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Hi everyone, I'm new here
And I wanted to jump rightin and ask for help hehe

I'm looking for skin care advice. I have normal to slightly oily skin, occasional breakouts, and I am prone to blackheads. I have some larger pores around my nose, too. So I'm looking for skincare to help with that. I am also 25, so I'm starting to think about anti-aging, as well.

I know I need a good sunscreen (and if you recommendations for that, that would be great). I know I should also use a retinaldehde orother retinoid - but trying to figure out which products have them and which don't is mind wracking. Same goes for BHA and Vitamin C serum! I feel like Ihave some info but it still hasn't hepled me figure out where to find good products or a good regime.

So does anyone have some recs on products for me? I feel so clueless lol

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Hi Sidra,

Beautiful starts from the inside. Applying vitamin products to the skin is helpful, but they can penetrate only so far. Your best bet is to count on vitamins taken internally. I have taken Calcium Ascorbate crystals (a form of vitamin C) for years and my skin is in great condition. It's tasteless and dissolves quickly in water.

Barbara Morris, R. Ph.
 

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In the past several months I have seen several children with birthmarks.
Some call them "strawberries."
What is the technicial term, and do they know what is causing so many children to have this?
When I question the Mother's, I have to wonder if it is linked to medications that the parents take before they get pregnant.

Example, Acutane, Husbands that are in the service and need shots before going over seas.

Does anyone know what is the cause?

Susan
 

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Hi,

I understand your concerns and although you are quite young the use of anti-aging products at your age is a good preventative measure and a very good investment. 90% of the visible signs of aging are avoidable. The number one best anti-age cream you could invest in bar none, is sunscreen. Sunscreen should be used everyday rain or shine. Make this part of your morning routine.
 

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You should try some dead sea mineral care...i reccommend it to everyone on here..and my friends and family..
its natural and they have a wide range of products.. the ones i use are Sahara's Secrets just do a search on them....I tried another brand but they all seem to be a bit pricey. So i stuck with the best deal and i am satisfied..
they anti-wrinkle cream works well i have heard-- and the facial cleanser...my personal faves are the oil salt treatment and the exfoliants though!
 

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Hi Sidra,

Beautiful starts from the inside. Applying vitamin products to the skin is helpful, but they can penetrate only so far. Your best bet is to count on vitamins taken internally. I have taken Calcium Ascorbate crystals (a form of vitamin C) for years and my skin is in great condition. It's tasteless and dissolves quickly in water.

Barbara Morris, R. Ph.
If you take tablets for beautiful skin does it give the effect of the most expensive creams? or better?
 

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Hi everyone, I'm new here
And I wanted to jump rightin and ask for help hehe

I'm looking for skin care advice. I have normal to slightly oily skin, occasional breakouts, and I am prone to blackheads. I have some larger pores around my nose, too. So I'm looking for skincare to help with that. I am also 25, so I'm starting to think about anti-aging, as well.

I know I need a good sunscreen (and if you recommendations for that, that would be great). I know I should also use a retinaldehde orother retinoid - but trying to figure out which products have them and which don't is mind wracking. Same goes for BHA and Vitamin C serum! I feel like Ihave some info but it still hasn't hepled me figure out where to find good products or a good regime.

So does anyone have some recs on products for me? I feel so clueless lol

Thanks everyone
Here is my recommended acne care regime:

There are a few very important and basic tasks that we should see to in acne care. These tasks will ensure a minimal amount of time spent dealing with acne and the unfortunate side effects that acne can cause.

Washing the Skin
Basic acne care requires that you wash your skin on a regular basis, preferably twice a day and following any heavy exercises. Using a mild cleanser, you should wash from below your jaw directly to your hairline, not leaving any patches untouched. Acne care requires a gentle touch despite the common misconception that only heavy duty soaps and rough scrubbing pads will be effective. These can serve to make acne worse.
For proper acne care, you should speak to a health care professional and try to match something with your specific skin type, whether it is particularly oily or naturally dry. Following the use of any cleanser, rinse your face thoroughly to remove all residues. Acne care does not rely solely on astringents as they are only effective for especially oily skin. Even then, astringents should only be used on the oily patches directly.
Oily hair can also be a common problem in making acne worse. Shampooing on a regular basis, as often as every day can help to reduce the oil that deposits in your pores.

Handling of Your Skin
As tempting as it may be to touch a blemish or to pop a pimple, you should avoid contact as much as possible. The purpose of acne care is to clear your skin and keep it smooth. In the event of a popped blemish, scars and blotches will form permanent reminders of the acne. Avoid rubbing or touching blemishes as much as possible.

