The Do’s and Don’ts for Oily, Acne Prone Skin
Knowing your skin type and skin condition is the first step to treating it. I personally have dehydrated yet oily acne prone skin. The right type of products in a routine can make a huge difference. *Disclaimer: I love all the products above except the Clinique toner (Dont use this please). I will explain below why things are good or bad for acne. Step 1: Cleanse Do - Use gel cleanser like the FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser
Salicylic acid in skincare
Creams for oily skin
Toners for oily skin
Skincare routine for acne prone skin
Salicylic acid for pores
FIRST AID BEAUTY
May 20, 2020
Jeni77What products would you recommend for people who have breakouts and allergic skin? I find many products very irritating and thanks to our present circumstances can’t get samples now.
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MalloryI’ve heard things with willow bark extract is a more gentle version of salicylic acid. You could also look into Bakuchoil. It’s like a alternative to retinol that is more geared towards sensitive skin and is very gentle. These won’t do anything for acne but colloidal oatmeal and cannabis sativa seed oil are great ingredients to soothe irritated or sensitive skin.
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Does the Clinique Acne Solutions Cleanser work?
This is my THIRD bottle of the CLINIQUE - Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam 😂😂 Honestly, at first you don’t see results like almost any other skin care product. You HAVE to keep using it. PROS ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼It instantly waters down your makeup if you use it as a makeup remover ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Leaves you feeling fresh and clean ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼It has acne medication ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Your pimples will go away one way or another because it has a cycle soooooo honestly I feel that this product HELPS you NOT get acne (yeah it may get rid of that pimple in the middle of the forehead, but, at the same time, you don’t know if it was your skin the one that actually cleared it up or if it was the product) CONS ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼You have to buy the CLINIQUE - Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion or the CLINIQUE - Clarifying Lotion 3 to get the BEST results. Which means you have to spend more. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Because it’s a foaming cleanser, if you have a big face like me, you will use like around 6 pumps to clean your face. Which means the cleanser won’t last long.
Alcohols in skincare; the good, bad, and ugly
Something I’ve encountered a lot lately at work is misinformation about alcohol in skincare. It’s definitely a myth that all alcohol is bad alcohol. I want to shed a little bit of light on bad alcohols and good alcohols in skincare. The Bad: The most common bad alcohol you’ll encounter in skincare is denatured alcohol. If you see this in the first few ingredients... run! The CLINIQUE - Clarifying Lotion 3 is an example of this as it is the second ingredient! *in most cases the higher up something is on the ingredient list the more concentrated it is* You may think you’re seeing instant results with this (especially if you have oily skin) but what it’s really doing is stripping your skin and preventing it from preforming it’s natural functions. This will cause dryness, possible irritation, and will wreck your moisture barrier over time. Another example of this ingredient is the exuviance - Resurfacing Glycolic Wash. More examples of bad alcohols in skincare are isopropyl alcohol, methanol, SD alcohol, and ethanol. If you see these just put the product down, it’s not worth it. The Good: Now at this point you might be thinking that all alcohol is bad in skincare but that’s totally not the case!! There are actually really good alcohols that can really benefit your skin. These are considered fatty alcohols. They help draw in and hold moisture. The most common ones you’ll see are cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, glycol, and cetearyl alcohol. A HUGE favorite of mine lately has been the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask which includes cetyl alcohol, glycol, and cetearyl alcohol. My skin has been really going through it lately with wearing my mask and I noticed how it felt very dry and irritated. I immediately went out and purchased this mask to help soothe (it also contains colloidal oatmeal) and hydrate my skin. It has a thicker, cream consistency with those oatmeal chunks all throughout. When I say this nourished, soothed, and hydrated my skin better than anything I’ve ever used I really mean it. This mask has been a blessing. The fatty alcohols help draw in that moisture and lock it in making it perfect for those with all skin types (but especially dry and combo). It also doesn’t contain any dyes or fragrances making it perfect for sensitive skin. So long story short not all alcohols are bad alcohols. You just have to be careful and read the label to see what’s really in a product. If anyone has any questions please let me know 🖤
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Eco-friendly skincare 🌿
For reference, my skin is oily and acne-prone, and my main concerns are acne and hyperpigmentation. I think the phrase “clean beauty” can be dangerous because there aren’t any standards for what constitutes “clean,” so a lot of companies are just trying to capitalize off of it. However, I do do research into how sustainable and environmentally friendly certain brands are, whether or not they’re “clean” brands. For those of us who love skincare but also want to be conscious of how our habits impact the environment, it can be difficult to find brands whose values align with our own. A lot of brands skirt the question of sustainability, or greenwash their products with designs and buzzwords that make them seem more eco-friendly than they are. Farmacy actually has a section on their website about their commitment to sustainability, saying that they do things like partner with organic farms that use sustainable methods. I know that they partner with beekeepers in upstate New York for the honey that they include in their products, and they also partner with a small farm in California. I appreciate their efforts to support local farmers who farm sustainably. In addition, their packaging is made with paper that’s certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a non-profit organization that sets high standards for responsible forestry. This means that the paper used in Farmacy’s packaging comes from forests that are managed sustainably. The inks used on Farmacy packaging are also based on naturally renewable raw materials (like soy). Last, all their jars are glass and made from recycled glass and are recyclable, as long as you peel off the label first. As far as I know, their plastic containers (like for Bee Clean, Clean Bee, and Green Clean) are also recyclable; just check your local recycling rules to make sure you follow them. As for the products themselves, all are cruelty free—because animals are part of the environment too! Some mini-reviews of the products seen here: ￼￼￼FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser This is a lovely gentle foaming cleanser. It doesn’t strip my skin at all; the honey and hyaluronic acid leave my skin feeling clean and moisturized. The scent is beautiful, and a little goes a long way. I think this one is worth the price. ￼￼￼FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow SerumI haven’t cracked this one open yet, but I’m super excited to! I just have too many other acids open at the moment. ￼￼￼FARMACY - Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask I bought this full size after trying a sample size and loving it. The warming sensation is so luxurious, and it’s deeply moisturizing. ￼￼￼FARMACY - Better Daze Ahead CBD Moisturizer This one has grown on me! It’s a thick, luxurious cream that helps a lot with my dryness from tretinoin. However, I wouldn’t pay $68 for it (I won this full size in a giveaway). #CheriePartner
Farmacy; mini brand review
Farmacy Beauty has been one of my favorite skincare brands at Sephora for quite some time now. I’ve tried about half of their products and for the most part I’m really happy with them. FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser - Amazing for oily skin! A really simple gel cleanser that gets all the dirt and sebum off the face. Foams up really well without stripping. Mild scent. FARMACY - Deep Sweep - An absolute must if you want to look into acne treatments. It has a water consistency that absorbs well into the skin. It helped reduce acne, appearance of pores, and inflammation. It does kind of smell like mouth wash though... FARMACY - Dew It All Total Eye Cream - This did absolutely nothing for me. It’s just a hydrating eye cream. It’s not worth the 30 some dollars I paid for it. It’s also hard to get the last little bits out of the container. Not worth the price. FARMACY - Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer - It is a very lightweight gel moisturizer but it didn’t blow me away. I remember being super underwhelmed with this product and I stopped using it halfway through only to pick it up later down the line and feel the same way. There are better on the market. FARMACY - Bright On Massage-Activated Vitamin C Mask - Did nothing for me FARMACY - Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask - Very hydrating and very fun! It’s a thick mask that warms when rubbed into the face. If you have dry skin you’ll love how nourishing this is. FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm - I absolutely love this for removing make up. It has a little bit of a slip to it but it rinses off really well and doesn’t leave your face greasy. It gets all the stubborn eyeliner and mascara off easily. FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya - I love this for oily skin! The gel formula is very hydrating and sinks into the skin without feeling too heavy. Works great under make up! #CheriePartner
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PM skincare for acne!
Hi friends❤️ in this post I am going to go through the products I use on nights that I am not using DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel Step 1: First cleanse I raved about theTHE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm in my other PM skincare post! This is one of my favorite products in my whole routine. Very soothing and removes all makeup! Did I mention it’s only $10 freaking dollars?!? Step 2: second cleanse GLYTONE - Acne BPO Clearing Cleanser I just started incorporating a benzoyl peroxide cleanser on the nights I do not use differin because I have never tried benzoyl peroxide for my acne besides spot treatments. Spot treatments with BPO always burn my skin so I thought this cleanser would be a great alternative! It feels very hydrating and non stripping on my skin, it has 4.5% benzoyl peroxide. I can’t give it 5 stars yet because I just started using it, but I will keep y’all updated! Step 3: toner I never use the PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator on the same nights I use the benzoyl peroxide cleanser. But I have loved this product so far. I focus this mostly on my t zone where I get a lot of clogged pores and it seems to be helping so far! Step 4: moisturizer/mask LANEIGE - Cica Sleeping Mask I have been wanting to try this product for a long time because I have a lot of redness from active acne and scarring. I use it as a moisturizer/ leave in mask some nights and it is very soothing and hydrating. It can feel greasy if you put too much on, a little goes a long way! I am not 100% sure if I would repurchase because I haven’t had any drastic results and it is a bit pricey at $34. Step 5: pimple patches! I use HERO COSMETICS - Mighty Patch Original for Madewell almost every night on any white heads I might have and they keep me from picking yayyyy!!
Exfoliate away your acne!
Paula’s choice is a brand that aligns with my personal way of looking at skincare. They are cruelty free and very focussed on science. They clearly display their primary ingredients and the concern they address. Their website also has a great ingredient encyclopedia. This exfoliant is one of their most popular products as it is very effective for people who get acne. The exfoliating ingredient is the BHA salicylic acid which penetrated deeply into the skin and clears out pores. Texture: This is very easy to use as it is a water-like texture that is easily patted into the skin. Effectiveness: This is very effectiveness in clearing acne and resurfacing the skin. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator the reason I deducted a star is I find it too drying for my dry skin
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FIRST AID REALLY SAVED MY SKIN ⛑🩹
FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream Safe for Sensitive Skin MY FIRST EMPTY FIRST AID FAB ❤️ As someone who has the most terrible dry, flaky, irritated skin over the winter. It’s always a struggle for me to find the right face cream for daily use to help my skin heal and stay hydrated while also healthy. I was breaking out like crazy because of over dried skin from the cold environment. And I can not really use any moisturizer or rather use JUST ANY skin care products as I have really sensitive skin. This repair barriAIR cream has saved me through the winter and still is! I have a better and stronger barrier than ever! It got rid of my dry patches, helped healed broken skin from breakouts, and keep my skin moisturized 💧 and it even cool down my redness which I was experiencing from other skin products. About the product: ￼FRAGRANCE FREE ￼SAFE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN ￼STRENGTHEN, BALANCE AND HYDRATE ￼LIGHT AS AIR CREAM TO FOAM MOISTURIZER 🧴 ￼FOR COMBO, NORMAL AND SENSITIVE SKIN TYPES Recommended ✅ this product left me happy and thankful, I would repurchase!
1 month on tretinoin
So it’s been a month. It’s also been a rollercoaster. These cysts and breakouts around my mouth do not seem to want to leave. I know this medication takes time but man am I scared and inpatient. Praying the purging comes to an end soon and healing starts happening sooner. My routine in the AM is VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream Safe for Sensitive Skin sun bum - Face Lotion SPF 50 Lately I’ve noticed my skin is starting to get dryer and I don’t think the repair barriAIR cream is hydrating enough so on mornings I feel extra dry I’ll either swap out or layer on FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Cucumber Melon it smells amazing and feels like someone just blew crisp cool air on my face. Hoping it doesn’t break me out I’m a little triggered to try new products right now because my skin is very angry but so far so good PM VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Cucumber Melon Every other night I use OBAGI - Tretinoin 0.025% Cream the RX shortly I’m going to be including CLOVE+HALLOW - The Everything Oil I’ve seen good reviews on it and thought maybe I’d give it shot to help with the active acne I have on my face. I haven’t received it yet but I will be posting updates Please let me know any recommendations on skincare etc I’m always open to any help I could get 😭 I’ve also been trying to cut out dairy and limit sugar intake as much as I can, it’s difficult now because of financial issues I’m facing because of the pandemic right now but hoping in the next few months I’ll have the resources i need to be able to fully change my diet. ❤️thanks for all the support and love Honestly if it wasn’t for this app and all the wonderful people here I would be a hell of a lot more lost. I’m sad and angry about my skin but I’m slowly growing to accept it and accept the process.
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Good skn w/ some frizzy hair, how’s Quarantini?
Basically me everyday wash routine morning and night is Step 1: Cleanse with average Hydrating cleanser (the one that doesn’t foam) *MAKE SURE YOURE CLEANSER YOUR SKN FOR 60 SECS LADIES/GENTS) We want all that dirt and debris off ur skin. Step 2: I used persa gel which is 10% benzoyl peroxide to fight acne. I use it morning and night, but make sure in the morning to really use a hydrating moisturizer since it can dry out the skin. Step 3: MOISTUREEEEEEEE with whatever works for your skin sometimes i use two moisturizers idk I’m weird like that 🤣🤣 Last but not least in the morning I use sunscreen ALWAYS WEAR YA SUNSCREEN LADIES/GENTS I can’t stress this enough BTW: your skincare routine does not have to include 30 different products, I’ll give you guys a break down if your new or just want some insight on a super easy and effective routine without spending 30 mins in the bathroom. But hey I understand the skincare routine is a form of relaxation sis I’m not mad at ya. Do ya thang ! I’m about to go steam my face rn brb 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖
Milk MAKEUP - Vegan Milk Moisturizer I just finished my mini milk makeup moisturizer that i got from marshalls for 4.99 instead of paying $18 or $15 at sephora First of all ive never finished entire product on my life lol im always curious to try another product if i dont like it but this one is great! This is a creamy THICC moisturizer that really nourishes your skin! I love it doesnt have fragrance but theres a lil bit scent idk if its because of the ingredients. Packaging is cool too!
Skin Care Beginner here :)
Hey guys! I have very oily skin and it’s very sensitive! Here’s what I’ve been doing.. Neutrogena - Liquid , Facial Cleansing Formula This is what I have used for years. It’s the only thing I’ve ever been able to use that hasn’t broke me out! I use this every morning & every night. I can’t live without it!! MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater I know there’s mixed reviews, but this stuff, to me, is amazing! I use it every night right after I get out the shower. Neutrogena - Visibly Even, Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen, SPF 30 I use this every morning and every night also. I’m new to this product but it has already done amazing things. I have Melasma on my forehead and this has helped me. bliss - Clear Genius Clarifying Liquid PeelNow this product I’m told has the same ingredients as The Ordinary brand. However, I’ve never used either. I will keep you updated :) bareMinerals - Clay Chameleon Transforming Purifying Cleanser I also just started using this product. I use it every night. So far so good! I am new to skincare. I was always the one to never wear sunscreen 🥴 I am so excited to start my journey! I would appreciate any and all tips any of you may have 😁
bareMinerals-Clay Chameleon Transforming Purifying Cleanser
Here’s how to take care of oily acne-prone skin☺
Most of us acne patients suffer from oily skin. Excess sebum produced by our skin may clog pores which eventually leads to acne. In this post, I’d like to share my top tricks in controlling my oily acne-prone skin and hopefully be able to help even at least one of you 🙈☺️ 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐎𝐬: 1. 𝐃𝐎 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐰𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚 𝐝𝐚𝐲. This has always worked for me. Sometime before, I tried not washing my face in the AM and it just made me so much oilier during the day resulting in more breakouts. Importantly, remember to wash your face every after workout too. Sweat combined with sebum is a perfect recipe for acne and skin irritation. 𝟐. 𝐃𝐎 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐚 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐡. Although salicylic acid cleanser helped tremendously in my teenage years, it isn’t necessarily beneficial for me now that my skin is more dehydrated and my skin barrier compromised. Salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide cleansers may still help on days when you’re feeling extra oily but resist using it daily. Use a gentle foaming face wash from Vanicream, Hada Labo, Cerave. 𝟑. 𝐃𝐎 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲. You can have oily skin and dehydrated skin at the same time. Because your face is not hydrated enough, your glands may overcompensate for the lack of moisture by producing more oils. Do not ever skip this step! Your best option is to use an oil-free, non-comedogenic moisturizer like Paula’s Choice Clear Oil-Free Moisturizer, Neutrogena oil-free and hydroboost gel cream, and if you have rosacea too, use procure rosacare gel. 𝟒. 𝐃𝐎 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐮𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. SPF 30+ or up should always be worn especially for oily skin. Unprotected sun exposure can lead to more acne flare-ups. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide mineral sunscreens are your top options. Zinc doesn’t only protect skin but also helps calm irritated skin. My favorites are Elta MD physical and Purito Water, Clinique Broad Spectrum, .. If you like chemical sunscreen better, I highly recommend Eucerin and Sun BUm. 𝟓. 𝐃𝐎 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬. Keratolytic ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid that are available over-the-counter can be your best friends when used properly. It is important to note that when using an active, stick to a minimal skincare routine to reap the best results and use of one acne treatment at a time is a must, especially if you’re just starting out. If you have moderate to severe acne, I would go for Differin Adapalene gel or a retinoid such as Retin-A and Atralin. Retinoids may not only get rid of your acne but also heal and renew your skin in the deeper layers. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓𝐬: 𝟏. 𝐃𝐎𝐍'𝐓 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫-𝐞𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞. Over-exfoliating is probably something we’re all once obsessed with. Unfortunately, this habit can only lead us to a damaged skin barrier thus, compromising our skin’s own ability to heal itself. It’s best to limit the use of exfoliating ingredients twice a week when starting or one exfoliating acid/active at a time once a day after your skin has adjusted. 𝟐. 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞. I say it all the time, fragrance in skincare is BAD and does nothing good for you. The use of fragrance in cosmeceutical products is unregulated and companies are not required to disclose all components used in their products. The formulation may have a lot of unknown toxic chemicals that can be harmful to you. Without knowing and often initially not externally evident, fragrance can irritate your skin deep down, cause toxic hormonal effects, and may even cause cancer. Fragrance is a NO-NO for everyone and most especially for acne-prone people or those with other skin diseases. I have suffered the consequences of my bad choices myself. Do yourself a favor and ditch your fragrance-containing products too. 𝟑. 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐡𝐨𝐥-𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬. Certain types of alcohol such as ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, and alcohol denat. are extremely drying and irritating especially to acne-prone skin. 𝟒. 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐮𝐩. Always make sure you wash away all makeup and accumulated dirt on the face before you sleep. 𝟓. 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐨𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐲 𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐬. Change your pillowcases frequently. I always make sure I sleep on new ones every week. 𝟔. 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞. Picking at your acne can only add dirt and germs to your skin and may cause more issues. Frequently wash your hands if you’re an absent-minded face rubber or cover the pimples with acne patches. 𝐌𝐲 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐀𝐌 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞 (𝐨𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐧𝐞-𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐞) 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫 - VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser or CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skinor HADALABO - Deep Moisturizing Whip Foam 𝐇𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫 - Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream or The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 𝐌𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫+ 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 - sun bum - Face Lotion SPF 50 𝐏𝐌 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞: 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫 𝐇𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫 - Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream or Pyunkang Yul - Essence Toner 𝐌𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫 - PROcure - Rosacare Gel 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭: janssen - Retino-A 0.05% Tretinoin Cream
Pyunkang Yul- Essence Toner
My Basic Oily Skin Routine 🖤✨
