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Skin Care by RandV: 8:59am On Aug 07, 2011
Hi Everyone,

Anyone with Skin Problems and needs free advice or consultation?

I am an internationally trained esthetician with special focus on the needs and care of the Nigerian Skin. I love to help people with skin problems, because I have also had problems with reoccurring acne and some light dermatitis. I find that knowledge is what differentiates us from the western world, as such, I intend to educate people as much as I can on how to care for their skin. I aim to do this while praying for a better Nigeria

Beep me as soon as you can.

Cheers!

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Re: Skin Care by Nobody: 7:15pm On Aug 07, 2011
I hav small spots all ova my forehead during my period but now they r all ova my face and always turn into blackheads. They r not pimples, I hate the fact that there is no smooth patch on my face cos these spots r everywhere especially round my forehead and hairline and jaw. I am now pregnant so its worse. Wot should I do? Noxema was just giving me sunburn but didn't work clearacell cream face wash didn't work too.plz any advic tho I think it might b hormonal
Re: Skin Care by jtkoko9(f): 7:22pm On Aug 07, 2011
I have a brown and very oily skin, pls what's the best body cream for me? Thanks.
Re: Skin Care by jtkoko9(f): 7:23pm On Aug 07, 2011
I have a brown and very oily skin, pls what's the best body cream for me? Thanks.
Re: Skin Care by jtkoko9(f): 7:23pm On Aug 07, 2011
I have a brown and very oily skin, pls what's the best body cream for me? Thanks.
Re: Skin Care by callme2: 8:09pm On Aug 07, 2011
pls what the best cream for dark skin?
Re: Skin Care by RandV: 8:41pm On Aug 07, 2011
I hav small spots all ova my forehead during my period but now they r all ova my face and always turn into blackheads. They r not pimples, I hate the fact that there is no smooth patch on my face cos these spots r everywhere especially round my forehead and hairline and jaw. I am now pregnant so its worse. Wot should I do? Noxema was just giving me sunburn but didn't work clearacell cream face wash didn't work too.plz any advic tho I think it might b hormonal

Hi Parisienne,

I would need to see your face for me to give a conclusive analysis on whether they are blackheads or other sebaceous filaments. First, because you are pregnant, you are right that it has a lot to do with your hormones which are all over the place right now. However, I would still need to ask you a few questions.

1. How long have you had these spots?
2. What kind of skin type do you think you have? Oily, dry, combination
3. What kind of makeup do you use?
4. Can I have or see a picture of your face?

Overall, if you think you are reacting to what you are using right now, I suggest you stop it for now to allow your skin calm down.

As soon as I see your face, I would be able to give a good recommendation for you overall. You can inbox your picture to opeyemi.omezie@gmail.com.

Waiting to hear from you.
Re: Skin Care by Nobody: 8:51pm On Aug 07, 2011
I think my skin is combinaton (oily @ T zones). Will inbox u my pic tho.
Re: Skin Care by RandV: 8:54pm On Aug 07, 2011
jtkoko9:

I have a brown and very oily skin, pls what's the best body cream for me? Thanks.

Hi Jtkoko9,

May I know what exactly your concerns are? As you have an oily skin, what are your aspirations for your skin

Do you want it to be less oily? Do you want to have a better complexion than you have right now?

Kindly give me specifics so as to guide you in the right direction.

Waiting to hear from you.
Re: Skin Care by jtkoko9(f): 8:59pm On Aug 07, 2011
I want to have less oily skin and a better complexion.
Re: Skin Care by RandV: 9:04pm On Aug 07, 2011
call-me:

pls what the best cream for dark skin?

Hi,

There are different types of creams for various skin concerns.

For example, I have a combination-oily skin that is susceptible to breakouts and PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation). In lay man terms, I tend to breakout a lot, with residual blemishing/spotting after the pimples have calmed down. As such I use a Beta-c Moisturizer that contains light moisture for my skin + vitamin C and salicylic acid for shedding of dead skin cells and antibacterial effect against pimples + titanium dioxide for its sunscreen abilities to prevent spotting. A long list right?

