My Skin Has Never Looked Better 🙌
So I haven’t done the let the app scan my face for flaws in a while so I figured why not do it right now? I was very surprised with my results. I knew that my skin was looking pretty good but over never had every category be green before! Here are the products I use:
CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin
CeraVe - Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 For Normal To Oily Skin
AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay
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Product Review: Skincare and Makeup
I received these item free in exchange for my honest review on them. Iv been using these products for about a month now. So here we go! 1. COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch Acne Pimple Master Patch $6. Firs of all holy value! These patches are actual magic. They are virtually invisible when on and I love how there are multiple sizes. It honestly cleared up deep pimples overnight. I’m going to stock up! 2. @LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo (+) Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment. I do not have very strong breakouts, while I wish I had this product in high school when my acne was really really bad this product was good but too strong/intense for where my skin is currently at. I used it on a few problem areas but it seems more like a long term treatment not a quick fix for someone like me. 3. MAYBELLINE - Mascara Lash Sensational Lash Sensational I loved the applicator but the formula itself was just not doing it for me. It clumped together on the brush and that transferred over to my lashes. I think the applicator is awesome but not the biggest fan of the formula. 4. MAYBELLINE - FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter Master Chrome Highlighter. I absolutely love this product! It provides a very natural glow that is PERFECT for literally everyday. It blends beautiful and I just really love it. 5. CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin GOLD STAR! This cleanser is seriously the BOM! It’s affordable, gentle, and gets everything from lipstick to lash glue off your face. I’m buying the biggest bottle they have right now!
Starting tretinoin and spironolactone
After 6 months of researching products and learning more about my skin and what works, I have finally found out the root cause of my acne. I feel like I’ve always had a good, consistent skincare routine. I’ve even made good lifestyle choices such as changing my pillow case every week, cutting out diary, limiting junk food, and drinking lots of water. However, I did not see any improvements with my skin. I mainly break out on my cheeks, chin, and jawline, especially when I’m on or about to start my period. I recently consulted a doctor for free thanks to my university’s student health services. She told me that this is hormonal for sure. I had been producing an excess of androgen hormones which lead to more oil production and eventually more acne. She prescribed me with spironolactone and tretinoin. I started taking these medications a few days ago. I think I’m in the purge period right now. I’m so glad I finally have closure on what has been causing my acne. I’ve never had serious acne problems in the past so this has been really frustrating. Current skincare routine: Morning: CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin CeraVe - Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 for Face with Zinc Oxide Night: íUNIK - Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin pura d'or - 100% Rosehip Seed Oil I also use the THE inkey LIST - Salicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser every other night. If I need to subside a pimple, I would use Rael - Acne Healing Patch or the COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch I’ve been taking spironolactone every morning and applying my .025% tretinoin every other night. I’m giving my skin time to adjust to the tretinoin so I will start applying it nightly next week. For those who have taken spironolactone or tretinoin: how long did it take for you to see less breakouts? And can I still use my salicylic acid cleanser while on tretinoin?
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Clay Hair Mask
HOW TO MAKE: ￼2 Tbs of Aztec clay powder and 2 Tbs of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay HOW TO PUT ON: ￼Wet hair ￼Divide hair into sections ￼Comb clay mixture into hair with fingers ￼Leave on for 30 minutes HOW TO WASH OUT: ￼Start off with cold water then transition to slightly warmer water MY THOUGHTS: ￼My hair definitely felt clean and my curls felt soft; however, I didn’t get as much curl definition as I was hoping for. Any tips for more curl definitions? What other ingredients have you added to hair clay mixtures?
