✨ skincare connoisseur 🧖🏽♀️ product junkie 🙋🏽♀️ here for a good time
This $7 peeling solution is a game changer 😱
Yes- I’m talking about that peel that kinda looks like blood. This is my go-to when my pores are looking a little sad and my skin could do with a refresh.... so what is it?!?! The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution It’s packed with AHAs: 💥Glycolic acid- exfoliates most outer layer of skin 💥Lactic acid - brighten, smooths and evens skin 💥Tartaric acid- helps glycolic and lactic do their job 🍊Citric acid - exfoliates (responsible for the tingle) + one powerful BHA, salicylic acid - blemish regulator ❌ + Hyaluronic acid and some other good stuff. What does that mean? ✨It’s a skin brightening, anti-aging, bacteria-fighting 💪🏽, hyperpigmentation correcting, bottle of red goodness. What I ❤️ most is dousing my skin in my favorite oil and moisturizer after I remove the peel. Helllllo glow 😉 ☝🏽I recommend this product for most skin types. If you’re very sensitive this product could be a little irritating. However, with a $7 price tag it’s worth a try. 📆 Use 2x a week for a softer, smoother complexion. Reduce usage if you experience redness or irritation.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Does this $10 cult favorite mask actually work?
I tried the AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay and here’s what happened: This mask is easily a 5/5 ⭐️ because 👏🏽 it👏🏽 works👏🏽 And it’s $10! 🥄 I mixed equal parts Bentonite Clay with apple cider vinegar (you can also use water) to create what looks like paste. It will start to bubble and pop 💥 ⏰ The label recommends those with sensitive skin only leave the mask on for 10 minutes and up to 20 minutes for other skin types. 🧖🏽♀️ As the mask dries it changes color and begins to tighten. You will feel your skin becoming tighter and tighter until the mask begins to crack. It’s a little aggressive, but totally worth it. 🥵 Redness is to be expected after removal. As you can see in my photo, I have a bit of activation all around my face. I recommend using a warm wash cloth to help loosen some of the clay. 🗓 I imagine this mask does wonders to clear up acne and prevent break outs. I look forward to using it weekly. 👍🏽 You can also mask other parts of your body! Apparently this is a great combo for armpit detox (who would have thought 🤷🏽♀️). ☝🏽Pro tip: If you’re sensitive or just want to spot treat, use the mask in your t-zones to avoid over irritation to the cheek area. ⚠️ I do not recommend using this if your skin is dry or patchy. Clay draws out toxins and can be intense for skin that’s on the dry side or patchy.
AZTEC SECRET-Indian Healing Clay
How to get GLOWING ✨ skin in 15 minutes ⏲
The ultra express facial you can do at home What you’ll need: ⭐️A peel or exfoliant of your choice ⭐️Jade roller (optional) ⭐️Facial oil and/or moisturizer Feel free to improvise with products you use at home and trust (the products I use are not for everyone). Side note: I cleansed my skin prior to applying the peel. If you’re following these steps, you should do the same. Step 1: Apply a peel I LOVE the results I see after using the Babor AHA 10+10 Peeling Gel. 10% coordinated fruit acids combined with 10% antioxidants (🍊Vitamin C) provides intense exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and refine pores. My skin looks immediately refreshed. *remove said peel* Step 2: Apply oil I am OBSESSED with the Eminence Organics Facial Recovery Oil. This oil is for ALL skin types 🙌🏽 Yes, ALL of them. It helps to balance oil production, calms and soothes, rejuvenates and hydrates all at once. I’ve used this oil to help minimize dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Oh, and it casually helped clear up a hormonal breakout 👏🏽 I used way too much in the video 😬 (I got excited). One drop goes a long way! This oil is $76 and worth every penny. I love to use my jade roller to help reduce inflammation around my cheeks (activation caused by the peel). Step 3: Moisturize! My favorite moisturizer right now is the Doctor Babor Lifting RX Collagen Cream. It melts right into my skin! Powerful peptides promote collagen production to reduce fine lines over time 👍🏽 Step 4: The hard work is done. Admire your glow, queen ✨
10 Rules of Skincare ✨
