Didn't see one in the catalog so here we go
Hopefully wise anons can drop some nfo for the unaware folk
Anyone know if a good way to lighten lips if they've gotten darker from smoking?
Dont fucking smoke. Use lip balm maybe.
Posting my routine here. I've had great improvements on my skin using this one for about 2 months.
- Clay Mask (bi-weekly to weekly)
- Benzoyl Peroxide
- Lightening Cream
I also use a microfiber towel and change pillow cases every day.
How does mixing indian healing clay with apple cider vinegar improve it as a mask? Is it okay to just mix it with water if I don't have any vinegar?
Also, when should I start using eye cream?
Cetaphil, CeraVe, and Stridex are ok. Just don't be cheap on stuff like sunscreen that shit is important.
OP said that he got dark lips from smoking. He doesn't want dark lips. Solution: dont smoke.
Yeah you can use water but apple cider vinegar is better because like what >>10849112 said.
I bought mine from Costco (those huge Heinz brand ones).
Also, I think you can get away with using a regular moisturizer as an eye cream. Not sure tho
I had a mole removed in October and was left with pic related. Anything I can do to reduce redness and swelling?
>tfw I catch a glimpse of myself in a dark reflective surface and see what could be if my acne just fucked off, my life would be incredible
its good anon
it'll take a few weeks before you start noticing improvement. Just be sure to continue a regular care routine with daily washing.
if it's giving you side effects like the other anon mentioned go back to the derm doc and request another antibiotic.
how to deal with mild PIH/Acne scars without using hydroquinone?
i already use sunscreen.
please someone answer.. i ask this and never have it answered :(
damir doma for your time
would also like to know about alpha/beta hydroxy and its efficacy.
Vitamin C serum.
What have you tried? Sunscreen is only to prevent more damage.
Also what do you guys think about using CC/BB creams? is it too gay?
yah, I found it thinned the skin out and eventually just made it worse.
I used pic related instead and it sorted it out insanely fast.
actually, haven't really tried much except using salycylic acid at night, a basic cleanser in the morning + moisturizer/spf+30 right after, before going to class.
haven't seen an improvement i'd like. i'm thinking maybe it's because i sleep face down, and friction makes things worse.
recommend an AHA/BHA?
Look for those with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide with about SPF 30. Those generally perform well under tests. For sunscreen overapplying is generally better than underapplying. I use EltaMD and it works great.
For moisturizer something like cetaphil or cerave would do fine.
It's better if you buy separate moisturizer and sunscreen so you can moisturize without wasting sunscreen (like at nights).
Maybe use a physical exfoliant with a regular cleanser? Idk tho
For AHA/BHA, it all depends on the skin. AHA is generally for dry skin and BHA for oily/acne-prone skin. I use BHA (just the regular Stridex Reds) as I have an oily skin. Paula's Choice has solid offerings for both. Note that AHA does increase photosensitivity so use it durinh the night to be safe
Some of the Korean guys I know swear by BB Cream and you know the stereotypes about their skin.
Hey friends, what's your opinion on Clarisonics?
What can I do about these little holes/spots on my nose/cheek/lower forehead. I don't think their black heads but some of them have black "dirt" inside.
No permanent solution, but in daily life can minimise their appearance with a pore blurring/minimising/reducing primer. Smash box and benefit have well known ones, although benefits is tinted so you may want to not go for that one. Maybelline do an excellent one for a low price in their baby skin range.
Basically you apply it to your face and, in the case of the clear ones, it just gives a slight blurring to the skins texture making it look more even and making sebaceous filaments and large pores less obvious.
Usually used to create a smooth surface for foundation to last longer on but it's perfectly fine to use them alone.
Just wash your face properly after.
I'm using alpha beta hydroxy. I'm quite new to a consistent rroutine, but it seems to have reduced the size of my pores and is helping prevent any black beads quite well with constant use.
