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EXFOLIATING ACIDS & How Not To Overdo It!!!👀✨💖

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Elizabethhhloves
Exfoliating acids are everywhere now and so many new products are about exfoliating the skin to “reveal brighter, smoother skin”. In the age of exfoliating now, it’s so easy to overdo and can easily result in harming the skin instead. Here are my favorite exfoliating acids (and products) and how I use it so I don’t damage my skin! Lactic Acid: A super gentle acid that exfoliates the top layer of skin and removes dead skin cells. I find this to be the most gentle of the acids and can be used everyday. I love fresh - Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence
because I use it as an essence treatment. This is a liquid formula that easily sinks into the skin and “primes” the skin for the next products. It’s also a hydrating formula! Azelaic Acid: Another more gentle exfoliating acid that helps improve the appearance of blemishes and fade post-acne marks. I love this PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster
because it can be mixed into your moisturizer and boost the effectiveness. I love that this speeds up the healing process of my acne marks because then I get clearer skin quicker! Salicylic Acid: One of the most effective exfoliating acids for treating and preventing acne! It exfoliates deep into the layers of skin and removes dead skin cells. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator
is a super strong and effective formula that I like to use when I’m breaking out A LOT. It’s too harsh on my skin to use daily but once a week is fine. I also love LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin
which I use every night to wash my face. It’s just as effective and not too strong for daily use because it’s a wash off product and doesn’t stay on the skin. Glycolic Acid: Easily one of the strongest and deeply exfoliating acids out there. I find it super effective as a night serum like DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum
or as a scrub like ALPHA-H - Micro Super Scrub with 12% Glycolic Acid
. I use these products 2 times a week just to keep my skin free of congestion and to maintain the texture of my skin.
Oct. 25
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sonaliirglowDo you recommend Salicylic Acid 2% Solution from The Ordinary?
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#nomorepigmentation
Let’s first start with a major component in “preventing” pigmentation which is sunscreen. It prevents photo damage that leads to brown spots and post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation. My absolute favorite sunscreen and the one I have been using personally for 10 years is elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 Retinoids- They work by increasing the rate of cell turnover. It helps to fade dark spots, acne marks, melasma, sun spots, and liver spots. Just be careful since retinoids can also cause irritation and redness, you don’t want to cause any more pigmentation to your skin. A good over the counter retinoid is DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump which once used to be a prescription, is now available over the counter. Glycolic acid- A popular ingredient used in many skincare products because it works so well at reducing discoloration, getting rid of dead skin cells, and creating new skin cells. It keeps pores clean and reduces hyperpigmentation. A favorite, super affordable, and one I also use personally is The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Be careful because it may not be suitable for all especially sensitive and darker skin types. Azelaic acid- Believed to work just as good as hydroquinone. It speeds up cell turnover and reduces inflammation. A great acid for all skin types and even safe to use during pregnancy. A great option is PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster I love adding a drop or two to my moisturizer. Vitamin c- A holy grail ingredient for many and myself. A vital component of any skincare routine. Vitamin C works a lot like retinol, inhibiting the production of melanin. Not only does it lighten dark spots, it helps to brighten your complexion. Vitamin C helps to prevent hyperpigmentation, and is most helpful when used in the AM. My absolute favorite hands down is SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum I have yet to find me a better vitamin c serum. Kojic acid- This also like retinol and vitamin c reduces the production of melanin. This ingredient is also a favorite in products because of how well it works to even skin tone, treat acne and acne marks. A favorite product SKINCEUTICALS - Phyto + Hydrating Botanical Serum With Kojic Acid Alpha Arbutin- it works by decreasing the activity of melanocytes. Alpha Arbutin is known to safely and visibly brighten skin and fade pigmentation. It reduces melanin formation, improves appearance of age spots, freckles, melasma, and post inflammatory pigmentation. An amazing and affordable product is THE inkey LIST - Alpha Arbutin Brightening Serum It is a great simple formulation, and super affordable. Incorporate one or more of these ingredients into your skincare routine to achieve great results in reducing pigmentation
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SoSonaSkincare
🤦🏻‍♀️Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth🙅🏻‍♀️
