Surprised? Salicylic Acid Can Save Your Skin!
Hi babes😊! Always confused what salicylic acid is and how it can help with your skin problems? Take a look at the comments blow from our Cherie users! @CrystalClearSkin “I recommend getting an exfoliating cleanser to get rid of the bumps! also Salicylic acid should help as well. neutragena is a brand that has many cleansers with both, I am currently using the grapefruit exfoliating cleanser from them.” @Kim_Seung “No it not suppose to tingle you might a sensitivity to The product. I had the similar experience to, it wouldn’t burn to put the product on but the products I buy on after they would burn my skin. So I stopped using it and the rest of the products I put on didn’t burn on anymore. This product might not be for everyone as I stated in my review of the product. You can also try vitamin c if you have dark spots or Hyper pigmentation. Or Salicylic acid if you have dry skin and experiencing breakouts. I would recommend Face oils like Rosehip oil, Safflower oil, Jojoba oil, and etc...” @kenoelk “Salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or lactic acid are ingredients that will help. Using them won’t make it go away right away, it’ll take a hot sec to push all the gunk out! I saw someone commented about The Ordinary, and that’s a great place to start! Also, Paula’s Choice salicylic acid exfoliant is great! I’ve also been using the CereVe retinol that seems to help with stubborn ones. Make sure not to use too many products at once, but rotate them in your routine.” @Blyssey_Esthetician “Hi babe! Pore sizes are generic and you won’t be able to shrink them unless you do something invasive like microneedling. The key is keeping them clean to make them look smaller. Salicylic acid and niacinamide are great. Murad’s hydrating (green) toner is what I like to use since it’s alcohol free.” What's your experience of using salicylic acid? My fellow Cherie users, share your experience and tips below to help each other out. 👀👀👀 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.
Exfoliate your skin
Niacinamide in skincare
Vitamin C for dark spots
Salicylic acid in skincare
DARK SPOTS: a journey
Recently joined this community of fellow skincare obsessed folks!! I’ve gained so much from reviewing the forums and want to add to the convo. Here’s my first “progress” post and with SO many selfies 🤦🏾♀️, I can give a good picture of how my skin ebbs and flows. When I started my skin care journey, I was focused on feeling good in my skin and that meant clearing my acne to be more comfortable make up free. I was able to get to a place where my acne was under control but that led to major dark spots from those former pimples. My focus for quite some time now had been on my dark spots. I got to a really great place last summer when I was hyper focused on my routine but then with vacations, stress and an planning a major life change set me back a bit! I started seeing a dermatologist and curbed my blemishes but my skin was left again with dark spots and VERY sensitive. Bottom picture I’m happy with my dark spots progress but am now shifting my main focus to my skin texture. Would love to get back to my glow from last summer but it’s a journey which means it’s a very winding road. Can’t provide helpful routine info as I have changed it many times in the timeline of these photos but I focus on products with glycolic acid, vitamin C, hyluaronic acid and DAILY DAILY S👏🏾P 👏🏾F! xoxo, g
Niacinamide and it’s Benefits!!
Niacinamide, also called nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B-3, an essential nutrient. It can help build proteins in the skin and lock in moisture to prevent environmental damage. Immunity. Niacinamide helps build keratinTrusted Source, a type of protein that keeps your skin firm and healthy. Lipid barrier. Niacinamide can help your skin grow a ceramide (lipid) barrierTrusted Source, which can, in turn, helps retain moisture. This is beneficial for all skin types, especially if you have eczema or mature skin. Minimizes redness and blotchiness. Niacinamide reduces inflammationTrusted Source, which may help ease redness from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions. Minimizes pore appearance. Keeping skin smooth and moisturizedTrusted Source may have a secondary benefit — a natural reduction in pore size over time. Regulates oil. The benefits of moisture retention aren’t just for those with dry skin types. Niacinimide can also help regulate the amount of oil the sebaceous glands produce and prevent your glands from going into overdrive. Protects against sun damage. Niacinamide can concurrently rebuild healthy skin cells while also protecting them from damage caused by ultraviolet rays. Treats hyperpigmentation. Some research has found 5 percent niacinamide concentrations can be helpful in lightening dark spots. Benefits were seen after four weeks, but not beyond two months. This benefit may be due to increased collagen production. Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. Research has also found that the same concentration was helpful in reducing some signs of sun damage that come with aging. This includes fine lines and wrinkles. Protects against oxidative stress. Niacinamide helps build cells in the skin while also protecting them from environmental stresses, such as sunlight, pollution, and toxins. Treats acne. Niacinamide may be helpful for severe acne, especially inflammatory forms like papules and pustules. Over time, you may see fewer lesions and improved skin texture. Read my next post for Niacinamide product sugguestions , to add a niacinamide to your daily routine!!
