How do I
get rid of dark circles under the eyes? They are grayish black and very
prominent and they make me look sleepless and tired.
For a quick
fix you will have to use a concealer.
To treat the dark circles you should use a cream that reduces skin discolorations
such as Colosé Cream with
Alpha Hydroxy Acids. The fruit acids beautify the skin and evens
out skin tone. Undereye circles are due to the thinness of the skin
beneath the eyes, which is greater in some individuals than others.
The thin skin allows dark, venous blood to show through. They are usually
genetic in nature.
My knees and elbows are so
much different in color than the rest of my body they are darker and
I'm embarresed to wear short skirts what to do?
My knees and elbows are very
dark. Rubbing lemon hasn't helped. Please suggest something that would
help. Thank you.
a great exfoliating agent and is very effective in softening the skin
on the elbows and knees. I recommend using Colosé
Milk of Papaya and again, I highly recommend Colosé
Cream with Alpha Hydroxy Acids. Rub the cream on your elbows
and knees every day. Our body
scrub contains little sandgrains that quickly and gently remove
dead skin cells and blemishes. Skin gets a fresh glow and feels like
silk. For extreme
discolorations, you may have to use a skin bleaching agent. Before doing
so though please read our article on Skin
What can I do to cover my
wrinkles, pimples and blackheads? How can I get a very good blend of
makeup (I have a chocolate coloured skin ). How do I apply a concealer?
the answer below as your questions are similar. Gently apply a little
concealer with your fingertips. Our concealer, though matt consistency,
is very creamy but you can even make it more creamy by adding a few
dots of moisturizer to your face as you apply the concealer. I prefer
to apply the concealer first and then the foundation, but I know a lot
of people do just the opposite. Do everything lightly at first as it
is much easier to add more than to try to remove it. Be very gentle
around your eyes as the skin is delicate and thin in this area. Rather
than just trying to cover pimples and blackheads, you should also get
down to the reasons why you have them and treat them with cleansing
products and face masks made especially to rid your complexion of them.
For wrinkles I highly recommend our Collagen
Cream or Cream with
I am African American, I
would say that I am the same color of skin as Beyonce and Halle Berry.
I was wondering what kinds of make-up do they wear or what kind would
you suggest that I try. I have oily skin and make-up always darkens
on me after a couple of hours because of the oil production in my skin.
Also I have undereye circles can you tell me the best product to camouflage
I do not know what kind of makeup Beyoncé or Halle Berry use.
But I will tell you this, Colosé makeup has been chosen for the
past two years to represent the faces in the Miss Finland Beauty Pageant.
And, of course, we recommend our makeup. You should try our Soleil
Foundation and Terre
de Soleil compact cream powder. For undereye circles please
try our compact cream powder
concealer. The color will look too light for you, but it is
made for all skin tones and you will be pleasantly surprised how well
it blends in and covers dark circles. You should also treat your oily
skin by using cleansing products
made especially for oily skin and also a cream to decrease the
appearance of dark circles such as our Cream
Miracle. I recommend Milk
of Aloe for a day moisturizer.
Can I reduce the appearance
of broken red capillaries around my eyes without using chemicals or
You may want
to try Colosé Milk
of Calendula Moisturizer. Calendula helps damaged blood vessels
to seal, stopping bleeding and preventing bruising. Its anti-inflammatory,
wound healing and sedative properties are used frequently in cosmetics.
What can I use on my lips
such as sunscreen to prevent cold sores/herpes?
sun can trigger a cold sore if the virus is already in your system.
So yes, using sunscreen can help to prevent a cold sore. Cold sores
are common. But though you can't cure or prevent cold sores, you can
take steps to reduce their frequency and to limit the duration of an
occurrence. If you have ever had a cold sore, then the virus is in your
system and lies dormant until something triggers it. You usually feel
a tingling sensation near your lip a couple of days before a cold sore
blister appears. You can take steps to guard against cold sores, to
prevent spreading them to other parts of your body or to avoid passing
them along to another person:
Is "non-acnegenic" on the
cosmetic products includes "not clogging pores" as well?
is a term that denotes a product has been tested and proven not to cause
blemishes. The product itself will not clog pores. But, if you already
have clogged pores the product itself will not unclog them. You will
have to use cleansing products especially made for clogged pores to clear your skin.