Your roadmap to healthy, happy skin. 1. ALWAYS wear SPF. Yep even when it’s not sunny. Do it. 2. Do not pop 💥 your zits. Treat them instead! (Post to come on this 😊) 3. Exfoliate! Whether it’s a chemical or mechanical exfoliant. Regular exfoliation (2-3x per week) helps slough away dead skin cells and makes room for the new pretty ones. Plus it helps your skincare do its job 👍🏽 4. Do mask! I love multi-masking. I use a kaolin clay based purifying mask for my t-zones and a gentle cream based mask for my cheeks and décolleté 🧖🏽♀️ 5. 💧Moisturize morning and evening. These two products can be different depending on your skin type and goals. A common misconception is that oily skin types do not require moisturizing. 6. Avoid products that contain alcohol. This can lead to drying and irritation. Naturally derived alcohol like cetyl and stearyl are considered safe for the skin. 7. Introduce an eye cream! The skin around our eyes needs love too 👀 8. Change your pillow case every few days. These things harbor bacteria! Be mindful of fabric softeners or other harsh detergents that can be a cause of breakouts or skin irritation. 9. Don’t use makeup wipes to replace a cleanser. Just don’t do it. 10. Don’t use professional gadgets or skincare devices at home (unless you’ve had extensive training). Avoid suction devices or microderm tools you’ve seen on Instagram- leave that to a licensed aesthetician or dermatologist. And my own personal #1 rule ☝🏽: Don’t compare your skin journey to anyone else’s. We’re all on different paths here 😉
Korean Aloe Gel Sleep Mask rated 4/5⭐️ on Ipsy
🙋🏽♀️I was SO excited to try this sleeping mask- after all, Korean skincare has been trending for years and seems to be a fan favorite on Ipsy. ☀️ After a lovely morning walk I noticed I had I unintentionally sunburned my face, back and chest 🤦🏽♀️ However, this presented an opportunity to use my new calming aloe vera gel and Hylauronic Acid mask I received in my July Ipsy bag! Wooo 🥳 It has raving reviews and someone with sunburn even claimed to have been saved by this miracle mask. But as you can see, the Aloe Gel Sleeping Mask by Jeju:en did absolutely nothing to calm my skin. In fact, my regular shmegular aloe vera from trusty Trader Joe’s helped calm the redness on my chest (as seen in the photo). Moral of the story? Don’t believe the hype. Here were some of the red flags: 🚩 the first ingredients in the sleeping mask do not even contain aloe vera. 🚩 The ingredient list reads: water, followed by butylene glycol, glycerin... 🚩 alcohol (😳) 🚩 AND fragrance 🙅🏽♀️ I would not recommend this as a post-sun exposure remedy. There are very little active calming and soothing ingredients for anyone with even sensitive skin.
Toner? Face mist? What is it & do I need it? 🤔
Amongst a plethora of steps in my skincare routine, I have often questioned, what is the actual point of toner⁉️ Here’s the low down: Is toner absolutely necessary? 🙅🏽♀️ no. 💡But here is why you might want to consider investing in one... Toners are water based liquids packed with targeted ingredients that can: ✔️MINIMIZE PORES (👀 look for active ingredients like salicylic acid, witch hazel, tea tree oil) ✔️EXFOLIATE (👀 look for active ingredients like AHAs, BHAs, salicylic, glycolic acid) ✔️CALM & SOOTHE (👀 look for ingredients like cucumber & aloe) ✔️ REMOVE EXCESS MAKEUP ✔️HYDRATE (👀 look for ingredients like rosehip, peptides, aloe, vitamin E) ✔️BALANCE SKIN’S ACIDIC PH LEVEL (to avoid over-drying, try looking for a an alcohol free option) When to use it? Directly after cleansing. Apply toner to a cotton pad or ball and gently swipe across your t-zones or other targeted areas. Alternatively, I like to pat my toner into the skin. Now, on to facial mist... This is a great option for instant skin hydration 💧and can be used post-cleanse, to prime makeup, or for a midday refresh. Ingredients like lactic acid, glycerin, aloe and hyaluronic acid are great for hydration, while mists containing salicylic acid and willow bark are a great option for refining & clarifying. Mists can also help to soothe skin, give you a dewy look, or improve absorption of your moisturizer. Moral of the story: Toners and mists are NOT an essential step in your skincare routine, but if you’re looking to enhance your regimen, this is a great add! My picks: THAYERS - Rose Petal Facial Mist Thayers Witch Hazel Facial Toner (🥒 cucumber) Why? It’s formulated with vitamin C and helps calm & soothe my rosy cheeks. It also works to refine pores. MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater Why? I love this spray for a boost of moisture in the mornings. It gives me a dewy glow before applying moisturizer and is a great option for my no-makeup days when my skin looks a bit dull. Pro tip: This facial spray can be used as a final makeup step for a dewy finish 😉
MARIO BADESCU-Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater
How To Pick The Best Curly Hairstyles With Bangs？Look at this!
