I could not recommend this hat more. It’s cute, practical, foldable for travel, comes in different colors, is comfy, is size-adjustable, and it’s affordable. UV UPF50 as well!!!
FURTALK Womens Beach Sun Straw Hat UV UPF50 Travel Foldable Brim Summer UV Hat https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079NC3YK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_-UpdFbAZFZ9TK
Sounds kinda like my situation. My skin was sun-damaged. And although people always said I "looked my age", I always thought I looked older than I should. Tried retinol. Broke out. Was recommended bakuchiol as the natural retinol alternative, and have been using it since. REALLY like it. The one I'm using has a 10% bakuchiol formula and it's by Wildland. If that's too strong there are some others available that have reduced amounts of bakuchiol. Good luck, girl!
I use these. I’m a guy with short-ish hair that’s fine, and it holds tightly around my head with the Velcro.
Edited to correct link.
Not entirely relevant but I've heard on SCA that you want toothpaste that repairs your teath. In the US this is only available in perscription toothpaste but in other countries it's available OTC. You want Zinc Hydroxyapatite. Like this german toothpaste
So whatever you do to whiten, adding a repairing toothpaste is probably a good idea. :)
I personally use a sonic toothbrush, a whitening mouthwash, good toothpaste, and don't drink tea, coffee or smoke. I will occasionally do a whitening strip and mine are pretty white, but not hollywood white. I have had people comment on the whiteness of my teath, though!
7 LED Skin Care Mask for Face and... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091YLCY1J?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share And you can just tell. You’re skin gets a nice even glow to it. It looks tighter. Fine lines are much softened. I use good skin care too, but I definitely think LED lights are very legit and definitely have a good place and skin care.
My skin is super sensitive to retinoids. I also have rosacea and freckles so hooray for me. :-( Anyway retinol makes me break out immediately so I've been looking for an alternative as well. I tried this bakuchiol serum from Wildland Botanicals that I get on Amazon and I'm kind of blown away. At first, there was no burning or rashes so I thought it wasn't going to work for me because I'm used to some kind of 'reaction'. But I figured I paid good cash for it so I'd see what I could get out of it. I treated it like a cleansing oil, rubbing it into my skin every night, taking off my makeup with it etc. a few weeks later for some unknown reason my rosacea wasn't as bad and I could actually see my skin and I realized my freckles werent as pronounced. Like I usually have a solid block of freckles across the upper part of my cheeks and this day they were - less. They were there but faded. So now I'm a FAN! No rashes, no breakouts and my freckles are fading!!!! It's real.
I look terrible in hats. I bought this and it looks so good on me. It’s very flattering. I feel like a rich lady that’s about to lounge by the pool all day. Sun Hat
I have a few but today (and my favorite) is this one from LRP:
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Mineral Ultra-Light Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 50, Face Sunscreen with Titanium Dioxide, Oil-Free, 1.7 Fl. Oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007U54P36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_585BTJ2HSVPRSE32BSTS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Op looks great in both pics. Personally, I recommend a plant-based collagen booster like MyKind Organics. It’s fantastic for skin, hair and nails.
So I'm a Vanicrema stan, and I recently tried the Vanicream face sunscreen. Feels great on the skin, but like many many mineral sunscreens, it's white-cast city.
My budget HG mineral sunscreen for the price range you mentioned, is Australian Gold's Botanical Sunscreen line. The finish is matte, and dry-down is this non-tacky mousse-y feel on the skin. Would not recommend for dry skin, but I can confirm I haven't had any reactions to it. Also, just a heads up, they've got a lotion, and BB creams in that link I provided so be careful which one you choose.
This is my favorite sunscreen. Not greasy, no white caste, doesn’t irritate my skin, and wears well under makeup.
Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ / PA+++ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WE3XGAC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_StK9Db2CYNGQJ
I just carry my sun umbrella and I stay indoors a lot ! This the umbrella that i have, it’s very small and you can carry anywhere, not good for windy rain ATOFUL 8Ribs UPF50+ UV Blocker Parasol Manual Mini Umbrella Windproof UV Protection Wind Resistant Lightweight Folding Sun-Rain Anti UV Umbrella 7.8" Titanium Compact Vent Sun Umbrella (Pink-Blue) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T31WNVC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_gD4yDb5HDYWQB
I donno if it’s been suggested here before....
I highly recommend a book by Chizu Saeke that came out a few years ago.
It’s a quick, non-preachy or alarmist read that keeps things simple with a focus on how the Japanese culture prioritizes moisture to combat aging and why it works and how to do it well.
Japanese skin care is pretty simple and not necessarily costly. I highly recommend the book to anyone who pays attention to their skin.
No pushing of products or procedures either. No pressure to spend on luxury or trends. No requirement to buy Asian products only.
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Your skin needs moisture. The extra oil it's producing is often times a sign of dehydrated skin.
What I recommend is a good lotion. Maybe a toner, too. And a face wash.
