How Representation Turns Beauty Into PowerCherie user Tara Haggerty shares her story of how representation helped her find self love and acceptance.
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! It can be argued that self love is the pinnacle of our well-being; it's what enriches our lives and makes the things we do that much better. That face mask you put on isn't self love, but the action you put behind it is: you're taking a moment to care for yourself through the act of skincare. While we know that skincare is a symptom of self love and not a definer of it, we still have to wonder, how do we get to self love? Anyone can agree it's a journey that we each define on our own. In this Cherie Profile, Cherie user Tara Haggerty shares her journey to self-love growing up as an adopted child. My Hair, My Power"I'm Black and grew up with White parents. I thankfully grew up with parents who celebrated diversity, however I did grow up in a predominantly White neighborhood where I didn't see a lot of people like me to look up to. My parents always told me how beautiful my hair was, but I still wanted to have straight hair like my siblings when I was twelve, so throughout high school, I relaxed and flat ironed my hair. Fast forward to my senior year of high school, when the natural hair movement started and I began to see so many Black Women embrace their natural curls. I followed their lead and started growing my hair out — I hadn't seen my hair curly in probably five years at that point! Now, my hair is completely natural and I absolutely love my curls."Representation Matters. Period."Even though my parents encouraged me to embrace and love my hair naturally, I still wanted to have straight hair like my siblings, because that's all I saw. Once I saw my own hair represented more and more, I took part in the movement of natural hair. This is the power of representation. It's being led by example to fully accept who you are and that you are never alone. It is important to see someone in a position of power who does look like you, so you don't see limitations of what you can do. The first time I had a doctor that looked like me was in my 20s, and I didn't realize it would have such an affect on me, but it was so inspiring to see a Black Woman in such a high position, because I felt like I could do that, too."A Better Beauty World"Representation is not just one person. It's not the one gorgeous, ideal-looking person who represents the entire ethnicity. There is so much out there! When companies start catering to that, they gain new audiences. I never used to wear foundation because they didn't make any for me. When I finally started wearing it, it was because ranges finally got extended into darker shades."
Feb. 26, 2020
What I like about the product was how lightweight and natural it felt as I smoothed it over my skin. It left my face dewy after quickly absorbing. There were no heavy chemical scents. Honestly, it sort of just reminded me of whipping together a DIY banana, honey, Greek yoghurt mask!Lead By Example"I had to learn that it's ok to be fully comfortable in just being me, and being who I was created to be. Seeing people like me do the same is what really helped me get to this place, and the guidance of my family also accepting me fully. I believe now that beauty is in the candid moments, and beauty products can be a form of taking care of ourselves, and a source of fun! I take pride in being a Young Black Woman, and I can be the role model I needed when I was a young girl."Tara's Most-Loved Beauty Products
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What it means to blowdry down the hair cuticle!
Let’s simplify what it means when a hairstylist says to blow dry down the hair cuticle: When you think of your hair, think of the shingles on a roof. They’re all laying down but on top of each other. The cuticle of our hair is doing the same! When we blow dry up or at the hair cuticle, it causes all those little shingles to stand up- causing frizz, loss of moisture, and hair damage. When we blow dry down the hair cuticle, all the shingles can lay flat against each other and be the protective barrier that they’re supposed to be. If you’re having trouble with extra frizz or loss of moisture pay attention to the direction that your blow drying. This could make all the difference!
Trying to find the culprit... HELP!
Ever since I’ve added these two new products, I’ve noticed a couple new breakouts in places i’ve never experienced!!! They are red painful pimples too. Two on my forehead (I never get them there) , one on the outside of my nostril (i never get them there either), and the weirdest singular pimple on my NECK! Both of these products I have used on my face and neck, however, I’m not sure what product or ingredient is causing the sudden breakout!! Or is it just purging??? Help!!!!!! Did anyone else experience this with these products??? COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Murad - Nutrient-Charged Water Gel
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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🌟Creator Spotlight 🏷 Acne Skincare Routine
Check out @skincare_junkie profile for her full acne skincare routine! “I have acne-prone skin so I do this routine 1-2 times a week. I start by using the DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil to remove sunscreen and/or makeup. Although this one clogged my pores and made me break out, I still want to finish it before I find a new one...” Don’t hesitate to share your own in 🏷 Acne Skincare Routine!
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