AHA + BHA = Glowing skin favorites for Fall
This combination will give you the best looking skin!! I'm always a fan of AHAs especially Glycolic acid as it is a smaller molecular size that goes deeper into the skin layers and BHAs AKA Salicylic acid which is an oil soluble chemical exfoliant which decongests pores by going deeper into them. This duo will help your skin with any textural irregularities as well as cogestions further forming acne. These are my current favorite picks for both AHA and BHA. I have been using this Glycolic acid 7% toning solution from @theordinary for months and this 2% BHA liquid exfoliant is added to my skincare recently but I love this combination. Yes, you can use these two together in your skincare but keep in mind that it might be irritating and overly stripping for some people especially sensitive skin types. I have experience in using these so my skin can tolerate them together. 🍁This helps in : - Getting rid of textural irregularities - Getting rid of small bumps and acne - Controlling excessive sebum/oil production - Fading any tyoe of hyperpigmentation - Evening out skin tone and getting rid of dullness - Brightening complexion - Smoothening surface of the skin 🍁The Ordinary Glycolic acid toner has:The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
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christyrlovely post !!! have you tried paulas choice 2% bha ? if so, what one do you prefer between this one and the naturium one?
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Stubborn Blackheads GONE
Quarantine hit my skin hard!!! My estitician had me so spoiled, I was going to her once a week for a express facial. I was doing monthly microneedling. So I barely did any routines at home. Just a wash and go. My skin looked amazing!!! Later on I got pregnant and couldn't do microneedling anymore but my skin still looked good despite that and the pregnancy related melasma. ***I posted a picture of my skin prebaby and precovid where I was basically doing nothing at home just getting facials and microneedling. Then Covid hit, everything closed and I was left to handle my skin on my own. I don't think it would have been so bad if I didn't have to wear a mask all the time. I started breaking out and my pores were getting clogged. I had always had a few blackheads here n there but this was terrible!!! To fix this I started double cleansing at night with BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Nourishing and NATURIUM - Mixed Greens Nutrient-Rich Cleanser but what I think really helped was incorporating NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% into my morning routine. I worked up to using it everyday. But recently I backed off to 2-3 times a week because I added retinol and I started using the DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask once a week. Another product that I only use 2x a week in my night routine and just in my T Zone is Bioré - Pore Unclogging Scrub OMG I don't know what is in this but this literally removes some of my blackheads. After using this I can see the difference immediately!!!! This scrub contains salcytic acid in it so if I'm using it I double cleanse with my Kate Somerville - DeliKate Soothing Cleanser and not my Naturium mixed greens because that cleanser contains SA as well. I use this Biore product in the shower to utilize the steam, I take hot showers...I'm not willing to change that yet :(, the steam opens up my pores. I also will squeeze my nose right after I get out of the hot shower that also helps to clear the blackheads out. Hopefully I can get back to the facials and microneedling but for now I feel most comfortable managing from home. Let me know what helped you clear your blackheads.
Morning Skin care Routine
🌼It’s wonderful to see how much can change in a couple months! 🌼This is my updated morning routine with @naturiumskin 🌼I start with the BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% toner to help with my acne. 🌼Then I use the quadruple Hyaluronic acid serum 5% for added hydration, and then to brighten my skin I use the Vitamin C serum which is my favorite to date. 🌼 I moisturize with the niacinamide gel cream and I finish up with @kravebeauty the beet shield sunscreen. 🌼 I got the toner and moisturizer in a giveaway but they are definitely a welcome addition to my routine. 🌼How many steps do you have in your daytime routine? . . . . . . #towerthursday #naturium #naturiumskin #skincarecommunity #skincarecollection #skincare101#affordableskincare #skincare #skincareroutine #skincareproducts #skincareblog #skincareblogger #ihaveathingforskincare #vitaminc #selfcare #glowingskin #deciem #skincarecommunity #skinessentials #skinessential #skincarereview #skincareregimen #skincareaddict #skininsta #hyperpigmentation #acne #discoverunder1k
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Do You Have Blackheads or Sebaceous Filaments?
