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Pre-Gym Morning Skincare: Anti-Redness Routine!

Pre-Gym Morning Skincare: Anti-Redness Routine!

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Skinsitive
Before I go to the gym, I try to keep it as simple as possible! But some mornings, I need to deviate from the moisturizer+sunscreen formula to add in some extra soothing ingredients for my sensitive combination skin. My skin is acne prone, so I layer lightweight serums to get the job done: • NIOD - Modulating Glucosides
utilizes a variety of nerd-worthy ingredients, that would take an entire post to list off and describe, to soothe skin from the inside-out, minimizing redness that stems from irritation. It has a uniquely plopping texture that manages to be entirely a serum yet have a creamy consistency. A good moisture boost without causing shininess. • PAULA'S CHOICE - CBD Skin Transformative Treatment Milk
is a delightfully milky, lightweight serum that soaks in quickly for a dose of moisturizing oils, hydrating humectants, and soothing CBD and centella asiatica extract amongst a variety of antioxidants. Always fantastic to apply the morning after tret! • PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50
is my hands-down favourite sunscreen. It doesn’t last through sweating, so I‘d only use it pre-workout if you workout inside and plan on reapplying sunscreen after! It is extremely lightweight, closer to a watery serum than a traditional liquid sunscreen! It soaks in quickly, offering intense hydration and soothing power thanks to a bunch of antioxidants, including two green tea extracts and vitamin e.
Aug. 12
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ChelBaileydoes it feel heavy if someone has oily skin?
Aug. 26
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SkinsitiveI don’t have that issue and my skin is combo (oily t-zone, dry cheeks).
Aug. 30
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Combo/Oily Morning Routine and Flash Review
Hi, everyone! I hope your weekend was well :) After doing a quick water cleanse, I went in with hyper - Hyper Clear Brightening Clearing Vitamin C Serum which my skin has been loving! I haven’t had any irritation or breakout, plus I think this helps keep congestion at bay with the added kojic acid and enzymes. It’s super light and anyone with oilier skin will love! EDIBLE BEAUTY - Turmeric Beauty Latte Serum Clear and Brighten this is a new find that I just started using, so haven’t quite formed an opinion yet. It’s supposed to act as a non-active clarifying serum, which is exactly something I need, especially during the day. It’s has a light, watery texture, def smells a bit like turmeric, but so far it’s great! NIOD - Modulating Glucosides this is my new love! After going through a bout of sensitive and red skin once the weather started changing, once I included this into my routine (mostly apply to my cheeks and forehead), I’ve noticed my skin is significant calmer. It’s also great as a light moisturizer for oily skin in the morning! KEEP COOL - Soothe Bamboo Sun Essence SPF50+ another new LOVE! Might be my holy grail sunscreen, seriously. The only way to describe it is if Purito Comfy Water and Purito Centella had a baby, meaning it should work beautifully for both drier and oilier skin types. It leaves a satin finish, no greasiness throughout the day and is super pleasant to reapply!
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rihannasaidwearSPF
The Ordinary and NIOD: Worth the hype?🤔
We all concern one problem when choosing skincare or cosmetic products: is this famous product really worthy to buy? Sometimes there are many advertising invested from beauty company so that we can see their products on TV, or newspaper or even YouTube. But for brands like The Ordinary and Neutrogena, we still know there are a lot of ‘soft’ ads on the Internet. Are they really worthy to buy?   The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 This is definitely the most famous product it has created. Now every brand has its own hyaluronic acid serum and this is one of the cheapest and works for so many people. It contains hyaluronic acid to make skin smooth and supple and Vitamin B5 to boost skin renewal and healing. For a water-based serum, this one is light and thick and doesn’t have a strange smell at all. I have tried this for a week and, to be honest,  I abandoned it right after this torturing week. My face says no to it; it feels nice on hand but not on the face. It dries quickly on my face and my T-zone becomes more oily than ever. This is not my cup of tea and I have to say that it is really cheap without any fancy promotion, ask for a sample before purchasing it.    NIOD - Modulating Glucosides I went online and bought this emulsion from NIOD’s core regimen series. NIOD and The Ordinary are from the same company and this one is definitely more pricy than most products from The Ordinary. This is an emulsion that can soothe sensitive and flakier skin caused by retinol and calm down the skin with redness. It is said that it can boost the production of collagen and new blood vessels to make skin look younger and more even. It went viral for a while online and I have to say that it needs to be famous that much. My face is no itchier after using retinol and my acne scars got lighter. It was on discount when I bought it and 20 dollars is way too good for this amazing product. Really recommend this one. 👍
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Blixa
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Holiday Skincare Fixes
