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  1. If the red marks aren't flaky anymore, you could just use a spot concealer on them with out wearing any foundation. It might not make them disappear, but it could make them look a lot lighter. (First use a q-tip to blend the concealer, then use your finger to blend after it's almost dry. This will help the concealer stay on the red spot and not only on the skin around it.) I've used this method with spot concealer on red marks w/o applying foundation to my face and gone out in the daylight, and
  2. Yep, it's not for someone with sensitive or overly abraded skin. But I can tolerate it and I really like the way it makes my skin look and feel compared to the Queen Helene.
  3. Chances are your acne is being caused mainly by puberty, and you'll just have to deal the best you can. Bummer, huh? But to help you out, here's some advice from me: I think you should stop using soap to wash your face, because it is likely leaving behind a residue that is clogging your pores and trapping germs. Have you ever noticed that your skin feels "wierd" after you rinse the soap off? Try using a cleanser specially formulated for acne. It doesn't even have to be expensive, Clerasil is
  4. I think it's possible that your hair might be a culprit. My boyfriend has very short 1/2 inch hair, and it makes his forhead break out. I'm not sure what cleanser would be best. I just use Softsoap (which is actually a liquid handsoap) but then I use a toner to get rid of any residue left by what is in the soap. I'm a firm believer that it's not the type of cleanser you have to worry about, it's the kind of residue it leaves behind. Regardless of what cleanser you use, I think the important
  5. For now, I suggest that you stick to your daily cleansing routine, then put BP on your forhead, and skip the moisturizer alltogether unless your forhead does become dry. Chances are, your forhead isn't going to be prone to drying out like the rest of your face would. Do you have bangs? Even if your bangs are really short, oil can still get from your hair to your forehead, not to mention styling products. Because you have acne only on your forhead, I suspect that this may be a culprit. If you'
  6. It really is. It comes in a orange tube and costs a buck or so more, but it's worth it. Unlike Queen Helene Mint Julep mask, Mudd Masque won't cause whiteheads to appear the next day. It just dries your pimples right out and makes your skin super smooth.
  7. I also like to make my eyes really stand out. Here's my advice: First of all, curl your lashes. Seriously, it really makes a difference. Second, use a light colored eyeliner on the inside corners of your eyelids. You will have to experiment to see whether it is better to line your upper or lower lids or both; it depends on the shape of your eyes. It's a trick I learned while doing Theater in highschool. Actors put white dots in the corners of there eyes to make them stand out on stage.
  8. I think it's in your head. Think about it. A dermatologist makes a living by fixing people's problems with their skin. If even your derm didn't think it was a big deal (and had to look with a magnifying glass to see what you meant), then it's deffinitely no big deal. I had the same issue with my boyfriend, and it took quite a while before I was convinced that he really thinks I'm the hottest thing on earth. You know that you're lucky to have a boyfriend who still has a huge crush on you. I'm
  9. I've been using the tape method, and I love it! It's so gentle yet very effective. The only thing advice I would give that is different from what people in this post have been saying is to leave those larger, more attached flakes alone! Those are scabs! And they'll take much longer to heal if you keep picking them off. Try rubbing some neosporin on them at night to soften them up and promote healing. Then when you put on makeup, just don't put any on directly over the scab/flake, but you can cov
  10. I don't know if it helped my acne directly, but it deffinitely improved the overall quality of my skin. Be sure to dillute it out. You don't want to use it full strenth on your face. I just put a drop or two in with my bp ointment at night. Where to buy it: I've found tee tree oil in some strange places. A natural food or health store should almost certainly have it. You can also look in the botanical oils section of many major chains. It will be with the lavender oil, etc. I've also found i
  11. Does anyone know of a really good method/product that will dry up an already existing pimple? If so, please share!
  12. So, I had bad acne all through jr high, high school, and up until about six months ago. (I'm 22 now). Here's my theory. Although we acne sufferers HATE our skin in our youth, it is possible that our extra oil might give us nicer skin when we are older. Just look at all the products out there for adult skin - dryness seems to be a major issue. For example, my mom has absolutely beautiful skin, but apparently she had acne like mine at the same ages as me. My sister, on the other hand, has perf
  13. Are you talking about hangover/too tired bags, puffyness when you wake up bags, or dark circles? hangover/too tired bags - excercise, drink more fluids, get more rest. Puffyness - sleep on your back, do not moisturize as it will make it worse. Dark Circles - get more rest, use a concealer with a yellowish tint. Hope that helps.
  14. Clinique does it for me. Their Stay True oil-free foundation is the best. I mix it with my sunscreen, though. On the liquid vs. powder question someone asked: I would say it depends on the makeup. Hopefully, you should be able to find both liquid and powder makeups that don't break you out. I think that liquid gives better coverage, though, which is usually a concern for acne sufferers.