*UPDATED Morning and Night Skincare Routine!
I have switched up my routines a bit! I have very oily skin and I also tend to get acne every now and then. I took yalls suggestions and finally was able to get my hands on the CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin . This cleanser is AMAZING. I already like it so much more than my Cetaphil one. It leaves my face a lot more fresh feeling and can already tell it has helped my oily skin. The next thing I changed was my sunscreen! As y’all know, my Neutrogena one was not my favorite. It was oil-free, but still made my skin feel greasy. Thankfully, Target had just stocked up on the CeraVe - Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 For Normal To Oily Skin . This is hands down the best sunscreen I have ever used. It doesn’t even feel like a sunscreen, more of a mattifying primer but still hydrating. It leaves no shine on my face and gives me even more protection from the sun with the SPF 30! The last thing I changed was my eyelash routine. I still love my castor oil but I wanted to try out a product I have been hesitant about purchasing. This product is the GRANDE COSMETICS - GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum . I have used it for the last 3 nights and so far really like it! I did a patch test before to make sure I wasn’t allergic and I haven’t had any issues. It takes about 3 weeks so start seeing results so I will keep y’all updated with that! I bought the travel size so I could test it out but I apply it once everyday at night. I make sure to take my contacts out and not touch my eyes afterwards so it can dry properly. I am so happy with my new routine and I hope this helped anyone! Make sure to check out my more in depth night and morning routine posts on my page if you want to know how I use most of these products!
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Sephora Birthday Gift Review
Hi guys! So today is my birthday and I went to Sephora to pick up my free birthday gift! I picked out the SOL de Janeiro - Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and SOL de Janeiro - Coco Cabana Cream duo. I do have to say they are much smaller than I expected but I guess that’s what you get when it’s free. The Bum Bum cream is amazing!! It smells heavenly and I have been using it on my cellulite on the back of my legs! I have been using it for a couple of days and can already see the skin tightening a bit. The formula feels amazing and definitely will be repurchasing even though it is a bit pricey. The Cabana Cream smells amazing too! It makes my skin super soft. I have been using it just as a basic body lotion especially on my hands! I probably won’t repurchase this product since it is expensive and out of the 2 I definitely would rather spend my money on the Bum Bum cream. If anyone was considering buying either of these I would highly recommend!
SOL de Janeiro-Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Underrated Product for Blackheads
Now, I am not the biggest fan of Mario Badescu but this is one of their few products that I love. It is supposed to help with the appearance of blackheads. I definitely think it does it’s job. Only downside of it is it’s very messy so I suggest applying it over a sink. All you do is wet your nose or the area you are applying the powder and dip some of the powder and start patting it onto the area. The water helps keep it in place and I leave it on for 10 minutes. You are supposed to take it off with toner so I just take a little of my DICKINSON'S - Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner on a cotton pad and take it off(I don’t use this toner on a daily basis I only use it when using the Silver Powder). My nose looks almost blurred after using it and my blackheads are much smaller and not as dark. It doesn’t get rid of the blackheads but helps with the appearance. Highly recommend this product if you struggle with blackheads!
DICKINSON'S-Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner
Affordable Night Routine for Oily Skin
Here is my night routine! It is pretty similar to my morning routine(sorry about the cluster of products in the picture i tried my best to tag all the products). This a pretty affordable night routine for someone who used to deal with a lot of hormonal acne. ￼￼￼Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser Just like my morning routine, I use the Cetaphil cleanser. Sometimes i will use a bit more at night depending on if i wear makeup or not. Also i forgot to take a picture but to take off my makeup I use the GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover on a cotton pad. I try to stay away from makeup wipes and micellar water is super gentle! ￼￼￼The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Again, just like my morning routine I use 2 drops of this after cleansing. I seriously recommend this product it’s cheap and very effective! Also make sure not to touch the dropper to your face! ￼￼￼The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution So I am sure most people have heard of this amazing product. This is my 5th week using it and I can definitely see a difference in my skin! I use it once a week every Friday night. I skip the niacinamide because apparently it’s not good to mix these 2 in the same night/morning. I’m not sure if that’s backed up but just in case I skip this step every Friday night. I put 2 drops onto my fingers and gently spread it across my face. I make sure to avoid the eye area. Leave it on for 10 minutes and no longer. My scars have started to disappear and my skin feels incredible afterwards. I do also use a prescribed acne medication after this step just like my morning routine. I obviously can’t tag it but if you are struggling with acne and are able to, consider seeing a dermatologist! ￼￼￼CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion This is by far my all-time favorite moisturizer! I use the ultra-lightweight one that’s oil-free. It doesn’t feel super heavy but makes me skin feel very hydrated and soft. I have never used any other night moisturizer because I know I will always come back to this one. ￼￼￼ESTĒE LAUDER - DayWear Eye Cooling Anti-Oxidant Moisture GelCreme I then do eye cream. I’m not super picky when it comes to eye creams as long as they are not heavy. This product is kinda random when I got it but it definitely makes my eyes feel hydrated which is all I care about. ￼￼￼Briogeo - B. Well Organic + Cold-Pressed 100% Castor Oil I cant say enough good things about this product. I started using it about a year ago on my eyelashes and eyebrows. I use a clean spoolie and my eyelashes have grown so long. I naturally have thick eyebrows but i will kinda run the excess on them. I still have my 1st bottle and I am surprised I haven’t run out yet since I use this every night. Any castor oil works but this one comes in a bottle!
