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I hate my skin ‼- 2 months into skin journey 👉

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ameliavanessa
I hate taking photos of my skin, especially bare faced. I am currently feeling insecure about posting this photo. but in a moment of strength here I am. bare faced on the internet. omg 😬😬 I have always had some kind of breakout but since March 2020. it has progressively got worse. While Sydney was in lockdown from March to June I promised myself that once the quarantine lifted I would take my skin care seriously. immediately made an appointment with Laser Clinic Australia and started a 6 month course of microdermabrasion and enzyme peels. I took this photo today- which is 1 week since I got my first enzyme peel. like most of you I have been trying product after product and despite my seemingly clear forehead, I am still incredibly insecure about my skin and the lack of a quick fix. The products I have been using religiously for the last 3 months are: CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin
this cream is incredibly thick, I have dehydrated skin and surface acne so for the week after a peel and/or microdermabrasion session my skin cannot handle any active ingredients except for hylauronic acid. this has saved my skin and has shrunk my downtown from a week of peeling to 1 day to no peeling. skinstitut - Rejuvenate 15 Serum
I use this in the morning, just a pea sized amount to wake up and brighten my skin. with winter almost over, by skin is becoming less dry in the morning from the heater and cold weather but I will continue to use this over the summer just need to remember to wear a lot more SPF before any sun exposure skinstitut - Retinol Serum
hands down. the best retinol I have tried. I am wearing this only a night and put it on before the Cera Ve cream. again only a pea sized amount. skinstitut - Glycolic Cleanser 12%
the strongest cleanser I have used. this can't be stressed more. only use this once per week. the bottle says 2-3 times a week but I would really suggest speaking with a skincare professional to diagnose your skin before using regularly. If I don't immediately put moisture back on my skin through the products above, my skin dries out a lot. but it removes so much dead skin that once I dehydrate my skin, I get a glowly smooth complexion 😊💕 my skin is not perfect, and I am not expecting perfection. I just want to feel more comfortable in my skin. So hopefully there are a few people on here that can relate, and if you have been here and are now on the other side of accepting your skin and recovering from acne, would love to chat! 🌸
Sep. 7
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AvaY19seems u r big fan of skinstitut lol
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THE BEST RETINOL EVER 🙌🏽🙌🏽
First things first - FOLLOW ME 🤍 So I’m 21 years old with oily/acne-prone skin. This is the best retinol I’ve tried - WAY better than The Ordinary. Skinstitut’s Retinol uses an encapsulated form of Vitamin A within an advanced delivery system to not only preserve its potency but to help to calm the skin and minimise any associated irritation. Retinol is considered one of skincare’s superheroes, particularly when it comes to targeting acne and premature ageing. It works to refine, retexturize, and strengthen the skin by helping to increase Collagen production while also helping to improve tone, fade pigment and scarring, soften skin texture, and reboot radiance. Skinstitut’s Retinol is further boosted with peptides to further fortify the skin from within. Hands down best retinol, definitely worth a try! skinstitut - Retinol Serum
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caitlynmarie
CLEAR SKIN HACKS 💛✨
