Who has given you the best skin care advice?

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  1. PrincessGina

    PrincessGina New Member

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    I have combination skin, but have been using Clarins cleanser and toner for sensitive skin for a while after my skin reacted badly to another make of toner - now that this has healed up, I really need to go back to using stuff for combination skin.

    Fancying a change, I spent ages going round various Chanel counters today, and each time got advised a different cleanse, tone and moisture routine!!

    Im so confused, and pretty angry as well as their skin care is not cheap, and I can't afford to waste money on something that might not be right for me. :angry:

    Sorry to rant, just wondered if anyone had any advice or similar experiences?
     
  2. sofialuv

    sofialuv |/mirror queen\|

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    I usually advise myself trough magazines and books!
    I really think that most of the times SA´s tell you what they "think" and it´s not really their knowledge they are sharing, as they are not beauticians or dermatologists.

    Analise your skin carefully and trough a month and read about the skin types, then, it´s a matter of trial and error! :D

    I stopped using oily skin products too late i guess. Until you are on your mid twenties, people are allways saying we have oily/combination skin, wich is really a lie.
    And i found i got better skin using normal/dry skin products than when i was using products for combination skin.

    Of course i get oilier on the T-zone, but everybody does unless you have babies skin.
    And that is easily solutioned using some loose powder and some mattifying sheets, no need to use a moisturizer for this.
    But that is just me and my skin. ;)
     
  3. Hipkitten

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    The best skin care advice comes from:

    a) my mom: Who, even at 57, has the most beautiful skin on this planet.

    b) my aesthetician: Gives the greatest advice, knows my skin like the back of her hand, and is up on all the latest/greatest products.

    c) tFS: Seriously. I've gotten some of the best advice/product info. from simply pursuing this site.
     
  4. closettherapy

    closettherapy New Member

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    Yeah~ I've found that taking advice from a complete stranger (especially one that sells beauty products) will never work. Everybody's skin is too different. My best method is to experiment.
     
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    Plastic'sWife New Member

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    as far as products go, Makeupally.com...

    skin care itself aside from products- is thru experience like everyone has stated...
     
  6. Becky_da_da_da

    Becky_da_da_da New Member

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    For me its been through trial and error.

    I remember a bad experience though, I went to Lancome for a whole new skincare range. I spent £60 only to find it was terrible. Everything was just mixed up - I had a toner for oily skin and moisturiser for very dry skin. I hadn't noticed this because I just took what she said to be right.

    Though the best person to give me advice was my mum... I guess because they went through it all when they were younger too :lol:
     
  7. Golden_butterfly

    Golden_butterfly The mod squad

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    I learned by using diffrent products and doing some research on skincare.
     
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    India New Member

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    a few weeks ago on holiday in Biarittz I just started to eat really healthily because it was difficult to snack on junk food as I was at the beach all day. literally within just 10days my skin went from being really rough and blotchy with loads of under skin spots to COMPLETELY clear... Then when I got home I started eating unhealthily again and my skin went back to how it was before, so now I'm sticking to just eating fruit, vegetables, fish and chicken and I can really notice the difference again. Also drink at least 2litres of water a day.
     
  9. PrincessGina

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    Thanks everyone, Im gonna finish the Clarins cleanser I have, then I am thinking of trying Eve Lom cleanser as I have heard so much about it. Then I guess its just a case of trial and error ;)
     
  10. steffanyv

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    BEST Beauty Advice You've Ever Received - Quick!

    There are some beauty tips we live by that are unbeknownst to most or we may need a reminder of. Let's keep it simple and share a tip or two so that we can all shine on the outside as we do on the inside!

    A make-up artist taught me that...

    To have porcelain finish of your make up, use BB cream and let it dry for a few minutes before adding foundation. You can get dressed or do your brows while it dries!

    Who's next?!
     
  11. steffanyv

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    This has really helped with my outlook on eating better. It was a nice reminder to be better about it. Thank you!
     
  12. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    I agree with everyone who's said trial and error. I have sensitive, oily skin that's prone to breakouts and big pores. Basically the only problem I don't have is dryness :lol: A lot of what dermatologists gave me back in the day, and a lot of what was sold in drugstores, drove my skin to the brink. I remember when magazines were saying salicylic acid was useless and does nothing. It worked for me, and I kept using it. You really can't listen to anyone. If it feels bad, if it irritates my skin, it's out. If it works and makes things better, it's in.

    Wait, I remember a piece of good advice! An SA at Aveda recommended not mixing two cleansers because that would be too harsh, but instead finding one that does what I really want it to.

    Also that you can move fluid from under your eye out to your temple by patting the skin (Clarins SA).
     
  13. eizhowa

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    Caroline Hirons. Acid toning, facial oils and cleansing with oil/balms are my favourite/staple skin care steps, and I learned them all from her :)

    I can't do everything she recommends though, like using as many layers and always moisturizing, for example. Too much moisture and I break out.
     

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