import 4.code.options;
import 4.code.about;

class Header{

public void title(){

String fullTitle = "/cgl/ - Cosplay & EGL";

public void menu();

public void board();

public void goToBottom();

public void refresh(a);

class Thread extends Board{
public void EmptyTitle(OP Anonymous){

String fullTitle = "EmptyTitle";
int postNumber = "10073048";
String image = "1535807995522.jpg";
String date = "01/06/19(Sun)19:13:53";
String comment = "hair/skin care/make-up thread

deep winter edition

why no thread up? it's the middle of winter, how are you seagulls doing?

anyone trying any new products?

personally just go some charcoal soap and a chinese night mask that my super at work recommended."

public void comments(){
if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10073051 && dateTime=="01/06/19(Sun)19:17:25")

I like this picture :)"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10073059 && dateTime=="01/06/19(Sun)19:37:44")

that's unexpectedly cute"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10073062 && dateTime=="01/06/19(Sun)19:39:59")


this is adorable wtf."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10073066 && dateTime=="01/06/19(Sun)19:44:53" && image=="US300027256_CHRISTOPHE.jpg")

"I got this as a sample from sephora and I'm so sad by the price point of this. It's done wonders for my scalp and exfoliating off dandruff, but I do not want to pay $53 for the full size. Any alternatives? I'd go for any good cheaper exfoliating shampoo, it's something that I only just discovered I need in my life apparently.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10073076 && dateTime=="01/06/19(Sun)19:51:39")

I like Lush's Jersey Bounce as an exfoliating shampoo. It has pieces of sea salt in it along with lemon juice for exfoliation, but there are also eggs in it for moisture, so it doesn't strip things too badly."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10073080 && dateTime=="01/06/19(Sun)19:54:38")

"goddamnit i knew i should've just gone with a generic makeup photo


damn i think i might need that. i've used some medicinal grade shampoos for dandruff but none of them were long term stuff."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10073155 && dateTime=="01/06/19(Sun)21:42:02")

"What is a good shampoo / conditioner for strengthening hair? I have a vitamin d deficiency due to various stomach issues, and my hair just breaks and splits like no one's business. It makes me mad because I want to love my hair (love the thickness and color of it) but it always looks frizzy due to half of it being broken/damaged.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10073158 && dateTime=="01/06/19(Sun)21:46:13")

not a shampoo rec, but i have dry flakey patches on my scalp and found that using brown sugar scrub helps keep them in check! just mix some brown sugar with a bit of olive oil and massage your scalp with it before shampooing."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10073207 && dateTime=="01/06/19(Sun)23:06:35")

Much as I hate to say this - if it's split you will need to cut it off or it will keep splitting up the shaft, which is probably why you're still getting damage. Once hair leaves your head, it's dead; you can't fix damage that's already happened. If you can't face getting all of the damage chopped off at least consider a trim or even working your way through your split/broken ends yourself. It sounds like you may need to get it cut though otherwise you'll be fighting a losing battle.

If you're vit D deficient make sure you're okay for other fat soluble vitamins - vitamin A deficiency can definitely fuck your hair up and may be contributing more than the vit D (which afaik is not related to hair, it's more calcium, bone density and immune function). Hair is one of those things that will reflect your nutritional status - it's like an optional extra - so making sure you have enough protein is also a good idea.
In terms of masks and hair protectant - basically do as little as possible to your hair (i.e. don't wash it too often) and definitely sulphate and silicone free. I try not to wash mine more than twice per week and do condition-wash-condition or a hair mask with either deep conditioner or protein treatment. Mine is damaged due to my own choices (bleaching to dye unnatural colours, and a perm) so it gets a lot of TLC"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10074957 && dateTime=="01/09/19(Wed)01:04:35")

"Any advice on getting rid of milia under my eyes? I had a few and decided to get more into skincare, and now I have more that popped up";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10074968 && dateTime=="01/09/19(Wed)01:13:45")

"I'm so bad at dealing with acne. My skin looks weird and they never seem to heal completely. I can feel one forming on my forhead please help. Am I meant to pop them? Moisturise? What?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10074986 && dateTime=="01/09/19(Wed)01:42:09")

Do you do anything to your face at all? A gentle (not one of the harsh "for acne") cleaner like cetaphil or cerave and moisturizer is a good starting point, but you probably want a spot cream like benzac that you can apply to active acne to help dry them out."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10075023 && dateTime=="01/09/19(Wed)03:00:13")

"Any hair oil recommendations for thin, curly hair? My hair is not dry but it looks kind of frizzy and I don't understand why

>I can feel one
Never touch your face unless your hands are washed well"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10075044 && dateTime=="01/09/19(Wed)03:43:02")

Does it make you smell like a cookie?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10075045 && dateTime=="01/09/19(Wed)03:46:10")

Go see a dermatologist. They're not like cancer or anything, but the methods of removal are a little stronger than the average cream so it's definitely not something you'll want to diy. Get their suggestion on what's right for you and follow up with a specialist."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10075283 && dateTime=="01/09/19(Wed)12:39:07")