Anyway, I would give you the basics that all skin types need

1. A daily Moisturizer - Light for oily, and heavy for dry
2. A sunscreen to prevent free radical damage
3. A night cream/serum for repair or other specific concerns.

All you need is a correct skin analysis and then you will be equipped with the right products to use for everyday.

If this does not appease your situation, I am available to guide your further in specifics.

Stay Beautiful, Stay Blessed!
Re: Skin Care by RandV: 10:00pm On Aug 07, 2011
jtkoko9:

I want to have less oily skin and a better complexion and least i forget, i'm four weeks pregnant.

Thanks for replying.

You need to know some basic stuff first. Oily skin is considered as a very good thing. I know, to you its quite a nuisance, but believe me in years to come, you would be glad you had it.

You see, the sebaceous glands that produces the oil is deep within the inner layer of the skin, and the oil produced is to protect the surface of the skin from damage and dehydration. as we age, the sebaceous glands degenerate and as such oiliness tends to reduce, but overall the skin is well toned and less dry unlike other people with dry skin in their old age. They tend to have more wrinkles and more skin damage than you who had a very oily skin in your younger years.


Unfortunately, oily skin cannot be made substantially less oily, without some more drastic measures, but some products can be used that would help control the oil production.

As for a brighter complexion, you need to exfoliate your skin more for a brighter looking complexion. Oily skins tend to have a case of hyperkeratosis which simply means a high proliferation of dead skin cells, which do not shed as they should and as such tend to have dull complexions. simple exfoliation which sheds off the dead skin cells would lead to a more even-toned, brighter complexion.


I would list a very simple regimen for you, but please note that this is not all encompassing, as I cannot see nor feel your face, but they are good general guidelines.

1. Wash your skin twice a day with a foaming cleanser specifically for oily skin types
2. Use a light moisturizer + sunscreen specifically for oily skin once a day
3. Use a mattifying non-comedogenic cream to prevent oily shine during the day
4. Use a scrub or exfoliating liquid once a week.
5. Use a an oil-absorbing masque once a week (optional)
6. Have a brightening/medicated clearing facial once a month to maintain your skin health.

This should improve the overall condition of your skin a great deal.

Stay Blesses, Stay Beautiful!

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Re: Skin Care by jtkoko9(f): 11:03pm On Aug 07, 2011
Thanks a lot.
Re: Skin Care by blabber15(f): 12:43am On Aug 08, 2011
I have spots 4rm acne dat just cleared up some months ago wat is the best cream/solution to this problem
Re: Skin Care by Iranoladun(f): 5:34pm On Aug 08, 2011
@poster
Are you in Lagos?
Re: Skin Care by RandV: 5:58pm On Aug 08, 2011
Iranoladun:

@poster
Are you in Lagos?

Hi There,

I am currently based in Lagos. Do you have any issues you need resolved?
Re: Skin Care by RandV: 6:24pm On Aug 08, 2011
blabber15:

I have spots 4rm acne dat just cleared up some months ago wat is the best cream/solution to this problem

Hi There,

To maintain your fade-out the effects of PIH (Post-inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation), which is what you have experienced, you need to do a series of things. This is because it takes some good time for them to clear. You may be tempted to use other risky substances such as hydroquinone and other forms of dangerous ingredients, but I strongly advise against it, as it can damage the skin permanently.

1. Exfoliate your skin with a papaya facial scrub once a week if you have dry skin, or twice a week for extremely oily skin.
2. Use Lemon juice on your face at least twice weekly in the night.
3. Try to use a facial cleanser that has lightening ingredients, for e.g, Dermalogica etc
4. Use a sunscreen daily which is very important. Look for a facial cream that has a minimum of SPF 15 in it for sun protection
Use a fade out cream for the spots that contains safe lightening ingredients e.g, Pharamgel's dermafade
5. Have a facial peel done by a professional. (This would give a faster result, but has some down time for recovery)
6. Microdermabrasion Treatments that has lower down time would also give good results, but you would need a series of treatments for extensive results.