( I'm using a toner and exfoliator)
Are these good products/routine to use everyday for an oily/sebaceous filaments/acne face?
Wash with water / cleanser:
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads Maximum Strength
Wait until exfoliant dries
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
I tried some of their stuff that my gf got me for Christmas (Side note: I actually bought her stuff there for xmas but her skin is really sensitive so I tried to ask if she'd ever heard of it and could use it without being too obvious, but she thought it sounded cool so she bought me stuff from there) and it's come out pretty nicely. It's expensive, and I'm not sure if it's worth it, but I have the "blackface" and sandstone face/body wash, and then some like sea salt and lemon paste that irritated the shit out of my skin. Aside from the sea salt stuff, I think it's pretty nice.
Depends entirely on the product.
Which ones in particular are you thinking of?
I'll say off the bat that grease lightning on your photo is excellent and enchanted eye cream makes a great gentle daily facial moisturiser but their strength tends to be in haircare.
I'm not entirely sure, I have no skincare routine pretty much and there's a store nearby so was going to go in and ask for help. Would probably appreciate help you guys more though.
I and an ex used to use it just for funsies. Some of it worked like a champ, some of it seemed to suck ass and just smell good. Others might have better insight into what currently works well.
Ok, well starting from the photo you posted:
>Grease lightning -
excellent at doing what it says on the bottle. Make sure to moisturise after using it though because it is drying. I've had spots disappear within 24 hours using that.
>Angels on bare skin -
I tend to find their solid cleansers a bit gimmicky and pointless so I'm biased against it. My personal favourite cleanser of theirs is 9 to 5 because it's gentle and effective, but of the solid ones aobs is the least irritating. The ones with charcoal or scrub pieces have a tendency to irritate people's skin.
>Ocean Salt -
See I know a lot of people love it, but on paper it's horrendous. Abrasive with alcohol. It's like abuse for your skin. Once every fortnight might not be a problem if you like physical exfoliation, but that's like saying dragging your nails over your face might not be a problem if done rarely enough.
>Vanishing cream -
Very light, so if you're on the oilier side it's probably a good one. Careful with the perfumes in their moisturisers though, sometimes the fragrances can be irritating so patch test before using it all over. That's why I prefer enchanted eye cream. Although imperialis is good too without being too specialised for oily or dry. Celestial is also supposed to be good, but broke me out so proceed with caution and ymmv.
Overall my recommendations for skincare from lush would be
>grease lightning for localised spot treatment
>cosmetic lad as a moisturiser for sensitive or drier skins, imperialis or enchanted eye cream as a moisturiser for normal, combination and oily
>Movis as a morning cleanser, 9 to 5 as evening. Ultrabland if you need make up removal.
>Don't look at me face mask if you like occasional physical exfoliation, the sacred truth if want temporary lessening of dullness and cosmetic catastrophe for spots
> toner tabs and water are shite so ignore them
Also I feel I should add I have a family member who works at lush so through them I've tried a ridiculous number of their products so if anyone wants a quick rundown of anything they're considering I'm happy to put forward opinion/experiences
I'd recommend either Dark Angels, charcoal cleanser great if you have acne, or Aqua Marina, it smells gross but it's gentle and soothing.
The Cupcake mask is the best, it looks like chocolate cake batter and it helps acne like a champ.
Imperialis, the best moisturizer I've tried hands down.
Yep. For reference I have thick hair that consists of a very high number of finer strands which have a tendency to frizz, rather than thick and coarse. Wavy, about a 2b. Tendency to dandruff and sensitive scalp.
Personal favourites are
>fairly traded honey shampoo
I find it works excellent for dandruff. Very sticky and can be difficult to rinse out if you're in a rush
>American cream conditioner
I hear mixed reviews, but for me personally it works excellently. Leaves my hair softer and less frizzy than it would otherwise be. May not work for fine thin hair as it can be quite heavy.