>Go see a dermatologist.

not the person you replied to but i'm trying to find a good dermatologist myself (within my insurance coverage too). About to go ask my GP to start off. I remember talking to people before about them seeing dermatologists that really helped them, usually in NYC, and i really wish I had paid more attention."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10075433 && dateTime=="01/09/19(Wed)16:05:40")

I really wish it did...."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10075561 && dateTime=="01/09/19(Wed)18:56:28")

Fair enough. I wasn't aware a GP would even take a look at stuff like that. That's good news"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10075612 && dateTime=="01/09/19(Wed)20:32:19")

>I wasn't aware a GP would even take a look at stuff like that.

lol i'm not certain myself, but a referral wouldnt hurt, and i have to start somewhere."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10075790 && dateTime=="01/10/19(Thu)02:52:46" && image=="e5c215ad3f1a63176b138f4f2ee41612.jpg")

"best face exfoliant/wash? right now i just have some biore scrub facewash to do the exfoliating trick, but normally i use lancome foaming facewash for dry skin but i need something that helps get rid of dead skin etc.

i also have this charcoal sponge that i use with facewash while removing make-up, would a scrub sponge work with the lancome wash? pic related"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10076097 && dateTime=="01/10/19(Thu)12:23:24")


not sure about best my exfo routine is

>charcoal soap
>salt scrub
>oil based cleanser
>water based foaming cleanser"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10076099 && dateTime=="01/10/19(Thu)12:24:59")


i also want to note that im not quite sure what i'm doing but this works sort of ok, definite improvement over the past month or so."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10076144 && dateTime=="01/10/19(Thu)13:50:08")

Thanks for the advice! I got a lot of bloodwork done recently and they said only vit-D was the issue; I do have to stay away from dairy but have exploring options such as kefir and coconut milk yogurt and I eat a bunch of turkey and chicken but know I have problems processing protein as well.

But you’re right about the split ends; I try to trim my hair every few months but I may need to just chop it all off and regrow it at this point. Just makes me sad because this is the longest it’s ever been (a couple inches above my bum) and obviously that takes a few years to regrow. Might just have to suck it up, go to a good stylist, and get it styled short after winter and take care of it from day one."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10076149 && dateTime=="01/10/19(Thu)14:06:49")

Don't use any physical exfoliation scrubs or anything like that. Look into chemical exfoliants and find what works for you. AHA and BHA are common and easy to incorporate (if you use AHA, you should be putting on sunscreen after it if it's day, but you should be putting on sunscreen during the day regardless). AHAs are things like glycolic acid, lactic acid, etc. BHA is generally salicylic acid. The Ordinary is a great place to get cheap acids.

Assuming you are talking about something like a konjac sponge, then yes, they are meant for foaming cleansers."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10076478 && dateTime=="01/11/19(Fri)00:30:18")

"Is there a holy grail eye cream that will help my hereditary dark circles? Or am I doomed to use heavy concealer every day?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10076604 && dateTime=="01/11/19(Fri)03:59:01")

"Does anyone know what the hairstyle is called where you have your hair in braided hoops, hanging from either side of your head? I'd provide a reference image, but I apparantely haven't saved any of the ones I've seen on this computer. I've been trying to google but I'm only finding braid crowns and braided hairstyles for black hair. If anyone knows what it's called or maybe even has a tutorial for it I would be super grateful";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10076664 && dateTime=="01/11/19(Fri)05:24:19")

Unfortunately no, there isn't a cream that will lighten hereditary dark circles (I feel you anon, I'm cursed as well)"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10076710 && dateTime=="01/11/19(Fri)07:30:28")

Do you shampoo often? I have curly hair too and the curly girl method honestly works. Sulfates and silicones in shampoo and some conditioners dry out and frizz your hair if it's curly and sensitive. Get a sulfate free shampoo and good silicone free conditioner and it should improve curly hair. I also like using spray gel and a diffuser to hold the shape, give more volume and keep the frizz under control. Argan oil is also really nice, coconut can be good too but it's kinda YMMV with that."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10076711 && dateTime=="01/11/19(Fri)07:36:08")

Have you tried hydrolysed and enternal nutrition formulas as a supplement to actual food? Not exactly the nicest thing but if you are having trouble with absorption they can be beneficial"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10076751 && dateTime=="01/11/19(Fri)09:09:40" && image=="2301744.jpg")

I also have porous hair prone to splits, which I made worse with dying and styling. Everything anon said here is great advice >>10073207

Adding to that, I can personally recommend pick related to tide you over while you work on your (hair) health. Nothing will "fix" your splits except trimming, but goddamn this stuff does a magical job of making your split ends less noticeable. You can get it at Ulta or Sephora but I scored a bottle 50% of TJ Maxx recently.

