How I Get Rid of Pimple Marks in 3 Weeks!
I started having acne breakouts back in October 2019 and I had no idea what was causing it. Pimples and dark spots were always there for about 6 to 7 months, I had no idea what products to use so basically I just lived with it, hoping they will all magically disappear one day. Before I get into sharing with you guys how I got rid some the dark spots and actual acne as seen on the images on this post, let me give a back story—I grew up with 0 skin problems. Yes, you read that right, I didn’t go through that awkward teenage phase. Thus, I grew up having no knowledge about skincare. It all started back in 2017 when I visited Seoul Korea during winter time—I did not have any skincare routine, and I would literally just wash my face with the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser and that’s about it. I literally had no idea which moisturizer is good for my skin, even more so what serums are for, or even what face mask would suit my skin type. After 2 months of getting back from Korea, my skin suddenly started to feel dry, and that’s also when I started getting acne from time to time. I realized from there on that my skin type is normal to dry. Given that huge self-skin revelation, I started simple by incorporating the Nivea Soft Moisturizing Crème to my skincare routine and let me tell you that I have been using it daily, every day and night ever since! I promise you that it is lightweight and super moisturizing on the skin, and it won’t mess up with your makeup throughout the day. Every now and then, I have been experimenting with other skincare products but I keep on ending up with sticking to my simple 2-step skincare routine. Fast forward to what has been happening to my skin lately, I realized that I had to try and look for something that would really work for me. After doing proper research and watching endless YouTube reviews, I finally found 3 products that worked best for my skin problems: 1. Nivea MicellAIR Skin Breathe Acne Clear Micellar Water 3-in-1 Caring Cleanser 2. Hada Labo Goko Jyun Hydrating Lotion 3. Snail Truecica Miracle Repair Serum I start off by cleansing my face with Cetaphil, pat my skin dry, then pour the Nivea Micellar Water onto a clean cotton pad and gently wipe it on my face. I usually consume 2-3 pads of cotton to make sure I get rid of all the excess dirt and makeup residue on my skin. After this step, I apply the Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion with the use of my finger tips to the drier areas of my skin and then let it dry for a few seconds before I apply the Snail Truecia Miracle Repair Serum on areas where I have dark spots. I finish off my skincare routine with the Nivea moisturizer and apply it all over my face. After adding these 3 products to my skincare routine, I could definitely say that I had way less acne appearing on my skin, and that my dark spots are now getting lighter. Would I recommend these to anyone? 100% yes!
Jun. 9, 2020
ClareNealI would suggest using the micellar water before your cleanser as it’s not meant to be left on the skin and can cause dryness or irritation long term . That being said, if it works for you go for whatever works!
Jun. 25, 2020·3 likes
La Mer Dupe???? ❗
NIVEA - Refreshingly Soft Moisturizing Creme Is just that! a soft, thick & creamy moisturizer that leaves your skin plump and hydrated. I apply this during the day after my vitamin C serum and before sunscreen. takes a few minutes to absorb and is super affordable! PROS: thick & creamy, a little goes a long way, unscented, brand has been around for many years, affordable, no color, very moisturizing and does not pill under sunscreen, non irritating, for all skin types CONS: comes in plastic container, can be contaminated with fingers, spatula is needed to protect product from contamination. overall I LOVE NIVEA - Refreshingly Soft Moisturizing Creme It's my daily moisturizer! It leaves my skin dewy & hydrated all day.
