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DON’T try these at home!

DON’T try these at home!

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SoSonaSkincare
With so many self- proclaimed beauty gurus in the world today, it’s very easy to get sucked into the DIY trend. Most experts and skincare specialists will tell you these homemade concoctions are not as good as they are made to be. Here are 5 ingredients you should not put on your face and why. 1. Essential Oils- The fragrant portion of plants is what makes essential oils. Modern science has revealed how fragrant oils cause problems for the skin. In the long run components in essential oils can significantly irritate and damage the skin. 2. Lemon Juice 🍋- Lemons are extremely acidic, which will irritate your skin. You can experience excessive redness, dryness, and skin peeling. Using lemons on your skin can cause more damage then benefit to your skin. 3. Coconut Oil- This ingredient causes a lot of debate amongst my followers, but fact is a fact, coconut oil is highly comedogenic. This means that the oil clogs pores on your face. When you apply coconut oil to your face it lays on the surface and is not able to be absorbed into the skin due to its large molecules. It can cause breakouts, blackheads, and whiteheads. 4. Witch Hazel- Here is another debate stirring ingredient. A lot of my patients and followers swear by witch hazel because of its immediate results on absorbing oil on the skin. What they fail to understand that it is not only absorbing the excess oils, but it is also stripping your skin of its natural oils. This can be very damaging to your skin and it’s natural protecting barrier, causing unnatural sensitized and dry skin. 5. Toothpaste- Such a popular trend and so harmful to your skin. Toothpaste contains high levels of baking soda which will mess with your skin’s ph level. This can lead to redness and burning of the skin. Toothpaste is a horrible option for your blemishes and instead I would recommend THE inkey LIST - Succinic Acid Acne Treatment
As tempting as it is to try natural remedies at home, do your skin a favor and resort to stabilized and researched ingredients and products.
Jan. 18
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spectacleswitch hazel isnt bad in small doses! but people tend to douse themselves in thayer’s which is a HUGE no 😅
Jan. 22·1 like
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SoSonaSkincareI agree. It’s so hard to explain to people that stripping your skin of its natural oils will tell your body to produce more oil!!
Jan. 23·1 like
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Best Spot Treatment for Acne! 🙌🏼
I was never a big fan of spot treatments because they do more harm than good on my blemishes. I tried so many and all of them dried out my skin and made my pimple more irritated. As I learn more about my skin and ingredients to avoid, I am able to select better products to treat my occasional acne. Apart from pimple patches (after picking on my pimples), one that I am enjoying right now is THE inkey LIST - Succinic Acid Acne Treatment . I had a few pimples recently and this one helped a lot. I swear, my pimples have gotten smaller after every use. They did not magically disappear but they did go away a lot faster. It is non-drying, gentle and effective in reducing the redness of my pimples. I also think it helps with reducing the appearance of post acne marks. The key ingredients are 2% succinic acid, 1% salicylic acid and O.4% hyaluronic acid. It’s a (green) cream formula with a subtle scent that layers well under other products as long as you give it some time to settle in. Definitely a win win for me! Can’t wait to incorporate the rest of the products in my routine!
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life can very easily get in the way sometimes. this can be so severe that, at least in my case, i end up sacrificing things like my skincare routine or other self care, thus making my skin worse and giving me ANOTHER reason to be stressed out. this being said, i’ve abandoned a lot of steps of my routines (which were sometimes 6 steps long!!) to help make my routine quicker and more manageable. am + pm i use these products in this order: cleanse: Milk MAKEUP - Vegan Milk Cleanser or THE inkey LIST - Salicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser tone: THE inkey LIST - Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Toner (i use this every other night) serum/oil: e.l.f. - All the Feels Facial Oil eye cream: zero by skin academy (tried adding this as a new item multiple times but i give up typing it all in every time) moisturizer: e.l.f. - Happy Hydration Cream or Milk MAKEUP - Vegan Milk Moisturizer (i usually opt for the milk one at night as it is thicker and heavier) spot treatment: THE inkey LIST - Succinic Acid Acne Treatment (not pictured) sunscreen: live clean mineral face sunscreen SPF 45 #cheriecreator
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