All in all, if you follow a good home regimen, like the one above without professional treatments, you would get results in say 3-5 months time for epidermal pigmentation. But professional treatments are faster, as a good skin analysis would inform whether it is epidermal or dermal to specify what kind of treatment is in order.

Trust this suffices for you.

Regards
Re: Skin Care by Nobody: 5:11am On Aug 09, 2011
Gud work R nd V, I hope U could solve my probs too;I care so much about my health, my looks, my skin nd body
generally, I've got a very smooth skin nd no pimples on my face
but I just discovered lately dt I now, most times @ nyt av itches
on my legs, later @ my back, part of my tigh itches too, I dnt like
this @ all, it gives me so much concern as, I've NEVER Were
Intimate before, not even once, so, i'm sure it's nt STDs, I eat good
food, I stay/live in a good home, I'm an undergraduate, I take my
bath regularly like even thrice a day, my wears and briefs are
always neat and clean but I noticed d itching started when I
changed environment, like two of my friends complianed bout d
same, it even affected their own face, I dnt want it to affect my
face o, wheneva it starts like dt, most times @ nyt, I scratch my
legs vigorously like my life depended on it nd d sensation sweets
me wheneva I'm scratching dt I would not want to stop but then
I'ld av bruises, little bumps would show up nd part of my legs av
spots, dark spots, I dnt know if I'm communicating or any1 has
similar xperience, my younger bro nd I stay in d same house, we
eat the same food, sleep on d same bed, even share d same
sponge nd his skin is as clean and smooth as a baby's, my face is
fresh too buh I now av a litl dark spot on my legs nd I'm afraid it
myt get to my face, I want the itching to stop pls, nd again I
resorted into taking piriton tablets, when I do, the itching stops
nd my skin becomes fresh again buh whenever I stop taking
piriton, it starts again, so I think d problem is internal, What
drugs would U recommend nd ow do I deal wt d litl dark spots on
my legs, I dnt wanna av to scratch my legs nd get bruises again,
thanks to evry1, I hope to receive helpful tips, drugs nd creams,
tnx
help me pls; i'm scratching my legs too much nd itz bcoming darker nd darker wt spots:::my skin gets dry too, someone suggested Jeggens moisturizer, what solution do u av 4 me pls!
Re: Skin Care by anora: 8:44am On Aug 09, 2011
i have sensitive skin, 
When i apply anything on my face, it rash my skin,  I have white color face, but i can not apply any make up. So please suggest me any tips and products which may suits my skin.
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Re: Skin Care by Iranoladun(f): 9:20am On Aug 09, 2011
@ R and V
Yes I have issues with Acne and won't mind face to face consultation.

Post your address or email and I'll get in touch with you
Re: Skin Care by RandV: 11:14am On Aug 09, 2011
jimmy4x:

