What am I doing wrong in my routine??!!!!
✨EDIT: Although i’m beyond thankful for the advice, I have since then developed a new and successful routine! Please feel free to check my newer posts!✨ I made a post about a week ago detailing my skincare journey, and how I finally felt like I was getting on track again to my pre-covid glowy skin, never having many breakouts... but this week that all went in the garbage. I was so embarrassed to post these photos but I’m seriously so desperate for help to fix this, so I’m going to drop my routine below and hope that some saint out there will give me some advice on what’s going wrong! (my AM/PM routine are both the same) 1. Cleanse with the Murad - Clarifying Cleanser( has a 1.5% salicylic acid concentration) 2. On dampened skin I use the The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, I would say I use about half a dropper or so full of the serum all over my face— not sure if that’s too little or too much? 3. For my toner I change between ELEMIS - Balancing Lavender Tonerand the SK-II - Facial Treatment Clear Lotion Toner , using a cotton pad on my acne breakouts and my T-zone 4. I go in with my The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% but I recently found out i am using WAY more than I need to be, going in with about a half dropper full of serum every time I use the product. Thinking that might be a big factor, but I’m still not quite sure... 5. I also occasionally go in with the The Ordinary - ''Buffet''but again, honestly not even sure if I’m using the right amount, I have truthfully been using a full/half dropper of serum from each product I have from The Ordinary. 5. For my moisturizer I am currently using #Bvlgari - Nourishing Face Emulsion[products]#(I ran out of my previous moisturizer so I found a travel size bottle of this I got from a travel pack while flying) Not sure if this is even good tbh but it seems hydrating???? I also use salicylic acid spot treatments/acne patches occasionally before I go to bed to help with brutal whiteheads like the ones above. I know a lot of my breakouts have unfortunately been due to mask wearing, however, I make a point to wash my masks after every use, never rewearing a used mask, I wash my silk sheets/pillowcases OFTEN, I rarely put my phone up to my face to talk, but when I do I sanitize the screen. I feel like I have an entire ritual at this point, however I still deal with these breakouts/redness. I bought these items above because I had heard nothing but stellar reviews, however I am seeing little to no change in my routine, and if anything, it’s all significantly worse than the bare minimum routine I had a year ago before discovering skincare. My confidence hurts and so does my wallet 😭😭😭😭 I am a very critical person of my skin and my appearance, which never mixes well when I suffer from any kind of breakout or inflammation, but if anyone out there has a little advice for me, I would be so appreciative 😌
Nov. 27, 2020
_ashley23From the ordinary it recommends to use only 3 products at a day. If you go on their website called Deciem ,they have it all labeled and explained. Hope it helps you out.
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✨A Buffet for your Skin✨
I love using this product for my daily skin routine to add little bit of hydration. The "buffet" from the ordinary has multitasking water-based serum which cleverly targets multiple signs of skin ageing and improves overall skin health. It helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, boost hydration, fade pigmentation, brighten dull skin, and firm and smooth skin texture. The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' ✨Don't forget to like and follow for more✨ also follow my Instagram page at @sweet_citrustea
I'm on the Fence, What do You Think? ✨
Food for your skin? Haha maybe, the name is inspired by those amazing restaurant phenomenons that seem to have disappeared during the pandemic😉. This is because it contains more ingredients than the usual single ingredient products Deciem offers through this line. It has a lot of appeals, but let's address some issues with this and see if a solution is possible. The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' It's a little acidic and tingly for a serum. I like a serum that gives me a soothing sensation and this definitely does not. It is supposed to tingle a little bit because of the peptides, but it's not something I want to experience every day! I don't like how this sits under makeup, it begins to pill and feels like it sits on top of my skin, so it prevents my makeup from absorbing properly. There are a lot of people reviewing this saying that they see no results. I think