Whether it’s breakouts spawned by vigorous Halloween post-makeup scrubbing or pre-holiday multi-exfoliation, things like redness/breakouts are often caused by over-aggressive use of products. Here’s how I keep my skin happy during the holidays: • If you’re wearing makeup, instead of scrubbing excessively with scrubs or makeup wipes, go for double-cleansing! Use an oil-based cleanser (I love the emollient and softening THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm ), followed by a water-based cleanser to remove any residual cleanser/makeup. Or if you’re a bit thrifty, try using a gentle cleanser like CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser twice! It is a silky, no-lather cleanse that contains gentle surfactants, hydrating humectants, and skin-nourishing ceramides to avoid stripping skin, making it perfect for double-duty use. Any gentle cleanser will work, but I reach for a bottle of CeraVe’s cult classics when my skin is upset. • Breaking out from heavy makeup, holiday stress, and/or less-than-stellar skin care? Opt for a simple routine to give your skin barrier time to recuperate: use a gentle cleanser and simple moisturizer, finishing with sunscreen in the AM and oil in the PM. I love NATURIUM - Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream nourishes skin with ceramides and emollients, sans actives, though CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion is a more lightweight yet still nourishing option for oilier skin. I’m sensitive to zinc, so I opt for chemical sunscreens when my skin is irritated, PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 being a hydrating and extremely lightweight option packed with antioxidants. elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 and PURITO - Comfy Water Sun Block are great mineral options, though the fluffier Purito does have a tendency to pill over silicones but is cheaper than the silky EltaMD formulation. Sunscreen is ESSENTIAL for skin health- without it, acne will leave more dark spots and sensitivity will be increased! Using PM Oil is targeted mainly at dry and sensitive skin, though my favourite oily skin oil is The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane . It’s already found in skin, soaks in quickly, and leaves little shine by the AM. Dry skin has a variety of options, but I love fatty acid-packed marula oil when my skin is very dry. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil soaks in near-instantly and has my skin soft and satin when I wake up. For sensitive and dry nights, I always reach for The Ordinary - 100% Organic Virgin Sea-Buckthorn Fruit Oil , it’s hands-down my favourite oil. It does stain pillows and leaves skin orange for a couple hours, but by morning my blemishes are healing and my skin is significantly calmer, more plump, and silky! #CheriePartner
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Skinsitive
Best Sunscreens Under Makeup!
Just because the weather is changing doesn’t mean we can slack off when it comes SPF the health of our skin! I used to neglect wearing SPF because I felt like it ruined my makeup, but thankfully I have found some really great options that wear really nicely under my foundation and tinted moisturizers. I have pretty normal/combination skin so I have quite a few formulas that I enjoy depending on how my skin is behaving. During the warmer months, when my skin is more on the oily side, I typically each for a mattifying SPF. One of my faves is the #Rodan + Fields - Invisible Matte Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30[products]#[FiveStars] It feels smooth and silky when applied, and it’s also clear which I love! It also helps keep my oils in check! Another summertime favorite is the BARE REPUBLIC - Face Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 First of all, I love Bare Republic’s sunscreens because they are reef friendly and contain no chemical sunscreen actives. I also love that it dries down to a powder finish, and doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy. I use this sunscreen basically year round because it works when my skin is either dry or oily. Another year round fave is the PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 I tend to reach for it pretty frequently because of its anti-aging benefits and also because of how lightweight it is! It absorbs into my skin super quickly also which is important when I’m in a hurry and don’t have much time to get ready in the morning. When my skin is on the dry side, I love using the VOLITION - Prismatic Luminizing Shield SPF 50 Not only does it protect my skin from harmful UV rays, but it also gives my complexion the prettiest glow. I love wearing it on makeup free days because of the radiance it adds to my complexion, but it also wears beautifully under makeup. It’s also really lightweight and breathable. Another great and super lightweight formula is the MyChelle dermaceuticals - Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50 I love that it evens out my complexion and adds a little bit of glow while still being a matte formula. It’s also blends into the skin really nicely! I’m a huge fan of Mychelle Beauty’s skincare products! Two of my newer SPF products that I have really been enjoying are the dermalogica - Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 Moisturizer and the JANMARINI - Antioxidant Physical Protectant SPF30 The Jan Marini sunscreen is water resistant so I love wearing it when I’m doing anything outdoors because I know I’m not going to sweat it off. It keeps my oils in check and has the added benefits of additional antioxidant protection. The Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery is also a great option because not only is it an SPF, but it’s also a really nice lightweight moisturizer. It absorbs pretty quickly and doesn’t leave any type of residue on my skin either. #cheriecreator
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JacquieH25
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