screaming-voiceless asked: Sorry if this is a stupid question but I have pih and I have heard you should wear sunscreen. I have combination skin, should I use the sunscreen as an alternative to my usual moisturiser? I have just been told I should apply my usual moisturiser but wouldn't that make my skin oily? Lol
You should wear both sunscreen and lotion. Moisturizer shouldn’t make your skin oily unless the product is too heavy for your skin type. I usually just use Olay’s Daily Lotion with SPF 15. Sunscreen doesn’t last forever so you do have to reapply it throughout the day. I would mix your lotion and sunscreen together if I were you.
Also, EVERYONE should wear sunscreen. It’s a daily goodie!
Wow, hi all (:
Logged on and saw many new followers! I’m sorry for not posting as much, a bit sick for the moment. Because of my sickness, newly acquired busy schedule, and spring semester stressing me out, my skin has taken a huge hit!
Also, I got off birth control after being on it for two months so my hormones are probably still regulating.
Oh and I’ve been eating nothing but cup noodles and microwaveable foods due to my school cafeteria not being open ;( I’m not feeling very confident about my skin right now.
Any questions / comments, send them my way! (: I’ll be happy to help.
Anonymous asked: I have red acne marks for about 2-3 years. they're not going away. ): I don't really have acne but my skin looks worse than people with acne since my skin is more pigmented and noticeable. =] I hope you are having a wonderful day and thank you for taking the time to answer everyone's questions. you are beautiful inside and out ! ^_^
Sorry for the late reply, but I actually have no idea what could be going on! A part of me doesn’t think it’s acne marks - but possibly another skin condition? It could be genetic - look at your family’s skin and see if they have the same thing as you. OR, it could be the fact that your skin takes longer than most people for scars/marks to lighten/heal, it has something to do with your melanin and skin pigment, I’m assuming. You can try some light scrubs, keeping your skin moisturized, and wearing sunscreen.
Anonymous asked: Hi I actually have okay skin but there are these craters on my nose and in the middle of my eyebrows and my chin for like no reason and they used to be pimples but now they won't go away or even scab, it really sucks. Any way to get rid of them? also I have a really big under skin pimple right in the middle of my nose, what should I do to make it rise to the surface so I can pop it?
Ohhhhh, I know exactly what you’re talking about. Do you have combination skin or oily skin at all? It could just be pores w/ oil & sebum in them. I have them as well, they’re just “open” pores. In essence, they’re filled with oil. I took some skin pills and it shrunk some of them, so they don’t appear as bad as they used to be. I have a lot of them between my eyebrows, and I find that after a good scrub & some lotion, they temporarily shrink and “go away.” But I find that they always come back because your skin is always producing oil. Try to keep your skin moisturized! :)
For the pimple under your skin, I would just let time do its thing. If you keep trying to “push it up” or “pop it”, things might just get worse. Eventually, it’ll either go away or rise on its own time, and then you can safely pop it, while being very hygienic about it, of course. :)
I just shipped three of the four prizes… My wallet is crying. I just need the final person to send me her address so I can give her the lotion! But what a relief, I can’t wait for the winners to receive their products! :) I’m jealous!! Hehehe
My acne cleared up, thanks for the zinc and skin pills. And then… I decided to drink. Damn college parties. Now I have two active zits on my sideburns. But I’m proud that I washed my face last night and brushed my teeth.
Anonymous asked: Knowing that sebum's a genetic prob - KILLS ME :p My parents, unfortunately, they've given me all the wrong genes - dad's height, mom's brown sebaceous skin, sinuses and what not -.- And yeah I meant excess sebum, which is not turned into blackheads or whiteheads but remains something like follicular sebum, which is weird yet again. But thank you for your reply :D
When it comes to sebum, you can try using witch hazel as a toner or refresher. Lol I like to put some in a spray bottle and spritz it all over my face! Sometimes I wipe it off with a cotton and get all the sebum off my face and put on a light moisturizer, or I just leave it there. It controls oil (slightly) for me. :) Maybe this could help?
