Guys lets talk about AHA’s and BHA’s . Do you have HYPERPIGMENTATION, rough texture, acne scars, surface issues, uneven skin, THIS is what you need . Have you been using Physical Exfoliation with little salt beads will this is an upgrade . Yes , it is stranger but trust me it’s much more effective. You will see an improvement in 2 weeks . When you first buy your AHA BHA use them once or twice a week because this is Strong STUFF for me not to use another word you know what I am saying . Ok on a serious note your AHA is going to help with your surface skin problems . Your BHA is going to get deeper and kill that acne bacteria and prevent breakouts . I ONLY USE MY ACIDS PM TIME (NIGHT ) WHEN YOU USE THESE ACIDS IN THE DAY YOU HAVE TO PUT SPF . Or you will irritate your skin more . I would recommend telling yourself that this products are for your night routine . GOOD LUCK ON YOUR SKIN JOURNEY Cheers to beautiful flawless skin Youth to the People 11% Toner - Really left me speechless the first time I tried it . I couldn’t believe how effective it was with only one use . Your sky looks brighter with an hour totally RECOMMEND.
Just to make this clear do not use these two products together they are use separately because you could over exfoliate and irritate your skin .YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner
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Asking for tips/suggestions!!!
The Ordinary - Retinol 1% in Squalane haven’t used it for a long period of time to give a review. But there are times i would apply this at night and my skin is feeling soft like a baby’s butt. The way i integrate this product in my routine, is that i would use this only as my active and the rest of my skincare is gentle and basic. Cerave hydratjng cleanser, kiehls calendula toner, then this serum, and finish it with a nourishing cream such as drunk elephant lalaretro whipped cream! I know retinol can be very drying which is why i used the moisturizer that has the most beneficial ingredients. I got myself two bottles thinking i would go through this quick, but i thought wrong. Which is why i started using it on my neck every day, i have some noticeable lines that i would like to get rid of. i would buff it with the cerave lotion, and apply a few drops on the palm of my hands and apply it on my neck and chest. I only use this once a week, ive learned it the hard way and used so much actives at once that my skin became hella sensitive. Any suggestions as to how i could benefit more to this serum? YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Tonerno ratings, because i haven’t used it yet! I ended up buying the smaller bottle of it, because for now i’m finishing up the drunk elephant aha/bha serum before i could try this product out. Please give me tips on how to use it, how i can incorporate it in my routine, should i just not have bought it at all? Lol 🆘
Battle of the Toners 🥊
💭 I remember when I was in high school, I would use toners as makeup removers. I cringe at that memory, specifically because it was an alcohol heavy toner that would burn my face and eyes every time... This memory made realize how misunderstood toners are and how much they’ve evolved! This post will give you a brief intro to the toners I use and why! ❗️Please do not use alcohol based toners. There is no need to be that silly. We can treat skin concerns without damaging your skin barrier. ￼￼Hydrating Toners: My favorite type of toner! I use it almost every morning and night (when I don’t use exfoliants). I like these because they’re gentle and nourish your skin with the moisture it needs. It’s basically the prepping step so your next skincare products can absorb more efficiently into the skin. I have been using my rice toner for a while now and it’s a holy grail. Check out my other post for my review on it! I'm from - Rice Toner ￼￼AHA Exfoliation Toners: These are a wonder and come in so many different formulations/percentages that I believe any skin type will be able to find their perfect match! I use these probably 2x/week max depending on if I’m using an AHA serum or not (I never use them together). I like these toners a lot better because I really do see a difference since using them long term. I’ve seen a huge decrease in dullness and breakouts! Be careful if you’re new to exfoliation or have sensitive skin. The YTTP might be a little too strong if you don’t have the tolerance but once you build up to it, it’s a fantastic product. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner I’m not a fan of the Ole Henriksen one. It claims to reduce dark spots and it did not do it for me. I’m still using it just because I need to finish it. But would not repurchase. As for exfoliation, I think it might be a good starter but overall the fragrance aspect of it is not my favorite and I think you can find better exfoliation toners/serums out there. OLE HENRIKSEN - Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner ￼￼BHA Exfoliation Toners: You got an acne flare up? Milia? Inflammation? Blackheads? This is your stop! BHA products are fat soluble so they dig deep in your pores and get rid of excess oils or dead skin. This in turn makes your pores look smaller, erase black head visibility and calm your acne inflammation! I bought the Paulas Choice BHA toner bc I kept getting blackheads around my nose and my hormonal acne needed to be tamed. The toner did just that and even made me look a little brighter/ glowy the next day! I love this product and even tho it markets that it can be used every day, I kind of just use it the weeks I feel that I need to treat my hormonal acne or if my pores are looking quite large. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator 💡Final Thoughts: Start with a small % & don’t overuse.
