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post #16 of 27
You don't need foundation mate.
post #17 of 27
I just want to dig a hole and cover myself up from the world.

OP: Try cutting dairy / soy for 1 to 2 months and see if there is any change. I tell some people this but its so hard. For me I am lactose intolerant that makes it easier to cut it out completely. The stomach cramps / stinky farts is not worth it IMO.
post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
Nah not lactose intolerant...been chugging milk all my life, no stomach cramps, weird farts etc.

Actually my main concern is scar tissue/ even skin tone.
post #19 of 27
^I have a bit of discoloration on the bridge of my nose. Hardly noticeable but while at the gym today I thought about it and was indifferent. Initial thought was, "Scars are cool." It will fade eventually and as Hendrix said there is no real OTC product to speed up the natural process beside keeping the area from getting worse, use SS I guess, or see a skin specialist.

Just ordered another bottle of PC 2% BHA...these things are expensive at $30 shipped for one 4oz bottle. Also going to go back to cotton rounds when applying the toner instead of my finger tips. Will check out Costco or order from Amazon. Any good suggestions for cotton rounds? Premium ones that do not fall apart. I had some years ago, they were awesome.

Also the blemish I mentioned earlier is receding after killing it with a few dabs of BHA. Must be a bad reaction / the cold weather. Hopefully it will ease up tomorrow till the weekend and I can finally rest.
post #20 of 27

Stay away from processed foods / sugars / fried foods and try to drink half your bodyweight in ounces of water every day.

 

I have somewhat large facial pores along thick facial hair and sensitive skin which caused me tons of issues.  I tried pretty much every razor solution and couldn't get away from ingrown hairs...  Hell I can't get away from ingrown hairs to a much lesser degree now that I use an electric razor.  I found that using an electric razor, then applying some American Crew shave oil along with some face lotion pre - shower was the best approach toward taking care of my face.  Also a good tip is to use a moderately gentle face exfoliation wash 1-2 times a week helps as well.

 

Here's some good products I like:

 

Mint body scrub great for post workout - watch out for  your nuts on this one :P

http://www.amazon.com/Bliss-Super-Minty-Soap-Scrub/dp/B001288LJQ/ref=pd_rhf_se_s_cp_1_5J2S

 

American Crew shave oil - I use this post electric razor shave and pre shower to help my skin out - smells good too.  There are much better oils for to use in the shaving process however.

http://www.amazon.com/After-Shave-Moisturizer-American-Ounce/dp/B003F0QH0Y/ref=sr_1_3?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1358456700&sr=1-3&keywords=american+crew+shave+oil

 

Molton Brown Black Pepper Bodywash - Probably the best smelling bodywash around

http://www.amazon.com/Molton-Brown-Re-Charge-Pepper-Bodywash/dp/B000AEERFA/ref=sr_1_1?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1358456832&sr=1-1&keywords=molton+brown+black+pepper

 

If you go the more traditional razor route here's a nice shaving cream:

http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-Street-Sandalwood-Shaving-Cream/dp/B0007MW2ZW/ref=sr_1_3?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1358456998&sr=1-3&keywords=truefitt+and+hill

 

& Preshave oil:

http://www.amazon.com/Truefitt-Hill-Ultimate-Comfort-Pre-Shave/dp/B002I5IZNY/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1358457123&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=truefitt+and+hill+pre+shave+oil

 

Facial Exfoliator I like:

http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Black-Energizing-Scrub-Ounce/dp/B000HLF0QQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1358457172&sr=1-1&keywords=jack+black+exfoliator

 

Day to Day face lotion with some mild spf:

http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Black-Double-Duty-Moisturizer/dp/B000HP9M3E/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1358457233&sr=1-1&keywords=jack+black+spf

 

 

Anyways hope this helps in some way.

post #21 of 27
I get ingrown hair at my lower cheeks ie whiskers and hate it. Discovered one this morning and trying to minimize it with BHA. I use tweezers and pluck them but sometime still get broken ends that end up causing bumps. It has been a problem recently more than anything I've experienced before.
post #22 of 27

Once in the morning and another time when I get home or before I get into bed.  So twice a day for sure!!!!!

post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

I get ingrown hair at my lower cheeks ie whiskers and hate it. Discovered one this morning and trying to minimize it with BHA. I use tweezers and pluck them but sometime still get broken ends that end up causing bumps. It has been a problem recently more than anything I've experienced before.

There's this certain area on my jawline in which I would constantly get ingrown hairs.

After letting it grow out, I found that the hair changes direction around there. Now that I've figured out what direction the hair grows, I always shave with the grain in that area.

I think it also helped that my beard started thickening up as I grew older.
post #24 of 27
^Same

No real problems nowadays. Monitoring my diet, proper shaving, aside from the occasional dry skin my face is feeling happy.
post #25 of 27
Very oddly, I'm in my mid 30s and acne is coming back.

In high school, I had some deep, cystic type acne that I eventually went on Accutane to cure. Accutane worked wonders and I was essentially acne free for 15 years.

The type of acne I'm getting now is minor but noticeable surface cluster pimples and red marks on my cheeks. They are the opposite type of acne to the deep, cyctic acne I had as a teen. So far I've tried:

- 2 months: washing my face more (made it worse)
- 2 months: washing my face less & moisturizing (didn't help)
- 1 month: washing my face a "normal amount" (that is, 2x per day and patting dry) along with an antibacterial lotion 2x per day (clyndamycin phosphate) and a steroid healer (differin gel, 0.1%). Tough to say if it's helping or not.

Anyone else in a similar situation? What would you try next?
post #26 of 27
new woman or new makeup? That would be something I'd check.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

new woman or new makeup? That would be something I'd check.

Nothing new. I'm otherwise in rude health, go to the gym and run consistently, have lived in the same spot and have had the same routine for many years. I have noticed that after age 30, my body is taking longer to heal and regenerate. Cuts take longer to close, even my fingernails seem to grow more slowly. So I do wonder if my skin is a bit less resilient, and can no longer cope as well with minor skin issues.
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