Some people are blessed with genetics, and like you and me, we weren’t too lucky :) hahaa!!
sadcakes asked: I'll take a shot at your giveaway. My friend & I once went to Kiehl's in NYC & we heard they gave samples but the lady wouldn't give us any (even though she gave them to others - maybe bc we were young?) so we left & planned to try again later but never did. & I'm still totally regretting not getting anything because people say it's so great. So um in order of choice: creme de corps, sunscreen, face cream, body wash, body lotion. Thanks for offering this stuff. It's so nice of you! Happy Holiday
Hi!! I tried to look at your blog on my phone, but it said your blog didn’t exist, haha! So now I’m on the computer and can see your blog. But I’ll send you the body wash & body lotion if you just send me your address! Congrats. :)))
gabriellamariax asked: I've had problems with my skin since I was 12/13, I'm now 20 and still my skin is horrible. I've tried her al remedies, birth control, prescribed creams- nothing works. Tea tree oil is the only thing that seems to help but only after, I have horrible red scars on my face, please suggest some creams/ things to do to help improve!! Xx
I think if you just have ONLY red marks, and not active acne, is already an improvement itself. :) Your skin takes a while for scars to fade, so the only thing to do now is wait! But also, you don’t want to try TOO many products, it could make your skin irritated even more and freak out. Be patient, use sunscreen, eat healthy, and stay hydrated. Don’t pick at your skin and wash your pillows. If you stay persistent at preventing acne, your skin will be clear in no time.
Red marks will take a while to fade!! So be patient. :)
Anonymous asked: Loving your blog so much that it made me ask you a question.(I'm Weird? -yeah! Pathetically) Ok so I've had skin problems ever since I was 8 or 9. I'm 17 now, but still can't get over the sebum thing. I rarely get pimples or blackheads or whiteheads for that matters but SEBUM! Gosh I have it everywhere & severe ! Any home-remedy? thank you (:
Hmmm I don’t really know what you mean by sebum problem.. Do you mean you have oily skin or just excess sebum? Well, sebum is naturally produced by your body, and it’s to moisturize your skin, but too much of it can cause acne. Well, I think there are certain drugs you can take, but I don’t think you’ll have to take that approach! Hahah, I would try to eat healthier and drink more water.
Also, your sebum thing could be genetic, so you can’t really fight that!
500daysofsydney asked: Hi! I'm not sure if you are still taking submissions for the Kiehl's giveaway, but I thought I would send you a message anyways. (: I've had acne for about 8 years or so. I ended up getting on birth control and a prescription because it got so bad and now it's basically cleared up but I have a ton of acne scars. I hate my acne scars. The UV Defense would be perfect for me because I am now trying to get rid of those scars and lighten them up. Thank you so much and I love your Tumblr!
Sunscreen is very important when it comes to scars. I hope the UV DEFENSE works well for you! Please send me your address. congrats! :)
ween007 asked: I hate how oily my skin is :( most of it is probably a result of me not moisturizing enough! But I just can't seem to find the right moisturizer... I feel like they just make my skin even more greasy! I'm looking for a moisturizer that I heavy enough to keep my skin hydrated. Maybe kiehls is the one :) Hopefully my skin will stop overproducing too much of its own oils.. And viola! No more oily skin :) thank you!!
Hi girlie!! If you would kindly send me your address, I will send you the facial moisturizer :) Congrats! Sorry for the delay.
orange-ya-glad asked: hey! I'm trying to enter your contest for the body lotion. I have keratosis (little bumps) all over my legs and in the winter when my skin gets dry the keratosis gets pretty bad. I would love to have some nice lotion :)
Hi doll, if you live in the US, please send me your address so I can send you the CREME de CORPS :)!!!
Anonymous asked: Have you ever tried Alba acne products? It's a line carried in drugstores like CVS, Walgreens. I find that their Acnedote astringent alone has been effective for me (moderate acne), and I don't even have oily skin. I'd suggest trying their products if you haven't. (:
No, but I AALLLWAAYYSS see their products when I’m in the skincare aisle! As much as I would like to try new products, my wallet and my skin can’t afford it right now. :( I want to cure my acne, maybe get off birth control, and then try to stay clear if I can! But thank you for your suggestion :) I’m glad it worked out for you! I think I tried their chapstick before, maybe hahaha.
Oh myyyyyyy myyyyy my! I started taking birth control and look at my face now! I talked to my doctor and we’re going to see if my face is going to clear up after three months, it’s only been a month and a half. However - ever since I came back to the dorms, I started taking my skin pills again and my skin is clearing up a BIT. But i don’t know if I should stop birth control just because of the acne, or continue to see if it’ll get better. But I think my body is just sensitive to hormones so… I think I’ll just become a hippie.