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About xstartofadisaster

  • Birthday 12/26/1989

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    Brighton, United Kingdom
  1. Has anyone been using Retin A for like 6 months and realised that the skin has a bit of discolouration (slightly lighter/darker) as well as redness? I used to use it every night as directed by my derm but now I have slowly cut back and use twice a week and I use the cream with 0.05% strength. Just wondering if my skin will return to normal?
  2. Can I use MoM during the day prior to makeup application when I'm on Retin A? My skin whilst using Retin A is thinner, red and pretty sensitive!
  3. I've been doing eyebrow threading and upper lip threading for almost a year and believe me, it's the best feeling ever! At first it hurted but after continued routine it's not really painful. It's bearable like a quick sting! I've personally never tried waxing, as I heard threading is perfect for those with sensitive skin and for those using retinoids. I've always been using topical retinoids, and already been on Retin A for almost 6 months now and threading hasn't damaged my skin - although I t
  4. Hello everyone! I've been using Retin A since December last year, and now after continued use I sometimes get breakout and my skin is so sensitive and red all the time. Dryness isn't as bad as as the initial IB phase, but I feel that my whole skin has changed.. it appears thinner so whenever I apply liquid foundation without medium-heavy coverage, it tends to slip off really easily! Thus I can't do tinted moisturisers I hate using heavy coverage foundation as it could look cakey whilst buil
  5. I use Make Up For Ever's Moisturising Cleansing Cream So Divine, rub that cream gently all over my face. Then soaking the cotton wool in warm water, I gently wipe all areas of my face and you can see all that makeup, dirt and grime come all off. I normally do this process two times to get rid of ALL makeup. Then I use my regular cleanser (i.e. Froika Hyaluronic Moist Wash) to cleanse my face with lukewarm water. I then make sure all last traces of dirt and makeup are taken off by applying ton
  6. First of all, I don't think you should shave your eyebrows. Get them threaded! Also, I got a small pimple developing on my eyebrow a few days ago and I've been applying Clindamycin gel and it seems to be working, perhaps give that a try?
  7. Hey guys, I've been starting to use Zindaclin (aka Clindamycin Phosphate) gel since April this year, been applying it twice a day. However, it's been causing some redness and I've been using liquid foundation (with SPF) to give my face a more smooth complexion. However, I'm really keen on trying this new liquid foundation that's been launched by Illamasqua - however it does not contain any form of SPF. I'm just wondering whether my skin will get very sensitive to this due to no SPF protection/
  8. okay i tried doing the aspirin mask 3 days ago and it was totally fantastic! reduced the size of pimples, redness, etc. then the next night, i did it again... and by today, its been pretty drying. i think i overused the aspirin mask and i have this burning dry sensation but its not flakey at all! how long does it take to recover back to normal? won't be using this twice a week seeing that its making it very dry for me! im currently using aloe vera gel to soothe the burning dry feeling! does it
  9. ooh i just did one today for 20 mins and my face feels so rejuvenated! i think this works for my sensitive skin ;D is it too harsh to use it more than once a week?
  10. okay, well i have moderate acne. mostly papules, sometimes pustules. it's been a month since i've got off doxycycline. cos last month i was out in the sun with a friend and i had no sunscreen on me, so i had a bad rash due to photosensitivity. i haven't applied topical gels ever since 2 months ago because they were drying up my skin and making my skin red and tbh, they don't seem to clear everything up for me. so now that i'm off doxy for a month, pimples are starting to appear again - in my
  11. my dermatologist prescribed me this a couple of months ago, and he told me to apply it to the affected area (with acne) only instead of my whole face. ive actually stuck with it but later i stopped. im starting to use it again and so far its been a week and im at the initial breakout phase. was wondering if i should try applying little amount all over my face? ive always applied topical retinoids only on affected areas.. not sure if applying to the whole face would be better? thanks for any adv
  12. went to see a new dermatologist yesterday, he prescribed me 250g of Erythomycin where I have to eat 2 tablets daily, and can reduce to 1 daily if my face is a bit more clear. I have to take this for one month so hopefully I will see some improvement. (I've also been prescribed Adapalene (Differin) to apply topically at night and also Chlorpheniramine 2mg) It seems that after I take this Erythomycin tablet, my heart palpitation is a bit faster than normal - does any of you guys out here feel the
  13. hey guys.. i was wondering if any H&S shampoo would work for the bacne? I was shopping today in the supermarket n managed to get hold of H&S Sensitive Care shampoo... was wondering if its okay for bacne? i just realised that many have used Classic Clean one.. =/ dang! and which one works better? applying before showering for a few mins, or in the shower? is it okay to use a massage sponge (with the hard exfoliating part) to rub pimples on the back wif the H&S shampoo? sorry im such
  14. i dont use any styling products. i have an oily scalp and dry roots - by the end of the day, my roots get really oily, so my bangs are pretty oily too. and since im now in the UK and its really dry, i only use conditioner to moisturise the ends of my hair (not my roots as i know thats already oily!) ive had bangs all my life and ive had acne since 13 - but they were WAYYYY milder and little than what i have now :( its so sad! i dont even know whats going on! :S
  15. My regimen used to be applying Zindaclin during the day and Tretinoin at night. I've been doing that for about 6 months now, and only stopped a couple of days ago. I switched to this cream that my dermatologist prescribed me quite a longg time ago, which is called Pure Science International Clear Beauty Acne & Blemish Cream: http://www.purescienceintl.com/clearbeauty...emishcream.aspx I haven't even heard of anyone using this product so I'm rather worried. I'm not sure if I'll have to take