licensed esthetician and lover of clean beauty. Sharing my tips on anti-aging and overcoming acne 💜
Rose Water Toner —> a must in everyone’s routine
Skip the Rosé and opt for a Rose Water spritzer 💦 it’s anti-aging and oh so refreshing 🌹 keep dehydration at bay while wrapping yourself in roses from head-to-toe... . This facial toner is a top seller for HDB, and for good reason. It’s a beautiful rose scent with hydrating and calming ingredients. Perfect for face AND body...yes wrap your body in roses and affordable luxury. $12 for a 2oz or $20 for a 4oz makes this a steal for the ingredients inside.(and use my affiliate discount code to save 25% off your entire HDB purchase, link in bio) . Good for all skin types, but if you are sensitive to rose smell, this one may not be for you. Mist on after you cleanse, before your serums and moisturizer, and throughout the day when you need a pick-me-up! . Product: Rose Water Calming Face Toner by . Herbal Dynamics Beauty - ROSE WATER CALMING FACE TONER Company Description: soothe and calm the skin with rose, green tea, chamomile, and witch hazel. Aloe and hyaluronic acid deliver instant hydration for fresh, youthful appearance. . Key Ingredients: Aloe Vera, Green Tea, Witch Hazel, and Chamomile.
Herbal Dynamics Beauty-ROSE WATER CALMING FACE TONER
At-Home Relief from Tension Headaches
Gua Sha combined with pressure point and stretching can give you much needed relief when your struggling with tension headaches. Here the routine I personally use: 1. Take 2-3 minutes to stretch and roll your neck from side to side 2. Apply a massage oil to the back of the neck and work the neck up and down with your board. Giving a little more attention to any tender spots 3. Located your pressure points at the base on the neck. Hold and press for 3-5 seconds and take deep cleansing breathes 4. Locate the pressure point at the temples. Press and massage in small circles for 3-5 seconds and take deep cleansing breathes. 5. Find the pressure point behind the temples, in the hairline. Press and massage in small circles for 3-5 seconds, you can spend a little extra time here...because it feels ssssooooo good. 6. With your thumbs, massage around the ears from front to back. Spend a little extra time on the tender spots. Remember to breath and relax. 7. Next move back to the spine and with your fingers, track up along both sides of the spine from the base of the neck to the base of the head. Pause and press on the pressure points at the base of the head. Lean your head back and allow the weight of your head to deepen the pressure and release the tension. 8. Finish with gua sha drainage strokes around the neck and light stretches and head rolls. Drink lots of water to help flush out toxins and keep you hydrated. This exercise can be done anytime you feel tension or just need to give yourself some love.
Double Duty Body Butter: lotion & perfume
You know how much I love my body lotions and this one wins for decadent creamy texture. It’s like a whipped cream frosting, and has a beautiful scent. Reminds me of a fresh feminine, sexy scent...perfect for date night 💁🏻♀️ I love how the lotion feels, but for daily use, it’s a tad too fragrant for me, so i’ve been adding an unscented lotion to it to balance it out. I’m more of a light lotion scented girl...on the daily 😊 . Herbal Dynamics Beauty - Shea & Squalene Rich Body Butter Shea & Squalane Rich Body Butter by @herbaldynamicsbeauty . Company Description: A decadent blend of soft butters combined with macadamia oil for fat absorbing, non-greasy moisture that leaves the skin silky. Squalene and amino acids reinforce skin’s natural barrier and reduce signs of aging. . Key Ingredients: Pistachio Oil, Mowtrah Butter, Mango Butter, and Aloe Extracts . I do have an affiliate link and discount code you can use to save 25% off your entire HDB purchase. Link and code are in my bio . Do you prefer to wear perfume or lotion as a fragrant boost? Let me know in the comments below 👇🏼
Herbal Dynamics Beauty-Shea & Squalene Rich Body Butter
Skincare I HIDE from my HUSBAND🤣
Does your husband sneak your skincare products too?....or is that just mine 😅 Fortunately for me there are only a few products he loves of mine and this cleanser is one of them! . The Citrus Herbal Cleanser by @epicuren is ideal for combo and oil skin-types. It has a natural citrus aroma and beautiful lather to it. It’s effective without stripping all the oils out. It’s gentle around the eye area too. It is very concentrated, so one pump with lots of water is all you need. epicuren DISCOVERY - Citrus Herbal Cleanser . If your looking for a good clean, nontoxic facial cleanser, and you have combo to oily skin, i’d suggest this one. You can find my affiliate link in bio where If you choose to purchase, I may earn a small percentage at no cost to you. . So in summer months, I dig into his stash when I need more oil control 😉 Would you share your skincare with your partner? Let me know in the comments below 👇🏼💜
epicuren DISCOVERY- Citrus Herbal Cleanser
Hating your moisturizer? CHECK THIS OUT👇🏼
Here is my TIP on doing your daily skincare routine and making it a habit...ready? Use products you ENJOY using. Like you should LOVE how they smell (or don't have any fragrance) and love the feel when you apply. . If your moisturizer has a weird smell and makes your skin feel heavy or doesn't absorb, I guarantee you will find excuses to skip applying it, even though it’s packed with so many miracle anti-aging ingredients. . Pictured here is a moisturizer I truly love. If you have normal to dry skin, it’s the perfect balance of hydration and antioxidant protection. It can be used for both men and women and a great value $28. My affiliate link can be found in my bio and if you use my link I may earn a small percentage at no cost to you. This moisturizer can also be found in the Kick Starter Kit that includes a cleanser and facial mist. Swipe to see the kit . What product is your favorite one to use? Even if you dont have it right now, I want to know what you love to use 💕 I just started using the Daily Nourish Antioxidant Moisturizer by @epicuren again. It’s been about 2yrs since I last used it, and immediately I remembered why I loved this product then. . For someone with normal to dry skin, who may be sensitive, this moisturizer right here is one of my favorites. I just started using this again a few days ago, and the quality feel is what I missed. It’s a simple moisturizer that doesnt have a smell, but feels sssooooo good applying.
