Skincare General Anonymous 431
Post your skincare questions, routines, recommendations, rants, raves, product recs, etc.
I'll start with my routine that's finally working for me:
Thayer's unscented witch hazel (as a toner)
COSRX Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
Pond's cold cream cleanser
Thayer's witch hazel toner
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (leave on for 15 minutes)
Oil cleanse with mineral oil
Remove with Pond's cold cream cleanser
COSRX Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
A big ol' slab of vaseline all over my face
>>431>Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
Have you tried the Paula's Choice 2%? I'm looking for an opinion on how they compare because I'm considering switching.
I'm also curious about how doing your oil cleanser after your normal cleanser is working out for you. Is there a reason you do it this way? I always thought an oil cleanser came first in a double cleanse because the oil soluble stuff can block your normal cleanser from actually cleansing the skin surface, but water soluble bits don't affect the oil cleanser from doing it's job.
I haven't tried the paula's choice but my understanding is that it's gentle but the texture isn't as pleasant as the COSRX.
I basically just use the pond's first to remove makeup, not really "cleanse", then I use the BHA before oil cleansing because it helps me to be able to massage the gunk out of my sebaceous filaments, then I use the pond's again to remove the mineral oil. An alternative would be to use an emulsifying oil cleanser so it can be rinsed off with just water (mixing a bit of Cromollient SCE in with your oil with allow it to be emulsified with water, cheaper than buying a commercial oil cleanser).
Ah, that makes sense.
In other news I've been trying to up my sun protection game and just bought a watermelon sunbum lip balm and damn is it sweet like candy. It's bastically what I wanted smakckers lip balms to taste and smell like when I was younger and they never fully deliviered. I quite like the smell, I may get sick of the sweet taste though. I don't even lick my licks or anything, it's just prominent. If you miss sweet childrens cosmetics but want something more low key and sun concious to carry in your day to day, definetly try this.
What do you think of Tonymoly skincare products? Especially the Eggpore and Panda Dream products? There are more and more of them available on Sephora, it's pretty tempting.
I haven't tried those specific products but I've tried the mushroom pact, the fruit hand cream and lip balms, and some of their sheet masks. Overall they're average at best formulation wise, I mostly bought the non-face mask stuff for the packaging and I got what I expected. I'd say buy it if you're into inexpensive cute things and aren't looking for a major fix. I don't think any of it is so garbage that I wouldn't try it, but I don't think any of it will be holy grail.
I've tried most of their primary line (Appletox, Panda Dream, Eggpore etc.)
My overall verdict is that the packaging is adorable and the scents are heavenly, but they're definitely the kind of products you use to feel pampered and feminine, not necessarily because they actually work.
imo they're worth a purchase for the packaging alone though. I keep hair ties, clips and pins in the red and green Appletox and the peach hand cream containers. Oh and the Eggpore containers you can use as little plant pots after you're done - you push the little plastic yolk out of the top.
>>For anons who use Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid or Cosrx BHA Whitehead Power Liquid…
Is it normal for it to make your face itchy?
>>436>I'd say buy it if you're into inexpensive cute things and aren't looking for a major fix.
I'm mostly looking for products that aren't too expensive, the kind of things I've seen so far are either way too expensive for me (I'm a broke student so it doesn't help) or it's affordable but doesn't work whatsoever. I'm not looking for a major fix, just trying to get good habits and making my face slightly less oily and "tired" than it would be otherwise. I'm young (23), I heard it's better to look for more effective stuff while growing older, because then the skin will be different.
I already tried some of the Eggpore products and I'd say the blackhead steam balm works but I'm not sure for the one that tighten pores because I never used other products that do the same thing before.>>437>but they're definitely the kind of products you use to feel pampered and feminine, not necessarily because they actually work.
I'm confused, does that mean that they don't work in general, or that they do work, but not as well as expected? Also I agree about the packaging, it's adorable.
My boyfriend gives me one of those every night AAAAAYYYYYYYY
Kek >>435>Panda dream
I've got a few samples of their white magic cream and good lord it smells. I can't quite recall it, but it reminded me of wispy farts. It does leave a white cast (the "whitening" effect). You could get the same effect using sunscreen.
CosRX AHA whitehead power liquid
I have non-problematic skin, but since a while I got a dry patch on the outer most layer (horniest layer?) of my skin. Whenever I smiled I got crepe-y fine lines and moisturizing and sheetmasking didn't seem to help. I've only used the AHA 3 times (once a week) now and the lines pretty much don't exist anymore. I've used a sheetmask since and this time it actually penetrated, I'm super happy.
How can I keep up with my 10-step routine in the summer? I feel like I sweat my products off my face before I even get to work. Should I do a quick double cleanse+moisturize on my lunch break?
Don't force yourself. If it's not working, it's okay to reduce.
anyone got cruelty-free and vegan recs for oily, acne-prone skin w acne scars? total bummer that all k-skincare isn't cruelty-free or vegan. i hear people rave about their skincare all the time!
If you're in the UK, all of Superdrug's own brand stuff is vegan/cruelty-free, even the makeup and shampoo.
I'd say Alverde, if you're from Europe. Not all of their products are vegan, tho. It's all natural stuff and I'd honestly recommend it, especially because it's not very expensive.
unfortunately i'm from asia ;_; but thank you!!
Oh bugger that's going to be nigh impossible for you living in Asia then given that everything sold within China requires mandatory animal testing before commercial sale.
a lot of K-beauty big houses don't test on animals. AmorePacific voluntarily suspended animal testing in 2008 (they own Etude House, IOPE etc)
Innesfree have some vegan products and it's organic. Beyond and Aromatics are a couple of good companies too. If you check Belifs site I'm pretty sure they're 100% and don't use anything nasty~
Photo related is good for problem skin!
precisely.. it's so hard to get my hands on good cruelty-free/vegan skincare here. some of the local stuff are vegan but they don't exactly work. kek>>450
doesn't innesfree animal test though?
I think if you're buying within China it comes from their China factory that has to use animal testing re; the law there. But the company otherwise is cruelty free I.E the Korean factory and HQ won't run any tests on animals.
Ideally you'd think companies would try and put pressure on China more instead of just being like "ok fine we will have this one place test on animals just to keep China happy"
I just wash my face with this and that's it
Dermalogica is really good!! I'm supposed to use one of the products twice a day, but I usually just do it in the shower. Still works like a charm. Would definitely recommend.
Have any of you tried products to lighten/eve out your skin tone?
My skin tone is really uneven (almost a shade darker around the mouth, which bugs me the most), even though I do have a routine (moisturizer, exfoliating etc) so I thought I'd might give pic related a try and hopefully get at least minimal results.
Also is anyone using aloe vera? Like, the plant? Is it good as other moisturizers? Does it take long to grow? lol
anyone have any tips for dry areas? my nose and the cheek area around it have been getting flaky lately, which has caused me to exfoliate more,but i don't think that's helping. my regular toner/moisturizer is working just the same on the rest of my face.
Have you tried a gel moisturizer? Clinique moisture surge works great, but pic related is my fave.
I've always had clear skin but recently I had a lot of candy for a long period of time, and my skin is turning into shit. My entire face is breaking out so much and I'm sure it's the sugar… I stopped eating it for the last couple days, thank god
you really need more than one aloe if u want to use it regularly - they also need loads of sunlight
I'll look a bit more into it, thank you anon (:
Does anyone know some good products for dry lips. I have constantly dry lips, it doesn't matter what kind of weather it is, my lips are alwayd dry. I also sometime have flakes on my lips.
Exfoliate them and use lipbalm whenever they start feeling a bit dry
Mine are dry too, despite drinking enough water and having a healthy diet.
Are you using any kind of lipbalm or lipstick? If you are, try not using it for a week or two. I forget what it is exactly, but there's an ingredient in a lot of lip products that in some people dries their lips out. I had this problem and when I stopped my lips got worse the first three days but after a week they were back to normal and I haven't had a problem since.
Help!!! My skin is usually pretty decent (maybe a couple of bumps and a bit of unevenness but it's nothing I worry about and it isn't noticeable) but recently my skin has turned into a complete shitshow!
I have full on pimples all over my cheeks (if I do get pimples they're on my T-zone), also on and around my nose. My forehead is covered in hundreds of those pseudo pimples which are like mini cysts? Like it never really forms into a pimple but they're bumps everywhere and I have patchy redness all over my skin too.
It happened around the time I moved a week ago, and the environment change has been more humidity, different water quality (harder water), and I'm staying in a house full of smokers. Oh and I JUST started my period which didn't help.
I usually do some sort of pimple cream/face wash combo every other day and moisturizer every day. But that clearly hasn't stopped anything.
Does anyone have any creams or washes I could buy to help stop this outbreak? I'm assuming the smoke is causing the worst of it but I have no idea.
Anyone here use retinoids in conjunction with vitamin c? Experiences? I want to try it, briefly looked into it and it seems like they should be safe to use together but I'm paranoid.
The smoke is a definite irritant, and it's probably getting into your hair and then getting onto your skin.
Start cleansing twice a day. Switch to a gel cleanser rather than foam (foam is drying, which leads to excess oil production, and thus acne). Keep your hair out of your face if it's dirty/oily.
AHA/BHA cleansers and creams may help, but make sure you use sun protection with those.
r8 my routine
I have never had skin this clear in my entire life :D and it only costs like $50 a month.
>wipe face w/ Vichy Purete Thermale 3-in-1 micellar water
>spray with Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel
>Clean and Clear dual-action moisturizer
>Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry-touch SPF 55/60
>lip balm (I like the Eucerin one in the tube) or Smith's Rosebud Salve
>makeup (I don't need a lot these days, just concealer on some scars and eyeliner/clear mascara)
Evening/after I get home
>clean off makeup/sunscreen with micellar water
>spray with witch hazel
>cleanse with CeraVe hydrating (I usually do this in the shower)
>witch hazel again, this time wiping my face with it on a cotton round
>The Ordinary Zinc/Niacinamide serum
>The Face Shop rice ceramide emulsion
>vaseline on lips and sometimes around eyes, if they're dry
I haven't gotten an actual pimple in a really long time, but I would usually just spot treat with tea tree oil, then use either the rosebud salve or some queen helene mint julep masque on it overnight. the nexcare hydrocolloid patches are also really good.
once a month (usually the weekend after my period, just because I take that weekend as a spa weekend lol), I'll use the Real Nature rice brightening sheet mask
And of course I drink a shitton of water, avoid dairy and processed sugar, eat lots of fruits/veggies, homecooked meals, etc.
I think the biggest difference was made by the witch hazel. I also used to have folliculitis/dermatitis which I mistook for acne on my forehead. Using a dandruff shampoo as my regular shampoo solved that problem though, along with the zinc in the serum I use
Does anyone know what the benefits of snail mucin is? I'm using CosRX snail 96 and I'm not really sure I'm seeing a difference.
Ugh, my skin is the worse it has ever been I feel like I might have have a breakdown because of it :( I finally decided to stop wearing makeup because of it, I feel like crap! I have all these bumps all over my cheeks now and that never ever happened to me until I started wearing makeup everyday. I'm done! I only wore makeup to cover up my terrible discolored skin but I think I need to embrace the fact I'm "ugly", and just focus on skincare to help me get better. Wearing makeup in addition to taking care of my skin felt like a waste of time since all the effort I put into my skincare was diminished by the layers n' layers of foundation I piled on afterwards.
I have basically wore makeup everyday the last few months after being makeup free majority of my life…The only skin problem I had prior were discoloration and a few pimples on a forehead now I have acne scars in addition to my bumpy lumpy skin ;(.
Here's NEW routine, I'll probably start it next week.
I would appreciate critique :)
// Cetaphil cleanser
// Citrus Humphrey's Witch Hazel Facial Toner
// Amore Pacific enzyme exfoliant
// Clindamycin lotion
// Biore UV Aqua Rich SPF 50+
**As for makeup I'm just applying a concealer instead of foundation/powder.
// Cetaphil cleanser
// Citrus Humphrey's Witch Hazel Facial Toner
// Retin A 0.5
**I'll probably alternate between a mask and sheet mask, making sure to apply it once a week.
Oh I'm gonna cut out all meat unless it's fish, no more fast food, more water and less coffee. :) I'll keep yall updated once a month! Wish me luck guys~
I use to be into korean skin care until It fuqqed up my skin, lol. I avoid it like the plaque now, it seems like a gimmick tbh. Fancy shamcy labels for shit tier products, filled with frou frou ingredients.
how'd it fuck up your skin?
Basically gave me a bunch of acne, and brought back most of the skin problems my standard bha/aha routine helped get rid of. I bought a lot of things recommended to me by r/asianbeauty, it made my skin much worse. The only thing I didn't give up was the masks, they work. That's it, everything else is garbage and there are much better western equivalents.https://www.reddit.com/r/AsianBeauty/comments/6p0od1/discussion_im_asian_and_i_have_been_replacing_my/
I agree with everything this girl said^^
I also used that korean layers technique, that didn't work for me either. I don't know if it's because I have dry/combination skin and not the oily skin that's common with east asian people, I'm not sure…
I had the same experience. I totally bought into it when it first began to become popular in the West, the whole 8,10, 12, however many fucking step routines it was. Went online and bought the whole lot. Couple of months down the line and my skin was in the worst condition its ever been. The women on /r/AsianBeauty who consistently endorse this shit and downvote anybody that goes against the grain en masse are rabid Koreaboos blinded by their K-pop obsession and not to be listened to.
These days I just stick to a gentle twice-weekly facial shower scrub, vitamin E moisturiser, general SPF, hot lemon slice water, fancy teas and basic-ass water. It's nice to think that your skin is an oasis that can drink up all the friendly little compounds in the products you're slathering on your face, but the reality is that you're just choking/suffocating it. Less really is more when it comes to skincare.
I think I've had success following a simplified Korean skincare routine because I focus on what is essential (cleansing, toning, exfoliating and moisturizing) and I don't buy into any of the gimmicky $75 essences or magic serums loaded with scented chemicals or rubber masks shaped like Rilakkuma.
If you stick to the basics without overdoing it, it works just as well as any other routine.
This. Asian moisturisers have a lovely texture and consistency and there's nothing wrong with them. The issue is how they're aggressively marketed to Westerners as "crazy vain Koreans and their 10 step routine!" and how companies sell people stories of Korean women and their magical skin. They're just like any other cream out there, there's good and there's bad.
I got into Korean skincare because of all the hype and the hype is silly but at the end of it I have much better skin because:
1. I'm doing the ritual everyday so I don't skip washing my face like I used to
2. The products are so CHEAP compared to western products for the same ingredients (eg. cosrx, ladykin even mizon) so I've got no problem stocking up.
3. I'm super allergic to everything so being able to choose products with only a few ingredients so I can narrow down triggers is great.
Basically, the 10 step and other Korean superstitions/rituals are just marketing shit but getting into the fad really taught me a lot about skincare in the process and I'm not going to stop buying Korean and Japanese products any time soon because they're simple, effective, cheap and pleasantly quirky.
where do you get your products from? like, do you have to go to korean shopping sites?
I'm in Australia to the best I can do money-wise is ebay but if you live in America you might find roseroseshop or jolse cheaper. Shop around though, it took me ages to find the best bang for my buck (I'm cheap lol)
if you are in the US, Amazon has a ton of Kbeauty products for affordable prices. Sephora and Ulta do carry some things, but they are stupidly overpriced ($7 for a single sheet mask wtf). Target and Walmart online have some sheet masks and a few brands (Laneige and My Beauty Diary, which is actually a Taiwanese brand).
Roseroseshop is cheap but you have to keep an eye on the shipping, and I haven't used Jolse myself but have heard good reviews and that they give lots of freebies. W2Beauty and Soko Glam are some other online shops but haven't used them either.
Since some months ago, I got some acne in my neck. My face looks and feels soft so I don't know the cause! it's not severe but I'm fair skinned so it looks super red. This is what I have been doing to lessen the problem:
- I don't wear makeup on that area, - I avoid using makeup every day
- I wash my make-up brushes often.
- I make sure my hair doesn't touch my neck or back when I use hair conditioner.
-I have been using a dermatological soap at night and before going to work and it definitely helped but the problem doesn't go away.
-I drink green tea and lots of water
-I eat well. I don't eat junk food often.
I'm really trying to improve my skin but what else should I do? Is it a bacteria?? Help me miners.
Masksheets is the best k-beauty online retailer. They have daily deals and sales every day and free shipping if you spend $40. You can get sheetmasks as cheap as $1 so it's great to stock up. They also offer free samples at checkout.
I've ordered from them and the products were legit, not black market knockoffs or anything like that. Highly recommend.
Does any anon here uses apple cider vinegar? I started using today and I am hopeful. I use other products too, I follow an adapted version with some products I've found here in my country. But I still have cystic hormonal acne. I am going to the doctor, but nothing have worked yet, so I do try everything.
So…konjac sponges anyone? To they do anything or?
I use the Missha one, purchased both the white and black. Only used the black so far.
In my opinion, it doesn't really do anything special. It does leave my skin a little bit smoother and with a more "clean feel", but not enough for me and go buy one immediately if my current ones get destroyed. However, some people on the internet swear for it being the best thing ever for your skin so maybe it depends on the type of skin or wether you use soap or not. It personally did nothing for my blackheads or under the skin pimples, while some people says it helped them reduce them.
I use it mostly in combination with the Avene Cleansing gel, since with only water i feel it does nothing, and it does leaves it a lot more foam-y (it doesn't really foam up that much with hands), so it could be a good thing if you got a product you wanna extend the life of.
I'd say that for the price (it's around 4 eurs for both the white and black Missha ones on ebay from korea, or even on local stores from other brands, you'll find it for less than 5 $/€) to try it yourself and see if you like it, since it's a bit of divided opinion.
>>483>falling for meme myth skincare
Honey, please do not use that. It won't help with your pH balance, the acid-base balance is regulated by multiple mechanisms, among them kidneys and respiratory functions. Even mild changes in the pH would be potentially deadly.
There is no magical cure for acne, using acetic acid is not going to help. protip, acetic acid is also used as paint stripper. You will quite literally burn your face. Especially with cystic acne, burning it off won't help.
A topical cure is not a permanent solution, clean your diet, drink water, clean your pillows daily, stop touching your face, sleep enough, fucking moisturize to hell and back, get on birth control and pickup sports.
ACV is not natural.
Okay, thank you.
I do all of that you mentioned (I actually think is surreal that "drink water" is an actual tip, the idea of people not drinking water is just so weird to me) already -I've had PCOS since I am 14, so yeah.