Cerave hydrating face wash
Hada Labo gokujyn lotion (this is the toner) and can be found on amazon very cheaply. It's a very moisturizing product and is highly recommended by the /r/asianbeauty sub. Edit: Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, 5.7 fl. oz. (170ml)
And my favorite lotion is Cerave lotion. However, if you choose not to go with that, just make sure that dimithicone, cyclomethicone or cyclopentasiloxane are somewhere in the ingredients, preferably near the first few ingredients listed. Also try Cetaphil lotion.
You wash, tone, lotion. You can repeat this day and night.
I do recommend a sunscreen, but at fifty, you might be less inclined and there are not any actives in this routine. If you're feeling spendy, you can opt for the Cerave AM lotion, which has some spf in it.
Vaseline is also good if the lotion doesn't seem like enough. Just put a thin layer on at night.
Idk your hygiene routine, but it might also help to wipe your CPAC mask down with alcohol every couple of days or every day. Even if you never have done so in the past, skin can change and by the sound of it, seems like yours has.
Not OP but I just tried out a bunch of these and finally found what is for me the holy grail of sunscreen: Paula's Choice Super Light Daily Wrinkle Defense, zinc oxide only and SPF 30: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089VS4F2Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_FY2M6MQGNM745NQBEMF3
The one OP recommends is a similar texture but was a little dark going on for me (I have light but not extremely fair skin, and I don't burn easily). Another one I liked was Amavara's SPF 50 mineral sunscreen, which was also a bit dark (and greasy) but which I still use for days I'm out in the sun a lot.
For reference: I have normal-to-dry skin, use a 0.01 tret cream at night and a heavy occlusive moisturizer morning and night. Paula's Choice dries me out without the moisturizer but is perfect with it.
I've found this totally inexpensive serum that has an incredible ingredient profile, made by a small company that's selling on Amazon:
Luxe Jolie DMAE Serum with MSM & blue green algae
The ingredients are:
Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Glycerin, DMAE Bitartrate, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Emulsifying Wax, MSM, Phenoxyethanol, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Blue Green Algae Extract, Organic White Willow Bark Extract, Organic Neem Seed Oil, Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate
Instead of having a lot of fillers around a few active ingredients, it's almost all skin-building bioactive ingredients, like aloe and meadowfoam oil. The bottle is huge for a cosmetic serum, 3.4 ounces for $17. It's extremely light and absorbs in totally as a serum you can layer in with anything, because there aren't a lot of gummy fillers or texturizers like silicone. It's impossible for this to pill when I'm layering serums, too.
I don't like serums that have a lot of fillers in it, so I love this one.
Edit: Another line that uses DMAE and has great ingredients with not a lot of fillers is Dr. Perricone's line, including his Face Firming Serum, 2 oz for $99 (on sale)
Also, there are botannicals that are "skin tightening", roughly in order of preference/effectiveness, these essential oils have skin tightening benefits:
Frankincense, neroli, lavender, myrrh, geranium, patchouli. Sandalwood & jasmine also, although I've not used them much yet. Rosehip seed oil as a carrier oil is also supposedly skin-tightening.
This is the one! https://www.amazon.com/PurSources-Urea-40-Foot-Cream/dp/B01N7ULJSD/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=purorganica+urea&qid=1619475142&sprefix=purorganica&sr=8-1
PurOrganica urea 40% cream. I soak my feet for a couple minutes (or just take a quick shower), then dry my feet off, apply, and put socks on.
Just a warning though... some people have written in the reviews that the cream dries into this chalky powder, and in my experience it definitely does. I wear black leggings a lot and have to be careful not to get it on them by accident. It leaves an almost deodorant-like residue if I do! It wipes off easily with a wet cloth but it's still kind of a pain.
Yeah it’s intense 😂 Neutrogena Age Shield Face Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 110, Oil-Free & Non-Comedogenic Moisturizing Sunscreen to Prevent Signs of Aging, 3 fl. oz https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0037LOQQI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_el0aGbV1PK42E
I see "crows feet" and I think "dehydrated". So.
1) Replace your exfoliant with CeraVe Hydrating facial cleanser. It's not going to feel like your face is clean for the first like week to two weeks because you're probably used to the very squeaky clean (stripped) feeling. But focus on how your skin feels about two minutes after you pat it dry - that clean-but-not-desert feeling is delightful.
2) Add a purely hydrating layer. Depending on what type of environment you're in, that might be Hada Labo lotion or a serum. If you're in a dryer area, you probably want a glycerine-based serum or lotion rather than a hyaluronic acid based one, as HA can actually draw water from your skin if there isn't enough in the air.
3) Consider a thicker night cream like CeraVe in the tub, Jason Gentle Basics night cream, or (again depending on your area) a thin layer of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) to help your skin keep the moisture in it. If you're in central California or the south - somewhere with humid air - putting your hydrating layer on, sitting for a minute or two, then finishing with Vaseline might be enough. If you're in Tucson, you're probably going to want something like the CeraVe in the tub or the Jason to add additional layers of hydration to your skin.
