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Advice on Arbonne Products

Phoenix, AZ

Hello Moms, My daughter has excema on her face and the only product that she was tolerating was Vanicream. Her doctor spoke of Arbonne Baby products and thought I should give it a try. Any advice on the baby wash and lotion specifically would be great!

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Age Spots/Blemishes

San Francisco, CA

I just saw this question asked by another mom and I too would be interested in hearing some good advice for 2 age spots on my face. I've tried a few creams but they do take time and I don't seem to be very dilligent after 2-3 weeks... any proven tips that have worked for anyone??

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Aluminum Free Deodorant Recommendations?

New York, NY

Hi Ladies, Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a good all-natural deodorant that works? I have been using Tom's of Maine but it's not helping the smell at all! It's not so much a matter of too much wetness, but odor - even after daily showers, exfoliating, washing with a poof & body wash etc.. nothing works! I have also used prescription deodorant, certain dry etc.. and it hurts so bad it's hard to sleep at night and then you just end up with a red, flaky sore pit! I work for a health & wellness company so I try to stay as all natural as possible and I know I don't want aluminum absorbing into my bloodsteam but I want nice fresh pits lol :) Any suggestions would be great!

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Anti-wrinkle Creams/moisturizers

Tampa, FL

Hi Ladies - I feel that I've finally gotten to the age where I need to take better care of my skin, specifically my face. I would like to begin to use an anti-wrinkle or anti-aging moisturizer but there are so many out there that I can't decide on what to buy. I would really appreciate a good recommendation for one that has delivered visible results. I have medium-colored skin that is sensitive and somewhat acne-prone. Thanks in advance!

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Any Advice for Breastfeeding Mom with Acne?

Fresno, CA

Ever since getting pregnant with my second son, now 13 months, I have had terrible acne breakouts on my face and neck. I have tried Proactiv, Murad and just about every other over the counter treatment I could get my hands on because my doctor won't prescribe anything as long as I am breastfeeding. Nothing has helped, and I'm tired of feeling ugly all the time. I won't leave my house without make-up, but even that only partially masks the problem. I had planned to wean at a year and then go see my doctor for help, but neither baby nor I are ready to give it up quite yet. I have decided that continuing to breastfeed is more important than my insecurities about my skin, but I would love it if anyone has some advice on a natural remedy that might help.

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Any Ideas for an EXCELLENT Face Mask to Get That "Glow" on My Face?

Stockton, CA

Hi there! Just wondering what face mask you ladies use to get that "glow". I have part oily & dry skin. The color of my skin is olive/fair (if that makes sense) LOL The skin on my face is also pretty dull and uhhhmmm gray. I currently use Phsycian's Formula Makeup...which I love so much however..that's just covering the problem! But need something to glow/brighten my skin for the days I don't wear makeup. Any ideas or suggestions would greatly be appreciated.

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Any Solutions to Aging/brown Spots??

Sacramento, CA

Hi, I'm only 31 years old and I've just started noticing (especially lately with the sunny weather) that I am starting to get brown spots on my skin that look kinda like freckles. The more I'm out in the sun, the more I seem to get. Does anyone have any recommendations as to what I can do (besides staying out of the sun which is kinda hard for me to do with 2 kids who always want to be outside) in order to minimize/reduce their appearance?

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Breakout Since Pregnant

Boca Raton, FL

Hi Moms, I am pregnant with my second child and since I have become pregnant, I my forehead has broken out. They are very, very small pimples that are under the skin but they are driving me crazy!! Are there any good skin care regiments that have worked for others? I don't know if I should try a scrub or exfoliating or would that make it worse? Has anyone else experienced this? HELP!! Thanks!!

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Chapped Lips

Kansas City, KS

Hi, I was wondering if anybody can give me advice. I have chapped lips and the thing is around the outside of my lip line is chapped. I have tried chapped stick and carmex. I'm going on vacation next week and I would love for this to clear up. Right now it looks like I don't know how to put lipstick on my lips. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Dark Circles

Kansas City, KS

Hi Ladies, I'm looking for advice for my dark circles under my eyes. When I don't use makeup everybody asked me who I got into a fight with. I wear undereye concealer but not sure if I have a good namebrand. I had also went to bare essentials place in the mall to get one of those free makeovers well I don't like there undereye stuff I didn't feel it did anything.

