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In Topic: Help Me Fix My Scars (Pictures)

06 October 2014 - 08:26 PM


Google IPL Photo facial!

I'm not sure where you are from or your budget but I've been researching IPL and it seems like a good option. It's generally used for broken capillaries, hyper-pigmentation and mild sun damage! (It is not a laser.) Like you I don't really have problem skin but more so OCD. I have several broken capillaries from BHA/AHA damage and several red marks that won't fade. 

I will not be getting an IPL "Photo facial" until Christmas because they're quite expensive for 1 session at most clinics that offer them. I will make a post regarding the outcome. 

And I agree with other commenters that you shouldn't do anything like dermarolling or lasering.

Good luck!

In Topic: Travelling To China & Reduced Acne/eczema

01 June 2014 - 05:05 AM

That's interesting. I've been traveling to China (Shanghai) for five or so years, and I find that the hard water often breaks me out. 


I'd probably assume it's the native diet you adhere to when traveling. Or perhaps more sun exposure? I'm very pale but find that with increased facial sun exposure, my skin texture becomes smoother and clearer.

In Topic: I Dont Want To Live In This World Anymore

25 April 2014 - 06:19 PM



Keep your chin up!


You're only 22 and perhaps you will grow out of your acne. Also, it sounds like you may have body dysmorphia. Have you been to a therapist? Are you located in the US? Are you in university?


What about hobbies? Do you have any hobbies? I've suffered from body dysmorphia for many years but have finally begun to heal in the past three years. (I'm now 25 years old.) I've found that having a hobby such as drawing, journal keeping, photography, and/or (even) watching reality television helps to distract me from any negative ideas.


Remember, perception is reality! If you feel good, everyone else will respond positively to you. I'm sure you look fine!



Hope you feel better and good luck!

In Topic: Foundtation For Dry Skin

25 April 2014 - 06:03 PM

Hi Amanda--


I have dry skin but when I commenced Retin-A for anti-aging last summer I was "devastated" by my inability to wear my regular foundation! I've yet to find my perfect foundation but I've been exploring BB creams and tinted moisturizers.


How sensitive is your skin? Let me know and I'll get back to you with recommendations. I have INCREDIBLY sensitive skin that seems to be semi-permanently sensitized by the Retin-A (I have since discontinued usage), so the majority of tinted moisturizers and BB creams cause breakouts. With that said, if your skin isn't quite as sensitive (or you let me know more about your skin) I would be happy to tell you my favorites thus far, and what has and has not worked for me. 




BTW: My favorite all-time combination for (my) dry skin and sheer coverage is Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer SPF 30 with Chantecaille Just Skin tinted moisturizer layered over it. It's what I'm wearing in my profile photo. It's an incredibly hydrating (albeit pricy) duo, and provided me with dewy, doll-like skin. I looked like a red carpet celebrity!


Unfortunately, it breaks me out after several days and thus I am unable to wear it. As I mentioned, if you aren't as sensitive, perhaps you could give them a try. 

In Topic: This Website Sure Isn't What It Used To Be

31 March 2014 - 08:35 PM



Thanks! I've heard it once before! Lily Cole is dreamy! I usually get Taylor Swift....(YURK!!!)