My skincare journey - learn from my mistakes
I’m the first to admit I took for granted my skin for a long time. I only had minor breakouts in my teens & was never one to wear much for makeup. My routine consisted of a makeup wipe to cleanse & then the occasional OTC acne treatment when I’d have breakouts. One day while browsing the isles of Ulta I was approached by a female worker for help. I told her I was looking for a new foundation because my favorite was no longer working. She asked what my skincare routine was & I told her I used the occasional moisturizer & that’s it. Well, she need not explain as I knew what she was going to say, I needed to take care of my skin first! Well, off to IG I went. I followed many major influencers, you know, the ones who have like 100K & are getting all their products free. 🙄 I didn’t even take that into consideration & just started purchasing everything they recommended. Enter slide 2-3-4 as my skin reacted! I started having more breakouts than I’ve had combined in my life. I destroyed my skin barrier to the point it hurt to even put water on it! 🙈 What did I do wrong? I threw everything on my face without: 1. Researching 2. Starting slow 3. Choosing options that best suited my skin type After around three months of doing it wrong, I wised up and started over: 1. Found a gentle cleanser 2. Added Hyaluronic Acid for hydration 3. Picked one treatment product and stuck to it without adding any others 4. Found a gentle moisturizer 5. WORE SUNSCREEN- ALWAYS Slowly my face started to respond. I had less irritation. I realized I didn’t have sensitive skin but that I was sensitizing my skin by overkill on products. 🎯 Once I had my skin back in balance I was able to start working with other products; toners, Niacinamide, vitamin C, AHA/BHA’s, and most recently a retinol. If I had come out of the gate with this basic routine I know I would have saved my face from all the damage & scarring I’m left with now. I also know I am blessed with having genetically good skin as a woman in her mid 40’s. 🙈 My focus now on my skin is brightening, balancing my skin tone, lifting dark spots & scars & preventing wrinkles. I never go a day without doing my routine (am/pm) & that says a lot for a girl who used to just use a makeup wipe. I’ve tried A LOT of products and the one piece of advice I’d give you is: Purchase products that are meant for YOUR specific skin type. Don’t get caught up in the hype. Take the time to research, review, read comments from Several sources. It’s worth the time as you’ll save money. And ALWAYS TEST PATCH. Understand the difference between your skin having a reaction to it PURGING . I have A LOT to learn still. I will never stop so I can share with with others. I’m also so very thankful for a community like Cherie as it has given me a one stop source for information. I no longer have to look up a product on the internet. All info I need is in one handy app. Thanks for reading my journey 😘 #cheriecontentcreator
IS MY CHEMICAL EXFOLIATION EVEN WORKING??????
Bonjour ma cherie, Today I am DESPERATE. A few weeks ago I started using a new BHA and AHA (I’ll talk about them later) in an effort to even out my skin tone and get rid of my comedonal acne. A big move on my part tbh. Previous to using chemical exfoliation, I used...nothing to exfoliate. And before THAT I used physical exfoliation. Anyways, so far I thought I was liking these new products, but in the last week I have noticed something strange. I. Look. Crusty. My skin is looking like I haven’t exfoliated since 2008 and I’m over it. It’s hardly even just dry skin, it look like sebum plugs are hanging off my face. Is this a part of the process, is it normal? Please halp!
Starting my skin journey
Hi everyone! I really want to become an active member of the Cherie community- My name is Bryanna. I believe stress is a key ingredient to acne, therefore I’ve practiced a lot of ways to lower my stress levels to help achieve my skin care goals. I started using the ordinary products last week and I’m excited to start using more products I’ve recently purchased. Another thing I want to note is that I’ve completely eliminated products from my routine that I felt were unnecessary and just damaging for my skin. I have dry skin and I stopped washing my face. The only time I wash my face is when I wear makeup (which is not often). Stay tuned for my thoughts on each product and what exactly I do to help my skin!
My Skincare Journey
❤️ Honestly looking at this picture from four years ago versus today I am AMAZED at the results I see. I suffered from bad acne scarring (some of which I still have but not nearly as bad), redness, and dullness. ❤️ I started getting really interested in skincare probably a year after this picture was taken. I stopped using overly stripping cleansers, started using actives, and started moisturizing and protecting my skin. Here’s some products in particular that have made the biggest difference for me. ❤️ RETINOL- Retinol is a game changer. It’s the only thing that helped with my textural scarring and just gave my skin such a smoother appearance in general. Some retinols in particular that I’ve used are: Sunday Riley Luna Oil (great for beginners), Sunday Riley A+, Drunk Elephant A Passioni, and good old Tretinoin ❤️ Vitamin C- This helped so much with evening out my skin tone, getting rid of PIH, and giving my skin its glow back. Some that I love are Maelove The Glow Maker, Drunk Elephant C Firma, and Dermadoctor Kakadu C. ❤️ Chemical Exfoliants- These helped give my skin more clarity and glow and reduced any hyperpigmentation. Some I love are Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment and Biologique Recherche Lotion P50
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