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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?
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>>10849039
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.

AM:
- Cleanser
- Toner
- Moisturizer
- Sunscreen

PM:
- Cleanser
- Toner
- Exfoliant
- Clay Mask (bi-weekly to weekly)
- Benzoyl Peroxide
- Moisturizer
- Lightening Cream

I also use a microfiber towel and change pillow cases every day.
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>>10849064
what does smoking do to ur skin
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>>10849039
Based Yoona.

>>10849064
Any decent budget brands recommended or do any do the job?
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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?
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>>10849108

Get the braggs acvinegar

Clay is basic and needs the acidity of the vinegar to be best for your skin
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>>10849112
okay thanks!
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>>10849092
Cetaphil, CeraVe, and Stridex are ok. Just don't be cheap on stuff like sunscreen that shit is important.

>>10849076
OP said that he got dark lips from smoking. He doesn't want dark lips. Solution: dont smoke.

>>10849108
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
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>>10849064
Lightening cream?
Any tips on that?
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I had a mole removed in October and was left with pic related. Anything I can do to reduce redness and swelling?
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>>10849552
Try Paula's Choice Serums (the ones with Vitamin C).

>>10849570
Use sunscreen when you go out and moisturize. Not sure tho.
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Got tetracycline for acne, anybody have experience with it?
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>>10849828

Absolutely Useless for me, just made my bowel movements awfully... unstructured
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>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
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>>10849570
I had it removed in the same place,nothing helped me but plastic surgery,but I had a huge dome shaped scar
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>>10849828
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.
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What to do to get rid of scarring and redness?
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>>10849944
Sunscreen to not worsen it and just leave it to rest. Vitamin C serums may help. Give it about 4-6 months.
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>>10849869
well fuck I can't afford that :\\
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how do you whiten teeth senpai?
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>>10850868
crest 3d whitening works I've heard
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>>10850977
is it a toothpaste or someshit?
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>>10850646
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>>10850987
it's a strip or something that you stick on to your teeth for a period of time, there are videos on youtube of people using it
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Whats /fa/'s opinion on facial yoga like the lion stretch?
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has anyone had experience with hydroquinone or alpha/beta-hydroxy products? Could you guys recommend me something?

>>10850868

Activated charcoal, google it. It worked for me.
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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
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>>10851240
would also like to know about alpha/beta hydroxy and its efficacy.
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>>10849862
damn I know that fucking feel. Depressing as fuck
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>>10851248
Time.
Vitamin C serum.
AHA, BHA.
Exfoliating.
Aloe Vera.

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?
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Does anyone here use cortisone cream for scarring/irritated skin?
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>>10849906
>getting rid of dark eye circles
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>>10851255
model name?
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Has anyone tried Neutrogena Hydro Boost moisturizer?
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>tfw face blemish free and soft
>get acne and bumps on back/legs/butt

i'd say my skin is pretty normal
what soap would you guys recommend with the benzoyl peroxide stuff?
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>>10851339
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.
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>>10851267
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?
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>>10851262

We'll make it family
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Best SPF Moisturiser for shit tier that breaks out all the time?

Or best suncream and Moisturiser combo? Trying to fade these red marks, want to reduce sun exposure
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>>10852512
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).

>>10851865
Maybe use a physical exfoliant with a regular cleanser? Idk tho

>>10851918
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

>>10851267
Some of the Korean guys I know swear by BB Cream and you know the stereotypes about their skin.
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>>10852874
>>10852874
thanks senpai, copped paula's choice bha
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Hey friends, what's your opinion on Clarisonics?
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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.
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>>10853812
Sebaceous filaments.

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.
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>>10853827
Could you link one of those products?
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>>10853873
http://www.smashbox.com/product/6038/31302/Face/Primer/PHOTO-FINISH-PORE-MINIMIZING-FOUNDATION-PRIMER/New/index.tmpl
https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/us/en/product/porefessional-face-primer
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>>10851240
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)
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>>10854317
Thanks
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My doctor said to use Ivory soap for dandruff. Anyone try it before?
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Are these good products/routine to use everyday for an oily/sebaceous filaments/acne face?

