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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How many different products can I use on my face? also will my acne cream bleach clothing/sheets?
    I wash my face twice a day(which has salyllic acid in it if it makes a difference)and I also use a moisturizer and an acne treatment(that has benzoyl peroxide in it). I also use pore strips on my nose every once in a while. Would it be a good idea to start using an astringent? How many products is too many? Also, will my acne cream bleach my clothes/sheets? I used to use clearasil ultra tinted acne cream with benzoyl peroxide, and it warned me on the package that it may bleach things, and it does, so now I use AcneFree terminator acne cream, which also has benzoyl peroxide in it, but it didnt say anything on the package about it bleaching things, does anyone know if it will? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Acne cream doesn't work as good as Clorox for bleaching.

  2. QUESTION:
    When do you stop putting the acne cream on?
    Right now I am left with small bumps and red skin marks on my chin from an acne breakout. Does putting acne cream on the leftover bumps and marks help them heal?

    • ANSWER:
      I think there's no prob;em in putting acne cream in those bumps.. I use Clean & Clear Acne Clearing Gel and it says on the label "apply product directly on acne spots AND also where you may feel one emerging.." so it kind of prevents small bumps from growing into acne.. prevention is still the key. Try to switch to a foaming anti-acne gel (Clean & Clear has one) followed by hydrating toner and oil-free moisturizer. Send me an email if this helps :)

  3. QUESTION:
    How should I apply this acne cream on my face?
    I have this acne cream that I use every night before I go to bed, and I put it on my skin so that you cant see any of the white cream, I also wash my face with water before this. Should I pat it onto my face where I can still see the white cream. I want to to know what I should and shouldnt be doing, because I havnt seen results yet.

    • ANSWER:
      you should take small amounts of the cream and rub in thoroughly on your face. you shouldn't see the white cream, it should only be a thin layer of cream.

  4. QUESTION:
    Does toothpaste work better than counter acne cream?
    Whenever someone asks how to get rid of a blemish, everyone says to dab toothpaste on it. Does toothpaste work better than drugstore acne cream or do you use it only when you have nothing else?

    • ANSWER:
      it has like one tenth the amount of benzol peroxide (the active ingrediant) as a counter acne cream. its definatly just if you have nothing else.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to wipe acne cream gently off your face without ruining the acne?
    Like my acne cream it hard to wipe off so i have to rub it but i dont want to ruin my acne. What should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is what you should---

      The best option is to do your treatment while you are taking a shower because you can easily rinse your face off with no hassle. That's what I always do and when I get out the shower I pat my face dry with a clean towel.

      You already sound like you have a good understanding on the fact that it is not a good idea to rub the treatment if your face but just in case you don't... never ever rub your face... Not only will you ruin the acne, you will also spread the acne.

      Also, when you see your pimple has a white head that means you are ready to get rid of that pimple...Do not pop it. That would just leave a scar. Get a warm cloth or paper towel and soak it in hot water. Press it firmly onto your pimple and pat Then you could rub that area clean because there would be no pimple left to harm.

  6. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if i get a rash from acne cream?
    Okay. I have this perscription acne cream that my aunt got for me. It IS perscription and VERY strong. I used it about 3 times and the 3rd time My face by my eye (where the bottom of glasses would sit if i wore them) got really red and rashy. Now it is scaly and hard. Nasty!

    How do i get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      My skin did something similar years ago when I used retinol cream incorrectly. I applied it a few times a day, when I should have only applied it once a day or even every other day. It sounds like if your aunt got the prescription for you, it was not actually prescribed for YOU but her. I would get a light oil free moisturizer and apply it at the scaly site a few times a day. I wouldn't scrub at it to hard or you might irritate it worse, just wait it out as it shouldn't last but a few days. Unless of course, you've burned your skin chemically in which case you might want to check with a doctor.

  7. QUESTION:
    How to remove pink spots on carpet caused by acne cream?
    I got my carpet cleaned last night and this morning I found two pink spots. After some research, it was caused by something in acne cream. Any tips on how to remove these spots? (I can not just cover it up with a rug, we're putting our house on the market in a few weeks).
    The carpet is a tan-ish shade.

    • ANSWER:
      What color is the carpet? It could be the cream has bleached the carpet. If the carpet is darker than the cream, get some permanent markers and color it to match.

  8. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of dry, flaky skin after having used acne cream?
    I used some acne cream on my face last week, and it got rid of my spots completely, but it's left my skin feeling like sandpaper, I can't wear makeup and it's flaking visibly. I've tried a few mousturisors but they're not helping. Is there any other way, preferably without having to buy anything especially?

    • ANSWER:
      I could tell you to use some sort of dermal regenerating lotion, or a moisturizing facial mask, but I'm sure you already know that. But try to think what you can do internally to improve your skin health. Some suggetions;Drink Plenty of water, the body needs to be hydrated and your skin needs water from the inside to have a healthy glow on the outside. Stop drinking soda and cheap fake juice drinks. Take vitamin supplements especially ones designed to promote healthy skin such as "Natrol Omega 3 Complex". Also, I know this will be hard to do in the summer but....STAY OUT OF THE SUN! A little sunlight is a good thing for the skin but don't over do it. Your skin is especially sensitive to sunlight especially after using topical ointments for acne. Hope that helps, good luck.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is it true that using acne cream or medication can make acne worse?
    I've heard that using acne cream like Proactiv or Clearsil can clear acne for a few weeks but will cause it to come back, even worse and last even longer. Is this true?

    Also, I went to an acne treatment review website and for most acne treatment brands there are reviews that say it's amazing and also reviews that says it's horrible, so it's hard to know what product will have the best resulsts. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      some are more stronger than others so if you use it , it can make it bad cause its so strong....like i had some acne, not much but when i went to my dermatologist he said the proactive would be too strong on me and its meant for severe acne

  10. QUESTION:
    What do you put on first acne cream or moisturizer?
    Hey! I was wondering what would be best to put on first my acne cream then my moisturizer or my moisturizer then the acne cream??

    • ANSWER:
      I would only wear moisturiser at night and acne cream during the day

  11. QUESTION:
    Do i put my moisturizer on before i put my topical acne cream, or after?
    Recently went to the dermatologist, and he gave me some topical acne cream. It dries my skin out, and he recommended a moisturizer for me.

    • ANSWER:
      Put your acne cream on and LET IT DRY before you put your moisturizer on. If you get the drying acne medication on areas where they aren't needed by applying moisturizer while your acne cream is wet, you can seriously dry out the rest of your face, causing more discoloration and more acne, by making your pores over-product oils to dampen your poor dry skin.
      Also, I wonder which welfare office is supporting Grumpy Grizzly down there.

  12. QUESTION:
    when i apply my acne cream can i apply a moisturizer spf 15 over the acne cream when i go outside?
    would it less effective if i put on the moisturizer over the acne cream? does the moisturizer spf 15 act like sunscreen?

    • ANSWER:
      yes alsways put on sunblock on top of cream! and no it doesnt effect the acne cream.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is a good acne cream that doesn't test on animals?
    I use to use Clearasil ultra acne cream, but I stopped using it when I found out they test their products on animals. I need a cream that contains Benzoyl Peroxide or something that works just as well.

    Thanks
    LOL my mum's an Avon representative.

    • ANSWER:
      Avon products work extremely well and they do not test on animals, along with their sister line Mark. The Clearskin professional acne treatment works best for me.

  14. QUESTION:
    Are topical acne creams supposed to make your acne worse before it gets better?
    My dermatologist prescribed me a topical acne cream a couple weeks ago, and I've been breaking out more since I've started using it.

    Is the acne supposed to get worse before it gets better?
    And about how long does it take before it starts getting better?

    • ANSWER:
      well my friend you should know that acne treatments are weak acids and work by getting rid of the keratin layers of skin so the redness and irritation is normal it also take long time to see results so not quit until your doctor tells u that u can read this nice article about acne here http://teensandhealth.blogspot.com/2009/02/acne-treatments.html

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of a sideaffect rash on the face after applying acne cream?
    I had small bumps on my nose and around my eyebrows and i decided i had acne there and paniced. so i began to apply this cheap drugstore acne cream called clearsil and it began to work at first but then i got red sores all over and then this bad rash followed drying up my skin and made my skin worse in a way....all the acne on my nose is now gone but is covered with a flaky dry rash but my eyebrow area and above has gotton more little bumps. This rash has been here for a few days and i need help! pLEASE is there any advice to get the rash away?? I also think this rsh is caused by an allergie to benoxical perioxide but i am not to sure. PlEASE HELP ME!

    • ANSWER:
      dont apply anything to your face - if it doesnt go away within 48 hour see you doctor

  16. QUESTION:
    What happens if you put acne cream on scalp or hair?
    I accidentally put some acne cream(avene triacneal) on my hair, will anything happen?

    • ANSWER:
      should be o.k. or just rinse your hair in a bucket or something

  17. QUESTION:
    does showering after using acne cream affect the strength of the acne cream?
    i always put on acne cream but it burns my face so i take a shower.. am i just washing off the acne cream?

    • ANSWER:
      Almost all acne creams require you to wash your face first and completely dry it. Not just towel dry, either. You should wait 10-15 minutes after washing your face to apply the acne cream. Showering after putting it on is going to waste the cream. My son has the same issue when he doesn't let his face completely dry before applying his cream.

  18. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a really effective acne cream or medication?
    I have sensitive and oily skin. But I think my breakout is do to all the stuff I've been spraying in my apartment. Has anyone tried an acne cream (non-prescription) that really works? And where can I get it? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      An OTC benzoyl peroxide product will work well.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is there an acne cream that gets rid of your acne ?
    my face is dry.Is there an acne cream that gets rid of dry acne fast ?

    • ANSWER:
      Try the niacinamide pads, they do not dry your skin at all, they moisturise it. Niacinamide face cleansing pads are an effective and simple way to keep acne away. Just place a pad on the pimple and watch it fade away. Lavender Oil helps prevent skin drying.
      Niacinamide pads are also known as Vitamin B3 pads or Nicotinamide pads. Works on body acne too.
      Give them a try and you will be pleasantly surprised.
      Niacinamide also helps diminish skin-hyperpigmentation (acne scars).

  20. QUESTION:
    Do doctors only give acne cream or the pill if you have acne?
    I have one BIG spot on my skin and I hate it. I always get like a little pimple on my chin and I want some acne cream. My mum said not to count on it because I don't have acne, so my doctor wont give me the cream. Could I just pretend and tell my doctor that I get so much horrible acne? Or is the pill better?

    • ANSWER:
      I have to be honest, one spot is not really something that would merit medical intervention.

  21. QUESTION:
    Can acne cream change the color of your facial hair?
    I have recently started growing a beard and a majority of my beard is orange. I have dark hair and nobody in my family that I know has orange hair. I have heard that it is possible that my acne cream could be the reason why. I use the CVS brand compared to Clearasil acne cream.

    • ANSWER:
      if your using any acne product with Benzoyl Peroxide in it ( look on the back of the bottle and it will say whats in it), it can do that, it has bleach in it so some people do have that happen to them there eyebrows or facial hair light up a bit, like iv been using acne stuff for a while and i personally think my eyebrows have lightened up some, but most acne products have Benzoyl Peroxide, So you might need to find something to use with out that in it

  22. QUESTION:
    Can acne cream work to help heal a piercing hole?
    I just took out my labret and was wondering if i can get it to heal better by applying acne cream? like, neutrogena or clearsel.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm telling you right now, it will burn like a MF and swell up red like a tomato.
      I accidentally got some acne face wash in my cheek piercings, and I swear I wanted to die.

      If you want the scar to go away, you can try Bio-Oil or Vitamin E oil.
      It will probably never completely fade, though.

  23. QUESTION:
    What happens if i put acne cream on my penis?
    Will it give my penis a bad side effect if i put facial acne cream on it like Retinay or Benzoyle Peroxide?

    • ANSWER:
      It will dry out the skin a lot. this seems like a strange place to have acne. Are you sure that's what it is?

  24. QUESTION:
    Is benzoyl Peroxide Acne cream supposed to burn when you put it on ?
    I just bought some Clearisl acne cream with 5% benzoyl peroxide, I have been using it for the past couple of days, and just recently I have noticed my face has become alittle bit red, and when I put the cream on, it starts to burn, eventually the pain dies down but is this normal ?

    • ANSWER:
      Why not try a natural approach and try to keep the chemicals off your face. there is a better way to control blackheads and acne.

      # Do you stay up late at night with anxiety about your acne?
      # Do you take prescription drugs and get little or no relief?
      # Is your skin always dry, itching, and peeling from the side effects of chemicals and drugs?
      # Do you have trouble looking in the mirror and being happy with what you see?
      # Do you avoid getting out in the world due to your acne?
      # Does your life revolve around your acne condition?
      # Do you find yourself hiding your skin when other people are around?
      # Are you spending ridiculous amounts of money with little or no results?heir side effects, and the daily grind of putting harsh unknown chemicals on your skin?
      This guy has found an all natural and holistic way to get rid of most if not all of your acne in 3 days. Without the use of harsh chemicals on your face. Get more information here http://tinyurl.com/ldo9kf

      http://ezinearticles.com/?cat=Health-and-Fitness:Acne

  25. QUESTION:
    Would placing acne cream on my throat affect my breathing?
    I have some acne on my throat. I also have some perscription acne cream that I use on my face from my dermatologist.

    Is it OK to put the cream on my throat? Reason I ask is because typically when I place the cream on skin, it tends to really tighten it up. I'm just worried that putting the cream on my throat will tighten it up and affect my breathing.

    Should I worry?

    • ANSWER:
      How is this optical?

      And you're not a doctor, so how do you know it's acne and not some STD.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to let acne cream just sink into your face?
    Its this acne cream and I usually put it on b4 I sleep, And I just let it sit on my skin til next morning. Is this healthy, or okay? I just wanna make sure.

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  27. QUESTION:
    How fast does acne cream work?
    I have bad body acne and I'm going to see my Dermo. soon and I was wondering how long it takes to see a difference when using the body acne cream.

    Within a week? A month? A few months? A year?

    Thank you so much!
    Thanks for all the helpful answers! I'm going to let the voters choose to see which one they agree with most -- hope you don't mind!

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have HORRIBLE acne on my face but then I went to see my doctor and they gave me some benzoyl peroxide in a tube. So because of my situation, it didn't go away over night and took about 2-3 weeks before my skin was seriously clearing up. But now that I use it every night on problem spots, huge zits go away in less than 3 days!! It's amazing!
      Just to let you know that the facial cleansers from Clinique, etc. do help but benzoyl peroxide is what really made the difference. Before I had like 20 zits on my face a day, now, I have MAYBE one or two and I can leave the house without foundation! If I were to ditch my facial cleansers I might get one or two zits more but I was always using the cleansers even during my awful-face period - it was only when i used benzoyl peroxide that the zits started to clear away. On that note: please do not go all out on zit system products because they're all a scam. Benzoyl peroxide is really the only one that has the most visible improvement.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can you put acne cream over a tattoo?
    I have a little bit of acne on my back, and I Just got a tattoo there. I know I can't put it on there while the tattoo is healing, but what about after it's healed? Or should I still not put acne cream there?

    • ANSWER:
      Once the tatt has fully healed you should be fine to treat it like normal. I do not know if the acne cream will have any affect on the tatts colour etc. but I don't think it will. I know sunlight will fade a tatt.

  29. QUESTION:
    Questions about Differin acne cream and Mederma scar solution?
    Im on differin acne cream, is it safe to put mederma on my face that is being treated with differin? Also, will mederma even work for acne scars? If not, could someone point me in the direction of something that will?

    • ANSWER:
      I think using Clearpores and other surface treatment work temporarily. I used to have a lot of acne just like you (all over my body, not just my face) but I find that rubbing all those lotions and cleansers is too much trouble.

      Anyway, I came across a study that shows that people from other cultures that eat a good diet almost NEVER have acne...even when they are going through puberty. But as soon as they changed their diets, acne started to flare up like crazy.

  30. QUESTION:
    Is applying acne cream on your face after using hydrogen peroxide and soap on your face effective?
    I wash my face with soap and then hydrogen peroxide and I want to know if I should put acne cream afterwards or just leave it alone.

    • ANSWER:
      How about this: use OIL!!!
      I recently found these blogs (listed in sources) that describe how to wash your face with oil. It sounds crazy but it's not. The skin needs oil, not dirt. Soap removes both oil and dirt. Oil removes only dirt (because oil dissolves in oil).

      Give it a try! I started doing this a couple days ago & after struggling with acne for more than a decade (and shelling out lots of $$ on products), it's working for me!

      I just wrote this answer for a different question & pasted it here. It's too simple, cheap and natural not to spread the word.
      Good luck! :)

  31. QUESTION:
    can you make acne cream into tinted moisturizer?
    I don't have moisturizer right now all i have is acne cream can you make tinted moisturizer with that?

    • ANSWER:
      um unless your acne cream has a tint in it, then no.
      usually acne creams are not to be used as makeup.

  32. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for the Biore acne cream to work?
    I've had acne since 4th grade (I'm going into 8th) and I think Biore might be the one that finally works. Can you tell me how long it takes to work? You could also give me some suggestions to other acne creams that have worked for you, especially if you have a really bad case, like i do. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      any acne treatment will take about eight weeks to make a significant improvement, and keep in mind that things will likely get worse before they get better.

  33. QUESTION:
    Which acne cream will work on my face for sure?
    My face is to worse but their is no acne cream can work. Got a doctor say that their is acne cream that will work but it can kill you hair root on you face. Give me 1 of acne cream that will work for sure.

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  34. QUESTION:
    Should you always apply a toner and acne cream?
    I wash my face with oatmeal&olive oil. I'm wondering if I should also use toner and an acne cream afterward? My skin is clean and moisturised without it.

    • ANSWER:
      Only if you have an acne problem.
      Using products you don't need can actually CAUSE acne, so only use them if you need them.

  35. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of multiple bumps on my face caused by using acne cream that contain some sort of peroxide?
    What had happened is I put acne cream on knowin it contained peroxidehelp,which I'm allergic to,but than put alcohol a few seconds after I put the cream on now multiple bumps are starting to appear and they burn a little bit...

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  36. QUESTION:
    Should I pop a pimple and then put acne cream on top of it?
    Or just put the acne cream over it to begin with?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on your skin, some people when they pop it pushes the infection in worse so it spread or the spot comes back massive and scars, some it just goes away.

      Pop it, put the cream on and when it has gone down a little put clean and clear dual action moisturiser on it, the moisture will prevent scarring and keep that spot away. Apply it all over your face too if you can.

  37. QUESTION:
    What is that acne cream called, that has a cream in it and pads?
    It is like, a two in one acne cream.
    The pads are at the bottom, and the cream is at the top.
    I keep forgetting the name...

    • ANSWER:
      Stridex dual solutions

  38. QUESTION:
    Why are acne cream commercials so unrealistic ?
    I do not understand how, commercials like "clean and clear," always have an actress who complains about their pimples. For Instance, there will be an actress talking to her friend and complain, "Oh my gosh! I hate having pimples!" But they're friggen skin is smooth like a baby's bottom. I mean honestly, if your going to promote an acne cream, atleast show the skin before, with their nasty pimples and shit like how real pimples and acne look like! For me that would actually make me believe that the product works. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      I think the same thing! It just makes you feel even more spotty. I'm sat there like "if they're spotty then I must look like a monster!". I agree, they should show REAL people. Most the stuff you buy off the shelves doesn't work anyway. I got given tablets from the doctors desgined to get rid of acne and they work wonders. They even have a book full of photos of before + after as well. If you're having problems with spots, your best bet is to go and see your GP.

  39. QUESTION:
    is it bad if your acne cream is burning a pimple under the skin?
    i have this pimple on my chin, and it popped and now its a scab, and i was wondering, is it bad if my acne cream is burning the pimple? or does it just mean that it is cleaning it?
    and if you know how to get rid of pimples fast please tell me!

    • ANSWER:
      It's just the chemicals acting on the pimple , but if it is already scabbed up let it heal and see if a new pimple occurs . Try to keep it clean while it heals .

  40. QUESTION:
    Do you put on acne creams and use a facial cleanser?
    Should I cleanse my skin then put the acne cream on? Won't my skin get too dry? I know after a shower and with a cleanser my skin gets dried. What about moisturizing cream? I'm suppose to put that on after i shower, but then how does it work with the acne cream?

    • ANSWER:
      If your acne isn't too bad, I'd suggest applying buttermilk on your face. That's what I used when I was a teenager and it would clear out my pimples and make my skin soft. Apply a little on your face and then leave it on for 2-4 minutes and rinse. You might want to apply a moisturizer afterwords, something non-greesy like Aveeno would do fine.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can I put some acne cream in my BB cream?
    I plan on making some DIY BB cream (Some foundation, oil free sunscreen, a facial moisturizer).
    But I'm worried that it'll make me break out, so I want to be safe by putting some of my acne cream in it.
    Is it safe to put it in?

    • ANSWER:
      ~BeautyGuruofficial~
      Hi! :), otally go for it! its comletely safe for your skin you can also try putting the acne cream first then apply the foundation so it works cleaner and more natural

  42. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to shave after you put on acne cream?
    I just put on some acne cream when i realized its about time for a shave..
    will the combination of the zit cream, the razor, and/or the shaving cream irritate my skin?
    also can i put lotion on afterwords? i have a few dry/flaky spots on my face.
    oh okay jeff :P
    so.. how long should i wait before shaving?

    • ANSWER:
      Wait like 20-30 minutes or so after you put it on.

  43. QUESTION:
    where can i get or buy annasalbe acne cream?
    annasalbe acne cream is a ointment from japan. does anyone know where i can buy it if i live in california? any recommended stores?

    • ANSWER:
      There's people selling this on Ebay but I wouldn't recommend getting it from there. Why don't you ask your doctor for advise?

  44. QUESTION:
    Would placing acne cream on throat affect breathing?
    I have some acne on my throat. I also have some perscription acne cream that I use on my face from my dermatologist.

    Is it OK to put the cream on my throat? Reason I ask is because typically when I place the cream on skin, it tends to really tighten it up. I'm just worried that putting the cream on my throat will tighten it up and affect my breathing.

    Should I worry?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the type of acne. Talk to a dermatologist. But what worked for me was tanning. 5 minutes in a tanning bed three times a week took care of most of my acne, especially on the back, chest, and shoulders. my dermatologist prescribed differin gel for my face and it worked to.

  45. QUESTION:
    what is the best store bought acne cream out there?
    Im trying to find a good acne cream, like pro active or clearisil, or clean and clear. Any good advice on which one i should buy?

    • ANSWER:
      Get one that uses Salicylic Acid as the active ingredient. Anything based on benzoyl peroxide will do nothing but dry you out and ultimately make things worse.

      Try Zirh's "Fix". More expensive but works great.

  46. QUESTION:
    how long after popping a zit should i wait to wear my prescription acne creams?
    i would like to know if how long i have to wait to put on my prescription acne cream for the zit to heal faster and reduce in size and to not clog up the pore.

    • ANSWER:
      The art of popping pimple.. gosh im 50 and still having pimples.. There is a way to get them but u have to get the whole thing at one shot. Other wize if you keep hitting it.. it will get really sore and possible infected again. Leave it alone.. for a few days .. just use the hot water treatment befor and after you mess with them. otherwize leave them alone and just let the hot water/washing and the cream do it choir.

  47. QUESTION:
    when i apply acne cream on my face it is okay to apply a moisturizer wit spf 15 over my acne cream on my face?
    i do it to protect myself from sunburn when i go outside cuz the moisturizer has spf 15 and it also moisturizes my face but would it effect the acne cream ? or it is okay ?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah, its okay. apply the acne cream first though, you might also want to let it absorb for a couple minutes before you apply your moisurizer

  48. QUESTION:
    Which is the best acne cream for girls?
    I am 13 of age and I am between acne creams. I have Proactive but I don't seem to see a difference. I tried Clean and Clear and I didn't see a difference either. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on your skin type, but since you most likely have oily skin, i would definetly reccomend Estee Lauder Oily Skin Purifying Mud Wash - it is absolutely amazing. I have had much, much less acne since I purchased it, and it lasts for quite a while too. I still have my bottle that I bought in February. Good luck!

  49. QUESTION:
    If an acne cream is labeled Skin Tone, is that ethnically incorrect?
    I saw an acne medication labeled Skin Tone, and the color is a light pinkish color - intended for Caucasian people.

    So, what about people who aren't Caucasian, such as African Americans and East Indians - would people of those ethnicities be offended seeing an acne cream labeled Skin Tone when the color is clearly not intended for their darker skin color?

    • ANSWER:
      That's life and unfortunately, that's the reality that minorities live with each and every day in America.

      I walk into the intimates section of a department store and look for pantyhose. There's a color titled "nude". It doesn't look like MY skin when I'm nude. It is obviously for whites.
      Band-Aids are labeled as "flesh-colored". For whom? Certainly not I!

      Of *course* it's an insensitive thing for companies to do that. They act as if they have no consideration for other races OR they think that other races don't use their products.

  50. QUESTION:
    Would odrying my skin due to use of acne cream give me wrinkles?
    I'm only 16..but for the past 3 years or so I've been using all types of creams and care for my acne and acne scarring..My acne is fading away now..I am getting some dark lines nea rmy mouth due to dryness and it just seems im getting a little bit more wrinkles(but i could just be paranoid)

    can dryness due to my acne cream lead to wrinkles at my age?

    • ANSWER:
      No, wrinkles are caused by sun, pollution (free radical damage), and heredity (aging).

      However, if you are seeing what appears to be wrinkles, these may be temporary dehydration lines. This can be solved by simply hydrating your skin.


back acne cream

Spot Treatments That Work

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some good on the spot treatments for acne?
    I have a couple pimples that I want to get rid of by using an on the spot treatment. I've been using Clean and Clear Advantage on the Spot Acne Treatment but it doens't seem to be working and I've tried it before with not much luck. Is there one similar to this that would work better? I just want one product, not several, to make these pimples go away as quickly as possible.

    • ANSWER:
      I really recommend one product by neutrogena called clear pore. It's a 2 in one face wash it can be just a face wash or a mask. It works soooo good. I use it as a on the spot treatment as well. After I wash my face with it I just dab a little on my acne and leave it there and wash it off in the morning. Hope I helped :]

  2. QUESTION:
    What is a good and effective drugstore spot treatment?
    Every once in a while, I break out on my chin and my nose. The one I'm using works but the results take over a week, which is exhausting if you have an event to attend to...

    So I want to know any recommendations for spot treatments that are FAST, EFFECTIVE, FOUND AT A DRUGSTORE, and under 20$.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Change your diet. Cut dairy products and consume small amounts of meat make sure they are organic. Eat vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, legumes, and whole grains make sure you consume small amounts of whole grains. I used clean and clear spot treatment it dried my small pimples fast!!! Also wash your face 2-3 times a day. use clean and clear benzoil peroxide and clean and clear blackhead removal.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can i use a different spot treatment if i use Proactiv?
    I use the refining mask as a spot treatment.. I have two spot treatments, the Clean and Clear Advantage kit one, and the Clearasil one.

    Which one do you think would work the best.
    I was thinking of putting a little of each on my forehead tonight(sine i have bangs) and see how it goes in the morning..

    What do yall think aye?

    • ANSWER:
      You sure can. I would use the Clearasil if it has a higher BP (benzyol peroxide) percentage.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the best acne spot treatment for occasional pimples?
    I don't have a lot of acne, but, like everybody, I get occasional pimples. What's a good spot treatment that I can buy?

    • ANSWER:
      Clean & Clear, yes it is an inexpensive brand, but it WORKS. and thats all that matters :)

      I believe it is called "acne spot treatment" lol

  5. QUESTION:
    What happens if an acne spot treatment isn't used in one spot?
    The title pretty much asks it all. Things like duac or clean and clear spot treatments, what happens if you were to put it over a broader region and not just one spot? Could it cause some kind of bad reaction?

    • ANSWER:
      you know, i have always wondered the same thing... i use mine to cover my whole face or at least to cover the entire area that i tend to break out instead of just on my visible acne.
      i find that it works the same if used on occasion. once i started doing it everyday i seemed to get more breakouts than usual... but that's just me.

  6. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between anti-acne cream and acne spot treatment?
    I just got the Skin ID personalized acne kit, it came with an anti-acne treatment (number 32) and an acne spot treatment. What is a difference between the two? The spot treatment was just a free gift, so I dont know if it is important... Please help!! I need to know!! thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Spot treatment is for a single pimple unlike large area use cream. There are great alternates like Nicotinamide pads (Niapads), salicylic acid (cetaphil) in case you need something else or simple to use.

  7. QUESTION:
    Whats a good spot treatment for acne that will work overnight?
    I am looking for a acne spot treatment to buy because I stopped proactive and I'm almost out of the mask. Please don't suggest toothpaste because that gives me even more breakouts. I want something that is designed to treat skin.

    • ANSWER:
      clean and clear persa gel 10! over time, also gets rid of acne scars!!! use it to spot treat at night!!!

  8. QUESTION:
    Two of our cats have managed to lick the anti-flea spot treatment. How toxic is it?
    They were struggling, so it was hard to get it in exactly the right place. I'll call the vet tomorrow, but meanwhile, does anyone know just how toxic it is? (We rarely use the spot treatments. Most months we manage with natural treatments as a deterrent, but we have so many cats that when we see fleas we must take action immediately.)

    • ANSWER:
      all three of my cats manage to get in a few licks every month when I administer it, no matter where I put it. It has never hurt any of them.
      Generally, they will take a few licks, find out how horrible it tastes and quit licking it.
      I understand your angst, the first time I saw one of mine licking it I kind of freaked out, too.
      Last month, Bandit took a few licks and started gagging, but she didn't throw up. They never have and it does not seem to hurt them.
      I am saying all this assuming you are using the stuff you get from the vet. I cannot answer for the stuff you buy at the store.

  9. QUESTION:
    What spot treatment for acne worked for you?
    I have tried Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment it didn't work also Mary Kay Acne treatment Gel...and now I have Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish stick and it doesn't do much. But the main thing I would like to know is... what spot treatment works for you and how much it's it and were can i find it? A link would help too. Also what about a Clearasil spot treatment. Does that work?

    Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Get the Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10. You can get it pretty much anywhere, I get mine from Target. It has 10% benzoyl peroxide, which seriously shrinks the pimple almost overnight. I rely heavily on this stuff hahaha. By far, it's the best spot treatment I've tried :) Good luck!

      ps. It's about (?) Something like that.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the best over the counter acne spot treatment?
    I'm looking for a spot treatment over the counter that will quickly get rid of pimples and also get rid of the scabs/scars left behind.
    I have oily, acne prone skin.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      ~~Bare Minerals Blemish Treatment. Clears them right up, also covers them. Works so quick you will be amazed!~~

  11. QUESTION:
    If I use a Acne Spot Treatment, should I use a acne face wash or just a regular cleanser?
    If I were to use the Clean and Clear Spot Treatment Gel, should I use a regular cleanser like Cetaphil or Biore? Or should I use an acne cleanser like Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash in Pink Grapefruit. I don't have serious acne, just pimples here and there.

    • ANSWER:
      I would use a acne wash for increased effect, but a non drying one since you don't have severe acne. I'm not a great fan of Clean and Clear, Kiss my Face botanical acne gel is so nice a cooling 18.99$. Use a gentle acne wash like desert essence face wash, alba acne dote face wash and My chelle teen acne. Neutrogena is nice but it's for more severe cases. If you keep on using it use a moisturizer before you apply the spot treatment. Maybe an oil controlling moisturizer like aubrey moisturizer for oily skin.

  12. QUESTION:
    What toner and spot treatment should I try?
    I have sensitive skin that dries out easily.
    Here is my skincare routine so far:

    Cleanser: Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser
    Toner: ????
    Moisturizer: Olay Complete (the day one for sensitive skin, then the night cream)
    Spot treatment: ????

    I don't have buckets of cash, so I don't want to spend much on either of these.
    Oh, and I drink lots of water (recommending that I do is an automatic thumbs down) and eat well.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe you don't need a toner. Notice that Cetaphil does not make them because their product rinses away clean and leaves your skin at the correct pH, eliminating the need for toner.

      But if you feel that you must use one, try Olay refreshing toner or Neutrogena alcohol free toner because alcohol will dry you out and salicylic acid will make you more sensitive.

      Maybe Clean and Clear acne treatment or Neutrogena on the spot acne treatment.

  13. QUESTION:
    What happens if a spot treatment isn't used in one spot?
    The title pretty much asks it all. Things like duac or clean and clear spot treatments, what happens if you were to put it over a broader region and not just one spot?

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing terrible will happen. Look at it like you are using it on A LOT of spots, instead of just one. skin might be a little dryer depending on the product but it will be fine.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the best spot treatment to put on a zit overnight?
    i get a couple zits every now and then and i need a good spot treatment. whats the best one you've used?

    • ANSWER:
      Drying Lotion that is 100% All Natural,

      http://www.palazah.com/naturalessa/drying-lotion-naturalessa-p-6366.html

  15. QUESTION:
    What is a good homemade spot treatment for acne?
    I have mild to severe acne and I've tried everything for it. I currently have several very red, very inflamed, and very painful pimples on my face. I'm looking for a cheap, homemade spot treatment that will help reduce the swelling and redness.
    I also don't want to dry my skin out

    • ANSWER:
      you should try a green tea facial wash. Green tea is packed with anti-oxidents that will help nourish and pack minerals into your skin, this will also make you face less inflamed. Soak 2 green tea bags in a bowl or hot water. (approx. 2 cups.) chill it over night and the next morning, use a cotten pad to gently cleanse your face with the mixture. For specifically spot cleaning treatments, try honey, and cinnamon (approx. 2 parts to 1 part) and apply to the blemishes. Leave until dry or overnight and scrub off the following morning. The best though, is to use a store bought spot treatment. Try looking for a formula with benzoyl peroxide because salicylic acid WILL dry out your face. clean and clear acne treatments work fast and well, and only a few bucks. Good luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    What do you think is the best spot treatment/acne wash?
    I think the best is Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment!!!

    Today I dabbed a bit on my HUGE pimple at around 5:00pm hoping it would go away overnight. Then I looked in the mirror later at around 10:00pm and it shrunk so much! Like it was almost gone! Totally amazing! So I dabbed more on and am hoping that it will be completely gone when I wake up tomorrow.

    Anyone other good acne treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      People make all kinds of suggestions about the best thing to do to cure acne. Some cures I’ve heard include putting oatmeal, honey, lemon juice, tea tree oil, cucumber, vinegar, or toothpaste on your face. Practically every cosmetics company and company that makes personal care products makes something that is a “sure cure” for acne. If we think about this, and use some common sense, we have to come to the conclusion that there is no quick or easy cure for acne, because if there was it would be well known and doctors would be telling everyone about it. Numerous companies make a lot of money persuading people to buy products that at worst will make the acne worse, and at best may help some people a little. Often fewer products are better. People often make their acne much worse by using too many products. There really is no quick fix for acne. Don’t spend a lot of money on products just because their ads say that they will cure acne. Your doctor is the best person to ask for help, and he or she may recommend some prescription medication or non-prescription treatment that may be suitable for you..

      There are some very simple and basic things you can do that cost nothing. Keep your face or any other area affected by acne very clean. Any mild antibacterial soap will help with that. Rinse the area well to remove all soap residue. Drink plenty of water – it really does help to clear up acne. Eat a nutritious diet and get enough sleep. A healthy life style will make a difference. Try to reduce the stress in your life – stress contributes to acne, so also probably the more you worry about the acne and focus on it, the worse it will be.

      Probably the most useful and effective things you can do are to apply hot compresses to pustules and cysts and never to pick or squeeze pimples. Playing with or popping pimples, no matter how careful and clean you are, nearly always makes bumps stay redder and bumpier longer.

      Here are a few informative links with additional ideas about preventing and treating acne.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/acne/article.htm
      http://www.acne.com/cause_effects/causes_acne.php
      http://www.acnerecovery.com/acne-information/causes-of-acne.html

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the best spray spot treatments for doggy accidents?
    looking for a good spray spot treatment to fully take pee or poo accident stain and smell out of carpet, suggestions anyone???
    FYI all please stop saying "Train that dog" i neglected to say she just came home the other night and is new to her enviorment accidents are to be expected for the first few days

    • ANSWER:
      Something that does NOT contain ammonia. Bissell makes good affordable easy to find pet products.

  18. QUESTION:
    What are the best acne spot treatments?
    I don't have acne, but I do get a pimple here and there in the worst places. I have two of the most annoying pimples now which actually hurt and I'm trying to see which acne spot treatments work best. I usually would put a dab of the Proactive Refining Mask on the pimple over night until it goes away, but I ran out of it! Any suggestions? Please help!!! Also, putting toothpaste over the blemish doesn't help for me.

    • ANSWER:
      Clean and Clear advantage mark treatment.
      it has salicylic acid which helps get rid of blemishes (:

  19. QUESTION:
    How long does it usually take a cat to show signs of reaction after using a one spot treatment on them?
    I bought a Zodiac flea control one spot treatment and now I have found out it can cause reactions and even death in some cats, now the cats i plan to put it on have been given baths in ZEMA flea shampoo and had no reaction, so is it safe to use the one spot?
    my cats are ages
    3 yrs- 10 lbs
    6 months- 5 lbs
    3 months- 2 lbs
    the medicine says cats 5-10lbs so i wont put it on the 3 month old or is it safe

    • ANSWER:
      None of it is safe for any animal.
      You can use alternatives to chemicals, one is the use of crushed garlic in the food source.
      However I do know that some times this is simply not enough.
      You cat can show signs immediately it is applied, and it is the high concentrate of chemicals they are against. Anything that is not natural the body will want to get rid of it, this may be in the form of frothing at the mouth, actual dry retching etc. Can you not try a more gentler (if there is one) flea treatment out there for you to try (I have had to resort to using Advantage for cats on my dogs, yes I know but the dogs prefer this over all the others (less chemical smells). I use advantage for cats as it is cheaper and I do believe I have the fleas confused, how do they know if you are using flea treatment for cats or dogs? Good luck hope you find some relief. I do add garlic to the food source but sometimes you need a little more especially when you live in a warmer climate.

  20. QUESTION:
    Do you use moisturizer before or after using an acne spot treatment?
    I wash my face and use moisturizer after, but I recently got an acne spot treatment so I'm wondering if I should apply the moisturizer before I put on the acne spot treatment (which I do now) or after I put the acne spot treatment on, The reason I don't put the lotion on after rather than before is because I think it's kind of pointless because you're sort of rubbing the acne treatment all over your face rather than the spot you applied it to specifically... But that's just my perspective. So can someone tell me if I'm doing this correctly or not? Thanks, much appreciated!

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the best best spot treatment from acne scars?
    I was just curious what anybody thinks is the best spot treatment. I used to have moderate acne and it went away, but when it came back i picked at some like I should not be doing, and left acne marks. I am using clean and clear kit, but its not really doing the job as best as I thought it would, so any that worked fast, and super good?

    • ANSWER:
      ive been trying the garnier one, but honestly...i saw a very minimal difference, im not really happy :P i still have a lot of visible scars and im almost done with the 4 weeks...im going to try the clinique one (not sure whats its called) and ive heard many good reviews from the Lancome one, but that's like 90$! u.s. dollars...

  22. QUESTION:
    What is a good natural acne spot treatment?
    I've been looking at Burt's Bee's Blemish Stick and Mychelle Spot Treatment. Has anyone tried these? Are there others that I am not aware of? Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      1 - There's different natural products which work
      2 - Its all about knowing what works the best for your skin though
      3 - I recommend that you take a look into the products which specialists recommend as they will give you the best results
      4 - Here's a couple of them that I've come across and are helping tonnes of people, check out both of them and decided for yourself which one will work best for you, http://kl.am/acne and this one http://kl.am/acnefree

  23. QUESTION:
    What is a good drugstore acne spot treatment?
    I have combination/oily skin.

    I have been looking into the Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Spot Gel & Clean and Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment. If you guys have tried these please let me know and give me a little review on them!

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Clean and Clear Advantage spot treatment. it's probably the first product i bought for mild zits when i was 12 going in the 7th grade and i'm 16 and still using it. The Rapid Clear is supposed to have a cooling sensation, and is supposed to be more "rapid" of course than most, but it's gimmicky really. The Clean & Clear is my favorite. Simple, and does what it says, plus helps take the pain away from those sensitive bumps. Also the rapid clear tends to kind of peel away and can get gloppy, and the cooling sensation is veeeery intense.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to benzoyl peroxide not as a spot treatment?
    Benzoyl peroxide, like an acne spot treatment cream, that you use on spots overnight. If you have an area that's widely affected, is it ok to use it in an area, even in places where there isn't acne? Like someone's chest or back. Could this be damaging? Note, not as a cream just for skin, but a cream for an area that has alot of acne.

    • ANSWER:
      it can be, but it will leave scabs.

  25. QUESTION:
    Can you apply spot treatment to an area of your face thats prone to breakouts?
    Right now i dont have any pimples on my nose, but it's the place i breakout the most so will using a spot treatment there help prevent pimples from forming? Or is that a bad idea, like too harsh for the skin or something?

    • ANSWER:
      its fine you might wanna get a moisterizer and a face wash too

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the best spot treatment gel on the UK high street?
    I have combination skin and I suffer from quite a few spots.
    Rather than squeeze them can anyone reccommend a spot treatment gel available on th UK high street?

    • ANSWER:
      Superdrug's "Tea Tree" face range includes a dab-on gel that works wonders, and you can buy tea tree oil in pure and diluted forms there too.

      It's also on the BAUV good list for no Animal Testing!

  27. QUESTION:
    what is a good acne spot treatment that does not have salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide?
    i have been using a salicylic acid spot treatment for years and i feel like it just doesn't work for me anymore it never takes care of my zits and i see no difference. i also tired using a benzoyl peroxide one and they worked really well... except for the fact that it made my skin around my eyes extremely itchy and irritated.

    does anyone know of a spot treatment that works well and does not contain either of those products?

    • ANSWER:
      Well I found some useful recipes for homemade mask for cleaning the acne spots and I've started to use the yeast one. After the first application (a few minutes ago) my skin became very smooth. I will also try the lotion, it looks kinda harsh, but the peroxide really lighten the discoloration, so I'll give it a shot, but if you don't like peroxide you don't have to try it:
      http://www.girlslovestyle.com/2010/07/get-rid-of-acne-spots/
      Hope it helps:-)

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne WITHOUT using any on-the-spot treatments?
    I want my skin to be clear. But when I use on-the-spot treatment it makes my skin break out and itchy.

    Any way to get rid of acne without using medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      Clean your face twice daily, once before bed, once in the AM. Use an acne cleanser with Benzoyl Peroxide, like Neutrogena. Then put on the Neutrogena acne lotion. It is gentle. After use a water-based moisturizer with sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun. Benzoyl Peroxide makes the skin sensitive to the sun. Trust me this combo will keep acne away and the moisturizer will keep your skin from drying out and becoming itchy. Drink plenty of water, eat your veggies, and get some sleep.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can you put on spot treatment before applying makeup?
    I have Natures Cure spot treatment,
    and i use it before I go to bed
    and I'm wondering if I can put it on before applying my makeup in the morning? Or would that clog my pores?

    If it helps,
    I use Maybelline Age Rewind Foundation,
    & Maybelline mineral powder.

    • ANSWER:
      No use the spot treatment. There are even some concealers with acne fighting ingredients in them.

  30. QUESTION:
    is it ok to put on a BENZOYL PEROXIDE spot treatment then apply a moisturizer which has SALICYLIC ACID in it?
    im planning to buy aveeno clear complexion daily moisturizer which contains salicylic acid.. can i use it eventhough im using 10% benzoyl peroxide spot treatment?? is it ok to use both products at the same time?

    • ANSWER:
      That's what I use on my skin but you have to be careful. I use the spot treatment at night and the moisturizer in the morning and haven't had a problem even on the rare occasions that I use them together but your skin might be more sensitive than mine.

  31. QUESTION:
    Ok so can you use proactive with clean and clear spot treatment?
    What I mean is replacing the third step of proactive with the clean and clear spot treatment? Will it work? Please help?

    • ANSWER:
      I would stick to using only one type of face treatment. Using both can irritate your skin and make it dry. stick to proactive, it works!

  32. QUESTION:
    If I use a Acne Spot Treatment, should I use a acne face wash or just a regular cleanser?
    If I were to use the Clean and Clear Spot Treatment Gel, should I use a regular cleanser like Cetaphil or Biore? Or should I use an acne cleanser like Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash in Pink Grapefruit. I don't have serious acne, just pimples here and there.

    • ANSWER:
      Use "Niapads" (Nicotinamide acne pads) for controlling your acne. One step process provides exfoliation, pore cleansing and prevention of Acne.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to use white spot treatment?
    I have 'King British anti-spot treatment' does anyone know how much to use in a 58L aquarium?
    How often to use it and how to put it into the tank?
    Please help!!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      As far as i know about these treatments, you will need to take out the carbon cartridge, dissolve the tablet or powder in a cup full with tank water and then pour it into your tank, and that daily with 24 hours apart

      you will need to treat for up to 7-10 days

      do a 50% partial waterchange at the end of the treatment, and check your ammonia levels daily because the medication will mess with it, if you have ammonia present you will need to do partial waterchanges of 25%

      Most medications also turn the water color into a blue, green or red, so don't worry if your tank gets discolored that's absolutely normal

      Hope that helps
      Good luck

      EB

      feel free to email me for further questions

  34. QUESTION:
    Neutrogena on the spot treatment or Proactiv refining mask?
    my birthday is tomorrow and i already have the telltale red bump of a pimple. how to get rid of it faster... the proactiv refining mask or the neutrogena on the spot treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      use Neutrogena spot treatment is really good.

  35. QUESTION:
    what is the best acne spot treatment for occasional blemishes?
    i dont really have acne, but sometimes i'll get a zit. what is the the most effective spot treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      The tricky part about acne is that the problem can
      actually become worse if you overmedicate. That's
      because acne medication can overdry the skin, causing
      a boost in your skin's Sebum (oil) production. This
      results in...you guessed it - more acne.

      So what's the long term solution? Find gentler
      solutions or even natural acne cures that won't
      shock your body into more breakouts.

      Here's what I recommend...

      Glycerin based facewash:
      Glycerin is gentler and will balance the
      pH levels in your skin.

      Antibacterial Soap:
      For body acne, try using an antibacterial soap
      to slowly dry out the skin. If your skin gets too dry,
      switch to a moisterizing soap like Dove to
      counterbalance the effect.

      Don't Overwash:
      Wash your face only 2 times a day max and gently
      pat dry with a towel.

      Moisterize:
      Use a gentle face moisterizer if the glycerin based
      face wash drys you out too much. I like using
      Aveeno moisterizers personally.

      Change Your Diet:
      Eat almonds, fiber, drink lots of water and avoid
      excess sugar intake. Food really does make a difference.
      This is because the food you put into your body has a
      direct effect on your Sebum (oil) production. By eating
      the right foods, you'll minimize oily skin, thereby
      preventing breakouts.

      Egg Whites:
      If acne medication isn't working or causing new breakouts,
      try applying egg whites to the pimples at night before bed.
      This natural remedy works by gently drying out the clogged
      pores and clearing up the pimple.

      Oatmeal Masks:
      One of my favorite natural skin conditioners is wearing an
      "oatmeal mask". The oatmeal with smooth your skin while
      simultaneously absorb toxins and oils from your pores.
      Try this for a few days straight. Wear the oatmeal mask
      for 10 minutes, then wash off. You'll have a nice
      glowing complexion right after.

