A Step-By-Step Guide to Your New Night Time Skincare RoutineBuilding the perfect night time skincare routine is an art, here are some of our best tricks to build yours!
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!The concept of beauty rest has always been around, but there’s a kernel of truth in there. At night, the skin holds more power to absorb the nutrients in your skincare products. There are also no environmental stressors at night, such as sun damage and environmental pollution, both of which you’re subjected to during the daytime. For these reasons, your nighttime skincare routine is extremely important. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all routine, but following a regimen backed up by science will help you achieve that highly-coveted glow. Ditch your old routine, stop following random skincare blogs, and follow this step-by-step guide instead. Stamped with approval by the skin experts, you’ll be blessed with that glow in no time: Step 1: Remove your makeup and other environmental debrisSleeping in without removing your makeup is a sin—it may very well be the culprit to that new pimple you’re nursing. The experts recommend beginning your nighttime skincare routine with a gentle makeup remover. Plenty swear by classics and cult favorites, such as micellar water and witch hazel toners. If you’re looking for a more natural remover, however, virgin coconut oil won’t let you down. Step 2: Wash your face with a mild cleanser After removing your makeup, it’s time to cleanse and refresh using your choice of facial wash. Regardless of your skin type, it’s integral to use a cleanser that won’t rid your skin of natural oils. Irritation is a side-effect of chemical-ridden products, as these disrupt your skin’s microbiome. You’ll be doing more harm than good, so choose your cleanser wisely!Step 3: Wipe your face (gently) with a tonerSubject to opposing sides, the use of a toner is perhaps the most divisive of all skincare routines. Many believe it’s utterly useless, while other people swear by its effects. For what it’s worth, however, experts encourage you to use them. Toner calibrates your skin, as it balances pH and moisture levels. For those suffering from oily skin, a toner serves as a magic potion. It’s best to use a mild one, though, especially products infused with tea tree oil, green tea, and other natural ingredients. Step 4: Treat your skin!The first three steps should be followed with zeal, but this step allows you a little more freedom. Here, you can customize your skincare routine according to your skin issues. Apply brightening serums or prescription products, along with any spot treatments. Eye creams are also essential, especially since this is where wrinkles and fine lines usually develop first. When looking for an eye cream, always choose a product that has peptides. This boosts hydration and firms your skin. Step 5: Moisturize To conclude your skincare routine, reach for your trusty moisturizer. Experts recommend using one that promotes skin repair, however, as well as a barrier against possible pollutants (your pillow, for instance). It’s also vital that you choose a hydrating product without clogging your pores. For the best moisturizers, opt for those products with hyaluronic acid—they help your skin retain moisture.Optional Step 6: Use a face maskIf it’s the weekend and if you have extra time to indulge, apply a face mask. Experts recommend using a mask once or twice a week, usually after cleansing and before your nighttime skincare routine. For the dry skin: A hydrating mask is best, such as those infused with snail mucin gel For the oily skin: A clay mask should be considered, as this rids your skin of any impurities and clogs For the acne-prone skin: A healing mask will help your skin get rid of acne, such as masks with tea tree oil ConclusionWhat may work for them may not work for you, but it’s always a good idea to follow a guide for your skin woes. This step-by-step nighttime skincare routine isn’t foolproof, mainly because it’s important to listen to your skin. There are specific products your skin may need, especially when it comes to acne treatments—use this as your journey’s foundation to glowing skin! For the latest on beauty products, trends, and reviews, keep in touch with us through the Cherie app! We believe in beauty without barriers, as well as the chance for your voice to be heard!
