Know Your Type – Finding the Right Makeup Remover for Your Skin TypeChoose the makeup remover based on your skin type for an optimal cleansing effect.
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!We cannot stress this enough: make sure to remove your makeup thoroughly, no excuses. Think about clogged pores, breakouts and pimples caused by bacteria, dull and wrinkled skin… And the worst of all? Don't know which remover to use. No need to panic just yet—we’ll help you find your perfect match for your skin type that might best suit your needs. Pigments in makeup products are most likely to be formulated with oil so that they can adhere to the skin for long-staying and waterproof effect. By the same token, you might find it hard to remove by the end of the day. Hence, our rule of thumb is that oil can best dissolve the impurities and sebum. Based on the level of oil content, removers can be roughly divided into 4 categories: micellar water, cream, balm and oil. Keep reading to find out which one works best for your skin type. Micellar water and tonersSurfactants in micellar water are molecules that are both hydrophilic and lipophilic. This means that once excessive sebum and makeup residues adhere to the molecules, they can be rinsed away with water. Depending on the amount of surfactants added into the toner, the cleansing effect varies, and so does the risk of irritation. Often you’ll find that a single wipe is far from ideal (since dunking our face in a whole basin of micellar water is not really practical), so be as gentle as possible to avoid harsh scrubs which would damage your precious cuticle layer. While micellar water works best in removing simple day-to-day light makeups or a quick refresh, proceed with caution if you have sensitive skin, which might be prone to irritations and redness. For oily skin or those who wear heavy foundation, toner on a cotton pad is probably not a reliable option. With added oil layer, eye & lip makeup removers upped the cleansing game. The oil content dissolves makeups more effectively while requiring fewer scrubs, which makes it suitable for the delicate skin around your eyes and lip. However, the oil-toner texture performs less well in emulsification, therefore more likely to clog the pores if applied to the face. Cleansing creamCleansing cream has more oil content and moisturizing ingredients, which results in a semi-transparent lotion-like texture. Blended with emulsifiers, it can dissolve the sebum and makeups and remove them more effectively than micellar water without drying or over-stripping your face. Makeup-removing cream preserves the natural oil layer on the skin and melts away heavy makeups with just a bit of massage. It is suitable for most skin types, thanks to its gentle and hydrating formula.Cleansing balm and oilThe main ingredient in balmy and oil removers – you guessed it – is oil. Texture-wise, the liquid oil cleanser tends to be heavier while balm once melted feels more lightweight. Balms generally require more effort: you need to melt it in your palms before use until it transforms into a lotion-like texture, and it requires a longer emulsification process than oils. However, if your skin is on the oily side, opt for the balm to avoid the greasy feeling. While cleansing oil can be messy, it is more likely to be sensitive/dry skin-friendly. Under-emulsification or leaving the oil on for too long, on the other hand, can further clog your pores and cause breakouts. Both work well in dissolving heavy makeup and are often gentle to the skin. Bonus: the added moisturizing and nourishing ingredients will leave the skin hydrated and soft. After all, the impurities had been dissolved, emulsify the oil/balm with wet hands and a small amount of water. Repeat the process a few times until the residuals had been rinsed off. You can also use a water-based face wash to finish up the process.For optimal cleansing effect, cleansing balm and oil are your best friends, especially for dry or sensitive skin. A lighter option is cleansing cream-- effective yet soothing, and never greasy. And finally, save micellar water for light and simple daily makeups. While it is certainly ideal to choose your products based on your skin type, it is crucial that you are comfortable with what you use. Let us know what your favorite type of makeup remover is. ：）
Feb. 13, 2020
Heatless waves make for healthy hair!
2021 means extra self care! All month I will be doing masks, skin, and hair treatments to get myself on track. This includes avoiding using any heat on my hair! A great way to avoid heat but also give my straight hair texture is by using silicone hair curlers! My hair is very long so the easier way for me to use is by putting my hair in a ponytail and wrapping the ends of my hair around the curlers. I added OUAI - OUAI Wave Spray before i curled for extra texture. I left these in my hair for about 20 minutes and was pretty happy with the results. Definitely not a perfect curl and yes I do prefer heat - but for a no damage solution, I’ll take it! I’ll be reaching for these more often this month! What are some self care things you are doing in the new year?
Moisturizers depending on skin type!
🚨Moisturizers depending on skin type!🚨The breakdown is pretty simple. oily skin=lightweight Dry skin=thicker/heavier consistency Combo skin=not too thick/not too thin Normal skin=preference really Personally, I feel like having both a lightweight option and a thicker option available is handy. Because there are outside factors *like temperature* that play a role in deciding. For ex: when the weather gets a bit warmer I like to use a more lightweight gel-like moisturizer even though I am super dry. All of these options are great, my newest obsession is tiger grass calming gel cream. It’s just been super soothing and smells great. My long time love is the jet lag mask. I’ve gone through way too many tubes of. But I ain’t mad about it. What’s your fav moisturizer and why? Any questions? Ask away!
Slugging made EASY!
The idea of slugging? Totally amazing. But dipping your fingers in a Vaseline jar has always freaked me out. These vaseline sticks have been gaining popularity on Tik Tok and I’m seeing them in Target for the first time EVER. However, some fellow beauty editor friends say this isn’t new and Vaseline has had these for awhile. I’ve been really into diving into the differences between “Hydration” & “Moisture” so I’m really excited to do some mini slugging sessions with this guy. It’s also perfect for any dry areas on my body. #Vaseline - All-Over Body Balm Stick[products]#[FiveStars]
👀 What’s your 🏷 Acne Skincare Routine
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Tips from a derm for exercise induced acne
With a new year comes resolutions, many involving healthier lifestyles and exercise. So why let exercise induced acne hold you back from achieving these healthier choices. Exercising can cause excessive sweating-leading to increased oils, dirt, friction, and even bacteria on your skin leading to acne. This can manifest as facial or truncal acne (think backne), often known as acne mechanica or folliculitis. Cleansing properly is incredibly important for preventing exercise induced acne. It’s important to remove all makeup prior to working out. Gently shower with lukewarm water immediately after sweating. If a shower is not available, reach for a cleansing wipe. Clean, loose-fitting moisture wicking attire is key. This helps prevent friction and additional bacteria and sweat from dirty clothing. In addition to wiping down all gym equipment, don’t forget about the stuff that hits your skin regularly such as headphones, watches, and headbands. Most importantly, don’t forget sunscreen and gentle moisturizers. Favorite OTC products: Cleansers: PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum StrengthCeraVe - Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser Wipes: Simple - Micellar Make-Up Remover WipesLA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Clarifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes Treatments: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne TreatmentDIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump
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