they should double check the interactions of other products they may be mixing with this. There is a do not mix list of ingredients to note while using this. The following ingredients may affect the performance of the peptides or cause irritation, so get these out of your skincare routine if you try this! Vitamin C Direct acids such as glycolic acid or lactic acid or salicylic acid. Niacinamide (what!? My fave ingredient!?) Retinol Considering this list, I had to change my daily moisturizer which is also my SPF that contains Niacinamide and lactic acid. Is it worth it? I'm not sure yet lol. I'm thinking because it also doesn't sit well under makeup, It might become a bedtime serum for me. Letting this work its magic overnight seems more appealing and then I can follow it with a soothing serum in the morning 🙂. This works for me, but if you are a religious retinol user it might not fit into your routine. Overall, this product is trickier to use than it may seem. They advertise it as an all in one miracle, but you can't mix it with many products. You need to be strategic to see results. There may be a solution to the tingling. Possibly diluting it with a basic moisturizer like you can do with The Ordinary Vitamin C serum... But most tingling products do this for a reason, so idk. It's a “find what works for you” kind of product and although I don't think it's a bad one, I also think it depends on your skincare routine and objectives. If you prioritize certain ingredients like I do (Niacinamide and lactic acid) then maybe it's not worth it to you? P.s Some deeper info on this products key workers! Peptides – Peptides are the proteins and molecules that make up the building blocks of skin, and keep it feeling smooth, firm, and bouncy. They send signals to cells which encourages them to produce more collagen (which our bodies loose as we age). Matrixyl – Matrixyl is a powerful peptide blend which is formulated to have really long-lasting results. It specifically targets collagen production and repairs damage. Probiotics – Prebiotics are a food source for probiotics (‘good’ bacteria). By feeding and increasing the amount of probiotics, they lead to a stronger skin barrier and improved moisture retention. Amino acids – Amino acids work to strengthen skin, maintain hydration levels, improve resilience, and contribute to an overall healthy appearance. They also protect skin from free-radical damage that can lead to signs of ageing. Hyaluronic acid – Hyaluronic acid acts like a magnet to draw moisture into the skin. Each molecule can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, so it massively improves skin’s hydration levels.
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Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines pt. 3
Hey y’all! Today’s post is part 3 of 4 of my Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines series. In today’s post we’re covering @geralorentas and @robynkenner ! Starting with @geralorentas. She starts out by cleansing with theCeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser which costs $13 for 8 fl oz. This cleanser has super gentle exfoliating agents, as well as glycerin and Hylaronic acid which are very hydrating. Next she uses theRENÉE ROULEAU - Rapid Response Detox Toner which costs $41 for 6 fl oz. This toner, as far as toners go, is pretty good. Its main draws are Salicylic acid and Lactic acid which are great for dealing with acne. Next she uses theSKIN GRAMMAR - Super Good Repair Essence which costs $38 for 5.7 fl oz. This essence has Nicinamide and glycerin, as well as a ton of ceramides. Unfortunately it has orange peel oil. Citrus oils a extracts are extremely irritating to the skin because they are acidic, so I have to say no to this essence. Next she uses the RENÉE ROULEAU - Vitamin C&E Treatment which costs $69 for 1 fl oz. It has glycerin, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C, but again it has citrus oils and extracts which make this another no for me. Then to moisturize she goes in with the#Dr. zenovia - Peptide + Ceramide Moisturizer[products]#[FourStars] which costs $79 for 1.7 fl oz. This moisturizer has ceramides and glycerin. Finally she goes in with theLA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Anti-shine Dry Touch Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ which I couldn’t find the price for. It’s a really good basic sunscreen. So that’s @geralorentas routine. For her I would recommend getting rid of the essence and the treatment, but otherwise the products seem great! Moving on to @robynkenner. She starts with a double cleanse, and we’ll talk in a minute about what she’s doing wrong. She starts with the The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser which costs $7.90 for 1 fl oz. The main ingredients in this are squalane and glycerin. A lot of people complain that this cleanser is so gentle is barely cleans, but it seems to work for @robynkenner. Then she uses theMurad - Clarifying Cleanser which costs $32 for 6.75 fl oz. The main draw for this product is Salicylic acid, but again it’s a no because of citrus oils and extracts as well as fragrance. Now I mentioned that she’s double cleansing wrong. Double cleansing isn’t just using 2 cleansers, it’s specifically using an oil based cleanser and then a water based cleanser. (Check out my post on double cleansing for more information) In this case, @robynkenner is using 2 water based cleansers which can be stripping to the skin, and isn’t considered double cleansing. She mentioned she started doing this because her skin didn’t feel clean with just the first cleanse, and I think this might be because the Squalane Cleanser is too gentle. Next she uses theNeutrogena - Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream which costs $25 for .5 fl oz. First off, eye cream should be at the end of a routine. The eye cream itself is great though. Next she usesThe Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution which costs $8.70 for 8 fl oz. I talked about this product in pt. 1, but in short it’s really good. And finally she uses the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream which costs $36 for 6 fl oz. This is a nice super thick basic moisturizer. So in conclusion @robynkenner, I’d try to find a new cleanser, then just add your eye cream after moisturizer instead of early in the routine. That’s all for pt. 3! Please cheer for this post if you liked it, comment below your favorite cleansers to help out @robynkenner, and follow me to join the family and for similar content. -Mae
Morning Skincare Routine ☀️💛✨
I just posted my nightly skincare routine and now I wanted to show you what I do differently in the morning. 😊☀️ First I start with my cleanser Murad - Clarifying Cleanser which I went into detail in my last post about my likes and dislikes. Check it out if you want more information. Sometimes I swap this one for Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser if I feel like it’s too much on my skin and I want something more gentle just to wash and nothing more. Next I do my eye cream (reviewed in nightly routine post) Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream After the eyes I do a spot treatment on those random pimples that pop up (only when necessary). Murad - Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment Along with the spot treatment I’ll apply some Murad - Outsmart Acne Clarifying Treatment only if my acne is really bad. It helps to clear it up faster but I rated it 3 stars because it’s got kind of a sticky feel afterwards which isn’t the nicest feeling but it gets the job done. Later I use FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream which I love!!! It’s so hydrating, the texture is heavy but when you rub it in it feels lightweight. The only reason I took off a star is because I feel like it’s not the best moisturizer for my oily skin but on the days when my skin is more dry it works wonders! I even put some on my hands because you only need to apply a little amount. Murad - Oil and Pore Control Mattifier Broad Spectrum SPF 45 PA++++ Can’t forget the SPF! I know there’s probably cheaper brands than this but this has been my favorite SPF I’ve used because again it’s not heavy, it’s hydrating, and it is very good on my oily skin. After the SPF, apply a little bit of the JLo Beauty That Blockbuster Cream under my eyes because it does give a bit of a glow that I look for. It was a free trial size but I probably won’t purchase the full thing because it’s not that amazing. I haven’t noticed major changes or anything. To finish off my routine I’ll either immediately spritz some CAUDALIE - CAUDALIE Beauty Elixir on my face or I’ll use it as a setting spray if I’m apply makeup. The smell isn’t amazing but it feels so refreshing and it’s exactly what I need at the end of all these products. Can’t forget my new favorite lip balm hello - CBD Vegan Lip Balm Natural Sweet Mint Flavor it’s a bit oily feeling but it smells divine and it’s great to use right before whatever lipgloss I’m wearing (if any). Do you use any of the same products or have you had experience with them? Write your thoughts in the comments below! 🖤✨🙏🏻🥰
The Unsung Hero of SK-II
