How to Prevent Sun Spots From Forming?
Do you struggle with sunspots? Many of us have struggled with sunspots at some point of our life. Even though Vitamin D is good for your skin and health, too much of it can be a bad thing. Hyperpigmentation due to sun damage is inevitable. Although wearing a good sunscreen helps prevent sun damage, nothing is guaranteed 100%. Not to mention, many of us did not understand the importance of sunscreen and the fact you should apply it during your early years. As a result, sunspots crept up later in our adult years.
The greatest skin sin–not applying sunscreen daily. What is the point of treating your scars and hyper-pigmentation issues, if you’re not protecting your skin everyday from UV rays?
Trust me, I never wore sunscreen before aesthetics school, and as a result I started to notice sun spots surfacing in my mid twenties. You must apply SPF even if it is cloudy or indoors because UV rays can travel through windows.
Today I am going to discuss the best ways to help prevent sun spots from forming.
You should apply sunscreen every two hours when you are going to be in the sun for hours at a time to protect against UV rays. Mayoclinic.org says, " UVA rays can prematurely age your skin, causing wrinkling and age spots. UVB rays can burn your skin." Some products such as moisturizer or foundation contain sunscreen, however, they are not potent enough as using sunscreen. That doesn't mean you shouldn't use these products, it just means you need to apply sunscreen over to get full protection benefits.
If I had to choose one ingredient that I couldn't live without, it would be retinol. "Retinol smooths fine lines, fills in wrinkles, softens bumps and rough patches, brightens skin, fades scars and dark marks, and drastically reduces acne." (Marie Claire). Vitamin A or retinol helps promotie youthful and glowing skin overall. Applying retinol at least 2-3x a week can help shed dead skin cells to reveal brighter looking skin.
APPLY A BRIGHTENING SERUM
Apply serums with antioxidants such as vitamin C or niacinamide. "Antioxidants neutralize those free radicals to protect your skin from damage." (Marieclaire.com). There are many natural ingredients that work as a healthier alternative to hydroquinone such as kojic acid, licorice root, and vitamin C. Vitamin C is my favorite skin lightening ingredient. It also helps prevent dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles.
VItamin C Products:
IMAGE SKINCARE VITA-C SERUM
CLINIQUE CUSTOM SMART REPAIR SERUM
C E FERULIC® WITH 15% L-ASCORBIC ACID
EXFOLIATE 2-3X PER WEEK
Exfoliation is one of the most important skin care tips. It helps shed dead skin cells and is a great way to prep your skin for face products. Like I mentioned in a previous article, did you know that as we age, the rate at which our skin cells shed is lower? This means exfoliation is crucial at least 2-3x times a week to help brighten those annoying dark spots.
WEAR A HAT AND/OR SUNGLASSES TO PROTECT
Besides the obvious fact that you should wear sunscreen, it’s also important to make sure you are protecting all parts of your face and body from UV rays. One way to help minimize sunspots is to wear sunglasses and a hat when you are going to be outside. Sun damage can occur around the eyes as well as well as the neck and chest. Be sure to apply sunscreen on any exposed areas to the sun.
AVOID SUN DURING PEAK HOURS
Did you know UVA and UVB rays are strongest between the hours of 10 AM-3 PM? If you have to be in the sun during these hours, "Choose sunscreen labeled broad spectrum meaning that it protects against two types of harmful rays: UVA and UVB." (Cancercare.org). Prevention is always important when it comes to skinare!
Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen Spf 40
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 60
CONSUME ANTIOXIDANT RICH FOODS
According to marieclaire.com, “Antioxidants neutralize free radicals to protect your skin from damage.” Foods rich in antioxidants include fish, spinach, berries, and green tea. When you eat healthy, the result is glowing and brighter skin. Antioxidants include vitamins A, C, E and green tea.
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**GIVEAWAY** Surprise! Flamingo is giving away their NEW body trio to TEN (10) lucky winners. The trio of dermatologist-tested formulas include: flamingo - flamingo Daily Moisturizing Lotion flamingo - flamingo Deep Nourishing Cream flamingo - Light Hydrating Spray Here's how to win: 1) Cheers this post 👏🏽 2) Post into this week’s trending topic 🏷 Love Body Care from today (11/11) to Sunday (11/15) That's it! Winners will be chosen next Monday 11/16 and contacted directly here on the cherie app. Keep reading to learn more about this week's trending topic and giveaway rules! Winter is coming! ❄️Have you picked up any products lately that you are loving? What’s your body routine? How do you keep your skin moisturized and glowing in the winter? Share your thoughts on winter skin products and your best tips in 🏷 Love Body Care. Disclaimer: Must be 18+ years of age to enter, open to US residents only. Giveaway will begin 11/11/2020 at 1 PM PST and close on 11/15/2020 at 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be announced the following day on 11/16/2020. Winners will be chosen at random & will be notified for further information shortly after selection. Winners must respond within 24 hours to claim their prize. If failure to respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
My Top 3 Favourite Lip Combos