      Lemon Juice:
      Lemon juice also dries up pimples and kills any bacteria
      in the infection.The citric acid also balances your skin's
      pH levels to prevent future breakouts.

      Honey:
      Yes, despite your initial beliefs, honey is FANTASTIC for
      skin care. Actually, you may notice on many moisterizers
      that honey is an ingredient. Much like the lemon solution
      above, honey balances the skins pH levels. Test out this
      sticky remedy by dabbing pimples with honey and leaving it
      on for 5-10 minutes. You can apply full honey masks to your
      face but I prefer the oatmeal masks instead.
      They're less messy.

      For more great remedies, CHECK OUT THE SOURCE LINK Below.

  36. QUESTION:
    Why is it when I use Clean and Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment my cheeks swell?
    I have acne around my cheeks and chin whenever I put on this spot treatment my cheeks swell like I was socked in the face in the morning.

    • ANSWER:
      You're probably allergic to something in the spot treatment. I would discontinue use and try something else, like Clean and Clear. I use that, and my zits got worse at first, and then they cleared up. Sometimes it gets worse before it gets better. And if that doesn't work, go to your doctor and ask him about zit treatment. Doctors are really good with that kind of stuff.

  37. QUESTION:
    Can you use spot treatments on face boils?
    I had a boil on my face and it really hurts. It's slowly dying down. I've been using Clinique Spot Treatment on my face.

    I was wondering if it's okay to do this? The spot treatment is for pimple but I don't know how much difference a boil and a pimple is except this lump have no head!!!!

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    What's the best acne spot treatment for sore/red pimples?
    I've been dealing with this for a while. I've tried the spot treatment in the Clean and Clear kit, it's alright. But I'm looking for something with fast results. Also, any suggestions for a night cleanser?

    • ANSWER:
      anything that will dry it out
      salicylic acid or prescription creams like benzyl peroxide

      btw if u feel like one is starting to form put ice on it!

  39. QUESTION:
    Which home spot treatment works best for pimples: tea tree oil or toothpaste?
    I've heard about toothpaste being the best pimple spot treatment, but I've also heard about tea tree oil being the best spot treatment. Can you help me decide on which one to use?

    • ANSWER:
      Do NOT use toothpaste. Others have returned here with bloody scabs and more irritation from using it!
      There are many kinds of toothpaste--and some contain ingredients that are extremely harmful to your skin. Skip that one.

      Also skip the tea tree oil.

      Use the aspirin paste. Same ingredient as those pricey acne medicines!

  40. QUESTION:
    what is the best acne spot treatment product?
    I have adult acne and I want to find out which is the best acne spot treatment product out in the market. I want to know what have been working for you.

    • ANSWER:
      Ger proactive or Clearasil, and wash your face with one of Clearasil's cream wash every day this should help
      If that doesn't work make an appointment with your doctor don't be afraid

  41. QUESTION:
    Can you use clean and clear spot treatment when moisturizer is already on your face?
    I'm trying to figure out if I can put clean and clear moisturizer on my face, and then right after it cover that with spot treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you can. It will just be absorbed through the moisturizer. Make sure you don't over do it with treatment products, it may over dry your skin.

  42. QUESTION:
    Should I get a Spot Treatment or a Scrub?
    I'm ordering things from Avon, should I get (Blemish clearing Spot Treatment) or (Pore Penetrating Invigorating scrub) ?

    Which would be better to get rid of blemishes?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There,

      The Spot treatment is to treat individual blemishes so if you get them only once in awhile then you should try that along with the Clearskin Pore Penetrating Cleanser / Scrub . You should cleanse your skin daily am & pm to prevent future breakouts.

      Now if you breakout often but not that bad then you should go with the Clearskin Blemish Clearing products or the Clearskin Professional to treat Acne that is more frequent & stubborn.

      Good Luck

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best acne face cream and spot treatment?
    I try my best to eat right and excersize, but my acne is really bad. I don't usually get blackheads, but sometimes I do. I have little pimples all over my forehead, and big pimples on my entire face. What acne solution works best? I like facial masks, spot treatment, facewash, ect. I have tried E.L.F spot treatment, but it doesn't stop pimples from growing back. help???

    • ANSWER:
      Niacinamide face cleansing pads are an effective and simple way to keep acne away. Just place a pad on the pimple and watch it fade away. Lavender Oil helps prevent skin drying.
      Niacinamide pads are also known as Vitamin B3 pads or Nicotinamide pads. Works on body acne too.
      Give them a try and you will be pleasantly surprised.
      Niacinamide also helps diminish skin-hyperpigmentation (acne scars).

  44. QUESTION:
    Best spot treatment that will rape my pimples?
    I am going to Walmart today and am wondering ifthere are any effective pimple spot treatments there. I am so sick of having zits.
    Here's what I've already tried:
    Oxy Spot Treatment --> FAIL
    Neutrogena Spot Treatment --> FAIL
    AcneFree 3-Step thing --> FAIL

    Pleasr give me something I can buy at Walzmart today.

    Thanks. 'preciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      I use clean and clear persa gel 10. But you should use this morning and night on the pimple. Though if the pimple is at a head and full of puss then it won't work. You will need to remove the puss first. Just don't squeeze it do death or you will probably leave a scar.

  45. QUESTION:
    Should I use a night cream and acne spot treatment at the same time?
    Or would the night cream defeat the purpose of the spot treatment?

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the best spot treatments in the UK?
    I'm a guy, so my skin is a little different to girls skin. I am currently using clean and clear spot treatment & cleanser, and it's good. But i want another spot treatment to try, anyone know any?

    • ANSWER:
      clearsil ultra 100% spot free scrub :)

  47. QUESTION:
    is there any good on the spot acne treatments that dont contain benzoyl peroxide?
    i've been using proactiv for awhile and now everytime i use it my face gets really itchy and irritating!! so now i use a different face wash and the clearasil on the spot thing that supposably takes 4 hours and my face got itchy from it and that contains benzoyl peroxide. are there any good on the spot treatments that dont contain it?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't have to buy expensive products to vanish those irritaing acne, you can try different home remedies. Do you know that yoga can cure acne? Try it! it will help your blood circulation increase. Your acne was due to too much dirt,you can try using papaya fruit with lemon. It will help vanish your acne scars. Just mash the papaya, add the lemon juice and scrub it. It's effectve! there are lots of remedies that you can do to get rid of acne. Just check the site bellow.

  48. QUESTION:
    Can I use Proactiv step 1 as an overnight spot treatment?
    I don't have anything else and I need this pimple gone, or at least less noticeable by tomorrow. Can I use Proactiv step 1 as an overnight spot treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      This was posted on ANSWERS by Bree White.
      "Proactiv made my face turn red and it hurt!
      I have only been using it for the past 3 days, (today is day #3).
      I noticed a slight tingle after I used it this morning, but thought nothing of it.
      After using it for the 2nd time today, about an hour ago, I realised that the tingle had turned into a burning sensation. I washed everything off with cold water straight away. My face has gone bright red, especially around my eyes (eye-lids)."
      AND
      This was posted on Answers by "People C":
      "Stupid benzoyl peroxide made me get wrinkles!
      I’m going to stop using benzoyl peroxide to treat my acne. It has made me get a good amount of wrinkles in a months worth amount of time. People have told me that my face use to be very tight, and now I’m getting wrinkles all of a sudden. I google’d it, and yes it does cause wrinkles."

      It does that and can do much MUCH worse.
      SEE FDA / BENZOYL PEROXIDE ACTION: FEBRUARY 17, 1995
      “Topical Drug Products Containing Benzoyl Peroxide:
      “ FDA’s REQUIRED additional warning for all topically-applied acne treatment drug products and all others containing benzoyl peroxide. The agency re-classified it from its previous status Category I to Category III status (from SAFE to CONCERN) because it has resulted in tumors in in laboratory animals.

  49. QUESTION:
    Can you recommend any good spot treatments or face masks?
    I've been using L'Oreal Go 360 Clean and it's helped my skin a lot, but not cleared it up completely. My acne was never that bad in the first place, it's just really stubborn. I'm looking for a spot treatment for the occasional pimples I get, and a mask to smooth out my skin and make it look flawless.
    Does anyone have a recommendation for either?

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    What is the best spot acne treatment you use?
    The past couple of weeks I have been breaking out (I'm guessing stress) I have never been prone to long break outs.

    I have been using Biore cleanser with no avail. Does anyone use a spot treatment that works? I'm starting to look absolutely ridiculous lol

    • ANSWER:
      neutrogena skin i.d. spot treatment.

      I put a dab of it on the effected area at night and it works over night.
      I either wake up with the acne less red or completely gone.

      Try it :]


spot treatments that work

Acne Cremes

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of my acne other than acne cremes?
    i have tried using acne cremes before, all kinds. and they havent worked. the pimples will almost go away and then more will come back.

    • ANSWER:
      Your acne might be hereditary so you might not be able to get rid of it. Drink lots of water, eat healthy, and be sure to moisturize! Even if your skin is oily, if it has no moisture your skin will think it is dry, and produce MORE oil which means MORE pimples (Not good). I tried Noxzema for my acne. It cleanses deep and if you get the plus moisturizer kind it hydrates too. Hope this helps!

  2. QUESTION:
    How do I get my face to stop peeling while on this acne medication creme?
    I have this acne cream my dermatologist gave me and I use it , and a few days after my face peels really bad .. I was wondering if there's a way to stop my face from peeling but at the same time continue my acne creme. Help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      try a light moisturizer and check with your Dr. to see if he can give you something for sensitive skin

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of stubborn acne?
    I have some acne on the corner of my chin and I've been using different kind of acne cremes and they aren't going away. Is there any other way to get rid of them? I really don't care, even if its some crazy foods that will do it. Please and Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, I had realllly bad acne and I used so many things it was unbelivable...Acne Free, Neutrogena...nothing...but I discovered the Oxy face Wash Maximum-10% BP so be careful! Then I used ZapZit, The gel kind-2% Salisic Acid (may have to order online because they don't sell the gel kind in stores apparently or I'd buy the whole aisle LOL) anyway, then I finish off with a lotion called Clean and Clear Day lotion er like that...I have sleared up so much that I can take pictures without being worried at all and I don't have to wear so much cover up that if you touched my face, I'd literally rub off on you

      I hope I helped you and wish ya the best of luck
      ~just trying to spread the word of ZapZit and Oxy ;P~

  4. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of acne the natural way with home remedies?
    My docter prescribed acne creme for it which is all over my body, but it doesn't work, is there something i can eat or drink to cleanse myself of toxins, or special soap to clean my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Wash your face with gentle soap (glycerine or Dove) and warm-to-hot water twice a day and then before bed do the same but with Phiso-Hex soap.
      This saw me through my pimply years.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to use Neutrogeana Acne Creme Cleanser after I use Neautrogena Deep Clean Cleasnser?
    I was wonder if it was ok to use Neautrogena Acne Creme Cleanser after I used Neautrogena Deep Clean Cleanser because it says on the bottle of the acne cleanser to ceanse my faace well before using it

    Sorry for asking this in Relationships, but nobody answered it in skin and body

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    What are the patient-doctor confidentiality laws for minors in California?
    The pharmacy my mom goes to wouldn't let my mom fill a prescription for acne creme for my 17 year old brother because they said that it violated patient-doctor confidentiality rights. Is this true? As his mother, shouldn't she be able to pick it up and pay for it?

    • ANSWER:
      yes for a minor she can. you wouldnt see a 5 yo kids going in and getting their meds would you!

  7. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of these little pimples on my face?
    I already tried acne creme and I wash my face every night and put it on but it doesn't make a difference at all. Help! Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      use the neutrogena advance system it works great.

  8. QUESTION:
    How can I make my facial redness go down?
    I had a zit, so I put toothpaste on it and it started to burn. I took the toothpaste off after 10 minutes, and it apparently had a reaction with my cheek where the toothpaste was is red and irritated.

    I've tried putting a few things on it. Acne Creme, Zit Creme, Baking Soda mask, and a warm washcloth.

    NOTHING is working and I have a huge red area on my cheek. Please let me know how to reduce the redness. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      honey is great for this a 20 minutes face mask.
      also you can use aloe vera gel is very good .
      was your face with cold water not hot.

  9. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a dried up pimple?
    I had a pimple on the lining on my lip (and NO its not herpies or a cold sore so dont try to be a smart a**) and i treated it with acne creme and dont put makeup on it but now its dried up and looks sooo gross. What can i do to make it look better? Proms on saturday!

    • ANSWER:
      You should put some healing cream on it and don't touch it any longer. It will be gone in some days. It takes as long as it takes to appear..

  10. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to use Neutrogeana Acne Creme Cleanser after I use Neautrogena Deep Clean Cleasnser?
    I was wonder if it was ok to use Neautrogena Acne Creme Cleanser after I used Neautrogena Deep Clean Cleanser because it says on the bottle of the acne cleanser to ceanse my faace well before using it

    • ANSWER:
      You only need one cleanser. Too much cleansing can dry out your skin and may irritate your oil glands to produce more oil.

      If you have very oily skin, try Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash.
      If you have oily/combination skin, try Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser.
      If you have oily and sensitive skin, try Olay Foaming Face Wash, Sensitive.

      If you want to get rid of acne, you need a combination approach to skin care. Cleansing is not going to get rid of acne.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is a good acne cream or medicine?
    i have moderate acne on my cheeks that will not go away. could you recommend any acne creme or gel or something that i can put on my acne every night to help it heal or something? something i could find at the drug store please!

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to use Neutrogeana Acne Creme Cleanser after I use Neautrogena Deep Clean Cleasnser?
    I was wonder if it was ok to use Neautrogena Acne Creme Cleanser after I used Neautrogena Deep Clean Cleanser because it says on the bottle of the acne cleanser to ceanse my faace well before using it

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of my pimples?
    They're more like cyst growing on my face and neck !):
    I've tryed a lot of acne creme prodcucts and they don't work.
    And I'm not willing to spend my money on it and time?
    Maybe can anyone suggest any home remedies?

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a good acne restoration creme?
    Does anyone know a good acne restoration creme that i can find in stores and that works?

    • ANSWER:
      Not real sure if this question was worded correctly, but I will try and answer. I assume you are asking for something to restore your skin back to the way it was before acne caused scarring on you. The best stuff to use is Retin-A, but you will need a prescription for that. Otherwise, you can try over-the-counter microdermabrasion kits to help with the scarring and if you can afford it, go see an esthitician and get some professional microdermabrasion treatments and peels done. Good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    Home remedies to get rid of acne?
    I am constantly getting acne on my face and it is quite annoying. I take acne medicine and have acne creme that i apply every other day. I also use lemon juice on my face to help dry my acne out. Any other suggestions on how to get rid of acne and keep it away?

    • ANSWER:
      Try Organic Extra virgin coconut oil. There is tons of Video on youtube that swear that coconut oil helps with there skin. Coconut oil also helps with weight loss. It helps with acne. acne scars, dry,whiten teeth, oily, or ANYTHING. It will cure any skin problem, and also treat fungi. Coconut oil is also great for the hair, AND MAINLY just everything on, in your body.

      I know by now you might be like, Is she crazy telling me to put Virgin coconut oil on my face. No I am not crazy whatsoever! My Friends, Girlfriends,, and family uses coconut oil on your body, hair, skin. And It makes your hair to smooth , skin super soft. And coconut oil kills the bacteria that cause acne, so don't worry about it clogging your pores, and making you have more acne or something. Because it wont.. It might breakout you out at first, but it is just detoxing your skin, pulling out all the dirt, and bacteria out of your pores. Within 1 week, you will see a different in your skin. If you have dry skin, it is wonderful!. If you have oily skin, YOUR in luck. It actually makes your skin less oily(if you use the right amount) and helps it.

      You can also use coconut oil as a oil cleansing method. I hope this helps, and if you buy coconut oil. Look for the one in a glass jar. It has to also say virgin or extra virgin coconut oil that is unrefined and USDA organic. Good Luck!

      These are all the videos about how coconut oil is SO great for the health, body, skin and hair. and everything! and DID it TELL you it smeelll soo good!!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cQDAZQIDH4
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7KBLCKHFp4
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZeSaD10zeM&playnext=1&list=PLE639A5EF9B5FBF33&feature=results_main
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t_tw2idByQ
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrohi6NO-wk
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxuf10YicI8
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54yEseyh2Pc

  16. QUESTION:
    Started with a zit on the lining of my bottom lip treated it now its dried out & looks like a cold sore?
    It started as a zit in the lining of my bottom lip i treated it with acne creme it dried out and now it looks like a cold sore its yellow red dried and flakey and huurts. Should i continue to treat it like a zit or like a cold sore? Proms saturday!

    • ANSWER:
      Continue treating it like a zit. A cold sore is a completely different kettle of fish so to speak

      Cold sores generally heal over a period of one to two weeks, but oral antiviral medications can reduce symptoms and shorten the outbreak. Ongoing use of antivirals may be necessary if outbreaks are frequent.

      Pimples, on the other hand, require different treatment. Washing the face twice a day with a mild cleanser can help prevent acne formation, as can applying over-the-counter acne medications. However, prescription topical or oral medications and other methods of treatment provided by a dermatologist may be required before pimples resolve.

  17. QUESTION:
    How can I prevent my face from getting so greasy causing acne?
    After I work out, or when i even get the slightest bit hot,my face becomes a grease ball! In the morning when I flatiron my hair right after i take a shower, my face gets soooo greasy! I wear hydogen perioxide (oxy) every night. I also wash my face 2 times a day twice. My parents won't let me buy any other face products. I do have face wash, and use it twice a week (following instructions). what should i do? I have really bad acne, and i dont know how i get it? I wash my face a lot, and put on acne treatment creme on. My hair sometimes gets greasy too, so i have to wash it everyday, really scrubing. Maybe should I take a shower twice a day? Will that make me cleaner, and will that help? When I tell my parents the acne cream dosen't hellp they say,"yes it does i know it does, how do you know it dosen't". Please I am gonna have terrible scars later on, please help!!! Should I persuade my parents more! PLEASE HELP, I HATE THIS ACNE PROBLEM!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      You sound alot like me. You should go see a dermatologist before you start to get acne scars. Washing your face two times a day is enough, no more then twice a day. Yes, I think you should persuade your parents more. if your acne is really bad, I recommend you trying accutane. It has serious side effects, but it works for some people. Maybe you can try proactive this is also a good product. I know exactly how you feel. I got acne at the age of 13, and now 21 still suffering from it. I hope you find something that works for you. Goodluck

  18. QUESTION:
    When should i use my acne cleanser and moisturizer?
    I have a face cleanser, an acne cleansing creme, and a moisturizer because my skin drys, when and in what order should i use these peoducts

    • ANSWER:
      face cleanser , acne cleanser cream, moisturizer

      if you feel dryness I suggest to use it Once a day .

  19. QUESTION:
    I woke up today with these wrinkles under my eyes. How do I get rid of them?
    I'm kinda freaking out! I'm only sixteen. Last night I put on this acne creme under my eyes by accident, so maybe that's what caused it.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah the cream probably gave yor eyes an erritaion under them , just give it another day and your face will be fine
      hope i helped :)

  20. QUESTION:
    Can acne medication cause facial hair growth?
    I'm 15 and have been trying to grow a beard for a while. My dad jokes me about not being able to, it doesn't help that you can't see the little I grow cuz it's blonde, but I recently started using a new acne medication and it seems like the hair is growing a little faster. Has anyone ever heard of this? And if so, can you recommend an acne facial creme that causes A LOT of facial hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      It can do that - of you're a woman and you're on the pill. No your acne medication is not doing this, this is your own hormones! Congratulations! ...

  21. QUESTION:
    Is it better to put on acne creme before or after going under the sun?
    Hello everyone, so i heard that getting some sun is good for acne and i was just wondering whether i should put my acne stuff on before or after getting some sun.

    • ANSWER:
      After. Although most acne meds recommend staying out of the sun because the ingredients can cause the skin to be over sensitive, and too much sun could damage the skin. Also tanning your face while you have healing acne lesions can cause the skin in that area to become darker than the rest of your face. Making it even more noticeable

  22. QUESTION:
    I woke up w/ these wrinkles under my eyes. How do I get rid of them fast?
    i put on my acne creme under my eye, so I think that's why there are little wrinkles there. What can I do to get rid of them fast?!

    • ANSWER:
      TRY USING A COLD SPOON OR AN ICE CUBE AND MILK WORKS TOO........I KNOW IT SOUNDS DUMB BUT I HAVE EVEN STUCK MY HEAD IN THE FREEZER FOR A FEW MINUTES AND LET THE COLD AIR BLOW STRAIGHT ON YOUR EYES** WORKS**

  23. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to get rid of pimples and such?
    I use this acne treatment creme with Benzoyl in it. Its 2.5% Benzoyl and it usually does the trick. But lately it hasn't been working. Any help?

    • ANSWER:
      try diluting some grape seed extract in water and using that for your skin.

      apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil work well also.

  24. QUESTION:
    After rhinoplasty i got a rash so i used an acne creme withno prescriptions and am peeling like a dinausore ?
    Is that ok for my skin to peel that much for 7 consequent days and eceryday am puttin the creme ( pannogel .. Hydroxyde de peroxyle?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not your allergist doctor, and I have no idea what products you're allergic to.

  25. QUESTION:
    Started as zit on lip treated it and now its dried out looks like a cold sore and stings also flakey&dry?
    It started as a zit on the line of my bottom lip i put acne creme on it and that dried it out but now its red and flakey it stings is inflamed and looks kinda yellow? Looks a little bigger too. Should i use abreeva neosporin acne creme or vaseline? And should i ice it???

    • ANSWER:
      Abreva is all you need. 2-3 times, an hour apart and it should be gone.

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the best over the counter face wash for acne?
    I have little to moderate acne and I currently use clean and clear face wash but it just doesn't seem to be cutting it anymore. My acne seems to be getting worse. Any recommendations are must appreciative!

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      definitely cetaphil!!! and also the have an acne creme thing that u put on ur zits at night and they literally disappear the next morning. it is called mario badescu and it is pink....

      GOOD LUCKKk

  27. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of red blotches,acne and spots?
    I often get acne on the left side of my face beside my lip on my chin slightly also and on top corner of head also I have these pink/red blotches around the corners of my nose.The acne is often painful.Creme soothes it but the pink marks remain.When i see people with flawless skin I feel really bad and I hate being in bright light cause I'm so conscious of it.Please help and I will be really grateful.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many cheap and effective home remedies for acne. Tomato slices, turmeric, papaya juices and home made face packs will treat existing pimples and prevent further problems. More remedies at http://www.wellnesstalk.org/acne.html

  28. QUESTION:
    How are some ways to get rid of acne? I've tried washing my face but my acne still stays. help?
    Types of cremes are fine (extra sensitive skin though), and are there any homemade remedies? Please make them somewhat inexpensive, but if they REALLY work and are expensive thats fine.

    • ANSWER:
      There's actually a couple of remedies. First, Aspirin is the same thing as salicylic acid...the main ingredient in most acne medications. Take a couple tablets and crush them up very fine. Add a little water to make a paste, apply to affected area.
      Also tea tree oil is a great remedy.
      Another one I have used is peppermint soap with REAL peppermint extract. I found an all natural store that sold it. I washed my face twice a day with it, it was very cooling and refreshing, it cleared my acne up and it didn't irritate my face at all! Good luck!

  29. QUESTION:
    What name should I use for acne creme?! Creativity is helpful!?
    I'm doing a project where we are selling a fake product. My group is doing pimple/acne creme, and i need a good name for it. We were going to do zit zapper or pimple popper, but those are really cliche. We need something that sounds fun yet effective, aimed mostly towards girls. thnx!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Zitzilla- Like Godzilla
      Zittzy to glitzy

      sorry those were appalling suggestions!

  30. QUESTION:
    What brand of foundation should i use?
    I have REALLY sensitive skin!
    some kinds of foundation made me brake out and then when i try to use acne creme it makes my skin look dry and flaky!
    then the makeup looks really noticable and fake!
    so what brand of foundation wont brake out my skin and last a while???
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Avon Cream to Powder foundation is really light. You don't even feel it on your face and you don't need to use much either. It's really great for people with sensitive skin. It's around but so worth it.

  31. QUESTION:
    What is the best foundation for acne and acne scarring?
    I have suffered with acne for the past 10 years, it is related to my hormones and I still suffer and need a good for the skin foundation to hide the scarring.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to use powder makeup only to find out it makes acne worse! It absorbs all surface oils drying out your skin and forcing your skin to thing it needs to produce more oils which can result in even more acne! An oil-free liquid foundation is best. I have moderate acne. Not exactly severe, but definitely not mild. As well as my fair share of acne marks and scars. I use Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation. AMAZING. Hydrating, oil-free, doesn't clog my pores, covers really well since it's full coverage foundation. About , but so worth it. Use a makeup sponge and pat into your skin and press. Most the time I barely need concealer after! But when I do, after the foundation I use Josie Maran Argan Blend Concealer. Creamy, blends well, covers well. And after I use a bit of powder to set everything. Everything can be bought from Sephora, but i've found them cheaper on Ebay too. Highly recommend these products. Take it from someone struggling with acne as well. Good luck! :)

  32. QUESTION:
    What is your favorite acne product and why?
    I am 30 and have been having bad acne breakouts since my mid 20s. I have tried EVERYTHING, so I am just curious if there is something out that I haven't heard of yet that really works. Or if there is certain kinds of products that work good or if a certain daily routine works good for you. Just to clarify, I have tried proactiv, lots of drugstore products and even some "all natural" home remedies like sea salt and honey.

    • ANSWER:
      OXY brand, i put there night creme on and when i wake up everything is gone!
      there cleasing pads work as great makeup removers, and that can be a cause of acne.
      i have NEVER had acne, and always used OXY(: you can get it at CVS, Krogers, Walmart...etc.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to completely cover acne on face with concealer and powder?
    I have acne, a couple little red scar things, scabs from picking at acne which I am quitting so dont nag at me for it, so I have problems keeping it covered up, any help and makeup tips for it and also to highlight my eyes which is a little off topic but thank you and please answer!!

    • ANSWER:
      You need a good foundation. Revlon Whipped Creme(NOT COLOR STAY) IS A GOOD product. Very nice coverage, not too hydrating, not too drying. Right in the middle. You dont even need powder to set it.

      Mac studio fix fluid. They recently changed their shade range and have more colors to accommodate the people with lighter skin and the nw15 was ORANGE lol.

      The mac studio fix is nice because its buildable and so nice to get a good coverage without being too much(in my opinion) you just have to watch it with the powder.

      HIghlighting your eyes is simple. its really about using the right amount of eyeliner that is not too dark, curling those lashes and using a light light color on the browbone and inner corner of the eyes to draw attention.

  34. QUESTION:
    Is there certain acne medications you should avoid while on the pill?
    I heard from a friend you're not supposed to take acne medications while you're on the pill, is that true? I myself take tri-cyclen lo but can't get rid of my acne.

    • ANSWER:
      You aren't supposed to take anything orally for acne. You can use topical cremes without worry- they don't interfere with the pill.

  35. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of acne fast? What solutions actually work?
    Homecoming is coming up. My acne isn't severe, just really annoying.

    • ANSWER:
      This is what I do:
      - wash your face twice daily (not including the times you have to remove your makeup)
      - to wash, cleanse with very warm water (if your skin is extra oily or you have a lot of makeup to wash off, cleanse twice)
      - then, take a face towel and run it under the hottest water point on your tap for a little while, then quickly and carefully squeeze it out
      - put the hot towel on your entire face, patting it over the pores you want to open until it isn't hot anymore
      - then, rinse the towel again, this time under the coldest temperature you have, and then squeeze it out and put it on your face patting it until it isn't cold anymore
      - after that, apply toner with a cotton ball/pad
      - then apply a moisturizing face protectant (the one I use it La Roche-Posay Soothing Protective Skincare)
      - finally, spritz on some light toner all over the face, let air dry (I use LUSH's Tea Tree Water)

      and that's it! Your skin should feel fresh and tight, letting the acne be pushed out by the tight pores. Do NOT pop them.

      If there are any dry spots on your face, I would use nutrimetics NUTRI-MOIST MOISTURIZING CREME. It's very rich and you should only use it as a spot treatment for dry patches of skin.

      Do this routine twice daily, as I mentioned before, and as a toner to use once in a while that will destroy the acne slowly, squeeze the juice out of an orange and strain it, then keep it in the fridge and tone your skin with it every once in a while (once every two weeks maybe?). It will make your skin sticky, so apply it, let it sit, then rinse with ice cold water. Try not to contaminate it by putting your fingers in it, or it won't help your skin at all, and orange juice bought at the store doesn't work by the way (: Put it in a small spritz bottle (not one that was used for chemicals, one that was a recent toner bottle, or buy a brand new one).

      I hope I helped!

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to cure serious acne and pimples problem traditionally??
    My acne problem is caused by my sinus..I tried OXY, but is it suitable for my skin type which is oily and sensitive?

    • ANSWER:
      go to a dermatologist and they will recommend using retin-a or another acne creme, or put you on a temp, medication to clear it up for good, try using nutrogena facial soap fragrance free until you get to the doctors

  37. QUESTION:
    Can I use dove soap on my face?
    My face is real oily and it causes me to break out,can I use dove soap and the acne creme my doctor prescribed.Im using this off cleaning lotion and epiduo.

    • ANSWER:
      no no no. don't use dove soap it will dry out your skin on your face.

  38. QUESTION:
    What are the best drug store acne wash, toner, and moisturizer for acne prone super oily skin?
    I'm really struggling with acne and I don't have money to buy proactiv right now since I spent my money on homecoming (oops! haha). I need to get an acne wash, toner, and moisturizer for my super duper oily skin that has really bad acne. Which do you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      Walmart - Noxzema skin creme and a bottle of Dickinson Witch Hazel.

      Simple stuff works great! No itchy skin, no expensive stuff. The Nox will fade the zits and stop you from getting new ones. The witch hazel is an herb that dries your skin smooth and creamy feeling. No itchy, no stinging. It's great.

      Drink lots of water with lemon slices in it. In about 2 days you will notice a difference! Don't drink soda anymore -- it's killing your skin. Eat lots of fruits, veggies, salads,-- cut back on sugars, processed foods, salami once in a while, white bread, stuff like that. Eat nuts, apples, eat them raw if you can. Drink one glass of water with lemon slices before you go to bed about 1 hour before so you can pee it out.

      Watch how your skin will glow!!!!

  39. QUESTION:
    What works best to get rid of acne under the skin?
    I used to have really bad acne but it finally went away after years of prescriptions. 8 years later I am starting to get a few pimples on my forehead but under the skin more. What works best to get rid of this? Would Proactiv or Acne Free work best?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't use Proactive!!! If you use it wrong or miss putting it on even one time your acne comes back twice as bad. Most people experience dry skin from using it. In my case my acne never even faded while I was using Proactive...I had more luck with over the counter face washes and cremes. Murad works really good, but is costly. Your dermatologist or even your family doctor could prescribe you something based on an examination of your face. I had really good luck using the Biore Self-Heating Mask. You just use it once a day and leave it on for one minute and rinse with warm water. Also it is recommended that you change your pillow cases every other day to prevent dirt and body soil from transferring to your face.

  40. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne scars and ance in general with a facial?
    I really dont like the feeling of oatmeal on my face and my acne is not doing me any favors. Dont even say Proactiv because I've tried it.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know what kind of skin you have but I went to a skin specialist and she told me to do mini dermabrasions and it's worked really well for me, it's pricey though. Go to a dermatologist or skin specialst at a spa (that's where I went) for best results. Proactive and all the other stuff advertised is fine for people who have just a few pimples but if you have a problem you really need someone to look at you skin and give you a tailored regement.
      She also told me that creme make up and concealer clog your pores and cause breakout even if they are called non-comedogenic because they still clog your pores while you're wearing them. She recommended the mineral makep they always advertise on TV but that's not cheap either, if you go to a departement store you can find something similar for much cheaper, that's what I did and it works great.

  41. QUESTION:
    Is this lupus or am I just thinking too much?
    I read somewhere that people with lupus have red spots on their face (which I do) and that they have chest pain (which I do) and are always tired and/or have trouble remembering things (which I do), My eye also aches along w/ my headaches which are frequent.

    However, these symptoms are on and off, but I have had red spots on my face for quite a while and I've tried acne cremes, but they don't work.
    The red spots look like a rash, but I always have them

    • ANSWER:
      First, you should consult your doctor. And yes, rash is a sign of Lupus but it depends on what type of rash. The most common rash with SLE (Lupus ) is the "butterfly rash". Its spread from cheek to cheek as well as the nose. Chest pain and fatigue are also symptoms of Lupus but it can be something else instead.

      There is another type of Lupus such as discoid (I think its spelled that way)that affects the skin but I am not sure of the type of rash that is associated with it.

      Talk to your doctor and have Labs taken ASAP. That is the only way to know.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the best working acne medication that you have used or that you would highly recommend?
    I have tried many different solutions but so far--nada. They will always start to work then just stop working. Is it the acne medication or is it something I'm doing?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way is to get a prescription from your doctor. She/he can give you benzyl peroxide creme or an oral pill that is right for you.
      (thats what I did)

      good luck

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best acne wash on the market, something that really works?
    It feels like I have tried them all and i want something that really works, i heard the wave sonic things works okay, but i heard it doesn't. So I just need some tips on how to get rid of these pimples or some type of creme or something to get rid of them.

    • ANSWER:
      Any kind of facial wash, you're leaving something toxic behind, it's not a matter of convenience, it's a billion dollar business that can do more harm than good to your acne.

      Take a shower everyday, use washcloth to exfoliate and bath & body wash.

      Sometimes just the oil on your face from make up and lotions, even from your hair can travel to your face causing acne to come out. Others, from stress, hormones & diet or foods.

      Acne medication could worsen what ever allergies you have, so instead of trying out one product after another, you're actually spreading it around.

      The less products you use, the better for your skin. Use a bath & body wash like Suave, Irish Spring, Dove Bath & Body wash in the shower, use a washcloth. Treat your face like the rest of your body, take a shower everyday or wash your face everyday.

      The secret is keeping your face clean and oil-free. I also don't use liquid on my face for anything, and very little moisturizer, not even a dime size. Since my face is not dry. Good skin also comes from your good genes. Increase your fresh fruits & vegetables 3-5 servings per day. And programmed your mind to do this day after day, for the rest of your life.

      The beauty industry is a billion dollar business, they know acne is everyone's problem, but instead of saying soap is drying for you, they have to invent an acne product that can worsen the skin as MANY TEENAGERS have experienced during hormonal change, but as you get older those are completely a waste of time & money!

  44. QUESTION:
    What is the best brand or creme to use for acne?
    I have some acne on my face and its getting annoying..What would be a good thing to use to help decrease the amount on my face and also a good thing to fade away acne scars?

    • ANSWER:
      I use Proactiv products every day. Proactiv is the only product line that is strong enough to consistently work for my skin. For scars I use Neutrogena acne mark fading peel.

  45. QUESTION:
    What kind of aloe vera do i use to treat acne scars?
    After reading around for a while, i've learned that aloe vera is helpful for treating scars, and that vaseline is the worst possible thing you could do to treat acne scars. I dug around my house and found some Vaseline Aloe Vera lotion. Is it okay to use it?

    • ANSWER:
      Most probably your "some Vaseline Aloe Vera lotion" has not enough aloe vera in. Try to find certified producer of aloe vera with International Aloe Science Council quality and purity seal on it. You can find them on official web page of IASC,org. My favorite producer is FLP. It is largest producer of aloe vera on the world. My son was using with success their products for his acne. They have special creams, lotions, emulsions, serums and liquids which are highly concentrated with pure aloe vera.Very popular creams and lotions for acne are these products: Aloe Activator ( 99% aloe vera and cost only 11 bucks), Aloe First, Aloe Exfoliating Cleaner, Aloe Vera Gelly (highest concentration of stabilized aloe vera on market today cost only ) and Aloe Propolis Creme. You can buy them directly from producer online.

  46. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of this pimple?
    its not red, it doesnt hurt, but its in the middle of my forehead. if i try n "pop" it, it doesnt do anything and its still there. how do i get rid of it? i have been washing my face with a daily acne creme but its still there.

    • ANSWER:
      Leave it. Skin bumps are sexy.
      Then again... I'm a toad.

  47. QUESTION:
    How can i get my acne under control?
    I am a semi fit 15 year old boy and I have issues with my skin, my dermatologist says that I have super sensitive skin, and that is why my face breaks out often. What I do not under stand is; I take such care of my skin and face and wash it everyday, put on several cremes, and lotions, and i can still get a massive breakout. However the thing i am most concerned about is the fact that when i exercise rather intensively, I break out within a few days, it seems as if every time i get my body where I want it, my face seems to go the opposite way. What I do understand is that there is no such thing as being 'perfect' but lord knows i wish there was. My question is, i have a very important trip tomorrow, and i will be appearing on T.V and i am in the middle of a massive breakout in which 6 pimples popped up on my upper lip and 2 underneath. is there any way to make these less noticeable? Thanks So Much!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are a few tips in facial care

      1. When you sweat or experience heat to your face. Like steam in tje shower. Your pores open up. Allowing germs and dirt to enter. After a shower rinse your face with COLD water to close up ur pores. Otherwise when wiping ur face with towel, germs will enter open pores

      2. Similiarly, when you have stated u work out intensly, this causes sweat to break out on ur face. Opening ur pores. If I'm correct u wipe ur face with ur sweat towel? Make sure your towel is washed and cleaned after every work out

      3. Drink tons and tons of water!!! Water cleanes out Acne very well! It washes out germs and dirt form ur body.

      4. Best face wash to use will be ORIGINS (Frothy Facewash) ..this brand is complete organic! Using this face wash cleans out pores and dirt on skin. Removes oil. If ur skin becomes worse after using this facewash DO NOT worry! That's how it works..i pushes out all the dirt at once..and gradually works its way in cleaning.

      5. STOP eating oily foods! Oily doods increase pimples crazily! Eat grilled food opposed to

      6. DO NOT! Pick or interfere with ur acne and pimples! Bursting and forcefull removal is NOT going to help! It will irritate the skin and spreas the oil to other parts of ur face. Let the pimples leave naturally. Scars and marks will occur of you pop and burst ur pimples forcefully.

      You are 15..and have reached a point in your youth where different things are happening to your body. This acne and changes are only temporary and soon will go away!

      Look after urself! And relax =]

  48. QUESTION:
    How long does an ounce of La mer Moisturizing creme last and should I try it?
    I'm thinking about trying it. I have sensitive dry skin sometimes get acne, am 22 and willing to make a splurge on this because I buy very little make up, on most days I don't wear any. Do they sell this at Sephora?

    • ANSWER:
      It lasts about a month.

  49. QUESTION:
    How long should I wait to wash off my acne creme?
    This is probably the stupidest question ever, but the directions didn't tell me squat. XD

    It's Clean&Clear and it's in this smallish tube thing. Like a small toothpaste thing. But I dunno how to leave it on for?

    • ANSWER:
      I put on my acne cream at night, then I wash my face off in the morning :]

  50. QUESTION:
    Is it true that doing nothing to your skin but eating healthy and drinking water will help acne go away?
    I've applying all these worthless cleansers, scrubs that won't do anything but harm my skin. Is it true that eating healthy and drinking lots of water will help acne go away and have flawless skin? I do need a moisturizer though because my skin is extremely dry and tight. I use Vaseline Aloe Fresh Lotion which is amazing! And my parents bought the Nutribullet and we have been drinking lots of fruits smoothies.

    • ANSWER:
      Everything has its part when it comes to acne. Its simply your pores getting clugged witch causes it. With some people changing their diet helps, with some people cremes help. If we would live in flawless air with flawles food and water nobody would have acne. But we dont and so you need to find out what helps best for you. I think a combination of products really only for acne and your diet will help.
      If nothing helps consider roacutane, with me it was gone within two months and dont let anyone scare you about the stories. Otherwise you could try the anticonseption pill, but first just stick with your diet and remember that real change can be seen after two weeks to two months.


acne cremes

Acne Cream Boots

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What cream is best to get rid of acne scarring?
    I have a few mild facial scars due to acne I suffered years ago. Is there anything on the market which helps to make them look better?

    • ANSWER:
      Bio Oil,Zinc, Vitamin E, all which you can buy it from Boots

      Bio Oil
      http://www.boots.com/shop/product_details.jsp?productid=1067201&classificationid=1010905

      Vitamin E (orally and topically)
      http://www.boots.com/shop/product_details.jsp?productid=1057947&classificationid=1046321

      http://www.boots.com/shop/product_details.jsp?productid=1009499&classificationid=1020077

      Zinc
      http://www.boots.com/shop/product_details.jsp?productid=1014051&classificationid=1046321

      Also you may wish to follow a Good Washing routine, the following has been widely accepted by alot of previous acne/scarring sufferers

      morning...

      1) cleanse with a mild cleanser for sensitive skin.

      2) exfoliate (Baking Powder)

      Avoid all scrubs..no matter how mild they claim to be. but how do we exfoliate, do u ask??? oh thats easy...and DIRT CHEAP too!!! 2 WORDS- BAKING SODA!

      Use baking soda instead... just make a paste out of baking soda and water...and massage very gently. wash immediately. u have to do this after cleansing. u may be able to extract some ripe or loose blackheads afterward.

      3) tone to balance pH

      now that baking soda is basic in nature..something acidic is needed to balance the ph. ANSWER? APPLE CIDER VINEGAR!

      use a 1:8 (vinegar:water) solution first and then gradually increase to 1:1 ..never apply it neat. BALANCED pH = BEAUTIFUL SKIN! wash off after 10 mins. dont leave it on.

      4) Apply ur acne cream.

      4) Moisturise with SPF containing moisturiser. Look for the words sensitive skin, hypoallergenic & non-comedogenic WITH SUN PROTECTION FACTOR when u buy any moisturiser.

      5) And for those who apply make-up, use non-acnegenic products containing titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. they r good for the skin too!

      Evening..

      6) cleanse ur face ..( use baking soda and acv only ONCE a day..morning or evening as ur preference)

      7) Apply a mild protein mask...
      (Mask >)
      1 Tablespoon of egg-white whipped up + a squeeze of lemon (dont put too much). smooth it over ur face..avoid eye area... wash off in 10 minutes.

      8) Apply ur acne cream before bed.

      :) Hennyboy

  2. QUESTION:
    Does proactive really work on healing acne scars and skin conditions?
    I used proactiv a while ago and I think my skin got a little better but then it started getting really red and sensitive. I still have acne scars and unclear skin and I want to have clean and clear skin. So if you have used proactive the please give your review and if you have any other advice it would be very welcomed.

    • ANSWER:
      Acne redness is disfiguring. It is a constant reminder of our on going battle with this skin condition. Coverage with makeup is not always an option for men, and sometimes makeup with cause additional outbreaks on women. However, with home treatments or the advancement in modern medicine, there's no reason to endure them. There is a wide range of treatments available. It is just a matter of deciding which treatment is best for you.

      They are several solutions to decrease the redness left behind from acne. Some of them can be found in your home. These are really great effective measures to reduce redness.

      Get some ice cubes from your freezer. Use a clean cloth to cover the ice cubes. Or use an ice pack. Place it on the red marks for 10 minutes. It will make the redness of the blemish less noticeable, and is a good temporary way reduce acne redness.
      Mix a fresh lemon juice with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on your face. Leave it for 30 minutes. Then rinse your face with fresh water. It smells wonderful and is refreshing. The redness will reduce in about 15 days. It takes a while, granted, but this method is a more permanent way to get rid of acne redness
      Garlic also works very well. It can be applied fresh, or you can buy garlic oil. Cut the garlic clove open, or pierce the garlic capsule and rub it on the affected area, Do this on regular intervals. This will to reduce redness and swelling. Word of warning though. Garlic is smelly and the odor will stay with you if you don't wash it off correctly. However, lemon juice will eliminate the garlic smell. Just spread a little over the area of the garlic, and rinse.
      Visine just isn't for red eyes. The chemical it contains tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride, which minimize acne redness by constricting blood vessels making the appearance of acne redness less. Apply on the affected area with a cotton swab and use on regular intervals.
      Hemorrhoid medication just isn't good for -well you know where-. Hemorrhoid cream has a vascular restrict in it that decreases the blood flow to the skin. Not only that, it has an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and a moisturizer too boot. What more can you ask for! Take care to use it on the only the red marks. It is not a good idea to spread it all over, especially the face. You will be amazed at the results at reducing acne redness.

      Acne redness can comprise of something as simple as red, or brown marks that will go away eventually on their own, or with the remedies just listed. However, acne redness may be permanent. This is when acne redness is considered a scar. While temporary skin discoloration is not something that is normally treated medically, acne redness in the form of scars can be treated professionally. Consult a dermatologist. He or she will recommend a procedure to get rid of acne redness left by scars.

      Take care...

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some good facial products for acne prone skin and oily skin?
    I recently bought the Organic rose toner from botanics by boots. and i have a night cream from neutregina naturals. i want a good cleanser and another day cream for my acne. I have a lot of large pores all over my face. i get pimples and have blackheads. I dont think i want to use proactiv anymore. but do u think i should keep the cleanser at least because it has bp?

    • ANSWER:
      Aloe vera make a great grease free moisturizer for acne prone skin. Products with teatree make great cleansers.I took a look and boots has a teatree & witch hazel line for acne. If this does not work for you, try the products by weleda. They have an almond range that is very soft for your skin. Whatever you do, try to avoid alcohol or alcohol based products. They dry the skin, making it go in overdrive to create more fat, and therefor more pimples.

  4. QUESTION:
    What can I put on my face to clear pimples and possibly make my pores smaller?
    I have huge pores and also acne mostly on my forehead,chin, and cheeks what do you recommend putting on it to clear it up and possibly make my pores smaller. Also what foods are good for clearing skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Whatever you do, DO NOT put toothpaste on your face cause mint is very very bad, it'll irritate your skin :P
      I had acne really bad in middle school and these steps helped me clear my face :)

      First you need a good face wash :)
      -Alba Botanica Even Advanced Sea Lettuce Cleansing Milk
      -Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser
      -Avon Anew Ultimate 7S Cleanser

      Then you're gonna need an exfoliant
      -Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains for Face
      -Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Smoothing Scrub
      -Borghese Pelle Rinnovo Skin Renewal Polish

      Now you need a moisturizer
      -Burt's Bees Radiance SPF 15 Day Lotion
      -CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM SPF 30
      -Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15

      Then you're gonna apply theNeutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control 3-In-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment followed by one of these acne creams
      -Oxy Maximum Vanishing Oxy Spot Treatment
      -Paula's Choice CLEAR Acne Fighting Treatment 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide
      -Proactiv Repairing Treatment

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best facial scrub I can get from Boots in England?
    For dry, and very sensitive skin, that has blackheads on nose and chin, but very few acne blemishes, the occasional few around the chin area.

    • ANSWER:
      Just went to that bathroom to see what one of my daughters is and it is Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula .

  6. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of dry skin on my face?
    My skin became dry because I was washing my face with this acne facial cleanser too much and because of the cold weather recently. The dry skin is mostly around my lip area and around the sides of my nose. At first the cleanser was great and got rid of my pimples but then I started getting dry skin. It's itchy and it hurts a little. Is there some way I can it back to the way it was before?

    • ANSWER:
      i use a body butter cream from boots and that helps me!

