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Fungal acne routine & getting rid of it forever!
I’ve struggled with malassezia Folliculitis/fungal acne for 6 months.My skin’s improved but you do need patience! Now I breakout occasionally, have redness and pigmentation. Disclaimer: Everyone’s different & this is what I’ve learnt. Leave suggestions below! Treatments: I ruined my gut health and ended getting constant yeast infections which links to malassezia as both are overgrowths of fungus/yeast! I recommend an anti-candida diet. Celery juice, apple cider vinegar in water, probiotics and supplements to boost my immune system all helped. I used Folliculitis scout to search for malassezia-safe products. I’ve used other websites and tbh some of them aren’t accurate or their recommended products broke me out. Every oil (except squalane & MCT), fatty acids and lipids is used by malassezia to grow! Once you eliminate these (which is hard), you can use glycerin or amino acids in your skincare routine and makeup bc they need oil, lipids or fatty acids for malassezia to grow off them. Skin barrier health and moisture is important. Don’t use too many treatments bc your skin will just get sensitive, dry and produce more oils. Also the Nizoral shampoo will ruin your skin barrier even if it kills malassezia off. There are other ways to treat it! Skincare routine: Morning: Benton - Deep Green Tea Toner green tea extract inhibits and combats malassezia. It’s a soothing and moisturising toner/essence. It’s antibacterial properties can target other types of acne too. skinstitut - Vitamin C 100% mix w/moisturiser for pigmentation/scarring Like I'm Five - All Day Soothing Gel Lotion I LOVE THIS. It has xylitol that combats malassezia, glycerin and hyaluronic acid as humectants and panthenol for healing. It’s on iherb for 12 AUD too! A steal! The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane squalane has helped my skin go from oily to normal, hence stopping your skin from over producing sebum where malassezia grows. elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 have had a hard time finding a good sunscreen this is one of the few malassezia safe sunscreens. Helps with hyper pigmentation. Nighttime: BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Soothing Micellar Cleansing Water have tried others and always go back to this. Tried MCT oil, it’s malassezia-safe but oil cleansing is time consuming for me personally. ETUDE - Soon Jung, pH 6.5 Whip Cleanser I’ve tried vanicream but this massively changed my skin. facetheory - PoreBright Serum N10 only use on problem areas 2x a week. Salicylic & azelaic combats malassezia. Or AZCLEAR - Medicated Lotion Benton - Deep Green Tea Toner Like I'm Five - All Day Soothing Gel Lotion The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
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Terpsihori
Review my routine! 🧖🏻‍♀️🧴
Love this tag #reviewmyroutine ✨ Excited to share with the community the products that work for me. I’ve included both my morning and nighttime routine. Can’t wait to review everyone’s 👀🖤 A lot of Facetheory because it’s such an amazing brand with simple yet effective products. I have most of their line and love it all so much. I 10/10 recommend this company!
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Beauty2theGrave
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Review my routine! 🧖🏻‍♀️🧴
Love this tag #reviewmyroutine ✨ Excited to share with the community the products that work for me. I’ve included both my morning and nighttime routine. Can’t wait to review everyone’s 👀🖤 A lot of Facetheory because it’s such an amazing brand with simple yet effective products. I have most of their line and love it all so much. I 10/10 recommend this company!
