How to get beautiful, glowing skin :)
Here is what I do to get that nice glowy, dewy look in the morning. I start by holding an almost hot towel to my face and leaving it for about half a minute. Rub the towel on your skin to wake it up. Once dry, use a moisturizer. I use Aveeno - Daily Moisturizing Lotion
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Oct. 25, 2020
easy body physical exfoliation
**not my photo! While I love a good chemical exfoliant for my face, I really find that it’s not really enough for the skin on my body. I use a glycolic acid body wash almost every day and I still end up with sticky skin even after I moisturize. I’ve tried body scrubs and while they can be effective, I feel like I waste a lot of product because it dissolves so easily. I also find that my chest, especially between my boobs, has these little bumps and it gets somewhat oily . I was listening to the “Fake Doctors, Real Friends” podcast (ANYBODY A “SCRUBS” FAN???!!!), and they mentioned washing their bodies with washcloths. So I decided to try it! I just took an old face washcloth that is a little more on the rough side rather than the soft and I lathered it up with my Dove - Beauty Bar Soap and began scrubbing all over my body. While I’m sure it doesn’t match the intensity of a Korean scrub, I imagine it’s a step toward that amazing exfoliation treatment. As soon as I stepped out of the shower, I could feel the smoothness of my skin and my body lotion went on very smoothly with minimal stickiness. I love how easy it is to use a washcloth and although all the bumps and the sweaty feeling on my chest isn’t completely gone, I love how smooth it immediately makes my skin feel. I have a ton of washcloths and I always use a new washcloth each time I exfoliate, and I always follow up with my Aveeno - Daily Moisturizing Lotion to seal in the moisture. I’ve been wanting to try a dry brush if anyone has recommendations! What other ways do you use to exfoliate your body?
Minimize trauma to the skin after picking🧖🏾♀️
as someone who suffers from dermatillomania, it can be very triggering when breakouts come out of nowhere and return with no warning...especially when life isn’t always easy. which may trigger you to pick even more. some of these products really helped repair the broken skin i was creating for myself from picking without further irritating. i am still trying to put together a perfect post picking routine. (Which will go up here ASAP.) However, what i do know is that HYDRATION post picking is very important. if you can’t help yourself but pop pimples or pick at your skin, pls drop the tools & use q tips!! the closer to the surface the acne is, the better! before and after picking its important to wash your hands and cleanse your skin. I go straight for theCeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser I like this for treating irritated, broken skin/ scabs on my face because it’s non irritating and doesn’t further strip the already broken skin when cleansing. This cleanser hasn’t really helped much with existing (comedongenic) acne for me. But it is good for this. Right after, i go straight for HOLIKA HOLIKA - Aloe 99% Soothing Gel & CeraVe - Healing Ointment I LOVEEEE both of these products. They’ve helped calm irritation, and resurface scars both on my face and my body but also helps the scabs fall off a bit quicker with less trauma to the skin. Add some hyluaronic acid to this mixture!! After this, I applyAveeno - Daily Moisturizing Lotion This lotion has really helped fade acne scars alone/ used with other products. The dimethicone in this product works as a skin protectant. If I am headed outside, (Though this mini routine is ideal for the night time, I would apply my BLACK GIRL SUNSCREEN - Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30 SPF is very important for us pickers. Don’t skip the SPF! 🧴Avoid any chemical exfoliants or tugging or scrubbing at the broken skin until the lesion and scab has healed! Make sure to keep the scabs moisturized!
Get your GLOW on! ✨✨
Hello beauties 💕 Today I’m going to give my honest review of the @olehenriksen Truth trio 🍊 it comes with the C rush brightening gel cream, the collagen boost serum and the most talked about banana bright eye cream 🍌 to be honest I was mostly interested in trying the eye cream because i had read so many amazing reviews about it & was so excited ✨ Let’s start with the gel créme, I have dry skin & typically gel creams are for oily skin but I found this one to be very soothing for my dry skin & and was very efficient with bringing such a noticeable glow to my face, the texture is not heavy but it does leave your skin feeling hydrated all day long 💕 The collagen boost serum helped reduce the visibility of some of my acne scars which I was very impressed with, it’s also very cost effective as 1-2 pumps is enough for my face, I also enjoyed the very delicious scent 🍊☺️ Finally the banana bright eye cream 😍 this lil miracle worker brightened my under eyes beautifully! My husband noticed the difference in my eyes right away, Also I applied it under my concealer & it made my concealer go on smoother and brighter ✨ the color of the eye cream is actually a yellowish tone that works to brighten up your eyes sort of like a color correction 🙌🏼 this is definitely a staple in my beauty & skin care routine 💕 Overall very satisfied with the results, I did only purchase the sample trio to really test out the waters, I heard amazing things of the brand @olehenriksen & I will definitely be purchasing the full sizes as I do trust they will give me results 🙌🏼 let me know if you have any questions comment below ☺️✨
OLE HENRIKSEN-C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer
This was a great way to try a lot of caudalie a products. The eye cream is a must! Hella pricey but yah know maybe I’ll save up enough to buy it when it’s on sale during Christmas maybe. But hey hydrates my under eyes and I don’t have prominent dark circles under my eyes. The vinosorbet moisturizer Is very nice, smells good, has a interesting mousse texture I very much like and is hydrating too! The foaming cleanser is currently my favorite cleanser I bought the fuller size of it recently I love love it! Smells good too The vinoperfect serum is a cult favorite and there’d a good reason! It clears up any oncoming acne I have, helps smooth out my skin so my texture isn’t so harsh! I love this one too! And the beauty elixir is always a great refreshing spray. I love using it 5/5 recommend just great to try a large range of products
CAUDALIE-French Beauty Secret Set
Some first impressions on the goodies firstaidbeauty sent over: ✨ Facial Radiance Pads: these are quickly becoming a holy grail for me. I’m not kidding you when I say these will clear your skin right up! I’ve been using them every night before bed and waking up with clearer, radiant looking skin. They’ve also helped to reduce some of my acne scarring! ✨ Retinol Eye Cream: I’m seriously loving this stuff! I don’t have many lines around my eyes but I feel like this cream has totally helped to tighten my under-eye area if that makes sense. I also notice practically no milia which I almost always have! ✨ Ultra Repair Cannabis & Oat Dry Oil: I don’t know about you but I’m seriously loving cannabis in skincare. The anti-inflammatory and soothing properties it provides have been doing wonders for my rosacea! I’ve applied this for the past few nights before bed and my face is less puffy than usual and way less red. I also think it’s been good for calming down inflammation from acne! I’m loving it so far.