First things first, FOLLOW ME 🤍 As someone with oily/acne-prone skin, I’m always on the hunt for tips and tricks to help get my skin nice and clear. Here are some rules I stand by: Double cleanse always! I use my micellar water first then go in with the oil. Really make sure you massage in that oil with your fingers and then go into cleansing straight after so it doesn’t clog your pores or break you out. (The BEST cleansing oil tagged at the end). SUPPLEMENTS! (Disclaimer I am not a doctor but this is what worked for me). I take Omega 3 Fish Oil, Zinc and Vitamin A daily. Overall my skin has become clearer and a lot less oily. Don’t over exfoliate! I use a chemical exfoliator ONCE a week, and a gentle, natural scrub ONCE a week. I don’t use any actives on my face the night I do my chemical exfoliation. I just use my toner, moisturiser and eye cream. When doing my makeup, I mix my moisturiser into my concealer before highlighting my face. This gives me the longevity of a matte finish for my oily skin, but looks a lot more nice and natural on the skin. Retinol every night! Niacinamide every morning! Cerave foaming cleanser and moisturisers will save you! Don’t over-cleanse. Treat your skin like the delicate little petal it is. Use a nice and thick eye cream. They aren’t gimmick like some say. I use Paw Paw cream under eyes before makeup and this has been a game changer. I hate to be THAT person, but drink water. Lots of it. And add in lemon and cucumber if you can. Also don’t eat dairy (this changed my skin) and overall tryyyy to eat healthy. CHANGE YOUR PILLOW CASE REGULARLY!! And opt for silk/satin if you can xx PALMER'S - Cocoa Butter Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil ANDALOU NATURALS - Pure Pore Toner, Willow Bark, Clear Skin skinstitut - Retinol Serum
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caitlynmarie
Skincare solutions for stressed-out skin
There is a tonne of reasons that your skin becomes ‘stressed’ - dehydration, exposure to UV, harmful pollutants, free radicals... When your cortisol levels are too high, it does more than throw your metabolism out of whack and induce insatiable sugar cravings. It also wreaks havoc with your skin. Stripping it back to basics, the simplest things you can do to keep your skin happy are sleep, exercise and relax, what else can you do? Sometimes, products can begin to irritate your skin during a time of extreme stress, so bringing your routine back to basics and eliminating any products with excess fragrance, colors or dyes, letting your complexion breathe without foundation for at least 6 to 8 hours a day. It’s a good time to give your skin a little break. I actually don’t have a major skin concern, and I just feeling like my skin is not as good as it could be at this time. Sometimes it gets sensitive and dull. I don’t want to use anything too harsh that would irritate or dry out my skin further at this time. I typically pairing my routine way back and adding simple, hard-working solutions. (Eliminate any products that may cause irritation.) I'd add an emollient moisturizer into my lineup. CeraVe is always my first choice, it’s not going to be too heavy or rich, it just bring back the barrier protection of my skin. CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin I also use retinol products as I menstioned before, retinol increases the rate of cell turnover in the skin, making it great for a variety of concerns. If you got Dull skin like me, here I highly recommend SkinCeuticals’ C E Ferulic 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum FAST FACTS: ● BEST FOR: Dry, normal, and sensitive skin ● USES: Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, brightens complexion, reduces free radical damage ● POTENTIAL ALLERGENS: Ascorbic acid, propylene glycol, triethanolamine ● ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: 15% L-ascorbic acid, 1% alpha-tocopherol, 0.5% ferulic acid  ● PRICE: $166 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ This is quite simply an amazing serum. I don't understand the fuss about the smell (heavy artificial fragrances are much worse in my opinion). The liquid definitely had a slight scent, but it wasn’t unpleasant, and it dissipates quickly. I patted the product into my skin. At first it left a tackiness behind, but after a minute or two it was completely absorbed. C E Ferulic is gentle and I had no issues applying it every morning. It gives me an underlying glow that gets better and better with time. So many Dermatologists trust *and* recommend this, for the simple reason that it works. It does what it claims. There is a ton of scientific research and data behind this product that you could find online. I can’t stress enough how much I love this product. By using period, my skin was visibly smoother, plumper, and brighter. This is a game changer for me.. Now if only it was a tad cheaper! 😬