oily skin & don’t know how to manage? I got you
this post is for all the people who have oily skin and sometimes just don’t know how to deal with it! well i’m here for some tips! I have oily/combo skin and I’ve learnt some important info during my skincare journey that I would love to share with you all 🤗 1. still moisturise ￼it is super important for people with oily skin to keep up with moisturising ! you may think that your skin is hydrated and doesn’t need any extra moisture, but it still really does. if you don’t moisturise, or use products to keep your skin hydrated, your skin can overcompensate with releasing it’s natural oils, which in hand, can make your skin more oily 2. don’t be afraid of oils ￼whether this is oil cleansing or any certain type of oil (rosehip, squalane etc), don’t be hesitant to use these products just because of your skin type. for me, oils have made a huge difference to my skin, especially oil cleansing! one thing to remember with oil cleansing, is that oils attract oils, and therefore are oil soluble. products like this help to get rid of grease, blackheads etc and can be great for oily skin! 3. use products targeted for oily skin ￼I know that this one is quite self explanatory, but here are some products that helped my oily skin become more manageable! - niacinamide. this ingredient is amazing for oily skin ! it helps to decrease oil production from within the skin. my fav product is NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% , but I also don’t mind The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% -exfoliation. now with this I don’t mean physical exfoliation, but chemical exfoliation! my favourite exfoliant has to be PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator this one is my HOLY GRAIL product of them all ! I have many posts on this product so be sure to check those out for an in depth description. - clay face masks. these are good for absorbing oil and giving your face a matte finish. some of my favs are PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay I hope this helps and if you have any questions, feel free to comment 🌟🥰
My Acne Skincare Routine - Results in 4 Days✨
I have always struggled with dry skin + acne since I was 18 and the moment I saw significant results on my acne, I knew that the only way I could find the one product to work on my skin type is if I get myself educated and open to trying out new things even if I think it won’t work since I am acne-prone. SWIPE LEFT TO SEE MY RESULTS: I started taking photos of myself to keep track of what I’ve been using that I can’t see by looking in the mirror everyday! (PRO TIP) So, I’m so glad to finally share this for everyone to keep in mind when trying out products and hopefully it will encourage you to try it out for yourself. Of course you need to do your research but hey, skincare is all about trial and error right? At least now you know what you don’t know! Here’s a sneak peak of my acne skincare routine👇🏼 DAILY AM & PM ROUTINE: Cetaphil - Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser ￼1 squeeze + to gentle cleanse my sensitive skin The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% ￼2 drops + for extra and clear overall imperfections The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ￼2-3 drops + bring hydration to my skin CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin ￼1 inch or fingertip size + to moisturize CeraVe - Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 For Normal To Oily Skin ￼half a pump + I use it as my sunscreen for anti-aging Benzagel - Acne Gel 5% ￼the reason why I got results in 4 days! Less is more due to concentration. I only applied on acne spots A few tips while using the products + keep in mind: ￼For each products, I wait 1 min each to let it seep in to my skin ￼applied by pressing the product on my skin to avoid premature aging ￼applied my moisturizer and sunscreen lifting upwards (never down or circular motion) and enough to disperse the product but not as much touching my skin, if that makes sense ￼I stopped picking my skin especially even if it was flaky! I had that habit for a couple of months which made my acne worst with marks before I tried the benzoly. So please take everyone’s advise on this! If you had to scratch your nose or you’re itchy, I usually just lightly press my fingernails on my skin. Weird but it helped to avoid irritation while I have my products on and if your hands are 100% clean, it won’t do anything + itch is gone! I hope you understood what I mean by pressing your fingernails ￼Consistency and discpline is key! I don’t know why people don’t include disciple because without it, consistency is nothing. It’s also like saying something you don’t mean ￼Notice that I include how much I used? Less is more and clearly, you can see the difference ￼Notice how I only took a photo on the left side of my face? That can only mean because of my pillow. Please change it! ￼Of course 4 days isn’t enough to get clear skin but it’s always a step closer to reach my goals so patience is also key!
Manuka Honey will SAVE your skin!
This is only a month side by side! For some background knowledge my skin barrier got extremely damaged after trying to oil cleanse using the DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil and Lip Cream Gift Set Which completely ended up breaking out my skin! My skin isn’t usually acne prone or anything but it completely blocked my pores. So obviously after freaking out. I tried using a ton of different products and nothing helped. In fact I made matters worse. I tried using curology I tried using Cerave products and even some Farmacy products. I literally tried everything under the sun. 🚨 Also take in mind my skin has been pretty much always pretty good never flawless but pretty much no acne ever! So this was a complete shock! 🚨 UNTIL! Manuka Honey was a GOD SEND PEOPLE!!!! (No exaggeration!) Manuka honey is well known for its medicinal properties particularly its wound healing properties. It’s also known to balance the ph in your skin, hydrate and fight acne plus it can also exfoliate and help with hyperpigmentation! Not only can it help with exterior factors like your skin but it can also help with internal factors like your gut health, or if you have strep throat. Basically it’s like your ✨magic potion✨ all in 1!! ❤️ MANUKA HONEY IS ALSO HYRAM APPROVED! ❤️ My skin routine is now extremely simple and is for those who have sensitive skin like myself and cannot handle oils on their face but still need something hydrating. My skin routine: Morning Wash off my honey mask from the night before with just water (cold preferably) COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Awesome if you have a disrupted moisture barrier or need some extra plumpness to your routine plus it makes your skin glow with your moisturizer and gives lots of hydration while fighting hyperpigmentation CeraVe - Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 For Normal To Oily Skin Great because it not only moisturizes your skin but it also has SPF to protect it, while giving you the benefits of niacinamide and is oil free! Great for sensitive skin!! Night LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser I love this cleanser! This is now my #1 go to 100%! Not only is it hydrating just enough! But it’s so gentle and gets rid of your makeup which is always a plus! And it doesn’t break you out while giving you those great benefits like niacinamide! ✨🍯 UMF 15+ Manuka Honey: I wear straight up honey as a Face mask overnight (Sleep with it on) and wash it off in the morning. (Super simple) 🍯 ✨ This is what absolutely changed everything for my skin. If u can only afford 1 product get Manuka honey with a UMF factor of AT LEAST 10+ i have the 15+ but 10+ will work just as amazing! This will go along way and get rid of basically any problems with your skin.
