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  1. Starting to use Retin-A at night at the lowest strength (like 0.025) a few nights a week, without putting anything near the eyes, will automatically exfoliate skin/accelerate skin renewal, and eliminate the under-eye problem eventually. I'm like you and also have very sensitive under-eye skin which is worsened with moisturizers, and gets dry. This does really help, but it has to be done slowly, and in a pea sized amount, and not near the eyes. Ideally, I would use an anti-inflammatory retinol like ZO Retamax, after getting a prescription. And during the day, it's ESSENTIAL you wear a good sunscreen, zinc oxide based is best. Hope this helps!
  2. Same routine, slightly modified: Morning routine: CLEANSE: Oilacleanse EXFOLIATE: Exfoliating Polish TREAT: 10% C Bright Serum TONE: Balatone SOOTHE: Daily Power Defence PROTECT: MD Solarsciences Tinted Mineral Creme SPF 30 Night routine: CLEANSE: Oilacleanse TONE: Balatone SOOTHE: Daily Power Defence TREAT WITH ACTIVES: Retamax
  3. Hey, thanks Echelon! Was the Obagi your colleague used the original Obagi, or from the ZO Skin line?There's a big difference between the two, I believe. Thanks for the very valuable input!!
  4. DollSkin25

    Retinol A

    Retin-A is definitely great to use. I started 3 months ago.
  5. This may be what you're looking for as it satisfies all your requirements: Juice Beauty's Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30 with 20% non-nano zinc oxide. I have oily skin too and this worked pretty well for me before.. It's pretty sheer with a tiny bit of a white cast, but sinks in and not oily. Oh - and it's all natural and organic. Hope that helps!
  6. I think muscle toning will probably help. I'm going to finish a 3 month workout challenge with the Joey Atlas programme to build some muscle tone, and it's supposed to really help with the body skin as well. Will let you know how it goes, I currently don't have much muscle yet.
  7. Omg this happens to me too!! Great question. It was bothering me just yesterday.. Some days it's better, some days it's almost normal, some days it's bad. Hate this problem! I'm hoping that my upcoming chemical peel will help make it normal and even again (I'm getting it in about a month's time.) Will let you know if that helps!
  8. So, I just started Obagi ZO Skin Health and here's my protocol - this has been doing wonders for me of late: Morning routine with all products from the ZO Skin line: CLEANSE: Oilacleanse EXFOLIATE: Exfoliating Polish TONE: Balatone SOOTHE: Daily Power Defence TREAT WITH ACTIVES: Melamin PROTECT: Sunscreen with Primer SPF 30 Night routine: CLEANSE: Oilacleanse TONE: Balatone SOOTHE: Daily Power Defence TREAT WITH ACTIVES: Retamax + Melamix No irritation or redness so far.. fingers crossed! Woops I forgot, I also use Clinique's makeup remover to get rid of eye makeup..
  9. This is a tentative answer but I've just started the ZO Skin multi-system hydroquinone protocol (only for a week so far...and they have other protocols.) I'm going to do it for at least 2 months. But so far - it does work! I'm seeing more even toned, brighter skin. Everyone's different of course, but I think this is working for me so far. And I def had some pigmentation issues earlier.
  10. Thanks for the input Reija! I'm currently doing the ZO skin hydroquinone multi-system protocol and I was skeptical but wow...these products really do have some magic in them. Especially the exfoliating polish - it's like microdermabrasion everyday at home!
  11. I was wondering if there are any chemical peel experts out here. I'm just embarking on the ZO skin hydroquinone skin care protocol for 1 month, after which I will be getting an Obagi Blue Peel. I was wondering if this type of peel helps with various issues like uneven skin tone and skin laxity? Thanks in advance!
  12. Hi all, If someone says they "love you", do they mean it? This isn't about a romantic relationship.. It's a family issue. I have an uncle who's really targeting me of late. Over the past few years, it's become a constant reality. He stares hard at me and it intimidates me. It's unavoidable because we live in the same house in a joint family. The last few months, I struggled with a serious illness for the first time in my life (I'm in my twenties, in grad school, and it was touch and go.) Caught a life threatening bacterial infection from a sick animal bite on the street. I nearly lost my life. Thankfully, I recovered, but when I came back from hospital, instead of being nice he was horrifically nasty to me. Did everything he could to get me down. I've avoided him since then as much as possible, because it really hurt me. Well, recently, he almost broke down crying and told my parents that he loves me. Is this genuine? What would account for such weird behaviour on his part? I've never been anything but polite and respectful, although I'm not super close to him or anything. Thanks in advance :-)
  13. Hi everyone! I'm Lana and I'm excited to learn a lot in here and share experiences Really cool place to be! Especially as I'm about to embark on a skin care & make up journey of sorts. Great to meet you all!
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