I started using retinol and AHA products in my early 20s. Are there any risks to using them in the long term? [more inside]
About 2 weeks ago I tried a new makeup primer from ELF Cosmetics and after 1 day of use it turned my skin into a nightmare. You'd think that, given my history, I'd know better than to try something new, but Pinterest can be very persuasive. As of today, my skin is still extremely broken out, covered in red blotches and scaly patches, and flaking like no tomorrow. What can I do to heal my poor face? [more inside]
I've managed to reach my mid-30s with no acne and suddenly it's AcneTown all over my face. Can you help me clear it up? [more inside]
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]
I've been struggling with a few growing patches of eczema on my hand for about four months now, and it is really starting to have consequences for my quality of life. It's getting to the point where I'm becoming quite depressed and am starting to isolate myself from my normal social situations, and I can't partake in my favourite hobby (cooking) because of the way it causes my skin to flare up, no matter how careful I am. My questions are, will a moderate case of eczema clear up on its own spontaneously, and what else can I do to care for it? [more inside]
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]
Embarrassing skin issue between my breasts and on my butt, please help. [more inside]
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)
I need daily sunscreen recommendations compatible with oily skin. [more inside]
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]
Can someone recommend a moisturizer for acne-prone sensitive skin that doesn't include any of these things? [more inside]
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]
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]
How do you apply lotion/medications to your back? [more inside]
What are your best tips for improving your complexion? [more inside]
Is my skin flaking because I am overexfoliating or because it is still adjusting to the chemical exfoliants? [more inside]
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]
What did I do to my poor face? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
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]
Has anyone had success in reducing the number of acne/face cleansing products they use? [more inside]
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]
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]
Help me find websites that trade or sell gently used cosmetics. [more inside]
Large pores on my face are getting me down. [more inside]
What can I do now, as a young woman, to ensure I have beautiful skin when I'm older? [more inside]
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]
I just started using Tazorac, and of course now my skin hates me (temporarily, I hope). Any recommendations for moisturizers? [more inside]
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]
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?
I'm ready to put away the Sea Breeze. Help me choose a grownup skin care regimen that works. [more inside]
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]
Can anyone recommend a good foundation with SPF for oily skin? [more inside]
I have sensitive skin and I need a good sunscreen. [more inside]
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]
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?
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?
What are some good shaving tips for men? And is there some technique or miracle product for getting rid of blackheads?