I’ve seen a lot of post where people confuse the two. As someone who is an avid skincare researcher I think it’s time to clear the air. Sebaceous Filaments: What are they? Your skin does a lot of things that many people don’t know. One of them is oil control and keeping the skin balanced. Sebum is a natural oil that keeps your skin naturally moisturized. They are NORMAL. Annoying, but normal. Have your ever squeezed your nose and seen white or tinted yellow substance come out? That’s stuff is collected sebum and dead skin cells that has cooped up in your pores. You can treat this with a pore strip or getting them professionally extracted. 9/10 they will come back, unless you get your oil secretions under control. I recommend a chemical peel or salicylic acid. Also adding a great double cleansing routine will help tremendously! Blackheads What are they ? They are a form of acne. Better yet known as an open comedone. Blackheads can be caused by various factors: environment, oil, diet, hormones. And even medications. These contain bacteria which has clogged up your pores. Blackheads should be treated professionally or with a retinoid (most effective). DO NOT PICK AT HOME. Some products: PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution THE inkey LIST - Lactic Acid Serum PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster
Best product for dry and dull skin
I've been still using my CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser and of course it's going great! I've been looking for something that can give me a glow and also reduce my acne scars so I found The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution this really have my skin a boost of glow and gave me a clearer skin. I do see my acne scars fading away but they are still visible 🙃 Since this is an acid it exfoliates the skin so I use this every other day but now I switched to every two days since the weather is getting cold and my skin tends to dry more. After application in padding motion with a cloth or cotton pad I start to pat in the product with my hands so the product could get into my skin. You will feel a tingle but after constant use you will get used to it and it goes away fast. Once I applied the toner I go in with my moisturizer, at the moment I'm using Vaseline - Extremely Dry Skin Rescue Lotion this creme is great for dry skin! I have always suffered from dry skin so this really helped me. It leaves my skin so soft and glowy. Be careful because this can get a little greasy 😶
Honest ordinary review
Let’s start with the The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution : so far this toner has worked amazing for my skin the only problem with this overall brand is if you have sensitive skin like me it will sting but it has changed my skin in the couple of days that I’ve been using it. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% : this product has definitely changed my skin so much and when I apply It to my sling it is instantly glowing !!! Although this does sting my skin as well and it also has a very sticky texture to it so I don’t recommend using it in the morning because I couldn’t imagine how your makeup would be able to apply on top of the The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% : I honestly noticed a tiny difference but nothing huge yet I feel like there is barely any product in the bottle I will continue to use and update you guys in the near future it also has the stingy feeling as well but I noticed that with all of the products and it’s probably because of my sensitive skin. Overall, this brand has not disappointed me yet and I will continue to use and update you guys on how my skin is turning out. I do recommend these products but keep in mind if you do have sensitive skin it will sting.
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The Ordinary-Worth the Hype?
If you’re into skincare and on the internet, you’ve heard of The Ordinary. After my social media being bombarded for weeks, I finally buckled and bought myself two products. I really wanted to 2% salicylic acid serum, but it’s being updated and likely won’t be out until the end of 2020. I have hormonal acne which can be very stubborn and I’ve yet to find my “holy grail” product. I ended up buying the 7% glycolic acid toner and 10% niacinamide + 1% zinc serum. First the toner-this toner was marketed to improve skin texture, clarity and radiance. After using for almost a month, here are my thoughts. 7% is a strong level of acid, and I absolutely wouldn’t recommend using this toner everyday, especially when you just started using it. I’ve used it every other day in my PM routine. I apply with a reusable cotton pad, swiping over my whole face then letting it soak. It stings a bit on my more sensitive/acne-prone areas but isn’t painful at all. I usually experience some redness for up to three hours post-application, but it’s never carried over to the morning. I’ve definitely noticed an improvement in texture-my skin is smoother and softer, and I also believe it’s improved some of my large pores on my cheeks. Overall, I’d recommend this product to anyone with acne prone skin. My skin did purge (break out) after I started using it, but that cleared up in a few day’s and I haven’t broken out since. Pros: improves texture improves pore size decreases break outs effective great price for large bottle Cons: strong smell can cause redness can cause purging when first using can sting after applying Next up, the serum. This serum claims to brighten, manage sebum (oil) production, and improve appearance of skin blemishes. The Ordinary notes that while this serum can improve skin blemishes, it’s not an acne treatment. I use this serum in the AM and PM, using the dropper to put a dot on both cheeks, evenly applying to my face, then spreading with a cold jade roller. It’s a very luxurious and relaxing part of my routine. The serum has massively improved my skins sebum production. I had a lot of issues balancing my combination skin. When my t-zone wasn’t oily, my cheeks were dry, and if my cheeks weren’t dry, my t-zone was oily. This serum single handily balanced my sebum production to the point where my entire face is producing an appropriate and even amount of oil. VERY MUCH recommend this product for combination skin. Pros: works fast very cheap gentle no scent massively improves sebum production gives natural glow Cons: goes by fast (now offered in a 60 mL which I would recommend buying instead of the 30) Products: The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary-Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
I need help with my textured skin
My skin is extremely textured especially around the cheek area. I use glycolic acid to exfoliate and niacinamide as well. My skin is very dry but I do get black head and white heads The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-SqualaneThe Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning SolutionThe Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane
My Amazon Skincare Favorites!
Hey guys!! Long time no post hahaa, I hope everyone is doing well! So today I’m going to talk about my favorite serum and facial oil from.... you guessed it! AMAZON! 🤍 Niacinamide + Zinc serum from Cos De Baha- -This serum is honestly my favorite Niacinamide + Zinc combo because it did not break me out like The Ordinary’s serum. I suffer from fungal acne so all the skincare products I use have to be 💯 fungal acne safe! -This serum has a clear kind of sticky texture, it goes on kind of tacky but that’s okay with me! It gives me a nice glow to my skin which I absolutely loooveee! -You can find this serum on amazon for about 8-9 dollars, it’s pretty cheap compared to other serums and it has worked wonders for me, in my opinion better than The Ordinary! (: 🤍Timeless Skincare’s Pure Squalane Oil- -If you suffer from fungal acne, then you KNOW Squalane oil is the absolute best thing for you! Squalane oil is a very lightweight oil that does not clog pores, and trigger yeast overgrowth in your skin ( malassezia folliculitis ) aka Fungal Acne 🙄! -I’ve been using this for about a year now, works wonders for me, gives me a nice glow and most of all moisturizes my skin! I like to add a couple drops to my moisturizer at night and smother it all over my face! Seriously I love this stuff. I wake up with amazing skin! -You can find this on amazon for about 12 dollars, a bit expensive but you do get what you pay for! I just received my backup bottle today. Just incase! (:
All about BARRIER REPAIR!
My skin has been screaming at me for ages! It’ll just randomly start to act out for no reason and I couldn’t understand why! I tend to be extremely sensitive to a lot of things. And anytime i would have sensitivity I would desperately apply all sorts of things to try to “fix” the problem. But it would only make things worse. I don’t struggle with Acne, but my skin always has tiny bumps. This is NOT fungal acne. I’ve had fungal acne before. These bumps are caused by irritation due to a damaged moisture barrier. And here’s the thing about irritation...it’s annoying AF! And most times there’s nothing you can do to make it stop because half the time you can’t figure out what’s causing it! But I think I’ve cracked the code guys. Here’s what I did: 1 - Listen to your skin! Most times, our skin is trying to tell us how it feels about a product, but we ignore it. This will only hurt us in the long run. I tried to hop on The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution trend and it literally set my face on fire 🔥. But i kept trying to make it work. I would use it once a week and just push through the burn (like how you would do with a perm haha!) because it had such amazing reviews. This was the worst thing i ever did for my skin and I’m sure is what led to me destroying my moisture barrier. My skin was dull, irritated, and dry consistently until i stopped using it. While I’m sure it’s an amazing product, I have finally accepted that it is not for me and tossed it in the bin. 2 - Simplicity is m KEY If you have sensitivity-prone skin, it’s important to focus on products that are designed for just that. Read the ingredients list. Google ingredients. When restoring the barrier, it’s important to simplify your routine. 3 - Hydration! Hydration!! Hydration!!! usually when my skin is agitated, it’s usually because it’s not getting enough hydration. I switched to water based products like The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' and I immediately saw a difference in my skin. And I always seal everything in with an oil (The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane is my fave because it’s a light oil). It’s important to seal the hydration in because it’ll all evaporate out and your skin won’t see the benefits of hydration. 4 - Be Consistent This is so important. I remember when I picked the products I wanted to use. After a week, I wasn’t seeing much of a difference, so i was tempted to throw everything away and start afresh. I’m glad I didn’t! The average time to see results for a lot of highly effective skin care products is 8-22weeks. Good results take time and patience. I’m so happy with where my skin is now. It’s been a long time coming. But I can finally say that I’m locked into a routine that my skin loves. These are just a few things I did. But I would love to hear from you guys! What did you do to restore your moisture barrier?
The Ordinary’s Acids: Simple but Effective
Let’s talk about some of the Ordinary’s acids I’ve used! I love the Ordinary for their simple, affordable formulations that forgo the bad and hyped to instead include scientifically-backed ingredients. But sometimes simplicity can leave something to be desired. The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA Super simple, leaves a slight tacky feel but soaks in quickly otherwise. I noticed a subtle smoothing and softening of my skin over my use of this product. Best for those who don’t do well with glycolic acid. The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution This serum does it’s job of deep exfoliation but not very elegantly. While I did see improvement in pore size and acne frequency, the serum takes a while to soak in and left a tacky finish that caused my other products to pill. But it would be a good serum for those looking to try out BHA for acne and congested pores. The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% I noticed hyperpigmentation reduction with this cream, but I cannot stand the silicone texture. It has a strange grit to it, no matter how much I shake up the bottle. I also think my skin dislikes heavy silicones, as I experienced increased breakouts when using this, despite the wonderful brightening and calming properties it has. The matte finish is best for oily skin types and I’d recommend it for those who don’t mind silicone. The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque I love this mask! It combines salicylic acids vegetable charcoal, and Amazonian clay with squalane and glycerin to keep the mask from overly drying skin while still targeting congestion. Whenever my acne was terrible, this helped tremendously in shortening the lifespan of blemishes. I can’t recommend this enough for those that struggle with acne around hormonal flares since it’s a good spot-treatment. The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution This is my favourite The Ordinary acid for multi-day use in the week. It soaks in quickly, is slightly hydrating (moreso than the Lactic Acid + HA, oddly), doesn’t tingle or make my skin red, yet I can see over a couple weeks of use that my skin looks brighter and more even in texture. My only issue with this product that it does leave the skin slightly sticky- like your hands are after you touch something sweet. But there’s no pilling issue, so this is a great acid for those looking to lighten hyperpigmentation and smooth bumpy texture.
The Ordinary-Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
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