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Dr. Hauschka Products...

Minneapolis, MN

I was wondering if anyone uses or has used Dr. Hauschka skin care products...I have been having some major skin issues since by second child was born, and wanted to know what people thought of this line--positive or negative. I have tried pretty much all the major skin care lines, both prestige and mainstream, as well as prescription products, and am still plagued by continuous breakouts, some cystic acne, blackheads, and generally lousy skin. I have been really working hard to improve my diet and exercise regimen, but was wondering if a more holistic approach to skincare might help. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Also, I know there are a couple of spas/estheticians that use these products in the area...any insight there? Thanks!

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Dry hands...treatment Needed!

Atlanta, GA

Every winter my hands get extremely dry. Now that I have two children and am constantly washing my hands after changing diapers and before getting their meals ready etc. they are severely dry. I can't even move my fingers without cracking my skin and my hands bleeding. I try to put on lotion after I wash them, but it seems like that lotion just gets washed off within a few minutes because I am washing my hands again. Do any of you know of treatments that I could do at night?

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Facial Cleansers

Dallas, TX

Hi Moms! I am looking to switch the facial cleansing system that I use, but I do not know what would be good to try. I have used ProActiv for the past 7 years. I want to try something new because over the last 4 years my skin has begun to look significantly more aged...this could be due to the fact that I am 30, but I am holding out hope that it may be the skin care system! Ha Ha! :) What would you recommend for someone who has skin sensitivity or breaks out easily? Also, I am trying to be more kind to our budget so I am looking to go cheaper if possible. I have heard that Arbonne is good, but of course it is WAY too pricey! Any good quality and fair priced suggestions? Thanks for your help!

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Favorite Perfume

Dallas, TX

My favorite perfume is Quelques fleurs by Houbigant and Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel. I am looking for something new but don't want anything to strong. Can anyone give me a new suggestion of your favorite perfume?? Thanks in advance - A.

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Firming the Body

Dallas, TX

I just gave birth three weeks ago and i have lost most of my weight but i am going to need to do a little work in the tummy area,does anyone know of a good firming cream or do they even work? Thanks!

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Hair Dye Recommendation

Washington DC, MD

I can't afford to go to the salon to color my hair. Has anyone tried a home hair coloring kit that they really liked? Or, give me any warnings about hair home coloring kits that were a disaster. I've heard some good comments about Garnier Nutrisse and Nice and Easy. Thanks for any advice you can offer.

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In Need of Makeover

Kansas City, KS

In 'honor' of my pending 40th birthday, I've decided it's time for a makeover. I wear minimal makeup now so need to relearn what works best. I use Clinique cleansing products, but don't like their makeup as it 'falls off' by noon. I have oily skin that still breaks out a lot, so need a line of products that covers it up, stays on, and doesn't make it worse. Does anyone have any recommendations? I prefer department store brands, versus Mary Kay or other personal sales brands. Thanks, J. in Olathe

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In Search of Gentle Skin Creams That Work...

Cedar Rapids, IA

Hello! So I just had my first child last fall, one week after my 28th birthday. I love every second of being a mommy and caring for my son, but I sort of feel like I'm 28 going on 40 thanks to sleepless nights the first few months and busy mornings. Now that things have settled down and he sleeps 11 hours at night, I actually have time after bedtime routine and in the morning before he wakes up to do those pre-baby niceties like moisturizers, etc. I have fairly sensitive skin and managed to pass it on to my son, also. I'm wondering if anyone has a favorite product that will moisturize, smooth fine lines, and even out skin tone. I appreciate any suggestions and I'm open to something I can buy at Target or the direct sales product lines. Thanks and I look forward to hearing what keeps all of you looking so young!!

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Is It Ok to Use Hair Products on My 3 1/2 Yr Old Daughter? and Which One's Ok?

