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No. 45776

The old thread hit bump limit a while ago and I miss it.

No. 45777

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Let me get this thing jump started so it doesn't get buried in /ot/.

I bought these today at Ulta. Previously, I have not had a skin care routine. Are these good brands/products? My skin is pretty hardy, so I don't think they'll break me out or anything at least.

No. 45778

I can't speak to the quality of Pacifica products, but tonymoly brand is mediocre at best. The mist should be okay if you're just using it to freshen up.

At the start of 2016, my routine was at least 10 steps day and night. I was even sheetmasking daily and had a rotating AHA/BHA schedule lol. Now, after cleaning up my diet, I'm down to three steps and I rarely ever wear makeup anymore since I don't need it.

My skincare tip would be to cut out common irritants from your diet (sugar, dairy, wheat, spicy foods, etc) and up your water intake. You might find that it reduces your need for skincare products.

No. 45779

I use skin doctors gamma hydroxy forte at night and a goats milk and oat bar then witch hazel in the mornings. No breakouts, pores are way smaller, maybe a couple of blackheads around the time my periods due.
Idk if anyone else has this sort of success with skin doctors stuff but I love it.

No. 45780

Never heard of that brand. What kind of skin do you have anon? Mine is oily but dehydrated so I've been hesitating to try witch hazel

No. 45781

Ive got combination skin. Really oily t-zone and chin but my cheeks and forehead get dry enough to flake with daily cleansers harsher than goat soap.
I'm Australian but I think the skin doctors stuff is available internationally.

I only use the witch hazel on the really sebaceous areas like the end of my nose and across my chin since that's where I'd get horribly blocked pores and huge blackheads but it's helped a lot since then. I'm too lazy for anything with more than two steps but I think you can mousturize after a toner like witch hazel to combat the dryness.
There's definitely gonna be better toners out there but for $6 for a 450ml bottle it's damn good and smells nice too imo.

No. 45782

The price point of witch hazel really appeals to me and if it's helped you with pore blockage I think I'll give it a try. Thanks anon!

No. 45783

My skin is so much more glowy and healthy looking since I've started my skin care routine! I've always had this weird fear that doing it would make me have acne because I've never had acne before and I attributed that somehow to my lack of washing/moisturizing/etc.? Idk, but I'm glad I finally gave it a chance. Will this keep me from getting wrinkles in my 30s?

No. 45784

Proper care helps for sure but you might want to look into retinoids specifically for wrinkle prevention.

No. 45785

I'm revamping my skincare as of this year.

I'm using a few Cosrx products currently. I take care of my skin but my pores need tlc due to scarring. I have a few stubborn facial piercing scars I'm hoping to rid of this year.

I have a few derma rollers I use, assigned to different tasks i.e. one for face and one for body. I'm trying to be strict about my routine and moisturize all over every day. It's made a difference.

On any blemishes or marks I apply Medihoney gel.

I mainly focus on wrinkle prevention and moisture/softness and lipcare rather than acne. Which may seem odd, but I'd rather have a few breakouts and marks here and there than be really harsh on my skin to rid of it completely, personally. I'm okay with being slow and patient about my scarring.

Most of my products are Korean although I'm not any type of 'boo. Just generally better than a lot of American brands and the price range isn't insane.

I want to try Drunk Elephant, although it's pretty expensive.

No. 45786

I have relatively sensitive dry cheeks and an oily T-zone, so I guess I'm combination. I used strictly Nivea products for my cleanser, moisturizer and toner for the longest time, but recently I've been incorporating other stuff as well.

I use Let The Good Times Roll from Lush for cleanser, Madara/Nivea toners and basic Nivea moisturizer. I only use facial scrub twice a week.

Having bangs doesn't help since the oil from them tends to stress out my forehead and gives me zits when I'm under stress/eating badly. Any advice on how to manage it? I wash my hair every 2 days, but I don't really know if washing your bangs on the days inbetween helps with anything

No. 45787

Honestly, I think you should probably just let them grow out.

No. 45788

Medihoney looks p good. I have some stubborn acne scars that are really obvious under certain types of lighting. Do you recommend any particular products from them?

No. 45789


Clip your bangs back more often.

Always clip them back when you're asleep or when you know you'll be sweating

No. 45790

i bought some medical-grade manuka honey a few months ago, and it did shit-all aside from providing some very light moisture.
i feel jewed.

No. 45791

Medihoney is good for preventing and healing fresh marks and minimizing new scarring, but not for fading preexisting ones.

I'd try gentle derma rolling over the areas in question (only if you're pretty careful with hygiene and keep it sterile) a couple/few times a week.

I'd also do a lactic acid peel every few weeks until they fade. I find it a little more forgiving if you just do it on the areas in question, maybe choosing one area at a time if you have them in multiple places. This means the downtime isn't so bad as far as your raw/peeling patches go. It'll be easier to go about your daily tasks and job without looking really disgusting.

No. 45792

tbh at-home dermarolling freaks me out, but I do have a lactic acid peel on-hand. I guess I'll start that up again.

No. 45793

It really shouldn't, so long as you store and clean it properly. If you don't wear heavy face makeup, it won't cause any harm if you're doing your steps properly. It doesn't hurt, either.

No. 45794

Reviving this thread to ask if anyone has experience with African Black Soap? In the past few months my skin has been going apeshit. I've always had shitty acne prone skin, as despite being 32 it hasn't gotten any better. And in the past few months its been getting even worse. It was doing very well for a while using Noxema for a couple of months, then it just went apeshit again.

So I'm slowly trying to revamp my routine. I heard that Rosehip oil is supposed to be helpful for dark marks and hyper pigmentation, which I have a lot of. Every zit, even after its gone flat, will remain as a dark mark for months. I also got Thayers non alcoholic witch hazel with aloe vera and cucumber. Its only been a couple of days and I think my skin is doing okay, its just hard to tell because I had my usual hormonal flare up, which goes away right when my period starts, so I can't tell if the improvement is just the natural improvement that happens after my period or if its the products.

I just ordered Dudu Osum African Black Soap to try out because I keep reading how amazing black soap can be. I'm desperate for something that works. Please give me some hope that I'm not being duped by the natural beauty meme.

No. 45795

Is it cystic? If so, you might need to go to the dermatologist and get something more heavy duty than a soap.

No. 45796

No, it used to be cystic when I was a teen, I had particularly bad cystic backne, even went on accutane for a while. I no longer get cysts, but I still get zits, and then they always leave huge dark spots that make it look like I still have tons of acne when I only currently have a few. I have large pores and get white heads mostly. My backne is always present, and of course its covered in dark marks that make it looks terrible. I haven't worn anything that exposes my back since I was 13. So… almost 20 years. My back gets a lot of hard sebum plugs, that are like a dark grain of rice when squeezed out, these when stuck often become zits. My chest used to be bad when I was a teen with cysts, but its actually quite clear these days. I just get the occasional white head or black head, or zits under my breasts if I wear bras with underwires.

No. 45797

Do you use liquid or bar soap anon? I've found that using bar soap on my face has cleared up most acne. I used to use Shiseido acne control and white Lucent products though, and my skin was glowing. I'm waiting until I move again to get some more though since it's expensive. If you are on a budget, simple bars of soap work wonders though (dermasil, Clinique…and even Dial!). I'd recommend trying the African black soap for that reason. I haven't tried it yet, but bar soap is seriously way better than liquid/foam acne soap in my experience. And I'm in my mid-late twenties so not a teen anon.

No. 45798

Good Korean skincare brand reccomendations?
I currently use mediocre brands such as tonymoly and missha but I am willing to invest bit more money into something more quality.

No. 45799

Depends on the type of skin you have anon. I like the Moistful Collagen line from Etude House. I have sensitive that gets dry, probably because the water here is hard af though. But this line seems to do a good job at keeping my skin looking and feeling nice without becoming oily or drying.

No. 45800

>I have sensitive that gets dry, probably because the water here is hard af though.

I have the same type od skin as you anon haha, I will check that out.

No. 45801

Depends on what your skin needs. I swear by Etude's cleansing oil (Real Art) and a bunch of Mizon products (Suboon cream, 8% AHA, bf uses their Snail Recovery gel though I find it too drying myself). I also use OST C20, have repurchased all of these at least twice.

No. 45802

Seconding the Etude House Real Art cleansing oil is. I think it's definitely worth a try. I've been using it for over a year with excellent results. There are a few different formulas, but I buy the moisture one.

No. 45803

Sulwhasoo is one of the more pricey-er brands out there. If you're not opposed to Japanese brands, then Albion is also an excellent option.

No. 45804

a bit of a late reply, but i use liquid. i was going okay with hada labo foaming face wash, then started getting fucked up skin again, so i switched so nozema cream cleanser with moisturizers, which was working VERY well for a couple of months, then winter hit and i think the drier air just totally raped my face, as i broke out badly but also my skin was flaking everywhere, which makes it impossible to cover because makeup just looks so fucked up on flaking skin.

its starting to heal a little now though, as i'm alternating between noxema and what i have left of hado labo, plus now im using the thayers witch hazel for toner, following it with cold pressed rose hip oil, and only washing my face with water and using the witch hazel in the morning instead of using a cleanser.

my black soap should be in the mail either tomorrow or tuesday, i have my fingers crossed it will be helpful

No. 45805

>tfw pores on cheeks are getting bigger ;_;
Can someone help me figure out why? What should I do? I can list my routine if anyone can help.

No. 45806

Has anyone here tried the Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence? It's supposed to be comparable to SK-II which would be amazing because SK-II is 99 USD.

No. 45807

Any rosacea anons here? My insurance is suggesting I switch from Finacea gel (a lifesaver for the pustules that have wrecked my face) to the foam version. Curious if any others have tried it, and what non-topical products you use, as well!

No. 45808

I tried cleansing with some baby oil and just could not get the oil off with warm water after several washes. Is this really the way it's supposed to work? I feel like it's clogging my pores.

No. 45809

Supposedly baby oil has icky ingredients –petroleum or something ? I'd use a cleansing oil from amazon if you can or coconut oil. After you rinse the oil use a gentle cleanser. The oil loosens up makeup and dirt and the cleanser takes off th dirty oil/dirt/makeup.

No. 45810

I checked the ingredients beforehand and there were only mineral oil and fragrance.

No. 45811

For all the anons combating acne and looking for a cleanser, i cannot reccomend enough The "Avène cleanance gel", it was a godsend for me. I was battling acne for over 13 years and nothing took it out, not even dermatologist/expensive stuff, and using this every day ended it in like a month, i barely get hormonal breakouts if i'm not too lazy to use it every other day. It has also ended by backne, and chest-acne, since it's face & body. It's around 10 eurs here in europe and it's incredible. It also removes makeup amazingly.

For the left-over acne marks (or any scarring, really) i use the "Cicalfate post-act dermatologique superficial", it took a while because i used to pick a lot, especially on my legs, but my spots are barely noticeable anymore after using this for a few months as a spot treatment. (Around 15 eurs here)
They are pharmacy products but they are incredible for the price point.

As for other products i think helped:
On my face, apart form all my other skincare (i mostly use clarins products), i also use the Missha Time Revolution Borabit Serum every night, i'm pretty sure it's also a big helping factor with all the fading and acne, i do notice a very big difference when i do not use it. (25 eurs on ebay)
For face and body i use roseship oil and it really reduces inflammed spots and very deep "recent" marks in only a few days. (Costs me around 10 eurs)

No. 45812

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Coconut oil is one of the most controversial oils. Some swear by it but many say it gives them break outs.

Mineral oil is bad. Are you really this uninformed?
Just google "best oils for oil cleansing". It's not rocket science. You're not supposed to rinse if off when using real oil, you should use a wash cloth instead (pic related). Rinsing only works with some pre-made oil mixtures.

Either use a cleansing oil like >>45809 suggested or make your own mixture. Your mixture should contain a tiny amount of castor oil diluted in an organic sunflower oil, olive oil, almond oil etc., depending on your skin type.


No. 45813

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>Mineral oil is bad
How so?

No. 45814

There are some myths about mineral oil but while some aren't true and it's ok to apply it to your skin after you washed it in order to lock in the moisture it's not a good choice for the oil cleaning method. Its large molecular structure doesn't really penetrate the pores. You want the oil you use get into your pores and replace the dirt/sebum.

Also, mineral oil doesn't have any other beneficial qualities than locking in moisture and removing superficial dirt. Most natural oils do. Castor oil for example contains undercylenic acid, which can help to disinfect the skin.

No. 45815

>removing superficial dirt
Do you realize that's the EXACT purpose of oil cleansing? Holy shit you're dumb

No. 45816

Holy shit you're over reacting. As I wrote the purpose of oil cleansing is for the oil to dissolve and replace the dirt and sebum inside your pores, not only to remove superficial make up. That's why you're supposed to put a hot, damp wash cloth on your skin to open the pores.
Even if that's wrong the other point I made - that mineral oil has no astringent or antibacterial qualities - remains.

No. 45817

>As I wrote the purpose of oil cleansing is for the oil to dissolve and replace the dirt and sebum inside your pores, not only to remove superficial make up.
>inside your pores
That's demonstrably false, a quick google search proves this wrong.

