I want to put some high end (or at least very effective) skin-care potions on my holiday gift wish list this year. I know nothing about this stuff. Need some specific recommendations and/or caveats. [more inside]
Over the last 6 to 8 months, I've been taking better care of my skin, and the efforts (and, sigh, money) are paying off with fewer blemishes and better texture. The one thing that hasn't been affected, though, is uneven skin tone -- specifically, redness. What can I try next to help even out the redness? More details about my specific skincare routine below the fold. [more inside]
I'm pestering the hive mind for any suggestions or best practices on trying to maintain my face. Simpler (and cheaper) the better... My googling usually just gets me advertising. I currently just use lotion with spf each day... Any other thoughts?
Do you know a way to get rid of, or at least mitigate (ha) the smell of evening primrose and/or rose hip oil? As moisturizers they're doing wonders for my skin, but the smell ....its..pungent! Or just strong, like a nutty..something something smell. Someone said dry pasta. It's not rancid, but its strong enough to be hard to ignore. Any ideas are welcome! [more inside]
I'm dealing with near painful dry skin on my face. Will getting a facial at a local spa help me? [more inside]
I am a 37yo man and have good skin. I don't have acne or spots. For some reason my nose is different. It always seems shiny and the pores are visible. It is almost like my nose doesn't match the rest of the skin on my face. It is like this not matter what. If I wash it well with soap and water or just water and try to not fuss with it too much. Any idea how I can remedy this? Thank you in advance
I’m a difficult to match color and slightly picky - what powder foundation (or BB cream if I absolutely must switch) should I look into? I am overwhelmed by options. Neutral (ish) pale shade snowflakes inside. [more inside]
I never fake tan because I am lazy and I never do it right and I hate the smell. But I'm going out on Friday and wearing a short skirt for the first time in literally years and my legs are blindingly white. Tips on not looking like I'm entering a Trump/Oompa Loompa fancy dress contest please? [more inside]
Tell me your favourite 'natural' skincare recipes and why, and share your experiences of chemical vs natural skincare. Can natural ever match up to today's modern formulations? [more inside]
What are the odds my face wash got contaminated with my grody eye bacteria? [more inside]
Husband flying to Japan and China shortly. I like beauty products and skincare, and asian beauty products are nifty and not always readily available in the states. What do I want him to pick up for me? [more inside]
Tell me your favourite winter/stress oily acne-prone skin care products. I’m going into Sydney CBD tomorrow. I know there’s a Kiehl’s, a Body Shop, a Lush, and a well-stocked Priceline. I need new face wash anyway, and probably new… lotion? What do I need? (Reasonably priced is always good too!) Help, I hate shopping and have no idea what I'm doing or looking for! [more inside]
I've been recently diagnosed with PCOS, and the difficult part at the moment is the chin acne/facial hair - because I'm a fidget and tend to pick at things. And it makes me feel pretty rubbish about my appearance. PCOS people, what have you used that's helped? Were there any miracle products, or did dietary changes help too? [more inside]
I moved to California a week ago & since I got here I've been breaking out. I never break out. ??? [more inside]
What ONE skincare product should I add to my current sunscreen-moisturizer-cleanser routine in my twenties? [more inside]
I love to look through pictures of people's progress of improving their life in some way. I guess I find it calming and inspirational. Where on the internet can I find more of this? [more inside]
Is there a product(s) I can use to cleanse my face at night WITHOUT needing to rinse my face at any point? [more inside]
I'm new to beauty/fragrance buying - lend me your expertise! [more inside]
Burt's Bees discontinued my favorite product, that I'd been using for at least 10 years. Can you please help me find a likeness or very similar alternative to their citrus facial scrub? [more inside]
I've seen four dermatologists, and followed their advice, but my vulval eczema hasn't gone away. Maybe you can help? [more inside]
About a month ago I shaved my head and found the skin underneath wasn't in great shape, pimply and blotchy. I figured this was just a side effect of never seeing the light of day before, so I didn't worry too much about it. Now it's a month late my head is just as blotchy and pimply as it was the first time. What can I do to get it smooth and beautiful—or at least not embarrassing? [more inside]
Have you tried bespoke face cream? How did it work for you? [more inside]
I recently started on Jolessa birth control and the main side effect seems to be a lot of non-cystic acne on my face. How should I fight it? [more inside]
I'm happy with the shower gels that I use. It's an assortiment of Sanex products (I like variety). On paper or on the web, that company is all about the pH balance this, hydratation that, skin protection here, deep moisturization there. But does it really make a difference, or is soap basically soap? [more inside]
I have a tattoo on my calf. In an area of solid black ink, there's a small bump in my skin. If I go to a dermatologist, what will happen? [more inside]
Scars are 5-10 years old and my derm doesn't think they can be faded! Would love to wear tank tops, bikinis, etc. but hate showing these dark scars on my shoulders. [more inside]
My husband hates the smell and feel of any lotion or other moisturizing product I use. I hate dry skin. Help? [more inside]
I used to use Neutrogena's solid foundation makeup that contained salicylic acid, but they've discontinued it. Is there anything like it on the market now? [more inside]
I'm female, mid-fifties, white (English/Irish background) and in the last few years, amid other signs of aging, I've developed brown spots on my cheeks and jaw (perhaps from sun exposure while travelling in the Middle East many years ago; I've never sunbathed). I'm working on aging gracefully, but the blotchiness does bother me. Are there products or treatments that will help to reduce the spots or, happy thought, make them go away entirely? I've seen ads for various creams and serums; can I trust that they will actually be effective? Any recommendations?