Chicago, IL

Hi Moms, My daughter has beautiful long hair, but she has lots of "fly-aways", which I never really cared until now that she's starting school (I'll have to do her hair every morning so that it's not in her way during class). My sister-in-law says to use hair spray or mousse (which she does on her daughter who's hair is in bad shape to be that of a 5yr olds) but I'm not to crazy about putting chemicals on my daughter's hair. She has wavy thin hair; it's to her waist & it curls more towards the bottom, the fly-aways are long enough to get in her face. So.....Does anyone know of a product that will do the trick without damaging her hair? Or does anyone use ordinary products & have had no problems on kids hair? Thanks, all suggestions are welcome. -M.

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Looking for a Good Anti-wrinkle Treatment

Cincinnati, OH

Hello Moms, I had a day from hell yesterday. First I realized, that my favorite outfit for an upcoming friend's wedding is too small!!!! The skirt is so tight, I cannot even sit down. I just bought pricy shoes to go with it two days ago too!!! Well, I guess I have to loose at least 5 lb by this Saturday:( On top of that - I notice a bunch of little wrinkles around my mouth and eyes!!! And I'm just 27!!!! Ughhh!!! I just wanted to cry! I guess my question is - Does anyone know of a good anti-wrinkle lotion? I know they are expensive though. I don't want to waist money on something that doesn't work. So I thought I would ask for your advice. Right now I just use Olay night lotion and day lotion. Nothing special for my eyes. I should say Olay is very moderately priced. If someone knows of something REALLY-REALLY good, I think I will suck it up and pay as much as $50. I'm just so upset:( Thanks so much!!!!

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Looking for Avon Lady.....

Dallas, TX

I used to love avon products, then my avon rep dissapeared. She was cool too, we used to sit around and talk, kinda like a ladies tea thing and she had samples of stuff that i always ended up liking and buying. I haven't ordered in a couple of years. I found a book last week but my daughter tore off the cover. It's camp. 5 and i WANT stuff! Help me please...if you sell and are in the north Arlington area and can take an order from that book. I get addicted b/c they always have cute kids things too.

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Makeup That Will Keep the Oil from Shining Through

Appleton, WI

Ever since I had my two children, my face is really oily in the T zone. After wearing my makeup for a couple of hours, I am ready to wash my face and start over. I have tried different foundations, but the oil finds its' way through in about an hour. I have tried sheercover mineral foundation, and it has worked the best, but is expensive. Does anyone know of a foundation I can purchase at the nearest Wal-mart that will stop the shine. If I have someone with proof that something works, it's a little easier to spend the money. Any suggestions would be gteat. Thanks.

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Mineral Makeup

Dallas, TX

I am needing a new recipe for mineral veil. Can anyone help? I am not wanting to buy a product from anyone. Thanks, S. ** Ladies, please realize that I am not wanting to buy a ready made product, I am asking for a recipe.

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Need GREAT Moisturizer

Dallas, TX

OK - my skin is really freaking out! I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Sprue and one of the side effects is dry skin. The skin on my face is flaky, itchy, red in spots and sometimes even burns. I've never had problem skin, and am still not experiencing any dryness anywhere else except my face. This is really uncomfortable, and to be on the vain side - not very attractive! Does anyone have a recommendation for a really good moisturizer? I've tried Aquaphor (which is usually wonderful, but isn't touching this!)and Eucerin.

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Need Hair Advice from Moms of mixed/African American Kids HELP

San Francisco, CA

I have 3 mixed kids (12,11,8), my daughter is the 8 year old and she is the one I need help with. I have never had a problem with her hair, ever. I learned how to do her type of hair long before I had kids so it was something I enjoyed. However, she spent a week at my moms and I told my mom 100 times "do not take her hair out"... well, the first night before she went to bed, my mom took her hair out! Not only did she take it out but she left if out for 5 days and then put it in a bun (because it was "too notty:) without combing it and left it like that for 2 more days!! Needless to say, my daughter now has just one big not in the back of her head and it is at the point where I have just soaked it in conditioner and tried to comb it out and it just isn't working! I cannot send my daughter to school like this come Monday! I was wondering if anyone knows of some products that would help! She has beautiful (very thick and easily tangled) hair and I would hate to cut it! Plus, that is not even an option as the not is right next to her head! I could really use any advice .. other than the obvious "don't send her to your moms"! lol

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Need Recommendations for Some Good Make-up...

