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    A skincare thread since I thought that would be fun. (A fairly common quarantine hobby, from what I've read).

    As per the title goes, what is your routine like? What products and ingredients do you enjoy? Conversely, are there any products and ingredients that you can't stand? Any skin care YouTubers you like to watch? Any other things you can think of regarding skin care?

    Since hygiene goes all ways, anyone can participate in this thread of course.

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    For cleansing nowadays I use Kiehl’s because it’s easy to find anywhere. It was a straight male ESE actually who first recommended them to me, and I got a bottle of cleansing solution as a gift from someone. I love their standard cleanser and also microdermabrasion stuff lol.

    I’ve purchased a lot recently so it’s like you’re psychic @Vex . This past week I’ve gotten my skincare so that I don’t need to wear foundation or concealer (in the first place I only ever wore a bit of concealer or BB cream on blemishes anyway) anymore except if I want to cover dark undereyes (I’ve ordered something natural for that on the way too).

    I’ve started using the following concoction of shit (I basically just bought the cheapest options available-$5-10 USD per bottle):
    - Vitamin C
    - Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
    - Retinol (Vitamin A)
    - Hyaluronic acid (humectant)

    If I need more moisture then I top it with snail essence by CosRx. I live in a humid environment and haven’t experienced winter yet since doing this but the above makes me pretty moisturized already so I don’t use an extra moisturizer.

    I’ve also recently bought and experimented with the following:
    - LED light therapy mask with 3 different colors
    - Ultrasonic skin spatula
    - Dermaroller (as I’ve mentioned before)

    Also, I know people say to use SPF but unless I’m doing significant walking outdoors I don’t bother in my current location where the UV index is quite mild.
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    Shower with whatever, currently Dove soap bars.

    Maybe a body/face exfoliate depending on the day and then some form of Palmer's coca butter moisturizing product.
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    For myself, I learned that the less stuff I put on my face the better. My face freaks out if I wash it more than 4-5 times a week. Creams and moisturizers tend to break me out. Even things like glycolic acid and salicylic acid irritate my skin.

    So these are the things that have helped me:
    Drink more water
    Stress management
    Wash face only if it feels dirty, oily, has make up
    Limit full face makeup
    Limit alcohol, drugs, junk food
    Exfoliate occasionally

    I am sure if I was more targeted in my skincare, my face would be more hydrated, soft, and supple but not worrying about it too much is less stressful and keeps my skin clearer ironically.

    Fun fact: I started getting acne when I was 8 and it mostly stopped by the time I was 20 when I stopped stressing about it.

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    My Irish heritage has left me with a lifelong desire to be darker than pale white and the inability to achieve this condition through tanning. Nevertheless, for most of my life, I persisted. The result was freckles when I was a teen and age spots on my hands (easily the body part most exposed to the sun) now.

    I decided that age spots make me look like a hundred-year-old smoker, which is really unattractive, so I started applying Retinol to the back of my hands. Apparently, it works by stimulating cell growth.

    It has had three effects.
    One, it seems to have burned all the hairs off the back of my hands. That, or regressed the skin to a point prior to when I had hairs on the back of my hands.
    Two, it caused 90% of the age spots to fade away, although this is a slow process.
    Three, it seems to have rebuilt the stuff under the skin so the veins are not visible.

    I recently compared hands with my SLI ex, who is seven years older than me. My hands look like they did when I was thirty. Her hands appear to be anatomical models of the circulatory system, with a very thin, translucent layer of skin seemingly spray-painted over large, ropy veins and prominent tendons. I told her she could have younger-looking hands, and she, who has always wanted to be old, said that she liked her hands as they are.

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    Not being drunk all the time did wonders for my skin too.
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    I once heard that makeup was bad for the skin. Can anyone confirm this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreelancePoliceman View Post
    I once heard that makeup was bad for the skin. Can anyone confirm this?
    Makeup is like clothes. Probably not the ideal solution, but it's what we've got.

    Skin has had millions, if not hundreds of millions, of years to evolve. It's pretty amazing, and if if could be made better with the application of colored grease, we'd probably have evolved to exude colored grease.

    I mean, more of it.