FIRST AID BEAUTY-FAB Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream with Triple Hyaluronic Acid
My New Routine With Aesop And Lancome! Is It Effective?🤔🤔
I wash my face with only water in the morning, omitting the facial cleanser. I have combo skin. 1) Aesop - B & Tea Balancing Toner It has a light yellow, slightly sticky texture and a pleasant tea scent. It's refreshing, easily absorbed, and it doesn't leave you with sticky skin. However, I found its effects to be just average, so I won't repurchase this product. I will finish this bottle though. 2) LANCÔME - Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum It contains alcohol and has a strong smell of alcohol as well, but it's easily absorbed and refreshing. When I use it during my morning skincare routine, it doesn't leave me with sticky skin and none of my follow-up skincare products ball up. My enlarged pores improved after a few bottles, so I will continue to repurchase it. 3) LANCÔME - Advanced Génifique Eye Cream This is my first bottle and I've already finished half of it. It's more moisturizing compared with ESTĒE LAUDER - Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery. It's also absorbed quickly around the eyes, so there's absolutely no need to worry about milia! I will continue using it although it doesn't really improve my dark circles. 4)Aesop - Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream It has a pleasant citrus scent and a moisturizing texture that doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy. It doesn't need to be emulsified before it's applied but I like to gently rub it between my warm palms before pressing it onto my skin for better absorption. It comes in such a big bottle, so I might not repurchase it because I'd like to try some new facial creams. Since we're talking about Aesop, I'd also like to talk about Aesop - B Triple C Facial Balancing Gel. It's more expensive and it claims to minimize enlarged pores. It has a thick, gel-like texture and is sticky when applied, but after using it, I really woke up with minimized pores. However, it's really too sticky, so I don't use it a lot and didn't manage to finish it in the 9 months after opening it, and now it has expired. Therefore, I will definitely not repurchase it.
LANCÔME-Advanced Génifique Eye Cream
Minis that made it to full sizes for me!
Did you know in the late 1800s, German pharmacist Albert Boehringer uncovered how to pass-produce lactic acid when he realized it was a byproduct of fermented sugar and starch in sour milk via bacteria? PRODUCTS: 💙Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer is a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that is rich in antioxidants (formulated with multi-fruit acids, licorice extract, and pea extract). This best-selling moisturizer targets dryness, dark spots, dullness, and uneven texture. •Licorice extract: has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, soothes/hydrates skin, and fades dark spots due to an active ingredient in licorice root called Glabridin. •Pea extract: has anti-aging, anti-elastase, anti-collagenase, and anti-free radical properties. It also moisturizers and firms skin. 💙Invigorating Night Transformation Gel is a lightweight, age-fighting night serum that is formulated with AHAs (including glycolic and lactic acids and microalgae) that smoothen skins texture, evens your skin tone, and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. •glycolic acid: exfoliates the outermost layer of the skin, stimulates collagen production, and has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. •lactic acid: kills bacteria, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increases cell turnover, and helps reduce acne. •microalgae: hydrates skin, brightens skins complexion, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. MY THOUGHTS: I purchased these minis a few months ago to test out before buying the full sizes and I’d like to say that both full sized products are currently en route to my house! I was so pleasantly surprised by both products, especially the moisturizer. It is extremely lightweight and makes my skin feel so smooth. I also really enjoyed the gel night mask and had no issues with irritation or breakouts. Both products are super gentle and work well with all skin types. SIDE NOTE: Both products are CLEAN at Sephora 🌱Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer is vegan. 🐰Invigorating Night Transformation Gel is cruelty-free.
OLE HENRIKSEN-Invigorating Night Transformation Gel
Today I wanted to share with you some amazing products from Fleur&Bee. The nectar of C rejuvenating vitamin c serum is definitely my favorite out of the three products. It's a lightweight serum packed with antioxidants and nourishing ingredients like pink grapefruit, clary sage, and chamomile. I love the consistency of this vitamin c serum, unlike most vitamin c serums that are tacky on the skin. This serum has a milky texture to it and doesn't feel sticky on the face at all but more nourishing and also hydrating. The creme da la Cream hydrating face cream also is a great product, it's thick and absorbs quickly onto the face. It's full of botanically sourced moisturizers and antioxidants. Plus, nourishing extras like acai, gotu kola and green tea. It doesn't have much of a scent to it which I don't mind at all. The last product is their Eyes eyes baby anti aging eye cream. I loved this eye cream, I'm a sucker for eye creams & I love finding good ones, and this one is excellent. It's fairly thick and spreads out nicely under the eye area. It feels lightweight once on the skin and doesn't look greasy at all. It has botanically sourced vitamins and antioxidants. Plus, nourishing extras like pomegranate, gotu kola, and dandelion and caffeine in it, which I love. These are all amazing quality ingredient skincare products right down to the lovely glass jar packaging. I highly recommend checking their skincare out. They are all super gentle and nourishing products. ♥️
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