Evelynn Escobar-Thomas on The Connection of Nature and WellnessMeet Evelynn—a purveyor of wellness through nature and founder of LA's Hike Clerb.
Though Cherie is a beauty app for beauty lovers, we also truly believe in our responsibility to stand for important causes. We're celebrating Earth Day all week here at Cherie with our sustainability awareness campaign called "A Breath of Fresh Air". This week, we'll be sharing different ways we can be, and provide, a breath of fresh air to ourselves and the earth. Think doing small activities like walking or biking instead of driving, or purchasing from brands that give back to the earth. After all, everything begins with us! Note from the author: In celebration of Earth Week, Cherie is talking a lot about what we can do to give back to the earth. While our duty to take care of the earth is an obvious one (it's our home!) I also wanted to share some ways that the earth gives back to us in unexpected ways; vis a vis nature, wellness, and mental clarity. Nature does so much more for us than we realize! I spoke with Evelynn Escobar-Thomas, founder of Hike Clerb, an outdoor hiking group for women of color, on why it's so important to include nature in your wellness plan. On Starting Hike Clerb"Hike Clerb started as an answer to how we could get more women, and especially women of color, out into nature. It was started to make the outdoors accessible to everyone, because nature belongs to us all. Growing up, I wasn't much of an outdoorsy person—it just wasn't something my family did together. Once I moved to LA as an adult, I started hiking a lot because of my proximity to trails. I realized that when I would go out into nature, I was often the darkest-skinned person on the trail—and if I was the darkest person on the trail, then that meant there was a huge population of people not outdoors. I go hiking all the time and really enjoy it as a form of exercise and wellness, but the trails were never diverse, yet nature belongs to us all... so where were all the people that looked like me? I started Hike Clerb for women of color to experience nature and find whatever that means for them, because nature has been so healing for me. It also exists to represent that ANYONE who wants to enjoy the outdoors can; you don't have to be in REI, or have all these clothes. You can enjoy it as you are."On Nature as a Tool for Healing"Nature has been a huge catalyst to me in my healing. Matter and energy are so different in nature's wonders and you can honestly feel it. There's a reason why people go out of their way to visit places like the Grand Canyon; it's of course a feat of nature, but whether people realize it or not, there's good energy being absorbed. Nature has really been a foundation for me to explore myself, learn about me, and provide clarity of mind. Whenever I feel overwhelmed, I turn to nature to reset. Being able to bring other people into this journey has been amazing."
On Your Wellbeing and Nature"Nature is an essential part of anyones wellness plan. With my hiking group, making nature accessible for women to get out there is the main goal so that they can add it to their own wellness plans. Being in nature is the primal state of human beings, so it's essential to carve out time to return to that original state. For those who might not think being in nature or taking care of our earth is important, know that seeing is believing. Experiencing is believing. I took my mom on a road trip last summer to Zion Canyon, and as someone who previously didn't see nature as something healing, after my mom experienced the energy around Zion Canyon, she understood how nature really can positively impact you. If you don't know why the earth is important, go out there and see it for yourself. If you can take the time to see what nature has to offer on all scales; from the geometry of a leaf to the vastness of the ocean, you'll see just why nature is so important."On Choices That Sustain You and the Earth"Little things like cutting down single use plastic and eating a primarily plant-based diet are a couple of things I do to be more eco-friendly. It's also important for me to choose beauty products that are made sustainably and have clean formulas. Choosing wisely, though small, really makes a difference on your impact on the earth's carbon emissions, because every choice is a vote in what you believe in."The Earth is For Everyone "Getting out into nature doesn't have to be grand trips; nature is all around you. Go to the beach if you're on the coast, a forest if you 're in a woodsy area, a park if you're in a city... nature exists everywhere for you to enjoy and take care of."Follow Evelynn on Instagram @evemeetswest and learn more about Hike Clerb on www.hikeclerb.com.
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My AM routine while rocking cherie merch!
@cheriethanks for the cute sweatshirt! I am obsessed. Here is my am routine! sisley - FLORAL TONING LOTION First I tone and prep my skin with this toner. I love this toner so much because it is so hydrating and doesn’t strip the skin. It also moisturizes while helping to clean and prep it to absorb other products. NATURIUM - Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2% Then I use this essence. I love this brand so much and this essence is so hydrating and light. It helps plump and prepares it for the serum. NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% Next I use this serum which I have been enjoying. It is super gentle that I can even use it during the day. So far my skin has been tolerating it very well. I also notice my dark spots decreasing much quicker. LORD JONES - Acid Mantle Repair CBD Moisturizer Then I use this moisturizer that I am obsessed with. It so far has been my favorite product of the year. It’s so hydrating and calming. It feels amazing on the skin as well. Last I finish off with a sunscreen. I previously reviewed this before! It’s from Korean brand Corthe. ^^ what do you like to do in your morning routine?
