This SAVED my SKIN!
I am super late with making this lost and I am SO SORRY! 😩 But, we’re here now! So, it’s really a simple routine that I have noticed worked within 2 weeks of clearing my skin of those little forehead bumps and breakouts! Check it out ⬇️ • wash my face with “Our Earth’s Secrets” African Black soap from Ghana (you can find this on Amazon) • moisturize with CeraVe Moisturizing cream. VOILLLLAAAA ✨ That’s it!
CeraVe-Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin
Let’s talk about it. How often do you use an overnight facial masque? I try to do it once a week, but I am not consistent with it. Why am I not consistent with these supposed “staples”? Well, because most of the time I’m not willing to wait for it to dry before I can hit the sack 🛏 BUT! ☝🏾 My esthetician introduced me to Image Skincare back in December and I fell in love with them. She gave me the Vital-C hydrating enzyme masque (wash off after 25-30 minutes), and the Clear Cell which reduced my pimples in a matter of a day, if not a couple of hours!!!! **(If you want to know more about Image Skincare let me know if the comments and I’ll do my best to answer your questions or give feedback 🤗) I bought more of Image Skincare products from their website (it’s cheaper to get from Walmart 🙄) and one of the items was the Vital C overnight masque. How I applied the overnight masque ⬇️ 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋 1) Entire PM skincare routine I posted in a previous post 2) Applied the Vital C overnight masque Done ✅ Swipe to see the ingredients listed 👍🏾IMAGE SKINCARE - Vital C Hydrating Overnight Masque
IMAGE SKINCARE-Vital C Hydrating Overnight Masque
BLACK PEOPLE NEED SUNBLOCK TOO ☀️
This morning I went for a bit of a jog, 2.95 miles and realized it’s such a beautiful day to hit up a trail. I LOVE HIKING 🥾 ❤️ Because I love being outside and my job requires me to be outdoors 90% of the time, it’s crucial that I have sunblock/sunscreen for added protection to my skin. I learned this the HARD WAY when I burned for the very first time in my life back in 2015 😢 Never again y’all 🙅🏽♀️ Sunscreen that I’m using today are listed below ⬇️ • Neutrogena Clear Face Broad Spectrum SPF 55 • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen abroad Spectrum SPF 100+ I’ve been using this brand of sunscreen for almost a year now and I love it. It’s super lightweight, it doesn’t make me feel greasy, and the variety of choices they have for whatever activity you’re doing is amazing (I also have Neutrogena Sport). How I apply my sunscreen 🧴: 1) Make sure your skin is clean 2) Moisturize your skin 3) Apply sunscreen VOILA ❤️Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 100 Neutrogena - Clear Face Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 55
Neutrogena-Clear Face Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 55
Possible Nighttime Routine? 🤷🏾♀️❓
I did some research AGAIN on a proper PM skincare regimen and I feel enlightened, AGAIN 🙄, on what I should be doing for my skin. Things learned: 1. PM skin regimens will have a few more added steps than your daytime routine 2. Use serums/face oils before cream or lotion moisturizer (depending on the oil) 3. Vitamin C must be my “go-to” for my acne prone skin🤷🏾♀️ 4. LAYERING IS CRUCIAL!!!!! Tonight I did the same thing I did earlier today with cleansing my face; African black soap, acne treatment with Clear Start by Dermalogica, CeraVe moisturizing cream, and misted my face with Mario Badescu. Now, upon doing my research I learned that layering your products is extremely vital to positive results ❤️, just like hair! (I looovvvveeeeeee hair care 😬) Here is exactly the order I LAYERED my products⬇️ 1. African black soap 2. Glycolic Toner 3. Eye cream 4. Acne treatment 5. Acne serum 6. Hydrating mist 7. Moisturizer 8. Face oil I am going to try this for 1 week and monitor the progress. I’ve never had a specific night routine. I typically do the same thing in the evening that I do in the mornings for my face. So, here’s to hoping for better results 🥂
now- Solutions Jojoba Oil
NEW PRODUCT ALERT 🚨
Today I stopped by Ulta .... I was only supposed to go in 1 store today, Dick’s Sporting Goods, but made a detour 🤦🏽♀️ 2 NEW PRODUCTS: •Dermalogica Clear Star Booster •Mario Badescu Facial Spray w/ aloe, chamomile, and lavender For a few months now I’ve been washing my face with African black soap and it has made a HUGE difference in my forehead breakouts. Paired with the CeraVe moisturizing cream, I feel like I’ve found my magic combo 🥊 I’ve had to cut out the extra stuff I was doing because it wasn’t helping my breakouts WHATSOEVER. Now what helps ME is just washing and moisturizing. What does your skin love?
MARIO BADESCU-Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender
Hi guyyysssss!!! New member in the house! ❤️
Today I stopped at Ulta and bought 2 NEW skincare facial products to give a try because I’m always down to try new skincare products, AND I’m really sick of this forehead that I can’t seem to clear up 😩 I’m super excited to embark on this skincare journey with all of you, and I can’t wait to meet you all (virtually of course lol).
I've found that ANY serum no matter what it is, just works better over a damp face instead of one thats bone dry. I finish doing my other stuff while it dries down, then go in with my other face moisterizer. I love the price, I use it for a boost of hydration and then use my CeraVe moisturizer on top of it. Right after putting this on my skin feels really hydrated and much smoother. I can definitely feel the difference vs. using just a moisturizer alone. CeraVe - Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum
CeraVe-Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum
For Cherie’s picks for February 8-14
This is what a pure fresh vitamin C serum should look like... This Ginger + Vitamin C serum shot from @sweetchefskincare Sweet CHEF - Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot is a good affordable option for addition of Vitamin C in your skincare regimen. I think this serum works well for Lightening, brightening and tightening purpose, though the tightening can not be visible in short period of time but a potent Vitamin C does all three jobs well!! The brand says this about the product: A lightweight serum packed with antioxidant-rich ginger and potent vitamin C for a naturally hydrated and radiant complexion. Ginger helps to neutralize environmental aggressors and revive dull skin, while Vitamin C helps even skin tone and brighten for a radiant complexion. I think this is a purely inexpensive option for L- ascorbic acid as Vitamin C is very hard to make in a stable form for us to use it over the time. Hence the most Vitamin C products are usually at a pricey side but this is equally good option if you're looking for one! ✨ . . . . . . . . .