Gud work R nd V, I hope U could solve my probs too;I care so much about my health, my looks, my skin nd body
generally, I've got a very smooth skin nd no pimples on my face
but I just discovered lately dt I now, most times @ nyt av itches
on my legs, later @ my back, part of my tigh itches too, I dnt like
this @ all, it gives me so much concern as, I've NEVER Were
Intimate before, not even once, so, i'm sure it's nt STDs, I eat good
food, I stay/live in a good home, I'm an undergraduate, I take my
bath regularly like even thrice a day, my wears and briefs are
always neat and clean but I noticed d itching started when I
changed environment, like two of my friends complianed bout d
same, it even affected their own face, I dnt want it to affect my
face o, wheneva it starts like dt, most times @ nyt, I scratch my
legs vigorously like my life depended on it nd d sensation sweets
me wheneva I'm scratching dt I would not want to stop but then
I'ld av bruises, little bumps would show up nd part of my legs av
spots, dark spots, I dnt know if I'm communicating or any1 has
similar xperience, my younger bro nd I stay in d same house, we
eat the same food, sleep on d same bed, even share d same
sponge nd his skin is as clean and smooth as a baby's, my face is
fresh too buh I now av a litl dark spot on my legs nd I'm afraid it
myt get to my face, I want the itching to stop pls, nd again I
resorted into taking piriton tablets, when I do, the itching stops
nd my skin becomes fresh again buh whenever I stop taking
piriton, it starts again, so I think d problem is internal, What
drugs would U recommend nd ow do I deal wt d litl dark spots on
my legs, I dnt wanna av to scratch my legs nd get bruises again,
thanks to evry1, I hope to receive helpful tips, drugs nd creams,
tnx
help me pls; i'm scratching my legs too much nd itz bcoming darker nd darker wt spots:::my skin gets dry too, someone suggested Jeggens moisturizer, what solution do u av 4 me pls!

Hi There,

I am sorry for the current situation you are facing. I believe that by the grace of God, we will be able to find a solution to your condition.

Reading through your notes, and without seeing you physically, If I infer correctly, I would say from the top of my head, that the condition you are currently experiencing is some from of Dermatitis. Its symptoms in some cases, is itching which could be severe. In most cases, dermatitis is usually caused by some form of contact with an allergen or irritant like skin soaps, detergents, laundry soap or bleach. You may be using the same thing with other people, but you are the one who reacts to the allergen, as our genetic makeup are usually different from others, even family. For e.g., I have also had some form of contact dermatitis which did not affect any other person in my house, despite the fact that we were using the same soaps, and the likes.

In addition, Judging from the fact that you recently changed environment, it may be that you are reacting to something that you are just coming in contact with, for e.g some weeds in your new location. In almost all cases, Dermatitis usually subsides when not in contact with the allergen

What you need to do is as follows;

1. Try to identify what it is that you may be reacting to, and stay clear from it
2. Stop Scratching it, as you may be spreading the infection to other areas of the body, or even pushing the infection deeper into the skin
3. Continue using the piriton tablets as it is a known allergy reliever. It relieves the itchiness, redness, swelling, tenderness and irritation associated with many skin problems.
4. You need to see a dermatologist or a doctor, who is more skilled in treating infections of the skin, if the symptoms do not die down, and are becoming very severe.

I trust this would help you a great deal.

I am with you in prayers for speedy recovery of your situation.

Regards

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Re: Skin Care by RandV: 11:58am On Aug 09, 2011
anora:

i have sensitive skin,
When i apply anything on my face, it rash my skin, I have white color face, but i can not apply any make up. So please suggest me any tips and products which may suits my skin.

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Hi Anora,

If you have always had a sensitive skin, then you must always use products only designated as 'sensitive'.

Does Makeup also give you rashes?
Re: Skin Care by RandV: 12:00pm On Aug 09, 2011
R and V:



Hi Anora,

If you have always had a sensitive skin, then you must always use products only designated as 'sensitive'.

Does Makeup also give you rashes?
Re: Skin Care by RandV: 12:11pm On Aug 09, 2011
Iranoladun:

@ R and V
Yes I have issues with Acne and won't mind face to face consultation.

Post your address or email and I'll get in touch with you

Hi There,

I am currently the Chief Esthetician for Rose&Velvet Spa and Skin care Bar, and we have only launched the mobile aspect of the day spa, whereby a fully trained beauty therapist will transform your home into a fully equipped spa creating an atmosphere suitable for professional treatments which are of international standards. We are currently putting finishing touches to our Stationary Day Spa on Allen Avenue. As soon as that is complete, I can send you an update of our address.