Apply it to your damp hair after showering, then again when its dry. It's not heavy at all so just slather it on until you hair is as smooth/soft as you want. It's honestly the best hair product I've tried in like 5 or 6 years. I'm so self conscious about my split/crunchy ends and I'm so happy I finally found something that can make them look/feel better between trims."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10076775 && dateTime=="01/11/19(Fri)09:41:34")

Yes absolutely."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10076958 && dateTime=="01/11/19(Fri)15:12:24")

i don't use physical exfoliants. glow recipe's blueberry cleanser has AHAs/BHAs and it's what i use"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10076960 && dateTime=="01/11/19(Fri)15:14:31")

here's a tutorial:"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10076970 && dateTime=="01/11/19(Fri)15:31:29")

No, start using tretinoin."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10077183 && dateTime=="01/11/19(Fri)18:22:03")


not the person youre replying to but i also have bad eczema and in my experience it's better late than never. i personally don't use chemical peels because my skin is very sensitive and i dont know enough about them to know what might cause a flare up.

keeping a routine and sticking to it to every day, even if you're tired or lazy or just dont feel like doing it one time, will really help more any one 'miracle solution'."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10077537 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)03:41:23")

>during winter
Depending on where you live that is basicly asking for vitamn D defficiency since at UVI 0 you don't get much of it anyway."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10077543 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)04:08:59")

Nayrt but if the UVI is that low in winter you should probably be on vit. D supplements anyway whether or not you wear sunscreen."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10077697 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)09:43:31")

Where sunscreen every day and always take vit D supplements in the winter. Sun damage is cumulative and the most effective way to prevent/delay wrinkles is limiting UV exposure on your face."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10077713 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)10:18:48")

Genuine question:
At what degree of latitude do you live?
How often do you have total overcast?
How much time do you spend outside?

Here at 51° north with nearly permanent overcast UV isn't realy a thing to worry about, plus sunscreen isn't the great for your skin either.
Especialy when not spending multiple hours outside."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10077727 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)10:35:31")

Its still a great idea during winter. Doesn't matter what season or if its sunny or cloudy, if you are being illuminated by the sun in any way without sunscreen you risk damage to your skin."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10077738 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)10:47:55")

41 north. 175 overcast days per year. Not outside a lot every day but driving and sitting near a window at work means I am always exposed to some degree of UV. And just because its overcast doesnt mean you arent getting an UV exposure. Sun damage is the leading cause of wrinkles and spots so I am conscious of protecting my skin."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10077739 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)10:56:05")

I'm working late shift and usualy don't go out much.
At this time I go to work during sunset.
Overcast here is usualy strong enough to keep light verry dim here.
During summer I often reverse my sleep-pattern because nights get a realy comfy climate here.

I guess it isn't realy worth it to use sunscreen when getting exposed to verry low levels of sunlight for only a few minutes per day
Outside of winter however it is totaly worth it."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10077984 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)18:50:23")

"my hair used to be really curly, but its really thick and heavy so now that its gotten really long its gotten less and less curly. i use hot curlers for meets but any less effort ways to get better curls daily? i need a haircut anyways should i just cut it to shoulder length instead? feels like ive tried every kind of curl shampoo/conditioner.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078012 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)19:32:47")

>sunscreen isn't the great for your skin either.

Sunscreen is fine for your skin. What are you on about?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078014 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)19:37:29")


I used to work in an overcast area and we'd still get people with very severe skin cancer. Up to 80% of the sun will get through the clouds. I would suggest sunscreen, and as long as you rinse it off at night, it shouldn't do any damage. Sun damage>>>>> whatever sunscreen damage people keep going on about."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078017 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)19:41:43")

do you use a blow dryer diffuser? that may help but if your hair is particularly thick then it'll take a while longer to dry"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078018 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)19:41:46")

Thank you so much, this is perfect!"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078022 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)19:52:29")

"Really can't stand not having clean hair because it gets greasy overnight and always had done. But my problem with washing daily is my hair is so thin and fine. Anyone got suggestions on getting volume back?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078024 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)19:58:21")


You're going to have to suck it up. You're washing your hair too much so it overproduces oil. Get a good dry shampoo like Living Proof and you can use it for the second day, then wash every other day. Then, once you feel like oil production has gone down, you can move to every third day, etc.

My friend when she went completely no wash used cider vinegar as well to cut through the oil. I cannot recommend it as I haven't used it, but these 'diy' solutions are easily googled. Perhaps someone else in here can also attest."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078028 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)19:59:33")


Also sorry I sounded harsh. I was in a pretty similar situation with oil appearing at about the 18 hour mark. It's now much better managed and under control because I just went through that entire process."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078036 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)20:23:09")

Stop using sulfates and silicones. Fine hair + silicones = you will never get volume because silicone coats hair and weighs it down, and you don't need sulfates in your shampoo (fast ticket to oily af scalp) if you aren't using silicones. >>10078024 is right as well, find a good dry shampoo and get yourself out to twice-weekly washes. Just because you've always gotten greasy doesn't mean you can't change it by changing your products and wash frequency.