Part 5 - [Forehead] Full-Face Gua Sha Routine
Start at the center of the forehead, working one side at a time, place the board flat to the skin, and gently glide outward. This movement will smooth expression lines and forehead wrinkles. . Next, starting at the center of the brow, focus on lifting the brows and forehead, while anchoring the skin to minimize tugging and pulling. Repeat each movement 3-5x’s. . Finish the routine with long glides down and along the hairline towards the neck. Congratulations, you have finished my 5 part Full Face Gua Sha routine! . Gua Sha can be performed 3-5x’s a week depending on your skin’s sensitivity. It is not recommended to gua sha on acne, a rash, sunburned, wounded, or compromised skin. If your skin is sensitive and prone to redness, error on the side of caution by using less strokes and performing 1-2x’s a week. . If you enjoyed this series please like, save, and share to your stories! And leave a comment below letting me know your favorite video 💕
Gua Sha Do’s and Don’ts
I’m on a journey learning and experimenting with Facial Gua Sha, and i’m dishing all about it along the way. Gua Sha Don’ts do not use over acne and breakouts do not use on inflamed or irritated skin do not use over broken skin or wounds avoid areas with recent botox or filler injecetions Gua Sha Do’s do 3-5x’s a week hold board at a 15-45 degree angle always use an oil for slip and glide incorporate cleansing breaths while performing have fun with it and experiment, try new moves.
Spotlight: Golden Skincare Rules @Laurenchich
Hi darlings! Curious about what the golden skincare rules are? Take a look at@Laurenchich's post. Thank you so much @ for sharing your skincare insights with us! S/O to all the warmhearted beauty experts! 👀👀👀 Don't forget to follow your best friend CheriePick, an official Cherie account, to interact with other Cherie members and get the best content in the community. Xoxo.
OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum . 🍊 @olehenriksen gifted me their newest product, the Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum. They claim brighter and bouncier skin in just 7 days. They suggested taking a before and after pic so I’ll let you be the judge of my #OleGlow results. I took my before/after pictures in the exact same spot, under the same lighting, without makeup, after my night skincare routine. What do you think? . Using this product felt like I was using the @olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream and the Truth Serum at the same time, but with added bonuses. In addition to 15% Ethyl Ascorbic Acid and Banana Powder-Inspired pigments, it also has Hyaluronic Acid and 5% PHA (Gluconolactone). I’ve used PHAs before and my skin loves it! PHAs are alternatives to AHAs and is perfect for sensitive skin as they are a gentler chemical exfoliant. PHAs work by exfoliating dead skin cells on the surface, resulting in a more even skin tone and texture. PHAs are also humectants which help attract moisture from the environment, keeping your skin hydrated! . I really enjoyed using this product and was shocked to see the glowing results! I found the citrus scent less overwhelming than the Truth Serum scent, which was a good thing. I also just love how the banana powder pigments instantly colour corrects and gives me that #OleGlow! . You can now purchase this product from the Olehenriksen website or from Sephora! GO!
OLE HENRIKSEN-Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum
I’ve been trying this travel sized Essential Glow Moisturizer with SPF30 by @paulaschoice the past week. It’s essentially a moisturizer and a mineral sunscreen combo type product. . It’s unscented and has a light texture. Because of its cream coloured tint, it applies on with a slight cream cast instead of a white cast. However, the cream cast goes away fairly quickly as it gets absorbed into your skin. I notice a very slight sheen upon application, which I guess you could call a bit of “glow,” but it disappears just like the cream cast. My light face powder applies smoothly on top of this sunscreen, with no pilling. There’s also no oil build up during the day, which is always a huge plus for me. . I did find that my eyes stung or became itchy every time I washed this off my face, even with tightly closed eyes. My main issue with this product is that I noticed that I started to break out, especially on and around my nose. 😱 Unfortunately, as much as I love PC, this is a no for my skin. I’ll be using the remainder of this Moisturizer in my body 😀. #nowaste. . One last thought I have is that I feel like I would get more effective protection using a strict SPF product as opposed to a moisturizer/SPF combo product. What are your thoughts on this?
PAULA'S CHOICE-Defense Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30