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Eczema flair ups

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Kelssss
So after being home for what seems like forever, i’ve suddenly had a flair up of my eczema. It started off on my eyelids for a few months, then with quarantine, it started spreading in my left cheeks, my forehead was extremely dry and cracked, then all over my face. I used to not be sensitive with my acne skincare products, but the more my eczema got worst, the more sensitive my skin would get. Even a splash of water would irritate my skin. I stopped doing my regular skin care routine for a while, it was not doing me good with a compromised skin barrier (which is what eczema is). So this is what has been working for me, after trial and error, these two products together helped clear up my patches, and decrease my redness. Still a little flakey, but not as flakey as it was initially. I start off by cleansing my skin with CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser
it’s the only gentle cleanser i have. It still irritates my skin a little sadly, but i try to cleanse less, so usually PM only. And I would rinse my face with just water in the AM. Don’t feel the need that i should spend on another cleanser, since it’s hopefully just temporary until my skin barrier gets stronger. - then i would slather CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream
all over my face on damped skin, avoiding my eye area. Its so thick and perfect for my extremely dry skin. Its so soothing and the ingredients are the best. It’s very hydrating, but just not thick enough for my eczema prone skin. Which is why i follow up with a thin layer of Aquaphor - Aquaphor Healing Ointment
prior to doing this, i would wake up with flakey dry skin in the morning, as if all the hydration has disappeared during my sleep. But this ointment helps lock in the cream and keeps my skin hydrated until the morning. Its great for everything tbh. I would also put this on my eyelids since i have redness there as well. (Side note: i’ve been using this for my cracked lips for years, it’s the absolute best for drugstore lip balm). But if you have those bad days where your lips gets extremely dry to the point that you don’t know what to do anymore and your regular lip balm that you’ve used for a lifetime does not work, i would recommend #La Roche-Posay - Cicaplast levres[products]# you wake up the next day as if nothing has happened, you get completely healed lips. I swear by it!!! It’s very thick, with a mat finish, it’s nothing like other lip balms ive used before. It also contains great ingredients such as panthenol which is great for repairing. The less is better for eczema prone skin, and i hope these two holy grail products of mine works for you too. You really need patience, and so far i am loving the results. My patches has gone away and my redness is slowly calming down. I thought i would need a whole new routine but i will stick to this for now.
Jan. 5
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vinaskinHi eczema girl too, my eczema was really bad December 2019 I was so embarrassed this was the exact routine beside aquaphor I used. I switched to Vanicream gentle cleanser after finishing my CeraVe bottle because for me as well it burned a little bit! But I love the CeraVe moisturizer, Vanicream is even thicker if you’re seeing more problem I have a post about it somewhere! Keep it up and don’t add anything till you feel comfortable. Great post!
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KelssssHey!!! My eczema has completely gone away after a few days of this routine, i’m very pleased & it was so horrible, i was embarrassed too you’re not alone :-( i might actually try out the vanicream for next time a flair up comes, because the only reason i use aquaphor is because the cream itself is not thick enough, and i still end up waking up with very dry skin, so i found the aquaphor very helpful to lock in the moisture!!! Thanks for the kind words, will be checking out your post🥰
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Slugging with Aquaphor Healing Ointment!
Aquaphor - Aquaphor Healing Ointment Ok guys, I’ve heard about this a lot and my skin is so darn dry that no moisturizer lasts overnight. My skin ends up extremely dry and flaky and red the next morning and nothing is helping me heal or improve my skin. Everything I’ve tried kind of just helps short term and is good in the moment, bust still wears over time, so I’m going to try slugging! What is slugging? I wasn’t sure, so I googled what it really was and Byrdie said, “Slugging is a K-Beauty skincare trend which includes coating your face in petrolatum or Vaseline. This prevents transepidermal water loss and keeps moisture in your skin.“ This sounds like it would be worth a try, I am a side and tummy sleeper so I’m hoping that it doesn’t get all over my pillow. I’m only putting the Aquaphor on my chin area because that’s the only area where I feel I need it. I’ll keep updating as I keep doing it, but I’m really hoping this saves my skin! *morning of day 1: it worked! I just woke up and looked in the mirror and I didn’t see any flakiness!!!! I’m gonna keep trying it for a few days to see if I can really get that patch permanently fixed, I’m so excited! I’ve had that darn thing for years in the winter.
