Night Time Routine to Treat Discoloration
Treating discoloration is my number one concern when it comes to my skin. My acne-prone skin scars whether I leave my breakouts alone or if I pick them. It's annoying but it's not something I can change, what I can do is speed up the process of fading the darker marks left behind. My night routine is when I bring out the big guns, and luckily for me my skin is normal/oily and tolerates acids VERY well. My routine is not for anyone with sensitive skin! I double cleanse with a balm and gel cleanser that is gentle - I've noticed my skin doesn't tolerate harsh cleanser at all, so the more basic the better! I follow that up with my eye treatment, the NuFace Line Smoothing Serum has been a game changer for me. I'm 25 and don't have any major concerns in this area, but did notice that the fine lines I've always had were diminished when I use this. Up next is my treatment, I use this pro-strength discoloration treatment and have noticed major improvements in discoloration fading. But here's the kicker, I pair this with my retinoid treatment - I put on the PTR Discoloration Treatment wait a few minutes and follow it up with my retinoid. I has some dryness that first night I tried this, that went away immediately and now I just have clear, bright skin. I do this two nights in a row then take a night off to focus on hydrating and giving my skin a break. It works for me. I've noticed no sensitivity and I make sure to use other products to protect my skin a barrier. The BR Creme Placenta is one product that both helps to protect my skin and also treat discoloration. It isn't too heavy and feels like a butter melting into the skin. Following that up with my Deviant Skincare Facial Oil and my skin gets all the fatty oils that it needs to function properly. It's a rich oil that sinks in immediately. This is what works for me, my skin is not sensitive and tolerates acids very well. If I notice any sensitivity I take a night or two off, but I always do what I think my skin needs! PETER THOMAS ROTH - PRO Strength Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment
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Biologique Recherche Routine
Lait U Lotion P50 PIGM400 Serum Placenta Serum Colostrum Serum PIGM400 Crème Placenta Crème PIGM400 I’ll do individual product posts as well. This is my targeted regimen because I have hyperpigmentation on my cheeks left over from hormonal pregnancy breakouts. I’ve been using this in conjunction with micro-needling and a BR expert and it’s been so efficient! Let me know if I should share pictures or if you guys have any questions!
Top Tips for Treating Hyperpigmentation!
I have combination, oily skin that is prone to breakouts, the breakouts lead to hyperpigmentation which is my biggest skin concern. I've been dealing with hyperpigmentation for what seems like forever and have learned some important tips when it comes to it! Tip #1: Use SPF religiously! For anyone dealing with hyperpigmentation this is the most important tip because the sun's UV rays can cause pigmentation to darken. SPF is also essential because many treatments for hyperpigmentation, like acids, can cause the skin to be even more sensitive to the sun. My top SPFs are: ￼elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 ￼￼Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40 ￼SKINCEUTICALS - Physical Fusion Uv Defense SPF 50 Tip #2: Use Vitamin C in your routine! Vitamin C is an antioxidant that lightens dark spots, it also contains an enzyme that helps to prevent melanin production - effectively preventing hyperpigmentation! My Vitamin C products are: ￼￼SKINCEUTICALS - Phloretin CF ￼FARMACY - Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum with Acerola Cherry ￼URBAN SKIN Rx - Even Tone Smooth & Glow Enzyme Mask Tip #3: Niacinamide is a powerhouse at fighting pigmentation! Similar to vitamin C, niacinamide fights and prevents hyperpigmentation. It also helps to treat acne which for many of us is the main cause of our hyperpigmentation! My favorite products with niacinamide are: PETER THOMAS ROTH - PRO Strength Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Tip #4: Add a retinoid to your routine! Retinoids speed up the cell turnover rate, which for pigmentation means it helps to fade dark spots faster. I use a tretinoin, which is a prescription you can get from your dermatologist, but there are other great options like retinol! Here are my favorite retinol products: SKINCEUTICALS - RETINOL 0.5 Retinol night cream DIFFERIN - Acne Treatment Gel Additional Tips: ￼Acid is your friend, but don't overdo it! ￼Protect your moisture barrier! Healthy skin will heal the fastest! ￼If your breakouts are hormonal, you may need to do some research into your diet! I've cut dairy and eggs because my body doesn't tolerate them and they were leading to hormonal breakouts.
The one Spot Treatment I would choose!
