*UPDATED* PM skin routine 🌚
This is my pm skin routine, updated. This is my part 2 to my last post of my updated AM routine! 🌊HOLI FROG - Superior Omega Nutritive Gel Wash my boyfriend got me this for my bday, and I’ve used it 2 times so far. The consistency is perfect for what I wanted, I felt like I needed this for my stubborn hormonal acne. It also is unscented. So far, I like it a lot! ☕️ YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner
Acne face skincare
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Sep. 6, 2020
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Updated Night Routine!
I had a lot of empties in January, so here is my updated night routine! I have a post detailing actives that I use and my schedule around those actives, so they won’t be included in this post. My first step is my double-cleansing step, I use the Dr Dennis Gross - Hyaluronic Marine Makeup Removing Meltaway Cleanser (📍)to remove SPF and makeup, which I really love, it’s very unique, but it doesn’t break me out at all. Then I use the LANEIGE - Cream Skin Milk Oil Cleanser (📍) to cleanse a second time, I really enjoy this too, my skin tends to freak out when it comes to Laneige’s fragrance, but this is fragrance-free!! After cleansing I steam my face with the Dr Dennis Gross - Pro Facial Steamer which I feel like has really helped the hydration levels of my skin. After that I’ll apply the TATCHA - The Essence Plumping Skin Softener (📍)which I also like, but I’m not sure how much it’s really done for my skin for what it’s worth. I’ll steam again, for about 30 seconds and then go into my PETER THOMAS ROTH - Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum which is the only serum that can truly repair my moisture barrier when I’m breaking out. Then my eye product is The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (📍)which I’ve been loving a lot too! My current winter moisturizer is the Dr. Jart+ - Ceramidin Cream which again, I like, but it feels like it puts a barrier on my skin, which kind of felt weird to begin with. After moisturizer, my last two steps are to treat any breakouts or spots with the Murad - Blemish Control Rapid Relief Spot Treatment and use something to lock it all in like the The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil it does the job, but smells super weird. The only way I’ve been able to describe it is, picture the olive bar at a local grocery store, and the smell that comes from that. Not super pleasant, but it’s okay. 📍= product was sent to me for free
These are my ride or die
So, I have an autoimmune disease and I tend to have lots of inflammation. That being said, when I wake up puffy like a blow fish 🐠.... these are my life savers ! The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG this little baby packs a punch! De-puffs and gives my eyes a wake up call!! It is unique in that it is not a cream. At first I wasn’t sure, but I’m hooked. One drop on each eye does the trick. Easy to apply, smooth and silky! Wake up those peepers with this little bottle of magic 🪄!! mizz bloom - JADE ROLLER this is my go to in morning to drain my lymphatic system. I keep mine in my skin fridge, so it is nice and cold! Add my serums and then have a nice little roll! De puffs my face and helps with contouring. T
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Affordable VS lux? Is there any difference?
I love skincare but I like saving money so one of my big questions is if it is worth the money to invest in high end skincare tools. Is there really any difference between a affordable tool from Amazon or a gadget from a known brand like PMD. pmd - Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device This tool can cost between $100-$120 usd which while it is not the most expense is still very pricy for a cleansing tool. This is a silicone tool so it is easy to clean and it is anti bacterial. Like other tools this one pulsates to help dislodge dirt and give the skin a better clean. One of the things that sets this apart from other tools is that it is a cleansing head with a wand for easy use. Additionally this has 4 settings for different cleansing intensities. PMD offers different options for a cleaning tool, all have one side with silicone bristles and the other is equipped with a massage feature (ribbed silicone, cryotherapy feature, quartz etc). VERSUS 👛 Amazon silicon facial tool ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a affordable dupe for the expensive and popular foreo. This tool is also silicone and vibrates to better clean this skin. I got this from Amazon for $12-$15cad and it is rechargeable. This has 2 sides but one has finer bristles and the other coarser. VERDICT! Both of these tools are great and which one to get depends on several scenarios: your budget, how often you will use it and how sensitive your skin is. The PMD has finer bristles so it might be better for sensitive skin and it has the massage feature. That been said you can’t go wrong with either tool.