4) As /u/glittercrotch said, r/asianbeauty is a great resource. There are lots of skincare companies in various Asian countries that have affordable, high quality products that you can get on Amazon. The Hada Labo lotion is one, and you might check out something like the Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel-Cream for your thicker cream step.
It's a good sign that you have a beautiful smile! People say eye creams are a shill, but I swear I see an improvement in those crows feet when I use https://www.amazon.ca/Benton-Fermentation-Eye-Cream-30ml/dp/B01EHO26HY (Benton fermented eye cream) daily. The cost looks high, but got almost a year's use out of one.
I have two for you that are my HGs!
La Roche Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch sunscreen for days that I know I’ll be hot and sweaty outside (I bought mine at Target) and Rohto Skin Aqua UV Super Moisture Gel (bought from Amazon) for everyday. You get a ton of product for your money with the Skin Aqua one plus it’s Japanese so it’s cosmetically elegant and wearable under makeup. I live in a hot and humid environment and loathe looking like an oil slick and these are both excellent!
This! I was going to recommend the same. Either the make-up eraser or even these knockoffs: SCRUBIT Makeup Remover Cloth – Microfiber Cleansing Towel for All Types of Skin – Magic microfiber remover and Reusable – Gentle Exfoliation and Cleaning – Pack of 5 Soft Make-Up Eraser Cloths https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RPCH64V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_N60RZPXDSDZ9211Y2NH7
I got it on Amazon really cheap. Love the flap part. I used to get sunburn on my back during yard work. It’s actually not that ugly just I don’t have and safari guide fisherman type clothing to go with it. Works great and it’s light and airy when exercising. Pasted the url below hope that works. Outdoor UPF 50+ Sun Protection... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S6NBSFL?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I don't know your skin care routine, but I have been taking daily a serving of collagen (post fast, pre protein rich food) and I noticed that the small wrinkles are less.
I am 37
Here is the product: https://www.amazon.com/California-Gold-Nutrition-Marine-Sourced-Gluten-Free/dp/B074Q5XDW8
I like this one . It looks nice even when it’s off, has no filter to change and the light feature is pretty cool...though I never use it since I run it when I’m asleep.
I wear this hat from sloggers almost every day as I work outside, super comfy and lots of colours to choose from. I got mine from amazon because I am in Canada but they have a site that ships to the U. S. https://www.amazon.ca/Principle-Plastics-442LB01-Lanyard-Light-Brown-Rated/dp/B0047NWLUI/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=1
I had this problem too, and then I found this stuff, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075G41DRV (No pressure, but if you find you need a sunscreen for an occasion, give this one a shot). So happy for you, it always feels good to resolve a skin problem. Yay!
Yep, Skin Aqua Moisture Milk has been my favorite for years. I also love Hera Sun Mate Leports -- you can get it cheaper on eBay. Most everything else irritates my dry rosacea skin too -- especially US sunscreen. In the past I've successfully used Bioderma, but it does get in my eyes when I sweat.
I love this stuff. I don’t wear foundation on top it just works the way it is. Non drying, doesn’t break me out, no white cast since it’s lightly tinted, doesn’t pill my skincare underneath. I like to mix the glow and the regular tinted for a nice fresh face look. The flat color is out of stock but bronze and glow are available (tinted shimmer)
Colorescience Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084TMTC6Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_AMZMWZ99DBDF7630N65F?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
You need hydration in the form of toners/serums/ampoule.
Look to Korean skincare for this. I think you can get Hada Labo toner via Amazon. It's an oldie but a goodie. https://www.amazon.com/HADA-LABO-Premium-Hydrating-Lotion/dp/B07M5SXDZM/ref=sr_1_3?crid=GQDFL07HY5G9&dchild=1&keywords=hada+labo+premium&qid=1621975326&sprefix=hada+labo%2Caps%2C166&sr=8-3
2-3 drops in the palm and pat onto slightly damp skin. Pat on 2-3 times (layers). Then apply a light moisturizer such as Cerave PM lotion.
Dr. Brenner Vitamin C Serum 20% Pure L-Ascorbic Acid, Ferulic Acid, Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid. Buy on Amazon, $19.99 for 1 oz.
I was a devoted Skinceuticals Vitamin C user and switched to this. Love it. I did buy a refillable airless pump bottle to transfer the serum into so it stays as fresh as possible.
Does your skin feel “tight” after cleansing? I know it says sensitive skin, but that brand of foaming facial cleanser can be pretty stripping. If your skin feels tight/squeaky/itchy after cleansing, then I would definitely also recommend a more gentle cleanser (probably a non-foaming one, though more gentle foaming ones also exist). Cetaphil makes a gentle non foaming cleanser for dry skin that a lot of people use as a starting recommendation. If you REALLY like foam, then this Hada Labo one is one I have used and can personally vouch for. It’s really popular on some of the Asian Beauty skincare subs.
Second all of this. I started using a Vitamin C serum at this age and several years later am grateful I started when I did. There are some inexpensive, highly rated products on Amazon for around $20.
I use https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036BI56G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1
and am very happy with it. HTH!