AM

Wash with water / cleanser:
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

Moisturize


PM

Cleanse:
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

Exfoliate:
Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads Maximum Strength

Wait until exfoliant dries

Moisturize:
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

Thanks!
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>>10849039
is lush bollocks?

pic related.
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>>10854673
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.
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>>10854673
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.
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>>10854710
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.
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>>10854673
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.
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>>10854719
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.
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>>10854673
Oh shit I just realized the salt thing I mentioned is in your photo. Would not recommend it. It has alcohol, salt, and lemon, and basically made me face scratched, red, and burning.
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>>10854764
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
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>>10854781
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
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>>10854673
>Cleanser
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.
>Face Masks
The Cupcake mask is the best, it looks like chocolate cake batter and it helps acne like a champ.
>Moisturizer
Imperialis, the best moisturizer I've tried hands down.
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>>10854803
Amy experience with the hair products?
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Anyone have any idea how to deal with keloids? I have some on my jawline
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>>10854835
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.
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>>10854858
Thanks a lot for all of this, very useful anon
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TACTUPUMP IS THE GREATEST THING EVER

MY SKIN HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER IN MY LIFE

WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO GO BACK TO A GODDAMN DERM
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>>10854781
Do you use a toner at all?
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>>10855060
because like many on this board, you were too poor/afraid/stupid to go to one
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>>10853812
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)
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>>10854600
yes the stridex works really well if you use it properly, also you should look into oil cleansing
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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?

thanks guys
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>>10856410
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.

>>10853812
you can squeeze those bad boys out
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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
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>>10856461
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?
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>>10849039
>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
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Which version of cetaphile should I buy. I wanna get rid of spots and have smoother skin.
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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.
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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?

thanks
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I don't know if it is the right thread, but do you have any conditioner recommendations ?
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What to do about ketatosis pilaris, I just want beautiful arms like everyone else.
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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?
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>>10858037
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.
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Not skin related, but should I go for traditional braces, behind the teeth/incognito braces, or invisaligns?
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>>10859347
ask your orthodontist not everybody can get invisaligns
and they look weird in person; they're very noticeable
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>trimmed my pubes now my dick feels like it's getting stabbed by the stubble
How do I make it end?
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How do I get rid of blackheads and backne?
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>>10849064
>- Lightening Cream
Just your face or whole body?
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>>10859355
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.
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I have acne scars. Am I fucked? Should I spend thousands on fucking surgery? I'm 22 and the acne they are from was when i was 18.
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>>10849862
>>10852509
>>10851262
Take accutane
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Do I exfoliate after shaving?
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>>10860225

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
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>>10860234
Better to just skip exfoliating in the morning and just exfoliate at night on shave days?
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>>10849064
>>10859767
>Lightening Cream
What/why/how/where?
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>>10859350
>they look weird in person; they're very noticeable
They also get discolored from food/drinks/smoking and depending on what products are used to clean them
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>>10860821
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.
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>>10857402
I'm German and I got Cerave from Amazon. I sent it back though because it dried my skin out.
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>>10857587
use vitamin c serum
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>>10860841
>ethnic care section
Hahahahahahahahaha
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>>10860841
>ethnic care sections
what
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>>10858177
I use it about 1-2x a week. Would definitely recommend it.

>>10857997
Mane n Tail

>>10857413
That could work or just patch it up with regular band aid.

>>10860841
>>10860821
>>10859767
Just for the face. I dont use bleach. My lightening cream is basically a Vitamin C based serum.

>>10859926
Dont touch it and use sunscreen to not aggrevate them.

>>10860225
I shave at the morning after cleansing then apply toner and moisturizer but don't exfoliate then.
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>>10861018
There's one in every grocery and drug store here in America
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>>10861034
Ethnic in America means black for some reason. It's an aisle of products marketed towards blacks
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What do with this shitty skin ?
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>>10861461
Are you using a clean sharp razor and a making sure any aftershave products aren't irritating your skin?
The placement of that makes me think it's related to shaving somehow.
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>>10861470

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 ?
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>>10861498
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.
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>>10861526

Alright thanks I'll look into that. Should I use a daily skin routine or on the contrary touche the least possible my skin ?
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>>10860831
you're supposed to take them off to eat dumbass
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someone knows something white streaks????

pls :(
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When applying cleanser, how long should I keep it in my face before washing it off?
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>>10849039
If you don't want to be fat, don't eat so much. If you don't want the side effects from smoking...
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>>10849191
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.
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>>10862866
Which type of Cetaphil is best to use? I saw it in a shop after anon rec'd but didn't know which one to get?
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>>10862886
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.
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Guys is this shit good?