Step 1: Cleanse Cleansing is so important in skincare! If you don’t cleanse your skin properly your skincare isn’t going to be as effective and you aren’t going to see the results you want. I usually remove my make up with a make up removing balm (hello double cleansing method!) and then I go in with the FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser . I prefer gel cleansers for oily skin because they lift away dirt, oil, and other impurities from the skin without completely stripping it like foam cleansers can. It’s effective yet gentle. With this you only need a little bit and it takes off the last remaining bits of my make up. Step 2: Tone Toners are light weight liquids that prep the skin for the rest of your routine. They can provide essential ingredients and help hydrate the skin. The GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Brightening Toner is the only toner that has agreed with my skin. When choosing a toner you want to stay away from ones with alcohol or fragrance. Both can dry out and irritate the skin. Thankfully this one contains neither. This toner specifically promotes bright, even skin tone with less visible pores. The main ingredients is niacinamide (which I’ll go more into in the next step) which is my holy grail ingredient for oily skin. It also includes arbutin and licorice root extract to help to sooth inflammation and reduce pigmentation. This works for me because it adds a layer of hydration to my skin all while helping regulate my oil production. I’m also a little acne prone thanks to how oily my skin is and it helps soothe the inflammation from new pimples while helping fade the marks from old, healed ones. I’ve seen a huge difference in my skin from using this (paired with the next serum). Step 3: Serum Niacinamide. If you have oily skin (and all skin types can benefit from this) this serum helps regulate oil, fade dark spots, reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, and strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier. I really like the GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum because it’s so lightweight and absorbs easily into the skin. It doesn’t feel sticky or sit on top of the skin. I’ve seen a huge improvement in the oil production in my skin. Step 4: Moisturizer Moisturizer is a must for oily skin! I really love the CLINIQUE - Clinique iD™ Custom-Blend Hydrator Collection because you can mix and match moisturizers and pumps based on your concerns. I use the hydrating jelly because you still need hydration in your skin or else you’re going to over produce oil. This is lightweight on the skin yet still adds that hydration back after cleansing. I also really like the blue cartridge because it has AHAs which retexturize the skin and help reduce the appearance of pores which I struggle with. I’ve been using this routine for about a year now and I’ve seen huge results in my oil production and pores. I do all these steps AM & PM. 🖤
FARMACY-Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser
Restarting my Acne Journey
Hi all! This is a little vulnerable for me: I usually never post or go outside without at least a bit of makeup. BUT! I’m restarting my efforts to fix my acne with a new routine, and I know there’s a lot of people who struggle with this. So, here’s my face! I’ve been using DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel for two weeks now and the purging is starting, so hopefully this is the worst it will get. I’m hoping with continued use to see some progress and to track it here! I have experienced stinging and some severe sensitivity while my skin gets used to it, but after two weeks the stinging is dying down. I’ve been dealing with hormonal/cystic acne for 10 years now, and believe it or not this is the best it’s been in years. I’ve slowly figured out what works for me, and wanted to share those tips. BUT, if I’ve learned anything in the past ten years about acne it’s that you need to listen to your own face: even if 1000% swear by something, if it doesn’t work for you, it doesn’t work for you. I have super oily skin, so if you have dry or combo, the listed routine will most likely not work. But for my oily pals, here’s the routine that’s improved my skin so far: Morning: FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser I love how calming and non-stripping this cleanser is, but it still manages to reduce my oil FARMACY - Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum with Acerola Cherry to target acne scarring Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 to protect from sun damage and irritation. I HAVE TO use a gel formula for moisturizers/sunscreens, or else I break out like crazy. That’s the number one issue I’ve figured out with my face. This one has a nice gel cream texture and is lightly moisturizing, but doesn’t turn me into an oil slick. Night: First cleanse/makeup removal with GOOD MOLECULES - Instant Cleansing Balm Second cleanse with FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser Apply pea sized drop of DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel If my skin is feeling good and non-irritated, I use LANEIGE - Special Care Water Sleeping Mask for just a bit of moisture overnight If my skin is feeling irritated/tight, I’ll use GOOD MOLECULES - Squalane Oil for a heavier hit of moisture. If my skin is REALLY irritated, I follow with Dr. Jart+ - Cicapair Tiger Grass Calming Mist to try and calm my skin down So here we go! Hoping to see some improvements next month. Trying my best to be patient and consistent this time, which is the hardest but most important part. Thanks for reading, and good luck on your acne journey! #CherieCreator #acne #pimples #acnecare #cysticacne #hormonalacne
Dr. Jart+-Cicapair Tiger Grass Calming Mist
My Basic Skin Care Routine
Launched in 1968, Clinique premiered as the world’s first allergy tested, dermatologist-driven beauty brand at Saks Fifth Avenue in the New York. I I am currently on a basic Clinique skin care routine which works perfectly well on my combination skin (semi-oily T-zone and dry cheeks with the occasional breakouts on the forehead and chin). The brand is one of my favorites for its noticable clarifying effects without spending a big budget. 🌟Step 1: Take The Day Off Makeup Remover – 4.2oz / 6.7oz This make-up remover dissolves and removes my long-wearing makeup, even those layers of touch-ups added throughout the day. The liquid does not sting my face and feels gentle on my dry cheeks. To use: shake the bottle before using, then soaking a cotton ball or pad with remover. Cleanse one eye area at a time by applying to eye area and holding it for several seconds, then wipe with downward strokes. Repeat using fresh cotton ball if necessary. The remover can even tackle my long lasting lipstick (check my lipstick review) and waterproof mascara without drying my lips and eyes. Score! 🌟Step 2: Liquid Facial Soap Mild – 13.5oz I believe in a powerful yet gentle cleanser as a clean face is everything to having great and plump skin. Clinique liquid facial soap is a considered a cult product. It cleanses any remaining residue on my face without stripping my face dry. On days that I skip make-up products, just the facial soap does it for me. The pump dispenses also helps me obtain just the right amount to clean. To use: lather facial soap between palms and massage over face and throat. Rinse clean and pat the skin dry. I use this twice a day as it does not cause my skin to feel too tight. 🌟Step 3: Clarifying Lotion 2 – 6.7oz / 13.5oz / 16.5oz Already a must-have in my bathroom, Lotion 2 helps me to wipe away any dead skin and make-up residue for a tighter smoother skin. After using this for years, I am always assured that my face is indeed super clean, and it also helps to reduce the size of my pores. The lotion also helps the skin to better absorb the next step – moisturizer! Unlike other toners, Lotion 2 is not too drying for me and although it stings my face a little, I feel that it works best for my combination skin. To use: soak a cotton ball or pad, sweep over cleansed face and throat twice daily. 🌟Step 4: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel – 1.7oz / 4.2oz / 6.7oz Like Lotion 2, this moisturizer is one of my all-time favorites and although I do switch between different brands, I find myself going back to this one if I just need a a suitable moisturizer for my skin. This formula is best for oily combination or oily skin types, hence it is perfect for me to use all over the face and neck during warmer months or coupled with a strong serum in winter. I can spread the oil-free lightweight lotion across my face easily without it feeling too greasy (even on my T-zone) and my skin absorbs it really quickly too. Its natural ingredients keep my skin moisturized without feeling oily for the whole day or night.
CLINIQUE-CLINIQUE Liquid Facial Soap
Herbivore Green Tea Balancing Toner
The HERBIVORE - Jasmine Green Tea Oil Control Toner is a toner mist designed for oily, combination, or sensitive skin. It is designed to balance the skin’s oil production and treat acne and texture. It has the typical watery toner texture. I like this toner as a summer morning refresh due to the spray and the simple formula. I do feel that this is more of a mist than a toner, as I don’t see a big difference in my skin, but it does feel soothing and balancing. I’m not terribly fond of the scent, which is a strong jasmine, but it has grown on me. I would recommend this toner to oily skin types. It is in no way moisturizing, so I can’t use it in the winter and I would not recommend it to those with dry skin. It is fairly expensive for a toner at $39 USD for 4 oz at full size, but it is good for those looking for a simple oil-control toner with natural ingredients.
HERBIVORE-Jasmine Green Tea Oil Control Toner
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