  7. QUESTION:
    Quick and efficient ways to get rid of acne?
    Recently, my acne has been really bad and ive tried to get rid of it. Ive used clearasol- it made it better, but even after a few months, did not significantly work.
    Wash my face every day- this helps prevent new pimples from coming up but again, did not eliminate most of my acne.
    Tried an acne fighting lotion- see clearasol

    So, anyone have any creams, medicines, or better yet cheap home remedies that have gotten rid of most of your acne??

    Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      The only thing that really worked for me is The Body Shop's tea tree oil line. Even Boots has a tea tree oil line of products. I've also tried St. Ives' apricot scrub which also helped tremendously. Infact, St. Ives also has a wonderful line of products and they're affordable. You can find it at any drug store.

      For on the spot treatment, I've used a whole ton and found the only thing that ever did help was Mario Badescu's drying lotion and Proactiv's clay mask. I hated Proactiv's line of products except for the clay mask. Both are costly, but the drying lotion especially can last up to a year if you don't use it generously.

      Try getting blotting paper - it can absorb all the oil before it can cause any damage. Also, change your pillow case frequently and avoid touching your face as much as you can. That can prevent bacteria from entering your skin. It isn't an instant cure, but at least it can help a bit.

      I haven't personally tried any home remedies, but check out both Michelle Phan and bubzbeauty on Youtube. They've got all these cool home remedies for your skin. I've tried many of their other tips and I absolutely swear by them. Bubzbeauty talked about this oatmeal mask that helped her get over a terrible allergic reaction she had where her face turned BRIGHT red. Many people in the comments seem to love that home made oatmeal mask.

      Michelle Phan has an entire video on drug store products for skin care, part of her on the go series. I've tried the St. Ives line that she recommended, and any make up product she has recommended, so I fully trust her! In the videos, she explains what to use if your skin's sensitive, oily etc.

      If all else fails, visit a dermatologist. I did and was put on oral medication, but it helped tremendously.

      Good luck! xx

  8. QUESTION:
    How to prevent foundation from looking cakey on acne areas?
    My skin is combination of dry and oily (dry beginning of the day after showering and gets oilier throughout the day.) I'm acne prone (moderate acne). I have acne scars.

    I've tried Lioele Beyond the Solution BB cream, but that made my pimples look dry.
    Same with Lioele Water Drop BB cream.
    I've also tried Maybelline Smooth Mousse foundation, but I also had the same problem.
    And NYX HD Photogenic concealer causes a lot of dryness.

    I'm also considering on buying either "Boots no7 soft and sheer tinted moisturizer" or "Sonia Kashuk Radiant tinted moisturizer". But I'm really afraid to have the same problem with my previous foundation/concealer/bb cream.

    What should I do? Thanks!!
    I forgot to add that I also have sensitive skin. I'm Asian and get red easily.
    For coverage, I want a sheer-medium. I really don't like full coverage for some reason.

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    What steps can i take to completely cure my acne?
    I have had acne now for about 2 years and until now it hasn't really bothered me. Now i feel embarrassed from doing everyday things like swimming and tried to avoid taking my shirt off when i went to Tunisia last year because the acne has spread to my back and chest area. I have used some creams available on the shelf in boots which has helped the acne on my face but hasn't completely made my face blemish free. I now want to know my option to help cure my acne once and for all not just on my face but on my back and chest too.

    • ANSWER:
      there are lots of creams and antibiotic courses you can take, the quickest and best way to try and cure your acne is to book an appointment at your doctors.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the best foundation for teenagers?
    I'm 14, but i have really bad acne. I don't want to wear anything super heavy, but i do want to cover my acne. Whats the best product to use?

    • ANSWER:
      None is "best" for teenagers.
      Makeup doesnt make acne better it makes it worse.
      Use a good facewash like clearasil once or twice a day and avoid touching your face with your hands as youre hands have bacteria and bacteria causes acne.
      Foundation just covers acne and doesnt let your skin breathe which can cause spots.
      If you must wear powder foundation, i have L'Oreal Paris True match powder foundation.
      If the acne is too bad go to see your GP they can help with some creams or something.
      Powder foundation true match: http://www.loreal-paris.co.uk/img/l10n/products/305x262/Cos3_1.jpg
      True match minerals with brush: http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/imageBank/cache/l/LOreal-True-Match-Minerals-Make-up-LP.jpg_e_b531446b815d841fa57ff7ac29559923.jpg
      True match foam roller on: http://www.beautyandfashiontech.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/cos33g-1-large.jpg
      True match liquid: http://www.superdrug.com/content/ebiz/superdrug/invt/148490/148490_l.jpg

      Btw the liquid foundation is good and light with good coverage and not too expensive. available from boots and other stores.

  11. QUESTION:
    what acne meds are good from the doctor?
    i have mild acne and nothing over the counter seems to be helping so before i go to the doc about it i wanted to see what kinds of meds from the doc that other people has used.

    • ANSWER:
      I was on Differin and Benza-clin for years, along with some prescription facewash I can't remember the name of (Triaz, maybe?). Don't be surprised if the doctor doesn't put you on prescription meds for mild acne, I wasn't put on anything until mine got really nasty (and I had cystic acne to boot) and as soon as it started to calm down they recommended more over the counter stuff. Make sure you have a completely solid commitment to washing your face twice a day and also try using a moisturizer. As I've gotten older I've found (along with several other people I know) that using moisturizer instead of acne medicine pretty much eliminates my mild acne.

      For awhile I was using 4 different facial products, two different facewashes each day, an acne cream, and a moisturizer. That did the trick for awhile too.

  12. QUESTION:
    How do I get Rid of These Small Tiny Bumps on my Face and Arms?
    It's not acne, they are small, and hard to see. But you can feel them, I have had them for a while, Anything to Help? Please?

    • ANSWER:
      I have them too, actually, I just purchased this from the drugstore:
      http://www.boots.com/en/Sanctuary-Spa-Professional-Micro-Dermabrasion-Body-Renewal-200ml_641124/

      I don't know if you can order from that website because it's a UK website.

      But search around and see if you can find it.
      If you can't then you should get a body scrub, that is similar to the one I mentioned - as the one I mentioned says in the description about tiny bumps. This is only made for the body, you should get a seperate one for the face.
      For the face, I love to use the Clinique 7 Day Scrub, Cream Rinse of Formula - you can get this anywhere, but here is were I got it from:
      http://www.boots.com/en/Clinique-7-Day-Scrub-Cream-Rinse-Off-Formul-a-for-all-Skin-Types-100ml_4014/

      You also need to use a good body lotion, and facial moisturiser.
      Also make sure you have a good skin care routine: Cleanser, Toner, Moisturiser (as mentioned) and an exfoliating scrub (the Clinique one, or similar, as mentioned).

      Also, have a good diet and lifestyle. Lots of fruits, vegetables and minerals. Lots of water.
      Lots of excerice and sleep.
      Good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    What beauty regiment do you use and why?
    Not for acne, but for cleansing and moisturizer that help your skin look radiant and feeling soft. It would be nice if anyone could tell me if Olay or Ponds are good. I would like something simple and inexpensive.

    • ANSWER:
      Cleanse and remove make up with Boots Cucumber Facial Cleansing Wipes (about £3) and then moisturise with Olay original Beauty Fluid (also about £3). I've been following this routine every morning and night since I was about 14, (I'm nearly 24 now) and I have always had soft clear skin. I think Olay is better than all these so called miracle creams that cost a fortune. My grandma has been using Olay everyday since she was a teenager and she's now well into her 70s with amazingly soft skin and hardly a wrinkle at all.

  14. QUESTION:
    How to naturally, easily, and inexpensivly treat acne?
    I've already tried Johnson & Johnson Clean and Clear and Boots Acne Solutions. Any tips on natural juices or "potions"? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      i can suggest u many creams full of chemicals for ur acne problem but those creams or gels will have side-effects...
      so its better u try using natural method to get rid of them sa these methods wont have any side-effects & they will surely reduce ur acne/pimples...THESE METHODS R WORTH A TRY...& more over they r easy & nt too expensive

      30 WAYS TO GET RID OF ACNE OR PIMPLES

      1.yOU need to be drinking atleast 8-10 glasses of water and completely avoid eggs and all dairy products!
      2. Make a paste by mixing honey and cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat for two weeks, pimples will disappear forever.
      3. Apply a mixture of 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder. Note that this remedy is not for sensitive skin.
      4. Make orange peel paste by grinding it in some water. Apply on and around pimples.
      5. Rub fresh garlic on and around pimples. Pimples will disappear without a mark with regular applications.
      6. Mix 1 tablespoon groundnut oil with 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice to prevent formation of blackheads and acne ..
      7. Apply a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.
      8. Mix groundnut oil with an equal amtount of fresh lime juice and apply on face. Leave for 10-15 minutes and wash. It may be applied daily to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples (acne).
      9. Apply juice of raw papaya (including the skin and seed) on swelling pimples or acne.
      10. Apply fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.
      11. Mix lime juice and rose water in equal portions. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.
      12. Apply ripe tomato or cucumber pulp on acne pimples and keep upto 1 hour, then wash.
      13. Apply a paste of fresh fenugreek - methi leaves in water over the face every night and washed with warm water in the morning for preventing pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, dryness, and wrinkles..
      14. Make a paste of salt in vinegar. Rub it on the pimples. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.
      15. Make a paste of neem leaves with turmeric powder. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water. This is a good cure of acne.
      16. Drinking of wheatgrass juice may remove acne
      17. Put toothpaste on your pimple before you go to bed, should help reduce swelling overnight. Make sure it is the paste not the gel. One of the most popular acne home remedies.
      18. Wash your face twice a day in warm salty water. This should leave your face oil free without aggravating the acne.
      19. Another method is to massage the face with the skin of lemon before washing with lukewarm water.
      20. Use 2-3 tsp. dried basil leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10-20 minutes. Cool, and apply with cotton ball.
      21. Clean face with cotton wool dipped in rose water 2-3 times a day.
      22. Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice in 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon powder and apply on affected areas frequently.
      23. Ice down the acne before bed, by morning it should be noticeably less swollen. Works best on larger pimples that have not yet formed a head. .
      24. Mix some vinegar and salt in a bowl. Pour a little bit in your hand and rub it on the pimples. Soak a face towel in it and dab it on the bumps. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off.
      25. Mix corn flour with egg white and apply on your face. Let is dry completely for 1/2 hour. Dip your hands in warm water and massage your face and wash off. This when repeated regularly gives you a smooth skin.
      26. Mix the paste of tender neem leaves with turmeric and apply of affected area. An eastern approach to acne home remedies.
      27. Make a paste by mixing 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat for two weeks, pimples will disappear forever.
      28. Mix groundnut oil with an equal amtount of fresh lime juice and apply on face. leave for 10-15 minutes and wash. It may be applied daily to prevent formation of blackheads, acne and pimples.
      29. Use an oatmeal or almond mask throughly to cleanse your face. Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with enough rose water to make a soft paste that spreads easily on the skin. Rub it on your skin with your fingertips, paying special attention the problem areas. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water. This is very good in getting rid of blackheads.
      30. Honey is a great remedy for skin blemishes and acne because the honey kills bacteria.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some good face creams for oily-acne prone skin?
    My forehead especially breaks out very easily from make up that i use (and it is for sensitive oily skin), so i wanted to find a face cream that wouldn't make my face shiny so i don't have to use as much make up.

    • ANSWER:
      Clinique dramatically Gel lotion
      Olay Fluid lotion
      Boots oil control moisurizer
      Desert essence oil control lotion
      Mac gel cream for oily skin
      Aveeno clear complexion

  16. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to get clear skin?
    Hi guys, I suffer from very mild acne and oily skin,and when your a teenager you want to look your very best. I need some tips so I can get rid of them both. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Try using a spot treatment face wash i use clean and clear blackhead scrub this isnt just for black ehads it takes away oil as it exfoliates. You can try getting acne cream and using it day and night or the recomennded time. I also steam my face with a PROPER face steamer this get rid of dirt, excess oil and spots, you can get these from boots, superdrug and other places. Hope this helps xx :) Btw try not wearing make-up for a few weeks this will help clear your skin up, i know you might feel self conscience if you always wear make-up but trust em in the long run it will help x

  17. QUESTION:
    what is BB cream and any particlar one i should get and any from any specific shops ?
    what is bb cream i asked a question asking if i should put foundation on but they said i should use bb cream .any specific one from specific brand what sort of shops will i get it ?house of fraser ? superdrug ?boots?

    • ANSWER:
      BB cream stands for blemish balm or blemish base. It was originally created by a dermatologist in Germany to protect patients skin after surgery. However, BB cream is most popular in Asia for making skin look smooth and healthy-looking. It's supposed to look like a light foundation or tinted moisturizer (or even look more natural than that) but make skin soft as well as concealing and healing blemishes like acne, scars, dark spots, wrinkles, etc. It's supposed to be an all-in-one to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock.

      It doesn't really matter where you buy it, but most BB creams in the West aren't actually BB creams, they're just tinted moisturizers or foundations. My favorite brand is the Dr. Jart Black Label which is a Korean brand you can order on Amazon. It matches my skin tone (A challenge for me because I'm very light skinned) and it's an actual BB cream.

      A lot of the real BB creams I've found in the U.S. aren't labeled as such or are ridiculously overpriced. Those that are much cheaper usually aren't real BB creams. So I prefer to buy Asian brands off Amazon where they're usually cheaper.

      Asian brands generally come with a higher SPF for the same price or cheaper than western brands (not sure if SPF is a concern for you). BB creams in the U.S. average an SPF of 15 or 20 while Asian brands average an SPF of 30 or 40.

      So if you plan to buy here you might want to do some research on what you want in a BB cream to find what brand you want and where you should go to buy it.

  18. QUESTION:
    What products are good for helping to get rid of spots?
    They also need to be cheapish, and I shop at superdrug or boots :)

    I get blackheads, whiteheads, and those sort of red ones that are sore :)

    • ANSWER:
      NOTE…I HAVE WRITTEN THIS LONG ANSWER TO RESPOND TO QUESTIONS RELATING TO BECAUSE THEY COME UP SO OFTEN:

      OILY SKIN
      ACNE
      FACIAL LIGHTENING
      DEALING WITH ACNE SCARRING
      DEALING WITH STRETCH MARKS
      IMPROVING SKIN TONE
      PIMPLES
      BLACKHEADS
      EMERGENCY SPOT TREATMENT
      INGROWING HAIRS
      BODY ACNE

      …THE INFO’S BASED ON MY OWN EXPERIENCE. I’M 36 NOW SO I’VE HAD TO DEAL WITH THESE ISSUES FOR QUITE A WHILE AND THOUGH MUCH OF THIS ANSWER MAY BE IRRELEVANT, I HOPE THERE'LL BE SOMETHING THAT CAN HELP YOU!

      GOOD LUCK!!!

      RECOMMENDED SKIN CARE…I use clean and clear cream wash (good for sensitive skin or those that dry to easy) or Neutrogena clear skin make up remover wash. Both contain salicylic acid which prevents breakouts and gradually evens the skin tone out too. This is the most important thing you can do. I’ve tried various ‘oil free’/’salicylic acid’ moisturisers but the best I’ve found is the clean and clear on…I found the Neutrogena one actually seemed to aggravate my skin.

      EMERGENCY SPOT TREATMENT!...The toothpaste things works! Put on a blob at night and put a bit of tissue over it so it doesn't make a mess. It cools the area down and reduces the inflammation. I also recommend the clean and clear advantage spot treatment gel.

      HORMONAL SPOTS…Any female with spots I'd recommend trying dianette or yasmine contraceptive pills because if it's hormonal that can sort everything out within weeks…though it can take a couple of months to get used to the pill.

      FACIAL ACNE: AVOID…Don't use harsh scrubs and peroxide products daily like some people do; that can dry your skin and make produce MORE oil...just exacerbating the problem. Many face packs I’ve tried and those blackhead removal strips too seem to have caused problems.

      I’ve also had problems with those ‘facial wipes’ made by clean and clear and Neutrogena because they’re too drying and when the top layer’s too dry, the oil gets stuck underneath and causes more problems!

      Some say chocolate doesn’t affect it…it does for me and I don’t know how or why that should be but certain foods do seem to affect break out. Coffee is one of those things that seems to aggravate my skin too. So look out for anything you eat that might be making it worse.

      HAIR PRODUCTS…Be careful what products you use in your hair if it's long - certain conditioners have causes me to break out at times. Also be careful of hair gels, hair sprays and serums.

      INGROWING HAIRS…For men or women…if you have oily skin, these are more likely. For men…use a facial scrub and avoid moisturisers that don’t have salicylic acid in them if you use a moisturiser. Some hair conditioners are much better lubricants than shaving cream too – so you might want to try that, and then was afterwards with a clean and clear was etc. Also I recommend the microdermabrasion kit mentioned later.

      For women…waxing seems to cause the main problem – we pay most attention to our faces. Waxing seems to be the main culprit as opposed to shaving or hair removal creams…to avoid in-growing hairs, make sure to exfoliate. I recommend using those exfoliating gloves – that way, you can use any kind of shower gel.

      NUTRITION…I recommend taking a 100% multi vitamin/mineral complex – those little spots you get around your mouth can be due to a vitamin b deficiency for example. Also I recommend Omega 369 oils every day because they improve blood flow.

      OLD WIVES TALE??...It's an 'old wives tale' type remedy - but a spoonful of cider vinegar and honey in hot water 3 times a day is meant to help EVERYTHING. It tastes nice too...kinda like honey and lemon X

      HYDRATION….Keep your hydration right by drinking plenty of water, avoiding caffeine and alcohol and too much salt!

      DEALING WITH SCARRING…there’s an excellent micro-dermabrasion scrub called ‘re-finish’ by L'oreal. You only use it a couple of times a week (and use at night because it makes your face red!). It really works not just with the colouring but also the texture - smoothes it back out. It comes with it's own moisturiser which I don't use but I use the scrub at night a couple of times a week and put bio oil on which it supposed to help clear scarring and even skin tone.

      If you get your skin relatively under control, try using '21 days Fade Cream' (which I get from eBay) because it quickly clears up any scarring. It’s a skin lightening cream and is very effective as long as your skin type agrees with it. Bio oil is a good alternative!

      Also, to detract from the colour variations in your skin tone, I recommend using Benefit’s Posie Tint or Benetint lipstain – this can be put on your cheeks and lips (which also makes your teeth look whiter as an added bonus). Lipstain is better than lipstick because it doesn’t smudge and it stays on; you can put lip balm or lip gloss on over it. Also, if you use it (SPARINGLY) on your cheeks, it is just like putting water on there; it doesn’t aggravate the skin or cause breakouts.

      LI

  19. QUESTION:
    Do females get to wear a little makeup when in the marines?
    For example sometimes i get really bad acne and feel like i have to cover it up...?? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      In boot camp, you won't have time to worry about make up nor will you be concerned about acne. You might even get sent to sick call and be given some cream to attempt to combat the acne. It is my understanding that female Marines get a course in acceptable makeup (amount and color).

      When you graduate boot, you can wear your makeup within regs in uniform. When you are in civilian clothes (liberty or leave)..... you can wear as much makeup as you want.

      BTW both Calvert and Stewie are both idiots....in case you didn't know.

      Semper Fi,
      Z

  20. QUESTION:
    Whats the best makeup for acne prone skin?
    What is the best brand of makeup to wear when you have acne prone skin? Drugstore and high-end.

    • ANSWER:
      I also have acne-prone skin and there's no specific brand you can use, it all depends on the ingredients in the product, like uhh you're not supposed to buy any face products that contain corn starch or other food ingredients because they will cause more bacteria but it's ok to use those type of products when you don't have acne...
      Here are some good foundations for people like us :D
      -Amay Clear Complexion Makeup
      -Benefit Some Kind-A-Gorgeous
      -Boots Intelligent Balance Mousse Foundation
      -Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup
      -Dior DiorSkin AirFlash Spray Foundation
      -Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup

      and for powder :)
      -Flirt Love & Matteness Oil-Free Pressed Powder
      -Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder
      -Givenchy Le Prisme Sun Visage Mat Soft Compact Face Powder
      -L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Powder
      -Lancome Translucence Mattifying Silky Matte Powder
      -M.A.C Pro Sculpting Powder

      Blush:
      -Maybelline Fit Me! Blush
      -Nars Blush
      -Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer
      -NYX Blush
      -Physicians Formula Powder Palette Multi-Colored Blush
      -Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel

      Concealer:
      -Sheer Cover Highlighting Corrector Pen
      -Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer
      -Urban Decay Surreal Skin Creamy Concealer
      -Victoria's Secret Pro Radiant FX Face Illuminator
      -Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch
      -Almay Smart Shade Concealer SPF 15
      :)

  21. QUESTION:
    what kind of cream or wash should i use to reduce redness from my acne?
    i have alot of redness from previous acne so what kind of wash should iget to help reduce the redness its basically all over my face.......any tips would also be useful

    • ANSWER:
      It's better to stay away from the teen type products that are very astringent, as they can actually strip you skin if it's natural oils and cause your own oil (sebum) production to increase !
      Try to use gentle things such as boots own fragrance free , the less irritants the better. Something for combination skin is often less harsh than oily skin products . Do you have a preparation from your doctor ?
      Your products don't have to be expensive just gentle. Things like Himalayas herbal products are not bad even a pharmacy / supermarkets own brand is fine so long as it's gentle for everyday use. Try to follow with an oil free moisturising cream or lotion , even oily skins need this.
      Good luck with that

  22. QUESTION:
    Does Proactiv work to completely clear breakouts?
    I've been considering trying out Proactiv on my mild acne, but I was wondering if anyone has used it and if it is worth buying.

    • ANSWER:
      Proactiv didn't work for me. Here is my skin care routine and it works wonders. It’s good for ANY skin type and is a great routine for anyone wanting to improve their skin, no matter what age, sex (yes boys can use it too), or skin problems you may have. The problem with most of the products out there in the market is that they contain detergent which will remove dirt, oil, and makeup but it also strips your skin of water. It's not labeled as detergent in the ingredients but it's called Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (check the ingredients on your current cleanser). When your skin is dehydrated, it breaks down more quickly and will cause you to age faster because you lose elasticity in your skin (starts to droop and wrinkle). That's why most skin care is a huge marketing ploy. They sell you stuff that appears to work so you use it but then you begin to age prematurely so they can sell you wrinkle creams and things of that nature much faster than you ordinarily would need them... Detergents also leave a residue on your skin that causes blackheads. If you follow this regime and do it twice a day (morning & night) I promise you will have much clearer skin and you'll be slowing down the aging process.

      Step 1 Eye Makeup Remover: Find one that is half oil, half water that you need to shake up before using. These remove makeup fast with less rubbing needed so you won’t be irritating your eyes as much. Remove all eye and brow makeup with this. I use Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover which you can buy at Sephora or some department stores (.00).
      Step 2 Cream Cleanser: Get a cream cleanser that is NOT water activated. Simply squeeze out an amount about the size of a quarter into your DRY hands and rub it together, then onto your DRY face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. You can then rinse it off with water or a damp washcloth but make sure you don't use any water when you are working this into your face at first. I use Boots Botanics Organic Nourishing Cleanser which I got at Target (.99).
      Step 3 Alcohol-Free Toner: Use it on two cotton pads and wipe off your face in downward and outward strokes. Toner will remove any excess cleanser on your face, leaving it completely clean and fresh. I use Neutrogena's Alcohol-Free Toner from Target (.49).
      Step 4 Day Moisturizer & Night Cream: A daytime moisturizer will help act as a barrier for your skin to hold in moisture (not oil) so even if you are oily, use one! If you're worried about shine, go for an oil-free formula and if you are dry, use a richer moisturizer. At night, use a night cream (not the same daytime moisturizer) because night creams replenish the moisture you lost during the day. Just be sure mineral oil is not one of the ingredients in the NIGHT cream (can be in the day moisturizer) because mineral oil acts as a seal so nothing will penetrate your skin if that is in it. I use Boots Expert Light Moisturizing Lotion for day from Target (don’t know price but it wasn’t expensive) and Boscia Recharging Night Moisture from Sephora (.00).
      Step 5 Eye Cream: Even if you have no wrinkles there yet, use a day eye cream. When you start to see wrinkles, you will need to get a night eye cream as well as your daytime one. Use a tiny amount (about half the size of a grain of uncooked rice) and rub it between both ring fingers. Then starting by the side of the nose, gently tap it into the skin while moving across the bone surrounding the eye and over your brows. Do not rub it all over your eyes and your lids because the skin there is extremely thin and cannot take so much moisture. I use Clarins' Eye Contour Gel which you can buy at Sephora or some department stores( .00).
      Step 6 Lip Balm & Chapstick: Lip balm replenishes moisture in your lips so it will heal chapped lips. Chapstick only acts as a seal to help protect your lips from getting chapped but it does not add moisture to them. Be sure your lip balm does not contain wax (unless it's beeswax as that is natural), petroleum, petrolatum, or mineral oil. I use Burts Bees from Target (I think it’s .99).
      Step 7 Yoghurt Mask: Go to the grocery store and find either a lemon, orange, or pineapple-flavored yoghurt (any brand is fine) and apply it all over your face and let it sit for 10-15mins. Do this every day if you have bad acne or just 1-2 a week to exfoliate. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. The cultures in yoghurt help neutralize the bacteria in pores (a blemish is simply a bacteria-filled pore) and the citric acid in the lemon, orange, or pineapple will help you exfoliate the top layer of skin which will be much better than using a scrub. DO NOT use a scrub, especially the granular ones (if you must use one, only go for one with micro-beads) because when you put that over a blemish, it will spread the bacteria to the surrounding pores and also can scar the pores which makes them bigger.
      I hope this has helped but if you have any questions or need clar

  23. QUESTION:
    How much does laser stretch mark removal sergery cost and will it be affective on flesh colored stretch marks.?
    I have flesh colored stretch marks that are several years old and I want to know how much the survey would cost and if it would be affective on my type of stretch marks. Also, what creams really work.

    • ANSWER:
      It would be very expensive, such as about a couple of thousands. They also wont work on your type of stretch marks as they idea of the laser treatment is to make them a fleshy colour so they blend in more, not totally get rid of them.

      Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, muscle building.
      I have stretch marks but I have them on my hips :( I found that putting a bit of baby oil in your bath helps improve your elasticity of your skin and it also makes them appear lighter and makes them practically not visible. I done this everyday for about a month and they are now not visible. This is a cheap way as you dont have to use a lot of it and you can get it for about £1.50 for a bottle that should last well over a month. There is no way of completely getting rid of stretch marks as they are similar to scars. I also found that cocoa butter also works but you have to buy the quite expensive ones for it to work which is why I use baby oil as its a lot cheaper and works exactly the same.
      Jojoba oil can help lighten marks and scars. If you have a scar anywhere on your body, apply jojoba oil to the area to help it fade.

      Jojoba oil is particularly good for skincare. It penetrates into the skin and does not clog pores. It can be used on all skin types. It contains vitamin E and antioxidants which are great for fighting aging signs and moisturizing the skin. In addition it is also antibacterial making it great for treating acne breakouts.

      Jojoba oil works in two ways. First its moisturizes your skin first and then diffuses into the skin to soften and smooth. So with regular application acne scars and other skin conditions can be lessened and in many cases healed completely.

      I also found that having a slight sun tan camouflages them in more as it makes them turn more of a white-ish colour, If you are really paranoid by them, you could try using fake tan to cover them up but it sometimes makes them more obvious.

      You can also get cream from your doctors which is used to cover up scars (such as burns) which they could give you but I think you would probably have to pay as you don't actually need it.

      I dont know whether you live in the UK or not but if you do, there is this cream in boots and its £13.99 and its called "Scar removal" and it works really well as stretch marks are quite similar to scars.

      I hope I helped and I hope they soon vanish!! xxx

  24. QUESTION:
    how do you get prescription at boots?
    I want to try out some Retin A Cream but I realised I need a prescription. So what do you do? Go to the Boots Chemist, show them my acne and expect them to give me a prescription?

    • ANSWER:
      Your Dr. can prescribe a prescription for you but most of the creams now do have retinol. Just check the ingredients or go on line and google "off the counter retinolds in creams". Good Luck. You can also order Proactive .

  25. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne with oily skin?
    I'm a high school student and have moderate acne on my cheeks and chin.. My face is sort of oily around my nose, forehead, and mouth but i have heard that washing your face more than twice a day can irritate acne even more. I would like to know how to keep the oil shine off of my face and also know how many times a day to wash my face, I also use Proactiv.... (but it doesn't help much)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I've had the same problem for years and I've only recently found a good way to clear it. I've just finished high school and I have really oily skin, my acne was in random places on my face, I tried every product I could find! Don't waste your money on things like Clearasil because they're so harsh and can damage your skin. It made mine worse!

      Acne isn't caused by not washing it's caused by hormones and stuff, so just make sure you eat healthy and drink water and that'll definitely help over time. I've found that chamomile tea really helps too, I have a hot mug of it every night!
      The products I'd definitely recommend are Boots Vitamin E range. You want to cleanse, tone, and moisturise your face. I'd recommend using Boots Vitamin E Cleanser, Boots Vitamin E Toner, and Boots Vitamin E Day Moisturiser for day, and Boots Vitamin E Night Cream for when you go to bed. Seeing as your skin type is oily, don't use much moisturiser before putting make up on because it can make skin look really oily.... :-(
      Cleanse and tone and moisturise when you wake up, and cleanse and tone and put night cream on before you go to bed.

      Also use an exfoliator to get rid of dead skin cells and to unclog pores, Soap And Glory's 'The Greatest Scrub Of All' is absolutely amazing. Do that 2-4 times a week.

      Treat yourself to some facemasks too! The best ones are probably from Lush! Cosmetic Warrior is a good one for acne. They always use natural ingredients as well!

      Keep doing this routine and your skin will clear soon don't worry :-) mines gone down so much from this routine
      Hope this helps!

  26. QUESTION:
    I want to start taking prenatal vitamins for my skin?
    I break out like a freak, im a girl and i love makeup and having acne just ruins alot! I have a mild cleanser and drink alot of water and clean my hands and im still breaking out!!!

    please help i hear prenatal vitamins can help, what brand should i take? personal experience? someone help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Women can break out because of puberty or periodical menstrual cycle that can last until menopause. These phases makes your hormone out of whack --> hyperactive oil glands --> more oil --> more acne. Prenatal vitamins does not help. If you prefer an oral route for acne, your relevant choices are: antibiotic (like tetracycline) OR hormone blocker OR birth control pills OR accutane (isotretinoin). Birth control ill and hormone blocker regulate hormone production ---> less oil --> less breakouts. Isotretinoin shrinks oil glands --> no more oily skin --> no more blackheads or acne. I think isotretinoin gives you long-term or even permanent "normal" skin after the treatment, but some people need 2 or 3 trials.

      -- Cleansers – removes dirty, oil, makeup, dead skin cells and any other residuals built up over time

      Boots Expert Anti-Blemish Cleansing Foam OR Olay Foaming Face Wash, Sensitive OR CeraVe Foaming Cleanser is great options. All three contain no fragrance or colorant (nFoC).

      -- Exfoliant – Unglues dead skin cell | stimulate collagen over time | even out skin tone

      Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment with 2% salicylic acid (SA; pH ~ 3.4). This product does contain fragrance and coloring additives, but they are in minute amounts. If you have sensitivity to those ingredients, then try Paula’s Choice 2% beta hydroxy acid “gel” or “liquid” version (pH 3.2-6); either one is good. SA acts as a triple threat: an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and an oil-soluble exfoliant. Its solubility allows it to exfoliate the pore lining to dislodge any clog to permit a better flow of oil. If you are allergic to aspirin, then avoid SA. Your alternative is a glycolic acid or lactic acid-based product such as Paula’s Choice 8% Alpha Hydrox Acid with glycolic acid (pH f 3.5-8) with nFoC. If you have sensitivity to any acids, you probably want to stick with a physical scrub such as Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Scrub with round polyethylene beads as the scrubbing agent. The efficacy of exfoliation of scrubs is not on par with chemical exfoliation. But before you go for the scrub, try ease up the application of chemical exfoliant if you have low tolerance for it at first. For example, try to apply it every other night, or every third night, or once a week and gradually increase application frequency. Or, you can apply the chemical exfoliant for 5-10 minutes and rinse it off; do this for a week and increase leave-on application as you achieve higher tolerance for the acid.

      -- Acne Medication – oxidizing agent that destroy acne bacteria

      Benzoyl peroxide (BP) is the gold-standard acne treatment. The FDA and declared it to be safe and effective. Acne bacteria cannot develop resistance to benzoyl peroxide. Research has shown that a 2.5% BP is just as effective as 5% or 10% BP without the irritation (peeling, burning, redness, etc). However, if your skin has a more aggressive form of acne, you may just want to try a higher concentration of BP. If you prefer an organized system that takes the guess work out for you, then try Proactiv. Acne.org also offers a system and it is cheaper because you get for product per dollar. The drugstore has a few good options. Oxy Clinical Clearing Treatment has 5% BP while Clean and Clear Persa-Gel contain 10% BP. If you have sensitive to BP, an alternative may be sulfur-containing product such as Clearasil Adult Acne Treatment Cream, Tinted with 8% sulfur and 2% resorcinol; however, this product can be “strong” so do a patch test to be on the safe side. If you have tolerance issue, try the methods I proposed above in the exfoliant section. You can try tea tree oil too, but I cannot find a product anywhere on the market (as of now) of the appropriate concentration to work effective and gently, that is, 2.5% or 5% tea tree oil. You can buy tea tree oil yourself and try to make it yourself at your own risk. Research has shown that benzoyl peroxide works better than tea tree oil.

      -- Sunscreen – UV protection

      Sunscreen is absolutely important for any skin type. Sun UV-rays are detrimental to the health of your skin. UVB is the burning ray whereas UV-A is the aging ray. Neutrogena Age Shield SPF 55 has nFoC. If you are very oil, then try Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock SPF 55 (low amount of fragrance); its liquid consistency and mineral silica leave a matte finish. The duration of the matte effect depends how active your oil glands are, so you may want to blot throughout the day ( a tissue paper is just fine). If you have sensitivity to synthetic sunscreen agent, then your alternative has to be sun product with just titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide. They provide board-spectrum product with high safety profile and almost no irritation potential because of their inert nature. Neutrogena Pure & Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50 with 5% titanium dioxide and 3% zinc oxide has nFoC.

      Best wishes.

  27. QUESTION:
    How to treat scars on my arms ?
    Three months ago I used cream shaving to get rid of the hair on my arms but I seem to have an allergy to shaving creams so my arms get full of pimples .. (I already have acne on my back and chest). I started using Curacné treatment a month ago (1). My acne is almost gone but the scars are so showing. Do you any solutions , suggestions , home remedies or advices that could help me get rid of the scars on my arms ? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      cocoa butter would work very well I think, it would also take away any dry skin, and keep your skin soft and smelling nice, pregnant women sometimes use it for their stretch marks-apparently they make them fade:).

      I use the fair trade cocoa butter from boots, it's amazing. I have spots on my face too, no where else though, but I understand your plight completely, :< it's awful and can make you paranoid... but I swear that this stuff does help:). if you're going to use it on your face use a verry verry little amount.

      also, maybe try waxing as an alternative to the shaving creams? it will last longer and there's the possibility that razors could also break you out in spots.:) goodluck.

      Check out my question?

  28. QUESTION:
    Best over the counter products for treatment of whiteheads, blackheads, and blemishes?
    I'm 27, live in the UK, and have suffered with acne for roughly the last 8 to 9 years. Predominately i suffer with whiteheads, and blackheads all over my face, and body. I currently use over the counter wash's containing the supposed active ingredient, salicylic acid too help treat my acne. But they seem too do very little if i'm honest. Just wondered if anyone could recommend any good products, please? For example does that Pro-activ actually work?

    • ANSWER:
      you could try Sudocrem, it's anticeptic healing cream.

      a big tub costs £3.50 from tesco, or around £4 from boots. it's orignally for nappy rash for babies but if you look on the tub it also says acne so don't be put off.

      i would suggest using it at night because it's very white and hard to rub in :)

      hope it helps :) xx

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the best skin care to kill the acne on my face?
    i have zits everywhere on my face and i want all the zits on my face to disappear...what do i use?
    i am a 15 year old man that works out weekly
    THANKS!

    • ANSWER:
      Here is my skin care routine and it works wonders. It’s good for ANY skin type and is a great routine for anyone wanting to improve their skin, no matter what age, sex (yes boys can use it too), or skin problems you may have. The problem with most of the products out there in the market is that they contain detergent which will remove dirt, oil, and makeup but it also strips your skin of water. It's not labeled as detergent in the ingredients but it's called Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (check the ingredients on your current cleanser). When your skin is dehydrated, it breaks down more quickly and will cause you to age faster because you lose elasticity in your skin (starts to droop and wrinkle). That's why most skin care is a huge marketing ploy. They sell you stuff that appears to work so you use it but then you begin to age prematurely so they can sell you wrinkle creams and things of that nature much faster than you ordinarily would need them... Detergents also leave a residue on your skin that causes blackheads. If you follow this regime and do it twice a day (morning & night) I promise you will have much clearer skin and you'll be slowing down the aging process.

      Step 1 Eye Makeup Remover: Find one that is half oil, half water that you need to shake up before using. These remove makeup fast with less rubbing needed so you won’t be irritating your eyes as much. Remove all eye and brow makeup with this. I use Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover which you can buy at Sephora or some department stores (.00).
      Step 2 Cream Cleanser: Get a cream cleanser that is NOT water activated. Simply squeeze out an amount about the size of a quarter into your DRY hands and rub it together, then onto your DRY face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. You can then rinse it off with water or a damp washcloth but make sure you don't use any water when you are working this into your face at first. I use Boots Botanics Organic Nourishing Cleanser which I got at Target (.99).
      Step 3 Alcohol-Free Toner: Use it on two cotton pads and wipe off your face in downward and outward strokes. Toner will remove any excess cleanser on your face, leaving it completely clean and fresh. I use Neutrogena's Alcohol-Free Toner from Target (.49).
      Step 4 Day Moisturizer & Night Cream: A daytime moisturizer will help act as a barrier for your skin to hold in moisture (not oil) so even if you are oily, use one! If you're worried about shine, go for an oil-free formula and if you are dry, use a richer moisturizer. At night, use a night cream (not the same daytime moisturizer) because night creams replenish the moisture you lost during the day. Just be sure mineral oil is not one of the ingredients in the NIGHT cream (can be in the day moisturizer) because mineral oil acts as a seal so nothing will penetrate your skin if that is in it. I use Boots Expert Light Moisturizing Lotion for day from Target (don’t know price but it wasn’t expensive) and Boscia Recharging Night Moisture from Sephora (.00).
      Step 5 Eye Cream: Even if you have no wrinkles there yet, use a day eye cream. When you start to see wrinkles, you will need to get a night eye cream as well as your daytime one. Use a tiny amount (about half the size of a grain of uncooked rice) and rub it between both ring fingers. Then starting by the side of the nose, gently tap it into the skin while moving across the bone surrounding the eye and over your brows. Do not rub it all over your eyes and your lids because the skin there is extremely thin and cannot take so much moisture. I use Clarins' Eye Contour Gel which you can buy at Sephora or some department stores ( .00).
      Step 6 Lip Balm & Chapstick: Lip balm replenishes moisture in your lips so it will heal chapped lips. Chapstick only acts as a seal to help protect your lips from getting chapped but it does not add moisture to them. Be sure your lip balm does not contain wax (unless it's beeswax as that is natural), petroleum, petrolatum, or mineral oil. I use Burts Bees from Target (I think it’s .99).
      Step 7 Yoghurt Mask: Go to the grocery store and find either a lemon, orange, or pineapple-flavored yoghurt (any brand is fine) and apply it all over your face and let it sit for 10-15mins. Do this every day if you have bad acne or just 1-2 a week to exfoliate. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. The cultures in yoghurt help neutralize the bacteria in pores (a blemish is simply a bacteria-filled pore) and the citric acid in the lemon, orange, or pineapple will help you exfoliate the top layer of skin which will be much better than using a scrub.
      I hope this has helped but if you have any questions or need clarification, pls feel free to e-mail me. You can get my e-mail on my profile.

  30. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of acne im a 14 year old girl suffering from acne for the past 3 years i want it to go away?
    i've tried creams and antibiotics and nothing seems to work my skin just stays the same and my skin stats to peel anyone any ideas how to treat it..
    thanks for anybodies answer.

    • ANSWER:
      I am in the same boat as you...I took tetralysal, tetracycline, lymeclycline etc. actually they are all the same BUT basically antibiotics are crap, creams aren't the answer and I don't really know what to do. There is this light treatment thing called Zeno but its 100 pounds from Boots so its a little out of my price range...the only other thing would be Accutane but my acne is not that bad so I'm not allowed on that.

      Now, some key tips:
      Do not pop a spot until it has a white head and hurts when you press it. Then use clean hands and if it bleeds STOP!!!

      Drink lotsa water

      Dont touch your face

      Dont eat chocolates, sweets, or a lot of carbohydrates or greasy foods, like pasta, fried foods, chips, pizza, too much bread. You can eat these occassionally though. I know there are loads of things saying there is no scientific link between acne and diet BUT indirectly, there is, because... Sugar and fats ---> high cholestrol ----> increased sebum production because heart cannot cope ----> sebum (oil) blocks pores -----> spots ----> ACNE!!! So yeah. Eat green, baby!!

      Good luck xxxx
      Basically this is what I do now and its working, after about 3 weeks my acne is clearing:

      Evening:
      Simple Moisturizing Foaming Facewash
      (basically just get a soap-free moisturizing one because trust me acne treatments dry like a b*tch.. I guess you know, your skin peeling and all)
      Differin cream, prescribed by doc
      Boots spot clearing gel
      (very good, but drying, but worth it)

      Then wait a bit then put a bit of garnier moisturizer, its designed for acne. And then over that LOTS of Olay non-greasy moisturizer, it really sinks in well and moisturises, you'll need it or else your skin will be too dry for make up, or will simply look bad and dry and peel.

      In the morning, use the facewash. Then, peel off the dry skin bits you can see on the surface of your spots. This is what the boots spot clearing gel does, you peel that off and the spot will fade in a day or too. And once that is off the skin underneath is not dry.

      Then use Olay Morning UV moisturizer (same as evening one just with SPF i guess and its really good primer)

      Then I use Virgin Vie One Step Face Base make up which is pretty good, stops shine coming through, covers acne, and it doesnt make you break out.

      My self confidence was really low...but now I use the Virgin foundation and I am a lot more confident at least when my skin looks good. Its not like the kind of cakey, heavy, unnatural foundation. I mean, people know I have spots. But my face is not a greasy, red mess. It doesnt look like I am wearing foundation, just that I dont really have acne at all, just like one spot. And that spot is not really red. So, yeah, it rocks. What foundation do you use?? I cant imagine any if you have peeling skin cos thats really hard to apply make up on ...i should know, my skin gets super dry and then i dont put make up because it makes it look worse.

  31. QUESTION:
    Where have all the benzoyl peroxide products gone?
    I buy Quinoderm 10% fro my acne and it works relatively well. My tube is running low so I look online to buy some more. No matter where I look its sold out or currently unavailable. So I try looking for a different brand of benzoyl peroxide cream but every single brand on pretty much any site is sold out or currently unavailable. Has something happened to all the companies or has benzoyl peroxide been put under prescription only and everything has been recalled?

    • ANSWER:
      Omg same problem!! I used to use Oxy 10 but my chemist told me they had all been recalled. But I got Quinoderm 10% at Boots over the counter so try there :)

  32. QUESTION:
    What would you recommend for my skin?
    Hi, I am 15 years old and I have normal to oily skin I have never gotten acne all at once but I have recently gotten a lot of pimples. I have some discoloration under my eye and on top of my eye lid and I have some redness usually when I wake up around between my eyebrows and around my nose and above my upper lip what brands or skin care routines do you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      You may want to go to your local doctor and see them, they may give you some acne antibiotics, or creams/gels to help you with this.
      To help with your Oily skin i would recommend using a Gel Cleanser, such as the Refreshing Gel Wash, from Simple. Gels are much better for oily skin because they soak up the excess sebum and oil more than that of a cream cleanser. You'll need to use this twice daily, once in the morning as soon as you wake up/have a bath or shower, and once at night to remove makeup. When removing makeup it is important to wash your face twice, first to remove the makeup and dirt on your face, and secondly to actually wash the skin. Make sure you avoid products with alcohol in them, such as brand like clearasil. A lot of them actually dry out the skin to a point where it can cause more problems than if they hadn't of been used at all. But with skin it's a lottery, every ones skin acts completely different. Alcohol, although deemed to be a great way to treat acne, actually can cause riot with your skin and will be too harsh. That's why i recommend the Simple range because they use vitamins and natural extracts in their product.
      After cleansing you should then use a toner, apply to a cotton pad and wipe over your face, make sure it's alcohol free though! Most astringents are actually too harsh on the skin and i wouldn't recommend them.
      And last of all use a light moisturiser to finish, again Simple do a great light moisturiser containing vital vitamins and nutrients.
      Exfoliate, but don't go overboard make sure its too harsh for your skin, and only do it once a week, if you over exfoliate you will overstimulate the skin which can be problematic and cause breakouts.
      Use Face Masks, face masks are recommended to be used once a week, however most people dint have time for this, but try to take time out for yourself, to relax and pamper your skin. Montangne Jeunesse do some great facemasks, and they all point out which skin type they are for, plus they are all natural and very cheap, one application, which comes in a small foil like sealed pouch only costs 99p at most boots and superdrug stores. Also look for mud or clay masks as they soak up the excess oils on your skin and help to tighten pores.

      Gel foundations are best for oily skin however are sometimes hard to come across,, but i think Bourjois have a gel foundation on the market called Healthy Mix, or try the Rimmel stay matte range.
      Also BB creams may help, they have the coverage of a light foundation, but they are also good for skin as they keep it moisturised and contain helpful extracts and in some cases vitamins. They also allow your skin to breathe.
      Make sure to apply mattifying powder afterwards, such as the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder.
      It sounds strange, but green concealer can help mask any redness on your face, just make sure you blend it properly haha!

      You may also want to look into having facials done once every 4 weeks at a salon with Dermalogica products, ask your parents to book you in as a treat! Afterall stress can contribute to acne as well so you may aswell try to relax as best you can!

  33. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of acne scars around my chest area?
    i want to do it naturally too. i've had this scar on my chest for years now, and i want to finally get rid of it in a natural way.
    i'll do that bum bandit. give me your address.
    and, should i do anything before getting rid of the scars?
    because i read on some website you can exfoliate before applying the cream/oil so it can work better.
    and, recommendations on what exfoliations i should use?

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with the others Vitamin E, but not oil. I would use vitamin E cream, it comes in a little green and white tub. You can get it at any chemist boots included but its behind the counter so you must ask. It's a smallish tub but the cream is thick so you only have to use a little as it goes a long way. I used it when I had 3rd degree burns, massaging it into the scars every day and I can honestly say apart from one small scar nothing else is noticeable. It really does work. Good Luck.

  34. QUESTION:
    How effective is tea tree oil for acne?
    Anyone used it?
    ..My skin is very dry, and I'm still getting acne, so I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to get rid of it without drying out my already flaky skin. Now, I exfoliate with a loofah and I use Neutrogena's acne stress control.....
    Help! :(

    • ANSWER:
      Some of these skin creams can be very abrasive. Have you tried using witch hazel gel? I have used this for 22 years and it cleared up my acne when I was a teen and also closed my enlarged pores. My teenage son uses it now with really good results. Wonderful stuff! Also don't rub your face with a loofa as it's too rough. There are exfoliating pads and creams available or you could make your own using porridge (oatmeal) but its a bit messy.