Current evening routine for dry, maturing skin
Step 1 - If I’m wearing make-up, I’ll do a double cleanse using essano - Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser and the pmd - Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device Followed by BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Revitalizing Step 2 - apply Apostrophe - Topical Formula to face AND neck. My formula is a Tretinoin and Niacinamide formula. Step 3 - moisturize with Essano Rosehip moisturizer. It’s sooooo creamy and makes your skin feel amazing for hours. Step 4 - Dr. PAWPAW - Scrub and Nourish on lips. Usually just the balm. If my lips are feeling extra funky I’ll use the scrub too. Step 5 - apply Castor Oil to my brows with a spoolie. Step 6 - use PETER THOMAS ROTH - Lashes to Die for Turbo Step 7 - apply JOON - Saffron Hair Elixer Oil to the very ends of my hair and what’s left on my hands I use on my nails/cuticles. And that’s it! Super simple cause I’m kinda lazy but still want to cover the basics. 💙
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It’s Alright, Nothing Special
I bought this because it’s a super cheap hydrating serum, but... I went through this really quickly because I had to use so much of it. I had to use a whole dropper morning and night instead of the “couple of drops” that’s recommended. If you live in a dry climate I wouldn’t really recommend this because if there is no water in the air to pull from it will pull water from your skin. I especially wouldn’t recommend in the dry, cold winter. If you live in a humid area or some place with a higher temperature this would help add a little extra, light hydration. I’ve already repurchased my favorite hydrating serum, the Krave - Great Barrier Relief
Worth the hype? Best hyaluronic serum?
VICHY - Minéral 89 Face Serum It seems that everyone has been raving about this product and rightfully so. It is light weight and can easily incorporate into your day/ night skincare routine. This serum’s base is mineral rich volcanic water—89% to be exact, and contains “15 skin-loving minerals including iron, potassium, calcium, and manganese that work to moisturize skin, re-balance its pH, and protect against pollutants.” — Vichy Another bragging point, is that this product contains only 11 ingredients — clean, allergy tested, dermatologist tested , and Vegan. We all know what an amazing ingredient hyaluronic acid is for our skin—plumps and retain moisture. And this product does just that. It’s so simple and I would definitely recommend this for friends that have very sensitive skin. The only set back about this brand (in general) is that I’m not 100% sure of their cruelty free status. According to their site they do not test on animals but it seems that they currently sell/ market their products in China — which requires animal testing. Maybe this is old news? And if not, hopefully one day that’ll change. So I use it and love it with hesitation and I’m not sure if I would repurchase after I finish the bottle. Maybe I’ll change my mind- who knows. If that (cruelty-free status) is not a factor when you buy/ use cosmetics than go for it! It is $30 and it’s super accessible- available on Ulta*, CVS, Walgreens, Vichy.com, Skinstore.com. If you find yourself on a budget, get it at CVS. There’s always a sale and of course coupons. ** Ulta has them in 3 sizes. Here are some hyaluronic acid serums that are confirmed 🐰cruelty-free: THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum GOOD MOLECULES - Hyaluronic Acid Serum The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Please share your favorites below. Thank you. Be Kind, Stay Beautiful
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Love it or hate it?
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner Anyone else want to love this, but just can’t with the sticky feeling? I feel like my skin was so smooth and glowing the next day. However my face was so sticky when I put it on I couldn’t get past the feeling.