Please Don’t Mix These!
Acids (actives) and retinol are awesome skincare ingredients. They can do a lot for your skin, such as increasing cell turnover, lightening acne and dark spots, smoothing texture, help acne, and exfoliating dead skin. However, it’s important to know what products you can mix and what you can’t. For example, you don’t want to include retinol in your skincare routine at the same time as an exfoliating toner, overnight exfoliating treatment, or acid spit treatment. What I’m saying is you don’t want to wash your face, tone with the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner , apply a retinol serum such as THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum , and then use GOOD MOLECULES - Overnight Exfoliating Treatment or DERMA•E - Acne Blemish Control Treatment Serum . Not a good idea!! Why? Using these products together can cause over-exfoliation. Over-exfoliation goes beyond the typical bit of peeling and sensitivity that introducing retinol or acids can sometimes cause. You could end up with significant peeling, irritated spots, chemical burns, or any other adverse reaction specific to your body. I have over-exfoliated before by using the YTTP toner multiple days in a row. I had irritated, itchy, dry skin and little bumps formed on my forehead. Oops! It happens. But it could have been prevented. That’s why it’s important to read up on what skincare ingredients should and shouldn’t be mixed. Still want to use retinol and acids? Of course you can, but don’t use them at the same time! Apply your exfoliating toner (maybe not as strong as the YTTP one, though) in the AM and retinol or exfoliating serum in the PM. Or try applying 1 one day and another the next. Use your acne spot treatment alone. Most importantly, pay attention to your skin type and how it is reacting. If you have sensitive skin, you probably can’t exfoliate/use retinol even that frequently. I have dry skin, so I exfoliate and/or use retinol (never same day) 1-2x/week.
DERMA•E-Acne Blemish Control Treatment Serum
Vitamin C: the ultimate glow inducing ingredient
Vitamin C is one of my favorite powerhouse ingredients! This amazing antioxidant is just great to brighten, correct hyperpigmentation and get an even skin tone! 🍊 I personally am a big fan, and love to use vitamin C to get bright, luminous skin. It’s been so useful to me lately as I’ve been feeling stressed and picking at my skin and it’s so so good to correct darks spots and post-acne marks. These vitamin C products from Georgette Klinger (gifted) we’re just the perfect fit for me! The GEORGETTE KLINGER - Vitamin C Complex is a lovely serum formulated with Kakadu plum and hyaluronic acid (another ingredient I just love) to promote the absorption of vitamin C. It’s important to know the correct order to apply a vitamin C serum and it should always be after toner but before moisturizer, following the thinnest to thickets rule and you should always, always apply SPF after! Unless you’re applying it at night, in which case you’re good without SPF 😜 I first learned about vitamin C from my husband, and the statues my own research, it’s been one of my tried and true ingredients for years!
GEORGETTE KLINGER-Vitamin C Cleansing Gel
Georgette Radiance Challenge P2!