Also, birth control sucks; not only it didn't help me at all, but made my so nauseous on a daily bases that I couldn't even take the bus without feeling my breakfast on the back of my throat. I think that's an even worse recommendation tbh, whenever people tell me to take bc I shudder. (nothing personal, just in general)
my face/hand skin is SO dry, partly because of the socal climate issues, but also by only drinking coffee lmao. I use dove beauty bar, exfoliate with coffee/sugar/oil and a rough sponge thrice a week, and moisturize with plain vegetable oil before bed.
does anyone know any really deep moisturizers that stay on the skin, instead of just sinking right into the pores?? last week, i tried the ultra triple amlactin like a sleep masque, which gave me supple baby skin and also peeled up some dead cells, but the acid STINGS when it touches my eyes or any exfoliated/shaved skin areas. i can spend $70, i dont have any problems except for the dryness, so anything goes.
Stop that shit, what the fuck. Chemical peel or get the fuck out of here. That shit destroys your skin, your skin stings because you are rubbing the protective layers off and then irritating them, you probably are missing your corneum at this point. Do not, please, exfoliate your skin three times a week LET ALONE with a physical exfoliate. Your skin is dry because you are quite literally, abusing it.
>>443>10 step routine
What and why, do not wash your face too often. While it is good to have a routine for your skin, too much is too much. Most people's skin can not take twice a daily cleaning even, let alone "quick double cleanse + moisturize" randomly at lunch break.
You are stripping your skin of natural oils, which is just as bad as not cleaning it ever. Your skin can handle itself just fine without that, if your skin is trying to remove a product actively, it means you've passed the "too much" mark long ago.
Moderation, you people.
10 step routine as in a Korean 10-step routine, which involves lots of random gimmicky shit like essence, facial mists, sheet masks, and snail ooze.
Is it bad that I use cleanser twice a day? I use it once in the AM and again in the PM, before I apply my products. My skin seems fine so far…
You don't follow the 10~9 steps everyday, though.
Can someone with actually great, clear skin recommend us products please?
If it's gentle enough it's fine.
I literally haven't had a pimple in months>>467
is my routine
I really need some advice, I know 0 about skincare my routine is just wash my face with tea trea face wash then put on moisturiser. I do that in the morning and in the afternoon after using a wipe to take of makeup. Its all just cheap drugstore own brand products (Im in the UK, our main chain superdrug is known for having good own brand stuff) My skin is covered in tiny pimples mainly my forehead and chin. They either go away the next day or get worse. Do I need any thing else like toner or something?
are they actual pimples or just closed comedones? i'm hesitant to rec acids in the case that they are closed comedones because it's so easy for people who are new to skincare to overexfoliate and seriously fuck up their skin. if you'd like, you can drop a throwaway or your discord and i can give you some resources and personalized recs (after figuring out your skin type and any skin concerns you may have). i offered to talk to you one on one because i have to ask a lot of questions to figure out what's best for someone's skin, and i don't want to clog up the thread with a series of short posts. i won't be offended if you'd rather not, i'm just obsessed with skincare and love helping people figure out a routine
Eurgh, I've just discovered that the daily vitamin B12 spray I've been taking may be what's responsible for the 4 month long breakout that has so far refused to calm down.
I was told that as a vegan I really should be supplementing B12 as I'm at high risk of developing a deficiency. I was sure I knew better, since I know you can acquire more than adequate amounts of B12 from organic fruit and vegetables, but I decided to play it safe anyway and began supplementing. Now I've just found out that my dietary intake of B12 has been fine all along, I've been overdosing on B12 with this damn spray and it's been showing through my skin.
FUCKING CARNIES REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Hey, thanks! I dont really know how discords work honestly haha Ive rather just stick to this thread if thats ok. I looked up closed comedones vs pimples and it seems i have a mix of both? My skin type is combo (oily t zone and dry-normal cheeks)
Also, just some extra info im studying on a makeup course right now and whilst ive only just started we are using brands of skincare ive never used alongside very heavy theatre makeup. Is there a way I can ready my skin for this? Ive not recated badly yet but I feel like the products im using constantly changing is not going to be good
I'm a vegan (of 6 years) too. B12 is seriously important for your body and can't be obtained through plant food. Herbivorous animals get B12 through the soil on plants and that's why meat and milk has B12 in it, we on the other hand don't eat dirt with our fruits and veggies so we need to rely on synthetic B12.
I'm not sure if you meant it or not but you can't overdose on B12. Even with injections it's impossible. It can however mess up your skin bacteria and cause inflammation in high doses although this only seems to happens to some people. Luck of the draw I guess :(
Don't give up on the supplements though, B12 is soooo important for your brain and blood. You just need 2.8 micrograms a day, you shouldn't have a reaction on that little a dose.
Are physical exfoliators just a meme? I currently use a (supposedly) gentle sugar scrub every 1.5 weeks and I like the results, but am I actually fucking up my skin long term?
Yes, it tears your skin up with micro abrasions and leads to acne, inflammation and eventually, long-term skin damage. Stick to gentle washing with a a ph neutral cleanser (ph of 5.5) and a soft washcloth. Every once and a while a gentle aha treatment to remove dry skin.
Use moisturizers and hydrators regularly and you shouldn't have to worry about rough patches or anything.
Does anyone have a routine for their feet? My feet have taken a beating over the years so I've started applying heel balm but I was wondering if anyone had any product recs or whatever? I've started painting the toenails too…. lmao
I use a pumice stone, moisturize and exfoliate them maybe twice per week, helps a bit.
Might sound weird but do you guys have any recommendations for improving the skin texture on breasts? I recently lost weight and my chest now has visible stretch marks and feels like wrinkly skin.
These are what I use and they have helped with reducing the boobie wrinkles and firming them. I do it once every other day. I'd also rec sleeping on your back because the boobs stretch while on the side. Although I sleep on my front and seem okay.
Thank you anon! I'll try this out. And I think I've seen that product at the local drug store but it was for butts lol. Not sure if it makes much of a difference since it's used for the same purpose but I'm gonna double check and look for the bust one.
yeah i guess i was kinda heavy handed with stripping dead cells lol. i took your advice and swapped out coffee scrub for aha with kojic acid, (but still 3 times a week, its a force of habit) and the dryness has stopped. it was probably just the harsh summer>>507
anon, skin doesnt shrink back tightly after it was stretched. :( you would have to have the excess taken off surgically.
Does any anon here also uses clay masks?
I've bought 2kg of clay powder recently, one of green clay and the other of white clay.
I've been loving it so far! I guess especially the white one, plus points for the fact that it's less messy than the green one. It really soothes my skin, clears it up a bit and hydrates it. I love using it after a long day or workout and have some "me time" with it.
>inb4 "le skincare maymay"
I do. I used to use picture related as a teen and saw it at Walmart so I picked it up on a whim. I used it the other day after using my stridex pads and my face looks excellent
. I couldn't be happier. I have really prominent sebaceous filaments and this shrunk them to be nearly nonexistent. It's magical.
Do estee lauder skincare products even work? They're expensive as fuck (which of course usually equates to the product being better "u get what
u pay for") but I'm skeptical about big companies and their products.
I was previously using korean tea tree skincare products but recently switched over to estee lauder only because it was gifted to me and i noticed a lot more breaking out, probably the most in my entire life ever since i've been using their shit. The korean skincare was a bit of a mixed bag, some weeks I would have breakouts, some weeks my skin was clear as day, but this estee lauder stuff is just the worst.
I'm soon switching to natural etsy products since neither of the previous swayed me much. I've got pretty high hopes for homemade, natural skin care and am excited tbh
are they that expensive anon? i spend about $60 on products generally. also, i went to check their site and good lord i hate sites that have all those offer overlays like that.
80 bucks for a small tube of estee lauder cleansing foam is way overpriced for sure. fuck, 60 is also a lot but maybe thats just me because i like to save my money and i never spend it on anything except necessities and im not rich to begin with.
These are liquid gold.★彡
I also use ( from the same brand)
the vitamin c boosters for freckles and sunspots
It works miracles on my very hormonal PCOS skin
I've had pretty clear skin for most of my life luckily, but now that I'm getting into my mid-20s, I'm noticing more dryness, bigger pores, lines around my mouth and small colorless bumps in my forehead area.
I moisturize in the morning and usually cleanse/use retinol in the evening, but I feel like I'm not doing enough. I know this is suuuper vague, but if anyone has advice about how to figure out a skincare routine it would be appreciated.
I have extremely sensitive skin and Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer is the only thing I've found that doesn't irritate my skin and make me break out, but I am kind of concerned about the parabens.