I believe any TENS Unit would do the trick; there's a multitude of them on Amazon and they all appear quite the same. I only chose the one I did because it had high ratings and same day delivery. The one I specifically went with is https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D58V8LD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I find it on the site named after beautiful warrior women.
LED light therapy SAVED my skin both during and after festivals.
I would bring an adaptor and use my car battery to run the LED light once per day while camping.
Red and blue light. I was always glowing afterwards and it seemed like my sins faded away off my skin. Highly reccommend this one😌
They are normal. Moisturizing the area can help. There's also patches you can wear at night that help with lines in the neck and chest.
Something like this:
It's sounds super weird but I couldn't find any cerave under eye cream is being sold in my country, i find the cream https://www.amazon.com/CeraVe-Repair-Cream-Circles-Puffiness/dp/B00JJPMXDO?ref_=d6k_applink_bb_marketplace but not in my country 😅😅 same with eurea, and elf 😢😢
I use the same shaker liquid one, i think i forgot how sweatting the other sunscreens were🤣🤣 I'll try elta when have more money to splurge on skin care. Unfortunately our money means almost nothing right now.
I'm using argan oil the days I'm not using acnelyse and it haven't brake my skin out, but I'll try jojoba oil around my eyes
Thanks for your suggestions, I'll stick with the cerave face wash and will look out for the other ones 💜💙💜💙
I use the Missha soft finish sun milk. It's very watery and it's fairly scented right out of the bottle, but the smell dissipates quickly and it dries down to a powder finish. I honestly can't feel it at all once it dries--it's the only sunscreen I've ever felt fine with wearing daily.
If you can tolerate chemical sunscreens + fragrance, Banana Boat Light As Air has been my HG. For $13 (on Amazon), you get 9oz of product, which in my experience, is an absolute steal.
It disappears almost immediately after rubbing it in, the finish is matte, and the fragrance goes away after about 15-20 minutes. Best of luck OP!
Sure! For some reason the company stopped marketing them as face cloths and now markets them as baby wipes, but I've bought 2 lots and they are definitely the same thing. I'm in the UK and got these ones https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CL34YN2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_Z8G4CV5TKZZ9ZA65M64Y?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Blumbody Chest Wrinkle Pads - Decollete Anti Cleavage Wrinkles Silicone Pad Set of 2 Reusable Patches for Skin Lines Prevention - Overnight Wrinkle Remover Treatment while Sleeping https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074TFXF5T/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_DXJBX8W6J9GAJJ8ETW3A?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have big boobs and I’m a side sleeper and these things changed my world. You’re welcome! ;)
Both! I apply my tretinoin, let it sink in and apply a breathable medical tape or silicone tape over the 11s on my forehead. I’ve also used large hydrocolloid bandages cut down. Works exactly the same way sio, but is waaaaay cheaper and you don’t have to worry about creams or actives messing up the adhesive on the patch. Just use new tape every night.
Tapes I’ve used...
They are definitely not as elegant as sio, but ¯_(ツ)_/¯
So I think your best bet is to get a whole new bottle to prevent getting a top that doesn't fit. I found a few options on Amazon just by searching glass bottle dropper.
Check this out at Amazon Dropper Stop 2oz Amber Glass Dropper Bottles (60mL) with Tapered Glass Droppers - Pack of 2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W5RDSVP/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_E6DVZ4GDYSXS0QND5NMY
>Thank you so much! Your kind words mean a lot <3
>Here is the Celtic knot necklace! : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019D8X0WE/ref=ppx\_yo\_dt\_b\_search\_asin\_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Ok so I've never gone on Accutane but I've had serious lip problems before and it took me a while to pinpoint. Dry, peeling, sore aggravated lips (and also got some white spots for no reason too). All but the white spots was because of my toothpaste. I can't use all of the regular toothpastes (crest, arm and hammer, pretty much everything) because there's something in them that completely dries out my mouth and causes my lips to freak out because I think I might be allergic or sensitive to it. The Accutane might have given you some new allergies so I want to suggest something:
Buy some Premio toothpaste (it's what I use now) linky poo
Use Biotene mouthwash for dry mouth another linky
Use it for a couple of weeks and see if it helps? I'm not going through exactly the same thing, but I've got the white bumps in my lips for no apparent reason, I guess since forever and forever more, but the chapped/peeling and sore lips I've sorted out.