Here's my review of each product individually: Vitamin C Complex The Vitamin C Complex serum contains a stable, ultra-effective form of vitamin C and uses a combination of Mulberry, Licorice Root and Lemon Peel to protect against oxidative stress while also improving radiance and tone/texture. In addition to be super brightening, it’s also super hydrating thanks to hyaluronic acid. My nose is notorious for getting dry patches and I haven’t had any pop up since using this product. It also helps with softness and tone, which is always a plus. I can’t vouch for its anti-aging properties – I feel like I’d need more than 10 days to confidently say if it’s helped improve firmness, bounce or the appearance of lines. This is my favorite product from the routine. I loooove serums (especially vitamin C serums) and this didn’t disappoint. I’m a big fan of textures and love when products settle nicely and effortlessly into the skin. Thankfully, this checked off all of the boxes. I’ll definitely continue using this after the 10-day trial. Vitamin C Cleanser I love a good gel cleanser, and let me say that the Vitamin C Cleansing Gel is a good gel cleanser. Not only does it smell amazing (like a hint of reinvigorating citrus), but it also contains a skin-healthy blend of Orange, Grapefruit, and Lemon Peel extracts and gets deep into the skin for a good, pore-cleansing clean. In addition to its lovely lightweight and refreshing gel texture and its brightening properties, I’m a big fan of this cleanser because it’s not stripping and makes my skin feel clean and healthy. I’ll definitely keep using this until it’s done. I wish it had a little bit more lather though! Vitamin C Toner I have a love-hate relationship with toners and don’t really find myself gravitating towards them. I’m a little skeptical about them in general, but the Vitamin C Toner has been a nice addition to my skincare routine, especially now that it’s warmer and I’ve been sitting out in the sun more. The toner features vitamin C-rich Kakadu Plum, as well as skin-calming and balancing ingredients such as Aloe, Witch Hazel, Watercress, and Elderflower Extracts, which also purify the skin and remove excess oil and dirt. It’s hard to say if it’s the toner at work here, but I will say that my skin has been noticeably less clogged and I haven’t had as many breakouts (this 10-day trial also happened to take place around my period, so that’s saying something!) I’m definitely intrigued and will continue using!
Bye Bye Redness!
What it is: This serum is said to improve the look of enlarged pores, uneven tone, texture, and dullness, while strengthening the skin’s barrier function and reducing moisture loss. Price: $6 for 1oz This serum does all that and more. Niacinamide is also an excellent at combating redness. It has a thin, lightweight texture that works well under skincare and even under makeup during the day. I have been using this serum for a few months and it has made its way into my weekly rotation. It smooths and refines my pores and brightens my skin. It is great for dry skin because it reduces moisture loss and I have been loving it even more in the winter season. It also soothes any redness from breakouts or the harsh winter weather. I love that it refines the skin and helps with my acne but is still incredibly gentle. This is one of the most effective and gentle products I have ever used! I would recommend this serum to anyone! I think all skin types would enjoy it, and it’s worth a try at only $6. This serum is all you could ask for and more! GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
GOOD MOLECULES-Niacinamide Serum
N e w b i e theinkeylist Retinol Serum Retinol seems to be the only thing that can keep my acne at bay. Skin has been wild lately without it and I've just introduced this serum into my routine. This particular serum is 1% stable retinol and 0.5% granactive retinoid with Squalane for hydration and nourishment. My thoughts on the serum, it's a lightweight formula that absorbs quickly, doesn't leave any stickiness, oiliness and doesn't leave my skin feeling dry. I get no irritation from using this and it's really helped speed up the process of bringing my cystic/nodule pimples to a head. For those who aren't sure what retinol/retinoids do, here's a brief summary 👇🏻 Retinoids and Retinol are derivatives of vitamin A and have been proven to boost collagen production thus reducing fine lines and wrinkles, speeds up cell turnover helping battle hyperpigmentation, soothing inflammation, rosacea and keeps acne at bay.
THE inkey LIST-Retinol Anti-Aging Serum
Beginners guide to skincare!!
When starting skincare I had no idea what I was doing and bought everything I could without knowing what it actually did. Disclaimer I am in no way a dermatologist / esthetician’s these are just knowledge I have gained from dermatologist. Also this is just a pt. 1 be use there is so much information to give. So let’s start with morning skin care : Step 1 :cleanser I’m the morning I like to use a light and gentle cleanser to Step 2 : serums I like to use vitamin c serum in the morning Step 3: moisturizer I use the Dermalogica calming water moisturizer which is what works best for my skin. Step 4: sunscreen This is honestly a step that I need to get into the habit of. It doesn’t matter what your skin type is make this apart of your routine Night routine: Step 1 : cleanse / double cleanse I used and oil based makeup remover balm and rub that in my face and use a wipe that has retinol in it to remove and then I go in with my urban skin rx Step 2: toner Use one without alcohol in it because it will dry out your skin. Step 3: serums I use the bio oil which helps with my dark spots and discoloration that I have Step 4: treatments I put spot treatment on my face whenever I have a stubborn pimple. I also use a facial steamer, micro needling, electric facial scrubber, and obviously face mask ( when doing these make sure it is after washing and the spot treatment is when you are done with everything) There will be a second post maybe more depending on how much more information I have left I’m going to cover different ingredients , what is best for acne, different skin types
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
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