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How do you deal with sales associates who tell you about nonsensical skin care “facts?”

I just politely nod and smile, while occasionally saying, “Ah.” Or, “Wow, I didn’t know that.” But I do listen to everything that they say, and I just come up with my own rationale or reasoning about why a certain statement or claim that they say, is wrong. I used to just block them out entirely, … Continue reading

Do you tend to spend more on individual skin care or makeup products?

For me, it’s definitely makeup. And while that may be initially surprising, considering this is a skin care blog, hopefully you’ll be able to understand why this response my response after reading this through. I find myself shelling out $40-$50 for a single foundation, but not even looking at similarly priced skin care. For example, … Continue reading

Has anyone ever said something about your skin that made you feel hurt? How did you deal with it?

Of course! I remember one time in middle school, when a friend commented that my skin looked like I scraped my face on the concrete or something. It was just so red and “holey” looking. Naturally, to seem “cool” because I apparently cared about that aspect of my persona back then, I just laughed it off … Continue reading

How do you avoid or treat flaky skin that accentuates foundation?

I use a gentle chemical exfoliant, preferably a 5-10% glycolic acid liquid treatment every 2-3 days to avoid this problem. I use the 5% more often since it’s not as harsh and irritating, but still efficacious. The 10% is reserved for weekly use. When applying foundation, I make sure to use a good primer (I actually use … Continue reading

What bothers you the most when you go shopping for skin care products?

What bothers me the most is when I see some poor old lady at the Lancome counter handing over her money to some eager sales associate in exchange for a giant cream in a jar. I just want to go over there and be like, “Excuse me, I think you should go over to the Estee Lauder counter if … Continue reading

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