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Melissa

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๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ 23, Acne | Hyperpigmentation

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Stylevana Deals๐Ÿฅฐ
Stylevana Deals๐Ÿฅฐ
@stylevana_sv gifted me another set of skincare and I couldnโ€™t be more thrilled!!!! โฃ โฃ I finally get to try the Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner and Deep Green Tea Lotion! I know a lot of you love these two ๐Ÿฅฐโฃ โฃ They also included a Dr. Belmeur moisture balm and a whole box of Secret Key Treatment Essence Mask ๐Ÿงก โฃ Iโ€™m extremely grateful @stylevana_sv ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโฃ โฃ If you love kbeauty like I do, you can use my code INF10SKIN to save 10-15% off your purchase in their websiteโ˜บ๏ธ #VANAFAMILY
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Melissa
Triderma Essentials Set๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™
Triderma Essentials Set๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™
โฃThank you @triderma for sending over your new ๐„๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐’๐ž๐ญ๐Ÿ’™ โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ ๐›๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ฅ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ฌ: hand cream, sanitizer, face lotion โฃโฃ Iโ€™ve been trying them for 4 weeks now and iโ€™m ready to share some thoughts! โฃโฃโฃ โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”-โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ ๐„๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐‡๐š๐ง๐ ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ - The constant hand washing has been wrecking havoc on my hands. While I would usually go for petrolatum, this has been a wonderful non-greasy alternative! It has beeswax, aloe, shea butter, soybean and oat extract. Does not only moisturizes skin but also relieves any itchiness. Works amazing for the arms as well. Makes an awesome occlusive and protective post shaving cream! fell in love with this๐Ÿ’™โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ ๐„๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐…๐š๐œ๐ž ๐‹๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง - This is a GREAT handy moisturizer! It contains 0.5% Allantoin - a powerhouse ingredient in moisturizing, soothing and healing irritated skin. It is also keratolytic and often used in scar creams. Additionally, the lotion has Panthenol, Vitamin E, Aloe, dimethicone and emollients - all works together to further amplify results. This has everything in one bottle! This goes a long way too. One pump is sufficient to cover my face and neck. It works well and while it looks fairly thick, it eases up and thins out when applied on skin. It is fast absorbing, but still leaves a nice soft layer of moisture. No fragrance, which is a huge plus! โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ p.s. If you suffer from eczema or contact dermatitis, Tridermaโ€™s Eczema Fast Healing face and body cream is amazing and a must-try! โฃโฃโฃ
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Melissa
Essential Face Lotion
TRIDERMA-Essential Face Lotion
Not worth the hype๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿฅบ
Not worth the hype๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿฅบ
๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ก๐š ๐“๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐‘๐ž๐ฏ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐“๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐„๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐Œ๐จ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญโฃโฃ ~ a watery essence packed with 80% Fermented Yeast Extract, an ingredient with similar components to NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor) to target imbalanced skin; aims to improve the appearance of fine lines, evens skin tone while hydrating, and rejuvenates the skin to yield a glowing complexion. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ MISSHA - Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist I used this essence last year (I did not finish the bottle and got rid of it) โฃโฃ I really wanted to love it ๐Ÿ™ˆ I've heard nothing but good things about it but I used more than half a bottle and didn't notice much of a difference. Maybe my skin was really problematic to start with. I did not expect it to cure my acne or help with hyperpigmentation, but I did not notice a difference when it came to radiance, skin texture, or redness either. To add, Iโ€™ve never really had good results with using fermented yeast extract. It seems to never really work on my oily acne prone skin. It claims to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles so I suppose itโ€™s formulated and better for use on mature and dry skin. I did love the packaging and the feel of the product when you put it on though. It certainly hydrates but thatโ€™s about it. In my opinion, I don't understand the hype of this product and I think there are likely much better essences out there (like the Iope Bio Essence). I know I'm in the minority on this, so if you're on the fence it may be worth a shot for you. Iโ€™d go for rice extract.
