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Skin fix

Among other bodily concerns, I have been obsessed with my skincare recently. My acne-prone dermis hasn't looked as good as it does right now in years, which is encouraging and making me redouble my efforts to improve it. Still, it's got plenty still wrong with it. Some zits remain, and there's more than a few pits where the damn things left scars. I dream of truly clear skin, though it will probably never happenb. Based on my mother I'm genetically predisposed to acne, plus I think I have too many scars at this point. I've been using an apricot cleanser, a moisturizer, and a spot treatment, but I think I'd like to do some research into finding something to reduce the appearance of scarring.

Recently I discovered My Pale Skin, a Youtube channel by a girl with serious acne scarring who shows you how to create the appearance of flawless skin with makeup. I found it fascinating. I mean, I always knew makeup could change a person's look, but I guess I'd kind of been assuming that it wasn't possible to do things like hide scars and pitting without making it obvious you were caked with product. But this girl manages to do it-- you can tell she's wearing makeup, but the finish on the skin looks nice, not like she's got a layer of spackle over her. And she uses a LOT of stuff. Her makeup skills are really impressive.

I kind of want to learn to do what she does, just to have the skill in my trickbag. It would be a pretty expensive proposition, though, since as I said, she uses a lot of products and I'd have to buy them all. I don't wear makeup normally-- which is the primary reason I want clear skin. All my life, I've been very attached to the idea of if you like something about my appearance, it's not something put on, it's what I look like all the time. Like, you won't catch me without my whatever and think I'm not as good looking as you thought. So I wouldn't want to use it in normal situations. But maybe for special things-- modeling, acting, special occasions --it would be cool to know how to create the illusion of perfect skin.

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youareverysmall
Jul. 16th, 2015 01:52 pm (UTC)
She actually has a video where she does her makeup using only items you can buy in a drugstore...still not as cheap as, like, not doing any makeup at all, but certainly everything she uses in that video is affordable. And she makes it look great!

(Also you're obviously gorgeous without makeup, so.)
breakinglight11
Jul. 16th, 2015 01:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's true! Well, maybe I'll give that a try when I have a little extra cash.

And thank you. 😊
(Anonymous)
Jul. 16th, 2015 03:27 pm (UTC)
Just a word of warning about cheap makeup. Be careful with it on clearly sensitive skin. Its fine for things like liners and shadows and lip color if you are into those. For putting all over your skin, you really want something quality, ( and still do an allergy test). If you like, I can make some suggestions. Most of those tutorials are sadly targeted at selling products one way or another, and likely you dont actually need to wear all of that! Its about finding the very minimum that gives you the look you want at a social distance ( rather than close up, cuz if someone's that close to you, they probably aren't thinking about your blemishes). You'd be surprised at how little you can get away with.

-vik
breakinglight11
Jul. 17th, 2015 01:59 am (UTC)
That is a good point. Sometime I'd love to consult with your expertise, if you wouldn't mind. Your makeup always looks so good!
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My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

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