For daily curls put it up overnight in rag curls or even pincurls, if you don't mind waves braid it. I'd definitely look into the curly girl method if you are just using generic 'for curly hair' stuff, t-shirt drying was a life-changer for one of my best friends and she has waist length hair that will still sit in a natural wave-curl as long as she dries it correctly (she also sleeps with it braided so she doesn't catch it)"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078048 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)20:39:41")

hm i'll definitely look into the curly girl method! i've tried the deva-curl one and it just made my hair feel oiler than before. maybe that's a transitional thing though? im concerned about the not using shampoo at all bit in there. i dont see anything other than conditioner recommended?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078055 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)21:01:52")

The other anons gave you good advice. A bit more from me would be to find a silicone/dimethicone free conditioner and use it only below your chin. Don't go near your scalp with it. You can also try using oils (argan, coconut, jojoba) on the ends to replace conditioner entirely. If your shampoo is gentle enough you'll find that you don't need to work so hard to replace moisture that's been stripped out."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078068 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)21:23:45" && image=="the-curly-girl-method-LATEST.jpg")

You don't have to go conditioner-only if you tend to get a bit oily, you can do conditioner-shampoo-condition or scalp only washes. Scrunch-drying, plopping, avoiding sulfates/silicones, and protecting your hair when you sleep are also important. My hair is permed rather than being naturally curly so I get oily roots. My routine looks more like the 'wavy' guide here, but I do a roots-only shampoo midweek otherwise I look like an oil slick up top."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078077 && dateTime=="01/12/19(Sat)21:35:11")

thank you so much! my p
bangs get super oily too so i couldnt imagine not using any shampoo!"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078153 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)00:01:09")

"Does anyone know of a Depilatory for facial hair that is good for extremely sensitive skin? I have a very moley face that I can't use a razor on and so far the hair removal creams and powders I have tried have left my face a complete wreck afterwards";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078290 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)05:12:10")

"I finally started a regular skincare routine for the first time in my life a couple months ago and am pleasantly surprised to already see changes.
I've dealt with acne my entire life (I had tried SO many different treatments before) and now I've only been getting a few small pimples here and there that I usually get rid off fairly easily with a spot treatment of salicylic acid.
I'm waiting on a better face cleanser, moisturizer and a few other things in the mail, to slowly replace all the old supermarket grade stuff I used to use.
My current routine includes cleasing, toning, a niacinamide formula to attempt to fade the scars of a lifetime of acne, salicylic acid spot treatment, moisturizer and UV screen.

While my acne has greatly improved, I'm now concerned with getting rid of the very visible pore appearance on my nose area and tackling very fine lines that are beginning to appear on my forehead now that I'm hitting 26. Anyone have products they recommend for this or a specific regimen that worked for them?
For years I thought my skin would never get better and gave up on trying to get better, just covered everything with makeup when I went out. Now that I see I was wrong and have improved so much in such a small amount of time, I'm open to everything and want to preserve my face for as long as possible.
Any informative articles to read are also greatly appreciated, I'm really trying to educate myself.
Thank you!"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078372 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)09:10:15")

You can't permanent shrink pores, but you can get the sebum out of them and cause them to be less noticeable.

I and a lot of other people use this as a guide:"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078629 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)17:06:17")

For fine lines definitely get yourself onto a retinoid."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078913 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)22:34:24")

"Do any of those skincare products even actually... work? Maybe it's the povertyfag inside me but I can't help but be wary of consumable items that cost more than $20 which you're expected to buy frequently.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078918 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)22:48:38")

They work for me. But they might not work as much as you would like them to, for that price point. Beauty has always kinda been a sort of luxury, in a way."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078929 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)23:04:26")

In your opinion, are the expensive products worth the cost?

What products would you consider "essential" and what can be ignored? It's all so overwhelming to me. I can't really imagine buying the... moisturizer, toner, multiple different serums, lord knows what else, and you have to do so much trial and error shit too."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078934 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)23:10:08")

Most of my skincare items are under $10, and I only have to buy them once or twice a year. I probably spend about $100 a year on skincare, which seems quite reasonable."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078936 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)23:12:39" && image=="IMG_2027.jpg")

That $20 product lasts at least 3 months
Oil cleanser, second cleanser, moisturizer.

Products stop being better past a certain price range. That's why K-beauty and J-beauty is so raved, since they pack a lot of punch in their modest price point.

Alright gulls, I have this kind of skin, pigmentation and pore problems. What product should I try next?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078948 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)23:19:07")

It's dependent on your skin, but things like moisturizer are essential. If you have oily skin, then toners are essential. Skincare isn't really something that you use for a few weeks and everything magically fixes. It's more of a maintenance thing like a car. You can neglect your skin like some people with cars, but you will have to deal with the problems at some point.