I recently turned 25 and I see -gasp- very fine nasolabial folds on my skin now. However they disappear when I apply moisturizer. Anyone around my age or older who has them too? Around what age won't they disappear anymore?
i'm in the same boat anons! early-mid 20's and i've gone most of my life with very clear soft skin, super rare breakouts and my only issues were evening my complexion out between my yellow and pink undertones. my skin was one of the few things i liked about myself physically, and even at my dumpiest i'd still at least get compliments on my 'porcelain' complexion. i have kinda gone my whole life wearing little to no face makeup and as a result now i have no idea how to properly apply it and usually at the most go out with bb cream, under eye concealer and maaaybe powder. (my problem with sticking to a foundation or face makeup was that i'm mixed race and go from extremely pale in the winter to tan in the summer and so i would have times where my makeup didn't match me anymore lol)
but i have noticed since turning 22 that my pores are getting bigger, especially on my nose, i've either got clogged pores/ sebacious filaments there or blackheads (no idea which one cause i'm super inexperienced with blemishes that aren't like basic whiteheads), and depending on how much sleep i'm getting i notice the presence of more prominent eye bags, crows feet and nasolabial folds. of course these are all pretty small, aren't yet permanent and i'm the only one looking at my face closely enough to even notice them, but STILL! getting older sucks and i'm not even that old relatively.
my skin type has always been combination and turns dry or oily with the seasons. since it's fall i'm normal-oily everywhere but super dry/flaky on the nose/brow/forehead. i've been removing makeup with micellar water, cleansing with a foaming pore minimizing cleanser, toning with witch hazel and moisturizing only my dry areas. any more skin-routine experienced miners have advice? i have lots of face masks, from a drying clay mask to glossier's moon mask that's supposedly a heavy moisturizer, but i rarely use them.
also sorry for rambling, and idk if this is just a personal/ latina issue but i think i'm getting even hairier than i've always been, which is great for my eyebrows but mortifying when i look close up at my fucking borderline beard that i have to bleach and trim
Is the SK-II essence supposed to be whitening? Because Ive noticed for a while that my face looks "less-tanned" than the rest of my body and I haaaaaate that. Did I just dun-goof'd myself?
Since this is a general skincare thread - does anyone have any tips for fading stretch marks?
I'm sort of a skincare noob so I wondered if any of you could maybe help me
Have any of experienced post inflammatory erythema/red marks and what helped you fade/prevent them? There doesn't seem to be much information about it online so I wondered if maybe some of you have some helps or know of any products that may help it.
Also, does anyone know how to get of those tiny blackheads on the nose (I think they're called sebaceous filaments)? I tried many many things but they either don't work or they end up reappearing after a few days.
Lastly (sorry for so many questions), any recommendations on starting a proper skincare routine? Any brands that have good skincare but isn't too expensive? What products do you recommend? (I'm in skin is overall normal overall but I experience some occasional dryness in winter and oiliness in summer, I wanted say my skin is too sensitive and I experience some hormonal acne along my jaw/cheeks but nothing extremely major but in general I don't have anything major that bothers me apart from my p.i.e and nose blackheads, I just want to take care of my skin while I'm young and help prevent any damage to make sure my skin looks good as I get older)
Which one do you have? Anything that says it helps to even skintone, brighten, or remove dark spots is going to be whitening.
What are you guys' favourite japanese skincare products? I'm going on a trip to Japan soon and I would like to know what goodies to purchase.
I… I am entirely new to skincare or routines or any sort of ointments… and I'm 30.
Since I have 0 female friends I can never get any real advice on these things? Most online blogs are too god damn skewed or assume you understand the lingo. Do you have any simple advice? Especially on how to get smoothness and plumpness to your skin? Or how to encourage stronger hair growth? Small super important tips would suffice, like… I just recently got told body lotion doesn't go on the face… it's that bad…
I don't know much about the things you asked, but I'm willing to try to give some help. Do you have fine lines or acne, or any specific problem you need help with? Also do you know your skin type? I know not many people know what type they are, but knowing yours will help us to know what you need.
I sadly don't know much about my skin type, but I can at least share some details: I get some adult acne, but I think that comes from me occasionally picking at my skin, not sure. I have slight dark circles around my eyes, always did, but except a more pronounced nasal line, I don't wrinkle too much, I just look tired af.
When I strenuously wash or apply makeup to my face it gets sensitive and redish.
And finally I get more of those little calcium "bumps" than others, they aren't huge, but I can spot them around my eyes when I look closely.
Thank you for wanting to help me.
/r/skincareaddiction and /r/asianbeauty are both very beginner-friendly.
>how to get smoothness and plumpness to your skin
- good diet, and plenty of water
- at least semi-regular exercise
- never touching your face when it's not necessary, especially not with hands that have not been washed
- never picking at your skin, or at any spots that you may have.
- wearing at least SPF 50 broad-spectrum sunscreen every day (I started doing this two years ago and I'm 22, so you should definitely start wearing it if you want to minimize the effects of aging.
- chemical exfoliants work wonders for smoothing out the skin. I recommend glycolic acid and salicylic acid. (make sure that you wear sunscreen with it, though)
- moisturizers: these can be humectants, which attract moisture, or occlusives, which prevent moisture from escaping. I don't know how dry your skin is, but the drier it is, the thicker your facial lotion should be. (and never ever use body lotion on your face)
- sheet masks: these are good for special occasions or something you do once or twice a month. they're soaked in essence, which is full of ingredients that will make your skin appear plumper.
- cleanser: you shouldn't be scrubbing your face that hard and expect it not to get sensitive and reddish. get a non-foaming cleanser (I use CeraVe hydrating).
My routine is >>467
if you're interested.
Thank you for taking the time to write all that, will try to apply as much of the advice as possible. But it's difficult not to pick, I sadly seem to be soothed by doing it due to trauma.
I have one question regarding the witch hazel product you use, what brand is it and how does one apply it?
Also, your routine is almost like reading a chemistry formula. For someone who never used any sort of face cleaner other than handsoap morning and evening, it's quite daunting.
It'll be fun bringing this as a shopping list though, thank you again. <3
Oops, anon. Sorry for the delay, I only noticed your reply now. Anon >>2247
pretty much explained things better than I could ever do tho lol. I hope your skin gets even better soon!
No worries! I'm pretty autistic about skincare so I love talking about it.
Check out https://www.reddit.com/r/CompulsiveSkinPicking/
for some advice that might be helpful. I tend to pick at the skin around my fingernails, and I've gotten over that habit by finding something else to do when I'm stressed out that involves my hands, like embroidery.
I use the Thayers rose petal witch hazel. The important thing is that it's alcohol-free; alcohol has a drying effect and you should avoid it in any skincare products. I usually either put some of it onto a cotton pad and wipe my face with the pad, or spray it on my face (I decant some of it into one of those cheap travel spray bottles). It doubles as a way to keep your makeup looking dewy if you spray it on top :)
>It's quite daunting
Don't go for the entire routine at once! a lot of people have opinions on what you absolutely NEED, but in my opinion you (as a beginner) need nothing but a gentle cleanser, a moisturizer, and sunscreen. toner would be the next-most important thing.
especially if you're introducing acids into your routine – take things slow. if you have a bad reaction to a product, then you want to be able to pinpoint exactly which product it was.
I spend an inordinate amount of time on this board so feel free to keep asking more questions about my routine or about skincare in general :)
I have a
lol, ignore the last three words, not sure what happened there
Any other anons here in their early to mid twenties who have nasolabial folds? Mine aren't even bad, they are fine and usually disappear when I apply a bit of moisturizer. But after 1 or 2 hours they reappear again.
I bought pic related this week and started applying it last night. Will reapply again before going to bed. Any products recommendations? And if anyone has used this product, is it any good? I love the smell and I'm so glad it isn't greasy, but it's too soon to say it works (almost every review I have read is positive though).
Can anyone recommend a good benzoyl peroxide treatment? All the ones I've seen recommended online seem to be US only.
I've dun goof'd my friends.
Got the SK-II essence because I read so many good things about it…. well I didnt know it was WHITENING so now my face looks pale as FUCK and I hate it. And if I try to get a good tan I will for sure get more freckles. This is a no win situation.
I've never been to a dermatologist, but might give it a try. I'm not sure what to expect but could they possibly prescribe me something to even out my skin tone or similar? I'm a complete noob when it comes to these things
Incorporate a AHA into your evening skincare routine, after cleansing and before moisturising. AHA's even out your skin tone, reduce any sun damage, etc etc.
I use Pixi glow peel pads. They're 20% glycolic acid which to some people is pretty intense, but
you only leave it on for 2-3 minutes before neutralising it with water.
I'd suggest at the start using that every 3 days just to see how your skin reacts, you will go through a purging process where little spots will appear but eventually this will go. You can increase how often you do it but just pay attention to how your skin reacts etc.
You can also get 2% glycolic acid products that a lot of people use but they usually don't wash these off. It's really your choice so meh but I don't really like that aha. Just be warned AHA's will increase your skins photosensitivity, so please wear sunscreen every single day
. You should be doing this anyway but if you don't, especially start to with AHAs. This is also why you use them at night.
Hope this was helpful anon!>>2431
could you wear a lil bronzer? Eep!
anyone got natural diy skincare recipes that actually work?
i've made my own toner w acv, lemon juice, green tea, cucumber and water. it worked really well on my oily acne prone skin but the smell is pretty strong.
i've also tried the banana + oatmeal mask and it made my skin v supple and soft.
Please take the lemon juice out, the ph is too strongly acidic for your skin!
Try a DIY rose water recipe! It smells lush and when you're making it it can get really aesthetic
I’ve been meaning to try these products (pic related) for a while because a celebrity I am a fan of used them, but i’ve put off buying them for that same reason. Has anyone used this set, or any of the products in it, and liked it? Is it worth the money? I have oily, acne prone skin and I don’t really take care of my skin so I have no idea what kind of skincare is right for me personally
I am not sure if this is the right thread, but I can't think of a better one..
I was prescribed Isotretinoin, and will probably start taking it around February next year, since I need to have some other exams in order to take it.
Has anyone here ever taken it? How is it? Is it too bad? Does the skin hurt? After how much time does it actually start to clear up my skin?
