Prevent Acne!! Acne MIRACLE worker??
Neutrogena - Rapid Clear, Stubborn Acne, Daily Leave-On Mask
Aug. 11, 2020
☀️AM Skincare Routine
Hey guys! I wanted to share my AM skincare routine to see if anyone might have any suggestions for me, and to help others out! A background on my skin: My skin is very sensitive and can be acne-prone, but typically does very well with my current skin care routine. I also have combination skin, with some dry areas but I also have large pores on my cheeks (thanks genetics). Products: -CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin I LOVE this face wash! It really cleanses my skin, but I don’t find that it dries me out. I think it works really well for sensitive skin. -PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator This is a product that I think has truly transformed my skin! It has noticeably made my skin much smoother than it was before I started using this product, I highly suggest it to anyone with acne-prone skin. I use this product 5 times per week. -Neutrogena - Rapid Clear, Stubborn Acne, Daily Leave-On Mask I like using a BHA and Benzoyl Peroxide combo to prevent acne. I think this product is fine for a Benzoyl Peroxide product, but would certainly be open to new suggestions! -CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin This is the BEST lotion I have ever used on my face! I find it to be great for my sensitive skin, and I love how hydrated and glowy it makes my face look throughout the day. -CeraVe - Eye Repair Cream I really like this eye cream because the second ingredient is Niacinamide, which is great for under the eyes due to its brightening and soothing qualities! -PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ I really do love this SPF and use it daily, the ingredient list is amazing, and it smooths onto my skin so nicely. I do think that it may cause me to break out sometimes on my cheeks though. So other SPF suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Skincare 101: Exfoliation Basics
Exfoliation is the best way to slough away debris and dead skin cells that are sitting on top of your skin and can clog your pores. Exfoliation speeds up cell turnover. If done correctly, it leaves you with healthier and happier looking skin, and makes moisturizing and applying actives more effective. There are two types of exfoliators: 𝐩𝐡𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 ~ are body scrubs and products formulated with grainy particles that provide the actual scrubbing sensation. I think the best physical exfoliating method is, still, the use of 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐭𝐡 — which most of us already have at home. Gentlest of them all, and is even safe to use nightly. Simply dampen the washcloth in warm water, add your cleanser, and rub in small circles beginning at the forehead and working your way down - be sure to use medium pressure. I also love 𝐏𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐞𝐥𝐬. My favorites are Cure - Natural Aqua Gel and Pyunkang Yul - Pyunkang Yul Peeling Gel . While they don’t exactly fall under the category of physical or chemical exfoliators , I find them innovatively helpful and safe even for sensitive skin. Peeling gels use high acidity ingredients and utilizes a blend of surfactants like dicocodimonium chloride and carbomers that help to bind oils together to attract and remove dead skin. I also enjoy using facial scrubbers like the DERMAFLASH - Dermapore Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 ~ use acids such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or retinoid to mildly exfoliate deeper the skin. One of the main benefits of chemical exfoliation is that it does not require scrubbing, so it’s less likely to cause major irritation to the skin. I have written about AHAs and BHAs in my recent posts -- do check them out if you’d like to learn more about the ingredients🙈Most results aren’t seen until 4-8 weeks with chemical exfoliators. Some of my favorites are: Neutrogena - Rapid Clear, Stubborn Acne, Daily Leave-On Mask PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution janssen - Retino-A 0.05% Tretinoin Cream Curology - Curology formula Still not sure how to exfoliate? you can actually use both a chemical and physical exfoliator if you’d like to. I personally find alternately using two types beneficial for me (don’t overdo it!). Skincare is a tough job. It’s best to listen to your skin, try out different methods, and you’ll learn what works best for you eventually❤️
Hi I’m Lara 13 years old and have been struggling with fungal acne, blackheads and oily skin for a long time now. I have tried so many products and nothing seems to be working for me, sad I know. Can someone please suggest some product or tips for me to try and get rid of this disgusting look as I’m constantly braking out and really need help.
Mask irritating your skin? I can help!💕
What is maskne and why is everyone talking about it lately? Maskne is just a term for acne and skin irritation that sometimes comes from sweat, bacteria, moisture & oils being trapped in the skin while wearing a mask for extended periods of time. There are a few different ways you can help soothe your skin during these mask wearing times! I put together a list from tips I’ve seen other Esthetician’s post about and ideas that have worked for myself too. I will list them below 🤍 - Use a more gentle skin care routine / try to use less actives on your skin. Use a gentle cleanser AM and PM & leave the exfoliating ingredients (glycolic acid, salicylic acids, retinols - things like this) for night time but reduce them to only about once or twice a week. - Go makeup free! Wearing makeup under a mask all day can cause excess oil buildup and increase breakouts. - Apply pimple patches to breakout spots and wear them under your mask during the day. This is a really helpful tip that I have seen. The patches will not only medicate the breakout, but they will hydrate the breakout as well (which is what you want!) Hydration makes inflammation go down and helps heal a breakout much faster than drying it out completely. 💕 I have heard great things about the @zitsticka patches. They are backed and formulated by a Medical Esthetician and a Dermatologist! - Wash your mask after each use if it is reusable or use a new mask every time if it is not. - Healing and hydrating products are key! Healing ointments and creams, & make sure you are hydrating your skin with moisturizer always. - Cleanse your skin at least twice a day (morning and night) and if you wear a mask all day at work try to cleanse your face as soon as you get home and apply moisturizer right after. I hope these tips helped, even in the slightest bit!😷 #maskne #breakouts #irritation #CherieCreator
Looking for Recommendations for Hormonal Acne
Hi All, I’m looking for a good cleanser/spot treatment that is safe to use under my current prescription. I am taking 100 mg of Spironolactone as well as applying a dime size amount of a retnoil cream at night (Tretinoin 0.025%). I have been using these prescriptions for about 6 weeks. I know acne healing takes time, but I’m wondering if I’m causing unnecessary irritation. Thank you for any and all recommendations. Stay safe and healthy, Liz xx
My dermatitis skin journey
Day 1 28.7.20 Post doctors appointment my doctor thinks what’s on my chin is not acne and that it is periorificial dermatitis more about what it is in photos screenshot from internet First day using prescribed metronidazole 0.75% cream twice a day Pictures taken today first day of treatment Going to try Log progress etc for myself and for anyone else who’s interested (Sorry about the very up close unattractive photos) Just turned 20 years old occurred around a month ago before that never really had any acne or dermatitis on my chin
Hey guys! So I’ve been having quite a time with my acne. I’ve tried a bunch of stuff to help reduce the redness and even the pain that comes with my acne. I am on a medium budget and have no idea what I am doing. This doesn’t seem like normal acne that is hormonal and I’m not sure what I should do. I would appreciate it if you had any suggestions or information. MUCH APPRECIATED 🥰
I literally dont know what type I am, what to do
I’d like some help with things I can add to my routine. For starters, I think I’m oily/normal? but I for sure know I’m sensitive. I use TO’s Squalene Cleanser, and I just recently ordered SebaMD’s Clear Face Gel to finally incorporate a moisturizer again. I feel like my skin is looks so bad... and whats worse is that I cannot use niancinamide because my face reacts to it badly. I use it on my leg though for scar fading and it works so well. so I picked up TO’s Rosehip Oil. Since I’m sensitive (and mildly acne prone when I PMS), I’m too worried to try any BHA or AHA on my face. I used to use SA and honestly I didn’t know it caused sun sensitivity so I’d like to know of a sunscreen that would be good, too. Ideally, I’d like my face to retain shine but not be too oily. I don’t like being matte because it feels tight, natural dewy would be cool. I dont know, its so confusing. I circled that area in the fourth picture because it was a pimple a couple of days ago that I cleared up (I dont pick), but it left that ugly spot and I want to get rid of it, hence the reason I bought Rosehip Oil. I don’t know if its PIE/PIH tho. Any suggestions or things you would leave out? Is my skin disgusting? Thanks.
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