I'm a curly girl with bangs. Recently, most of my curly haired friends complain about how unmanageable their hair is. But on its good days, you can’t deny that you love your curls. We search day in and day out for the perfect hair accessory, only to miss one that’s been right in our face the entire time. Yes! I’m talking about bangs!!! Here I collected some pictures of curly bangs from pinterest to better show how to pick the best curly hairstyles with bangs. 👉For round face If you have a broad forehead, or a round face, then consider these bangs. Your bangs should be graphic, thick and fall just above the eyebrows. The curly bangs will make your face look slim and conceal the length of your forehead. 👉For Long Face If you have a long face, then short bangs are a no-no as they will enhance your forehead. Try long bangs that are either full center or side-swept, and I promise it will look amazing. 👉For Heart Shaped Face A heart-shaped face is the widest at the forehead and gradually narrows down to the chin. Side-swept bangs tapering on the same sides look amazing on heart-shaped faces. Consider feathered shaggy bangs as well. Wispy bangs look incredible on heart-shaped faces. 👉For Oval Face An oval face is angular at the jawline. If you have a pointed jawline, then you have a diamond face. The thing about an oval face is that all fringes look great on it. So, take your pick! It also depends on whether you have a high or short forehead. The way to check that is to see if your forehead is smaller than or bigger than your nose. 🌟Tips For How To Maintain Your Bangs Use a tried and tested shampoo and conditioner that you know works well for you. Don’t change shampoos in between. You can check with a hairstylist on which shampoo and conditioner to use. Trim your bangs regularly. Watch your bangs when you moisturize your face. Make sure you don’t get any cream on your hair. The ingredients you use to moisturize your face might not be suitable for your hair. Hope these tips helpful to you! Any curlies with bangs that might share your experience？Leave comments below!🥰
I love this so matcha 🍵 💚
I had been hearing so much about this brand Peach and Lily. It’s a K-beauty brand and I was hearing some really great things about this matcha pudding antioxidant cream. Thanks to a sweet friend, I was able to purchase this at 40% so it was $24.00! Normal price is $ 40.00 which to me, is a LOT for a face cream. Let me tell you why I think it’s worth it! 💚 Peach and Lily was founded by an esthetician, Alicia Yoon, After years of struggling with severe eczema and problem-skin. Described as 100% worry free: clean, effective, spa-grade and cruelty-free. Powered by Korean Beauty innovations. 🍑 PEACH & LILY - Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream Claims: The Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream drenches skin with antioxidants deep within skin and also creates a weightless, invisible antioxidant barrier to help fight off free radical damage at all layers of the skin. Key ingredients: Matcha, cape lilac extract, niacinamide and adenosine. The Star ingredient being matcha. Matcha contains chlorophyll, which is a natural anti-bacterial, not only does it help remove excess oils from your skin, it also helps eliminate the bacteria which cause bacterial acne. 🍵💚 My experience: I have been using this for about a week now so this is still kind of a first impression review but I’m so in love with this face cream. It almost feels like a water cream and it doesn’t take much to cover your entire face and neck. It doesn’t feel heavy whatsoever and works really really well with my oily t-zone issues. It absorbs quickly and just feels really cool and light on my face. One really awesome thing is that even though it’s only been about a week, it’s been really great for my red cheeks. They are becoming much less noticeable and nothing else has ever helped that before! This cream goes great under my makeup as well and works good enough that I’m not even using a primer right now. The scent is super light and smells clean and almost like flowers. It dissipates really quickly. This can be used on oily, combination, normal, and even dry skin though it might be a bit too light if your skin is really dry. I really can’t say enough about this amazing cream somehow helps my oily skin and moisturizes through the day at the same time!! Will I repurchase? YES YES YES and even at full price!!!! 🍑💚
PEACH & LILY-Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream
Spice up your face!