You have got great skin. But the one thing that stops you from stepping out naturally without any makeup is the dark skin around your mouth. Is this true? You have tried everything from DIYs to skin lightening creams. But the pigmentation around your mouth has remained your stubborn friend, right Why Is The Skin Around My Mouth Dark? 1. Hyperpigmentation 2. Weather Conditions Sun exposure and darkening of the skin. In very cold weather, if you lick your lips and the area around it too often, it can discolour the skin and make it look darker How Do You Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth? 1. Exfoliate If you exfoliate the area around your mouth regularly with a gentle exfoliator, it can remove dead cells and help to lighten the skin. Opt for a chemical exfoliant as it will not scrape the skin which in turn may worsen the condition. 2. OTC Skin-Brightening Creams Skin brightening creams can be effective in reducing the dark area around the mouth. Look for ingredients such as glabridin (a licorice extract), kojic acid, vitamin C, grape seed extract, azelaic acid , arbutin, curcumin or niacinamide, These block the production of tyrosinase which is needed by the skin to make melanin. 3. Acid Peels Your dermatologist may use a salicylic acid or glycolic acid peel to treat the dark skin around your mouth. However, these peels do not offer a permanent solution and the pigmentation can return. These peels penetrate deep into the skin to repair the damaged cells. Post treatment precautions like staying out of the sun, applying sunscreen and protecting the skin can make the effect of the peels last longer 6. Natural Remedies You can also use natural remedies to treat the dark skin around your mouth. Most of these natural ingredients can be found in your kitchen. Unless you have an allergy to any of these, you can try using them to get rid of the pigmented skin. Exfoliate with Papaya Papaya has fruit acids known as alpha-hydroxy acids, which is a chemical exfoliantAHAs are used for dry skin and to anti-age, and works to improve skin by removing the top layers of the skin through weakening the lipids that bond them together, thus removing dull and dead skin cells and revealing healthy skin cells. Soothe Skin and Reduce Spots with Almond Oil The presence of Vitamin E and niacin help with hyperpigmentation and improving skin tone,” she says. Because sweet almond oil is non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog your pores) you can add it to your nightly routine as a makeup remover or moisturizer to help protect the skin barrier. Reverse Photo Damage with Tomatoes Tomatoes are naturally rich in lycopene, which has multiple health benefits, including sun protection Brighten with Yogurt breaks down dead skin cells thanks to lactic acid, which is found naturally in dairy products. Using a yogurt with cow’s milk could be effective in calming the skin, since it has lactic acid. Lactic acid is an AHA, which improves discoloration and age spots
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PiNkGuAvA
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My travel morning skincare routine
Here is the morning skincare I use when I travel! 1. Wash face with fresh - Soy Face Cleanser Jumbo ! This is the travel size but it has a really nice refreshing scent and isn’t stripping at all which makes it perfect for the morning. 2. Next I use fresh - Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence as my toner and essence. It is really lightweight and helps plump up my skin. It has the same scent as the cleanser and I find it really relaxing. It sinks in really well to my skin as well but I haven’t seen a profound difference in my skin from using it. 3. Use BEEKMAN 1802 - Triple Milk Skin Milk usually I have serums in my morning routines, but since I’m traveling I didn’t bring one so I move straight to moisturizer. This one is perfect for traveling since it’s so lightweight and doesn’t leave any type of residue or cause pulling. 4. INSTITUT ESTHEDERM - Sun Ultimate Cream SPF 30 I’ve been loving this sunscreen lately! It has no white cast at all which is amazing and gives my skin a really nice glow under makeup if I choose to wear any. It does not have a discernible scent. #cheriepartner #cheriecreator
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thehappyskinglow
PREVENT MASKNE W/ THESE PRODUCTS!!! 👀✨
Acne is frustrating, and maskne can be even more frustrating. There are often solutions to most forms of acne, switching up your products, using active ingredients and understanding what the problem is in your routine so you can change it. But with maskne, the mask is the problem but you still have to wear them! Here are some of my top products for preventing acne breakouts from wearing face masks. 1) Not a product, just a tip- throw away your disposable masks after each use or wash your reusable masks between each use! This will ensure that the mask touching your face is clean and not the one that you’ve been breathing into and collecting your face oils from yesterday. 2) DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum I love this night serum. Glycolic Acid is an amazingly effective active ingredient that exfoliates deep into the skin. This will help to prevent any future breakouts from happening by ensuring that dead skin cells are removed and reveal brighter, smoother skin. I would use this at night, a few times per week. 3) fresh - Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence Gentle exfoliation every day can be super helpful. In this case, the facial treatment contains some Lactic Acid. It’s a more gentle form of exfoliation that also helps to remove at dirt or sebum build up on the surface of the skin as well as dead skin cells. 4) PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster This booster serum can easily be added into your current moisturizer so that you treat your skin with some actives at the same time. Azelaic Acid helps to promote cell turnover for your skin to renew itself quicker and also helps to kill bacteria that causes acne. Using this everyday, can be super drying on the skin, so I’ve been using this around once a week or when my skin is feeling congested. 5) Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 A product that doesn’t necessarily prevent maskne but can help with the healing process and appearance of it. Sunscreen is still super important even if you’re wearing masks every time you go outside because the material of the masks aren’t UV-blocking (unless specifically stated) so you can still get sun damage. This sunscreen is super lightweight and feels/looks invisible on the skin so it won’t feel sticky or heavy even if you’ve been wearing your mask for hours!