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Melissa
Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist
MISSHA-Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist
Ingredient Spotlight: Propylene Glycol
Ingredient Spotlight: Propylene Glycol
Surely, weโ€™ve all heard this before: avoid using Propylene Glycol (PEG).โฃ Does the alarm make sense? Evidently, no. โฃ โฃ What is ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ž ๐†๐ฅ๐ฒ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ in skincare? โฃ Propylene glycol is in a wide variety of skincare formulas, such as creams, serums, and many other types of personal care products. It has been used for many years. It functions as humectant (helps retain moisture in the skin), penetration enhancer (helps active ingredients penetrate better) and also as a degreaser (helps remove excess sebum in the top layer of skin).โฃ โฃ Products containing propylene glycol are fine to use for most people. However, those with skin conditions like eczema or dermatitis might be more likely to be sensitive to the ingredient. If youโ€™re planning to use a product with this ingredient, be sure to do a patch test before applying in your whole face. If you developed redness and rash, youโ€™re most likely allergic to it and should stop using it. Please know however, that fear mongering claims that it causes cancer has been debunked by recent studies.โฃ โฃ My ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ with Propylene Glycol are: โฃ โ€ข Cure - Natural Aqua Gel โ€ข Pyunkang Yul - Pyunkang Yul Peeling Gel โฃ Both of these have propylene glycol as their principal ingredient. These products have never irritated my skin or worsened my redness. In fact, I find them a much gentler way to exfoliate than using physical scrubs with beads. โฃ โฃ ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž: โฃ โ€ข On a clean dry face, apply the gel. โฃ โ€ข Wait for about 1-2 mins until it becomes milky in textureโฃ โ€ข Gently rub the gel all over the face, itโ€™ll bind oils and dead skin cells together and lift it up to the surface. โฃ โ€ข Wash off then clean face with a cleanser
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Natural Aqua Gel
Cure-Natural Aqua Gel
Reasons for Premature Aging๐Ÿฅ€
Reasons for Premature Aging๐Ÿฅ€
While genetics play a great role in our aging process, our skincare habits and lifestyle also can affect significantly. โฃ โฃ Why is our skin aging at a fast rate? Here are some reasons why: โฃ โฃ ~ ๐’๐ฎ๐ง ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž - studies over time have concluded that over 80% of aging is caused by harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun. The exposure results in damaged skin protein and elastic fibers thus resulting in developing lines, wrinkles and even hyperpigmentations. โฃ โฃ DO: Always wear protective clothing and sunscreen with spf 30 or up. Also try to avoid the sun between 10am and 3pm. โฃ โฃ ~ ๐‹๐š๐œ๐ค ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ก๐ฒ๐๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง - as our skin ages, it becomes thinner, dryer and loses its elasticity, causing wrinkles to emerge. It is important to always keep the skin and the body hydrated. โฃ โฃ DO: drink a lot of water -- canโ€™t stress this enough. Fortunately, we also have tons of amazing moisturizers in the market these days. Find one that works best for you. Dry skin types can benefit most from moisturizers with shea butter and oily skin types are often served well by glycerin and dimethicone based products. โฃ โฃ ~ ๐๐ž๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ๐จ ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฌ๐ก ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ง - using active ingredients improperly or doing physical exfoliation very often can damage your moisture barrier and potentially further cause chronic dryness. โฃ โฃ DO: Always be gentle, better use chemical exfoliants if your skin is excessively dry. Listen to your skin and learn to stop when needed. We often forget that our skin can exfoliate and heal itself. โฃ โฃ ~ ๐๐จ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐ข๐ž๐ญ, ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฑ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ฅ๐œ๐จ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง - eating foods high in sugar and refined carbohydrates can damage your skin over time. Additionally, cigarette smoking exposes you to toxins resulting in oxidative stress and alcohol dehydrates your body. โฃ โฃ DO: Eat a balanced diet and drink a lot of water. Avoid smoking as much as possible and drink moderately. โฃ โฃ ~ ๐‹๐š๐œ๐ค ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ž๐ž๐ฉ - this is self-explanatory. But to provide you further insight, a study in 2015 indicated that, โ€œchronic poor sleep quality is associated with increased signs of intrinsic ageing, diminished skin barrier function and lower satisfaction with appearance.โ€ Furthermore, they concluded โ€œgood sleepers also had 30% greater barrier recovery compared with poor sleepers.โ€ โฃ โฃ DO: JUST SLEEP!! Donโ€™t underestimate its power to heal and transform not just your skin but your overall being.
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Melissa
Facial Moisturizer Awards ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…
Facial Moisturizer Awards ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…
Hi guys๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿปโฃ โฃ Today, iโ€™d like to share my current top three moisturizer favorites. โฃ I still have plenty that I love, these are just ones I have been using religiously from the past months. โฃ โฃ These products are great for oily, rosacea and acne-prone skin๐Ÿฅฐ โฃ โฃ 1. THE inkey LIST - Snow Mushroom Hydrating Gel Moisturizer (my second tube)โฃ โฃ This moisturizer is formulated with 0.3% Tremella Fuciformis (snow mushroom). It aims to soothe, calm, and reduce the appearance of redness while providing an instant cooling effect. โฃ The plant extract is a rich source of polysaccharides and is known to have the ability to help hydrate the skin by binding moisture to the surface. The consistency of the Snow Mushroom moisturizer is very jelly-like. It looks thick but actually is very lightweight once absorbed by skin. Although it feels sticky to the touch, it works well when applied and doesnโ€™t leave a sticky residue. โฃ I used to be obsessed with products which give you cooling effect but since most of my faves contain alcohol and fragrance, I had to stop using them -- the Inkey List Snow Mushroom is a very unique find for me and thatโ€™s why I love it so much! โฃ This would also be a worthy product for your summer skincare routine!โฃ โฃ 2. PROcure - Rosacare Gel (second bottle almost out!)โฃ My skin absolutely loves this gel cream. I did write a review on this before, in which I rated it four out five stars, but let me say now -- it has become one of the best moisturizers Iโ€™ve ever used! When I started using retinoid, this cream (and TO niacinamide) has helped my skin so much in coping with the mild irritation but also helped control my redness and flushing. I also used to work as a cook, I would always go home with an extremely red itchy face which further triggered my acne flare ups. This has always done a great job in calming as well as keeping my skin overall balanced. This is very lightweight, non-irritating and has a slight green color to it that helps even out skin tone (but does not completely cover). โฃ I would say this works better than any other product of its kind. If you have rosacea or is prone to flushing โ€” consider trying this one. I will definitely keep repurchasing it. โฃ โฃ โฃ 3. Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream (just finished, third bottle on the way๐Ÿค—)โฃ Seriously, who hasnโ€™t used this one yet? This moisturizer does not disappoint. โฃ This hydrates skin without making it oily and leaves it feeling smooth and soft. Although it glides on like silk when first applied (at least on my oily skin), this does not feel heavy or clogging at all. It also works really well for daytime and nighttime use, even under makeup. Have never experienced skin irritations or breakouts since using this product. If youโ€™re someone who doesnโ€™t mind a dimethicone based moisturizer, this is must-try!
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Melissa
Hydro Boost Gel-Cream
Neutrogena-Hydro Boost Gel-Cream
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Makeup Must-Have for Acne-Prone Skin
Makeup Must-Have for Acne-Prone Skin
Iโ€™ve never had success with makeup products that claim to fight/clear acne (Iโ€™ve gone through so many acne-fighting foundations and concealers BELIEVE ME!) So, these days Iโ€™ve been more focused on using products that are formulated without pore-clogging ingredients. One thatโ€™s really been working wonders for my skin has been Supergoop!โ€™s 100% Mineral Matte Screen Primer, which controls oil and shine and wears so well under makeup itโ€™s amazing. Since itโ€™s a mattifying primer that contains mineral sunscreen, I was nervous that it wouldnโ€™t be hydrating enough for me but itโ€™s vitamin E-argan oil blend really does the trick. Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40
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DamnThatsGlam
100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40
Supergoop!-100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40
Derm Prescribed Acne Treatments!
