Anonymous asked: what's the best way to tackle oily skin? my t-zone is so oily all the time, and whenever i touch my face (like for an itch or something, i dont rub my sweaty hands over my face or anything) i am guaranteed to get a spot there! so annoying! think it's a mixture of very oily skin and ridiculously huge pores! i hate my skin!
Anonymous asked: hello! firstly thank you for making such a wonderful blog, it has helped me loads :] i have a lot of box/rolling scars on my cheeks and forehead, and am thinking of visiting a dermatologist (my doctor is useless!) to go over some options for post-acne. what are your experiences with laser scar removal/microderm, would it be worth while/helpful? i'm quite scared about it as well as i dont like...
Anonymous asked: I'm 20 and for some reason my face is breaking out so much more than it ever did as a teenager! I got so frustrated that I went to my GP, who gave me a weak benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin gel, which ruined my face! The spots I put it on stayed for weeks and weeks then scarred, and now I'm covered in red hyperpigmentation! I have oily and very sensitive skin, was thinking of trying...
Anonymous asked: I have a huge red rash covering my entire face & neck. I went to the doctor's & he said it was actually acne, so he gave me some Epiduo. I've been using it twice a day for a week now & NOTHING is happening. The rash/acne is still there & it's hideous. I am no longer leaving the house as I can't bear to have people stare at it. I can't even look in the...
Anonymous asked: Have you tried Clarisonic? If so, what are the pros and cons of this product? Is this type of physical exfoliation more effective than a chemical one?
Anonymous asked: Hello. I suffer from... not the worst acne, but pretty severe stuff. I've tried netrugena (sorry can't spell) , clearsil, clean and clear, and numerous prescriptions gels (which I hate but use religiously) and washes. It seems like every time I try something new it shows some improvement, then stops working, like I'm building a resistance to it. I'm too overwhelmed by all the...
Hey guys! I know, I know, it’s been…months. I did see that I have quite a few questions from you guys and I will answer them ASAP!! But first, I want to do my Proactiv update. This was an ongoing routine that I tweaked through the months because some products worked better than others. This is also going to be my 3-month update because that was how long I wanted to test it. Before...
Anonymous asked: I am 19 - female. I started getting acne when I was 13. I tried literally everything out there, nothing worked. Earlier in the year, I FINALLY gave ProActiv a go & OH MY GOSH it worked so well! I haven't seen a pimple since! Waking up to a flawless face has been amazing <3 but due to medical reasons, I have to quit using it... & now the breakouts have already begun :( is there...
Anonymous asked: How did you apply the Missha perfect cover BB Cream to cover up your acne? I just ordered some bc I thought your post was amazing but I am having trouble covering up some of my spots. Did you use a concealer or any other make up too?
Anonymous asked: Hi, have you tried MD formulations face & body scrub? I love it! I had really bad acne, and that scrub has really helped my skin :)
Anonymous asked: I'm not sure if you have bad acne? But I do, and it seems the only thing that has ever helped me was Accutane. It honestly controls my life, from my scars to the unbelievably oiliness of my skin. It drives me insane, to the point where it really gets me down. Idk, guess i'm just looking for some positive intake, maybe some advice for what works for "ice pick" scars, or very...
Anonymous asked: Hello there! You seem to be doing a wonderful job at combating acne, but I have been following your blog for a while and you are done some serious things wrong and I just really want to help you out. Here is a link to pore clogging ingredients on from Face Reality Acne Clinic in the SF bay area, a scientific institution dedicated to studying and repairing the damage from acne....
Anonymous asked: Hi, have you tried Burt's bees acne solution? I've had really bad acne for 10 years, and I've tried all kinds of products, from presciptions to all-natural and organic. I've heard so much positive about Burt's bees, and I'm thinking about trying it.
Anonymous asked: I'm 20 now and have had acne since I was 13, my dr put me on various anti-biotics then birth control, which really cleared it up until now - I feel 13 again it's so bad! It's just started scarring my cheeks and I'm so scared they're going to end up as bad as my forehead :( Do you have any advice for clearing up the red hyperpigmentation and box scars on my cheeks? I have...
Anonymous asked: My hyper pigmentation from my severe acne hasn't faded. It has been years, and I've had acne since the 8th grade, but the acne itself has improved. I will be a senior this year and I was hoping to fade them a bit. I haven't tried bleach... but I was wondering how safe and effective it was. Any suggestions? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Anonymous asked: Have you already considered having micro dermabrasion done? It's cheap and works really well!
