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This ingredient saved my skin๐Ÿคซโฃ๏ธ
This ingredient saved my skin๐Ÿคซโฃ๏ธ
Hello lovelies! โฃ๏ธ โฃโฃ Today, iโ€™d like to talk more about my favorite and my holy grail ingredient -- ๐“๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐จ๐ข๐ง. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐ŸŒŸ Tretinoin, also known as ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐จ๐ข๐œ ๐š๐œ๐ข๐, is an active form of ๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ง ๐€. It is the ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž-๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ prescription retinoid for anti-aging and other handful of skin issues. โฃโฃ ๐ŸŒŸ Tretinoin is considered the benchmark ingredient among dermatologists for treating ๐š๐œ๐ง๐ž, ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ, ๐ฐ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐ง๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐จ๐ง๐ž. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐œ๐ง๐žโ“โฃโฃ Tretinoin stimulates ๐œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ on your skin. Quicker cell turnover opens pores, releasing trapped bacteria or irritants that are causing acne. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and treats hyperpigmentation. The catch? It doesnโ€™t give results immediately. Youโ€™ll have to in it for a long haul with Vitamin A. It typically takes around two to three months to really see a difference with consistent tretinoin use, but if you use it long-term, your skin will look significantly younger! โฃโฃ Wouldnโ€™t you want that? ๐Ÿ™ˆโฃ โฃโฃ ๐Œ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ฒ๐ฉ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ฌ:โฃโฃ I have ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐›๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง-๐จ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ skin. I have struggled with acne for the past three years. My skin has also been very ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ณ๐ž๐. I am highly prone to ๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐œ๐ง๐ž, especially along my jawline and neck and have always struggled with ๐ก๐ฒ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฉ๐ข๐ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง since my teenage years. I get ๐๐š๐ซ๐ค ๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ even from the tiniest comedones and they would usually linger for 6-12 months. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐Œ๐ฒ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž: โฃโฃ I have been using tretinoin since January of 2020. I started with 0.001% from my curology prescription and now 0.05% from Galderma which I use nightly.. I did also try Adapalene from Fall 2019 to the first couple of months of this year, alternating it with tretinoin.โฃโฃ โฃโฃ When I started Tretinoin, I was on my purging stage with adapalene (brand name Differin), which lasted for few months. I kept my skincare routine simple; gentle cleanser, moisturizer, tretinoin and sunscreen in the AM. I got rid of my fragrance containing products (this is important! Fragrance is highly irritant.) Aside from the purging, I also experienced drying but nothing too extreme. Moreover, my skin became a lil more sensitive so since then I always made sure I donโ€™t use any other active and tretinoin in the same routine. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐“๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฌ: โฃโฃ For the first and second month, I've seen no changes in my acne and dark marks at all. However, its effect on texture was almost instant. Tretinoin just turned my skin somewhat buttery and over time seems to prevent bumps from forming. I have not had any bad reaction so far except it dries the skin around the eye area so much (healing ointment is a must!). Iโ€™m on my fifth month now and my skin has been so much more resilient, repairs quicker, and post-acne marks now fade so much faster. I have not had any new acne since April either. Hard to believe right? Well, itโ€™s a ๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ ๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ซ which is why itโ€™s my top recommended ingredient ever since. โฃโฃ โ—๏ธ I have also used hydroquinone for 2 months. I will talk about the ingredient in another post. For pictures please refer to my Curology post ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Melissa
Hereโ€™s my everyday nighttime skincare routine.
Hereโ€™s my everyday nighttime skincare routine.
Products used: Babor cleansing oil - so far so good, heard a lot of good reviews Amorepacific foam cleanser - this cleanser is amazing. Leaves my skin super clean & soft. Face halo makeup remover pad - makes process of removing my makeup so easy Babor toning essence - calm and relax my skin Fresh black tea kombucha essence - super hydrating and makes my skin look better overall Lancรดme serum - brightens and tightens my skin Caudalie beauty elixir - Very moisturizing and refreshing Elemis eye treatment - great product for puffy eyes Amorepacific essential cream - favorite moisturizer atm. Leaves my skin very dewy
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inngenue
The Best Under Eye Concealer for Dry Skin: Slay a lot and moisturize๏ผ
The Best Under Eye Concealer for Dry Skin: Slay a lot and moisturize๏ผ
We investigate the best under eye concealer for dry skin. Learn what ingredients to search for to eliminate dark circles without drying out your complexion.
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nath_k