gross-skin

anonymous asked:

I'm 15 years old and I have stretch marks. I feel like shit because of it and I don't know what to do. They're on my inner thighs, the back of my calves, and I just found one on my upper arm. Is this normal? I feel like everyone's going to see them and it's super embarrassing.

Stretch marks are perfectly normal, especially if you’re growing/gaining weight. They fade over time but it’s honestly not worth worrying about what other people think though lovely.

When was the last time you looked at someone and thought ‘ew their skin is gross’ or ‘omg she has a monobrow’…people really don’t pay as much (critical) attention to you as you think and if they do, that’s a reflection of them, not you. :)

anonymous asked:

generally i don't hold too much idols under 18 say against htem bc they're still children and the things they say change all the time ie jungkook's skin color preference like homeboy changed from light skinned to "healthy" skin aka tan basically so he's still a fickle bratty teen BUT!!!! fans can't just defend what he said as like oh it's nothing wrong like it is, it's colorist, preferring white skin or any skin is gross and shouldn't be a thing the only reason i'm giving him a pass is age (1/2)

(2/2) and i’m gonna assume that these anons saying that it’s ok to like white skin are ALSO bratty teens and don’t know better or white girls that don’t want to know better bc it should be obvious why and how “preferring” white skin isn’t right or good or okay or nbd


what he said was a very small thing. it was a microaggression and even tho it was tiny he will still be held very accountable. 

-admin h

SPOT IT: WHY PEEL?

We ask an expert why you should amp up your skin care routine with a regular peel.

Your beauty products work best on clean, healthy skin, and nothing helps skin get its groove back more than a quality peel. But what makes a quality peel? What sort of results should you expect? When should you use one? We ask Jamie Anderson, Sephora’s Director of Education and Client Solutions. She clarifies all that and more, as well as explains why the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta line has the best starter or supplemental peels for most people. BECKY PEDERSON

Let’s start with the basics first. What’s the purpose of regular peels?

The benefits to a peel are multifold, but they certainly help with radiance. They also help with texture, so you’ll have softer, glowing skin. Dr. Gross, in particular, is a perfect example of micro exfoliation, which is just literally sloughing off that very top, superficial layer of dead skin while keeping all of the other layers nicely intact. You want that dead layer off because it makes your complexion look dull and rough.

Does this affect beauty product application?

Yes. By cleaning your slate, it leaves your skin ready to maximize whatever you follow with. You’re really just setting your skin up for success for whatever follows. And that definitely does include makeup. It makes your makeup glide on really evenly.

What sorts of skin care concerns will a peel address?

It can be really effective on a multitude of specific concerns: the look of pores that are enlarged, sun damage, dark spots oftentimes left over from breakouts, fine lines, and wrinkles. Because when you think about what a peel is actively doing on your skin, it’s supporting cell turnover.

How often should a person peel?

It kind of depends on your starting point with your skin and your skin type, what your needs are, and your environment. There are so many variables that impact your skin. But if you want optimal results from the Dr. Gross line, you should use his Alpha Beta Original and Extra Strength peels every day. And his Medi-Spa Peel is recommended for once a week in addition to your daily peel.

That said, I wouldn’t want anyone to trade out his or her current peel routine for this, if what you do now is working for you. This is more incremental, like something you can include in your routine to have bigger and better results.

Is there an optimal time of day to peel?

I think people should do it when they can, because compliance and consistency are what count.

Personally, in a world of everything being equal, I would do it at night because your skin really does go into recovery mode when you sleep and is very receptive to ingredients that you follow with. So it would be great to go ahead and get that layer off that’s impeding your nighttime routine.

It seems like the Medi-Spa Peel in particular is a great way to unwind at the end of the day.

I will say the experience itself is more luxurious, so it might be a special treat that you reserve for your weekends when you have time.

With the Dr. Gross peels, the solution always comes in pre-soaked cotton rounds. In this peel, the cotton round is a little more robust and has a little more oomph to it. It’s not paper-thin and it’s not a scruffy, textured round. It’s very soft and pillowy. But it does have some heft to it, so it can maneuver your skin and stay intact as a viable, physical exfoliant to help distribute the solution.

The solution, of course, is a chemical exfoliant. It’s unique to this product and very elevated. And then the neutralizing step, which is what we love about Dr. Gross, is the second. Obviously, it’s a very purposeful process.

What about it is purposeful?

It links directly back to his dermatological practice. After you apply an acidic peel, you’re affecting your pH. When your pH is in flux, you want to neutralize it. What’s special about Dr. Gross is that the neutralizers in his peels all have a lot of treatment benefits as well. So, you’re not just neutralizing; you’re conditioning and hydrating as well.

This neutralizer in particular has a beautiful texture; it’s a milky, soft liquid that just feels lovely on your skin. It’s delightful, really.

Some people are uncomfortable with the idea of putting acids on their face. Should that be a concern?

People hear acids and assume that means burning off. I want everybody to understand that you are not likely to see pieces of skin peel off. I can’t imagine a scenario where this would cause that, unless you used it incorrectly.

The acids in these peels aren’t designed to burn off your skin. In fact, a perfect example of a well-known acid that does the exact opposite is hyaluronic acid. Its whole primary benefit is as a humectant. It attracts and binds water to your skin.

At what age should a person start peeling? Should you start sooner rather than later?

It depends on the peel and other variables. I will say, if you use a gentle peel, you can certainly start in your mid or late 20s. Certainly by 30, you’ll have an actual, physiological need to peel because that’s when you start to notice dead skin doesn’t slough off on its own as effectively and ideally as it should.

The hard facts are that when you’re younger, your skin does a great job of turning itself over. Pretty much every 28 days, the dead skin is gone and you’ve got that beautiful, new, glowing skin right underneath.

But as you age, by the time you hit 35 it’s more like every 35 days, instead of 28. So you’ve got a whole week of lag time there, where you’re facing the world with that accumulated surface of dead skin cells. And then, of course, the lag time gets longer as you get older.

The most critical thing is to wear sunscreen 365 days a year under any circumstances. If you’re peeling at any age, you definitely need to do that.

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don’t ever cram it into your mind that people who have vitiligo are ugly because they are honestly adorabubbles to the max. It’s like, so cool-looking. Like when God was decided what color to make them, he decided to take his paintbrush and make an abstract splatter of beautiful, beautiful art. And also, they look like calico kitties! Calico kitties are adorable, and so are people with vitiligo. If you have vitiligo, feel proud. You are a work of art.

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tumblr play doctor for me i got a lump on my neck and u guys should tell me if im DYING or not

it’s probably too low to be my lymph node since its so far below my ear?? its been there for like a few days to a week or so and probably from me pokin at it theres a little more swelling under it that u can see in the second photo, the third photo is of my UNBLEMISHED SIDE for comparison