Questions by PARITA :
1. I love to do soft neutral eye makeup’s but I have quite dark eye lids, they are darker than my entire face similar to dark circles so any brown eye shadow shade never shows up on my eye lids. Can you please suggest any creams or techniques which will help me in reducing the darkness on my eye lids? I have tried using under eye dark circles cream but it doesn’t work.
Always use an eye shadow primer over a concealer on the lids. The primer neutralizes the darkness and acts as a base to let powder eye shadows adhere to your eye lid. Also choose shimmery browns (if really have to). A Dark brown or any dark matte colors can make your lids and eye area look darker so learn expert correcting and concealing if you want to sport really good eye looks. For primers I would suggest you to go for MAC Paint pot in Soft Ochre. Always keep trying for stuff till you find the best one and then proceed to find the next best.
You can also use colored shimmery eye liners to brighten up your eyes. Try skipping browns if you can.
2. Is it possible to do chemical peeling at home? Do we get such peeling sets which can be used safely at home? If yes can you pls suggest few brands which make them? I basically am looking for something which will help me in reducing scars on my cheeks.
Chemical peeling is safe only if you follow a regular skin care regimen with daily application of sunscreen. I trust Clinique Once a week Radiance peel, Elizabeth Arden peeling cream and Clarins Gentle peeling cream (forgot the name). These solutions are not that great for removing scars on your cheeks which I presume are because of acne. See a dermatologist first and then decide before trying something on your own. Also invest in skin care products that suit your skin type and the climate that you stay in to prevent further skin damage.
I have a few questions regarding my skin,
First off, a little background. I’m 19 years, and have combinations skin sensitive. I’m from Pakistan so you can probably figure out my skin tone but living in Europe. I’m a little lighter in skin tone but not very fair.
My problem is basically that I have this yellow undertone, and I gave a blood test and I was low in iron. So I got some supplements for that which I try to take regularly.
You must be having a lovely complexion. It’s ok to have a pale complexion until and unless it bothers the functioning of your body. Try eating lots of berries of different types. They really get back the glow your skin has lost.
Questions by Nidhi -
1.) I have yellow tone fair skin with lots of acne scars some of them are even 1 year older, I was thinking of taking microdermabrasion treatment professionally. I went through all the details but still not sure can you please tell me is it really effective?
Ans. Well first of all microdermabrasion is not a good option if you are getting active acne as they might form worst scars due to machine trauma. I suggest doing a chemical or enzymatic peel. Chemical peel with lactic acid or salicylic acid is safer and enzymatic peel with papaya is amazing. Include natural vit. C and A’s in your diet and check for hormonal surges. Please remember hormones do not cause acne. Bacteria and clogged pores do. So try keeping your skin oil free, using masks containing clay and oil absorbing materials, do not over exfoliate with harsh scrubs and put in raw veggies in your diet along with good protein supplements.
2.) In my next month wish list I added Clarisonic Mia; do you have any idea how effective it is?
Ans. Not good for acne. I find it too abrasive for a sensitive skin like yours. Have u tried Peter Thomas Roth for acne?
3.) I am using Clinique 3 step skin care routine from more than 2 years now but I couldn’t find it effective on active acne although it reduces the oiliness and only moisturizer which doesn’t break me out J I have acne due to hormonal changes, is Vitamin A dosage helpful to reduce these type of acne?
As am little unwell , here is one post which is actually copy pasted .. I hope you wont mind ??
There are a lot of common beauty myths people are eager to disprove: drinking water makes your skin more moist, popping pimples makes them go away, etc. But there are some misconceptions that are just as pervasive and don’t get nearly as much attention. To see if you’ve been deceived, just keep reading.
- You can shrink your pores
Nope — you can minimize the look of your pores by exfoliating and keeping them free of debris, but they’re going to be the size they are. Astringents can help the skin contract, making them look smaller temporarily, but can’t shrink them in the long term.
- The cysts on your face are always acne
Most people assume their breakout is just that — a breakout. In reality, though, there are many other common skin conditions that look similar. People often try to treat bumps from rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and skin allergies using acne products, which can just end up irritating skin more.
- Tanning keeps your skin clear
This is deceptive; it appears to work because tanning and burning desiccates your skin, so pimples seem to dry up. After a couple of days, though, your dry, now irritated skin might start pumping out even more oil than usual, and your flaky, damaged skin could clog your pores. Lots of people then try to tan again to “fix” the issue and just start the cycle all over again.
- Lip balm keeps your lips hydrated
There are many lip balms and glosses that contain menthol or camphor, which just dry your lips out more. And even with products that don’t, constantly re-applying throughout the day can actually break down your moisture barrier and dehydrate the delicate skin on your lips.
- Trimming your hair makes it grow faster
This is the old wives’ tale that just won’t die. Trimming your hair often prevents split ends and keeps your hair in good shape, sure. But your rate of hair growth isn’t determined by how much dead keratin you’re lopping off. It’s about genetics, environment, diet, and even the time of year.
Source – Bellasugar
Questions by Trupti
1. How long a lipstick should be preserved and used or what is the validity of a lipstick?
Throw the lipstick the moment it tastes, smells or looks weird. Smell wise you can get that horrible smell of the rancid oils. Taste-wise it would be bitter than your usual lipstick. If you look at the lipstick and if you see oils separating or fungus on the sides, chuck it! Otherwise you can use a lipstick for over 2 yrs or till it gets over (which rarely happens if you are just stuck to one lipstick everyday)
2. Many times I have noticed that skin toning gives me problem of open pores, is toning really useful?
Pores open and close according to skin’s reaction to the atmosphere and not our brains. I would suggest open pores that are unclogged instead of clogged. Tightened pore would open up if you are oily and the oil is glue that catches dust and dead skin cells and clogs the pore. Also if inadequate sun protection is taken then there are chances that the pore walls get scarred (also happens during extractions and other reasons of physical trauma to the skin) or the support structure under the pore get collapsed. At such times an anti-ageing skin care regimen works. Using an exfoliating serum like Estee Lauder’s Idealist or Clinique’s Pore Minimizer Refining Serum would tackle your concern.