DRY CUTICLE SOS: 3 TOP TIPS
My cuticles are taking a beating lately - specially at this time where we’re washing our hands and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers more than ever. However, it doesn’t have to stay that way - here are my three top tips for cuticle care. TIP 1: DON’T CUT THEM Instead of cutting your cuticles when doing an at-home manicure, use a cuticle remover and gently push back any sticky skin on your nails. This ensures that technically there’s less cuticle to get dry while still keeping them looking smooth and tidy. It also reduces the likely hood of a cuticle infection if you cut them wrongly. The only thing I recommend cutting is any large, dead pieces of skin or hangnails. Do this every two weeks. BLUE CROSS - Cuticle Remover NICKAK - Cuticle Nipper Single ULTA BEAUTY - Cuticle Pusher TIP 2: USE CUTICLE OIL Like our hair, our nails and the cuticle benefit from using moisturizing cuticle oil. They help to soften the skin around the nail to prevent hangnails from forming! Cuticle oils also help strengthen your nails to grow longer and stronger. Use a cuticle oil at least once a day! TIP 3: USE HAND CREAM This is one of the easiest things to do to take care of cuticles - use a hand cream every time after using a hand sanitizer. Repeated use of alcohol on skin can be very drying, and it’s important to replenish it ASAP! Using a hand cream right after helps to reduce the drying effect of alcohol on your cuticles and hands in general. NIVEA - Refreshingly Soft Moisturizing Creme Here’s a roundup: EVERY TWO WEEKS: Push Back Cuticles EVERY DAY: Use Cuticle Oil AS OFTEN AS YOU WANT: Use Hand Cream
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Murad 30 Day Kit Review
Hey y’all! So I got this Murad 30 day kit about 2 months ago and I wanted to give it an honest review so I waited a bit to post this. I started my Murad journey with terrible acne around my chin and jawline (maskne I suspect). So I went to Sephora and got this acne fighting kit to see if the products would work well with my skin type and condition. While the kit didn’t disappoint me, it didn’t clear my acne like I was hoping either. It did help a bit and I was very thankful for the amount of work that it did for my skin but I’m still struggling with this chin/jawline acne. I used each step in the kit in the mornings and gave my face a little break with a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser at night. Second pick is after the first use of the kit and the third picture is the 30th day. I did like it enough to get bigger bottles of the murad to keep trying to see if I just need more time with the products. I’m also adding weekly exfoliating masks to see if that will help clear up my skin a bit more (will review in another post). In addition I’m taking a small break from a full face of makeup to give my face some breathing space. Any recommendations, I encourage in the comments below. Thanks lovely people 💕 Murad - 30-Day Acne Kit Outsmart Breakouts
Day 48 of accutane!
Skin is almost completely clear & scars are staring to slowly disappear I went front taking 20mgs to 10mgs yesterday. I’ve haven’t been wearing any face makeup on unimportant days, and I’ve been feeling fresh and happy, minus some body aches😂 I’ve only been using two products on my skin: The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA (my all time favourite moisturizer) And Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser A gentle, moisturizing cleanser- perfect for accutane.
Cerave - YES or NO?
Hey babes!! 👋🏼 Everyone loves using Cerave and says it’s so great, but do you know why? It’s a fan favorite, but you’ll see many Estheticians feel differently. Let’s dive in to learn more about brand/product. 👀 INGREDIENTS: Purified Water, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-11, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Polyoxyl 40 Stearate, Glyceryl Monostearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phytosphingosine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum. Glycerin - used in many skin care products as a humectant to bring moisture to the skin and also used an occlusive product in moisturizer to trap in hydration from escaping. Cetearyl Alcohol - despite having the name alcohol, it’s a fatty Alcohol which is good for the skin by softening it and it also thickens products. Ceramide 1,3, 6-11 - Ceramides are great for dry skin! They are lipids (fat) that help strengthen the skins barrier and protect from the environment. Hyaluronic Acid - another humectant that draws moisture to the skin 1000x better than water. CONCLUSION: Cerave has many good ingredients for basic skin care needs if you’re on a budget or need to repair your barrier. This is why many dermatologists recommended this product. It’s very basic. Most of their ingredients are functional and not performance based. This means that it’ll do the job of cleaning your skin, but won’t clear your acne or brighten your skin without any actives like salicylic or lactic acid. If you’re tight on a budget and just need a cleanser, this is better than others out there. I like to say that cerave is like washing your hands with just water and no soap. They will get clean, but you get better results with soap added. Xoxo, Blyssey #cheriecreator #skincare #cerave CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser
CeraVe-Hydrating Facial Cleanser
Please help!! I have these bumps on my skin!