>jasmine and henna frizz ease
Again, reduces frizz and I always find my hair looks shinier with it, smells absurdly good as well
>Jason and the Argan oil
Great name and good shampo for when you're in a rush.
I find the hot oil hair treatments feel nice but ultimately make little difference to the hair, and soak and float did nothing for my dandruff.
Also avoid the co washes unless you have coarse hair, and the solid conditioners apparently work well on coarse hair too but for me they just drag, tangle and never get a workable lather.
I've tried more outside that list too, so if you want a specific product recommendation I can probably help but those are the big standouts and big let downs in my mind.
stridex aha pads and oil cleansing will help you with this
the stridex in the red box is best. to use you wash your face, dry it and then take the pad and basically rub it all over your face (at night) then let it dry fully (you will feel your face go a bit tight) then you apple your moisturiser and whatever else btw this takes about 2 weeks to show good results
oil cleansing is pretty basic just google how to do it. it works because the sebaceous filaments in your nose are non-polar substances and thus can only dissolve in other non-polar substances (i.e. oil)
I was a dumb ass and popped a big pimple near my lip. There's no puss anymore and it stopped bleeding, but now it's huge and red.
What should I put on it? I have neosporin, tea tree oil, Aloe Vera, Vaseline, and BP.
Also would ibuprofen aid the swelling/redness at all?
if you pop it, dont pierce directly into the pimple but pierce from the side then pull the needle up. check youtube for tutorials. always disinfect your needles and throw them when done. draw the blood out with a cotton ball and slight alcohol then apply hydrocolloid bandage.
fucking up somewhere in this process makes it swollen red.
you can squeeze those bad boys out
Currently using Baxter of California cleanser & moisturizer, but it's getting kinda expensive. The don't sell Cerave here and only Cetaphil body cleaner & moisturizer for eczema.
Any other mainstream brands that are good?
Also Dutchfag here, maybe some lesser known EU brands
Alright I'll start doing that needle technique, but when do you rec to put on an open pimple? I guess it would be considered a normal wound now and neosporin would be the best bet?
>mfw seborrheic dermatitis
>mfw diffuse forehead rash and leathery temples
not liking this. Anybody also allergic to facial moisturizers with sunblock? Pretty sure I'm aggravating the aforementioned shit
Does anyone have any recommendations for anti-ageing serums? Or just general tips? I'm only 19 and I don't smoke but I already have eye wrinkles, smile lines, and forehead lines. It's fucked.
I'm thinking of buying pic related but if anyone else has better alternatives I'm open to suggestions.
If I have both witch hazel and Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads Maximum Strength would I apply the witch hazel first, wait for it to dry, then apply the stridex?
and then after that dries use a moisturizer?
see a lot of praise for this product "Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay". It's also the top seller in Facial Cleaner on Amazon with 7K+ reviews. Anyone tried it?
Quoting from laugh bovine, someone used this to get rid of theirs completely
>I've been dying to tell people about this for a while now but I stumbled across a little-known recipe for a topical treatment for keratosis pilaris, and, like, you guys all need to start using this.
>Keratosis pilaris (those unsightly skin/coloured red bumps you get on your upper arms and forearms) has plagued me for 6 years now and I thought I'd tried every (affordable) trick in the book from tea tree oil to derma rollers to more hydration to general ex-foliation.
I'd pretty much given up treating it at this point and felt resigned to waiting for them to hopefully even out, but 1 month ago I found this recipe by mistake on a skincare forum.
>The recipe is as follows:
2.5 tsp 88% lactic acid
1/4 cup + 2 tsp of preferred water-base lotion (it's very important that it's water-based)
3 big drops of the preservative germaben or 6 small ones (the germaben is unnecessary if you're mixing the lactic acid with a branded moisturiser/lotion as it will already contain preservatives).
>So, I purchased 500ml of the lactic acid at 88%, on the day I received it I mixed it up with my Palmer's Cocoa Butter w/ Vitamin E and began applying it to my arms.
