💫Why You Need to Add Emulsions to Your Skincare Routine
Jun. 28, 2020
Emulsions seem to be a mystifying topic in skincare world. It gets thrown around a lot, yet no one really knows what it is or why you should use it. It’s understandably difficult to know everything in the skincare world as companies tend to create jargon that make the already vast world of skincare products even more complex. Emulsions are one of those products you’ve never heard of but may come across and wonder if it would be beneficial for your skincare routine.
Emulsions are especially popular in Korean beauty products, but what are they? What are the benefits? Do they work for all skin types? How do you use them? I’ll answer all of these questions and you’ll find out why emulsions need to be added to your skincare routine.
What are Emulsions?
The purpose of emulsions is to lock moisture into the skin. Emulsions are a lighter version of a moisturizer. They are usually water-based products which means they don’t apply as heavily as other creams or moisturizers. The majority of emulsions are a watery or gel-like consistency which makes them perfect those who don’t like heavy skincare products. Although these products may be lighter, they contain just as many benefits as the typical moisturizer or heavy cream. Emulsions are a great replacement for some facial creams, but you may still need to keep serums in your routine.
What Are the Benefits of Emulsions?
Emulsions offer many different advantages for every skin type including:
- Absorption – Emulsions are well-known for spreading fairly easily on the skin. The thin consistency of these products allows them to penetrate the skin quickly and provide numerous benefits for the skin.
- Cost – Products that contain emulsions are typically less costly as they can be easily manufactured.
- Application – Most emulsions are water resistant meaning that it will stay on the skin all day and they leave the skin feeling soft and luxurious. The smooth application allows for the skin to truly shine.
- Gentle – Emulsions are very mild and do not disrupt the lipid bilayers of the skin. This means that your skin will never feel irritated as a result of using the product. Using emulsions on the skin can even make the skin less susceptible to bacteria and other harmful germs that may come into contact with the skin.
- Moisture – The largest benefits of emulsions is the level of moisture they provide for the skin. They are experts in depositing moisture without drying the skin or causing it to appear oily.
Do Emulsions work for All Skin Types?
Overall, emulsions are beneficial to all skin types, but there is one skin type in particular that respond effectively to emulsions and that is acne-prone skin. For acne-prone skin types, emulsions are great for targeting oil, spots, and excess sebum on the skin. Applying an emulsion to the entire face or just the affected area helps to keep the skin clear of any dead skin cells and excess sebum. Some emulsions have BHAs which help to control the accumulation of excess oil and dirt on the skin as well as hyaluronic acid which provides hydration without an oily feel. Emulsions that are paired with other well-known and powerful skincare ingredients are perfect for keeping the skin hydrated while controlling breakouts.
For oily skin types, emulsions are a great moisturizer because the light water-based nature allows it to absorb easily into the skin without the weight of a traditional moisturizer or cream. If you have oily skin in a hot climate, emulsions can be a great way to cool the skin while providing hydration.
Those with normal skin can still gain from using emulsions in their skincare routine. Even if there isn’t a specific issue to target, who doesn’t want smooth glowy skin? Emulsions are perfect for delivering a refreshing dose of moisture that will leave your skin looking soft and hydrated all year round.
If you suffer from sensitive skin, then emulsions are great for providing hydration without irritating or inciting inflammation and redness. Sensitive skin is very particular and many products are not compatible with this skin type, but the calm, soothing effects of emulsions make it a great option.
Emulsions are a holy grail for those with dry skin – the hydration levels unbelievable. If you use emulsions in conjunction with a cream your skin will never feel dry again. Creams deposit a large dose of moisture into the skin and emulsions help to seal the moisture inside. With this killer combination, you can say goodbye to dry, flaky skin.
How Do You Use Emulsions?
Including an emulsion into your skincare routine will look different for everyone based on their skin types and specific skin issues. Emulsions work for a variety of different skin types and offer a solution to many different issues. The most common use for emulsions is almost like a moisturizer meaning it stays near the end of the skincare routine. Once you have finished your everyday routine and have applied a serum, then an emulsion is next step. Some choose to use emulsions in conjunction with creams but it’s important to listen to your skin and adjust your routine accordingly.
My well-loved drugstore makeup essentials
These are the drugstore makeup picks I ACTUALLY use! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Tarte Shapetape Concealer. Even the latest launches from Rare Beauty have me swooning. But drugstore makeup holds a special place in my heart. Walking through the aisles of Target or CVS gets me giddy. Quite honestly, I count those trips as my therapy sessions. Plus, these are the places were I started getting essentials to experiment with when I was younger! My favorite brands to score from are no doubt Pixi, NYX, Essence Cosmetics, Sonia Kashuk, Maybelline and Covergirl. They’re just my go-to’s! They’re the brands constantly putting out dupes for cult favorites. Everything in this picture, I use on a daily basis. I’ve been going through Maybelline Lifter Glosses like they’re going out of style. I actually was responsible for my local Target running out of stock once...oops. Another new essential that’s crawled its way into my everyday routine is the Covergirl Cooling Glow Stick. It’s part of their new Clean Fresh line and I use it on my WHOLE face. Top tip: try it under your eyes over your concealer 👀 I’m still in search for the perfect drugstore CC cream, does anyone have any good recommendations?
DON’T try these at home!
With so many self- proclaimed beauty gurus in the world today, it’s very easy to get sucked into the DIY trend. Most experts and skincare specialists will tell you these homemade concoctions are not as good as they are made to be. Here are 5 ingredients you should not put on your face and why. 1. Essential Oils- The fragrant portion of plants is what makes essential oils. Modern science has revealed how fragrant oils cause problems for the skin. In the long run components in essential oils can significantly irritate and damage the skin. 2. Lemon Juice 🍋- Lemons are extremely acidic, which will irritate your skin. You can experience excessive redness, dryness, and skin peeling. Using lemons on your skin can cause more damage then benefit to your skin. 3. Coconut Oil- This ingredient causes a lot of debate amongst my followers, but fact is a fact, coconut oil is highly comedogenic. This means that the oil clogs pores on your face. When you apply coconut oil to your face it lays on the surface and is not able to be absorbed into the skin due to its large molecules. It can cause breakouts, blackheads, and whiteheads. 4. Witch Hazel- Here is another debate stirring ingredient. A lot of my patients and followers swear by witch hazel because of its immediate results on absorbing oil on the skin. What they fail to understand that it is not only absorbing the excess oils, but it is also stripping your skin of its natural oils. This can be very damaging to your skin and it’s natural protecting barrier, causing unnatural sensitized and dry skin. 5. Toothpaste- Such a popular trend and so harmful to your skin. Toothpaste contains high levels of baking soda which will mess with your skin’s ph level. This can lead to redness and burning of the skin. Toothpaste is a horrible option for your blemishes and instead I would recommend THE inkey LIST - Succinic Acid Acne Treatment As tempting as it is to try natural remedies at home, do your skin a favor and resort to stabilized and researched ingredients and products.
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.
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 (link in my bio) if you are interested! 😊
CMON MADDIE..... Really ? 😒
okay so i’m sorry for the light this week but i’m working on a work station. However this Morphe Maddie palette isn’t doing it for the me. In my opinion I believe to pull a good palette together is blend ability and good shimmer or glitters. The shimmers on the is so trash 🗑 sorry to say. i literally had to dig for a good creamy shine. However it isn’t a complete miss. The other colors did have some good pigment and my fav shade is the black shade. It was really dark and blendable. I would probably recommend this to someone with more fair skin because they pigments and shimmers would work better in their favor. Have you used this palette if yes tell me all about below, if no would you still wanna try it out and why ?
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