      You can get witch hazel from Boots in the UK or a pharmacy I guess in th U.S.A.

  35. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of my acne?
    I wash my face every day with Neutrogena, drink lots of water, ect! Nothing works! I don't want to use Proactive or the other fancy face washes because of the expence! Please HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      you could try Sudocrem, it's anticeptic healing cream.

      a big tub costs £3.50 from tesco, or around £4 from boots. it's orignally for nappy rash for babies but if you look on the tub it also says acne so don't be put off.

      i would suggest using it at night because it's very white and hard to rub in :)

      hope it helps :) xx

  36. QUESTION:
    How to stop makeup from getting shiny?
    Today a guy in my class asked why my face was "wet". I wanted to cry. I have acne and I have to wear so much makeup to cover it. My makeup routine:
    Wash face
    Toner
    Primer
    Foundation
    Concealer
    Powder

    I also add some more powder at lunch but my face is still supperrr shiny by the end of the day and school is only 6 hours for me. :( Please someone help.

    • ANSWER:
      Aww don't feel bad :( you're probably using makeup that is too oily for your face, I'm gonna give you a list of products to buy that are good for people with oily skin, I know because I also struggle with that and I have tried SO MANY products.
      Good face wash
      -Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Cleansing Wash
      -Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Purifying Gel Cleanser
      -Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin
      -Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser, Sensitive Skin
      -Clinique Wash-Away Gel Cleanser
      -Eucerin Senstive Skin Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

      Toner (just so you'll know a toner is not necessary since all it does is remove all traces of dirt and makeup you left behind after washing your face)
      -Merle Norman Luxiva Delicate Balance Soothing Toner
      -ProActiv Revitalizing Toner
      -Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion
      -Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Intensive Softening Lotion

      Foundation
      -Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Enduringly Divine and Comfortable Makeup
      -Mary Kay TimeWise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation
      -Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation
      -Too Faced Amazing Face Liquid Foundation
      -Urban Decay Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation
      -Almay Clear Complexion Makeup

      I really don't think you need concealer since it's for under eye circles

      Powder
      -Aveda Inner Light Mineral Pressed Powder
      -Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder
      -Chanel Poudre Universelle Compact Natural Finish Pressed Powder
      -Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder Oil-Free
      -Covergirl Clean Oil Control Pressed Powder
      -Elf Translucent Matifying Powder

      I also recommend using a mask of milk of magnesia every night for 15 minutes :) that's what helped my face get clear!
      And you need to exfoliate your face after the mask
      -L'Oreal go 360° Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrub
      -Merle Norman Luxiva AHA Intensive Complex
      -Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Scrub
      -Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir
      -Philosophy the afterglow
      -Aveda Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser

      Good luck :)

  37. QUESTION:
    What can you put on acne scars to help them gradually vanish?
    I have scars on my cheeks from when I was younger, is there anything I can apply to them to help them become less visible?

    • ANSWER:
      Cocoa butter, its a cream you can buy it from Tesco, boots ect I used it when I was pregnant and didn't get any stretch marks. It also slowly gets rid of scars. They is no cream that will get rid completely so do not be fooled by high priced cream like bio oil (just like anti aging creams that contain sun lotion!) Cocoa butter is also very cheap only a few pounds and will last months.

      I have a very deep and thick scar on the palm of my hand (cut through a nerve!) and its slowly getting rid of it. It's been really good and should fade back in a few years. I know it sound like a long time but scars are deep the deeper they are the longer they will take to fade.

      Cocoa butter was used by natives for hundreds of years to remove scars, so must work.

      If you Google the history of cocoa butter and can see for yourself.

      Hope I helped.

  38. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of stretch marks?
    I recently had a growth suprt and have some stretch marks, i have tried different creams and oils and none have seemed to work so far. i need something before bikini season so quick! Thanks best answer gets a lot of points!

    • ANSWER:
      Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, muscle building.
      I have stretch marks but I have them on my hips :( I found that putting a bit of baby oil in your bath helps improve your elasticity of your skin and it also makes them appear lighter and makes them practically not visible. I done this everyday for about a month and they are now not visible. Mine were a purple-y colour to start off with but if yours are more of a red-y colour you could rub baby oil on before you go to bed and when you wake up as well. This is a cheap way as you dont have to use a lot of it and you can get it for about £1.50 for a bottle that should last well over a month. There is no way of completely getting rid of stretch marks as they are similar to scars. I also found that cocoa butter also works but you have to buy the quite expensive ones for it to work which is why I use baby oil as its a lot cheaper and works exactly the same.
      Jojoba oil can help lighten marks and scars. If you have a scar anywhere on your body, apply jojoba oil to the area to help it fade.

      Jojoba oil is particularly good for skincare. It penetrates into the skin and does not clog pores. It can be used on all skin types. It contains vitamin E and antioxidants which are great for fighting aging signs and moisturizing the skin. In addition it is also antibacterial making it great for treating acne breakouts.

      Jojoba oil works in two ways. First its moisturizes your skin first and then diffuses into the skin to soften and smooth. So with regular application acne scars and other skin conditions can be lessened and in many cases healed completely.

      I also found that having a slight sun tan camouflages them in more as it makes them turn more of a white-ish colour, If you are really paranoid by them, you could try using fake tan to cover them up but it sometimes makes them more obvious.

      You can also get cream from your doctors which is used to cover up scars (such as burns) which they could give you but I think you would probably have to pay as you don't actually need it.

      I dont know whether you live in the UK or not but if you do, there is this cream in boots and its £13.99 and its called "Scar removal" and it works really well as stretch marks are quite similar to scars.

      I hope I helped and I hope they soon vanish!! xxx

      You have to keep using the same cream for a few weeks for any results to kick in :D

  39. QUESTION:
    How can i cure my face acne?
    People are telling me to rub crushed garlic on my acne every day. Other are saying drink carrot juice every morning before eating. Would they work?? Already I wash my face morning and night with warn water. I used to used rodan and fields proactiv solution. And it worked for a while but now my acne is getting woese, so I began to use skinclear from boots, I'm not sure if its doing anything thought:(. What would you recommend to use. Iv a christening in three weeks and my 16th is in two, is there anywy it can be improved by either of them?

    • ANSWER:
      LOL Sounds weird like some sort of medieval medicine. "Do A Rain Dance"

      If your looking for quick results then this article I read the other day may help you too. Heres the link:
      http://myacnelife.com/top-5-remedies-for-pimples-on-cheeks-get-rid-naturally

      I remember a cream on there that will most probably help you out big time mate.

      If not have you seen clenziderm if you like proactive and rodan. Its like the new thing. http://myacnelife.com/obagi-clenziderm-md-normal-to-dry-full-review-for-acne

  40. QUESTION:
    What are some good benzoyl peroxide treatments?
    That you can buy over the counter at like Boots or something?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to acne.org cause there are plenty of UK people there that can give you good recs. To me, it seems like lots of people like Panoxyl and sudo cream over there. Just look for a BP treatment that has 2.5% BP in it and no alcohol.

  41. QUESTION:
    Is there any cream to get rid of spot scars from my face?
    I have loads of dark scars which have been left when i pop my acne (spots) from my face. Is there any cream to get rid of it. I have used fade out from boots but it dont work. I have brown skin

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin e

  42. QUESTION:
    How to reduce the appearance of red/purple stretch marks on upper arms ?
    I've tried Bio-Oil but it says that you have to use it for a minimum of 3 months.
    Is there anything else i can use ?

    • ANSWER:
      Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, muscle building.
      I have stretch marks but I have them on my hips :( I found that putting a bit of baby oil in your bath helps improve your elasticity of your skin and it also makes them appear lighter and makes them practically not visible. I done this everyday for about a month and they are now not visible. Mine were a purple-y colour to start off with but if yours are more of a red-y colour you could rub baby oil on before you go to bed and when you wake up as well. This is a cheap way as you dont have to use a lot of it and you can get it for about £1.50 for a bottle that should last well over a month. There is no way of completely getting rid of stretch marks as they are similar to scars. I also found that cocoa butter also works but you have to buy the quite expensive ones for it to work which is why I use baby oil as its a lot cheaper and works exactly the same.
      Jojoba oil can help lighten marks and scars. If you have a scar anywhere on your body, apply jojoba oil to the area to help it fade.

      Jojoba oil is particularly good for skincare. It penetrates into the skin and does not clog pores. It can be used on all skin types. It contains vitamin E and antioxidants which are great for fighting aging signs and moisturizing the skin. In addition it is also antibacterial making it great for treating acne breakouts.

      Jojoba oil works in two ways. First its moisturizes your skin first and then diffuses into the skin to soften and smooth. So with regular application acne scars and other skin conditions can be lessened and in many cases healed completely.

      I also found that having a slight sun tan camouflages them in more as it makes them turn more of a white-ish colour, If you are really paranoid by them, you could try using fake tan to cover them up but it sometimes makes them more obvious.

      You can also get cream from your doctors which is used to cover up scars (such as burns) which they could give you but I think you would probably have to pay as you don't actually need it.

      I dont know whether you live in the UK or not but if you do, there is this cream in boots and its £13.99 and its called "Scar removal" and it works really well as stretch marks are quite similar to scars.

      I hope I helped and I hope they soon vanish!! xxx

  43. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of a dark patch on my face?
    My brother has had a slight dark patch of skin for over a year now. It is about the size of a quarter. If you drew a line straight down from your pupil, it would land in the area just below the lip (not underneath the lip though). He is 21 years old, and has naturally tanish skin. It developed after he moved to Florida from California. Maybe it has something to do with it? Anyway, it has been there so long, and apparently isn't going away on it's own. How can we get rid of it? And what might it be?

    • ANSWER:
      Hiya, I have a similar problem, but something I have been using is...

      A really really good way on getting rid of patches and pigmentation marks is to use a Fade Out Cream, I have been using it for only a few days and I have already seen improvements made to my skin, but not only mine but many other peoples skin, it gets rid of scars, marks left from bites or spots/acne, age spots, any other brown spots and pigmentation marks, it also brightens up your complexion making it seem less dull, over time your marks and flaws will fade.

      If you are going to buy one its called Fade out White Original Moisturising Cream, and its very cheap, like £5 only (From Savers or in boots its like £8/£9)and lasts quite a while for you to see a difference....You can buy it in America as well, look in your shops were they sell cream or you can order it online, its very good

  44. QUESTION:
    Who has taken accutane and had no major lasting side effects?

    I took it and have no problems, but everybody else seems to. What are the side effects you are experiencing?

    • ANSWER:
      I was on Accutane twice - once as a teen and once as a young adult. Now at the age of 42 I still have acne and incrediby dry skin to boot. Accutane shrinks your cebaceous glands so basically your body is prodcing less (much less) of the natural oils your skin needs. I moisturize daily (including special creams for eczema and sometimes straight petroleum jelly) but I still have dry, flaky, itchy skin and I scratch until I bleed. My legs, arms and back are the worst and I spend my winters coverd in small scabs. I live in a dry climate and winters are worst. Summer is a bit better and my skin is better when I visit humid climates but it's never "normal".

  45. QUESTION:
    How to keep skin healthy, moisturized and clear of acne?

    I'm a teenager although I don't have oily skin I have combination skin

    • ANSWER:
      Here is my skin care routine and it works wonders. It’s good for ANY skin type and is a great routine for anyone wanting to improve their skin, no matter what age, sex (yes boys can use it too), or skin problems you may have. The problem with most of the products out there in the market is that they contain detergent which will remove dirt, oil, and makeup but it also strips your skin of water. It's not labeled as detergent in the ingredients but it's called Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (check the ingredients on your current cleanser). When your skin is dehydrated, it breaks down more quickly and will cause you to age faster because you lose elasticity in your skin (starts to droop and wrinkle). That's why most skin care is a huge marketing ploy. They sell you stuff that appears to work so you use it but then you begin to age prematurely so they can sell you wrinkle creams and things of that nature much faster than you ordinarily would need them... Detergents also leave a residue on your skin that causes blackheads and since it dehydrates the skin, your skin produces more oil to compensate for the lack of water. If you follow this regime and do it twice a day (morning & night) I promise you will have much clearer skin and you'll be slowing down the aging process.

      Step 1 Eye Makeup Remover: Find one that is half oil, half water that you need to shake up before using. These remove makeup fast with less rubbing needed so you won’t be irritating your eyes as much. Remove all eye and brow makeup with this. I use Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover which you can buy at Sephora or some department stores (.00).
      Step 2 Cream Cleanser: Get a cream cleanser that is NOT water activated. Simply squeeze out an amount about the size of a quarter into your DRY hands and rub it together, then onto your DRY face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. You can then rinse it off with water or a damp washcloth but make sure you don't use any water when you are working this into your face at first. I use Boots Botanics Organic Nourishing Cleanser which I got at Target (.99).
      Step 3 Alcohol-Free Toner: Use it on two cotton pads and wipe off your face in downward and outward strokes. Toner will remove any excess cleanser on your face, leaving it completely clean and fresh. I use Neutrogena's Alcohol-Free Toner from Target (.49).
      Step 4 Day Moisturizer & Night Cream: A daytime moisturizer will help act as a barrier for your skin to hold in moisture (not oil) so even if you are oily, use one! If you're worried about shine, go for an oil-free formula and if you are dry, use a richer moisturizer. At night, use a night cream (not the same daytime moisturizer) because night creams replenish the moisture you lost during the day. Just be sure mineral oil is not one of the ingredients in the NIGHT cream (can be in the day moisturizer) because mineral oil acts as a seal so nothing will penetrate your skin if that is in it. I use Boots Expert Sensitive Light Moisturizing Lotion for day from Target (don’t know price but it wasn’t expensive) and Boscia Recharging Night Moisture from Sephora (.00).
      Step 5 Eye Cream: Even if you have no wrinkles there yet, use a day eye cream. When you start to see wrinkles, you will need to get a night eye cream as well as your daytime one. Use a tiny amount (about half the size of a grain of uncooked rice) and rub it between both ring fingers. Then starting by the side of the nose, gently tap it into the skin while moving across the bone surrounding the eye and over your brows. Do not rub it all over your eyes and your lids because the skin there is extremely thin and cannot take so much moisture. I use Clarins' Eye Contour Gel which you can buy at Sephora or some department stores (.00).
      Step 6 Lip Balm & Chapstick: Lip balm replenishes moisture in your lips so it will heal chapped lips. Chapstick only acts as a seal to help protect your lips from getting chapped but it does not add moisture to them. Be sure your lip balm does not contain wax (unless it's beeswax as that is natural), petroleum, petrolatum, or mineral oil. I use Burts Bees from Target (I think it’s .99).
      Step 7 Yogurt Mask: Go to the grocery store and find either a lemon, orange, or pineapple-flavored yogurt (any brand is fine) and apply it all over your face and let it sit for 10-15mins. Do this every day if you have bad acne or just 1-2 a week to exfoliate. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. The cultures in yogurt help neutralize the bacteria in pores (a blemish is simply a bacteria-filled pore) and the citric acid in the lemon, orange, or pineapple will help you exfoliate the top layer of skin which will be much better than using a scrub.
      I hope this has helped but if you have any questions or need clarification, pls feel free to e-mail me. You can get my e-mail on my profile.

  46. QUESTION:
    How to get a flawless radiant complexion without makeup?
    I have combination skin which is a little dry on my cheeks and nostrils and oily between my eyebrows, on the bridge of my nose and chin. I am 30 - turning 31 - and my skin is starting to lose it's youthful radiance.

    • ANSWER:
      Other than the basic cleansing morning and night, I would invest in a toner, exfoliators, masks, serums, and moisturizers especially those that specifically say ant-aging.

      As for what brands to get, that totally depends on your budget.

      DRUG STORE:

      The Aveeno Positively Radiant line and Olay Pro-X are amazing for anti-aging products. I swear by the Pro-X cleansing system with the cleansing spin brush! The spin brush acts as a gentle exfoliate and helps decrease pore size. Just put your favorite cleanser (it doesn't have to be Olay) on your face and let the spin brush do it's job.

      As for a toner, I absolutely love the Boots Botanic Organic Rosewater Toner. It's very gentle and it's only about for a bottle. Besides it's totally natural and organic what's not to love about it! Just sweep this over your face morning and night, though you can get away with just toning at night.

      Serums are usually applied before moisturizers to prep the skin, but if you're on a budget then you could always skip this step.
      As for a serum I would recommend the Boots No.7 Protect and Perfect Beauty Serum and for night time I would use the Boots No7 Rebalancing Night Fluid.

      Moisturizers should be applied morning and night. A perfect day moisturizer should be light (since you have an oily t-zone area) and have SPF, and a night moisturizer should be a thicker formula and have replenishing properties as well as anti-aging.
      My two favorite day moisturizers are the Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 and the Neutrogena Ageless Essentials Continuous Hydration Lotion with SPF 25.
      My favorite night moisturizer is the Boots No7 Protect and Perfect Night Cream, and I also like to add an eye care moisturizer at night too Boots No7 Time Resistant Day and Night eye cream is perfect.

      Exfoliators help get rid of dead skin that can make your face look dull and 'less bright'. The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Exfoliator is a great choice. Vitamin E is also a great vitamin that helps with keeping skin nice and healthy.

      Masks are great to apply every week especially when you want to relax on the weekends. The great things about masks are that they are very versatile. Since you have combination skin, you can apply a moisturizing mask to the dry areas and a deep cleaning mask to the oily areas(t-zone). The Boots Botanics Clay Mask is great for the oily parts and the Dead Sea Essentials Chamomile Mud Mask is great for the dry areas or the Boots No7 Intensive Moisture Face Mask is also very nice too.

      or

      DEPARTMENT STORE:

      Some department store brands like Clinique, Lancome, Estee Lauder, and Chanel are great and work very well, but if you're on a budget I wouldn't recommend using some of their products as they are a bit pricey. EX) Most Lancome moisturizers run for about to over 0
      My personal favorite is Lancome especially for their serums and moisturizers. Their Genifique Youth Serum is one of their greatest creations! Seriously if I had the cash I would buy this every single time, but if you wait for their free gift promotions you can get a great free sample.

      Moisturizers like the one from Chanel are also great for anti-aging/anti-wrinkle. A great one to try is the Ultra Correction Lift Line Repair Day Cream SPF 15 but it's a bit pricey at 5.
      A great night cream would be the Chanel Sublimage Regenerating Cream but at 5 it sure is a drop in the bucket if you know what I mean.

      Clinique is a less expensive alternative and it offers a wide spectrum of different goods for different skin types (conveniently lists them on the bottle).

      There is also a brand called Mario Badescu which has become a leading brand lately. They carry a wide array of different products ranging from acne related to aging. Most of their products are super natural and their Seaweed Cleanser is like a spa treatment on the face simply AMAZING. They're relatively inexpensive and I know that you can either purchase them online or the Ulta store.

      or

      You can always go the natural route and do a yearly detox with only fruits and vegetables, only under the supervision of your doctor/nutritionist of course. This helps with the basic condition of your skin. Or just drink some natural teas especially green tea. Super yummy and packed with tons of antioxidants. If you ever have puffy eyes, a great trick is to make green tea popsicles and gentle put them under your eyes or any other part of your face if you wish.
      Also oatmeal is a great natural face wash/exfoliator. Just run some oats under some lukewarm water and wash your face with them. Makes your skin super soft and is a natural anti-inflammatory.
      Drink more water over other sugary beverages, eat fruits and vegetables, cut back on red meat, and also eliminate over processed foods.

  47. QUESTION:
    Treatment for subclinical acne in the UK?
    I have subclinical acne on my forehead, temples and a bit on my cheeks. I've read articles on the internet for treatments but all the products are American and if it is possible to deliver them to England it's expensive and I can't afford the products really let alone the delivery!
    So does anyone know of any treatments I can get in Boots, Superdrug, Uk Amazon or anywhere like that? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I know what you mean, try liz earle. you may not of heard of it but ist uk based, has NO bad reviews what so ever:) ad i know everyone says this, but seriously it works wonders:D nothing ever works on me but this is amazing. The product on the link is the one i use and has no bad reviews, i know its a bit pricey but it works and you get lots of cream
      http://uk.lizearle.com/cleanse-tone-moisturise/cleanse-and-polish-hot-cloth-cleanser.html?menu-skincare-Hope this helps, and thanks for answering my question:) x

  48. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to apply lotion on baby face?
    Does it have any long term side effect like open pores, white/black heads or acne? which lotion/Moisturizer is best for baby face?

    • ANSWER:
      Only use products specifically dermatologically tested/safe for baby's skin.

      A standard aqueous cream is good - unperfumed, mild and soothing. We get these from Boots for our niece (she gets dry cheeks!). Ask at the pharmacy counter and they'll give you the right one!

  49. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of spot redness?
    I have alot of red areas on my face that are not actually spots but look like mini areas of sunburn.

    I also get alot of spots around my chin and under my nose, can anybody tell me why?

    Finally does anyone know how to get rid of spots effectively, as I seem to be getting rid of them and all of a sudden some more will appear.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I have a simular problem...especially with the chin area!

      Look for an acne cream (i belive that is what you have described) with the ingredient : benzoyl peroxide

      I know for a fact that this will work unlike all these fake adverts on t.v i you should be able to buy it from a pharamist. Try boots or superdrug if you have them in your area...
      Try to wash your face everyday with soap and water or a facial wash i find removing oil from the areas before and after bed with facial wipes helps.
      Stay away from chips, fried greasy foods!

  50. QUESTION:
    what works for big acne pores and acne marks?
    yeah i don't have acne but i do have like 2-3 marks on my cheecks and acne scars/marks on my forhead what worked for you ?

    • ANSWER:
      vita-k acne scars cream ( at ulta, comes in a green tube) it actually does make my scars less angry and red looking

      clinique turn around 5 minute facial ( clinique counters) speeds up cell turnover to fade marks faster and keep skin healthy

      boots botanicals clay mask (shrinks pores/clears them out, at target)

      hope this helps


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Facial Bleaching Cream

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some simple ways of removing facial hair?
    I am 17 years old and have facial hair pretty much all over. It isn't thick but it is dark. I have been tweezing, and threading and bleaching (facial bleach cream) but it still comes back within no time. I don't want to wax and definately don't want to shave since I don't want the hair to grow in thicker. Are there any alternatives beside what I am already doing and doesn't involve costly laser removal surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to say I got this one covered.!!! Ice the area to numb it. (Ice in plastic baggie so as not to wet the area ) Product tip:"Nair ready to use wax strips". Then an astringent (seabreeze or something like it on tissue) to remove wax residue.

  2. QUESTION:
    What was the last item you bought at Walmart?
    I believe I bought some facial bleach cream a few weeks ago. I most likely won't be back until after the Holiday season because of the crowds.

    • ANSWER:
      i bought bon bons yum yum......and pepsi..

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you make homemade facial cream?
    How you make a simple, but good facial cream, with easy to find ingredients?

    • ANSWER:
      A great way is mango mush on your face.

      Honey Mask Recipe
      The best facial mask is honey. Place a cloth in warm water and apply to your face to open the pores. Smear on honey, and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores. Use once a week.

      Avocado Facial Recipe
      Avocado is a naturally rich moisturizer. Mash the meat of the avocado into a creamy texture. Massage into the face and neck . Leave on for 15 minutes and gently rinse off.

      Facial Mask Recipe
      Squeeze half a lemon and mix the juice with one beaten egg white. Leave on your face overnight or, for a quick pick-me-up, just 15 minutes. Splash warm water on your face to rinse.

      It helps to removes blotches, because the lemon works as a bleaching agent.

      Egg & Honey Mask Recipe
      Mix together 1 tablespoon honey, 1 egg yolk, 1/2 teaspoon almond oil and 1 tablespoon yogurt. Honey stimulates and smoothes, egg and almond oil penetrate and moisturize, and yogurt refines and tightens pores.

      Egg, Avocado & Mud Facial Mask Recipe
      Clay is available in powder form at any health food store. Mix 1 tablespoon dry clay with 1 egg yolk, 1/4 of a mashed avocado and enough witch hazel to create a smooth mixture. Mud dries excess sebum while the egg yolk and avocado replenish lost moisture. Witch hazel tones.

      Facial Exfoliater Recipe
      2 heaped tsp fine oatmeal
      1 tsp. baking soda

      Combine ingredients, and add enough water to make a paste. Apply to skin and rub gently. Rinse and gently pat dry.

      Grape Cleanser Recipe
      Grape juice makes an excellent cleanser for any skin type. Simply split one or two large grapes, remove pips and rub the flesh over face and neck. Rinse off with cool water.

      Oily Skin Mask Recipe
      Mix 1 tsp. brewer’s yeast with enough natural yogurt to make a thin mixture. Pat this thoroughly into all the oily areas and allow it to dry on the skin. After 15 - 20 minutes, rinse off with warm water, then cool water and blot dry.

      More Facial Maks Choices
      The kind of the mask you want to use depends on your skin type.

      For dry skin, try:

      an egg yolk mixed with olive oil and warmed honey

      sour cream

      plain olive oil

      avocado

      For oily skin:

      dissolve a teaspoon of baking yeast in a small amount of warm milk, wait until foamy, then apply (best done in the bath tub);

      puree flesh of a tomato and mix with some potato flour to make a paste;

      cucumber (it will whiten your skin);

      beaten egg whites with a few drops of lemon juice (great for getting rid of blackheads);

      carrots (but don't use this one more than about every other week because it can overdry your skin). This one will make you look tanned.

      General refreshing masks:

      grapes (just cut a berry in half and rub lightly)

      strawberries (test behind your ear first, because many people are alergic to strawberies used this way even thougth they can eat them just fine)

      honey and ricotta cheese

      KIWI MIWI KI

      General refreshing masks:

      grapes (just cut a berry in half and rub lightly)

      strawberries (test behind your ear first, because many people are alergic to strawberies used this way even thougth they can eat them just fine)

      honey and ricotta cheese

  4. QUESTION:
    Can you use sally hansen facial hair bleach activator with any other cream?
    I bought sally hansen bleach cream for facial hair,the acitvator was alot but the cream itself was in a small tube there is no more left,can I use any other regular cream with the activator?

    • ANSWER:
      No and no.
      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.
      They're made for the skin? They're CHEMICALS.

  5. QUESTION:
    What kind of facial bleaching cream is best?
    I am african american.I am currently using proactiv to control my breakouts but i still have a lot of dark spots on face.I want to find a product that will work.I tried using the proactiv skin ligtening cream but nothing seems to be happening.The discoloration is making me really self conscious.Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      try black opal products! it's mainly for darker skin tones! putting a bleach will make all of your skin lighter and you would probably look weird! I seen my aunt do it and she looked sick!

  6. QUESTION:
    Does the jolen bleach cream really work?
    I have quite a bit of black facial hair on my upper lip. Would the jolen bleach cream work well on black facial hair? Would the hair turn brown...grey? How long do you have to use the product in order to see clear results? If you had to rate how good the product is from 1 to 5 what would it be? I've never bleached my hair so I really don't know anything... please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Heck yes it does! It will make it blonde in like 10 minutes or less.
      Just don't wash your face right before you do it or it will burn like the blazes of hell!

  7. QUESTION:
    i have got facial burns due to over using of bleaching creams. please how do i get rid of these burns?
    my face does not have the same colour with my body because i have over used bleaching creams before. please how do i make it right?

    • ANSWER:
      Stop using the bleaching creams if they're irritating your skin. I used a bleaching lotion for my face, and it broke out my face terribly. My body is basically ghost white and my face is darker, so I used it to make my face light as the rest of me. Use natural lightening products like milk, or make homemade face packs.

      This is for the dude above me, don't start that Michael Jackson thing. People like you are ignorant towards the reason why Michal Jackson bleached his skin. He had no choice because he had skin disease that made white blotches on his skin, so he just had bleaching injections to even his skin out.

  8. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of facial hair when I have acne on my face?
    I'm scared to use bleaching cream on my face because I have quite a bit of acne. How do I get rid of all the hair (sideburns/cheeks) without irritating the acne?

    • ANSWER:
      hey girl,
      just wax the beauticians will know what to do

  9. QUESTION:
    Can I use skin bleaching cream on my upper lip?
    I shave my mustache (i'm a girl btw) and I've noticed it's made my skin on my upper lip darker, and look like a mans. So can I use bleach cream, that is used for skin, it doesn't really say it's for facial hair... But I just need to know. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      You can try but see if it irritates your skin

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to treat facial redness?
    The majority of both my cheeks are almost constantly red...

    Would Benzoyl Peroxide work?

    Would any kind of acid peel do the trick?

    Would laser treatment be worth the shot?

    Would I achieve desired results with a skin bleaching cream?

    If non of these, then what else is there for me to choose between, in order to remove my persistent redness?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a dermatologist. It depends on your skin type and what is causing the redness.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of facial hair when I have acne?
    I'm scared to use bleaching cream on my face because I have quite a bit of acne. How do I get rid of all the hair (sideburns/cheeks) without irritating the acne?

    • ANSWER:
      I think there is something called threading.
      It is suppost to be okay for acne.
      Mostly used for eyebrows but can be used for upper lip, chin, etc.

  12. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of skin disscoloration I have tried retina and a bleaching cream but had no luck with it.?
    the doctor says the disscoloration could have come from birth controll pills but I disscontinued them 3 yrs ago and since have used a product from the dermatolagist called Retina and also a bleaching cream but I have used it for months and the brownish disscoloration above my top lip is still there. I have had 3 photo facials done and the problem just resurrfaces soon after. Does anyone know a effective way to treat this problem? I am a naturally dark complected person because I have alot of indian in me and my mother says that her side of the family has a history of something called (mellasma) could this be what is going on ?if so how do I treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      Please see a dermatologist. He/she will determine the best course of treatment for you based on the degree of pigmentation, size of the area, cause of the pigmentation and on your skin factors.

      There are many options available but only the dermatologist will know the best option to have successful results. Treatment can include:
      creams
      lightening products or bleaches
      exfoliation
      chemical peels
      light freezing of the skin
      microdermabrasion
      laser treatment

      Trying over the counter products often results in a worsening of the condition or even complications such as white spots, darker spots, scarring, etc. A dermatologist is the best way to go. Good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    does shahnaz husains products have bleach creams also to lighten facial hairs?
    how much is it cost in india and what is it called? i wanna know only abt shahnaz husain facial bleach to lighten facial hairs.

    • ANSWER:
      no it darkens them!!

  14. QUESTION:
    Help I need to get rid of facial Hair above my lip?
    I have wax and use bleach cream but it's still there what do I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Whatever you do don't shave that will be horrible to deal with for the rest of your life! Bleaching is only going to make it lighter but won't make it go away. Waxing is a great way to do it. Perhaps your wax isnt thick enough or sticky enough. Try getting a honey wax it is very sticky. Clean the area with an astringent before applying the wax as oil on your skin may be making it harder for the wax to adhere to. Then apply a thin layer of powder to keep the wax from sticking to your skin (only to the hair). Apply the wax in the same direction as the hair growth. Apply the strip rubbing the strip again with the direction of the hair(Strip waxes work best as opposed to the kind that no strip is required). Pull the skin tight and pull the strip off quickly in the OPPOSITE direction as the growth! Many people will breakout (little white pimples) a day or two after waxing so applying a thin layer of deodorant (yes deodorant your armpits dont breakout do they? lol) to keep this from happening.

      There are more permanent ways as well such as electrolosis or lazer hair removal however they can be very expensive, yet sometimes worth it in the long run.

      Hope this helped

  15. QUESTION:
    How to remove facial hair from acne prone skin?
    Due to waxing my skin has become acne prone. Don't know how. Well I don't want to use bleaching creams.
    So any1 can tell me homemade things?

    • ANSWER:
      I do have acne, and I have black hair and I am hairy. If you have acne on your face and you use a hair removal, it is a fact that your acne will increase in those areas, do to oils and toxins being able to reach that area more easily. My suggestion for a great hair removal is "Magic" You can find this in the mens hair shaving area at Walmart and black beauty stores. It is designed for black men, but it is a great product! I use it on my face about once every 6 weeks, thats how good it is... and the hair is growing less :) Also try doing something about your acne so you don't develop scars. I struggled for a long time with acne. Finally started accutane and my face is clearing up. Oh yea "magic" is less than 3 dollars. I have had the same tube for almost a year now.

  16. QUESTION:
    Does bleaching my upper lip cause me to have a dark circle around my mouth?
    I use Jolen bleach cream once a week. and I have a darker tone around my mouth.

    Should I stop using it or should I continue but just hide the darkness with foundation bcz it's not like the dark tone will disappear naturally ?

    Help.

    • ANSWER:
      Chemicals that bleach the skin also increase its sensitivity to sunlight, so areas that you bleach will become tanner than others. This is likely what has caused the darkness. I suggest that you stop the bleaching and find a sunscreen suitable for the face (make sure that it is specifically for the face or it will clog your pores terribly; try Aveeno, or Shisheido if you are willing to spend more). Eventually, the darkness will fade (however long it usually takes tans from the sun to fade for you) and in the meantime, you can hide it with concealer. If you want, you could try to continue using it in conjunction with the sunscreen, but I suspect that you would still get the tanning effect.

      If you bleach your upper lip to lighten hair there, try using a Nair cream designed for the face instead. It's an at-home remedy for lip hair that straight up removes the hair and is better for your skin than what you do now. Even then, you should definitely continue to use the facial sunscreen.

  17. QUESTION:
    How to remove facial hair bleach from skin???!?
    So almost a year ago, I used Sally Hansen bleaching cream on the sides of my face. They turn whiter than the the rest of my face, but I assumed it would go away. Now, almost a year later, one side of my face, by my ear is still a little bit whiter. Is there any way to generate new skin, or get it to become darker like the rest of my complexion(light tan). Thanks! And I have already tried sunblock...

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    What do you suggest for discoloration of the face?
    My face, especially the sides, is much darker (about four times) than my usual complexion. I am Afro-Caribbean. I have rough facial skin, unlike the rest of my body. Any suggestion? I cannot avoid the sun. Tried microderm abrasion, peeling etc. and it is back to normal. I have very sensitive skin. No stupid answers please, this is serious. Do not want bleaching cream.

    • ANSWER:
      If you do not learn to wear broad-spectrum sunscreen and be sun smart, then no skin-lightening method will ever treat your discoloration.

      The UV-rays in the sun will darken your skin as long as you do not protect it.

      Grow up.

  19. QUESTION:
    Why are so many people in India and Africa obsessed by skin lightening creams?
    The number one best selling facial cream in India and certain African countries is a skin -lightening cream...

    Why do they want to be white, and why cant they just be happy with their current colour??

    Also , why do certain black hip hop artists rap about "light skin " girls, as if they are superior???

    Thanks for your thoughts

    • ANSWER:
      probably for the same reason so many light skinned girls are obsessed with getting a tan. Yes it is sad and it is ashame that people can't just love how they look but you know how it is many girls are never happy with what they are born with and the grass is always greener as they say on the other side everyone wants what others have. how many white european girls use fake tan or lie on sun beds or bleach their hair blond or die it another colour. Its not just darker skinned girls that want to change how they look. Thankfully I think sun beds are going out or fashion and I haven't heard of anyone using fake tan in a while maybe we are all learning to love what we've got. I've never been one of them girls although I did die my Hair funny colours but just for fun.

  20. QUESTION:
    How to treat facial hyperpigmentation?
    I have some hyperpigmentation from old acne, and I've tried a couple of things but they seem to be stubborn. As a last resort I will use skin bleaching cream, but I don't really know how to go about doing it...will using it just on the marks be good, or will I have to use it on my whole face (which I REALLY don't want to do). Also, are there any reliable home remedies?

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Who has used facial bleaching cream on their eyebrows? Did it work and any tips before I try?
    I'm about to try this tonight and I'm worried. I have light-med brown hair but I've lightened my hair to blonde since forever. My goal is just to lighten my brows just a shade lighter. Any suggestions please.

    • ANSWER:
      i have and it def works so be careful to not go too light. I used Jolen creme bleach. There is so much of it so its ok to be safe than sorry by taking it off every few minutes to see results.

  22. QUESTION:
    I have a lot of acne scars. What are some home remedies to help clear them up?
    I have this product called Vantex skin bleaching cream (that I don't really use because it lightens my skin) and my mom won't let me buy anything because she wants me to wait until I go to the dermatalogists which is in January...so anyways what are some home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Cucumber Avocado Facial Mask(:

      Ingredients:

      1/2 cup chopped cucumber
      1/2 cup chopped avocado
      1 egg white
      2 teaspoons powdered milk
      1) In a blender combine all of the ingredients until they form a smooth, paste-like consistency.You can apply the mask immediately or refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
      2) Apply 2 tablespoons of the cucumber avocado mask to your face and neck in circular upward motions.3) Leave the mask on for 30 minutes, or until dry.4) To remove the mask simply rinse your face and neck with warm water, followed by a cold water rinse.5) Finally, pat dry your face and neck.

  23. QUESTION:
    I saw a dermatologist about dark spots on my face and she subscribed a bleaching cream. Doesn't sound right.
    Anyone had this problem solved with a bleaching cream? I reseached this cream (can't remember the name) and it is cancer-causing even when used in small amounts!

    • ANSWER:
      I can't understand why a dermatologist would be so far behind as to prescribe a cancer causing bleaching cream. Are you certain that you have the name correct? If so, go back to your dermatologist and tell him/her. They will certainly need to know of this very serious error. I once had large dark freckles all over my face and I used an over the counter facial bleaching cream and it worked wonders. It bleached my freckles out to the point that they were barely noticeable under a bit of foundation. Yes, bleaching creams are very effective....but we sure don't want to mess with any cancer causing agents. Maybe you should even give you dermatologist a call right away, as well. Good luck!

  24. QUESTION:
    Is there any best facial cream In flipkart.com which can lighten the skin of dark indian man?
    Plzzz give me appropriate answer and Name that facial cream (men). And can you tell me more about the cream Nafia magic cream which lighten the skin tone in 14 days...

    • ANSWER:
      1) Get nature's essence's lacto tan clear (for lighting your skin tone).In first application you will see the difference.It comes for Rs 119 for 100 ml.If not available on chemist,get it online from flipkart.com.It is kinda magical cream.Though I am sure it is not totally herbal as they claim.There must be some chemical involved that clears your skin in 15 minutes.And if you dont believe then try with a smaller pack of 50 ml.

      2)If you want bleach specifically,try lacto clear bleach.but it wont change colour of your hair.

  25. QUESTION:
    I have a ot of dark hair on my upper lip and am very self concious. What can I do?
    I am nearly 14 and my parents don't allow me to remove my facial hair, even if it is permanent. It costs too much, and most bleaching creams have a chemical 'hydroquinone' which leads to all types of cancer. So is there a natural bleach, or any way of covering/hiding the hair? Don't tell me do wax it in secret or try threading or buy skin creams anyway because I can't and won't. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      "Don't tell me do wax it in secret or try threading or buy skin creams anyway because I can't and won't."

      then what exactly do you want us to tell you?

      get some duct tape and smoosh it on your lip. leave it there for ten minutes or so, and rip it off.

  26. QUESTION:
    What's better for facial hair bleaching or hair removal cream?
    I'm a girl and unfortunately have really dark hair so I have dark hair on my face too. I wax my lip but I have some round my chin and up my jaw bone. It's not insanely noticeable but I'm very self conscious of it. What's better to get rid of it, bleaching or hair removal cream?

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    What are good facial hair bleach creams?
    my chin has dark hair all over and ive been using jolen. it hasnt been working well recently. it only lasts about two days before it gets dark again! please help me find a better option!

    • ANSWER:
      One really good facial hair bleach cream is called " MY MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  28. QUESTION:
    Is there any homemade bleach for the face?
    hi m 22 n i have very fair skin but have dark upperlips hair so have u any idea about natural bleach. i dont want to use any bleach creams that r available in mkt. so please suggest a homemade remedy to lighten them. my skin is very sensitive n it should b homemade which i can make by myself.

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon is a natural bleach. Mix equal parts lemon juice and honey and apply to lip. Problem is you have to do it every day because it isn't as strong as the chemical bleachers you can buy. Leave on for ten to fifteen minutes. The good thing is that eventually it will inhibit the facial hair growth. Mustache will be gone!

  29. QUESTION:
    Can I use facial cream bleach to highlight hair?
    if i want to bleach just 1 or 2 thin streaks in my short brown hair to color afterwards with a light pink toner, is it ok to use facial/body cream bleach like Jolen? I know it's not made for this purpose and i should buy the proper one etc...but since I only want very few thin highlights would it work? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I've never done this, so I don't know how it would work. I agree that you only need a small amount of bleach, and in a salon, they can mix up what they need. For home use, that is harder to do.

      I would think the body bleach would work, but it may not be strong enough to remove enough of the colour that you need to get the pink. With your brown hair, I'm afraid you may only lighten it partially and get to the orange stage and no further. Then you still would need to get more bleach to continue to the lighter stage. You need to get it quite light in order for the pink to show up. If the hair is too dark, the light pink would just get lost in that stronger darker colour in your hair.

      Sorry, I can't advise you further on this one.

  30. QUESTION:
    What brand of bleaching/facial cream did Sammy Sosa used to whiten his face?
    We all know the tsunami of media coverage Sammy Sosa got due to his bleached skin. I would just like to find out what brand is he using. It really works!

    • ANSWER:
      He looks like MJ!

  31. QUESTION:
    where can i get facial hair bleach cream in tashkent?
    i am in tashkent,uzbekistan and can't find the cream anywhere.

    • ANSWER:
      maybe get it online.........

      craigslist
      e bay
      check your local chemist.....

  32. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a recipe for facial hair bleach similar to Jolen?
    I have been using Jolen Cream Bleach to lighten dark facial hair. The box says the active ingredient in the activator is baking soda. Does any know of a recipe for facial hair bleach that I can make at home?

    • ANSWER:
      nope sorry i only know a waxing recipe

  33. QUESTION:
    is aveeno facial wash good for combination skin?
    if aveeno is not good what is?
    also i have acne here and there but not horrific acne?

    and is there a natural way to try out my acne (without tooth paste) to get rid of it?

    and I have brown skin and i have dark spots and scarring here and there, how can i get rid of it because if i try to use a bleach cream or lemon juice it turns red. also how can i lighten the huge dark spot on my chin that is also covered with dead skin??

    thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Aveeno is great and st. Ives apricot scrub works nice too. Maybe coco butter or bio oil will help with the dark spots. Also it's this stuff called ambi that works really well. My mom used it for her dark spots and now her face is basically flawless. She uses the facial soap and face cream. Hope this helped

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to remove unwanted facial hair? bleaching or hair removal cream? and what brand?
    I tried everything except for bleaching...I am asking for pple who are experienced to tell me what is the healthiest way

    • ANSWER:
      I think waxing is the easiest. Sally Hansen makes good waxing kits targeted for specific areas of the body.

  35. QUESTION:
    How I can get rid of facial hair above my upper lip?
    I am really annoyed with my upper lip facial hair. I tried bleaching it and it didn't work. And I just tried using hair removal cream, does it grow back thicker and darker though? I have heard that plucking it stops it from growing, is that true? If I get laser surgery, is it guaranteed to stop growing? Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Laser is permanent but you have to be a good candidate and you have to make sure you go to someone good. I had laser procedures done 7 years ago and the hair is still gone. Stay away from home systems as I have been told by experienced people that they do not work.

      The site http://www.HairREmovalForum.com has more info and a directory of qualifed providers who have received positive surveys from previous customers.

  36. QUESTION:
    What to do when you start growing facial hair?
    So I have some facial hairs starting to grow not much but some on the upper lip one on the chin and one on the troght I want more to grow should i shave it I heard more grows then or should I let it grow? What can I do? And what should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      The biggest mistake you could make would be to not do anything about it. I would get a bleach cream, wax it, or get electrolysis. Nothing less sexy than a face with a downy coating of peach fuzz, man or woman. Btw this advice was for if you are a woman. If you're a dude, then just shave it.

  37. QUESTION:
    How do you use facial hair bleach cream?
    There is no directions on the container.

    • ANSWER:
      clean the area you want to bleach....apply the cream liberally...wait about 5-7min and then wipe off.....its easy.....

  38. QUESTION:
    What are the cons of using the facial hair removal creams for women?
    You know those creams you can buy at drugstores like CVS or RITEAID for women who have a little bit of hair above their upper lip and don't like it, so they remove it with the cream? I was wondering if there are any cons of using the cream such as if there are any health issues, or if it causes the hair to grow back faster or thicker actually or if it just doesn't work.

    • ANSWER:
      The cons of using facial hair removing creams like nair are that...
      1. If you have lighter skin it can bleach the hair and make it lighter than your face drawing attention to it.
      2. Creams can burn your face, it's just like shaving.sometimes after you shave you get razor bumps, and your skin becomes itchy because it is lacking mositure. If the cream doesn't agree with you it could turn ugly and the whole world would know

  39. QUESTION:
    Is it dangerous to use facial creams containing chemicals on your face?
    You know how its been said that using bleach on your head is dangerous and can cause cancer well is it the same with facial producs containing chemicals?

    • ANSWER:
      As long as the products have been approved by the FDA and you follow the directions for use...I would not worry.

  40. QUESTION:
    has anyone used jolens bleach cream to lighten eyebrows?
    i tinted my eyebrows too dark and i heard that carmindy on "10 years younger" uses 'jolens bleach cream' to lighten eyebrows. Has anyone used it and did it work? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It works great on lightening facial hair and eyebrows...just be careful that you don't get it in your eyes....keep a watch when you lighten your eyebrows. don't let it stay to long your skin is sensitive in that area..it can leave you irritated. Good luck

  41. QUESTION:
    How can I lighten my upper forearm and facial skin?
    Well... Sun hits pretty hard down here; Id like to be all on one color, because I see myself comparing my facial and forearm skin to my legs or my chest and I see lots of differences. Can I get tips about being all in one color?

    • ANSWER:
      Umm.

      Use sunscreen and use SKIN bleach, or whitening cream. You can get it in Malaysia but i'm not sure about the states.. or Canada.

      Be careful using the bleach.

  42. QUESTION:
    I have dark spots under my eyes above my cheeks. How do I get rid of them?
    The dark spots are flat and don't hurt but I want to get rid of them. I tried tri-luma, which is a bleaching cream, but it doesn't work.

    • ANSWER:
      Remedies for Dark Spots / Circles under the Eye

      People adhere to various kinds of remedies or treatments for getting rid (temporarily and permanently) of black spots / circles from under the eye region. Some of these remedies are as follows:
      A good temporary solution to black spots / circles under the eye is by using a little bit of under-eye concealer. However, one has to careful about choosing a color that matches one’s natural skin tone.
      One can take up facial exercises which will assist in toning and firming the face. This will improve the blood circulation in the facial region, thus enhancing the texture of the skin too. Taking up facial exercise is an option suitable for people of all ages and walks of life.
      Black- brown facial spots, otherwise called solar lentigenes, age-spots, liver spots and hyper-pigmentation, can be easily got rid of through laser treatments.
      Some people also take help of scar or dark circles / spots removal creams to make the facial skin look healthy and radiant. However, it is pertinent to consult a dermatologist before using a particular cream.

      Home Remedies for Black Spots / Circles under Eye
      Mix together ½ teaspoon lemon juice and glycerin and apply it on the black spots / circles under the eye
      Make a paste out of turmeric and curry leaves. Apply it on the face and wash it after 10 minutes.
      People also make a paste out of mehndi and turmeric. In this a small piece of turmeric as well as just two-three leaves of mehndi is used. Apply on face and wash off after 10 minutes.
      Crush 100 grams each of dried basil leaf, neem and mint. Add a pinch of turmeric powder and rose water to turn the mixture into a paste form and then apply the same on the black spots under the eye.
      Make a fine paste out of betel leaf, add little coconut oil to it and then apply the mixture on the black spots. Wash after 15 minutes.

