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#3439936 #1 Foundations For Acne-Prone Skin

Posted by Oceanic on 07 July 2014 - 03:39 PM

Ive been using Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation for the last 4 years and love it !  It has awesome coverage but you have to be careful when applying it or it will look heavy. This is by far the best foundation I have ever used.


I second this. Nice coverage, but I don't find it cakey. I do use the beauty blender to apply it though! I tried experimenting with other make-up (Kat Von D foundation, MUFE Mat Velvet+, etc.) but I keep going back to this one. Kat Von D foundation was too cakey, blotchy and smeary. Very disappointing. Mat Velvet+, on the other hand, was decent.


For all of you ladies residing in the UK, the foundation is sold under the label, "Vichy Dermafinish" (I'm petty sure they are the same thing, the ingredients are all the same).


I have yet to try Double Wear but I have been wanting too.

#3386227 Man Eats Nothing But Raw Meat For 5 Years

Posted by Oceanic on 03 October 2013 - 07:59 AM

Nothing in the article suggests that he had acne in the first place. I know many people who consume sugar as their main source of calories and they have flawless skin. Does that mean consuming sugar excessively leads to clear skin?


Some people are just lucky enough to not have a genetic predisposition for acne.


Interesting article. Though, I would never eat nothing but raw meat.

#3386222 Help!

Posted by Oceanic on 03 October 2013 - 07:15 AM

You're really pretty! :)


Yeah, they look mostly like white heads. Pretty minor so that's good! What products are you using now?


I'd recommend exfoliating. AHA is a chemical exfoliater that works really well. You can mix a little it in to your moisturizer and as you get used to it you can add some more. I used to use it before I went to accutane and it really helped my complexion. Now, I exfoliate very gently with a clean, wet washcloth that has cleanser on it. Benzoyl peroxide (2.5%) should help clear you up as well. If you want to go the more natural route, there's tea tree oil, green tea with sea salt, sulfur, etc.


Your second course of accutane seemed rather short, considering your low dose. You might not have reached your optimal dose in time. For your weight, your dose should have been, 125 x 46 = 5250mg. And you only went to 1800mg during your second course. So you should have been on accutane a lot longer, unless I am doing my calculations wrong.

#3372980 Chemical Exfoliator Post-Accutane?

Posted by Oceanic on 08 August 2013 - 02:18 PM

Yeah, I would say it's safe to use now. :) I would mix a little bit in with your current cleanser and use it only at night to see how your skin will react. Then you can gradually increase the amount you use, and perhaps, replace your cleanser with it. I actually like Dan's AHA and Walgreen's AHA, which come in a paste. Before accutane, I would blend some in with my moisturizer every night. I thought it helped my complexion.

#3372736 Feels Like Theres Water In My Lungs After 1 Week Of Isotretinoin (Accutane)

Posted by Oceanic on 07 August 2013 - 07:09 PM

Stop taking accutane immediately and contact your doctor. That's a more serious side effect than the usual dryness.


I hope you feel better soon.

#3277339 Makeup Tips For Crater/ice Pick Scarring? Help!

Posted by Oceanic on 16 August 2012 - 12:11 PM

The person above gave good advice. Here's a video that I found the other day, which explains how to hide scars with makeup:

Haven't tried it myself, but it might be worth trying.

#3268026 Green Tea/sea Salt Toner. Effective And Easy To Make

Posted by Oceanic on 21 July 2012 - 12:51 PM

I just made my first batch with Green Tea + Celtic Sea Salt (this stuff seems to taste so much better than regular salt) this morning. Soo excited to give it a try!

I hope this works out. I'm trying to wean off benzoyl peroxide as well as other products which contain harsh chemicals. So, this seems like a great natural alternative. I'd like to switch to an all natural/ homemade regimen and eventually, replace my shampoo, conditioner and soap. But, I'm taking things one step at a time for now.

Thanks for the info! :)