>It stung at first, because, you know, acid, and I don't think my test pot was completely diluted so maybe the concentration of LA was a bit too high, but OH MY GOD THE RESULTS.
Not skin related, but should I go for traditional braces, behind the teeth/incognito braces, or invisaligns?
trimming is painful if done poorly, you can only hope your dick doesn't wind up with an infection or something from all the poking. try washing the hair a lot, use soap and stuff, whatever you can to dull it down. that's what I usually do, although I'm no longer bothered by the prickling.
exfoliate before senpai, personally, shaving days I lightly exfoliate. Shaving essentially exfoliates the region begin shaved and last thing I personally want is to be overexfoliated tbqh
I wouldn't recommend those unless your skin is really messed up in spots, usually the ingredients can harm your skin because it's bleaching it. Asian ones are probably better but I still think there's a risk in any of them.
But if you're interested they're usually in the ethnic care sections of stores. I've seen porcelana with the normal skincare stuff too.
I use it about 1-2x a week. Would definitely recommend it.
Mane n Tail
That could work or just patch it up with regular band aid.
Just for the face. I dont use bleach. My lightening cream is basically a Vitamin C based serum.
Dont touch it and use sunscreen to not aggrevate them.
I shave at the morning after cleansing then apply toner and moisturizer but don't exfoliate then.
Yes this pic is right after the shave, which is the moment that my skin looks the shittier. I don't use any aftershave, I just shave with a disposable razor and some shaving cream then I apply a Nivea moisturizing cream. I'm pretty sure i'm shaving badly though, is a beard trimmer less agressive for the skin ?
I'd make sure it's not the Nivea causing it, I used their night cream and it broke me the fuck out. Apparently some of their products can be pretty comodegenic for some people. Might be nothing to do with that, but it's worth looking into.
Other than that I can't help I'm afraid. I'm not the bearded variety. But I'm sure there's plenty of online communities that know what they're talking about when it comes to shaving irritation.
Yep, cleanse cheaply, moisturize expensively. I use Cetaphil (8 bucks canadian) to cleanse and a $50 hyraluronic acid serum to moisturize. Once in the morning and once before bed.
You can use apple cider vinegar on your hair as well, if you're no-poo.
I like the gentle skin cleanser (haven't tried the oily but I have classic combination skin and the gentle type is magic - cleans without overdrying). It might have a pump cap but mine doesn't.
Also as a bonus, it leaves the skin "open" and the perfect texture to take moisturizer afterwards.
Guys is this shit good?
It was kinda cheap so I decided to buy it
First off, avoid touching your face! You'll be surprised how much this helps. Wash your pillowcases and towels more than once a decade. Lay off the cigs (or at least don't smoke so much).
Get a super bland basic cleaner like CeraVe or Cetaphil. Keep in shower and use every day. You can use an exfoliant if you must but not more than once a week, and your cleanser usually takes care of that stuff anyway.
If you have dry, tight, flaky skin sometimes, you must moisturize (really everyone should regardless but it's extra important for you types). This is often the trickiest thing for people because you need to find something that won't give you acne. I would stay away from putting coconut oil on your face for that reason: it's comedogenic (it'll clog your pores) If you like the feel of oil, and who doesn't, get PURE argan oil (not that moroccanoil shit for your hair). Clinique makes some really good ones, though avoid jar packaging (less sanitary and air exposure to active ingredients makes them duller)
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, consider serums instead of moisturizers. They're lighter in feel. Overnight spot-treat your acne, whiteheads etc. with gel containing benzoyl peroxide (which coincidentally is the active ingredient in Proactiv but you can easily find a drugstore treatment with BP that's way less mall tier.) Salicylic acid is just OK for the occasional zit.
Long term results: get a moisturizer and a lip balm with sunscreen. Sunfuckingscreen. Try to find products with AHA, BHA, or hyaluronic acid not too far down in the ingredients list (Paula's Choice makes some good ones with not embarrassing packaging), and a little retinol is good for reversing sun damage and wrinkles. The best cure is prevention, though.