Anonymous asked: Will hyperpigmentation always eventually fade? And will it ever go away completely or will it always be slightly visible? Like even if I have actual scars that are red, which I do have a lot of, will the redness fade even if the little crater like mark in the skin doesn't? Because if it is fading it seems to be taking a really long time, hah.
Onto New Experiments!!!
After months of contimplating repurchasing the proactiv system I finally did it! My B-day present to myself. I am going to try it for about 2-3 months the way the system tells me to and I will let you know how it works. [[MORE]] Back story about proactiv and me: When I first started breaking out (apx decade ago) the first system I used was proactiv. I used it (I don’t remember if it...
Anonymous asked: Hi. I have extremely oily skin with acne scars here and there. I use the Rimmel long lasting 25 hours foundation. But after only two hours, I get extremely oily. After four hours, my skin looks like it's melting off. Can you recommend a good foundation that looks natural, lasts long and keeps me matte? I'm desperate :(
Anonymous asked: I just saw your recent update, and wow girl, your skin is looking awesome! I'm so so so SO glad that your skin is still improving! :) :) :)
BB Cream Review: Skin 79 Orange Body
First off, this bb cream only comes in one color that is too light for me. The main reason I am reviewing this is because I have had some questions asking about how I would use the bb creams that were too light for me. So, without further ado… [[MORE]] As always, we start off with what they say this BB cream can accomplish for our skin! Basically, it’s whitening, brightening,...
A July Update
Happy August! I hope everyone had a pleasant July! =D Guess what?! I got new mandarin ducks! [[MORE]] June Face: End of June Face: So I took this photo during my break out week (right before that special time of my month), so you can see a few of the left over acne that I have. Besides that I only have maybe one or two pimples at any given time. ::AM Routine:: - Cetaphil daily facial...
Anyone wanting to Try Missha??
They are having a promotion on all their items! 30-50% all the items! CLiCk HeRe or go to copy and paste http://www.misshaus.com/ Have fun!
Anonymous asked: how do you get rid of the rednesss that occurs after acne and scarring is there a way to fix it?
Anonymous asked: My skin has never been this bad in my life it's making me nuts I've tried so much and im scared it will scar its too overwhelming please help
HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!
WooHoo! i survived a year of blogging! I never knew I could! It’s all thanks to you guys! I can’t see my 1st photo, but this is among the 1st ones that I’ve taken when I was thinking of starting a blog. February 2011 June 2012 Such a difference! I feel like this blog has helped me keep on track! Thank you everyone! You guys rock like no tomorrow!
April, May and June....
Sorry I’ve been on hiatus for 3 months! Grad season has come and gone and my arms are so sore from taking photos of college and high school graduations! Plus I had a mini vacation in between the two. So, without further ado here is my three month update, which is pretty much the same as March. I haven’t had time to change up my routine. Anyway, Congrats to all recent grads! Time for a...
Anonymous asked: I've had cystic acne since I hit puberty. It didn't occur to me, until I was in my late twenties, that my diet was the problem. No chocolate in anything. Nothing malted like certain breads, soy sauces, etc. Nothing with the coloring agent "Caramel Color", like coke and other sodas. You would be shocked how heavily this dye is used in the food industry. Alcohol, especially beer...
Oh my Sheet Mask!
Months and months (and months) ago I said that I would do a post on sheet masks…That time is…NOW! [[MORE]] First things first! What are sheet masks?! They are exactly as they sound! Oh my goodness! Who knew!? They are sheets with serums of your choice (anti-wrinkle, whitening, etc). You put it on after you tone your skin and leave it on from 15-30 minutes (I actually do stuff...
Anonymous asked: I've been using lemon + water as a toner thrice a week. I read somewhere that it can be damaging to the skin. I noticed that while my skin became softer at first, it became rougher over time. I also use benzoyl and SA. Any suggestions for a cheap yet gentle toner?
Anonymous asked: Hello there! (: I don't mean to be rude or anything, but I was wondering if you have ever tried your skincare without tea tree oil. I heard that tea tree oil can actually be irritating for Asian skin. Personally, tea tree oil actually causes me to break out more than if I leave my face alone (or continue with my usual skincare without the tea tree oil). Anyways, just wanted to let you know...
