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In Topic: Difference Between Loose/Compact Powder?

31 October 2010 - 04:46 PM

It's my understanding that loose powder usually has less ingredients, as compact powder has potentially bad ingredients added to keep it mushed together. I think loose powder is generally preferred for sensitive and problem skin for this reason.

In Topic: Has anyone tried the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder?

09 September 2010 - 01:48 PM

Not the powder but the dream matte mousse was totally terrible. Incredibly cakey and separated into like chunks and made my skin look flaky somehow.

In Topic: Oily skin / Large pores - What do I treat first???

05 September 2010 - 09:19 AM

QUOTE (TammyH @ Jul 20 2010, 06:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After much reading and researching on this forum.  I am confused as to what I need to be doing.  I began using the OCM to help with my oily skin and I have noticed an improvement.  But the pores on my cheeks are large.  I have read on other forums that oily skin could be due to large pores....

So should I used products designed to reduce my pores and that will help control my oil?  I read on another forum that Neutrogena makes a wonderful over the counter line designed for pore reduction, but unfortunately I cannot find all of the products they recommend.

Are there any other brands that offer a pore reduction line that would be comparable to Neutrogena? Or do I need to treat my oily skin using another method? I also have acne issues, but those only flare up once a month and are really not that bad.

Thanks in advance to all suggestions and recommendations....

Hey there. It's my understanding that oily skin causes large pores... pores won't just stretch out and sit open on their own, they stretch and become large because there is a lot of sebum inside them stretching them out. Make sense? Think of a water balloon. In beauty school, the way we determined someone's skintype in terms of oiliness was by looking at the size of the person's pores. So they are directly related. Hypothetically, I would conclude that if you were to find a product that reduces sebum production (good luck there, Im currently trying the dermawand), over time your pores would become smaller due to less oil inside them pressing against the walls of the pore/follicle. To assist in the process of the shrinking of the pores, cleansing them and removing the sebum and debris from inside would help. This is essentially what pore-shrinking products do. However, if you "shrink" your pores by removing oil and debris, but your skin is still producing too much oil, soon the pores will be large again. So the combination of things would be best.

In Topic: After 5 dermarolls

05 September 2010 - 04:10 AM

just looked up what a dermaroller does... sounds painful!!!!!!

In Topic: POST your PICS!

05 September 2010 - 03:25 AM

(No, I don't have acne anymore. But I still come around!)