Nighttime Routine and Skin Journey
Hey everyone! Just wanted to talk about my routine at the moment and my skincare journey. I started having acne my sophomore year of college and it became exponentially worse. After trying numerous prescribed and over the counter creams, gels, and pills, I started on Accutane. I was on this HORRIBLE prescription for about 8 months and experienced terrible symptoms. My acne cleared and dark spots diminished. During this time, and some time after, I was using Cerave face wash and cream twice a day. The cream would often burn upon application due to the sad state of my dehydrated skin When I started to move for work (multiple places with various climates) my acne came back about 80% full force. I tried more creams and purchased the Clarisonic cleansing brush which made my acne worse. At this point, I’m 193730% done with ingesting chemicals and smearing them on my face. I’ve transitioned to all natural/Vegan products and noticed a huge difference: my skin is no longer dry/tight and it feels healthier. This being said, I still have the majority of my breakouts. The three pictures after my products were taken a week(ish) ago and the last picture was when I had next to no acne (post accutane and pre work travel). After using all natural/low waste products by Meow Meow Tweet (a brand I love) I’m looking to mix it up again (with other low waste/ethical/all natural brands and products). Recently my night time routine is the following Face wash: raw honey (wet face and apply about 1 tsp of honey and rub into face like you would any other face wash then rinse) meow meow tweet - GERANIUM PALMAROSA Face Toner I like this product: the smell is nice, it’s refreshing, and I think its helped my skin some. I don’t know that I’m obsessed, I’m definitely open to other toners. meow meow tweet - JUNIPER CARROT SEED face oil I actually do LOVE this product. It’s super moisturizing and has most definitely played a role in fixing my dry skin to feel more nourished and healthy. It leaves a nice glow and isnt greasy or sticky. Absorbs really well and has a wonderful smell. AMAZING. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask honestly, I don’t get the hype over this product. It makes me break out and I’ve tried to give it a month+ to see if there is something more to be gained from this product. It has a nice smell and luxurious texture. One of the reasons I keep it in my routine is because of its vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, among other wonderful things, I don’t get from my other products meow meow tweet - SPOT SERUM LOVE. This product is awesome. It works great for my cystic acne. The downside is it doesn’t do much for my smaller pimples or blackhead/whiteheads. It also runs out fairly quickly for the price. Let me know what products work for you!
meow meow tweet-GERANIUM PALMAROSA Face Toner
Best night time mask EVER
Hi everyone ☺️ Are you making it through quarantine okay? It’s a little weird, but there’s one thing that has been boosting my mood up and it has been glowing clear skin. If you haven’t heard about YTTP already then please take notes and add this to your cart! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask THE BEST HYDRATING GLOWING MASK EVER. In today’s modern terms, this mask SLAPS. This mask really works. It has and continues to brighten my dark spots and overall tone, help my severely dry skin, and most importantly give me glowing and clear skin! This made such a difference in my skin and gave me such a beautiful glow that my boyfriend started to tell me I was glowing every morning when I woke up. So TYSM youth to the people for this amazing mask. Let me break it down for you: + creamy + buttery luxury RICH texture. + made with Hyaluronic Acid and squalene to boost moisture + vitamin c to firm and brighten skin + maqui, a dense fruit, fights against free radicals and skin stressors. + smells really good (IMO) + a little goes a long way. + sustainable packaging. + gives you glowing, even, clear skin. * PRO TIP apply it to your severely dry hands and thank me laterrrr. My only down side is that this mask is so rich that I don’t need a lot and it’s hard to finish, but is that really a bad thing? You get your moneys worth. - it takes some time to absorb into the skin, but that’s why I don’t over do it with how much I apply. Also on the negative, but not so negative is the PRICE $48.... yes it hurts my bank account thinking about it, but it is very worth it. If you read my whole review, thank you AND IF U JUST SKIPPED 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Buy this if u want glowing skin and less pimples.