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Beauty2theGrave
NIGHT TIME SKINCARE ROUTINE
This is my current pm skincare routine! First, I use the facetheory - Clarifying Cleanser C2 which really gives my skin a thorough cleanse without stripping it. My skin feels so soft after using it! Next, I’ll go in with The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% which is honestly so underrated! Everyone raves about the The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%(which is an amazing product that I use in the morning) when it comes to brightening up complexion and helping with blemishes, but Azelaic Acid is just as great of an ingredient if not better when it comes to clearing skin and dealing with hyperpigmentation. Highly recommend!!! Lastly, I’ll finish off the routine with the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration and I love it for my dry skin! Right now, my routine is really short and basic because my skin has been struggling from trying so many new products. So I’m giving it some time to detox. Also keep in mind that my routine is always changing as I adjust it based on how my skin is feeling. For example, when my skin is breaking out, I’ll use the Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gelto target those pimples. And when my skin is feeling a bit more dry, I’ll use THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum. Or when I’m feeling fancy, I’ll use a sheet mask. On that note, skincare is very personal for each person and it’s a trial and error process until you really find what works for your skin. I know that what works for me may not work for you, but I hope my recommendations are helpful and that you achieve your skin goals!☺️💖🌙
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skinfluencer
☀️SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR SUMMER☀️
STEP 1: CLEANSER: I have been using the CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin for a few months now and I would say it has helped my oil production and clogged pores. It cleanses my skin without overly stripping it, which I love! I will occasionally switch it up by using the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser but both are amazing cleansers! STEP 2: TONER: I have been using theCOSRX - AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner for 6 months+ and I am now on my 2nd bottle! It is very gentle and is not too drying! I will say that I have not seen to much of a change in my skin because I use this so this is completely optional! STEP 3: SERUM: I just recently started using the The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and so far I LOVE IT!! It really has minimized my pores and just is a great product overall! I also sometimes use theThe Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA to help my scars, or I will use both! Both are amazing and I highly recommend! STEP 4: MOISTURIZER: I recently started using facetheory - Amil C Whip Moisturizer Unscented as it was recommended to me by my friend@skinfluencer(go check her out for AWESOME recommendations!!) It provides an amazing amount of moisture while being super lightweight! Some of my other favorite moisturizers are CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin or primera - Alpine Berry Water Cream ( I would give 5 stars but has light fragrance)! I also occasionally will put The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil on my face after moisturizing for some extra hydration and glow! STEP 5: SUNSCREEN: I have been using theETUDE - UV Double Cut Fresh Sun Gel SPF50+ for almost 1 year now and I love it! It does have fragrance but I just love how lightweight and refreshing it is! It also gives additional glow which I really enjoy! My other favorite is Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 it is very thin and feels like nothing and is completely fragrance free! Both give no white cast and are my all time favorites! STEP 6: EXTRAS: I really enjoy being super glowy during summertime and using the Glossier. - Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid and LANEIGE - Lip Glowy Balm are the perfect things to add a little glow to your summertime routine and would highly recommend both! I have combo skin with acne scars but this routine has been helping my skin out a lot! My routine does vary depending on rather it’s more dry, textured, etc. Everyone’s skin is different but I hope this helps and just remember you are beautiful and your skin does not define you ;)
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nataliekangg

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Azelaic Acid: You Need This In Your Routine
Azelaic Acid: You Need This In Your Routine
Azelaic acid is amazing. It occurs naturally on the skin and is produced by grains in labs, holding anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties rather unique to such a gentle, multifaceted antioxidant. It helps with skin texture, redness, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and even minimizes the look of active breakouts. All of the pictured products are free of fragrance, alcohol, and essential oils. facetheory - PoreBright Serum N10 ($19 per 30mL) features star ingredients like 10% azelaic acid, 10% niacinamide, salicylic acid (<2%), aloe, and sodium hyaluronate to calm skin while addressing issues like congested pores, uneven tone, acne, oily skin... it’s a versatile serum that I enjoyed. The serum is light and moisturizing, with good spreadability. This is the gentlest of the three in my experience. PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster ($36 per 30 mL) is a game-changer. I enjoyed FaceTheory N10, but something about PC’s formulation transformed my acne experience. 10% Azelaic acid, salicylic acid (<2%), licorice root extract, allantoin, and a variety of humectants + emollients come together in this light gel-cream to give significant texture-smoothing, tone-correcting, acne-preventing results. Whenever I apply this in the AM (which it is gentle enough to do), my blemishes are reduced remarkably by the evening. I also have seen such significant fading of my acne scars that I already got a back-up! Its cream formula allows for use as a spot treatment if you prefer that. This is my favourite of the three pictured. The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% ($7.90 per 30mL) is a simple formula, with 10% Azelaic acid and vitamin e as the star ingredients in a variety of silicones and emollients. I noticed significant hyperpigmentation reduction with this cream, but I cannot stand the silicone texture. It has a strange grit to it, no matter how much I shake up the bottle. I also think my skin dislikes heavy silicones, as I experienced increased breakouts when using this, despite the wonderful brightening and calming properties it has. Not sure I’d recommend this unless your skin handles silicone well. The matte finish would probably be enjoyed by oily skin types.
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Skinsitive
10% Azelaic Acid Booster
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Azelaic Acid Booster