      Make paste out of saffron and little honey. Apply the mixture over the face to do away with black spots/ circles under the eye region.

  43. QUESTION:
    what would be in your most embarrassing shopping basket?
    of items that look well--er dodgy together so far i have ..
    anusol
    analeese
    condoms
    turkey baster
    large turkey
    large marigolds
    extra large nappies
    finger of fudge
    womans weekly
    life sized poster of leo sayer
    fungal infection cream
    pornographic magazines
    vaseline
    Ky jelly
    facial bleaching cream

    come on people lets do this!

    • ANSWER:
      well I think it would probably be something for piles Just feeling the eyes of people in the queue studying my baskets contents.

      Don't really understand why ranunculusviridis bothered giving your question any time, if they consider it so juvenile, just don't answer it.
      I thought this all was just a bit of fun with the occasional useful advice/tips
      thrown in.

      Hey that's funny, ranunculusviridis has now deleted their answer on this question. Is that because they realised how pointless their answer was. So they took my advice???????????

  44. QUESTION:
    What is the best facial hair remover cream?
    I have unwanted facial hair on my uperlip and I want to try using a cream that I can buy at the store. I have already try home waxing kits and they hurt to much for me to use them. So thank you for ur help and time.

    • ANSWER:
      nair is too strong for your face and will burn it...
      persian cold wax is more gentle and doesn't cause as much pain and i pluck the remaining hair.
      jolie bleach is good too!

      for hair strengthening and shine watch my youtube video and if you have specific health questions feel free to post!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ratIGERNWc

  45. QUESTION:
    What is best facial cream for young skin?
    I am 23 and currently using aveeno face wash and jergens daily moisturizer as a daily routine. I have acne scares and also some acne accumulation time to time.I try to stay away from heavy makeup and ususally use BB cream by maybeline. My concern is un -even-tone around my upper lip and chin and of course the acne marks.
    I am a student so don't have ton of money so i would really appreciate if someone can recommend a facial cream that can help the dryness and un-even tone and affordable.

    Thank you,
    lemon and rose water for daily night regiment. Is ok for skin ? It seems like there is any cream? that are good for my skin at this point! :(

    • ANSWER:
      Please consult your dermatologist before applying this cream (or anything you've never tried for that matter) on your face.
      Example of one who used BB Creams from YA!: So, I bought this BB Cream with high number of SPF. After I wear it for many times in a week, I NOTICED THAT MY FACE BECAME DARKER. THEN, I STOPPED USING IT FOR FEW WEEKS, I NOTICED, THAT THE COLOR OF MY SKIN WENT BACK TO ORIGINAL. I don't know why but as I know, wearing sunscreen can prevent dark skin. But, HOW THIS HAPPENED TO ME?

      Birth Mark: EXAMPLE OF ONE FADE CREAM BRAND from YA!
      "Ambi Fade cremem didn't work for me. If anything it made my scars MORE visible. It lightened my skin and darken my scar. I don't know how your skin reacts to fade creams. But it was junk for me. I suggest you try something more natural. Like vitamin E oil or shea butter. Ambi has a chemical in it called Hydroquinone which is known for cancer and it bleaches. But too be honest , it's a birth mark. So try it and see. But i never heard of a birth mark fading. try it tho :) "

      Another example from YA! "I always developed some pimples after using BB cream and certain brands of Mineral Loose Powder foundation. Why is it so? Isn't a mineral loose powder foundation suitable/meant for sensitive skin? And also BB creams aren't supposed to clog or cause pimples? Is my skin sensitive?"

      The Department of Health (DOH) said it would test a so-called “BB cream” product imported from South Korea suspected of containing potentially hazardous agents that recently made a woman glow in the dark at a nightclub.

      Fluorescent agents can be added to some products to increase their whitening property. As there is no consensus on whether fluorescent agents can cause cancer, however, most countries do not ban it in cosmetic products, Chang said. She said the FDA would soon invite experts and academics to discuss whether it should ban the substance in cosmetic products sold in Taiwan.

      FYI: The FDA have banned 23 more whitening products. Google it. About 17,600,000 results.
      The reason cited for the proposed ban is that studies in rodents show "some evidence" that hydroquinone may act as a carcinogen or cancer-causing chemical, although its cancer-causing properties have yet to be proved in humans. Hydroquinone also has been linked with the medical condition known as ochronosis in which the skin becomes dark and thick. Dome-shaped yellowish spots and grayish-brown spots also are observed in ochronosis among black women and men in South Africa, Britain, and the U.S. Ochronosis has been observed in conjunction with hydroquinone use even in persons who have used hydroquinone-containing cosmetics for a short time. Some studies also report abnormal function of the adrenal glands and high levels of mercury in people who have used hydroquinone-containing cosmetics. For these reasons, hydroquinone has already been banned in Japan, the European Union, and Australia.

      Any skin-lightening products containing hydroquinone would be considered new drugs, according to the proposed FDA regulations. The products would require FDA approval before being sold to the public and would only be available with a doctor's prescription. BB CREAMS included.

      For more information, visit the FDA website, search for COSMETICS

      You're 22 already using too many beauty products that can do more harm than good. Any kind of facial wash, you're leaving something toxic behind, it's not a matter of convenience, it's a billion dollar business that can do more harm than good to your acne. And sometimes we feel entirely virtuous about our skin-care regimen because it's full of SPF-- all year round!-- and cleansers and such. But the truth is, we may not realize that we're overdoing (or underdoing) something that can lead to the very thing we're trying to avoid: dryness, breakouts, accelerated aging, New York dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf. (I've been giving this same advice for decades, but she's proof enough!).
      Take a shower everyday, use washcloth to exfoliate and bath & body wash. Hydrogen peroxide does wonders for acne. Visit their website for more tips & other uses. ONLY .

      Acne medication could worsen what ever allergies you have, so instead of trying out one product after another, you're actually spreading it around.
      The less products you use, the better for your skin. Use a bath & body wash like Suave, Irish Spring, Dove Body & Face wash in the shower, use a washcloth. Treat your face like the rest of your body, take a shower everyday or wash your face everyday.

      The sun and too much soaking in the tub or pool are SKIN'S WORST ENEMIES. Un-even tone can mean: many things. Exposing the scars from the sun, can only make them permanently discolored. Wear a wide brim hat or umbrella.

  46. QUESTION:
    What's a homemade way to help lighten my skin?
    i need a homemade way to lighten up because i don't want to use bleaching cream and its not that i don't like my skin color its just that one day i became darker and i use to be light

    • ANSWER:
      Avocados are good antioxidants so try making a face mask out of that and use it every week. Drink 8 glasses of water and eat lots of vegetables such as spinach and leafy greens and fruits such as watermelon, berries and oranges. Drink green tea as that also contains antioxidants which is good for your skin. Add some honey to your diet as well as honey can cure almost anything :P.

      If you want, try buying products from L'Occatine or The Body Shop. They have amazing facial products that do wonders for skin as they're all natural. Put on sunscreen of at least SPF 30 everyday and always cleanse your face. Ask on here for good facial masks or search on Google and find a good, trustworthy site (I've gone on websites that just write random crap and it destroyed my skin :P) and make the masks from there. If you want, ask a doctor or a spa what you can do to lighten your skin.

      Good luck! xxx

  47. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for facial hair to grow back after waxing it?
    Besides laser hair removal, what works to keep facial hair away the longest? Does hair removal cream work? Any other ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly it's all relative, generally speaking people's hair grows at different rates..
      I can wax and not see any regrowth for a few weeks up to a month. But people with darker thicker hair can grow back much faster, up to a week and a half after waxing.. Sally Hansen makes pre-cut wax strips which are great and they also have a bleaching cream that you can use even if you have sensitive skin..
      Laser hair removal is the ultimate solution until then it's all about maintenance.. The skin on your face is extremely sensitive.. try to stay away from depilatory creams.. they can usually leave you with unsightly rashes.. and really who wants to explain how they got it.

      Good luck on your hair removal en devour.
      I hope this helped a little bit.
      xx

  48. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of facial hair for girls?
    Im 14 and I do have some hair on my upper lip. It is noticable and I HATE IT! How can I remove it where it wont grow back thicker. I bought the Olay Facial hair removal duo but Im afraid to use it. Will it make the hair grow thicker and faster and leave a 5 oclock shadow as most say/ PLEASE HELP!!

    • ANSWER:
      You either can bleach it, thread or wax! :) removal cream usually grows back thicker on me. id recommend bleach for your age! But if you want a cleaner and last for about 2 weeks, then wax.

  49. QUESTION:
    homemade facial hair bleaching cream?
    I am looking for a recipe for homemade facial hair bleaching cream. OR - What over the counter products have you used and liked? AND - Will it make the hair softer? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Your blonde, why do you care. Unless you dyed it of course. Just get it waxed. Quicker,healthier than chemicals,and kind of funny the first time. Haha

  50. QUESTION:
    How does peroxide water work to bleach your hair?
    I want to use peroxide water to make my facial hair lighter, so that it's less noticeable. But I don't undrestand how to use it.... Do I just apply it in my face, or do I have to do something else? How long should I leave it there? Or... how should I use it?

    Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi:
      Just dap peroxide with a cotton ball and let dry. Keep doing this every date until it lightens.
      You can purchase cream at any drug store to lighten body hair as well.
      or
      Get a few laser treatment and get rid of your hair for good.


facial bleaching cream

Bb Cream Acne

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What bb cream should I use for BAD acne skin?
    I have bad acne all over my face, and I've used some bb cream already, but whenever after removing them and using cleanser on my face, my acne gets quite red and swollen, it looks like it breaking out. Please help, what bb cream should I use?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have sensitive skin (and it sounds like you do), stay away from Skinfood products. I tried the Peach Sake Pore and broke out in little white pustules. Eeew. I also broke out from Aloe Sun T_T

      I recommend Tony Moly Cutie Bb Cream in the Tomboy Chris variant (the blue one). It's non-comodogenic, which means it won't clog pores, and the back of the bottle says it's formulated for acne-prone and sensitive skin. The coverage is fantastic, too. And the bottle is adorable! :D

      DO NOT TRY BB CREAMS THAT SPECIFICALLY CLAIM TO TIGHTEN PORES. They have primers that will just block your pores and break you out further.

      If you can afford to pay big, try Dr. Jart and BRTC products. They're the real deal. Most commercial BB creams are more makeup than skin care, but Dr. Jart and BRTC can do wonders for skin problems or so I've heard. I can't afford to buy them haha. My best friend swears by BRTC though, and her skin is flawless T_T

      However, I would recommend you let your face breathe for a few days, before trying out a new BB cream. If you're into the whole Korean cosmetics thing, I recommend The Face Shop Calendula Toner. It cleared up my blemishes and it's really moisturizing! You don't need to put on moisturizer after.

      Sorry I got super enthusiastic. I love BB creams! :D Hope I helped :D

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best Drug Store BB Cream for Acne Prone Skin?
    I'm tired of using foundation and powder every single day to school so I really want to try BB Cream. I tend to get acne and I want to cover it a bit but still not clog my pores. I'm only a teenager so I don't want to be using so much makeup.. My skin can also be dry sometimes lately but never oily.
    Btw my skin shade is light-medium

    • ANSWER:
      Try the Marcelle BB cream :D Its found in walmart and target and everywhere ;3 But not a dollar store. I bet you'll like it ;D. I'm gonna try the Healthy Skin Foundation By Neutrogena ! Maybelline BB Creams Suck.. To be real honest i don't like them at all. Well only if i'm going to tim hortons or somewhere to pick up a food or something real quick. Also PLEASE Try the Covergirl Natureluxe foundation. It gives a amazing coverage. Its in a BB Cream tube so it looks like a BB Cream then a foundation. I Swear to god you will love me. When i said ''Natureluxe FOUNDATION'' You might be like ''Pfft. Foundation is so stupid. I WANT A BB CREAM SHEESH READ MY QUESTION A BB CREAM NOT FOUNDATION!'' But i swear i use it as a bb cream. It gives amazing coverage for me. Finished my first tube so i'm gonna buy my second tube. I got the shade Dune. Its a bit fair for me but i think your shade would be....Oak maybe Or dune! :D

      I heard the natureluxe foundation was discounted but its a rumor i'm sure. If it is discounted i'm gonna cry. Or message the company if they can send me like 13 tubes.

      I promise you. The covergirl natureluxe foundation gives FULL freaking coverage. It doesn't clog pores if you don't cake it on with a bunch of cakey powder. You can apply a sheer coat of some translucent powder. NYC is good.

      Marcelle Or Covergirl Natureluxe.

      ~Casey P.S. I'm a zit prone... Ahah. I got a bunch of zits and their really red and nasty. They squirt some wet stuff out. Yeah its disgusting. But thank god their only on my forehead and i can cover them up with my bangs.

      I swear the natureluxe foundation is AMAZING!! Its exactly like a bb cream but covers anything. ANYTHING.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some really good drug store foundations for acne?
    I have been looking for a good foundation for the past year. All the ones I found at the drug store broke me out. I even tried name brand foundations like MAC but they are to expensive and still broke me out! :(

    I am looking for one that doesn't break you out and doesn't dry orange or get flakey. Also what about maybelline bb cream or other drug store bb creams. My acne isn't that bad but it's still slightly noticeable so I am hoping to cover it up.
    Thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      bb ream it works wonders, it gives you a pretty good coverage, it wont look cakey or flakey, i love it so much , i highly recommend getting it, it also has acne fighting agents in it too, :)

  4. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between BB cream and tinted moisturizer?
    I'm hoping that my skin will clear up enough by summer to not have to use my usual foundation and powder. So I'm thinking either tinted moisturizer or BB cream could be good for me. But what's the difference?
    Which provides more coverage?
    Which looks more natural?
    Which is best for combination dry/oily skin?
    Which is best for acne-prone skin?
    Which is best for fair complexions?
    Which provides sun protection?
    And anything else you have to say about them! And any brand recommendations! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      BB cream comes with skin benefits (each BB cream has different types of skin benefits, but here are very common ones) anti-aging, high SPF, even skin tone, moisturizing, sebum control etc.

      Which provides more coverage? >> Again it depends on what brand or what collection, but there are some BB creams that do give higher coverage.

      Which looks more natural? >> Tinted moisturizer

      Which is best for combination dry/oily skin? >> Either one, each BB cream and tinted moisturizer is different.

      Which is best for acne-prone skin? >> BB cream

      Which is best for fair complexions? >> Bb cream. Most BB creams only come in 1-2 shades that are very fair. Some just come in one said and oxidize to match your skin tone.

      Which provides sun protection? >> BB cream usually provides a whole ton of SPF.

      As for application, a stippling/buffer brush works well or your fingers.

      I recommend Asian BB creams, I find that they are better than the American ones (like Clinique or Garnier). Skin79 and Missha are really good but only available on Asia.. you can buy on eBay though or their website

  5. QUESTION:
    What would be a good bb cream or foundation to use?
    I don't have a lot of acne just one or two pimples on my forehead . So I want a bb cream or foundation that gives me medium coverage, and that looks natural and not cakey.

    • ANSWER:
      Garnier Fructose has the best bb cream out there also clinique and dior are great bb creams.
      they dont look like u put cake on your face. just a natural glow type ones.
      as for foundation..i dont really know. but the best one i have is revlon fit me foundation and l'oreal
      they're great

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best bb cream for oily acne and is for pale skin?
    i have bad skin and I'm very pale. What the best bb cream for me.Right now the foundation i use is the covergirl oil control and my shade is classic ivory,but it a little dark on me. Please help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Most asian BB creams are the best types. Order online :) x

  7. QUESTION:
    What translucent powder and bb cream work?
    I have medium toned skin with yellow undertones. Like beyonce but a little bit lighter. My skin is oily and is prone to acne (mostly on my forehead). What translucent powder works? Without leaving me ashyor ghost looking? And which bb cream?

    • ANSWER:
      The BEST translucent powder ever is Urban Decay's De slick translucent powder. If you want to go with drugstore products, I would use Essence Cosmetics one. For BB cream, I would use Garnier's for oily skin and if you go to the website now you can receive a coupon for it too (:

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between BB cream and foundation?
    Okay I would like to know, which one would be better for me (I am 17 going to be 18 with acne prone oily skin) and I need something that will be lightweight, with SPF protection and have good coverage (but not block pores). Can someone help me figure out what product I need: BB cream or foundation?

    • ANSWER:
      bb cream is more lighter in coverage and its not alot as for a liquid foundation ill say is a bit more and itll get more better coverage.

  9. QUESTION:
    How to use skin79 bb cream if you have a dark skin tone?
    i wanted to purchase the hot pink one but the thing is... i dont have asian skin! im kind of dark. My skin color is BC40 cappuccino on this pic.
    http://www.turbotan.com/bellocciomakeup/images/Bel_Foundation_16colorshades.jpg
    I was planning on using this foundation over the BB cream.
    http://www.amazon.com/Maybelline-Pure-Makeup-Tan-Foundation/dp/B00112DWXI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=26SU8S18HXWH5&coliid=I39M93FKVW7VLJ
    will it work? Any suggestions would be helpful. I wanted to use this BB cream to hide my blemishes and acne scars. (i am 15)
    BB cream that i want to purchase.
    http://www.amazon.com/SKIN79-Super-Beblesh-Triple-Function/dp/B0020ZEA40/ref=sr_1_1?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1353886051&sr=1-1&keywords=bb+cream

    • ANSWER:
      If you're going to put foundation on top, keep in mind that it may end up looking cakey. You can always add bronzer on top of BB cream, but it won't look very natural. BB creams are meant for people with lighter skin tones. If you want to hide blemishes the old fashioned way, use concealer or a full coverage foundation. It will work just as well or maybe better than any BB cream.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some good drugstore bb creams that have high coverage?
    I have a lot of pimples and redness in my skin. What drugstore bb creams have high coverage for acne prone skin? Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    What is the best BB Cream for acne?
    I've really been wanting to try BB Cream for a while, but I can't seem to find one for my type of skin. I have sensitive, oily skin with acne. If any of you have any recommendations that would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Skin79 Bb cream is great or Clinique

  12. QUESTION:
    How to remove bb cream correctly before going to sleep?
    I have 6 bottles of bb cream from missha and skin79. I'm currently using skin79 dream girl bb cream. When I go take a shower I use missha super aqua refreshing cleansing foam, been using it for a week. Does this foam remove the bb cream or do I need to use makeup remove prier?

    • ANSWER:
      I usually just use my facial cleanser (not makeup removing). I think it works to remove the bb cream but I don't know for sure. I have acne prone skin anyway so I can't really tell. The bb creams usually aren't waterproof so I think it should come off. If you want to be extra safe though then use a makeup remover.
      6 bottles is a lot!

  13. QUESTION:
    What BB cream would be good for oily skin?
    ive been looking into a good bb cream for awhile but im scared to try any out cause i have acne prone skin and i also have very oily skin :/
    i dont want to try any drugstore cause ive tried out almost all of them.
    any suggestions?

    ive already looked into the dior bb cream but its too dark :/
    any other ones that might work for me?

    • ANSWER:
      american "bb creams" are oily garbage. they, in no way, resemble the bb creams that everyone goes on about. try a korean bb cream...i have oily skin, and LOVE skin79. they make different formulations, depending on if your skin is dry or oily. you will want to use this one:

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/SKIN79-HOT-PINK-Super-Plus-Beblesh-Balm-Triple-Functions-BB-cream-40g-Free-gifts-/270988192286?pt=US_Makeup_Face&hash=item3f1827aa1e

  14. QUESTION:
    What happens to BB Cream when you sweat?
    I'm thinking of applying BB Cream on my face but i will probably sweat a lot.
    What will happen to the BB Cream after sweating? Will it stay or drip or run off.
    I have a lot of acne scars so i want to make it less obvious with BB Cream.

    I am specifically using Etude House's Sheer Glowing Skin BB Cream.
    I mean not i usually sweat a lot. I'm going to just wear this tomorrow where i'll be sweating a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      it won't run off your face and it won;t melt.. as much. if you feelt hat your face is super sweaty or sweaty then with your dry hand just pat your face to get rid of the sweat and you'll also be patting the bb cream bac into place! thats what i do when i feel that my face is sweating during skewl since it gets soo hot, and wen i check int he mirror the bb cream is still good!

      or u cud just pat on a lil bit of mineral foundation, just lgihtly dust the foreheaad, nose, cheeks, chin and jawline (the areas that sweats more) and you'll be good throughout the day, no touchups needed!

      hope this helped! it'll work because i use these methods. :]

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between foundation,concealer and bb cream?
    Can someone please tell me what is the difference between foundation, concealer and bb cream? And what does foundation use for? Also concealer and bb cream. Someone please answer. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Foundation: used to even out skin tone, doggies blemishes/dark circles, scarring and even acne.

      Concealer: usually used alongside foundation for extra coverage. Exactly as it says, it conceals. Mainly blemishes and dark circles.

      BB cream: a lightweight version of foundation that is supposedly beneficial for your skin in many ways. However, after trialing many BB creams, I find them completely rubbish and they're basically a tinted moisturiser which is the halfway point of facial moisturiser and foundation.

      Hope I helped :) if you you're wondering what to choose, i would recommend the covergirl natureluxe tinted moisturiser. It's lightweight but has some good coverage.

      Good luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    Will wearing a primer underneath my BB cream take away from what the BB cream does to your skin?
    BB cream supposedly helps with clearing away acne scars and the skin and stuff like that. Will wearing a primer affect this? If it helps, I'm talking about the skin79 super plus hot pink one
    You can get the bb cream from amazon, the skin79 super plus in hot pink for oily skin and gold for dry skin. It's much cheaper on amazon (15) than from the site (45)

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not quite sure so i'm taking a guess here and i think you should go without primer because a primer is supposed to have a barrier between your skin and the makeup.
      Where did you get BB cream?????
      i've been wanting some so bad because i've heard alot of good things about it.

      EDIT:Okay thanks:)

  17. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between foundation,BB cream and tinted moisturizer?
    I'm relatively new to makeup so please bare with me! So what's the difference between, foundation, BB cream and tinted moisturizer. And out of these three which is the best (in your opinion)?

    • ANSWER:
      Foundation is better if you want coverage, so if you have acne or anything you want to cover up, you'd want to be using foundation.

      BB cream is supposed to be an all in one skin perfector but has sheer coverage. If you have acne prone skin you should stay away from BB cream since it'll make you break out.

      Tinted moisturizer is pretty self explanatory, it's almost like a very sheer and thin foundation that matches your skin tone and has moisturizers added into it. It's not recommended for acne prone skin.

      Personally I like powder mineral foundation.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between a BB Cream and a tinted moisturiser?
    I've recently heard of BB Creams, which I looked up online and thought sounded great until I realised they sound the same as tinted moisturisers. So, is there a difference, is it just a different name for the same thing, or is it a marketing thing to make them sound new and different? Please don't say the difference is that BB Creams have an SPF: some tinted moisturisers do too.

    • ANSWER:
      BB Cream stands for Blemish Balm cream. It was originally invented by germans to help fade scars after surgery. Korean actresses found out about it and started wearing it on their faces. As other women in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and much of asia heard about them, this trend spread and make makeup houses started developing their own with tints and formulas for oily/combo or normal/dry skin, aging skin, etc.

      BB Creams like tinted moisturizers provide light coverage to even out skintone though some provide light to medium coverage, but unlike them help fade acne scars, dark spots/undereye circles, prevent skin from darkening, help protect against wrinkling, while coming with a pretty high spf and not breaking out skin, so suitable for sensitive or acne prone skin.

      This is pretty much why asian actresses have such flawless skin these days. Seriously I use it everyday now and my skin has improved so much. It's helped some acne scarring clear up and I don't break out anymore unless I'm being super hormonal. My skin also looks more alive according to my husband when I'm not wearing any makeup, my under eye circles are still there though they've faded quite a bit, I think due to bb and some natural herbal/essential oil treatments I've been trying.

  19. QUESTION:
    what is the difference between bb cream and tinted moisturizer?
    first off, what is bb cream?? lol idk what it even stands for!!
    i have sensitive skin and i don't want something that feels heavy or clogs my pores. i also have kinda dry skin.
    i currently use bare minerals and love it, but i'm wondering if i would like bb cream or tinted moisturizer better. i want coverage, but not A TON to the point where i look like a barbie doll.

    • ANSWER:
      BB creame is more like tinted moisturizer, its the same sheer coverage, just enough tint to give a glow and even out skintone, BB cream is better for your skin then tinted moisturizer or foundation... this is what it does ----->>

      * Gives a Natural glow on your face for a natural look, it brightens the skin
      * Provides perfect coverage just like a foundation but without clogging pores or damaging the skin
      * Conceals all types of pigmentation, discoloration, acne and marks, heals in time
      * Gives sheer to light coverage
      * BB cream provides moisture, protection, coverage and can even improve the texture of the skin.
      * Has vitamins in it too help the skin
      *Healing properties which soften, smoothen and refine skin
      * Encourages skin regeneration to create and maintain youthful skin
      * UV Protection for healthy skin
      *Some BB creams have additional features such as wrinkle improvement, whitening functions, helps heal n cover break outs sometimes even freckles

      BB cream stands for blemish blam, beauty blam etc goes by a few different names , i dont think it gives alot of coverage so if your going for the light weight natural look its for you, i like coverage but if you want coverage go for a good concealer,full to medium foundation, and set with a colored powder, not all foundations are heavy though, but bb cream is way better for the skin, most bb creams are oil free so it shouldnt cause breakouts or clog pores...bb cream and tinted moisturizer is more for people with good clear skin, if you have acne,acne scars etc then you might need foundation

  20. QUESTION:
    Will this universal bb cream be to light on my dark skin?
    I'm planning to buy the 'dr.jart premium beauty balm spf 45' and I'm a bit worried that its "universal shade" won't match my skin color. I know that there are a lot of other bb creams out there but I heard that the dr.jarts are amazing at brightening up scars over time. My skin is a NC40 in MAC. Will this one shade bb cream suit my skin color? And what are some products under that are really good at brightening up acne scars?

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't risk it. You should try Iman Cosmetics BB Creme becuase it has wonderful botanical ingredients and it brightens your skin over time. Iman has a wonderful range of colors for women of color.

  21. QUESTION:
    Should I stop the foundation and use a BB cream?
    I've heard of the hype but couldn't stop using my Lancôme foundation because its the first foundation that actually matched my skin color. But lately I really wanna clear up my acne scars and the few red bumps I get.

    I hear using a BB is better because its light and has many benefit.

    Should I switch to BB cream is it really better for your skin? What's the best brand? What are the benefits?

    I wanna spend no more than 35 if that's possible. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I have acne and acne scars and a BB cream just does not give me enough coverage. I also don't want to use concealer all over my face.
      I tried a Maybelline BB Cream, and first of all it was to orange. They only have one - be careful!
      After using that BB Cream I didn't want to use any other. I'll probably stick to my MAC foundation forever.
      I've heard that Smashbox do really good BB Creams (gel-like). Ask for a sample and try it. Buy it if you like it. It is around 40$ so you decide.
      Also Skin79 do a good one. And that one is only 8$ on amazon. I don't know where you could get Skin79 and buying it online is a risk, if you don't like it later.

      I hope I helped you. :) Good Luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    What's the best bb cream for combo to dry skin?
    Whats the best bb cream for combo to dry skin. i want it to leave a silk or satin finish. i don't want it to clog my pores cause i have acne prone skin. I just want one from like the drug store. not more than 20 dollars. i want one to protect my skin from the cover up so the cover up doesn't clog my pores and hydrates my skin.

    • ANSWER:
      use Garnier BB cream and Physicians formula Bb cream is good.

  23. QUESTION:
    what is BB cream and any particlar one i should get and any from any specific shops ?
    what is bb cream i asked a question asking if i should put foundation on but they said i should use bb cream .any specific one from specific brand what sort of shops will i get it ?house of fraser ? superdrug ?boots?

    • ANSWER:
      BB cream stands for blemish balm or blemish base. It was originally created by a dermatologist in Germany to protect patients skin after surgery. However, BB cream is most popular in Asia for making skin look smooth and healthy-looking. It's supposed to look like a light foundation or tinted moisturizer (or even look more natural than that) but make skin soft as well as concealing and healing blemishes like acne, scars, dark spots, wrinkles, etc. It's supposed to be an all-in-one to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock.

      It doesn't really matter where you buy it, but most BB creams in the West aren't actually BB creams, they're just tinted moisturizers or foundations. My favorite brand is the Dr. Jart Black Label which is a Korean brand you can order on Amazon. It matches my skin tone (A challenge for me because I'm very light skinned) and it's an actual BB cream.

      A lot of the real BB creams I've found in the U.S. aren't labeled as such or are ridiculously overpriced. Those that are much cheaper usually aren't real BB creams. So I prefer to buy Asian brands off Amazon where they're usually cheaper.

      Asian brands generally come with a higher SPF for the same price or cheaper than western brands (not sure if SPF is a concern for you). BB creams in the U.S. average an SPF of 15 or 20 while Asian brands average an SPF of 30 or 40.

      So if you plan to buy here you might want to do some research on what you want in a BB cream to find what brand you want and where you should go to buy it.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the main difference between BB cream and a tinted moisturizer?
    I'm sure of the obvious that a tinted moisturizer is a moisturizer but I was wondering if one provides more coverage or what other differences are there? And which one is better? Any really good BB creams besides Maybelline's BB cream?

    • ANSWER:
      The BB Cream provides more coverage. The BB Cream is better as It covers our skin more & helps it to even out the skin tone. Tinted moisturizer provides very small coverage , and doesn't really do anything to benefit skin. I honestly don't know any BB Creams better then Maybelline's as that the only BB I've used. I think you should get the Maybelline BB cream , honestly it's really great for teens who want light coverage , and it blends in the skin nice. Just put a moisturizer under ; I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizer , and put the BB cream ontop , (I apply with fingers , which is easy) , and if you want set it with a powder. I set it with my mom's Mac powder , but you can buy any of Maybelline's powder. You can user a concealer as well If you'd like. Buy makeup wipes as well , I use Clean & Clear , it takes off everything , then I wash my face with Clean & Clear acne wash , that washes off makeup as well just to take off anything else my Makeup wipes didn't take off.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is it ok if I wear BB Cream or Tinted Moisturizer?
    I am a tween, I'm not 8 people so relax!! I can't wear any makeup other than lip gloss and nail polish. Is bb cream and tinted moisturizer the same thing? Is it okay for a tweens skin? I haven't proposed it to my mom yet but I have some redness in my cheeks and some acne. What bb cream or tinted moisturizer do you recommend? How do you apply it? I am so confused!!!

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm guessing your 11 or 12. Any younger, no. But 12 is okay to wear it at! I recommend maybelline dream fresh bb cream () or elf tinted moisturizer ()! You can get both at any drugstore!

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the best fondation or bb cream?
    I am looking for a fondation or BB cream. I have a pale skin with dark spots and freckles. My skin is oily and nothing stays on all day and I cant spend much money. I also have somewhat sensitive skin and can be acne prone espicially on my chin and nose area. PLEASE HELP!

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    Do I have to use a face moisturizer and primer before applying on my Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream?
    Hi. I was just wondering. Does the bb cream have a moisturizer and primer already? Do I HAVE to apply on Moisturizer and Primer before bb cream? Or is it okay to just apply on my bb cream and a powder over? It won't damage my skin right?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, BB Cream's basically a moisturizer, makeup base, and sunscreen (depends whether it's stated) all in one. So I don't think you need to apply moisturizer and primer before BB Cream coz that might be too heavy on your skin. Oh and it's actually supposed to have healing properties too for scars and acne so I'm pretty sure it won't damage your skin.

  28. QUESTION:
    is it bad for me to start using foundation/ bb cream at this age?
    i'm a sophomore in high school & i was wondering if starting to wear foundation/ bb cream will affect me later in life. will it cause premature wrinkles, bring out more acne, etc.? i'm not one to use too much makeup, just liquid eyeliner on top eyelids or just plain mascara.

    • ANSWER:
      if you know how to put it on right then no i dont see why there would be a problem. but girls your age cake it on and it looks VERY unattractive. the less you use the better. if you have problem areas and already have a blemish i would use it but dont cake it on. if your skin is smooth and blemish free then skip the foundation. go for a natural look. most girls your age think they know how to put on make up to "look good" but they end up looking trashy! get make up thats best for your skin tone and really you wont have to wear foundation :) good luck hope i helped

  29. QUESTION:
    What are BB creams exactly? Should I start wearing one when summer hits?
    I usually use Bare Minerals. Should I keep using that when summer hits? Or should I start using a BB cream? My skin is pretty clear, no acne. But I do have large pores and redness around my nose. I'm also a teen. Should I switch?

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    What should I get: foundation, bb cream, or tinted moisturizer?
    I'm 14 years old and I don't get acne very often, maybe like a zit every 2-3 months. Should I get foundation, bb cream, or tinted moisturizer. And which products should i get? They have to be cheap and easy to find. And if I get foundation, should it be liquid or powder? I'm going for a very natural look. Also, I know that I'm ivory 6 in Mary Kay.. But does anyone know how to convert that into other brands?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't need heavy coverage so I'd say you stay away from foundation (or choose a light coverage one).
      If you have dry skin choose a tinted moisturizer, but if you have oily avoid it.
      In any case, BB creams tend to have more benefits for the skin than tinted moisturizers do, so go for the BB.
      I've heard good things about the Maybelline BB cream, but I haven't tried it yet.

  31. QUESTION:
    Does BB cream cover acne as good as normal liquid foundation?
    I have some acne and I always wear liquid foundation. when I ask questions on here about acne and liquid foundation they always recommended BB cream. I looked it up and I sounds like it's just a moisturizer. so does it cover up acne as well as liquid foundation does???? thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Eh, It doesn't really cover up that great. It's good for summer days, and for giving your skin a fresh breath of air. You would need concealer with it

  32. QUESTION:
    What's the most effective BB Cream for combination skin?
    I have relatively clear skin but a few acne scars that are hard to cover up. I've heard of BB creams that lighten scars and even skin tone over time, while providing coverage and moisture when in use.
    Can you give me some examples of BB creams that fit that description?

    • ANSWER:
      Um. i say since you have combo skin you can use any bb cream..

      I'll tell you about bb creams that fit dry and oily skin types so you can decide if your face is more dry or more oily.

      If you have oily skin, get the maybelline, or better yet, the loreal. If you have dry skin you can get either one because they are both really greasy, but maybelline is a little less oily. The Garnier one, you HAVE to set with powder because it is wayy too oily. Plus, if you get a headache from overly strong scents, i do not recommend the garnier one since it has that same smell as their hair products and it isn't a subtle scent..it is a full on scent.

      The maybelline one, out of the 4 drugstore bb creams (loreal, covergirl, garnier, maybelline) i feel covers the best, but still like a tinted moisturizer. I feel that the drugstore bb creams and even the higher end bb creams are just tinted moisturizers with the bb cream label stuck on them. In covergirls case, that is exactly what they did. You can notice that the packaging for the covergirl tinted moisturizer and bb cream is exactly the same except one says bb cream and the other says tinted moisturizer. The product inside is the same as well..

      I love bb creams and tried many of them . When i went to korea, i picked up 3 bb creams: Missha bb cream, missha matte bb cream, etude house precious mineral bb cream. These blew my mind. They had good coverage and actually helped in the redness and imperfections on my face. It improved my skin overall in a few weeks. I have never experienced this from other bb creams (drugstore brands) The garnier one even broke me out a little..

      If you cannot get your hands on the korean brands, other bb creams i have tried were the nars bb cream and the dior bb cream. Those 2 are amazing. It is kind of pricey, but really good. It covers well and makes your face look so flawless. I didnt notice any improvement of my skin, but it didnt break me out, felt lightweight and covered well so thats a plus =)

  33. QUESTION:
    Can I put some acne cream in my BB cream?
    I plan on making some DIY BB cream (Some foundation, oil free sunscreen, a facial moisturizer).
    But I'm worried that it'll make me break out, so I want to be safe by putting some of my acne cream in it.
    Is it safe to put it in?

    • ANSWER:
      ~BeautyGuruofficial~
      Hi! :), otally go for it! its comletely safe for your skin you can also try putting the acne cream first then apply the foundation so it works cleaner and more natural

  34. QUESTION:
    I am looking for good bb cream thats cheap?
    I am looking for good bb cream cause I heard it helps with acne and covers it I have bad acne and I need to help cover my nose I have bumps around it like pimples and its oily.

    • ANSWER:
      There are tons of drugstore brands that aren't too expensive. I'd use concealer to cover blemishes.

  35. QUESTION:
    Can I use only a BB cream and nothing more?
    Hello, so I am not the type of girl that does her makeup every day, in fact I never do cause I don't even know how :) the thing is that I have blemishes and acne scars and sometimes I would like to disguise them a little. I heard about BB creams and I was wondering if I could just use a BB cream and no more makeup?
    Also, which BB cream would you recommend for medium dark skin? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you this Give nice coverage if you want better coverage use
      Korean BB cream this best .

      also Using BB cream and concealer is good it covers nicely

      I suggest Missha Bb cream, Skin79 BB cream or Nars BB cream,

      drugstore use Covergirl BB cream with Hard candy glamoflauge concealer.

  36. QUESTION:
    What foundation/tinted moisturizer/bb cream is best for me?
    Its starting to get chilly for fall, and my face gets really dry during fall/winter so i need to get a new bb cream/foundation/tinted moisturizer.
    First of all, what kind should i get out of those three^
    Can you recommend any products for me? Preferably good ones from the drugstore (cant be more than )
    Also, i have very sensitive skin and sometimes i get acne.

    Thank you very muchos! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Almay Nearly Naked liquid.

  37. QUESTION:
    How can i cover my acne and look natural still?
    I get acne between my eyebrows, forehead, nose sometimes, along hair line, etc. I'm 13 and a girl, so it is really embarassing and I want to cover it up. Do they have a make up stick cover up things (lol forgot the name)? Or is that what like bb cream is for? I don't want it looking like my face is caked with makeup, so something natural that can go with oily skin. dont tell me to see a doctor!! and anyways put what i should do in like a list, that helps a lot. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      ok first try putting ice on it for as long as you can. this will reduce the redness and swelling. also you should wash all your bed sheets and pillow cases to get rid of any oil residue. Also try some oils. Some essential oils are thought to have antimicrobial properties, that can kill acne-causing bacteria. Dab a drop on each spot, or wet a cotton swab and wipe it over problem areas. Some popular options include:

      Lavender
      Frankincense
      Geranium
      Rosemary
      Lemon
      Sandalwood
      Thyme

      And BB cream only works if you want to even out your skin tone a little bit. It wont cover up any acne. I would suggest to use a good concealer by hard candy called glamoflauge. Its only six dollars!

      http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_query=glamoflauge&ic=16_0&Find=Find&indexId=13d245e771ec&cdnHost=search-cdn.walmart.com&searchdropdowndiv=com.wm.module.305715.constraint&search_constraint=0

      If your willing to spend a little more money, MAC concealers are good as well. Some good ones are the Studio finish concealer (.00) or the pro longwear concealer (also .00) links below.

      (studio finish)- http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/157/314/Products/Face/Concealer/Studio-Finish-SPF-35-Concealer/index.tmpl

      (pro longwear)- http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/157/10181/Products/Face/Concealer/Pro-Longwear-Concealer/index.tmpl

      hope i helped :)

  38. QUESTION:
    Can I use Maybelline bb cream with concealer?
    I like the Maybelline bb cream but it has no covergar for me I do have acne. So could I use concealer and the bb cream. If not what can I do.

    • ANSWER:
      The Maybelline BB Cream doesn't have much coverage for me either! It definitely gives a nice glow though. I use this first and then add a foundation to areas where there are more red spots or acne (NYX HD Foundation). I'd really recommend it the HD foundation. It didn't cause me to break out! :)

  39. QUESTION:
    Should I get the MISSHA M perfect cover bb cream or the BRTC blemish recover balm?
    I do have oily acne prone skin, but I'm not looking for something to heal my acne because I don't believe bb cream can do that. Instead I want to cover it so which one has better oil control and better cover?

    • ANSWER:
      I love the missha bb cream! But warning, its extremely pale!

      Lots of bb creams break people out. The brtc broke me out. But it might work differently for you.

  40. QUESTION:
    Should I get the MISSHA M perfect cover bb cream or the BRTC blemish recover balm?
    I do have oily acne prone skin, but I'm not looking for something to heal my acne because I don't believe bb cream can do that. Instead I want to cover it so which one has better oil control and better cover?

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't tried the BRTC one yet, but I'm sure that the Missha M isn't good for oily skin. I have that bb cream, and like you, I also have oily skin and it does not have good oil control.

  41. QUESTION:
    What BB Cream would be better for my skin?
    I have oily to combo skin, what bb cream do you recommend. One that will conceal my acne and redness and help heal it too. I ear Skin97 triple function is good and Dr.Jart silver is good also. Which one would be better. Or what do you recommend

    • ANSWER:
      Try the maybeline dream cream a girl on youtube actually used it and she has severe acne and it covered it right up and after she applied the bbcream she put concealer over the problem areas for a flawless look try it out.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to reduce dry patches on my face and acne?
    HI! I'm a 16 year old girl with mediocre acne and when I cleanse my face I get some dry patches... After I apply moisturiser I still get some dry patches near my mouth and on my forehead. When I apply my BB cream it looks flaky and just not good. I've tried applying it with a wet makeup sponge too and it still looks awful. Also I have pretty big breakouts on my forehead and tiny bumps to add to the list...

    I'd appreciate if anyone has an answer!
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have the exact same problem. Okay so here's what I do and it really does help, get vitamin e gel capsules and pierce a tiny hole into the capsule and before going to bed every night put a generous amount of the vitamin e on the dry patches and in the morning it will be really easy to peel off the dry patches and all the flakes, which you can do by exfoliating your skin, good luck!
      oh and for the breakouts use tea tree oil, put some on a cotton bud and apply it about twice a day, they should shrink significantly

  43. QUESTION:
    How to ask if I can wear a BB cream?
    I have some redness from acne, and I want to wear a BB cream and maybe a setting powder to make sure it doesn't make even more shine. I'm a sophomore in Highschool, so I wouldn't say I'm too young.

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    What kind of BB cream should i use?
    Hey, i have sensitive skin and lots of acne and pimples on my skin :( Plus i have red rashes on my skin which is horrible.. Can anyone tell me what type of BB cream i should be using?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some that might work for you:

      1. Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42
      This BB cream has the best coverage out of all the BB creams I've tried. It covers perfectly and contains SPF which will protect your skin from harmful UV rays. It's a bit thick so best to apply with you fingers to warm up the product and help it spread more evenly.

      2. Skin79 Super BB Cream in Pink or Gold Caviar
      Both the pink one and the gold one are VERY moisturizing so your skin won't look cakey. This covers pretty well and is a lot easier to work with because of the consistency.

      3. Dr.Jart Silver BB Cream
      With an SPF of 30, this is kind of in between the first two in terms of coverage, consistency, and price.

      all three of these can be bought on Ebay for very reasonable prices. If you want more reviews try looking for them on makeupalley.com

      Hope this helped :)

  45. QUESTION:
    Which drugstore BB Cream is the best for me?
    I'm 16 and I don't have any acne, and tinted moisturizers and foundations make me look cakey! I'm looking for something with very light coverage that will make my skin glow and have a dewy look. I have light/medium skin and there's so many drugstore BB creams to choose from--help!

    • ANSWER:
      the maybelline dream fresh bb cream's amazing! there's a pretty good color range and the coverage should be great since you don't have acne!
      hope I helped!
      -r

  46. QUESTION:
    I think my bb cream broke my skin out but now I don't know what kind if makeup to use?
    BB cream is the most flawless looking makeup I've ever used but I think it has caused my acne to worsen. Before I started using it I always used bare minerals, but that doesn't give as great of coverage and also seems to cause my skin trouble.

    I wish I could go for a month without any makeup to let my acne heal, but like most people, I'm pretty busy and want to look 'fresh' when I go out.

    Any advice/ makeup suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      i moisturize very well, put a MINIMAL amount of very good foundation on in certain spots, lightly using a kabuki brush go over my face with loreal bare mineral powder and finish with a sephora luminous glow

      drink 8-10 glasses of water a day, and try to take a vitamin (flintstones even work) get plenty of sleep and wash your face with a good cleanser (i like clean and clear morning burst it doenst irritate my skin ) and a light lotion (eucerin daily moisturizer for face works for me )

  47. QUESTION:
    How to prevent foundation from looking cakey on acne areas?
    My skin is combination of dry and oily (dry beginning of the day after showering and gets oilier throughout the day.) I'm acne prone (moderate acne). I have acne scars.

    I've tried Lioele Beyond the Solution BB cream, but that made my pimples look dry.
    Same with Lioele Water Drop BB cream.
    I've also tried Maybelline Smooth Mousse foundation, but I also had the same problem.
    And NYX HD Photogenic concealer causes a lot of dryness.

    I'm also considering on buying either "Boots no7 soft and sheer tinted moisturizer" or "Sonia Kashuk Radiant tinted moisturizer". But I'm really afraid to have the same problem with my previous foundation/concealer/bb cream.

    What should I do? Thanks!!
    I forgot to add that I also have sensitive skin. I'm Asian and get red easily.
    For coverage, I want a sheer-medium. I really don't like full coverage for some reason.

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    What's a good foundation/ tinted moisturizer for a pink undertone skin?
    Hello, I have very fair skin with like pink/rosy undertone. What would be a good foundation/tinted moisturizer to use or bb cream? (I have mild acne and sometimes dry skin) thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I've got fair skin with pink undertone, too, and only had good luck in the department store make up departments. Whichever make up you choose, make sure it's fragrance free so your skin doesn't break out. Clinique is real good. I'm using Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup, and it's excellent. It doesn't smudge, get on clothes, and is resistant to humidity (so if you sweat or tear up, it won't run). The sales people will match your color and put some on you. Check it in the outside light before you decide on the color. Estée Lauder will give you a sample to take home and try, too.

      Wear a moisturizer under it. Oil of Olay Complete for Sensitive Skin is good, and works for me.

      For your mild acne, keep all fragrance off your face, including your soap. Try glycerin soap like Neutrogena (just the plain bar, nothing fancy). Drink a lot of water (8 glasses), limit sugary foods/drinks and greasy foods.

      Save the packaging and receipts for anything new you buy. If for any reason it doesn't work for you, you can return it (make up, too).

  49. QUESTION:
    Hi can I mix benzoyle peroxide with my bb cream or foundation?
    I've been using acne.org's regimen for acne but instead of using 2.5% I'm using 5% because 2.5% is already phased out in the philippines. I saw a video on youtube that says you can mix blemish cream with your foundation and I though if mixing my benzoyle peroxide with my bb cream/ foundation woul be ok too?

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    What is the best foundation for dry/flaky, acne prone skin?
    I very dry, flaky skin and my skin has always been like it no matter how much I moisturize. I also suffer from mild acne and redness, but I can control that.
    At the moment I use a Maybelline Super Stay 24hr concealer, with a BB cream and occasionally powder. I always find that after about 2 hours, my skin looks so awful though! It looks super dry and it is all flaking off too. I live in the UK and something drugstore wise would be best, thank you!

    • ANSWER:


bb cream acne

Skin Cream

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What skin cream should I use on my face to get rid of darkness under my eyes?
    I want a skin cream that is a good cleanser, too, and of course, keeps my face soft and healthy.