So far I’ve reviewed a couple of my favorite products from SK-II (Pitera Essence and Pitera Sheet Masks), but I can’t overlook the Facial Treatment Clear Lotion Toner any longer!! This is a lovely product. It’s labeled as a toner, but I tend to use it a little later in my routine. It’s very moisturizing and very brightening. I use a lighter toner earlier in my routine and then use the clear lotion before my moisturizer in winter when my skin is dryer and before my SPF in summer when my skin is dewier. The clear lotion is so nice because it’s versatile in that way. It adds an extra quenching dose of moisture when I need it and serves as a moisturizer on it’s own when I don’t need that but extra. This product, like the others I’ve reviewed, contains SK-II’s patented Pitera, an active ingredient containing 50 different nutrients like vitamins and minerals. It also contains AHA to help smooth lines and brighten skin. What’s a versatile product you really love? SK-II - Facial Treatment Clear Lotion Toner
👌3 Steps - Rush Morning Skincare
I feel like I’m always in a hurry every week day morning. Can morning skincare be simple and effective? While I am rushing for everything, I really don’t have much time for skincare. After a year of finding the most effective way, here is my 3 step morning skincare routine that I found most simple and effective. The first step obviously, is to clean the skin. Some people just wake up and rinse their face. If you really have good skincare routine the night before and you don’t feel like you need to. I am a combination dry, and I always wake up with an oily and dull face. I have to use cleanser in the morning for removing those natural oil. If you are like me, I suggest you try a cleanser with actives in it. ESTĒE LAUDER - Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask Some of the ingredients that it contains are like Myristic Acid, Glycerin, Behenic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, that can effectively removes impurities without drying, leaving skin smooth. I like it is making my skin fresh and soft in the morning. Next is a toner. SK-II - Facial Treatment Clear Lotion Toner This toner is very gentle. For my morning routine, I try to find something that is not too heavy but still moisturizing for my skin. It was really moisturizing and my skin became smooth. This one really brightened my complexion and reduced redness, and my skin felt plump and hydrated. Normally at this step my skin is already damp and soft, I still go with a moisturizer for extra hydration. ESTĒE LAUDER - Revitalizing Supreme Light+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Creme Oil-Free Since I will be wearing makeup and stay inside with air conditioning running all day, I want a cream that helps to prevent dehydration. I just put a bit in my hands, rub my hands together to melt it, and gently pad it into my face and neck. By rubbing and padding, you can feel it absorbs quickly and does not leave a layer at the skin at all. You can also add sunscreen after this step prevent from UV damage. And this is my simple and effective 3 step morning routing. It saves a lot of time for me in the morning and still keep my skin moisturized throughout the day.
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The Best Advice For Choosing Skincare Products
Hey Beauty’s 🙋🏽♀️ So I’ve recommended a lot of products and thought I’d share some advice on how how I select skincare products these days. ☺️ Thanks to @babesandbeauty on Instagram for the advice. ￼Products that you consistently use I noticed that I consistently use TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum which has Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E as my day Serum. I also have The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 for my night routine. I’ve started using Truskin’s Super Serum at night and now alternate between using a natural Retinol or Vitamin A Moisturiser and the Truskin Super Serum which has Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, and Retinol. I now can’t live without my FORMULA 10.0.6 - Rise of the Foam Blemish Busting Cleanser I use this because of the salicylic acid and hemp oil as part of my double cleansing routine. I’m currently trialing products for my first cleanse. 😄 I noticed the ingredients are ideal for my issues which are rough texture, larger than average pores, dullness and my wrinkles and fine lines. For reducing the appearance of my fine lines and wrinkles I ❤️ hyaluronic acid!!!! ￼Products that are ideal for your skin type I’m a little lucky in the fact that I have combination skin and can use a range of products for my issues. Treating the wrong skin type can lead to irritated skin, breakouts and premature aging. Choosing the correct skin care routine for your skin type is essential for making your skin appear youthful and healthy. ￼Products that do not cause irritation to your skin barrier Our skin is the largest barrier against infection that we have. Keeping our skin healthy and moist helps keep this barrier strong. Using the proper skin care products for your skin type can help preserve this important protective layer. ☺️ ￼Products that fit your budget and life The Ordinary creators have totally changed how we think about and buy skin care. Its allowed us to understand ingredients and offered them in ridiculously cheap formulas. It’s championed transparency in an industry that wants you to think expensive products are better. Nothing costs more than $20. In fact, the majority of it ranges at less than $10. This is largely in part thanks to The Ordinary's dedication to transparency, resulting in prices that aren't significantly marked up. Although if you can afford to spend $150 I’d recommend purchasing a Serum rather than a cleanser or moisturiser. Drop me a line about what you consider when you purchase skincare products. Is it the beautiful packaging, ingredient list or that you just saw a review and want to try it. ☺️ Have a wonderful day or evening Jade 🥂
When hydration is needed 💦
I am a dry skinned girl so I am always on the look out for hydrators and moisturizers. This is especially the case as I like to use actives in my routine and they can further dry out my skin. Hyaluronic acid is one of my go to ingredients as it draws moisture into my skin and it works well with other ingredients. The ordinary offers this serum which is great as it is super affordable and it works well with my skin. What is it: This is a hyaluronic acid serum with 3 different weighted molecules so that it can penetrate and hydrate different layers if the skin. Hyaluronic acids is a humectant meaning it absorbs moisture from the air and draws it into the skin. This serum also has b5 which helps nourish and soften the skin. Texture: This is a goopy and cloudy serum that is easily absorbed into my dry skin. Price: This sells at Sephora for $6.80 cad for 1 oz or $12.20 cad for 2oz How I use this: I use this along with my steamer to make sure that the air is moisture rich in order to draw moisture to my skin. This ensures I get the best result. Pros 👍: ￼affordable ￼2 sizes available ￼accessible ￼effective ￼cruelty free 🐰 Cons 👎: ￼some people don’t like the texture ￼you shouldn’t over use hyaluronic acid (check other products) The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 this is a super simple serum that has really helped my dry skin
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getting off makeup and clear skin with rosacea!
okay... so I know I've posted this before, and Cherie is (devastatingly) closing down, but I thought I'd share one last post. This really works. one is a prescription and there are a couple items missing, so I'll add them to the pictures. Here is the order they say to put on skincare (as depicted) 1) makeup remover/wash (I use Queen Helene cold cream that I SWEAR by, sometimes BURT’S BEES - BURT‘S BEES Sensitive Facial Cleanser ) 2) Facewash/second face wash (I use DERMA•E - Sensitive Skin Cleanser and Joeseph anti Acne soap 10% sulfur) 3) Toner (I use THAYERS - Rose Petal Facial Toner ) 4) Serums (I use a few... my prescription Amzeeq, mostly The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% , and DERMA•E - Blue Light Shield Concentrated Serum ) 5) Spot Treatments (Murad - Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment , tea tree oil when needed) 6) Eye Cream (not pictured - DERMA•E - Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream ) 7) Moisturizer (2 different kinds depending on how dry I am- pictured: Alba Botanica Aloe Green tea moisturizer, not pictured: skinfix - Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream ) 8) Retinol: Now, because I have rosacea, I use a retinol alternative. The best one for sensitive skin I found is The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion use at night only) 9) Face Oil: HEAR ME OUT: If you have oily skin, it's not the WORST thing to use an oil. As a matter of fact, it may work well. BEST ONE BY FAR IS ROSEHIP OIL. I can't tell you how amazing it is The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil , and JOSIE MARAN - Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment during the day) wear sunscreen during the day, and put it in place of retinol. I use Glossier. - Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen it's a great light moisturizer, too. And at night in the winter if it's super dry, I'll put petroleum jelly around the corners of my eyes and lips. The results don't lie, Cherie babes (: comment below I'd you know of a better eye cream.