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Elizabethhhloves
🧼 La Roche Posay Medicated Gel Cleanser 🧼
I've read so many reviews on La Roche Posay, some good, some bad. I decided to give the brand a try and experience it for myself. I always give products a fair amount of time before I do reviews so that way I can say "Yes it worked great for me!" or "Unfortunately this did nothing for my skin." Here's my experience with the La Roche Posay Medicated Gel Cleanser ☺️ LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin $14.99 200ml When I first received the product I was a little hesitant to try it. I unfortunately have sensitive skin and anything can cause it to get read or hives to breakout. This however didn't cause any time of reaction to my skin thankfully! It comes out in a clear gel and has not scent or fragrance to it. (Anyone sensitive to fragrance in skincare products have no worries here ☺️). The product foams up nicely when wet and goes on your face quite smoothly. It felt good on my skin and even left my skin feeling soft and clean. I have noticed it helping quite a bit with maskne I've unfortunately gotten from wear a mask for 12hrs. It does wash off your face nicely and didn't leave my skin feeling stripped. Since it does contain Salicylic Acid it will dry out your skin. Be sure not to use it very much or use a good moisturizer afterwards ❤️. I definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a good acne gel cleanser. La Roche Posay Medicated Gel Cleanser Ingredients ACTIVE INGREDIENTS 2% Salicylic Acid INACTIVE INGREDIENTS Water, sodium laureth sulfate, decyl glucoside, glycerin, sodium chloride, coco-betaine, PEG-150 pentaerythrityl tetrastearate, hexylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, PEG-6 caprylic/capric glycerides, zinc gluconate, tetrasodium EDTA, polyquaternium-47, menthol, capryloyl salicylic acid, citric acid.
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Skin_Junkie36
Updated fungal/hormonal acne routine
Hey guys! On my last post, i was still struggling with fungal acne and hormonal acne (and also just normal acne) despite having a pretty good routine. I have made some switches and over several months i've gotten it much better. still not perfect, still breakout occasionally and still have a lil texture. but overall. much better First slide - night routine The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser great first oil based cleanser, that's all LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser super basic water based 2nd cleanse. i have oily ish skin but with a double cleanse i prefer a non foaming cleanser. this rinses without residue and is very gentle. i also like the Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser but it's just a bit less fun Every other day or 2, i use the ZAPZYT - Acne Wash Cleanser . this is the product that SAVED my hormonal acne. if i go too long without it i get cysts on my jaw. it also nearly cleared any texture. however, i used it every night for a bit and i think it kinda burnt my cheeks so be careful. also. idk what it is but i used to use the COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid for my sa treatment, and it did HALF of what the zapzyt does and didn't help my hormonal acne despite being a leave-on opposed to wash-off. next i mix the CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion and a few drops of squalane oil. any one works. this is great because i used to mix TO niacinamide serum with the cerave daily moisturizing lotion but the cerave pm is easier and helps more with texture for whatever reason. a couple drops of squalane gives me that moisture boost i need despite having oily skin. and lastly is will sometimes "slug" using good ol Vaseline. def helps retain moisture. Second slide - Morning Routine super basic, gets the job done LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion + sometimes squalane and finally DRMTLGY - Broad Spectrum SPF 45 THIS SUNSCREEN IS AMAZING. I've heard it's a dupe for the eltamd, you can find it on amazon for 20 bucks and it's a combination sunscreen. ALSO. i have always gotten super oily throughout the day nothing has ever helped. niacinamide, powder, more moisturizing, no. literally nothing. but THIS. it must be the zinc oxide in the sunscreen. but anyways i don't get oily for like 6 or 7 hours now and im much less oily even then. i also occasionally use the The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution for deep exfoliation That is my updated routine, still tweaking, might try out the LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin after zapzyt so i can match brands lolol. but yes. please reach out w questions or anything else!