It was kinda cheap so I decided to buy it
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>>10849039
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.
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>>10862923
thanks
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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.
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>>10861461

>tfw my skin looks exactly like this
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>>10862672
about 30-60 seconds
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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
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>>10862923
the oil control one dries like a motherfucker
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I am thinking of buying vitamin C serum and argan oil from gardenofwisdom.com. Has anyone bought from them before, are they legit?
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>>10863051
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.
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>>10864961
can confirm
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>>10862973
Useful info. Thanks
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>>10849570
make a tatto like man holding it and some little lights around like its sun
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tips on skin lightening creams?
Good exfoliants?
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The Stridex pads sting like a bitch. Is this normal?
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Never used or needed products before

>dry and irritable facial skin
>spots

What products are best? A cleaner and a moisturiser?
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>>10866166
For skin whitening tips you'd best go ask /cgl/.
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>>10866183
>soft cleanser
>spot treatment
>rich moisturizer
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>>10864961
Good to know as I haven't really tried anything other than the gentle (stopped looking for better ones because it did the trick). Do you moisturize afterwards?
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>>10866166
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.
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>>10866166
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

>>10866175
make sure theyre the ones without alcohol

>>10864801
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
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>>10866454
Yup. Red box and it says no alcohol. So the stinging is not normal?
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I literally just smoked my first cigarette today and I noticed a wrinkle that wasn't as visible before

Am I paranoid or can smoking really affect my skin that quickly
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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.
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>>10866331
I don't use it anymore, but when I did I used BP right after, which dried my skin even more.
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>>10866175
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?
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>>10866513
Stinging is never good. (even the Noxema 'tingle' is bullshit). If it feels wrong, it probably is wrong.
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http://www.sk-ii.com

I heard this shit is magic but a tad expensive
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>>10866587
>>10866588
Fuck. M-Maybe my face will get used to it? I'll try the green box soon then. Any other good and cheap BHA exfoliators that are at a weaker strength?
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>>10865045
Interesting, I'll try that out, hopefully I won't break out on the spots I'll neglect
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My face is always red nomatter what, in the summer, winter, all my life. Does anyone have any tips to reduce it so i dont look like i got slapped a million times by zeus
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>>10866613
>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.
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>>10866957
Nothing cheap at 1%?
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>>10866602
>>10866602
>>10866602
>>10866602
>>10866602
bumping
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>>10867001
I don't really know. Tbh it might even be smarter to use 0.5% more frequently rather than waiting for build up to use 2.0% on.
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>>10867404
Okay, thanks for the help. I hope 0.5% will have a noticeable effect on my skin
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>>10867436
Cleanse, use the pads, I rinse with water after 10 mins of using the pads, toner (alcohol free witch hazel), then moisturizer
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>>10867436
Also, a proper healthy routine over time will yield better results then going crazy on it at once.
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>>10867474
>>10867485
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.
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>>10857587
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
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>>10863172

tfw my skin looks 10x worse an I'd pay decent money for that skin
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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
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>>10866526
Holy shit
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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.
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>>10868758
Do you use an exfoliator?
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What is the less agressive for the skin, disposable razor or trimmer ?
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>>10868758
>this is what normies call shitty skin
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>10868758
I'd never normally recommend reddit but r/skincareaddiction really have their shit together, if you post the photo people will explain how to sort it
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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
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>>10854673
>those toners
My skin was dehydrated as fuck using those, I like the face masks though.
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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?
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>>10866581
>uses cleanser
>AND THEN bp
>wonders why his skin dried
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>>10867610
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)
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>>10869527
I tried it a few times but it is too aggressive for my skin and leaves it even more red
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>>10869648
Thanks, I'll check it out
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>>10870265
I never said that. Learn to read.
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I pretty much just moisturize after showering. I don't do much else.
I'm a couple months away from 30 so I'm thinking of getting into more of a regiment
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>>10870238
I would trust the bottle desu. They're the experts lol