>fell for the steam your face meme

The sanity ends here.

No. 45818

>open the pores
Girl stop

No. 45819

So the pore meme thing isn't real? The steam opens your pores thing has been going on for quite a while.

I always thought too much heat would do more harm than good to your pores. Guess I was right.

No. 45823

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I did a short online search and only found articles about how oil cleansing unclogs (you're probably going to be angry about this expression, too) your pores whilst recommending natural oils. These obviously aren't scientific claims and as a non-native speaker I lack the vocabulary to express this in a more accurate manner. If that's what rustled your jimmies calm down and explain it to me. I'm perfectly willing to admit that I'm wrong as mentioned here >>45816 but you have to provide the sources. Also you still didn't prove the other part of my argument wrong - but keep calling me stupid and insane because that's what intelligent people do. You're way too triggered by this.

Oh come on are you taking these expressions literally?

It doesn't literally open your pores

>>Unfortunately, your pores don’t open and close like a doggie door. Here’s what does happen: Steam can help loosen the sebum that builds up inside pores. Once that sebum gets cleared out, pores appear smaller


That's exactly what some oils do too. Using those oils and steam combined maximizes the effect.

No. 45824

meant to reply to >>45818 instead of my own post

No. 45825

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>Are you really this uninformed?
>haha how dare you call me dumb u mad bro

No. 45826

Bad skin anon who ordered Dudu Osun black soap here. It smells WAY too strongly of shitty soap perfume, and though I couldn't stand the smell I still tried it out. Used it for two days on my face and I could sense trouble. It stung when I used it and I felt like my skin was on the verge of going insane so I quickly stopped. I continued to use it on my body but didn't see much happen good or bad.

So next up I went for goats milk soap. Bought some with tea tree oil in it, and I've used to for two days and I do think its already helping my face. My skin is still really dry but my face doesn't have any new breakouts and the redness is fading. Using it on my body too but I'm not sure if its doing anything, its too early yet. The site I ordered it from is some family run thing and they have tons of different soaps, and actually sell a "problem skin" pack. So if I think this soap is doing good, I might buy one of their problem skin packs to see if any of their other skin specific bars work better.

Also have been continuing to use the rose hip oil as its certainly not doing anything bad to my skin but I'm still not sure if its doing good? I think it might be, but its hard to tell. I figured I spent money on it might as well keep using it.

No. 45827

I'm a semi alcoholic and my face is extremely dry and flaking out ;_; what do? I'm applying moisturizer all day long but i'm a little concerned because at the same time that my skin is dry i'm also breaking out like crazy… I stopped drinking one day ago and I know it'll take a while to improve, but how long?

No. 45828

Drink more water.

No. 45829

I drink more than enough water since I have bladder problems. Been doing water plus rehydration drinks now because that might be more effective. Taking vitamins, eating fruits, the whole nine yards. I'm just wondering if there's anything else I could do

No. 45830

Try doing korean skin routine. It's a hassle so you can start with 4 steps. (cleansing oil, cleansing foam, toner and lotion) and sheet masks twice a week.

You might be overwashing your face hence your skin flaking but having break outs.

No. 45831

Get your electrolytes in order, drink zeltzer water (salts), aloe and cold sheet masks has helped me a lot after long benders. Oh and don't shoot, but weed helps with other stuff regarding quitting drinking, if you're an idiot like me who just switches vices that is.

No. 45832

apply less moisturizer. sounds counter intuitive but you might be freaking out your skin by over applying.

No. 45833

>tfw I didn't know why I kept getting little zits on my cheeks until I checked my hair products
I felt retarded. The Alba Botanica leave-in I was using has coconut oil in it, which always breaks me out. Stopped using it and the problem stopped.

No. 45834

Are you using a retinoid product? Apparently some people have that happen to their pores while using one, but I'm not sure why. There's not much to do about them besides using a BHA to keep them clean, and/or an astringent to temporarily lessen their appearance.

No. 45835

Ugh. I have seriously awful hormonal acne, cystic style, and when it's erupting it is ERUPTING. It makes itself known for sometimes up to two weeks before my period. I use Burt's Bees acne solutions witch hazel stick on the cysts a couple times a day, and wash my face usually only once a day with Lush's angels on bare skin, spritz with their tea tree toner and moisturize with Burt's Bees acne solutions moisturizer. Once to twice a week I also use Lush's cup o coffee on my face. It switches from oily one day to dry the next. I can't get control of my acne at all. I do know the witch hazel stick does something to heal the cysts faster because before using it (started two years ago) the cysts would sometimes take over a month each to clear. I have a bar of Lush's calamine facial cleanser waiting to be opened but I figured not to bother until I run out of angels on bare skin. I'm so lost.

No. 45836

If you know it's hormonal, you probably need a derm or doctor. Topicals can mostly only treat what's already surfacing, so it'd be better to deal with whatever the source is.

Personally I'm kind of leery of how harsh Lush products can be, which might account for why you switch between dry and oily. Both of the products you use have stuff like lavender oil and citrus water, and both can be irritating and possibly cause even more trouble from that irritation.

Something more basic like the Cerave foaming cleanser or Cosrx low ph cleanser might be a lot gentler and cause less dryness. Salicylic acid, azelaic acid (The Ordinary brand has a 10% azelaic product for a low price), and benozyl peroxide (at 2.5%) are basically the best you're gonna get for treating acne that you can still get over the counter.

You can also try Differin if you really want to go far enough to start using a retinoid to treat it, although retinoids can be tricky to integrate into a routine because of their side effects. Retailers now sell the 0.1% version without needing a prescription.

No. 45837

Anyone here with PCOS?

No. 45838

I keep getting cystic acne. Like those deep in the skin, never come to the surface, painful bumps and they show up on my scalp, face, neck, chest, and shoulders.
I'm sure it's hormone based as I just switched to the implant. I was on nuvaring, got off it for a year and saw some acne, but nothing major. Now that I'm on the implant, It is a major problem. Like I kind of look diseased.
I'm morbidly obese and losing weight finally, so it could be my obesity fucking up my body.

But until I lose weight/get used to my birth control … what the every loving fuck do I do? I tried the heavy stuff and it just burns my skin, I tried the weak stuff an it's useless. I want to moisturize, but I'm afraid it will make it worse. I don't want to look 50 at 30 though.

No. 45839

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This product helped my skin a lot!

No. 45840

I used to have a lot of hormonal acne breakouts along the cheeks and jawline. For some time even on the neck and hairline.
Last time I went to the dermatologist, she gave me some Chinese herbs to try. I'm now two cycles in and haven't had any breakouts so far. Maybe something to consider.

No. 45841

Hey, thanks, I got some aloe stuff and it's looking better! I'm drinking less each day instead of switching to coke which is helping… weed gives me tachycardia for some reason. Maybe it's psychological since coke is fine.

I kept on doing my cleanser + moisturizer routine through the drinking and it started both flaking and breaking out at the same time so I'm pretty sure it's just the alcohol. I'm trying to get into the whole korean skin routine but I'm a poor fag so that's more of a long term plan…

I did this too and gave it time, it's looking better already, thanks!

Shit nigga I love that brand, will definitely look into it

Also, if any anons have the same problem: I read somewhere (not sure where, I was drunk, sorry) that the flaking alcohol causes gets even worse because of something related to the liver that damages the skin. So try those plant herb stuff that helps the liver recover.

No. 45842

My skin routine consists of washing my face twice a day with only water, scrub once a day every day for 5 minutes with a product my dermatologist gave me, then the skin lotion also prescribed from my dermatologist. No moisturizer because she told me so.
I have pretty oily skin on the T zone, dilated pores and blackheads on the nose and occasional breakouts on cheeks and chin, I'm doing everything my dermatologist has told me and yeah I've seen my skin getting better but it's still not a flawless skin.

No. 45843

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Clean eating is important but I guess you're already doing that as you said you are losing weight (which you should, morbid obesity is no joke).

I have hear good thing about Accutane for cystic acne, but I think you need to get it thou a doctor. So, if you can, ask a doc or dermatologist.

In the meantime: cleaning lotion, cleaning tonic, moisturize, sunscreen in the morning, scrub occasionally. Don't pic, no make-up (but if you must just clean it as soon as possible of you face). And really, just google around and see what kind of other things you can try.

No. 45844

Is your derm a regular dermatologist or one who specializes in Chinese medicine?

No. 45845

…I don't know if it's supposed to be a joke or something, but no, it's a regular dermatologist

No. 45846


no moisturizer seems sort of weird to me….i've been on differin, epiduo and currently tretinoin and i've always been allowed to put on moisturizer afterwords (and i always have, it's super important to keep your skin hydrated in order for it to heal)

No. 45847


I'm pretty sure that anon asked that because your doctor seems absolutely crazy. First, who tells their patients to scrub their delicate facial skin daily? It should be done only once or twice a week. Scrubbing/washing too much makes your skin react by increasing its natural oils. When you scrub your skin you will get rid of this oil, making it produce MORE oil to protect itself, unless you apply a good moisturizer.
I mean, if you're seeing good results don't stop. But be pay attention to your skin because that treatment just doesn't sound right.

No. 45848

I don't know… It seemed weird to me too, but she said that another product would've been "too much" for my skin. But I think I'll look for a good moisturizer for my skin type and see what happens.
Regarding the scrub, maybe it's a delicate one… Even on the back of the bottle it says "every day". I've chosen my dermatologist because even though she ain't cheap she only has good reviews so I'm expecting a good doctor. Let's see what happens.

No. 45849

Samefagging, does anyone here with my same skin type have experience with the korean skincare? I've heard it's really good and stuff.

No. 45850

I was actually about to recommend that you try Korean skincare. Ive had oily skin the majority of my life and a lot of western products really stripped my skin. Over the last two years I started using BHA (CosRX Power Liquid) and AHA, which has improved my skin a lot. You can find BHA and AHA in western products, but Korea regulates the % so most of them are fairly mild. There are also a lot of good moisturizing products that are very light and never make my skin react

No. 45851

Okay, I'm already reading a lot of good reviews. Thank you!

No. 54482

I usually don't use lush products on my face but at my college's gym one of the workers buys a container of herbalism for the women's locker room. It smelled kind of weird but it really helped clean up the sweat and oil on my face after working out.

No. 54486

Your school buys Lush products for its gym? Damn anon that's fancy.

No. 54489

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I just found out about deciem/the ordinary and holy fuck their prices are almost too good to be true. Has anyone tried their products?
I already ordered Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and Azelaic Acid (I have slight hormonal acne)

No. 54491

The school (community college, nothing fancy) is located near a shopping area with a lush so a few of the students work there, so I'm guessing someone that works in the gym gets it or something. It doesn't seem like many people use the gym and the locker room either.

No. 54528

AH! I bought this and it's…okay. The smell is AWFUL though and I eventually stopped using it because of that. It's a shame because the price is really good and it shipped super quick but ick that smell. It's plastic-y and gross.

No. 54536

I have their 10% AHA and the 2% Retinoid. They smell a little funky, but I put up with it for the amazing price.

No. 54548

Anybody have any tanning care tips?

>inb4 ew so gross aging!!!! Not desu Baka!!!

I am so fucking sick of this gross, pasty week shit. I've had porcelain skin my whole life, and I'm sick of the look. I want to build a base tan (very subtle, enough to not be disgustingly pasty) and then just start using self tanner.

Pretty good with my skin and I don't give a shit that some of you would rather look like a veiny naked molerat for the sake of ~muh nasolabial folds desu~ than have some healthy color to you.

No. 54549

Weeb shit.

No. 54558

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Snyone tried these masks before? I read good things

No. 54559


No. 54560

Eat carrots.

No. 54561

>some healthy color to you.
Do what you want but at least don't delude yourself into thinking it's healthy

No. 54567

Did a weeb steal your man or something? Calm down, salty.

You said yourself that you don't give a shit some of us prefer being "pasty" yet you come ask here? Why do you bother coming here if you know nobody will give you the answer you want? Dumbass.

No. 54569

I tried this before and really liked it! Right now I have some shitty Indian Healing Clay, but I'm gonna have to replace it with this…thanks for the reminder!

No. 54585

Anyone tried the Mario Badescu whitening mask for acne scars? (Or if you found something else that worked for you it's also fine)

No. 54586

>Weeb detected

I was using the casual, deadpan snark that is pretty standard on lolcow.

I know there are grills on here that can answer me, because thankfully not everyone is in your hive-collective desu. I'm chill as hell. You're the one that couldn't resist throwing a tantrum that someone doesn't subscribe to your opinion.

I knew one of you aspies would nitpick this. Sorry, I'm saying I don't want to look like I just crawled out of a cave like Kiki.

Is it really that bad that someone doesn't want to look like a sallow dead fish anymore? I've been the color of a porcelain toilet for years. I'm bored with it. Thank God I'm not going to sperg over some sun spots and vitamin d. Going out in the sun a few times isn't the end of the world. I've spent my due time hiding behind layers and 80 SPF. Who cares.