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Heather_heath
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My Thoughts on LUXURY SKINCARE 💸✨ Worth it? p.1
First of all skincare that’s a luxury to me may not be a luxury to you. I honestly think that it’s not the product brand or claims that make it a luxury, but the science, thought and ingredients behind it. We all have our own budgets and limits on how much we’re willing to spend so with everything I say on this subject, take it with a grain of salt! Skin Ceuticals. This is probably my favorite skincare brand- there’s so much research and science behind each product. My favorites include: - SKINCEUTICALS - Hydrating B5 Gel a super lightweight, but extremely hydrating and skin-plumping serum full of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5 - SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum a potent anti-oxidant serum with Vitamins C & E, Ferulic Acid & L-Ascorbic Acid to help treat hyper-pigmentation and brighten the skin - SKINCEUTICALS - Retinol 0.3 a low percentage retinol for speeding up cell turnover without any irritation or overly drying the skin - SKINCEUTICALS - Physical Fusion Uv Defense SPF 50 a super thin serum formula with high SPF to protect your skin from the sun - no white cast! Drunk Elephant. Their products are expensive and get hyped up A LOT (which sometimes makes me not want to try them?), but I like that their products are usually centered around one main ingredient. I’ve tried: - DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum which is a nice glycolic serum that helps to smooth and exfoliate the skin but I’ve tried other glycolic products like ALPHA-H - Micro Super Scrub with 12% Glycolic Acid which I find more effective! - DRUNK ELEPHANT - D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops just a bronze-colored serum but I don’t find anything too special about it or its ingredients. I fell for the “anti-pollution” claim- never again! Fresh. I love some and don’t love some. I like their whole “natural” approach but I find some of their formulas not effective on my skin at all. - fresh - Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence I LOVE this facial treatment. I use it as an essence, as it contains Lactic Acid, to help gently brighten & smooth the skin. - fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer This is super moisturizing night cream that really plumps up my skin overnight so I wake up to glowy, bouncy skin! - fresh - Rose Deep Hydration Toner This is so disappointing compared to their Black Tea Facial Treatment. It does nothing to hydrate- just feels like overpriced rose water. - fresh - Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Moisturizer I think the rose in the formula irritates my skin and turns it a little pink. I’ve just been using it as a body cream so I it doesn’t go to waste! Elemis- check out part 2!
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Elizabethhhloves
ALPHA-H MICRO CLEANSE SUPER SCRUB
ALPHA-H - Micro Super Scrub with 12% Glycolic Acid My skin type: Combination Skin Skin concerns: Breakouts & Discoloration Key Ingredients~ - Glycolic Acid: speeds up cell renewal, removes unwanted dead skin buildup, and increases stimulation in connective tissues - Cucumber Extract: soothes and calms blemishes - Jojoba Microbeads: gently removes dead skin cells Most scrubs I’ve tried in the past have been super abrasive and irritated my skin. But this scrub feels much more gentle and leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft. I use this after washing my face when my skin is still damp and lather in small circular motions. 2 times a week for my skin is enough! I have seen a huuge difference in my skin since using this- and my skin is so much clearer✨
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Elizabethhhloves
I Tried It All & An Acne Victory Emerged!