BEST INGREDIENTS FOR ACNE
My favorite acne fighting/treating ingredients 🙌🏼 PC: Me (IG: @skinbymeegan)
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oily skin & don’t know how to manage? I got you
this post is for all the people who have oily skin and sometimes just don’t know how to deal with it! well i’m here for some tips! I have oily/combo skin and I’ve learnt some important info during my skincare journey that I would love to share with you all 🤗 1. still moisturise ￼it is super important for people with oily skin to keep up with moisturising ! you may think that your skin is hydrated and doesn’t need any extra moisture, but it still really does. if you don’t moisturise, or use products to keep your skin hydrated, your skin can overcompensate with releasing it’s natural oils, which in hand, can make your skin more oily 2. don’t be afraid of oils ￼whether this is oil cleansing or any certain type of oil (rosehip, squalane etc), don’t be hesitant to use these products just because of your skin type. for me, oils have made a huge difference to my skin, especially oil cleansing! one thing to remember with oil cleansing, is that oils attract oils, and therefore are oil soluble. products like this help to get rid of grease, blackheads etc and can be great for oily skin! 3. use products targeted for oily skin ￼I know that this one is quite self explanatory, but here are some products that helped my oily skin become more manageable! - niacinamide. this ingredient is amazing for oily skin ! it helps to decrease oil production from within the skin. my fav product is NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% , but I also don’t mind The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% -exfoliation. now with this I don’t mean physical exfoliation, but chemical exfoliation! my favourite exfoliant has to be PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator this one is my HOLY GRAIL product of them all ! I have many posts on this product so be sure to check those out for an in depth description. - clay face masks. these are good for absorbing oil and giving your face a matte finish. some of my favs are PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay I hope this helps and if you have any questions, feel free to comment 🌟🥰
BEST INGREDIENTS FOR ACNE
My favorite acne fighting/treating ingredients 🙌🏼 PC: Me (IG: @skinbymeegan)
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Drunk Elephant- The Littles 🐘
I won this cute little kit in a raffle & I couldn’t be more thankful! I have always wanted to try these products but never wanted to spend the money on all of them incase I didn’t like them! Inside this kit are the following products: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 That’s literally a whole skincare routine! So far I started out my day with one of Drunk Elephants infamous “Face Smoothies” I washed my face with Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser & then combined C-Firma Day Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, & Protini Polypeptide Cream together on my mixing trey with a disposable skincare spatula! I applied it all over my face & neck. Once that absorbed, I applied Umbra Tinte Daily Defense SPF 30 over my face & neck & was done! I love how the kit comes with steps to walk you through different routines you can use in the morning or at night! I will do a follow up review after I have used all the products for a few weeks! But so far, my skin feels & looks great! I have been breaking out lately & haven’t felt the best about my skin so I really needed this pick me up!! Thank you for reading! You guys are the best!! ❤️ @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
THE BEST MOISTURIZERS I HAVE EVER BOUGHT
These are my HOLY GRAIL moisturizers. I spent so much time looking for the perfect moisturizers, and I have arrived! 🤩 And everyone could benefit from any of these. I'm a huge believer in that even if you don't have "sensitive skin" it's so important to use moisturizers with non-irritating, and barrier protecting ingredients, that won't clog pores or cause breakouts. I am super prone to clogged pores, fungal acne, and breakouts, and I am extremely picky about my moisturizers. I only use ones that don't clog pores! For my oily skin babies, the #La Roche-Posay - TOLERIANE FLUIDE OIL FREE MOISTURIZER[products]#[FiveStars] is amazing! In the winter I found it to be not moisturizing enough, but in the summer it was perfect for my combo skin. There is no chance this moisturizer will clog pores or irritate breakouts. It's so lightweight and wears great under makeup. It's also oil, essential oil, and fragrance free. I do find this a bit overpriced, especially since I went through it pretty fast. It's the most expensive out of the three of these, being about $30. Some say this is purely an oily skin moisturizer, but I think anyone can benefit from the Benton - Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel I love using this especially after a chemical peel or when my skin is irritated. It's extremely calming and redness relieving. I find it to be both moisturizing and hydrating, especially when I lock it all in with my vanicream moistuizer which I will mention next! This gel is the only moisturizer I use on my forehead because it's AMAZING for FUNGAL ACNE. It has antibacterial properties and doesn't promote growth in fungal acne. It's smoothed down my forehead so much, and it's only like $15! Now let me tell you about the #Vanicream - Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer [products]#[FiveStars] . This is the BEST moisturizer I've ever owned in MY LIFE. Even though I don't have super oily skin, I still crave a deeply moisturizing moisturizer with ceramides and humectants. But most of them out there aren't suitable for acne prone skin. So for those of ya'll with DRY, ACNE-PRONE skin, you will LOVE this. Same with aging skin, sensitive skin...if you have SKIN you will love this. This moisturizer has squalene, Glycerin, and 5 key ceramides, and it's $14.99! And it's guaranteed NO reaction or NO sensitivity, which I love. I picked this up after I was sick of using the DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream and found that it was breaking me out, and wasn't moisturizing enough. It has about the same texture, but the vanicream is less gel-like. BUT with the added antiaging and peptide/ceramide benefits, you could say this was a dupe for the DE one...just better!
