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
Dec. 28, 2020
RachaelpmI've been doing a raw honey face mask for 20 minutes or so every morning and it has helped tremendously. I always wanted to try Manuka honey instead but wasn't sure if it would make a huge difference, what do you think? Raw or Manuka?
Dec. 29, 2020·1 like
SharonAngelineI think you should definitely give it a try Manuka honey is a bit different than raw honey and because it’s the only type of honey that is used for wound healing in medicinal practice. And has scientific evidence that has proved to speed up the healing process. So it could potentially help you speed along the process especially because it contains antibacterial, antiviral and and antioxidant properties that helps fight acne! I think you would honestly love it ❤️ just make sure it’s Raw Manuka Honey and has a UMF of 10+ or higher
Dec. 29, 2020·1 like
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new skin faves
these are just 2 products in my current routine but these are my ride or dies! starting with the PACIfICA - Cosmic Hemp Balancing Face Wash im on my 2nd bottle of this stuff! it's not drying at all, smells nice and leaves my face feeling clean but not stripped. it's 10 dollars which isn't bad! it contains hemp seed oil which I have found to help keep my skin soft. Fourth Ray - Strawberry Face Milk I also have the coconut one! from colourpop's skin care line, fourth ray beauty, the face milks are perfect for me, as an oily skinned gal, for lightweight moisture that's super effective! it's winter where I am and these usually do the trick! I also keep my skin super hydrated to begin with so that may help so keep that in mind. I got these from ulta, they cost $14 each but I got a sale for buy one get one 40% off. I'm definitely going to repurchase these little gems 💎 when I run out! next up for skin care review... currently trying COSRX - 2 in 1 Poreless Power Liquid and COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence so I will update on that in about 2 weeks or so! thanks for reading. you're beautiful 😍 have a great day 😘
🧼Rebuilding My Moisture Barrier💧🤍
It’s always a balancing act when it comes from skincare. 😅 at least for me! Haha 💧I’ve had adult acne and have acne-primed skin, so when it comes to finding the right products that don’t over-strip my skin but also keep my breakouts & acne under control...you could say it’s been a journey! 💧If you saw one of my recent posts about my retinol breakout 😪 I’m back to familiar territory aka flaky, dry, inflamed skin aka my moisture barrier is damaged. And with the colder months, I’ve been spending more time trying to repair it. 💧These are some of the products that have been helping me: 🧴COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence : I recently purchased this essence and have really loved the effects. I use it after cleansing and find that it helps when I use it when my skin is still damp! It’s made my skin so soft & since it’s an essence, it allows for my other products to penetrate deeper into my skin. I will say, for those who are not really familiar with essences (especially this one), many often have a gel-like texture that isn’t super typical in some products (slightly sticky & for this one, slimy). 🧴CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin : my tried and true!!! I’ve been layering this product on, especially at night after the essence. Day or night, this lotion is a must-have in my book. It doesn’t feel oily on my skin and the hyalauronic acid is such a bonus since this an ingredient that helps draw in moisture into the skin. 🧴Krave - The Beet Shield : WORTH THE HYPE! Love Krave Beauty and I LOVE the Beet Shield. The texture is amazing, super light and dried down pretty quickly without a white cast. It makes me WANT to put on sunscreen and not just feel like I NEED to. 〰️After cutting back on the steps in my routine, and feeling& seeing results, I’ve been reintroducing these products for gentler exfoliation!〰️ 🧼CLARISMA - Cali Dreaming Cream Daily Moisturizer : the Clarisma moisturizer is super light and something I’ll typically wear during the day. It’s gentle and I like to wear it on days I’m inside especially since it is a lighter moisturizer and when I’m outside in the cold, I prefer something heavier. 🧼CLARISMA - Malibu Blush Exfoliating Scrub : the most gentle exfoliator! The exfoliating scrub isn’t at all like other physical exfoliants. The Luffa fruit breaks down when you use it so no micro tears with this one. The enzymes used also provide such a gentler exfoliation unlike most harsh acids. It also doesn’t cause hyperpigmentation, which I’ve experienced in the past with acids. 🏹Let me know what’s helped you with repairing or protecting your moisture barrier! 🤍
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
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
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My Current AM Routine
I feel like my routine is always changing due to purchasing new products to try and review, however here is my current AM routine. HOLI FROG - Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash (fragrence free) I've only just recently started using this, but I will say I like this one. I find it similar to LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser Holifrog is a little more hydrating since it feels like a lotion than a cleanser. The La Roche cleanser is a good dupe if you need something a little cheaper and at the convince stores. If you have dry skin I highly recommend Holifrog, but if you have normal to oily skin and are just experiencing some sensitivity (like your skin barrier) then I would go with La Roche. COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence (fragrence free) I really enjoy this product because I feel like I am getting a good size value for the price. It also doesn't feel any different than any other HA essence or serum that I've tried (one being a very expensive one). Krave - Great Barrier Relief (fragrence free) This guy is definitely my holy Grail and I have reviewed it before. I use it daily due to my dry skin, but if you have normal to oily skin I definitely recommend having this on hand especially if you like to try new products and if it possibly irritates you or if you over do actives. PETER THOMAS ROTH - Potent-C Vitamin C Power Serum (fragrence free) I've also done a review already on this one. It is very potent and has a stable form of vit C, however unless you are trying to severely even out skin tone or remove dark spots, I would not spend the money. It is definitely pricey (almost $100). If you really need the potency of this product, then go ahead. Otherwise if you are just looking to fix minor issues/use it to go along with your spf, I'd go with a cheaper (still stable) product likeTHE inkey LIST - Vitamin C Serum 30ml(I have not personally tried this inkey list product, but have heard good things about it's ingredients as well as being a reasonable price) FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream (fragrence free) I am really enjoying this new product. It is a step up fromCeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream which I also love for the simplicity and price value, but this one has even more soothing ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal. I like to use this in the morning because it doesn't make my face overly shiny before I head out the door and it also goes well under make up (with a primer of course) #Deoproce - Hyaluronic Cooling Sun Gel spf 50[products]#[FourStars] (NOT fragrence free) I just recently bought this sunscreen and it is my first Korean spf. I love how easily it goes on and it gives me enough glow without looking greasy. My complaint would be that it's not fragrence free, but I'm happy it got me started. Next I'll likely try Krave - The Beet ShieldorTHANK YOU FARMER - Sun Project Water Sun Cream
Dry, redness prone, sensitive skin
Hi everyone :) Since I can remember I’ve dealt with dry and sensitive skin. My skin is always red to some level. I’ve been to dermatologists in the past and they always said it was something I would grow out of. I’m 27 and while my skin has improved over time, I still have a lot of redness. I was never told that I have rosacea, but I’m pretty that’s what I’m dealing with! Wondering if anyone has any suggestions for products that might help? While my current routine works well for my skin, I’m curious to see if there’s anything else I could incorporate to help with my redness. Thanks in advance!
My Acne Skincare Routine - Results in 4 Days✨
I have always struggled with dry skin + acne since I was 18 and the moment I saw significant results on my acne, I knew that the only way I could find the one product to work on my skin type is if I get myself educated and open to trying out new things even if I think it won’t work since I am acne-prone. SWIPE LEFT TO SEE MY RESULTS: I started taking photos of myself to keep track of what I’ve been using that I can’t see by looking in the mirror everyday! (PRO TIP) So, I’m so glad to finally share this for everyone to keep in mind when trying out products and hopefully it will encourage you to try it out for yourself. Of course you need to do your research but hey, skincare is all about trial and error right? At least now you know what you don’t know! Here’s a sneak peak of my acne skincare routine👇🏼 DAILY AM & PM ROUTINE: Cetaphil - Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser ￼1 squeeze + to gentle cleanse my sensitive skin The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% ￼2 drops + for extra and clear overall imperfections The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ￼2-3 drops + bring hydration to my skin CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin ￼1 inch or fingertip size + to moisturize CeraVe - Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 For Normal To Oily Skin ￼half a pump + I use it as my sunscreen for anti-aging Benzagel - Acne Gel 5% ￼the reason why I got results in 4 days! Less is more due to concentration. I only applied on acne spots A few tips while using the products + keep in mind: ￼For each products, I wait 1 min each to let it seep in to my skin ￼applied by pressing the product on my skin to avoid premature aging ￼applied my moisturizer and sunscreen lifting upwards (never down or circular motion) and enough to disperse the product but not as much touching my skin, if that makes sense ￼I stopped picking my skin especially even if it was flaky! I had that habit for a couple of months which made my acne worst with marks before I tried the benzoly. So please take everyone’s advise on this! If you had to scratch your nose or you’re itchy, I usually just lightly press my fingernails on my skin. Weird but it helped to avoid irritation while I have my products on and if your hands are 100% clean, it won’t do anything + itch is gone! I hope you understood what I mean by pressing your fingernails ￼Consistency and discpline is key! I don’t know why people don’t include disciple because without it, consistency is nothing. It’s also like saying something you don’t mean ￼Notice that I include how much I used? Less is more and clearly, you can see the difference ￼Notice how I only took a photo on the left side of my face? That can only mean because of my pillow. Please change it! ￼Of course 4 days isn’t enough to get clear skin but it’s always a step closer to reach my goals so patience is also key!
