So, What's The Deal With Lasers?Laser facial treatments are all the rage in the skincare world today. But honestly, does anyone know what they really do? We'd like to present the know-it-all's guide to laser skin treatment.
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! Laser facial treatments are all the rage in the skincare world today. I, for one, don't really know anything about them, but I'm SO curious. What do they do? Why do so many people care? After some late-night research, I'd like to present the know-it-all's guide to laser skin treatment.First thing's first; what are lasers? The last time I thought about lasers was in my tenth grade chemistry class — needless to say I remember next to nothing. However, what most people don't know (myself and most of Team Cherie included) is that the word "lasers" is actually an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. In simpler terms, a laser is a single-wavelength (one color of light) source of high-energy light, which can be accurately focused to transmit that light onto a very small area.What are the different types of lasers?When it comes to cosmetic lasers, there are two typical types that can be used: ablative and nonablative. Ablative lasers vaporize the top layers of damaged skin, while non-ablative lasers work deeper in the skin without removing or otherwise damaging the top layers. Ablative lasers (CO2 and Erbium YAG lasers) are used to treat significant facial aging, deep or pitted scars, and/or significant and severe pigmentation, while non-ablative lasers (pulsed-dye, ND: Yag, and Alexandrite lasers) are used for fine lines and wrinkles, light acne scarring, and evening skin tone. Because non-ablative lasers are relatively non-invasive, there is typically no down time associated with cosmetic procedures that employ solely nonablative laser technology.How do lasers work?Ablative lasers: Ablative lasers remove the thin outer layer of skin and heats up the underlying skin, which helps stimulate the growth of new collagen fibers. As the outer layer of skin heals, the area grows back smoother and tighter. Types of ablative treatments include carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers, the erbium laser, and combination systems. Nonablative lasers: Nonablative lasers stimulate collagen growth without wounding the skin and, over time, helps improve skin tone and texture. This type of laser is less abrasive and requires less recovery time than ablative lasers, but it is less effective.Why so many different types of lasers?While there are two main types of lasers, they can be broken down into dozens of subcategories and it can be a bit overwhelming. However, the types differ in one major aspect: wavelength. Different laser wavelengths, or colors of light, target different skin issues so a combination of different lasers are typically recommended by most surgeons.What lasers work for different skin issues?Fine lines and wrinkles: For treating fine lines and wrinkles, a combination of skin resurfacing and skin-tightening procedures can be used or both can be accomplished with a more aggressive ablative laser. Skin tightening: Most cosmetic laser procedures provide at least some level of superficial tightening because they produce a controlled injury of the skin, which encourages increased collagen production. Hyperpigmentation: The most commonly used lasers for the treatment of pigmented lesions, such as sun spots, age spots, melasma and other forms of hyperpigmentation are the pulsed dye, Nd:YAG, and fractional (Fraxel) lasers, along with nonlaser, light-based treatments, such as IPL. Acne and acne scars: For acne scars, the CO2 laser remains the gold standard, although more recent developments such as the erbium:YAG, fractional laser and certain nonablative lasers have proven to be very effective.
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THE EASIEST BUN!
Life gets busy, hair gets greasy, and sometimes you just need a hairstyle that is out of your way but still so simple and cute. Here is the easiest low bun ever! ✨put your hair into a bun but don’t pull all the way through ✨take the tail, wrap around the scrunchie and tuck in the bottom THATS IT! I said it was easy didn’t I?! Give this a try💗 Xo, Johanna
HOW TO ROUND 2: EASIEST INTENSE WING LINER
Why hello there! I’m continuing on my how to tutorials. I really like this series breaking down all makeup trends and putting up how to tutorials for all makeup artist levels for makeup trends. Continuing on the wing liner, I used a liquid liner for my wing tutorial which is what I normally do. But liquid liners are not very beginner friendly. So this tutorial will teach you how to create an intense wing liner using a matte black eyeshadow. So check out the tutorial above to see how I achieve a wing liner using eyeshadow. Next tutorial will be the last of the wing liners. Products used: ￼COLOURPOP - Stone Cold Fox Shadow Palette ￼MORPHE - M165 Angle Liner and Brow Brush ￼MORPHE - M217 Bent Liner Brush Until tomorrow Xoxo 💋 #CherieCreator
This week’s ✨Cherie Spotlight ✨ w/o Jan 11
Hi all! Happy New Year 🎉🥳 We’re excited to kick off another week of Cherie Spotlight with exciting beauty gifts to share some cheer with our amazing community…and some GOOD NEWS! We’re switching it up and bringing back WEEKLY Cherie Spotlights!!! Weekly winners of Cherie’s Picks, New on Cherie, and Cherie Convo will receive a free beauty gift to enjoy as a thanks for creating content and stories loved and cheered on by the cherie community. As a reminder: ￼Cherie’s Picks - our favorite top engaged with content, selected by team cherie. ￼New on Cherie - share your first posts on cherie for a chance to win! ￼Cherie Convo - post into the topic of the week to win! Check out our last post to check the cherie convo of the week.
My Top 5 Foundations for Oily Skin
Here are my top 5 foundations for oily/combination/acne prone skin! These are by no means my only favorite foundations, just the ones I keep going back to. 1. ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation This matte, oil-free foundation controls oil all day. It’s sweat, heat and humidity-resistant, waterproof and 24-hour colour true. With buildable, medium-to-full coverage that feels lightweight and so comfortable. No touchups needed. Best for hot weather/ holidays. The only Downside is that it doesn’t come with a pump 2. MAYBELLINE - Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Foundation This foundation is a must have if you are looking for a good drugstore option for oily skin. It’s super affordable and gives a beautiful finish without feeling heavy on the skin. 3. HUDA BEAUTY - Fauxfilter Foundation is perfect for you if you are looking for full coverage. Just a couple of pumps go a long way. However, the formula isn’t ideal for anyone with dry skin or for people sensitive to string fragrances. 4. L'ORÉAL - Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Longwear Foundation This formula blends unbelievably well and you can build this to completely full coverage! ! I'm beyond impressed for this being drugstore. 5. The Ordinary - Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15 this is my everyday foundation and gives good enough coverage. I just have to mix two different shades to get my color as the range is quiet limited but for the price I pay, I don’t mind. Always stay away form words like “dewy”, “luminous”, “shiny” , “glowy” if you have oily skin. Let me know if you have any questions.
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!
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