Anyone else use the regimen from acne.org, I've been on it for probable a year and a half now, my skin is definitely clearer but I feel like it's so tenuous that if I miss a morning or a night of cleaning I'll definitely break out. Also my skin gets this awful flakey scaley look, don't know if it's from my shitty disposable razor or I'm not moisturizing enough, and I use probably 2 tablespoons of moisturizer.
What's a good treatment for Acne scars?
I've been considering paying for laser but I don't know where to start..
I no longer have acne but I have some small holes and a few ugly black scars, help plis
I tried it a few years back, but the benzoyl peroxide/moisturizer combo really hurt my skin for some reason and my skin also got flaky. I don't really see any reason to put benzoyl peroxide on your entire face. Just put it on your spots, it will just dry out and damage the healthy skin.
You can use either a physical exfoliant (crushed walnut scrub, salt etc.) or better yet, a chemical one. Chemical exfoliants (like AHA and BHA, look for them in ingredients) do so much more, like shrink your pores and control wrinkles, and generally give you a "glow".
I'd stay away from microbeads because environment.
dont use walnut for exfoliation anon. just get a towel add some cleanser and use circle motions to physically exfoliate.
vitamin c can help with whitening
make sure theyre the ones without alcohol
sunscreen to not make them darken further
vitamin c serum to speed up recovery
give it time mine became barely noticeable after a couple months
I have tiny white and red bumbs all over my back and shoulders. I have had them for about 5 years and haven't really cared about them till now. Does anyone know anything that could get rid of them? I also have really sensitive skin.
No it's not normal. The red stridex pads are 2.0% salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a chemical exfoliant. If you are using stridex pads you don't need to be physically exfoliating. That means only using your hands to wash your face. You don't need to be using stridex pads every day. Try the green box, it's 0.5% salicylic acid. If it stings then you shouldn't be exfoliating - duh?
>M-Maybe my face will get used to it?
You don't want that.
Return the red box for the green box at the store you got it. Say it irritated your face or something, money back.
0.5% is probably the lowest worth going. At that level it's more gentle than gently scrubbing your face. Don't scrub your face, it's bad. Stridex is the cheapest.
Just started a skincare routine with the red pads. My nose seems less bumpy but at the same time, I've gotten some pimples. I'm going to blame those pimples on BHA purge.
Literally everyone has forehead lines, and most people have laugh lines. If you didn't have them you wouldn't be able to make facial expressions
Don't sweat it. If you want to make them appear less deep, find a good moisturizer
I have some shallow scars that aren't discolored but are lower than the rest of my skin, kind of like a crater, can I do anything to fix these? They aren't from acne but from cuts I got as a kid
What should I do about my shitty skin /fa/? It has been like this for years and I tried everything. When I don't use moisturizer after showering, it gets all dry and skin comes off and I get red marks, when I use it I get pimples really fast. But those red marks are always there. On this picture it looks quite okay but trust me it looks worse most of the time.
Also excuse the shitty stache, I have a free week and try to grow it out, which is a challenge since i am half asian. Bonus nose hair included.
I think a lot of the face problems after shaving could be solved by getting a safety razor, costed about 60 bucks (30 razor, 10 for pack of random razor blades, 20 for badger brush and 5 for provoso shaving cream (rough estimates). Much better shave and a lot less irradiation
I just got both of these. I accidentally got the benzoyl peroxide bottle thinking it was a cleanser but it says to use it after exfoliating and shit. How should I use these?
as an aside... An easy way to tell a breakout from an AHA/BHA purge is: are the pimples in the places where you normally get acne? If yes, stick it out for 14 days. If not, then you gotta move on and fond a better formulation.
(cleansers etc. do not cause purging)
Post products pls
Pic related: the single best crème there is. I still need a decent exfoliator and toner
Proactive has been shown to bleach skin, just avoid getting it on your eyebrows. A cheaper alternative would be the skin polishing scrub from olay
I need help with a morning and night routine for the products in the pic if someone can help. Also when i use a cleanser how long do i leave it on before i wash?