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask
Are you wishing and willing it to be Spring every second of the day like I am?!?! I’m so over the cold weather and missing the sunshine like you can’t even imagine! After catching myself daydreaming about our trip to Mexico today I was reminded how much I love these @supergoop goodies that the lovely @erinmeskers sent me before our vacation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Glow Oil SPF 50 was my go-to for legs and is perfect for protecting while accentuating my tan (sunless of course). The Glow Stick SPF 50 is so convenient for travel and quick touchups, plus it makes my cheekbones pop! PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 30 was perfect for full-body coverage and I appreciate that it’s fast-absorbing, non-greasy, water and sweat-resistant. Supergoop! - Glow Stick SPF 50 Supergoop! - Glow Oil SPF 50 Mini Supergoop! - PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 30 with Sunflower Extract ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now my new faves are of course the highly-touted Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 and the new Bright-Eyed 100% Mineral Eye Cream SPF 40! Unseen Sunscreen truly is totally invisible, weightless, and makes THE perfect primer under my beloved @Kosas Tinted Face Oil. I can’t even tell you how many compliments I received on my skin throughout that trip and I owe it all to the combo! And Bright-Eyed is such a great option for anyone’s daytime routine because it not only provides UV protection but also helps to shield your eye area from the aging effects of blue light. This formula really brightens my eye area and helps reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines (which I definitely need). It also layers beautifully under concealer for you daily makeup wearers. Love the finish of both of these and they’ve officially made it to my must-have list. Can’t wait to try the new Glow Screen illuminating spf because I live for that glow!✨ Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Supergoop! - Bright-Eyed 100% Mineral Eye Cream SPF 40
Supergoop!-Bright-Eyed 100% Mineral Eye Cream SPF 40
This baby is a dream to put on my skin! Yes it is a chemical sunscreen but I personally like those a lot better, not heavy on my skin and is clear so doesn’t leave a white cast. This is perfect for a girl on the go! Slap a coat on and you’re good! 5/5 love supergoop unseen sunscreen
Supergoop!-Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40
I’m finally ready to drop the full low down to help you find the best sunscreen for you (bc if you aren’t wearing your SPF, it’s TIME TO START)⠀ ⠀ • the best for wearing under makeup: Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 (chemical) is amazing for full face days bc it doubles as a primer! Velvet matte finish, no white cast (it’s clear!) and also doesn’t have that sunscreen scent ⠀ • the best for dry skin: PETER THOMAS ROTH - Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion (chemical) is thick and contains ceramides and aloe for hydration. Initial white cast at first application, but this lotion absorbs quickly and gives a healthy glow✨⠀ • the best to protect your eyelids: my long time faveORIGINS - A Perfect World SPF 20 Age-Defense Eye Cream with White Tea (SPF 20, mineral) I mean why don’t all eye creams have SPF?? With skin in the eye area being the thinnest, it definitely needs protection and this one is great for also providing anti-aging benefits ⠀ • the best for running errands: PETER THOMAS ROTH - Max Mineral Naked Broad Spectrum SPF 45 UVA/UVB Protective Lotion for those days you want a little tint and radiant finish to get that sh*t done. The tint combats white cast and also blurs for no makeup days⠀ • the best for reapplication: Supergoop! - Supergoop! x Rebecca Taylor Setting Mist (SPF 50) is the most delightful sunscreen experience you will ever have I PROMISE. It’s cooling, refreshing, and settings your makeup. win win win.⠀⠀ ⠀ Final note: PETER THOMAS ROTH - Instant Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Sunscreen this was a miss for me as the bristles are pokey and shed everywhere and it is hard to get any powder out. ⠀
ORIGINS-A Perfect World SPF 20 Age-Defense Eye Cream with White Tea
Some of my Favourite Sunscreens
#sunscreensaturday reminder that the best anti-aging and anti-hyperpigmentation product you can use is sunscreen. UV rays worsen hyperpigmentation and stress skin, causing photo-aging that prematurely ages skin. Here are some sunscreen recommendations: • Supergoop! - CC Cream Daily Correct Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen is going to be good for folks that won’t wear solitary SPF, instead preferring augmented makeup or moisturizers. CC Cream is a medium-coverage color-corrector and mineral sunscreen. It covers hyperpigmentation and acne very well, and didn’t clog my pores, but I personally prefer a more sheer coverage. It runs on the light side so I would go a shade darker- I should have gotten Medium and I wear G6/G7 in Glossier Skin Tint. • Supergoop! - Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40 PA+++ is another mineral sunscreen, this time very lightly pink-hued and sheer. This leaves no white cast and brightens my skin nicely, contains antioxidants, and leaves a glowy finish that doesn’t look greasy. This is probably my second favourite sunscreen! Wonderful for sensitive skin. • Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40 is a favourite of many oily/combo skin folks, including me on days I feel I went too heavy with my moisturizer. It subtly corrects the complexion, blurring enlarged pores and minor blemishes. It’s a wonderful pre-makeup SPF, though the silicone feel makes it specifically a primer SPF for me • DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 is another mineral sunscreen, loaded with antioxidants and perfect for those with dry or normal skin. I do find it too heavy for summer use, but it’s heaven-sent in fall and winter for keeping my skin happy in blustery winds. I haven’t ever noticed a white cast and it doesn’t clog my pores. • PAULA'S CHOICE - YOUTH-EXTENDING DAILY HYDRATING FLUID SPF 50 is my new favourite sunscreen, and is a chemical sunscreen. It is packed with antioxidants, doesn’t clog pores, leaves a healthy satin finish, wears well under makeup, leaves no white cast, and -best of all- feels so, so light on the skin. It honestly feels more like a serum than a sunscreen to me, making me more likely to reapply throughout the day versus my usual spray sunscreen reapplication. I would recommend this for any skin type!
Supergoop!-100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40