of acne and I'd like to share what worked for me. I'm also looking for more tips if possible. Hormones are a big factor. Teenagers are more prone to body acne for a reason, and growing up probably was a big factor to my back and chest acne. I'm 21 now and it's not so bad. This isn't the greatest thing to hear but it's the honest truth. An equally big factor is hygiene. Yes, you may think everyone has good hygiene but not always. Here are some great tips that helped me a lot: If you have long hair, wash it more often or wear it up when you sweat more like in the summer. Hair products can build up and get transferred onto your back, causing breakouts. Honestly I only wash my hair every couple of days because I have oily hair, but being more conscious about it being on my back has helped a lot. And dear god please shower daily... this is self-explanatory. While showering, wash your hair away from your back. I used to wash out conditioner (harder to wash out than shampoo) while my hair was down on my back, so conditioner would get all over my skin. Even though you're clean from the shower, the residue is still there and clogs your pores. What I do now is tilt my head sideways so that conditioner doesn't wash past my hairline. Some people like to wash their hair upside down, too, but I find that that makes conditioner leak on my face, which is just as annoying. Change your bedsheets!! My lazy teenage self would never change the bedsheets every week. Your natural oils and dead skin and all of that stuff gets into fabric, and every time you crawl into bed you're essentially rolling around in your own filth. This is especially necessary if you've got oily skin like myself. Change your pillowcase even more often. You could also be allergic or reacting to your laundry detergent. Try out a different formula and see if that improves your skin. This latter part never affected me really, but I hear it does help a lot of people. Use products that combat body acne. I literally survive on the Murad Body Acne Spray (or whatever it's called) which is the most helpful body acne product I've ever used. It has a 360 degree nozzle so you can spray upside down on your back! It's based with salicylic acid to fight breakouts and helped my skin after just 2 days. I avoid using it during the day though because it has a strong scent and a minty feeling that can linger. I use it at night to keep breakouts at bay. When I forget, my chest acne gets worse. I also love the Neutrogena body scrub. The one below and the pink grapefruit one are great (the one depicted is better but not available in Canada ) because there are exfoliating beads, which lead to my next point. Exfoliate your body. Use a loofa or a 2-sided puff in the shower so that you're getting rid of dead skin to let new cells help your skin. When your pores are clogged, bacteria causes breakouts and it's harder to wash your back than it is your face. The best drugstore one I hear is the Neutrogena exfoliating one (not the generic yellow or the pink grapefruit.. I can't remember because it's not available in Canada). Use a heavier body scrub a couple of times a week to really slough away dead skin. You'll see the difference immediately. Wear clothes made from better material, like cotton and silk. This isn't always doable but it's very helpful for your PJs. You sleep for quite a few hours, and no one is really going to see you while you sleep. Find a good set of cotton or silk PJs which are more comfortable anyway. These materials help your skin breathe which will prevent breakouts from being irritated more. Drink plenty of water. This is essential for not just acne but skincare in general. It's the easiest thing to do and has the best effects. Also improve your diet. I'm not saying you should become a vegan, but lower your intake of sugary and unhealthy foods. Have some fruit once in a while, and eat some green leafy stuff. You can make whatever the heck argument you want about "no studies link chocolate or fries to acne" but what you put in your body shows on your body. Trust me, improving your interior health is the best way to combat skin problems and be healthier overall. See a dermatologist. And I don't mean some lowkey dermatologist who doesn't listen to you. Do research in your area and see a good derm who will help you. I didn't do this when I was younger and I regret it so much. I visited one derm and she talked to me for 10 mins about a product line she was selling and she left the room. Everyone's body is different, and a doctor could pinpoint your problems much better than yourself. You could be suffering from a Vitamin deficiency or have another issue you're not aware of. I hope that this thread helps you fight body acne. Feel free to reply with your experiences, questions, and advice. But remember: don't care about what other people think!! I used to be so self conscious of my body acne I would avoid swimming and wearing nice dresses. Now even with break outs I don't give a flying fudge! Make memories and be with loved ones. Years later when you're reflecting on your memories, you'll regret not doing the things you love.