Give Your Skin A Fresh Start With These At-Home Chemical PeelsAt-home chemical peels are an easy and affordable way to give your skin an overhaul.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Chemical peels are a great way to give your normal skincare routine a glow up. A good chemical peel removes the top layers of skin with an intense exfoliation. This removes hyperpigmentation and acne scars, unclogs pores, and makes the skin tone look more even. Chemical peels can also make skin look more youthful by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Chemical peels were initially an expensive professional treatment that was only available at spas, but in recent years, many companies have released at-home treatments you can do yourself. Here are some of the best at-home chemical peels to brighten up your skin without breaking the bank. The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Jan. 10, 2020
The OrdinaryAHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling SolutionThe Ordinary has made a name for themselves as a budget friendly brand that doesn’t skimp on quality or style. This at-home chemical peel is no exception, with a mix of three exfoliating acids to completely remove dead skin cells and brighten up your face. Glycolic and lactic acids remove the outer layers of the skin, while salicylic acid penetrates further to unclog pores. It’s completely vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free and is safe for all skin types. Tasmanian pepperberry soothes the skin to prevent irritation, with black carrot and vitamin B5 to further nourish your skin. This high-quality chemical peel is one of the most affordable options on the market, so it’s a no-brainer if you’re on a budget. Tata Harper Resurfacing BHA Glow Mask
TATA HARPERResurfacing BHA Glow MaskThis isn’t your average facial mask - it’s designed to give your skin an overhaul for a nice smooth look. It’s completely natural with no artificial additives, but you shouldn’t doubt the power of these ingredients for a second. The main ingredient here is white willow bark extract, which contains natural BHA and acts as a deep chemical exfoliant. Pomegranate enzymes further remove the dead skin cells for an even skin tone. A pink clay base absorbs any excess oil and to prevent pores from clogging. Because it’s a mask formula, you can leave this one on a little longer than your average chemical peel solution. This is an excellent option for those days when your skin is feeling a little dull and in need of a pick-me-up. Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel
Dr Dennis GrossAlpha Beta Universal Daily PeelThe Dr. Dennis Gross brand makes professional spa treatments feel easy and accessible. They have several different peel products to choose from, so you can select the one that best fits your skin type. The Alpha Beta peel is popular because it works well with different skin types and is easy to apply. It contains glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acids as well as retinol, reservatrol, and other anti-aging ingredients. This two step system uses pads for easy application. The first step exfoliates, removing dead skin and dirt from your pores. The second step delivers nourishing ingredients to leave your skin looking bright and beautiful.First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance AHA Intensive Peel
FIRST AID BEAUTYFacial Radiance AHA Intensive PeelThis peel has become a holy grail product for many skincare lovers because of its ability to improve skin texture while also reducing signs of aging. It has a clay consistency, and uses both AHAs and BHAs to chemically exfoliate the skin. A powerful mushroom enzyme compound increases the peel’s exfoliating power. Kaolin gives the peel a pleasant clay texture while soothing the skin, while active charcoal helps to manage acne. It also helps your skin better absorb other skincare products you’re using. First Aid Beauty also makes Facial Radiance Pads that deliver the same ingredients in an easy-to-use wipe. You may notice a slight stinging sensation at first, but afterwards your skin will feel soft and smooth.Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel
ELEMISPapaya Enzyme PeelIf you want to try something different from the traditional AHA peel, this product from Elemis is a great option. It uses potent enzymes from papaya and pineapple that make it virtually impossible for dead skin cells to hang on to your face. These enzymes are gentle, making this peel a great choice for those with sensitive skin. This product also contains milk protein, marine algae, and vitamin E, all of which work to moisturize your skin and keep it feeling soft and supple. Savor Beauty Illuminate Pumpkin Enzyme PeelThis peel has a delicious pumpkin scent and some seriously strong exfoliating ingredients to get your skin in great shape. Pumpkin extract pairs with lactic acid to act as a natural exfoliant, which leaves the skin feeling smooth and looking brighter. Gluconic acid helps to treat the signs of aging, leaving your skin looking plumper and more supple. Aloe vera moisturizes and soothes the skin, preventing any irritation. It only takes a few minutes to work its magic, making it a great choice for busy beauty mavens. Like many of the products on this list, it’s vegan and cruelty-free, so you can use it without any guilt. Tips For Using At-Home Chemical PeelsSince chemical peels use strong ingredients, it’s important to be very careful while using them. You should always do a patch test with at-home chemical peels on the inside of your arm. Let the patch test sit for two days before using the product on your face, just to make sure there’s no reaction. Start by leaving the peel on for a short amount of time, and work your way up to a maximum amount of time recommended on the bottle. You should also be careful not to overdo it with at-home chemical peels - once or twice a month is often enough to produce results. Never use a chemical peel more than once a week. An at-home chemical peel is a great way to revitalize your skin when you don’t have time to make it to the spa. These intense treatments leave your skin looking glowy, youthful, and even. Just a few applications each month can dramatically improve the quality of your skin. Check out Cherie to find even more great beauty products, personalized recommendations, and honest reviews from beauty lovers like you.
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Clear Hydrated Skin The Clean Way✨
Staying in the trend of clean beauty, I have found an amazing product to add to my everyday routine. Odacité SKINCARE - Blue Aura Cleansing Water This is a cleansing water that is marketed to use in place of your cleanser for a “quick” clean. When looking for a good cleansing water, you want one that is hydrating and gets your face clean. Keep in mind not all cleansing waters are designed to clean makeup (I highly recommend a cleansing balm and cleanser). About This Brand: ✨Vegan ✨Cruelty Free ✨Certified Organic ✨ NO: Fillers | Parabens | Nanoparticles | Petrochemicals | PEG | Synthetic perfumes | Dyes | Phenoxyethanol. This cleansing water is so hydrating and satisfying to use. It smells very fresh and a little goes a long way. What is very important to me is my dry spot aren’t tight or irritated. I have been using this day and night and have seen amazing results acne and skin barrier wise. I included this in my routine after a regular cleanser and before my serums. So essentially, I use this as a “toner”. I do this to clean up anything my cleanse left behind, or the cleanser itself. INGREDIENTS: ✨Tumeric: Amazing for hyperpigmentation and overall skin brightness ✨Holy Basil: I drink the tea and can vouch this is an amazing adaptogen that can overall benefit every aspect of your life. It combats aging and free radical damage. ✨Neem: great anti aging ingredient that helps protects your skin barrier. ✨Aloe Vera Juice: this is great for your skin barrier overall. It hydrated, protects and brightens. I highly recommend this cleansing water and it is on sale for $9 at Boxycharm Pop Up 🥰🥰
Wednesday Wellness 🙏🏾
This past week has been rather hard and long for me. I ultimately decided to get back on track with my wellness plan. My main wellness goal for 2021, is to indulge in myself more. I definitely am a firm believe in “as within, so without”. I started my day with: #Four Sigmatic - Mushroom Elixir Mix with Chaga[products]#[FiveStars] I have been getting back into adaptogen and herbal medicine. What we put into our bodies is just as important as what goes on the outside. Adaptogens are apart of ancient medicinal traditions traced all over the world. I also drink Tulsi “Holy Basil” Tea. If you need a pick me up or emotional boost I highly recommend! SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil is my treatment of choice I used during the day. Do not be afraid to use salicylic acid during the day. I applied plenty of sunscreen afterwards as well! This is a GODSEND for clearing up acne and acne scarring. It’s by far the best acne treatment I’ve tried and its mostly due to the immediate results I get. This is a dry oil, so it should be used before a heavy moisturizer or sunscreen. THE BODY SHOP - Spa of the World Thai Makrut Lime Firming Oil is a staple in my night time routine. When I want to relax and really unwind I use a body roller with this oil. It smells like a fresh key lime pie and it’s so hydrating. This is great for firming, especially when paired with a body tool. What do you do for wellness?
A Journey of Self 🌹
I figured Black History Month was as good as any opportunity to talk about my self finding. Growing up in a small yet old family, I always had questions about my roots and family history. I also struggled with self conscious doubts about my appearance. Why is my nose this big? Why is my hair this curly? Why am I taller than average? These weighed heavy on my mind growing up because honestly, sticking out sucked. So, I finally dove deep into my family’s origin and decided to do an Ancestry DNA analysis. I immersed myself with every corner of the site. I only got the chance to finish my maternal grandmas side of the family tree, but even that has plenty of gaps. Yet, when I received my DNA results I was stoked. Then I realized, I don’t know much about any of these places. So I dug even deeper. I have a little journal of things I’ve learned and want to know, but this was quite the experience. It was heartbreaking and satisfying at the same time. I highly recommend for every race and background to do this DNA Test. The best part of this was scrolling through photos of the people of the respected countries I was DNA matched to. I swear I saw a girl who looked like me, but everyone else thinks I’m tripping lol. In the end, I’m satisfied with my results and findings. Relatively speaking, this way of self discovery has been the most effective.
Drunk Elephant- The Littles 🐘
I won this cute little kit in a raffle & I couldn’t be more thankful! I have always wanted to try these products but never wanted to spend the money on all of them incase I didn’t like them! Inside this kit are the following products: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 That’s literally a whole skincare routine! So far I started out my day with one of Drunk Elephants infamous “Face Smoothies” I washed my face with Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser & then combined C-Firma Day Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, & Protini Polypeptide Cream together on my mixing trey with a disposable skincare spatula! I applied it all over my face & neck. Once that absorbed, I applied Umbra Tinte Daily Defense SPF 30 over my face & neck & was done! I love how the kit comes with steps to walk you through different routines you can use in the morning or at night! I will do a follow up review after I have used all the products for a few weeks! But so far, my skin feels & looks great! I have been breaking out lately & haven’t felt the best about my skin so I really needed this pick me up!! Thank you for reading! You guys are the best!! ❤️ @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
My Farewell To Cherie
Follow me on Ig for more skincare since Cherie is leaving 😭 @naturedskinv This has been an amazing journey and I’ve made soo many amazing friends. Thank you for all the love, conversations, and just overall happiness I’ve experienced on this app. I’m definitely sad, a little upset, and a dash of confused, but thank you @cheriefor giving me such an amazing confidence boost and guidance. The way the app shaped my thoughts on skincare has been insane. I’m still willing to forget this and call it a joke if y’all are! 😭 Anyways thank you again and hopefully we can stay in touch 🙏🏾
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