No. 54590

Look y'all I need some HELP. I do not think this shit is normal, and if it is then fuck the universe. So I usually take pretty warm showers, and I have noticed that I've been… peeling? A lot. Like, if I rub a part of my body with my hands for like not even 10 seconds I get little dead skin bits. This is especially true for under my breasts. It bothers me so then I keep rubbing and rubbing and rubbing and then I actually end up hurting myself. I've been trying to deal with it by using a loofa but it still doesn't get rid of it all, and doesn't last very long. Is there any kind of safe, dead skin peeling.. thing?

No. 54594

I can relate, anon. I used a tanning bed once (ONE TIME EVER) and it felt so good. Also, the slight tan looked nice on me, I feel. I don't want to risk my health laying in a tanning bed again, but I'd definitely get a base spray tan if I were sure it wouldn't be too orange/the chemicals weren't harsh.

No. 54595

>You're the one that couldn't resist throwing a tantrum that someone doesn't subscribe to your opinion.
Your initial post was a hostile pre-emptive tantrum though? All you've done is aggressively whinge about pale skin and people who avoid the sun as if they killed your family, I can't fathom how you think you sound chill.

No. 54601

That is a normal occurrence if you don't exfoliate properly. I use a small rolled up terrycloth towel and it manages to get everything off.

No. 54605

You're on LOLCOW.
Fucking LOLCOW. Where casual vitriol is spot on the most casual teacup-in-hand-pinky-up levels. Just stop. Either contribute to people's questions or shut the fuck up dude. I'm not even going to read all that.

No. 54606

Of all the threads to try baiting in you choose the skin care thread

Bro lol

No. 54608

You are processing anons standard posts as aggressive because you are taking them personally.

A little dry humor never hurt anyone.

Sit down and stop projecting a very obvious insecurity over the fact that someone doesn't want to look like a Twilight extra anymore :^/ Jeez. You're not used to discrimination over your skin tone, are you? Typically, in the adult world, when someone doesn't agree with your beauty standard or finds one of your assets particularly attractive, you just brush it off and move on. I think you're lost or something.

No. 54609

I bought lactic acid online, diluted it, and began applying it to scars gradually, one spot at a time to reduce peeling monstrosity.

You can leave it on undiluted for a quicker result but you should wash it off thoroughly within 2 minutes or so.

No. 54613

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Could you at least be more subtle. Stop derailing with your autism, nobody cares about your hate boner for white people

No. 54620

I tried last night it was awesome my skin felt soo smooth and soft and the redness reduced dramatically

No. 54643

What are some good masks for clear dry/combination skin? A lot of masks dry my skin out and cause me to break out, but pampering myself with masks and lotions and soothing baths is my only girly -me- time so I don't want to miss out. Mostly I just want a good skin mask that moisturizes without making me greasy, and firms my skin without drying it out.

Oh and does anybody have tips for sebaceous filaments, specifically on the under eye area? I have a bunch of obvious white ones on my $$designer$$ eye bags. I know you can't get rid of them, I just want them to be not so obvious. Coconut oil has basically made them disappear on my nose but not on my under eye area.

No. 54653

What the…I'm white. White as a paper plate. And you're so fucking weird lmao how sensitive are you to process such a thing like that? Who hurt you? Cuz it wasn't me. Or anyone else who disagrees with you.
Moving on.

I don't think those are sebaceous filaments. Those are probably fordyce spots or milia. Most likely fordyce spots if they aren't extreme. Since the under eye area is so delicate, unless they really bother you I would leave them be, honestly. Coconut oil could actually exacerbate the issue, because fordyce spots are caused by trapped oil in places where there are no pores for it to exit through. You could try putting something on it meant for sebum production but again because it's your undereyes, the harshness could aid in aging. I'd research more about fordyce spots and milia if I were you and look for any treatment you're comfortable with doing under your eyes.

No. 54670

>Tries to be too edgy and fails, then gets called out by multiple people
>Samefags pretending to be another person to whiteknight herself
>"Lmaoo u so weird xd"
You have to be at least 18 to post here.
Moving on.

No. 54793

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Okay it's been almost three weeks and I'm having the worst breakout on my cheeks I've ever had in my life.
I have no idea why it's happening, yes I have mild acne but a very mild one… like one or two small pimples on whole face and one or two papule type ones, or one blind pimple at worst.
But now. Despite me not being a teenager anymore since years and nothing changing in my habits recently, both of my cheeks are covered in papules (both red and flesh colored ones) since almost three weeks and I'm washing, scrubbing, lotioning and applying Clindamycin based gel every fucking day but little is changing. Now my right cheek seems clear, almost (some flesh colored papules are still there though, and it annoys me that you can see the shadows in sunlight). But the other one is still going on and it's making me feel bad. It's never been this bad, I've always had smooth cheeks. No amount of foundation can cover it. Any advice?

No. 54794

Are you sure it's acne and not an allergic reaction? I had some similar bumps suddenly erupt on my face and didn't really go away. I went to my doctor and he prescribed me some steroids which cleared it up immediately.

No. 54799

Hmm… I don't know, nothing has changed in my habits so I doubt it's food or something. Pillowcase and towels are always clean.
I'm currently on my period so let's see if it will clear up in the next days… if it doesn't, I will start considerating the possibility of it being an allergic reaction, maybe connected to some type of plant/tree blooming in this period. I hope it resolves quickly, three weeks is already a long time

No. 54801

Yeah, allergies can develop late in life, so you might have just crossed the threshold. Good luck, anon!

No. 54803

Thank you!

No. 55004

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There's these tiny little bumps all over my face and I don't know what to do about them. I've had them for months now and got rid of the product that initially caused them but they haven't really gone away. I was thinking they were closed comedones but is it possible they could be keratosis pilaris? Like I said, they're really tiny and uniform across my entire face. No redness, no sensitivity. I have a glycolic serum that I've been using occasionally about maybe once-twice a week for the past month now but it hasn't really helped. Am I being impatient? Should I be applying it more often? Pic related.

No. 55009

Looks like it could be milia. Cleanse your face regularly, use warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. Avoid perfumed products and use salicylic acid (you can get daily-use face washes with this in). Wear a hat rather than using sunblock because the sunblock can make it worse. Don't use heavy creams or anything that blocks pores and don't irritate the skin with super harsh ingredients.

No. 55026

I posted this in the advice thread but I realize now that I would have been better off posting it here, whoops.

How can I fix my skin? I used to have lovely, clear skin as a young teen but ever since I reached my 20s it's gotten crazy.

I have little red marks where acne used to be (online it says to use lemon juice but I can confirm that doesn't work so I bought a colour corrector from Vichy and that doesn't work either…will I have these forever??) and my skin is only either very oily or so dry that it's flakey and rough, most of the time I get both of these problems at the same time in different areas. I wear it daily but I'd like to cut down and just have naturally clear skin. Also makeup doesn't really sit well on my skin and it looks awful.

I'm also really sensitive so I have to be careful with what skin products I use or else my face gets irritated so I currently wash my face with Cetaphil and use moisturisers from Muji and I also use a moisturising face wipe in the evening to remove makeup and exfoliate once/twice a week (kind of have to with my skin condition anyway), do I need to add some more things to my routine? Or less? Idk I'm such a skincare n00b help.

No. 55028

Yeah that could be it. Thanks anon, I'll try out those suggestions and see if it helps.

No. 55034

>online it says to use lemon juice but I can confirm that doesn't work
Nonononono. I've read it plenty of times on the internet, but don't do it. Seriously, don't put lemon juice on your face. It's absolutely not good for the skin, let alone sensitive ones. It has a pH of 2.2, it's super acidic and could do damage.

No. 55042

Yeah as I said above, it didn't work and I don't use it anymore.

No. 55050

I have these little white bumps on my forehead, and I had a skin examination and was told they're called comedones. I was given a sebum clearing cream, but I'm wondering if a facial peel would help with this stubborn acne?

No. 55137

Long story short, children are demon spawn and I ended up getting impetigo on my face. It cleared up but I'm left with a giant blotch of redness still, but I can't get it to go away. It looks like a burn mark on my cheek and it's frustrating. Any ideas on how to get post-infection pigmentation to go away without irritating your skin?

No. 55282

Bad skin anon from here >>45826 reporting back.

After that post, I had the worst breakout of my life, and I've been on fucking accutane as a teen. My skin went insane, even my back with two huge cysts and smaller zits all over to the point where I made a doctors appointment for next month (earliest I could get one, yay US healthcare.)

So, I decided to just go balls to the wall any home remedy / holistic treatment that was reasonably prices and do it fucking all. So, first I researched suppliments and found that Zinc is supposed to work well, so I bought zinc pills and also found some videos where you can use Desitin (zinc baby diaper rash cream) on breakouts, so I started doing that. Actually saw a little improvement, but not enough.

So then I bought vitamin E pills with added selenium, borage oil pills (like fish oil but supposedly more helpful for women with PMS symptoms) and most important, organic 100% spearmint tea.

I started the last three all together, along with the zinc pills, just under two weeks ago, and I think its all working, FINALLY. Particularly the spearmint tea. Even before this breakout, my forehead would be an oil slick by the end of the day, so much so that the hair touching my forehead would always look greasy and wet, to the point where I'd try, and fall, to dry it out with baby powder. Last two days that hasn't happened at all. Spearmint tea blocks DHT and testosterone, which causes hormonal breakouts and excess body hair (which I have a LOT of.) I also noticed, could be my imagination, but I feel like my armpit hair isn't as long by the end of the night when I shave (I have to shave it every day.)

Its only been two weeks but I bought a months worth of tea. I drink two cups a day (one full power, and then one with the reused tea bag because I'm cheap.)

I'm really excited this seems to be working and just wanted to share.

No. 55287

Thank you for sharing!
I'm the anon from >>54793 and 11 days later the situation hasn't changed… Breakouts stopped on right cheek and now it's fine even though there's still some redness, the flesh colored papules/closed comedones are still there though.
But on the left cheek I'm still having breakouts and the whole area kinda itches, really weird. Even more since I've never had breakouts on that zone not even in my teenage years, so I'm starting to believe in what >>54794 said. If you are still there, what kind of steroids did your doctor give you?

No. 55320

I had to switch from the combined pill to the mini pill because of migraines about a year or so ago, and since then I've been getting concurrent hormonal acne breakouts on my chin which is driving me mad.

I went to a dermatologist about it mid last year (I was getting bad back acne as well which I had never had in my life before) and he prescribed me 6 months worth of spironolactone. My back has since cleared up which I actually blame coconut oil on - my boyfriend would massage coconut oil on my back once a week and since we cut that out, my back is all clear.

I have a good skin routine going on with great Japanese/Korean/Western products with retinoids (differin), AHA, BHA, etc. which has definitely helped my skin a lot in many ways, but still trying to find something that will stop the chin pimples altogether. I seem to be able to get rid of the breakout faster for another breakout to form immediately after.

I've since ordered some evening primrose oil supplements and spear mint tea which I've heard good things about and have some scientific backing but very minimal research. I'd be happy to report back in a few months to let anons know how it goes.

Otherwise, anyone got any tips for me? Anyone been in the same boat as me and found something that works on their hormonal chin acne besides birth control? I've been considering going back to the derm and going on a different medication to the spiro because I think it made my anxiety worse than usual.

No. 55342

spearmint tea anon here, and yeah, though i've only been on it for two weeks i really do feel its helping. im going to try to get my doctor to refer me to an endocrinologist or dermatologist so i can get on spironolacone. if she won't, im going to add saw palmetto to my supplements instead.

so my suggestion is to try out saw palmetto because from what i read, some people say it works better for them than spiro sometimes.

No. 55384

>constant pimples and scarring on right side of face
>left side is perfectly clear
>I change my pillowcase every day
>I sleep on my back anyway

At this point it must be hormonal, but why only one side? My diet is clean, too, and I get tons of water and green tea.

No. 55385

I'd say go to a doctor. It could be milia, but it could be a few other things (including one I had and didn't know about for a lonnnng time. https://www.reddit.com/r/AsianBeauty/comments/5pjq31/fungal_acne_what_is_it_do_i_have_it_how_do_i_get/ )
Just in case you treat it but end up making it worse by using the wrong products. The other anon is right though, keep your skin able to breath and try and protect it's moisture barrier without heavy products.

No. 55395

I'd love to know this too, I have the same issue

No. 55426

I love tea, I'm going to try with spearmint, thanks anon! Zinc has never really made a difference for me, I do believe that it helps with my itchy patches though.

Does anyone know if drinking green tea all the time has skin benefits? I always hear that it's anti-inflammatory but I think that only applies to using it topically.

No. 55443

Thirding. My skin type is dry too but I still moisturize after I wash it and shower.

No. 55464

What is your skin care regimens? AM and PM? Do you touch your face? You say you go to sleep on your back, but do you wake up on your back, or on your right side?

No. 55467

55384 here

I sleep like a soldier lol so I don't wake up on my side.

AM routine: wash with Acwell 5.5, then layer cosrx snail mucin 96 with my rose water mist (I do a form of the 7 skin method, makes my face soft as cotton), moisturize with lush vanishing cream

PM: tbh no routine since I don't wear makeup. I might blot with oil absorbing paper before going to bed

No. 55526

You may want to consider developing an evening routine because even though you don't wear make up, your skin could be dirty/oily/sweaty/in need of moisture, but just see if that helps at all.