    One way in which skin is amazing is in it's color. The major problem that humans have when they acquired large, energy burning brains, is how to get rid of the excess heat?
    First, we lost our hair. Then, we got sweat glands on all exposed skin. And somewhere in there, the skin turned dark in the visible spectrum to better protect the body from ultraviolet light and in human variants that didn't get so much light, turned white. But in both cases, regardless of the skin color in the visible part of the spectrum, skin is blacker than coal dust (no mean feat) at a wavelength of ten microns. This is so it can most efficiently emit radiation away at body heat temperatures.

    If you could see people at wavelengths of ten microns, they'd all look like dully glowing constructions of black, black coal dust.

    But we can't see at ten microns, because the skin inside our eyes is glowing, too. It would be like having the flash inside the camera.
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    Americans have a weird habit of only using sunscreen at the beach or hiking. I once heard this dude say something along the lines that sunscreen was too feminine. Skin cancer and premature aging is not manly yo! (daily wear reduces chances of melanoma by 50%!) Don't fuck with the sun, lol.

    European and Asian sunscreen is light years ahead of American ones due to the FDA not approving new ingredients in 21 years. They honestly look and feel disgusting and European/Asian ones are objectively superior. Asian ones are cheaper and more cosmetically elegant (so sheer you can't feel it, little to no white cast) so I'll give some recs.

    Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence
    -zero (!!!) white cast
    -water and sweat proof
    -spf 50+ pa+++
    -alcohol based

    Canmake Mermaid Gel
    -spf 50+ pa++++
    -no cast (chemical)
    -dewy finish (less rec for oily skin)
    -makes you feel like a mermaid
    -no alcohol (longer to dry tho)
    -no water/sweat protection

    Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence
    -spf 50+ pa++++
    -vegan (clearly a marketing ploy but if you fi bitches are into that)
    -water-based, includes alcohol


    note that the above are usually used as face suncreams. It's more cost efficient to go for a large tub/pump sunscreen for a body cream, personally
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    If I washed my self that day I won't do nothing on my skin, if I didnt and I'm too grasy then I'll wash my face with charcoal black soap. Sunscreen because I've sunspots already.
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    I use facewashing gel with aloe after machine shaving to reduce chances of inflammations. And when walk >5 km per a day use softening and wound healing cream for feet to reduce possible wounds.

    Quote Originally Posted by snek View Post
    Americans have a weird habit of only using sunscreen at the beach or hiking. I once heard this dude say something along the lines that sunscreen was too feminine.
    In Russia most men use nothing, except by medical reasons. Sunscreens are not used, generally, though our place is sunny and warm only some monthes per a year and to be on air much of time is not common for towns people. Who needs to protect the skin from the sun may use a cap or panama.
    Someones may use perfume on datings, special events. Or when are on high posts where good appearance matter more.
    Types examples: video bloggers, actors

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    I gave up washing my face and my mild acne cleared up. Your skin has natural bacteria that equalize the atmosphere and eat the bad bacteria away. It’s hard to do the first few months but trust me don’t touch your face and don’t wash it
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreelancePoliceman View Post
    I once heard that makeup was bad for the skin. Can anyone confirm this?
    It's mostly only bad if you don't wash your face thoroughly to take it off because it can clog pores or occasionally cause eye infections. Like with most things, some people are sensitive or allergic to certain ingredients. Additionally, plastic-based eye glitter can cause eye injuries if the particle size is big enough. So it's important to only buy eye-safe, cosmetic-grade glitter and to heed the manufacturer's warnings.

    On a side note: only buy makeup/skincare from reputable brands and retailers (avoid Ebay, AliExpress, and Amazon - unless marked as an authorized retailer and even then use only "shipped and sold by Amazon" and the official storefront) because counterfeit makeup/skincare can contain toxic chemicals, animal waste, glue, etc. These ingredients can lead to blindness, burns, and other other adverse reactions. The scary thing is that the counterfeit cosmetics industry is highly lucrative.

    Taking all those things into consideration, makeup isn't necessarily "bad" for the skin as long as you have a good skincare routine.
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    I really think it should start with the diet.

    Don't eat any junk food, avoid bad carbs. Just healthy stuff.
    Eat good fats.

    I have recently been diagnosed with an infection in my eyes and eyelids. I got medication for it, but I am also improving my diet, because I have noticed in the past that eating really healthy / lowcarb diet improves my skin and eyes.
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    My issue is dry skin, 'cause I live in the desert. Another issue is cold skin, 'cause I'm cold easily.