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YourGalSkye
🌟My Skincare Journey: Adult Acne ❕❕💫
Pimples don’t stop at puberty. And I learned the hard way 😭. I was lucky to not have had a lot of breakouts in my teens. But it hit me when I turned 20 (2 years ago!). All the insecurities I thought I confronted when I was in high school, all came flooding back. 😳 🌱2018: Painful Acne🌱(2nd slide, left pic) I don’t have many photos of myself from 2018 because I was so insecure about my skin. I would pick at it and avoid mirrors at all costs. And at times it even hurt to touch my face. The pic shown, was me on a VERY good skin day and one of the only photos I have of myself without makeup in 2018. 🌞What I wish I knew: just because my skin is having trouble, DOES NOT equal needing more products! it’s all about using the right ones. STOP over-exfoliating! ESPECIALLY with harsh acids everyday. try not to pick! (Easier said than done) your worth is not defined by your skin! (ALSO easier said than done) SUNSCREEN!!!!! 🌱2019:Scarring🌱(2nd slide, pics on the right) Finally seeing results in my skin! But I wasn’t prepared for the scarring and texture. What made it even more obvious was the makeup I was using. It also dried out my skin (which was already flaky w/ dry patches & oily at the same time😭). My skin also seemed dull and tired—which was probably to do with the anxious over-cleansing. I was terrified my acne would come back! 🌞What I wish I knew: treat your makeup like your skincare. ingredients are so important! don’t cleanse in the AM like you do in the PM. you’re stripping your skin and increasing the overproduction of oil=oily, flaky, dry MADNESS 🥴 be kind to yourself! you’re seeing results 💓 🌱2020: Feeling better, still learning I’ve FINALLY found a routine that’s helped me. And I am no longer afraid of the mirror. And TBH I never should’ve been! Confidence comes with time and while no one wAnTs acne, it is normal and we should de-stigmatize acne. We shouldn’t treat ourselves (or let others) poorly because of it. (‼️SIDE NOTE: if you are having serious, painful, etc. acne, see a dermatologist or a professional‼️) PRODUCTS USED: (they do change occasionally but these are staples!) AM: Toner: ☁️ (depending on my skin) DICKINSON'S - Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner Moisturizer:☁️ CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Sunscreen:☁️ sun bum - Original 'Face 50' SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion Or #beauty counter - Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30[products]#[FiveStars] PM: Cleanser: ☁️ CAUDALIE - Vinopure Pore Purifying Gel Cleanser Or CLARISMA - Malibu Blush Exfoliating Scrub Serum: ☁️ The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Moisturizer:☁️ CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin Spot: ☁️ LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo (+) (occasionally!) Masks: ☁️(occasional) CAUDALIE - Purifying Mask CLARISMA - Namaste Glow Energizing Face Mask
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kierstenw_
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After microneedling and 3 weeks update
I had microneedling 3 weeks ago using 0.75mm on my forehead and 1.5mm arround my cheeks. They told me to use mild cleanser on the night after followed by skinstitut Rejuvenate 15. I then add micellar water and mist before rejuve15 on my 3rd day and use cerave moisturiser after rejuve15 until the 5th day. After all the scabs have been removed I then used my niacimide and buffet because skin is still purging but I stop using the rejuvenate15. I also add retinol once a week to control my fine lines. skinstitut - Rejuvenate 15 Serum CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser skinstitut - Multi-Active Mist CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% OLAY - Complete UV365 Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 I noticed my skin became brighter and my pores smaller after the sesh of microneedling. With all the products Im using I dont know now what actually works for me. 🤦‍♀️😩
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belle.a
Skinstitut - your thoughts ?