Chicago, IL

I don't wear make-up. I never really have. Now, maybe I SHOULD have but I just never liked the way it felt on my skin. I'm rounding the corner to 36 and I would like something that evens out my skin a bit. I'm curious as to what everyone uses and likes. About my skin: It's combination...very dry but gets oily in the "t-zone" I have relatively large pores (a gift from my mother) I think I'm light/medium tone as I have dark brown hair and hazel eyes I'm not looking for a beauty system or process. I have to get two boys off to daycare in the AM and myself off to work. So, I'm looking for something quick, easy and basic. My husband doesn't want me to wear any at all as he doesn't like the pancake look, but I'd like to. And, I've tried Mary Kay (a friend was a consultant and I had a party or whatever). I didn't like it at all. Too much to do and looked yucky on me. Thanks for any advice.

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Need Skincare Product Recommendations

Dallas, TX

Hi Moms. I was wondering if anyone has a skincare product that they can recommend. Recently I purchased a glycolic peel from Avon. I love it! However, it has not taken away the blotchy red spots or the uneven skintone. Is there anything out there that would make the color of my skin more even? I do not wear foundation and even though I love my mineral powder, it does not seem to cover everything. Thanks!

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Need Suggestions for Daily Anti-aging Face Cleanser/ Moisturizer for Dry Skin

Philadelphia, PA

Hey all, I have fair, dry skin. I've been using Clinique since high school but have been feeling for some time that it's not what my skin needs anymore. I need something that will clean without drying out my skin and moisturize without feeling heavy and I want to be pro-active about aging, too. I tried Bobbi brown cream cleanser and lotions at someone's suggestion, and they were okay, but not great. I'm nearly out of those. A friend suggested Philosophy. Does anyone use that brand? What do you think? Any other suggestions?

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Need Tips for Getting Rid of the "Mask of Pregnancy"

Kansas City, KS

When I was pregnant with my dd I noticed my skin started darkending on my cheeks and my forehead. After doing some reading I discovered that this was what they called the mask of pregnancy and that it would most likely fade after I had her. Well two years later I still have them. I was hoping maybe someone else had this happen and had used a product that helped to fade them. I am starting to get really self conscious about it. I can hide my forehead easily with my bangs, but it is hard to hide the ones on my cheek with makeup. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, just want to feel pretty again without these dark marks on my face.

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Night Face Creams for Sensitive/allergy Skin?

Los Angeles, CA

Hi everyone... I'm sick of trying different products crossing my fingers and hoping I like them and/or they won't cause me to have respiratory or other allergy issues like rashes and puffy eyes, so I thought I'd ask if any of you sensitive skin folks like me have found a great night cream that is preferably unscented and for sensitive skin. I used to use the Dove sensitive skin night cream but since they stopped making it I haven't quite found a replacement. Thanks in advance for your input!

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Salicylic Acid and Breastfeeding

Washington DC, MD

So my skin is a mess and I splurged on a delightfully expensive moisturizer at Sephora today that promises to make me beautiful :). BUT I just noticed that it contains 2.0% salicylic acid. I'm still breastfeeding. I cruised around on the web and found mixed results about its safety. I am supposed to "ask a health professional" about using it, but I thought maybe I'd ask the Mamas first. What do you think? Okay to use or should I wait?

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Seeking Advice on Getting Rid of Tangles in 15-Month-old's Hair Naturally

Boston, MA

Hi mamas, My fifteen month old has recently started to get tangles/matting in back of her hair each morning and after her nap. I think the cold weather/dry heat is to blame but I'm not sure how to prevent or treat the tangles other than brushing them out (ouch). Her hair is very fine and silky, like mine. In my case, hair products tend to weigh my hair down or make it seem greasy. So I'm looking for something that won't mat her hair or make it greasy. If it's a product, I'm looking for something fragrance free and hypoallergenic. Or maybe there's something I can add to her diet to moisturize her hair?

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Seeking Perfume Recommendations - I Am Bored with Mine and My S/O Is Too

Decatur, IL

Do any of you wear a perfume that your husband or boyfriend absolutely loves? My boyfriend seems to hate all of my fragrances. I typically wear Love Spell by Victoria's Secret, or Cool by Ralph Lauren. He hates them both. He prefers Obsession for women which I HATE! Any suggestions on something new to try? Possibly something similar to Obsession, but more modern?! Thanks!!