    If I go a few days without washing my skin, it gets a protective layer that keeps me a bit warmer. I recommend this for the winter months.
    I wash with body wash, or sometimes goat milk soap. Occasionally I forego the soap in favor of a light coating of olive oil and a plastic scraper from the hardware store. This works surprisingly well and leaves skin smooth, moisturized, and water-resistant. I've never dried off faster than the first time I tried this method (which I heard the ancient Romans used). But I've also wondered whether it made my skin absorb more sun, as I seem to feel warmer when I'm outside after having washed this way. Maybe don't use this method in the summer months.
    [Normally soap works by breaking down oils which bind to grime, allowing water to rinse it away. Oil works by binding with the oil and grime directly, so scraping it off scrapes it all off.]

    I also use lotion. I recommend the kind that smells pleasant and isn't too runny.

    In the past I've used book tape or elmer's glue to remove dead skin, but I think scraping works better.

    Quote Originally Posted by FreelancePoliceman View Post
    I once heard that makeup was bad for the skin. Can anyone confirm this?
    I don't wear makeup, and people have complimented my skin a few times, so there could be a correlation.

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    I gave up washing my face and my mild acne cleared up. Your skin has natural bacteria that equalize the atmosphere and eat the bad bacteria away. It’s hard to do the first few months but trust me don’t touch your face and don’t wash it
    Basically up into high school, I never used soap on my face. I just washed it with water, and only once a week. I don't recall why I was resistant to the idea of using soap on my face. (But I mentioned it to my girl scout leader in middle school, and she thought that was a good idea.) Now I use soap on my face once a week and water on it daily.

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    i don't really attend to my skin or hair, mainly because i am ugly, but also because my skin is generally quite oily and i'm not old enough to try to de-age my appearance. but i don't know if i would as i'm kind of all or nothing in the realm of looks. if i don't really think i can be beautiful enough i don't see the point in trying.

    my hair is more of a problem as it used to have this natural shine and it's become "lifeless." i suspect it's probably my terrible diet but i feel powerless to fix that either. i feel deep down that i'm probably really unhealthy but i really don't believe there's any hope in getting better.

    i don't have any motivation to do anything and basic things like taking care of practical needs are an overwhelming disorienting nightmare that i don't understand.

    i used to strangely mock notions like "self-care" in my mind but it's kind of apparent that i am simply uncared for. there's no mother inside me to nourish myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirectorAbbie View Post
    My issue is dry skin, 'cause I live in the desert. Another issue is cold skin, 'cause I'm cold easily.

    If I go a few days without washing my skin, it gets a protective layer that keeps me a bit warmer. I recommend this for the winter months.
    I wash with body wash, or sometimes goat milk soap. Occasionally I forego the soap in favor of a light coating of olive oil and a plastic scraper from the hardware store. This works surprisingly well and leaves skin smooth, moisturized, and water-resistant. I've never dried off faster than the first time I tried this method (which I heard the ancient Romans used). But I've also wondered whether it made my skin absorb more sun, as I seem to feel warmer when I'm outside after having washed this way. Maybe don't use this method in the summer months.
    [Normally soap works by breaking down oils which bind to grime, allowing water to rinse it away. Oil works by binding with the oil and grime directly, so scraping it off scrapes it all off.]

    I also use lotion. I recommend the kind that smells pleasant and isn't too runny.

    In the past I've used book tape or elmer's glue to remove dead skin, but I think scraping works better.


    I don't wear makeup, and people have complimented my skin a few times, so there could be a correlation.


    Basically up into high school, I never used soap on my face. I just washed it with water, and only once a week. I don't recall why I was resistant to the idea of using soap on my face. (But I mentioned it to my girl scout leader in middle school, and she thought that was a good idea.) Now I use soap on my face once a week and water on it daily.
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    SKINCARE!!!!!!!! I'm so passionate about taking care of my own skin it's ridiculous lol

    micellar water is my holy grail (i love primera's brand) and i never use anything with fragrance or alcohol in it. i basically also use the same concoction @sbbds is using except sometimes i switch out my retinol out for a peptide serum bc yes. and as much as i hate using spf i do it anyways (except for the days where i know ill be skulking around at home)

    my skin isn't exactly "aging" but i'm really gung ho about preventing it bc.... i like looking and feeling like a soft, glowing marshmallow at all times of the day (except my skin color is tan so make that a brown marshmallow instead lol)