Sweet CHEF-Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot
The BEST pore minimizing serum of 2019!
Natural alternatives have been found to be just as effective, and generally more gentle as traditional retinols. For example, Bakuchiol is a chemical compound/seed extract from the Bakuchi plant (widely used in Indian and Chinese medicine) that has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties. Most importantly, it has retinol functionality despite having no structural resemblance to the Vitamin A derivative at all!! Knowing this, I was so excited to win this Herbivore Bakuchiol serum in a giveaway. I’ve used it literally every night for almost two months and I’ve noticed a dramatic difference in the severity of my hormonal breakouts. I finally see that ✨pregnancy glow✨ that everyone keeps talking about!!! It’s a pretty viscous, slightly sticky formula but it absorbs FAST. I truly believe this product is the reason that my skin has stayed so even toned and healthy looking, despite all of the new products I introduce all of the time. Would 100000000% recommend this product if you have never tried retinols and want to get into them (without sacrificing your skin!).
HERBIVORE-Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serum
Vit C antioxidant serum
The truth serum is marketed as a daily multivitamin for the skin. Its potent vitamin c formula + collagen booster fights signs of aging to help brighten, firm, and hydrate. If you want younger looking skin this stuff is for you! Texture is a silky, lightweight serum with an orange scent. Paraben, sulfate, and pthalate- free. I’ve been using the truth serum for at least 6 months. I received a deluxe size mini with a sephora order promo and fell in love! Once I ran out I immediately repurchased. My skin looks so good when I use this consistently- my complexion is clear, healthy, and hydrated. And it definitely brightens! I get a true glow from using this. I’d prefer it not to have fragrance, but the smell is delicious- reminiscent of fresh squeezed oranges. The texture is silky smooth and applying it is a truly satisfying experience. I would definitely recommend truth serum in you’re in the market for a vitamin c. It’s one of the best on the market. It’s also a shelf stable formula- and doesn’t go bad in 3 months (like another popular vit c serum). It’s $49 for 1 oz, and I feel it’s 100% worth it. On the ole henriksen website they have smaller size bottles to try for $12 & $24. I love that they have multiple sizes so you can test it out with your skin before committing to the big bottle. 5 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #OLEHENRIKSEN - Truth Serum[goods]#[FiveStars]
Amazing antioxidant serum! 👏🏻
The Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster is a concentrated serum that boosts the skins appearance by minimizing pores, improving texture and skin tone. Niacinimide or Vitamin B3 is also a very powerful antioxidant, which can also aid in brightening the skin and reducing fine lines. The consistency of this product is extremely light; it is just like water, which is why they say this is a booster, because this can also be added to moisturizer or other serums! I have been using this for about three months know, and decided to try this because I felt my skin was becoming very dull and of course to try and minimize the appearance of my pores! This has become a staple in my routine, it seriously does all that it claims and promotes the most beautiful, healthy glow. I love to use this alone, so not mixed into any product, I guess I just prefer layering vs. mixing products. This is very watery, so it can be a bit difficult to apply (I just directly drop it on my face) it feels like nothing was ever applied to the skin. This doesn’t cause me any irritation or negative side effects. My pores look great and my skin looks brighter. This also is not drying at all, my skin actually feels a bit more hydrating on days when I use this (which is about 3 times a week.) Would 100% recommend this product to anyone wanting to get reduce any of the skin issues that I mentioned above. This will do the trick. I also have very sensitive skin, and this hasn’t done anything to irritate it. I’d say it would work for any skin type! It is definitely worth taking the extra effort and time to apply this. This retails for roughly $38, which is a bit expensive, but I have so much product left even after consistently using it, so I’d say the price tag is well worth it. 5/5 from me! PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Niacinamide Booster
Prism Serum-For Pores/Acne
What is it? A exfoliating serum made from plant-derived active ingredients. It has 12% AHA’s and 3% BHA. Suitable for every skin type, although if you have sensitive skin you should be wary. Targets acne, pores, dullness, and uneven texture. It is a lightweight serum, not extremely watery but not thick or high in viscosity. It absorbs nicely and does not leave any sticky feeling. My thoughts 💭 This is one of the best exfoliating serums I have ever used and I do not find it irritating at all. I can even spot treat or wear a light layer of this during the day (just don’t forget your SPF!). This product does target pores well and I think it is super super effective at drying out and targeted my breakouts! I have noticed a change in the size and redness reduction of breakouts when using this product. I have had it for about 2 months and use it as needed. I decided to try this product because it was in a set with the Emerald oil I also wanted to try. (Note: this is the 0.5oz mini size so it doesn’t have the pink holographic bottle like the full size). Final Takeaways 🗣 I do recommend this product and would even recommend getting this small version to try it out for yourself. For the results you see the next day after using this product I would say it is amazing. Like I said I got this mini in a set for $50, but the full size is $54 for 1oz. I do think the results and gentleness of this product are worth the price. HERBIVORE - Prism 12% AHA + 3% BHA Exfoliating Glow Serum
HERBIVORE-Prism 12% AHA + 3% BHA Exfoliating Glow Serum