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Self Tanning Lotion

Dallas, TX

OK-while we're on the subject of getting ready for summer w/all the lotion talk I thought I'd throw my question out there. We talked about Mystic tan last week. But I'm wondering about all the self tanners (drug store or otherwise) that are out there. Which one is the best quality and best price? Is there one that is really good without the funky after smell? If you know what I mean!!? They all seem to have a really weird smell after a few hours. We're going to the beach soon and I'm wanting to get some color, but I've stopped tanning booths and getting a sun tan a few years ago. It's not worth the damage to my skin. But now I'm wanting to find a self tanner that's not too expensive, but will look good. What's your thoughts on this? Thanks much!! A.

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Sensitive Skin Freaking Out!

Dallas, TX

Hi moms, I badly need some skincare advice... My face is going nuts...My sensitive/combination skin seems to be rejecting my usual skincare line (Aveda sensitive), which normally works great at keeping away most blemishes. But lately it seems my skin hates that and nothing else I try seems to work for me. I'd love some suggestions for reasonably priced (nothing in the $60 & up range please) cleansers & moisturizers from any other sensitive/combination skin moms out there! Oh, and I do try and drink lots of water, avoid chocolate (mostly), and I've already tried Aveda, Prescriptives, Cetaphil, Philosophy, Purpose, Proactiv, Md Formulations, Mac, Lancome, and Clinique...among others... Thanks so much!

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Success with ProActive or Anything Similar?

Dallas, TX

Since I quit breastfeeding my baby, I all the sudden have bumps all over my face and neck!! They are like little zits and are tempermental. I used to not be "religious" on my skin care, but since these have appeared I am faithfully cleaning and moisturizing my face 2 x's daily. Its not working. Has anyone used ProActive before and what was your experience? My skin is oily, but dry and sensitive...very combination!! When I was younger I had acne, but its been a LONG time since I have had this kind of break out and it won't go away! I have also considered maybe an allergic reaction, but to my knowledge I have not eaten anything new and my detergents are the same. Thanks for anything you can offer!

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T Zone Redness and Flakey

Lewiston, ME

Hello, i have always had an oily tzone but after years of sunburns to the face i now have a very dry and flakey tzone. My forehead and around my nose. It is dry and it is flakey and very red. I have tried moisturiser creams some greasier ones work but it leaves my face greasy. Doesnt really cure the redness either. Anyone have any other ideas? Anything would be greatful. Thank you K.

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Tan Line Fiasco!

Chicago, IL

Hi moms, I know this is a silly topic - but I am in a pinch. I was out in the sun for a long time today without my usual foundation on that has SPF in it and now my face is badly burned. I could kick myself for forgetting to put it on. I was wearing sunglasses which at the time, I was happy about (for protecting the skin around my eyes. ) But now I have horrible "racoon eyes" - it's white all around my eyes and you can see the exact line where my sunglasses ended above my eyebrows! I usually wouldn't care so much, but I have to go with my husband to an important work event with him Tuesday. If any of you have been in this boat, I'd love any advice you might have. Are there any inexpensive items (like bronzers?) from Walgreens that would help? I have medium toned skinned. Thanks!

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Ugly Skin

Philadelphia, PA

This may be a strange question, but I was wondering what skin care products work for you other moms with nice skin. I can't keep my complexion looking nice no matter what I do lately. My face looks dull and blotchy, I have some acne by my hairline (not terrible but enough to be yuck) and it looks like I have a moustache! Lately I have been using either Alpha Hydroxy foaming cleanser and Neutrogena Visibly Even and I use Dove daily facial moisturizer with 15 SPF. I also use face bleach for the moustache problem but it doesn't seem to help with visibility. My hair isn't the nicest it has ever been either. It is kinda dry and lacks shine. Help! I used to look pretty and now I look like a hag! I guess lack of sleep and little time for upkeep don't help the situation either. If you have any secrets (that don't cost an arm and a leg), I would love to hear them. Thanks!

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