    for my body, i wash with goat milk soap like a couple times a week and then moisturize the dry spots with coconut oil
    i use a nourishing green mask weekly and uhhh... what else
    oh ya, i also dry brush my body before showering just to loosen up the dead skin cells

    sometimes when i'm feeling extra boujee i use my rose quartz roller. i freeze it while im in the shower and then use it after ive papped all my serums on

    i also just cleanse my face at night, in the morning i just splash with water and then use micellar water

    good diet and regular exercise is good for getting that glow. also SLEEP. sleep is very important kids
    i also don't really wear makeup anymore bc im lazy but if i had to then i usually oil cleansed and then used a reg cleanser after

    i forget what else i do tbh- it'll probably come to me when it's time to do the thing lol

    (oh yes and a beeswax lip balm with spf daily- reg lip balms dry ur lips out like the plague)
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    Quote Originally Posted by snek View Post
    Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence
    -zero (!!!) white cast
    -water and sweat proof
    -spf 50+ pa+++
    -alcohol based
    I use this one too lol it’s also cheap, and it smells good/light

    It’s on Amazon too btw unless people are trying to boycott it

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreelancePoliceman View Post
    I once heard that makeup was bad for the skin. Can anyone confirm this?
    Basically yes lol unless it’s “natural” and “dermatologically tested”, and even then just by virtue of being some shit sitting on your face for hours upon hours a day AND needing to undergo a cleaning process to get it off (and likely some residue after anyhow, realistically speaking)...

    It doesn’t have to cause everybody to break out and some people are diligent about cleaning it off their faces daily but as a rule unless it’s designed as a quasi skincare product, it’s not really “good” for your skin.

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    99.999 percent of skin care on the market is a gimmick; a marketing gimmick. The only moisturizer one needs is probably vaseline and sun block
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    Quote Originally Posted by inumbra View Post
    i don't really attend to my skin or hair, mainly because i am ugly, but also because my skin is generally quite oily and i'm not old enough to try to de-age my appearance. but i don't know if i would as i'm kind of all or nothing in the realm of looks. if i don't really think i can be beautiful enough i don't see the point in trying.

    my hair is more of a problem as it used to have this natural shine and it's become "lifeless." i suspect it's probably my terrible diet but i feel powerless to fix that either. i feel deep down that i'm probably really unhealthy but i really don't believe there's any hope in getting better.

    i don't have any motivation to do anything and basic things like taking care of practical needs are an overwhelming disorienting nightmare that i don't understand.

    i used to strangely mock notions like "self-care" in my mind but it's kind of apparent that i am simply uncared for. there's no mother inside me to nourish myself.
    wow there's so many things I have to say on that I don't even know where to start. Thus I'll cut to the chase: you're overthinking and too negative. Just go to da fuckin' shop and buy some nourishing shampoo & a clay mask for oily skin. You'll never know how beautiful you can get if you don't try. Start taking care of yourself in little steps, it'll work out. Rome wasn't built in a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ergot View Post
    while I'm intrigued by certain tips and tricks to preserve beauty, I'm terrified of pressing too heavily on a derma-roller (for example) or being advised of wrong needle length;
    potential damage to my skin, for having no clue.
    Well the smallest size which most people use probably is 0.25. There are lots of tutorials online. You can start with barely touching at all to increasing amounts of pressure, on hands first, before trying it on your face.

    Quote Originally Posted by inumbra View Post
    i don't really attend to my skin or hair, mainly because i am ugly, but also because my skin is generally quite oily and i'm not old enough to try to de-age my appearance. but i don't know if i would as i'm kind of all or nothing in the realm of looks. if i don't really think i can be beautiful enough i don't see the point in trying.

    my hair is more of a problem as it used to have this natural shine and it's become "lifeless." i suspect it's probably my terrible diet but i feel powerless to fix that either. i feel deep down that i'm probably really unhealthy but i really don't believe there's any hope in getting better.

    i don't have any motivation to do anything and basic things like taking care of practical needs are an overwhelming disorienting nightmare that i don't understand.

    i used to strangely mock notions like "self-care" in my mind but it's kind of apparent that i am simply uncared for. there's no mother inside me to nourish myself.
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    I guess I’ve started wearing SPF/sunscreen a few days ago. If you have very fair skin (especially warm-toned), I recommend Dr. Jart’s Cicapair Re cover. It is slightly green tinted and doubles as a soother and redness reducer. It cancels out my purple eye bags. I haven’t been wearing any other makeup or foundation at work for the past little while, just this. It rhymes with shart too.

