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Tips from a dermatologist on sunscreen ☀️
Tips from a dermatologist on sunscreen ☀️
Let’s talk about sunscreen ☀️ What’s a good sunscreen to wear? One that is: * Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays) * SPF 30 or higher * Water resistant This will help protect your skin from early skin aging, sunburn, and skin cancer. What is the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens? Chemical sunscreens work like a sponge, absorbing the sun’s rays. They contain one or more of the following ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. These are often easier to rub into the skin without a white cast. Physical sunscreens (aka mineral sunscreens) act like a shield, sitting on the surface of your skin and deflecting the sun’s rays. These can come on white. They have the active ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide Reapply every 2 hours when outside in the sun ☀️ Some of my favorites: Tinted: Cerave tinted, la roche posay tinted, alastin CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 ALASTIN SKINCARE - HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 Not tinted: colorescience, drunk elephant colorescience - Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 Sunscreen DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 What’s your favorite sunscreen?
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Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50
❗️AVOID these together- Dermatologist tips
❗️AVOID these together- Dermatologist tips
What are chemical exfoliants? - Products that work to help exfoliate the skin surface Physical exfoliants (think beaded scrubs) can be harsh to the skin, lead to uneven exfoliation, and can cause microtears. That’s why I prefer chemical exfoliation. Chemical exfoliants can be broken down into 3 main categories: 1. Retinol/retinoids Retinol= over the counter Retinoid= prescription (except for Adapalene which is over the counter- this used to be a prescription) DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment Both are: ✅anti-aging ✅can help improve acne scars ✅treatment for acne ✅increases cell turnover ✅lightens brown spots/sun spots/hyperpigmentation ✅promotes collagen production ✅helps with skin texture ✅prevents fine lines and wrinkles ✅helps with uneven skin tone 2. AHA = glycolic acid, lactic acid, or mandelic acid The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask ✅water soluble ✅increases cell turnover ✅lightens brown spots/hyperpigmentation ✅helps with skin texture ✅reduces fine lines ✅helps with uneven skin tone 3. BHA= salicylic acid CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ✅oil soluble- so helps dissolve excess sebum and dead skin cells to help minimize the appearance of pores ✅treatment for acne ✅anti-inflammatory Important tips to keep in mind: ❗️Avoid using any of these together on the same night! These all chemically exfoliate the skin. Therefore, there is an increased risk of irritation together. ✅ Consider using these on alternating nights but not on the same night to avoid the risk of irritation ❗️Exception: Salicylic acid in a cleanser form & any of the products listed above may be okay in people WITHOUT sensitive skin. ❗️In sensitive skin and/or rosacea skin, all of the chemical exfoliants listed may be very irritating to the skin and for this reason may need to be avoided. Always ask your dermatologist first before trying. ❗️ All of these products should be used only at night. SPF 30+ during the day because these make the skin more sensitive to the sun. ❗️Retinol/retinoids: Avoid use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Irritating at first. Tip: start slow 1-2 nights a week and gradually increase as tolerated. I listed different products to provide options in each category above. Not all of these are necessary in a skin care routine. Do you use any of these? How do you incorporate these into your skin care routine? Comment below!
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0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump
DIFFERIN-0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump
Dermatologist opinion: caffeine eye cream
Dermatologist opinion: caffeine eye cream
THE inkey LIST - Caffeine Eye Cream Why I like the Inkeylist caffeine eye cream: ✔️ Lightweight texture blends very easily ✔️ Hydrating ✔️ Can help reduce puffiness ✔️ Antioxidant ingredients help fight off free radicals from the sun and pollution ✔️ Can help improve the appearance of dark circles ✔️ Fragrance free- no smell to it! ✔️ Affordable ✨ It is one of my favorite go-to eye creams because of the caffeine which really helps with my puffy eyes in the morning and has helped with my dark circles. I also really like that it blends in easily, is fragrance free, and affordable. I like using this once a day in the morning but this can be used twice a day. I like using it in the mornings because it really helps with my puffy eyes (which is worse in the morning for me!). I notice an immediate effect on the puffiness around my eyes. It took a few weeks to notice the improvement on my dark circles. What do you think about this eye cream? Comment below!
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Caffeine Eye Cream
THE inkey LIST-Caffeine Eye Cream
Dermatologist tips on pores!
Dermatologist tips on pores!
