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My updated skincare routine! 🧖🏻♀️🕊
FEBRUARY 2021 Here’s my updated skincare routine; good for both daytime and nighttime! Left photo - Back in november 2020 Right photo - Taken today February 15th 2021 The products I use : (in order) I make sure my hands have been washed - beforehand! (no pun intended 🥰) 1) Exfoliate (1-2x a week) HUDA BEAUTY - Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub 2) Cleanser (daily; day and night) Benzagel - Acne Wash My doctor recommended it to me to wash away any blackheads, pimples, acne, etc... 3) Serum (day and night) #HUDA BEAUTY - Thirst Trap Juice Serum[products]#[FiveStars] 4) Oil (day and night) HUDA BEAUTY - Get Even Rose Face Oil Tip : To prevent fine lines and “wrinkles”, I began incorporating a lymphatic massage every morning to help with circulation and my facial features! I followed the instructions of Huda’s instagram (@hudabeauty or @wishfulskin) which I highly recommend to try if you’d like to help with the overall look of your skin! 💆🏻♀️💗 5) Moisturizer HUDA BEAUTY - Honey Balm Jelly Moisturizer 6) Sunscreen (daytime only!) LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Lotion SPF 60 7) Eyebrows (daytime only!) MORPHE - The James Charles Palette in the shade “benny” with one of Jeffree Star’s brushes (a collaboration with Morphe!) 👏🏻💕 7.1) Eyebrows (daytime only - if I have time too!) #Just For Men - Mustache & Beard : M-55 - Real Black/ Ultra Noir[products]#[FiveStars] Like indicated up here, before applying James’s products, in the shade "benny", I sometimes will give myself an eyebrow tinting treatment (if that’s how you call it 🥲) and it makes a BIG difference - especially for someone like whose eyebrow hairs are so damn pale... 🥺✨ Anywhooooo - 🌹☺️🌹 That’s all for now, let me know what you think I could improve and what I could do to help with - ☺️👏🏻💗 Take care ✨
Skin Update : December’s here 🎄🌬
Hi loves, Hope your day’s been good to you - I wanted to share my skin’s progress with you because I feel like it really cleared itself up which makes me happy ✨😇👏🏻 Although, I might need a product for dark circles and enlarged pores. I did my research but I’m still hesitant about which one to pick - so feel free to comment anything you’d think would work!👋🏻🙃 I’m currently using the following products : 1) CLEANSER : Benzagel - Acne Wash or alya skin. - Foaming Micellar Cleanser (I alternate with both!) 2) EXFOLIATE : HUDA BEAUTY - Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub (1-2x a week!) 3) The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA *I use The Ordinary’s Lactic Acid only at night! I read that it did cause irritation for some people - which was the case for me but it’s not that bad. It itches for a few seconds and then it calms down! 4) SERUM : L'OCCITANE - Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum 5) MOISTURIZER : HUDA BEAUTY - Honey Balm Niacinamide Moisturizer 6) OIL : L'OCCITANE - Immortelle Divine Youth Oil 7) SUNSCREEN (day time only) : LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ Take care x 💓
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My Acne Skincare Routine - Results in 4 Days✨
I have always struggled with dry skin + acne since I was 18 and the moment I saw significant results on my acne, I knew that the only way I could find the one product to work on my skin type is if I get myself educated and open to trying out new things even if I think it won’t work since I am acne-prone. SWIPE LEFT TO SEE MY RESULTS: I started taking photos of myself to keep track of what I’ve been using that I can’t see by looking in the mirror everyday! (PRO TIP) So, I’m so glad to finally share this for everyone to keep in mind when trying out products and hopefully it will encourage you to try it out for yourself. Of course you need to do your research but hey, skincare is all about trial and error right? At least now you know what you don’t know! Here’s a sneak peak of my acne skincare routine👇🏼 DAILY AM & PM ROUTINE: Cetaphil - Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser ￼1 squeeze + to gentle cleanse my sensitive skin The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% ￼2 drops + for extra and clear overall imperfections The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ￼2-3 drops + bring hydration to my skin CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin ￼1 inch or fingertip size + to moisturize CeraVe - Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 For Normal To Oily Skin ￼half a pump + I use it as my sunscreen for anti-aging Benzagel - Acne Gel 5% ￼the reason why I got results in 4 days! Less is more due to concentration. I only applied on acne spots A few tips while using the products + keep in mind: ￼For each products, I wait 1 min each to let it seep in to my skin ￼applied by pressing the product on my skin to avoid premature aging ￼applied my moisturizer and sunscreen lifting upwards (never down or circular motion) and enough to disperse the product but not as much touching my skin, if that makes sense ￼I stopped picking my skin especially even if it was flaky! I had that habit for a couple of months which made my acne worst with marks before I tried the benzoly. So please take everyone’s advise on this! If you had to scratch your nose or you’re itchy, I usually just lightly press my fingernails on my skin. Weird but it helped to avoid irritation while I have my products on and if your hands are 100% clean, it won’t do anything + itch is gone! I hope you understood what I mean by pressing your fingernails ￼Consistency and discpline is key! I don’t know why people don’t include disciple because without it, consistency is nothing. It’s also like saying something you don’t mean ￼Notice that I include how much I used? Less is more and clearly, you can see the difference ￼Notice how I only took a photo on the left side of my face? That can only mean because of my pillow. Please change it! ￼Of course 4 days isn’t enough to get clear skin but it’s always a step closer to reach my goals so patience is also key!