Hormonal acne is extremely difficult to completely eliminate unless you treat the cause- which, my hormone fluctuations aren’t going anywhere, so I’d gotten pretty good at controlling breakouts via salicylic acid and niacinamide while I used azelaic acid and alpha arbutin to fade any leftover spots. But nothing has helped minimize my hormonal breakouts quite like Tretinoin 0.05%, a prescription that was previously unattainable thanks to the $200 copay for the dermatologist visit and the $180 prescription cost. Apostrophe doesn’t require you to have insurance- they have a flat rate $20 “visit fee” during which you fill out a questionnaire (including your health history) and send a dermatologist photos of your skin. Then that $20 goes towards your first prescription fill in their pharmacy, which is only $60 the first time and $90 after, though each lotion bottle should last about 3+ months with recommended use. $30 a month for the gold standard topical anti-aging ingredient and clinically-proven acne treatment? Sign me tf up. After just a month using Apostrophe - Topical Formula , I saw a difference in the frequency of my blemishes, though with stress and mask wearing lately I’ve been breaking out again. So my doctor added Clindamycin into my mix... at no extra charge, just the flat $90 cost. For those with insurance, you can have your prescription filled at the pharmacy of your choice (with your insurance if it covers it), making it super convenient for those that don’t want to wait on shipping times, which was only a couple days for me. The entire process, from survey to first product application, took only a week. I didn’t experience much irritation when introducing Tretinoin, as I eliminated all exfoliants and a lot of the products I was using to reduce risk of sensitizing my skin- plus I didn’t (and still don’t, even around six months later) use it daily. My skin is now less oily, less prone to the small colorless bumps that plagued my forehead, and I don’t really get blackheads anymore. For the anti-aging aspect, I’m 27, so I have few signs of aging as far as my skin goes- I have noticed some slight improvement in a crease in my forehead I’ve had since I was 16, which is promising! I just can’t emphasize enough how, while this didn’t cure my acne or the cystic blemishes I get around my period, this lotion has been the best acne treatment I have tried so far. #CheriePartner
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Skinsitive
You need this!!
Its been a minute since I talked about @paulaschoice 2% BHA exfoliant, I always thought maybe I don’t need a BHA toner because my skin is not oily.. but its acne prone .. yes you can have an acne prone skin without being an oily skin person. . And Yes you can use BHA toner if you experience blackheads and breakouts on your dry skin. . My breakouts are mostly hormonal or bad habits (eating sugar.. lot of it) anyone? Just me? Ok This is my second bottle. . . @volitionbeauty mushroom serum .. I haven’t started using it yet but look at the packaging its just so pretty. I can’t wait to start using it. . . Have you used any of these products? How you liked them??
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skincarevoyage
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Best Discovery of 2020! Face Oils! 🤩
Good morning/day lovely’s! I’m in the midst of recalibrating, learning and making more content to prepare for the future so pardon for some inconsistencies in posting! Anyways TOOOODAY...it is time to tell you about my favorite discovery in skincare for 2020...OILS! I never really thought I needed a face oil or would like it because I assumed that all oils were dense and took a long time to absorb into the skin. However, after introducing myself to Tsubaki Oil from Oshimatsubaki, my life changed! Tsubaki Oil is Japanese for Camellia Oil and it’s made from cold-pressing the seeds of the Camilla Japonica trees. It has high amounts of Oleic Acid and prevents transepidermal water loss. Your skin can naturally loose hydration through what’s called, “insensible water loss”. This means that throughout the day your skin/body looses moisture to keep you in a state of homeostasis. You can’t feel/sense it and there’s no way of providing exact measurements of how much you loose. Putting an oil after your moisturizer aids in avoiding transepidermal water loss and a barrier for protection against environmental factors. Not to mention, it can help heal acne scars, dry patches, redness, skin conditions, etc. My acne scarring has been healing quite well to a point where you BARELY notice any discoloration and BARELY have any dry patches anymore. I haven’t bought the DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum since having Oshimastubaki’s oil. My textured skin in my eye bag area have gotten softer and the fine lines are a wee bit less noticeable. I have tried both Camilla Oils in the photo and discovered some primary differences between them. With Tatcha’s oil you do get Camilla Oil, but you also get a lot of other ingredients like squalene, extracts, rice oil, etc. As for the other one, it’s one ingredient, which is the seeds that make the actual oil. I do feel as if Tatcha’s Oil is a bit “overdone” in a sense. If we are primarily talking about hydration, adding squalene isn’t necessarily needed because camellia oil is already hydrating. At some point in my life, I thought Tatcha’s oil was very well worth the price tag. However, that’s not the case anymore since I bought Oshimastubaki’s. I appreciate Oshimastubaki’s for its fast absorption and it doesn’t leave a greasy feel. Tatcha’s oil does stay on the skin longer most likely due to having Rice Bran Oil in its ingredients. Rice Bran Oil has a fast to medium absorption rate, so you may feel more “shiny” or “greasy” for a little while longer. I bought my oil through Amazon! Make sure it is authentic because there are some places/companies that will sell a different version of Camellia Oil. I highly encourage everyone, even oily skin to have a cold-pressed face oil tailored to their skin. It can really help the absorption of your current moisturizer and give you added benefits by providing necessary fatty acids & protection. It also looks amazing with makeup!
