does anyone have any recommendations for dark under eye circles? I’m Using the Mad Hippie Vitamin C serum, anything else to help? also i have a faint dark circle on both cheeks of my face? Help :( i just want my skin glowing!
What I’ve learned working for a Derm...
So Im an RMA/CMA working for a dermatologic/plastic surgeon. I’ve learned a lot these past few months and then came across this platform. I get a lot of patients who come in having reactions to all kinds products people are told are good for your skin by word of mouth. People get mad when we tell them to throw all they know out the window. Truth be told the more bland the better. Theres not magic cream out there, but everyone is different so some things may or may not work for you. What i do want to point out is that a lot of products do more harm then good. For example, things like witch hazel i love but have stopped using because its sooooooo drying and can irritate the skin and not actually “tone” it. Another thing is SPF. Big makeup companies will sell you the most expensive one they have, but if it doesn’t contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide it don’t work! So throw that olay away. I can go on and on about what we recommend you do and don’t do, and always feel free to ask but to close this out...Basically you need brands like cetaphil or cerave. We find that MOST, not all, people aren’t sensitive to these brands. Really the key to good skin is wash, KEEP MOISTURIZED, and SPF**** however i will say, i like aloe vera and what it has done for my skin and i don’t find it does any harm unless you develop or have an allergy.... and yes, you can develop an allergy to things you have used all your life just fyi. But in the end its good to have a nice solid routine. Play around with affordable brands and see what your skin likes. And if you’ve got acne you cant get under control i HIGHLY recommend seeing a derm so they can help you find a routine to use in combo with any Rx. please take your time finding a good derm, not just a spa that wants to sell you a facial and their products. :)
So this is more of a public announcement for anyone who suffers from acne and none of the products that are marketed towards us “problematic skin people” seem to work for you! I’m 25 and I’ve suffered from acne since high school. I tried proactive, bioclear, Mario badescue, curology, over the counter, my grandmas home remedies... y’all know you get desperate to find something that works. And although some products like curology assisted me in some areas, it never really worked completely. Which is all added frustration and stress leading to more acne! About 8 months ago I started going to this esthetician, I really wanted microneedling because my OCD gets the best of me and I do pick at my face... which is bad I know, I get it... I’ve heard it, read it, understand the science behind it but I still sometimes have no self control. I started doing microneedling and saw a HUGE improvement to my skins texture. She also helped me find products that would work for me. After years of searching for the perfect routine I think I might have stumbled across what works for me and I’m hoping by sharing, this might work for others!
Face wash: I found the trick is to switch up products. I use 4-5 different face washes so my skin doesn’t... I guess grow immune to just one. I use CeraVe sensitive skin, philosophy everyday micro scrub, Tula cleanser, acne free cleanser, and baking soda. I also use those rubber facial scrubs and I can’t dry my face with a towel (harbors too much bacteria). I either have to use paper towels or a small face towel only once a day. I don’t use all cleansers at once that would probably burn my skin off hahaha but on days I don’t have issues I’ll use Tula or CeraVe and sometimes I’ll mix a little baking soda in them. The acne free I’ll use when I see some pimples (usually around my menstrual cycle or stressful weeks). And then the ordinary whenever I want some tiny bead action 2-3 times a week. Of course you gatta follow with a spray/ toner. I use 3 different ones also interchanging to fit my skin. I use Mario badescue green tea spray, witch hazel, and a toner my esthetician gave me. I wash my face twice a day morning and when I come home from work and take my makeup off.
Mornings: I follow my toner with mad hippie antioxidant oil and my eltaMD acne prone skin spf.
Nights: I also use mad hippie antioxidant and also switch it up between a few things like the ordinary niacinamide (also sometimes use in the am), and Acure brilliantly brightening night cream.
Spot treatment: Zincofax, it sounds weird but baby diaper rash cream with zinc is amazing... it helps with inflammation and discoloration. So yeah I’ve been putting butt cream on my face.
Masks: China white clay, Aztec clay, and baking soda masks!
And of course maybe make an appointment with an esthetician who can do microneedling and high frequency facials and pick at your face in a professional matter hahaha and then give you an oxygen treatment which helps kill bacteria and helps your skin heal faster!
I’ve also been taking magnesium powder lemon and raspberry flavored, to purge toxins from the inside out. The first 3 months were worse... my skin purged and I also found out magnesium will make you poop but I had a tablespoon every morning for months and it not only helps with purging your skin but it also helps with anxiety.
If you’re still reading, I know this was a lot to read but I hope something in this long message helps you out! Best of luck 💜
Community appreciation post!!
I came to this app with little to no knowledge of makeup. I was a couple months away from my wedding and was in a mad panic that I would look like a disaster if I didn’t learn this magic voodoo we do. Thank you all for helping me find resources and products that fit me perfectly and made me feel truly beautiful for the first time in my life. You are all wonderful and amazing human beings 💕keep being awesome
#beginner #wedding #thankyou #foundation #mascara #lip #sos #yourock
Sarena Eileen Austin
I was trying to create a look from Pinterest and this is what I came up with. Not mad at it. I’m new to the false lash game. Any advice? I’m still learning more and more about makeup I just think it’s so fun and want to get better at it 💄👄
Okay so everyone knows that Vitamin C is a staple in the dermatology/skin care community (if you don’t you know now). Toted as an anti-aging antioxidant it has been used forever. When picking a product though, do you know what you’re getting?
There are many forms of vitamin C. The main two I’m going to compare is it L-Ascorbic Acid and Sodium Ascorblyl Phsosphate.
Okay quick grab your Vitamin C serum and look for the vitamin C ingredient they used, then look up the concentration (i.e 10%, 20%)
Okay so ASCORBIC ACID, is the most powerful version of vitamin C there is. I’ve seen a lot of articles that say it’s what you need for “effectiveness” but honestly it’s unstable. (There is research suggesting this as well).. with that being said it’s not the worse thing ever, just make sure your product is formulated correctly. When looking for L-ascorbic acid, it’s has to be 8-20% to make it effective and below a 3.5 pH . If you have acne or sensitive skin this also isn’t recommended, it’s toted by dermatologist as the strongest and while that is true it’s not necessarily needed for skin.
SODIUM ASCORBLY PHOSPHATE (SAP), it has a salt molecule attached to it allowing it to easily penetrate the skins lipid barrier. It’s not not associated with the irritation caused by L-Ascorbic acid and it’s more stable and allows longer shelf life. Comparing to L-Ascorbic acid it has be said to have a lower “effectiveness” which I find to be highly doubtful based on published medical studies and personal results.
When looking for the best Vitamin C product it should be mixed with
-Tocopherol (vitamin E)
-& Hyaluronic Acid
I currently use (Korean beauty) #Seoul Ceuticals - 20% Vitamin C Hyaluronic Acid Serum and I love it .. i find that sodium ascorbly phosphate (SAP) works better on my sensitive, acne prone skin. If you’re into something harder such as C E Ferulic by Skinceurtical (which I find EXTREMELY OVERPRICED @ $166) the dupe for that is Dr. Brenner C serum (can be found on amazon for $17.99 & #timeless SKIN CARE - 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum 1 oz[products] . (Which I have not tried but am tempted to).
I also have used and loved #Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serumand #TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum
Just make sure to wear sunscreen after this product ☺️