I'm a bit late but wanted to share a great basic, affordable sunscreen + moisturizer recommendation if you or others are still looking for one. I've been using Kiss My Face Face Factor Sunscreen (usually SPF 30) for the past few years, as both my sunblock and moisturizer. (available on Amazon, but I think I first picked it up at a Whole Foods. link: https://www.amazon.com/Kiss-My-Face-Sunscreen-Sunblock/dp/B0014C8COY/ref=pd_sim_194_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0014C8COY&pd_rd_r=Y0ZP4G8WTY76WCBKMDT6&pd_rd_w=UxpiV&pd_rd_wg=BIRh3&refRID=Y0ZP4G8WTY76WCBKMDT6&th=1) I have normal-to-dry skin, that can be prone to acne, and had had poor experiences with sunblocks because they always felt heavy &/or went on greasy, and tended to make me break out. I originally found this one because it was well-reviewed on Beautypedia (Paula's Choice's beauty & skincare reviews site). They say it's ace for sun protection, and as a bonus, contains some good antioxidants. For me, it feels great, doesn't cause breakouts, is pretty moisturizing, and works well under makeup. I also use it around my eyes and it doesn't cause any irritation, so no separate eye cream needed! Skincare-wise, I'm now branching out, trying to incorporate different serums or actives, or moisturizers / SPFs that do additional things than this one. As I try new products, if I encounter any difficulties, I always return to my basic routine, which is basically this (used after a gentle cleanser (like Cetaphil) and the Paula Choice 2% BHA lotion.)
PURA D'OR Organic Rosehip Seed Oil (4oz / 118mL) 100% Pure Cold Pressed USDA Certified Organic, All Natural Anti-Aging Moisturizer Treatment for Face, Hair, Skin, Nails, Men-Women (Packaging may vary) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KI3Z2UW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fab_MxoGFb8T67Q9F
Moroccan Argan Oil, USDA Certified Organic, Virgin, 100% Pure, Cold Pressed by Kate Blanc. Stimulate Growth for Dry and Damaged Hair. Skin Moisturizer. Nails Protector. (Light 4oz) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WWLKQX5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fab_AyoGFbHRB4X1F
I used to use rose hip oil daily and it helped with fine lines. Now I find it can sometimes be a bit too heavy, which is when I switched over to Argan oil, I notice it’s lighter and absorbs better.
I have this guy and it's been great. Probably not the best quality, but it does the job.
I was having this exact same issue, even my skin was peeling from the Aveeno mineral sunscreen I was using. I have been using this Purito physical sunscreen and it’s amazing! It’s water based and goes on completely clear.
I love this so far because it allows me to wear my hair up.
FURTALK Sun Visor Hats for Women Wide Brim Straw Roll Up Ponytail Summer Beach Hat UV UPF 50 Packable Foldable Travel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NZNP3Z9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_YfkoFb838WAB1
I bought one of those (love her) and tried SO HARD to train myself to sleep on it a couple different times but could never do it. I found another pillow on Amazon and it’s been working really well for me. I’ve used it for almost a year now and I think it helps a lot. It’s like two back to back c shapes.
Just The Pillow by Save My Face! Beauty Pillow Anti-Wrinkle FDA Registered La Petite Size in Soft Champange Color https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006IHI8VW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_UDpdFbD3ZAQ62
Yep! I now keep track of how much water I consume, always no less than 2-3 litres per day and if warm no less than 3 litres. It's great advice for everyone! In case anyone else reads this and thinks that's a lot, here's the Mayo Clinic's recommendations.
Have a lovely day!
I think most apps have an option to either minimize your face or hide it, while still having your camera on for other people. As someone who lives alone and spends a lot of time in Zoom meetings, it makes me really happy to see my coworkers' lovely faces. :)
Hello, here is the Amazon link where I order mine:
Melano CC Intensive Spots Prevention Beauty Essence 20ml / 0.67fl oz 2021 model https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08WMGW2S4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_DMPC7XNNXW615ARVKR14?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I like my Lanoline Manuka eye cream. It’s ridiculously moisturizing, and I love the smell.
Lanoline Age-defying Manuka Honey Eye Cream with Kiwifruit Seed Oil https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FGCTDP0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_90NJD3V8NJDENVX0142V?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I’m not vegan myself, the fishy ones make me nauseous. I’ve been using these for at least 4 months now and I really like them.
I love my Lanoline eye cream. They make good all-over face creams too. It’s ultra moisturizing, and works great for my hyper sensitive acne-prone skin.
Lanoline Age-defying Manuka Honey Eye Cream with Kiwifruit Seed Oil https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FGCTDP0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_NT85SWANPMY21BWVKEFT
The premium feels way more like a serum than the regular, but absorbs way faster.
If you end up not being a fan, since you’re impressed with the 170mL original, here’s the jumbo size you’ll need to divide among your descendants in your will:
Yes like ones you use to wipe off makeup! Not like ones you use to clean glasses. Those are the only things I can use to wipe off the oil or else I feel like it doesn't take it off well enough. I will use it for about a week then toss it - I haven't found a way to get all the oil out, so I use it to clean the toilet after a week and pitch it. I'll cut each towel into smaller pieces though, depending on big it is. But no I don't use any other cleanser. Before I started using tret, I used the oil as a moisturizer too. Now I definitely need more than the oil. This is an example of the type that I use. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HRCDDL1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_8D5TDY38FZFXFT1QDFH8
I have this one and I like it a lot. I tap it in with my fingers or a concealer brush, blend with a beauty sponge, and then set with translucent powder. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VF9Z7OE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_TAYBY4QT7E3M3WH954H2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Ecological Formulas Melazepam Cream https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001WUEJ4U?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
This worked wonders for me. It works well for acne too. It burns a little the first few times you use it. I would blend it with a little moisturizer the first few times. It should make a noticeable difference in just 2 weeks. Mine is almost completely gone now. I have to use it twice a week to prevent flair ups. I've been using this for 20 years.