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Mindalynn_14
Top 2020 Skincare: SOS Product
I saw this happening on Insta and thought it would be fun to participate on Cherie! All month I’ll be posting my top 2020 skincare essentials in accordance to the schedule on the 2nd pic, so follow me if you want to see all my faves of this year! Up next- 🆘 Product 🔴Aquaphor - Aquaphor Healing Ointment This ointment has saved my life on many an occasion this year. Not only has applying a thin layer over my moisturizer stopped me from waking up to flakey skin as the temperature has dropped, but I recently had a massive angry reaction to a sheet mask that left my face rough, red, itchy, bumpy, you name it. Slathering this over my Benadryl cream (my attempt to quell the inflammation) allowed my skin to be protected and to heal on its own. A week later my skin was significantly better, and now (almost 2 weeks later) my face is back to normal and I’m back to my regular routine. I never quite appreciated Aquaphor, but she’s proven herself to be a loyal friend who has a spot in my skin care routine whenever she wants it.
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lazyglowup
First day of school!! My last semester 🎉🎉
I never thought I would be comfortable going to class without makeup, but I’m so glad I don’t feel the need to wake up early and put it on anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I still very much love makeup but it’s a chore getting it off properly! I felt the need to share that it is officially my first day of class in my very last semester of college!! 🎉🎉 (I say like I’m not planning on going back because I hate my degree) We’re gonna be rolling into Marketing Strategy with second day hair, brow gel, and some mascara and that’s it! Sadly, I actually have to attend an in-person lecture, but it’s the only one. I also thought that I might as well share the new routine AM: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Lipikar Wash Ap+ Gentle Foaming Moisturizing Wash I gave this 4 stars because while it says fragrance free it has a strong citrus scent and burns the eyes, but it is definitely moisturizing and doesn’t strip the skin peach slices - Snail Rescue Blemish Busting Toner I accidentally got this too close to my under eye and it dried it out GOOD MOLECULES - Hyaluronic Acid Serum pretty nice, pretty standard VANICREAM - Lite Lotion DERMA•E - Scar Cream Sun Protectant SPF 35 PM: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Lipikar Wash Ap+ Gentle Foaming Moisturizing Wash *a little pea size amount of tretinoin* GOOD MOLECULES - Hyaluronic Acid Serum VANICREAM - Lite Lotion CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream I apply both moisturizers at night because my skin tends to dry out over night due to me keeping a fan going at all times My skin is a getter drier as the days go by, as expected, because my Accutane dosage has been bumped up and just due to the colder temperatures
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CaileyDaniel
Updated PM Routine
Hey guys! I recently posted my updated AM routine, so now it’s time for my updated PM routine! It’s mostly the same products, minus SPF and adding in actives. For reference, I have dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin! 1. *Not pictured* If I wore makeup that day (very rare) or used multiple layers of sunscreen, I use the DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil to double cleanse my skin. Double cleansing provides a deeper clean on days that I need it! ($28 for 6.7oz at Dermstore) 2. VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser : I recently made the switch from CeraVe hydrating cleanser, and I am absolutely loving it! It’s still gentle, but it provides an amazing deep clean! It foams up really well. My skin is so soft and clean after using it. It’s the perfect first step for my routine. I use one pump with my Innerneed silicone face scrubber. ($8.99 for 8oz at Target.) 3. HADALABO - Gokujyun Premium Lotion : This hyaluronic acid solution contains 5 different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid to penetrate deeply into the skin. It has a gel-like texture. I apply a small amount on damp skin. It leaves my skin feeling plump, hydrated, and glowing. ($15.89 for 8oz on Amazon.) 4. CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream : This is the moisturizer that I keep coming back to. I have yet to find one that I like better! It’s very thick and moisturizing. It absorbs best when I apply it while my skin is still damp from the hyaluronic acid lotion. It provides a matte finish and keeps my skin soft & hydrated throughout the day! ($9.99 for 8oz at Target.) 5. Tretinoin 0.1% or PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster : I alternate these products every other night. The Tretinoin is my holy grail product! It was prescribed by my dermatologist for my acne. If you are interested to learn more about Tretinoin, check out my posts “My Tretinoin Journey” and “Derm Prescribed Acne Treatments”. ($10 with insurance) Azelaic acid was also prescribed by my dermatologist to help fade my post-inflammatory erythema (PIE), which is basically post-acne red marks. I already had this product at home, so I’m finishing it up before switching to prescription strength. ($36 for 1oz from Paula’s Choice) Both of these products have helped me so much. My skin is getting clearer and clearer each day!