hi! i’m pretty new to research on skincare, and i definitely need some new products. my current routine is tagged, which includes witch hazel, even though i know it’s terrible for skin. my main concerns are redness, large pores, and whiteheads and blackheads. if you guys have any recommendations on products that would help. please share! <3
Cetaphil-Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
How I Get Rid of Pimple Marks in 3 Weeks!
I started having acne breakouts back in October 2019 and I had no idea what was causing it. Pimples and dark spots were always there for about 6 to 7 months, I had no idea what products to use so basically I just lived with it, hoping they will all magically disappear one day. Before I get into sharing with you guys how I got rid some the dark spots and actual acne as seen on the images on this post, let me give a back story—I grew up with 0 skin problems. Yes, you read that right, I didn’t go through that awkward teenage phase. Thus, I grew up having no knowledge about skincare. It all started back in 2017 when I visited Seoul Korea during winter time—I did not have any skincare routine, and I would literally just wash my face with the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser and that’s about it. I literally had no idea which moisturizer is good for my skin, even more so what serums are for, or even what face mask would suit my skin type. After 2 months of getting back from Korea, my skin suddenly started to feel dry, and that’s also when I started getting acne from time to time. I realized from there on that my skin type is normal to dry. Given that huge self-skin revelation, I started simple by incorporating the Nivea Soft Moisturizing Crème to my skincare routine and let me tell you that I have been using it daily, every day and night ever since! I promise you that it is lightweight and super moisturizing on the skin, and it won’t mess up with your makeup throughout the day. Every now and then, I have been experimenting with other skincare products but I keep on ending up with sticking to my simple 2-step skincare routine. Fast forward to what has been happening to my skin lately, I realized that I had to try and look for something that would really work for me. After doing proper research and watching endless YouTube reviews, I finally found 3 products that worked best for my skin problems: 1. Nivea MicellAIR Skin Breathe Acne Clear Micellar Water 3-in-1 Caring Cleanser 2. Hada Labo Goko Jyun Hydrating Lotion 3. Snail Truecica Miracle Repair Serum I start off by cleansing my face with Cetaphil, pat my skin dry, then pour the Nivea Micellar Water onto a clean cotton pad and gently wipe it on my face. I usually consume 2-3 pads of cotton to make sure I get rid of all the excess dirt and makeup residue on my skin. After this step, I apply the Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion with the use of my finger tips to the drier areas of my skin and then let it dry for a few seconds before I apply the Snail Truecia Miracle Repair Serum on areas where I have dark spots. I finish off my skincare routine with the Nivea moisturizer and apply it all over my face. After adding these 3 products to my skincare routine, I could definitely say that I had way less acne appearing on my skin, and that my dark spots are now getting lighter. Would I recommend these to anyone? 100% yes!
NIVEA- Refreshingly Soft Moisturizing Creme
Product that helped ME with acne!
CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 This product worked miracles for my skin, and got rid of my pimples when nothing else was helping. I used this both morning and night as a moisturizer, and it helped me so much. You can find this on amazon, or many drugstores, and is pretty affordable for a sunscreen/moisturizer. ⚠️❗️PLEASE keep in mind that the products that work for me, may not work for everyone. Everyone’s skin is different, and I cannot promise you that this will work. :) Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser This is the cleanser I use twice a day. I have oily skin, so the dryness that some people might feel when using this didn’t really effect me, but if you have dryer skin, I would recommend the: Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser or the CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser I really hope this helped anyone struggling with their skin!! Remember, acne doesn’t make you any less beautiful ♥️
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
Please help!! I have these bumps on my skin!
hi guys! So I have a lot of issues with my skin rn, I’m only 14 with sensitive dry skin and I have these bumps on my cheeks and I’m not sure what they are, rn I’m using a cetaphil moisturizer and the simple face wash. Please help! I’m not sure how to fix this!Cetaphil - Daily Facial Moisturizer Simple - Kind to Skin Moisturizing Facial Wash
Cetaphil-Daily Facial Moisturizer
I used enzymes on my skin & this is what happend
I have dealt with acne since I can remember and I have tried every product under the sun to try and clear it. I’ve used tea tree oil, salicylic acid, sulfur, glycolic acid, you name it, I’ve probably tried it. But NOTHING cleared my skin. I would try new product after new product, saw estheticians, and things would help for a little but then my skin would break out again after a month of using the products. Finally, I was introduced to the CLARISMA - Angel Sleeping Balm Night Mask and I fell in LOVE. Overnight, it reduced the redness, helped reduce texture, and heal breakouts. (Plot twist: IT STILL DOES) Then I started using the CLARISMA - Malibu Blush Exfoliating Scrub and the CLARISMA - Cali Dreaming Cream Daily Moisturizer and my skin has never felt softer or more hydrated. I used to think creams would break me out but this one doesn’t. It hydrates my skin well without making it greasy! Finally, I tried the CLARISMA - Namaste Glow Energizing Face Mask and the CLARISMA - Cool Ocean Breeze Daily Cleanser and I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE FACE MASK!!! It doesn’t dry down like a typical clay mask, so it won’t strip your skin and give you that tight, dehydrated feeling afterwards. Seriously the only mask I use anymore. AND THE BEST PART?? It’s affordable! It’s sold at Ulta.com and every product is under $25! Insane! I could go on and on but I’m so amazed with my progress and how good my skin looks after using this line. SERIOUSLY recommend! (PS if I HAD to chose one product for you to try, it’d be the Sleeping Mask! Amazing!)
CLARISMA-Angel Sleeping Balm Night Mask
two week progress!!
hello all! :) i’m new to skincare and have just started my skincare journey about 1 month ago or so. i have combination skin and it’s very acne prone, and afterwards the acne leaves me with dark spots that i can’t get rid of. i’d say sometimes the acne is hormonal as well. here’s my routine: Cleanser - SOAP & GLORY - Face Soap And Clarity Facial Wash✨ this cleanser is really nice and refreshing! at first it might throw you off since it has a very slight cooling sensation to it but it’s nothing too noticeable and you get used to it quickly. it leaves my face feeling very clean and soft and i’ve noticed it helps my breakouts clear out faster. this cleanser says it is suitable for all skin types! Exfoliator - FORMULA 10.0.6 - One Smooth Operator Pore Clearing Face Scrub✨ physical exfoliators generally have a bad rep due to how stripping some of the ingredients can be. this has a nice scent to it that can be noticeable and also has a lot of exfoliating beads. i usually apply this to wet fingertips and create a lather to get it working before actually putting it on my face since putting it directly on my face first feels harsher. less is more with this!! i’d also recommend rubbing in circles gently and slowly, not too fast as it might over-strip and cause irritation. overall, it’s a nice exfoliator to start with and it does leave my face feeling very clean and matte but not squeaky like others do. i have noticed that it does help with my large pores! Toner - BOTANICS - All Bright Cleansing Toner✨ this toner feels very nice and refreshing once you pat it onto your skin or use a cotton pad to swipe across the face. it doesn’t leave your face feeling dry either! it feels super hydrating but not to the point where you feel oily from it. i’ve found that it does help balance out my ph levels, since i’ve noticed that my face doesn’t get as oily as it used to before. however the smell is a little bit weird and can linger for a while but as long as it’s doing its job then it doesn’t bother me. SPF+Moisturizer - CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30✨ this is a moisturizer that also has spf in it which i find super useful since i usually don’t like to take too long with my skincare and this saves me from an extra step in my skincare routine. however i find that it’s more sunscreen than actual moisturizer, so for some people i’d recommend mixing it with a lightweight moisturizer if they find its too drying. it is a bit difficult to blend in as it absorbs pretty quickly so again, i’d recommend mixing. does leave the skin a bit sticky. PM Moisturizer - CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin✨ this lotion also works really well as a moisturizer. i use it at night and it’s very good in locking in moisture but also really lightweight! def would recommend for anyone.
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
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