Skincare can be trial and error because you discover what your skin needs and lacks as you go. You rarely start out knowing it. Usually people start with acne and/or rough skin and find out why their skin is like that.
As a start you should use a suitable cleanser and moisturizer that suits your skin sunscreen. The rest is dependent on how healthy you want your skin to be.
So, if you don't want to use those "extras", you don't have to, but they do serve a purpose.
I have dry skin with large pores, dark undereye circles, and minor breakouts. I use a water and oil cleanser, heavy moisturizer, shiseido undereye cream, facial oil, bha aha masks.

You need to exfoliate"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078960 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)23:29:47")

I have dry and flaky skin and occasional break outs, and my roommate said the pores on my nose look big but I don't know what constitutes as large. They don't seem that bad. Do I just need to go to Sephora and see what products they recommend?

Also, so cleansers are good and really work?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078964 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)23:33:37")

In my opinion, in order of priority:
>stuff for whatever specific shit you want to target

My current sunscreen costs like what? $8 from Amazon? And my current cleanser costs like $13 from Amazon? I can use those generously for like 6-8 months. The basics are pretty affordable. Like what >>10078936 said, after a certain price range, the increase in benefits is probably still there but insignificant imo.

It's more in the serum/essence or products that target specific problems where the general price goes up and I'm willing to drop more money. I think it's worth it I'm big on the idea of prevention > cure in terms of health (and skincare is a form of caring for your health). Whatever I spend to prevent the problem or fix the problem in its early stages will be a whole lot cheaper than trying to fix the problem after it has already occurred (wrinkles, sagging, etc.)"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078969 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)23:36:42")

I tried CosRx AHA & BHA liquids and The Ordinary's masque and both doesn't do any shit."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078972 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)23:39:33")

Asian skincare is pretty flexible. Western skincare has some catching up to do in that respect. How much can you budget for it? What do you think is a reasonable price to pay for skincare?

Also for your skin type, I would definitely encourage using more moisturizer. Cleanser would help deal with the flakiness, though if you have dry skin, perhaps cleansing once a day would be enough (as opposed to the morning/night people usually recommend in general guides). I don't know what your pores actually look like so I can't really say anything about them."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078974 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)23:41:39")

I don't really go to sephora for skincare. I have Blue Tansy, but I like the resurfacing mask from peach&lily better since it's more "potent." Price wise, they're pretty much the same, but you don't need to use much, so it's not a thing you need to buy often. I use the mizon black snail cream. It's not that inexpensive, and I go through it every 2 months. The resurfacing masks keep me from getting break outs and from getting too dry.

I don't think you need to be especially picky with cleansers as long as they don't damage your skin. I use a cleanser from skinfood which was $12, and a coconut oil based cleanser."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078977 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)23:41:51" && image=="31agGwbNjjL._SY355_.jpg")

"Retinoid and Winter has my sensitive dry skin wrecked. I usually use this lotion with really good results, but I need something richer. Any suggestions?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078982 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)23:46:54")

Ya, they're both similar to Blue Tansy, which is pretty weak. I use it more as a daily lighter exfoliate, and the peach&lily one weekly.
When I started using it, my skin was already pretty good, but you need to use it daily for a week. You might just see the top layer of your skin "soften," that means you need to rub that layer off."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078983 && dateTime=="01/13/19(Sun)23:48:02")

Cosrx moisturisers have been really good to my dry, sensitive skin. I think the ceramide cream is the most moisturising but the snail cream is better in winter as an occlusive moisturiser."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10078999 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)00:09:52")

The Ordinary's masque is pretty harsh. It states maximum usage of twice a week"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079006 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)00:18:55")


Pretty sure you're only supposed to use AHA twice weekly at most."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079066 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)01:42:18")

I forgot that the Ordinary's is 30%, ya it seems pretty harsh given that they're usually 10-15%.
Unless you're using 30%, the first week you use it daily, and then after that weekly. You don't have to, its just recommended for if you're using a less potent one and hardly ever exfoliate.

I forgot to mention with using them, don't use it with niacinamide, and use retinols on a different day."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079205 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)07:23:32")



if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079209 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)07:33:17")

I know it's not possible to shrink them, I just wondered if anyone had tips to make them less noticeable like you said! Thank you so much for the article, it's really informative. I actually have one of the items mentioned in it arriving in the mail, so I'm excited to try it!