Hi, I have a dark bluish-green
birth mark on top of my right eye and forhead. "It`s pretty big." I
am very ashamed of it and have not worn my hair up and out in public
for the last 6 years. I`ve been trying to find all sorts of make up
to cover it up so that I can finally wear my hair up for the first time
in public, but nothing seems works. As a kid, growing up was the hardest
thing ever. I just wish for once I can just wear up my hair in public
and look normal and most of all BEAUTIFUL. It`s sad. I use to cry about
my birth mark all the time and ask my mother, "Why me?. I hate it so
much!" For once I just want to be beautiful and be able to wear my hair
up. I am tire of looking ugly. Please help me and tell me what I can
do to cover this horrible image up. Thank you. -faith-
that you try Dermablend
Cover Creme. You can achieve flawless coverage for scars, Port
Wine birthmarks, varicose veins, vitiligo, and age spots. With built-in
sun protection (SPF 30), this product is perfect as an everyday makeup
foundation. Dermablend Cover Creme is suitable for all skin types, and
is waterproof and smudge-resistant. 20 Shades. Please
read our article on corrective cosmetics.
I HAVE OILY AND ACNE PRONE
SKIN. I`VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND A SUNSCREEN THAT WILL NOT BREAK ME OUT.
I`VE TRIED DOVE SUNSCREEN FOR SENSITIVE SKIN, ALTHOUGH LIGHT IN TEXTURED,
I STILL BROKE OUT. I`VE TRIED NEUTROGENA SUNSCREEN , AND I STILL BROKE
OUT, EVEN WHEN THE PRODUCT SAYS OIL-FREE, AND NON-COMEDOGENIC, AND HYPO-ALLERGENIC,
AND I STILL FIND MYSELF BREAKING OUT. I EVEN PUT ON NEUTROGENA BENZOYL
PEROXIDE ON-THE-SPOT-TREATMENT UNDER THE SUNSCREEN AND I STILL BREAK
OUT. I KNOW THAT PRODUCTS THAT HAVE "PARABEN", LANOLIN, AND OTHER INGREDIENTS
AREN`T GOOD FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN, BUT WHAT IS? CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST
A PRODUCT THAT IS SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR OILY AND ACNE PRONE SKIN. I
REMEMBER THIS DOCTOR GAVE ME A SAMPLE SUNSCREEN WHICH ONLY CONTAINED
OR TWO INGREDIENTS, AND IT DIDN`T BREAK ME OUT. I CAN`T REMEMBER THE
NAME THOUGH. HELP ME PLEASE, ITS VERY IMPORATNT TO ME BECAUSE I`M ALSO
USING RETIN-A MICRO 1% WHICH MAKES ME MORE SENSITIVE TO THE SUN THANK
products that are advertised as all natural usually contain preservatives
such as paraben. You know, because of some of the creams you are putting
on your face that you should stay out of the sun. I would like to recommend
Colosé Sunscreen for you but the highest sun factor we have is
19. Since you have already tried some of the most popular sunscreens
on the market I suggest you try a sunscreen product that is made especially
for baby skin such as Kids
Spectra3 SPF 50 made by Coppertone. It is Pediatrician tested,
and helps protects children while they have fun in the sun. It is formulated
with Aloe, Vitamins A, C & E. and moisturizes and hydrates sun-exposed
skin and has a sun factor of 50. I feel you should use a sun factor
of 30 plus because of your use of a retinol cream.
