Draw Battle Lines Against Fine Lines

May 9
Early prevention of the development of fine lines will keep your complexion radiant, youthful, and glowing.  Here, we will share our recommendations for fine line control at any age.
There is a seemingly endless supply of conventional wisdom, professional opinions, treatments, and tools available to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Recent research conducted by Pew Research Center notes that the number of Millennials (age 23-38 years) has overtaken Baby Boomers (age 55-73 years) and that much of their expendable income is used for health, fashion, and hygiene/beauty products. According to findings by Global Cosmetic Industry Magazine, international annual spending on anti-aging products will top nearly 13 billion dollars by 2027. Together, these findings suggest that skincare will continue to be an important area of marketing focus in years to come and that an even wider array of products will be developed to span the lifetime of your skin. Though there are many "one-size-fits-all" skincare techniques and tips to manage fine lines, as skin ages, it will have different needs. Beginning in your 20s, the habits you form with your skincare regime will likely dictate what your skin will look like in your 40s, 50s, and beyond. 
Battle Basics- Advice for All Ages 
Several things can be done at any age to counteract the effects of aging:
  • Make sunscreen routine- Daily application of sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 will prevent damage that results in the development of fine lines. 
  • Drink up!- Staying hydrated ensures moisture is not being drawn from your hair and skin, resulting in a lower likelihood of developing fine lines. This, however, should be done in combination with the daily use of moisturizers, hydrating your skin inside and out.  
  • Butt out!- According to the Mayo Clinic, smoking cigarettes narrows blood vessels in the face, resulting in decreased blood flow and nutrients to the skin, leading to sagging and fine lines. 
  • Get moving!- Regular exercise increases blood flow to the skin, which includes the small vessels in the face. This will aid your circulation in removing cellular debris, encourage sweat glands to clear, and reduce stress, all of which will show in brighter, healthier skin that is less likely to show fine lines. 
  • Get fats!- Adding Omega-3 fatty acids to your diet, like those in fish, avocados, olive oil, and some nuts, have a role in maintaining good circulation, which can be seen in your face. 
  • Go to bed!- Giving your body adequate time to relax and regenerate tissues is crucial to keeping fine lines at bay.
Beauty Boot Camp- Fighting Fine Lines in Your 20s
For the most part, your skin will be at its best in your 20s. This is the time to adopt the healthy habits discussed above and add them to your daily routine. Other considerations include removing your makeup before bed each night and using products with retinol/retinoid components to encourage the production of collagen, which is essential for fine line prevention.
Stockpile Your Weapons- Fighting Fine Lines in Your 30s
One of the most common changes to happen in the skin in the 30s is a change in moisture. Dry, dull skin can accentuate fine lines that may already be present, and weak spots in the skin may be sites for new ones to develop. If you have yet to create a daily routine for yourself, at the bare minimum, it should involve a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid, which is instrumental in sealing in moisture. Some dermatologists also recommend using serums rich in Vitamin C, which neutralizes the free radicals believed to contribute to uneven skin tone and fine lines. 
March into Middle Age- Fighting Fine Lines in Your 40s
Your skin may become a bit unpredictable in your 40s. In addition to dryness, hormonal shifts may make you feel like you’re 40 going on 14, as acne can develop. Additionally, as collagen production slows, you may find your skin feels thinner and may begin to sag, making fine lines more visible. A regimen like that mentioned above will help slow the process. Skin treatments involving retinoids should be used in combination with a minimum SPF of 50, as both thinner skin and an increased risk for sun sensitivity may result in sunburn.
Stay the Course- Fighting Fine Lines in Your 50s and Beyond.
Fine lines in your 50s, 60s, and 70s are part of the natural progression of aging. Not everyone, however, feels comfortable with this and may seek out alternative solutions for the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, including chemical peels, Botox, fillers, and thermal treatments to tighten skin and enhance the production of collagen. You may find that your skin is now more sensitive, and does not tolerate harsh scrubs and drying toners as it used to. Mild exfoliation and using cleaners with alpha-hydroxy acids can help regenerate healthier-looking skin. Care must be taken to prevent over-drying, however; as the skin continues to age, it becomes increasingly intolerant to excessive abrasion and cleansing, and cream-based cleansers are more beneficial to skin health.
The most important thing to remember at any age is that it is never too late to begin a skincare regimen. You may not be able to undo the damage that is already done, but with time, patience, and discipline, you can arm yourself with what you’ll need to send your fine lines into retreat. 
Best Reviews
Cleansers are an essential step in everyone’s skincare routine, but it can be difficult to find the right one for your skin. The new Aveeno Calm + Restore nourishing oat cleanser has been my new go-to daily cleanser and I love it. ❤️🙌 Aveeno has always been a brand to create formulations that target dry and sensitive skin and this cleanser is no different. This cleanser is great for people all skin types but would likely benefit dry or combination skin most. The incorporated oat complex helps restore build the skin’s moisture barrier and soothe itchy skin. There is no stripping effect with this cleanser, which is something too always look for with your cleanser. Other pros about this product are its fragrance free (limiting any irritant reactions) as well as great pricing. On amazon, you can find a bottle for under $10.‼️‼️ TRUTH: If you are trying to fight acne or blackheads I recommend against this cleanser and try finding something with salicylic acid. Have you tried the new Aveeno cleanser? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! ⤵️
My AM routine while rocking cherie merch!
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?
🎯Ingrown hairs—these two little words conjure🎯
🎯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
Tips from a dermatologist on sunscreen ☀️
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?
The Organic Skin Co.
The Organic Skin Co.
Have you tried this brand yet. This brand is The Organic Skin. THE ORGANIC SKIN Co. - Cheeky Lips • This product is a blush and lip product. Versatile, multi-purpose blush Designed to provide a perfect natural flush and the pout to match. • Cheeky Lips comes in eight bangin’, long-lasting, highly pigmented colors. • Whether you’re looking for a soft pink blush for your cheeks and lips. • Organic castor seed oil and supercritical extracts of rosemary, pomegranate and calendula will help to replenish your cheeks and lips, keeping them smooth and healthy. 💭 I wasn't sure how to use this product when I first received it. The color is very pretty. The texture is soft and smooth. I used this on my lips. The color is very pigmented and long lasting. I tried this on my cheeks and wasn't a fan. It was too greasy for my liking. #The Organic Skin - Natural Lipstick[products]#[TwoStars] • This lipstick comes in 12 colors. With the added benefits of calendula and rosemary supercritical extracts, as well as nourishing organic oils and carnauba wax. Shades: Coral & Ruby Red 💭 I really wanted to like these lipsticks. The packaging is so pretty. The issue is the texture. These lipsticks are a little rough. I wasn't able to wear it by itself. You Definitely have to apply a gloss before using or it will break. Unfortunately it became to stressful to use. lol They wouldn't apply the right way. #The Organic Skin - TASK FORCE NINECALENDULA AND TURMERIC CREAM [products]#[FiveStars] • Infused with 9 active natural ingredients – aloe vera, jojoba seed oil, lemon peel oil, calendula, turmeric, rosemary, honeysuckle, vanilla, and seabuckthorn – this multi-tasking treatment cream has moisturizing, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. 💭 This is a nice everyday cream. The texture is nice and light. It leaves your skin smooth and moisturized. It's non-greasy and smells amazing. This cream is good for all skin types including sensitive skin. #The Organic Skin - The Eyes Have it[products]#[FourStars] • With 8 colors to choose from you can mix, match and blend our cream eye shadows. Highly pigmented, long-lasting, multi-hued, and full of supercritical extracts. How to use: Using your finger or an eye shadow brush, apply to your eyelids. Shades: Greenstone & Silhouette 💭 These are really nice eyeshadows especially if you like cream shadows. It's easy to apply and the texture is smooth. Once these shadows dry down, they stay in place. My issue was on of the shadows was hard. It kept rolling up as I was trying to get it out of the package. The shades are very pretty especially greenstone. It's very pigmented. I'm not sure if I would purchase any of these products. Your thoughts? (Gifted) #whoisnee #cheriecreator