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 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?
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
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
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'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!
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?
I live in TX and the winters are terribly dry here. I changed my body wash routine and don't have to worry abt dry skin on my body but my face is another story. My skin has become so dry it's flaky. My routine is face wash followed by Josie Marian Aragon oil (abt 5 or 6 drops) followed by Bare minerals moisturizing face lotion. When I leave, my skin looks great and dewy and no dryness, but fwd to 4 hrs later and it's flaky again! any advice? do you think adding more drops of oil should do the trick?
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!
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?
For as long as I can remember, I've had these tiny bumps that gather around the inner corner of my eye and along my dark circles. I really, really hate them! They kind of look like chicken skin, but they don't really feel bumpy or anything. I've seen pictures of milia, and that is definitely not what I have. These little bumps don't ever go away and they never move. Some people say that they've started to notice this chicken skin under their eyes as they aged, but I'm a Sophomore and I've had this problem my whole life! I've done a little research, and so far all of the fixes have been really complicated and confusing. Please give me a solution! I like to take good care of my skin, but I'd much rather just buy a lotion or something than see a dermatologist. Thanks for all your help!
Hey I am not really sure if anyone has a similar issue or not but when it comes to using eye shadows on my eyes, my right eye always starts to get wet on the inner top corner, causing the make up to smear and come off. I was wondering if this has happened to anyone before and what their fix was, I would really love to be able to do cool things with my eye shadow instead of being binded to wearing just mascara all the time. Thanks!
Hi girls! I'm wondering what do you use for your creams that are in jars, instead of your fingers ? I used to use my hands to apply a face cream, but I've reading so much how there are too many germs and it's not recommended to put your fingers in any beauty product. Any suggestions?
Hello. I am 21 years old and I have very bad scarring on my face from acne since puberty. I have been able to finally control my acne. I was wondering, which beauty treatments or lasers I should buy from the Sephora website to help reduce my scarring? Maybe something to use at home when I do not have time to go to a medi spa/doctor
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?
I got a free issue of a brand-new magazine by Dr. Oz called "The Good Life" It has an interesting article on p.42 about Target and Walmart's coming changes to their health and beauty areas, and I KNEW I had to share it with BT! Apparently, both retailers are going to look at chemicals in their personal-care items. Wal-mart is going to require suppliers to phase out 10 potentially toxic ingredients. Target is going to have a ratings system of 0 to 100. Items that are more animal and earth friendly and less irritating will have higher scores. The article said this will likely take over a year, but it is nice to know that they are going to make the effort! Every little bit helps.
I've tried many acne treatments and found that BHA works best for me. sulfur used to work well, but when I have blackheads and "sudden" breakouts, there is nothing like the BHAs.. I currently have one from where I get facials, but they're crazy expensive and cost more than $100 dollars. I don't want the product to contain too many chemical products that's going to not be good for me in the long run.. and don't want it to break me out either.. could anyone recommend a serum or gel? can be either from Sephora or somewhere else.. if something that's natural/organic works, I would love that even more ! I don't want to be paying too much either because when it comes to BHAs, I use a generous amounts of it..
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
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