You may want to include some AHA/BHA or a retinoid to help with the situation too.

Another thing is you may want to check the ingredients lists of the items you're using on cosdna to see if anything could be causing you irritation.

No. 55528

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Anyone have any recs for good under eye cream? My skin is great everywhere else and it is really bothering me. It's so dull and dark. I get enough sleep, my diet is healthy, lifestyle active, take care of my skin, moisturize, I'm not old or anything. I hide it with makeup but would like something more preventative if possible. I am just fucked by genetics or what.

No. 55535

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Been using this moisturizing eye cream and it helped a bit to lighten my under-eyes.

If anyone has other suggestions I'd love to hear them, too

No. 55552

Anything from pandas dream is cheapish and works OK. I use the eye brightening Base when I'm hungover and it works pretty well

No. 55553

File: 1487776713269.jpg (332.13 KB, 820x1267, pandaeyepatch_sample.jpg)

Also it's cute

No. 55557

How do you tell the difference between closed comedones and milia? And is milia and fungal acne the same thing? If now what's the difference and how to tell? This thread is telling me things my dermatologist hasn't never even hinted me

No. 55558

*If not

No. 55560

Closed comedones will generally look like slightly raised bumps with tiny sebum plugs. You can sometimes (but not always) squeeze out the plug and the sebum in it is usually dry and waxy.

Milia are tiny, usually white spots that can't be removed unless you use a needle to pierce them first. They can stick around for a long time and tend to appear around the eye area. Milia and fungal acne are not the same thing, and some people are more prone to milia than others.

I've seen and dealt with both in person but there may be other forms of the two for all I know. My SO gets a lot of milia and they never go away unless poked with a needle and squeezed out.

No. 55613

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i just had a real fucking weird acne/pimple breakout it started with ones on my chest that looked like a weird boil then to my butt now i have blind pimples on my right (face) cheek and one on my nose and one near my forehead

help me /g/ ;_;; ive been drinking a lot of water these dayss aaaaa

No. 55623

Have you changed your eating habits recently? Is your period normal? Are you applying any products?

No. 55657

Nah its all the same i told my mom and she thinks it's chickenpox(?)

I have some itchy ass pimples thats around near my anus and some on the labia help im dying

No. 55660

Could be ingrown hair

No. 55661

If you do not feel like you are dying, I don't think its chickenpox. Adult chickenpox will fuck you up and make you wish you were dead, that is if you do not actually die from it.

No. 55662

red bumps or white blisters?
pain and itching around the anus?

No. 55665

seems like it's time to head to the gyno

No. 55671

Anon did you have experience with this? It would really help if you told me how you dealt with it (still not sure if its chickenpox)

red small bumps and more of a itchy than pain

Does it help a bit that ive never had any sexual encounters aside from masturbating? Should I ask this on the vagina thread instead?

No. 55674

That's really weird. I don't think anyone on here can suggest anything at this point besides telling you to go see a doctor. From the things you said I'm inclined to agree with your mom but only a doctor will know for sure.

No. 55693

Same anon again it was actually chickenpox thanks to do who answered :^D

No. 55698

I had chickenpox as a baby so I don't have any personal tips as to how to deal with it. But my dad had it when he was a teen and he told me it was hell on earth, and it only gets worse as you get older. Get antivirals to prevent more blisters from forming, stack up on painkillers and stay at home. If you at any point feel that something is very wrong, do not hesitate to go to a doctor. Adult chickenpox can be lethal.

No. 55731

try to stay alive, cheers

No. 55734

I wouldn't be so happy about it… Why aren't you worried?

No. 55746

i need help guys. My bf bought me some lush stuff for christmas (Big shampoo, sea vegetable soap) and I got this HORRIBLE rash on my face I can only assume is from the soap because I stupidly put it on my face even though it was a body soap.
I stopped using it but the rash has been there for months.
I went to my doctor and she said it's rosacea and put me on Erythromycin cream which is so drying it's making my face look 100 years old and doesn't seem to be making much of a difference.
I used to have nice skin ;n; what should I do?

No. 55756

where is the rash located?

No. 55760

My face is noticeably darker than my neck/body, like full on 1 or 2 shades darker, and since i am basically a ghost it's really noticeable if i don't wear foundation.
I wear sunscreen with spf 50+ religiously and exfoliate and cleanse as i always have, but it does not seem to lighten at all.
Is there a skincare solution for this or is this some kinda genetic or diet stuff?
Would vitamin c help it be less noticeable?

No. 55761

Normal. Also could be redness. Some body parts are naturally lighter/darker than others for a lot of people. Look at Lisa Eldridge without makeup and compare her face to her hands, she uses foundation to even it out, as do a lot of people.

Vitamin C might help or it might not.

No. 55765

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How do you deal with blackheads on your nose?
I can't stand this cancer.

No. 55788

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Are you actually referring to blackheads or are you talking about sebaceous filaments?

pls know the difference

No. 55789

My only skincare is that I apply a light mixture of spf 15 sunscreen and some moisturizing lotion over my face/neck/chest each day before I go out, then I wash off my makeup and the spf/lotion using some deep cleansing cold cream, warm water, and a soft washcloth that I dab lightly on my skin. Does that sound like a good routine for early 20's? I only started trying to do anything for my skin last year after reading through lolcow how it's so important for wrinkle prevention.

No. 55790

Nothing fixes them lol
I have been using pretty strong BHA/AHA regime for two years and mine haven't budged. I'm close to just buying that blackhead remover that derms use and going to town on my nose. To clarify, my regime has kept the SBs at bay but the actual blackheads are still there.

No. 55792

on my left cheek mainly but it started up a little on my right too. It's gross.

No. 55794

SPF 15 is actually a bit too low. Get yourself 50+ especially if you are out for a longer time.

No. 55795

you know those things you stick on your nose and let dry and then peel them off that you get from supermarkets? That doesn't work for you? I used to have a million blackheads when I was a teenager but they went away when I grew up. I wonder if it's hormonal.

No. 55799

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Does anyone have advice on how to whiten your inner thighs/crotch? Products that you've used, etc? I am white but I was huge for a long time and now I have darker skin where my thighs rub. I've been losing weight because I want to feel better about myself and finally have sex and enjoy a proper love life but I think I look disgusting down there. It looks especially bad because I have really pale legs and thighs so the contrast makes it look worse.

Pic unrelated, sort of

No. 55801


I hope you realize that using those pore strips and in general messing with the pores on your nose are going to enlarge them in the long run.

No. 55803

err oh dear :\
The strips didn't do that for me (I'm >>55795) but then again, as I said I was a teen so maybe I got lucky and my skin healed. Sorry for the bad suggestion blackhead anon.

No. 55806

I'm the anon you responded to. I got the evening primrose oil supplements and spearmint tea about 5 days ago and it seems like it's already working! The first thing I've noticed is that my skin is a LOT less oily and is returning to a much more normal level, and my breakouts have been healing much faster than usual with no new breakouts. I'll see how it continues to go, but so far so good!

No. 55828

So for almost a month I'm having very bad acne on my back, shoulders and chest. It's never been this bad. I have visited the dermatologist already, got antibiotics, some Chinese medicine and creams. But it's not getting any better.
Has someone else here had such a problem before? I don't know what to do. It's just annoying and painful.

No. 55829

Super retarded question but can you buy spearmint tea in stores or do you have to go to the pharmacy?
I live in a small ass town, we don't have a wide selection so I'm wondering

Idk how you define bad in your case but moisturising helped me a lot, also less/this clothing that lets your skin breath, sleeping naked and changing the sheets often
But it never went 100% away tho :/

No. 55831

How to fix enlargened pores? I have a feeling that my skin would look 50x better if I didn't have those large visible pores on nose, forehead and around the nose. They look fine on the rest of my face, what the fuck.

No. 55832

this is probably going to sound horrible but do you scrub in the shower? Or have you changed cleansers lately? It's kinda gross but it's only recently that I started scrubbing myself in the shower because I moved to a colder climate and I started getting dry skin and acne on my body.
When I say scrubbing I mean with a washcloth on your chest/arms and an exfoliating brush for your back.
Could also be a reaction to a chemical.

No. 55837

Have you done something new with your hair? getting conditioner on my back is like death a sentence for me. I make sure i keep my hair away from my chest/back/shoulders

No. 55838

I bought the tea off iherb.com

No. 55839

Coconut oil made me break out terribly on my back so if you're using that or any bodywash, moisturiser or hair product with coconut oil in it just check and see if eliminating it gets rid of the issue.

No. 55844

I do scrub my back regularly to remove dead skin cells. So I guess that wasn't the issue. I use a honey and coconut sugar scrub once a month and the other days a wash cloth.
Now that you mention that… I started using a new shampoo a month ago. I didn't even think about this! Thank you a lot anon! I usually wash my hair while standing in the shower but will try it differently next time and see if it makes a difference.

I use coconut oil on the rest of my body but not on my back or chest. My face is fine with the oil as well. So I think it must be shampoo and conditioner.

No. 55845

I've been using them lately to no good results. They don't pick any actual blackheads in my experience, only SBs. And since I don't have those thanks to my regime the strips come back empty.

No. 55847

Have you tried face steaming? Like face over a bowl full of hot water with a towel draped over your head and then massaging your face after? My friend said that worked for her but I don't know if she's lying lol
Do you think it might be the type of makeup you're using clogging your pores?

No. 55848

a dip in the ocean really helps with body acne because of the anti-bacterial nature of the salt
No but really, using a soap with salt in it (not coarse) cleared up my body acne really fast.
And yeah conditioner can be so bad for bacne if it's really oily and you have long hair.

No. 55850

Sea salt is definitely good. My skin feels nice with it. I should try to get some. Also did some reason regarding shampoo and conditioner. Looks like panthenol as an ingredient can cause problems because it's higher concentrated in hair care products. I checked my shampoo and conditioner and both have it at the beginning of the list.

No. 55873

I've been using Missha's time revolution essence and ampoule daily for the longest time and had such nice skin. I got my birth control shot like clockwork and suddenly now the essence is breaking me out badly. I got 15 painful giant pus-filled zits overnight daily, my chin and jaw have extremely painful closed comedones and the sides of my nostrils have deep and, surprise, painful never ending pus volcanoes.

It took me a few days to realize what caused it, and now I'm in the process of fixing my face. Any ideas on speeding up the healing processes?

No. 55887

i bought my spearmint tea from vitacost.com, but last time i was in target they carry the same brand of tea, but they didnt have any spearmint. but i think i'll check again each time i go there, and various supermarkets and stuff just to see if they have it.

No. 55909

shout out to this anon for changing my goddamn life, i didn't know fungal acne was a thing but i was absolutely at my wit's end with atrocious skin for over a year, rubbed canesten on that itchy business and i woke up with an entirely new face. dreams really do come true.
may your lipid barrier be strong and your pores breathe easy, love from fungus face

No. 55910

Huh, I was taking a wild stab in the dark without seeing your skin, but hearing what you've tried it sounded similar to my experience. I'm so glad things have worked out anon, hopefully your skin will recover and be good as new!

No. 55917

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Could anyone give me an example of a good skin care regimen? I was trying to start one since I've reached my mid-20s and want to not look like a raisin by my late 30s.
I was using hydraluron for a while since everyone was raving about it but then I read derms saying it was snake oil because the particles were too big to penetrate your skin or some shit lol.
Now I use my clarisonic with a cleanser, moisturize, use a retinol cream every night and once a week use a 10% AHA cream.

Is this a super shit regimen? I don't know what a good cleanser/moisturizer should have in it because a lot of them claim to have retinol in them but I already use it. I just want to cover all my bases.

No. 55930

It's hard to say without seeing comparison pics of your skin. Does it look and feel better now? If not they you may be using too harsh a routine, or just not the right products. If you need to replace things, I suggest doing it as a 2 week tester so you can see how your skin reacts. Most important items to have are:

Oil-based cleanser (removes makeup and sunscreen)
Low PH cleanser (removes impurities and debris after skin is clear)
Moisturiser (AM and PM suitable)
Sunscreen (face specific. If you're pale you don't have to worry as much about white caste from zinc or other physical-based products. If you're worried about that you can try chemical-based sunscreen. Either way it should be specific to the face, it wont' be the same cream/spray you use on the rest of your body.)

No. 55936

for am/pm moisturizers do you have any brand recommendations? (I have combination skin, I'm pretty sure)
I don't think what I'm doing is too harsh for my skin but I don't think my moisturizers are up to par because I'm still rather dry on my cheeks.

Thanks for the cleanser explanation! I've got an oil-based makeup remover/cleanser and it made my skin feel so greasy (duh) that I ended up using bar soap afterwards. I didn't think of buying a second cleanser for some reason.

No. 55943

Phewwwwwww moisturizers are hard to rec and get a good feel for, they're so personal. I'd say hit up r/AsianBeauty and search for moisturizer to see if anyone has HG products (holy grail). Also people are encouraged to have their skin type/color as a flair so you can try and find a skin-sister and see if they have any recs. Of course because it's Asian Beauty it'll all be focused on those skincare items.