Skinstitut - the start of my skincare journey. I had never dealt with acne or breakouts growing up until I hit my early 20’s, where I started breaking out on my chin, so, around June-2017 I started going into a clinic and having microdermabrasions / peels etc. The therapist there recommended that I start using Skinstitut - I had never really been into skincare products so I thought I would give it a go. They were expensive, but if you bought 3 at a time it worked out to be cheaper. The products I was recommended were : AM Routine: skinstitut - Gentle Cleanser skinstitut - Rejuvenate 15 Serum skinstitut - Multi-Active Mist skinstitut - Age Defence SPF 50+ PM Routine: Skinstitut - Gentle Cleanser skinstitut - Even Blend Serum Skinstitut - Multi-Active Mist skinstitut - Moisture Defence – Normal Twice a week I would also exfoliate with skinstitut - Glycolic Scrub 14% When I started using the products, I absolutely loved them! The products, combined with the skin treatments seemed to really be working for me. But, as time went on, I started to notice that my face was getting quite oily. I had advised the therapist what was happening, and she told me that I was probably dehydrated and using too much product - I know that I am not dehydrated (I drink thattt much water!!!) and I definitely don’t use too much product - they are so expensive, I try and savor as much product as I can! I kept my skincare routine up, but wasn’t noticing any changes, if anything my T-zone in particular was getting more and more oily. So, I decided to change the products I was using - and this is where my love for skincare began! I would love to know anyone’s thoughts on Skinstitut - have you used it ? What did you think of it ? Let’s have a chat!!
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Raech_M

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Night time skin care routine🌙🛀🏻
Night time skin care routine🌙🛀🏻
I have combination to oily skin and this routine makes my skin very happy :))) Step 1💚 I start out with FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm and massage it for about 30 seconds and then rinse it off with water. It melts off effortlessly. I absolutely love this product the best first cleanse I’ve ever used, gets rid of glam makeup easily. Step 2❤️ I then go in with a dime size amount of the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser With Red Clay this cleanser is amazing it cleans deep into my pores. It isn’t overly stripping at all, makes your skin feel freshly moisturized. Step 3💛 While my skin is still damp I apply the The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% this is a great inexpensive serum. It has helped with sebum control and the appearance of pores. I was hoping it would reduce my redness but I haven’t seen any results with that. This works really well for preventing breakouts and can be used with other active ingredient. I use this every morning and night. Step 4💙 I then apply the CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin this is a great basic moisturizer that does its job of protecting my skin from transepidermal water loss overnight. Step 5🤍 I apply a pea size amount of 1-2 times a weekDRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream this product is pricy but will last forever. I have been slowly introducing retinol to my skin. Applying over a moisturizer dilutes the penetration of a retinol, doing this I haven’t experienced any purging or drying. I’ve only been using this for 3 weeks and it has really helped fade some acne scars. I haven’t seen any results for wrinkles yet. Overall I would definitely recommend this product
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autumntiefenbach
A-Passioni Retinol Cream
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
Quick but EFFECTIVE morning routine using Cerave
Quick but EFFECTIVE morning routine using Cerave
Fun fact: using too many products on your skin can actually have more harm than good. The best advice someone gave me was to start simple, then ADD once you understand what products and ingredients work for you! So this is my super quick but effective morning routine for when I’m in a rush! Using only 3 products from one of my favorite skin care company. I started using Cerave from a recommendation from a dermatologist. I was having a hard time controlling my breakouts and couldn’t find any products that weren’t overly expensive. He told me about Cerave and how it was affordable with natural ingredients to help my skin. I started this 3 step routine and immediately saw my breakouts clear. I’ve since been able to add additional steps to my skincare routine but like I said starting off simple, figuring out what works for your skin is so IMPORTANT! I love Cerave because it is affordable, clean, and a great start to improving your skincare routine! Three steps: Cleansing Vitamin C Moisturizer Sunscreen (so technically 4 steps cause we can’t ever forgot to protect our skin!) My skin is oily/combination so I found using the CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin this is my all time go to facial cleanser. If your skin is oily or combination I would highly recommend. I would not reccomend if your skin is dry. It’s fragrance free, non-irritating, and it won’t clog your pores. I prefer this cleanser over others because it helps control the oil on my face without drying out my skin. It also contains 3 essential ceramides, niacinamide & hyaluronic acid to help restore your skin barrier. This product actually was one of the main reasons my face stopped breaking out so bad. I’ve been using this product for about 6 months now and have seen some great results! Next up I love using the CeraVe - Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum this vitamin C serum helps to brighten my skin, stimulate collagen, and even help with fine lines. Only use vitamin c in the morning. This is actual the first vitamin C product I’ve used on my face. I use this every morning (NOT at night) and it helps brighten my face, improves skin tone, and texture. I actually use this instead of using a face toner. Toners tend to clog my pores and this provides the brightness and evenness I crave for my skin! Step 3 is always an important one: moisturize! I can’t live without my CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin I even keep the travel size in my purse. Like I said Cerave is so affordable this Daily Moisturizer is only $12. And for $12 you get a lightweight formula that provides 24-hour hydration. Does not contain any oil and it’s recommended for normal to dry skin. I use this in the morning (I use a different moisturizer at night). And ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SUNSCREEN!! In a rush, no big deal! Use this simple but still effective morning routine. Less than 5 mins and you’re out the door!
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MadisonLately
Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
CeraVe-Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
1 week progress - repairing my moisture barrier
1 week progress - repairing my moisture barrier
This week I’ve cut out chemical and physical exfoliants. I do plan to slowly add them back in and not overuse them. (See previous post) The first video is from this morning and DISCLAIMER I am wearing making but I’m wearing a tinted moisturizer and not a full coverage foundation. Also - I’m not wearing any highlighter. I feel like this new routine as really helped me have that natural glow by adding moisture back to the skin. I see major improvements in my texture and decrease in acne and red irritated skin. What I’ve been using this week: CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin TATCHA - The Essence Plumping Skin Softener The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
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salemb
Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
CeraVe-Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
Evening Skin Care Routine
Evening Skin Care Routine
I have oily skin with larger than average pores and some hyperpigmentation. Please suggest any changes or additions I should do!Simple - Micellar Cleansing Water THE inkey LIST - Salicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser The Ordinary - Retinol 1% in SqualaneGLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer
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lelapea
Micellar Cleansing Water
Simple-Micellar Cleansing Water
#SkinThoughts
#SkinThoughts
Vulnerability check in. I’m very proud of what my skin has been through to get this far but sometimes I’m not completely satisfied! Does that make sense? In a perfect world I would have glass skin but I know as a large pore person that is going to take some time lol. So I’m learning to be patient with myself with this skin care journey I’ve been on and just enjoy the ride! And even if I don’t ever have that glass look, I’m happy knowing I’m giving my face the best things for it to be healthy and hydrated 💛 What are your #skinthoughts ?
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callmeaysiab
 Vegetable Glycerin
HERITAGE STORE- Vegetable Glycerin
Morning Skincare Routine
Morning Skincare Routine
Nobody asked but here’s my skincare routine. 1. Cleanse ⠀ ⠀ • I usually use the cleanser by @youthtothepeople but because it’s a little pricey I decided to use this low pH good morning gel cleanser by @cosrx. ⠀ ⠀ 2. Tone ⠀ ⠀ • I use the pore-reducing toner by @paulaschoice this toner is so amazing it contains niacinamide, ceramides and more.⠀ ⠀ 3. Serums ⠀ ⠀ • I use the hyaluronic acid serum by @theinkeylist sometimes I use this right after I wash my face while my face is still damp. ⠀ ⠀ • I recently added the alpha Arbutin 2% + HA by @theordinary into my routine so I don’t 100% know how I feel about it yet. ⠀ ⠀ 4. Moisturize ⠀ ⠀ • This moisturizing cream by @cerave is just so amazing, it feels great on my skin I love it, it contains ceramides, hyaluronic acid and many other great ingredients. ⠀ ⠀ 5. SPF ⠀ ⠀ • I use this Youth extending daily hydrating fluid by @paulaschoice I truly love this, it’s lightweight and doesn’t leave a white cast. ⠀ Follow @skincarewithshely on Instagram for more content. The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Serum COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore-Reducing Toner PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin
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shely
 Hyaluronic Acid Serum
THE inkey LIST- Hyaluronic Acid Serum
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