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Tangibeauty
🤦🏻‍♀️Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth🙅🏻‍♀️
You have got great skin. But the one thing that stops you from stepping out naturally without any makeup is the dark skin around your mouth. Is this true? You have tried everything from DIYs to skin lightening creams. But the pigmentation around your mouth has remained your stubborn friend, right Why Is The Skin Around My Mouth Dark? 1. Hyperpigmentation 2. Weather Conditions Sun exposure and darkening of the skin. In very cold weather, if you lick your lips and the area around it too often, it can discolour the skin and make it look darker How Do You Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth? 1. Exfoliate If you exfoliate the area around your mouth regularly with a gentle exfoliator, it can remove dead cells and help to lighten the skin. Opt for a chemical exfoliant as it will not scrape the skin which in turn may worsen the condition. 2. OTC Skin-Brightening Creams Skin brightening creams can be effective in reducing the dark area around the mouth. Look for ingredients such as glabridin (a licorice extract), kojic acid, vitamin C, grape seed extract, azelaic acid , arbutin, curcumin or niacinamide, These block the production of tyrosinase which is needed by the skin to make melanin. 3. Acid Peels Your dermatologist may use a salicylic acid or glycolic acid peel to treat the dark skin around your mouth. However, these peels do not offer a permanent solution and the pigmentation can return. These peels penetrate deep into the skin to repair the damaged cells. Post treatment precautions like staying out of the sun, applying sunscreen and protecting the skin can make the effect of the peels last longer 6. Natural Remedies You can also use natural remedies to treat the dark skin around your mouth. Most of these natural ingredients can be found in your kitchen. Unless you have an allergy to any of these, you can try using them to get rid of the pigmented skin. Exfoliate with Papaya Papaya has fruit acids known as alpha-hydroxy acids, which is a chemical exfoliantAHAs are used for dry skin and to anti-age, and works to improve skin by removing the top layers of the skin through weakening the lipids that bond them together, thus removing dull and dead skin cells and revealing healthy skin cells. Soothe Skin and Reduce Spots with Almond Oil The presence of Vitamin E and niacin help with hyperpigmentation and improving skin tone,” she says. Because sweet almond oil is non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog your pores) you can add it to your nightly routine as a makeup remover or moisturizer to help protect the skin barrier. Reverse Photo Damage with Tomatoes Tomatoes are naturally rich in lycopene, which has multiple health benefits, including sun protection Brighten with Yogurt breaks down dead skin cells thanks to lactic acid, which is found naturally in dairy products. Using a yogurt with cow’s milk could be effective in calming the skin, since it has lactic acid. Lactic acid is an AHA, which improves discoloration and age spots
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I have combination skin that is very sensitive and acne-prone so I need to be very careful when I exfoliate that my physical exfoliants aren’t too harsh and my chemical ones aren’t too strong. ☀️Physical exfoliants contain a rougher material like sugar or grains and when used against skin, you remove dead skin cells and reveal newer skin. Some can be too harsh and the Apricot Scrub by St Ives is an example of that. Some are so harsh they actually leave tiny cuts in the skin, leaving it prone and exposed! There are some that I like such as the Acure Blueberry Scrub and I find that is gentle enough to work for me on occasion. I only use a physical exfoliant maybe once a week and twice a week at most. It’s important to not over-exfoliate and when I do use a physical one, I prefer ones that are very gentle. One that I love is the Sand & Sky Enzyme Powder Polish which is my current favorite physical exfoliant. It’s so gentle and the ingredients are amazing for brightening and removing impurities. ☀️Chemical exfoliants are acids that get rid of dead skin that come in various concentrations. These include AHA, BHA and PHA acids. With regular usage, skin can feel smoother and look more even. It can also help with clogged pores! I love Farmacy’s Honeymoon Glow for this personally but I’ve also heard good things about the PHAT Glow Facial by Olehenrikson! The important thing is to listen to your skin and what it needs that day! Exfoliating doesn’t need to be done constantly if your skin is too sensitive for that. I’ll do it about two times a week and tend to alternate between physical and chemical exfoliants. FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serum SAND&SKY - Australian Emu Apple Enzyme Powder Polish