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Morning Skincare Routine for Oily Skin
I used to struggle with bad, hormonal acne about a year ago and I am so happy to have a morning and night routine that actually works for my skin! I have pretty oily skin and definitely still break out every now and then so it’s not perfect but much better than it was a year ago! ￼￼Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser (this is the one for normal to oily skin) I don’t use much but I use it morning and night! I have tried so many cleansers but I always come back to this one! I just wet my face and apply about a pump to my face and gently rub it in then wash off with water and PAT dry. Don’t rub the towel/cloth into your face it can be damaging and irritating. Cheap and works amazing! It is also not super over drying! ￼￼The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I just started using this about a week ago so I can’t really say how much it’s done but so far I love it!! I also use it morning and night. I apply 2 drops into my hand(do not touch the dropper to your face) and gently PAT the serum into my dry face. Once it starts feeling tacky, I know it has settled into my skin. I only use 2 drops because a little goes a long way and you really don’t need more than that to cover your entire face. I do use a prescribed acne treatment morning and night so that has a lot to do with my skin clearing up. I use it right after this step and mix it in with my moisturizers since it won’t work on my dry face by itself. ￼￼Neutrogena - Neutrogena Oil Free Facial Moisturizer Sunscreen I then use SPF which is super important to do in the morning. I don’t love this sunscreen but it’s the only one I have currently. I do want to try out the CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30once I have the chance to purchase it. I’m not super picky with my morning moisturizer as long as it doesn’t make my skin look greasy. ￼￼Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream I love this eye cream for the mornings since it is hydrating and if I do wear makeup, makes that go on easily. It’s also not heavy which is a big thing for me. I prefer gel eye creams over heavier creams.
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
What Causes Acne and What Puts You at Risk for It?
Acne is among the most prevalent skin conditions in the world, with roughly 50 million cases in the United States alone. Although this disorder is most likely to impact teens, it can also affect adults—and it’s more likely to manifest in women.
⭐️Face Wash for Oily & Sensitive Skin ⭐️
Hey there !!! I just wanted to share with you my favorite cleanser ever! it is ➡️La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser For Oily & Sensitive Skin ⬅️ ⭐️Function : cleanses away dirt and oil while maintaining the skin's pH balance. Removes excess oil . ⭐️ Product Target Concerns : Cleanses and purifies skin without overdrying. It’s specifically made for oily skin and it’s very gentle . ⭐️ Texture & Consistency : As shown in second picture this cleanser is clear and soapy . It doesn’t have a scent to it , it just smells clean . ⭐️My Opinion ⭐️ I’ve used this for about 4 years now and in my opinion no other cleanser can compare to this ! I’ve used many many cleansers but I always come back to this . Cleansing is my favorite skin care routine step . I love a fresh face ! My face feels amazing and clean after using this ! I was first introduced to this cleanser by a good friend of mine . I remember we were in the same hotel room on a trip and she let me use it , I was amazed by how my skin felt after using it , I went and bought a couple days later . Ever since then I’ve been hooked . I ve recomended this to soo many people , and everyone seems to love it . The brand also has a similar cleanser for dry skin . This is soo worth the price . You can find it at Target , Ulta , Specific Drugstores or Online for $14.99 . Nothing can beat that , the bottle is pretty large and it lasts for a while with constant morning and night use. This deserves ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you have oily skin and are in the search for a good cleanser please give it a try , to me it was life changing . LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Face Wash for Oily Skin
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Toleriane Purifying Foaming Face Wash for Oily Skin
Bronzer vs Contour: All You Need to Know
Every makeup pro needs to know the difference between bronzer and contour, especially in a world where a lot of makeup users seem to confuse the two terms. This bronzer vs contour 101 will explain how to use each product, and demonstrate the different effects each product gives. I have an oval face shape, so the exact techniques I use might need to be customised to suit your face The Difference Between Bronzer and Contour Bronzers are warm-toned cream and powder products that are used on the perimeters of the face and along the cheekbones to create softly defined, warm makeup looks. Contours, on the other hand, are cool-toned cream and powder products that are used in focused areas around the face to create a strongly defined, sculpted makeup look. The differences extend into how and where you apply each product on the face. Bronzers are best applied to the chin, the temples, the forehead, and along the cheeks. My best technique is to use a makeup brush to create a guideline from the