They have a guard on them that makes them seem dull. I find it hard to use. This is the type I prefer - https://smile.amazon.com/Womens-Eyebrow-Trimmer-Dermaplaner-Shaping/dp/B07WS7STG4/ref=mp_s_a_1_16?dchild=1&keywords=kai+razors+for+women&qid=1622841341&sprefix=kai+razor&sr=8-16
The blue ones have a guard, the pink ones don't. I usually buy the kai brand of the pink ones but they don't seem to have them on Amazon anymore. You might want to look for Japanese sellers on ebay. They are however sharp as hell. if you are worried about cutting yourself I'd switch to the shiseido ones first as they are sharper than the tinkles but use the same technique. The straight ones like this are intuitive to use once you try them but are scary sharp.
You are beautiful! Here is what I’ve been using about 1-3 times a week for the past 5 years and I see fine lines and wrinkles disappear before my eyes with each use
Well worth the price and so therapeutic due to its cooling effects, it’s called a rubber mask. I usually keep mine on for 20-30 mins depending on how quickly it dries. For reference I’m currently 31 F and also wear spf daily and limit my sun exposure. There are a couple of reference videos on YouTube to help you out for first time users. 🖤💛
I recently discovered these masks that don’t fog up your glasses! [Pack of 10] [Air Queen] 3-Layers Nano-Filter Face Safety Mask for Adult [Individually Packaged] [Made in Korea] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08C5HFFFQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_ZWG6G339HY0ADF26HDMA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I like this Pure Enrichment humidifier a lot.
Pros: - pretty quiet - compact compared to some, and appropriate size tank for a bedroom overnight - easy to clean: no crannies that you can’t muscle your way to w some ingenuity and some paper towels/ q tips. Though I usually just soak the basin/well and fiddly bits in distilled vinegar once a week. - easy to fill and dump bc the cord detaches from the base of the humidifier
Cons: - there are only 2 humidity settings, so customization is limited - there is a bit of a blue glow from the button that I find irritating. I usually just flip it away from me, but ymmv depending on your light tolerance
If you can't use CeraVe with fatty alcohols, take a look at BONAJOUR's
Green Tea Water Bomb. $16 USD on Amazon. Niacinamide, Glycerin, and a TOOOONNNN of peptides. inciDecoder for ingredients. I'm kind of shocked more people don't rave about it. It goes on like a light lotion, absorbs decently, but slightly occlusive. Plays well with all my sunscreens without pilling. Might be too heavy for oily skin types in the summer. I use it as a dry / dehydrated and love it.
I'm so glad my suggestions are useful! I've been researching skincare since I was in my 20s and I want to avoid anything invasive, so I am dedicated to trying new things all the time.
https://smile.amazon.com/Therapy-Wolezek-Infrared-Device-Relief/dp/B07TDP67LR This is the light I bought.
The hardest thing is finding a good lamp for the bulb bc it's SUPER heavy. I went with this one. It's not a perfect base but it works. A clamp lamp would also be a good way to use it (especially the kind with the cage over the front, so it's safer) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RXSRQCC/ref=tsm_1_tp_tc
These are the ones I bought I like them bc they cover most of my fingers and my wrists, but leave the finger tips open.
I love La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ and the bottle is huge!
I am a field geologist and this is my routine for soft af feet:
Exfoliate with these.
Slather on the coconut oil and put on socks to sleep.
Rinse and repeat.
I was going to say this seems like a reaction internally. I once had a similar reaction and someone suggested I drink a strong tea for skin. It definitely helped. The skin under your eyes is thinner than most, if not all other parts of your body and thus sometimes allergic reactions will show up like this. Here's a link to a similar tea: I would suggest brewing it a long time to make it really strong. Then you can add water as needed
You look great. No loss of volume around the cheeks and corners of your mouth. Your hairline is nice and dense.
I'm on tret 0.05% for a year. I'm happy with the results. I compared my selfie with 2 years prior and nothing has changed. I think that's a good thing.
I don't know how resilient your skin is and what concentration of tret Curology prescribed for you. But perhaps you can incorporate an AHA to brighten the complexion. Start with TO 10% lactic acid in the AM. Wear your SPF and reapply. I use Lactic acid twice a week.
Once a week I use the TO red peel in the afternoon. It stings like !@#$% and I wash it off after 7-8 minutes. At night I buffer my tret more on peel night (moisturizer - tret - moisturizer). Less economical and more elegant acid is Peach and Lily Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask (Ulta).
There are a couple of active ingredients you want to look into. Arbutin is a hydroquinone derivative. I mix TO Alpha Arbutin w/ HA in my toner in the evening routine.
Tranexamic acid inhibits formation of melanin (melanogenesis). 2 serums I know that have a nice list of synergistic ingredients w/ tranexamic acid.
Queen New York 7-in-1 White and Bright Serum
I've been use this cream on my face for over 4 years, close to 5.