>>10870276
What about a gentle cleanser?
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>>10870309
I have really shitty cleanser tho so could I just use that
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>>10870360
Does it help?
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>>10870271
I think I'm purging then! All is goodish! Thanks!
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if any of u have bad acne i highly recommend accutane desu. best choice ever made for my skin
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>>10849064
Post products pls
Pic related: the single best crème there is. I still need a decent exfoliator and toner
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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
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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?
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>>10849828
It'll fuck your teeth
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>>10870636
I assume you are female? Or is it for guys?
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>>10870238
>Clearing Treatment
>Thought it was a cleanser
Non-native english speaker found! S'ok, so am I f a m desu senpai. You gave me a google giggle :)
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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.
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>>10870636
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
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Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser looks like cum
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>>10871251
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

>>10872054
Irritation from shaving?
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>>10869602

Bump
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>>10869602
obviously the trimmer, since it doesn't remove any skincells
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>>10872638
Thanks. Any other suggestions? I don't have a bad face just trying to clean it up a bit
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What's the difference between the Cetaphil moisturising cream and the moisturising lotion?
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>>10872883
Are you the routine guy? Maybe try a facial mask and something with antioxidants if you want to be fancy.

>>10872916
The cream is thicker and heavier. It's meant to be used on the body I think.
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>>10849828
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.
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Do guys need to use toners and exfoliants?

If so, what do you recommend? I live in the UK so we don't have access to that Stridex stuff.
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>>10872933
I use an exfoliator. http://www.amazon.com/Paulas-Choice-Perfecting-Salicylic-Blackheads/dp/B00949CTQQ this is super popular
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>>10872958
Would rather have stuff I can cop straight from Boots or Superdrug or something.
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>>10864968
bump
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>>10859391
Need help with these basics too
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>>10873638
What you need help with senpai?
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What's the best thing to use for dark circles under your eyes?
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>>10871251
How are your products working out? Meme or legit? Almost bought some today but wanted effay's input on Cerave first.
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>>10872624
Does anyone else here like scooping their cum into their mouths then blowing their nose and letting their cum blow out their nose? It's helped the glow of my skin lately.
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>>10874079
The Cerave products get good reviews desu
http://www.paulaschoice.com/beautypedia-skin-care-reviews/by-brand/cerave/_/Renewing-SA-Cleanser
http://www.paulaschoice.com/beautypedia-skin-care-reviews/by-brand/cerave/_/Hydrating-Cleanser3
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>>10874086
thanks chris
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>>10874079
I really haven't been using them that long but they dont dry my skin to desert levels and they seem to be gentle on sensitive skin which is a huge plus
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>tfw fell for the Aztec Clay Mask meme

It literally does nothing. NOTHING.
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>>10872933
I use >>10872062

>>10873731
Use moisturizer or maybe vitamin c serum. Be sure to get sleep too.

>>10875221
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.
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>>10849064
>Dont fucking smoke
nigga what
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>>10869634

This :(
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>>10875226
>I use >>10872062

I live in UK they don't sell that stuff here.
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>>10849039
>>10849064
>>10849552
>>10859767
>>10860821
>>10861353
>>10866166
>>10872062
Friendly reminder that if you need lightening creams you might be a nigger.
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>>10875221
>>10875226
Wtf does Aztec Clay Mask even do? Sounds like it would clog my pipes
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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"
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>>10877249

I also buy this imported cheap japanese bamboo charcoal face/body soap. You can find it easy on amazon
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How to get rid of redness of skin around acne
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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

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/catalog/bath-body/facial-care

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/catalog/ingredients/clay
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>>10877283
Concealer
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>>10877283
Idk what I'm looking at with your pic but vitamin C serums
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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
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>>10877283
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
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>>10877327
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
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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
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>>10877441
>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.
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>haven't had a cystic spot in months
>one starts developing yesterday
>it's on my nose

welp, i guess i won't be leaving the house this week
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>>10849092
>Based Yoona
Top 20 challenger already. Impressive.
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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.
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Anybody else feel like salicylic acid doesn't do shit for them?
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>>10878914
It can't not do shit. It's physics, faggot.
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