Update: my acne has reduced A LOT
I’ve been a bit MIA since my last post but here is the progress of my acne. If I were to pinpoint the main reasons why, then it’s these reasons: What I did wrong: - experimenting and using alot of different products. I was in a phase where I loved trying new products and my skin did not like that I was switching products all the time. - I did not spot test new products - overloaded my skin with many products. I don’t know who needs to hear this but a 10 step routine is NOT for acne prone skin. - drank little water each day - used harsh products without re-balancing my skin with soothing products - masked almost everyday What I did to improve it: - reduce the number of products going on my skin. I now use only a max of 3 products in the morning and 5 products at night. - drank 2 litres of water every day - used a soothing pH-balanced toner - used a GENTLE chemical exfoliant - used retinol regularly - masked only every 2-3 days Some products I use in my daily routine that really helped my skin: PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator as an all-over exfoliant PAULA'S CHOICE - BHA 9 Treatment as a spot treatment The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% to fade acne scars Products that I use every 2-3 days that helped my skin: AZCLEAR - Medicated Lotion (mixed with Niacinamide) to fade acne scars DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream to bring out new baby skin ANDALOU NATURALS - CannaCell Glow Mask as a gentle exfoliating mask If you are going through something similar just know to take it SLOWLY. The skin is going through trauma and it is not an overnight success. If you have any questions I’m happy to answer.
I work with animals and I love puppy kisses; but, they tend to take my foundation off. I’ve opted to not wearing any foundation at work because I don’t want it to be licked off. Are there any recommendations of products I could use to blur large pores.? The products I’ve tagged I use every morning along with a prescribed Dapsone cream. My pores have gotten significantly smaller but I love having a full makeup look. I’m used to full glam so it is hard for me to cut back at work!
Cetaphil-DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30
Morning + Night Routine
I have been using these products for the last two weeks as a part of my morning and night routine. I have oily, acne prone, large pores, and sometimes dry skin. 💙 I have been using the Kiehl’s acne treatment cleanser in the morning & night and I really like this face cleanser! I have noticed my acne scars have faded and this has controlled my breakouts. It doesn’t leave my face feeling dry afterwards. I am so happy that I have found a cleanser that is actually showing results. I am hoping this cleaner will continue to work on my face. I sometimes have to switch up my cleansers because they will stop working. Kiehl's - Blue Herbal Acne Cleanser Treatment 💖In the morning after I cleanse my face with the Kiehl’s cleanser I put on the fresh rose deep hydration oil infused serum. I got a free sample with one of my Sephora purchase and I love this stuff! It smells like fresh roses and the smell is not over powering. It gives my face the hydration it needs and I like to use this in the morning because it’s lighter & doesn’t leave my face looking like I dipped it in oil. I would 100% purchase this again. I have also not noticed any reaction or breakout with this product. fresh - Rose Deep Hydration Oil-Infused Serum 🤍 in the night time after I cleanse my face with the Kiehl’s cleanser I put on the ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% -but I only use this about 3-4 times per week. & OMG this does my face wonders 🤩🤩 I use this one in the night time because it is a bit heavy for my face and leaves it looking oily. It applies nicely on my face-no irritation or breakouts. When I wake up in the morning my face looks less red, my acne scars have gone down, my pores look smaller, and my face feels soft and smooth. I am so happy I found this product and am currently testing out other ordinary products at the moment. Will def purchase this again 🥰 The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Kiehl's-Blue Herbal Acne Cleanser Treatment
my new skincare routine for ALL skin types☺️
hello everyone! i recently switched from proactiv to the ordinary! im glad i made the switch. proactiv “bleaches” your skin to help fade acne marks, but in turn it lightens your skin and bleached away my freckles 😡 after starting with the ordinary, i noticed my freckles are coming back, and my skin on my face is tanning too. thats good, because my body is wayy darker than my face and it looks weird 😂 also, its much softer on my skin than proactiv, and it makes my skin feel smooth and calm, not overwhelmed. the niacinamide from the ordinary has really helped fade my acne marks! anyways! heres my updated skincare routine! face wash i wash my face with The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser , which is a nice, gentle for all skin types that can help to remove makeup. face mask i use The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution chemical exfoliant that helps to relieve acne and dry skin! serum i use The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% , which is also for all skin types and has many benefits, like helping reduce wrinkles, acne, and more! (see my previous post about this product to learn more😊) moisturizer i use The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA which keeps my face moisturized all day and night. it never feels dry or sticky! this is also for all skin types lip scrub i like the COLOURPOP - Colourpop Lippie Scrub which tastes like strawberries and helps my lips feel moisturized and plump💖 (my lip balm is also from colourpop) face spray i use the infamous MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater whivh helps to calm redness and help promote more hydration!
