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Skin care for a man who does not really like lotiony things

I am nearing 40, but my skin is in pretty good condition. My regimen to date: wash face in shower daily, and also wash with bar soap as needed. I'd like to make sure I take good care of my face in my coming fifth decade and beyond, perhaps with unguents, emollients, and tinctures! Do you have recommendations? Need not be overly manly, but preferably not particularly greasy. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jun 17, 2014 - 20 answers

Summertime skin rash

Embarrassing skin issue between my breasts and on my butt, please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2013 - 13 answers

Toasted Skin Syndrome from laptop....what do I do?

About a month ago, I spent the day playing games on my laptop and it got really heated. I felt it get super hot on my left thigh, more so than usual, but it was still tolerable so I left it there. Now I have a huge spider-like red mark on my left thigh. I've had red marks before from my laptop, but none this "spider-vein like" and none that persisted this long. It also seems to fade and darken depending on my body temperature. If I take a warm shower, it will get SUPER dark and fade to its usual redness after a few hours. It doesn't hurt. It's not irritated. It doesn't itch. It doesn't peel. It's just odd and ugly. Can I expect it to fade over time? Is it permanent? What should I do? Is there a treatment for this? The only thing I've done is alter how I sit with my laptop. (no more lap)
posted by Telomeracer on Jul 9, 2013 - 9 answers

Everybody's free to wear sunscreen. But what kind?

I need daily sunscreen recommendations compatible with oily skin. [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Mar 11, 2013 - 35 answers

It's the body's biggest organ, you know.

Please help me figure out what's going on with my skin. I have either a rash or acne or something on my face and I don't know why or what to do! I've used Dr. Hauschka skincare for years and would like to stick with that if possible, but I am getting desperate. Details and gross skin photos within! [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Oct 13, 2012 - 25 answers

Soy-free moisturizer for acne-prone sensitive skin?

Can someone recommend a moisturizer for acne-prone sensitive skin that doesn't include any of these things? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Oct 12, 2012 - 24 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

Oh just pass me the spackle already!

What are the best foundations for my skin? In particular, ones that don't make my skin look even worse! Basically, I have oily skin, black heads on the nose and chin, and frequent breakouts in the t-zone. I also have a ton of broken blood vessels around my nose and mouth and larger veins around my eyes and temples. More info on my regimen after the break... [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Aug 6, 2012 - 21 answers

How do you apply lotion/medications to your back?

How do you apply lotion/medications to your back? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Apr 6, 2012 - 19 answers

How to Make my Face Look Great?

What are your best tips for improving your complexion? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 - 40 answers

I don't want to be a flake!

Is my skin flaking because I am overexfoliating or because it is still adjusting to the chemical exfoliants? [more inside]
posted by teragram on Feb 23, 2012 - 14 answers

exfoliation 101: the face

Why do I suck at washing my face? Help me learn how to properly exfoliate so I can have that beautiful skin I've always wanted. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Dec 9, 2011 - 43 answers

zebra stripes are not fitting for a human.

What did I do to my poor face? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Aug 30, 2011 - 22 answers

My forehead is like the Black Forest.

What daily routines/products can I use to prevent blackheads/oily skin that don't require me to wash or rinse my face? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Aug 13, 2011 - 24 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

Tell Me About Acne Lights

I'm looking for some new skin care techniques to add to my arsenal in the war against acne, and I'm interested in hearing about people's experiences with acne lamps/lights. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Mar 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Skincare 101

It's time to come clean... literally. I'm 26 years old, and I don't really know how to take care of my skin properly to keep it clean, breakout free, and hydrated. Please teach me Skin Care 101, so I can have a daily routine to make this happen. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 25, 2011 - 48 answers

Has anyone had success in reducing the number of acne/face cleansing products they use?

Has anyone had success in reducing the number of acne/face cleansing products they use? [more inside]
posted by Loto on Dec 14, 2010 - 35 answers

vanquishing the zit beast

A monster zit lurks beneath my skin – large enough that I can feel it when I wrinkle my nose. Is there any way to slay this beast before it shows its ugly head? [more inside]
posted by dirk gently on Apr 2, 2010 - 31 answers

What is that facial stuff from American Psycho

I want to try that stuff you rub on your face and then peel off like a mask. What is it called, what does it do, and is there a cheap brand? [more inside]
posted by Citizen Premier on Aug 24, 2009 - 12 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

just like a baby's butt

What can I do now, as a young woman, to ensure I have beautiful skin when I'm older? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Sep 29, 2008 - 38 answers

CLEAR SKIN CALLED, it said screw you

well. i have searched and searched and there is alot out there , but i am looking for something specific. this question is about BLACKHEADS. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Jul 19, 2008 - 25 answers

Seborrhea management tips?

Have any tips on successfully managing seborrhea? [more inside]
posted by MrVisible on May 18, 2008 - 13 answers

ow! my face!

I just started using Tazorac, and of course now my skin hates me (temporarily, I hope). Any recommendations for moisturizers? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Feb 20, 2008 - 17 answers

How do I improve my dull, lifeless skin?

My skin is terrible. It's not just the acne, though I do have that. It is mottled and dull. I have deep shadows under my eyes. Wrinkles are spreading under my eyes and from the corners of my nose to my mouth. I don't (and never have) smoked, nor lived around smokers. I drink at least 2 liters of water a day. I'm a female in my early 20s, and I've got the skin of a nicotine and alcohol addict in their forties. What am I doing wrong? More treatment details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2007 - 35 answers

Men's skincare: good neck gel or cream?

Men's Skincare Filter: the boyfriend is worried that his neck is getting "crepey." (His normal skincare routine - such as it is - consists of washing his face in the shower with soap, then putting on a moisturizer with sunscreen; sometimes he uses my neutrogena anti-wrinkle stuff too.) He asked me for some recommendations for creams or gels to help firm up the skin in that area, but I'm at a loss - googling just turns up lots of very tiny, very expensive jars of fancy sounding stuff by brands I've never heard of. What buzzest thou, Hive Mind?
posted by fizzyliftingdrink on Sep 10, 2006 - 14 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

So itchy....so itchy!

I had a very bad allergy incident two months ago--and now I've become sensitive to products that I'd never had problems with before. I haven't found a replacement for my skincare products that I can tolerate and that does the job. [more inside]
posted by divka on Nov 28, 2005 - 7 answers

Makeup for oily skin

Can anyone recommend a good foundation with SPF for oily skin? [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Jul 7, 2005 - 10 answers

Sunscreen for sensitive skin?

I have sensitive skin and I need a good sunscreen. [more inside]
posted by crapulent on May 26, 2005 - 14 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

How to clear red marks left over after acne

I used to have pretty bad acne, and I still get it occasionally. My problem isn't really the acne itself, but the discoloration it leaves afterwards. I don't seem to have any really noticable scars, since my skin is smooth, but it looks mottled and ruddy. Is there any way I can make what's left over from a year or so ago fade faster? Is there anything I can do to make new breakouts leave less of a mark? What are some good products for evening out skin tone?
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2004 - 21 answers

Spots on my nose - help me drain them

Skincare. I have lovely soft, clear skin everywhere except for my nose. With alarming regularity, wee spots will pop up on it filled with white stuff that is ick (zits?), despite the fact it's never greasy. Any advice for getting rid of these/maintaining my follicles?
posted by Mossy on May 8, 2004 - 11 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

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