I have tried so many different lip products and combos, and these 3 combos are definitely my favourite at the moment! All these products are long wearing and look amazing on the lips. Lip Combo #1: KKW Beauty Nude 1 Lip Liner + Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick I’m a huge fan of rosy nude lips and the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow talk lipstick is perfect! I like to pair it with the KKW Nude 1 liner because this liner acts as a sort of contour for the lips since it’s darker and more brown than the lipstick. KKW BEAUTY - KKW BEAUTY Nude Lip Liner Charlotte Tilbury - Hot Lips Lipstick Lip Combo #2: KKW Nude 1 Lip Liner + KKW Nude 1 Lipstick This has been my go to nude lip for a while now! I could never find the “perfect nude” that worked for my skin tone, and finally I’m so glad that I did. This combo is the perfect light nude shade and is perfect for everyday wear. It goes with any makeup look too! KKW BEAUTY - KKW BEAUTY Nude Lip Liner KKW BEAUTY - Nude Crème Lipstick Lip Combo #3: Kylie Cosmetics Kylie Lip Kit (Lip Liner + Matte Liquid Lip) There’s no denying the fact that Kylie Jenners pout is iconic. So what better way to achieve her go to lips than actually use her go to lip products!? The “Kylie” Lip Kit is her go to (hence the name haha) it’s the perfect pink nude and makes your lips look super plump because of the darker lipliner that comes in the kit. The pairing of the darker lip liner with the pink nude liquid lip contours your lips for that Kylie pout effect! KYLIE COSMETICS - KYLIE COSMETICS Matte Liquid Lipstick
Another beautiful HA serum other than Glowrecipe
Another beautiful Hyaluronic acid serum! I am a fan of Farsali products and this is no exception 😍❤️ MOISTURE REPLENISHING SERUM QUENCH by Farsali ✨💧 fARSÁLI - Quench I found it similar to Glowrecipe one in performance and details while the consistency is a little different. It's a hyaluronic acid serum that helps to replenish moisture in the skin by using a unique complex of low and high molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid. The staggered molecular weights of the Hyaluronic Acid are designed to help promote multi-depth hydration on both the skin's surface and in the epidermis. Enriched with replenishing Provitamin B5, the skin's elasticity appears improved as well as feeling and looking softer. ❤️INGREDIENTS: 💧Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid is a lightweight, versatile hydrator that attracts and binds 1,000 times its weight in water. Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid is such a tiny molecule, it's able to penetrate deep into your skin and replenish moisture from within. 💧Hyaluronic Acid High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid, due to the larger molecule size, this Hyaluronic Acid sits on top of the skin, forming an invisible shield that traps moisture. This helps reduce moisture loss from stress, heat, extreme cold and environmental factors. 💧Vitamin B5 Vitamin B5 a naturally moisturizing form of Vitamin B5, otherwise known as Panthenol. This silky vitamin helps replenish skin for a soft and supple appearance. The best part is it's Ingredients list, it's only 7 Ingredients and the formulation is so good that I feel I have been sleeping on this product for this long. It feels so soft and smooth on skin, goes on silky, smooth and doesn't feel heavy. And after few hours skin feels super hydrated and plump. I found this serum to be working the best for dehydrated skin condition. Especially in the colder months. Dehydration leads to broken barrier and dullnes, this targets these issues! It's only 24$ which is a win in my opinion! Their opther products which are my favorite are a bit more expensive than this one! I love it! It goes on perfect under makeup as well! Would you like to try this?
Dermatologist opinion: facial oil dupe
Marula oil is extracted from the marula tree nut found in Africa. Benefits of marula oil: ✔️Rich in antioxidants- which help fight off free radicals from pollution and UV exposure. ✔️Anti-aging – the antioxidants also help with its anti-aging properties to help keep the skin looking youthful. ✔️Rich in fatty acids- (oleic and linoleic fatty acids) that soften and moisturize the skin. ✔️Lightweight - What’s great about marula oil is that it hydrates the skin and absorbs well without being too heavy or greasy. ✔️Immediate glow- I definitely notice my skin is radiating after I wear this oil. I love to use this instead of a moisturizer as a last step in my nighttime skincare routine, especially during the winter months! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil Drunk elephant - $72. yes the packaging is beautiful, but that price point is way too high. It only has one ingredient: marula oil. Why is it so expensive? It is likely due to the processing. It is cold pressed with a patented process of unheated extraction. It is unclear if this process is necessary to maintain all of the benefits of marula oil. The Ordinary - 100% Cold Pressed Virgin Marula Oil Ordinary- $8. Also 100% cold pressed marula oil. The processing may be slightly different. The application is a little less light weight, and for this reason slower to absorb, but still blends easily into the skin and gives an immediate glow. Final thoughts: after trying both, I would choose the ordinary product because they are both so similar! What would you choose?
Dermatologist tips on pores!
FACTS ABOUT PORES: Pore size is affected by: ✔️ Age ✔️ Sun exposure overtime ✔️ Genetics ✔️ Skin type For these reasons, it is not possible to shrink pores, but these products can help minimize the appearance of pores (I listed different options to choose from in each category. One from each category is all that would be needed): 1. Sunscreen ✔️ SPF 30 or higher in the morning, reapply every 2 hours (can use setting powder to reapply!) CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios Ultra Fluid Face Lotion SPF 50+ Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45 2. Salicylic acid cleanser ✔️ Once a day ✔️ Treatment for acne CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser THE inkey LIST - Salicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser 3. Retinoids/retinol ✔️ Takes ~12 weeks to see an effect ✔️ Treatment for acne ❗️Acne may get worse before it gets better ❗️Only at night, must wear sunscreen during the day ❌ Avoid in pregnancy and breastfeeding DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment ❗️Sensitive skin may not be able to use salicylic acid cleanser and retinol/retinoid together at night (may be too irritating) ✔️ For sensitive skin: can consider salicylic acid cleanser in the morning & retinol/retinoid at night It can take weeks to months to start noticing a difference, patience is 🔑 What works to help decrease the appearance of your pores? Have you tried any of these? Comment below!
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