However, If you need urgent attention, my email address is opeyemi.omezie@gmail.com. Please contact me, and we can arrange for your consultation and subsequent prescription treatment for you.

Waiting to hear from you.

Regards,
Re: Skin Care by mirob(f): 12:25pm On Aug 09, 2011
Hi R and V,U are really doing a good job here,well done, my skin is a combination of oil and dry,I break out easily, thus I have lots of acne and black spots on my face,back and back of my thighs, I'm currently using fair and white exclusive cream and soap with vitamin c, I don't know how to clear d spots and if necessary what cream,soap and cleanser I shd be using. Is papaya facial scrub for body too? pls advise. Thanks.
Re: Skin Care by RandV: 12:46pm On Aug 09, 2011
Hi
mirob:

Hi R and V,U are really doing a good job here,well done, my skin is a combination of oil and dry,I break out easily, thus I have lots of acne and black spots on my face,back and back of my thighs, I'm currently using fair and white exclusive cream and soap with vitamin c, I don't know how to clear d spots and if necessary what cream,soap and cleanser I shd be using. Is papaya facial scrub for body too? pls advise. Thanks.
,

Hi There,

Thanks a lot. I really have a passion for skin care, and that has necessitated my in-depth research and international training in this area.

I need to ask you some few questions.

1. How long have you had this problem?
2. Do you think you are reacting to anything you are just using?
3. Have you just started using the fair and white soap?
3. What makeup do you use?
4. Do you have facials regularly?
5. Do you consider the issue as premenstrual.
6. What is the location of the pimples. I.e the most concentrated area? Forehead, Chin, Cheeks etc?

This would help me understand your skin to an extent without seeing nor feeling it.

Waiting to hear from you.

Regards,
Re: Skin Care by mirob(f): 1:59pm On Aug 09, 2011
I ve had pimples on my face right from my teen age,I'm not reacting to any thing,it is mostly on my cheek and my back but recently I starting having rash or pimple at d back of my thighs which caused the black spots,so lets say my body is full of spots even my hand. I ve been using fair and white soap and cream since last yr. Wat about the papaya scrub question,also how effective is lemon juice on spots?
Re: Skin Care by mirob(f): 10:41am On Aug 11, 2011
Hello R and V,wat happened? I ve not heard from U,pls I'm waiting for Ur reply.
Re: Skin Care by RandV: 9:13pm On Aug 11, 2011
mirob link=topic=729531.msg8899686#msg8899686 date=13130e55693:

Hello R and V,wat happened? I ve not heard from U,pls I'm waiting for your reply.

Hi There,

I am sorry for the delay in reply. Thanks for your reply

As of now, do you still have the pimples or only the spots?

If you are still breaking out (i.e with pimples), you need to treat the breaking out first, before you go on to deal with the blemishes (spots). This is because as non-Caucasians (Black Africans), we tend to spot after any inflammation. This is due to over secretion of melanin in the affected area.

Can I get a picture of your face? I would need to see what kind of Acne it is you have. You see, there are different grades of acne, and each grade and type requires a different type or regimen of treatment.

Please take several clear and bold pictures from different views of your face. After I have seen it more clearly, I can make a good recommendation for you. My email address is opeyemi.omezie@gmail.com

Waiting to hear from you,

Regards,
Re: Skin Care by Croport: 7:44am On Aug 12, 2011
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Re: Skin Care by Croport: 8:11am On Aug 12, 2011
Moreso av nt bin usin body creme since i noticd d damages av bin avin on my skin,whch maks my colour fade off,and wot cleanser wd u recomend i start using wt d fruit type,dnt 4get i av a sentive skin,do i nid a facial scrub? Thanks again whil i await ur urgent response.
Re: Skin Care by neela: 10:37am On Aug 12, 2011
You can see that most skin care product use indian lilac also known as neem
Because indian lilac is better for acne removal and make your skin healthy and without wrinkles.

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