I don't have really dark circles but I find that a yellow based concealer helps disguise them better than a regular concealer. I also pick a concealer that is creamy so the concealer that I use on my under eye circles won't be the same one I use on a pimple because the skin under my eyes is dry and not oily.
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What tips do you have to conceal under eye dark circles that work for you?
Even with photos our WebMD healthh professionals cannot diagnose anyone over the internet. The Adult Skin Problems Slideshow which is linked on our Skin Problems & Treatments Communitymay be a better fit for your questions about skin rashes and the like. That community board also has links to some of the various skin condition health centers that you may want to take a look at.
Please do see a doctor for help with your skin. Won't you write back and let us know how you are after you've seen a doctor?
It does take some trial and error to find concealers that can cover the redness from acne. The concealer you use on your undereye area is probably going to be too sheer or too creamy for your face. With a mineral powder makeup try using a small taklon nylon brush to apply mineral powder to a blemish area.
You can also use a small taklon nylon concealer brush to apply a cream concealer to a blemish area. You probably don't want to rub the skin area with your fingers so tapping the concealer on with a small brush may provide better coverage.
As to the brands, look for a concealer that can cover a tattoo. That may make it easier to cover your skin blemishes if regular concealers don't cover well.
Cystic acne is defintely something that you should go to a dermatologist for help because cystic acne can leave scars which are hard to remedy afterwards.
The Friday, March 18, 2011 episode of the Dr Oz show is a repeat airing of the Wednesday, February 2, 2011 episode which featured dermatologist Dr Susan Evans. The episode titled" Anti-Aging What To Do: When It All Heads South" has Dr Evans on in about the first 15 minutes or so of the show.
You can watch the episode online if you missed it on TV, I've pulled up the links for you:
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In this episode Dr Evans injects hyaluronic filler into the under eye area of a woman to fill out that area. Dr Evans also mixes up a home recipe temporary skin tightening mixture of a crushed up pseudoephedrine pill and a GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid) cream which Dr Oz calls a "pseudoephedrine swirl" which is then applied to the under eye area.
I had a community member ask about this episode a month and a half ago soon after the show aired in February so I am going to guess that the repeat airing of the show today will also bring some more interest in this topic.
What anti-aging things have community members on this board tried?
While there may have been an increase in overall cosmetic procedures according to a plastic surgery trade organization; when Dr Kotler takes a closer look at those statistics most of the increase is due to non-surgical procedures that have little or not downtime such as Botox and fillers.
Well that makes sense! In an economy that hasn't totally recovered people will likely downsize their budget and expectations by going for the non surgical procedures that are cheaper rather than those that require surgery, a lengthy recuperation and a lot of money.
I want to fix some lines above my upper lip but I'm not in any hurry to do so. I want to wait until the economy is better. How about you? What procedures are on your wish list that you are wanting but maybe putting off until the economy improves?
If your skin is dry and sensitive try using skin care products such as sunscreens, body washes, and moisturizers that leave out coloring and fragrances as these can be irritants to your skin. Dump that bar of soap and go for a liquid cleanser because it won't leave a residue on your skin like bar soap can. Think about a shower filter if you have hard water and take warm and not hot baths or showers and don't soak in the tub for a long time.
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Now that winter is nearly over and spring is almost here, what tips do you have to deal with dry skin? For me it's using a liquid cleanser in the shower and making sure to rinse off really well! If bar soap leaves a residue on the bathtub, think of what it leaves on you!
What tips do you have that you want to share with your fellow community members?
Slideshow: Look Younger Secrets that Work WebMD has a new beauty slideshow -- take a look at it and see how many of these things you are already doing to stave off the signs of aging from the inside out and the outside in. How many things would you be willing to do to look younger?
I'm a baby boomer so here are the things I do:
1. I use a makeup primer around my eyes. My skin is too oily to have to use this all over my face since I don't have dry skin.
2. I use a yellow based concealer to disguise dark circles and any skin discolorations such as age spots. My goal isn't to totally hide freckles, just to even out my skin tone.
3. Brows -- I need to fill in my brows to give them a youthful look. You can absolutely lose your brow hairs from over-plucking and if you damage your hair follicles the hair may never grow back.
4. Eyelashes -- I use one coat of mascara on my upper lashes, let it dry completely and then curl my lashes with an eyelash curler. My lashes are so straight that's the only way I can get a curl to stay.
5. Eyeshadow -= I use matte light shades or no eyeshadow at all. Sparkles and shimmer only emphasize any wrinkles on the eyelids.
6 Lipstick -- Ditch any dark and too bright lipsticks. They only draw attention to any imperfections such as lines around your mouth and they look ghastly if you have any teeth discolorations. I use shades of pink, nude, or berry lipsticks or lip glosses.
7. Hair -- I color it medium brown and do root touch-ups once a week. My hair grows fast so gray roots are evident quickly. If you choose to go gray, then rock your gray hair color with a great haircut and style! Thinning hair is also something that I am dealing with. I use topical OTC minoxidil on my scalp and I also use powders made to dab or shake on to your hair to disguise any scalp see through.
8. Sunscreen and sunglasses -- Always, always, always! It's a must every day to wear a good broad spectrum sunscreen on my face. I'm getting better about remembering to apply it to my neck and chest and hands and forearms too where the skin is exposed. I always wear sunglasses outside and when I'm driving during the daytime.
Rather than try and pluck out the gray hairs, why not consider using a hair color to start covering the grays if they are noticeable? Hair turns gray at it's own rate and sometimes there's no rhyme or reason as to how you start turning gray. The hairs that you pluck will likely grow back unless the follicle gets damaged, so keep that in mind.
Do you have problems wearing a wedding ring? Do earrings bother you if you have pierced ears? Does the back of your watch make you itch and scratch? It may not be just you -- those jewelry items may be irritating your skin because of the nickel content.
Did you know that nickel is used as an alloy in some white gold and silver jewelry? Pure silver and pure gold metal is too soft to wear as jewelry so an alloy metal is added to it to harden it and make it wearable.
But there's also nickel in some things you wouldn't ordinarily think about -- including metal zippers in jeans, cell phones, and eating and cooking utensils.
But why are people allergic to nickel? Read this WebMD article to find out: