How to Treat Orange Peel Skin (Enlarged Pores)
Muffin top, crows feet, lunch lady arms… we have become so creative in coming up with ways to describe our body and the aging process. “Orange peel skin” is just another dramatic description of what our skin may look like as enlarged pores creep up on us. As we age, our skin loses collagen and elasticity, making our pores look more obvious. I was reckless with my skin in my early 20s so as a result, I have visibly enlarged pores on my cheeks and throughout my t-zone. For the past several years I have been experimenting to figure out the best way to “treat” my enlarged pores and have found some goodies to share with you. I have normal to dry skin, but these products would work on any skin type since the active ingredients are mild. First off, there is no such thing as reducing your pore size. Products claiming to “shrink your pores” are simply marketing to our insecurities. It is possible, however, to reduce the appearance of your pores but it’s important to note that distinction. To treat the appearance of my “orange peel” skin, I focus on keeping my pores clean, skin hydrated and treat from within. 1. For keeping my pores clean I love the PACIfICA - Sea Purify Balancing Clay Mask
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Worth the hype? Best hyaluronic serum?
VICHY - Minéral 89 Face Serum It seems that everyone has been raving about this product and rightfully so. It is light weight and can easily incorporate into your day/ night skincare routine. This serum’s base is mineral rich volcanic water—89% to be exact, and contains “15 skin-loving minerals including iron, potassium, calcium, and manganese that work to moisturize skin, re-balance its pH, and protect against pollutants.” — Vichy Another bragging point, is that this product contains only 11 ingredients — clean, allergy tested, dermatologist tested , and Vegan. We all know what an amazing ingredient hyaluronic acid is for our skin—plumps and retain moisture. And this product does just that. It’s so simple and I would definitely recommend this for friends that have very sensitive skin. The only set back about this brand (in general) is that I’m not 100% sure of their cruelty free status. According to their site they do not test on animals but it seems that they currently sell/ market their products in China — which requires animal testing. Maybe this is old news? And if not, hopefully one day that’ll change. So I use it and love it with hesitation and I’m not sure if I would repurchase after I finish the bottle. Maybe I’ll change my mind- who knows. If that (cruelty-free status) is not a factor when you buy/ use cosmetics than go for it! It is $30 and it’s super accessible- available on Ulta*, CVS, Walgreens, Vichy.com, Skinstore.com. If you find yourself on a budget, get it at CVS. There’s always a sale and of course coupons. ** Ulta has them in 3 sizes. Here are some hyaluronic acid serums that are confirmed 🐰cruelty-free: THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum GOOD MOLECULES - Hyaluronic Acid Serum The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Please share your favorites below. Thank you. Be Kind, Stay Beautiful
First day of school!! My last semester 🎉🎉
I never thought I would be comfortable going to class without makeup, but I’m so glad I don’t feel the need to wake up early and put it on anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I still very much love makeup but it’s a chore getting it off properly! I felt the need to share that it is officially my first day of class in my very last semester of college!! 🎉🎉 (I say like I’m not planning on going back because I hate my degree) We’re gonna be rolling into Marketing Strategy with second day hair, brow gel, and some mascara and that’s it! Sadly, I actually have to attend an in-person lecture, but it’s the only one. I also thought that I might as well share the new routine AM: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Lipikar Wash Ap+ Gentle Foaming Moisturizing Wash I gave this 4 stars because while it says fragrance free it has a strong citrus scent and burns the eyes, but it is definitely moisturizing and doesn’t strip the skin peach slices - Snail Rescue Blemish Busting Toner I accidentally got this too close to my under eye and it dried it out GOOD MOLECULES - Hyaluronic Acid Serum pretty nice, pretty standard VANICREAM - Lite Lotion DERMA•E - Scar Cream Sun Protectant SPF 35 PM: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Lipikar Wash Ap+ Gentle Foaming Moisturizing Wash *a little pea size amount of tretinoin* GOOD MOLECULES - Hyaluronic Acid Serum VANICREAM - Lite Lotion CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream I apply both moisturizers at night because my skin tends to dry out over night due to me keeping a fan going at all times My skin is a getter drier as the days go by, as expected, because my Accutane dosage has been bumped up and just due to the colder temperatures
MEDIKATE. This line is (burst my heart) Esthetician made, by Katelyn Rousselle, who is also the owner of The Skin Room out of Alberta Canada. Medikate is free of perfumes, synthetic fragrances, sulfates, phthalates, parabens + created in animal cruelty free labs. The sweetest girls stand behind this line + have been nothing but supportive with my path so far! It’s been lovely having the ability to be connected to like-minded Esties through this platform! I’ve been incorporating a few products, into my regimen, from this line over the last 6 weeks + can honestly attest to the affectivity of each individually. The REFINE Exfoliating Gel is a mixture of glycolic, lactic, + pyruvic acids. It is a beautiful chemical exfoliant that works to smooth texture, brighten tone, + lighten pigmentation. I appreciate the addition of pyruvic acid, as my main focus this year is focusing on pre-mature aging + hyperpigmentation! The DETOX Mask is my favorite of the line! I use it once a week for purification of clogged pores + toxin build up. It’s a clay-based mask containing deep sea glacial + earth minerals sourced + completely made in Canada. REFRESH is an organic, minty face wash that I use for my first cleanse. I love that it’s a deep clean, but gentle enough without stripping away the healthy natural oils of my skin. Lastly, is GLOW, a nourishing skin oil that provides necessary nutrients + antioxidants. I love this for both my AM + PM regimen! medikate - Glow Serum #cheriecreator
medikate -Glow Serum
Better Pick: Physical or Chemical Exfoliation?
If you want to get rid of dullness and reveal your radiant, glowing skin, your best bet would be to exfoliate. But the thing is, there are two kinds of exfoliation, physical and chemical. Is there a difference in the effects? Which one should you try? Having tried both, I can say these two things with certainty: - There’s a big difference between the effects that I saw after doing both. - There is such a thing as too much exfoliation. Let’s talk about physical exfoliation first. Physical exfoliation refers to exfoliating your skin using products like scrubs and facial tools. With physical exfoliation, you’re literally stripping away the top layer of your skin that contains all the dead cells. Doing so reveals your fresh skin underneath. My first foray into exfoliation was me making use of physical exfoliators. In fact, when I was still in college, my favorite scrub was SKINFOOD - Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off It contained granules that would gently scrape my dead skin cells, making my skin feel soft and smooth afterward. Plus, the 100 ml tub which cost around $12 was big enough to last for the whole year already. Everything changed when I found out about chemical exfoliation. As its name suggests, the acids in chemical exfoliation help remove the outer layer of the skin. This means that if you do it right, there’s little to no physical damage that could possibly be done to your skin, unlike physical exfoliation. These days, I’m all for chemical exfoliation. Aside from my regular The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution I also have another AHA essence COSRX - AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid Both TO’s Glycolic Acid Toner and COSRX’s AHA 7 Liquid costs $18 each for a 240ml bottle and a 100ml bottle respectively. I also use an over-the-counter 30% Glycolic Acid solution twice a month. Their effects may not be as instant as physical exfoliation, but I noticed that they’re more long-term. Back when I was still using a physical exfoliator, my skin would only look good for a few days after exfoliating, but with chemical exfoliators, my skin just looks better and better as time goes by. Remember, too much exfoliation isn’t good, and it can lead to breakouts, redness, and increased sensitivity. Whether you choose chemical or physical exfoliation, always keep in mind that you shouldn’t do it more than a few times per week!
COSRX-AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid
Worth The Hype??
I’ve been using Tony Moly face masks for quite some time, so I’ve decided to take a chance on some of the rest of their products! ▶️ Panda’s Dream White Sleeping Mask TONYMOLY - Panda's Dream White Sleeping Pack First of all the packaging for this is absolutely adorable, and I would be lying if i said it wasn’t one of the things that made me want to buy it in the first place. This is basically what you would expect from a low priced night cream. It’s nice and hydrating, but I wouldn’t say it really helped transform my skin. I think this would be good for someone who maybe is just getting in to night creams and is curious about how they work, but if you’re looking for something to really help with skin care concerns I would say to maybe skip out on this one. ▶️ VitalVita12 Calming Ampoule I first bought this when I was curious about serums and wanted to really up my skin care game. I actually bought this when I was experiencing a very mild breakout, and noticed immediate results the day after. My breakout was almost completely gone and my skin looked a little brighter, which is awesome! The only thing I’ve noticed is that it didn’t really do anything to help correct or treat any redness I had left on my face. I would highly recommend this to anyone with more acne prone skin looking to immediately treat a breakout. TONYMOLY - Vital Vita 12 Ampoule Calming
TONYMOLY-Panda's Dream White Sleeping Pack
How I’ve improved my acne scars and pigmentation!! I’ve had this skincare ritual for a few weeks now and I’m OBSESSED. My skin is slowly but surely clearing up! On another note, when I use this Hana Cure mask I’m always laughing because it stretches your face out like a bad facelift lol. Tip: use paper towels instead of towels if you get frequent breakouts, it helps reduce bacteria being placed back into your skin. Let’s mask together💦 hanacure Mask tatcha Deep Cleanse, The Essence, Violet-C Serum doterra Rose (Rosa Damascena) Oil milkmakeup Kush Lip Balm
FACE SOS❗Can't believe that they saved my skin😭👍
My oily skin, blackheads, and enlarged pores have been bothering me since I was in school. Luckily, I found these two masks by REN. I've used a lot of fruit acid skincare products but I've never come across ones as gentle and as effective as these. They have a very gentle fruit acid ingredient which provides deep cleansing and at the same time removes blackheads, minimizes the appearance of pores, smoothens skin, and brightens skin complexion. They're ideal for your weekly skincare routine. I'll introduce each of them in more detail below. REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial You can really wash it off after one minute! I always have important meetings and clients to attend to, so I'll use this facial mask and massage it onto my face for half a minute when I have no time for my skincare routine in the morning. It gives you smoother skin and keeps your makeup lasting longer. The product itself is green and contains tiny vitamin granules. It's super great as an SOS face mask as you need just a minute for skincare before a date. I highly recommend it! REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Maskhas to stay on our face for 15 minutes to achieve better and more gentle cleansing. I have fragile skin and fruit acid products often cause peeling and irritation. However, REN products are different as they don't give you a feeling of over-cleansing. You must take note to wear sunscreen and keep your skin hydrated after using a fruit acid product. If you have the same concern as me, hope this review can help you. BTW can you recommend other similar face masks to me?😍
REN CLEAN SKINCARE-Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial
🍉 Watermelon Polishing Peel 🍉
One of my favorite gentle exfoliating masks is the pūrlisse - Watermelon Energizing 2 Minute Polishing Peel which combines chemical, enzymatic, and physical exfoliation in an amazing 2 minute mask. The exfoliants: -chemical: lactic and glycolic acid -enzymatic: papain and bromelain -physical: pumice Purlisse describes it as a product that “resurfaces skin to brighten and improve complexion” and I couldn’t agree more! The acids and enzymes gently remove dead skin cells and the physical abrasion removes them leaving me with a fresh face! To use: -spread a thin layer on a wet face -leave on for 2 minutes -rinse off and gently rub in circles MY TAKE: 🍉 I love how fast this mask is! It means I can really fit it into my day without excuses 🍉 Purlisse markets this for daily use...I wouldn’t use it quite that often but I have used it 3x a week without any irritation 🍉 I love the combination of AHAs and enzymes that break down dead skin SO gently. I have no tingling while this is on the way stronger enzyme or chemical exfoliating masks usually do. 🍉 The physical exfoliant is pumice. Not my favorite, but I add water and am extremely gentle with it and have not seen any issues come up! 🍉 This smells like a watermelon jolly rancher which could be a good or bad thing depending on your preferences. I usually don’t love strong smells, but actually enjoy this. **side note: this has added fragrance which I normally don’t love, but the product is ok for such a short amount of time that I haven’t had any issues with it 🍉 This mask does what it says it will! It leaves my pores clean and looking smaller and leaves my skin super soft and looking energized! 🍉 I also love to do this before another mask like the frank body - Glow Mask(a combo that truly leaves me glowing!) to help the second mask absorb more effectively What’s your favorite way to incorporate watermelon into your skincare?
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