Mixing beatuy products

  • bennyboo

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    Apr 23, 2010 7:50 AM GMT
    Ok im just curios is it bad to mix beatuy products...like anti wrinkle creams, on top of skin toning creams, on top of make up on top of sun block...and so on....what if the products are all from the same maker???
  • shirty

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    Apr 23, 2010 1:57 PM GMT
    I don't think you need half of those things. Maybe some sunblock, which will prevent skin damage. Your skin looks fine - not sure why you'd need make-up or anti-wrinkle cream.

    Less is more, in my opinion. I used to use a lot of crap on my face but I realized it was just making things worse because I have sensitive skin. I stick to jojoba oil now - it's all natural and doesn't cause any breakouts.
    (http://www.acne.org/jojoba-oil.php)

    Most products on the market are full of chemicals and skin irritants that can actually do damage in the long run. Plus they're pretty expensive.

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    Apr 23, 2010 2:21 PM GMT
    A little sunscreen is all you really need. If your face gets dry, try a light moisturizer right out of the shower.
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    Apr 23, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    Yes, you'll reach critical mass and start a chain reaction that will melt your face.

    (Actually, I sometimes do product testing on those sorts of things. Generally, all of the products from a given manufacturer are exactly the same stuff with different labels and sometimes slightly different proportions or carriers.)
  • fryblock

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    Apr 23, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    PAJohn saidI make my own face cream by mixing equal parts mashed avocado and baby poop.


    You too?!
  • JayDT

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    Apr 23, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    Not sure why you are worrying about wrinkle creams now, you're young and you look great. A simple moisturiser is all you really need. If you feel like you want more than just that, try a moisturiser with Retinol in it. Retinol is the only substance proven by the FDA to actually rebuild colagen. Though the Jojoba oil is great and i highly recommend that as a moisturiser before bed.
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    Apr 23, 2010 7:14 PM GMT
    What kind of makeup? And why?

    Go ahead and use sunblock and moisturizer. No reason to let your skin get damaged in the first place (for the sunblock), and there's no harm in a little vanity (the moisturizer).

    As for the wrinkle creams and similar products, I'm not sure if they really work. I know several people (admittedly, all women) in their 20s who use those kinds of products on the pretense that they're preventing wrinkles from ever forming. I get that idea, but you will reduce the signs of aging and keep your skin healthy with the sunblock and moisturizer. The wrinkle creams, if they even work, might be overkill.
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    Apr 24, 2010 2:22 AM GMT
    From what I remember, the first thing you put on your skin is the one that will work better, the other stuff will just sit on top and do nothing. You can mix two creams together to better absorb them (like moisturiser and sunscreen) but skin creams work better on their own. Skin creams have their own consistencies so applying an oily one on top of a water rich one won't allow your skin to breathe as much.

    You don't need wrinkle cream at all if you've use sunscreen on a daily basis (30+ uva/uvb protection) and from a young age and applied adequate amounts 'cos a lot of people don't use enough of it usually only on their face.
    But you only need three skin products, exfoliator, moisturiser and sunscreen.
    Add witch hazel astringent if you've got acne problems.

    Wrinkle creams are meant for older skin, they don't work on young skin that have none.
    And I don't know why you'd use wrinkle cream, like Naomi Campbell says, black doesn't crack.
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    Apr 24, 2010 2:50 AM GMT
    You tell me...How does your face look with all of that crap pasted on you?icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 24, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
    I mix genetics with luck, then exfoliate and keep moisturized. And drink shitloads of water.

    Not that it does any good, but it's much less expensive than hiring a MUA, because I don't know shit about makeup.
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    Apr 24, 2010 2:57 AM GMT
    PAJohn saidI make my own face cream by mixing equal parts mashed avocado and baby poop.
    That sounds nasty and disgusting.
    Lose the avocado.