top of your ear to the apple of your cheek. You can apply the bronzer softly along this line to lift the cheeks and add colour to the face, making you look bright and healthy. For your visual guide, see the picture of me holding the makeup brush! You can take this guideline and use it slightly differently to create a contoured look as well. Instead of following this line direcly, like you do with bronzer, you will instead apply contour underneath this line, and not take it onto the apples of the cheeks. Using contour from the middle of the ear to just behind the apples of the cheeks will simulate a natural shadow, and create a more hollowed out appearance of the cheek. This is great for highlighting your natural facial features and emphasising where the light hits your face, and creates defining shadows. You can see that my cheeks appear more defined, and the contour product creates a shadow effect, a different effect compared to the colourful glow of the bronzer. You can emphasise your contour by applying a shimmery highlighter to the high points of your face. Products I Used for Bronzer vs Contour For this demonstration, I used my current favourite drugstore palette, the Revlon Sculpt + Highlight Contour Kit, in Light/Medium. At around AUD$13, this palette is super affordable and accessible at most drugstores, and online. It has a matte, banana yellow shade for highlighting the undereyes; a light, metallic champagne shade for highlighting the high points of the face; a warm-toned matte brown shade for bronzing; and a cool-toned matte brown shade for contouring. I recently bought this product, and it is super for fair to light skin tones, and is user-friendly for beginners. I find it best to use with a dense face brush. The powder of the palette is soft and fairly creamy for a drugstore product. I recommend this product for beginners, travelling people (great compact size), and all-round makeup lovers.
HOW TO GET RID OF OILY HAIR 💡💡💡
I used to hate washing my hair every night before I got in bed, while I have to, due to the greasy hair. If you have thick oily hair too, well, lucky for you, I’m gonna share my experience in fighting my thick oily hair and how I finally keep my hair under control, Look how wonderful my hair is now! Keep going! Before I get started, girls, I just wanna say, oily scalp and hair are pretty common, you don’t have to feel ashamed about it. There are multiple ways and products could help us to get rid of it! If you have oily skin, you would definitely know charcoal masks that can unclog pores, sap up excess sebum that leads to blackheads, and give skin a thoroughly deep cleanse. But if your scalp is overproducing oil, it may surprise you that it has similar needs — the skin on our heads is still skin after all. We might think that only dry, brittle hair is in need of a targeted treatment, but that's not true. I’ve done a lot of research, that tea tree oil, peppermint oil, and lavender essential oils are some of the most amazing ingredients used in hair masks for oily hair that can balance your scalp's natural oils and even relieve dandruff and itching for healthier hair. LUSETA TEA TREE OIL HAIR MASK, which I’ve been using for years. THIS PRODUCT IS MAGIC!!! I found this product at Macy’s just wanted to try it to see if I would like it & let me tell you that if I see it now I buy it without hesitation. This leaves your hair feeling fresh. YES! You actually feel your hair feel fresh and clean. I leave it on my hair for about 5-10 minutes then wash and put the leave in the conditioner. I can honestly say that this product has brought my hair back to life! I highly recommend it! LUSETA BEAUTY - Tea Tree & Argan Oil Hair Mask It provides rich and deep nourishment into each strand and soft locks. Contains no sulfites alcohol, sulfates, parabens and no silicone, which means it’s totally natural and safe. What’s important, it can remove and absorb surface oils inside and around clogged hair follicles that moisturizes the scalp just enough to relieve it of white flakes. How to use : After cleansing with shampoo, apply generously to damp hair and leave on for up to 5 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly. I do this every other day and finally my dandruff is manageable. Hope this article will be helpful!
LUSETA BEAUTY-Tea Tree & Argan Oil Hair Mask
How do you get rid of back acne??
Here's how to get rid of back acne or body acne once and for all. ZONE 1:hormones May indicate a hormonal imbalance in our body.May also be caused by irritation from hair products or tight shirts. ZONE 2&3:hormones Hormonal fluctuations as in adolescents or drug use.May also be caused by sweating or straps which cause friction against our skin. ZONE 4:liver Fungal infection or allergies.May also be caused by tight clothing or soap that irritates the skin. ZONE 5&6:vitamin levels Vitamin A, D, K2 deficiency. May also be caused by overactive oil glands. ZONE 7:stomach Tight clothes or fabrics that irritate the skin. May also be caused by excess sweating. ZONE 8:hygiene and STDS Most susceptible to moisture and warmth. May also be caused by shaving. ZONE 9&10:allergies and sensitive skin. Creams and body lotions can irritate the skin. May also be caused by shaving. ZONE 11&12:hormones Acne caused by lifestyle. May also be caused by sweating and not showering after workouts. Zone13：digestive system Autoimmune response from gluten consumption. May also be tight clothing.