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Noelle2madison
Help!
I have been trying to figure out the best way to take control of my skincare routine. My main concern is the texture of my skin, redness, blackheads on my nose, & large pores on my cheeks. I believe I have combination skin. It can’t often get oily or dry. I’d like any advice having to do with Cerave or The Ordinary. I currently am cleansing my face each morning & night with CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser I like this cleanser, but am wondering if I should try out some other Cerave facial cleansers for my skin. In the morning I use CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 In the evening I moisturize with CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion Occasionally, I use the The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution but I don’t think I have used it consistently enough & often enough to tell a difference. I’ve read that this is good for blackheads on your nose & to use it two nights a week. I have also used The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque but haven’t used it enough to notice a difference. I’d like to look into trying a few more products to help rejuvenate my skin & give my skin care routine a “facelift” 😉 Any advice or opinions would be wonderful. Thank you! Products I’d like to try include: CeraVe - Resurfacing Retinol Serum I would like to introduce a retinol into my routine. CeraVe - Eye Repair Cream I often get dry under eyes, eye lids, & puffiness. The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA I read this was good for textured skin & blackheads. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Thank you in advance! ✨
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BlytheHaney
My favorite cleansers
I’ve tried so manny cleansers in my skin journey, but these are the ones I absolutely love, I’ve kind of stuck with the one brand because I’m slow to trust other products!😂 My favorite one at the moment is CeraVe - Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser I love this product because it cleared up my active acne and it really cleans your face! I have also noticed that my blackheads are starting to clear up and be less noticeable! My second favorite is the CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser this one is a better than I thought it would be when i first got it!😂 it’s really smooth and it made my face so soft! The other two are ok, I use the CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser when I have dry skin. And the CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin is good for when my face needs a break from the active ingredients the first two have! Definitely would recommend all of them! There all really good!
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MeganDuf

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Cerave Hydrating Cleanser Review
Cerave Hydrating Cleanser Review
I (like many others) saw all the hype around this product and had to try it for myself. The bottle I got is now empty and I have been using it for about 2 months now! Now you may be wondering why I rated CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser only 3 stars... At first I LOVED this product. It made my skin sooo smooth and soft and I fell in love so I used it every am and pm. After about a month I started getting TONS of Fungal Acne all around my face but especially around my chin. I wanted to love this product so bad that I kept using it even though I was getting these results! I know that it wasn’t another product causing this because I only use the CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser and the CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin (I do love the Moisturizer btw). Eventually gave up and I stopped using both of the Cerave products. My fungal acne didn’t just *poof* away but it has gone down significantly! Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions!
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EJLC
Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
CeraVe-Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?
AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?
First things first - FOLLOW ME 💙 it means the world. CERAMIDES! The backbone of CeraVe. But what are they and why are they important? Ceramides are lipids (oils) found naturally in the skin and help support the skin barrier and retaining moisture in the skin. Making up 50% of the skin's lipied bi-layer, ceramides help strengthen the protective skin barrier. If ceramide levels are low, the skin's barrier can become compromised and can lead to dry, irritated skin. Ceramides help to strengthen the skin's natural barrier and keep moisture from escaping. Ceramides in skincare is beneficial for all skin types. Since I ditched my high-end skincare and introduced a CeraVe cleanser and moisturiser into my routine, my skin has been incredible!! I have very oily/acne prone skin and have noticed an improvement in overall skin health. CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
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caitlynmarie
Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
CeraVe-Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
CERAVE caused me severe ALLERGIC REACTION!!!
