FARMACY - Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask I love using this little renewing antioxidant hydration mask! This mask is perfect for the changing seasons and the changes happening to your skin! Ive been using it probably about twice a week due to covid and the dryness I’m getting around my mouth and cheeks (thanks to face masks 😷) it leaves you feeling hydrated and glowing, especially when it’s followed by a good skincare routine 😇💞✨ The mask feels so amazing, it’s warm on the skin and doesn’t leave your skin feel like an elastic band when you wash it off! This is my first jar ... it really goes a long way but I’ll definitely be buying this product again 🤩
FARMACY-Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask
DIFFERENT TYPES OF ACNE AND THEIR FIXES
Whiteheads Quick, think of a pimple. Chances are it looks like a whitehead. These pimples sound just like what they’re called – the result of pores becoming clogged with dead skin cells, oil, sebum or bacteria. best solution - Pimple Patches help to drain whiteheads and protect skin from outer bacteria. For best results, leave patches on until all fluid is drained. Blackheads Blackheads are much like whiteheads, except the clogged pore doesn’t close up and makes the gunk inside oxidise and turn a darker colour. best solution - AHAs, BHAs and clay masks, which can help to clear out congestion in the skin. Pustules Pustules are pretty much how they sound – a pocket of skin full of pus. You can get pustules when you’ve got an infection and your body is pumping out more white blood cells. A consequence of this is a mix of liquid from the infection and dead white blood cells. This is pus, and when it builds up under your skin, it can cause pustules. Be careful when treating pustules – they involve infections. best solution - Medicated patches or products designed to dry out and heal the pustule. If the pustule pops though, it’s worth keeping it covered with a pimple patch to protect it while it heals. Cysts Ugh, cystic acne! These pimples lie deep within your skin and can be super painful. Often caused by hormones, cystic acne occurs when pores become blocked and infected. best solution - If you can, seek the advice of a doctor or dermatologist because cystic acne is unlikely to fully heal without medical help. Cortisol injections can be relieving, and often products like Vitamin A and/or retinoids can help. If using Vitamin A/retinoid, your skin may dry out easily, so be sure to keep your skin moisturised and nourished. Nodules Nodules feel a lot like cysts, except without the pus and infection. Nodules will form a hard bump deep within the skin and feel painful (just like cysts). best solution - Seeking a doctor or dermatologist’s advice is the most effective way of getting rid of nodules because these rarely go away without treatment. Doctors will often prescribe antibiotics. In the meantime, keep the spot iced to help relieve inflammation.
Secrets🤫🤫How I Remove Pesky Blackheads
While I know that no one has flawless skin, I feel like I have an excessive number of blackheads, and I’m not sure why. I wash my face 2x per day; I use toner, masks, cleansers. It seems like no matter what I do; nothing helps diminish my blackheads. That was until I found my holy grail blackhead buster. My Skin Type: I have combination skin at its finest. My cheeks are super dry, but my nose and forehead have enlarged pores and tend to get shiny throughout the day. I do have to be careful what products I use on my skin because I sometimes tend to experience redness and sensitivity. How I Treat My Pores: For me, I have to focus mostly on my T-zone. That’s my main problem area. My favorite skincare product for combating my annoying blackheads is the philosophy - Purity Made Simple Pore Extractor Mask. It’s an exfoliating clay mask formulated with salicylic acid treatment. The salicylic acid does mean this mask could be drying on the skin. I specifically use it on my T-zone and not on my cheeks. It has very tiny exfoliating beads that help wash away my annoying blackheads. I use this mask around 2x per week to keep my skin looking great without it over-drying! How I Use The Mask: One more thing that I love about this mask is that it only takes 5-10 minutes to work its magic! I love potent skincare products that do what they claim and do it fast. I can throw on this mask while I answer my morning emails, and my skin is prepped, clean, and ready for the day in under 10 minutes!
philosophy-Purity Made Simple Pore Extractor Mask
Derm's sug: Pop or Not Pop, it is a question.
Acne is a very common problem. Pimples always seem to appear at the most inconvenient times. We all have been tempted to pop and squeeze it to get rid of it fast. But that is a myth. It will not go away faster. Popping pimples can even lead to bigger problems, some fatal. When you pop and squeeze a pimple at home, you can push bacteria and pus deeper into the skin, causing more redness, pain and swelling. This will cause it to take longer to heal, or heal with a scar or lead to an infection. It is potentially dangerous to pop a pimple in the “Danger Triangle” on the face, which extends from the eyes down to the upper lip, including the nose and corners of the mouth. The vessels in this area drain directly into the brain, so an infection in this area can travel right to the brain and can potentially lead to death. I once had a professor tell me the only safe way to pop a pimple is with your elbows. Since that maneuver is impossible, I think the message he was trying to get across to us was not to ever pop pimples. As a dermatologist, there are safe ways I can do it in the office using sterile instruments and proper, sterile technique to cause the least amount of trauma and to prevent infection. I have even used steroid injections to ease the appearance and symptoms of larger cystic pimples. The best way to treat a pimple is use your medications and wait for it to go away on its own, or seek help from a professional. There are many over the counter acne treatments you can try to get your pimple to resolved faster, such as products that contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or retinoids. But products do not work overnight, even prescription ones take time to see great results. Please be patient.