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    Scalp and hair are closely related to skincare. @inumbra (and others) how often do you guys wash your hair?

    I have dry/lifeless hair as well. I used to wash it daily or almost daily but have been experimenting with washing it a little less often recently. It seems to be helping, but it’s still not as lustrous as it used to be...

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    i converted to organic skincare 10 years ago i guess, and since then i dont use basically any brands anymore, if not sometimes to test some new organic nice labels that are our in the market... but i tend to try those and get back at my selfmade products.

    basically i just use raw products, almond, karite, coconut, olive, castor, hemp, rose oils, mixed with aloe vera and essential oils as lavender, tea tree, lemon, whatnot. my skin has been grateful ever since. also it's fun to do : )

    just a note on not washing and dermarollers: to each their own. i tried both and they are not for me, if i dont wash my face for over a month my skin becomes a minefield and it resulted in massive acne in the past, of which i still bring the scars.... i tried to get rid of them with dermaroller, only to get them worse :/ not saying it's gonna happen for everyone, but each one has a different skin and if your skin is super dry and sensitive (like mine), you should probably treat it with extra care and not washing or dermaroller then are not ideal...

    as a sunscreen i use my cc cream only, although all natural oils have a mild spf. https://www.erbolario.com/it/acido-i...nico-2863.html, it's a very organic, clean, nice product, but it falls under make up i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbbds View Post
    Scalp and hair are closely related to skincare. @inumbra (and others) how often do you guys wash your hair?

    I have dry/lifeless hair as well. I used to wash it daily or almost daily but have been experimenting with washing it a little less often recently. It seems to be helping, but it’s still not as lustrous as it used to be...
    I'm currently barely washing it, maybe once a week. But before covid it would be at least every other day. Its condition is the same regardless, which is why I wondered if it's nutrition related. But now that you mention it my hair is less oily than it used to be. Years ago when I hurt my knee and couldn't get in my shower I went a long time without washing it and the oil it collected was really something to behold. Within days it was a horrifying oil cake. It's obviously less oily now, way less. It hadn't occurred to me it might actually be dry, probably because oil still seems to contribute to its ugliness. But maybe now I'm just a mere mortal, oil is no longer my hair superpower. Be careful what you wish for I guess, I always wished my hair was less oily lol.

    I also wondered if it's age related. I'm in my late 30s and the pigment seems to be fading.

    Oh no I'm becoming dry and brittle. The implications may extend beyond my hair. Will I be motivated to take vitamins, or will I continue being lazy... All along the hair was the canary in the coal mine.

    I also just realized it could mean menopause is coming. The hair might signal one's fertility... I just imagined myself rushing into the doctor's office like a crazed lunatic saying, "I need more female hormones, I don't want to become more masculine!"
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    I wash my face morning and night with dove soap and that’s it. I’ve tried moisturizers and creams but they just break me out. I also will break out if I don’t wash my face twice a day.

    i use neutrogena hydro boost foundation with hylaluronic acid during the day as a light foundation and this seems to work the best for me
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    I just got an AHA/BHA serum from The Ordinary and I LOVE IT!!!! I only leave it on my skin for a minute and feel it taking effect already. I feel like my soul has been cleaned out.

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    Frequent Problems/Concerns:


    1. Oily Skin Type
    2. Eczema
    3. Sensitivity
    4. Uneven Skin Tone


    My routine as of now is:


    1. Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water (I use this as needed or just to refresh my face, suitable for when I need to skip all my other washes on a busy day. HG status.).
    2. Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil (Very nourishing, recommend).
    3. Tatcha The Rice Wash (Beyond fragranced, not a fan, don't recommend).
    4. Herbivore Jasmine Green Tea Toner (I do three spritzes in the palm of my hands, and then evenly distribute all over my face. HG status).
    5. Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Essence (After the toner sets in, I put a few drops of this in the palm of my hand and apply all over the face. Lovely, wonderful, amazing, brightens my skin, evens it out, does everything. HG status.)
    6. Tatcha Indigo Cream (It's a cream. I get a pea size drop and slather it on my face. Pretty great ngl, one of the only skin creams that doesn't irritate my face or make it oily. Would purchase again.).
    7. My secret for soft, kissable lips? I exfoliate any dead skin off, and then apply pure lanolin.

