Post # 1
- Wedding: November 2019 - Mint Springs Farm- Nashville, TN
I can answer questions on:
pre wedding prep
WAXING and anything related to esthetics! ask away!!!
Post # 2
What do you recommend for people with dry skin for skin care and makeup? I’m about fed up with my face! I use an exfoliating brush, do masks every week, and use a Philosophy facial balm every night and morning. Yet I’m still to a point where I can’t hardly wear makeup because I look so flaky! And I’m currently on my 4th foundation and have to return it because it just doesn’t suit my dry skin.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2019 - Mint Springs Farm- Nashville, TN
I totally feel your pain my Bee Friend!
**CAREFUL with the exfoliating brush….. I see so many clients who love the rotary brush but it can overstimulate your skin barrier and strip your skin of natural oils…. this will CAUSE flakiness not prevent it. For dry skin I wouldn’t use the brush more than 1-2 a week.
** I can’t say I have ever heard feedback on the Philiosophy brand facial balm, however from my experience with the brand I know they add tons of synthetics (scent, dyes) to their products so id be careful with that. I would look for a creamy hydrating cleanser and thick moisturizer- ( I prefer Murads Ultimate Moisture but a drugstore product such as Cetaphil would work just fine!)
** You need to become BEST FRIENDS with several products
1.) NIGHT CREAM/MASK- a thick overnight cream that you apply after nightly cleansing and right before you climb in bed ( mines on my night stand lol ) I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
2.) HYALURONIC ACID- HA is pure hydration, I recommend using it in serum form but any product containing HA is going to help. Apply after cleansing twice a day. I’m a big fan of SKIN INC’s serums
3.) ACID EXFOLIATION- Instead of scrubs or a brush try a Acid Exfoliation/ Peel 2-3 a week at night, look for AHA’s, glycolic acid or lactic acid that will remove dead skin buildup. I love Murads resurfacing peel and Elf cosmetics gentle peel
(Before putting on any makeup make sure you have applied your serum, moisturizer and spf )
**My best advice for dry skin and foundation is to use a air spray foundation- you get fuller coverage with less product and it applies evenly so dry skin is less apparent. Dior has a spray foundation but honestly I prefer Sephora Brand spray foundation and its only $10
** If your really flaky use a disposable mascara wand to gently remove excess skin during the day…. they are great for touch ups
**See a Esthetician for a facial once a month to keep skin healthy and ask about chemical peels and microdermabrasion for a fresh face!!
Post # 4
I’m so excited to see this post!
Okay so, I have oily/combo skin. My face gets really oily after a few hours but my cheeks can also look dry/flaky when applying my makeup. For the past 2ish years I’ve been using Cetaphil facial wash and lotion because my skin was reaking havoc for a while so I wanted a simple routine and it was recommened by a dermatologist (sometimes with my clarisonic). I’ve also been using witch hazel as a toner. I feel like my pores are more enlarged/clogged than usual and I am getting blackheads in places that I didn’t really get them before. My biggest area of concern is my nose/cheeks and chin. My cheeks also have some reddness which I’m not sure if it’s from irritation, dryness, sensitivity but it has been there for about 3 years.
I’ve recenetly started incorporating a chemical exfoliant (AHA & BHA) into my routine for congestion and antiaging. I’ve tried the Mario B. glycolic acid toner, Drunk Elephant TLC serum, & Neutrogena pore refining toner. I found that the glycolic acid helped a little bit with overall texture but not really with my pores. The Neutrogena pore refining toner has both AHA & BHA but it also contains alcohol so I feel like it is drying my skin out which is making it even more oily.
I don’t know what the best products would be but I am losing my patience with all the congestion in my skin. I want a simple, but effective routine.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery
Girl do I need you! Every time I get my eyebrows waxed, they break out and itch like crazy the next couple days. What can I use to help??
Post # 6
What is your opinion on using a clarisonic for acne prone skin?
What do you recommend for adult acne that is mostly comedonal (lots of blackheads that slowly one by one become those inflammed red breakouts with a large whitehead) other than retinoids or benzoyl peroxide? (I’m trying to get pregnant so I need to avoid retinoids, and I’m allergic to BP)
Is there anything I can do to grow my eyelashes longer other than latisse? Or help fill in my eyebrows better?
Post # 7
My plastic surgeon’s office and the spa I go to sell SkinMedica, Obagi, etc and I’m very interested in them. Sometimes they have events where the reps are there and you get a discount. I always want to go and get their recommendations because my skin is VERY sensitive but they’re always in the middle of a workday. Do you think those products are worth it and better than the stuff I get from Sephora? Thank you!
Post # 8
What’s your opinion of Exuviance products?
Post # 9
I second the question about clarisonic, but for roseaca on cheeks and oily T section.
Post # 10
Also, in what order— toner, serum, moisturizer, eye creams?
Post # 11
I would love to try lash extensions, but don’t want to damage my lashes or look like I’m wearing falsies. Are they worth it? Safe?
Post # 12
Obagi and Dermalogica ultracalming are my favorite brands for my rosacea-inflicted skin. Dermalogica seems to be better on my skin, though
Post # 13
Seriously, what works on melasma? I have spent thousands. PRP with microneedling, all the creams you can imagine…I have fair skin that tans very easily (yes, wear hats and sunscreen) but also had my share of sunburns when i was younger. I read that IPL is contraindicated for Mediterranean skin.
Post # 14
I know I’m not the OP, but I’ve had lash extensions for quite a long time and love them to death. I go to an excellent esthetician, and whenever I’ve taken ‘breaks’ with the extensions (once a year or so during the summer) my eyelashes have been fine. I never do lashes too long for my natural lashes, and anyone I’ve ever told about my extensions is always shocked they’re not real. I love them, and they’re my one and only ‘splurge’ on myself. I don’t even do my nails.
OP – do you think airbrush makeup for a summer wedding is worth it? Is it safe to use with my extensions?
(also, it is very sweet of you to offer your advice here.)
Post # 15
Thank you in advance! I just got eyelash extensions for the first time. They look very natural (classic set, no volume or 3D) and while they don’t hurt, they kind of have an uncomfortable feeling sometimes. The feeling is similar to the feeling you get when you sleep on your hair wrong or have it in a ponytail for a length of time. Are my eyelashes just adjusting to the added weight? I went to a reputable person for my lashes, so I doubt it’s anything she did.