I personally use a stupid $$ one, by Yon-Ka. I have sensitive, dehydrated combo skin. It's annoying because it's 100$ a bottle, but it does last me awhile if I use the correct amount.

No. 55950

You solved the problem only with canesten cream? How many days did it take?

No. 55956

Anyone have any good recommendations for treating/getting rid of wrinkles? I have these horrible laugh lines and they make my nose look worse and it really makes it hard to take pics of myself. Also the one on the left side of my face is way more noticeable it's really frustrating.

No. 55960

Thank you so much. I'll go check that out <3

No. 55963

Expression lines like laugh lines run a lot deeper than just regular wrinkles and fine lines. If there was a surefire way to get rid of them everyone and their grandma would hear about it. You can get filler to reduce them for a number of months before it wears off.

The best you can do (without getting fillers) is potentially soften them with things like AHAs, retinoids, copper peptides (although this is a relatively new thing and I don't know how effective it is or the side effects), and maybe alpha lipoeic acid.

No. 55969

You could try dermarolling, dermastamping, or micro rolling aka putting tons of needles in your face to help stimulate collagen growth. There's also light therapy and skin/hair/nails/collagen/hyralonic acid vitamins too. Just try things out and see what works for you.

No. 55985

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I have some questions, not sure if they have been answered in the thread yet. Keep in mind that I don't know much about skincare, I'm mostly trying to not look greasy or like I'm sick anymore:
>are konjac sponges really useful by themselves or is it better to use it with a lotion or a cleaner?
>is something possible to reduce acne scars? not the ones that are visible because of the skin's color but the ones that look like tiny craters. Sorry if I explain it with the wrong words
>I have a hairy face, the hairs on my cheeks are dark and my skin is pale, how do I hide it without shaving it or waxing it (which would cause me to break out)? I used some cheap BB cream but it didn't work for that.
>does anyone use etude house pore freshner? Would you recommend it? I've seen people complain about the alcohol in it or the fact that it dries the skin too fast but it seems popular so I'm curious. My face tends to be oily btw, or at least that's how I understand it?
>I use some tonymoly stuff like eggpore to remove blackheads, eggpore to make pores less big, and a panda dream night mask once or twice a week, what do you think about these products? It has been some months since I started using the eggpore ones but I don't use them regularly enough to be sure they're working as much as they should.

I don't trust blogs that review skincare products and makeup, they praise pretty much anything because they're sometimes paid for it so I'd rather ask here.

No. 56008

Does anyone know where I could buy a cheap exfoliating/rotating facial brush that works decently well?

The Olay brush sadly retails for about 40 bucks where I live, and the Clairsonic brushes are way too expensive.

I found one on Aliexpress for 15$ but it had no reviews. The two I found on Amazon costs a little more, but the reviews ranged from people loving it, to some reporting that it broke/died only after a few weeks of buying it.

I would trust the stars and reviews for one, but unfortunately because of the seller scare stories I've heard I feel that most good reviews are bots

No. 56113

Has anyone here ever tried using olive oil or linseed oil as a moisturizer? I've heard that it does wonders

No. 56114

Buy one of those manual wooden brushes. I doubt the rotating head will make much of a difference, plus you can be as gentle on your skin as you want.

No. 56246

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I have HORRIFIC cellulite. It's so bad and disgusting that I can't wear a bikini (or even shorts) without wanting to kms. I bought this the other day, I'm hoping it works.

do any other anons have any tips that might help? I'm desperate and will literally try anything.

No. 56250

do you mean putting lotion/cleaner on top of the konjac? in my experience it'll break down faster. just use it separately. i don't think using konjac by itself can clean your skin or… is it just me.

been using it for months and i still have some of those tiny crates but it look less visible now

No. 56256

Have you tried losing weight and building muscle? I can't imagine a topical cream having much effect.

No. 56257

Do these gels/creams even work? If so, how? Because I don't really believe it.

If you're not already doing so: start working out and eating more healthy + lots of water.

Cellulite is normal, everyone has some.

No. 56258

Hey anon, those creams work for a few hours but I wanna chime in about the hydration + exercise thing. My cellulite used to be pretty bad but now I work out regularly and it has reduced so much. Try blogilates free workout on yt, she got me in such good shape. I can wear crop tops and booty shorts now, never thought that would happen.

No. 56259

I didn't solve it just with canesten, but I imagine if you did it would take at least a month. I woke up with a new face because it was such a dramatic improvement.
It's nearly gone now, but I tried a lot of different things. Basically anything that would work for a fungal infection (tinea, athlete's foot, thrush) works for fungal acne, so i tried things like turmeric masks and head&shoulders shampoo. The nail in the coffin was when I found some prescription-strength antifungal shampoo in a cupboard and applied that in a dilute mask, every other day.
What I found to really speed the process up was doing things to break down the biofilm barrier that the fungus makes on your skin. The flaky dry bits that don't exfoliate away and the yellow/white shit that your pores are clogged with is the fungus' chitinous protection layer, and if you break that down, things such as canesten can work much more easily. I tried salicylic acid, glycolic acid, xylitol (the sweetener), and turmeric for this purpose, though the salicylic worked the best. (be gentle though, you don't need a full skin peel or anything)
I also got some zinc cream from Amazon as a future preventative and I've been using Sudocrem as a moisturiser and coconut oil as a cleanser, all of which are either antifungal or at least won't feed it.
regards, fungus face

No. 56287

I dont know if konjac sponges work either but I bought one to try and so far I'm not seeing the diffence, which is why I asked. People on forums and blogs just keep saying it's not as aggressive for thr skin as some products if you have a sensitive skin but they never talk about how efficient it is (or isnt) in the first place. It's frustrating.

>been using it for months

Which one are you talking about? Eggpore or the etude house lotion?

No. 56310

Soooo, I'm finally buying a cleanser and toner (already have p good moisturizer) and was wondering if I need anything else?

Something I was also wondering about? Do I also use the stuff in the morning? Like, before going to work and applying makeup?

No. 56315

imo straight oil is a shit moisturiser, especially if you need something else than occlusion. it doesn't give that soft feeling of a water/oil emulsion, it just forms a disgusting layer on your face and inexplicably skin underneath it dries anyway. i tried several oils (perilla, tamanu, immortelle in sunflower oil base, a mix of different ones with 2% salicylic acid) and it was disgusting every time (not to mention 3/4 of these were slightly sensitizing). theoretically you should put oil on wet face or mix it with hyaluronic acid solution but it doesn't change the feeling a lot for me.
additionally, low-processed linseed oil spoils very easily, if it doesn't sit in a refrigerator for most of its shelf life it's basically worthless.

No. 56322

Sunscreen, check out the Biore watery essence one

No. 56329

No. 56387

So I have pretty bad rosacea and nothing has ever worked well for me in the past few years of trying to find something to lessen the effects (really red cheeks)

Haven't smoked weed for a while and decided to do so yesterday and I go to look in the mirror and it's completely calmed down. I was so ecstatic about the effect it had and I have no idea how it would do that as I've had the exact opposite reaction before where I get a terrible flare up. Took loads of pics and I couldn't believe the effect it had. Of course I go to sleep, wake up, and it's as bad as ever kek. If only it stayed like that…

Worth mentioning to my dermatologist I guess though. Really weird
I just use mirvaso and a moisturizer now and it doesn't have much of an effect.
Wish I could get this meme skin condition under control

No. 56388

Thank you for the reply! Btw I still don't know if my case is fungal acne or some type of dermatitis, I'm just using canesten. A week after I've seen some slight improvement: 80% of the itching is gone and those underskin things that looked like closed comedones (but under direct sunlight looked almost… translucent? Ew, fuck) are also almost gone. It's a good sign so I'll keep using canesten, even though for now the redness and numbness is still there and some days new underskin pimples are still forming. They hurt, ugh.
I miss my clear skin but I feel like in a month I'll see it again.

No. 56394

weed? no shit! I've got rosacea (just diagnosed, yay) and I'm about to buy a shit load of weed so I'll try to observe any changes

No. 56412

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Is the Aria Starr Beauty natural dead sea mud mask any good for blackheads?

No. 56434

Opinions on Paula's Choice products anyone? Currently using Korean products and they work well enough but lately not so much.
I don't reallycwant to figure out what to change and experiment with a million products that take weeks to arrive, and PC seems so straightforward by comparision.

No. 56448

I'm on antibiotics for issues not related to acne but it makes my skin have no acne ever when I'm on it. I usually get maybe one every 1-2 weeks and then red spots lasts weeks so it looks like I've constantly got some spots. I'm thinking of getting a prescription benzyl peroxide/ antibiotic cream since it seems my acne is caused by bacteria. Is there any better way to treat acne caused by bacteria or even better to promote the bacteria that protects against acne?

Have you tried Finacea? I just got some from the doctor but haven't tried it yet.

No. 56580

there's this weird ass bump thats under of my bottom lip ;_;; i dont know what it is but whenever i cold press it it flattens it went into head like 2 days ago but it went away the night after

No. 56581

I can't find a list of ingredients, but the fact that it claims to have Shea butter in it makes me wary if you're dealing with blemishes.

A better option would be to make a clay mask yourself. Mix Bentonite clay with Apple Cider Vinegar (the vinegar makes the pH better for your skin), with maybe a little honey or tea tree oil if you skin likes that.


I didn't care for the stuff I tried, but they do have a lot of sample options, which helps the trial period. I'd also recommend The Ordinary (http://theordinary.com/) if you want simple products that work, and aren't too expensive.

No. 56586

isn't this connected to the fact that weed causes slight hypotension? just like the active ingredient in mirvaso that was originally used to treat ocular hypertension.

No. 56589

Thank you; I'll try that. Aside from that, are there any good Dead Sea mud masks made in Jordan?

No. 56624

You're better off getting natural home-made shit from etsy if you cba to do it yourself. That on the shelf, store bought shit usually has stuff in it that's no good for the consumers.

No. 56633

I agree with >>56581 anon for the ordinary, they're cheaper than paula's choice or the korean stuff and they do their work.

No. 56636

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Okay. I have to ask if any of you have tried Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum. I tried the sample I got from my recent Sephora order and really liked it… but at $80 for 1 ounce… I want to know if you guys have tried and liked it long-term because that seems like kind of a steep price tag.

No. 56694

I know this comment is a couple months old but wanted to pop in my two cents: Tonymoly is basic BUT their line that isn't aimed at teenaged girls (all the cute stuff basically) is pretty good "beginner asian skincare" imo. I like the bunny mist for really dry days since I live in a desert

And so I can keep this thread going since I did reply to an older comment i'll end with a question of my own.

Has anyone here tried any snail products? What's your opinion of them? What brands do you like? I tried Mizon after some suggestions on AB on reddit and i dunno what to think. I keep using it but i'm not really noticing any benefit from it.

The tonymoly snail sheet mask though makes my skin feel smoother though even though people on the same subreddit didn't like it as much.

No. 56699

I've tried Benton Snail Bee Essence, Mizon Snail Recovery Gel and COSRX 95 Snail Mucin something.
Didn't like any of them.

No. 56731

>Benton Snail Bee Essence
I saw a ton of reviews raving about Benton's Snail Bee line for people with extremely dry or red skin and ordered a box with the serum, cream, some sheet masks and a gel I think. It did nothing much for me but felt really nice after applying because of a slightly taut/tingly sensation. lol

No. 56871

While I don't have this specific serum, I use the blue and pink serum from this line. I have mixed feelings about it. The first month it made my skin feel super moisturized and smoother and I was in love with it. But lately I feel like it might be what has been breaking me out in certain places. I can't tell. It is good, but in comparison to other lines I've used, I'm iffy about the results.

I'm not sure if I'm going repurchase. I definitely don't regret purchasing the serums the first time, because they were amazing and made a huge difference in the first month or so, but I feel like in the long-term it is something that my skin has adapted to? It's gotten to the point where I'm looking to replace it and I haven't even finished half the bottle.

For vitamin C serum, I use Dr Dennis Grossman serum. I've been using it on and off for about two years now. Sometimes it will break me out and I'll take a couple weeks break, but usually it is good. I'm hesitant to switch to another serum like the Drunk Elephant one because of how hit-and-miss the products have been for me.

tl;dr would probably skip this stuff if you don't have the money to burn, the entire brand seems hyped up at the moment. there are countless vitamin C serums on the market so none of these products are special enough to warrant the price tag.

No. 56872

So, I'm approaching the skincare everyone is talking about here and on r/Asianbeauty.
All I need is advice on:
-A good cleanser, better if natural
-A good AHA/BHA
-A good toner
I need advice on specifical products.
I have oily skin and my budget is low to medium. Any help would be really appreciated

No. 56873

Samefagging to add that my skin is oily but also kinda sensitive and acne-prone

No. 56912

Look back at the old thread, there's plenty of nice recs. Just Ctrl+F 'cleanser' or 'oily' or whatever

No. 57022

Thank you for your reply! I haven't tried anything else from their line aside from the sample so I'm glad you have long term experience with them… it was also my first experience with a vitamin C serum.

I am mainly concerned about breaking out from usage, which the Drunk Elephant one didn't cause (yet– I could have a delayed reaction in the future) because I can turn into a bit of a skin-picker when it comes to getting acne.