I have very bad scares on
my legs and hair bumps too. I was wondering if you knew somewhere I
could buy some concealer for my legs and some type of chemical that
opens up the pores on my legs so that the hair will grow. thank you
a week apply steam for 5 to 10 minutes to open up pores and loosen the
plugs clogging the pores. Exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin, sebum
and plugged pores. You will need to exfoliate your legs with a product
that contains tiny sand grains, or something that will help gently remove
dead skin cells. I recommend Peeling
Corporal Body Scrub by Colosé Skin Care. It contains the tiny
sand grains and will leave your skin feeling smooth. You may also want
to try Dermablend
Leg and Body Cover Cream. I advise you to consult a dermatologist
to get an assessment of your leg scars and hair bumps.
I have scars on my legs since
I was 6. I really want them to fade away because I can't wear skirts
at all. I'm only fourteen.
It is unlikely
that your scars will just fade away after all this time. You may want
to try some concealer type products over the scars or perhaps a treatment
cream containing alpha hydroxy acids as the acids beautify the skin
by exfoliating dead skin cells and improving the texture of rough, damaged
skin. Colosé has a cream
with AHAs that we recommend. Also
try Peeling Corporal Body Scrub
by Colosé Skin Care. It contains tiny sand grains and will leave
your skin feeling smooth. You may also want to try Dermablend
Leg and Body Cover Cream. I advise you to consult a dermatologist
to get an assessment of your leg scars
How can I get rid of a cold
sore quickly and effectively? I am a bridesmaid at a wedding in 3 days
and I am really self concious about my sore!
We recommend Alpine Herbal Ointment.
I`m african american. I feel
my skin has gotten too dark and I want to know a natural way to lighten
it up. I was light skinned as a child to about age 9 or 10. Now I`m
darker than brown skinned.
really no way to naturally lighten up one's skin. The color of skin
is determined my melanin. "Fairer, radiant skin", "A healthy and lovely
complexion..." — these are some of the claims made by skin-lightening
products. But the real effects can be anything but healthy and lovely.
Skin lighteners are used to lighten the skin. Most contain a bleaching
agent, hydroquinone, also found in some hair dyes. Hydroquinone inhibits
the production of melanin and, over time, can lighten the skin. Melanin
protects the skin against the harmful effects of the sun so to inhibit
its production can leave you vulnerable to skin cancer. Also, with a
decrease of melanin and sun exposure, your skin can turn blotchy and
even darker than it originally was. Before you try anything drastic, please
read our article on Skin Lighteners.
I have this problem where
I see myself so ugly. I always wish that I looked different, I wish
my eyes were bigger, or my lips were smaller. I hate my face shape,
its round like a ball, my nose is small, I'm short, fat and I hate my
skin color. What do I do to make this different? I don't want to put
on make-up to feel sexy, I want to be natural. I feel like I'm so old,
I'm 23, and I have no hope in life anymore. I look in the mirror and
UGHH, what an ugly person I see. I see pretty girls and wish I looked
like them. Please help me. Thank you.
accept who you are. You can then enhance your best features using make-up
while not enhancing the features you dislike. First you can make your
eyes appear bigger with the proper application of eyeliner, mascara
and eye shadow. I recommend you read one of the books about beauty and how to apply make-up. It is also important
that you are healthy in mind and spirit, not just look healthy from
the outside. Please talk with someone about the issues in your life
that have given you such a low opinion of your self. Oprah Winfrey is
an excellent example of a person that started out with tragic beginnings,
had very poor self esteem, disliked her looks and was overweight. She
took control of her life in her late twenties, maybe even into her thirties
and now look at her! You can do the same. I suggest you read anything
and everything about her and make her your role model.
I have a dark skin tone,
and I was wondering how I can get rid of pores because it looks like
I have holes in my face. Also I was wondering if there's a really good
lotion out there to keep my face toned. Thank you
way to get rid of large pores is to begin a cleansing and moisturizing
skin care routine. First, cleanse with either a Cleansing
Cream or Cleansing
Lotion that will remove the dirt, dead skin cells and make-up
that are inside of your pores. The second, and very important step in
the reduction of pore size is to use a Toner without Alcohol. The Colosé toner contains natural fruit
acids that gently slough away dead skin and cells and causes the pores
to close, then gradually reopen resulting in an improved appearance.
