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you might be laughing at how short my fingers are, but did you apply your sunscreen today? 😗 hi all! my name is jada, i am a content creator that is apart of the instagram beauty community, and now i am on cherie! i’ve been using this lovely sunscreen for a few months now, and i fell in love with it. but why is sunscreen important? sunscreen helps protect us from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays: UVA and UVB. long term exposure to these rays result in damage to the skin's thickest layer – the dermis – and result in fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation. it is important to apply spf every single day, and to even re-apply sunscreen every couple of hours! for starters, this spf contains very necessary ingredients, such as: 🥑 avocado: moisturizes, reduces signs of aging, and treats sunburns. 🧴jojoba oil: soothes and hydrates the skin. 🍫cacao: provides powerful anti-oxidants and evens out your skin tone. 🥕 carrot juice: contains vitamin C which enables it to promote healing. 🌻 sunflower oil: prevents skin irritation from sunburn and other skin irritants. now as for my thoughts: being a person of color, it’s always been quiet difficult finding a sunscreen that won’t make me look like casper the ghost. THIS, however, does not. it blends in very beautifully and smoothly, and provides the most maximum hydration. with that being said, the only con about this product is that it might be a little TOO moisturizing. it makes me look my already extremely oily skin even oiler. it can sometimes be difficult to remember how much sunscreen to use, which is why i use the #twofingermethod! using two fingers to apply sunscreen is just the prefect amount to apply your sunscreen. it may seem a bit much, but it’s worth it! what is your favorite sunscreen?
Oct. 23
AndeZaldanaThis is cool ! This Black Boy gotta try this Brand after I finish my sunscreen. It’s struggle looking like an powder doughnut when you’re brown. 🤷🏽‍♂️
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Battle of sunscreens for my dark skin babes
I have combination skin, live in Fl (humid) and i wear a mask at work. So the struggle is real lol Im still taking recommendations for sunscreen thats dark girl friendly and combo skin friendly. So far the top one for me is unseen but I’m still undecided. Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 This sunscreen i like. I dont love. It goes on like a weird primer (idk I’m a texture person). Even though i have combo skin i still like a natural glow because i don’t wear makeup. I still find that my face at I’ll gets slightly oily so idk if my skin is trying to compensate or what but yeah. It works well, its good if you wear makeup and a lot of people love it. Oil free, vegan and is clear. Supergoop! - Play Everyday Lotion 50 Default Title I don’t believe this is oil free. I think is a body spf. But you know how cerave lotion isn’t really a moisturizer but we use it anyway. I decided to give it a try. It comes out white, no cast at all i was surprised. It goes on like lotion (kinda like black girl sunscreen) but not as oily. If you have normal to dry, I think you’ll love it. I read reviews on their website and people use it on their face. So its okay lol. My first day using it so idk if I’ll end up a grease ball lol. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 60 Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60 Dont even bother, it has a cast but I noticed it clears off eventually. As i try to work into my skin it leaves an annoying residue. When i sweat i feel sunscreen. When i wash my face, it’s annoying. Not dark chocolate girl friendly. Its goos tho for other skin tones. Oil free BLACK GIRL SUNSCREEN - Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30 Its great for dark skin, normal to dry skin, no white cast and if your skin loves oils. Go for it. It definitely helps with glowy skin But oily and combo? Not so much. My face was wayyyy to oily even when i used less. The other 2 eminence red currant and lilikoi. Its okay. But I wouldn’t recommend for darker skin. And definitely not lilikoi (i looked like a ghost lol)
Minimize trauma to the skin after picking🧖🏾‍♀️
as someone who suffers from dermatillomania, it can be very triggering when breakouts come out of nowhere and return with no warning...especially when life isn’t always easy. which may trigger you to pick even more. some of these products really helped repair the broken skin i was creating for myself from picking without further irritating. i am still trying to put together a perfect post picking routine. (Which will go up here ASAP.) However, what i do know is that HYDRATION post picking is very important. if you can’t help yourself but pop pimples or pick at your skin, pls drop the tools & use q tips!! the closer to the surface the acne is, the better! before and after picking its important to wash your hands and cleanse your skin. I go straight for theCeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser I like this for treating irritated, broken skin/ scabs on my face because it’s non irritating and doesn’t further strip the already broken skin when cleansing. This cleanser hasn’t really helped much with existing (comedongenic) acne for me. But it is good for this. Right after, i go straight for HOLIKA HOLIKA - Aloe 99% Soothing Gel & CeraVe - Healing Ointment I LOVEEEE both of these products. They’ve helped calm irritation, and resurface scars both on my face and my body but also helps the scabs fall off a bit quicker with less trauma to the skin. Add some hyluaronic acid to this mixture!! After this, I applyAveeno - Daily Moisturizing Lotion This lotion has really helped fade acne scars alone/ used with other products. The dimethicone in this product works as a skin protectant. If I am headed outside, (Though this mini routine is ideal for the night time, I would apply my BLACK GIRL SUNSCREEN - Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30 SPF is very important for us pickers. Don’t skip the SPF! 🧴Avoid any chemical exfoliants or tugging or scrubbing at the broken skin until the lesion and scab has healed! Make sure to keep the scabs moisturized!
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