Gonna have to do some more research on retinoids then. Any brand you'd recommend? Thank you!"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079222 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)08:13:01")

If dark circles are a concern, Shiseido is 100% worth the cost. Their eye brightening serum has totally lightened my under eye circles (took about 3 weeks to really notice the huge difference). My eye circles are not hereditary though, just due to lack of sleep and age."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079261 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)09:59:10")

Wouldn't looking at the UV index for the day be the best indicator? When I look at the UV index and it's a 1 and I'm just going to drive to school for 15 minutes and sit in a dark classroom I'm not putting on sunscreen."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079265 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)10:05:00")

You should be wearing sunscreen anyway. I don't know why so many anons in here are opposed to it. It takes 10 seconds to put on sunscreen, and it will guarantee your skin to be better in the long run."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079302 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)10:43:41" && image=="tumblr_pe0gvzopN51sdq62go2_640.jpg")

"How to deal with thin hair in lolita? I think all the products I've tried just made my hair more thin. I also want to use hair oil to make it look nicer but, am worried it will lose volume if I use hair oil. Pic unrelated, just like seeing lolitas without hime cut sometimes.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079479 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)14:12:55")

>it will guarantee your skin to be better in the long run
sunscreen can also be bad for your skin. it irritates the skin on my face and gives me pimples. i've tried lots of different ones. why use if i spend less than 2 hours a day outside?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079484 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)14:15:36")

Okay? You still need to find one that works for you. Just because you haven't found one that works with your skin doesn't mean sunscreen is bad. And two hours is LOTS of time to be out without sunscreen. Even being by a window, you should have it on."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079522 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)15:14:11")

I agree that it’s nice to see lolita without the hime cut but I think hime is one of the best cuts for thin straight hair. It doesn’t really look good with thick hair."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079523 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)15:18:34")

"How do I get rid of sebaceous filaments on my nose. When u use foundation it lights up with dots. Nose strips and face scrubs do nothing";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079540 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)15:47:06")

I actually started using a cold cream for washing my face and it has basically made my sebaceous filaments disappear, believe it or not."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079547 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)15:53:35")

I said it can be bad for you. Sunscreen has done more visible damage to my skin than the sun. Nobody in England wears sunscreen in winter. I guess that's why we're all ugly."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079553 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)16:03:58")

You should give Asian sunscreens a try. Western sunscreen tend to be very heavy and clog the skin."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079559 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)16:12:55")

>the most effective way to prevent/delay wrinkles is limiting UV exposure on your face
The most effective way to limit wrinkles is to have the right genes. Even if you use the best sunscreen ever, you will still get wrinkles in the same places your mom/dad has them."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079564 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)16:22:10")

Hair oil makes your hair more thin"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079633 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)17:49:52")

Seconding the person who says you're probably using the wrong type of sunscreen if it's breaking you out. Pretty much all Western drugstore ones give me awful acne, I had to go through about 4 different Japanese/Korean ones before I found one that didn't. England in winter is pretty overcast and wet, and the UVI is not too high. If, like most of the UK, you have an indoor job and spend most of the daylight hours in winter commuting or under an umbrella, sunscreen probably isn't necessary (as opposed to somewhere that is snowy but clear so you're getting both the sunlight and reflected light from the snow) however if you are outside in summer, there's not a great reason to go without, especially since damage from UV exposure is cumulative.

Yeah but you can't change your genetics, you can only modify environmental exposures. So the most effective way for any one individual, short of genetic modification in utero, is minimising UV exposure, smoking, and even thinking about your predominant facial expressions (there's a reason they're called 'frown lines' and 'smile lines' and botox is used to help prevent deeper wrinkles if you can afford it)"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079637 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)17:53:17")

Pimples are not visible damage. It just means the sunscreens you have currently tried don't work with your skin type. It'd be the same as if I tried a handful of cleansers, had all of them break me out, and then declare that soap is evil. Sunscreen isn't bad for you! You are allowing actual damage to happen to your skin by not wearing it. I live in Canada and barely anyone I know wears sunscreen in the winter, either, but that doesn't mean I'm the wrong one for doing so."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079663 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)18:23:35")

nayrt but damn, really? i'm planning on getting a hime cut but my hair is super thick. it's nearly perfectly straight on its own, i just have a lot of it."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079664 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)18:26:03")

>I also want to use hair oil
why would you put oil in your hair??"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079673 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)18:34:25")

Oil implies silicons or natural fatty acids (e.g. argan oil). Those will weigh your hair down which is the opposite of what you want. You need hair products with methylated polycarbons, which give sleekness and shine but, at a molecular level, are much much lighter than silicon. They're somewhat new to the hair product scene, but I think a lot more brands will start using them. Living Proof is the only brand off the top of my head that I know that uses them in place of silicons, but I know there are other brands I just can't remember them.

Search "split ends" or "silicon alternatives" on I remember reading several suggestions on there before."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079674 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)18:35:20")

"There's a beauty store near my work that's liquidating all its stocks before closing and everything is 60% off. I've been wanting to improve my routine beyond just cleansing and moisturizing in the morning, so I grabbed a shitload of Sanoflore products because I love the brand. I probably went overboard, but damn, they smell and feel nice as fuck.

Next step is trying some of this AHA/BHA stuff, but I don't feel like I know enough about it to confidently pick a product."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079676 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)18:38:34")

I meant frizzy/curly thick hair desu, as long as it’s straight it should look good."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079682 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)18:51:08")

different anon and probably not relevant, but If you don't have straight hair, hair oil is a must since oil doesn't travel all the way down the hair strands. All i know is that if i went without, my hair would be crispy."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079685 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)18:55:06")

Nayrt but how do you know if it has silicon in it? I looked for it on a webshop and I got L'Oréal Source Essentielle as a result but it only lists two ingredients.