No. 57034

does anyone know a good hand moisturizer? i suddenly got those dry skin patches on two of my fingers idk whats up with that

No. 57053

Can someone recommend me a good sunscreen for my face? Been using SunDance until now, but it started breaking me out badly.
(Sorry If this has been already discussed,I'm on my phone and the browser won't let me search for keywords.)

No. 57055

Is Glossier really as good as everyone makes it out to be?
The hype has been going strong lately!

No. 57056

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Opinion on Evian Facial Spray?
It's pretty much just mineral water in a spray can, but the girls in my social circle are absolutely in love with this for some reason

No. 57057

Benefit Total Moisture is expensive as fuck, but has been really good to my dry patches last winter

No. 57058

Amazing for light dryness and for making powdered makeup look less cakey immediately after application. I always keep a travel size in my purse.

If you're a little more than mildly dry, try Smashbox's primer water instead. It has a little more tack than just regular water and refreshes particularly dry makeup better.

As far as using the Evian outside of a makeup refresher, absolutely not worth it though. The effects aren't really lasting on clean skin imo.

No. 57060

this just sounds stupid sorry

No. 57061

Reasonable enough for long flights because the in cabin air is dry, but seems impractical/unnecessary in most other settings.

No. 57066

I use this (or some other random mineral water spray can) when I'm out of toner because of the hard tap water at home and that's it. Can't really notice any difference between this and cheaper water sprays btw.

No. 57071

I do have pretty decent skin (minimal pimples, only hormonal acne around stress/period times) but there's always small red bumps around my nose that juxtaposes my even toned skin. Though it's not as bad as the google image results of "perioral dermatitis", they're always there. Mild but persistent - no matter how well I take care of my skin. It's not itchy at all so I'm not completely sure if it's perioral dermatitis. The only thing that mildly helps is putting a shit load of moisturize around it. Any advice? Thanks all!

No. 57082

I don't think they let people bring pressurised air canisters (hairspray etc) on board though. So practically useless.

No. 57085

What can I do to improve my lips? They're perpetually dry and cracked even though I use ultra conditioning Burt's Bees.

No. 57087

Have you tried lip scrubs?

No. 57088

Drink water

No. 57095

You sound like you're vitamin deficient. Take a B complex (the Bs are responsible for healthy mouth tissue) and a skin supplement that includes E. You may also be iron deficient but that's a stab in the dark.
Basically, you need a good multi. Your lips shouldn't be cracking if you apply a balm.

No. 57096

That sounds like irritation from something. Honestly it sounds like something you want your GP/dermatologist to have a look at because it could be allergies or a fungal infection. Sometimes moisturizer isn't best because it softens damaged skin and prohibits healing so bacteria gets in.
The best thing to do while you're waiting to see a doctor would be to try an occlusive before bed (like vaseline) to stop it drying out over night and try to avoid super hot water until you know what the problem is.

No. 57100

I had (what I assume was) perioral dermatitis before and cleared it up by applying diaper cream, that zinc stuff.

I never got an appointment with a derma, but I have a feeling I caused it by stripping my skin too much and using a product with way too much paraffin. If you really think you have PD I recommend you find a list of skin irritants on google and then go through the ingredients of each product you're using to see if any are particularly irritating.

No. 57102

i'm so intimidated by skincare/routines.
i'm not young anymore and i have to take this shit seriously now but it's all so overwhelming. every attempt i've made in the past was disappointing or tragic.
my clairsonic was a lot of money only to die 2 years later, unable to get the batteries replaced (bad design guys) not gonna buy a new one every few years. and a lot of skin products end up burning/wrecking my sensitive dry skin.

i kind of want to try the korean mutlistep thing but there's spreadsheets! what the fuck! i'm also not at all able to afford the components for it all. i know i need 2 cleansers, a moisturizer and a sunscreen for the basic stuff. my skin is just so… tender and sensitive that i'm honestly scared to try things out of fear of getting burned or having my face slough or crack like in that past.

i should just save up to go to a derm and get their opinions.

No. 57105

Not sure if that is much of help for you. But I recently got back into the Korean multistep routine because of my dry skin and instead of using all Korean products I use natural ingredients based replacements who do the job just as well. For the oil cleanser I just use either coconut oil or almond oil. It does the job very well without striping my skin and then I use a very gentle foam cleanser. Iherb has a lot of good stuff for this method and not extremely expensive. I don't know tho if you react to chemicals in skin care or something else.

No. 57107

have you checked out the FAQs on the asian beauty reddit? I'm assuming you have since you sound familiar with the 10 step.

I like her beginner plans, they're cheap and quite effective.

No. 57120

this is very helpful, thank you anon. Starting with natural/simple things then slowly treading into chemicals seems to be my safest bet so i know exactly what did it if it goes tits up.
i have, but i guess let it overwhelm me too much. her site is helpful tho, really lays it out for simple consumption. walking into this blindly is easy and that guarantees a bad time.

No. 57123

Can anyone recc something for eye bags and nasal labial folds for someone on a budget?

No. 57149

I don't know if I can help but here's my korean poorfag routine:

oil cleanser: diy vegetable oil + peg 80 (oil should have a high amount of linoleic acid like safflower or grape, I don't recomment coconut or olive)
cheap mineral oil cleanser (Softymo Cleansing Oil for example)

cleanser: Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser by cosrx (is only around 9$) or other cheap cleanser with low ph

toner/lotion: Secret key makes good and affordable toners. If you can't afford them then you can use a mineral water spray can or some flower essence. But no cheap western toner with alcohol and shit.

serums: the ordinary/deciem, you can't find any better and cheaper.

moisturizer: Mizon All in One Snail Repair Cream is great and not toooo expensive but you can find cheaper of course.

face masks: diy stuff mostly (honey + tumeric + milk + clay for example)

cleansing tools: konjac sponge

No. 57154

this is so helpful, thank you very much! i really appreciate it. i'll look into all of these.

No. 57156

Korean skincare kind of freaks me out because all of the girls I know who use it a lot have a lot of milia under their eyes?

No. 57159

It could be that they are using the wrong eye creams. Not so uncommon.

No. 57160

Anybody know how to avoid this?

I want to do anti aging skincare, but I have oily skin so I'm really prone to milia and a lot of Missha products made for anti aging break me out as well.

No. 57166

I think the only thing you can do is try different eye creams and see what works best for you. Annoying I know… or look up reviews from people with the same skin type as yours.

No. 57168

Thanks all!! Hopefully it goes away soon ;_;

No. 57180

>Clear skin
>Suddenly in mid January I start developing redness and acne on both cheeks, with also a lot of closed comedones on that zone
>Weird thing is that this thing is limited only on these two patches of skin on my cheeks, it seriously doesn't go further, it's like a delimited area
>A lot of under skin pimples that don't go away, we're in March
>It also itches
>I first apply some clindamycin gel, then an erythromycin one: nothing happens
>After this thread and r/SkincareAddiction I start thinking it could be fungal acne, I start rubbing Canesten every day
>Week 4: those closed comedones are less visible, but other than that no big change
>This really happened out of nowhere, no routine changes, no diet changes, nothing
I finally booked an appointment to a dermatologist, I wanted to avoid it since they're hella expensive but at this point I literally have no choice. While I wait, does anyone here know what it could be? Maybe had it? I just want it to stop, I don't know if the next treatment will work, I miss my clear skin, my skin has never looked this bad not even in my teenage years :(

No. 57186

How old are you? Supposedly, hormones go through a major change roughly every 7 years. I never had acne growing up, but suddenly broke out horribly all over my cheeks at age 21. Went through some facials, new skin care routine, etc. Took me about a year to eventually fix it and get my clear skin back.

No. 57194

Is it red?

No. 57238

dumb question, but can rubbing ice on your face before washing it give you a better complexion?

No. 57240

If at all, I would do it after washing your face to close your pores.

No. 57241

I'm 21… I really hope it's something that could heal with a specific med/gel. Don't think it's acne, it itches and the fact that it's only on a specific patch of skin is really weird

Yes, it is

No. 57260

Might be rosacea. Try out Finacea or another formulation that uses azelaic acid. Even if it's not rosacea, it works extremely well.

No. 57282

I really hope it's not rosacea, I've read that it's chronic and doesn't go away ;_; Thank you, let's see what the doctor says

No. 57308

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Anyone familiar with this sunscreen by la Roche posay? It was a bit pricey, I purchased it a few months ago but I'm finding it hard to apply daily because I feel like my skin gets oily ): I'm almost in my mid twenties so it's kinda annoying to know I do have to wear sunscreen but feel like everything makes me oily as fuck. I generally buy LRP stuff, I feel like they have good products but I wouldn't​ mind trying anything new, but since I'm a BRfag and don't know much about Asian products, I'd like something I could purchase in Brazil if possible, or buy online without high shipping costs.

Thanks in advance.

No. 57320

Have you tried a matte sunscreen or matte makeup over the sunscreen?

I've tried that sunscreen before, but don't remember how I felt about it. I prefer "sunscreen milk" now though. Good luck anon!

No. 57321

I hated it. It has a weird purple white cast and makes you look oily af

No. 57325

I have sensitive skin and have a job where I'm sweaty a lot. I've found that my face constantly being sweaty is causing a lot of irritation. I bought some natural/sensitive skin face wipes but worry about using them too much and causing more irritation. Any other ideas?

No. 57331

Any recommendations for sunscreen milk or matte sunscreen? Ideally, I'd like to not wear powder over it.

Also are there any britfags here? Do you still wear sunscreen to protect your skin, since you can still get damage from cloudy days?

No. 57337

Stfu with this open close pores shit lmao

No. 57347

Biore Sarasara UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen

No. 57362

I loved this sunscreen until I realized how little it really protected me from the sun as it wore off super easily. I think they will be making a more resistant version soon though.

No. 57365

>be esthetician
>avoid this thread for months to avoid being triggered
>finally go in it
Some shit that jumps out at me:
-no, rubbing ice on your face will not improve your complexion.
-toner is to restore skin pH back to normal after washing, not to "shrink pores" or whatever. Also, there is no way to permanently shrink pores outside of surgery.
-removing sebaceous filaments is still removing clogged sebum. It's not going to hurt you anymore than removing blackheads. This is more tumblr chainletter bullshit. While biore strips are trash, an exfoliator with charcoal will suck those bad boys up.
-yes for the love of God wear BROAD SPECTRUM sunscreen. If you knew what your skin looked like under a skin scope without it, you would never go outside again. So much of aging is caused by the sun.

No. 57373

From what I understand, it's a chemical sunscreen, so you have to apply it on your bare skin before any moisturizers or makeup. Of course, if you did that and it still wore off then maybe it just doesn't work with your skin I guess? I no longer use it, but I don't remember it wearing off easily.

No. 57374


sorry, I didn't explain myself. Of course you have to re apply it but I meant that the protection from this one is very very light as it is an "indoors" sunscreen and it is not waterproof/oilproof/sebumproof.

Right now I switched to another "essence style" sunscreen but its waterproof/sebumproof and has longer "staying power"

No. 57385

Yes, I have but I still end up feeling oily, shockingly. Thanks, anons

No. 57386

Share tips, esthetician anon <3

No. 57516

I've got a few questions, so I'm gonna number them:

1. Is rose hip oil any good for dark circles and fine wrinkles, as well as light acne scarring/discoloration?
2. I saw someone on the other thread go on about sweet almond oil, is it any good for those things too?
3. Good lightweight drugstore sunscreens?

I have prescription retinol, but seem to be sensitive to it, so I don't know about using it around my eyes.

No. 57545

How much % zinc oxide would a physical sunscreen ideally have for good protection? 10

No. 57623

I got rose hip oil and I'm thinking it must be…the wrong concentration or something because it does NOT absorb into skin at all. It sits on top and does nothing, for hours lol.

No. 57704

Stephanie Nicole just released an amazing review of a cheap skincare brand that just does natural/no frills stuff. The video is her usual review, but she took it a step further and made a chart separated by skin needs and listed the items with their price, what they do, when to put it on and what it has. It's amazing and is actually going to make me buy from this company.


No. 57755

Is witch hazel ok as toner?
Best broad spectrum sunscreen for someone prone to blackheads and acne?

No. 57764

Does anyone have any recommendations for getting rid of hyperpigmentation?

No. 57781

I wouldn't use anything with alcohol in it, but if it's alcohol free go nuts

No. 57793

I use it as a toner. I like the feeling it leaves on my skin. Just stay away from the one that aren't pure witch hazel like this anon said; >>57781

No. 57797

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Vitamin C serum.

No. 57806

I've used their azelaic acid. Has the consistency of peanut butter so it's not that great in the AM, but I found it's pretty good for spot treating any pimples that show up, without irritating.

No. 58149

I really like the niacinamide serum, helped a lot with discoloration

No. 58172

Can anyone recommend anything for neck rings/wrinkles?

No. 58184

now that its getting warmer out anyone have any input on tanning? i don't do real tanning because the health risks/aging isn't worth it to me, but i've never had a spray tan or used self tanning lotion stuff. any recommendations for products or things to look for/avoid when getting a spray tan?

