any help ?!
I’m using the CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin& the CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
CeraVe-Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
help my skin
Can anybody help me and tell me if this is fungal acne or it is just normal acne? The last 2 pictures is how my forehead is looking at this very moment. The first picture is how my forehead use to look before all this happened. Also in previous years I use to get little forehead bumps but they would go away so it wasn’t a problem. My forehead has never been this bad. Let me know any tips or any products that would help my situation. Thank you :)! Also I’m on a budget cause I don’t wanna keep wasting my parents money on useless products.
Help Please !
My face is all clear besides my forehead very insecure but if anyone sees this please help or give tips. I recently started using the CeraVe Daily Lightweight Moisturizing Lotion and the CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser. Ever since the pandemic started, I broke out badly and it hasn’t been cleared up.
TIPS TO LOOK DECENT IN PHOTO ID’s✨
If you clicked on this, you’re probably like me and care what you look like in your id photos. You have your license with you for quite a bit so it makes sense to want it to look good. Here are some tips I used to take my photo that left results that I’m not embarrassed to show others when needed. LESS IS NOT MORE You always hear how less is more and that’s usually the case when you’re not being photographed. In pictures, lots of the makeup can be lost through the lens if it’s not exaggerated. Think false lashes and over lined lips to stand out. STICK TO NEUTRALS Today is not the day to try out bright colors and glitters. (Choose shades that compliment your natural skin tone. It is important to match your foundation and avoid using black shadow/ liners.) With bright colors you run the risk of becoming washed out with a color that does not suit you and glitter can create unwanted flashback mistakes, which takes me to my next point. BE PICKY WITH YOUR SETTING POWDER Nobody likes taking a picture and seeing that washed out white-cast all over their face from setting powder. To avoid this, simply stick to fine translucent powders such as the laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder . Powders that advertise ‘HD’ tend to create a flashback when photographed. CONTOUR/HIGHLIGHTING IS YOUR NEW BFF Remember those crazy contouring looks from 5 years ago? With photographing ID’s, those skills may come in handy. A photo is 2D so we want to bring more to the photo with these illusions. Choose a highlighter shade up to 2-3 shades lighter than your skin tone and highlight the tops of the cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, inner corner of the eye, and brow bone. With contouring, chose a neutral shade up to 3-4 shade darker than your skin tone and apply to the hollows of your cheeks, temples of the forehead, down the side of the nose, and finally the jawline. I recommend NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer for highlighting and KKW BEAUTY - Crème Contour & Highlight Sets for contouring.
KKW BEAUTY-Crème Contour & Highlight Sets
Ingredient you need to know pt.1
Let’s start with Niacinamide: Skin concerns that this can help : sensitivity, pores, acne, hyperpigmentation and redness What it works well with: • retinoids • N-Acetyl Glucosamine Key Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, regulates sebum production, increases elasticity, increases toleration to retinoids, increases ceramide productions, targets hyperpigmentation, improves enlarged pores, boosts collagen production, reduces ache lesion. It helps with a lot more there is too many to name How it works with different skin concerns: •Barrier boosting : increases ceramide and free fatty acid levels in the stratum corneum • Anti-acne: reduces sebum production and acts as a anti inflammatory agent • Hyperpigmentation: inhibits melanosome transfer from melanocytes to keratinocytes. Risks: along with any other product it does come with risks. This can cause redness/ flushing when the concentration is above 5% Overall, including this ingredient into my skincare has helped my fungal acne on my forehead and the texture of my skin has definitely gotten better. If you have any questions feel free to ask :)
The Ordinary-Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
So you want to start using a retinol...
So you want to start using a retinol.. that’s awesome! But you may be asking yourself how do I start incorporating this into my routine? Are there products I can’t mix with it? Any precautions I need to take? I want to shed a little bit of light on those questions. (Disclaimer: this is a beginners guide. Not intended for those already experienced with retinol) Firstly, what is retinol? A retinol is a form of Vitamin A and is one of the most effective anti-aging treatments on the market. It is really amazing for repairing deep damage within the skin like fine lines/wrinkles, acne scars, dark spots etc. I personally have oily skin that is acne prone with hyperpigmentation so I use mine to help treat those concerns. When should I be applying a retinol? Hypothetically you can apply it at any time. If you want to use it during the day you can BUT I recommend using it at night because it can make your skin photosensitive to the sun. That being said you must ALWAYS pair a retinol with a sunscreen or else you’re not going to see the results you want (you might just get the opposite). It’s like waiting for an oven to preheat but the door is wide open. It just doesn’t work. How often should I be applying a retinol? This is a product where you slowly have to work your way to using it. I currently am using The Ordinary - Retinol 0.5% in Squalane . I am using this every Sunday night for a few weeks until my skin gets used to the ingredient. Then I’m slowly going to be working my way up to twice a week and then three times a week maximum. I apply this right after my toner and before any heavier treatments per The Ordinary’s instructions. The formula is very runny and feels like a lighter version of an oil. It doesn’t leave my face feeling oily or greasy. Is there anything I can’t mix with a retinol? Technically no.. /but/ I personally wouldn’t recommend mixing it with an AHA or BHA. While retinol increases cell turn over, a chemical exfoliator like an AHA or BHA helps shed off the dead skin cells which in turn can potentially cause over exfoliation or an increase in sensitivity if paired together. If you’re super new to retinol I would recommend it being your only “treatment” the day you are using it. Any other tips? Personally I wait until my face is dry before applying this. The reason behind this is water can actually help make products penetrate deeper (which in most cases is what you want) and I don’t want to risk irritating my face because the product went too deep. I know that sounds scary but I promise it’s not. If any irritation occurs stop use immediately and switch your routine to very gentle ingredients. If you work your way up slowly and wear sunscreen daily you should be good. 🖤
The Ordinary-Retinol 0.5% in Squalane
What is Fungal Acne? How to get rid of it quick
If you have small bumps like the photo above you have Pityrosporum folliculitis aka “fungal acne” You can treat this condition easy and fast with one simple product! Ketoconazole 2% gel or cream is the best and fastest way to get rid of small bumps on your face, chest or back. 1) Ketoconazole gel 2% xogel A better alternative to the gel topical is nizoral shampoo which be found at drugstores around the world. Nizoral - Anti Dandruff Shampoo
Nizoral-Anti Dandruff Shampoo