How Long Does it take your Skincare Products to work?
Hey everyone! Do you get impatient and give up too soon with new skincare products? If you answered yes don't worry, I myself used to give up easily also. Just keep in mind, skincare products take time to work just like anything else. Giving up too soon is not the solution.
YOUR SKIN CELLS SHED EVERY 28 DAYS OR SO
Healthline.com states, "Be patient for one skin cycle, or about 28 days." Your skin cells need to shed each month in order to reveal newer ones; therefore, giving up before 28 days is not recommended. Most actives need at least a month before they start to work their magic.
Verywellhealth.com states, "Acne treatments take 4 to 6 weeks to start working." You may notice your skin go through a “purge” phase the first couple months.
Your skin may start to breakout more when you start a new acne treatment, and this is normal in the beginning. This is just a result of the exfoliant unclogging your pores and bringing everthing to the surface. Your dermatologist will start you with a concentration that will work best for you. Always be sure to moisturize after any acne treatment to minimize irritation and redness.
Your skin need to adjust to the new treatment
As I stated earlier, your skin cells turnover every month or so. It is important to give skin time to renew itself and form new skin cells. Also you want to give your skin time to adapt to the new acne treatment and heal old breakouts. PATIENCE is your friend and in the end, hopefully it will all be worth it!
Remember the main skincare rule: Consistency is everything with skincare
Adding or switching what you are currently using is going to irritate or confuse your skin. You also may cause further irritation and new breakouts to your skin. In order to determine whether your current skincare products/regimen are working, you need to give them time before you decide what to rule out of your skincare regimen.
Stop treatment if your skin isn’t getting better isn't getting better after 12 weeks
If your skin is still having reactions or looks irritated after 3 months of using your acne treatment or regimen, your dermatologist may need to adjust the concentration. Sometimes even adjusting how frequent you use the medication can help as well. However, if your skin is breaking out after 3 months of starting your treatment or acne regimen, you may need to switch your treatment. Your esthetician or dermatologist can suggest a different prescription or acne regimen to better suit your skin type and concerns.
Source 1: https://www.paulaschoice.com/expert-advice/skincare-advice/acne-and-breakouts/is-my-skin-purging-breaking-out.html
Source 2: https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/skin-purging#can-you-speed-the-purging-process
Source 3: https://stylecaster.com/beauty/how-long-til-skin-care-products-work/
Source 4: https://www.verywellhealth.com/why-arent-my-acne-treatments-working-15520
A Year in review!
This year has definitely been a wild ride. I’ve learned so much more about my hair and skin in this last year than I ever thought I would or needed to know! All the way from using witch hazel and not paying attention to my curl pattern, to staying completely fragrance free with face products and staying away from harsh toners and paying attention to what my hair was trying to do! Using this app has really opened doors for me that I wouldn’t thought possible for my beauty process! I can’t wait to see what more years bring me, and us! Thank you @cherie!
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Check out@jassintadoepost on her exploration on balancing family, creative work, and self-care in 2020. Share your own journey in 🏷 Beauty Year-in-review “From starting 2020 with a seven day old newborn baby and all the crazy hormones and changes to my body, skin and hair which goes with a new baby (yes, this is why I look exhausted and have something spilt on my top in the February photo 🙈😂) to a global pandemic which resulted in my husband working from home and suddenly needing to learn how to homeschool my older daughter this year has been crazy and challenging to adjust and find the right balance.”
HOW TO: AT-HOME BLOWOUT
At-home blowouts are the future of hair styling! Ever since I went to Dry Bar a year ago to get a blowout for $80 (which is just ridiculous in my opinion), I’ve been mastering my at-home blowout. I purchased the Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer at Ulta which completely changed the game for my hair after shower hair routine! REVLON - One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer Bonus Tip: Remember to spray a heat protectant in your hair before drying it. 😊 OUAI - Heat Protection Spray To get max volume and flipped ends, I take 1 inch sections and start at the root of my hair. I go as slowly as possible so that all of my roots are dry. Next, I twist the brush so that my hair is wrapped around it all the way down the section of hair. I repeat this process until I reach the top of my head. Lastly, I take a straightener to flatten any flyaways or unwanted curls if there are any left. That’s it! In total, the entire process takes me about 20 minutes. My hair feels so soft, light, and looks amazing afterwards. The next time you think about going to purchase a blowout, I recommend trying it at home first! 💕
Join the trending topic 🏷 Beauty Year-in-review
2020 has been a rollercoaster, but 2021 is right around the corner! Share on cherie what your year has been like when it comes to beauty. Have you learned anything life-changing, tried a new treatment, maybe experimented with a new look? Join the trending topic tag 🏷 Beauty Year-in-review and tell us what you've tried, loved, hated, and discovered this year! 💫Did you work on a beauty concern? What was it and what did you do to improve it? ❄️Did you try a new look or life-changing product? What inspired you to try them? 🌟Did you discover a new product, ingredient, or technique that has changed your beauty routine?"
🤦🏻♀️Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth🙅🏻♀️
You have got great skin. But the one thing that stops you from stepping out naturally without any makeup is the dark skin around your mouth. Is this true? You have tried everything from DIYs to skin lightening creams. But the pigmentation around your mouth has remained your stubborn friend, right Why Is The Skin Around My Mouth Dark? 1. Hyperpigmentation 2. Weather Conditions Sun exposure and darkening of the skin. In very cold weather, if you lick your lips and the area around it too often, it can discolour the skin and make it look darker How Do You Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth? 1. Exfoliate If you exfoliate the area around your mouth regularly with a gentle exfoliator, it can remove dead cells and help to lighten the skin. Opt for a chemical exfoliant as it will not scrape the skin which in turn may worsen the condition. 2. OTC Skin-Brightening Creams Skin brightening creams can be effective in reducing the dark area around the mouth. Look for ingredients such as glabridin (a licorice extract), kojic acid, vitamin C, grape seed extract, azelaic acid , arbutin, curcumin or niacinamide, These block the production of tyrosinase which is needed by the skin to make melanin. 3. Acid Peels Your dermatologist may use a salicylic acid or glycolic acid peel to treat the dark skin around your mouth. However, these peels do not offer a permanent solution and the pigmentation can return. These peels penetrate deep into the skin to repair the damaged cells. Post treatment precautions like staying out of the sun, applying sunscreen and protecting the skin can make the effect of the peels last longer 6. Natural Remedies You can also use natural remedies to treat the dark skin around your mouth. Most of these natural ingredients can be found in your kitchen. Unless you have an allergy to any of these, you can try using them to get rid of the pigmented skin. ￼Exfoliate with Papaya Papaya has fruit acids known as alpha-hydroxy acids, which is a chemical exfoliantAHAs are used for dry skin and to anti-age, and works to improve skin by removing the top layers of the skin through weakening the lipids that bond them together, thus removing dull and dead skin cells and revealing healthy skin cells. ￼Soothe Skin and Reduce Spots with Almond Oil The presence of Vitamin E and niacin help with hyperpigmentation and improving skin tone,” she says. Because sweet almond oil is non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog your pores) you can add it to your nightly routine as a makeup remover or moisturizer to help protect the skin barrier. ￼Reverse Photo Damage with Tomatoes Tomatoes are naturally rich in lycopene, which has multiple health benefits, including sun protection ￼Brighten with Yogurt breaks down dead skin cells thanks to lactic acid, which is found naturally in dairy products. Using a yogurt with cow’s milk could be effective in calming the skin, since it has lactic acid. Lactic acid is an AHA, which improves discoloration and age spots
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