(Closed) Im a Esthetician (skin care specialist)./Lash Stylist. ask me anything!!

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

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. 

I’m desperate! 

Post # 4
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Wannabee

 

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.

Any tips?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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
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Bumble bee

What’s your opinion of Exuviance products?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I second the question about clarisonic, but for roseaca on cheeks and oily T section.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Also, in what order— toner, serum, moisturizer, eye creams?

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2019

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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younikkitome :  Obagi and Dermalogica ultracalming are my favorite brands for my rosacea-inflicted skin. Dermalogica seems to be better on my skin, though

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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paigedudz :  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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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wanderingnomad :  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
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Worker bee

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.

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