Best Facial Sunscreen!!
elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 💗 If I even go outside in the summer for 10 minutes I will burn. I’m so fair and sensitive that the sun HATES me. This is one of the only sunscreens that WORKS. Not only does it work but it feels great, works all day, and doesn’t have a chemical smell. This is what I’ve dreamed of having for a facial sunscreen. The price may feel like a lot but it lasts a really long time and I use it every single day.
elta md SKINCARE-UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46
💗 IYOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi 💗 Honestly one of my favorite creams. I have dry and sensitive skin and my skin absolutely loves this! It’s worked like a miracle. My skin is moisturized without breaking me out. I highly recommend this to anyone with dry skin!
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi
How I Try To Get My Face Egghead Smooth! 🥰🥰
If you’re like me, then you’ve tried so many methods to remove facial hair and are still hoping to find the best one. I will list the 4 methods I’ve used in hopes of helping you find the one that suits you best! 1) Waxing: For this, I use Nad’s facial wax strips. Very easy to use where you remove the hair using these already waxed fabric pads and it has oil-soaked pads that you wipe your face with afterwards. It does make my face a bit red after using it but the hair does take a while until it grows back. However I do notice that it appears to come out a bit coarser than before which is not something pleasant to see on your face. 2) Shaving: Next up we have shaving! I use the eyebrow razors from Tinkle for this after I watched something online on how they remove peach fuzz from the face and also exfoliate by removing dead skin. I can attest to that as after using it my face feels like a baby’s bottom and it’s lovely. My face doesn’t get red or swollen after using it which is always a plus side! However, after the hair starts growing back it does seem a lot coarser and sometimes my face starts getting pimples because of ingrown hairs. 3) Hair Removal Cream: For this I use Nair Hair Remover Cream. You apply this to your face and after waiting for around 10 minutes you remove the cream using a damp warm washcloth. The idea of hair removal cream is pretty much like that of shaving, meaning it does not remove the hair from the roots, which usually also ends up making my hair grow coarser. But this is a very easy product to use and it could be helpful in situations where you don’t have time to do the other treatments. 4) Threading! I left my favorite method last! Threading has always been my favorite facial hair removal method, and its only problem is that it is a bit difficult and I am yet to master its technique and so I get it done at the salon. It removes hair from the root and the hair comes out thinner. There are usually no ingrown hairs and even though my face gets a bit red and sensitive after using it, I just wipe it with some rosewater and it calms down after 30 minutes or so. My favorite thing about threading is that it takes a lot of time for the hair to grow back and it gives a nice glow. There are many methods for facial hair remover and I always suggest that you see which one suits your face the best. Good luck!
Dry/Dehydrated Skin Routine
Sometimes when I use too many clay masks or skip my skincare routine a few times (hey, life happens) my skin can get super dehydrated. In those instances, I like to use a simple, but effective routine to infuse hydration into my skin. This can be used at any time, and I do it whenever I need to (if my skin is super dry, I’ll even do this a few days in a row). Step 1 – Cleanse fresh - Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash I always start with a cleanser, and the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is my favorite. It is very gentle, and effective. It has a light cucumber scent, which doesn’t bother me at all, I quite like it. I find that when my skin is dry, it tends to overproduce oils, so I like to cleanse it well, but I also want to make sure my cleanser isn’t stripping my skin. Step 2 – Hydrating Mist YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha I have a lot of face mists that I filter between, but this YTTP Adaptogen Mist is my current favorite/go-to. This one is very hydrating and soothing and gives an extra layer of hydration before I go in for my hydrating mask. Because hydrating masks usually form an occlusive later over your skin, using a mist before will give an extra boost of hydration. Step 3 – Hydrating/Soothing Mask BIODERMA - Sensibio Mask If my skin is feeling both stressed and dehydrated, I like to go for this Bioderma Mask as it is so soothing and also makes my skin feel plump. This has a super simple formulation that is fragrance free with very hydrating ingredients, so it always does the trick for my skin!
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha
All my fave serums
It’s been one ENTIRE month of using the revolution serums and it’s time for my thoughts! ——— In order of most fave to least fave: 1) 10% niacinamide + 1% zinc ($7, 1oz) - Used 2x daily, I relied on this to control my bacterial acne, and it did. When I went off Curology, I had a few red bumps which this serum helped to calm. It definitely reduced my oil production. It’s the stickiest out of the group, and depending what oil you put on top, it MAY pill. But, I loved it and am almost out! 2) 5% lactic acid + hyaluronic acid ($7, 1oz) - A mild exfoliator, perfect for those starting with acids. It’s not sticky and layers well. I love the added HA and feel it does a good job layering in hydration. 3) 30% AHA + BHA peeling solution ($10, 1oz) - Used 10-15min 1x a week, so 4x last month. My skin can handle a strong acid, so this was perfect for me when I needed extra exfoliation. A little goes a long way. Definitely a staple now! 4) 5% caffeine + hyaluronic acid undereye serum ($10, 1oz) - Used 2x a day under eye cream. Sadly I don’t think this helped my dark circles, but it does provide instant hydration and reduces puffiness. Not sticky and layers well. While I love layering, I don’t feel this is necessary, but I’m extra af so I don’t mind lol. 5) EGF skin conditioning serum ($14, 1oz) - EGF is a protein that naturally occurs in the skin. Tbh, I didn’t use this much because I use other hydrating and firming products. However, that’s not to say I didn’t like it - it worked well. I just didn’t use it consistently enough. 6) Superfruit extract antioxidant serum primer ($14, 1oz) - This didn’t impress me, and I prefer other primers for my oily skin. It has fragrance and mica listed on the top of the list before any of the antioxidants. Dry skin people may enjoy this! 7) Rosehip seed oil gold elixir ($14, 1oz) - If you are looking for pure rosehip seed oil, don’t pick this up. The ingredients won’t do much for your skin. I already have a rosehip oil Iove, so I didn’t use this. Overall, I was pleased and would say this was a success!
REVOLUTION-Blemish and Pore Refining Serum - 10% Niacinamide + 1% Zinc
Why I think this product is well worth the hype
laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow I think most of us have heard or used the Laura Mercier translucent powder. I’ve used this for years but never really questioned how good it really is because I used it so often. Recently, I’ve tried a few other powders, namely the Maybelline Fit me loose powder and I came to realize how good this really is! Firstly, I think this product is great for all skin types. I’ve seen people with dry skin use this with great results and for me with oily skin, I love it as well. Something that it worth noting is that I had to learn how to use this properly. The whole baking trend really kicked off a few years ago and everyone was dousing their faces in a thick layer of powder. That process worked well with this powder, but it no longer works for me. It made my underyes crease and look incredibly dry. Bow, I use this very sparingly on the underyee area with a wet sponge and dab it into the skin. I occasionally do bake in between my eyebrows because I get super oily there. With that process in mind, this is really the best powder for it. What makes this special is that it doesn’t dry out the skin or look cakey. It’s just fine enough to look smooth and airbrushed on the skin. Applying this sparingly, I haven’t had an issue with it caking up throughout the day. That’s not something I can say about every powder. For $39, this is an investment. But I think if you have the means to purchase this, you can make it last a really long time and make it work for you and your skin needs.
laura mercier-Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
5 Toners for Every Dry Skin Personality
1. Dry and acne-prone looking for firmer skin. The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Not a toner for the weak and sensitive, TO’s Glycolic Acid Toner is a great option if you want to seriously minimize pores, reduce acne and brighten skin. My skin personally feels sensitized when I use it in the AM so be sure to layer extra SPF if you are a daytime wearer. I prefer this in a PM routine when I want to take a break from other actives/acids. 2. Dry and looking for soft, dewy skin. I'm from - Rice Toner I love this toner when I want soft, supple skin. It leaves an appropriate layer of hydrating shine on my face when I want that quick “glass” skin look. Keeps my skin feeling dewy for a few hours so I will reapply in the afternoon when I feel dried out again. Because the ingredients are mostly humectants, I love layering it under serums that contain a lot of actives like Vit C and retinol! 3. Dry and struggling with dullness. GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Brightening Toner This is a true ingredient-minded toner and my absolute favorite way of sneaking niacinamide into my skincare routine. This toner really acts as a 3 in 1 package with niacinamide, vit C and arbutin. I use this in the AM and PM, under both acidic and milder serums. May be too sensitizing for some. It’s an appropriate amount of hydrating, which I appreciate! 4. Dry and wanting a toner that acts as a lotion. ROVECTIN - Rovectin Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion This toner claims to have 7 different types of hylauronic acid, kind of like Hado Labo’s toner lotion. I like that it’s scent-free but it definitely lacks a wow factor. I would only recommend if you’re looking for a two step routine with “toner” and an additional moisturizer only. 5. Dry and looking for a toner to layer under makeup/serums. dear, klairs - Supple Preparation Facial Toner This was my go-to toner for years. Faintly lavender-scented, this toner is hydrating and not intense at all. It’s great for layering under actives and makeup.
The Ordinary-Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
Acids For Skincare, The Most Comprehensive Guide
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