They did it again! Peter Thomas Roth has released another winner! 🏅 This time it’s the PETER THOMAS ROTH - PRO Strength Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment This gel-like treatment works to reduce the look of dark patches, post-blemish marks, and uneven skin tone caused by sun damage and aging with a high-potency 15% brightening complex containing the following key ingredients: 💎 Kojic Acid & Alpha Arbutin: Helps enhance visible brightening benefits 💎 Niacinamide: Helps reduce the look of discoloration and uneven skin tone 💎 Tranexamic Acid: Helps reduce the look of dark patches and post-blemish marks I have some stubborn dark spots on my cheek that I’ve been trying to rid of for years! I’ve been using this day and night for the past few days. Since the treatment is intensive I do find I need to use more moisturiser or my face feels a little dry. It has faded some of my recent post-acne spots but will need to wait longer to see results on the dark spots on my cheek. Stay tuned! 💕 UPDATE: Been using this for a few weeks on an almost daily basis and it has lightened the dark spots on my cheek. I can still see them but they have definitely faded. I’m happy with the results and will continue to use this! 😍👌🏼
7 Days with OleHenricksen
When it comes to anti-aging products, vitamin C serums top every list out there. From fading dark spots and hyperpigmentation to improving firmness, diminishing fine lines, and brighten up your complexion, vitamin C does it all. Not to mention, vitamin C is an excellent antioxidant, which means it shields the skin from environmental radicals like air pollution. The latest serum to jump on the vitamin C love wagon? Banana Bright™ Vitamin C Serum by Ole Henriksen. More about Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum Specifically, this serum uses Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, which is a more potent version of traditional Vitamin C. The blend of PHA helps with a gentle exfoliation to lift dry skin cells and make room to newer skin beneath. Finally, the hyaluronic acid is there to seal everything together and make sure your skin has the right barrier to prevent moisture loss. ￼Vitamin C 15% ￼PHAs 5% ￼Hyaluronic acid ￼Banana powder pigments ￼Vegan ￼Cruelty-free Perhaps one of the best aspects of this serum is its consistency and scent. The blend of orange and lemon oils gives it a refreshing scent that will wake you up every morning. Think of this has a very lightweight serum that comes on like a milky water-based serum. Before & After Challenge Did you know that vitamin C skin sensitivity is relatively common? You don’t have to fall under the “sensitive skin” category to have an allergic reaction. Vitamin C-infused products can cause red bumps, itchy skin, and whiteheads. After a lot of trials and errors with vitamin C products, I’m 99.9% sure I fall under the category of people with skin allergic to vitamin C. After seven days, I had mixed feelings about the results. On the one hand, yes, my skin was somewhat brighter, and you can tell a few of my acne scars started fading away. On the other hand, remember my vitamin C sensitivity? Well, this brought that up. My skin went into full-blown redness chaos. I had almost like a rash of tiny whiteheads on my cheeks and jawline. It felts as if I used a powder exfoliator and left it on. I stopped using the serum. I might give it a few weeks before trying again, this time with a slower incorporation timeline approach. For the complete story visit: https://edit.shopgera.com/7-days-with-ole-henriksens-banana-bright-vitamin-c-serum OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum
OLE HENRIKSEN-Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C Faves 🍊🍒
Josie Maran Argan bright vitamin c serum is my go to serum for application in the morning. I’ve been using this for over a month and have seen a significant improvement with the dullness of my skin . This serum is super light, absorbs quickly , and you only need 3/4 drops for your entire face. I apply this after my toner and before my day moisturizer. Repurchased full size currently waiting patiently for it to be delivered . This has been my quarantine staple🌞🌞worth every penny. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cheer up Brightening vitamin C Eye cream I’ve also been using this product for a little over a month and a half and I have to say I’m not impressed. Upon initial application it leaves my under eye area tacky and shiny and it takes a while for it to feel like it’s absorbed . Although, i have to say it did have a slight brightening affect, I’m sure there are better eye creams that will do the same and then some for less $$ .I try to use it 5 out of 7 days of the week because I found if I use it every day , by the end of the day my eye area feels fairly dry . I will be finishing this jar and looking for another option. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sunday Reilly C.E.O. Glow facial oil another great hit from Sunday Reilly. I hate that she ever faked reviews because people like me can not rave enough about some of her products. Some days when my face Is feeling a little dry ,but I still need my daily dose of vitamin C, I put 3 to 4 drops on my face pat it in and then use my jade roller to get it evenly applied, It leaves my face feeling nourished and Looking glowy Without leaving me feeling oily or just sitting on top of my face. I also find that between this and the argan serum my dark spots and acne scars are fading away . ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
JOSIE MARAN-Argan Bright Skin Vitamin C Serum
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence)
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence) is a powerful treatment essence referred to as “Miracle Water” in Asia. The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence has helped my skin to feel softer and smoother. This signature product features a 90% Pitera formula, which blends vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids to promote your skin's natural renewal process. It gently exfoliates, while balancing oil production and providing essential hydration. To use, shake a few drops into the palm of my hands and pat the essence into your face. What is it good for? PITERA™ Essence works on multiple skin concerns and all skin types to give you Crystal Clear Skin. It is the ONE almighty product you need to moisturize, soften and smooth out texture, reduce appearance of dark spots and fine lines due to dryness, enhance radiance, even out the look of skin tone, make skin look less oily and... the list goes on! Why it Works? This lightweight liquid is formulated to quickly absorb into skin unlike other thicker serums and essences. Each bottle contains 90% of our natural bio ingredient, PITERA™. Since it so closely resembles your own skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF), skin recognizes PITERA™ as its own, allows it all in, and lets it work its magic in a pure active form.
