Bad skin days :(
My skin isn’t always like this most of the time it is smooth and glows but due hormones and stress this is the result. And it sucks and it a real knock to self confidence. But I like to remind myself some of these things 1. Your skin doesn’t define you! You are beautiful because of your personality and what you do in everyday life that makes you you ! 2. This is just superficial this will pass and your skin will glow again! 3. People who care don’t matter and people who matter don’t care. Your true friends and family aren’t going to care what’s going on with your skin they care about you and who you are and love you for that. 4. Sometime as much as you love your skin your skin Doesn’t love you back. But keep loving it. Keep moisturising and using SPF. You will see benefits. 5. You are beautiful no matter what ! I struggle self confidence and I struggle with my skin being like this but I don’t let it stop be from being me. You are important and beautiful and strong. So love yourself no matter what. Xx Jaime
My night time skin care routine
My night time routine is all about repair and treatment. Your skin repairs best at night. Step one my first cleanse Kiehl's - Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil I’m all about the double cleanse and I lovvveeeee this oil cleanser to remove dirt grime makeup and all the crud that can get one my skin during the day. It has evening primrose oil which does wonders for my skin. I massage it into my skin and then jump in the shower and get a micro fibre cloth and gently wipe it off my skin. Then I use Avène - Cleanance Cleansing Gel for face and body this is a gentle cleanser that does help with breakouts I have dry skin but it doesn’t dry my skin out at all but helps clear my skin when I do have break outs. I also use a cleansing foil with a silicone head. This helps with exfoliating this skin and helps the to product get into my skin. I jump out of the shower and continue the rest of my skincare routine The next step is indeed LABORATORIES - Retinol Reface Retinol Skin Resurfacer this is a gentle retinol but if you haven’t used a retinol before be careful and I would recommend not to start with this one. I use this either before my moisturiser or sometimes after depending on how my skin is feeling. After that I FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration I use one of two moisturisers the first aid beauty is good but if my skin in needing more care and a really think cream QV - Ego Cream is what I go for it’s just a good basic moisturiser. I do switch things out depending on how my skin is going at the moment I’m having a few hormonal and stressed induced breakouts so this is my current routine.
Avène-Cleanance Cleansing Gel for face and body
My Morning routine is all about protection! Protection from the sun and pollution in the air. I have dry skin and it needs a lot of moisture and hydration. No cleansing. I rarely cleanse in the morning mainly because I have dry skin and cleansing in the morning makes it’s feel dry. I always double cleanse at night to get all grime and makeup off. I just splash with warm water and apply my products First step is the OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum this has hyaluronic acid in which is great for absorbing moisture and putting it back into your skin. Vitamin C is great for the morning but you must use SPF as it makes your skin sensitive to sunlight but when you use SPF with vitamin c they work together to fight off free radicals. Next is a prescription eczema cream now if you don’t have eczema feel free to skip this step. This cream is specifically for this face as it doesn’t have steroids in it and I put it on my eyes and around my mouth when I have flare ups. Next is the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Eye Duty Triple Remedy A.M. Gel Cream very basic eye cream that helps hydrate your skin and just locks moisture in. Don’t have to use an eye cream but it’s always nice to have Then I apply FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration this is a basic moisturiser that hydrates the skin. It has ceramides and antioxidants that help repair and nourish the skin barrier. It is fairly light weight but very moisturising. The most important step and then final one LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Lotion SPF 60 sunscreen is a must ! And this one is amazing for sensitive skin and is very light weight. You must always wear sunscreen during the day. Because the sun is the number one cause of wrinkles and it protects you from more nasty things as well.
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Anthelios XL Lotion SPF 60
Different Types of Acne & How to Treat Them💥
Acne comes in different types. But I think we can all agree it’s a bad experience in any form. It’s not just a teenage problem -- millions of adults and even infants can suffer too. I have dealt with acne in my teenage years, but not as worse as I did in the past two years. In this post, I’d like to talk about the different types of acne and share tips on how to treat them. Basically, all acne falls under one of 𝐓𝗪𝐎 𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐆𝐎𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒: inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne. ____________________________________________ 𝐍𝐨𝐧-𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐧𝐞 includes blackheads and whiteheads. What are 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬? Also called open-comedones (clogged hair follicles), these are small bumps filled with dead skin cells and oil. When the melanin pigment of our skin makes contact with the air at the top of an open comedone, it oxidizes and turns black. What are 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬? Also called close-comedones, these are basically pimples hidden by a clogged pore. They often look like tiny skin-toned bumps. 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐫𝐢𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦? The key to treat comedones is to get to the source - excessive oil production from the sebaceous glands. From my own experience, it’s really not easy to get rid of them. You have to treat comedones continuously or they would keep forming - you have to practice consistent care and good hygiene. 𝐓𝐨𝐩 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐬 that work for me: - Using salicylic toner like Paula’s Choice BHA lotion. Make sure to focus on your T-zone where it’s usually more oily. I would use BHA in the morning every other day. If you are very sensitive, use it only 2-3x a week. - Use Niacinamide daily. Toner or serum form, niacinamide helps control sebum production and is anti-inflammatory. I like TO Niacinamide+Zinc and have previously reaped good results from Pond’s White Beauty Pore Conditioning Toner. - Blot excessive sebum. I recommend Gatsby Powdered blotting sheets -- keep it in your purse and use every time it’s needed. - This is optional but consider getting an ultrasonic facial scrubber. This is a gentle way of exfoliation by using ultrasonic sound waves to deep clean your skin. It is safe for sensitive and rosacea skin and definitely so much better than using nose strips or manual extraction. This helps you avoid more irritation or inflammation. ______________________________________ 𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 acne includes involves papules, pustules, cysts, and nodules. What are 𝐏𝐚𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬? They are small inflamed bumps. They form when a hair follicle becomes clogged with bacteria. Your immune system reacts to the bacteria by producing white blood cells, which fight the infections. What are 𝐩𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬? Pustules are similar to papules but are usually bigger in size. Pustules have pus (a thick yellowish whitish liquid produced in infected tissue) on the top and are red on the bottom of the lesion. What are 𝐍𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬? These are large, hard, and painful pimples that arise deep in the skin. They occur when clogged and inflamed pores endure further irritation. What are 𝐂𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐬? Cysts are a severe form of acne. They are deep, pus-filled, and are often very painful to touch. They occur deeper in the skin than nodules and usually result from a severe infection. They’re most likely to leave a scar. 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐧𝐞? 1. Genetics - it may be prevalent in your family, it could be hereditary. 2. Hormones- acne may develop in response to hormonal changes, especially a rise in androgens, such as testosterone. 3. Cosmetics- your makeup products may have bad ingredients and/or clogging your pores 4. Lifestyle- your sleeping habits, stress levels, your food choices and more can contribute to getting acne 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐫𝐢𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦? Some inflammatory acne can be controlled with over-the-counter treatments and self-care measures, while some patients may feel they require medical help. If you have severe acne, consider getting professional help. But if you opt for self-treatment, here’s my 𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐭𝐢𝐩𝐬: - Avoid fragrance and use only gentle products. Refrain from using products with bad alcohol like ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, etc. “Fragrance” comes in different names -- natural fragrance (i.e. essential oils like lavender oil, peppermint oil) orange peel oil, lemon peel oil, linalool, and limonene are just few of the many. - Stop using many products. You have to reset and give your skin barrier the time to repair. Try using only a cleanser, gentle active like niacinamide, moisturizer with ceramides, and sunscreen for a month. Our skin can heal itself -- we forget this fact often. Allowing our skin repair and supplementing it with repairing ingredients may actually get rid of your acne. - Wash your face twice a day and clean your makeup brushes and bed sheets regularly. - Drink a lot of water. Adequate hydration is essential to help our body function and heal properly. - Use anti-inflammatory or exfoliating ingredients like Salicylic Acid or Benzoyl Peroxide. If you see only minimal results, consider using a retinol or retinoid. Adapalene is in a class of medications called retinoid-like compounds. It works by stopping pimples from forming under the surface of the skin. It is the first prescription-strength retinoid to be available over-the-counter. Tretinoin - a dermatologists’ favorite ingredient. Effectively treats acne and has an excellent safety record over 50+ years of use. Available only by prescription in the US. * Some of these products may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Check with your doctor before using. Patients with severe acne condition that doesn’t improve after three months of treatment with an over-the-counter medication may need to see a dermatologist for oral medication.
If you don’t have these already you need them
I want to take some time to tell you all about this amazing product that has honestly helped with my acne so much AVARELLE - Acne Cover Patch these little patches are legit magic! They work to clear up new pimples over night and help recovery time. Let me tell you a little bit about how they work. 🧡Acne patches like this one have an active ingredient called Hydrocolloid which adheres to the skin surrounds the wound and helps keep newly healed skin intact. These patches work to absorb all the fluid in your pimple, pulling out the gross stuff, while protecting the pimple from picking or scratching. It is best to wear these patches at night and see the results in the morning. It works best on whiteheads and already exposed pimples. Unfortunately the results aren’t as great when it comes to cystic acne as it is only a topical treatment. I see results overnight! After wearing them to bed I see dramatic changes in the look of the pimples, they are less inflamed, usually the white head is gone, and it is no longer as raised or red as it was the evening before. 🧡One thing I also LOVE about these patches in particular is they come in a wide range of sizes, there are many different size patches to meet your coverage needs. There are even large 50mm sized patch squares that can cover areas like the cheeks and forehead more effectively if you are dealing with a large breakout, which can even be cut to better cover the area if need be. 🧡Most of these patches are also formulated with other ingredients like Tea Tree Oil, Calendula Oil, and Rosehip Seed Oil, which all have healing and anti inflammatory properties that help heal the breakout even farther. 🧡The last thing that I love about these patches and why I highly recommend them to people is the price point. These patches I bought off of Amazon for around $7.50 and they come with 40 patches. So this is definitely more budget friendly than other products with the same active ingredients. 🧡To summarize I can tell y’all how many times these little guys have saved me from a big painful breakout that is hard to coverup or treat without them. And they are 100% worth the money, this is probably my 3rd-4th purchase of a pack like this over the last couple years. I can’t recommend this enough. ✨As a disclaimer, I acknowledge that everyone’s skin is different and what worked for me doesn’t mean that it will work for everyone. In my reviews I only hope to explain my experience and give my honest opinions on the products, I would never recommend something that at the very least didn’t work for me✨
AVARELLE- Acne Cover Patch
Understanding Your Cystic Acne and Choosing Safe Ingredients
Acne is among the most prevalent skin disorders in the world. It appears on the upper body as lesions that are either non-inflammatory or inflammatory.
Week #3 Cherie Box
I received my $150 #cheriepicks Sephora box and I am so excited! There is not a single disappointing product - all of the products have been on either my wish list or I’ve tried & love already! It’s like Cherie knew what would suit me best! I just want to say a huge thank you again to Cherie, and a huge thank you to each & every single one of you for making this community a beautiful space!
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi