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Manuka Honey will SAVE your skin!
This is only a month side by side! For some background knowledge my skin barrier got extremely damaged after trying to oil cleanse using the DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil and Lip Cream Gift Set Which completely ended up breaking out my skin! My skin isn’t usually acne prone or anything but it completely blocked my pores. So obviously after freaking out. I tried using a ton of different products and nothing helped. In fact I made matters worse. I tried using curology I tried using Cerave products and even some Farmacy products. I literally tried everything under the sun. 🚨 Also take in mind my skin has been pretty much always pretty good never flawless but pretty much no acne ever! So this was a complete shock! 🚨 UNTIL! Manuka Honey was a GOD SEND PEOPLE!!!! (No exaggeration!) Manuka honey is well known for its medicinal properties particularly its wound healing properties. It’s also known to balance the ph in your skin, hydrate and fight acne plus it can also exfoliate and help with hyperpigmentation! Not only can it help with exterior factors like your skin but it can also help with internal factors like your gut health, or if you have strep throat. Basically it’s like your ✨magic potion✨ all in 1!! ❤️ MANUKA HONEY IS ALSO HYRAM APPROVED! ❤️ My skin routine is now extremely simple and is for those who have sensitive skin like myself and cannot handle oils on their face but still need something hydrating. My skin routine: Morning Wash off my honey mask from the night before with just water (cold preferably) COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Awesome if you have a disrupted moisture barrier or need some extra plumpness to your routine plus it makes your skin glow with your moisturizer and gives lots of hydration while fighting hyperpigmentation CeraVe - Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 For Normal To Oily Skin Great because it not only moisturizes your skin but it also has SPF to protect it, while giving you the benefits of niacinamide and is oil free! Great for sensitive skin!! Night LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser I love this cleanser! This is now my #1 go to 100%! Not only is it hydrating just enough! But it’s so gentle and gets rid of your makeup which is always a plus! And it doesn’t break you out while giving you those great benefits like niacinamide! ✨🍯 UMF 15+ Manuka Honey: I wear straight up honey as a Face mask overnight (Sleep with it on) and wash it off in the morning. (Super simple) 🍯 ✨ This is what absolutely changed everything for my skin. If u can only afford 1 product get Manuka honey with a UMF factor of AT LEAST 10+ i have the 15+ but 10+ will work just as amazing! This will go along way and get rid of basically any problems with your skin.
COSRX-Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
Damaged Skin Barrier + Closed comedones breakout
I could NOT stop breaking out nothing was working for my skin To give you some background info I’ve only very recently had problems with my skin. I’ve never had issues with acne and it all started with oil cleansing. I didn’t know I had sensitive skin until I began oil cleansing. That was only the beginning of the out of control spiral my skin routine had. I tried finding a solution everywhere and tried a ton of different products. Including curology too and that’s when it got worse! In the midst of trying to find a solution I ended up damaging my skin barrier like crazy. I have never broken out like that. My skin consistently felt tight. I thought I had a hormonal issue or that my skin was acne prone. In reality my skin just did better with low maintenance I didn’t need to add crazy products or actives. I started incorporating Manuka honey a natrual ingredient that has a lot of skin benefits. healthline.com/health/manuka-honey-for-acne Before: CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin Gentle but wayy to drying for my face. I don’t recommend it to anyone who has dry skin. Or suffering from a damaged moisture barrier. Curology - Curology formula I was not a fan of this because it broke out my skin more but it honestly was probably due to the condition of my skin. Azelaic Acid 4% Clindamycin 1% Zinc Pyrithione 0.25% CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream This was a good cream except I felt like I was getting open comedones but again could have been due to my skin being at a poor state. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • After finding out I had a damaged moisture barrier (NOW) Pm: 🌙 LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser THIS!!!! Ladies and Gentlemen. Oh. My. Gosh. This has been by far the best product I’ve used to wash my face. It doesn’t make me skin feel right and it washes right off. It doesn’t make my skin feel like I still have product and I love it. It has a lot of nice ingredients too and super gentle! #Kiva Health Food - Kiva Raw Manuka Honey[products]#[FiveStars] I leave this on all night and it has worked AMAZING! This helped balance my skins ph is getting rid of acne scars and fight the extremely stubborn acne! (What got rid of the issue) Am: 🌞 All I do is rinse my face and add moisturizer and my essence that’s it I don’t do anything else! COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence This is a great essence to lock in moisture while fighting gently acne and lightning those pesky dark spots! CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 I didn’t love this before but it was because my face was SO DRY! But now it’s great and it’s oil free! Highly recommend if you want a moisturizer with SPF. This helped dark spots too (hyperpigmentation) so they wouldn’t get darker and lighten them up.
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
Closed comedones breakout
BACKSTORY: A few weeks ago I had no idea what was going on because my skin has never broken out before! I’ve practically had pretty clear skin all of my life. WHAT HAPPENED?? : I’m 22 now and I tried out oil cleansing to clear out my black heads... worst. mistake. of my life. It completely broke me out into tiny little bumps that were skin colored and it was gross genuinely gross. When I would wash my face or run my fingers on my face it was bumpy practically everywhere. Specifically my t zone forehand was minimal, cheeks around my nose, around my mouth and chin. My skin was super textured everywhere. Then BOOM!!! 💥 my face exploded into a ton of pimples one after the other it seemed like it was never going to get better. One would heal and 3 new ones would pop up. I tried everything underneath the sun. I had many breakdowns and breakouts! My skin is finally getting better and could not be more thankful!!!! WHAT BROKE ME OUT: DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil and Lip Cream Gift Set - This is really just is not for everyone. ROUTINE: CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin - The only reason I’m giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I find it drying but it’s been helping a lot!! #Dr. Eddie’s - Happy Cappy[products]#[FiveStars] - This contains zinc pyrthione which helps so much with acne, closed comedones, fungal acne and it’s a shampoo for babies so i found it to be really gentle on the skin CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 - again I didn’t find it to be super moisturizing, but it’s okay I need to find something non comedogenic that will help my stay hydrated. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MY SKIN TYPE: I stripped down to the basics and just for reference I have comboish skin (oilier T zone, dry/normal everywhere else) although lately it’s been more dry since I started moisturizing which is odd but really I need to find a better moisturizer. **** These pictures were taken 6 days apart **** 📷 September 9th - September 15th I hope someone finds this helpful ❤️ if they have experienced an oil cleansing disaster like I did
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
PLEASE HELP! I don’t know what I’m doing wrong!
I started using the DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil and Lip Cream Gift Set late June in order to get rid of my black heads. And it worked until the rest of my face was covered in little bumps. It was absolutely awful and gross. It was like every single pore on my skin was filled with something. My skin is not typically like this as you can see, the picture on the left is what my skin usually looks like. After I stopped using the cleanser I looked up at how to get rid of these bumps. And it worked but now I’m trying to get rid of these pimples and I don’t know what to do! I’ve tried everything under the sun. My skin is pretty sensitive. I really need help if anyone can give me some suggestions or anything I would greatly appreciate it ❤️ I really don’t know what I’m doing wrong because I’ve seriously tried everything I still have some left over bumps but not nearly like before. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • My skin routine (BEFORE) DHC cleanser Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser - kind of drying but gentle ST. Ives - Acne Control Face Scrub With Salicylic Acid - I know people hate this one but it helped my skin i’ve been using it since I was 14 I’m 22 now. MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater - I like this one but it’s also really drying on me because of alcohol in it. These are the only things I would use on my face before. And would only wash my face 3 to 4 times a week. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • My skin routine (NOW) AM: CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin - kind of drying to my face CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 - not too moisturizing and really thick PM: CeraveCeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin Or alternate with CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser - trying this one out to see if it helps. FARMACY - Deep Sweep - I love this one so much more than the paulas choice I feel like this is really gentle on the skin CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin - Really hydrating ——————————————————————————————— I’ve been trying to be pretty simple not too complex or introduce too many new things I’ve also tried applying aloe Vera from the plant itself
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
🍵 green tea works!! for dark circles
I've had struggles with insomnia since I was a kid. At one point, I accepted my dark circles. But sometimes, making yourself look healthier can make you FEEL better. And that's important. When you lose sleep, your skin gets paler, & your blood vessels dilate. So thin, pale skin + bigger vessels = dark under eyes. The 1st solution is to sleep more. But the 2nd works really well for our off days! 🍃 GREEN TEA TREATMENT 🍃 I was skeptical of this at first. But it WORKS. In the first pic (above), I had gotten 4 hours of sleep. In the after (below) pic, I had done a green tea bag soak. Tutorial : Soak two tea bags in water in your refrigerator. I left mine overnight. Try to use pure green tea. I used the #Twinings - Green Tea[products]#[FiveStars] Take the bags, squeeze excess water, and apply them over your eyes. Leave a little water so it can get snug on your eyes (like a blanket). I put the thick end on my under eye, and fit the top part on my upper lid. Both are important to reduce dark circles. Remove after 15 minutes. And that's it! Your eyes will look less red, and you'll feel more awake. I know the process is long- so it's not ideal for when you're in a rush. But it's also very anti-anxiety. My facial muscles felt relaxes, and the redness was 75% gone. My skin felt tighter (in a good way) for a few hours. 🍂TESTING ANOTHER METHOD🍂 I wanted to try a quick under eye cream for days where I only have a minute. So I tried the PACIfICA - Rose Jelly Beauty Sleep Undereye Gel In the 4th pic, the top is me before, and the bottom is me after. What I did: Leave it in the fridge over night In the morning, rub the product in (using the glass beads to massage the eyes). Sadly, the difference was minimal. It made me feel relaxed, but I wonder if I should have used more of the gel / kept the cooling beads on longer. 🧪 INGREDIENTS BREAKDOWN 🧪 I think green tea worked better because I kept it on (and cold) so long. It has a high concentrate of caffeine and ECGC. Both constrict blood vessels, and reduce inflammation. The Pacifica product has caffeine, too. But its first ingredient is witch hazel (reduces swelling). It also has caffeine, rose extract (reduces lines), and blue tansy (soothes irritation). All these are helpful to target dark circles, but maybe they're not potent enough. And the tube is small, so I don't want to use too much of it. On the plus side, it kept my under eyes moisturized all day. So I'll still take it for on the go. But if you REALLY need to look awake for a Zoom meeting or appointment? Green tea is the way to go!
PACIfICA-Rose Jelly Beauty Sleep Undereye Gel
My Holy Grail Lip Treatments👄
My lips are always cracked, dry, and flakey. I spent 28 years after trying so many products from drugstore to high-end thinking no lip treatment would ever actually fix the problems. Recently I’ve found these two products from fresh as a perfect combo and saves my live! And I was surprising to find out that over time it actually heals those cracks, and fixes the dryness fresh - Sugar Wonder Drops Lip Primer + fresh - Sugar Lip Polish Exfoliator The texture is a thick liquid that is absorbed by the lips after being evenly applied to the upper lip. Better than lipstick, you won't feel sticky on your lips, and it's a better base for your lipstick enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants. This is a leave-on lip treatment that soothes and gently exfoliates for smoother, more supple lips. It goes on super easy and I was surprised by how little you need to cover your lips. A little definitely goes a long way! Scrub: How to use it: 2 to 3 times a week. I normally apply it with bare fingers, and then gently rub it and kind of do a message on my lips in circular motions. I found it works even better when you apply a hot towel on top of the lips. Wait for a while (around 3 minutes), let the warm vapor to soften the skin. Then wash it off. Finish up with a moisturizing lipstick or Vaseline. My feelings: the skin on my lips often has cracked skin which then peels before, especially during Autumn and Winter. I tried these 2 products together, for 4 weeks. it did a good job apparent, my lips do feel moisturized and more pumped. Overall, Amazing Products!I noticed after the first night I woke up with lips that were soft, supple, hydrated and actually happy. I also saw that their were plump.
fresh-Sugar Lip Polish Exfoliator