Follow this step with a Milk
of Aloe moisturizer with Vitamins A and E and Aloe Vera. These
ingredients promote healing and are especially good for people prone
to acne. Twice a week after you cleanse, do a treatment mask. I recommend
a Green Clay Mask or Herbal Mask that
will help open pores and eliminate the excess sebum that clogs pores
and causes blackheads. Follow the mask with the Toner and Moisturizer.
I have a tan at the moment
and I would like to get rid of it. It's not chemical, I actually got
it this summer by being outdoors. I'm already tan to begin with and
I dont like the extra color. Any suggestions?
need to exfoliate your entire body with a product that contains tiny
sand grains, or something that will help gently remove dead skin cells.
It is the top layer of skin that is tan, so over time and with some
help by exfoliating, you will go back to a lighter color. I recommend Peeling Corporal Body Scrub by
Colosé Skin Care. It contains the tiny sand grains and will
leave your skin feeling like silk and give you a fresh glossy look.
After getting the chicken
poxs I had a mark on my face and I was wondering how to get rid of it
(the brown part) of course I cant fix the indented part, but it is also
brown. What can I do? I have had that mark for 13 years?
speaking with a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon and try to have
the mark removed. This may be expensive, so ask about their rates first.
Outside of that suggestion, you can use Hydrogen Peroxide solution mixed
with water. Only use the Hydrogen Peroxide on the mark on your face
and not on your entire face. Test the solution in another area of your
body to see if it causes any reaction prior to using it on your mark.
You may need to play with the ratio of solution to water. Diluting the
solution with water will reduce your chance of skin irritation. Of course,
if your skin shows irritation, don't try it on your face!
How do you get rid of spots
and how are they made?
age, unsightly blemishes, commonly called liver spots, can appear on
the face and on the back of the hands. Another upsetting change for
many mature adults is the loss of smoothly contoured hands. Dermatologic
surgeons can improve both of these distressing conditions safely and
effectively with excellent results.
also called lentigines or lentigos, are sharply defined, rounded, brown
or black, flat patches of skin. The epidermis (top surface layer) is
expanding with more pigment, developing what looks like a large freckle.
One may appear by itself, or as a few clustered together. Many people
have a hereditary predisposition to them. While liver spots may develop
at an early age, even in childhood, they are more common in older people,
especially those who have spent too much time in the sun.
nothing can be done about the role heredity plays, excessive exposure
to the sun should be avoided - a precaution that will diminish the threat
of skin cancer as well as protect your skin from sun-damage. To moderate
exposure, the skin should be protected by a sunscreen having minimum
SPF of 15.
of liver spots is usually performed by a dermatologic surgeon in the
office or other outpatient facility. Results can be permanent if a sunscreen
is used continuously after removal. Following are common treatment approaches:
Sunscreens: The simplest treatment to protect the skin from further damage and worsening
of the spots is use of a sunscreen.
Sunscreen is also important after other treatment methods so the spots
will not recur.
Creams, Tretinoin, and Alpha-hydroxy Acids, topical applications
prescribed by a physician to fade small spots. Treatment normally takes
anywhere from two months to a year or longer.
Cryosurgery: A dermatologic surgeon freezes the skin tissue with liquid nitrogen
to remove liver spots and skin growths.
Peeling: A chemical solution is applied to peel away the blemished skin.
The face and hands usually heal in one to two weeks.
Dermabrasion: The skin is sanded lightly with a special instrument to remove the spot.
Upon healing, which normally takes a week or so, the liver spot is gone.
Surgery: New techniques with various lasers are used to remove the
spots. A beam of laser light is directed at the liver spots to selectively
eliminate the damaged skin.
