24 posts tagged with beauty and skincare.
Displaying 1 through 24 of 24. Subscribe:

Hair and skin issues

I've always followed the same, for want of a better word, 'beauty' regimen and until now there have been no issues. But now suddenly, I am experiencing many appearance-related issues and having to rethink decades-old methods. My problems are with my hair and skin. Is this a thirties thing? I could do with some advice on how to look decent again, as well as some help dealing with the emotional repercussions of suddenly looking terrible all the time. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Aug 29, 2014 - 19 answers

Resources for making my own skincare products.

I'm interested in making things along the lines of Lush and Herbivore Botanicals, but all I seem to be able to find online is "how to mash a banana and smear it on your face." [more inside]
posted by Sweetchrysanthemum on Jun 12, 2014 - 13 answers

Make Me Fancy.

For a bunch of reasons (some good, some bad) I have the next two and half months totally free. I don't have to do a thing, I have no reason to make any more money and I've got oceans of time, a nest egg of savings, and a gym membership. Previous times like this I've focused on making my skill-set or apartment better/fancier, but now I want to focus on myself. No creative projects, no learning and growing, just pure, unabashed vanity. What can I do in two and half months to get all kinds of pretty? Ideally during the day. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 9, 2013 - 27 answers

Old wisdom about beauty

I'm looking for books featuring old wisdom about skincare and haircare. Recipes and advice. I'm thinking orris root powder, muslin cloths and buttermilk, brush your hair 100 times before bed. From the English-speaking world or otherwise. Either written in previous centuries, 20th century, or recently. Even 1950s-60s if they don't rely too much on commercial products. There were a lot of books about grandma's beauty routine printed in the 1970s. Can anyone suggest some classics or particularly good ones? Similar to this. Note: there should be absolutely no mention of Dr Bronner's or the oil cleansing method.
posted by inkypinky on Oct 9, 2013 - 4 answers

SKIN CARE REGIMEN IDEAS

Looking for tips and tricks to come up with a skin care regimen for myself (31, F, with a beautiful baby). My goal is to get a glowing healthy skin in 3 months. The idea is to inculcate good habits, and hopefully some of them will stick for life. Any suggestions, beautiful men and women? Diet suggestions welcome, work out suggestions welcome, beauty tips welcome... basically all suggestions welcome :) You could also just share your inspiring story and that will keep me motivated enough ;-) Thank you!!
posted by Spice_and_Ice on May 21, 2013 - 27 answers

Does moisturizer even work?

I was wondering if there is any scientific basis to the idea that using moisturizer improves the texture of skin to the point that it prevents aging. My thoughts are that if moisturizer did what it claimed to do, no one would ever need an acid peel or botox. Does spreading emollient on your face actually really do anything apart from line the pockets of cosmetics companies?
posted by abbagoochie on Feb 25, 2013 - 23 answers

Skincare for Dummies

I want to start taking good care of my skin now, but I don't know where to start with all these serums and toners and moisturizers and creams...what are the basic products I need to establish a good routine? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Oct 10, 2012 - 32 answers

Maintaining Inner and Outer Beauty : How Have You Women (&Men!) Done It Over The Years?

Attention all gracefully aging/aged people: what practical beauty/fashion/makeup/skincare/LIFE tips can you offer me, a 20 year old woman, who also wants to age beautifully (Inside and Out?) [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Sep 30, 2012 - 47 answers

Skin care for my face?

How do you care for your face? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Apr 22, 2012 - 34 answers

If I Save on Skin Care, I Can Send my Kid to Summer Camp!

When it comes to skin care products, are CVS/Walgreen's (or generic of your choice) brands the same as L'oreal, Olay, etc.? [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Mar 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Is it all just smoothosomes and nonsense extracts? Or can something in a jar de-wrinkle me?

Are there any skin care products that have actually been proven to be effective in the "battle against aging skin"? [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Oct 6, 2011 - 27 answers

Skin care. Specifically: the skin on my face.

Do I really need more than hot water and Ivory soap to keep the skin on my face clean and healthy? Are any of the more expensive cosmetics brands really worth the extra money? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Aug 20, 2011 - 44 answers

Is the oil cleansing method totally whack?

The oil cleansing method for skincare. Have you used it? How'd it work out (esp. for you acne-prone combination skin sorts)? How long did it take for your skin to adjust to the regimen? What's your routine?
posted by liketitanic on Jul 21, 2011 - 20 answers

Maybe it's Maybelline?

Which high-quality beauty products are actually worth the money? [more inside]
posted by brynna on Jun 18, 2011 - 28 answers

Is this Retinol a bargain or do I need remedial math classes?

Is this too good to be true? Is this 32 oz bottle of Retinol serum really stronger and considerably cheaper than this 1/2 oz bottle? Chemists, aestheticians, and mathematicians, lend me your ears. [more inside]
posted by MexicanYenta on Mar 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find websites that trade or sell gently used cosmetics.

Help me find websites that trade or sell gently used cosmetics. [more inside]
posted by scazza on Apr 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Better Skin

Large pores on my face are getting me down. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jan 7, 2009 - 18 answers

How can I improve my skin's appearance?

I'm sick of having horrible skin. I'm plagued with everything: acne, oil, dryness, blotchy redness, lines, large pores. Please help me improve my skin. [more inside]
posted by rainygrl716 on Sep 10, 2008 - 56 answers

What's in your skin care arsenal fellas ?

Which are the better facial cleansers for men who have oily skin ? Further to that, which natural ingredients help contain oiliness and maintain a healthy face. I know some may have your home brewed elixirs -- care to share ?
posted by hboogz on Jul 19, 2007 - 35 answers

Grownup skincare regimen?

I'm ready to put away the Sea Breeze. Help me choose a grownup skin care regimen that works. [more inside]
posted by aebaxter on Dec 16, 2005 - 33 answers

How can I protect my skin from pollution?

How can I protect my skin from pollution? [more inside]
posted by londonmark on Sep 14, 2005 - 10 answers

Beauty products: grocery stores vs salons.

BeautyFilter: Is there a marked increase in the quality of salon or department store makeup/hair/skin products over grocery and drug store items that makes the higher price worth it? [more inside]
posted by lychee on Mar 29, 2005 - 10 answers

Skin care tips

Other than using sun screen, what should I be doing to keep my skin healthy as I age? What do all these anti-aging products actually do, anyhow? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Mar 28, 2005 - 13 answers

Shaving and Skin Advice

What are some good shaving tips for men? And is there some technique or miracle product for getting rid of blackheads?
posted by malpractice on Dec 11, 2003 - 46 answers

Page: 1