I've done some research and I feel like I'll be too miserable for the first few months. My skin is already pretty bad as it is. Maybe I'll use masks to cover the awful acne.
One of my sisters actually took it for more than one year, but she's living overseas and I was never really close to her so I have no one else to ask. I am also trying to lose some weight to shorten the prescription time.
Thank you. I'll try to find something. Most of the stuff that I've seen in stores are actually PHA, never really seen an AHA product, unless they're only sold in pharmacies, which would explain it.
Guess I now know what to research, thank you (:
Strange question, but is there a way of "resetting" your skin?
I have so many problems with my skin that I don't know where to start. I get hormonal acne which doesn't last long but takes forever to heal. My skin is both oily and dry at the same time. Makeup just doesn't go on my skin very well. I'd love to have nice moisturised, healthy skin like some beauty gurus I see online, where the makeup just glides onto their skin and looks like porcelain. I feel like a lot of my problems could probably be solved naturally.
I drink at least 2l of water a day, I take vitamins (C, B and Zinc) every morning, I use a gentle face wash and scrub from Simple daily, I always wipe my makeup off when I get home and I eat fairly well. Is there anything else I can do to improve the quality of my skin? Or is there some kind of face mask or supplement I can take?
Stop using the Scrub every day. Physical exfoliation is too harsh IMO for daily exfoliation. That may be why your skin is oily too.
Switch to chemical exfoliation, AHAs to brighten skin and remove acne scars etc and BHAs to clear acne from the skin. Obviously use sunscreen when doing this too.
What facewash do you use? And what do you use to take your makeup off? Micellar water is the best way IMO to remove makeup, AND cleanse the skin, although I do use a gentle wash in the evening too after removing makeup.
Do you use any moisturiser? It may seem weird adding more moisture to oily skin but if you're not getting enough hydration on the surface of the skin, whilst aggressively exfoliating, your skin is gonna be like ARGH and producing more oil.
To reset basically, you need to change your routine and stick it out for a month or two for things to start turning themselves around. When adding a new product, only add one new thing at a time, so you can check if your skin reacts badly to it (you may get small spots but this is your skin "purging" usually. Anything else is usually a sign of irritation, although light tingling when using chemical exf. is okay (not like BURNING though lol)).
Also use sunscreen, all of you. Thanks.
2 words: anal bleaching.
Just because I'm curious, I'm not actively thinking about getting it, and most likely never will because I don't worry about my asshole like that. But what do you girls think of anal bleaching?
I remember when I first started browsing lc years ago and one of the most popular threads was about applying bleaching chemicals on and in your anus. It made me lol so hard.
I really don't get it, is bleaching your asshole so important unless you film it being gaped?
What do miners think? I don't want to create a thread just for that, so I think this thread would be appropriate to ask this question.
Dumb. And probably has some health risks? Unless you're a sex worker you shouldn't bother, I think. Even then, still dumb.
I also can't believe some people are actually insecure about that.
I don't understand it or why someone would get it. It doesn't make sense to me?
The fact that women think this is at all necessary only goes to show how porn obsessed our culture is.
there are natural and organic bleaching/whitening products on the market rn. i'm pretty down w it! i think pale pink buttholes are cute and i wouldn't mind having one especially if the product itself is affordable. it's not a must but i think it depends on the person's preference or image they like/want for themselves.
it's also really popular to whiten your skin where i'm from. (armpits,groin,butt,knees,elbows,etc~)
True, anon. It's depressing. Not the thread for this but since we're on this topic, y'know, porn and assholes… Nowadays if you don't wanna get fucked in the ass, you will be considered a prude by many. The root cause is porn, also. This should be taken to /nsfw/ if anyone in interested in discussing it though.>>2550
Discoloration can be a problem on certain body parts, so I get it. But your butthole? You do you though. Just make sure you don't apply harsh chemicals, anon. Be safe!
Seconding hoping for product recs for this issue!
I actually wish I could do this, vulva bleaching would be nice too. I'm too scared of chemicals and health risks and I don't trust people and ads enough to put any products on my genitals, though, so it'll probably stay a "yeah that'd be nice but no thanks" until something that really seems safe comes along.
I "bleached" my nipples recently with my regular facial "bleaching" cream (anti-hyperpigmentation is the right name I believe) and got good results. They used to be a pretty pink until a few years ago, and I already put moisturizer on them regularly anyway (while moisturizing my boobs) so I figured it would be safe.
It worked, they're a cute powder pink now, lighter than they used to be even. No rash, no dryness, no redness, no sensitivity, nothing. Crotch area probably wouldn't make such a huge difference because I don't see it as often, but seeing my cuter nipples every time I take my clothes off really helped with my self esteem.
I've got to say this anon, but your post just changed my life.
For years I've been kicking my own ass for having pink nipples rather than really dark ones. I had no idea pink nipples were desirable!
Both my parents have dark nipples and olive-y skin with black hair (my father's "black" Irish/Hungarian( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Irish
) and my mother's similar but Irish/German) and I turned out a strawberry-blonde with skin like a ginger kid, so everything's pink and if I get cold enough my feet turn blue because they're so pale, so I'm not super attractive in a beach setting.
I had no idea my phenotype was so desirable! Thank you for really brightening my life! <3 <3 <3
You sound like you have a super pretty phenotype, anon, I'm glad you feel better. I'm sure you're adorable!
Wow this is interesting, what was your initial color? My nipples are pretty light in color, but it's more like a very light brown than pink, so I don't know if they would change or not. I'm very white so I think pink nipples would look cuter though.
I honestly hate having dark nipples and vulva so much!
I tried bleaching cream but i have a few skin issues that make me prone to discoloration so it just made things worse ;-;
It is considered very ugly where i live and ive been trying to find a way to make things more "attractive"
I don't mind nipples and vulva but I have a bit of discoloration between my thighs even though I'm not really super overweight and I hate it because I'm very light so it's a horrible contrast…no idea how to fix that.
Excuse the shitty pic, it was very hard to find a non-porn nipple gallery. Keeping only the color in mind, this is a pretty accurate before/after. If they're already light I doubt it'll make much of a difference, I don't think you can make them pinker
But I think they can
be lightened no matter what, because mine definitely used to be darker than my current result even when I was younger and they were lighter than first pic.
It was some truly miraculous stuff, I can look for the product name next time I'm home if you guys are interested. It completely removed my facial "emo tan" (forehead light colored because of bangs, rest of the face slightly tanned) as well. I'd bathe in the stuff daily if it wasn't so expensive.>>2577
It's considered ugly where I live too, but I really think you shouldn't worry so much that it bothers you like that, anon. :(
Spoiler that shit next time pls
That's pretty much my color (before)! Thanks, anon. If you find the name of the product, please tell us.
Fuck, sorry, anon, the context was so innocent I didn't even think twice before posting. Thanks for the spoiler, mods>>2588
It's la roche posay's pigmentclar, this specific one! Just found out amazon has it for $40, which is $20 cheaper than what I paid lol…
I love this mask so much! I also have their mud masque and the smell is so soothing.
Rosehip oil is something I like to add to my moisturizer for lighting acne marks and preventing wrinkles.
Hey, /sg/ what is a good aha/bha for oily skin?
hi anon, I would try Skin Naturals 8% AHA toner. They also sell a BHA toner, however I've never tried it.
If you have some money to spare, try out Dr. Dennis Gross alpha beta universal pads.
Ahh, I already own this product but I haven't started using it yet! Tysm!
Am I actually supposed to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours? What if I wear makeup and have to reapply? Would a spray be easiest?
i use a japanese spray sunscreen "uv water" made for using on the face with makeup. it's by dariya but i can't find a place that sells it at the moment. something like that is probably best.
It's supposed to be reapply after 2 hours of sun exposure. More often if you're doing something active or in the water because you are sweating and washing it off.
For everyday commuting, I don't reapply. I am interested in trying out a sunscreen spray, maybe I will include one in my next sunscreen order.
Sprays tend to break me out and I have dry skin. Any other suggestions would be nice because I also don't reapply after I apply on sunscreen (though in general I try to stay out of the sun and limit its exposure on my face) because I'm busy and i hate to think of having to apply my foundation.
I've found everything I've tried with spf in general breaks me out really badly, even foundations with small amounts. I can't imagine wearing it on my face every day.
I just wanted to recommend this great product. I couldn't afford the strata liquid gold for my acne scars so I bought this instead and I've been pleased.
I started using this after breaking out all over because of overexfoliation, this honey stuff is full of good ceramides
40% urea cream can be used to make caluses and feet softer I'd use some after going at it with a pumice stone
I'm tempted to call troll but then again people put mayonnaise and eggs in their hair for realsies so who knows man.
anything for back acne or body acne in general?
not that anon but honey has proven effects on the skin. i can't tell if you're trolling or genuinely a little dumb.
I still suffer from this, but I noticed my long hair greatly contributes to back acne. Try putting your hair up more often.
Buy an exfoliating cloth (they have some on Amazon) and use it each time you shower. It has helped reduce the acne for me.
Make sure every time you are sweating, you shower afterwards.
I would probably say that anon is not well-versed in skincare that features food or other "uncommon" ingredients.
Same with the eggs and mayo example, there are proven diy/"natural" treatments for skin and hair, but sometimes people do actual stupid shit like using toothpaste for pimples or lemon juice for toner.
