Debunking Skincare Myths in 2020 – Fact Vs. Fiction!
We all fall victim to skin myths. Whether they’re passed on by our family, peers, or unproven beauty claims, it’s hard to know what is fact and what is fiction. In an e-commerce landscape where anyone and their mother can make a new skincare line, you have to be especially careful about where these products are being sourced from. Sadly, not everyone has your best interest at heart. This is partly why the Millennial and Generation Zers are notorious for being ‘brand loyal.’ The younger generations (under the age of 40), tend to trust major brand names like Google, Apple, and Starbucks, as compared to smaller brands they’ve never heard of. The same goes for their cosmetology products. Once you find an established brand that is reputable, affordable, and works for your skin – you are hooked! Right? This is all wonderful, and when you find an effective product, you should use what works for you. But! With so much false information being spread across the internet like wildfire, someone needs to debunk these myths from sources that we can trust! Let’s break down a couple of them by fact vs. fiction, shall we lovelies? Facts · Plastic Packaging Should Be Avoided Exposure to extreme temperatures can ruin your product. This is true, regardless of how high-quality the product is. You must be careful about originating countries that are shipping a product contained in plastic, especially during the hot summer months. Your skin is like a sponge. It is the largest organ on your body. So the plastic from those containers will seep into the product, therefore seeping into your skin. You can read more about this from The National Library of Medicine’s Recent Study regarding Parabens in plastic products that lead to skin toxicity through absorption. The Fix: Go for product packaging that is - - In glass jars - Reusable/Recyclable/Sustainable - Without any packaging, such as Lush’s Shampoo Bars · You Can’t Use Just Any Cleanser Everyone’s skin is unique. If you suffer from oily skin, acne, or sensitive skin, be careful about selecting a product that is too intense. If the products burn or feel painful, they’re likely stripping your skin of all of its healthy oils too. The skin is a high-functioning machine that naturally knows the pH it should possess. The Fix: This does not mean you ought to stop washing your face. No! Please wash your face! But avoid products that strip your face of its natural glow, as this often leads to increased breakouts. This may take some experimentation, but you will want a product that isn’t too harsh, painful, or intense. Fiction · You Do Not Need Sunscreen if It’s Not Sunny Outside False! Clouds are not sufficient protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays - which are the leading cause of premature aging. The Skin Cancer Foundation writes that clouds only protect against roughly, “25%” of harmful UV rays. That’s simply not enough. The Fix: Make sunscreen a daily part of your morning ritual. Some tips for finding your perfect fit are to select a sunscreen that contains/is: - Oil-free, especially if your skin is blemish-prone or you easily experience clogged pores. - Broad Spectrum, which simply means that it defends against both UVA and UVB rays. - Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide, both of which naturally reflect sun rays. · A Good Product Will Remove Wrinkles Yes and no. Many anti-aging products can significantly reduce wrinkles, diminish the appearance of fine lines, and moisturize while offering the look of ‘plumper skin.’ This is all true. However, many deep-set wrinkles cannot be removed by a topical treatment alone. Due to this, leading experts in skincare and dermatology believe that: The best treatment against wrinkles – Is prevention! The Fix: Avoid practices that are expediting the rate at which wrinkles appear on your face. Simultaneously, you should work to prevent wrinkles before they establish a permanent home on the residence of your face. Factors that increase the rate at which wrinkles set are: - Smoking tobacco - Sun exposure (UVA and UVB rays) - Alcohol and substance abuse (allow your liver to detoxify) - Air pollution and free radicals - Poor nutrition - Not enough sleep Of course, many of the influences upon your skin will be genetic. But our main takeaways for this piece are: - Avoid plastic packaging - Don’t fight your skins natural pH (leading to more breakouts and excess recalibration) - Wear sunscreen daily (even on the parts that are covered by clothes. Clothes and clouds are not enough protection!) - Prevent wrinkles through proper health, sleep, and nutrition There’s no quick-fix. Only a daily dedication to care for your body and skin from the inside out!
