View Full Version : Skin... / how to keep it looking good when it's (quite) exposed
04-28-2004, 02:34 AM
Ok. So awhile ago I made the silly mistake of deciding on making my next costume be one with "not alot to it" if you will ^^ but thats another story...
Does anyone have any tips about keeping your skin healthy/glowing/and overall looking nice? Thanks in advance!
(P.S.- if this belongs somewhere else, sorry!)
04-28-2004, 03:01 AM
Be good to yourself primarily. The old saying about drinking lots of water holds true. Your body needs water to remain healthy so drink 32 ounces a day, skip carbonated stuff, or at least cut back. Eat healthy foods, cut back on the junk. As for actual skin tips it depends on your skin. Personally I have oily skin and so I scrub daily with a sugar scrub and on a weekly bases use a clay mask that contains mint. I use facial cream on my face after taking a shower but one for oily skin. Other then that I don't do anything else to my skin. Less is always more.
The best foods you can eat are fruits and veggies perferably steamed or raw. Meat is good for you but in moderation as is fish. Be good to your body and it will be good to you.
04-28-2004, 03:03 AM
ok...I may not be the 'expert' but I can give you some advice :) first off keep clean :crest: hehe, of course there are these ummm dove facial scrub things that are *awesome* for making your skin look pretty - they're cloths in a pak that have the cleaning stuff on them, run water rub on your face er wherever (they might be facial scrubs but they're not limited to just the face) and then rinse or shower whichever and it gives your skin this healthy glow and it's all clean down to the pores (feels soft too!). Also if you have a problem with acne (and your'e not using anything else) rubbing alcohol works well to clear it up but over a period of time.
04-28-2004, 03:37 AM
I know this isn't really about makeup, but this is the closest forum I can find for such a specific topic.
All skin: do not use harsh soaps.
Non-oily skin: use moisturizer.
Oily skin (this is mostly a "face problem"): mostly ignore it and by the time you're my age you'll be glad you did. :p (Oily skin can get annoyingly shiny as the day wears on, but it naturally moisturizes, so unless you are having an acne problem, don't worry too much.)
04-28-2004, 08:20 PM
Exfoliation is the best way to keep your body glowing and even toned all over.
There are different products available to exfoliating your body - some people prefer granulated scrubs, some people prefer AHAs, others dry body brushing.
Sugar or salt scrubs are usually a mixture of granules and oils - you rub these all over and then rinse off - some oil remains on your skin after, and you let that sink in to condition. The benefit of these is that you don't have to use a body moituriser afterwards. I do however, find these to be to harsh for my chest and back, so I just use them on my arms and legs.
Otherwise a plain granulated body scrub (I use St Ives Invigorating for face on my body) and then follow with a body lotion. A lotion with AHAs in it (Palmer's make one, and so does H20+) will also help smooth your skin. You might want to use an extra creamy product on your dry spots such as elbows and knees. I use L'Occitane 100% Shea Butter for this.
A self-tanner may also help in making your skin glowy - just make sure your skin is well exfoliated so you don't get patches.
On the day, you can also use body makeup - such as MAC Face and Body Foundation - or some kind of highlighter lotion or bronzer (Nars Body Glow, Stila All Over Shimmer).
05-13-2004, 04:21 PM
This probably won't help much here, since it has to do with your physique, but make sure that you stay fit... excersize can be good for your skin!
Being Asian, I actually don't have that kind of problem... but you could use a bronzer on your skin and that could make you look glowy without having to use a tanner. Personally, I buy loose shimmer in white or gold and brush it all over my body and it looks really good. Really smooth too.
Another thing that could help if you're up to it: saunas. I swear, they help, and if you exphoilate the Asian way (with a exphoilating cloth... usually comes in green or red with two black stripes on them) it makes you feel really clean. It's unbelievable how much crap you had on your skin until you exphoilate that way (since you rub yourself with the cloth WITHOUT soap, so you actually do see your dead, old skin come off)
Taking care of yourself is THE major factor- stay out of the sun, eat well, etc.. I've been using a toning lotion from The Healing Garden recently, and it helps somewhat.
Theres also something called ERA Glaze, which is a spray on foundation for your entire body. You can find out more at classifiedcosmetics.com
05-18-2004, 04:59 PM
Drink lots of water!
Get a good nights sleep! (I wish I had this one)
Eat lots of fruits and Veggies! (Fruits are the best!)
Stay away from junk food!
WEAR SUNSCREEN! Sun makes you old and wrinkly. If you want to tan.. get tan in a can or something! (lots of costumes require a pale anyways)
A light exfoliating is good. (not so heavy harsh that you hurt your face! owy)
I also hear that using Hemroid cream around your eyes will remove under eye bags... But, that sounds kinda dangerous to me as it is made to go on yer bum... O_O
that's all I can think of for now!
Hope this helps!
06-01-2004, 04:57 PM
My Boy and I have been complimented on our skin a lot over the years. Here's what we do:
Diet: Boy and I eat lots of fruits and veggies, and only drink water and green tea. We eat fruits and roasted nuts for snacks instead of candies and potato chips. And we wouldn't touch soda with a ten foot pole.
Beauty regimine: Less is more. Exfoliate face every other day and body once a week. Because I'm younger and still prone to acne, I use Clean & Clear cleansing scrub. It's rather inexpensive, but it does the job really, really well. My beautiful college roomie introduced me to it, and I swear by it.
Never, ever leave the house without sunscreen. I actually get a nice, melon-scented, moisturizing one at Sally Beauty Supply, so I don't have that icky sunscreen feeling.
Hope that helps!
06-01-2004, 07:16 PM
This, specifically, is what I use:
I use it before a convention and the morning of. It makes your skin look and feel great to the touch.
I don't have the stress relief one, rather, the aromatherapy line, but it does the same thing. The oils smell absolutely fabulous, too.
Additionally, I use it directly before shaving, and it allows to get the most amazingly close, smooth shave possible. Your skin will glow, be soft, smooth, feel great, and smell amazing!
No, I am not trying to sell the product nor do I work, or have ever worked, at a Bath and Body Works store.
06-02-2004, 12:50 AM
People talk about exfoliating. What exactly does that mean? I really like peel off face masks, they make me feel like everything yucky has been yanked out, but sometimes they don't even work. Maybe i'm just mildly obsessive compulsive, but i always thinks there' gunk in my pores, i can see the tiny dots, and the dark stuff inside. It drives me nuts. Those Biore pads don't seem to work so well. Should i just use gritty exfoliating soap?
I have a problem with exfoliating products; i have Rosacea! Sigh! (this 'disorder', involves blood vessels in the face being very close to the surface of the skin, so one blushes brighter and easier, and retains a general appearance of redness. Its influened by food, environment, stress, EVERYTHING, and is doubly bad if its compounded with acne, which mine isn't anymore) So i can't use these exfoliating products often. I use Cetaphil gentle cleansing soap, but even it doesn't leave me feeling as clean as i would like on my face. I have mildly oily skin, but its very sensitive to "for oily skin" products, and goes completely the opposite way and peels on the forehead, etc.
That moisturizing melon sunscreen; is that more like a lotion that has sunscreen in it? Something one could wear every day, with out that gross, i'm wearing sunscreen feeling? If so, that would be very cool. I hate getting those slight tans from even daily exposure to sun, because they wind up just on my arms. Then i feel silly when i do have to expose most of me, like in a swimsuit!