SK-II-Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence)
Skinceuticals Serums - Phloretin CF 👏🏻
The product: This skinceuticals serum is a phloretin CF daytime serum that is a broad range, antioxidant treatment that contains vitamin C, 2% phloretin, 10% l-absorbing acid, and 5% ferulic acid. The product also diminishes the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and discolouration! ✨ My impressions: When I had first tried this product, I had the best results! My fine lines, wrinkles, and discolouration were all reduced. I was so happy with my results, but overtime, it started causing a little bit of hyperpigmentation. I had to take a break from the product, then come back to it, which was annoying. Results were shown fairly quickly though, making the product so effective. Other than that, I loved the phloretin serum. It was not sticky or drying, and applied so smoothly on to the skin for a day and night use. You apply a great amount to your palm, then massage into skin. A little bit goes a long way as well, considering how expensive this product truly is! The scent was quite bland, which I liked as it did not clash with any of my other products. This product is also not too oily or too drying, making it just right for my skin type. I saw a great difference in dullness with my skin, and saw more brightness within a week from using this product!🤞🏼 How it worked on combination skin: This product worked very well on my skin type and did not strip any of my original oils and if anything replenished dead skin cells and re-hydrated them, which I loved! 🌱 Skin type for Skinceuticals Phloretin: 👏🏻 Normal 👏🏻 Combination 👏🏻 Dry 👏🏻 Oily Length of Use: 4 months Cost of product: $180 CAD 💰 Target Ares: Dullness, wrinkles, fine lines, and discolouration! 🎯 Recommendation: No! Personally, I do not recommend this product. Although it works extremely well at times, it is nearly $200 over my price limit. For a serum alone, this is just not in my price range and there are many great dupes that have the same results for a much cheaper price! 😳 Overall Rating: Although this product does what it is designed to do and more, I simply cannot give it a five star rating because of how expensive the product is. I do not think it is worth how much you would be paying if I am being completely honest. However, if you are able to afford something like this, give it a shot! 🌟 SKINCEUTICALS - Phloretin CF
If I had to commit to one AHA product for the rest of my life, it would be the Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Resurfacing Night Serum. This is an excellent night serum, with a blend of 14% AHA/BHB and a gentle flower acid blend, and a beautiful addition of honey to effectively hydrate/soothe the skin. This combination works together to exfoliate dead skin cells, target hyperpigmentation, reduce pore size, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, all while keeping your skin moisturized. The texture is perfect, it isn’t watery where it runs off your fingers, but it isn’t so thick that it is hard to apply evenly; it is very lightweight and not sticky at all. I have been using this for almost 5 months now, and I decided to try this because of the nourishing addition of honey, since my skin is dry and sensitive I needed that extra boost of hydration and soothing effect. I also was in the market for a good chemical exfoliator because I do have some texture and hyperpigmentation. Upon application, this does tingle very slightly, but it does not burn to the point where it hurts and turns your face red, and the tingle subsides rather quickly. This says it transforms your skin overnight, but I see a huge difference hours after application. My skin looks smoother, is glowing beautifully, and all while staying hydrated thanks to the honey blend. I have seen amazing results, (lighter hyperpigmentation, and reduced texture/bumps) with this, and will always be sure to never run out! I would recommend this to anyone suffering from hyperpigmentation, texture or dark spots, and anyone with dry and/or sensitive skin. I never thought my skin would be able to tolerate an AHA, but this proved me wrong. It’s 100% worth the price and the time! This product deserves 5/5 ⭐️, but I would give it more if I could. FARMACY - HONEYMOON GLOW AHA Resurfacing Night Serum with Hydrating Honey + Gentle Flower Acids
FARMACY-HONEYMOON GLOW AHA Resurfacing Night Serum with Hydrating Honey + Gentle Flower Acids
Antioxidant Serum 💗 C.E.O by Sunday Riley
SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum Sunday Riley’s C.E.O Vitamin C serum is a cult favorite! People are obsessed with this product for good reason! I’ve been using this product for years and have turned on so many other people to this! This powerful serum is packed with 15% vitamin C! Get ready to glow! This serum immediately brightens the skin while evening out skin tone and addressing dark spots overtime. This product also firms and plumps the skin, for a youthful glow! This product also contains phytosterols to reduce redness and skin sensitivity! One of the great things about this product is that even though it’s incredibly strong it won’t bother even sensitive skin. This serum is thick white lotion like consistency and sinks into the skin seamlessly! A wonderful product I’d recommend anyone looking to even tone and address aging. At $85.00 for 1oz it is pricey, as much as I love this product their are other great vitamin C products on the market for less. I do love Sunday Riley gift sets because even this little bottle lasts a long time!
SUNDAY RILEY-C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum
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