CERAVE caused me severe ALLERGIC REACTION!!!
CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin I used both of these product one night and upon waking up this is what happened. My face was all dry, patchy and very itchy. I was not convinced at first that Cerave did this to me because of all the reviews. So I tried to put the lotion into my hands and then rashes began to occur. It has been my 5th day of hydrocortisone and antihistamine treatment but the rashes on my arm is still very itchy. I’m sorry but this product is a very big no for me. I have Combination Skin and I’d never had reaction to any products I have been using so far except this one. This is very traumatizing and I hope it will serve as a CAUTION to everyone to always patch test.
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joangiology
Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
CeraVe-Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
Please tell me what this is and how to fix it!!
Please tell me what this is and how to fix it!!
So I’ve had this breakout on my face for about 3 weeks now and it will NOT go away! I would love if you can tell me what this is and what products to use to fix it! I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin and dry to normal skin. I don’t this it’s fungal acne though. Products I use: Cleanser-CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin Moisturizer- CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Oil- De La Cruz - Vitamin E Oil, 15,000 IU
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oxkayyy
 Vitamin E Oil, 15,000 IU
De La Cruz- Vitamin E Oil, 15,000 IU
Holy grails; hands down!
Holy grails; hands down!
CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin CLINIQUE - Pep Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser These two are my absolute holy grails. As a bit of backstory, I have sensitive skin — including but not limited to redness, acne, occasional pesky blackheads as well as sun damage. Due to my redness and acne getting exacerbated by certain products — I wanted to share these two products that have NEVER FAILED to make my skin feel and look soft, clean, fresh, and awake! The CLINIQUE - Pep Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser leaves my skin feeling rejuvenated and can be used twice per day... I prefer to use it only at night (just because it is exfoliating that I personally don’t want to over-do it...) According to Clinique, “exfoliation is achieved through the natural enzymatic action of papaya extract and the manual action of natural silica and bamboo beads. The base provides a cooling cushion, and foams into a satisfying lather.” Takeaway: leaves your face feeling fresh and clean and is appropriate for all types of skin! CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin is my go-to everyday for a face and body moisturizer. It is known in the beauty community as a noncomedogenic face moisturizer and had been recommended initially by my dermatologist. The ONLY complaint I have is that if you use a little too much OR if you live where it gets humid, it can feel like it’s melting off your face. I haven’t been wearing makeup so much which is how I’ve found this. Alternatively, it sits very well under makeup! Takeaway: a little goes a long way!
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EmilyWhitneyRN
Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin
CeraVe-Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin
Oh Ceramides, How I Adore You
Oh Ceramides, How I Adore You
I have combination skin on my face, and that is acne-prone. I was bothered by acne when I was about 20 years old. So I bought a lot of products to try to find which one can balance the water and oil. The first skincare product that worked well for me was from CeraVe, Which I chose because some bloggers highly recommended it. In the beginning, I just wanted a cleanser that did not strip my skin squeaky clean. I use CeraVe cleanser and lotion that tout ceramides as one of the essential ingredients. And When I found out that Ceramides take care of my protective skin barrier. I love it, and I can not live without it. Ceramides are a vital yet often overlooked skincare ingredient. Ceramides help restore the barrier function of skin, which keeps water in and prevents moisture from escaping out. Thankfully, products contain ceramides as an ingredient are so easy to find — they will say it right on the label. You can buy the products which contain ceramides online or pharmacy,there are so many choices for you. And here are my picks: CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser– It is useful for my sensitive combination skin, And this is a fragrance-free product. As you can see, the picture one is my sixth brand new bottle. I recommend this face wash, especially for those who are struggling with acne because it isn't too harsh on the face. CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin – I have been using this for three more years, which is nourishing, gentle. The label suggests that this would be better for dry and dehydrated skin, while I feel good even though I am combination skin. By the way, I also apply the lotion to the body because it's vast and affordable. I recommend CeraVe. 🙌
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arisanna
Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
CeraVe-Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
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