I got some massive acne on my scalp. The biggest ones are around the neck. I shave my head all two weeks or so. I don't understand why the fuck this happens, since everything is use is clean.
Cleanser: CeraVe Foaming Cleanser
Toner: Paula's Choice RESIST Toner
Moisturizer: CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
Sunscreen: EltaMD SPF 46
Exfoliant: Stridex Maximum Strength Pads
Facial Mask: Aztec Clay Mask
Benzoyl Peroxide: Acne.org 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide
Lightening Cream: Paula's Choice Vitamin C Serum
Your two cleansers kind of do the same thing. One is more hydrating tho. Your morning and night routine should be the same also.
Either cleanser --> Stridex --> Cerave Moisturizing Cream
Irritation from shaving?
Are you the routine guy? Maybe try a facial mask and something with antioxidants if you want to be fancy.
The cream is thicker and heavier. It's meant to be used on the body I think.
I'd recommend you get off it. It FUCKS your teeth.
I just had my wisdom teeth removed yesterday and the dentist knew I'd been on tetracycline at some point because it leaves a dark gray band around your teeth.
The Cerave products get good reviews desu
I use >>10872062
Use moisturizer or maybe vitamin c serum. Be sure to get sleep too.
Are you using it properly? Like combining it with vinegar and water? Shit worked wonders with me.
You can probably increase frequency to 3x a week to see effects.
Friendly reminder that if you need lightening creams you might be a nigger.
hey guys Im surpirsed no on has mentioned these yet but I highly recommended Kojac charcoal sponges for daily exfoliating.
You dont have to buy the pricy ones. They last for about 3 weeks.
Charcoal scrubs work wonders for oily acne skin.
I would recomened buying plain "paris clay" as a natural face mask.
I also use this mask called "Dead sea mud"
I also buy this imported cheap japanese bamboo charcoal face/body soap. You can find it easy on amazon
How to get rid of redness of skin around acne
Moauntain rose herbs is a great website for plain bulk ingredients like french green clay, shea butter ect.
I like making my own simple mask and scrubs out of minimal ingrediants and I know for sure that its chemical free and non irritating
Been using tretinoin + cera ve lotion to clean up my skin. Acne started getting very bad again this summer. My face has improved considerably (still lots of redness/scarring/occasional zit) but my chest and shoulders have been breaking the fuck out. Can I use tretinoin on my chest? I have been trying it for about a week along with lotion but things have only gotten worse.
Should I get a BP wash for my chest? Help please, this shit is embarrassing and getting out of control
I literally had someone recommend crushing up a iibuprofen tablet and making a cream out of it and putting a small amount should help with the redness and swelling.
Also I have used small amounts of neosporin for acne and it cleared it up somewhat
its probably a bacterial or "yeast infection".
Theres different types of acne and good and bad bacteria on the face .
The kind of acne thats oily small bumps on the forehead and the chest and back is a different kind than on the face and is treated differently
Im really minimal in my approach with skincare products in general.
These are so others I have used and recommend for occasional use.
I have not used the coffee one nor do I recomend it, its just stupid putting coffee or smelly stuff that hold no medicinal value other than serving as a gimick and would most likely irritate or damage your face
>its just stupid putting coffee or smelly stuff that hold no medicinal value other than serving as a gimick and would most likely irritate or damage your face
Agreed. That's why I stopped buying a lot of stuff from Lush, they use a lot of fragrance/oil additives and just put a lot of random stuff in their products in general. Now I go for things that say they're non-comedogenic to avoid breaking my face out.
Any tips for killing bacne? It's ALWAYS been a problem for me. Which is annoying because I've always been complimented on how perfectly clear my face is. Even as a teen I had maybe a handful of acne on my face, but my back has always been a different story.