DIY: Aloe Vera Tea Tree Gelly
OK, I know this was supposed to be posted like 3 months ago, but I forgot! And I was really busy! Sorry!!!! Anyway, without further ado, here is a simple Do It You-self treatment gel thing. ^_^ [[MORE]] A little background about Aloe Vera and Tea Tree before we start… Aloe Vera has been used for years and years for cuts and burns and broken skin. The properties in aloe vera have certain...
little-pusherlovegirl asked: I was thinking about proactiv too, just to get rid of the straggler pimples once and for all.
What to do?!
I’m really contemplating getting trying the proactiv line again…I mean I haven’t used proactiv in almost a decade. I’m sure they tweaked their system. The packaging looks a bit different as well and they have a dark spot corrector! I just don’t want to sign up for their 3 month automatic reship. I hate those types of things and to buy it individually is quite pricy as...
Anonymous asked: I have this huuge white head under my nose area. I had another one before but it popped(by accident) and then the area was flat and now, a week later, this one has come up. what is the best way to treat it? do i just wait till it fills up with puss and then dries? I'm really conscious about it and i feel like people are always staring at it... do you know anything that i can apply to help it...
Anonymous asked: It seems that no matter what I do it won't go away, I've tried so many things, and I'm using tea tree products at the moment and I have been for a couple of months, it seems to work better than other things I've used, but it still looks really bad :/ I won't even let my boyfriend touch my face, and he always teases me about it but I guess he just doesn't understand...
Anonymous asked: HEELPP!!! Bacne is killing me!!! its probably not as bad as it feels but its still bacne and its destroying the confidence i once had! Do you have any natural remidies? i dont want to buy anything too drastic yet but i was thinking of buying the neutrogena acne body wash. does it work well? how long will i have to wait for results?? i have no patience and i stress easily... not good for acne!...
Seeing as though the male flowers of the world have decided to pollinate everything in sight, I’ve been forced to stay indoors lest I want another man voice pink eye debatable…again. Silver lining? I have time to update! Yay (ignoring the fact that it is mid April already).[[MORE]] Okay Faces of de months. Febs. March Madness. My skin has been really dehydrated (and oilier)...
Anonymous asked: Have you ever tried antibiotics/birth control in order to control your acne? Your blog is really inspiring and I love that you are so open about your battle with acne (:
Anonymous asked: have you ever tried the cellnique skin action sebum gel? i heard it was really good, but don't know if I'm willing to spend that much money
Anonymous asked: how to get rid of acne redness?
Anonymous asked: do you think it's important to switch up your cleanser etc. every so often (I've heard after a while it gets less effective) What do you think?
Anonymous asked: Thank you for the advice! I've been looking at the maybelline dream matte powder and can't decide if I am Medium Sand or Medium Beige? I'm an nc20-25 with yellow undertones.
Anonymous asked: Hi, i have combination skin with an extremely oily t zone and dry cheeks, acne-prone (with scarring on forehead and chin), and sensitive skin. I was wondering if there is an affordable powder you can recommend that I can use to set my bb cream that will keep me matte? Btw, I loooooove your blog! Thanks :)
Seeing as though I don’t post everyday, I want to pick a day that most of you guys would be on Tumblr so that you’ll see it right away. What day of the week would be the best time to post?
Anonymous asked: i have back acne, and i am sitting here crying because it looks so terrible! i dont know what to do!! I dont want to tell my mom because i am too embarrassed! and for cheer we have these zip up liners and i wont let anyone else zip me up because i am afraid what they'll say! summer is coming up and i want it gone by then!!! help please:(
dratsing asked: Thank you so much for your help! I will start saving up for that night gelly/some aloe vera gel. This flawless blog has probably saved my skin more than any other site ;B;
Anonymous asked: 1) How do you stay so dedicated, after following a routine for 4 weeks day and night and not seeing progress I just want to quite and usually do2. My acne's going away. I just get random ones every-time I think that my face thinks it wants to be a jerk. But I have a lot of blackheads. I've been trying to use Noxzema which my moms swears by but NOTHINGS happening, what types of products...
Anonymous asked: Hi I'm the anon that suggested you change your layout but disregard that message b/c I think my browser was being weird and it was like only letting me see one post at a time but now its working fine lol :)
dratsing asked: Thank you so much for the response! To clarify, I don't put the mask on my entire face; I apply the clay only on the acne, cut up the sheet mask fabric, and apply it to the clay. Would the Naruko Gelly or the Aloe Vera gel be able to withstand my nightly distress/stick or cling to the sheet mask for the entire night? The only reason I don't claw out the clay is because of the sheet mask...