    • ANSWER:
      Remedies For Dark Circles

      * An instant dark circles remedy is to use the correct concealer. The shade should be lighter than your foundation. If circles are very dark, choose 2 shades lighter. Great choices can be Revlon New Complexion Concealer, Estee Lauder Smoothing Skin Concealer, Cover Girl Smoothers Concealer, or Neutrogena Smoothing Skin Stick.

      * Apply a good Vitamin K cream. Vita-K Solution gel or Peter Thomas Roth Power K Eye Rescue help strengthen capillary walls around the dark circles to make them less visible.

      * One should go for laser treatment only if the case is chronic. Lasers can increase production of collagen thereby thickening skin to make dark circles less visible.

      * Home remedies for dark circles can include the following:
      1. Drink plenty of water to combat dehydration.
      2. Wear at least SPF 30 sunscreen to prevent more sun damage.
      3. Get enough sleep.
      4. Leave cold teabags, cucumber or potato slices, or washcloths with ice cubes on eyes for 15 minutes regularly.
      5. Take iron supplements if anemic, but consult your doctor first.
      6. Identify the allergens and avoid them. Whether it be pollen, food, whatever, avoidance is the best solution to this. And avoid rubbing your eyes.

      * Hylexin is the first dark circles eye cream developed for serious dark circles. Featured in several magazines such as Marie Claire, FashionWeekDaily, The Wall Street Journal , Star and Luck.

      * One of the greatest remedies for dark circles is Arbonne's NutriMinC® RE9 Repair. It’s a corrective puffiness and dark circles eye cream that does additional benefits – firming, moisturizing and repairing the delicate tissue around the eye.

  2. QUESTION:
    What skin cream has helped you the most?
    I know that everyone is different and that different skin cream helps people get rid of their blemishes, but which skin cream has helped you the most?

    • ANSWER:
      Melody posted this recently about Coconut Oil.

      I recommend You moisturize your skin with organic unrefined extra virgin coconut oil. I know you might be like, is she crazy telling me to put OIL on my face? NO i am not crazy:) All of my Friends use coconut oil for their body, hair, health and skin. And their skin and mine is very healthy. Coconut oil even helped one of my Friend who suffered acne for about 1 year. She started using coconut oil everyday as a moisturizer, and now she has clear skin! She still had to use a cleanser, and eat healthy and stuff. But COCONUT oil helps the body, skin and hair in SO many ways!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtl-1Kn8G…

      I found out coconut oil is a very effective way to treat acne. I use the organic USDA, unrefined, and extra virgin coconut oil. And it smells sooo good!!! It does not clog pores, well it does not to me. It give you a natural glow, cure redness, acne, acne scar, dryness, wrinkle, fine lines, oiliness, and any skin condition like rash! It 10 times as better than other acne treatments! Coconut oil is a very great natural way to cure acne. Use it as your facial moisturizer.

      Oh and I TAKE TURMERIC PILLS EVERYDAY. ONCE A DAY AND IT HELPS TO FIGHT FREE RADICIALs THAT AGE OUR SKIN AND BODY. It HELPS TO MAKE MY SKIN GLOW, AND HELPS TO KEEP MY IMMUNE SYSTEM good and ACNE at bay. You will see result in about 1 month or 2. It is a VERY natural way to get rid of acne. GOOD LUCK!

      Thanks Melody......P

  3. QUESTION:
    Is there any good men's skin cream that gets rid of a tan?
    I'm trying to find a man's skin cream or something that gets rid a tan and makes your face more lighter and that one that really works but i just can't think of one that's really good. Can someone help me?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think they make a cream that gets rid of tans.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to use skin cream on face after using face cleanser?
    After I wash my face it feels stuff so I put skin cream or moisturiser on it so it isn't stiff. Is this ok? Does it remove the skin cleanser?

    • ANSWER:
      Firstly if you skin is tight after you cleanse, the cleanser is not for your skin tight. Even if you have oily skin your skin should not feel tight afterwards. If it is tight you are stripping all the oils out of your skin. I cleanse twice at night and I don't have tight feeling skin because the cleanser is for my skin type.

      Its correct to use a face cream after cleansing. It does not remove the cleanser as you wash a cleanser off anyway. I personally use a toner between cleansing and moisturising, I think its important but you don't have to if you don't want to, it just makes your skin's ph back to normal.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is a great skin cream for insulin pump users?
    I am looking for suggestions on a very good skin cream for insulin pump users. As pump users know, when taking out the infusion set, a scar/hardened/itchy skin can be left behind.

    Any recommendations?

    • ANSWER:
      What I do is rub some hydrocortisone cream in the spot I am going to put my infusion set a couple hours prior to actually changing it, and then a few days later when I take the infusion set out, I rub the spot again with hydrocortisone cream. This has helped a lot with the hard and itchy skin. For just general moisturizing of my body, I use the Bath and Bodyworks body cream.

      Hey redflower down there, hydrocortisone has never affected my blood sugar and I was following doctor's recommendations.

  6. QUESTION:
    What skin cream works best for a red face?
    I have what I like to call.. mild rosacea. My face gets flushed very quickly. I like to cover my face with powder. That just makes me break out more though and its all a big mess. Do you have any suggestions for a skin cream that would help all my problems?

    • ANSWER:
      You are using the wrong kind of makeup. Use a noncomodeogenic concealer. I use BareMinerals, and they have never, ever caused breakouts for me.
      Also, my dermatologist told me to use Clinique redness reducing base. It's green, so it combats the red.

  7. QUESTION:
    Why do black men love putting skin cream/sunscreen on their bodies when at the beach? Is it to shine?
    Black men always use skin cream, sunscreen and/or sunblock on their bodies when at the beach. Is it to get the ladies to be attracted to their already shiny, sexy and masculine chests, abs, and overall gorgeous bodies? Are they this generous, for us women, who love them dearly?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm guessing ur not black bcuz if u were u wud know we have to do that to keep from getting ashy. Good example: tyler perrys "meet the browns" seeing mr. brown in shorts is exactly how our legs get.Lol... Plus we burn too. Goo

  8. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between Retinol and Vitamin A in skin cream?
    i see some skin creams advertising vitamin A and some advertise retinol. arent they the same thing? or does retinol work better since i usually see it in the more expensive ones.

    • ANSWER:
      Retinol is the derivative form of vit. A, or the retinol is the simplest form of vit A...or in the activated form..

      vit E--tocopherol
      vit C-ascobic acid
      vit D-calciferol

      Retinol is already converted form, so if applied in cream, its effect is of sudden
      but on vit A, your body needs to convert it to retinols to be used..

  9. QUESTION:
    What's a good name for a skin cream that makes you more beautiful?
    I have an english project due tomorrow, and we have to make an advertisement about a product that has to do with a greek god. I've chosen to do a skin cream that makes you beautiful. It has to begin with Aphrodite's (The goddess of beauty & sex) Any name ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Aphrodite's Magic Makeover Cream

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the skin cream used by the Fox 2 News Reporter called?
    This Fox 2 News (Detroit) reporter uses skin cream that covers up the disease that makes his skin color turn white, as if it was burned. I really don't know what is the cause, whether he WAS burned or it's a disease, I just want to know what cream he uses?
    Does anyone know the type of cream he uses on his body and face?
    ANY help will be appreciated
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      His name is Lee Thomas...I'm not sure what he uses...he wrote a book about it...Its called Turning White.

  11. QUESTION:
    If protein is good for youthful skin then why do I see fruits on skin cream labels instead of cooked meat?
    It's obvious we should eat less meat or it would be cooked meat on the anti aging skin cream labels. Instead you see grapefruits, guavas, oranges, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Geez, what is it with people on here?! Looks like people answer without even reading the Q.

      Anyways, good question! Fruits and veggies are where the antioxidants are, not in carcinogenic meats. Fruits and veggies have a spectrum of gorgeous colors, unlike meat which looks f*ing anemic. Fresh fruits and veggies smell heavenly, unlike freshly killed meat which smells of blood and rot.

      Who would ever want to be reminded of putrid-smelling, offensive-looking, slimy carcass when applying cream on their body? Creams want to convey freshness, health and Spring -- and that's exactly what the Fruits and Veggies relay.

  12. QUESTION:
    What skin creams work the best for eliminating wrinkles?
    Ive heard Stri-Vectin works but I need a little more skin creams to choose from as well. Which ones work for you (that eliminates wrinkles and is a moisturizer) and why?

    • ANSWER:
      Consumer Reports - it's the only trustworthy, independent reviewer and tester of products - recently found that out of 16 wrinkle, anti aging products that were tested, no matter what price you paid - most expensive one being - all failed to even noticeably reduce wrinkles and lines. A simple over the counter moisturizing cream that was also included in the tests was found to be just as effective as the products claiming to be anti aging, wrinkle reducing creams. It clearly proves that these products are scams. See Consumer Reports.com for more info.

      SOURCE(S): Many years extensive research - safe, natural treatments and cures for skin conditions, skin enhancement and anti aging/rejuvenation treatment

  13. QUESTION:
    What are some good skin creams that fade scars in a couple of weeks?
    I need some good skin creams that will fade my cutting scars. I have starting going to an acting/modeling school and i am eligible to go on auditions now. I have been searching for casting calls but im scared that i'll get something and have to wear shorts or something and they won't want me anymore. The ones on my forearm have faded quite alot using cocoa butter, but the scars on my thigh don't seem to respond to it. Just a little bit. They are a couple inches above mid thigh .

    I need some skin fade cream or scar fading creaming that will show noticeable improvements in 3 to 5 weeks if used everyday.

    - please don't judge me. I stopped cutting for about 5 months but things happen and im not to good with emotions

    • ANSWER:
      Cocoa Butter is good. Are you using Palmer's? It's really good. You might want to check into Dermablend Leg & Body Cover until you get them to go away more. I think it's waterproof. It's usually at Macy's. It's a little pricey, unfortunately.

      PS Good for you stopping, and good luck.

      I saw something today at Walgreen's that may help you ~ Mederma. It's a little pricey, but the reviews I read look pretty good. I also found this for you http://bestscarremovalcreams.com/ Just Google the ones you think you want to try. I'd look for one that's sold in a store with a good return policy.

  14. QUESTION:
    what natural preservatives can i use to make skin creams?
    I want to make organic skin creams using ONLY natural ingredients. what natural ingredients can I use to preserve them? and does any good skin cream recipes?

    • ANSWER:
      Citric acid and phenoxyethanol are two common preservatives. Grapefruit seed extract can also be used, but I'd still refrigerate the products.

      Check this youtube vid.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl8VYLtP4_w

      The corresponding website has supplies and recipes.

  15. QUESTION:
    What's the best skin cream i could buy?
    I would like a skin cream that lightens skin, erases acne scars, is to reduce oily skin and minimizes pores. Don't want to pay alot though. Or what can I buy to achieve all that?

    • ANSWER:
      Pearl cream can achieve all of those you mentioned. I think it is just what you are looking for.

      This one below is good, it comes with free shipping :)

      http://www.bonanza.com/booths/68432/items/108103205

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the global market size or value for itchy skin creams and bath oils?
    I would like to know the market size or market share for skin creams/bath oils that treat itchy skin. Not necessarily sensitive but just itchy skin. Creams that have menthol in them can be of help. I would like to know if the market value is worth USDbillion or more or less.

    • ANSWER:
      My first stop would be wikipedia or google for a quick reference. I actually had a similar question not even 5 days ago, but I couldn't find the answer. If it's possible, try getting help from someone with more knowledge/experience/expertise, like a professional if it's possible. This can be pretty important.

      I saw a forum with this online, but I didn't have time to read it all. Try checking it out. I want to help out more, but I'm not 100% sure about the answer. Sorry I'm not much help. I hope you found your answer! Good luck! JS

      http://en.wikipedia.org/
      http://www.google.ca/
      http://ask.com/

  17. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of dark spots with the best skin cream in the market?
    I tried So many anti aging skin cream to find out how to get rid of dark spots of my skin.I got so many reviews about http://www.tevaskincare.com/anti-wrinkle-creams.html . They are serving anti wrinkle skin cream which is used for Best skin rejuvenation and anti ageing products. Have anyone used it?I need more reviews then i can buy it.

    • ANSWER:
      Use some skin pealing method to rejuvenate skin ones in week,papaya seeds powder mixed with masoor dal powder is avery good home made scrub,use glycerin with lime juice at night,use alternately cream at night,slowly spots will disappear.glycerin is humictant it will help to keep ur skine soft moist which will help forfurtherr creampenetrationn ,so ur skin will improve in its texture

  18. QUESTION:
    What skin creams are good for teenagers people?
    My skin is always been great, and all of a sudden my nose has been breaking out in blackheads. I get the ocasional spot but not really. These blackheads are irritating me and I need help! Does anyone know some awsome skin creams or face washes? HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      shop called lush
      facemasks in there are really good!

  19. QUESTION:
    If your skin cream moisturizer has some alcohol content is it bad for your skin?
    It's a skin cream for the face.

    • ANSWER:
      Alcohol can dry out your skin.
      Why don't you try product that has natural ingredients?

      www.thann.ca
      We have different moisturizing creams at my work, if you wanted to check them out, look at the ingredients etc :)

  20. QUESTION:
    If skin creams did anything to prevent wrinkles why do female celebrities get botox or face lifts?
    I was looking at skin creams to prevent wrinkles when I get old but then I thought about all the botox and surgery in Hollywood. These women use the best of the best and they still get wrinkles or use botox or get surgery. Are anti aging skin creams a waste of money?

    • ANSWER:
      See, it all depends on the level of wrinkle reduction that you wish to achieve. If you are looking for moderate to noticeable wrinkle reduction along with a healthy boost of moisture, wrinkle creams can do the job for you. However, if you want porcelain-smooth skin and other overtly exaggerated youthful features, facelifts and botox are what you need.

      I believe in aging gracefully and let's face it, looking your age is not a crime. What you can do is make that age look good! It all lies in being comfortable in your skin. I've been using a natural anti-aging line for sometime now. You can find it here:

      http://www.htygold.com/

      Though I don't have big claims, I feel it has made friends with my skin and I hope to continue with it till it suits me well.

      So choose good skincare products for yourself and maintain healthy habits to remain younger for longer.

      May you discover a beautiful you:)

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there a skin cream that shows REMARKABLE changes against aging skin?
    I don't mean just a bit fresher but WOW did you have surgery kind of skin cream?

    • ANSWER:
      I bought the Cindy Crawford line off of TV called "Meaningful Beauty." I used the over night cream as soon as it came in the mail. The next morning my laugh lines were GONE! I mean GONE!

      The results last most of the day. Refrain from make up on those areas with wrinkles and the results last even longer. Then, put the cream on again each night.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is a good skin cream for acne scars?
    My skin looks unhealthy because of acne scars and blemishes. What skin cream can help with this? Nothing exotic or expensive, just something I can get at walmart or walgreens..

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    What is a good not too expensive skin cream.?
    I am wanting to take better care of my skin. Des anyone know of a good skin cream that is not too expensive?

    • ANSWER:
      yep. clearisil ultra. i reccommend it to almost everybody. you'll see results in jus a few days and it works on any kinda skin

  24. QUESTION:
    are Deodorant and skin cream allowed in Luggages when they are put in the airplane?
    are u allowed to have deodorant or skin cream in your luggage when they are put in airplane??

    • ANSWER:
      You can for sure if it is in your checked luggage. If you want to bring stuff like that on your carry on, each bottle has to be 3 oz or less, and all bottles of stuff you have must fit inside a quart sized zip lock bag.

  25. QUESTION:
    How can i turn my skin cream into a body oil?

    I have a skin cream which is basically in a tube but i want it to be a body oil instead but they don't sell the oil so how can i make it into and all over body oil

    • ANSWER:
      I think you just can't. Buy a regular body oil instead of trying to make one. Wouldn't it be easier?

  26. QUESTION:
    Is it a waste to put skin cream over night when you re about to go to sleep?
    After shower i put on aveeno skin cream before i go to bed because i have a lot of it and i m just thinkin it ll make my skin even more smooth. Is it a waste?

    • ANSWER:
      no in fact putting it on at night is a good idea!!

  27. QUESTION:
    Whats that skin cream called? The one that had some famous lady create it?
    Whats it called?!?! I completely forgot the name...grrrr.
    Or, do you know any other AMAZING skin cream anti-aging products? My moms birthday is coming up...it might be her last because she has breast cancer.
    So please, any ideas??????

    THANK YOU!

    • ANSWER:
      The Verite line from Estee Lauder is ideal for cancer patients as is developed to deal with very sensitive skin for anti-aging benefits in a luxurious manner. Anything from Estee Lauder would be great...they are a company that has REALLY supported breast cancer awareness and research for absolutely years. You are a good daughter.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a website for skin cream reviews?
    I am looking for a website that can give me reviews on what are the best OTC (like Oil Olay, Neutrogena, Aveeno) age fighting skin creams. There are so many on the market, they are expensive so I want to do some research on them before I buy. I am mostly concerned about eye firming creams and Microdermabrasions.

    • ANSWER:
      Makeupalley.com best you can subscribe free.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can I use a skin cream with caffeine if I don't drink caffeine?
    I've seen a couple of skin creams that have caffeine in them, and they're getting quite good reviews, but I don't eat or drink anything with caffeine in and I'm not sure whether applying caffeine to my skin will have the same effect as if I drank it.
    I'm not allergic to caffeine, but it'll make my seriously hyper and I'd like for that to not happen if at all possible. Does anyone know if it works the same way if absorbed through your skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Caffiene is a diuretic, so it helps for water retention. It won't be absorbed so deep that it makes you hyper, but is effective for temporarily reducing cellulite, and bags under eyes.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the skin cream used by the Fox 2 News Reporter?
    This Fox 2 News (Detroit) reporter uses skin cream that covers up the disease that makes his skin color turn white, as if it was burned. I really don't know what is the cause, whether he WAS burned or it's a disease, I just want to know what cream he uses?
    Does anyone know the type of cream he uses on his body and face?
    ANY help will be appreciated
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      It's called "Quackabees" which is made from processed duck oil developed by a famous Dermatologist. Go to duck products.com and order some today.....

  31. QUESTION:
    What skin fading cream or method worked to treat your dark spots?
    Right now i'm using Ambi Fade Cream for normal skin and it just isn't doing it for me, I recently started putting lemon juice on my face but i'm not seeing a big result, what skin creams or did you use make your dark marks go away? Or what method did you do that got rid of your dark marks? Mine are scars left from acne on my face and the ones on my body are left from chicken pox and rashes, I just want to get rid of them.

    • ANSWER:
      I got prescribed cream from my dr. It's 4% hydroquin in sorberlene creme. Works well for skin pigmentation and lightens scars. For scars I use dermatix this is expensive but worth it! Again prescribed by dr.
      I've tried many remedies and these work best.
      Goodluck

  32. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a recommendation for a good Anti-Aging Skin Cream?
    I'm wrinkled and need a good skin cream that will help smooth out my skin. I'm tired of getting Botox Injections and would like to know of the best alternatives. I've tried several creams but have not had good results. Please help?

    • ANSWER:
      my mom (50 yrs old) really likes Artistry products, especially the intensive repair serum.

      good luck!

      http://aorihuela.qbeautyzone.com/

  33. QUESTION:
    Can I mix Vicco Turmeric Skin Cream with my own moisturizer?
    I recently bought it, and I would like to know if i mixed it, will it still work its full effects? What about if I applied the Vicco Skin Cream, waited about 10 minutes, and then applied moisturizer?

    • ANSWER:
      mix it and see the results if you are not happy
      then apply it directly wait for 10min then apply your moisturizer.

  34. QUESTION:
    What kind if skin product should I use to make my pores smaller and face less blotchy?
    I have no serious acne issues as I may get a pimple here and there. My skin isn't overly dry or oily. I use oil of olay soap and a daily skin cream and my skin's ecosystem seems to stay in balanace and I defintely do not want to mess with the chemistry on my face but I would like to find a daily cleanser that would make my pores less visible and my skin look evenly toned. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Well it sounds like your face is nice and smooth and healthy. Why get something you don't need? I wouldn't risk it! My mom has a very clean face and when she bought some cream she broke out in a rash and her face got dry. She had to return the cream. They say it might have been because you are over doing what you do on your face. But you can try putting powder all over your face so nothing will show on your face! Well really I don't think you need any cream because if you do get some you can have a risk of breaking out in rashes and getting a dry face because you sound like you really don't need it!

  35. QUESTION:
    Can any one suggest me any effective skin cream or oinment?
    i got something called daad it is very itchy and after itching it got red then after some times turns into dark brown color flake on my leg now it grew on another leg too it really look ugly can anyone help me out by suggesting any skin cream which will make it disappear within a day...:(((

    • ANSWER:
      Please have skin ointment QUADIDERM - 1 phial. Take some ointment & apply over the DAAD & massage gently till it got absorbed by skin. After taking Bath & at bed time daily for 5 days. You will get rid of it completely.
      During taking bath please be careful that bathing soap or its soapy water doesn't come in contact of the Daad.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is dimethicone good for your skin even if it does makeit real soft? Does it have side effects?
    It is an effective ingredient to doctor prescribed skin cream and over the counter formulas. Still I have questions about something so softening.How does it really work?

    • ANSWER:
      The only side effect I could find is redness and blistering of the skin. Otherwise, safe to use. Discontinue use if you are experiencing the side effects.

      Dimethicone - Also known as silica, this natural anti-foaming and skin conditioning agent helps protects the skin against various skin irritants and forms a breathable barrier to smooth and protect the skin.

  37. QUESTION:
    Recommended skin lightening remedies or skin creams?
    Ok so I'm 16 and I have pretty dark underarms, abnormal for a girl my age cause i've been shaving for a long time now. I always have to be conscious about not showing my underarms and it gets really embarrassing sometimes. Summer's coming up so that means tank tops and bathing suits, I really need some help!

    So does anyone know of any skin lightening/bleaching remedies or skin creams that they could recommend? Please and thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      umm....now just leave shaving..and keep waxing them...they'll eventually get better...and then you can a lot of deodorants with whitening indigents in them at Wal mart..
      that should help alot

  38. QUESTION:
    Recommended skin lightening remedies or skin creams?
    Ok so I'm 16 and I have pretty dark underarms, abnormal for a girl my age cause i've been shaving for a long time now. I always have to be conscious about not showing my underarms and it gets really embarrassing sometimes. Summer's coming up so that means tank tops and bathing suits, I really need some help!

    So does anyone know of any skin lightening/bleaching remedies or skin creams that they could recommend? Please and thank you!

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    Cause of dry skin on face and solutions?
    I wash my face every night with Purity Cleanser (Philosophy brand) and I moisturize my face with Neutrogena Sensitive Skin cream. However, my face tends to be dry and flakey, especially on my forhead, directly under my eyes and on my lower cheeks. I can't use stronger creams since my face is extremely sensitive and prone to break outs. What could be causing this dry skin and how can I solve this problem?
    Also, if I don't wash my face and just moisturize, I break out and get a ton on pimples.

    • ANSWER:
      You ask ""What could be causing this dry skin and how can I solve this problem?" Dry skin is caused by product use. Skin Deep Safety Database found that Philosophy Purity Cleanser contained some ingredients that can also irritate the skin (and also eyes and lungs) and worse still can be a cause of organ toxicity!
      Neutrogena Sensitive Skin cream was also found in Skin Deep Safety Database tests to have ingredients that can harm and sicken skin.
      You do need to wash your face but you should only use only a very mild soap that contains non of these skin harming ingredients. And for moisturizing use extra virgin olive oil. It is a perfect, totally safe, and only skin benefiting moisturizer. After applying you need only wipe way surface excess with water and tissues. It will keep skin moisturized for hours and will not leave face oily looking.

  40. QUESTION:
    Is there any side effect of skin cream ?
    This question is very apprehensive and indecisive of mind. Now-a-day, among those skin cream, which skin cream is available with without side effect in the market. Do you have any info .

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest action natural or commercial skin lightening product?
    I'm currently trying to lighten some areas of brown spots on my skin and I'm torn between either going for a natural cocktail of honey and lemon juice _or_ a hydroquinoine skin cream.

    I'm aware of the risks involved in using both, but I was wondering which of the two you think would render the quickest results.

    I have about 9 days left before an event where I'm going to have to keep my arms bare and I would rather they didn't look so bad by then.

    PS: Makeup isn't an option! :)

    • ANSWER:
      try the diana stalder products,,, cheaper price and very affordable...

      http://www.freewebs.com/pinaybeautyproduct/

  42. QUESTION:
    Will aloe or the Proactive skin lightening cream work better on red marks from acne?
    So will aloe or the skin lightening cream work better on hypopigmentation (red marks) from acne? It's like every time i get a pimple, i have to deal with it but the its not over because i always am left with a big ass red mark!

    • ANSWER:
      First off, "hypo" refers to diminished, "hyper" refers to to increased. So, if you are asking whether or not skin lightening cream or aloe vera will work, you have to be specific. I suspect that since your title is skin "lightening" cream, we have assume that your problem is with "hyper" pigmentation. Not trying to be rude or arrogant, just trying to make sure that I am answering the right question. Anything with peroxide, hence proactive, will bleach the skin out. Just be careful, because peroxide can bleach your clothing and your bedsheets/towels. It can also dry your skin out majorly. But it WILL lighten your skin up! Hope this helps!

  43. QUESTION:
    What skin bleach cream should i get for my neck?
    I have dark skin around my neck and i wanna get rid of it and was wondering if skin bleach cream would work and if so could i get one for around ?
    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Ambi skin discoloration cream and/or moisturizer. Both bottles are 8.99 each.

  44. QUESTION:
    is kojic acid skin cream good for skin lightning?
    i have many acne scars and dark spots.....can i use kojic skin cream?

    • ANSWER:
      Please have Cucumber (KHEERA) juice 15 ml+ Mint ( PUDEENA) juice 15ml + Tomato juice 10 ml + Lemon juice 10 ml + Glycerin 10ml shake well & store. Apply this mixture over your face skin at bed time & wash face with water only in morning. Continue this process daily for 4 weeks. You will feel some difference after 2 week application. Apply honey over acne for 2 hour daily.
      Intake of Honey 5ml with 15ml rose water daily for 4 week. Application of raw carrot paste over your face for 1 hour twice a week, will improve the texture of your face skin & its natural glow.
      Drink water as much as you can , add Milk & Curd in your daily diet & green vegetables specially leafy will be much beneficial

  45. QUESTION:
    What methods can be used for skin lightening after sun exposure?
    Perhaps any skin creams or home remedies

    and by the way people i think that if its ok to fake tan then its ok to bleach skin to. I have a lot of dark marks from previous acne, and although my skin has cleared up, it has left me with darker marks and a darker over all complections. Any good creams to get rid of this or creams that can lighten the skin, ones that work.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Researchers discovered that plants like Melaleuca Alternifolia or Tea Tree Oil, Arctium lappa and Azadirachta indica have amazing anti-fungal, antiseptic and antibacterial characteristics and they are effective in the treatment of other problems as well, not only in the case of acne. In the same manner, Bulbine frutescence and Aspalathus linearis known as Rooibos have the power to heal and are full of antioxidants, preventing the infection of the skin, thus the apparition of acne. Finally yet importantly, Lavender Essential Oil proved to be an excellent circulatory stimulant as well as antiseptic, working miracles in the case of injuries, burns and scars.

      Used regularly when necessary, ClearSkin-A is nature’s answer to a clear skin and will not dry or upset the skin like some other products do. Try ClearSkin-A cause it works for me.

      ClearSkin-A Gel contains:

      Tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is a traditional remedy of the Aboriginal tribes of Australia. Studies have shown that it has exceptional benefits for the skin. Tea Tree Oil was included in the wound dressing kits of the Australian troops in World War 2. It is one of few essential oils which can be used undiluted without irritating or drying the skin.

      Burdock (Arctium lappais) used naturopathically to support the health of the skin, with wonderful clarifying properties. It has been studied for its ability to promote and support health in cells.

      Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) is an indigenous shrub, which grows exclusively on the slopes of the Cedarberg Mountains in the Western Cape province of South Africa and has been used by traditional healers of the area for centuries. Known worldwide for its anti-oxidant properties, the soothing effect of Rooibos on the skin is also evident.

      Bulbinella (Bulbine frutescence) is indigenous to South Africa and is widely used as a home remedy and by traditional healers for the skin. Bulbinella is effective in supporting skin health and is highly recommended for the natural first aid kit. It's clear and soothing gel forms an invisible 'seal' over the skin, providing ongoing skin conditioning and support throughout the day.
      Ginger essential oil is extracted from ginger root and provides a toning and tightening effect on the skin - supporting healthy pores

      Lemon grass essential oil is extracted from lemon grass, and this oil is well-known in the east for its wonderful health promoting properties on the skin and its support of a clear complexion.

      Bitter Aloe (Aloe ferox) is derived from a hardy plant indigenous to the south eastern Cape of South Africa; aloe was even used in Ancient Egypt, supporting the skin of the royal family! Studies have shown this herb to have skin supportive properties.

      Gotu cola (Hydrocotyle asiatica) is a plant that grows throughout Africa and Asia and is used both topically and internally to cleanse as well as support circulation. It has also been studied with regards to supporting the skin.

      Witch hazel (Hamamelis Virginianum) is a plant whose integral component is in the medicine chest of many Native Americans, and for very good reason! Hamamelis is known for its astringent properties and has an excellent toning effect on the skin.

      The products are created using Full Spectrum Approach™ (FSA), a set of standards and processes that combines the best quality, laboratory-tested, raw ingredients, good manufacturing practices and a Full Spectrum manufacturing method to guarantee you products of the highest quality, safety and effectiveness.
      Read article at http://www.powerfulremedies.com/acne/52-acne-2514

  46. QUESTION:
    What’s the best skin cream for male?
    What’s the best skin cream or product for clean, younger and attractive looking skin? I am talking about skin cream for male.

    • ANSWER:
      something from old spice or clearasil or lubriderm or eucerin or cetaphil

  47. QUESTION:
    can I put skin cream before I wash for my prayers?
    I use skin cream and i don't know if I should remove it totally from my skin before I start my normal washing up for my prayers.
    Should I just leave it and wash to pray after ??or should I remove it totally from my skin by soap and wash up to pray after??
    Please I want serious accurate answer about this issue
    Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Cream is ok, because it absorbs in your skin pores. Anything like oil for your hair some people wear, or any hand or body lotion or any clinical cream is ok.

      But like nail paint, it is not absorb able, that is why it is always recommended to remove the nail paint then wash for prayers.

      You're ok with skin cream.

  48. QUESTION:
    What skin whitening cream works, has no side effects, and keeps skin lighter permanently?
    I have dark skin, and i really hate it. I want to buy a skin whitening cream or a skin lightnener that works, has no side effects, and that keeps skin lighter permanently, or one that keeps skin lighter for a long period of time without constant continuous use. I live in toronto, so any US store wont work, obviously.

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly, I would try some natural skin whitening methods first. There are actually lots of skin lightening recipes which are natural (using things in your home), and with time they'll help whiten and lighten your skin. Plus they are all natural so they are also good for your skin. Some examples are using lemons, the papaya fruit, there is also face mask using dried fennel and buttermilk. Another one I remember used apple cider vinegar (this also helps fight acne). You can see more and those recipes here: http://www.howtogetwhiteskin.net/

      I would suggest giving some of those a try before using creams/chemicals.

  49. QUESTION:
    Any type of skin cream that can really remove birthmarks ?
    I' ve got a really weird birthmark on my left hand .. Itz kind of a brownish color ..!! Are thr any skin creams tht can make it disappear or make it not visible ? Plz giv their names .. !! ( It shud be easily found in India too ) .. Thnx

    • ANSWER:
      I will suggest you to take Comelan because it the best and most safe cure for any type of marks.I am using it and I am getting awesome result from it.I purchased it by the suggestion of doctor.Now I really admitted from the his suggestion. I really thankful to Cosmelan.Now My face is too clear and beautiful.Cosmelan encourages me.Hope you will try it at least one time.Thanks for sharing your person question Thanks.

  50. QUESTION:
    What is your favorite face cream for smoothing/toning?
    I'm looking for an all over skin cream that will tighten any fine lines and smooth skin all over. I look on the sephora site, but there are so many products, I don't even know which might be good!
    Any reccomendations?

    • ANSWER:
      Arbonne's NutriMin C, Re9 system. Specifically for anti-aging, and if you could only get one product in that line, I would recommend the REcover Night Cream: http://www.arbonne.com/products/anti-aging/nutriminc/face/nightCreme.asp

      Go to arbonne.com .

      Yes, it is VERY pricey... but it lasts at LEAST a year and is a wonderful product. When it comes to makeup and skincare, I think you get what you pay for [to an extent - there are some cost-effective things that are great]. So divide by 12 months and it costs approximately .50/month [less, if it lasts you longer than a year].

      Personally, I can't afford to use the NutriMin C Re9 system right now, but if I could, I totally would.

      The Arbonne Intelligence line is great, too, and cheaper.


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Skin Care For Men

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    A question related to skin care for men?
    What is the leading brand for skin care for men (for the face)
    What is the price range?
    How popular is it?

    • ANSWER:
      just mousturise:).

      wash your face with soap and then slap some nivea on!
      nivea is a good skin care make, its not at all expensive and the consistancy is thick which means it lasts for ages..

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best skin care cream for men?
    What is the best skin care cream for men? (special for pimple and white dots)
    If you know please tell the product made country
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      i'm pretty sure men can use products made for women as well :/
      for pimples, you could try Etude House White-Trouble Essencializer.
      it's a 2-in-1 product so you can skip moisturizer as well.
      The company is based in Korea.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can I use skin care products made for men on my face?
    I am asking because at a recent trip to the drugstore, I noticed that the men's skin care lines are cheaper than the women's, and yet the ingredient lists read about the same. Can you recommend any products?

    • ANSWER:
      Mary Kay cosmetics have products for men. Velocity would be a good start. Most of the products that are listed, men can use. Even the shave gels that we have, men can use.

      Skin is skin and just because it looks like a woman magazine doesn't mean it's all for women. :)

      Browse around on my website.

  4. QUESTION:
    Where should I start to find good skin care products for men?
    Guys, I have previously posted the following question(How to get Skin color(darkened by sun) improved):

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AismB8G108M6fYFuv9.BU5Tsy6IX?qid=20070406193554AAsf0zE

    Well, Good response and thanks to everyone. I have not tried any cleansing , exfoliator products in USA yet.. been using Jergens moisturizer.. I have gone to CVS today and looked at Skin Care products.. uhhhh!.. there are lots of options... I was confused on what to pick...so returned and posting a question out here... So, I heard about Cataphil moisturizer, Clinique skin care, Proactive.. having gone through clinique site, I see there are two options to give a try..

    1. Clinique 3-Step.. Not sure if this works on men
    2. Clinique's mens Combo of a. Scruffing Lotion, b. M lotion and c. Liquid Face Wash Extra-Strength

    What are these exfoliators? Not sure if I understand them.
    Im also looking for a liquid foundation.. are they different for men and women ?

    Thank you so much!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, get Neutrogena alcohol-free toner (and some cotton balls to apply it). I don't actually know what it specifically does, but it has really improved my face. The skin just looks a lot healthier now. I know tons of people who have used it and report similar results. Apply it in the morning after you have showered, it will probably be the first thing you apply after any cleaning products.

      Change your pillowcase every day, and every week change your sheets and wash your pillow. You will be amazed how much this helps.

      Regarding specific products, it depends entirely on your skin. You have to test them out to see how they will work for you. The same applies to cologne - it may smell good on a piece of paper, but it doesn't start working until it mixes with the chemicals in your skin.

  5. QUESTION:
    What are the best skin care products for men?
    My boyfriend has a few skin care issues--rather than telling him, I thought it would be nice to just buy him a few products to try out and see if he likes them; especially because he never likes to buy such things for himself.
    His main problems are redness, large/clogged pores on his nose and cheeks, and white heads around his chin and neck (especially where he shaves). What are some products to suggest? Especially for the redness

    • ANSWER:
      Many products on the market tout using all natural ingredients. But the truth is the FDA doesn't regulate cosmetic products as well as they should. You may want to look at the ingredients more carefully. There are more than 100,000 chemicals used in household products today and 89% of U.S. cosmetic ingredients have not been tested for safety.

      Heres a great info graphic that does a great job describing this
      http://www.cosmetologyschool.org/fatal-attraction/

      Heres a great article from Shield For Men that describes the benefits of using all natural skin care
      http://www.shieldformen.com/grooming/the-benefits-of-natural-skin-care/

      Especially for men's skin, it's important that your boyfriend uses a gentle, all-natural product that helps keep his skin in balance. Using harsh abrasive chemical exfoliaters and lotions can further irritate his skin and cause more breakouts.

      Hope this was helpful.

      Andrew

  6. QUESTION:
    What Are Daily Basic Skin Care Tips For Men ?
    What basic things should I follow in my daily routine, so I can keep my face clean, clear and always refreshing ? I am serious about my diet, I am not much into junk food and workout regularly 6 times a week. But I was never into taking extra care for my skin, so just curious and want to try things at home itself which will help me have great skin. so any natural ways or any men skin care products ? please post your views.

    • ANSWER:
      I usually use Neutrogena Oil Free it prevents and treats any acne without drying out your skin. Then an SPF 15 moisturizer such as Neutrogena Combination skin or OIL of OLAY ( I know) with SPF15. I would also put on a mask such as MINT or CLAY to tighten your skin and close any big pores you might have. Sensitive skin cream for shaving and you're set.

  7. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any good skin care for men that keeps the face refreshed, clean, and soft?
    I have oily skin and was wondering if anyone knew any skin care out there that could keep my face looking clean and keep my skin looking nice. I am talking about some of the more expensive brands out there. (not stuff you can find at wal-mart)

    • ANSWER:
      It's not specifically for guys but, try Mary-Kay teen face cleaner: Velocity.
      'Works like a charm for me.

  8. QUESTION:
    What Products made from natural extracts are good for Mens Skin care?
    I'm looking for a few different, excellent Men's skin care products. Can anybody recomend me any with a link to the site you can get them from. *In British Pounds please!*

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some links to a few good/natural/easy to use products:
      http://www.swansonvitamins.com/DST023/ItemDetail?n=0
      http://www.swansonvitamins.com/DRH002/ItemDetail?n=0
      http://www.swansonvitamins.com/KMF022/ItemDetail?n=0

      Also, http://www.eminenceorganics.com/ - This is the line we used at the spa I worked at. All their products are great. All products are handmade in Hungary. I would recommend the Stone Crop Gel Wash and all the serums are excellent. You can contact them about where to purchase.

      Alba Skin Care is great as well. Here are a few I love and work for sensitive/all types of skin:
      http://www.albabotanica.com/index.php?id=322&pid=371
      http://www.albabotanica.com/index.php?id=322&pid=80

  9. QUESTION:
    What would be an excellent product that would target sales to men in a five star four diamond resort?
    Hello everyone i work at a world class five star four diamond resort in Santa Fe, NM. We have a variety of retail items, but very few items specificaly for men. What would be a good product that would target sales to men? We currently carry a shaving line and a facial skin care line just for men so we need something new...any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
    we already have one! lol but great idea

    • ANSWER:
      Arbonne has a great line for gentlemen called NutriMenC RE9.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the best skin care product that you have found?
    A friend and I are looking into a bunch of different products to review them on a website. It's got make up tips and skin care tips. The problem is we don't know many of today's products. We tried to Google them but that didn't really tell us what ones were used by the everyday person most.

    So if you could let us know what you use, how long you've been using it, how you've liked it, and where we can find more information on the product that would be super helpful.

    Thanks a ton!

    • ANSWER:
      As odd as this might sound coming from a man, I've learned to love Sculptisse.

      What I use: Sculptisse by Leeds Scientific

      How long I've been using it: I got it for my wife last year as more of a gag gift. She ended up swearing by it and told me I should try it. I was skeptical at first but after a couple months of her nagging I gave in. It's almost been a year for me and it's been nearly life changing.

      How you've liked it: I guess I answered that in the last one. I love it. :)

      Where you can find more information: You can visit their site or their company site (both of which I'll post in the sources section) and get all the information you need about Sculptisse.

  11. QUESTION:
    How to make skin healthy or in simple words Skin care for men?
    My name is Anup. My skin has some balck spots,pimples and some old pimple marks. How could I get these off from my skin. I have heard about exfoliation and face fash etc, Please tell how to care of skin for men. If any joke comes like(rip your skin off and etc) please keep it for yourself. I really need help here. Please suggest products for men also(available in India)
    If there are steps on how to do all this I would appreciate it

    • ANSWER:
      something thats good for men that is in a lot of the feminine products, and also if you don't want to spend a whole ton, witch hazel and the proactiv green tea moisturizer.

      Personally, (I'm a girl) use the clinique acne 3 step system, its very gentle and works to clear everything up, but when I'm inbetween paychecks or can't spend the 34$ on it, I wash my fash, use witch hazel on a cotton pad (like 4$ at a pharmacy). This dries your skin out though, so you have to moisturize. My absolute favorite moisturizer ever is the green tea on from Proactiv, it's almost gel like, smells so clean, leaves your skin soft, but not over doing it. You can find them on ebay, I get two tubes for about 18$ (1 oz, will last you about 3-4 weeks each).

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the best skin care to use for dry sensitive skin?
    Looking for a new skin care range for dry sensitive skin, in the mid price range. I need a cleanser, toner and moistouriser. What could you reccommend? Please dont say clinique as i dont suit their skin care, and olay brings me out in a rash. Can you reccommend anything other than that? Cheers xxx

    • ANSWER:
      try the nivia range. i have sensitive skin and i use the nivia for men range. also if your hands are drying out and sore. remember to wear rubber gloves when doing the washing up or any cleaning when you are using chemicals/products of some sort.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are some good mens skin care tips?
    Hi, there is not too much information out there about mens skin care tips that are not just product reviews. I am looking for a full system or method that will help me cure my acne or at least help my skin look alot better. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there. I agree that there are too many sites that just tell you which products to buy and don't give you quality men's skin care tips. I highly suggest the article in my source, it is all about inside out ways to get perfect skin for men. Men can have a more difficult time with skin care because of hormonal differences, but it's not rocket science. Check it out.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the best men's luxury skin care / grooming / shaving line out there on the market?
    I'm looking to try something new and need regular skin care products and shaving products. I'm done with Art of Shaving as I have used them for many years but just not getting the clean skin results I want.

    • ANSWER:
      I use nono to shave, leaves no marks and its painless. best thing to use for the nether regions.
      Pretty much a smooth shave every time and no lotion needed after

      here is a link where i got mine if you want to check it out
      http://www.thesearchsensei.com/nono.html

  15. QUESTION:
    what is the best way for me to market skin care, for gay men?
    I need help advertising a well known cosmetic and skin care line. through the internet, I have a website.

    • ANSWER:
      The bigger question here is, if this is a well know skin care line why does it need your help marketing to the gay population. Gay men are all about their images. And most of them always talk among themselves. If one guy has a good expierance with the product, then he'll for sure share it with friends. If your only outreach is the internet then try advertising on gay web-sites. Put links out all over the place in gay sites.

  16. QUESTION:
    should men use skin care products that are made for girls?
    I want to know if it is okay for guys to use skin care products that are made for girls like vichy creams. Guys don't really have that much skin care products this days. like facial care, rejuvenation creams and all that. Girls what do you think?
    I use girl creams that are made for girls. I just want to know what girls think about this?

    • ANSWER:
      it does not matter.
      skin care products are typically advertised towards girls,
      since they are typically the biggest customers.
      but it's not like you're going to turn into a girl if you use female skin care products.
      they are made for anyone's skin.
      so go for it.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is it really bad for men's skin to be changing skin care products from time to time?
    My favorite shaving cream from Lush "Shave the Planet" is now discontinued. They tend ti do that with a lot of their products, replacing them with new ones.

    So if I keep changing my skin care products will it be damaging to my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      As most men don't use them, why should it hurt?

  18. QUESTION:
    Where did the stereotype of the fragile male ego originate?
    This stereotype has been around a long time. It's bolstered by the media...in order to sell skin care products to men, the wording needs to be very careful ("after shave balm," not "moisturizer"), women are told that the worst thing they can do is dent a man's pride, men in Japan and other parts of the world commit suicide rather than face up to their errors if they screw up in the business world, etc.

    Is there truth to the stereotype that the male ego is a fragile thing? If not, where and why did it originate?
    I agree, Kuve, but why is this?

    • ANSWER:
      I'd say yes. Anything that "questions" a man's masculinity...? Not cool.

      In my experience, women can take more criticism than men...I've even had men tell me that it's harder to "coach" or "train" boys, because they already "know" everything, and that they'd much rather put up with PMS and tears from girls, because they're more flexible and willing to learn.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the best skin-care products for African-American men?
    I'm looking for the best skin care products for African-American skin. I hav dark blotches on my face and would like to even out my skin tone and make my skin smooth.

    • ANSWER:
      COVERMARK is the name of the product. It is hypoallergenic and great for sensitive skin. It covers unequal skin tones and dark marks that just won't be covered with ordinary makeup. It is moderately priced and I have used it for years. My personal thing is that I only wear it when I am going somewhere special. That would be the rule, even if I had no problems with my skin. I want to look as natural as possible. This is what Covermark makeup products offer us. You won't be sorry. Peace and God Bless!

  20. QUESTION:
    Why do we use skin care products?
    I mean there are thousands of brands out there. I can use normal water to wash my skin anyway. Is there benefits using skin care products?

    • ANSWER:
      I never ever gave it much thought - until I started to turn 35 and lines appeared - this past year I have learned a tremendous amount about skin care and all the crap some brands use.
      (Petroleum or mineral oils)

      I really suggest investigating pure and natural products -
      every thing is so individual so what I suggest may be wonderful but you may not think so - water is good but you need to get off impurities in the skin - men shave so they remove things - with soap/creams - it's important to moisturize too - we lose so much from the sun, and wind.
      Sounds crazy but suddenly father time shows up and you may regret not adding some spf or eye cream -
      I am all about a hydrating soap, toner and eye cream
      and repeat at night with a night cream.

  21. QUESTION:
    What are great smelling men facial care products that don't break the bank?
    Hello everyone! Just trying to help my "boyfriend" be a little more conscious about skin care. Does anyone know of great skincare products for men specifically facial care?

    • ANSWER:
      Niva for Men works good.

  22. QUESTION:
    How Do Men Keep Their Skin Looking Good?
    How do grown men keep their skin looking so good with out putting on creams and cleansers and stuff? If they don't do any skin care like women do, then how does their skin look good?

    • ANSWER:
      Ehh, I use a couple creams, but just for Acne. I also usually take a shower every other day, unless I'm active that day. the big thing is to use shower gel instead of bar soap. stuff like irish spring should only be used every once in a while, because it dries out skin. also exfoliate from time to time. It's not that our skin is less healthy, our skin just has more structure protein, so it's thicker. in fact, guys skin actually ages slower than women's skin.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is there a good facial moisturizer for guys?
    My boyfriend has really dry skin and really needs a moiturizer, but won't use anything that I can find for him in the stores because he says it looks too "girly". Are there are good skin care lines marketed towards men, because he won't use anything that looks like its for chicks!

    • ANSWER:
      nivea

  24. QUESTION:
    How many of your middle aged husbands would rather their skin dry up and look leathery than to us body lotions?
    and face creams.

    I recently got my middle aged husband on body lotions and face creams and his dry skin changed for the better right away. He too now is on board. He was one those that thought taking care of one's skin is for women only. Some men can be so foolish when it comes to skin care. Now he is thanking me because his skin looks younger and softer now.

