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Deadbeat007

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  1. Hello. =)

    I use concealer for my under-eye circles/red areas/pimples, but I've never been a fan of using foundation. The concealer blends in pretty well, and I don't really have a need for the rest of my skin to be "flawless" if it's looking relatively good. My only problem is that my skin gets very oily, and I'm getting tired of using oil blotting sheets 100x a day...

    So, my question is, what is a good powder to use that won't irritate or break out my sensitive skin, but will suck up some of the oil I get on my face throughout the day? Since I don't like using foundation, anything with a light pigment that will even out the skintone a little is a definite plus.

    Thank you!

  2. I think the redness temporarily leaves because the blood vessels are being "blanched," much like if you press on a purple bruise and make it go temporarily white. Massaging the area, at least for my skin, would probably irritate it further and cause the skin to get redder in time. Of course, it depends on what's causing the redness in the first place, so you can't be sure.

  3. Amanda: I was told by an old derm who diagnosed me with Rosacea that the itchy bumps I'd get could be due to my Rosacea. There is such a thing as Acne Rosacea, which isn't exactly acne but rather the rashy redness of Rosacea pair with the sometimes-itchy bumps. I don't know if there's any relation if someone only has the itchy bumps, but not the Rosacea.

    Wow. I didn't know that. Thanks alot, Lauren! To think that it could be related to Rosacea! =)

    No problem. =) I never knew you had ze Rosacea!

  4. I actually just woke up in the middle of the night to go to the restroom and I noticed it. One of the other times I had one I was just watching TV.

    Your skin could just be sensitive and reacting to something you're using. If you use any scrubs at night, maybe that could be the cause? Switching to some different brands and experimenting to see if the redness stays away might help.

  5. I'm in the same boat this year. Have you noticed any trends in the way the redness is brought about? Generally Rosacea will flare with exercise/heat/etc, though I'm not very familiar with KP.

    Edit: My Rosacea came about very quickly -- i.e. since the first day I developed it, I haven't been without it. If it's bothering you that rarely, then it could be something totally different.

  6. http://rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosacea_Forum/...303&page=32

    The first post in the above link discusses something along a similar vein -- Using nasal spray for Rosacea. I'm guessing its a steroidal effect that helps calm inflammation? As someone posted in the above link, it's best to use something like that sparingly if it works, as there is oftentimes a rebound effect when the symptoms can worsen, even after improving.

  7. Amanda: I was told by an old derm who diagnosed me with Rosacea that the itchy bumps I'd get could be due to my Rosacea. There is such a thing as Acne Rosacea, which isn't exactly acne but rather the rashy redness of Rosacea pair with the sometimes-itchy bumps. I don't know if there's any relation if someone only has the itchy bumps, but not the Rosacea.

    padresfan: To me, that looks an awful lot like either Rosacea or Keratosis Pilaris, both of which are sometimes comprised of red skin and bumps. When my skin flushes red, the pores oftentimes look a lot bigger... Maybe the pores expand a little due to the heat radiating from the skin? Not quite sure... Have you had a derm look at it?

  8. I get those too. I've been clear for a while now from Tane, but these tiny itchy bumps still come up once in a while. My skin's very sensitive, too, so I haven't tried anything for them yet. Usually when I get them, they'll come in groups, one or two on my face, maybe a few tiny ones on my chest/neck. I wonder if it's more of an allergy than acne?

    Edit: I also have Rosacea, and I know sometimes these sorts of bumps can be related to it.

  9. I cut my hair to my chin when I was 16, and though it was fun for a while, I started missing long hair. It took a year and a half to grow back. >_< I also had a short "boy-cut" before that. I'd say try to get your hair an even length for the most part as it grows to your chin and, later, your shoulders. A short cut will look really bizarre once it starts growing out unless you even the ends up again.

  10. I've been using Loreal's True Match Foundation as a concealer. It blends really well, never breaks me out, and has excellent coverage. I've had a massive bruise on the side of my face for the last few weeks, and it only takes one layer to cover completely. Lots of color selections too.

  11. The only primer I've tried is MAC's Prep & Prime SPF 50. It wasn't great at controlling oil, but it didn't irritate my sensitive skin, even with the SPF 50 in it. I don't have indented scarring so I'm not quite sure how much it evens out the surface of the skin. It's clear, so it won't cover red marks, but it makes a smoother surface for foundation/concealer. It's pretty pricey, so I wouldn't suggest it unless SPF protection is important to you.

  12. Skin, especially thin skin around the eyes, can get a "wrinkly" effect when it's very dry. Most anti-aging eye creams I've seen contain exfoliants that can be a little irritating/drying. Depending on the product you're now using, maybe just a normal moisturizer might help? & I agree, jojoba oil's nice stuff.

  13. Well we'll all be wrinkly and unattractive soon enough. idk though, if you're getting positive attention from guys, I'd look at it as a good thing. Just know what kind of people to keep at a distance.

    It ESPECIALLY isn't fun when there are guys fighting over you, and they expect you to choose. :blink:

    Being used for your looks sucks. I'd rather be known for having a great personality and relationship material than being "that hot chick" that everyone wants just for a one night stand.

  14. Arghh I'm terrible, I never do anything to my hair except shampoo :redface: Well, occasionally, I use olive oil and it softens it... but that's it... I've never styled or highlighted or dyed or hairsprayed :o I ought to try it sometime...

    You shouldn't, your dark hair color really suits you. If I change my hair color, I only go a shade or so difference, just for a little depth. Sometimes what you were born with is flattering enough. :)

  15. I really love Loreal True Match liquid foundation. My skin's as sensitive as can be, but the makeup doesn't irritate or break me out. It's medium coverage, no SPF, and they have toooons of shades to choose from. It blends really easily, too. ^_^

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