Personally, I prefer this over Laneige water bank moisture cream and Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator.
Not ugly. Very effective. I see it has a drape attached. My hat is ugly. Women Neck Flap UPF50+ Sun... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083FG3YL4?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share But extremely effective for driving. I wear long sleeves and gloves for driving too. May I suggest always covering your neck and chest? Not just sunscreen. My neck has lost elasticity because I hadn't covered it, ( age 63 ) but my chest doesn't have wrinkles or spots because I always covered it. It looks young.
Try the natural essence serum. If you use GOODAL, you'll be able to get rid of the trouble.
If you go here, you can get it cheap.
If you said you hate the way it feels, it might be better to have a physical exfoliant instead of a chemical exfoliant. I don’t think it is found at grocery stores but the Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off Mask feels so good and gives you that satisfying clean scrubby feeling without making your skin overly irritated. It emulsifies in water so do not use it in the shower (I made that mistake and immediately had it running into my eyes).
Seconding the aloe. I am prone to a minor itch on the sides of my face and this has helped me tons: https://www.amazon.com/Organic-Aloe-Freshly-Plant-Powder/dp/B00XTTFI6K
Invest in a pillow that makes you want to. this makes my life easier and then have something under your knees. I use a pillow, but I haven’t found anything I absolutely love.
I got it from Ulta because I had a coupon for 20% off, but you can order it from Amazon, or get it at Walmart or pretty much any drugstore like Walgreens or CVS. And actually it’s much cheaper to get the store brand, but like I said, I had a coupon in this instance making it cheaper to buy the name brand. Here is a link for Amazon’s generic kind: Adapalene Gel 0.1%
So I tried this handheld one first and although it is tedious to do one tiny section of your face at a time I did notice an improvement with its use and it was cheaper. It takes some commitment though 😂
Pure Daily Care Luma - 4 in 1 Skin Therapy Wand - Ion Therapy LED Light Machine - Wave Stimulation- Massage - Anti Aging - Lift & Firm Tighten Skin Wrinkles https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PCVW429/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_dlC_KEVOFb53YJW67?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
PTR = Peter Thomas Roth
I love that elf is cruelty free and is at a great price point.
For my flares, I use aloe vera (the Target brand works really well), Benadry gel and even hydrocortisone cream for the short term to help. With rosacea, I fear the pain of the flare even more than the redness. I also fear facials. I've had them, had one great aesthetician and she quit, and I have a free facial that I'm afraid of actually doing. I have no flare right now, and love having calm skin! Ugh!
Also...have you tried the Ren Calming Mask? I got a sample and fell in love with it. They sell it at Sephora, but they also have it Amazon:
Again, I apologize for recommending the BM. Please keep me posted on any products that are good for you and I'll be sure to do the same. :)
I use The Face Shop's sheet masks. I can't vouch if they're the best masks but they are very affordable and my skin feels nice afterwards.
Edit: Amazon Link Here
it might! i got my tool and gel on amazon peptide gel tool
i use it on my neck and eye area before bed. rinse in the morning though bc it can pill a bit under moisturizer / sunscreen.
though if you buy the more expensive one from sephora you can always just return it, they have a pretty legit return policy. fingers crossed for you!
ACK, not the St. Ives. Those walnut shells are variably shaped and can really scratch the skin. St. Ives is generally hated. If she uses an acid exfoliants, she should not use a physical exfoliant anyway. This is the one I was talking about., but again, you should choose one or the other, NOT both. I'd go with a chemical exfoliant, like the lactic acids below, because they can't leave microabrasians.
I'd recommend the Ordinary one if you are looking for a budget option, rather than a random, no name brand. If you want a more luxurious options Sunday Riley Good Genes is a good option. You can probably get the ordinary in Canada for less directly from them, not amazon.
Yes, the hydro boost is great. If her skin isn't super dry, it should work well for her.
Again, I'd go with a more known brand than a private label unknown for a night cream. She can use the hydro boost at night too, but if she needs more moisture (I do, personally). It's hard for me to recommend a night cream without knowing your budget or her skin type.
ClearChoice Sport Shield Sunscreen SPF 45 is amazing and never gets mentioned here. It’s pricey and technically is only supposed to be sold by medical clinics, but sometimes it is on Amazon. It’s zinc and has hylauronic acid, and it smells faintly of cucumbers. Great for everyday use and for outdoor activities.
That’s the thing I love about the K beauty. TWELVE BUCKS! If I hate it I can use it on my feet! Lol. But I do seriously have a ridiculous amount of stuff to use for my feet. Have you tried the zombie mask? Nothing has made my face look instantly better like that. 😍
SKIN1004 Zombie Pack - Wash off Face Mask for Aging Skin, Fine Lines Wrinkles, Enlarged Pores, Dryness, Lifting and Hydrating (1 Box (8 masks)) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XZV7ZGC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_qXFHFbG49Z76K
I’m on tretinoin and am always looking for a good product. I have a bunch of LRP products but I’m currently trying out the cicabalm. I have SO very many of the products I see over at the Asian beauty sub but non have wow’ed me... other than the one I linked. I’ll definitely give the toleraine a try and grab the Clinique the next time I’m at the outlet mall. Thanks!
