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Dry, flaking, scaly skin
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Re: Dry, flaking, scaly skin
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Reply: @BlytheReprobate I second the recommendation to see a dermatologist, if you haven't already. You could have a skin condition that ...read more
@BlytheReprobate I second the recommendation to see a dermatologist, if you haven't already. You could have a skin condition that needs diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan. Normally I'd say dry, flakey, scaly skin sounds like a broken skin barrier, especially if it hasn't always been like that. In that case, I'd normally recommend stripping your skincare routine waaaay back to just a hydrating cleanser at night, then a petrolatum-based balm (CeraVe Healing Ointment, Aquaphor Ointment, etc.) applied as a moisturizer while your skin's still damp. Petrolatum is the most occlusive moisturizing skincare ingredient available. A petrolatum balm will act as a protective barrier while your skin heals. In the morning, skip cleanser. If you feel the need to "wash" your face in the AM, try gently wiping it with a very soft plush microfiber cloth (something like a Makeup Eraser), then apply that petrolatum-based balm again (while your skin's damp) as your moisturizer. And of course, apply a broad spectrum sunscreen over that for daytime. But I do think you should see a derm to find out what's causing your condition, if you haven't already been diagnosed.
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Cleansers
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Reply: Hi @goddess82 ! To treat blackheads, and if your skin's not super dry and flakey (which could signal a broken skin barrier), you c ...read more
Hi @goddess82 ! To treat blackheads, and if your skin's not super dry and flakey (which could signal a broken skin barrier), you can absolutely use a salicylic acid (BHA) cleanser. Just don't use it daily. Use a hydrating cleanser most of the week and alternate it 1-3 times a week with a BHA cleanser. To get the most out of any BHA cleanser, you'll have to let it sit on your face for a minute before rinsing it off. This gives the BHA time to do its job. A couple of Sephora-sold BHA cleansers to consider are Paula's Choice CLEAR Pore Normalizing Acne Cleanser 6 oz/ 177 mL and The INKEY List Salicylic Acid Cleanser 5 oz/ 150 mL . Or, you can go the leave-on BHA exfoliant route. Again, don't use it more than 3 times a week. All my favorite BHA exfoliants are made by Paula's Choice. Most folks love Paula's Choice Mini Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant 1 oz/ 30 mL . Also consider The INKEY List Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Blemish + Blackhead Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL . If your skin's fairly sensitive, you might prefer to use a BHA cleanser.
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Natural Eyebrow Looks
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Re: Natural Eyebrow Looks
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Reply: @Savethetigers @I have barely there brows and love using an eyeshadow and Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz to get naturally lookin ...read more
@Savethetigers @I have barely there brows and love using an eyeshadow and Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz to get naturally looking brows.
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Fav scents?
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Reply: @Savethetigers Oribe Cote d'Azur Hair Refresher ...read more
@Savethetigers Oribe Cote d'Azur Hair Refresher
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April Hauls and Spring Savings Stars 🌟
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Reply: @StellaBG That Bare Minerals Blonzer is really tempting me... such a perfect haul! ...read more
@StellaBG That Bare Minerals Blonzer is really tempting me... such a perfect haul!
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Spring Savings Event 2021 Shopping Advice Thread: What’s in Your Basket?
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Reply: @Lovenglish9 Totally agree with you about the essence. I've had a couple of deluxe sample bottles and they last forever! ...read more
@Lovenglish9 Totally agree with you about the essence. I've had a couple of deluxe sample bottles and they last forever!
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Products for mask acne!?!?
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Re: Products for mask acne!?!?
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Reply: I’ve just started using this mask fromOmorovicza Silver Skin Savior Salicylic/Glycolic Acid Treatment 1.7 oz/ 50 mL and it works ...read more
I’ve just started using this mask fromOmorovicza Silver Skin Savior Salicylic/Glycolic Acid Treatment 1.7 oz/ 50 mL and it works awesome. if you have this acne that are just hanging under the skin beware that it may come out to the surface faster. Its good but could be bad too. If you treated that acne that almost popped out right then you wont spread it otherwise. I use the mask only when i know i wont have a big day the day after.
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Deals Too Good to Pass Up 2021
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Reply: SkinStore offers, valid at least through today (I got this email around 6:30 PM CT; SkinStore's bad at stating their offer terms, ...read more
SkinStore offers, valid at least through today (I got this email around 6:30 PM CT; SkinStore's bad at stating their offer terms, so I rarely know when their deals expire), plus they're still having their friends & family sale. Must use code DDG25 to get discount. Free gift will auto-add to cart when buy-in (after discount) is met.No code required offers: This isn't every available brand offer. They're just the ones that caught my eye as I scrolled through SkinStore's sale pages. 50% off: Perricone MD Supplements 30% off: Perricone MD (select items that aren't supplements)Replenix 25% off: AlternaChantecailleCHIChristophe Robin Eve LomExuviance IllamasquaKevyn AucoinWander Beauty 20% off: DERMAdoctorDermalogica Elizabeth ArdenJurliqueL'Occitane Nest FragrancesNuFACE (select items only) OmoroviczaSio Beauty Sunday Riley
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what to do about my acne?
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Re: what to do about my acne?
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Reply: It’s to suggest which product would work as skincare is different from person to person. I have been dealing with acne too, what i ...read more
It’s to suggest which product would work as skincare is different from person to person. I have been dealing with acne too, what i do know for me is to avoid using products from start to finish specially for acne cause it will be over drying. This what seems to work for me now. PM routine : Double cleanse, oil cleanse + any gentle cleanser, Paula’s choice Azelaic acid and follow with moisturizer, i am currently using the Biossance cream as i tend to dry out through out the night, hence i use a heavier moisturizer. AM: I don’t cleanse as it would be to drying for me. I just put on hydrating toner, vit C serum for my post acne scars, i use Banana bring from Ole Henriksen. but because it is very strong I’ve only use it max twice a week. Then follow with my first aid beauty moisturizer (a lighter moisturizer for day time) and sunscreen from La Roche Posay. Once a week i use mask from Omorovicza, the Silver skin saviour mask.
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