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Skincare 101: Double-Cleansing
Bar soaps and scrubs have been phased out of popularity, replaced with cleansers that use gentler sulfates than potentially-problematic SLS/SLES and double-cleansing has seen a rise. Grime, layers of sunscreen, heavy makeup... I recommend double-cleansing if you apply more than one layer of sunscreen or wear makeup, it’s helped so much with my own congestion/blackheads! Wash twice with a water-based cleanser if you prefer to be utilitarian, or try a micellar water if you don’t like oil textures. • 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗲: For me, traditional double-cleansing is the way to go. Oil-based cleansers easily break down stubborn makeup like waterproof mascara and I’m careful to avoid sensitizing essential oils. My top pick for quality to quantity to cost? THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm . $10 for 150mL of a sensitive skin-friendly balm is hard to beat! Another good budget option is The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser , $7.90 for 50mL or $19.90 for 150mL. Its thick texture takes a bit more work to emulsify and rinse away, but gets the job done. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser is a great balm that I love for its easy emulsification and quick rinse, though it’s a bit more pricy- $34 for 110g. Harder to swallow the cost when you rinse it after just a minute of it on your skin, but it emulsifies so well and rinses clean easily. HOLI FROG - Kissimmee Vitamin F Therapy Balmy Wash is also kinda pricy, $42 for 74mL. It is hard to emulsify, but leaves my skin as soft as if I had moisturized after rinsing, making it luscious but hard to justify. • 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗲: For my 2nd Cleanse, I reach for a water-based cleanser with a pH of 4-7 and hydrating humectants. I avoid essential oils and fragrance. My absolute favourite 2nd Cleanse is rPAULA'S CHOICE - RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser ($19 per 190mL, pH 6.2-7), a silky cream-to-foam that removes any 1st Cleanse residue without stripping skin. Another gentle and effective cleanser is the HOLI FROG - Superior Omega Nutritive Gel Wash ($36 per 150mL, pH 5.5). Both are great for any skin type, esp. drier skin! Oily/combo skin types will enjoy the deep-cleansing, strongly lathering gels of rCeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin ($11 per 355mL, pH 5.5) and #Drunk Elephant - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser[products]#[FourStars] ($32 per 150mL, pH 5.5). I wouldn’t use them more than once per day since they can leave skin feeling tight if overused. How To Use A Balm Cleanser: 1. Dispense balm onto dry, clean palms. 2. Massage balm onto dry, uncleansed skin, for as long as you like. I wouldn’t go over a minute since you’ll be massaging your skin more in a sec... 3. Wet hands. 4. Emulsify the product on your face using a small amount of water, massaging until it is almost like a lather. 5. Rinse face. 6. Repeat steps 4 + 5 until your face feels clean and soft, with no visible milkiness/lather.
Holifrog where have you been my whole life!
I have been wanting to try Holifrog for forever as it took over my feed this summer. I finally caved and purchased 2 of their cleansers and desperately need to try more! ⠀ Here’s the low down: 🍁 Superior Omega Nutritive Gel Wash: This cleanser is directed towards those who have oily/oily-combination skin or just when your skin need a a deep clean. I don’t have oily skin but i do like to use this cleanser whenever I’m wearing makeup. I wear a lot of makeup maybe 1-2 times a month. When i do I like to go in a deep clean mode because my skin reacts so quickly to a full face of makeup now that it’s not used to it. I loved this cleanser cause it didn’t dry my skin out but still made it feel well cleansed. PH of 5.4 & Retails for $36 HOLI FROG - Superior Omega Nutritive Gel Wash ⠀ 🍁 Kissimmee Vitamin F Therapy Balm: this cleanser is a waterless cleanser that restores and softens your skin. I love using this as a first cleanse to remove my makeup, sunscreen, ect. I find that it doesn’t leave a film on my skin which is one thing that I look for in a first cleanse. Definitely going to be repurchasing. Retails for $42 HOLI FROG - Kissimmee Vitamin F Therapy Balmy Wash ⠀ ⠀ Have you tried @holifrog cleansers?! If so which is your favorite? ⠀ I definitely want to try their tashmoo water lily nourishing milky wash as I have normal-combination skin so that would be better for me to use as an everyday cleanser. ⠀
Post Accutane Night Time Skin Care Routine
