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  • #1101787 Reply
    Ange
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    I’ve thought about serums for my eyebrows as they’re really pathetic but I don’t know if I have the patience to see if it works. Maybe I should as I haven’t pulled the trigger on microblading yet.

    #1101800 Reply
    Copa
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    I’ve had a couple friends with very sparse eyebrows do microblading and think it looks great. If I had different eyebrows, I’d consider it. Mine are only sparse at the ends so I don’t have to do much for them.

    Thanks for the serum rec! Pulled the trigger last night and I’ll see how it treats me. I also pulled the trigger on a moisturizer that a derm I follow online recommended for dry winter skin and “face basting” at night, which I’ve never tried, but my skin is so. dry. every winter. I’ll be solo this weekend so that seems like as good a time as any to slather enough lotion on to look like a ghost.

    #1101801 Reply
    ktfran
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    @Copa, what’s the moisturizer your derm recommended?

    #1101802 Reply
    Copa
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    La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5. To be clear, not my derm — just a derm that I follow online and like, haha. My actual derm has recommended this brand to me in the past — in particular, he highly recommends their sunscreen (I have tried it and like it… leaves a white cast but I did not burn in the desert sun so it was a win). Anyway, I guess this cream is very moisturizing and has zinc, so it is soothing, but the zinc will leave a white cast so she (the internet derm) recommends it for nighttime use and says you can even apply it on kinda thick (“face basting”) and let it absorb in if you’re really dry and feel so inclined.

    ETA: The derm I follow online is Dr. Shereene Idriss. She’s an NYC cosmetic derm and I like her. She has an IG account and does YouTube videos that I find helpful. She has product recommendations for various concerns at all price points.

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    #1101804 Reply
    ktfran
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    Thanks! My skin gets super dry in the winters. Our dehumidifier helps a little, but I def need stronger moisturizers.

    ETA: Ugh. humidifier. Not dehumidifier. My brain is a little fuzzy this week.

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    #1101805 Reply
    anonymousse
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    I love some of their products Copa, and use the hydrating cleanser, and I think their sunscreen “milk” doesn’t have the white cast and might still have the zinc, although I might be making that up.

    I’ve been slathering my face in oil on top of cream before bed and have humidifiers everywhere. I have asthma and the dry air is making my Xmas Covid cough linger way too long.

    #1101808 Reply
    hfantods
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    Would love to hear how the serum goes. I heard about Latisse horror stories so I have avoided all that but this seems like a strengthening serum. I’d love to do a lash lift too but I don’t want to damage my lashes.

    My derm also recommended La Roche Posay. The lipikar body lotion is amazing — apply to body after a shower. For daily moisturizer my derm recommended the toleriane which is a nice light moisturizer. I use the sunscreen too but the tinted seems to be out of stock.

    #1101809 Reply
    anonymousse
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    This influencer I follow (I know, I know I’m eye rolling, too) has before and after with the grandelash and they are pretty epic results. It’s @graceatwood (the stripe.)

    I could talk skincare and books all day.

    Hair- recently I’ve been trying to baby mine and encourage growth and length so I’ve been using masks and oils and stuff. My sister has really long hair (I can never seem to make it much past my shoulders before I cut it) and she’s been giving me all her secrets. She is using the supplement for hair growth that I think Kate has mentioned? Nutrafoil? IDK. Anyways, all my oiling has been paying off. I was ready to cut it all because I thought I was going bald or something with shedding but it’s now it appears more full and longer.

    I have brain fuzz lately, too @ktfran and I hear it from others also. I’m not sure if it’s Covid, the endless pandemic, age or what. I walk into rooms forgetting what I went in looking for.

    #1101811 Reply
    Copa
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    This is the sunscreen I used that was recommended to me: https://www.laroche-posay.us/our-products/sun/body-sunscreen/anthelios-melt-in-milk-sunscreen-spf-60-antheliosmeltinmilk.html#tab=description. I bought it before we went to Utah last spring and did not burn (I often burn the first few sun exposures every year despite my best efforts), so I overall liked it. It was thick, though, and because my skin is dry, when I’d reapply, my dry skin was basically pilling off as I rubbed it in. I wouldn’t have put this stuff on my face under makeup, but would’ve repurchased for body use if I felt like it worked for my skin. I switched over to Supergoop after.

    #1101812 Reply
    anonymousse
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    #1101817 Reply
    Rangerchic
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    thanks for posting that link @Copa and anonymousse! I’m looking for a good sunscreen and haven’t found one (for my body) though I do use the Supergoop and/or the one from Tula (don’t recall it’s name at the moment) for my my face – I like both of those. I especially need one at the elevation I live and for our upcoming vacation this summer to Hawaii. I’ve been trying to be more diligent about applying regularly.

    #1101818 Reply
    Copa
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    Yeah!! It was good sunscreen, just didn’t work for me. When we were in Hawaii a couple years ago, we bought some of the local eco-friendly stuff. The brand is Ocean Potion. I had a rash that started mild and looked a little worse every day. I thought it was a reaction to wearing a wetsuit for some reason, but realized it was the sunscreen on maybe the second to last day of our trip. It continued to get worse before it got better so within a day or so of coming home, I was covered in hives everywhere but my face and learned online I was not alone. The boyfriend fared fine so I may have particularly sensitive skin.

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