It has a little bit of fragrance but I love it! Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RD6BYC?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
African loofah or Korean Salux towels. I like the African loofah because it’s basically a long rectangular piece of loofah like material. Usually very sturdy and last a while. They sell them on amazon
We bought a bulb and an Ikea lamp. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TDP67LR/ It feels really good on my knee (no cartilage). I never make time to use it for my face. Unrelatedly we love having it for our newborn......
For fine lines, nothing works as well as botox.
Nah. I mean, we are all our own worst critics. The things that bug you in the mirror arent so apparent to the people looking at you. When I look at you I dont see wrinkly eyelids, and I quite like your eye makeup- I just want to get in there with an eyebrow shaper and clean up your tails. Maybe even take a mm off the bottom to make your eyelids look bigger. Your browbone wont get wrinkly like soft eyelid skin so it should be utilized.
Microblading during covid sounds awful. Here's a link to the shapers I use- theres a ton of youtube tutorials that should be helpful if you decide it's a worthy endeavour. Just take it slow and shape a small area at a time. I personally choose the Jenna Marles method and just shave my tails off completely and draw them in how I want them that day. I feel like it makes me eyes look bigger and my makeup more finished. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PZ9PVNR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fab_X8KAFb96536F6
Is there any specific reason you're trying to stick to your oil-free moisturiser? Retinoids decrease oil production in your skin (hence helping with acne) so your skin might need a little help right now. CeraVe works for a lot of people but there's a bunch of us who don't tolerate it very well - I would recommend you give Bioderma's Cicabio Creme a try, it's been great. It gave my skin just enough moisture not to be a flakey mess but I didn't have that thick, oily sheen, nor did I wake up to find 86.9% of the previous night's hydrating products on my pillow. Vaseline for extra sensitive areas like the corners of your mouth etc. is pretty good too and it costs nothing, just make sure there's no fragrance or extra additives in it.
I personally think you are using too many acids. The things I would change though are no cleansing in the morning and double cleansing in the evening. You need an oil based cleanser to help remove makeup and sunscreen. Follow it up with your cerave foaming face wash. Also, and people debate this all the time, but I think you should be doing HA after you wash your face while your skin is still damp. HA works better with damp skin. Then follow up with your Vit C after 20 minutes. I don’t think you need the fab pads in the evening if you are doing the bha during the day. I know you might think you need it because your skin is oily but you might be stripping your skin too much. And, last but not least, if you are over 28 years old and you do have access to tretinoin, I think you should go for it. You probably will have a purge and you will have to reassess the products you are currently using because of your moisture barrier, but it is really amazing what it can do for people over 30. Oil based makeup removers: https://www.amazon.com/Heimish-Clean-Balm-Cleansing-120ml/dp/B01CJ639SM
Check out pillows for lash extensions! They are pretty neat. I got one for my lash clients to keep them from turning heads while they dozed, during treatments, and several asked me for them for home use. I ended up getting one for personal use when I got my own droopy eyebrows microbladed last year, and ill never go back.
Well, that's not true. There are still nights that I toss that pillow on the floor, in mid sleep tossing about, but 90% of the nights, i stay flat on my back. If you do end up turning, it won't smash your face as much, and is super supportive. I found that putting a cheap memory foam pillow under my knees stops that side flip. Takes the pressure off the low back.
My crinkled side face and droopy brow zones are WAY better since using.
Here's a link for a really good pillow: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GVLXRR2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_e1.pFbESFPKPR
I have sensitive skin, so I really like the Origins line. It’s a little pricy- esp the mega mushroom stuff, but my skin won’t live without it.
this is the sunblock I use but I also like SuperGoop.
The Ordinary has a good chemical peel, but you want to see how your skin likes those.
Fair enough! I figured I'd just give you an alternative because CV is weird for some people's skin. La Roche Posay's Cicapast Baume B5 is also very popular in the tret community in case you want more options.
> I've been using Aquaphor on the sensitive bits right now, should it be comparable to Vaseline?
Yeah it's perfectly fine, I just missed that you already have some and vaseline is dirt cheap - like you can get the Amazon brand 7.5 oz for like 3 bucks and it will literally last you forever.
I have both reusable cotton rounds and a makeup remover cloth. I use these with toner or micellar water.
In your shoes, I thing a nice rose water and one of these would be great! (I have a similar one with a loop, but can't find it again on Amazon.) You can just buy regular middle Eastern rosewater for like $5.
Also keep some moisturizer available. I really like Milk Makeup's roll-on products, so that might be a good spot to shop.
Speaking of the shower, do you live in an area with hard water? My skin was brittle and itchy until I learned about hard/soft water. I kept buying all these moisturizers and still nothing. If you do live in an area with hard water, this filter might be a great option to install onto your shower head. It’s definitely helped me :) Ashy arms and legs no more!