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>> No. 6279 Anonymous
26th September 2020
Saturday 4:47 pm
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I'm getting older yet remain single and therefore feel the need to step up my skincare routine. Before I end up spending tens of pounds though I'd like your advice on what you would recommend. Frankly I'm a bit lost and this could really start crowding my bathroom.

So going by google I need to pick up:
1. Specialised face wash
2. Face scrub/exfoliator
3. Moisturising balm (I assume this is different from moisturiser?)
4. One of those sonic wand gizmos
5. Face masks
6. Night cream
7. Toner
8. Stuff to put around tired eyes

It seems like there aren't any kits that cover all of the above on Amazon but I'm aware that products aren't made with mix and match in mind. Also seems like they're putting charcoal in everything now.

/fa/ put together a guide but didn't include any specific product recommendations so I'm still left scratching my head.

Skincare is a popular topic on here but there lacks a thread sufficiently general where the responses won't all be directed by the OPs specifics
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>> No. 6280 Anonymous
26th September 2020
Saturday 5:55 pm
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I went through a brief phase in my late 20s/early 30s doing two or three of the things you have mentioned. I found that diet, rest and steam room/sauna sorted out my skin better than any of these things.

I can't comment extensively as a result, but the Clinique for Men range seems to have some of what you're looking for. the face wash/scrub is good and the moisturiser does make my skin feel nice for a little while (use a tiny bit though else you look weird).

I think getting/doing all of those things is overkill, and there will be many available partners/girls who will probably find it off-putting if your skincare regimen is longer/better than theirs.
>> No. 6281 Anonymous
26th September 2020
Saturday 7:42 pm
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>I think getting/doing all of those things is overkill

This, I said it recently in another thread but get a decent moisteriser with spf, protecting your skin from sun damage will help maintain healthy skin into your later years, and if you want you can fork out a bit more and get something with retinol in it too, as it's currently the best thing on the market for fighting wrinkles/aging skin.

At most all I'd add to that, if anything, is a face wash to use 1-2 times a week but that entirely depends on your skin I think, or a night cream as I have heard they can be good too on the whole anti-aging front.
>> No. 6282 Anonymous
26th September 2020
Saturday 8:06 pm
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Going from, from what I can tell, nothing to "sonic wand gizmos" is a bit drastic. Especially because if your skin doesn't react well to a product, you'll have no idea what's causing the problem if you've started using a whole bunch of stuff at once.

Personally, the only products I use daily are a cleanser and a moisturiser. I've used Cetaphil gentle cleanser for years, you can get a 473ml bottle from Amazon for a tenner (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cetaphil-Gentle-Skin-Cleanser-473/dp/B009W2G13W), and it lasts me a couple of months of daily use. I use a few drops of pure jojoba oil to moisturise (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Naissance-Pressed-Golden-Jojoba-500ml/dp/B004RGMN1C). It's more effective than any cream/lotion moisturiser I've tried, and cheaper than most.

Every other night I use a few drops of a retinol serum (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ordinary-Retinol-1-Squalane-30ml/dp/B0779YGB2G), mostly because my dermatologist once told me it was basically the only anti-aging ingredient that wasn't 90% bullshit. Used sparingly it helps to even out skin tone and reduce signs of aging.

About every two weeks, or when I notice the pores in my T-zone are visibly clogged, I use a bentonite clay mask (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bentonite-Healing-Cleansing-Detoxifying-Revitalization/dp/B01I1PT0G0). I bought 2 kilos of it a few years ago on offer for around £15, and still have plenty left. Washing the mask off is also a good way to physically exfoliate.

Mostly I use a chemical exfoliant though: a salicylic acid cream which I use around once a week (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strength-Salicylic-Treatment-Blackheads-Blemishes/dp/B081VQM7W4). £17 and lasts around three months.

This is just what works for me though. I would advise you to start out with a simple, non-fragranced cleanser and moisturiser, and work out what you want to do from there. And try to avoid jumping on fad products that some internet reviewer or magazine says is the magic bullet that will cure all your skin woes. It doesn't exist, and you will waste a lot of money and quite possibly damage your skin in the process.

Most importantly, as >>6280 says, a decent diet and adequate sleep will do more for your skin that anything you put on it.
>> No. 6283 Anonymous
26th September 2020
Saturday 8:30 pm
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Wear sunscreen. It is the only thing scientifically proven to prevent the effects of aging. When skin care products say they are proven to work it just means they have sunscreen in them.

Anyway here's wonderwall since we were all thinking about it anyway.

>> No. 6284 Anonymous
26th September 2020
Saturday 8:33 pm
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It bothers me how much this speech resembles Max Ehrmann's Desiderata poem. It's not so much the content, but how similar their names are too.
>> No. 6285 Anonymous
6th November 2020
Friday 10:58 pm
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>I use a few drops of pure jojoba oil to moisturise.
>It's more effective than any cream/lotion moisturiser I've tried, and cheaper than most.

I picked some of this up recently to see what all the fuss is about. It's okay but seems like people are selling it as a cure for everything when really it's just faintly smelly oil.

There was a suggestion I read that a bit in your hair makes it shine. Well, let me tell you, putting oil in your hair will make it shine but not necessarily in a way you'd want. I might try the suggestion that it's good for shaving but I'm not bloody cooking with it.
>> No. 6286 Anonymous
7th November 2020
Saturday 1:44 am
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As a longhair metalhead type for whom my luscious hair has always been my primary pulling technique, I can't recommend Argan oil enough. It's my secret weapon.

A few squirts before you brush or comb and your hair will be lavish like those wierdly erotic shampoo ads with all the little vitamin molecules wierdly floating into the hair.
>> No. 6287 Anonymous
7th November 2020
Saturday 3:08 am
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The dapper bloke at my local newsie recommended this. Shall be trying.
>> No. 6288 Anonymous
7th November 2020
Saturday 11:51 am
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I have some argan oil and had to try using different amounts, it always just seems to make my hair greasy, even with the smallest bit. Am I somehow doing something wrong or is my hair just weird? I suppose it's not going to work for everybody.

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