I have really thin and wavy hair but it's frizzy too."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079720 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)19:31:47")

Remember to only introduce one new product into your routine every two weeks. I hope you enjoy all your new goodies!"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10079733 && dateTime=="01/14/19(Mon)19:38:19")

Yeah, it's gonna be hard to refrain from putting on all this cool new stuff at once, but it's for the best. Hopefully nothing breaks me out !"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080033 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)02:04:35")

"I've got dry flaky skin that shows up after every time I shower. This only started happening this year for some reason. I'm using lukewarm/warm water and not applying any soap or cleaning products to my face when I shower, just rinsing it. Any suggestions on what products to use to keep my face moisturized? I've tried Vaseline and Lubriderm but that hasn't really fixed my issue.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080040 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)02:26:23")

I had the same issue and was so desperate that I tried everything. Best thing so far has been jergen's all purpose face cream. It's a cold cream, and not super fancy, but it freaking works and basically shrunk my pores/got rid of my sebaceous filaments, too. I just got ponds cold cream today to try it out, but I like the jergens better right now. It was weird to get used to, but I love it now. I'm going to get some more natural cold cream as soon as I find some I think sounds good, but the shop I want to try is out of stock atm. ugh."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080077 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)04:51:21")

"So, after you put your moisturizer, how long you wait until you put your primer down? My moisturizer just takes way too long to dry.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080083 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)04:57:33")

Which product? Their UK online store doesn't list silicone in any of the products, if you scroll down it lists what the cleansing agents and conditioning agents are. It is worth bearing in mind that 'no-silicone' is more of a recommendation than a rule - not all silicones are created equally and haircare, like skincare, can be very individual. I use a conditioning spray that has apo-dimethicone in it which is a non water soluble silicone and therefore "bad", but it doesn't cause build up and seems to actually reduce damage to my ends because the coating helps protect them until my next wash.

Volume strategies depend on your hair type. Do you have coarse strands and not a lot of hair? Hair that is both fine and thin? Is it straight, frizzy, curly?

I get flaky cheeks - when they get bad, I barely pat my skin dry then use hyaluronic acid serum, the Laneige water sleeping mask, and then sometimes Aquaphor ointment over that."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080113 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)06:23:38")

You might be using too much moisturizer. You're supposed to wait ~5min before primer."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080127 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)07:09:09")

She named the product already"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080467 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)17:27:51")

> I'm using lukewarm/warm water

that might be a problem. try using cool or cold water. whenever i leave hot water on my skin to air dry it becomes very noticeably dry. if it's too cold where you are, ending your shower with a brief cold rinse could help.
but why no soap though?? might also be another big problem"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080472 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)17:32:42")

>I get flaky cheeks - when they get bad, I barely pat my skin dry

have you tried not patting dry at all? a dermatologist recommended i dont dry off with a towel at all and just apply moisutrizers/product on top of the water and let it soak in. i've had fantastic improvements with this method, although it takes forever to air dry."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080479 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)17:44:07")

Source Essentielle is a line of products....There's like 3 shampoos, conditioners and some treatments in that line..."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080482 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)17:52:48")

do they have multiple hair oils?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080489 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)18:01:53")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080491 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)18:03:56")

I just looked it up, only two in total"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080492 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)18:05:52")

I hear that soap strips the face of its oils. Does it not matter if I use a moisterizer afterwards? I have perpetually dry skin so I don't want to make it any dryer than it already is."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080494 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)18:08:28")

>but why no soap though?? might also be another big problem
There's no need to use soap on your face unless you're actually dirty, and there's no soap that doesn't have the potential to mess up your skin."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080499 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)18:15:19")


You'd probably want a thicker cream with moisturising components. As far as I know Vaseline is good for keeping whatever moisture you have in, but it's more barrier than moisturiser. Look into Cerave products with hyaluronic acid in it, and avoid alcohol containing products. I've found that even ethyl alcohol can leech a lot of whatever moisture I put back into my skin. Use a vey gentle cleanser with hyaluronic acid - I can personally recommend the Hado-Labo foaming wash with hyalruonic acid as a good start. The Cerave wash with hyaluronic acid in it is another good one, which personally made my skin too greasy but would probably work in your case. Another product to use would be a moisturising toner such as the Aloe toner by Secret Key, something with a lot of moisturising components and not so much water in it (since water can evaporate leaving the skin dryer).

For me, I live in an extremely dry environment too, and humidifiers or a humidified environment can do a lot to lessen flaky skin. Think about getting a humidifier for the house since it will lessen the air leeching moisture off your skin.

If you want to get fancy and do a multiple step regimen like me, I cannot recommend the Ordinary's 'Buffet' enough. Just 1-2 drops does wonders over a week for hydrating the skin.