Ok ok enough with the bad puns 😂 This was my first time trying a tumeric mask and I do have to say I was a little scared. You hear so many stories about DIY masks with tumeric staining your skin and I DID NOT want to have a yellow face for who knows how long! I was browsing Amazon and found this #Herblov - Tumeric Face Mask[products]#[FourStars] for $8.75. I love reasonably priced skincare but you have to be safe when purchasing off places like Amazon. This mask only had 5 reviews and they were good but I did my research on this brand and felt comfortable buying it. 🎍Herblov Tumeric masks claims— This detox clay face mask contains powerful all natural ingredients to help brighten skin, reduce acne, minimize pores, and even skin tone. It’s Anti-oxidizing ingredients also help protect skin and prevent premature signs of aging. After just one use your skin will appear brighter and tighter with a silky smooth feel. 🌱Ingredients— Turmeric, been tonight clay, coconut milk, honey powder, Collidial oats, flaxseed, and aloe leaf. As you can see in one of the pictures, this mask is a powder that you mix yourself. Directions say to mix 1 teaspoon of the mask and 2 teaspoons of water, yogurt, or other mixer. 🌿 I chose full fat Greek yogurt to mix my mask with. It mixes very easily though you do have to be careful not to spill any of it because it does stain fabrics and countertops. After mixing I applied to my face with a spatula and waited until the mask was dry per directions. It doesn’t have a super strong smell but it does smell like something I would want to eat. 😂 once the mask was dry I washed it off with warm water and it came off very easily. I noticed that my skin was brighter, my pores looked better, and my face was extremely smooth. So just an overall soft feeling to my face. I also noticed that the redness in my cheeks had gone down quite a bit. And no staining!!! Would I repurchase? YES YES YES!!! This is definitely a win in the skincare world. And all natural product with amazing ingredients and it costs under $10!!! 😍😍 The container is somewhat small but I think it probably has somewhere around 20 uses. So definitely worth the money. If you are looking for a really great all natural mask definitely go order it. ❤️🌱
Derm Tips for the Ordinary Peeling Solution
The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution The Ordinary Peeling Solution is one of the best products you can buy for less than $10. When used correctly, there are so many benefits to this product! Here’s my review of the product with safety tips first. Safety Tips: -If you are new to skincare, this product is not for beginners. You want to have a consistent skin care routine for at least a month before adding this in -Patch test an area on your inner arm prior to applying this to the face. I’ve seen many people end up with chemical burns from this product -For first time use, use only for 5 minutes prior to washing off with water -Do not apply this on the same night as other strong actives (retinoids, other acids) -For darker skin types, glycolic acid in this product can lead to hyperpigmentation if used for too long. Do not use longer than 5 minutes if you are prone to hyperpigmentation Benefits: -Exfoliates the skin -Improves skin texture -Improves skin tone -Helps fight acne -Improves acne scars -Makes pores less obvious -Improves fine lines and wrinkles -Fades hyperpigmentation How to apply: 1. See safety tips above 2. Wash face with gentle cleanser 3. Apply to finger tips 4. Apply to dry skin in treatment areas 5. Leave on for 5-10 minutes 6. Wash off with water 7. Pat dry Conclusions: I absolutely love this product and I highly recommend it. However, I’ve seen people injure themselves badly from using this product incorrectly. Follow the safety tips above and you will see so many benefits to your skin. This is a product that I personally love & use in my routine!
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
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