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Using BP during day also, from April 20

I have been using BP during the day too since April 20, under makeup of course. I find I am getting a little balling because of that. Any recommendations for BP cream which doesn't do that? I am currently using Benzac W 5%

hina79

hina79

04/26/11

 

March 30-2011 Differin 0.1% gel + Benzagel BP

I have been mixing these 2 every night and applying it for about 2 weeks now. Benzagel has 30% alcohol in it as well. So far my skin has become smoother and my breakouts have calmed down. I will tracking my progress here. I am getting married in 3 months and I hope my skin clears up by then!

hina79

hina79

03/30/11

 

Sunscreen – To wear or not to wear?

Go to any skin care site or any of the makeup “gurus†on youtube, you will see them harping about wearing sunscreen everyday to prevent sun damage and aging. But you will also plenty of sites like these which say that wearing sunscreen can actually do more harm than good, especially chemical sunscreens containing avobenzene, oxybenzone etc. http://www.naturalnews.com/021927.html It seems physical sunscreens based on zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are somewhat more safe, but these substan

hina79

hina79

03/02/10

 

MakeUp tips for acne

So these are some of the things I have learnt about applying makeup and maybe it would help someone out there. - If you have acne, its better to stay away from liquid foundations. These tend to clog pores more than powder foundations. If you need to use one, choose one which says oil-free or non-comodogenic. - If you are applying concealer to any "active" spots (i.e pimples where the skin is broken), use a small concealer brush for that. Also don't use the same concealer brush on other unaff

hina79

hina79

02/27/10

 

Shouldn't cosmetic companies put an expiry date on makeup?

Most of the makeup and skin care products never have an expiry date on it. I wonder why they don't put it on there since clearly it would expire after a certain time. All of the makeup gurus recommend trashing away mascaras after 3 months even if its not finished, but what about liquid makeup like foundations? I tried a Clinique liquid foundation which I have had for maybe 1.5 years now about a couple of months back. It smelled a little funky but I didn't pay too much attention to it and appli

hina79

hina79

02/21/10

 

Tips on how to know if you are sensitive to mica in mineral makeup?

So I have been using the Maybelline mineral powder for a long time now but it is not an exact color match for me. So I ordered some samples from mineral makeup companies online with only 4-5 ingredients. I guessed the lesser the ingredients, the better. Well guess what? I broke out...None of them had bismuth oxychloride but they did have mica as one of their main ingredients. So I researched online, and found that some people can be sensitive to mica. Mica is a jagged mineral with sharp edges in

hina79

hina79

02/20/10

 

Are some teenagers taking accutane to get "perfect" skin?

So I read someone's post on the oily skin forum about how his dermatologist prescribed accutane for just oily skin. Now I think this is very irresponsible of his dermatologist. Accutane is a chemotherapy drug which is supposed to be used only for severe acne. Of course there are people who can get very distressed about a minor skin imperfection like oily skin while someone with even severe acne could not be distressed at all about it. After all acne is not a serious, life threatening condition l

hina79

hina79

02/17/10

 

Difference in healing time for pimples (oral vs. topical antibiotics)

Ok so usually when I get a pimple, it will be red and swollen for maybe 2 days and on the third day, it will have pus and I can pop it. Then it can start to heal and form a dark spot etc. (which can be more annoying than the pimple sometimes). Anyway so when I was taking oral antibiotic (erythromycin 250 mg every night), I noticed that if I got a pimple, it would stay red and swollen for maybe 5-6 days and then form pus instead of the usual 2-3 days. Now when I have stopped the oral erythromycin

hina79

hina79

02/17/10

 

Birth Control Pills can CAUSE acne

If you google acne and birth control pills, most of the sites you will get will say that birth control pills can help prevent acne for girls. While this may be true for some girls, it is also true that BCP’s can actually CAUSE acne in some women who had no acne issues before. I believe birth control pills are mainly responsible for most of the adult acne we see in women nowadays who had no acne issues in their teens. Even for women like me with mild genetic acne which is easily controllable wi

hina79

hina79

02/15/10

 

Differentiating between hormonal acne and genetic acne due to oily skin (for females)

I see a lot of confusion here about these 2 types of acne, so I am writing this post. I would say I have the classic genetic acne due to oily skin. My father also has oily skin and had acne till about his mid-20's. After that, he didn't get acne and that is probably b/c his pores are gigantic so acne couldn't form. I had read about birth control pills reducing acne, so I tried that for a couple of months when I was 26. I took Yasmine which was supposed to reduce acne, and lo and behold I got tho

hina79

hina79

02/04/10

 

Using jojoba oil as moisturizer

Ok so I had heard a lot about this oil here and also on makeupalley about how phenomenal it is. So I bought a 60 ml bottle for $25 Canadian. Yes, its quite expensive. Sadly this did not work at all for me. I applied only about 2-3 drops of it on my face but it only created an oily layer on my face and did not sink in at all. My skin is drier now because of benzamycin etc. but that day I was oily as hell because this just sat on top of my face the whole day. Interestingly, when I had a shower in

hina79

hina79

01/28/10

 

Jan 20, 2010

So I used retin A cream yesterday evening, kept it on for a few hours and washed it off in the night. Then I was used benzamycin in the night. I was afraid my skin would be red and swollen today, but other than a bit of peeling around my nose, and dryness, it was ok. Put on a lot of moisturizer in the morning. Made doc's appointment to renew my erythyromycin tablet prescription, cant believe it is almost a year since I began taking them. But it greatly helped to reduce my oil and acne (touch woo

hina79

hina79

01/20/10

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