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lifebeginz Tue 14-Aug-18 09:02:22

Looking for product recommendations for two skin complaints - I tried searching previous threads but got lost....

I have quite visible pores on my nose and cheeks. Other thanthose I have got my skin to a place where I can wear minimum make up (but still put some concealer and powder over nose and cheeks) So i am looking for a product to help minimise them long term but also some kind of primer, serum or similar that I can wear alone so they are not as visible but I don't need to wear actual make up if that makes sense?

Also in a picture taken over the weekend I doscovered some upsetting fine lines at my inner eyes, outer nose and around my lips when I smiled! help! obviously I know that a cream isn't going to be a miraculous cure but just something that may "soften" them!

Much appreciated in advance

Thanks!

lifebeginz Thu 16-Aug-18 09:22:25

bumping...help...anyone????

Jellyshoeshurtmyfeet Thu 16-Aug-18 09:36:32

I sometimes use a product called Nanoblur on fine lines. I put all my make up on then dab a tiny amount over the lines. It creates an optical illusion with light so the lines look invisible. I'm not sure I've explained that too well but if your lines are fine I would recommend it.

curiositycreature Thu 16-Aug-18 09:51:49

There are some fantastic primers on the market. I don't tend to wear anything on top of them either (heavy make up appears to be the thing the kids are doing these days but I can't get behind it).

This Stila primer corrects uneven skin tones and leaves your face feeling very bright

https://www.stilacosmetics.com/products/one-step-correct?via=560aaeae69702d72b5000003%2C560aaeae69702d72b5000009

Smashbox make a range of great primers and I'd recommend the pore minimising one based on what you said

https://m.smashbox.co.uk/product/6038/58711/face/primer/travel-size-photo-finish-pore-minimizing-primer

Or this is a general all rounder which is just incredible but doesn't go very far

https://m.smashbox.co.uk/product/6038/18502/face/primer/photo-finish-foundation-primer#/shade/CLEAR

Benefit also do a great pore minimiser, but again, it doesn't go far

https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/uk/en-gb/product/the-porefessional-face-primer

A mattifying primer tends to help when you are shiney, so not what you need, but it may help

https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/face/moisturisers/tea-tree-mattifying-lotion/p/p000704

Or there are cheaper options around, but I've honestly found that you get for what you pay for

https://www.loreal-paris.co.uk/products/make-up/face/highlighter-and-illuminator/infallible-mattifying-prime-mattifying-primer

banivani Thu 16-Aug-18 09:56:04

For pore minimizing look at niacinamide as an ingredient. A starting point could be the Niacinamide + Zinc serum from The Ordinary. It's not expensive and has a high concentration of niacinamide.

Fine lines are obv a part of life ... but hydration is key of course. You could try focusing on hydrating products, which when coupled with for example hyaluronic acid locks the moisture in quite deep down. Obv nothing works if your body isn't hydrated from inside. smile A vitamin A/retinoid cream is another way to go to combat fine lines.

There is plenty of useful information on the dedicated skincare threads!

lifebeginz Thu 16-Aug-18 10:01:45

Thanks so so much for your replies and suggestions. I'll have a good look at them at lunchtime.

I try to make sure I drink plenty of water, green tea and even twinings "glow" tea to keep hydrated. Also trying to eat more "skin friendly" foods

I am new to MN and didn't even realise there was a dedicated skincare section..... I'll scout it out. thanks

banivani Thu 16-Aug-18 15:02:01

Nono, it's right here in style and beauty, nowhere else. smile This is the latest thread, with links to all the previous ones. www.mumsnet.com/Talk/style_and_beauty/3317612--Fantastic-Skincare-Heatwave-schmeatwave-weve-got-our-trusty-SPF50-and-are-donning-wide-brimmed-hats?pg=1

lifebeginz Thu 16-Aug-18 15:10:04

D'oh....thanks for that!

DailyMailcanfuckthefuckoff Thu 16-Aug-18 15:30:57

I've had the best results with the Smashbox and Benefit (Porefessional) primers as previously mentioned.

Recently, I've started a new skincare routine and used Sephora's Instant Refreshing Toner (ginseng extract), after a glowing recommendation from a friend. I see my own face everyday, so it's difficult to tell, but I really think that my pores are smaller and a lot less defined!

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