No. 58187

guys, I know this isn't entirely skincare, but I erupted a huge spot on my chin yesterday overnight. It doesn't really have one head, it's more like a load of small slits or pores that leak fluid. I get those sometimes but this area is the size of a small coin, and also the skin has turned red. it's extremely painful to put any sudocream on it, stings like a bitch.

wat is dis????? should I be worried or putting anything in particular on it?

No. 58215

Does anyone use jojoba oil? It seems to get a lot of good press but I wanted to know what it acts as. I have combo skin so I'm trying to take care of my dryness and wrinkles and scars with argan oil and retinol and my acne and oil with face washing, astringent, and Epiduo. I do the occasional mud mask or gel peel off, and the occasional sheet mask.

Also does anyone have good tips for dry lips and…uh scalp acne?

No. 58267

My legs have always been dotted and strawberry-esque and I heard laser hair removal can help this. Apparently

The problem is I have brown skin and I'm pretty hairy. What are my chances of laser hair removal working? I've heard that some lasers work on darker skin now, but that it might not be successful if you're super hairy.

Also, I can't really afford to do it without a groupon deal. Are those 90% groupon deals safe?

No. 58272

How old are you? Do you drink enough water and moisturize your skin on the neck as well every day?

No. 58273

I had rings on my neck since I was a small child, they are like expression lines, or say, the lines on your wrists, they are there largely because of the shape of one's body. I doubt typical fine line treatments will show effect.
That is of course if anon that's asking is not past 40 and her collagen is not unwinding at light speed, but I bet that's not the case.

No. 58287

Do you have a 24/7 nurse hotline with your insurance? It could just be cystic acne (if hurts and you might not be aware of what it feels like if you've never had it). But your description of it stinging and multiple pores leaking fluid does have me a little concerned about it potentially being a skin staph infection. Have you visited a hospital recently?

No. 58299

My lips have gone really red and chapped including the skin round them and I've gotten five spots and I rarely get spots

What are some good fixes?

No. 58301

Fellow olive skinned strawberry anon reporting in.

I can't answer your other questions, but I've heard that yang laser works very well on brown skin. Might want to ask nearby places about more details and if there's anyone you can talk to who has gone through with it.

No. 58306

drink more water and Vaseline those lips. Probably dehydration

No. 58319

Unfortunately not and I also don't have insurance :( I've googled it and the more rashy looking patches of staph look similar. The last time I was in a hospital was probably a month or two ago. It's too late here for me to go to a doctor now (just closed damn it) but I will go tomorrow after work. Is there anything I need to look out for in the mean time? Thank you for pointing this out anon

No. 58320

Are you dehydrated anon? If I notice my lips and particularly the corners of my mouth being dry it's 500% of the time dehydration without fail. I find it way to easy to forget to drink.

No. 58324


thank you! I'll drink more!

Should I use the little Vaseline lip tins or is the classic big tub of it ok?

No. 58327

I've got lots of red bumps and ingrown stubbles on my pubic area from shaving, I don't ever remember being this sensitive but:

- How do I heal this nasty ugly mess quickly?

- How do I prevent it in future?

I'm using aloe vera gel but so far it's not done a lot!

No. 58337

Make sure you always use a sharp razor, dull razors will cause more cuts and razor burn than fresh ones. Aloe works well, but you can also try out witch hazel if it's not doing it for you. Also, gently exfoliating the area will help with those ingrown hairs.

No. 58338

Vaseline in the tub is fine, though I'd take a small tub or the lip tin for on the go application.

No. 58339

totally recommend the vaseline lip. the rosy lips version adds color and makes them look so much healthier

No. 58391


do I exfoliate onto the ingrown hair skin?4

how do I exfoliate? what with

No. 58393

crush up some aspirin tablets and mix with a bit of water to form a paste. apply paste to razor burn, let it dry, and wash it off. i used to get really bad razor burn no matter how carefully i shaved, learned this from a stripper friend and honestly it has been totally foolproof for me

No. 58414


I have never ever heard of this before, I'm going to totally do this- is Panadol (dissolvable paracetomol) ok?

No. 58416

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No. 58423

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not the same thing! just get some cheap store-brand aspirin. you can get a big bottle of plain tablets at target for just a few bucks

No. 58441


I ended up using some paracetomols and it became the paste like you said, but I didn't use the dissolvable ones in the end!

I'll get aspririn tomorrow though

No. 58443

lol, i doubt it will work, paracetamol has no anti-inflammatory action at all.

No. 58484

Chapped lip anon here, I put aloe vera gel on them (they're red and the skin round them is red creating the illusion of bigger lips)

it tingles and stings a bit, is this normal?

No. 58485

keep us updated anon hopefully everything is ok

No. 58505

Just cystic acne guys!!! Thank you so much though <3

No. 58507

Friends, I am looking for a cool korean skincare routine because I am a weeb, I'm also really concerned about aging (I'm 21 but yes).

I have oily/ combination skin, massive pores on my nose, sides of my nose and cheeks around my nose. I have really dark undereye circles like fucking permanently. And eye bags.

Any help is appreciated. I just got a new job so I am going to treat myself to the products on payday. Hopefully they are all available to ship intl on amazon.

No. 58510

Are you me? Exact same situation here (but with no job yet lol)

I want to do something about my crazy eyebags. They're dark and deep and I can't remember a day in my life I didn't have them. Even as a child I had them. I'm not sure anything can be done at this point but I've never tried harder than just sleeping a lot and moisturizing so I might as well try.
Any recs? If the product is vegan and cruelty free it'd be a nice bonus.

No. 58519


fuck, me three to both of you!!

No. 58548

There's four of us now.

I'm looking into Japanese products as well, RatzillaCosme is a pretty good website for that. I'd like to know if there's a similar 'database' for Korean stuff, it'd help a lot…

I saved this link on my browser a while ago, it has a few suggestions: http://amy-hayden.com/the-best-korean-products-for-combination-oily-troubled-skins/

No. 58553

Five now.

Unfortunately, I haven't found anything to help with the eye bags and dark circles. I've tried Etude House Moistfull Collagen Eyecream, Cerave Eyecream, and raw almond oil so far. Not sure really what to try next, or to just give up on the hope of ever improving them.

No. 58554


Can I join the dark under party a little late? I've just kind have accepted that they're probably genetic.

No. 58561

Same here, I'm 26.
There's a deluded attitude on this site that if a girl has dark circles or nasolabial folds then she's automatically not taking good enough care of her skin. I'm not saying that skincare won't help, but sometimes it's just shit luck.
If the circle/shadow is coming from the concave of your eye socket then that's even harder to hide, it's not like you can just rub some extra bone into there.

No. 58569

I have the most deep-set eyes in the world to the point I've got the antithesis of eye-bags. It's the fucking worse.

No. 58572

Does that make 8 of us now? lol
Same problem here. Tbh what helps me the most is good sleep and lots of water, some days you can barely see them. I know it won't help everyone, maybe a few but somehow I gave up on creams and that kind of stuff :/

No. 58576

What is the best Retina A to use? I'm fixing my skin up and I need it to be lightened in a lot of previously scarred areas

No. 58679

1. russiacore.tumblr.com gives really good skincare advice

2. Just bought a konjac sponge last night to wash my face with, and it's incredible!! My face feels so soft and fresh, I can't believe it.

No. 58693

>muh magical oils
>tones with tapwater
>whenever you want to do research about a product you just need to look up the first 5 ingredients
>youre gonna have to mist your face before using HA otherwise its gonna soak up moisture from your skin instead of from the environment

No. 58709

Accutane anons can you recommend me a moisturizer?

No. 58718

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Has anyone tried the nyx wonder stick?

No. 58723

Not Nyx, but I tried Maybelline's chunkier version with it being half-and-half (can't remember the name) and it game very good coverage and blend. I use it to create a sharp/harsh contour line for drag and it was smooth and easy to apply. Definitely a good cheaper alternative.

No. 58724

I have the universal one and I would say it doesn't match my skin tone (I'm a warm nude/beige tone).
The color does go on quite smoothly though but it is chunky so the line ends up being pretty thick. Probably not the best for nose contouring (which is what I bought it for)

No. 58762

I feel like i've started a family, bless us all, come under my flabby wing my loves

No. 58763


No. 58773


I'm the same, I'm seriously considering getting under eye fillers or something.

No. 58794

me too, but the upkeep puts me off, plus i'm so wary of them going wrong and looking botched. i also bet its really painful

No. 58868

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Does anyone know how to get rid of line creases on your cheek, the ones under your eyes. I've been smiling more which helped greatly and I've been using Korean face masks called dojoshop from my grandma that been virtually getting rid of it.

The problem I don't want to keep troubling her for the masks every time she visits and was hoping there was something I could just get in the states that works great?

No. 58870

I'm in the same boat as you guys and I actually got tear trough fillers in the summer of 2015.

I was really skeptical at first, but I'm glad I went through with it. It did absolutely nothing for my dark circles, which was a little disappointing, but it's been almost 2 years (with no touch-ups or anything) and they still look pretty much the same as they did the first year. (Although everyone's body reacts differently so I can't speak for everyone). Also, they put numbing cream under my eyes before they did the injections so I didn't feel anything.

idk if this helps, but if any of you guys are interested I can try to find some pics of what my eyes looked like before compared to more recent ones. I'd be happy to answer any questions as well.

No. 58874


No. 58878

r8 my routine

I'm a student so I don't have much disposable income, my entire routine costs about $50 a month on average. I also plan on replacing the most expensive items (Vichy thermal water, Paula's choice AHA) ASAP

>shower (if I need to)
>wipe face with Vichy micellar water
>clean and clear dual action moisturizer
>neutrogena ultra-sheer dry-touch SPF 110
>more clean and clear

>remove makeup (if any) with micellar water immediately after getting home
>clean and clear moisturizer

Before bed
>CeraVe Hydrating cleanser
>Paula's choice AHA
>The Ordinary niacinamide/zinc serum
>The Face Shop rice ceramide emulsion

Spot treatments (in order of least to greatest harshness)
>rosebud salve
>Queen Helene mint julep masque
>tea tree oil

For my lips I use any hydrating lip balm, then put some Smith's rosebud salve over it in the mornings (vaseline overnight)

No. 58884

i am an anon you're replying to, i would reeeally appreciate pics! so did it fill out the area and just leave regular dark circles?

also if you don't mind me asking, was it expensive?

No. 58885

>> tfw im no longer a student and am a working adult with disposable income and this skin routine is more detailed than any routine ive followed in my life and i wish i had a routine like this or at least understood it

No. 58896

not hard to understand at all! I'll go through it for you if you want!

micellar water is like a really really mild cleanser, it takes off oil and makeup residue but you don't have to wash your face after using it. mostly I have it because I don't want to cleanse in the mornings

ideally I'd have a toner to restore my skin's pH level - skin is naturally slightly acidic, which means that if its pH is raised too much that certain unpleasant bacteria might find it more habitable (which causes acne)
but anyway I use the dual action moisturizer because it has the tiniest bit of salicylic acid in it.

sunscreen is important for anti-aging and for preventing any dark spots from getting even darker. I use this one because it doesn't clog my pores or leave a white cast on me

then I put on more moisturizer because my skin is dry af in the mornings

I use micellar water again to remove makeup and sunscreen and all the grime that's accumulated on my face throughout the day, and then moisturize afterward just like in the morning

I really like the cerave hydrating cleanser because it contains ceramides, which help your skin retain moisture (so it looks nice and plump). cerave actually stands for ceramide vehicle!
a BHA, or beta hydroxy acid, is a gentle chemical exfoliant, so it helps to remove dead skin cells, which allows the newer ones to shine through. it's oil-soluble, so it also reduces clogged and enlarged pores by reducing the amount of sebum (yucky face oil) that's in them. this is very useful if you have those black spots on your nose - don't use pore strips, they'll yank out all of the spots and your pores will be stretched out! the dots are called sebaceous filaments, and their appearance will diminish.
an AHA is an alpha hydroxy acid. this one is water-soluble. it helps to inhibit melanin production, which is the source of dark acne scars that are left behind after a breakout. also works as a skin brightener.
AHA and BHA products also keep your pH in check!
I use serum after exfoliating because then my skin is fresh and clear of any excess sebum/etc. and the fresh skin is ready to absorb any ingredients I put on afterward!
niacinamide is the holy grail of skincare products and I honestly pity anyone who is allergic to it because it works wonders. lightens scars, retains moisture, evens skin tone, has anti-aging benefits, etc.
the zinc I'm not so sure about, but I know that pyrithone zinc (in Head and Shoulders shampoo) is sometimes used to treat dermatitis. it's helped my skin out a lot!
ps, make sure you look at whatever hair products you're using. I was using tresemme and it gave me awful dermatitis for several months. my skin used to be perfect and now it's covered in scars :( oh well

then finally an emulsion is like a lighter version of a moisturizer. i don't like having something heavy on my face at night and the lighter the product, the more quickly it will absorb.

as for spot treatments:
rosebud salve is another miracle ingredient and I'm not sure how it works? it's basically vaseline imho
the mint-julep masque is a clay mask. these work by sucking out the excess oil from your pores. also good if you want to reduce sebaceous filaments or enlarged pores! I use it all over my face when my skin is starting to freak out.
tea tree oil is the nuclear option and will dry out your skin (and any pimples too).

lips are pretty self explanatory, but it's important to note that you have to put something hydrating on BEFORE vaseline because vaseline doesn't moisturize (it just keeps moisture from escaping)

I get very autistic about my skincare. I've also started a skincare blog on tumblr as an outlet for my obsession with it so lmk if you want me to link that too!