hi guys! So I have a lot of issues with my skin rn, I’m only 14 with sensitive dry skin and I have these bumps on my cheeks and I’m not sure what they are, rn I’m using a cetaphil moisturizer and the simple face wash. Please help! I’m not sure how to fix this!Cetaphil - Daily Facial Moisturizer Simple - Kind to Skin Moisturizing Facial Wash
Cetaphil-Daily Facial Moisturizer
Week 1 of Tretinoin and Spirinolactone Journey
This is the end of my first week going on Spirinolactone (pills for hormonal acne that I take 1x a day) and Tretinoin. This first half is a repeat of last week’s post. The new info will be right below my posted routine. I purchased both treatments from Apostrophe, so they have been prescribed by a dermatologist. My Apostrophe cream formula is 0.025% Tretinoin and 4% Niacinimide. I’ve simplified my routine to only include a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, the tret cream and a sunscreen. I have normal skin. I’m looking to add more in as I adjust to treatment. My routine is as follows: AM Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 PM Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Apostrophe formula (using this after moisturizer so I can have a buffer between the tret and my skin) So the morning after my first night of using tret, I experienced a bit of dryness in my forehead and on my nose. The quick fix for me was applying my moisturizer on slightly damp skin, rather than waiting until my skin was completely dry. I started breaking out two nights ago. I woke up with like 8 new friends on my face overnight😫. But this could also have been due to the food I was eating over the past couple of days. I happily enjoyed my tofu scramble with sriracha knowing darn well my dermatologist told me to avoid spicy foods and soy. 🥴 So, I’m cutting off soy, spicy foods, and dairy to see whether the food led to a flare up or if this was an early start to my purge. I’ve got these painful, hard bumps on my forehead and the pimples on my cheeks feel a bit sensitive. But, I’m going to wait it out and see how I feel before I apply tret in a couple of days. I’m still applying tret 3x a week, but plan to move to every other day at the start of August. As for the Spirinolactone, I’ve had to pee waaay more often than I usually do, but so glad I’m confined to my house during time. More updates next week 😊
CeraVe-Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
SAVE MY SKIN!!!
I’m 18 and my breakouts started happening when i used this one moisturizer. I stopped but it left a bunch of acne marks and continued multiple zits. I then used this serum for the acne but it also made my face break out. I stared researching skin care routines and started using Paulas Choice. Right now I only use a cleanser, toner, exfoliate (2 days a week), and then my morning sunscreen/night moisturizer that’s CereVe. I’ve been using this routine for about a month and i still don’t see a huge difference or clear skin. PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore Normalizing Cleanser PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore-Reducing Toner PAULA'S CHOICE - REGULAR STRENGTH DAILY SKIN CLEARING TREATMENT WITH 2.5% BENZOYL PEROXIDE CeraVe - Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 For Normal To Oily Skin CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe-PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
I used to have the WORST acne on my forehead, along with a bunch of tiny bumps. I’ve been using curology for 2 years now, but I starts seeing insane results after 2 months :) CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin Curology - Curology formula
Week 3 of Tretinoin and Spirinolactone Journey
This is the end of my third week going on Spirinolactone (pills for hormonal acne that I take 1x a day) and Tretinoin. This first half is a repeat of last week’s post. The new info will be right below my posted routine. I purchased both treatments from Apostrophe, so they have been prescribed by a dermatologist. My Apostrophe cream formula is 0.025% Tretinoin and 4% Niacinimide. I’ve simplified my routine to only include an oil cleanser, a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, the tret cream, a sunscreen, and an occlusive . I have normal skin. I’m looking to add more in as I adjust to treatment. My routine is as follows: AM CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 PM DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Apostrophe formula (using this after moisturizer so I can have a buffer between the tret and my skin) CeraVe - Healing Ointment Can we say progress that only I really see?! I love how the texture on my forehead and cheeks is getting smoother as time goes by. A lot of the redness I was dealing with has gone down as well. Also, my smile lines aren’t as prominent as before, which is nice. I just transitioned to using Tretinoin every other day, and so wanted to add some minor adjustments to my routine to make sure my skin was getting the hydration it needs. As you increase your usage of any active, you must similarly use more products that can help hydrate and and keep your skin hydrated. I needed to add an oil cleanser to my routine for to make up for this summer heat, and the sweat 😓 that results. My skin always feels so grimy so I needed an gentle cleanser I could add on to my routine. I’m also using the Cerave healing ointment as an occlusive to help seal in moisture on the days I’m not using Tretinoin to protect my moisture barrier. I feel like I could begin to purge soon, as I’ve been noticing some whiteheads appearing in areas I already have acne in and in the exact spots I have had breakouts in the past.
CeraVe-Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
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