The Right Makeup
Cosmetics can have a direct effect on the oil production and status of the pores on your skin. For optimum acne care, seek out oil-free cosmetics. The labels should describe the ingredients for you. If they do not, ask the retailer for more details. For those using acne care medication, foundation may be hard to apply for a few days. The skin will dry out and become scaly with the use of benzoyl peroxide or other acne care medication.
Additionally, certain products such as oil based hair products can spread down from the scalp to the forehead and close off pores. Look for products with a label “noncomodogenic”. This means they do not block pores and thus will not inhibit your acne care.

Be Wary of Excess Sun
You should always beware of spending too much time in the sun – it provides a long term risk to your skin and overall health. However, many acne care medications will enhance the effects of the sun, heightening your chances of getting a burn. Regardless of the acne hiding effects of a sunburn or tan, the excess UVB rays are dangerous. Talk with a health care professional about the acne care products you are using before spending excess amounts of time in the sun.



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As your quite young, y dont you try a young skin care range, maybe with witch hazel in to make pores a little smaller, the best thing thou is to find a combination mosturiser that will help. With SPF to look after ur skin.
Good luck. Try looking at the nivea range FYI Magazine.
 

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I have the same problems with my skin and I have tried so many different things which usually leave me dried out and still broken out. I finally started using Arbonne's products for oily skin and anti-aging. At night I use their FC5 cleanser/toner (it's all in one) and then I apply some Arbonne re9 eye cream. In the morning I wash with their Re9 wash (which is their anti-aging line) I just ordered their FC5 day lotion which is a mattifying lotion to moisturize but keep you from getting shiny. I haven't tried it yet... so I will keep you updated. Even if you don't want to purchase different products the FC5 cleanser/toner is priced decently and it doesn't dry out my skin. Their anti aging line can get a little pricy though.. but I still recommend.
 

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At 25 unless you are aging already you should not be anti aging, some products can damage the skin too if you use anything too harsh just concentrates on the basic cleanse, exfoliate and moisturze for now until at least 29 or 30 then start anti aging!
 

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At 25 unless you are aging already you should not be anti aging, some products can damage the skin too if you use anything too harsh just concentrates on the basic cleanse, exfoliate and moisturze for now until at least 29 or 30 then start anti aging!
I disagree with that. #1 antiaging thing she can do is a photostable sunscreen applied everyday. Retin-A, vitamin C serum are what I'd do if I was that age or even younger.
 

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I disagree with that. #1 antiaging thing she can do is a photostable sunscreen applied everyday. Retin-A, vitamin C serum are what I'd do if I was that age or even younger.
Thanks Baby, you took the words outta my mouth! And the ciggie, too!
j/k

I have read that the skin can "repair itself" if adequate sun protection is used. Any truth to it??



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Thanks Baby, you took the words outta my mouth! And the ciggie, too!
j/k

I have read that the skin can "repair itself" if adequate sun protection is used. Any truth to it??
Goo Goo Gaa Gaa


You would think so but I've not read anything on just using adequate sunscreen alone as far as age reversal goes. I guess it depends on your definition of repair. I like to think of a proper sunscreen as the time stopper and things such as retin-a and c serum as time reversers.
 

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This is just my personal opinion!

If you are not in a good skin care rountine my personal experiences are find good cleansers, exfoliante and moisturiser, I think this can take a while to find what really suits your skin personally!

Especially if you have break outs, i know i would try to get my skin as soft, supple as poss before putting any anti aging cream, serum on my skin so as not to cause my skin damage!

Also of course sunscreen and vit c are good at any age but however I dont think a young girl of 25 should be worrying about anti aging, unless you have sun damaged, or been smoking etc!

I think if you put too much on your skin all at once this can lead to problems, even now I only use one new thing at a time on my face to make sure my skin can take this!
 

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Maybe using retin-a in your 20's is not such a great idea.

Skin care in your twenties
Good advice, Baby. This is the gist of it:

"In most cases, the 20s is not yet time for aggressive wrinkle treatments that modify skin physiology. It is too early to tinker with cell growth rate or aggressively stimulate collagen synthesis. Therefore, treatments like retinoids (e.g. tretinoin a.k.a. Retin A), hormones, growth factors and the like are generally inappropriate. On the other hand, extra steps to prevent future wrinkles may pay off later in life. You can supplement your basic skin care routine with skin care formulas containing protective ingredients, such as antioxidants and/or anti-inflammatories. Some potentially useful ones include green tea extract, pomegranate extract, vitamin E (mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols), lycopene, and others (see our topical treatments section.)" (from SmartSkincare.com)

In addition to a sunscreen containing mexoryl or tinosorb, of course.



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Taking care of your skin that is. Washing morning and nite. If you have signs of aging, fine lines and sun damage, a little exfoliation can help. Just make sure you always keep the ph balance in your skin during the day. I would'nt start acid/chemical peels until you are at least 25. But sunscreen is a must at any age!
 
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