My Skin Has Never Looked Better 🙌
So I haven’t done the let the app scan my face for flaws in a while so I figured why not do it right now? I was very surprised with my results. I knew that my skin was looking pretty good but over never had every category be green before! Here are the products I use: ￼ ￼CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin I use it daily every morning and I pat my face dry with a towel. ￼CeraVe - Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 For Normal To Oily Skin I use this product after my face has dried from being washed. I also will put it on at night if I feel like my face is dry or has some dry spots. ￼AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay I love using this. It makes my faces feel tight and soft. My sister and I use it once a week on Saturday night for a little “spa time” in our room. I just use water but I do wanna try it with the apple cider vinegar some day
New routine added Versed
I use to break out every time I washed my face but now I’ve been using a gel cleanser and a serum and my skin has never looked better. I mix my FAB moisturizer with the serum at night. In the morning I just wash with gel and apply serum by itself.VERSED - WASH IT OUT Gel Cleanser VERSED - HYDRATION STATION Booster With HA FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer
VERSED-HYDRATION STATION Booster With HA
Healing acne and leftover scarring
In high school, I never had problematic skin. It wasn’t until I became an adult that acne presented itself and it was everywhere. My forehead, chin, cheeks, neck, etc. I felt really ugly and would put makeup on to hide everything. I never left the house unless I had a full face. As silly as it sounds, it does put a toll on your mental health and self worth. After years of trying these products that promised me the world, I decided that I was going to go back to the basics and I started using 3 products. Yes, just 3 products. I used Cerave hydrating facial cleanser, zapzyt acne treatment gel and cerave daily moisturizing lotion. I really started to notice a huge difference with my acne cleaning up. From there, I slowly added active ingredients like the ordinary’s niacinamide and zinc as well as Sunday Riley’s Luna to help with my scarring as well as supergoop’s sunscreen. My skin is not perfect, but it has come a long way.
Birth Control Rebound Skin Savers
I resent it quit my birth control (the kyleena IUD) and my skin freaked out. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures but I started breaking out in hormonal acne and little bumps all over my chin and forehead. And here’s the routine that helped support my skin CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser I use this product morning and night to gently cleanse. I’d like to give this more stars but I’ve only been using it for about a month and I’m still not COMPLETELY converted. I love how hydrating and gentle it feels on the skin, it doesn’t damage my skins moisture barrier and I never feel stripped and tight after cleansing. However it doesn’t seem like it would work very well to remove an oil cleanser and additionally I feel like I need to cleanse longer when my skin is oily but since I mostly break out due to dryness I like it. CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin A classic holy grail for a reason. It’s super moisturizing, skin barrier friendly, doesn’t break me out and is just all around a great product. I use this morning and night The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution I use this every 2-3 days at night time to exfoliate. It helps get rid of texture and dark spots and works very well, however; it causes a bit of a tingling/stinging sensation since my skin is super sensitive but it goes away within a minute. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Combats sensitivity, and inflammation and helps sooth redness which is amazing for healing breakouts. I will say I’m sure it’s doing it’s job but you won’t see any drastic overnight differences COSRX - Natural BHA Skin Returning Emulsion The BHA and centella asiatica extract in this are an amazing combination for any acne or blackheads. This changed the appearance of the bumps on my forehead and chin overnight. It’s super gentle and feels great on the skin. This is one of my favourite products COSRX - Master Patch Combo Just like the BHA toner this product is amazing especially because I have the awful habit of picking my skin. These draw out all the hung and impurities and blend into the skin so much better than I thought they would. They also have a bit of a blueing effect on the spot so it hides the angry redness and they are even great for day wear. These get rid on any problem spots practically over night. Kiehl's - Super Fluid Daily UV Defense SPF 50+ Sunscreen is nonnegotiable for me especially because I’m so prone to dark spots. This one is super lightweight and doesn’t smell like sunscreen which is great but I think it’s a little over priced. It’s still a great product though FOREO - LUNA mini 2 This cleansing brush is amazing. I’ve been using it for 4 years and It helps clean out your pores and leaves your looking super dewy and fresh
The Ordinary-Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
Game Changers! 💞As An Oily Skin, These Products Changed My Skin...
For oily skin like mine, it is SO important to use the right products and the right techniques to get the best results! Having kept this in mind over the years, I have narrowed down my TOP THREE favorite products, of all time, in a list especially for you! The first product I am going to credit, is the L'ORÉAL - Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser. It is very refreshing for the face and has a great soothing effect. I like it mainly because it contains Salicylic acid, which helps in dissolving the type of skin debris that clogs pores and causes acne. With oily skin, clogged pores are ever so common, and anyone with oily skin can attest to this. But fear not! This product is AMAZING because the Salicylic acid in this micellar water can directly dissolve the plugs and I can literally feel the change after just a couple of uses! My pores become smaller and my skin has a smoother texture overall! I am not lying when I say the texture of my skin completely changed after a month of using this product! The second product that I HAVE to highlight, is a good moisturizer. With oily skin, you might feel that a moisturizer is not necessary, but I’m here to tell you that you NEED to moisturize! This is because other cleansing and toning products meant for oily skin usually do more than necessary, especially if you have make up on and need more than one go to get it off, and strip away the necessary oils from the face. I like to use the CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion as it moisturizes throughout the night and helps restore the protective skin barrier. It is also beneficial for acne prone skin. I’ve noticed that it completely removes all the smaller pimples and comedones and leaves my skin even all around. When I use this product, I KNOW that I will wake up the next morning with skin as soft as a baby’s! The last of my TOP 3, is a serum. I have been using ADVANCED CLINICALS - Tea Tree Oil! I use this serum on a clean face, then lock it in with a good moisturizer, which results in soft and beautiful skin. The oil is blended with Vitamin E Oil and Witch Hazel, both of which have worked miraculously for my skin. It took only about a week to reduce the redness and scarring on my skin, and now it has become a staple in my routine. If you have oily skin, I strongly recommend these products because they have been magical for me, and I’m sure that they will work well for you!
L'ORÉAL-Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser
My current skincare routine for oily skin
Hey beautiful people! I thought I would share my current skincare routine with everyone! I have been following this routine for a little over a month now and have really seen some positive results! **NOTE** - My routine is the same for AM and PM with the exception to the change in moisturizer and sunscreen. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser for Oily Skin I start with cleansing my skin with this cleanser. A little goes a long with this product as it foams really. I don’t feel much tightness on my skin after rinsing which is a great sign! PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator Next, I take this chemical exfoliator on a cotton round and sweep is all over my face and neck! This product is amazing. It reduced most of the hyperpigmentation on my cheeks. I am super super super impressed with this product! THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum Then I go in with this niacinamide serum which is amazing! I definitely prefer this formula over the one sold by The Ordinary as its less sticky and much thicker. CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 I use this moisturizer in the morning! Its honestly a great moisturizer that really hydrates the skin. However, because it has sunscreen it leaves a white cast on my face which is so obvious against my darker skintone. CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion I use this moisturizer in the evening! I absolutely love it! It has almost a gel like feel that feels hydrating and absorbs quickly without making my skin feel greasy. Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Face Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55 Lastly, I go on with applying this sunscreen on my face/neck/arms when i need the extra protection!
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
💕organization & how to move with skincare💕
I’m moving soon and figured I should share my current organization for my skincare. I share a bathroom and wanted a way to keep all of my products to one drawer but still be able to see and have easy access to everything. I got this clear organizer from TJ Maxx (I have another for my makeup products). It fits nicely in my drawer and I love that I am able to find and pick out a product quickly. As for my cleansers, they just kind of float around everywhere. I like to keep 1-2 in my shower and 1-2 next to my bathroom sink on the counter. I just finished packing away (most of) my skin care and makeup by making sure everything was sealed to not leak and breakable packaging was wrapped up. In case you are curious, the last picture are the products that I’m leaving out and will go in my overnight bag to move. I’ll list all of this at the end because I think this selection could make a good minimal AM/PM routine on its own. But of course, I have to be more extra than that! 😉 Let me know if you want me to share my new #shelfie when I get settled at my new place! Here the list of my products I’m keeping readily available for the move: CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum NATURIUM - Quadruple Hyaluronic Acid Serum 5% CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 CeraVe - Resurfacing Retinol Serum VERSED - THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
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