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✨S U N D A Y • R I L E Y via H
✨S U N D A Y • R I L E Y via H E L L O A V A — ✨Happy Monday to all skincare fam! As you can see my little sundayriley family is growing and it's all thanks to the lovely and educated team over at helloava 🌟 . ✨A skincare consulting service that uses AI to assist in taloring a full routine with curated brands to will do the best for your skin. The best is you get a dedicated dermatologist who provides a thoroughal questionnaire about your skin concerns, sleep habits and more🌟 . ✨One the consultation and questionnaire are complete you use get a complete curated recommendation list of products and brands the fix your price range. You mix and match until you have a completely customize routine full with products that can successfully address your needs🌟 . ✨Whats funny is that my dermatologist choose a few names that I already had in my stash and/or routines but the sundayriley choices were serious surprises for me. Now I get to use them and know with full confidence they are really improving my skin concerns which were acne, clogged pores, dullness and redness🌟 . ✨Out of my suggestions I picked up the cermanic slip cleanser for deep clean my pores, the Juno facial oil for the antioxidants to unclog and C.E.O for bring glowing skin to battle dullness. Overall I can see and feel how much the acne has subsided and how bright my skin looks. It’s all highly effective and I can’t stop patting on the facial oil, like I CANT! I'm definitely a sundayriley fan now with helloava help I can always choose the right product🌟
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wwmebeauty
CEO 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum
SUNDAY RILEY-CEO 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum
✨ MY MORNING ROUTINE ✨
✨ MY MORNING ROUTINE ✨
i work every day and about half the day is spent outside, so my morning skincare routine is quick and easy. my skin has had a JOURNEY and i’m so proud of how far i’ve come with the help of this routine! all these products are good use for mostly oily, combination, and occasionally sensitive skin. i’ve been using all of these products together for at least 3 months, some for far longer. here are my morning products! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser i LOVE this cleanser. i use one pump every day in the morning and i adore how it makes my skin feel. it’s super soft, lathers nicely, and smells like a green smoothie! i often use it in the shower in the morning, but i’ll use it when i’m not showering too. i have mostly oily skin and this cleanser makes my skin feel so clean, yet doesn’t feel stripping. OLE HENRIKSEN - Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub i use this once or twice a week. it’s the best to use in a hot shower due to the activated ingredients that heat on your face. it’s a mini sauna, just as the name suggests. it’s perfect for oily skin and clears out the junk from my pores, as well as prevents future blackheads. it’s always best to minimize use of physical exfoliators, because they can damage your skin barrier, but this exfoliator isn’t super abrasive. it’s still probably best to use a couple times a week at maximum and follow with a moisturizer and/or a sunscreen. DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum i LOVE this serum! it lasts forever and is super hydrating. this serum has pineapple ceramide, pro-vitamin b5, and sodium hyaluronate. it’s packed with vitamins that are set to hydrate. there’s honestly no true dupe to this product! i apply one pump once a day in the morning as suggested use with c-firma (see review below). DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum this is the best vitamin c serum out there. i’ve heard of dupes, but i’ve never wanted to sway from my tried and true. if asked when i first started using this product, i would have rated it 4 stars, because without damp skin (or b-hydra), it doesn’t apply as easily as it should. i find it’s very tacky to apply without either damp skin or b-hydra. when paired with b-hydra, as suggested, it applies like a dream. one pump of c-firma and one pump of b-hydra and i’m set for the morning. it covers skin texture, dullness, and any fine lines and wrinkles. RENÉE ROULEAU - Weightless Protection 30 as everyone is aware by now, sunscreen is a MUST in your morning routine. i find this one doesn’t leave a white cast or look oily on the skin. i also find that i don’t need a moisturizer when using this sunscreen. this is perfect for every day use and is an amazing primer for any following makeup (or none).