No. 58912

link to skincare blog? im interested

No. 58922

Back acne anon here from some time ago.
My back and other parts of the skin got worse over the weeks and now affected other parts of the skin such as my chest, back of the neck and scalp. I was looking up yeast infections on the skin and the pumps I have look exactly like that. Went to the dermatologist today and she assumes the same. Took a sample and now I wait until tomorrow. I hope this finally has an end. I'm sick of my skin!

No. 58925

When you say 'yeast infection', do you mean pityrosporum folliculitis? Because that's what it sounds like, rather than acne, speaking as someone who has dealt with this myself. Try using a dandruff shampoo like Head & Shoulders on your skin. Seborrheic dermatitis (one cause of dandruff) is also caused by yeast, so dandruff shampoo works super well. Tea tree oil is good for this too.

No. 58928

Yes that's the term I meant. Thanks anon. I have a bit of dandruff shampoo at home so I'm gonna try that tonight and see if it makes a difference and then just wait for the results tomorrow afternoon. But I'm pretty certain it's that as no other acne medication helped so far.

No. 58948


No. 58954

Yeah, basically it just got rid of the massive indentation under my eyes but the dark circles really didn't change. As for the price, it was about 750$ Canadian. I was a little hesitant at first because I wasn't sure how long it would last and I didn't want to pay that much for a temporary fix… but like I mentioned before, they seem to have held out fairly well so far.

I'll try to find those pics for you! Sorry about the wait- I think I'm going to have to look through some old SD cards. I have my final exam tomorrow, so I'll probably get around to finding/posting them after that or the next day.

No. 58956

I'd love to see pictures, been considering having it done too. Have you had any other work done, if I may ask?

No. 58980

thank you so much anon!! do you wear heavy makeup throughout the day?

How long have you been doing this routine for also? Thank you so much for explaining BHA/ AHA type things because i've been confused for this entire thread. you are a sunshine. <3

No. 58981

damn that sounds really worth it tbh. i have to get braces first (only like seven years too late ayyy) and that will hopefully be next. good luck on your exam!!

No. 58992

hey no problem!

I don't really wear makeup - it's not that I absolutely "don't need to" because I still do have some scars, but I find that my skin looks nice enough without it. but when I do wear makeup I make sure that I take it off as soon as I can. if you wear makeup regularly then you should look into double cleansing – you go first with an oil cleanser to dissolve all your makeup, and then with a foaming-type cleanser to remove everything else.

the makeup I do use, that has worked for me, has been
>foundation: MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream
I've got a medium skin tone (light-skinned south asian) and shade 23 fits me really well. it goes on kind of gray so you have to let it oxidize into a nice colour. gives you a dewy, healthy look without transferring or looking greasy! It also has SPF which is great, but I'm a stickler for using a dedicated sunscreen regardless of what I'm putting over it.
I use the maybelline age rewind concealer and it works fine for me. I wouldn't recommend the foundation from the same line, though. mostly the MISSHA stuff is good enough for spot concealing but sometimes I'll feel like doing a bit more!

for other makeup, I usually just line my upper waterline with a brown eye pencil and then use clear mascara. I don't really like the look of heavy makeup
the burt's bees tinted lip balm is also incredible! they have a lip crayon that I use also that lasts really long, and it's my only lipstick so I wear it for super special occasions only

I've been doing this for a couple of years now I think! I've only really settled into my "final" routine (the one that works best) for a few months though. Lots of trial and error involved. it's a good idea to just go with the most inoffensive products marketed for sensitive skin and then work your way up from there.

patch testing is important too, you should always sample something on your hand and leave it for 24 hours to see if you get an allergic reaction. then before using it on your entire face segregate it to one side and you'll be able to isolate what's breaking you out (if it is breaking you out).

hope that helps :) again you're welcome to check out my blog here and submit requests >>58948

No. 59020

So I got my results from the dermatologist and there is definitely a lot of fungus on my skin. I washed with dandruff shampoo yesterday and immediately noticed that my skin looked less red and inflamed.
Got some cream and lotion to apply. I hope this disaster has an end now.

No. 59050

Thanks for posting your routine, anon! From my limited knowledge I'd say you put together a pretty simple but effective routine!
We should all post ours too, to help and inspire each other. I'd post mine but it's not even what I would call a routine. I really want to start taking better care of my skin but unfortunately I don't have the means for that yet.

I have a few questions; for someone who also uses minimal makeup double-cleansing isn't that necessary, right? Can I use micellar water instead of an oil cleanser?

I'm liking the reviews on the clay mask you use. Someone recommended me the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, I wonder which of the two would be better for my enlarged pores/sebaceous filaments…

Also, I'm on the hunt for an affordable BHA/AHA product, does anyone have suggestions?

No. 59065

you really don't need that much money - like I said, my routine is very cheap :)

>minimal makeup

depends on what you mean? the most I'll wear on a daily basis is some concealer and the lightest layer of BB cream. micellar water is enough to remove that, you just have to keep swiping until the cotton round has no more colour on it - depending on how hard your makeup is to remove, this might be too much swiping.

both of those masks are really good! I haven't tried the aztec one but I think it's pretty good based on what I've heard. MJM is less expensive, which is why I go for that one instead.


the CosRX BHA blackhead power liquid and AHA whitehead liquid (? i think that's what it's called) are really good and super cheap. A bottle of each is $20 and will easily last you 2-3 months. the paula's choice BHA liquid is also really good, but slightly more expensive - I'd recommend going for the trial size, which goes for like $9 CAD but will last you for a month if you're careful.

if you want to make products like that last longer, make sure you're applying them with hands and not a cotton round – the cotton round will absorb some of the product and it will run out more quickly.

I'd also recommend using the clay mask after putting the BHA on your face, because it will help to loosen up the sebum and the clay mask can then do its job more effectively.

No. 59126

I had a stye and eye infection so the inner part of my left eye is really red and hurts. I want it to heal ASAP please give me some fixes

No. 59128

Go to your doctor, they will give you a cream which will help and you'll probably have to apply it for a few days.
Warm compress helps too, but I don't think it'll make it go away. And don't put moisturizer there lol

No. 59140

>I'd also recommend using the clay mask after putting the BHA on your face
I can second this, soak clean compressed sheet mask in BHA, leave it on your face for 10 minutes and even the cheap L'Oréal clay mask will do wonders after this prep.

No. 59175

Ow god, I had a eye infection in both my eyes for 3 years!!

>wash all your make-up (better yet, throw it all away)

>don't use any eye make-up till it heals
>wash pillow daily
>clean your eyes with water that has been boiled
>wear sunglasses if light it too bright
>don't touch your eyes
>go to the doc asap

Hope you're better soon, I feel your pain

No. 59178

You can also put a warm, not hot, compress on it to bring it to the surface.

No. 59186


>minimal makeup

Same as you, most days I don't even wear BB cream. So I think I'll get the micellar water. I was going to buy the Bioderma one, but I see the Vichy one is cheaper and about the same, yay!

Thank you so much for all the tips! I'll make sure to have them in mind while building my routine.
I'd follow your blog, but I don't have tumblr… So I'll just bookmark it.

No. 59229

If I post a picture of my chest/stomach will you guys judge me? I have acne there but also super bad hyperpigmentation. I also suffer from dermatillomania horribly and that paired with my adderall makes the picking…so terrible. I recently had a looong session (of picking) that started at like 2AM this morning and has stopped like an hour ago. Some places are so red/puffy and idk I'm so embarrassed of myself.

I just want advice so badly and I think if you guys saw a picture you would be able to better judge what I need to do. Obviously I need to get the picking under control but I also need help lightening scars/controlling acne on that area. Some areas have been so picked at because I keep "seeing" the scar tissue form a new pimple inside, they're so dark and ugly. I can barely take my shirt off around my bf at the best of times.

If it's any help, I also have high testosterone and another male hormone, have a lot of fine hair that makes the pimples worse, and they often get ingrown. I'm so sad and depressed I don't know how to fix this, I've tried so many things from scar creams (aggravates the acne), dermatologists (medicines made me REALLY sick), natural remedies…nothing

No. 59231

have you tried spironolactone? you said medicines make you sick but you didn't say which ones. i have slightly elevated testosterone and i can 100% say that drinking spearmint tea twice a day jump started my skin improving.

i drink spearmint tea twice a day, take vitamin e at least once a day, sometimes twice, zinc once a day, borage oil capsule once a day, vitamin a capsule once a day, and am now on 50mg of spiro. my skin has improved A LOT.

i also use tea tree oil infused goats milk soap, and just starting using Skin&Co products (i got a sample of their toner in my ipsy bag this month and liked it so much i went whole hog on a $100 set of their products. it's been two days and my skin really does feel softer and look better no fucking lie.)

No. 59232

Honestly I can't remember what I've been on, two oral pills and a few topical, one being Accutane? I think that was it? But honestly this is embarrassing to admit but I'm 24 and just moved out of my parents into my boyfriend's house to get out of a bad family situation. I've still been very stressed and lacking mad amounts of sleep 2hich I think helps contribute to me breaking out..

Also embarrassing but I have no money and am afraid it's "greedy" to ask my parents to help me with something…superficial? Is that the right word? Now I'm not sure where to turn. I'm trying to improve my diet but I barely eat and everything is a mess. It's why I'm trying to hopefully turn to more natural options to make it hopefully cheaper and since I get so sick from so many things avoiding a lot of medications my body might know how to handle.

I'm gonna try to gather the courage to ask my mom soon to help me look into the things you mentioned and maybe get an appointment with a dermatologists again. My parents aren't lacking in the money department so I shouldn't feel so terrible asking but idk. Do you think there is hope to getting my skin back to semi normal? I'm gonna say fuck it and post a pic of what I'm dealing with…sigh

No. 59233

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This is my sad skin…very nerve wracking to post this but I'm losing hope. There's pink zinc on my skin right now so it's camaflouging how dark/red it is right now, but I guess you get it…

No. 59234

none of the suppliments i'm taking are expensive, i get them from CVS or vitacost.com. i live in MA and since I just work part time I'm considered low income so I get mass health. I was first on 25mg of spiro for about a month and a half and was just recently upped to 50mg two weeks ago because i was still breaking out on my back. The 25mg of spiro only cost 3.50 with my insurance, the 50mg is 6.50ish so it is not an expensive medication.

and to be honest, unless you are shaving, you are waaaay less hairy on your stomach than i am.

No. 59235

just adding that you need to be on the medication for a long time to really start seeing the effects. birth control did nothing for me, but the spiro is working, and its taken a month to really see the difference so you have to have realistic expectations and stick with it. for the spiro to even effect body hair growth you need to be on it at least a year. be patient.

No. 59238

hi anon, I had very similar issues to you. My hormones were completely out of balance (a lot of testosterone gave me more hair, acne all over my face and back). I found out I have an underactive thyroid as well as a stomach issue called "leaky gut". Food slips through holes in the stomach and wrecks havoc in the body.

Try to do some tests for food allergies, and I definitely recommend staying away from oral contraceptive pills if they didn't help. Those pills absolutely ruined my skin (still working on the scarring and pitting now).

Natural could be a great way to go. Cut out irritants like soda, excess sugar (only 25g a day max), and junk food. Incorporate veggies into every meal if you can. Write down your meals for a couple days and see how you feel after them. You can do this for longer too. I personally cut white rice, gluten, and dairy and my skin is happy and pimple free (just hyperpigmentation now!)

It sounds like your issue is mainly hormonal, so perhaps look into natural hormone treatments, like Maca in pill form I believe.

A dermatologist could definitely help. And for the picknig issue, I was there too. I was constantly popping stuff on my face and back. But it was because I would stand in front of the mirror for way too long and get the urge. So try to wash your face, do your routine, and get away from the mirror.

Good luck anon! I just noticed your pic too, I have not seen something like this so probably a derm will be your best bet!

No. 59242

Most of your problem from what I see in the picture is the picking, as that particular area isn't really a place where hormonal acne happens. maybe try to start a hobby that occupies both your hands? like knitting? or playing videogames? an hour spent knitting is an hour not spent picking at your skin.

if all else fails force yourself to wear gloves whenever you're not in public. if you didn't pick you wouldn't be introducing bacteria into your skin and you wouldn't be getting as many infections.

No. 59243

also keep your nails as short as possible so you can't dig in as deep into your skin

No. 59246

No matter what razor I use, I always get razor bumps and ingrowns. I've tried everything down to expensive Gilette and Wilkinson replaceables

It is an endless nightmare of hiding my bumpy, ingrown fested legs and vagina from my boyfriend and it is driving me mad. I've tried baby oil, etc, what the fuck is wrong with my skin this never happened when I was 18

please help

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