Bikini Care products 😳
What are the steps? pH balanced wash for the mound (not the inside) Hydrating toner/essence BHA product for breakouts/blackheads Serum for exfoliation Occlusive Moisturizer to help prevent dryness I’ve also made a second graphic with some of the brands you can use (check yesterday’s photo for the snail mucin and who it’s by) like: @paulaschoice Regular Strength 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide @Benzagel 5% @pfbusa PFB+ Chromabright @pfbusa Vanish @Vaseline Petroleum jelly @cerave Healing Ointment @larocheposayca CICAPLAST Baume @ceravecanada Moisturizing Lotion Hope this post helps anyone looking to level up for a ✨ glass skin coohie ✨ Also check out @browjoi ‘s website for $90USD ingrown hair kits (which include a PFB vanish, hydro jelly mask and more) Do you have a coohie routine? What products are you using for body exfoliation? 💕
My Canadian acne lifesaver!
My story: After I went off birth control I seriously didn’t have a week without a pimple. While this might not seem like a big deal, my pimples almost always leave scars, even if I leave them untouched (and I must say, that takes a lot of will power). I was seriously at a loss when I finally found this product. I had given up dairy, I was drinking less alcohol, I trying to eat essentially less of everything except fruits and vegetables because I was desperate to fix my skin. I tried salicylic acid products, niacinamide products, pimple patches... a lot of money and a lot of different products. I was so crushed. I hated taking pictures, I was so self conscious and I wore wayy more makeup than I usually do to cover 1) the pimples and 2) the scars. My confidence had hit a new low. THEN I was watching a YouTube video by a Canadian blogger named Allegra Shaw and saw that she had had the same issues with acne after going off birth control. She mentioned that this product was one of the only things that helped. So I rushed to Shoppers Drug Mart and bought one immediately. I opted for the face wash over the gel because I heard the gel is drying and honestly I know benzoyl peroxide might not be the best thing for the skin, so I figure quickly washing your face with it and rinsing it off is the lesser of two evils. This is one of the only products where I noticed a difference right away. I immediately stopped having acne and I haven’t had a pimple since. NOT ONE in over two months which used to seem so impossible to me. This and my Then I Met You toner have seriously changed my skin and kept my acne at bay. And the best past is that this face wash is less than $10. I try to use this just once a day in the evenings after I take off my makeup. If I ever feel like I’m at risk of a flare up (say during my time of the month) I’ll let this stay on my skin for about a minute before washing it off. Otherwise, I just gently apply to my skin and rinse it off right away. Worth it? If you’re desperate, 100%. I seriously always have two backups of this in my cupboard. I will never not have this on me. I know it might not be the best products for your skin because it can be harsh, but I just always make sure it rinse it off well and use a good moisturizer afterwards. I can’t describe to you how much more confident I have become since purchasing this and I finally feel like I can go makeup free. And now I just need to find a way to get rid of the pesky acne scars...
Benzagel-Acne Gel 5%
My acne fighting duo for under $20
Some acne honesty: Although these worked really well for me, they might not work for everyone. Your skin is unique and might react better to different products. It can be a really frustrating process, I totally get it! What worked for me was finding someone online who had a similar skin type and similar story when it came to acne. Just always remember to take it easy on yourself. Acne is normal and it doesn’t make you any less beautiful. My current skin situation: I currently have combination, acne prone skin. I had very clear skin for most of my life until I went off birth control over a year ago now. I tried almost everything to try and get rid of my acne, but it took months to find a solution. It was just earlier this year that I finally found a couple products that helped keep acne at bay! I barely gets zits anymore (bless) but when I do, it can be very discouraging. My skin scars very very easily and it takes at least a month to get rid of the scars left over from the acne. SO anytime I see a zit pop up, I reach for these two products which help me 1) get rid of that zit quickly and 2) minimize the potential for future acne scars. How I use these together: Benzagel - Acne Gel 5% (face wash version) I usually use this just at night time because I just do a water cleanse in the morning. But when I get a pimple, during the morning I’ll cover the zit with the face wash for about a minute then wash that off. Then I’ll proceed with the rest of my routine, but I’ll avoid using any vitamin c / spf on the pimple. And then this where I’ll add the.... COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch When I have a zit I will wear one of these during the day and a new one at night. It’s a grossly satisfying product because once you take them off, you can see the amount of oils that it has pulled from the skin / zit (you’ll see a white blob on the patch). The effects: After just 24 hours, the zit will almost fully disappear when I use the two of these together. The spot will be so much smaller than it is when I let the acne heal itself and the scarring is minimal, if noticeable at all. Which is amazing considering my normal pimples almost always scar (even if I DONT pop them). The best part: You can get both of these products for less than $10 CAD!
Benzagel-Acne Gel 5%
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