While on accutane I had a very simple skincare routine to allow the medication to do its thing. I’m 7 months post Accutane, and my face is still pimple free. Yay! My skin care concerns at this time is discoloration/dark spots and minimal scarring on one of my cheeks. In this routine I am using the Fresh Soy cleanser to cleanse. It’s so important to make sure you’re thoroughly cleansing your face so that the remaining products can properly penetrate the skin. I use esthetician Nayamka Roberts-Smith (@LABeautyologist)’s 60 second rule when cleansing. Cleansing your face with your fingers for 60 sec allows the cleanser ingredients to do their job. This method helps to soften the skin & dissolve sebum blockages a lot better. I then follow up with applying a hydrating toner (Laniege Cream Skin toner and moisturizer) to my face with my hands. Then 2-3x a week I go in with the exfoliating serum ( The Ordinary’s Mandelic Acid 10% + HA serum) to minimize texture and uneven skin tone. Mandelic acid is gentle and works great on hyperpigmentation on people with deeper skin tones. To end it all off, I use the Kate Somerville recovery cream. Cleanser - fresh - Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash Toner - LANEIGE - Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer Serum -The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Moisturizer - Kate Somerville - DeliKate Recovery Cream Pro Tip: Wash your hands before washing your face!🧖🏾♀️ #CherieCreator
LANEIGE-Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer
drunk elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream: i would use this as a spot treatment, about every other day. Its my first time using retinol and it is a high concentration 1% which is why i decided to start of slowly. I’ve been using it for 3mo now and i’ve seen a difference. New pimple/redness would be gone overnight, and my hyperpigmentation has faded over time. It does take commitment when using this product. You won’t see results overnight. It is pricey, so if you have the money, i would recommend this product. drunk elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night serum: i use this twice a week. I apply it on dry skin, as recommended. It does tingle but subsides after a few minutes. Overnight, i feel that my face is smooth like a baby’s butt. I was really surprised on how well this works. It has AHA/BHA mostly AHA which works on the skins surface and helps unglue the dead skin cells so you can expose the new layer of skin. You do need to follow with a sunscreen the morning after. All drunk elephant are pricey, but would recommend 100% Farmacy Green Clean cleansing balm: first time using a cleansing balm and works so much better at removing my waterproof mascara. A little goes a long way depending on how much makeup you wear. I dont use much, but i do use sunscreen everyday (i try my best) and double cleansing is a must! Laneige Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer: i use this every morning, after washing my face with water only. I dont usually wash my face in the morning unless i workout or feel the need to. This product works as a two in one: toner & moisturizer. I do have combo/oily skin, and some may say its too greasy for oil skin, but at night i use harsh ingredients and i like to use this to restore my skin barrier and moisturize my skin as my night time routine can be drying.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
Hi all. My skin basically has every issue known to man right now 😂 I had a regime going for a long time that was working but now that line isn’t made anymore. Skin concerns: *Dry, potentially dehydrated/barrier issues *HIGHLY reactive and sensitive to many products (acne, rashes) *Acne *Large pores *Bumps on forehead *Bumps, rashiness, and redness on cheeks *Fine lines on forehead Current regime (that clearly isn’t working very well): *Cleanser: skinfix - Barrier+ Foaming Oil Cleanserin AM and OLE HENRIKSEN - The Clean Truth Foaming Cleanserin PM *Serums: The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, The Ordinary - ''Buffet''(only on forehead—freaks the rest of my face out) *Moisturizers: The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HAand The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane *toner: FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner The squalane is the only thing I’m 100% sure is working well for me. Everything else is a total shrug! I feel in particular that the hyaluronic acid is causing acne. I’m completely desperate and feel like a total skincare newb after years of having mostly okay skin. I’m looking primarily for budget and cruelty free options but at this point I’m willing to do whatever. Help please!!