    • ANSWER:
      The mere fact that you have a middle aged anything is quite remarkable Abbey, us men don't really like being pigeon holed but there are times when a nice soft burlap rub can win over a difference of opinion. Nevertheless, in the face of it some men have that leathery look that comes with keeping a hard line attitude or as it is probably in your case, a high maintenance partner. Renowned skin specialist and walnut furbler Dr Dermot Ollogy is held in very high acclaim by the journal of back yard meddlers who spent recent weekends with the Dr on a 'skin sensation scene', the Portland police dept have a more robust report of the goings on than I can reveal here, but suffice to say that everyone was looking smooth as silk,that was until the weed ran out.
      It's great to see that you have him aboard now as the long time immersion in H2O is not good for the elasticity and colour of the epidermis, just make sure you have a couple of warm burlap sacks handy for rubbing him up the right way, wink wink, nudge nudge.

      Shennies,
      Skinaholics Globally,
      Madagascar,
      North Carolina.

  25. QUESTION:
    Some good face skin products for men?
    Are there any good skin care products for men that work? I used to use Zirh and I loved it but I can't find it anywhere anymore.

    I also read in Mens Health magazine that there's this new product called Skinn, I looked on Amazon and its around !

    Will any of you guys recomend some?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not a guy but I use clearasil ultra. It does wonders. I got it for at a grocery store.

  26. QUESTION:
    How can I convince my partner to look after his skin as we are getting married in december?
    My fiance hates washing his face and doesn't even like getting it wet. However he doesn't have good skin and would like him to put some effort into his skin care. I usually resort to attacking him with cleansing wipes. What would you suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      Take him to Sephora or Sephora.com and show him the skin care kits for men. Maybe he feels emasculated. If that doesn't work get him some facial wash for him to use in the shower. His face is already wet.

  27. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know the best alpha hydroxy face wash or cleanser for men?
    I've been hearing that alpha-hydroxy face wash is the best facial cleanser for anti aging skin. I want to try it out, but don' t know where to start. I would prefer a men's skin care line, but I'm open to suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      my oldest son has small break outs i had purchased Pro Active and worked well but it does require monthly payments. he tried Avon cleanser with scrubbing granules it worked just as well maybe even in a shorter period of time.

  28. QUESTION:
    How can I keep my skin from aging?
    I'm 19 and a Male. I recently decided that I should start taking care of my skin early as to keep it super young/prevent aging later on.

    What are some good skin care products for the body, face and eyes for men? (Ones that don't smell like I came out of a rose garden.)

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of ways, but the natural way is the best and most Recommended Here is a link that might help you http://newwrinklesaroundmouth.com/

  29. QUESTION:
    What are some good books on skin and hair care gearing towards black men?
    I'm looking to further inform myself on skin and hair care for my own interest, and as a black man I don't find to much literature on this matter, any suggestions?
    And shaving?

    • ANSWER:
      Healthy skin is something you really can not buy in a bottle, despite what television commercials trying to say. It does not really need much more than a few common sense solutions to clear most skin problems.
      http://healthmad.com/beauty/common-sense-tips-for-better-skin/

  30. QUESTION:
    how do I know if I have dry skin or skin that lacks hydration?
    How do I know if I have dry skin that is dehydrated or skin that lacks oil. Or if my skin is oily. I am a male, so I dont know alot about skin and skin care, I just know in pictures it always looks as if my skin is oily while everyone else has normal looking skin. So I dont know what kinds of products I should use, but I want to do something so my skin appears more even!

    • ANSWER:
      If it lacks hydration when you pinch it slightly it will stay raised for a moment or keep that pinched appearance. My husband loves the products form Lluvia as they were designed by a man, "Amazon" John.
      I've never had many good things to say about cosmetics and skin care products, because if you want to be honest about it, probably 98 percent of the skin care products on the market are complete garbage. They do nothing whatsoever to beautify your skin, and, in fact, most of them actually harm your health, because they contain artificial fragrances composed of cancer-causing chemicals. When you put this stuff on your skin, it gets absorbed into your bloodstream and causes liver damage, or even DNA damage. It is a direct promoter of cancer. In fact, according to federal law, nearly all bottles of perfume, deodorant, lotion, shampoo and skin care products are illegally labeled, because they contain cancer-causing ingredients, and yet they have no warnings on the labels whatsoever to alert consumers about those ingredients.

      But now there's a new skincare product line from the Amazon Herb Company that is actually healthy. It actually contains only helpful ingredients. None of those harmful ingredients found in most other skin care and cosmetic products are found in this line. The line is called Lluvia, and it's the first line of personal care products that I have been willing to stand up and talk about as being healthy. These products contain potent rain forest botanicals, but more importantly, they have no artificial fragrance, no fillers and no sodium laureth sulfate. They are not made with things like transmission fluid and brake fluid, which are the chemicals found in most other cosmetic products. This is an exceptional product line.
      My strategy is to create healthy skin from the inside, through outstanding nutrition. I do this by eating raw foods and drinking raw food juices. If you ever want to see a bunch of people with a really vibrant, healthy glow in their skin, just go to a raw food group. Those who have been eating raw foods the longest will probably have the best skin.
      But most of the world isn't going to convert to raw foods, so most people need external nutrition for their skin, and in that case, I think this Lluvia product line is the very best I've found yet. If you're going to put something on your skin, let it be this.
      Lluvia has all the products you might expect in a skin care line: Cleanser, moisturizer, a deep penetrating oil that gives healthy oils to your skin tissues and a nice spray to spritz your face. In addition to these products, they have a camu C serum, which is loaded with camu fruit. As you may know, camu is very high in antioxidants and contains an extremely high level of vitamin C. If you put this serum on your skin, there's no question about it: These nutrients will be absorbed into the skin and provide external nutritional.

      Check it out at http://medicine.amazonherb.net

  31. QUESTION:
    If a middle aged man starts using moisturizers and skin softeners, will it hold off aging skin?
    I started using skin care products at 45 well before my skin began to have that aging look. At 51, my skin still looks good and not wrinkled. Is this attributed to my skin care regimen that rivals my wife's skin care regimen?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, your skin care will do wonders for your skin and it will hold off wrinkles. You are to be commended for taking good care of your skin. I wish my 55 year old husband would do the same. I have encouraged him to but he says thats what women do. I tell him that he is being too insecure.

  32. QUESTION:
    Are women ok with men getting in touch with their feminine side?
    For me, its all about hygiene and skin care....I guess you could say that this is me getting in touch with my feminine side. Yes, I am almost like a woman in this department.

    Just curious if most women appreciate a man getting in touch with his feminine side.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I have no problem with a man getting in touch with his feminine side especially with hygiene. I love a clean man that smell nice and is well groomed. My husband's feminine side is that he loves bubble baths.

      Its all good as long the feminine side does not men he flirts with having sex with other men. Thats where I would draw the line.

  33. QUESTION:
    Review I have been using a particular Skin care range and i have a question?
    I have been using a particular skin care range now for 6 months . I have used every product known to man from the high end ranges to the low end ranges and none of them have satisfied me fully but the range i am talking about does everything that i look for in a range. I am so inpressed with that iwant to release a review of the range.
    Please can anyone tell me where i would be able to publish this review.

    Thank you very much
    ps its a skin care range found all over the world but for marketing reasons i am not obliged to give the name of the range.

    • ANSWER:
      Since I have no idea what product brand you are talking about or where you purchased it I'm not sure how to answer this question. Most products have a website and somewhere on the site there should be an area for you to leave a review of the product. Hopefully this helps.

  34. QUESTION:
    What businesses would buy the most holiday gifts for female employees?
    trying to unload some skin care product over the holiday season and am trying to brainstorm good businesses to contact with large hr and accounting depts. There are products for men.

    • ANSWER:
      log on nithesh.qnetlife.net

  35. QUESTION:
    How can I locate a partner for a new men's skin care product I have thought of?
    I am not in the retail business, but have come up with a better product for an age old problem. I am interested in teaming up with someone who already has a foot into the skin care industry that I can trust.

    • ANSWER:
      What you are looking for is a venture capitalist.

      Look here:

      http://www.venture-capitalist.com/

  36. QUESTION:
    What is a low-cost, but ultra-effective line of skin care products for men?
    Preferably products that are known for anti-aging, wrinkle-minimizing benefits? I am a big Origins fan, but going broke dropping 0 every time I shop there! A little goes a long way with their stuff, but is there other product lines out that equally beneficial that is less expensive? I have fair, combination-type skin, some signs of pre-marture agins present, in my late 20s.

    • ANSWER:
      Gillete skin care products!

  37. QUESTION:
    How harmful are parabens? Are they so insignificant they can be ignored?
    I was wondering about paragons being in many products nowadays, and how bad they are for you. But since they are in around 9 out of 10 skin care products, can they be that bad? I'm specifically asking for the effect on men, such as would the breast cancer development not be as dangerous? Are paragons like carbon dioxide, that its harmful for humans but accepted because of its frequency in living with the waste of every day human technology? Thanks for any input.
    Should frequent use of products/ contact be avoided?

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    How come korean have such good skin?
    I headed out to K-Town in LA a couple of weeks ago and walked around and I was amazed by how good the skin of most Koreans look. Even the children and men have good skin. Most matrons (40-70?) have the skin of a normal 30 something American and it's glowy as well. Is it the infamous skin care routine taught since childhood or is it diet? I'm East Asian as well but I don't believe I've seen people of a national background with such good skin before.

    • ANSWER:
      Asians in general have a higher amount of collagen in their skin, which helps you guys look younger longer. Koreans are just as susceptible to acne as anyone else. I've seen teens and adults with some really bad skin. That being said, they spend an inordinate amount of time treating their skin as well. Even the men use a lot of lotions, toners, cleansers and creams in Korea. They also have more plastic surgery than any nation on earth, per capita. They put a high price on their looks and it shows.

  39. QUESTION:
    Girls - What's your opinion on guys who take a lot of care over their appearance?
    A guy that maybe some people would consider vain. Others would say he just cares about his appearance.

    Maybe a guy that spends time blowdrying his hair (or straightening it even). Uses lots of expensive skin care products on his face. Maybe has facials, manicures etc.

    Do you like that he takes as much care over his looks and body as men expect women too, or does it turn you off?

    • ANSWER:
      Wasn't the term metrosexual coined for these types of men. I'm not a woman, but I don't think a person who takes care of them physically should be seen as vain. If using skin care and straightening makes the person feel good and ready, then whatever. The obsession is what I would view as vain and if a man has to check himself in the mirror a lot or admire himself, then that would be vain. And the biggest thing, is the cockiness or conceitedness like "I'm the shit and so good looking" vibe or what you can see by the way a guy acts, walks and/or talks. But like I said there's a difference between confidence and having pride in your apperance and taking care of yourself, to vanity and arrogance over one's appearance. I described the different though, so it depends on these things.

  40. QUESTION:
    Dove extra care for men body and face wash?
    I just used Dove extra care for men in the shower and it says its a facewash too. I'm prone to acne i guess you could say. And without thinking i used it and after i saw the ingredients. It contains petroleum and menthol. I'm very worried this might cause me to break out. Any ideas, thoughts, or advice in this situation?

    • ANSWER:
      you should Only used it on your body even so it says to use FAce
      this body wash contains alot fragrance and petroleum that can be too
      harsh on your skin this can really lead to breakouts .

      use a face cleanser design for your face like Purpose or Neutrogena.

  41. QUESTION:
    What are some natural substitutions for plastic?
    I'm planning on creating a personalized skin care line with homemade face scrubs, cleansers, masks etc. But along with this, I want to have more natural containers to put them in.

    Are there any natural substitutions for plastic that can hold liquids? (Besides some glass textures)?

    • ANSWER:
      there is none. Glass isn't natural, maybe you didn't realise it's man-made.

  42. QUESTION:
    I have small warts on my neck and armpit and I am only 22years old?
    1.Recently I found those warts and I am extremly nervouse about it because I heared it only happens to old men/women am I in a trouble?

    2.I live in Toronto. Is there any good skin care centre near me?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh you have no need to worry! I had warts when I was thirteen. There are several solutions...

      First you may wanna try some basic wart treatment that you can buy at Walgreens or any other drugstore.

      If those do not work, call up a dermatologist.
      Ask around and see if any friends can recommend a good one.

      The dermatologist should be able to treat your warts no matter what... the medical field they work in is skin problems, after all ;)

      I will warn you though...
      Many people expect warts to go away instantly... but they don't. they grow in layers and have roots... almost like a weed. So even when you think it is gone, it may grow back. So it may be a bit of a process to get rid of them, but in the end everything should work out wel.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best recommended skin care products for men?
    Ive never taken care of my skin and i realized that i need too now. I really need a product that will bring my skin back to its normal tone and get rid of these small bumps, and remove these wrinkles from not sleeping much. The only ones i know of are Proactive but idk how good that works and i dont want to waste money on it. Please help me with some good product suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      I do advise to wear sunscreen every day even if you're staying indoors (I think the one you're using is good)... And some good anti-oxidant serum or cream.

  44. QUESTION:
    skin care products men should use regularly?
    My BF is lazy about caring for his skin. He applies a moisturizer and uses a retinoid daily only because I insist. He is 30, vegetarian, of Asian ethnicity and has a sedentary desk job.

    1. What are some good skin care products men at his age should regularly?

    2. Will bathing twice a day daily actually benefit his skin?

    3. What else should he do to have a healthy skin(other than visit the dermatologist yearly, avoid too much sun exposure etc)

    • ANSWER:
      I switched from the "green" man;s soap to dove body wash and find my skin much softer. "every" part of me is softer and nicer to touch!

  45. QUESTION:
    How does a man get SOFT body skin?
    The skin on my face is pretty good. I never get acne or anything.. But, my body - particularly my legs - I tend to get, what looks to be acne on my thighs.. And the skin on my calves looks bad as well.. So, what should a man do for skin care on his body? What is the secret to perfect skin on the body?

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    What's a good routine for skin care management for men?
    Right now all I'm doing is: first, wash with lukewarm water, then hot water, then cleanse with a moisterising facial cleanser, wash again and finally wash with cold water and pat dry with a clean towel. Oh and moisterise with a non-greasy moisteriser.

    This is working for me but I'm wondering if there's something I'm doing wrong or not doing right. So my question is, what is the best routine for taking care of the skin for a man?

    Thank-you!

    • ANSWER:
      1. wash your hands
      2. wash your face with just lukewarm water! Hot and cold water can damaged/harsh the skin.
      3. Cleanse with whatever cleanser you have. Wash it off
      4. Shave if you have too (exfoliating)
      5. apply moisterizer.
      6. apply facial sunscreen, this protects you from UV rays which you will be thankful when your older.

      With these 5/6 steps your skin should be good :)

  47. QUESTION:
    What are dangers of using a gas/oil mix for topical pain relief?
    An elderly man has began a habit of mixing gasoline and motor oil, then rubbing it on his hands or forehead - for pain relief (arthritis and/or headaches). He also sometimes uses spray oil (similar to WD40). I attempted to warn him that I didn't feel this was safe, but he insists that it is - says his grandma used WD40 all the time for arthritis and swore by it. He went on and on to explain about fractions of oil - and how that Vaseline (which is used for skin care) comes from the same place as what he uses, just different 'fractions'. He might sometimes do this several times throughout a day - and it's become a daily thing. So, how dangerous is this? And what arguments could I use to try to teach/protect this gentleman?
    He does take Tramadol - and Opana Er, AND Hydrocodone for pain - extreme amounts of chronic pain from multiple health issues
    thanks for the thoughts of flammability - I'd worried about that possibility myself. And he's used aspercream - he can go through a tube of it daily rubbing it on his hands, forehead and head nearly constantly. That's what he was using before he 'accidentally' discovered the motor oil/gasoline mix when he was helping his son clean some engine parts.....

    • ANSWER:
      Besides him becoming flammable? Gasoline and motor oil are considered hazardous materials and prolonged exposure had been proven to be cancer causing. Vaseline is not really that good of conditioner; it's not water soluble and suffocates the pores. Get him some Aspercream or Ben-Gay to try. But, good luck getting him to give up an "old family cure".

  48. QUESTION:
    Cream or Lotion which one mositerises the skin more?
    I just want to no becouse there is a skin care line that I use and I want to no if I should get the cream or lotion.Which one would make my skin supple .

    • ANSWER:
      I read an article in men's health and it suggested cream to better moisturize your skin

  49. QUESTION:
    What are good skin care products for men?
    I currently use shoppers life brand moisturizer and facial scrub, its not bad and I have seen a difference in the short while that I have been using it. My skin is not oily anymore and its smoother to. I just wanted to know what other good products are out there for men.

    • ANSWER:
      go to sephora.com they have so many things men can use

  50. QUESTION:
    How to look like a Korean man?
    Do they put make-ups on? What kinds of clothing do they wear? Hairstyle and color, skin care, every single details from head to toe please. Thank you so much guys.

    • ANSWER:
      er. according to me you're really really cute and please don't try to be like those gay men in korean bands. make-up,skin care and stuff is for girls. have decent sense of dressing, healthy food, work out, and get a messy haircut or that skater hair and u'l look sexy =)
      here r my personal favourites
      http://men-haircuts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/bloom-messy.jpg
      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_gQHvnmtTGFA/TFtYOk6iUPI/AAAAAAAAAHY/oLeTxoLz5NA/s400/67.jpg
      http://www.asianhairandbeauty.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/asian_hairstyles_71.jpg
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skin care for men

Oily Spots

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What causes yellow oily spots on the ceiling and how to clean it?
    I have three bedrooms but one of the room has oily yellow spots all over the ceiling, it looks messy.

    • ANSWER:
      Burning candles, excess moisture or humidity, extreme dirt,

  2. QUESTION:
    How do I clean oily spots from Stainless Steel appliances?
    I have had some oily looking spots appear on my SS microwave that sits above the stove. I also have some spots on my diswasher door that won't go away after my husband secured a baby gate between the door and cupboard (from the rubber cushion).
    I have already tried Ceramabryte cleaner and a few of the SS wipe products. Vinegar by itself has not worked either. Any tips? It looks awful!

    • ANSWER:
      with a rag

  3. QUESTION:
    what causes an oily substance to run down my living room wall?
    i have a couple of oily spots on my living room wall next to the kitchen that make the wall to appear to be weeping. they have the consistency of water but are oily to the touch. the stove is on the other side of the kitche about 10 feet away. could it still be evaporated grease?

    • ANSWER:
      It could certainly be from the grease/oils from cooking, as the steam can easily carry it into other rooms. Also, smoke, either from cigarettes, cigars, etc. can do the same thing. You should clean it right away, because the longer it sits, the stickier and yuckier it will get. If you don't clean it, you'll have to prime your walls before you paint again. My grandmother's house was saturated with that gunk and when we tried to paint the walls it bled through. It took several coats of paint to finally cover the stains. Yuk!

  4. QUESTION:
    What is a good cheap foundation for normal to oily skin?
    I have some really oily spots on my face (get really oily)
    and some places on my face are normal to dry?
    what is a good drugstore foundation?
    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have an oily t zone (forehead nose and chin) and my cheeks are semi dry to normal. I use Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse foundation. The kind that comes in a jar. It's cheap and works great! and I usually use Clinique foundation and this even is good for my sensitive skin :) simply apply with clean, dry hands and blend in with your fingers and set with a powder.

  5. QUESTION:
    My three year old male pug has, what looks like a brown oily looking spot on the surface of his eye?
    My 3 yr old male pug, Diego, has what looks like a brown oily spot on the surface of both his eyes. What could it be (his vet isn't back until the end of July)

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like an area that has had trauma (such as a scratch) and has healed. It often looks like what you describe.

  6. QUESTION:
    How to get melted blistex spots out of clothes?
    My wife was drying my clothes, and there was a tube of chap stick in her pocket, now there is melted chap stick oily spots on my clothes. any way to get them out?

    • ANSWER:
      You could separate them into like color groups and then take them to the dry cleaners and ask if they would just do a "clean only" . Chapstick comes right out in dry cleaning. A quality cleaners has seen this a million times and should agree to just toss them into the bath without sorting, ironing, tagging, etc. Do separate them by colors though, lights, mediums and darks.

  7. QUESTION:
    I have oily spot prone skin i need a foundation that lasts all day any suggestions?
    I am 22 and have oily spot prone skin which is prone to some pretty nasty breakouts I need a foundation that lasts, doesn't look oily or greasy after a couple of hours please help

    • ANSWER:
      I would consider Revlon Colorstay for Combo/Oily Skin Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 6 1 fl oz (30 ml)

      Contains patented ColorStay TM longwear technology for up to 16-hour wear
      Provides medium to full coverage with a semi-matte finish
      SPF 6
      Oil-free Fragrance-free
      Transfer-resistant

  8. QUESTION:
    What is a good face wash that does not cause your face to over-dry?
    I have UBER oily spots on my face and I need a good cleanser to get rid of the oils, but won't over dry.

    • ANSWER:
      I am the same way! I really like Neutrogena's Deep Clean Invigorating Shine-Free Cleanser- it produces a rich lather that washes away dirt, oil, and makeup, and keeps my skin grease-free longer than most products. I also reccomend Clean & Clear's blotting sheets- they are a miracle for those of us with oily skin, as they soak up excess oil quickly without ruining your makeup or leaving behind anything else on your face. A couple times a week, I also like to clean my pores with Queen Helene's Mint Julep masque, which combats oil and purges your skin of anything yucky.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best foundation to cover acne and scars?
    I have really bad skin (oily, spots, uneven skin tone, scars), what's the best foundation to cover it? It's my cousins wedding next week and I want the best coverage? Please & thanks xx

    • ANSWER:
      If your scars are just red and not sunken in, I suggest a full coverage foundation such as Revlon ColorStay or Clinique Even Better foundation. If they are sunken, invest in a good stippling brush (MAC does the best one I've ever found) and learn to stipple your foundation instead of swirling it about with a flat brush. If you can get hold of it in the UK, I happen to LOVE Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet foundation in 15 - Alabaster.

      Using a primer will help keep your makeup in place and fresh longer. Urban Decay's primer potion for face (can't mind what it's called atm) is great for controlling oil. If that's too dear, try NYX shine killer primer. A concealer that contains salicylic acid will help heal the spots as they conceal them.

      Remember when you set with a powder, get lots of powder on the sponge and just PRESS it in. Rubbing it will smear the makeup over your pores and exacerbate them.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a shiny nose?
    My face is dry, and I don't have acne or oily spots or anything. However, my nose always looks shiny and/or oily, even just after I wash and dry my face. My nose is not oily, it just looks that way. It's actually very dry.

    Do you have any suggestions to make it appear/be less shiny?
    I don't wear make up, so any other ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      its shiny because the skin is being pulled tight because its dry. use a non greasy lotion and if it still looks shiny, use a little transluscent powder.

  11. QUESTION:
    What's a really good skincare routine for combination skin?
    It's got really clogged pores in the oily spots lately and a tiny bit sensitive in the dry spots.

    • ANSWER:
      I have combo skin and started using Neutrogena Advanced Solutions. It has the daily face wash, day lotion and night lotion for about . It's good stuff and I love it.

  12. QUESTION:
    Help me identify a tree and a possible disease?
    I have a tree that has leaves sort of like a maple (I live in Ontario) but it has less points - 3 per leaf - and the leaves are narrower, jagged edges and opposite each other on the branches.

    The tree has developed an oilish spotting on the trunk and I am concerned. I didn't notice this just a few days ago when I was planting flowers. Does anyone know what kind of tree it is and what this oily spotting might be?

    • ANSWER:
      Without a picture it is hard to identity a tree for you. As for the oily spot I would contact an arborist and they probably tell you over the phone what the problem is.

  13. QUESTION:
    how do you get baby oil out of your pants?
    ingredients are mineral oil and fragrance...i put it on my legs and then put my pants on and now there are oily spots all over them.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think you can get them out. Maybe you'll start a new fashion trend. LOL!

  14. QUESTION:
    How to make your makeup stay on longer?
    I have oily skin and i use a concealer, powder foundation, and a bit of blush.

    At the end of the day, my face looks so oily and i see oily spots on my face and it looks like i have no makeup on !

    How do I get my makeup stay on longer ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Gabby:

      You can use a face primer, which will create a smoother and more even surface for your makeup and also keep your makeup on longer.

      I use Revlon's Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer:
      http://www.walgreens.com/store/catalog/Foundation/Beyond-Natural-Smoothing-Primer/ID=prod4102981&navCount=1&navAction=push-product?V=G&ec=frgl_538168&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=sku4101851

      You should also bring a makeup bag with you in your purse or car where you go out so you can periodically touch up your makeup. If you do not touch up all day, your makeup will wear off and thats when those spots appear.

      Make sure to powder your face throughout the day. Bring a few qtips with you to correct any fallen eyeshadow or smudged eyeliner/mascara. Bring blotting sheets with you to remove excess oil and shine:

      http://www.eyeslipsface.com/tools/shine_eraser

      And also touch up your blush and lipstick/lipgloss throughout the day to keep your look polished.

      Good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    What is a good full coverage drugstore foundation?
    I used many foundations but haven't found good ones . I've tried mac to drug store foundations. What is a good drug store foundation with full coverage that doesn't turn orange on my face? I have some dry spots and some oily spots on my face.
    It has to be a liquid foundation.
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I have a foundation addiction - if the sell it, I'll buy it and try it. I have to say that I always, always, always go back to Maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse Foundation. It's super light and it has the best coverage!

  16. QUESTION:
    how to ged rid of oily and sore spots?
    got really sore oily spots on my face and back how do i get rid of them ?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a tip:

      Turn your pillow case over every night, horizontally one night, vertically the next. That way, you are less likely to press your face against the oils you rubbed off on it a previous night. Make sure you change your pillow case at least once a week too.

      And touch your face as little as possible. Dont even wash it unless you really have to. Letting water flow over it when you take a shower is fine, but dont scrub/rub your face and only dry by dabbing. You shouldn't be trying to get rid of the oils your face produces - that just makes things worse.

  17. QUESTION:
    My makeup looks cakey and flakey no matter what i use?
    I have really bad skin. Acne scars, peeling skin, oily spots, a few pimples and some deep pores.

    I feel like I've tried everything. My skin looks better without makeup, except for the redness.

    What can I do to cover up my scars and pimples without looking like I caked on a bunch of makeup?

    • ANSWER:
      Steps:
      1) Always use a moisturizer/primer first. I use a moisturizer that fights acne too. Ex: Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer, from Walmart. (~)
      2) Get a makeup sponge. Wet it and squeeze out excess water, before dipping it into the foundation. This helps prevent me from caking on my foundation. Foundation is suppose cover your red areas/spots.
      3) Make sure hands are clean and dry (if you are using your hands). Use concealer to cover pimples, scars, etc. Blend, blend, blend.
      4) I like to wait for a minute and put my hands (clean and dry) on my face to create heat, so that the foundation and concealer can melt/blend together.
      5) Lastly, put powder on to set everything in place.

      Hope this helps!! :D :D :D

  18. QUESTION:
    What foundation wont make me look cakey?
    When ever I use a powder foundation it always looks like I caked it on, but Im not. Im thinking of trying mac studio fix powder plus foundation. Will it look caked on? What mac foundation do you recommend? Also I have combination skin, so sometimes I have oily spots and dry spots if that helps. My skin color is kinda ivory too.

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest Covergirl's Trueblend.
      It's light, but still has good coverage, and it comes in tree different ivory shades.

  19. QUESTION:
    Acne and scars homemade remedies that work?
    So I have some pimples and pimple scars with occasional oily spots but soft skin. Do u have a remedie to keep soft skin an get rid of scars and acne?

    • ANSWER:
      Apply orange peel paste on and around the pimples.
      Apply garlic on and around the pimples to remove it without a mark.
      Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin E are the best nutrients to cure the acne. So take a balanced diet full of nutrients and vitamins.
      Mix lime juice and rose water in equal proportion. Apply it on affected areas and allow it to dry for 10 minutes.

      Even after the treatment, acne leaves scars. Excellent home remedies to remove acne scars are listed here. Follow these tips to get rid of the acne scars.

      Rub ice cubes on face for 10 minutes to tighten the pores.
      Cucumber juice can also be used to tighten the pores. Apply it and allow it to dry for 10 minute

  20. QUESTION:
    Why is my forehead so shiny and oily?
    If I look closely, there are small red bumps. I have brown/tan skin, and dark hair. Now I notice wherever I have acne, and it is starting to grow, it begins to shine alot and is oily. When I use Cetaphil oil cleanser on oily spots, I wash it off and moisturize the skin. That still doesn't work, as the oiliness and shiniess comes back, slighty worse after an hour. I don't get short haircuts because of this, since my forehead is pretty much shiny.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, you should buy blotting papers. It's like these little papers that you fold up and pat it on your skin, and it soaks up all the oil. A lot of guys actually carry these around, not just girls. I'll post a link below so you can see what it looks like. And I'll also recommend buying an oil free moisturizer. Get the oil free moisturizer and put it on your face and neck. Try not to put too much on your forehead area.

      http://www.sephora.com/matte-blotting-papers-P216604

      They have different selections so I thought you might like that. :)

  21. QUESTION:
    What kind of skin products/routine should I have?
    Right now, parts of my face (around my cheeks and parts of my forehead) are oily and prone to acne, while other parts of my face (the middle of my forehead close to my nose, and the area around my nose, and my chest also) are dry. Also, I have these little white bumps on my nose, and I don't know how to get rid of them (and not dry my nose out further?)

    Should I just use an anti-acne cleanser on the oily spots and a moisturizer on the dry spots?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I would get a face wash that's mild but will clean your skin. L'Oreal had those 360 clean ones. Get one of creamy looking ones. They shouldn't dry out your skin but will clean up the oil in your oily areas. Next I think you should try a toner. Clinique makes some good ones, but don't go for the whole 3-step system. All I use is the toner, the cleanser isn't any good and you can buy better moisturizers at the drug store I think. However the toner comes in 4 strengths. For you I would recommend 2 or 3, 2 is dry combination and 3 is oily combination. They can help you at the Clinique counter to figure out which one you should get. Then moisturize. I like Clean and Clear moisturizers. They make one with acne medication right in it. It's called Dual Action. Or one for skin that's a little drier is Morning Glow. If that's too thick I would go with the acne one, it has silica acid in it. However my skin doesn't respond to the silica acid. If you're the same way they have a Morning Burst one that should be perfect. Then for your acne you can get something from Clean and Clear called Persa Gel 5. It works amazing! Gets rid of acne really fast!
      So I would do those three steps. Try and wash and tone really good in your oily areas and then moisturize more in the dry spots.
      Good luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    How to remove Pledge stains off my wall?
    I have a dark stained wooden bed. And today when I was spraying Pledge furniture polish on it some of the Pledge sprayed on my wall and now I have a big oily spot on my wall:( How do I get rid of this mark? I dont want to ruin the paint on the wall. Please help!!!:)

    I have dark brown egg shell paint
    If I repaint over it will it look normal again?

    • ANSWER:
      Kilz and paint might be it, but first try rubbing alcohol, dab on, wait and blot with tissues. Keep after it. Hopefully you'll get the oil to start breaking up and onto the tissue. You can wash what's left off with soap and water and rinse, blot again with tissue.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is a good moisturizer for acne prone sensitive combo skin?
    Fragrance free, non comedogenic, nonacnegenic, oil free and natural preferably. No treatments (i.e benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid etc) just a moisturizer. It would be amazing if it could even out redness, not block pores, and actually moisturize my dry spots while not overmoisturizing my oily spots. Please keep it around thanks!!!

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    Oily spots on the top of the water in my fishtank?
    I have a ornate Bichir in my 45 gal fish tank and I recently caught a bluegill and put him in with the Bichir and 2days later I was feeding them and I looked at the top of the water and saw oily spots on the top of the water... Is it because of the bluegill being in a pond polluting my fish tank or what and is it bad? Please help

    • ANSWER:
      it's just proteins building up from overfeeding and maybe not having enough water circulation, and turbulence in the tank.
      change the water level to make more turbulence, or get a better filter with more biologic filtration and enough water flow. About 10 times the tank volume is a good minimum flow level, for fish like that, and you could have more.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is there a such thing as oil free face tan, if not can anyone recommend any good ones?
    I have oily spot prone skin, when I wear tan on my face it becomes more oily. I use all oil free products but my tanner is not oil-free. Does anyone know if oil free face tanners actually exist?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, fortunately there are some oil free facial tanners out there! Clinique do a face bronzing gel tint which is oil free and suitable for oily to very oily skin it costs £17.50 for a 50ml bottle. This is quite pricey obviously, so if you didn't want to spend as much, l'oreal also do a non-greasy formula facial toner at £8.66 for 150ml!

  26. QUESTION:
    what type of cleanser can i use on my face?
    I have a mature, oily, spot prone complexion and have great difficulty finding a suitable cleanser. If I use ones suitable for oily/combination skin they are usually too harsh and makes the problem worse. I need one that addresses the oily problem without being too harsh. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same kind of skin as you.

      I strongly suggest you try the Seaweed Purifying Facial Cleanser or Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash. The first one is more gentle to the skin, so you may feel more comfortable with that one.

      Even the Seaweed Clarifying Toner isn't that harsh and it does help in shrinking pores and keeping the face mattified (particularly if you use the Seaweed Day Mattifying Cream).

      Anyways, I've even started using the Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator once or twice a week and I don't find it too harsh either. Just to let you know the Seaweed product are geared toward oily and normal skin. I really find that they do a good job not only on the oily prone skin problems but also on the moisturizing part that's important to skin, especially as we have mature skin.

  27. QUESTION:
    How can I remove spots on a sweatshirt caused by fabric softener?
    The sweatshirt came out of the laundry with several large spots that weren't on it when it went in the laundry. I can only assume they were caused by direct contact with the fabric softener. Any ideas on how to remove these oily-looking spots?

    • ANSWER:
      Moisten the spots with plain water; rub thoroughly with bar (not liquid) bathsoap; rewash.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do you clean the neck of an acoustic guitar?
    I've had my Taylor 110ce for about 2 years now and although its the "cheapie" model it sounds fantastic. There are a couple of problems though...

    First off, the BACK of the neck (not the fretboard, the side where your palm goes) is considerably sticky/oily compared to the wood of the body. I know this is due to the sweat from my palms and lack of proper cleaning over the last couple of years.

    Second, there is another sweaty/oily spot on the body where I rest the heel of my hand while I play.

    So my question is: How am I supposed to clean these spots and prevent this problem?? Or is my guitar doomed..
    also, my guitar is not lacquered

    • ANSWER:
      Of course your guitar is lacquered, or finished with some sort of clear coat. What you probably mean is that it has a satin or low-gloss finish.

      You can use a damp cloth, and even add a little dish detergent to the water used to dampen it. Just be sure to wipe the area down with clean water and dry it promptly afterwards. Guitar polish will also help clean it. Do not use furniture polish - there is often no way to tell whether they contain silicones. Silicone will contaminate the surface so that new finish won't stick properly if refinishing is ever needed. I certainly wouldn't just trust the label - the target market for those things mostly doesn't care what all the ingredients are.

      Do not use any type of abrasive unless you want to remove part of your finish and reduce the value of your guitar. If this is the only alternative, I'd suggest taking it to a guitar tech.

      Grease and sticky materials can be removed from guitars with naphtha (cigarette lighter fluid). It's safe on all guitar finishes I've worked with, but test in an inconspicuous area first. Might be worth a try if nothing else helps.

      The best cure for this problem is prevention. Make a habit of washing your hands before you play the guitar, and wipe down areas you've touched with a clean soft cloth before you put it away. If sweat and skin oils are left on a guitar for long periods, they can react with or soften the finish, and it may be impossible to completely remove the effects.

  29. QUESTION:
    what is the best treatment to get rid of spots?
    Ive got oily spots that i cant get rid of anyone know a good cream or wipes liquid etc... to get rid of them

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a tip:

      Turn your pillow case over every night, horizontally one night, vertically the next. That way, you are less likely to press your face against the oils you rubbed off on it a previous night. Make sure you change your pillow case at least once a week too.

      And touch your face as little as possible. Dont even wash it unless you really have to. Letting water flow over it when you take a shower is fine, but dont scrub/rub your face and only dry by dabbing.

  30. QUESTION:
    How to remove oily food stain from clothes?
    I spilled some pasta sauce (alfredo, not marinara) on my modal/cotton/Lycra shirt, and it left a small oily-looking spot. What products can I use to get it out? How should I wash the shirt?

    Please help - this shirt is brand new and I don't want to throw it out!

    • ANSWER:
      If you have not washed it and set the stain in yet. sprinkle the stain with cornstarch and rub it in to absorb the oil. then launder and do not put in the dryer until you see if its all gone. the dryer will set the stain permanently.

  31. QUESTION:
    whats the best make up for oily/normal skin?
    I get oily spots on my nose, chin, and under my eyes, everywhere else is pretty normal. I also have random break outs that usually take days to clear up. I need a foundation that will cover my break outs and keep my skin from getting oily.

    • ANSWER:
      i have the same issue: oily in my t-zone. get the mac concealer called studio finish. it will cover ANYTHING! haha then i would recommend bare minerals b/c its a powder which means it will absorb the excess oil on your face :]

      hope i helped!

  32. QUESTION:
    What make up can I use to cover my pimples, visible pores, shiny skin and redness around cheeks?
    So my skin has not been looking good since I've hit the teen years. I have a few pimples (not acne) and they almost always occur on my cheek or under my mouth towards the chin (I guess these are my most oily spots). Also you can see my pores on either side of my nose and my nose always goes shiny with spots of oil during the day (looks gross when I look in the mirror so I always try and avoid it). In general the skin on my face goes shiny/oily. Also I have some redness around my cheeks as well.
    What make up would be best to use in my situation and how do I apply it? Any specific brands or products you recommend? I have hardly used it in the past but my self esteem and confidence have hit an all time low I have a very hard time interacting with people and just want to avoid social situations altogether.
    I know the sensible thing to do is to take better care of my skin so these problems would not occur in the first place but I am not having much luck :(

    • ANSWER:
      Your body is changing from the inside and you're getting external manifestations of that change. You are correct in thinking a good skin care regimen - mine is aularale.com/7002 for people w/sensitive skin, which it sounds like you have. Their skin care includes a masque (sounds like you need this desperately) to shrink pores and get rid of dead skin cells. They also have vitamin c serum which will be of great benefit to you as it tightens/firms and exfoliates. It gets rid of pimples too Be very gentle w/your face and don't stress about it, that will make it worse. Focus on eating well, drinking lots of water and a good vitamin/mineral supplement will do wonders. What you do for your skin today will show results tomorrow.

  33. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to sleep after hitting my head?
    So i was putting a few things in my house and i slipped on a oily spot in my garage and landed on my back and head. I have a huge bump on the back of my head and of course my back is in pain. i laid down on the bed and i feel really dizzy and sleepy. what im trying to say is is it okay to sleep after i hit my head?
    when can i go to sleep?

    • ANSWER:
      No dont go 2 sleep. You should always get yourself checked if you have a bang 2 the head. You may be ok, & on the other hand, maybe your not. You may have a head injury, & thats whats causing your dizziness & sleepiness. Go 2 hospital.

  34. QUESTION:
    How to stop hair spots?
    Heya the hair on my chest, when it grows leaves oily spots also know as hair spots. They just come. I don't know what to do. Do i squeeze them making them go red and stay for longer or do i leave them and let them sit there. If i don't pop them they stay there. Anyone got any tips for dealing with them. I need serious help theres never i time where i don't have spots on my chest. I exfoliate, but it cause more oily sports to appear as if there spreading. What do i do??

    • ANSWER:
      Anytime you start exfoliating, it will bring more breakout up to the surface, and exfoliating also keeps the openings of the pores clear so more oil can reach the skins surface. Therefore, the oil and debris are not trapped in the pore causing more breakout. But yes, it will initially bring everything up to the surface. Stick with the exfoliating and things should clear up in a few weeks.

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the harshest chemical I should use to clean my laptop?
    I have these weird oily looking spots on the black plastic part of the inside of my laptop. I've tried cleaning them water, computer cleaning wipes.. What else can I use to try and get rid of the spots.

    • ANSWER:
      Usually IPA - Isopropyl alcohol - will remove spots from plastic. But if the spot is due to silicone grease or silicone oil, almost nothing will remove it. Try using a soft paper towel over and over until most of it is blotted up.

      TonyRB
      Tuesday, December 1, 2009

  36. QUESTION:
    Need advice on using Frontline on my German Shepherd dog?
    I need advice on using Frontline on my German Shepherd dog. The instructions say to part the fur/ hair between the shoulders and apply the entire contents in one spot. When I do this, the medication wicks up her hair. I noticed a large oily spot on her pet bed yesterday, several hours after I applied the Frontline. How can such a medication work if so much of it appears to be wasted?

    • ANSWER:
      Suggestion - the next time you apply the Frontline - have someone help...I would suggest you stand over the dog and put her head first thru your legs...have someone hold the hairs apart at the GSD's shoulders - you may have to go further down the neck/back than the shoulders - say about three or four inches - but making sure the medication gets to the skin...both of my German Shepherds get their frontline about every six weeks and yes it does ""wick" up their hair...but only for about a day and i have never noticed an oily spot on any of our furniture...good luck...

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the best quality makeup company?
    I like makeup and all but I want to also take care of my skin. I need something that will cover my oily t-spots, but will not clog pores and cause breakouts.

    Theres plenty of diffrent makeup stores in the mall so i'm open to anything.
    *I need a foundation and powder.

    • ANSWER:
      foundation isn't meant to cover up blemishes & spots, it's meant to be used as a base & to even out skin tone. a lot of people forget this and take it on! concealer is what you need to use to cover your spots.
      * firstly, use an oil free foundation (so it doesn't make your spots worse -" tesco do"
      * use a liquid concealer on any red areas, and a light reflecting concealer under your eyes...

  38. QUESTION:
    How is the best way to clean oily spots from a shirt?
    If you have food-caused oily marks on a shirt (smart) what is the best way to get rid of it? I've tried a few different products but sometimes they just stay wash after wash.

    • ANSWER:
      try Dawn dih soap. Prespot, leave on for a few hours or a day
      Works great!

  39. QUESTION:
    Can the oil from your fingers go through silicone?
    I got a silicone keyboard protector for my laptop so that my keys don't get greasy from fingerprints (hate how it looks) Well, I noticed when I removed my silicone protector that on like 4 of my keys they do have a little oily spot on the center of the key . How did it get there?
    My laptop was brand new before I put on the silicone protector :o

    • ANSWER:
      It was probably already there.

  40. QUESTION:
    Can i use just lavender oil as a moisturizer?
    I have combination skin and my cheeks are dry whereas my forehead and chin isn't.......i don't break out where i have the oily skin but i tend to get acne on my cheeks very rarely on my oily spots and i am wondering if for a moisturizer if lavender oil would be good to use on my skin.

    • ANSWER:
      no it would make u oily right

  41. QUESTION:
    Should I just wash my face with water?
    I have oily spot prone skin and it's really annoying. Was thinking maybe avoiding chemicals would be good for me as the cleansers I've tried haven't made much difference.

    • ANSWER:
      I seriously have the same problem too. You need to wash your pillow cases and your pillows because when ever you sleep, you gain oil on your face and on your pillow.You should wash your face with clearasil /nutrogeana/ proactive/ or when ever you wash your face and wahsing the oil off your face... you should boil some green tea/ any kind and let it warm. Then put the green tea on you r face. After that the green tea will sink into your face/skin and gaurds the face; so that the oil wont get onto your face! Here is a youtube video that will show you how to take care of your skin! She is amazing! you can look her up on youtube or you can go to her website:) http://bubzbeauty.com/ I hope that this helps you ! All this is gluten free things that WILL be healthy for your skin. That is all.

  42. QUESTION:
    What type of face wash should I use?
    Right now I am using clearisil ultra and it doesn't seem to work. I have very oily skin. After I was my face my skin will be fine for about an hour then throughout the day it gets VERY oily. I have small pimples/blackheads around my nose, and big pimples around my hairline. The most oily spots on my face are my nose and forehead, The rest of my face seems dry. I just want clear, even skin. What should I use????

    • ANSWER:
      maybe you should try an astringent!
      clearasil also make this!
      it prevents oiliness in skin, and also pimples.
      its made to clean deep into pores and get rid of blackheads.
      all you need is a bottle of astringent and a cotton ball,
      you apply the astringent to the cotton ball, and rub it mainly all over the places of your face that get the most oily!

  43. QUESTION:
    Looking for a new facial moisturizer?
    I am a woman in my late 20's and lately I can not find a moisturizer for my face that works well. My skin type is mostly normal w/ some oily spots. I've used oil of olay original my whole life, but now it seems to not do the trick! Any suggestions?
    P.S. I hate lotion that leaves a greasy residue.

    • ANSWER:
      I just bought Oil Free Hydrator SPF 30 by Dr. Patricia Wexler (you can actually get it at Bath and Body Works).

      It is great hydration for skin that is oily or acne prone - but also provides a powerful SPF and helps promote overall skin health.

      I really like it a lot and I've tried many different moisturizers.

  44. QUESTION:
    How can I tell if oil or grease has been poured in my yard?
    Are there specific things to look for? I have this oily looking spot in my front yard that never seems to dry out. It keeps getting bigger and bigger. If I try to move the rocks or dirt around to hide it, it comes back.

    • ANSWER:
      If it's strong enough you can smell it in the soil.

      Otherwise take a handfull of soil and put it in a bucket of water. If it is something oily, or ever fuel, you will see the typical oily coloured slick on the water surface

  45. QUESTION:
    How do I find a good foundation??? Choosing best answer too!?
    Ok, the closest sephora is an hour away form my house and I can only buy makeup online or at longs.

    My skin: I am 13 (practically 14), I have blemishes and skin that ranges from super dry spots, to slightly oily spots, and I have sensitive skin.

    My problem: My makeup cakes within 3 hours of applying it, and I need something that can benefit my skin (doesn't clog pores, maybe clears skin, etc.), and something with good coverage.

    Does anybody have any advice, recommendations, etc.??? I need help!
    That is so funny! I have been using Murad products and it has been working! Weird you mentioned them! lol

    • ANSWER:
      I have had bad skin most of my life, so I understand what you are talking about. Neutragena has a blemish foundation, that I really liked. It did seem to help clean my skin up and not look so cakie. I also would use a spray bottle on mist and lightly spray on face after applying foundation which helped keep it in place longer. Also if you can get it, Murad which is to help with the blemishes, can be found on the net. I have tried biore and many other medication type face stuff even Pro-Active and none of them really worked.... But I tried this Murad and within two weeks my face was clearer, but you have to keep up on it everyday (very important to get a regiment going and stick with it!!) I was using Neutragena at that time and I was hearing how great my skin looked. Mind you I had never heard anyone say that to me before!! Now I am using Sheer Cover mineral powder foundation with Murad and my face looks awesome, it doesn't clog pores, and feels very light on my face. I even let people take my picture now!!!

  46. QUESTION:
    Why does powder dry my face out?
    I have oily skin, so foundation doesn't work. But, powder dries out the oily spots on my skin? What's the problem?

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    Which skincare products/lines actually reduce spots/prevent spots etc, and are good for dry skin?
    My skin is very dry on my cheeks and forehead but I tend to get a lot of oily spots on my chin, I've been using the simple skincare range which does prevent spots but doesn't do anything for the spots which are always there, a little help? Preferably not anything too expensive?:)

    Thanks:)

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any good treatments for oily skin?
    I Have bad oily skin and spots come up:L I Need some suggestions! I've tried a few things but nothing really works:L Can you help me?

