The Top 5 Beauty Resolutions Of 2020, And How To Keep ThemHere's what Cherie fans aim to improve in the new year, and our tips on how to achieve these goals.
While every year brings us the energy of renewal and fresh starts, 2020 feels especially powerful because we're entering a new decade. This year, a lot of us feel like we can do anything, and guess what...WE CAN! Over years and years of setting resolutions, we've learned that they always start with the best intentions, and we eventually go back into our old habits. In the year 2020, we want to do different! So, along with sharing the top 5 beauty resolutions as told by Cherie fans, we're also sharing some tips and tricks on how to keep them. Resolution: Empty more skincare products The number one resolution Cherie fans have this year? To waste less—and we couldn't agree more. In the sea of skincare products, whether they be new or tried & true, it's easy to get lost in a sea of consumption. Before we know it, we have a top shelfie full of skincare products we haven't used in months! Resolving to empty your skincare products is a great way to be more eco-friendly and spend-savvy.Cherie's Tip: Reach for skincare staples with great reviewsIt's easier to empty a skincare product when it works! To keep this resolution, we suggest being more conscientious of your purchases by doing your research before swiping your card. Pretty packaging and hyped-up marketing campaigns have more often than not led us to some not-so-great purchases, so, to increase our empties (or save some coin), look to customer reviews to find what would work best for you. Resolution: Self-acceptanceThe second most-made beauty resolution from Cherie fans is to accept themselves, flaws and all. We love this resolution and think it's a radical form of self-love when you embrace who you are at every stage. Some people might think accepting yourself contradicts the need for skincare, but really, it makes skincare and makeup even more fun. The reason being, when you accept yourself, you start loving yourself into who you want to be, instead of being afraid of who you aren't. Cherie's Tip: Leave your home, sans makeupNow, we know this can feel like a daunting feat, but part of self-acceptance is feeling comfortable in your own skin, no matter what! Challenging your comfort zones can help with self-acceptance because you're pushing yourself to feel courageous, even without wearing armor. In this case, makeup is the armor and pushing your comfort zone by choosing to take on the day without it can truly help you master the art of self-acceptance.Resolution: Be more consistentWhen it comes to skincare, consistency is key. Without it, results are hardly met. It's no wonder that being more consist is a top resolution for beauty lovers. When you're consistent with your skincare routine, you can achieve glowy skin, a clear complexion, and the list goes on! It also helps in establishing self-discipline, which is important in reaching any goal. Cherie's Tip: Set a reminder alarm, every morning and nightIf consistency is new to you, you'll need a little help from your handy dandy phone. Set an alarm each day of the week to remind you to do your skincare routine! Get specific with your alarm; type in the habit you want to learn or the products you want to use so that you start building your consistent skincare routine. It may also help to take a selfie every day at the same time so that you can see the results of your regular skincare regimen!The Resolution: SPF, everydayWe know why this resolution made it to the top five list—SPF is so crucial when it comes to anti-aging and protecting your skin. If you didn't know, the UVA and UVB rays that come from the sun can cause up to 80% of aging on the skin. So, whether the sun is out or not, make sure you're slathering on that SPF every morning and reapply it throughout the day if you're out and about. Cherie's Tip: Find a double-duty SPF productThe hardest part about keeping SPF in your daily routine is adding another step to your skincare regimen—and we know these skincare regimens can range anywhere from 3 to 10 steps! So, to make this part of your routine easier, we suggest finding an SPF that doubles as something else that you use every day. Whether that be your foundation, CC cream, or moisturizer, you can find a version of it with SPF. Here at Cherie, we like to reach for moisturizers with SPF because they tend to have higher SPF values, and it's important to note that you want to have at least SPF 30 to protect your skin. Resolution: Go cruelty-freeGoing cruelty-free is the only resolution on this list that directly benefits yourself and a sweet little animal. A sad reality of the beauty world is that some products get tested on animals before they get sold to us. If you think about it, no skincare or beauty product should be so harmful that it needs to be tested on animals. So another added benefit to going cruelty-free is you'll be choosing cleaner skincare products that are better for yourself and the environment. Cherie's Tip: Educate yourselfWhen it comes to an issue like animal testing, the first thing you can do to help is to educate yourself on it. There are plenty of resources out there that will guide you in making the right cruelty-free decisions and choosing the brands that support this noble resolution.
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Check out @christieblogsreviews on her favorite Retinol Cream from Drunk Elephant. What did you try from Allure Best of beauty 2020 list? We can’t wait to see! Don’t forget to share your products and reviews in the trending topic 🏷 Allure Best of beauty 2020💗 “It’s helped my skin with Diminished scars, any pimples I already had and are less irritated, even out my texture, and my laugh lines are also less apparent and gives my skin that glow it needs! It has helped out with those hyperpigmentation spots as well! This is the only product that really helps those laugh lines on forehead.”