Introducing Cherie’s Spotlight! 🌟
Hi cherie fam! We've updated our Leaderboard into a new, more inclusive program now called Cherie Spotlight! Starting November 30th, every two-weeks, cherie will spotlight and award free beauty prizes to new and contributing users & creators in our community at random in an effort to show more diverse content and celebrate everyone in our cherie community. The first winners of Cherie's Spotlight will be announced on December 14th and every two-weeks, we will choose several winners for each category - New on Cherie, Cherie Convos, and Cherie's Picks! New on Cherie ￼Cherie will randomly choose several users who are new to the cherie community and have posted in the current round to win a free beauty prize! Cherie Convos ￼Cherie will randomly choose several users who have created into those week's Cherie Convos topics. ￼Each week's Cherie Convos topics can be found at the top of the Discover page in the banners and on @cherie! Cherie’s Picks ￼Cherie will award our top picks of the most engaging recent posts on cherie. There's no sign-up needed, just post to participate! Happy posting and good luck!! 🌟💫
🎯Ingrown hairs—these two little words conjure🎯
In our quest for smooth, stubble-free skin, ingrown hairs are an annoyance at best and cause for concern at worst (trust me- you don't want to see what they look like when they get infected)🤐 The cause of ingrown hairs isn't complicated. Simply put, when your hair starts to grow, sometimes it curls inward and gets trapped back under the surface of your skin. This can happen because dead skin cells clog up your hair follicle (so always, always exfoliate), but ingrowns also exist just because of your hair's natural growth pattern—so, unfortunately, those with curly hair may suffer the most! ￼Aspirin-Honey Treatment This recipe is a double whammy. Not only does aspirin naturally contain salicylic acid, but honey also has antibacterial properties, which can help reduce the possibility of inflammation and infection. 🔎Ingredients: 3 uncoated aspirin tablets 1 tsp. honey 1/2 to 1 tsp. water or oil Directions: Add warm water or oil to a bowl Add honey Crush aspirin tablets Mix together Leave mask on for 10 minutes Wipe off entirely with warm water ￼Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub Coconut oil, for example, is hydrating, keeps skin moisturized, and reduces inflammation.4 It's basically our winter skin savior. Mix it with raw sugar and you've got a winner. You can use this scrub daily until you see an improvement, and then you can switch to two to three times a week. Just be careful that the scrub isn't too abrasive. 🔎Ingredients: 1 cup of raw sugar 1/2 cup of coconut oil 10 drops of tea tree oil, or your preferred essential oil Directions: Combine sugar and coconut oil in a bowl Add in essential oil Mix together Apply and then rinse using warm water Dry with a clean towel ￼Baking Soda and Oatmeal Treatment I am huge fan of baking soda and how amazing this ingredient is! And rediciliously cheap. Baking soda, which is a great exfoliator, helps reduce and prevent ingrown hairs. Oatmeal has a soothing effect, reducing redness and irritation caused by exfoliation. 🔎Ingredients: 1 tbsp. baking soda 1 cup of water 1 tbsp. ground oatmeal Directions: Mix baking soda and oatmeal together Add water to the bowl Stir until it has a paste-like texture Using a cotton pad, scoop up the mixture Apply to the affected area and let sit for 10 minutes Rinse with warm water ￼Oil-Based Serum if you're particularly sensitive, it's best to avoid overly harsh scrubs. Abrasive scrubs like sugar and salt scrubs do exfoliate the skin but often at the expense of causing excess skin irritation 🔎Ingredients: 1 tbsp. castor oil 1 tbsp. hemp oil (optional) 10 drops tea tree oil Directions: Find a reusable glass bottle Combine castor oil and hemp oil Add tea tree oil to mix Apply combination after shaving to prevent irritation alba BOTANICA - Acne Dote, Face & Body Scrub Oil-Free CeraVe - SA Moisturizing Cream For Rough & Bumpy Skin GLYTONE - KP Kit Amlactin - Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion
Update regarding November 23rd posting bug
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Tips from a dermatologist on sunscreen ☀️
Let’s talk about sunscreen ☀️ What’s a good sunscreen to wear? One that is: * Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays) * SPF 30 or higher * Water resistant This will help protect your skin from early skin aging, sunburn, and skin cancer. What is the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens? Chemical sunscreens work like a sponge, absorbing the sun’s rays. They contain one or more of the following ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. These are often easier to rub into the skin without a white cast. Physical sunscreens (aka mineral sunscreens) act like a shield, sitting on the surface of your skin and deflecting the sun’s rays. These can come on white. They have the active ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide Reapply every 2 hours when outside in the sun ☀️ Some of my favorites: Tinted: Cerave tinted, la roche posay tinted, alastin CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 ALASTIN SKINCARE - HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 Not tinted: colorescience, drunk elephant colorescience - Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 Sunscreen DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 What’s your favorite sunscreen?
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