How to Treat Dreaded ‘Maskne’ 🖤
With everything going on right now I know a lot of people (myself included right now) are wearing masks for 8+ hours. With this new addition to daily life a new problem I’ve been hearing a lot about right now is ‘maskne’ or mask acne. With your mask on your face all day causing irritation it’s perfectly normal to experience break outs. When I do get really bad break outs I tend to simplify my routine down to these basic steps: (disclaimer: I myself have oily, acne prone skin that is mainly grade 2) 1.) Cleanse - FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser A gel cleanser is best for oily skin. It’s also going to be best to get all the sebum, debris, and other gross stuff you may have under your mask from breathing in it all day. This one is gentle but effective without stripping your skin. 2.) Prep - GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum I always use niacinamide as a prep step. My favorite niacinamide serum is from Good Molecules. It’s only $6 and it absorbs really nicely into the skin without feeling sticky. This is going to help regulate oil control so you’re not over producing, calm down any inflammation your new break out may be experiencing, and help heal any pigmentation that might be left behind as the break out heals. 3.) Spot Treat - GEORGETTE KLINGER - Acne Spot Relief Then I go in with a spot treatment. I really like the Georgette Klinger spot treatment because it’s cream formula absorbs really well into the skin to dry out the break out properly without damaging the surrounding skin. It contains both salicylic acid and lactic acid so while it helping to shed dead skin cells from the face so sebum doesn’t get trapped underneath to create more break outs the salicylic acid goes deep into the pores and cleans it out. Another great option is the Clinique Acne Solutions Gel. 4.) Moisturize - FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya You always want to seal a routine with a good moisturizer. For oily skin I recommend a gel (with dry you’ll want a cream). This will help keep your skin hydrated while it’s healing without feeling too heavy. If you use too heavy of a cream with oily skin you have the potential of clogging the pores and with the mask on top it will just make things worse (With dry skin you don’t have to worry about this as much).
GEORGETTE KLINGER-Acne Spot Relief
SHANI DARDEN ROUTINE
I haven’t been using these long enough to speak on the long term benefits, but I wanted to share my first impressions of each: ⭐️ sake toning essence: i really love the idea of a toner and essence in one formula. once i read that this was formulated to help control oil and reduce appearance of pore size, I was SOLD! i have been trying this out in both my AM and PM routine to see what i like better. i think I may stick with using it in the AM for now, as it helps to keep me looking fresh and matifyed throughout the day! ⭐️ texture reform: i decided to go with this one instead of the retinol reform, because it’s a gentler and made for sensitive skin. i have used 2x at night so far and plan to add a day this week. so far I have had zero irritation from this and am excited to see the long term results! ⭐️ cleansing serum: this is super gentle and lathers very nicely. it doesn’t make my skin feel dry and gives my combination skin the perfect amount of hydration! i also feel like it helps calm inflammation and redness. i have used this as a second cleanse after oil cleansing and i have no makeup left behind!
SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE-Cleansing Serum
I like to keep my morning routines simple. A gentle cleanse, hydrating toner, antioxidant serum followed by a moisturizer and a sunscreen is all that I use everyday. Sharing my routine from this morning. Derma Truth antioxidant cleanser: This gentle low foaming cleanser cleanses your skin effectively but does not leave it feeling stripped. It contains mild surfactants and is loaded with hydrating and soothing ingredients like Glycerin, Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Extract, Beta Glucan, Allantoin, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate. Derma Truth Antioxidant Peptide Serum: Antioxidants are the superheroes of skincare. They protect your skin from environmental stresses and repair sun damage. I always use a Vitamin C serum post-cleansing in my morning routine. Currently testing this. This white milky lotion-like serum is packed with 18 different antioxidant-rich ingredients like two types of vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate), Green tea extract, Ferulic acid with patented peptides. This sinks in instantly and feels hydrating. Earth Srecipe Energy Boosting toner: Love this toner, viscous in texture and delivers a boost of hydration to your skin. I used 3 layers this morning. It has a pleasant citrus scent and it sinks into your skin beautifully without leaving any residue. This has soon become one of my favorite hydrating toners. You.skincare Clarifying glow serum: I've been using this beautifully formulated product for over two weeks now and I'm surprised at how quickly this has been healing my acne and improving my skin's tone and reducing scars.This serum is a powerhouse of the best ingredients from nature and science. It includes niacinamide, N-Acetyl Glucosamine, alpha arbutin, panthenol, and sodium lactate to gently exfoliate and brighten your skin.
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