Morning Routine - Dry Sensitive Skin 🦋
Hi y’all! I previously posted my skincare routine on here including skin updates, but have made some changes so I thought I would update it and split it into morning and night routines! I have combo (but more on the dry side) skin that is sensitive and acne prone. I am dealing with some new maskne outbreaks currently which has been demoralizing, but we’re working on it! Depending on how my skin feels when I wake up I will either water cleanse or use CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser So far I like this cleanser; it’s soothing to use and great for my dry skin. I haven’t seen much of a change in acne because of this product, but I didn’t really expect to either The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Haven’t been consistent with this, but when I use it it seems to help the puffiness under my eyes. Trying to use it daily and hopefully see some results! Then I go in with The Ordinary - 100% Niacinamide Powder mixed with The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary’s Niacinamide powder has gotten some negative feedback online, but I really love it since the zinc in the serum version irritated my skin. The main concerns are people using too high of a concentration, but I make sure to add way less than is even recommended. My skin purged at the beginning but I’ve noticed quite good results in a short time. Sometimes I will skip the niacinamide powder and just use hyalauronic acid, which is great in and of itself. Krave - Great Barrier Relief This is a new product in my routine. I use it when I know I’m going to wear a mask a lot throughout the day or when my skin feels sensitive; I also try to avoid using it after niacinamide since I don’t want to over do it with that. I might post an update on this specific product, but so far I like it and have high hopes! The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA I used to think this wasn’t enough for my skin in the morning but recently reincorporated it into my routine when I realized that with the summer heat and my CeraVe moisturizing cream for dry skin was just making my skin greasy throughout the day. I also feel like it works better under my mask! Krave - The Beet Shield Another recent incorporation to my routine. Again might do an opinion update post but have high hopes for this too! I live in NYC so the fact that it fights against pollutants will hopefully benefit my skin, and also protect somewhat from maskne! Love this as an SPF though, and it absorbs right into the skin! Let me know if you have any suggestions or thoughts, or if anything in here works for you! Stay safe y’all! 🦋✨
The Ordinary-100% Niacinamide Powder
I grew my hair long and strong
I was always a heat styling person, I never embraced my natural curly hair and I always used to flat iron them my whole life. Until back in November I stopped using heat styling tools, especially flat iron and my hair is this long now!! My hair always grow fast, and genetically I know my hair can grow knee length. My mom had very long, luscious hair in her teenage and I got that inherited in me. Blessed! 😊 But seriously, what can help hair grow longer and healthier?? I believe the following tips and products can help: 1. Eliminate heat styling as much as you can. This is the first step in finally focusing and be able to invest your time and money in reversing the damage. 2. If you have curly/wavy textured, coarsed hair... start embracing it. It's okay to not have flat managed hair all the time. You can always use some nourishing oil like Moroccan oil to tame the frizz. 3. Incorporate Fatty acids,Omega and Vitamin E in your food. Fish is a great option but if you're vegan/vegetarian, Greens, whole grains and fruits are great option. 4. Maintain your hormonal levels with diet and light exercise. I'm not pointing out towards not eating junk (which I adore myself) and not exercising daily. Just a little for you to feel good is enough😊✨ 5. Use nourishing hair oils and masks to pamper your hair weekly. 6. Last but not the least, use gentle products that will help you with your desired hair texture and finish. I'm listing down the products I've neen enjoying and they're really helping me maintain my waves and curls so that I don't feel the need to heat style my hair often 👍 Also these products are my Holy grails now, they're very affordable and work amazing for curly and wavy hair types💖✨ @cantubeauty Shea butter Shampoo and Conditioner cantu - Shea Butter for Natural Hair Sulfate-Free Hydrating Cream Conditioner cantu - Shea Butter for Natural Hair Sulfate-Free Cleansing Cream Shampoo @cantubeauty Define and shine custard cantu - Shea Butter for Natural Hair Define & Shine Custard @pacificabeauty Pineapple Curls shampoo PACIfICA - Pineapple Curls Curl Defining Shampoo @igkhair Mistress hydrating hair balm IGK - Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm @thedrybar Prep rally detangler drybar - Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler @aveda Damage remedy daily hair repair AVEDA - Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair AG hair care Fast food moisture leave on conditioner AG hair - Moisture Fast Food Leave-On Conditioner
AVEDA-Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair