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 😉
manuelleEye creams are great if they have specific actives in them but most eye creams are just repackaged moisturizers (ingredients are usually the same) so if you dont have specific actives in mind just use your moisturizer around your eyes itll save you a lot of money in the long run
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Acne Prone Sensitive Skin Basics
Hi there! I’ve been struggling with acne since I was in single digits... being clear for the first time in years, I’ve learned some stuff. I’m going to start off with some basics... 🍋 DONT OVER EXFOLIATE Instead: use a glycolic acid/lactic acid/ BHA exfoliant 1-2x/week depending on your sensitivity level my sensitive skin peeps (SSP) out there already know the scares of trying a new product and knowing within the first 10 seconds if they need to pressure wash their face to keep it from feeling like your skin is burning off. This is especially true for exfoliants. I was using a glycolic acid toner everyday, only to find out later that it was damaging my skins barrier making my acne worse in the long run. Don’t exfoliate everyday unless your skin has gotten adjusted to that and it works for you. 🍋 consider skipping a cleanser in the morning This is especially to those with very dry skin or very sensitive skin using treatments. Instead, splash a little water on your face in the morning to get some surface dirt and bacteria from the night off. Some SSPs or dry skin-ers need a bit of a cool off period to let their skin heal from the treatments from the night before. For people with dry skin, it can be advantageous to only use water because cleanser often absorbs the natural oils in the skin that they need for hydration. 🍋 NO FRAGRANCES OR DYES FOR THE LOVE OF JESUS DONT USE THEM I know this is a bummer, fragrance and dyes make the product look pretty and smells like a lovely bottle of magic but companies do that on purpose. At the end of the day, they are comedogenic (clogs your pores) and can take away from the active ingredients in their products that are actually helping you. Cleansers are an exception to this rule! Cleansers are washed off so the fragrance and dyes within them are less likely to protrude into your skin. 🍋 Don’t use too many acne-fighting products at once I’m guilty of using a Salicylic cleanser, astringents, a Benzoil Peroxide moisturizer, following with a retinoid gel and spot treatment. I get it, it may seem logical to pile on all the treatments you can to get your desired results but NOO. Okay so I learned that you should really only be using a gentle cleanser with a treatment following with a moisturizer. Let me tell you why: by using these products with one another, you are stripping the skin of its natural moister barrier and in turn it makes your skin produce more oil and sebum which *drum roll* leads to more acne. Balance out the other products with a gentle cleanser and lots of hydration! 🍋 keep it simple! Instead: cleanser, max 3 treatments, moisturizer, SPF To be effective, more is not better. In a single routine, I don’t use more than 3 serums/treatments at once. This can overly irritate your skin and counteract other ingredients if they aren’t layered correctly. Space them out if you want to use multiple ingredients in your routine.
Hello! My skin problem
I’m new to this app and I have been looking for help with my skin. I have an oily nose and t-zone but get quite dry and flaky around my eyebrows and top of forehead, even my nose sometimes. I have a lot of scarring on my cheeks as well as acne but it has calmed down a lot over the years. I also have very large pores on my nose and cheeks. I have been trying to slowly get rid of my acne scars though have been unsuccessful with this. I got acne when I was 9 and it has been from my oily skin as well as a bit of hormonal acne. I have not visited a dermatologist as they are very expensive so that is not an option for me. I have tried many different types of cleansers, creams and serums and I have not been very successful with this. I also have very sensitive skin and a small amount of psoriasis. Any tips would be appreciated! I currently use Bio-Oil - Multiuse Skincare Oilfor the scaring FIRST AID BEAUTY - Pure Skin Face Cleanseras a cleanser, morning and night The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%only just got this so obviously too soon to see results! ROSEHIP PLUS - Regenerating Facial Moisturiserfor a moisturiser AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clayas a mask once a week or so I ordered The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5for my dry skin but am not fully sure how to incorporate this into my routine so have not began using it.
The Ordinary-Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
Do’s and Dont’s Of Acne
There are many of things you should and shouldn’t do when it comes to acne. Knowing what to do and what not to do can help you avoid more breakouts, irritation and scarring when it comes to acne. 🎯What To DO 🎯 ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼✅Properly cleanse skin to remove bacteria and excessive oil. Cleanse face twice a day using a product that has salicylic acid, tea tree etc. Anti-Bacterial properties to reduce bacteria . ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼✅Moisture, many think with acne you shouldn’t moisturize because it’ll cause more breakouts and this is incorrect. Especially when you are using products that dry out the skin it’s important to put that moisture back in the skin keeping it balanced. 🌺Check out my skin type post under acne there is more info on what products you should use 🌺 ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼✅Skin Treatments like detoxifying mask, spot treatments etc. These will help to stop breakouts and heal breakouts that you already have. Treatments will help lessen scarring and really support the skin in healing. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼✅DRINK WATER! Make sure to drink plenty of water flushes out toxins and keeps skin clear. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼✅RELAX Stressing is no good for acne it just makes it worse. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼✅PATIENCE tackling acne takes time , prepare yourself for the ride. ❌What To NO DO ❌ ￼￼￼￼￼￼❌Touching / Picking , your hands have bacteria and if you are constantly touching your face your adding more bacteria which equals to more breakouts. Picking will cause irritation and can also lead to scarring. ￼￼￼￼￼￼❌ Too many products , you shouldn’t be using 10 products in your morning skincare routine. With acne less is better because you won’t over saturate the skin which can cause more breakouts. ￼￼￼￼￼❌Over use of acids and exfoliators, exfoliation is great for skin but over doing it with acne can irritate breakouts. ￼￼￼￼￼❌ Makeup 😩 there will def be a post about how to wear makeup with acne BUT throwing makeup over acne only makes it worse. It’s best to let the skin heal. Any questions about the DO and DONTS of acne comment below #cheriecreator 🌼MY CURRENT PRODUCT FAVS FOR ACNE 🌼 Nolaskinsentials - Glycolic Foam Cleanser DICKINSON'S - Witch Hazel Liquid DERMA•E - Vitamin C Concentrated Serum SheaMoisture - BeautyHack Face + Body + Hair Aztec Bentonite Clay SheaMoisture - African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer SheaMoisture - African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask DR. BRONNER'S - Organic Tea Tree Castile Liquid Soap
SheaMoisture-African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask
Can't believe it!😱My acne mark almost disappeared after using this mask...
ACNE. PIMPLES.DRY SKIN.PIGMENTATION.🍑 Welcome to my favorite mask channel! This rose face mask is a gift from Sephora, so it's only 15ml. But I've decided to buy a common size! The most surprising effect is to fade the acne mark! Why don't FRESH mention such useful effects in the official profile? This is an unexpected surprise for me with acne on my chin in recent days. I love it! Before opening package, make sure you are not hungry. Because it tastes like rose biscuit. The texture of this product is light and thin, so I always apply one layer at a time, and then apply another layer after the texture becomes dry, with an interval of 10 minutes. The biggest feeling after use is that the skin becomes thinner and the inflamed pockmarks will be smoothed. Fresh is a brand of advocating natural extraction. The main ingredient of this product is rare rose essence, so sensitive skin can also use. Tea gel texture, with natural rose petals, which is smelt very comfortable. But one thing I want to remind you is that although the skin is moisturizing after the product is finished, it is not necessary to use it as a hydrating mask. The cost performance of moisturizing effect is not very high, so it's better to choose more affordable products. Because I am a person who pays great attention to hydrating, all my skin care products have moisturizing ability. So the superposition of other hydrating products in the later steps can make up this product’s drawback. In all, I love the results I get with them, with continuous use it helps to fade my acne marks and redness. Although it is not very good at moisturizing, the other effects are deserved to be praised. fresh - Rose Face Mask
fresh-Rose Face Mask
start of my clear skin journey! (read desc. pls)
Check recent posts for skin updates! Also I may make changes to my routine! here are before pictures of my skin. i will be using these products daily and seeing how my skin reacts! i’ve done a lot of research (and watched a lot of hyram) and i think these products are right for my skin. my skin: • more on the oily side, but can get super dry • very acne prone, i get all kinds of it (cystic, whiteheads, blackheads, etc.) • not very sensitive • i have a bad habit of picking • some scarring products: panoxyl face wash - has the highest concentration of benzoyl peroxide that you can find, which is great for treat existing breakouts and preventing future ones differin gel retinoid - my dermatologist has put me on adapelene gel before and i have run out during quarantine so i have substituted with this and it’s working well. it helps keep my skin smooth and to prevent breakouts, and it also helps with anti-aging and scarring. the ordinary niacinamide and zinc serum - hyram says this is his favorite serum from the ordinary, and says it can be great for people with problem skin. the box says it helps with pores and complexion. “blemish formula” can help with scarring cerve daily moisturizer - i use this as a normal moisturizer after i apply my other products. it has ceramides and such in it that help with moisture. i am using this to keep my skin hydrated, not for my acne. cerave facial sunscreen - i use this to protect my skin. sunscreen is an essential step in a skincare routine. the sun is very damaging. sunscreen is the key to keep your skin looking supple and young. neosporin - this may sound weird to use but it does wonders since i have a horrible habit of picking my breakouts. when i pick, they scab over so i use this as an overnight healing treatment for the scabs (can also be used for dry spots) and it helps them heal quicker. the ordinary chemical exfoliant mask - i think this will help me because chemical exfoliant are very good for flushing out unwanted dead skin and such that can be clogging pores. it’s like a reset for your skin. i will be using this once a week. morning routine: • panoxyl face wash • the ordinary serum • moisturizer + sunscreen night routine: • panoxyl face wash • differin retinoid • the ordinary serum • moisturizer • neosporin on scabs/dry spots
Hi all, I am in desperate need of help! All my teenage years and up to about 25yrs of age I had great skin. Barely any problems other than blackheads on my nose and cheeks/jawline (which I still have but not as bad) and the odd pimple here and there from over indulging in junk food. After 25 my skin looks like I have aged ridiculously and after having my son 2.5 years ago my skin became very sensitive and dry. So sensitive that I ended up with eczema. I have a history of eczema in my wrist and elbow joints but never on my face until after birth. I have spent ridiculous amounts of money on all sorts of products and regimes to try and get my skin back to some normalcy but nothing is really working. I have super dry and sensitive skin in the colder months and an oily tzone/cheekbones and sensitive skin in the summer months. I recently had a bad bout of dry sensitive skin where my eyes/eyelids were dry, flakey, red and swollen which has never happened before. I also get dry the week before my period and notice dry rough skin on my brow bone, around my eyes . And, I have noticed my face does not take too kindly to products with vitamin c/citrus. Or honey based products. I know this is a lot to take in but I am at such a loss. I am after some suggestions for morning and night time routines, for both colder and warmer months (as I know I may need different products for dry and oily skin). And anything to address the problems with my skin (as seen in photos) Please help!
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