Don't use soap - the pH is not formulated for the skin, and it can strip the skin of oils that can be good for it. Use a facial cleanser instead."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080508 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)18:29:58")

>As far as I know Vaseline is good for keeping whatever moisture you have in, but it's more barrier than moisturiser.
That makes a lot of sense! I'll look into your recommendations. Thank you very much!"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080534 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)19:15:35")

>Don't use soap - the pH is not formulated for the skin, and it can strip the skin of oils that can be good for it. Use a facial cleanser instead.

what the fug

i use both soap and cleanser though and my skin has been getting a lot better even since i switched to charcoal soap"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080588 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)20:20:03" && image=="stridex.jpg")

BHA = Stridex pads. If you can find any kind of pad or formula that's 2% salicylic acid and is alcohol-free, that's all you need. I feel like this is a seriously underrated source of BHA while being cheap, effective, and at almost everyone's fingertips."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080589 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)20:22:18")


I have no idea how chemistry works but my guess is that if you are using a facial cleanser after soap, it may restore some pH. If you switched to a charcoal soap, that may also help since I'm guessing it's specifically a facial soap, which should be more formulated for the skin. Soap generally should not be used on the face though unless it specifically says so."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080603 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)20:48:09")

>If you switched to a charcoal soap, that may also help since I'm guessing it's specifically a facial soap, which should be more formulated for the skin

i'm using this one:"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10080606 && dateTime=="01/15/19(Tue)20:54:50")

>at almost everyone's fingertips

If you're American."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10081103 && dateTime=="01/16/19(Wed)14:04:02" && image=="WrinklesUnderMyEyes.png")

"Hi, selfposting my eyes because I don't know what this problem is called. I was under the impression for the longest time that these wrinkles were called crow's feet, but today I found out that's if they're around the outer corners of your eye, not the inner.

So /cgl/, what are these kinds of wrinkles called? If they even have a name?

They're more or less always present on my face, but more pronounced when I drink and sleep too little. I've come to accept them, but can't deny I'd be nice to know how to treat them better. My skin has always been in the shitty league of atopic dermatitis, so right now the only facial creams I use is my urea-containing lotion and sporadically my immunosuppressive tacrolimus ointment. Sorry if today's pic looks oily, I put lotion on right before taking the picture."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10081110 && dateTime=="01/16/19(Wed)14:14:51")

sorry I can't help you, me from another time line"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10081112 && dateTime=="01/16/19(Wed)14:17:19")

gee, I wonder what the internet is."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10081114 && dateTime=="01/16/19(Wed)14:18:21")

omg, it's you. lol. i knew you were a chan"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10081117 && dateTime=="01/16/19(Wed)14:21:54")

I prefer the term gull, since this board is basically all I do on 4chan(nel.) Feel free to hit me up and/or talk about /cgl/ antics next time we meet, anon-chan!"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10081119 && dateTime=="01/16/19(Wed)14:23:59")

If we're talking about using the internet, Paula's Choice, CosRX, The Ordinary, etc are all just as easily accessible."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10081128 && dateTime=="01/16/19(Wed)14:32:57")

they are just under eye wrinkles. Most of the time with young (and youngish) people they worsen because of dehydration. A good eye cream can help along with staying hydrated, some people find lymphatic massage, ultrasonic massages, and ice rollers can help depuff and reduce the appearance of them too."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10081132 && dateTime=="01/16/19(Wed)14:37:31")

I know it sounds stupid, but make sure youre drinking enough water. like >>10081128 said, they do worsen with dehydration and water keeps your skin plump. It won't get rid of them, but one of the best ways to hydrate your skin is through drinking. moisturizers help, but they can really only do so much. most people are super dehydrated these days and don't even know it. drink water. coffee and sodas and other things might quench your thirst but they also dehydrate you further."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10081208 && dateTime=="01/16/19(Wed)16:31:04")

They're just undereye wrinkles. Since you've got atopic dermatitis the best thing to do would be to ask your doctor if you can safely use other treatments there. Aside from the things you already notice like hydration and sleep, retinol, laser resurfacing and sometimes IPL can help"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10081279 && dateTime=="01/16/19(Wed)17:52:24")

How are you just now finding out that crows feet only mean the wrinkles at the outer corner of the eye? I thought that was pretty common knowledge."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10081290 && dateTime=="01/16/19(Wed)18:09:40")


>Under eye wrinkles
I won't deny I was hoping for a fancier name. Crow's feet is at least a little bit affectionate. But thank you all for replying with advice, both big and small! Massages and ice treatment sounds fun, and laser is sci-fi as fuck. I'll ask my doctor if it's plausible for my skin on my next appointment, which luckily is fairly soon. Drinking more water is however the most direct and concrete change to make in my "skincare routine" and I'm looking forward to it. Water is pretty tasty, if you ask me.

Stay hydrated, fellow dermatitis-anon. Together we'll smooth out these under eye wrinkles."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10081964 && dateTime=="01/17/19(Thu)11:42:06")

"Anyone have recommendations for white mascara?";