Stuff like head and shoulders and mosturizer really help, cleaned up most of my bacne, like 95%
Also don't forget to change clothing often
Agreed. People seem unaware that medical grade honey exists and is still used in hospitals to this day as well as lavender oil.
My friend works in a lab and it has antibacterial properties as well(they tested Manuka honey specifically). Quite interesting!
Have you tried looking into body washes for acne? I don't have bacne so I can't really say if they work but I know someone who uses acne body washes (they're sort of like an acne face cleanser but for your whole body) and it seems to work
I really appreciate this recommendation. I suffered from over exfoliation as well, it caused my skin to become super dry and inflamed. It was a horrible feeling. This past October I did a 180 in my skin care routine and started focussing on hydration instead of surface exfoliation. I also cut the habit of touching my face and change my bedsheets as often as possible now. I've seen great results so far and I feel much more confident, I'm still sensitive to breaking out from time to time on my cheeks and chin though. I think it's from unwanted oil and debris getting caught in my pores from sharing the bed with my partner, and hormonal acne from my period. But thankfully it's easier to monitor and control now that my regiment is all about hydrating the skin, treating it as gently as possible, instead of applying friction and drying it out. African black soap, rose water, witch hazel and tamanu oil have become my choice favorites. I occasionally use the radiance tonic by Lancôme for some very light chemical exfoliation.
Damn, I need to order this. I hope its on Amazon or Yesstyle.
should I put on the sunscreen after i use regular moisturizing cream or before? i guess after, but i know basically nothing about skincare so i better ask
so, i had the worst break-out ever (really painful zits on chin and cheeks) which obviously left the worst scars. I googled around for some natural remedies and discovered MY SAVIOUR:
Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
I mixed 1 tablespoon vinegar with two tablespoons of water, added 3 drops of tea tree oil and voilà!
The scars almost cleared up completely and my skin has calmed down a lot! I have really acne-prone skin which is both dry and oily and honestly, every product i've used that wasn't natural just made it worse
I only use this toner and a few drops of argain oil to treat my skin. Less is more for me.
noooooo don't use vinegar on your skin!!!! Omg please don't. Stop immediately and switch to using an AHA!
i tried AHAs, made my skin really dry and flaky :/ The vinegar is diluted but can I ask why it's so bad?
Does anyone here feel like her skin breaks out a lot because of dairy? Especially milk. Whenever I drink milk I get acne on the next day. Is it just me? Currently I have some red pimples on my cheeks from eating crap/period.
My friends also get it, not too sure why but you're not alone!
Thanks, anon. I guess I'll try to stop taking dairy every week… My skin is getting horrible.
Nta but you don't know what you're talking about.
Acv is a safe toner so long as it is diluted properly. It is a very old skin care practice. https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/comments/1b416l/the_science_and_history_of_apple_cider_vinegar/https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/comments/6i8axd/product_question_yay_or_nay_acv_toner/
As with any other diet or skin care product, for some people it works and for others it does not. Something not working for you or others doesn't mean that it doesn't work for some of us.
So, please fuck off. Like seriously I hate when bitches like you come to skin care chats and try to diagnose people over the internet.
did you even read the links before your little sperg out or are you just choosing to ignore the fact the first one talks about it used as a supplement not
a toner, and the fact the second one is filled with;
>It completely threw my skin through a loop. I turned red like an apple and my skin felt extremely sensitive the day after (I did dilute it btw). It was unlike anything I've experienced from an exfoliating Acid or retinoid and not in a good way…
>Yes i personally feel diy toners/mist etc are not safe…i used this diluted apple cider toner for few months in 2015 and it ruined my skin .
>I was using ACV for about 3 weeks previously, and it made the skin ever so slightly redder.
Skin has a PH that shouldn't be altered, SCA Reddit is full of people trying to advise/warn others against putting household items on your face so do you even lurk? Or were you just googling to reassure yourself that your totes not ruining your skin? Generally if people are trying to advise others on not destroying their actual faces, it's not them being a bitch and Nobody is diagnosing (wtf?). This is based on science.
whoops sorry i didn't want to start some kind of fight in here… i've started researching using apple cider vinegar a bit more and honestly, it seems like it works differently for each person and everyone seems to have a different opinion on this topic
i was planning to use it just to clear up all the shitty scars on my face since this is the only thing that's helped me so far.
I did read the links, you cunt. The point was that it works for some people and for others it doesn't.
>>2931>swearing at somebody on the internet MUST mean something extreme!
This is why most people went back to lc.
Are you the one who posted that?
You must be trolling…
nta but even admin said in /meta/ that were actively growing, even if we're still small. if some people prefer LC it's fine but don't spread lies. You took that "most people" out of your ass and you probably should see the thread about where the new users come from.
also I'm totally fine with cuss words here. it's just a cuss word, it's not like we don't hear them everyday outside in our daily lives.
it's not the swearing, it's how vexed you're getting over this lmao.
>>2933>somebody disagreeing with me is a troll>>2934
Nobody is "spreading lies" you retard. I'm in several servers with farmers and many of them have left for this exact reason. >>2940
And yet you're still replying when you could have chalked the post up to somebody not agreeing with you and went about your day. Shit works both ways, faggot.
>>2948>mfw "This is why people went back to lolcow!!1"
I will say this again: I personally don't mind harshness and cuss words here and I know many others don't either. I'm one of the anons who was "harsh" to someone in /feels/ a few days ago and everyone agreed with me but one person who kept whining saying I was mean. Did that stop me from posting? No, as if I would care. I wasn't going against rules or baiting, so that whiny anon can fuck off.
But if people not liking "harshness" and calling you out on it bothers you so fucking much then just stay on lolcow? This is just as dumb and pointless as farmers complaining about PULL. It gets old fast and just makes you sound like an asshole.
Also your "friends" were/are a fraction of the anons here and they don't determine what's happening in the site as a whole. If you want proper answers/facts on who's posting and how they found c.c go to the thread I mentioned previously. Now let's stop derailing this thread for God's sake. I know I just did this myself, but this is absolutely retarded because you're the one creating your own problem: if you don't like how people act towards you in a fucking imageboard then quit, adjust to it or don't give a fuck when people criticize your views.
So fucking leave already then and stop derailing the thread ya dumb cow
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Maybe, like, don't sperg like a moron and instead ask somebody about their skin care routine next time.
Let's just ignore this troll everyone. :)
With that said, anyone know if most Koreans and/or Koreaboos use micellar water? Last I heard was people were using cleansing oils. Just curious if its a trend in that part of the world since I used to follow the 10-step beauty routine (it didn't do much ime except when I used an expensive set I can't afford atm).
I used to follow kbeauty more closely, but now just do my own thing based on what I had learned when I was very into reading skincare forums/groups consistently.
From what I had seen, it trended from cleansing oils to cleansing balms, and now cleansing water/micellar water seem en vogue, but I can't say of most of those people use it. It might be dependent on if they are following new products a lot or stick to what works, or use both on different occasions (oil/balm for heavier makeup, micellar for light first cleanse).
It seems like overall the market is very cleanser-saturated, so I'm wondering if there will be a "new" (not new, but trending, because all of these types have existed before, but the range and variety available was smaller) type emerging in the future.
I wish I knew. I've wanted to try their oils but I feel like my skin will inevitably break out?
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So I pretty much have mild cystic acne with oily skin.
Mom has cystic acne plus rosacea, formally diagnosed.
It's not as bad as it should be on my face because I do comedone extractions a lot and have a pretty good hygiene routine. It's not perfect, but it's all I can do.
The only things that ever helped are antibiotics, and I can't get coverage for accutane. I feel a lot of it is hormonal.
A huge problem for me is my back. I have horrible scars and at least three new zits everyday.
The other night my bf popped a cyst on my side. I've just about had it!
I'm thinking of taking this routine >>2905
and applying it to my back with bf's help. I'd be happy to review the results after a week or two.
What sunscreen does everyone use on their face? The one I was using was fine but then recently it's been making my skin super oily? I know it's this product because it doesn't happen if I don't use it (days I stay inside)
Right now I have 3 open, I don't have a HG or #1 yet so I'll just share general opinions. For reference my skin in combo-oily but becoming more normal as I age and moisturize properly, and I am not sensitive to alcohol in my sunscreens.
Pic related from left to right:
SkinAqua Sarafit Essence - I like this one alright. It's a watery cream gel type texture and feels nice, but gives me more of a dewy finish than I would like. What is nice is that for the price, the bottle size is relatively bigger compared to other Japanese sunscreens.
Biore UV Aqua Rich Essence - Even though the Asian Beauty world cried that this new formulation doesn't live up the to 2015 one, I still wanted to try it for myself. It feels thicker than the previous formula, but works fine? Compared to the SkinAqua, it's more gel-like and less watery.
Biore Perfect Milk - White with runny (milky) texture. Good for makeup days because it's a little powdery in finish and priming. It's too drying to use atm during the winter though so I'm just holding onto it until it gets warmer to use.
What's a good hand moisturizer? I want to keep my hands nice and soft and possibly wrinkle-free as long as I can.
Can anyone recommend a good 'repairing' skin product or regime? I've recently been trying to break myself out of my alcoholic lifestyle and the entire reason is because of how it has changed my face (yes, I should be more worried about my liver, but I'm vain). I have these constant dark hollows under my eyes and my nasolabial folds have become more pronounced. I'm twenty-six so I know that my skin might not bounce back as well, but my sister offered to get me some products from Sephora as a late Christmas present and I didn't want to waste an opportunity to get something that actually works. Acne isn't a problem as long as I'm not on my period but the lines in my face really bother me. My skin is sensitive but not really either dry or oily unless I've been drinking.