Cosmetics and Skin Care makes a product containing Alpha-Hydoxy
acids called Treatment Cream with
AHA. It is a cream that will improve
texture of rough, damaged skin and help to even out skin discolorations.
My legs are horribly pale
and when I burn and it fades to a tan its light, so light you can't
tell its there. I have family history of skin cancer. How can I tan
so it's effective and safe?
No, you cannot
tan so its effective and safe. All tanning is harmful to the skin. With
you being so fair and having a history of skin cancer in your family,
I would avoid tanning at all cost. The best way to have the appearance
of a tan is to use the self-tanning lotions which will stain your skin
for a few days with tan color. Gone are the days that self tanning made
you orange. They now make self-tanners especially for fair, medium and
dark skin tones. Neutrogena makes a good self tanner and so does Colose
Cosmetics and Skin care called Auto-Bronzant
- self tanning emulsion.
Respected, I'm male. I'm
having less pimples, but having problems of black heads, tried 2 consult
all skin dermatologis. But zero result. Only problem of blackheads,
please specify household tips, or such a cream available in India.
and Skin care ships to India. I would recommend that you start with Lotion Nettoyage,
a cleansing lotion that removes blackheads. Use this twice a day and
leave it on your face for 5 minutes before rinsing off. I would follow
with Toner, to remove the
dead skin cells and freshen the face. Twice a week you should apply
a Green Clay Mask or Herbal Mask to open
pores and remove blackheads.
Went to Florida in March,
and got a strange tan on my easy-to-tan face. But now when I get in
the sun, the skin above my lip turns dark. It only does this most when
I'm in direct sunlight. Can you tell me what has happened to my skin?
your skin was exposed to sunlight when you didn't have sunscreen
protection for the area above your lip. It is possible any coverage
including your make-up may have rubbed off, possibly while eating. Melanin
is a pigment that gives skin a color from pink through brown to black.
People are different colors because their skin contains different amounts
skin from Ultra Violet radiation. When skin is exposed to the sun, more
melanin is produced and the skin darkens. The skin above your lip has
more deposits of melanin than the rest of your face.
I'm using an acne treatment
I bought at the drugstore for the pimples I have all over my forehead.
My forehead is now peeling, but I don't want to stop using the treatment
because it really is working. It's drying out the pimples but the skin
also. We can't afford to buy anything expensive. What do I do? Thank
you so much!
is a side effect of very strong treatments. If it is working, that's
great. However, I would suggest you limit the use of this product. You
may be using it too frequently for your problem. Try using it every
other day. You can also apply a moisturizer, Milk
of Aloe from Colosé Skincare, which is specially formulated
for oily or acne prone skin.
I have dull skin that I'm
working on getting to glow. But I've heard that a toner should be used
every night. But don't these fry the skin? What exactly do toners do?
role of toner is to completely
remove dead skin cells and alkali residue so that the skin can breathe
correctly. The balanced acidity of the toner restores the skin's normal
pH resulting in smooth, clean and refreshed skin. Avoid toner with alcohol
to avoid "frying your skin". Apply after every face and neck cleansing
using a cotton pad, ball or tissue well soaked with toner. Avoid the
Im a light skin person, but
my face seems to be red at sometimes, what do I do to keep my face from
changing colors, I've been trying skin lightening creams and I don't
see any results.
so many reasons why your face may turn red sometimes- physical exertion,
skin reactions due to environment -like allergies, heat and cold, and
even changes in the way you feel. Skin lightening creams usually will
not work unless you think the cause of the skin changes is due to sun.
I recommend you begin a skin care routine that will help you have a
soft, smooth and even look. I would begin with a cleanser,
then a toner, a moisturizer followed by application of make-up.
A foundation will even
out the redness and a concealer will help hide areas of increased redness. Follow the application of
your foundation and concealer with a loose powder. The powder sets the
foundation and concealer in place for all day coverage.