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Everything posted by TomWantsHelp

  1. An area of both my cheeks and between my eyebrows are red, and within it are flat red dots. The derm told me I have rosacea and seb derm. Nothing seems to improve it. It is never changing. What is it?
  2. Just wondering if the lock mechanism closes the bottle in some way and preserves the inside? If I am not travelling I never lock it.
  3. Everyone says to cleanse 'gently' and not use too much pressure, but how much, exactly, is too much? Should I glide my fingers with almost zero pressure? If someone can clear this up for me it'd be much appreciated!
  4. So, as my acne ends its phase after beginning to slowly fade months ago, I suddenly get seborrheic dermatitis right where my acne used to be... GREAT. Now, I have not seen a professional to check what it is but it's pretty much a typical looking case, outwards from my laugh lines and stopping abruptly. It's not a bad case but its still very frustrating because I just conquered one ailment on that area and now I have another, apparently untreatable one? Way to throw a curveball at me, skin.
  5. Hi guys, I am wondering why only a specific, bordered part of my cheek is oily? Just a circular area of my cheek is oily, and the oilyness stops very abruptly outside of that circle. I hope you understand what I am explaining and can explain why this is!
  6. Hi guys, I am using Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and am wondering how hard I should be pressing on my skin in order to clean correctly? Does it also matter how much cleanser I use in one washing? (other than wasting)
  7. I use cetaphil cleanser and i'm not sure how hard to press, I want to be hard enough to clean the dirt off but not so hard that the pimples break open or my skin gets irritated. Is there a guideline?
  8. Will dirt still be removed if you ware just spreading the product on your skin rather than scrubbing?
  9. I have to say that after a week here in university dorms my skin is the best it has been in almost 2 years despite constant drinking and partying. The showerhead could be the reason but I also think the water we get is cleaner than I got back home. im happy bout this though hah
  10. I moved into a new place and the showerhead is the type where there are thin high pressure strands of water spraying out. Should I be concerned that it might break open zits or what not? Lol
  11. Update: got neutragena and it feels more moisturising. Now I have to figure out if the redness is due to lack of moisture or irritation from BP which will take a few days at least. Im pretty sure its the moisturiser since when I used hardly any bp I was still red.
  12. Bp is 2.5% but i use so little that Its impossible that overuse is the problem. I also apply once daily. Ill try using a stronger moisturiser and if that doesnt help ill have to cut back on my use even more!
  13. I use Olay Moisturising Lotion. Ill get another one tomorrow to try (any reccomendations?). Man im really depressed about this, im so sick of it.
  14. Please help me, I am desperate. I use very very little BP on my skin and moisturize all the time. However, my skin is still red after 2 years of doing this. I have no idea what to do. Maybe ive been allergic this whole time? Can I switch to Retin-A or something without having a breakout? What do I do?
  15. When you have dry skin and when you smile, you feel a resistance and theres a slight feeling like the skin is unsticking and stretching? Its hard to describe, but i'm wondering what causes that and whether having that dryness constantly would cause skin to sag?
  16. The title explains what I do every night before moisturizing. I dont like the idea of the harsh chemical staying on my face overnight so I try to get just a bit to sink in. My question is, is this stupid? Does any of it sink in in a short amount of time?
  17. Hi guys, I was wondering something about dry skin. Sometimes when my skin is dry it feels as though the skin is ripping or something of that sort? Like if something is detaching? Its not in a painful way at all but thats the best way I can describe it. I am wondering whether that is skin being damaged and harmed by the dryness? Is this going to ruin skin tightness and cause sagging?
  18. Hi guys, I am on holiday and ran out of my usual non-lathering Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. I went out and bought the only alternative I could - Cetaphil DermaControl Foam Wash. I actually like it, and i'm wondering whether a foam wash may be better than a non-lathering wash? Does anyone know about these products or foam washes in general? Is foam less drying? Also I've never used a foam wash so do I need to rub it around a lot or just a little?
  19. Well I understand the whole wrinkles thing but how about sagging specifically?
  20. Hi guys, I've been dealing with acne for a long time and I've got it under control. However, my skin seems to still be dry a lot. I wash very carefully and lightly and I moisturize but i'm worried that the drying out that happens while I am washing may cause permanent damage? Is that even possible that drying out the skin would cause it to sag? Especially in the cheek area? Thanks!
  21. Sorry that this isn't an answer to your question but may I ask how you shower, and wash your face, in 5 minutes? 0.o I'm asking because i'd like to cut down my time showering but I end up spending a lot of time just washing my hands, washing my hair, washing my face thoroughly infront of the mirror, rinsing and washing hands before applying moisturizer. AND in order to have some input: I don't think the shower is having an impact on your dryness, since I take 30 minute showers or
  22. Hey guys, I have a problem. I shower in the morning, then I moisturize a lot and my face is fine. However, when I shower again in the evening, before I even wash my face, the water in the shower dries out my skin again and it feels really tight already. Has my skin lost its ability to moisturize itself without moisturizer? What is wrong with me?
  23. Hi guys, Recently I read that the moisturiser I use has parabens. I looked that up and apparently it has "estrogenic effects"... Since i'm a guy, what does that mean..? I don't want any estrogen plz thanks. (is it gonna give me girly facial features or something)