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JolieM
B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
DRUNK ELEPHANT-B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
Skincare routine recommended by sister and hyram
Skincare routine recommended by sister and hyram
So, I thought I'd give skincare a shot during quarantine and it's been 2 weeks since I've used these products. Would like to say my skin has been looking better than before (just used bar soap and called it a day). I have combination normal/oily skin and one of my problems are pores. I just started using Paula's choice 2% BHA and apparently it's meant to shrink your pores, so here I am testing the product. I'll get back within a month with results, but in the meantime I've experiened pretty soft skin thus far, so I reckon it's working. I would like to have some moisturiser recommendations suitable for my skin type, as I picked up the QV moisturiser from a local chemist with no prior research (not sure if it's the best for my skin). I heard that witch hazel isn't the best for the skin and this particular moisturiser includes that, so let me know if you find any good ones. Steps. 1. Youth to the people cleanser (leaves skin feeling soft) 2. Paula's choice 2% BHA exfoliant 3. Niacinamide serum 10% + zinc 1% 4. QV moisturizer
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baconjas
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Summer GLOWUP Nighttime Routine 🤩🤩
Summer GLOWUP Nighttime Routine 🤩🤩
This summer, we are ALL about glowing up!! In my opinion, the best time to apply your major ~glow up~ products is at night. It allows you to apply more products and then let them soak in overnight. I start off by washing my face with Glossier’s Milky Jelly Cleanser. I love the way the bottle looks, and it is so gentle and moisturizing. After cleansing, I apply my Paula’s Choice BHA leave-on to exfoliate my face. Once this has soaked in I apply my Tatcha’s Violet-C serum to help brighten my skin and give it a good dose of antioxidants. I am trying to reduce redness on my face, so then I apply my treatment which is The Ordinary’s EUK 134*. Finally, I apply Laneige’s Sleeping Mask as my moisturizer. I am not crazy about this product, so I am in the process of finding something else to use as a night cream! I finish off by applying castor oil to my brows and lashes with a clean mascara wand. I let all of this soak in and then wake up to brighter and more even skin!
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charlotteclaire97
Cica Sleeping Mask
LANEIGE-Cica Sleeping Mask
Your Skin Routine For: Oily, Large Pores, Acne
Your Skin Routine For: Oily, Large Pores, Acne
A highly requested example routine targeting: acne, enlarged pores, orange peel texture, and/or oily skin. These are example products, the ingredient/step focus is the idea being communicated. I made sure to name favourites that my sensitive, combo skin loves! 1. Oil/Balm Cleanser: Makeup and sunscreen can both be hard to fully get off skin, so be sure to deep-clean skin with an oil-based cleanser! The Inkey List can’t be beaten for the price and quality combo. 2. Foam/Gel/Cream Cleanser: Get off any residual first cleanser as well as whatever grime managed to survive it. Make sure to thoroughly rinse and not use hot water. Paula’s Choice has a variety of affordable cleaners but CeraVe is a skinstagram favourite. 3. Hyaluronic Acid: Skin needs hydration, but it’s easy to over-moisturizer whenever you have oily skin or congestion. Using a hyaluronic acid (or sodium hyaluronate) serum keeps skin bouncy without overwhelming oilier skin types! The Ordinary HA + B5 has a cult following but my favourite is the Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid Booster. 4. Niacinamide: Niacinamide normalizes pores to regulate sebum production and has promising research for its acne-reducing properties. Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster helped my orange peel texture on my chin so much! The Inkey List Niacinamide‘s is my second favourite since it’s simple and effective without potentially irritating zinc like the Ordinary’s. 5. Salicylic Acid: Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid is touted as a game changer for so many people I know, and me too! Salicylic acid deep-cleans pores (moreso than AHAs) and helps to decongest + exfoliate skin. A budget BHA I would recommend is The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution. 6. Moisturizer: I believe pretty much all skin needs a moisturizer unless you’re the oiliest (but not dehydrated) of oily or the most normal of normal skin. A simple, nourishing moisturizer that isn’t too heavy is easy to find: CeraVe Ultralightweight lotions, Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Moisturizer or Probiotic Nutrient Moisturizer, The Ordinary’s NMF + HA, and Stratia Liquid Gold are all wonderful and affordable.
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Skinsitive
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
The Ordinary-Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
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