FACTS ABOUT PORES: Pore size is affected by: ✔️ Age ✔️ Sun exposure overtime ✔️ Genetics ✔️ Skin type For these reasons, it is not possible to shrink pores, but these products can help minimize the appearance of pores (I listed different options to choose from in each category. One from each category is all that would be needed): 1. Sunscreen ✔️ SPF 30 or higher in the morning, reapply every 2 hours (can use setting powder to reapply!) CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios Ultra Fluid Face Lotion SPF 50+ Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45 2. Salicylic acid cleanser ✔️ Once a day ✔️ Treatment for acne CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser THE inkey LIST - Salicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser 3. Retinoids/retinol ✔️ Takes ~12 weeks to see an effect ✔️ Treatment for acne ❗️Acne may get worse before it gets better ❗️Only at night, must wear sunscreen during the day ❌ Avoid in pregnancy and breastfeeding DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment ❗️Sensitive skin may not be able to use salicylic acid cleanser and retinol/retinoid together at night (may be too irritating) ✔️ For sensitive skin: can consider salicylic acid cleanser in the morning & retinol/retinoid at night It can take weeks to months to start noticing a difference, patience is 🔑 What works to help decrease the appearance of your pores? Have you tried any of these? Comment below!
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0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump
DIFFERIN-0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump
Dermatologist opinion: facial oil dupe
Dermatologist opinion: facial oil dupe
Marula oil is extracted from the marula tree nut found in Africa. Benefits of marula oil: ✔️Rich in antioxidants- which help fight off free radicals from pollution and UV exposure. ✔️Anti-aging – the antioxidants also help with its anti-aging properties to help keep the skin looking youthful. ✔️Rich in fatty acids- (oleic and linoleic fatty acids) that soften and moisturize the skin. ✔️Lightweight - What’s great about marula oil is that it hydrates the skin and absorbs well without being too heavy or greasy. ✔️Immediate glow- I definitely notice my skin is radiating after I wear this oil. I love to use this instead of a moisturizer as a last step in my nighttime skincare routine, especially during the winter months! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil Drunk elephant - $72. yes the packaging is beautiful, but that price point is way too high. It only has one ingredient: marula oil. Why is it so expensive? It is likely due to the processing. It is cold pressed with a patented process of unheated extraction. It is unclear if this process is necessary to maintain all of the benefits of marula oil. The Ordinary - 100% Cold Pressed Virgin Marula Oil Ordinary- $8. Also 100% cold pressed marula oil. The processing may be slightly different. The application is a little less light weight, and for this reason slower to absorb, but still blends easily into the skin and gives an immediate glow. Final thoughts: after trying both, I would choose the ordinary product because they are both so similar! What would you choose?
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100% Cold Pressed Virgin Marula Oil
The Ordinary-100% Cold Pressed Virgin Marula Oil
Dermatologist morning skincare routine
Dermatologist morning skincare routine
Morning skincare routine ☀️ Step 1: Cleanse 🧼 ✨ Cerave cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser ✔️ Great for gentle skin ❌ 🚫 Fragrances ❌ 🚫 Preservatives Step 2: Vitamin C serum 🍊 ✨ Skinceuticals C E Ferulic acid ✨ Drunk Elephant Vitamin C serum ✔️ Antioxidant - fights free radicals ✔️ Cofactor for collagen production ✔️ Lightens brown spots SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum Step 3: Moisturizer 🧴 ✨ Drunk Elephant Protini ✨ Cerave day cream ✔️ Great for gentle skin ❌ 🚫 Fragrances ❌ 🚫 Preservatives ✔️ Moisturizes and hydrates the skin DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide CreamCeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream Step 4: Eye cream 👁 ✨ Cerave eye cream ✨ Drunk Elephant C Tango or Shaba Complex eye cream ❌ 🚫 Fragrances ❌ 🚫 Preservatives ✔️ Anti-aging ingredients CeraVe - Eye Repair Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - Shaba Complex Firming Eye Serum Step 5: Sunscreen ☀️ ✔️ SPF 30 or higher ✔️ Anti-aging ✨ Elta MD UV clear (tinted or not tinted) ✨ Drunk Elephant sunscreen SPF 30 ✨ La Roche Posay sunscreen (tinted or not tinted) ✨ Alastin tinted sunscreen ✨ Cerave sunscreen (tinted or not tinted) CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 ALASTIN SKINCARE - HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46
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Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50