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Help me combat redness on my face

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]
posted by devinemissk on Oct 17, 2016 - 26 answers

simple skin (face) care for adult male

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?
posted by aggienfo on Oct 12, 2016 - 12 answers

Tharr be smells

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]
posted by speakeasy on Sep 28, 2016 - 3 answers

Dry Face

I'm dealing with near painful dry skin on my face. Will getting a facial at a local spa help me? [more inside]
posted by INFJ on Aug 11, 2016 - 32 answers

What is going on with the skin on my nose?

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
posted by kbbbo on Aug 8, 2016 - 16 answers

Powder Foundation or BB Cream for the Makeup Annoyed

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]
posted by Crystalinne on Aug 1, 2016 - 34 answers

How do I fake tan?

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]
posted by billiebee on Jul 27, 2016 - 15 answers

Chemical vs natural facial masks and your favourites?

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]
posted by starstarstar on Jul 12, 2016 - 10 answers

Can I put this on my face?

What are the odds my face wash got contaminated with my grody eye bacteria? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jun 20, 2016 - 6 answers

what fancy beauty products/things do I need from Japan?

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]
posted by kumquatmay on Jun 10, 2016 - 19 answers

Hope me shop: new skin, new beauty products! (Australia edition)

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]
posted by jrobin276 on Jun 2, 2016 - 7 answers

I don't want to be a hairy princess!

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]
posted by mippy on May 17, 2016 - 36 answers

Breaking out after moving to California?

I moved to California a week ago & since I got here I've been breaking out. I never break out. ??? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 19, 2016 - 17 answers

What one skincare product should I add to my routine?

What ONE skincare product should I add to my current sunscreen-moisturizer-cleanser routine in my twenties? [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Apr 8, 2016 - 20 answers

Where can I look at people's progress pictures?

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]
posted by moons in june on Apr 7, 2016 - 6 answers

Splash-free face cleansing methods

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]
posted by serelliya on Mar 6, 2016 - 29 answers

What is the best way to source beauty and fragrance products for retail?

I'm new to beauty/fragrance buying - lend me your expertise! [more inside]
posted by moxie_milquetoast on Feb 18, 2016 - 2 answers

discontinued product help

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]
posted by raztaj on Feb 7, 2016 - 6 answers

How do I fix my vulval eczema?

I've seen four dermatologists, and followed their advice, but my vulval eczema hasn't gone away. Maybe you can help? [more inside]
posted by A sock, a sock! My kingdom for a sock! on Jan 8, 2016 - 15 answers

What Would Kojak Do? -or- So That's Why I Had Hair

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]
posted by Ookseer on Oct 30, 2015 - 5 answers

face voodoo

Have you tried bespoke face cream? How did it work for you? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Oct 30, 2015 - 1 answer

What skincare routine can help with my hormonal acne?

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]
posted by possibilityleft on Oct 22, 2015 - 10 answers

Shower gels... is one better than another?

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]
posted by Too-Ticky on Jul 15, 2015 - 11 answers

I have a bump under my tattoo. What can I expect?

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]
posted by theraflu on Jul 5, 2015 - 5 answers

Options for old, dark hypertrophic scars on back/shoulders from acne?

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]
posted by leftshark on May 28, 2015 - 11 answers

Does this product exist?

My husband hates the smell and feel of any lotion or other moisturizing product I use. I hate dry skin. Help? [more inside]
posted by Meg_Murry on May 28, 2015 - 60 answers

Replacement makeup for Neutrogena's discontinued solid foundation?

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]
posted by JaneEyre on May 26, 2015 - 8 answers

Brown spots from sun damage on my face; can I get rid of them?

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?
posted by jokeefe on May 21, 2015 - 19 answers

summer skincare and haircare protection

Active women: how do you keep your hair and skin healthy and undamaged from sweat and sun? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on May 19, 2015 - 16 answers

Good Substitute for Mary Kay Creamy Cleanser Formula 2?

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?
posted by TestamentToGrace on May 14, 2015 - 5 answers

Do they make linen balaclavas?

Please suggest to me a sunscreen for backyard/gardening/exercise use that I will not instantly get in my eyes? [more inside]
posted by Lyn Never on May 1, 2015 - 20 answers

We have the technology: Skincare regimen edition (BB or CC edit)

I am reviewing my skincare regimen. I am intrigued by Beauty/Blemish Balm or Color Correcting Creams. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Apr 26, 2015 - 9 answers

Long-term risks of retinol/AHA products?

I started using retinol and AHA products in my early 20s. Are there any risks to using them in the long term? [more inside]
posted by noxperpetua on Mar 24, 2015 - 9 answers

How To Fix Ongoing Allergic Reaction to Makeup Used Two Weeks Ago

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]
posted by Hermione Granger on Feb 25, 2015 - 25 answers

Looking for soap suitable for very frequent washing

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?
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2015 - 17 answers

Organic and Unflavored Lip Balm

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.
posted by Robocat on Dec 12, 2014 - 13 answers

Homemade skin care without the woo?

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]
posted by sparklemotion on Dec 1, 2014 - 10 answers

Best Shave And A Haircut In SF

Where can I get the best, finest, most fussy and superlative men's straight razor shave and a haircut in San Francisco?
posted by The Whelk on Nov 28, 2014 - 9 answers

Should I go to a dermatologist or a cosmetician for my skin problem?

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.
posted by missybitsy on Nov 6, 2014 - 17 answers

Skincare tips: Runner w/ calluses, dry lips, early fear of wrinkles, etc

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]
posted by nightrecordings on Oct 22, 2014 - 14 answers

Sudden acne outbreak

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]
posted by Laura Macbeth on Oct 22, 2014 - 28 answers

Night cream for persnickety skin?

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]
posted by elizeh on Oct 19, 2014 - 15 answers

Need information about selling unwanted skin care products

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]
posted by colt45 on Oct 4, 2014 - 6 answers

Extent to which petroleum jelly degrades latex.

Will residual amounts affect latex to any significant degree? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2014 - 2 answers

How should I be taking care of my skin?

What is the ideal skincare regimen for an adult male? [more inside]
posted by Cucurbit on Aug 30, 2014 - 16 answers

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

Does eczema ever go away?

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]
posted by chrillsicka on Aug 13, 2014 - 31 answers

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

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

Don't hurt that bunny!

Can anyone recommend good-quality, cruelty-free skincare? [more inside]
posted by ATX Peanut on Apr 30, 2014 - 10 answers

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