Jun. 30, 2020
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Clear Hydrated Skin The Clean Way✨
Staying in the trend of clean beauty, I have found an amazing product to add to my everyday routine. Odacité SKINCARE - Blue Aura Cleansing Water This is a cleansing water that is marketed to use in place of your cleanser for a “quick” clean. When looking for a good cleansing water, you want one that is hydrating and gets your face clean. Keep in mind not all cleansing waters are designed to clean makeup (I highly recommend a cleansing balm and cleanser). About This Brand: ✨Vegan ✨Cruelty Free ✨Certified Organic ✨ NO: Fillers | Parabens | Nanoparticles | Petrochemicals | PEG | Synthetic perfumes | Dyes | Phenoxyethanol. This cleansing water is so hydrating and satisfying to use. It smells very fresh and a little goes a long way. What is very important to me is my dry spot aren’t tight or irritated. I have been using this day and night and have seen amazing results acne and skin barrier wise. I included this in my routine after a regular cleanser and before my serums. So essentially, I use this as a “toner”. I do this to clean up anything my cleanse left behind, or the cleanser itself. INGREDIENTS: ✨Tumeric: Amazing for hyperpigmentation and overall skin brightness ✨Holy Basil: I drink the tea and can vouch this is an amazing adaptogen that can overall benefit every aspect of your life. It combats aging and free radical damage. ✨Neem: great anti aging ingredient that helps protects your skin barrier. ✨Aloe Vera Juice: this is great for your skin barrier overall. It hydrated, protects and brightens. I highly recommend this cleansing water and it is on sale for $9 at Boxycharm Pop Up 🥰🥰
Drunk Elephant- The Littles 🐘
I won this cute little kit in a raffle & I couldn’t be more thankful! I have always wanted to try these products but never wanted to spend the money on all of them incase I didn’t like them! Inside this kit are the following products: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 That’s literally a whole skincare routine! So far I started out my day with one of Drunk Elephants infamous “Face Smoothies” I washed my face with Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser & then combined C-Firma Day Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, & Protini Polypeptide Cream together on my mixing trey with a disposable skincare spatula! I applied it all over my face & neck. Once that absorbed, I applied Umbra Tinte Daily Defense SPF 30 over my face & neck & was done! I love how the kit comes with steps to walk you through different routines you can use in the morning or at night! I will do a follow up review after I have used all the products for a few weeks! But so far, my skin feels & looks great! I have been breaking out lately & haven’t felt the best about my skin so I really needed this pick me up!! Thank you for reading! You guys are the best!! ❤️ @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
A Journey of Self 🌹
I figured Black History Month was as good as any opportunity to talk about my self finding. Growing up in a small yet old family, I always had questions about my roots and family history. I also struggled with self conscious doubts about my appearance. Why is my nose this big? Why is my hair this curly? Why am I taller than average? These weighed heavy on my mind growing up because honestly, sticking out sucked. So, I finally dove deep into my family’s origin and decided to do an Ancestry DNA analysis. I immersed myself with every corner of the site. I only got the chance to finish my maternal grandmas side of the family tree, but even that has plenty of gaps. Yet, when I received my DNA results I was stoked. Then I realized, I don’t know much about any of these places. So I dug even deeper. I have a little journal of things I’ve learned and want to know, but this was quite the experience. It was heartbreaking and satisfying at the same time. I highly recommend for every race and background to do this DNA Test. The best part of this was scrolling through photos of the people of the respected countries I was DNA matched to. I swear I saw a girl who looked like me, but everyone else thinks I’m tripping lol. In the end, I’m satisfied with my results and findings. Relatively speaking, this way of self discovery has been the most effective.
Stay Young Forever? ✨
That’d be great right? Well in taking those steps, I definitely recommend these amazing serums. I was gifted the: Intoxicated Cosmetics: Snake Serum Bee Serum Snail Serum I started using the Snail Serum last night first and wow did I notice a difference. The Snail Serum mainly targets dryness. I used this in place of my usual night time serum and boy did I notice a difference. I N G R E D I E N T S : All Serums contain: ✨Niacinamide Bee Serum: Bee Venom Plant Based Stem Cells Royal Epigen Snake Serum Snake Venom Green & White Tea Extract Peptides Snail Serum Snail Peptide Hyadisine Echinacea Moronga Oil Extract I definitely will try the other serums in my routine as I get used to the Snail Serum but so far my skin is definitely happy. What serum would you like to try?
Double Your Lash Length With Sky High Mascara!
I bought this mascara after seeing a post about it on Facebook. I love trying out new mascaras but rarely do I find one that I will use regularly like my beloved tarte - Maneater Mascara However this stuff is good. MAYBELLINE - Lash Sensational Sky High Waterproof Mascara It gave my lashes so much volume & length they literally doubled in size! My lashes are already pretty long to begin with but this made them look amazing. The photo is after applying only one coat so I can only imagine how good they will look after two or three coats! It also didn’t clump up my lashes at all. I applied it really quickly & lazily too because I was in a rush to get ready & I was still amazed! I honestly think this is going to be my new daily mascara. It is waterproof but not the annoying kind that leaves your eyes completely black when you go to take it off. It came off really easily with my POND'S - Facial Moisturizers Dry Skin Cream which is what I’ve always used to remove my eye makeup, since I was a kid! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
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