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Skin concern: hyperpigmentation

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priscilla
Skin concern: dark spot (hyperpigmentation) Skin type: combination 7 years ago I met a dermatologist at an event and when he saw me he said "you have a dark spot on your face" I told him that it was not possible and he replied "can I show you?" He take photos with a dermatological camera, the truth at that time is that I didn’t see the dark spots that he said I had, even seeing the photos from the camera I didn’t see where he said I had them. He told me "use this SkinTx kit" SkinTx - Starter system program 3 (hyperpigmentation)
I started using it a month before I got married and it was the worst decision of my life! It caused me cystic acne, I ended up marrying with a pimple on my chin 😑😭. I stopped using the treatment and forgot about the dark spot. Years passed... and that hyperpigmentation that he told me I had, right where he pointed me, was visible. One day I saw myself in the mirror and I saw it! 😱 I was in shock, so I immediately spoke to him and asked for an appointment. My treatment from the beginning consisted of VIVIER - Retinol 1% Night Complex
and VIVIER - Serum 10
and obviously sunscreen. At first I was peeling, experience minimal skin redness and irritation, after a few weeks those discomforts passed and I began to notice improvements in the quality of the skin, decreased the appearance of pores and fine lines. Month after month I went back to the dermatologist and did a new scan with the camera and we saw how the dark spot was disappearing. After 10 months of treatment the dark spot was gone! He decided to change my treatment since my skin already tolerated that percentage of retinol and I changed it to ZO SKIN HEALTH - Retinol Skin Brightener .5%
, honestly it was not the best decision since I got cystic acne again. So we decided to go back to the previous retinol. To date it is the treatment that I continue to use, it no longer irritates me or makes me peel off, and I think it is the reason that my skin remains healthy and with few signs of aging. In the morning I use vitamin C and sunscreen and at night I applied vitamin C first and then retinol. Retinol is a cosmetic treatment derived from vitamin A. It has been used topically to help decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, smooth texture, and decrease hyperpigmentation. It is generally well tolerated. Vitamin C is one of the best anti-aging treatments (helps with fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture and tone), protects against sun damage and its safe to use in conjunction with retinol.
Apr. 17, 2020
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My skincare routine for glowing skin ✨
Skin type: combinations, acne-prone. Skin concern: dull skin. Following a beauty routine has its benefits, keeping the skin clean and hydrated makes the skin always look healthy. To minimize the appearance of pores, prevent wrinkles and decrease fine lines I use VIVIER - Retinol 1% Night Complex its main ingredients are 1% pure retinol, vitamin C, vitamin E and shea butter. It’s well known that retinol promotes cell renewal and increases collagen production, making the skin appear firmer and healthier. To keep dark spots out, I use VIVIER - Serum 10 , it contains 100% pure L-ascorbic acid, one of the best formulations on the market due to its stability. Helps reduce signs of environmental damage (fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture and tone). It’s an excellent ingredient to add to your beauty routine. I try to exfoliate my face 1-2 times a week with ACURE - Brightening Facial Scrub its main ingredients are sea kelp and french green clay, after using it my my face feels clean and fresh OR HUDA BEAUTY - Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub a gentle exfoliating scrub, its main ingredients are papaya and pineapple enzymes, BHAs and AHAs. It’s really a gentle exfoliant, it doesn't irritate and leaves my skin clean, smooth and full of glow. Added an ideal toner to brighten dull skin tone like GEORGETTE KLINGER - Vitamin C Toner , helps control excess oil, purifies deep inside pores, calms redness and fades dark spots. Its main ingredients are kakadu plum (source of vitamin C), aloe, witch hazel, watercress and elderflower. I have been using this toner for 20 days and I love the results, eliminate redness and reduce dark spots, my skin looks cleaner, brighter and healthier. In the morning, I applied GLOW RECIPE - Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream , a lightweight moisturizer that hydrates and calms the skin. It’s ideal for combination skin, leaves my skin feeling hydrated and glowy without leaving it greasy and smells delicious. Masks are an excellent treatment to help with your skincare concerns. I have millions of masks, I use one that I feel is best for me at the moment. ▪️If my skin needs hydration - SUMMER FRIDAYS - R + R Mask ▪️If I need something stronger - The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ▪️If my skin feels dry or dull - SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask ▪️If I need to control excess oil -NEOGENLAB - Neogen Dermalogy Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser Sunscreen is the most important part of any beauty routine, since it prevents damage caused by UVB / UVA rays. One of my favorites is Supergoop! - Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 , it leaves a subtle glow that makes you not look tired, in addition to leaving the skin very soft and hydrated. Gentle reminder: don't forget to drink water, staying hydrated is very important for healthy looking skin, sleeping well is also important as it helps the normal renewal and exfoliation of the skin.
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priscilla
The perfect anti-aging duo
VIVIER - Retinol 1% Night Complex Derived from vitamin A that increases the rate of skin cell turnover, forming young cells, decreasing superficial dark spots, increases the amount of fibroblasts and produces more collagen and supporting proteins, making the skin look firmer. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% It has anti-aging effects, reduces pigmentation, helps fight acne, reduces facial redness and hydrates. It is well known that retinol causes irritation when you start using it, there are studies that suggest that if you use niacinamide before starting to use retinol you could avoid the chances of irritation since it increases the skin tolerance to this ingredient. This combination is also amazing for its anti-aging effects, niacinamide improves the effects of retinol by improving fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and skin texture. Apply niacinamide first if it comes in form of a serum or last if it comes in form of a cream. I highly recommend this combination for people who are going to start a retinol regimen and for those who already use this ingredient to enhance its anti-aging effects.
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My skincare routine for glowing skin ✨
Skin type: combinations, acne-prone. Skin concern: dull skin. Following a beauty routine has its benefits, keeping the skin clean and hydrated makes the skin always look healthy. To minimize the appearance of pores, prevent wrinkles and decrease fine lines I use VIVIER - Retinol 1% Night Complex its main ingredients are 1% pure retinol, vitamin C, vitamin E and shea butter. It’s well known that retinol promotes cell renewal and increases collagen production, making the skin appear firmer and healthier. To keep dark spots out, I use VIVIER - Serum 10 , it contains 100% pure L-ascorbic acid, one of the best formulations on the market due to its stability. Helps reduce signs of environmental damage (fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture and tone). It’s an excellent ingredient to add to your beauty routine. I try to exfoliate my face 1-2 times a week with ACURE - Brightening Facial Scrub its main ingredients are sea kelp and french green clay, after using it my my face feels clean and fresh OR HUDA BEAUTY - Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub a gentle exfoliating scrub, its main ingredients are papaya and pineapple enzymes, BHAs and AHAs. It’s really a gentle exfoliant, it doesn't irritate and leaves my skin clean, smooth and full of glow. Added an ideal toner to brighten dull skin tone like GEORGETTE KLINGER - Vitamin C Toner , helps control excess oil, purifies deep inside pores, calms redness and fades dark spots. Its main ingredients are kakadu plum (source of vitamin C), aloe, witch hazel, watercress and elderflower. I have been using this toner for 20 days and I love the results, eliminate redness and reduce dark spots, my skin looks cleaner, brighter and healthier. In the morning, I applied GLOW RECIPE - Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream , a lightweight moisturizer that hydrates and calms the skin. It’s ideal for combination skin, leaves my skin feeling hydrated and glowy without leaving it greasy and smells delicious. Masks are an excellent treatment to help with your skincare concerns. I have millions of masks, I use one that I feel is best for me at the moment. ▪️If my skin needs hydration - SUMMER FRIDAYS - R + R Mask ▪️If I need something stronger - The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ▪️If my skin feels dry or dull - SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask ▪️If I need to control excess oil -NEOGENLAB - Neogen Dermalogy Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser Sunscreen is the most important part of any beauty routine, since it prevents damage caused by UVB / UVA rays. One of my favorites is Supergoop! - Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 , it leaves a subtle glow that makes you not look tired, in addition to leaving the skin very soft and hydrated. Gentle reminder: don't forget to drink water, staying hydrated is very important for healthy looking skin, sleeping well is also important as it helps the normal renewal and exfoliation of the skin.
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priscilla
Do’s and don’ts: large pores
Skin type: combination. Skin concerns: large pores. The pores correspond to the opening of the hair follicles on the surface of the skin. The hair follicle resembles a canal, which contains facial hair and is connected to the sebaceous glands (sebum producers). It is common to see large pores on acne and/or oily skin. Pore ​​size is closely related to genetic 🧬, hormonal, and environmental factors. Over the years, the pores increase in diameter due to the loss of firmness of the skin. The products that I have used to improve the appearance of the pores are retinol (at night) and vitamin C (in the morning and at night after retinol) I also try to exfoliate my skin 1-2 times a week and use masks that help clean the pores or hydrate the skin once a week, in addition to using sunscreen (I apply it every 4 hours). Do’s: 👍🏻 Wash your face twice a day with water and soap 🧼 (depending on your skin type). 👍🏻 Exfoliate and use astringent masks 1-2 times a week. 👍🏻 Creams with vitamin A derivatives (retinoids) decrease sebum production, accelerate cell turnover and tighten the skin. 👍🏻 Use “non-comedogenic” products 🧴. 👍🏻 Vitamin C 🍊aids collagen and elastin production and brightens the appearance of skin. Don’ts: 👎🏻 Washing your face too often causes you to produce more oil, enlarged pores and more breakouts may appear. 👎🏻 Don’t expose yourself much to the sun ☀️, sun damage makes your pores appear larger and contributes to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 👎🏻 Air pollution and smoke 🚬 accelerate the aging process of the skin 👵🏻. 👎🏻 Exfoliating more than you should weekly can lead to increased sebum production and make your pores appear larger.
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