Do’s and Don’t’s for Combo Skin
🪐 It can be very tricky having combo skin. My skin can go from being so dry it’s peeling to covered in a fine film of oil depending on weather, location, hormones, diet...really anything. I also consistently struggle with minor breakouts while also dealing with minor find lines because I’m ya know...30. 🪐 Do: - Change it up! My routine can be completely different depending on what my skin is doing. There’s no need to feel anchored down in one routine if that’s not what your skin is craving. - Use actives! Chemical exfoliants and retinol have helped me so much with balancing out my skin. I use them consistently whether my skin is going through an oily or dry spell and they definitely put me more in the normal range. - Replenish your skin barrier. Often times skim that is oily and dry can be due to a damaged skin barrier. Things like ceramides, omega 3 fatty acids, and antioxidants will help keep your skin barrier happy and keep your skin more in the normal range (especially if you are using actives). 🪐 Don’t’s: - Forget your sun screen. This is for all skin types. Just wear your sunscreen. - Punish your skin. I’ve definitely been prone to using overly harsh products when my skin is acting up. It can definitely be tempting to just want to beat your skin into submission but don’t do it!! That will only further damage your skin barrier and make things worse. - Overdo it. This goes hand in hand with the last one. I’ve definitely been guilty of overdoing it with actives (especially chemical exfoliants...I have a problem) or just having overly complicated routines. Less is more. Go slow with actives and incorporate products into your routine slowly that way if your skin freaks out you know what the culprit is. Find what works for you and stick with it.
✊Save Your Facial Redness
Facial redness...ughh...I just CAN NOT believe how hard it is to get rid of facial redness🤯. Facial redness can be caused by a host of conditions, such as sun damage, seborrhea, and rosacea. But cuties, it is not impossible to get rid of it😏. @Mallory “You should look into lactic acid! It’s amazing for dry skin. Like skin should definitely be exfoliated once a week and that will help with the bumps. As for the redness I’d look into niacinamide. I had redness as well and the Good Molecules niacinamide toner has helped me so much! And it’s only $12 (they have a serum as well I love for $6). I have a post about niacinamide and it’s benefits for redness. CeraVe is really good line as well because it’s not going to have any bad ingredients and it’s super gentle but you’re going to want to slowly introduce actives into your routine to start addressing your concerns. 🖤” @Blyssey_CBE "Redness can be from a variety of reasons! Rosascea, thinner skin, sensitive skin or an impaired barrier. Anytime the skin is red it’s always best to calm and soothe it. Avoid alcohol, fragrances, sulfates and exfoliating. Use gentle products like a cleansing milk or cream cleanser. :)" @normas “As a person with sensitive skin and redness, it is important for me to develop good skin care habits. Of course, I have been paying attention to anti-inflammatory ingredients. If you are interested, I will be happy to share it with you. 🤍Red myrrh alcohol: It is anti-irritant and can protect the skin. This ingredient is extracted from chrysanthemums (Chamomile also has good anti-inflammatory effects). It has good compatibility with the skin to prevent acne and repair inflammation damaged skin. 🤍Centella asiatica(Cica): Asiaticoside has a certain role in promoting the vitality of fibroblasts in the skin, which can help accelerate skin healing, reduce inflammation and calm. " What's your experience of dealing with facial redness? Sweethearts, share your experience and tips below to help each other out. 👀👀👀 Don't forget to follow your best friend CheriePick, an official Cherie account, to interact with other Cherie members and get the best content in the community. Xoxo.
How my skin broke out so bad
This literally cant be real. My skin used to be so perfect, glowy, and clear!! I really took it for granted by doing the following: -I would wear loads of makeup and barely wash it off😳😳😳😳 - I then switched off with different products without patch testing, and trying one product at a time - I also would get sweaty and then not wash that sweat off - I would pick and touch my face - And overall use bad products and not have a solid routine. Learn from my mistakes!!!!
What is this and what do I do?
Can anyone tell me what this is? I think it may be fungal acne but I’m not sure. I cleanse my face twice a day with toner and a cream (night cream for the evening). What could be the causes, and how do I treat it? Thank you!
Maskne * the BEST way to treat it....
#maskne 😷 DEFINITION: ACNE from WEARING A MASK ....if you’re suffering from it, continue reading.... . WHY AM I BREAKING OUT? chaffing, irritation, and inflammation from the constant rubbing of the mask on your skin. It also creates a warm, dark, and damp environment that breeds bacteria and clogs pores, so the skin cannot breath and results in more breakouts. . 🚫 What NOT to do: Don’t exfoliate the irritated area Don’t use alcohol toners or acids Don’t use retin-A Don’t use harsh/drying/acne facewash Don’t cover with thick foundation Don’t pick or pop the pustules . ✅ What TO DO: DO use creamy non-foaming facewash DO apply a calming moisturizer DO apply aloe DO apply a calming facial mask DO skip foundation and powder DO drink LOT’s of water DO wear a cotton or moisture wicking fabric mask . When the skin is inflamed,irritated, and bumpy it needs calming ingredients and lots of water to naturally repair itself and 🌱 HEAL 🌱 If you over dry the skin or pimple, it can take longer to heal and scarring can occur. And you can induce more breakouts -> a viscous cycle. . You can also eat foods that will help promote clear and healthy skin, like fresh fruit and vegetables, healthy fats, and lean meats. Avoid foods that can contribute to more acne and inflammation such as dairy, sugar, gluten, and processed foods. . I personally struggled with adult acne when I turned 30 for 2yrs, first trying quick fixes through topical creams and professional treatment. But through research and self testing, I now know healthy and glowing skin starts with what you put INSIDE your body. And that is why I’ve been gluten and dairy free for 6yrs and have a handle on my acne prone skin since then. . Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have regarding this, as this is not the popular opinion to treat acne...but popular has never been the BEST WAY to address a skin concern, just the best MARKETED...🧐
This is taken with the flash in the dark... so obviously looks worse than people may see it, but this drives me nuts. I saw a dermatologist years ago and was told it’s probably Rosacea (I have more of the little bumps than crazy redness). Anyway, I was prescribed soolantra and it worked! I stopped using it and my skin was still great. Now, 2 or more years later I feel as if it’s creeping back up again , and am on week 8 or so of Soolantra and I’m not sure if I should continue... and I don’t know what to do!
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