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
RATE MY new for PM ROUTINE
I’d love your input if you’ve tried any of the following products ☺️ ✨I’m still pretty new to skincare so I’m counting on you lovely people to help me out if I pair too many actives ✨ Here are a few new additions to the nighttime crew to target fine lines, dark spots, and a more even-tone complexion. I’ll continue using the same products as before (double cleanse, toner, moisturizer and occlusive). So my routine will look like this: Oil Cleanse: Safflower Oil Cleanse: Up&Up Deep Cleaning Acne Treatment Tone: HERITAGE STORE - Rosewater Facial Toner Exfoliate: PETER THOMAS ROTH - Firmx Peeling Gel Tone: HERITAGE STORE - Rosewater Facial Toner Hydrating Serum:The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Active Serum: FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serum Tone: HERITAGE STORE - Rosewater Facial Toner Moisturize: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream Oil: tarte - Maracuja Oil
PETER THOMAS ROTH-Firmx Peeling Gel
Quarantine clean up￼
So I have started this quarantine facial cleanse! Honestly I was a bit scared due to the fact that I have sensitive skin and really didn’t want to try nothing new. So I started using URBAN SKIN Rx - Even Tone Cleansing Bar And this product really does what it says it does pixi - Glow Tonic really love this toner I use it both in the morning and also in the night leave the face feeling fresh and soft after cleanse skin! Neutrogena - Bright Boost Resurfacing Micro Polish so far this polish has been working pretty well leaves the skin smooth after washing! The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution with somebody who has sensitive skin I really thought that it would irritate my skin or break out but this peel is really the best thing ever for a peeling solution!! But you need to follow instructions and you should be just fine! Over all these were my starting products to my clean up and I have added more to my list and will definitely keep y’all posted with the new products that I got! ❤️❤️❤️
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
My Skincare Routine
I’ll go into detail about each one in separate posts, but this is everything I use as a collective. The only thing that isn’t pictured are my cleansers, I use Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser for the days I exfoliating or need something more gentle. I love how light the scent is, and how easy it is on my skin, but if you need something more acne fighting, I would suggest something stronger since this product is all about cleaning. I’m still learning what type of cleanser is for what type of skin, but it’s a gel consistency and has a nice smooth and thick texture, so I believe it’d be great for oily/combo skin types. I also use a turmeric brightening cleanser but can’t remember the name and I’m away from home. 😊
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
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My Mental Wellness Improved Through My Self AcceptanceWhen I was around 13 or 14 years old, I remember routinely taking one of my older sister’s black eyeliner pencils before school every morning. I’d arrive early so that I could slip away to the girl’s bathroom to apply a single black line to my eyelids. My parents didn’t allow me to wear any makeup at the time. Although this smudgy line on my eyelids didn’t make me look all that much different, I never felt comfortable at school without it. My teenage mind convinced myself that I needed some sort of cosmetic symbol in order to appropriately express my femininity. Up until that point in my life, society had told girls that looked like me - tall, Black, and with kinky hair - that we somehow weren’t as beautiful as the other girls. For far too long, I believed it too.Feb. 17
Dermotologist Advice You Don't Want To MissA roundup of the best tips from cherie's derm panel with Dr. Mina and Dr. Cula.Jan. 21