Derm Prescribed Acne Treatments!
I recently went to the dermatologist for my persistent acne, and she prescribed two topical products for me: clindamycin gel for A.M. and tretinoin cream for P.M.. With insurance, they cost $10 and $8.72 respectively. Since I have dry & sensitive skin already, I will be starting both slowly. I will use the clindamycin gel every other morning for 2-4 weeks, and then every morning as prescribed. For the tretinoin cream, I will apply it every 3 nights for two weeks, every other night for two weeks, and then every night as prescribed. So what are these products? How do you use them? And how long will it take to see results? Letโ€™s explore- What is Clindamycin? Clindamycin is a type of antibiotic. It is used topically to treat acne. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria that cause acne and by decreasing swelling. It is available in a variety of preparations including gel, foam, lotion, etc. How do you use Clindamycin gel? Apply a pea-size amount to your face. I apply dots to my cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead before gently rubbing in the gel. I apply it after my serum and before my moisturizer. Make sure to wash your hands after applying the gel! What is Tretinoin? Tretinoin is also known as retinoic acid. Itโ€™s the generic name for synthetic vitamin A. Itโ€™s sold under many different brand names. Retin-A is one of those brand names, which shouldnโ€™t be confused with retinol. Tretinoin is a prescription-strength topical cream or gel. Itโ€™s used mainly to treat acne, sun-damaged skin, and fine wrinkles. Tretinoin is able to speed up the life cycle of skin cells. It makes them divide faster and die faster, so newer, healthier cells can take their place. OBAGI - Tretinoin 0.025% Cream How do you use Tretinoin? You also want to use a pea-size amount of this product. Again, I apply it in dots on my cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead before gently rubbing in the cream. I apply it at the end of my PM routine. You also want to wash your hands after applying this! How long will it take to see results? My dermatologist said that it will take approximately 6-8 weeks to start seeing results. I made a follow-up appointment in 2.5 months to monitor my progress and make as-needed adjustments!
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Tretinoin 0.025% Cream
OBAGI-Tretinoin 0.025% Cream
How to: GLOWING SKINโœจโœจ
How to: GLOWING SKINโœจโœจ
Letโ€™s face it. There is no real quick fix to get a ๐ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ง without taking care of it on a daily basis. Wearing sunscreen and supplying your body enough hydration are probably the most important tips we should follow. In this post, I'd like to share my top favorite skincare ingredients that will get you great results even quicker. โฃ โฃ ๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ: โฃ ๐ˆ๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐€๐‡๐€ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ž. โฃ โฃ AHA: Glycolic Acid - effectively removes the outermost layer of dead cells from the complexion, revealing brighter, fresher skin. It is for use for dry to normal skin. โฃ โฃ Glycolic acid gently removes dead skin cells and also generally well tolerated, even by acne-prone skin. It may not work enough to get rid of acne but itโ€™s a great supplemental product to keep in your vanity. I would recommend starting with 10%-12% and gradually move up to 15%. โฃ โฃ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง:ALPHA SKIN CARE - Enhanced Renewal Cream Contains 12% Glycolic Acid. Free of oils and fragrances. Helps even skin tone and texture. Contains peptides to help plump & improve skinโ€™s texture. It also has antioxidants, vitamins, and green tea to prevent signs of aging. โฃ ( alternative: liquid form, TO Gycolic Toner) โฃ โฃ ๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐จ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ง:โฃ ๐”๐ฌ๐ž ๐๐‡๐€ ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ. โฃ โฃ BHA: Salicylic Acid - they are proven to clear clogged pores and improve bumpy texture. BHAs like salicylic acid is oil soluble. This characteristic allows them to penetrate below the skinโ€™s surface and dive deep into your pores. They can penetrate blocked pores by making their way into the oil glands, dissolving the paste-like mixture of sebum that can lead to breakouts. They are typically safe for use once or twice per day. For home use, maximum strength of 2% is advised. โฃ โฃ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator โฃ This BHA is in a toner formulation. Make sure to pat dry your skin after washing the face before using this. Concentrate on the areas like the T-zone which is usually more oily. Itโ€™s critical to apply a gentle moisturizer before salicylic acid completely dry the top layer of skin to avoid irritation and apply sunscreen if used in the daytime. โฃ โฃ ๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐œ๐ง๐ž: โฃ ๐‘๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐จ๐ข๐ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐จ. โฃ โฃ Retinoid: Tretinoin - retinoids like Tretinoin stimulate cell turnover on your skin. Dead skin cells are cleared off your skin more quickly as new skin cells rise to the surface thus, revealing glowing skin. Quicker cell turnover opens your pores, releasing trapped bacteria or irritants. Tretinoin has also been studied extensively for its impact on the visible signs of aging (healthline.com). โฃ โฃ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: customized Curology formula, Retin-A, Retino-A, Atralin, Avita, etc.โฃ To get the best results with tretinoin, it is necessary to use it properly. Start off with no more than the strength of 0.025% to avoid irritation. In order to reduce the initial flaking/side effects that can accompany the Tretinoin, you can put on a moisturizer before your application. Allow it to sink into the skin completely then apply a pea-sized amount of the cream. Tretinoin can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight so be sure to use sunscreen daily!
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Melissa
Enhanced Renewal Cream
ALPHA SKIN CARE-Enhanced Renewal Cream
Filipino Beauty Tips and Myths I Learned From My Mother
Filipino Beauty Tips and Myths I Learned From My Mother
Every culture has beauty myths and tips. Here's what has been passed down in my family through generations.
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annkrisha
A healthy skin barrier can solve your problems๐ŸŒฑ
A healthy skin barrier can solve your problems๐ŸŒฑ
A healthy skin barrier can solve your skin problems! ๐ŸŒฑโฃ โฃ ๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ง ๐›๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ซ?โฃ It is the outermost layer of the epidermis - stratum corneum - which functions as both a chemical and physical shield against pollutants, bacteria, irritants, etc.. โฃ โฃ A healthy skin barrier can slow down aging and even help acne heal quicker while lessening its severity. When the barrier is intact, your skin appears plump, and smooth, but when itโ€™s compromised, skin becomes dehydrated, dull, and more prone to sun damage and irritation. โฃ Sensitivity to products, tendency to break out, acne and chronic dry skin are all signs of a weakened skin barrier. โฃ โฃ Your barrierโ€™s health has a direct impact on how your skin looks, feels, and how it ages!โฃ โฃ ๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฐ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ก๐š๐›๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ :โฃ 1. Over-cleansingโฃ 2. Over-exfoliatingโฃ 3. Washing your face using hot waterโฃ 4. Using alcohol-based toner and fragrance-containing productsโฃ 5. Unprotected exposure to sunโ€™s UV rays โฃ โฃ ๐€๐ง๐ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐๐จ: โฃ โฃ ~ Hydrate continuously! A damaged epidermis requires moisture, so keeping your face and body well hydrated is critical in the fight to restore your barrier. Moisture-binding humectants such as glycerin, sorbitol, and hyaluronic acid are my favorites. โฃ โฃ ~ ๐”๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐œ๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ! An occlusive ingredient provides a protective seal over the surface of the skin and is critical to prevent loss of hydration. When choosing a face moisturizer, I always look for Dimethicone. If you have dry skin, choose a moisturizer with shea butter. For extra dry skin in the body, petrolatum will be your best friend. If you want something lighter than petrolatum, go for silicone based lotions. โฃ โฃ ๐Œ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐›๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ซ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ: โฃ dimethicone, glycerin, ceramides, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, panthenol, oat and aloe extract.