Jun. 22, 2020
Fave items to store in my skincare fridge!💞
Let’s talk about a skincare fridge! I don't find it necessarily important to have a skincare fridge, but if you don't feel like walking back and forth to your fridge, they are cute and make for great use! Although I wish I opted for the larger size, it does hold quite a few products. My favorite item to keep in their has to be any sort of gua sha tool. Lately, i've been enjoying these globes from Urban Outfitters and the Skin Gym Jade Eye Mask. Aside that, I keep my Herbivore Masks in the fridge to help persevere their ingredients since the brand uses a lot of natural ingredients. I have the Brighten and Moon Fruit mask in there now. I also have the Milk Makeup Cooling Water Stick, which I don't find this to be anything crazy. I can't ever seem to get the stick to go up. I love the Good Molecules Eye Gel Patches in my fridge for an extra cooling sensation! I do the same for my Korres Greek Yoghurt Mask and the Bliss Mint Chip Mania. A few facial sprays in there are my Glow Recipe Watermelon Toner and the Sweet Chef Kombucha mist. One of my fave eye masks from Versed is kept in there as well! I love the gel like texture of that one... when it's cooled it's so refreshing!
I try to eat as healthy as possible and stay away from products with refined flours, sugars and unhealthy snacks and eat as much as I can of water or tea a day. When I have time I go for a walk or jump the rope for 30 minutes. To improve intestinal health, I took a shot of coconut kefir in the morning and at night. Regarding beauty products, as I mentioned in another post, my beauty routine is based on retinol that is not from a clean brand. However, I did combine retinol with clean oils occasionally, depending on whether I need a little more hydration (Emerald) or oil control (Lapis). I try to check labels and I prefer products that have less ingredients, both food and beauty products.
AQUIS-01 Prime Water Defense PreWash
finally got my box!
I finally got to my mail box and was able to open my Cherie’s Picks box from [something like] two months ago. I am SO EXCITED to use these products and write reviews on them!
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi
Glow Recipe: Everything You Need To Know About This K-beauty Brand
Originating in late 2014, the Glow Recipe has developed into a popular company worldwide through their steadfast dedication to helping users feel great about themselves. Of course, success at this scale doesn’t come without some effort. Founders Sarah and Christine surmounted challenges, meeting every obstacle with optimism and determination. Through their persistence, this fruit-forward skincare brand became a go-to beauty solution for countless households.
We all know that finding a natural deodorant that works can be a mission. B. Well Tea Tree + Eucalyptus Clean Deodorant, I was excited to give it a try. I’ve loved the few products I’ve tried from their B. Well range and this one was no exception. — Briogeo’s Clean Deodorant is natural, plant-based, free of talc and aluminum and completely non-toxic. Ingredients include antibacterial/antimicrobial tea tree oil, eucalyptus and coconut oil. The eucalyptus gives this product a lovely scent, which isn’t so strong that it overpowers my perfume. — I’d been using another natural deodorant for the past month before I switched to Briogeo, but always felt like I needed to reapply throughout the day. Not the case with this Briogeo product. It keeps me fresh all day long with regular activity. I’ve yet to try it during a workout. It also doesn’t leave any stains or deo marks on my clothes - a huge plus for any deodorant. — As a side note, keep in mind that everyone’s body chemistry is different, so finding the right natural deodorant for you can be tricky. Just like skincare, what works for someone else may not work for you. If you’re looking to make the switch to a natural deodorant or haven’t found your perfect match yet, I’d absolutely recommend giving this one a try. It retails for $16 at sephora.
Briogeo-B. Well Tea Tree + Eucalyptus Clean Natural Deodorant
Today’s mini haul!!
Today was a triple points day at Sephora so I bought minis of a lot of products I’ve been dying to try! I am the most excited about the YTTP minis kit for only $48!! it has their 5 bestselling products which i will be trying this week. I also bought some Fresh skincare products with claims to be gentle and hydrating, something I am always in search of, so we’ll see how it goes. What gorgeous packaging! I gotta take it easy with switching up my routine too much for my sensitive skin, but I’m looking forward to trying and reviewing everything! Which of these products have you used and love? PRODUCTS: OUAI Wave Spray OUAI Leave-in Conditioner YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE The Youth Minis Kit (Kale+Green Tea Spinach Vitamins Superfood Cleanser, Maqui+Acai Prickly Pear Goji Superberry Hydrate and Glow Oil, Superfood Air-whip Moisture Cream, AdaptogenDeep Moisture Cream, Superberry Hydrate+Glow Dream Mask) FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner FRESH Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash FRESH Rose Face Mask
OUAI-OUAI Leave-In Conditioner
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