Do you have an existing skincare routine?
If not, start with having a basic routine: cleansing, moisturizing, sun protection. Consistently taking care of your skin is better in the long run than hoping for a miracle product. Not sure if you want to look for any of those steps from Sephora though since staple products are things you use regularly and will need to replace so starting with lower-end stuff unless you have the budget for it is perhaps better.
Maybe an extra boost step like an essence or serum (since it sounds like your skin is lacking in hydration or plumpness that causes visible lines) would be worth the treat, but I wouldn't recommend adding a bunch of things to your face without a solid routine to start with.
I use O'Keefe's working hands, it's by far the best one I've ever used.
A second for >>3065
. I also like the Gold Bond intensive healing cream because it lasts through hand washing if you do that a lot.
Not sure what you're referring to or what your goal is, so can't say if you screwed up or not.
If you're trying to put together a routine, I only warn against using all of that at once.
Haha. I'm just worried if the products or sellers aren't genuine or good since my cart totaled ~$100 USD. I know I need to introduce the products slowly, especially the AHA and the vitamin C.
Thank you, I'll look into both of them! My job requires me to wash my hands a lot they're always dry hahaha
I have bought things from ryushindojapan, roseroseshop, and koreacosmall without problems. If you stick with sellers that have many reviews and a high % rating you should be fine. There are still times when things don't go well in terms of shipping, but that is how online shopping works. Also these items are not the most counterfeited if that helps.
I'm also interested in trying the Melano CC as a vit C in my routine, but I haven't gotten around to purchasing.
Yeah you did screw up. Should've gotten Biore's UV watery essence sunscreen instead of Nivea's bs products that don't even work anymore.
The new Biore watery essence is not as good compared to the 2015 formula. Can you elaborate on why Nivea's products don't work anymore? I think I have that sunscreen for trying, but I'm waiting to open it after I finish one first.
>>3080>Nivea's bs products that don't even work anymore
Explain. And I've used biore's watery essence and gel before. I went with nivea because it reportedly has the added benefits of being sweat/water/sebum proof and not chock full of alcohol that makes my skin flakey.>>3079
Cheers anon. There's no immediate way of telling if the sunscreens are performing up to scratch so I'm always a bit worried.
Has anyone with sensitive skin here tried Biore's watery essence sunscreen and it broke them out? I used it last summer and, while I love the lemony scent of it, I couldn't put any on my face or it'd break me out pretty badly.
Idk what skin type I have.
I like my skin feeling drenched in liquids because when I was in high school I was intimidated by all those beauty guru skincare routines, so I followed my mom's advice and just slathered on vaseline every night. While still in high school, I learned that this practice was fucked, so I used lotion. However, I was so used to the feeling of constant wetness I'd put on as much as possible so my skin looked crazy (at home). I don't get acne, just some occasional boils on my chin area that are probably hormonal related. My current routine looks like this:
Eucerin Advanced Repair Cream at night
Regular lotion during the day (I know, I should use facial lotion, but idk, I have never had a bad experience with regular so far)
Sunscreen every day
Remove makeup using garnier makeup wipes dupe
What should I change in my routine? Is it okay? I don't like being high-maintenance, but I'm scared I'm not doing enough for my skin. I suspect it's combination type, maybe dry, but I'm not sure.
I'm at this weird point there i still break out, but also already start getting fine lines…
I don't have a proper skin care routine at all, what should i do?
Start with a basic routine of wash, moisturize, sunscreen.
Without knowing anything else about you or your skin type, that is the most that can be said for now.
MFW I realise a product has been breaking me out (a primer) but it was so expensive and I'm so poor, I just feel stupid.
I have a mascara that makes my eyes itch a bit, nothing bat just annoying and I paid a lot for it so I don't want to stop using it
Yeah…I really, really know this feel. Bought 3 containers of this one liquid makeup because the shade suited me so well and I liked the coverage.
Pretty sure it contains an ingredient that I'm allergic to. Can't bring myself to toss, but hardly use because I'm scared of it fucking up my skin ;_;
honestly… my acne is killing me. everything i do, nothing seems to work for me. i use oil-free moisturizer, clean my face thoroughly but nothing. my dermatologist even gave me antibiotics and a cream, but it hasn't really helped. i'll probably have to go on isotretinoin which will suck. honestly fuck my fucking skin, it really kills my self-esteem everytime i look at myself in the morning
I hate to ask because you probably already tried it but it can't hurt I guess :/
Do you change your pillowcase often?
Drink enough water?
Maybe it's a reaction to certain foods? (ex. pastries fuck up my face but chips etc don't)
Could be hormonal?
Could be the products?
And how often you use them?
oh no worries…
yeah i do everything on that list, i exercise at least 3-4 times a week and change my pillowcase like every 5-6 days…
idk what it could be, it just randomly started going crazy as soon as i hit my 20ies. horrible. i guess it's hormonal. the worst thing is that every pimpe no matter how small it is leaves a bright red scar and i rarely touch them. aghhhhh
Hey anon, are you me a couple of months a go?
Right now I am using these medicines twice a week and my skin cleared up so much
. It is insane. I've never had skin this clear since I was a child (of course, it's not korean idol clear, but it's clear enough for my PCOS ass)
One is Benzoyl peroxide gel, I use the 5% one
And the other is a tretinoin gel. I think I have the 0,5%, I'll check later.
Anyway, the bezoyl peroxide is the trickiest one imho, because your skin starts to peel off and it itches a lot, but you can't scratch it (I did it once and it looked like I had burnt myself for a while).
I was supposed to take isotretinoin as well, but those gels are working so well so far that I really think I will drop it.
The acne is def. clearing up, however I still have gigantic pores, and because of that I am ordering pic related. The amazon reviews are super promising, you should check it out! https://www.amazon.com/Cosrx-Advanced-Snail-Mucin-Essence/dp/B00PBX3L7K/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1521049163&sr=1-1&keywords=snail+essence+cosrx
But anyway, please look up those two products!
I get up, wash my face with a mild cleanser and then put on moisturizer. that's literally it for the day haha.
in the evening, i cleanse my fash thoroughly and then put on my acne-cream before going to sleep.
i tried a lot of stuff from skincare addiction but nothing really worked and it demotivated me even more ;_; >>3216
ooh i tired benoyl peroxide! it did help at first (been having acne since i was 13 lol) but after some time it just… stopped working.
changed my derma because my old one kept suscribing me the benzoyl peroxide even tho my face looked like shit lol
will check out the amazon link tho!
honestly thank you for your advice but at this point i'm like…??? wellfuckit i'll just take the meds. kills me everytime i see girls who just splash their face with water and don't have to struggle with pimples, hope i'll be able to get close to that one day :(
Oh, I see. Considering it's supposed to kill bacteria (the benzoyl), it's possible that the bacteria evolves and then it stops working. If you haven't tried it in a while, think what you should do is: getting a bigger % (like the 8 or 10, preferrably 8 cause it's less abrasive. Or if you used the 2,5%, getting the 5%) and combining it with the tretinoin gel. Also, I know this is kinda obvious, but anyway, only apply it on the skin where the pimples are (for me, it's about 70% my face anyway lmao).
The tretinoin gel is an acid, and it makes your skin thinner, so after a while, I believe the BP is going to be no longer needed.
I also struggle with acne since I am 12 lol PCOS sucks, but I am living. If you can, please try this for at least 6 weeks before going through the meds. If you want it, I can post my whole routine!
>kills me everytime i see girls who just splash their face with water and don't have to struggle with pimples, hope i'll be able to get close to that one day
Word. I look at other girls at college and their perfect bumpless scarless plump looking skin and I am like pic related
thank you for your tips kind anonette! <3 i will talk to my derma the next time i see since he has to prescribe benzoyl peroxide to me or else i'm not able to get it where i live. will also talk to him about the tretinoin gel.
if it won't work, i guess my ass will have to go through meds :'^)
I have really good skin, not to brag or anything, but I am pretty loyal to my skincare routine.
rinse with water
sunscreen with SPF
I don't wear makeup.
Hada Labo Gokyjyun foaming face wash - i have been using this for years now and will never change. my SO is even hooked.
the rest of my routine i change up… i like to try new products but the one moisturizer i always come back to is clinique DDML (NOT gel). I have very dry skin so it helps.
Currently I'm using:
- Perricone MD vit c (shit is NOT cheap and not that good, will not repurchase)
- OBAGI retinol 1% which is also expensive but my skin likes it
- Exfolikate which is medicore, too expensive, will not repurchase
- Estee Lauder ANR which makes my skin look fucking shit and I'm mad because it was like $150 so I'm just using it on my arms and shit
-Perricone MD night cream which was like $300 but my skin really likes it lol
I used to use a lot of K/J-beauty but never really stuck with them besides the hada labo face wash. i think western stuff just works better for me personally, but i have taken the concept of layering many different products, so there's that.
I use to use mario bad acne cleanser, rosewater spray then different types of moisterizers but I ran out but I'm currently using
Neutrogena Facial Cleansing Bar For Acne-Prone Skin, I use a typical facial cleanser brush I got from ross but it broke so I just use the brush off the want
toning with a mix of tea tree oil, aloe vera, vitamin e oil and witch hazel
moisturize with aloe vera gel then use
Garnier SkinActive Brightening 3-In-1 Moisturizer With Lemon & Chamomile
I use it as a mask too 1 or 2 times a week, but I try not to and go for whatever cheap mask I can find at target that clears up acne scarring, I always wash with cold water and take cold showers once a week
I scrub 2 times a week with aveeno lightening scrub with soy
I have a tea maker and I drink a lot of green tea for my skin, when I'm making it I like to steam up my pores and ofc drink water meme, I'm also on lo loestrin fe and I take vitafusion womens multivitamins which helped a lot with my skin and PCOS
for body, I don't really have issues with my skin below my neck but I did get some zits on my chest one time which went away quickly then I get razor bumps on my butt and bikini area/inner thighs and armpit and I usually use aloe vera or witch hazel to treat
I use caress adore forever but it's really strong so I use a little, I make my own body scrub with olive oil and brown sugar, moisturize with olive oil or bodycology lotion or suave cocoa butter, IMO lotions don't really matter much unless it's for scent, plain ol teen spirit deodorant
I rarely shave but when I shave I shave with oil (baby, coconut, or olive), then use a scrub, then put on vaseline or neosporin, when it soaks up I put lotion then baby powder and put baby powder on everyday, usually if I skip a day it gets irritated
also I remove my makeup, which I rarely wear with aloe baby oil
I don't have issues with acne anymore but I have harsh scarring, I have small rolling and ice pick scars which doesn't really both me since it's not noticable unless I look for it with a close up makeup mirror, my scars are flat but really red and noticeable even with concealer, I still have some raised ones but I'd rather that small zits I still have than the tons of acne scarring on my cheeks, I use aloe vera but I wish it was faster to heal
Do vitamin pills for hair and nails work or are they just a waste of money?
Waste of money. Get your vitamin A from food, the body absorbs it better.
I've been using BHA for a few months now, currently do it around 2 times a week or less since my skin is quite sensitive.
Recently i bought AHA (for the first time) and i'm wondering how should i space it with the BHA?
For example, if i use BHA do i need to wait a 3-4 days to use the AHA and then wait some more to use BHA for a second time? Should i only do 1 of each a week so i don't over exfoliate?
I personally use both every night and my skin looks great. I do use the CosRX BHA and AHA, which I understand are both milder than a lot of other brands.
Is there anything I can do for old stretch marks like mine? I read a lot about the alternatives, oils, creams and other treatments, but idk anyone who has made theirs get a bit better… Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance
Spain anons, what products do you use?
I also use the corsx one!
How do you space them when using them both? 30 minutes between each one?
I've heard that actives like this need to have a time margin to work best but i'm not sure how much since opinions differ and i don't wanna start getting flaky and over-exfoliated.>>3278
I'm a spainanon and if you mean "spanish" products per se, i personally use bella aurora creams and love them so far. They are really inexpensive and my grandma used them when she was young ans swears by them, they are really trusted and swore by by the older population.
If you mean all products:>bella aurora night balm, day cream hydrafluid with spf 25, and eye countour cream.>occasionally clarins eclat du jours but i prefer the bella aurora one since it's more moisturizing>lancaster iris(iirc) tonic>corsx BHA and (soon) AHA, corsx snail mucin essence>Avene deep cleanse for makeup and corsx good morning cleanser for normal cleanse>La roche posay spf 50 athelios XL and la roche posay micellar water (it's the best i've tried) and sometimes i use their tube creams as primer and use their eye cream since it's very lightweight>Hyalomiel hand cream (adore it but it's very difficult to find), sometimes avene cicalfate hand cream>Avene thermal water and occasional treatments for pigmentation, mostly cicalfate (really helped with my marks from picking on my legs)>holika holika aloe vera 99% until my aloe grows enough to use>missha time revolution serum>saludvital roseship oil >diadermine desmaquillante de ojos>some vitamin c from korea, i think it's called Co2 or something like that lol>letibalm lip balm (tastes like literal ass but it's super good)>occasionally bio oil for marks and stuff>nivea blue tin cream mixed with some drops of lavander essential oil for moisturizing the body>currently looking for a spray spf 50 to use on top of my makeup but most sprays seem to be spf 25 so idk
I buy most of my products except from the korean ones from primor, french pharmacies and andorra (i get most of my french stuff from there since it's dirt cheap compared to spain, mostly go to Juliá and IF/Douglas + pharmacies), and the korean ones from ebay.
I don't space between the two more than ~5 minutes, but after applying AHA I wait 20 minutes to apply serum/moisturizer
What does being susceptible to facial boils/carbuncles and cellulitis mean about my skincare? I don't get acne or pimples. Only chin boils/carbuncles or cellulitis between my eyebrows or deep within my nose.
acne anon here again
my doc put me on isotretinoin yesterday (20mg). talked to him about other solutions but he said with all the things i've already tried this is the only way :'^)
if anyone's interested, i can post progress pics, any side-effects, etc.
I get a lot of sebum buildup in my nose and it's spreading to my cheeks and chin crease. I've heard clay masks are the best way of dealing with this problem. Assuming money is no issue, what mask should I get?
I am >>3216
>but he said with all the things i've already tried this is the only way
always sound kinda fishy to me, considering I've also heard it a lot (my sister even took it btw, we all have hormonal problems in the family), and well, my face is coming closer each day to being clear without it. It's being a while since I've got (tmi) super pussy and big pimples; they are mostly small and almost bumpless now.
Extra sus considering how expensive isotretinoin is!
But I really really hope it works for you, anon! It worked very well for my sister. Her case was, admitedly, way worse than mine, she was like level 4 acne, I swear to god this pic could be her after the treatment (I think she got laser peeling afterwards too so it wouldn't look as bad), and I am between level 2 and 3 in some areas.
I too am interested in the before and after pics, by the way! I also took some of my own, I could also post if anyone is interested.
yeaj he said he could put me on other stuff that i've already tried (aka. antibiotics) again but he said if i really wanna just get rid of it once and for all isotretinoin is the way to go lmao . AND I'M JUST SO TIRED I WANT THIS TO END
oooh wow! glad that it helped your sis! i hope my scarring won't be too bad when all is cleared up :^)
and yes! pls post your pics, always excited to see them for inspiration!
AM:> wash face with a mild face cleanser from the drugstore>aloe vera toner from Body Shop>vitamin c spray from Bodyshop>aloe vera gel to treat red spots, moisturize>neutrogena oil free moisturizer (if face still feels dry)>sometimes a bit make up but i pretty much never wear it nowadays
PM:>garnier oil-infused micellar water>wash face with mild cleanser>aloe vera gel>tea tree oil for spot-treating>vaseline for lips
interested to see if i'll have to up my moisturizing game since istretinoin is so drying but i'm a firm believer that less is more. i remember when i was trying out each and every product at once //shudder
Less is absolutely not more when it comes to moisturizing on accutane. You need a heavy duty facial moisturizer and lip balm, and your body could dry out in certain areas too (eg my upper arms and my scalp - which was actually awesome, I could go weeks without washing my hair and no grease).
Anyway, your derm is right. It is 100% the way to go, and even with all the side effects my only regret is not going on it sooner because of all the fear mongering that surrounds it. And not moisturizing my forehead enough, it gave me lines. But it gave me clear skin with zero effort for years, it didn't last forever once it was entirely out of my system but my skin is manageable now.
isotretinoin-anon checking back
1.5 week later and my lips are the drier than the sahara. honestly, i've been carrying vaseline with me EVERYWHERE lmao
my skin hasn't really dried up that much, but it's very oily anyway so the added dryness is actually kinda nice (only got some dry spots around my mouth which i can handle) -> upped my moisturizing and sunscreen game tho
my skin has also cleared up a bit but i don't think i can blame it on the tretinoin (only got around 2-3 active new pimples which were really small and manageable)
pic related has been my skin like 85% of the time since last september (i realize it's not as bad as it could be but really painful anyways) will post progress pictures!
I was prescribed isotretinoin years ago for recalcitrant moderate acne, as due to migraines with aura, effective oestrogen-containing hormonal therapy was contraindicated. I took quite a low dose in the end, 20mg/day for 3 months. It was a few weeks before I say any noticeable positive change, so be warned - there can be a "purging" period while deeper comedonal and inflammatory lesions are forced out. Stick with it if this happens as things do improve vastly from there on out. Isotretinoin is the ONLY treatment that profoundly regulates sebum production and composition and normalises follicle activity - most of the time, the benefits persist well beyond the end of the treatment course. I personally suffered with dry lips and angular cheilitis but my skin was absolutely flawless for the most part and I'd do it again in a heartbeat if I had to.
Nowadays nearly 10 years later, I do still have oily skin in general and pre-menstrual acne flares, but far milder than in the past.
month 2 of isotretinoin and honestly, guys, i could cry when i look at pic related
same side-effects as last month. basically just very dry lips but vasline helps a lot! scalp is drier too, which means i have to wash my hair less which is fucking awesome. skin isn't as oily anymore
and most importantly, i can go out without make up. like… i just put on moisturizer and that's all! im so happy
routine as of now:
wash face with mild cleanser (balea)
put on Aqua serum (balea)
put on nivea day moisturizer with spf
vaseline on lips!!
wipe face with micellar water
put on nivea nightcream (it's reaaally rich and feels so good on my skin)
Congrats anon! Hope your skin stays like this and you're happy!