Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Please help me!! With the warmer weather I’m finding that I’m oily and gross during the day (vs. some dryness during the winter). I’m also having T-zone breakouts and I wonder if there’s a moisturizer with a little zit-fighting ability that I should switch to vs. the Boscia now that the seasons have changed? Also, I typically use drugstore Neutrogena foundation/make-up (don’t yell!), but I think it’s time to invest in some good stuff, especially with my trouble skin AND the six weddings I have to attend between now and August (ugh). Is there a brand you absolutely love? (NARS? MAC?). I think I need a consult at a counter to find the products/shades that are right for me, but I’d love to know if there’s a company you trust more than others before I shell out some bucks :)
Gettin’ Greasy in LA
Dear Gettin’Greasy in LA,
Don’t you dare replace your Boscia
! The Boscia Black Collection is known for being the best line out there for oily skin! Trust me, if you use a moisturizer with too much pimple-fighting power you’re just going to dry out your skin, which will prompt your oil glands to panic and produce more
oil. Also, make sure you’re using the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask ($34)
at least 2-3 times per week which will help detoxify your skin without giving it a temper tantrum. Dr. Brandt also has a great line called Pores No More… I think the Dr. Brandt Skincare pores no more® pore refiner ($45),
which mattifies, exfoliates, and treats, would be perfect for your skin. Use it only on your t-zone and where your pores are trying to morph into dimples.
Girlfriend are you kidding me right now?? MAC
??? With oily skin?? Do you WANT to flaunt Texas oil fields for the weddings?? Or perhaps you were hoping to look like a science project as a conversation starter. Breakout central! I am prescribing the Jane Iredale ‘Glow Time’ Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 25 ($48).
This BB Cream has a lot more coverage than a typical BB and it is actually designed to fight oil and blemishes so its working while it’s covering. I got the recommendation from a friend who looks like she has amazing skin but claims to be plagued with oily skin, and she insists the Jane Iredale BB Cream changed her life. And she’s being totally serious. You just better promise me that the only thing the BB Cream is going to replace is your foundation. You know that’s my pet peeve
Please let me know how everything works out and send me pics of you and your flawless skin from all these weddings!
Posted by janna
Tags Blackheads, Blemishes, Boscia, Dr. Brandt, Enlarged Pores, Jane Iredale, Oily Skin, Pimples
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
There’s nothing worse than feeling a little something developing on your face. I’m not talking about the little hormone zits you get before your period or a pesky white head that pops up with some friends after a long session at the gym. I’m talking about a full-on painful, red pimple that starts hurting before it’s even a bump. I’m talking about the kind of pimple that gets so big and ugly you’re sure that an alien life-form may hatch from it during the night.
Your first instinct is to panic. You furiously douse the area with every topical acid and acne fighter you can find. You don’t care that your skin will be chapped and peeling. You just want it gone. Nothing works, so you panic some more and it gets large enough that you figure it’s ripe for the picking. BAD!! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by janna
Tags acne, Blemish, Naturopathica, Pimples, Tanda