    If it wasn't for COVID and my sister's illness/recovery, I'd be going out more and therefore using sunscreen. I was using Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++ (It's OK, no white cast but pretty greasy. Wouldn't repurchase. I might have already tossed it and completely forgot about that.) Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+/PA++++ is really where it's at. Missha All Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk EX SPF50+/PA+++ is pretty decent too.

    My #BrokeButBeautiful routine for great skin is:


    1. Safflower oil or hemp oil cleanse (these are what have worked for my skin, you may need a different oil depending on your skin type).
    2. Vanicream/Cetaphil/mb CeraVe (MAYBE cerave... some people like it, some dont. I don't. I adore Vanicream, and my sister really loves Cetaphil.).
    3. La Roche Posay LIPIKAR BALM AP+ (Pretty good drugstore cream, can be used all over the body, economical.). If I don't use this, then the CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion is perfectly fine.
    4. One of the above mentioned Biore or Missha sunscreens.


    I need to invest into an eye cream, I haven't found one that really interests me, maybe something that's just moisturizing and anti aging idk.

    But yeah that's my skin care.

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    I also have uneven skin tone, idk what to use for it.

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    I'm pretty simple. I use a lot of face wipes like Yes to Cucumbers and Yes to Watermelon. I use heavy face moisturizers because I have dry skin, like Dior Capture and FAB lines. I use creamy face wash and sugar face scrubs and I also use sugar lips scrub. Body stuff I like Bliss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inumbra View Post
    I'm currently barely washing it, maybe once a week. But before covid it would be at least every other day. Its condition is the same regardless, which is why I wondered if it's nutrition related. But now that you mention it my hair is less oily than it used to be. Years ago when I hurt my knee and couldn't get in my shower I went a long time without washing it and the oil it collected was really something to behold. Within days it was a horrifying oil cake. It's obviously less oily now, way less. It hadn't occurred to me it might actually be dry, probably because oil still seems to contribute to its ugliness. But maybe now I'm just a mere mortal, oil is no longer my hair superpower. Be careful what you wish for I guess, I always wished my hair was less oily lol.

    I also wondered if it's age related. I'm in my late 30s and the pigment seems to be fading.

    Oh no I'm becoming dry and brittle. The implications may extend beyond my hair. Will I be motivated to take vitamins, or will I continue being lazy... All along the hair was the canary in the coal mine.

    I also just realized it could mean menopause is coming. The hair might signal one's fertility... I just imagined myself rushing into the doctor's office like a crazed lunatic saying, "I need more female hormones, I don't want to become more masculine!"
    IME eating better has helped my hair lol, among other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vex View Post
    A skincare thread since I thought that would be fun. (A fairly common quarantine hobby, from what I've read).

    As per the title goes, what is your routine like? What products and ingredients do you enjoy? Conversely, are there any products and ingredients that you can't stand? Any skin care YouTubers you like to watch? Any other things you can think of regarding skin care?

    Since hygiene goes all ways, anyone can participate in this thread of course.
    I wash with a bar of soap and cold water. Cold water keeps tuh skin from drying out, soap = clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunfingers View Post
    I wash with a bar of soap and cold water. Cold water keeps tuh skin from drying out, soap = clean.

    ...

    Ngl the meme made me laugh and you’re not wrong, but there’s a lot of different factors to people’s skin. A heavy price tag doesn’t always insure a good product obviously, and there’s a reason why there are tried and true basics at the drugstore. Environmentally speaking, areas with hard water are a huge culprit in leading to problematic skin, as well as unstable or extreme environments such as constantly changing weather, or extreme heat, dry weather, humid weather, or heavy smog. All these things affect some people’s skin and it’s ability to “intake” or “react” to certain cleansers or moisturizers.

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    As long as I stay away from dairy products I could eat only junk food and be ok. I use normal soap.
    Avoiding alcohol helps too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunfingers View Post
    I wash with a bar of soap and cold water. Cold water keeps tuh skin from drying out, soap = clean.

    ...

    I want to point out I would put 100 likes on this meme because it's hilarious.

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