Quick and Easy Halloween Hair Tutorial 🐭
I love Halloween! I love the decorations and the candy of course, but I don't love taking hours to get ready! Every year my costume is quick, easy and made using things I already have lying around. This year is now different, I'm going as a cute mouse and only needed 1 product for this hair look, the scünci - No Damage Elastics Brown ! I have super curly, shoulder length hair and did this style on second day hair. The only product that is in it is the CURLSMITH - Curl Defining Styling Souffle . It has strong hold and gives great definition. I applied on soaking wet hair and let my hair air dry. It's been slept on and gone through an intense workout, I didn't break the cast in order to wear it as long as possible! These mouse ears are super easy to do and will work for all hair types! You could also play around with the shape of the buns are create bunny or cat ears! For a classic mouse look go for a higher bun and add some volume to them! Here's how I did the mouse ears: 1. Section the hair in half with a middle part. 2. Using a hair tie create a pig tail on one side, you can choose the placement but because my hair is shorter I went with a side placement. 3. Add a matching pig tail to the other side! 4. Using your third hair tie create a fun bun! Since my hair is curly I didn't need to pull out any pieces but I love the messy look! 5. Do the same to the other side. 6. You can stop here and your done! OR add some fun accessories like sparkly clips and bobby pins! Have a safe and fun Halloween! I'll be posting a makeup tutorial for this look soon! 🐭❤️ #CheriePartner
How is a dark spot formed?
Hyperpigmentation (or dark spots) is something everyone deals with. It can happen at any time to anyone. The most common cause of hyperpigmentation is sun damage but it can also occur from stress, inflammation, acne, or health concerns in general. To understand how a dark spot is formed you have to understand a few terms. Melanocytes are melanin producing cells that are in the bottom layer (you have 5) of your skin’s epidermis (the outer layer above the dermis). Whatever the cause is it triggers hormones to stimulate the melanocyte. This causes the melanocyte to product melanin (pigment). As the melanin travels up the 5 layers of your epidermis it will form a melanin cap as it deposits into the outermost layer. This deposit is what we consider a dark spot. How do we fix this? There are a few ways we can prevent or fix this. Firstly, WEAR SUNSCREEN!!! Protection is key in skincare. Currently I’m using the KINSHIP - Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturzing Sunscreen Zinc Oxide SPF 32 which is a gel probiotic sunscreen. It has a peach tint that goes clear once applied. This mineral sunscreen doesn’t feel heavy or give a white caste making it perfect for all skin tones. It also gives the skin a little bit of a natural glow. With sun damage being the major cause of hyperpigmentation this will be your key player in prevention. Another route to go is exfoliation. I use the The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution once a week to help shed that outer layer of dead skin. I have other reviews where I go more in depth into this product but for the purpose of this post AHAs will help exfoliate the outer layer of skin which helps to lighten the pigment deposit. This mask is very strong so I would only use it once a week. It should tingle but it shouldn’t burn. Please only follow up with hydrating and sensitive friendly ingredients as your face will be more sensitive after use. And finally you can use skin brightening products. Currently I’m using the GOOD MOLECULES - Discoloration Correcting Serum . This serum highlights a form of tranexamic acid and 4% niacinamide to help brighten the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and sun damage. This serum has a little bit of a slip compared to most others I’ve used but once worked into the skin it absorbs nicely. I’ve seen huge results in the brightening of post acne hyperpigmentation. Another amazing option for this is The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% . This has a cream formula that can be used all over the face or concentrated in certain areas. This this acid helps the skin renew itself more quickly reducing blemish formation. It also kills the bacteria that cause acne. It also contains brightening agents to help with pigmentation. Personally, I think all three should be incorporated into a routine to treat unwanted pigmentation spots but sunscreen and exfoliation are the most important.
EXFOLIATING ACIDS & How Not To Overdo It!!!👀✨💖
Exfoliating acids are everywhere now and so many new products are about exfoliating the skin to “reveal brighter, smoother skin”. In the age of exfoliating now, it’s so easy to overdo and can easily result in harming the skin instead. Here are my favorite exfoliating acids (and products) and how I use it so I don’t damage my skin! Lactic Acid: A super gentle acid that exfoliates the top layer of skin and removes dead skin cells. I find this to be the most gentle of the acids and can be used everyday. I love fresh - Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence because I use it as an essence treatment. This is a liquid formula that easily sinks into the skin and “primes” the skin for the next products. It’s also a hydrating formula! Azelaic Acid: Another more gentle exfoliating acid that helps improve the appearance of blemishes and fade post-acne marks. I love this PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster because it can be mixed into your moisturizer and boost the effectiveness. I love that this speeds up the healing process of my acne marks because then I get clearer skin quicker! Salicylic Acid: One of the most effective exfoliating acids for treating and preventing acne! It exfoliates deep into the layers of skin and removes dead skin cells. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator is a super strong and effective formula that I like to use when I’m breaking out A LOT. It’s too harsh on my skin to use daily but once a week is fine. I also love LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin which I use every night to wash my face. It’s just as effective and not too strong for daily use because it’s a wash off product and doesn’t stay on the skin. Glycolic Acid: Easily one of the strongest and deeply exfoliating acids out there. I find it super effective as a night serum like DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum or as a scrub like ALPHA-H - Micro Super Scrub with 12% Glycolic Acid . I use these products 2 times a week just to keep my skin free of congestion and to maintain the texture of my skin.
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