    • ANSWER:
      We seemed to have the same problem (I bet many people sympathize with us) of having oily skin, wherein in my case gives me those nasty breakouts :(

      I finally resolve my problem of having oily skin by the help of my dermatologist who submitted to a non-surgical treatment called ‘Microdermabrasion’ which uses a fine collection of medical grade crystals over the skin’s surface t that will gently remove the dead skin cells and smoothes the skin through a process of exfoliation; hence leaving the skin cells beneath this top layer with a more rejuvenated appearance and less oil too.

      What I love about medical microdermabrasion treatments is that it uses no lasers or chemicals, so it’s absolutely safe and painless. Visit a dermatologist or certified medical practitioner so you can receive advice on how you can stop your oily face problem.

      Hope this helps :)

  49. QUESTION:
    What make-up is good for oily skin and what products are good for spots and oily skin ?
    I have very oily skin and have to re-apply my make-up every 2-3 hours as it gets so bad. As i apply it so often i break out in spots really badly so i would like to know any suggestions of good products to help oily skin and spots and also make-up which lasts longer than 2-3 hours.

    • ANSWER:
      Waterproof mascara is great!, i like Maybellines great lash range, it stays on all day. For foundation try Revlon Colourstay Mineral foundation, it works amazing and is great for oily/pimple prone skin, as mineral makeups don't irritate the skin. It also stays on for a very long time, it's supposed to last for up to 8 hours. Also try using a primer or moisturiser before applying foundation. This allows the foundation to spread on easily and stay on the skin for longer. For covering spots try a good concealer like Maybelline Pure concealer. It's really light and won't clog pores.

      I hope i've helped :]

  50. QUESTION:
    How long should you spend exfoliating your face?
    Heya,
    I'm just wondering how long is sufficient when exfoliating your face, minutes wise?
    I get flakey bits of skin around my nose mostly and sometimes around my forehead.
    So my skin is mostly dry apart from (sometimes my nose can be oily from spots) and my chin is generally not dry and I get my spots there most of the time that I have one.
    Thanks so much,
    :) x

    • ANSWER:
      I think about 1-2 minutes is fine! :)


oily spots

Skin Care Product Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some good mens skin care tips?
    Hi, there is not too much information out there about mens skin care tips that are not just product reviews. I am looking for a full system or method that will help me cure my acne or at least help my skin look alot better. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there. I agree that there are too many sites that just tell you which products to buy and don't give you quality men's skin care tips. I highly suggest the article in my source, it is all about inside out ways to get perfect skin for men. Men can have a more difficult time with skin care because of hormonal differences, but it's not rocket science. Check it out.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best skin care product that you have found?
    A friend and I are looking into a bunch of different products to review them on a website. It's got make up tips and skin care tips. The problem is we don't know many of today's products. We tried to Google them but that didn't really tell us what ones were used by the everyday person most.

    So if you could let us know what you use, how long you've been using it, how you've liked it, and where we can find more information on the product that would be super helpful.

    Thanks a ton!

    • ANSWER:
      As odd as this might sound coming from a man, I've learned to love Sculptisse.

      What I use: Sculptisse by Leeds Scientific

      How long I've been using it: I got it for my wife last year as more of a gag gift. She ended up swearing by it and told me I should try it. I was skeptical at first but after a couple months of her nagging I gave in. It's almost been a year for me and it's been nearly life changing.

      How you've liked it: I guess I answered that in the last one. I love it. :)

      Where you can find more information: You can visit their site or their company site (both of which I'll post in the sources section) and get all the information you need about Sculptisse.

  3. QUESTION:
    How to search that the skin care products is suitable for our skin?
    I want to know that how to know that skin care products like cleanser, scrub or else is suitable for skin.
    Can anyone tell me if that skin care product is not suitable for the skin, what will happen.it's right ya wrong?
    http://www.wellnessstarts.com/dermal-meds-revitalizing-face-serum-reviews.html

    • ANSWER:
      Have a look at helpmyskin.info, they do reviews and articles on products for all skin types. All are natural so no harm can be done.

  4. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever tried Gratiae Skin Care products?
    I'm looking into buying organic skin care products and always see a kiosk with Gratiae products. I tried looking for reviews online but can only find reviews from their site. Let me know if this is a good quality.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to YELP or Craigslist and read reviews or post on their message boards there from your city, or search name under Better Business Bureau.

      IF A PRODUCT IS LABELED "ALL NATURAL" OR "ORGANIC," IT'S PROBABLY HYPOALLERGENIC.False
      Remember, poison ivy is all natural, too! But you probably don't want it on your skin. It is very possible to have an allergic reaction, or other irritation, from products labeled "all natural" or "organic." For example, lanolin, from sheep's wool, is a common natural ingredient in some moisturizers that sometimes causes allergic reactions.
      You may also need to watch certain "all natural" products that contain substances taken from plants. These products may be more at risk for bacteria. Since these products contain no preservatives or have non-traditional ones, your risk of infection may be greater.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is bloodroot and why is it bad for your skin?
    I recently bought a skin care product online containing the ingredient, and after looking at some customer reviews, a few mentioned that bloodroot was very unhealthy and harmful to the skin. I didn't understand why really, so can someone explain it to me?

    • ANSWER:
      bloodroot can destroy skin tissue be in safe side don't use it
      search google bloodroot this will give more information

  6. QUESTION:
    Why are reviews so negative 95% of the time on all those anti aging/anti wrinkle free skin care trials?
    I admit almost 5 months now that I have not found the most incredible anti wrinkle/anti aging free skin care trial product! With all those negative reviews, maybe Im not giving these products enough time to produce results? Are there any good skin care products produced from these free skin care trials or all they all scams? Please refer me to any good, safe, and legit offers? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no fountain of youth only companies that will sell you a placebo.

      Best of luck out running time.

  7. QUESTION:
    Where can I see a product comparison of the major cosmetic companies product lines?
    I want to see a chart or products review on skin care creams, mascara, and eyeshadow

    • ANSWER:
      There is a web site called Makeup Alley. The site is:
      www.makeupalley.com

      The reviews are user based. I don't think this is the best site, but will tell you what you want to know about products by brand.

      I hope this helps you!

  8. QUESTION:
    For a 23 year old lady with a normal skin, which is better, Mary Kay Velocity or Mary Kay Botanical Effects?
    I'm planning to purchase Mary Kay Skin Care Product. I am not sure on which one to try, though.
    I've read a bunch of reviews however I'm still undecided.
    I would really appreciate if you give me a decent advice.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Mary kay Velocity is good for acne prone and oily skin
      this have the mary kay popular velocity perfume scent this
      great but not sensitive skin I find better for other skin type I mention
      cleanser is very good it takes away dirt and grime.

      and Mary kay Velocity moisturizer is very lightweight great for summer

      if your skin is dry this skin care will not be good is not very hydrating.

      Mary kay Botanical Effects skin care is fragrance free great for sensitive skin
      dry skin and Normal skin, oily skin is great for all skin type but mostly good for
      dry skin are very hydrating creamy and have natural extracts .

      before Purchasing I suggest to ask for Samples this way you don't waste your
      money also check Reviews on Makeupalley.com and search Beautypedia.com
      this where I check before buying a product.

      I hope I helped

  9. QUESTION:
    Why are most reviews so negative on anti aging/anti wrinkle free skin care trials?
    I admit 5 months later and still seeking that I still have not found the best anti wrinkle/anti aging free skin care trial product yet! But with all these negative reviews, maybe Im not giving these products enough time to produce? Are there any good skin care maintenence products produced from these trials or all they all scams? Please refer me to any good, safe, and legit offers? Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      Because there is no fountain of youth panacea skin cream. You cannot turn back time by putting a cream on your skin. These products appeal to vanity.

  10. QUESTION:
    What makeup foundation fits best for sensitive skin?
    I have eczema. My skin has also reacted to skin care products. Do you guys have any suggestions on liquid foundations that are good for sensitive skin? I really wanted to give bare minerals a shot. I have heard lots of good things about bare minerals, and I have also heard some bad reviews on it. Is there any other foundations to use, that will not irritate my skin or make me break out. This will be my first time using makeup. Maybe something hypoallergenic? It would be good to get some suggestions! :D

    • ANSWER:
      Almay smoothing foundation fragrance free
      Clinique foundation perfectly real
      Korres foundation
      Stila
      and Lumene

  11. QUESTION:
    what are some fun and creative channel names for a beauty guru on youtube?
    so i wanted to start a beauty guru channel on youtube and it will be everything like beauty (makeup and hair tutorials, skin care, product reviews etc.) and i just wanted to see some other peoples ideas for channel names (im stuck)... thanks in advanced(:

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Does Perfect Skin by the Kardashians work?
    I saw the commercial for Perfect Skin from the Kardashians, and I really want to try it, but I can't seem to find reviews online. Has anyone tried it? Did you like it? Yes? No? If no, why?
    I just want to be informed before I buy it, if I do.
    Any suggestions for better skin care products? I have oily skin.

    • ANSWER:
      Sam, trying a product out because it's endorsed by the Kardashians means nothing to me. Those 3 women don't know a fire hydrant from mascara. What they do, is endorse products they had nothing to do with, and in turn they get paid mega bucks. The Kardashian sisters are not chemists, or anything cosmetics, all of their knowledge on skincare and cosmetics is "just going to the mall".
      I would not buy a product from those foul mouthed nasty tempered women, even if they paid me. They are so fake, and superficial it's not funny. Point clear?

  13. QUESTION:
    What kind of skin care products should I use?
    I'm 25 and I have aging but acne prone skin. I'm having a hard time finding a skin care regiment that works for my weird skin type. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      You may want to take a look at this site: http://www.makeupproducts.com/skin-care-product-reviews/?utm_source=ans&utm_medium=pv&utm_campaign=mup, it has product reviews of different skin care products, ranging from acne treatments to anti-aging products. Not only does the site have product reviews but it also has a variety of brand names and products to choose from if you are interested in finding out other information about different skin care or makeup products.

      Hope this is helpful.

  14. QUESTION:
    What are your reviews on phytomer skin care products for acne?
    Ive tried everything....should I try the phytomer skin care line?
    It's about 0.00 for a 2-4 month supply.

    I have really bad acne recently and definitely a lot of scarring now.

    Thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      I would not recommend that you use another product. The most common mistake people make is using too many products, which can make the problem worse. To clear up pimples or acne keep your face scrupulously clean - a mild soap and water is all you need unless you have significant outbreaks and then you should use an antibacterial soap. Wash only twice a day. Rinse well. Drink plenty of water. Avoid touching your face if you have not first washed your hands - our hands have TONS of bacteria on them. If you do get a pimple, do not pick at it. Treat it by using a hot wet compress (clean washcloth) two or three times a day. If you want to use a moisturizer, use olive oil. It really does work and is not at all greasy, despite what you might think. Never put anything on your skin that you would not also consider eating, as if it is rubbed into the skin it is also absorbed into the blood stream. If you do these things and you still have uncontrolled outbreaks of pimples, see your doctor, as you may have acne, which usually requires prescription medication.

  15. QUESTION:
    what is the best skin care product for young adults?
    I am trying to find a skin care brand that is suitable for young adults, I am 20 years old. Is there a website that I can look up the reliable reviews?

    • ANSWER:
      try the 3 in 1 cleanser from mary kay. it is really good, i have used it for a long time, and people always ask me how do i keep my skin so clear. email me angel082485@yahoo.com and i can show you how you can get some.

  16. QUESTION:
    Does the Perfect Skin care product, by the Kardashians, really work?
    I saw a commercial for Perfect Skin, and I am not sure if it works...here is the link http://www.perfectskinnow.com/ This skin care product is used by the Kardashians and I was wondering if any of you have used this product, there are stories on the site but I would like your opinion. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      look for them in makeupalley.com and they have a ton of other reviews too :) it depends, certain skin products aren't for everyone so it's a hit or miss for you. but go on google and look for reviews. good luck :)

  17. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of sun spots, age spots and freckles on face?
    What's the best skin care products to use to lighten sun spots/age spots and reduce hyperpigmentation?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have light skin, I would refer you to this product.

      DDF Fade Gel 4

      http://skincarerx.com/review_box.html?pid=990

      I have used it with wonderful results.

      It's a little pricy, but worth every penny.

  18. QUESTION:
    With all the different skin care products out, how do you which is best for you?
    I have to admit when I go down the skin care aisle at my store I do get a little overwhelmed.

    There must be over a 100 different products for your skin. How do you know what to choose for your skin type and age?
    I don't have any problems I want to fix, it's more for preventative measures.

    I'm lucky enough to have pretty even skin and I've never had an acne problem.

    So really I guess what I need is something to maintain my skin as it is now.

    • ANSWER:
      Figure out the exact problem you need to fix. Acne? Oily skin? Dry skin? Once you've got that figured out, you're already half way there.

      As for age, I don't really think age matters. If you're 50 but you have adult acne, you can use Clean and Clear, even if it does seem targeted towards teens. Or if you're only 20 but you've got some premature skin aging going on, it's fine to use an Olay anti-wrinkle treatment. Age doesn't matter, if it solves your skin issues, it is good.

      Once you know what you need to fix with your skin, move slowly through the aisles. Look on the labels to see what each product does. You'll be able to find products that will work for your skin problems. Then, once you've gone down the whole aisle (devote some time towards this!) write down all of the products that seemed as though they fit your needs. Then once you get home, look up reviews for them on makeupalley.com. Then you'll be able to figure out which work best, and you can go back to the store and buy them.

      If your skin is nice already because of whatever you're doing now, keep doing it. I know personally that taking good skin and using products that you've never needed before can really take a toll on your skin and make it bad.

  19. QUESTION:
    What is a reliable site that gives me info on skin care products and ingredients and the healthy products?
    I want to look up reliable, true, cold hard facts on skin care
    sites?

    • ANSWER:
      Acne.org is the largest skin health community in the world and if you don't find answers either on the forums or review pages there, you never will ;)

  20. QUESTION:
    What do you think about the new "Perfect Skin" acne product?
    Ive been hearing a lot of raves about this new skin care product called "Perfect Skin" which is endorsed by the Kardashian sisters. Has anyone used it and what do you think of it so far? Ive heard good and bad reviews.

    Im currently using Proactiv and have been for the last five years or so and it works really good for the most part except that it bleaches my towels when I wash my face after using it!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Ive never used it, Ive been using mary kay time wise and love it!!

  21. QUESTION:
    Women with sensitive complexions: What is your favorite line of skin care & moisturizers?
    The cold dry winter air has really taken a toll on my skin this year. My complexion has always been sensitive, but the usual products don't seem to be working anymore.

    For those who have a tried and true skin care routine, what do you use and are you pleased with the results?

    Moisturizing is a HUGE deal now.....so please include information about that as well as the facial cleanser you use (etc).

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I have had great success with Olay products. My skin like yours is very sensitive to many Cosmetics, but this one is very gentle and is reasonably priced.
      A great place to go to get cosmetic reviews is here.
      http://www.cosmeticscop.com/skin-care-makeup-reviews.aspx

  22. QUESTION:
    If you were a manager and read my cover letter for beauty consultant, what would you think?
    I'm interested in any possible position for Beauty Consultant or Beauty Boutique Expert at Shoppers Drugmart.

    I am currently attending __________ Beauty College for the Makeup Certificate program. I graduate at the beginning of June 2013. Through this course I learn makeup application, how to sell products effectively, knowledge of different kinds of makeup, people skills and professionalism in the workplace.

    I enjoy giving feedback and helping people with their beauty related questions. I have extensive knowledge of cosmetic products and ingredients through personal research and am always staying up to date on new trends and products. As a person who regularly purchases cosmetics and is always seeking the best drugstore products, I feel I can put myself in the customers position. In 2012, I started writing articles and filming videos mainly on beauty related topics ranging from product reviews, cosmetic ingredients, beauty tutorials and alternative skin care. Through these projects, I learned what people are interested in and want to know about. I was able to give my feedback to help others and enjoy the freedom of being creative.

    As a regular customer of Shoppers Drugmart, I am familiar with the store. I would feel very satisfied and enjoy a beauty related position. It is an ideal environment to transfer the relevant skills learned in school and my interest in cosmetics to the workplace.

    If there are no openings currently, and you are interested in an interview, please feel free to contact me in the future when there is an open position. I would be more then happy to arrange an interview with you. Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Sincerely, bkafsd

    I'm 18, with no job experience by the way

    • ANSWER:
      you write:

      """"If there are no openings currently, and you are interested in an interview, please feel free to contact me in the future when there is an open position. I would be more then happy to arrange an interview with you. Thank you for your time and consideration.

      Sincerely, bkafsd

      I'm 18, with no job experience by the way"""

      it will be better if you re-state that in better way:

      "Albeit I have limited experience directly dealing with customers, I am willing to learn and with my skills I can be valuable asset to your Company.

      I am available for work and interview immediately, if there is no vacancy at the current, I am interested in any future position within your Company.

      with regards:

      ABCDSDFGS"

  23. QUESTION:
    Thoughts on my cover letter? If you're the manager, what would you think when reading it?
    I'm interested in any possible position for Beauty Consultant or Beauty Boutique Expert at Shoppers Drugmart.

    I am currently attending __________ Beauty College for the Makeup Certificate program. I graduate at the beginning of June 2013. Through this course I learn makeup application, how to sell products effectively, knowledge of different kinds of makeup, people skills and professionalism in the workplace.

    I enjoy giving feedback and helping people with their beauty related questions. I have extensive knowledge of cosmetic products and ingredients through personal research and am always staying up to date on new trends and products. As a person who regularly purchases cosmetics and is always seeking the best drugstore products, I feel I can put myself in the customers position. In 2012, I started writing articles and filming videos mainly on beauty related topics ranging from product reviews, cosmetic ingredients, beauty tutorials and alternative skin care. Through these projects, I learned what people are interested in and want to know about. I was able to give my feedback to help others and enjoy the freedom of being creative.

    As a regular customer of Shoppers Drugmart, I am familiar with the store. I would feel very satisfied and enjoy a beauty related position. It is an ideal environment to transfer the relevant skills learned in school and my interest in cosmetics to the workplace.

    If there are no openings currently, and you are interested in an interview, please feel free to contact me in the future when there is an open position. I would be more then happy to arrange an interview with you. Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Sincerely,
    I'm 18, with no job experience by the way

    • ANSWER:
      I love it. Very mature and thought out. That will get you the job you need. Go for it!

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the best skin care product to use that takes away dark spots. Or evens out the bodys skin tone?
    some parts of my body are darker than others. What could I use to even out my skin tone?

    • ANSWER:
      If you ever want to see a bunch of people with a really vibrant, healthy glow in their skin for that diet is very important. Eat lots of fruits and veggies, drinks lots of water and if you really want great skin, exercise daily.
      Regarding dark spots, there are ample of skincare products line available. Always choose product that actually contains only helpful ingredients.
      Make sure you read the reviews because some skin care products can make the problem even worse.

  25. QUESTION:
    How long will the breakouts last on my face?
    I recently stopped using dermatologist prescribed Benza Clin and Differin, simply just because I ran out and it didn't really work much for me. I've heard incredible reviews about the Clinique 3-Step Skin Care System, so I decided to give it a go. I've been using these products for about a week now, and I'm breaking out like crazy. How long should this breakout last for before I start seeing results? Has this happened to anyone before?

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with Madz. Especially with doctor prescribed medicines, your skin can get worse before it gets better. Medicine does not get rid of existing acne, it needs to heal on its own. The purpose of acne medications is to prevent further acne. There is nothing you can do about the existing breakouts on your face except let them go on their own. You could put Neosporin on them if you have picked at them, or ones you have not touched you can dry out with alcohol.

  26. QUESTION:
    How long will my face keep breaking out for?
    I recently stopped using dermatologist prescribed Benza Clin and Differin, simply just because I ran out and it didn't really work much for me. I've heard incredible reviews about the Clinique 3-Step Skin Care System, so I decided to give it a go. I've been using these products for about a week now, and I'm breaking out like crazy. How long should this breakout last for before I start seeing results? Has this happened to anyone before?

    • ANSWER:
      Some methods recommended by a dermatologist usually make your face break out for about a week or two to get the dirt and oils out of your face. Then, usually it begins to clear up your face. I know a friend who this has happened to and she now has a clear face after about three weeks. Just make sure to drink plenty of water and eat healthy. Make sure you wash your face every day, morning and night. Just give it time to clear your face. It will work if used correctly. :D

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the best skin care products for a 24 year old?
    I am trying to find a new face wash? What do you recommend?

    Also, what steps should I be taking as a 24 year old wanting to prevent wrinkles? Any products you recommend?

    I have seen the Cindy Crawford line "meaningful beaty"... but am wondering if that line is thinking too far in advance and is not needed at my age. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Sadly, many if not most skin products, and particularly anti aging ones, are skin harming and skin aging and can cause severe irritation, even cause acne and worse.(confirm with a Google). Some have been pulled from market in France because of cancer causing concerns.

      Anything that you simply apply to skin is going to help very little, if at all. And so many products`are ridiculously priced - so apart from aging and harming concerns they steal your money also!
      I have had truly remarkable success with safe, natural treatments using only modest cost essential oils and massage. This permanently healed my skin conditions and gave me an unbelievably flawless, healthy, young looking and vibrant skin. Daily thorough massaging with oils feed skin essential beneficial nutrients.and even the first day you will see skin looking healthier and starting to glow.

      Massaging tightens and firms and gives you a younger looking skin. Most importantly it exercises and conditions many of face (and some neck) muscles - thus combating weakening of muscles that eventually leads to sagging and wrinkling and lines. I give precise instructions how to best massage in my many other answers.

      Massage using a forward and back motion using finger tips and front and sides of fingers depending where on face you apply it. Circular motion is less effective. In a few days skin will visibly tighten, look and feel smoother and healthier.
      I can send you testimonials from users who swear by the treatment. Use any oil. I had great success with olive oil.
      Review some of my other answers for specific proven anti aging remedies that lessen and greatly prevent wrinkles and lines, crows feet, etc

      SOURCE(S): 20+ years research into safe, natural treatments and cures for skin conditions, skin enhancement and anti aging/rejuvenation treatments.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are your thoughts on Murad skin care products?
    Experience; I hear its good stuff and read some reviews on their site. Any other additional information would be helpful. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Murad has skincare that is effective. I like the murad acne cleanser and gel toner. The cleanser has a menthol feeling to it that made the face feel really clean. The toner had no benzoyle peroxide in it which made it less harsh on my skin.
      And they have a skin lighten pigment gel that helps with acne scarring. It takes awhile to work but some scars has lighten up a little bit.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the best affordable skin care product that will clear my skin in a week?
    i really want clear skin in a week and i need to know the best recommended but affordable help!!???

    • ANSWER:
      It can be confusing because there are so many different product lines out there, right? Have you ever been on Daily Makeover? If not, you might want to check out our product review pages. Here is the link to the reviews for acne and blemish treatment products:

      http://www.dailymakeover.com/products?showcolor_option=&category=Acne+Care&brand=all&keyword=&colorinfo=no

      The Neutrogena products seem to get a positive response, as do some of the Clean & Clear products. Anyway, I thought it would be helfpul for you to get a sense of what products our users think work!

      Hope I helped! Rachel Hayes, Editorial Director of Daily Makeover

  30. QUESTION:
    what would happen if I stoped using Godiva skin products?
    I want to even my skin colour so I stumbled into Godiva skin care website, I was taken by the reviews but I read few reviews that the product didn't work or even worse damaged their skin...I love my skin color but I want to even it out..do you know what will happen if I stop using their whiting products? I haven't used any yet.

    • ANSWER:
      waaa? how can you stop using them if you haven't even started using them? clear up your question

  31. QUESTION:
    What kind of skin care product should I buy?
    Well Im going to a mall in two weeks that has a ton of beauty product stores I already have 1 foaming cleanser
    2 creme like cleansers
    2 scrubs
    1 hand creme
    1 moisturiser
    Than another very gentle cleanser.
    I really need to know what store I should get it from Sephora,Bath and Body works or Mac.What kind of cleanser should I get or face mask etc??

    • ANSWER:
      When it comes to achieving fabulous, flawless skin many of us will try just about anything. Healthy skin starts with a commitment to a regular skin care regimen, using high quality products every day. if u really do care u r skin then don't go for ton of beauty product available in stores. i suggest u first reviewed some top skin care and brightening products then u ought to know which one is best and works for u...:)

  32. QUESTION:
    What skin care products would you highly recommend from Etude House?
    I have acne/acne marks and I was wondering if anyone can recommend me a certain Etude House product that will help clear and brighten it up (please answer quick,thank you~).

    • ANSWER:
      they have excellent BB creams! any of them are good. just read some reviews on them and see which one would be best for your skin.

  33. QUESTION:
    Can you help me determine my skin type please?
    I am trying to but new skin care products because the ones I have now aren't working for me anymore. The problem is, I don't know what my skin type is (normal, dry, combination, etc.). My skin only gets oily on my nose. I have acne on my chin and a couple other spots but not bad anywhere else, just my chin. My skin gets a little dry in the winter on my nose, chin, and forehead. I'm just not sure what kind of products to buy. I was think about buying Michael Todd True Organics regimen but I'm not sure which one to but. So, what skin type would you consider me? Also, do you know anything about Michael Todd products. I heard a lot of great things and the reviews were all good. I was just curious. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Your skin type would be combination because you have some parts of your face that are oily although other parts of your face are dry. Since you are going for the Michael Todd True Organics products, you should find a product that includes "Combination and/or Blemished or oily skin."

      According to the product brand that you mentioned, I've checked out the website and I think these products/links to the page are what you should be looking for:

      Normal Combination Skin:
      http://www.michaeltoddtrueorganics.com/index.php/skin-type/normal-combination-skin.html

      Blemished and Oily Skin:
      http://www.michaeltoddtrueorganics.com/index.php/skin-type/blemished-oily-skin.html

      In other words, you can check out the website and find what products are right for you, since you pretty much have combination skin. Here is the site to the Product Brand that you use:
      http://www.michaeltoddtrueorganics.com/index.php/

      Also, other skin care products that I can recommend are:
      http://www.olay.com/skin-care-products/facial-cleansers/foaming-face-wash-combination-oily?pid=075609041563

      AND/OR:

      http://www.olay.com/skin-care-products/facial-cleansers/pore-minimizing-cleanser-scrub?pid=075609041662

      Olay has reliable and effective skin care products. It could be worth a try, but if you prefer Michael Todd True Organics, then it's your decision.

      Hope this gives some advice to what you are trying to look for! :)

  34. QUESTION:
    Looking for a good skin care/make-up book or guide. Ideas?
    I've recently been getting into taking better care of my skin. I've been researching cleansers, exfoliants, toners and make-up, looking for products that are more natural and won't do as much damage to your skin. I used to buy your typical bottle foundations but they have a lot of bad ingredients, preservatives and what-not in them. I'm not really looking for home-made rememdies what I'm looking for is an all-in-one book that suggests best natural make-up brands, ingredients to avoid when buying make-up/skin care products, some tips and suggestions on applying make-up etc. Having a hard time finding some! Any ideas?

    The internet is great but it's a LOT of information to sift through!

    • ANSWER:
      bad ingredients affect your skin.... choose your skincare products wisely..always had an habit of reading reviews while opting for any products.

  35. QUESTION:
    Review I have been using a particular Skin care range and i have a question?
    I have been using a particular skin care range now for 6 months . I have used every product known to man from the high end ranges to the low end ranges and none of them have satisfied me fully but the range i am talking about does everything that i look for in a range. I am so inpressed with that iwant to release a review of the range.
    Please can anyone tell me where i would be able to publish this review.

    Thank you very much
    ps its a skin care range found all over the world but for marketing reasons i am not obliged to give the name of the range.

    • ANSWER:
      Since I have no idea what product brand you are talking about or where you purchased it I'm not sure how to answer this question. Most products have a website and somewhere on the site there should be an area for you to leave a review of the product. Hopefully this helps.

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some good Skin/Make up forums?
    I only know of Make up Alley and I am looking for more sites similar to that. Forums that you can talk about make up and skin care and review products..

    Any suggestions

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      see http://www.shynessexpress.com

      it is a general and easy to use forum

      people there are friendly too!

      hope it helps ya

      ta ta

  37. QUESTION:
    What are some good facial skin care products for a 26-year-old male?
    What are some good products to delay the onset of wrinkles or faint lines, etc?

    • ANSWER:
      A gentle cleanser like Cetaphil or Nivea for Men sensitive(drugstores/grocery stores)

      A broad-spectrum moisturizing sunscreen will be your best defense in the long run even if you live in less sunny climates. Jack Black makes one called Double Duty moisturizer it's SPF 20.

      An eye cream/gel, like Clinique Daily Eye Hydrator ,would be beneficial as well

      Clarins makes a line for men that's nice but the scent can be irritating & it's pricier.

      Although it's geared toward women, Avon's Anew Retroactive + youth extending is a great product for nighttime moisturizing. They also have a day SPF moisturizer that I haven't tried yet

      Exfoliate 1-2x weekly, I usually use a mask that's plain Quaker oatmeal mixed with a little water & raw honey, I cleanse my skin first & leave it on for about 15minutes then use it as a scrub in the shower, you can pulse the oatmeal in a food processor a few times to make it more grainy.

      There's a website called makeupalley.com that is geared toward women but there are men there as well. The site has real people reviews for hundreds of products, including skincare.

      hope this helps!

  38. QUESTION:
    What is a good cover up that will not clog pores?
    My sister has moderate acne and I would like to get her body and facial care products for her birthday but I do not know what kind of cover up to get her. I know nothing about it but it needs to be good for her sensitive and acne prone skin that won't clog her pores.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      What a nice brother you are, for my birthday all my brother got me was a card and one of his used books, which ended up being a loan, grrr.

      Anyway, if you want to improve her skin use mineral makeup it less prone to clog pores, try bare minerals they have amazing reviews and great coverage.

      I dont know if you've already purchased a facial wash, but clinique has a great system and additional products for other condition: large pores, facial redness, etc. Clinique is a deparment store makeup and skincare line, you can find it online or at any department store.

  39. QUESTION:
    What make up and skin care would be good for me, what would you recommend?
    I am kinda pale with brown hair and eyes, and I have more dryish skin, but in the mornings my t-zone is quite oily.
    Ask for more details :) x

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure about the pate with brown eyes because it rarely ever happen to me lately, but I'm using a product called "Hollywood Secret", and its really working well for me, here is the review of it for ur reference, let me know what u think about it:
      http://tophealthreviews.net/hollywoods-secret-skin-care-cream-review/

  40. QUESTION:
    What skin care products should I be using? I am 23 and in between needing acne products and wrinkle products?

    I mean to say I don't need acne products or wrinkle products. I have normal skin, but feel it is too soon to be using anti-aging products.

    • ANSWER:
      maybe try taking vitamins. vitamin e is good for your skin. check out http://tips-n-reviews.com/ they have lots of tips in their beauty section about how to improve your skin

  41. QUESTION:
    Does Neutrogena Skin Care Products show results?
    I am thinking of using Neutrogena Skin Care Products but I want to know does there products show significant results.

    • ANSWER:
      Neutrogena products works with most, you can try looking out for product reviews. And also try this one, you can find best product finds and some good skin care tips here: http://shoppingguides.istorez.com/best-skincare-beauty-products-online/

  42. QUESTION:
    Need reviews of Proactive skin care for oily skin with blackheads.?
    Anyone have any experience with Proactive skin care? The reviews are very mixed, I have even heard that it will bleach your clothes? My daughter has very bad blackheads on her nose and has just now started getting pimples on her face. She has oily skin and even washing 2 times a day dose not help. Will this? Please tell me all of the good, bad and ugly before I spend any more money on worthless products. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Proactive works great however with most over the counter products the minute you stop using it the acne and blackheads reappear. I recommend trying a few home remedies, For severely oily skin make an applesauce and oatmeal mask- add a little lemon or other acidic fruit as it will help dry out the skin, I also recommend Applying fresh lemon juice on the affected area overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning. For acne that hasn't seemed to respond to anything: Use 2-3 teaspoons dried basil leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10-20 minutes. Cool, and apply with cotton ball.
      Other things is to remove foods or limit foods with a high iodine level- Beef liver
      Tortilla chips Kelp
      Asparagus White onions
      Butter Most shellfish, including shrimp
      Broccoli Turkey (white meat)
      Also remember that products that have an acne medication in them are made for times of breakout not for when the face is clear and may cause further breakout later. For more great home remedies you can go to the website below, we used it in school during our chapter on facials and everyone seemed to love the different recipes.
      http://possumsal.homestead.com/skincare.html or try
      http://www.free-makeup-tips.com/home-remedies/facial-masks.htm

  43. QUESTION:
    Products or high end skin care to treat adult acne?
    I am 26. Face always oliy, even gel moisturizer make my skin oily :(

    I don't get big pimples anymore but my cheeks have acne scars or marks.

    On my forehead, when I touch it, I can feel alot "small ones" I don't know what that call, they don't look visible, no redness but I have a lot !!!

    I really want to clear my acne oily face. Is there any good skin care that will work for me? I prefer high end brand so I can get it easy. Thanks
    Oh I tried Proactiv when I was younger like 20, didn't work for me, think it was too strong and made my skin itchy sensitive etc.
    M thinking about using high end cos they maybe better for adult acne? Clean & Clear, Body Shop only for teenagers right?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah in this case the drugstore products aren't the answer due to the fact that they all contain irritating ingredients (for no real reason!) that only make acne look even worse (all red and inflamed). Usually even the ones that work are too irritating to use regularly.

      You should check out Paula's Choice products--in fact, check out her whole site, specifically BeautyPedia b/c she's got reviews of other brands (high end or otherwise-and her reviews are really helpful even if you're not getting her stuff).

      There's also Jan Marini's line and the La Roche Posay line. Also, don't forget your doctor! Your doctor can perscribe you some retin a cream to treat both your scarring and acne--and yes, it can be irritating and break you out at first but this is true of every effective acne treatment out there and it's usually worth it.

      *one drugstore product worth buying is the Olay brush.

  44. QUESTION:
    What is the best skin product to reduce black heads? ?
    I have maybe a few zits every once in awhile, but I have a big problem with black heads. What is the best product that can help me?

    • ANSWER:
      The following conditions usually lead to blackheads:

      * Excess of oil on the pores - Stress, diet and hormone activitiy changes are major factors that can cause increase in the oil gland secretions.
      * Excess of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, which blocks the pore openings.
      * Use of skin care and beauty care products on the face that contain too much oil.

      As you can see from the above, the main causes of blackheads are oily skin and blocked pores. To prevent and get rid of blackheads, keep the skin as clean and oi-free as possible. Here are some guidelines on how to get prevent blackheads:

      * If you want to prevent blackheads, stop using oil-based skin care products and make-up. These oil-based products will clog your pores, increasing the chance of developing blackheads. You should opt for gentle, natural and organic based, oil-free and non-comedogenic (doesn't clog pores) skin care products and mineral make up products instead. The mineral make up use mineral powders and other natural ingredients which are good for your skin and doesn't contain oil, preservatives that can clog the pores.

      * Clean your face in the morning and evening with a gentle, oil-free cleanser to remove excess oil from the face. Blackheads are not caused by dirt, so do not use hard, abrasive cleanser and do not scrape and scrub the skin harshly as it may cause damage to the sensitive skin and the pores.
      * Perform body cleanse detox and take daily actions to remove toxins from the body - Toxins overload in the body may lead to imbalance of the hormone, which result in the oil gland producing excess oil. Take steps to remove toxins from the body by doing a colon cleanse, drinking adequate water, and eating food that is rich in fibers. Click here to find out more about body clease detox.
      * Apply a mask 2 times a week to absorb the excess oil and to tighten the pores - You can use homemade mask made of honey and oatmeal.
      * Steaming - Steaming is a effective way to deep clean the pores. The steam helps to open up the pores and allow you to remove dead skin cells, oils, blackheads. You can do this 2 times a week.

      *Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells - Presence of dead skin cells can clog the pores, leading to blackheads and acne problems. Exfoliation helps to clear away the dead skin cells and excess oil. It can be done my mechanical (using liquid scrubs or cloths) or chemical means (using salicylic or glyolic acid). Salicylic Acid is actually the most recommended exfoliation agent, since it also helps to unclog pores whose openings have already been obstructed by sebum and dead cells. In this manner, your skin will be pimple-free for a longer period of time.

      *Get enough sleep and rest - Stress can trigger excess oil production. Getting enough sleep and rest is the best way to control stress. Furthermore, sleep helps to rejuvenate the body and nourish the skin cells, giving you healthier and more glowing skin.
      *Additionally, you should exercise and consume a healthy, balanced diet, and drink plenty fluid, all of which improves blood circulation, fights inflammation, and nourishes the skin for a healthy, radiant skin.
      *You can also try use oil blotting papers. These are really good at absorping the oils and keeping your skin oil free, which is very important to prevent blackheads. Below are some of the oil blotting products that have good user reviews.

      Check out http://www.amazingacnecure.com/blackheads.html for more tips and secrets on the best acne product to get rid of blackheads.

  45. QUESTION:
    Did the clinique acne skin care treatment work for you?
    I've heard great things about this, but it's very expensive. I have under the skin acne and it's pretty noticable in certain lights.

    If you have tried this product, I'd appreciate your reviews. Thx.
    You fake people who are trying to sell something should really try to hide yourselves better. Don't put the link to the website - it's a dead give away.

    Then again - how intelligent can you be? You are using the Y!A to try and get a pitiful commission from these companies.

    • ANSWER:
      Ya I loved it. I don't really like thier makeup though

  46. QUESTION:
    has any one tried the meladerm skin lightening product by civant skin care?
    If you did try the product did you use it to just get rid of scars and blemishes or did you use it to make your skin whiter? If so how long did it take you to see results. I am a very dark-skinned african-american and i want to use meladerm to make my skin color shades lighter. If you know of other effective skin whitening products which don't contain harmful substances like hydroquinone, please let me know because i want to make my skin shades lighter.

    • ANSWER:
      im waiting for an answer just like you, i was wondering about this product, i have dark underarms so i wanns use it there, but most reviews on the net and from few ppl i heard they say it works, plus, it doesnt contain any harmful ingredients, so i guess im gonna try it, and i belive these kinda products take a long time to see effective results, like a couple of months, good like to you..

  47. QUESTION:
    What are some mandatory skin care products?
    I need to know what I need in my makeup bag for my face, lips, neck and eye skin. What are some products that I need the MOST? Please list them, thank you! (:

    • ANSWER:
      Well, are you talking skin care or makeup? Because your added details would suggest you are talking about makeup.

      As for skin care, these are the essentials:
      1) Gentle cleanser. If you have sensitive skin in any way, avoid lathering/foaming cleansers. If you can, look for milk or cream cleansers free of surfactants (lathering agents - it should tell you on the packaging if it's void of these ingredients).
      2) Moisturizer. Regardless of skin type, you NEED to moisturize, day and night.
      3) Sunscreen. If your AM moisturizer doesn't have SPF in it, get a separate sunscreen of 30 or so.
      4) Exfoliant. This can be a scrub in a tube, or you can even use things like facial sponges or brushes to exfoliate the skin. Some people use washcloths as well. I've yet to find a method that doesn't bother my skin too much, as my skin is quite sensitive.
      5) Makeup remover. You should NEVER use your cleanser as both a cleanser and makeup remover, because then you are washing your face with both the cleanser AND your makeup. You can use regular vegetable oils to remove your makeup; grape seed oil and watermelon seed oil are well known for being great for all skin types, especially acne prone. Watermelon seed oil is also supposed to really help dissolve sebum (oil) which may help with blackheads, and grape seed oil has astringent properties that are great for acne or oily skin. Both are very light weight as well.
      6) Lip balm. One with SPF and one for use indoors/at night.

      If you are meaning makeup, then I would list these are my "must haves":
      1) Lip gloss. This is great on the run, because it will add colour and sheen to the lips without having to take extra time to apply it smoothly, like with lip stick.
      2) Mascara, for obvious reasons.
      3) Blush. If you have dull skin or don't often have a flushed appearance, blush works great to brighten up the skin.
      4) Highlighter. This is great around the eyes (brow bone, tear duct, outer corner) to make your eyes look bigger and more awake. I usually just use a sheer, pearly off-white cream shadow as my highlight.
      5) Concealer for any blemishes or dark circles that need covering.
      6) Sheer or light powder or foundation to help even your skin tone out. I prefer the powder as it's easier and less hassle.
      7) Brow powder. If you have very full brows, this isn't needed, but for anyone with thinner or sparser brows, this is very important to help give your brows some structure and give your face more definition.

      If you were looking for specific products, I cannot help you. 1) we likely do not have the same or similar skin type 2) our skin chemistry is completely different 3) there are no products that work for everyone, as all products work differently for everyone.
      I like to use review websites to find products, try them out and then return what doesn't work. This has helped me to pinpoint my skin irritants and helped me discover certain ingredients that break me out, as well as helped me to pinpoint my skin needs.
      The websites I use:
      http://www.makeupalley.com
      http://www.totalbeauty.com (very seldom, as reviews are quite poor)
      And then I will search for specific products in a search engine and check out other blogs or review websites to read more opinions on the product.

  48. QUESTION:
    On what fashion product should we write a review in our fashion site?
    Which products you want to get reviewed by us?
    Hair Products?
    Skin Care products?
    Makeup?
    Nail Art products? or
    Fragrances? or Any Other?
    Our site is www.myfashionvilla.com

    • ANSWER:
      I'd suggest doing all the new releases :) watch the adverts on tele and review all the products on there because your audience will have heard of everything you review... you can prove or disprove what the adverts claim :)
      mine? http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AsF9ljhL2QpdXapgyPN_qeDsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20110826021411AAnWy1S

  49. QUESTION:
    How do you keep your skin clear in the summer when you're sweating more?
    I'm asking in adolescent because I'm wanting help from other teens who probably have skin more like mine. Mine is okay now, but it almost always breaks out in the summer because I'm outside more, sweating more, and everything. I want to prevent the breakouts. Tips?

    • ANSWER:
      It might be tempting to wash your face more often in the summer when the heat and humidity can leave a sheen of unappealing sweat and make you feel like your skin needs more thorough cleaning, but you shouldn't. Washing your face too often or using harsh cleansers will strip your skin of the natural oils it needs and actually lead to more irritation and breakouts. Instead stick to a simple skin care routine. Splash your face with warm water to open your pores, then use a gentle, organic cleanser and apply it with circular motions. Rinse it off with cold water to help tighten your pores. Then take a wet cotton square and carefully swipe it over your face to make sure you've removed everything. I've been using a tiny bit of inexpensive, drug-store champagne on my face at night because I love the bubbling sensation and it really tightens my pores. Plain water is fine, though. Don't use a toner with too much alcohol content because it will be too astringent. Pat your face dry with a clean towel. Apply an oil-free moisturizer with SPF 30 in the morning to your face, neck and hands since they'll be the most exposed to the sun. I always wear a body lotion with SPF as well and carry a little tube of it in my bag. At night apply an oil-free moisturizer for sensitive skin. I carry face wipes in my beach / gym / dance bag and will use one (just one) after working up a sweat or swimming, and then reapply the SPF. I love Josie Maran's Bear Naked Wipes, but any organic one will do. Use a gentle exfoliator on your face once a week. Do not use the apricot kernel scrubs because they can actually cause tiny tears in your skin and clog your pores. Don't overuse face masks; once per week is sufficient.

      I rarely experience wear makeup, but my friends who do seem to have more breakouts during the summer. I think the primary reason is that they're reapplying their pressed powder more often. If you wear pressed powder, don't keep reusing the same sponge applicator. Use a clean powder brush in the morning, and disposable sponges or cotton squares for touch ups. Make sure you wash all your makeup brushes daily. Pour a tiny drop of antibacterial dish wash and a drop of olive oil onto an old (but clean plate) and then dip the brush in the mixture. Run the brush over the palm of your hand to get the makeup out. Rinse it off with water and lay it on a clean paper towel to dry. The dish soap will kill the bacteria, and the olive oil will help prevent the bristles from drying out.

      Wash your pillow cases often. Even if your face is perfectly clean when you hit the pillow, during the night your natural oils will get onto the case. Some people have break outs from fragranced laundry detergent and fabric softener, so you might want to use a simple, fragrance free one for sensitive skin.

      Drink more water. Your skin is going to become less hydrated in the summer when you're sweating more often, so it's imperative to replenish your hydration. Squeeze a little fresh lemon juice in your water when possible because it's a natural detoxifier. I've also been drinking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a full glass of water every morning and night, and it's helped with a virus I had that caused a horrible rash, and has made my skin radiant. Many say it helps prevent acne breakouts. Some also apply it to their face, but you should always dilute it first. ACV undiluted is too harsh for your face. Red tea and green tea are packed with antioxidants and excellent for your skin. Green tea is the most effective if you drink it hot, but you can drink red tea cold if you prefer.

      I'm not very knowledgeable about breakouts, but there's a wonderful website called acne.org where you can find more information. They probably have posts about keeping acne-prone skin clear in the summer. You can also read product reviews.

      I hope you have a lovely summer!

      ~ skylark : )

  50. QUESTION:
    Are there any differences between grape seed oil for cooking and grape seed oil for skin care?
    I have reviewed many questions and answers, still I'm not sure.
    Can I use grape seed oil for cooking for my skin or should I find another one for skin care.
    thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      both are same....
      Grape seed oil is a natural skin care treatment that is readily available and very affordable. Here’s a look at what it and others like it can do to improve your skin’s health and appearance.

      Grape seed oil contains essential fatty acids similar to those that combine to create the skin’s sebum, a naturally lubricating and protecting fatty substance. We tend to over-clean, especially our faces, and remove too much sebum. Once the protective substance is removed, there is an increased risk of damage, which can eventually lead to wrinkling.

      Grape seed oil helps to prevent wrinkles in several ways. The first is by moisturizing…replacing sebum removed during cleansing. The second is by locking moisture in and keeping toxins out of the pores with it unique filming ability. It dries to a lightweight invisible film a few moments after application.

      Third is the antioxidant content. The antioxidants are probably just as important as the fatty acids. They help to prevent and repair free radical damage, one of the primary causes of cellular aging.

      Grape seed oil has proven to be an effective natural skin care treatment for repairing the delicate area around the eyes. Elsewhere on the body, it has proven to be beneficial for reducing stretch marks. It supports blood vessel strength and helps to protect against the collagen breakdown typically accompanying the aging process.

      Grape seed oil is a source of vitamin E, but the best anti-aging skincare products include an extra helping of vitamin E, because of the unique benefits it provides. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps to prevent age spots.

      Vitamin E is a “helper” nutrient. It helps prevent vitamin A from being destroyed by oxygen. Vitamin A cream is a natural skin care treatment for acne and wrinkles. The concentrated synthetic acidic form is found in prescription creams for those conditions. But, it is too harsh for most people. The redness, itching and irritation caused by it are too much for most people to bear.

      Plants and botanical extracts containing the naturally occurring form of vitamin A are less acidic. They provide the benefits without causing the irritation. Vitamin E helps to ensure that the nutrients are absorbed into the skin’s cells where they can provide the most benefit.

      Vitamin E is also combined with coenzyme Q10 to make an effective natural skin care treatment for reversing sun damage and wrinkles. A nano-emulsion containing the nutrients helps to increase the production of collagen and elastin. The emulsion reverses free radical damage and prevents more from occurring when used on a regular basis.

      Babassu palm wax, maracuja passion fruit extract, wakame kelp extracts and Functional Keratin are all good ingredients for improving the skin’s health and appearance. Some of the best anti-aging creams contain all of the good ingredients mentioned here. With daily use, they will make a dramatic difference in a matter of weeks. What more could you ask of a natural skin care treatment?

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