Fresh, bright, glowing skin with brown sugar, honey and lemon juice scrub
Spending too much time indoors is definitely not ideal for the skin. And since I’ve started working from home, I noticed that my skin was getting more and more dull. The combination of too much air con, not enough sun and fresh air made my skin look tired, lifeless and dehydrated. And this is when I saw an article online about fruit acids and how they are used to exfoliate the skin for more brightness. Of course, they were talking about ingredients to look for in skincare products, but I didn’t have time for this! I wanted to try it right that moment! So, after another quick google search, I came up with my own, all natural, homemade scrub! I used a spoon of brown sugar, a teaspoon of honey and a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice, just enough to help me get a thick paste. I mixed all ingredients together on a plate as I didn’t have a glass jar available. I used a teaspoon, but you can mix them with your fingers too. Once I got what I thought was a good consistency for my scrub, I cleansed my face and applied the paste. I applied it with my fingers while rubbing gently with circular movements. I avoided the eye area (lemon juice and sensitive skin!), but I’ve applied plenty on the lips as honey should be great for hydrating them. After about 2 minutes of massage, I let the paste on the face and waited for another 30 minutes before rinsing it off with plenty of warm water. It is sticky and I ate most of it from my lips, but my face got all smooth and bright after. The brown sugar is great for mechanical exfoliation and I needed to be careful not to damage the skin when rubbing. Lemon juice is packed with vitamin C, so it is good for chemical exfoliation. For me the combination worked so well that I decided to use it about once per week!
Jun. 8, 2020
Fine Lines And Wrinkles: What's the Differences & How To Prevent
Hectic routines, erratic eating and sleeping habits and changing lifestyles have caused our skin to become sensitive and prone to common problems such as fine lines and wrinkles. Often you might have heard the terms ‘fine lines and wrinkles’ in TV commercials, but do you actually know the difference between them?
How to Get An Even Skin Tone? Here are 5 Efficient Steps
While there is no such thing as a perfect skin tone, women still try to get that ‘perfect’ look. And you’re struggling with an uneven skin tone, it can put a real challenge on things. Uneven skin tones not only make your natural face look blotchy and oddly hued but applying makeup can become an issue, too, as different areas require different shades.
Collagen supplement works!
I’m a skincare fiend, so I’m always on the lookout for the next best thing. Recently I have noticed that I have some fine lines on my face. Of course I tried the standard go to: retinol, but after a year of using, I didnt find much difference. Recently I decided to give collagen supplements a try and just 10 days in I can actually see a difference! I used Jamieson liquid collagen Not gonna lie, I didn’t have high hopes. The forehead lines and the 11’s between my brows have softened. A result I haven’t seen since the 1 time I tried botox. It’s still fairly early on so I will post a pic at the end of the month.
Jamieson-Collagen Anti-Wrinkle Liquid
Vascular Dark Circles VS Pigment Dark Circles
The result of various factors, dark circles are a very common beauty problem among women in particular. They appear as a darker color and/or puffiness around the lower eyelid. We often talk about tiredness or stress, but these are not the only causes of dark circles. Most options available are a “one size fits all” type treatment not taking into consideration what type of Dark Circles you have. Until I actually did my research, is when I discovered what type I have and what ingredients work for it, and that most Eye Creams don’t specify which will work for which. So I wanted to share with you So I have Vascular Dark Circles. these type of dark circles that have a blueish hue due to Dilated blood vessels that sit close to the thin under-eye skin. The skin under your eyes is the thinnest skin on your entire body, and as we age the skin can become thinner. Dehydration, not getting enough sleep etc can cause blood to pool in the vessels under the skin, which can worsen their appearance. These types of dark circles usually occur to people who have a more fair skinned complexion. The top of ingredient that have helped me the most is Vitamin K. Vitamin K helps with blood coagulation and circulation. So using an eye cream with Vitamin k increases circulation and reduces the appearance of dark circles. In searching for Eye Creams with Vitamin K, there isn’t a bunch of products available compared to the amount of eye creams on the market, which confuses me since this ingredient is proven. Other good ingredients to use are Caffeine, Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Arnica and Retinol. So I use a Vitamin K eye cream in the AM and at night I use a Retinol cream, because Retinol not only helps with fine lines and wrinkles but it also stimulates collagen production, to help with the thin skin under the eye. The second type which is the Pigmented Dark Circles or hereditary/genetic dark circles due to excess pigmentation in the skin and usually effects people with a more darker complexion. Sun exposure can make them appear darker, as well as rubbing your eyes can worsen them. These type of dark circles you’ve had or noticed since a young age. Since the skin is actually darker you need ingredients to actually lighten the skin color itself. In order for your dark circles to gradually produce less pigment and not become darker overtime is to use certain lightening products, which have ingredients like hydroquinone acid, kojic acid and Vitamin C. Kojic acid can help make hereditary dark under-eye circles less noticeable by blocking the production of melanin (the substance that gives the skin its color) Retinol can also help as well. A more severe option like Laser treatments also help. It’s important to know that both types you can never really get rid off, but you can treat them with certain ingredients to make them better and to prevent them from worsening. [Dark circles ](https://www.self.com/story/under-eye-circles-genetic) A good article with some more info. NATUROPATHICA - Vitamin K Brightening Eye Serum Herbal Dynamics Beauty - VITAMIN K & GREEN TEA BRIGHTENING EYE CREAM biopelle - Dark Circle Relief Cream 1 Percent Vitamin K Oxide SKINPRO - Hydroquinone Skin Lightener & Dark Spot Corrector Cos De BAHA - 2% Hydroquinone + Azelaic Acid 4% + Niacinamide 4% Serum Dark Spot Corrector Remover + Melasma Treatment Fade Gel + hyperpigment ZO SKIN HEALTH - Pigment Control Program + Hydroquinone
Cos De BAHA-2% Hydroquinone + Azelaic Acid 4% + Niacinamide 4% Serum Dark Spot Corrector Remover + Melasma Treatment Fade Gel + hyperpigment
⚡️ Ziip vs. NuFace ⚡️
Microcurrent is something I really started doing research into towards the end of 2019. I was just a few months shy of 25 and have always heard that starting anti-aging routines early would make all the difference. Microcurrent devices are an anti-aging tool, essentially these devices send currents into the skin that stimulate collagen and elastin effectively building and repairing skin over time. In short, it's a workout for your face! The two main players in microcurrent are the NuFace and ZIIP. The NuFace is significantly cheaper than the ZIIP, but is it a dupe? Let's break them down, because both are expensive! ZIIP uses both microcurrent and nanocurrent safe for all skin types, even sensitive connects to the ZIIP app, which gives you access to multiple different treatment routines to target what you want easy to follow along with tutorials for each treatment lifts and tones the face can target acne-causing bacteria can target pigmentation like melasma and PIH must be used with the ZIIP conductive gels, these are full of great ingredients! conductive gel prices range from $50 to $129, each one addresses different types of concerns like hydration, firmness and lines, or environmental protection. there are two ZIIP devices, the original version retails for $450 and the newer model retails for $480 NuFace uses only microcurrent contours facial features, smooths lines and tones the skin claims 5 minutes a day for 60 days will give you results must use a THICK conductive gel, other users have tried aloe vera gel no routine is required, there are some available on YouTube and Instagram by the brand and consumers the mini retails for $199, the larger model that is compatible with other attachments retails for $325 So what’s the verdict? Well it depends on what your skin needs are. For me, the ZIIP is my favorite because of all the different treatments and tutorials on the app! It’s so easy to follow along with and I can personalize my routine as I need to. I also really prefer the conductive gels as they feel like luxurious skincare masks, unlike the NuFace gels which smell like alcohol and dry out in a few minutes. The NuFace Trinity, which is the larger model, has different attachments like LED lights and smaller probes, which someone with fine lines and wrinkles would really benefit from! Other users have used aloe vera gel instead of the NuFace conductive gels, but I haven’t tried this yet. The ZIIP doesn’t hurt, unless you are doing the acne treatment and are going over active spots. The NuFace device does sting on the highest setting, even with a thick layer of conductive gel! I still use both and enjoy both, but if I had to choose one then it would be the ZIIP. #CherieCreator NuFACE - Mini Mini Facial Toning Device ZIIP - ZIIP GX
NuFACE-Gel Primer 24k Gold Complex - Brighten
The best vitamin C serums money can buy in 2020
Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s the best serum of them all? When it comes to serum, your makeup bag (and your wallet) might only have room for one, so how do you choose? If you’re choosing a serum that can brighten your skin, crease out those wrinkles and leave your face feeling moisturized and rehydrated, we’ve got the answer for you – vitamin C serum. Though expensive at first sight (and not all of them are, as you will soon find out), vitamin C gives you the best bang for your buck since they’re vitamin and nutrient packed to shield your skin from aggressive environmental stress.
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