Active women: how do you keep your hair and skin healthy and undamaged from sweat and sun? [more inside]
People of the world who know about skincare, I need your input. I have pretty good skin (no history of acne or breakouts and not a lot of sun damage) and I have used a simple but effective cleanser for the past decade- Mary Kay's Formula 2 Cleanser, which is no longer sold. I am about to finish my last bottle as I stocked up a couple years ago just before the product was discontinued. What cleanser should I switch to for comparable results & where do I purchase it?
Please suggest to me a sunscreen for backyard/gardening/exercise use that I will not instantly get in my eyes? [more inside]
I am reviewing my skincare regimen. I am intrigued by Beauty/Blemish Balm or Color Correcting Creams. [more inside]
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]
My partner needs to wash pretty frequently for work, and it dries her skin out. I'm looking for a type of soap (ideally block rather than plastic bottle) which will reduce her need to moisturise. Anyone got any tips?
I'm looking for organic and unflavored lip balms that are available for purchase in Canada. The organic part is very important and by unflavored I mean no fruity flavors (mint flavor is fine, but nothing is preferred). I've checked other posts on lip balms, but a lot of the suggestions do not seem to be organic or the products do not ship to Canada. So far my list consists of Burt's Bees and Dr. Bronner.
I'm interested in getting into making some skin care products (lotions, lip balms, maybe soaps) at home but I'm frustrated with the lack of scientific basis/cited sources for many of the recipes that I find online. Is there an Alton Brown/Harold McGee/Shirley Corriher of DIY skin care products? [more inside]
Where can I get the best, finest, most fussy and superlative men's straight razor shave and a haircut in San Francisco?
I'm 23 years old and I have had rough tiny bumps all over my face for a few years now. They are not really acnes because they do not go away and are skin-colored. I have a good skin care routine, which I cleanse and moisturize daily and I use a Clarisonic about 3 times a week. Nothing seems to help my skin be smooth. I'm not sure if my condition should be seen by a dermatologist or not since it's not really a major problem. Should I go to a dermatologist's office or a cosmetic skin care center that offers chemical peels and microdermabrasions? Here's a picture of how my skin looks.
Please help a 28 year old woman overcome her sundry skin terrors: I'm a runner who is tired of having ugly feet (callused skin, short and warped toenails). I also suffer from prescription medication-induced dry mouth that Biotene toothpaste/mouth spray only marginally help. The dry mouth contributes to my chronically chapped lips. My hormonal birth control causes vaginal dryness and I want to solve this potentially by changing HBCs instead of treating the systems with Premarin. Plus, I'm trying to take more action than ever to protect my facial skin and other skin from premature aging. [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]
My skin, which until recently has been under the delusion that it's still 16, has just realized that it's almost 40 and has decided to get a jump on its midlife crisis. Please help me find a moisturizer that won't break me out. [more inside]
While on a trip out of state my friend got caught up in the hard sales tactics of an Adore Skin Care salesperson and purchased several hundred dollars worth of their skin care products. He does not want or need them and would like some advice on reselling the items. [more inside]
Will residual amounts affect latex to any significant degree? [more inside]
What is the ideal skincare regimen for an adult male? [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]
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]