โฃ โฃ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ: p.s all fragrance-freeโฃ โฃ ๐Ž๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ง: โฃ ๐‚๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ณ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ - ceramides, niacinamide, dimethicone, HA. affordable and effective. โฃ โฃ ๐๐ž๐ฎ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐š ๐‡๐ฒ๐๐ซ๐จ๐›๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐†๐ž๐ฅ ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ - dimethicone based. Basic, lightweight, but does a great job. โฃ โฃ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐š๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ ๐ž๐ฅ - my top recommendation for oily and sensitive skin. Wonderful for people with rosacea. Calms, hydrates, and protects skin with dimethicone, aloe extract and licorice root. โฃ โฃ ๐ƒ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐’๐ค๐ข๐ง:โฃ โฃ ๐„๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐’๐จ๐จ๐ง ๐‰๐ฎ๐ง๐  ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ - has panthenol and shea butter. Pretty no-nonsense. Although it has shea butter, I find this actually lightweight enough for oily skin. โฃ โฃ ๐‹๐š ๐‘๐จ๐œ๐ก๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฌ๐š๐ฒ ๐‚๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐š๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž - multi-purpose soothing balm for dry skin irritations. Has glycerin, shea butter, panthenol. โฃ โฃ ๐ƒ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ง๐ค ๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐ฉ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ข - Glycerin based and combines signal peptides and amino acids. Has a long ingredients list, but overall still worked well with me. โฃ โฃ ๐‚๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐๐ž๐ฑ ๐”๐ฅ๐ญ๐ซ๐š ๐Œ๐จ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ณ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ - contains Riceramideยฎ-3 blend of plant-based ceramides, natural essential fatty acids and cholesterol, combined with soothing emollients and hyaluronic acid to help relieve chronically dry skin. โฃ โฃ โฃ๏ธ๐๐ฒ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ค๐š๐ง๐  ๐˜๐ฎ๐ฅ is a fragrance-free brand and uses a variety of root extracts and gentle ingredients to promote barrier restoration. I highly recommend the brand too!โฃ โฃ ๐…๐จ๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š ๐๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ง:โฃ Vaseline, Aquaphor or ๐‚๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ (lanolin-free)โฃ โฃ ๐๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐‹๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: โฃ ๐€๐ฏ๐ž๐ž๐ง๐จ ๐ƒ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Œ๐จ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ณ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐‹๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง- formulated with soothing oatmeal and rich emollients.โฃ โฃ ๐ˆ๐Œ๐๐Ž๐‘๐“๐€๐๐“: Donโ€™t forget your ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ง๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง๐ฌ! Find one youโ€™ll love wearing every dayโฃ๏ธ
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Melissa
 Mist Toner
Pyunkang Yul- Mist Toner
Saved my skin-so can you! Simplify your routineโœจ
Saved my skin-so can you! Simplify your routineโœจ
Over a year ago, I went through the craziest breakout and I didnโ€™t know what caused it (stress). Im the type of person who gets one pimple during that time of the month and to painful acne was super surprising. So I took it upon myself to do a lot of research as I didnโ€™t have a dermatologist then. What I found most effective was simplifying my routine and sticking to the bare essentials to let my skin BREATHE. Slathering on expensive products and a million different products wasnโ€™t doing anything for my skin (or my wallet). I got the CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin for my AM/PM cleanser, found a simple toner, and a reliable moisturizer. At night, I would apply Curology - Curology formula and this was a GAME CHANGER. My formula is: Clindamycin 1% Azelaic acid 8% Tretinoin 0.018% I went through a bad purge phase (patience is key) but after, my skin had never been better. This is my skin now, one year later. Let me tell you, this is my skin on a BAD day. No filter! Let me know if you want a review on Curology and my thoughts and tips :) P.S. excuse the grainy โ€œbeforeโ€ photo - this was the only one I could find ๐Ÿ˜
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jenny
Curology formula
Curology-Curology formula
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