How to Layer Skincare Products for Maximum EfficacySkincare can be complicated! I'm here to cancel the confusion and help you — and your skin — thrive!
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!When it comes to skincare, one of the most asked questions I've seen is "what order should my skincare routine REALLY go in?" And that's such a fair question! We know it's important to wash, moisturize, tone, exfoliate, etc., but how on EARTH are you supposed to know what to do when? That's where Cherie comes in! Here are Cherie's best practices for layering skincare products and perfecting your routine. As a general rule of thumb, layer your skincare from lightest to heaviest, and allow ample time between layering so each product can be absorbed into the skin. It's also important to do research on the ingredients in your products because certain product interactions can cause burns, irritation, or cancel out eachother's benefits. Follow the list below to help you layer your skincare for maximum efficacy! Now remember, your skincare routine doesn't have to have every single one of these steps every time—use what your skin needs. The only non-negotiable? A good cleanser and sunblock!Step 1: CleanserCleansers are the obvious first step in your skincare routine because they remove dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and other types of pollutants from the skin of the face. This helps to unclog pores and prevent skin conditions such as acne.TonerToners are quick absorbing liquids that help remove traces of oil and makeup and correct and balance the pH of your skin. Depending on your skincare needs and product of choice, toners can be hydrating, exfoliating, or help with oil control.
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HERITAGE STORERosewater Facial TonerSerumsSerums are useful in boosting different results based on your skin concerns. They can add an extra dose of hydration, help keep acne at bay, brighten a dull complexion, or even help with anti-aging. Choose a serum that best fits your skin's needs, and pat away!Eye CreamEye creams can help combat wrinkles, dark circles, and dehydration under the eyes. Eye creams are most commonly used to brighten dull undereyes and smooth out wrinkles like crows feet.
DERMA•EHydrating Eye CreamSpot TreatmentsSpot treatments can be used to treat acne and are usually made with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. These treatments are used to help with inflammation and redness caused by acne.
Clean&ClearAdvantage Acne Spot TreatmentMoisturizerMoisturizers are super important to use as often as you cleanse. Since cleansers remove natural oils, it's important to replenish those oils with moisturizers. Moisturizers help your skin retain moisture, which is what keeps it looking young and healthy.Retinol (PM only!) Retinols are great for anti-aging! Retinol, or vitamin A, can help reduce wrinkles and signs of aging. You should start using these products as early as your 20s to prevent early signs of aging.
DIFFERINDIFFERIN Acne Treatment GelFace OilFace oils return moisture to your skin, smoothing lines and soothing it in the process. Keep in mind that face oils and moisturizers can be interchanged or layered depending on your skincare needs. Face oils combine a luxurious feel with potent ingredients for a worthwhile product.
The Ordinary100% Plant-Derived SqualaneSunscreen (AM only!)Sunscreen and SPF is THE most important step in your skincare routine! Even if you're staying inside all day, be sure you're wearing sunscreen ever morning.
Supergoop!Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40
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The best workout hairstyle!
Hairstyles for the gym don’t have to be cute - but it’s nice when they are!! Here is a SUPER easy Dutch braid into a bun - perfect for the gym when you don’t want your hair getting in your face when you’re moving around! Begin with the Dutch braid which is a 3 strand braid taking pieces from either side of your head, UNDER the middle strand of hair. Then fluff it out by pulling on the braid strands and then take all of that and put into a half bun, wrap the extra hair and you’re done!!! Literally so easy yall and SO STINKING CUTE!! Xo, Johanna
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are pore bubbling masks worth it? 🧼🛁💬
since COVID has started, I know many people are on new (or refining old) skincare journeys and I’ve recently been experiencing some dryness/dehydrating as the winter rolls around, which also aggravates my already oily skin. I’ve worked in the beauty industry for a while and also was formerly an esthetician, so I can get picky with skincare and ingredients. ‼️for reference, my skin type is: combo (oily/dehydrated), formerly acneic, hyperpigmentation prone, and sensitive 🔬I’ve used Dr. Jart in the past and love that it’s a Korean, science-backed brand so I was stoked to try this Porecting Solution Mask! this mask promises fresh, clear glowing skin that deeply cleanses and purifies pores. the mask contains charcoal and saponine, which creates the bubbling effect you see in the above photo. this product does not contain sulfates, paragons, are phthalates. 🛁when I first took it out of its package, I thought there were *two* masks per package instead of one, but if you read the instructions, there’s actually a “mask film” on the actual mask itself that you’re supposed to remove, so make sure to do that! the actual mask is thick and full of product while the mask film is thinner and lighter in color. the directions also give you a tip to massage the mask to release the bubbling/foaming effect - I did this mask with my mom at the same time in separate rooms and she totally didn’t read the instructions so her mask didn’t bubble at all, so I would suggest to definitely massage the mask. 💬I left it on for 20 minutes and it continued to bubble about 5-10 minutes in, then stopped bubbling. you can hear the bubbles pop as the mask sits on your face, which is kinda weird but cool. the mask didn’t slip off AT ALL which is also a huge, even when I put a sweatshirt on over my head. after taking it off, the serum took about another 10 minutes to soak into my skin and my face felt super smooth and my pores looked tighter and more clean. I have a few sebaceous filaments on my nose that I sometimes pick at and as I was rubbing the serum into my skin, I saw that some of the sebaceous filaments on my nose were sloughing off (which is gross, but speaks to how well the product worked)! overall, I would definitely recommend and use this again! if you have oily skin or otherwise clogged pores, sebaceous filaments, blackheads, etc. I would suggest this for you. even if you have dry/normal skin, this would be a good option since my skin didn’t feel dried out at all afterward, even in my dry spell now, and felt rather hydrated and plump. five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Preserving My Curls Overnight
This is how I preserve most of my hairstyles overnight! I hear many people complain about how their bonnet or scarf is always falling off their head and ending up on the floor once they wake up, I was having the same issue! That is when I decided to create a wrap that would stay on throughout the night while protecting your curls. I hand make them myself and sale on Etsy (shop name is Candee Wraps) if you are interested! 😊
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While innovation is a great thing and there’s always a new ingredient or technique on the scene with many skincare tips to go along with it, we all want to know the very best practices for achieving radiant skin! 💗Now, let’s take a deeper look into all the advice and time-tested information we’ve learned from skincare experts. Share the rules and tips you’ve learned and recommended throughout your skincare journey in 🏷 Derm Tips on Cherie. For example, when and where to wear sunscreen, how to save period skin, or the best anti-aging trick you learned.
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