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28-01-2012
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Does anyone know the best way of getting rid of red marks left after spots? Mine seem to last months! :S
AHAs are the first line of defense for getting rid of post-acne hyperpigmentation. Alpha Hydrox Glycolic Souffle works wonders, but any AHA in a mild carrier will suffice. If you're in the UK, you can either get Alpha Hydrox online, or try Alpha-H products - they are more expensive, but I have several British and Aussie friends who use and love them.

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31-01-2012
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I love Dermalogica's Gentle Cream Exfoliant that is made with lactic acid. That works well for me.

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02-02-2012
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Avene products are great.

My skin is CRAZY! Its a mixture of dry, extremely oily (around my nose), red blotches (again, around my nose) pimply forehead but no major spots and I get mad blackheads on either side of my nose.

I want Beckhamesque skin

If I use products that intensly cleanse (to help clear away daily residue) and get rid of the black heads on either side of my nose, my skin gets SO dry and tight.

So after trying a wide variety of products Ive been using 2 different face washes depending how I feel on the day - Avene Gentle cleanser (great but not VERY cleansing - bc its not strong) and Dr Nick Lowe Age resisting foaming wash (better but dries my skin slightly). Ive been using the blackhead removal strips cut into little pieces to pull out all the blackheads on either side of my nose (which is gross but amazing) then Avene Cicalfate on the areas to keep them from getting crap in them once all the nastyness has been pulled out.

Ive also tried the soothing moisture mask (link below) which altho ive only used onces seems REALLY good.

http://www.aveneusa.com/soothing-moisture-mask/

I think that ^ is good for redness on spots (if they have left a mark) because I had a blotchy red scar on my cheek for years since I was a teen and ive noticed its pretty much vanished - would never know its there.

Its just a REAL hassle. Not exactly a low maintenance routine is it?!

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02-02-2012
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Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Lotion has done amazing things for my skin. Using an AHA every night is one of the best decisions I've ever made in regards to my skincare routine. I find that it not only helps keep my skin clear but also makes it look literally flawless. It's so nice to be able to go out without having to put on foundation or concealer (even though I still do out of habit).

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04-02-2012
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SKIP THE LIP BALM

Una Brennan, facialist to stars including Sienna Miller, Jenni Falconer and Laura Bailey, advises using a treatment lip cream instead of a lip balm for three weeks, applied morning and night.

‘During the day for the whole three weeks, apply nothing else to your lips, no matter how desperately you might want to, and avoid even licking your lips,’ she cautions.

‘Every third night, brush your lips in gentle circular motions with a soft bristle toothbrush before applying the lip cream.

‘Although your lips will become so much drier during this time, even cracked, by the end of the three weeks you will never suffer from dry lips again.’

Products; La Roche-Posay Ceralip Lip Repair Cream
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seriously, never suffer from dry lips if you do that three weeks torture?
bull*hit.
let me tell you,a good lipbalm is only a good thing.
skipping lipbalm makes things worse.
who makes up stuff like that? it is just crazy.

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04-02-2012
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who makes up stuff like that? it is just crazy.
the peole who make the lip treatment!
My lips are always better when I don't use anything! If you start using something on them too much they gets use to it so when you stop...hello cracked lips!

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I find that elizabeth arden 8 hour cream is a good quick fix for dry lips.

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^ I use the tinted lip treatments from EA (which contain the 8 hour cream) and I love how moisturizing they are.

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Does anyone know the best way of getting rid of red marks left after spots? Mine seem to last months! :S
I am sworn by nuxe crème etincelante.

For dry lip, i am also addicted to nuxe reve de miel.

Yep, i do love nuxe. They're good for me and they smell delish.
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06-02-2012
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Lancôme's microdermabrasion kit works wonders!

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21-02-2012
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Enzyme masks/exfoliator and steam together keeps my skin clear and smooth. I also make my own concoction of honey and finely ground soybeans and bamboo grains. A recipe I picked up from an aunt of mine who has fantastic skin at 68.

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I can only dream of a flawless skin right now. I've got such a bad skin, I guess it's because of the cold weather that we had here in Europe.

I've got some spots on my chin and some on my cheeks. My skin was never in such a bad condition.

Does anyone have similar problems and what have you done?

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^^^ Ugh, same situation. I'm in Canada and winter's cold. It dries my face out so much. I find the patches of dry skin cause more pimples, so in the morning I try and remove the flakey patches with a warm wash cloth. So far I haven't had any more pimples. But my face is still dry. I feel like the only thing that will help is the warmer weather

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My skin is like that as well. Every winter for the past 3 years. This winter I've just given up and only focused on giving my skin enough moisture with Physiogel Creme which seems to somewhat work. At least it's not flaking and spotty! The past couple of days my skin have started to get a bit better since the weather seems to be turning around. Hopefully it will keep going this way!

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Plese advise me. I have an average skin, not-too anything. A bit reddish, have occasional pimples, a bit dull, not radiant enough, used to be combination skin, but now I started working in a boutique so from the dry air my skin is getting dry. And when you touch it it's not so soft anymore.
I occassionaly take better care of myself, and maybe my sking gets slightly softer, but there is nothing i can do with it being reddish, not radiant and with uneven skin tone. I started thinking that maybe I should start using some sort of serum? But I am only 24 and it seems to me like they all are more for a bit older skin. Idealist from Estee Lauder seems just what I need from the description, but I am not sure if I am not too young for it. The sales assistant of course tell me I am not, but being a sales assistant myself I dont 100% trust them.
So, I would love to hear your advices on what should I chose for my skin or if you think that using a normal serum is not too early for me.
but I really need to do smth, because my skin may look fine, but never perfect

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