How to Beat Pandemic Eyes 👀
If you’re like me, your schedule has been thrown into disarray with the pandemic. Between the change in sleep schedules, staying up too late on our phones endlessly scrolling trying to connect with the outside world, and not knowing from day to day when (and if) things will go back to normal, it’s no wonder that we’re experiencing more stress than ever. The worst part? It’s showing in our eyes!
When you’ve got a face mask on, you can’t help but be drawn to the eyes when you look in the mirror. Unfortunately, one of the first things you’re going to notice is the under-eye circles.
Some of us are going to suffer from under-eye circles regardless due to genetics, while others may only notice them every now and then depending on outside factors. Whatever the reason may be, there are things we can do to help reduce the severity.
The main thing is staying on top of our stress levels. This may seem like a tall order, but with a few adjustments to your day you can get ahead of your under-eye woes before they get out of hand.
Make sure to hydrate. Drinking water helps both the body and mind for so many reasons, one of which is keeping the skin hydrated and plump, reducing under-eye circles.
Get enough sleep. When we don’t sleep enough it shows. Have you ever noticed the difference in your face in the morning after sleeping 6-8 hours versus less than six?
What products should you try?
Use a product with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural humectant that retains moisture which plumps the skin. It’s one of my favorite skincare ingredients as it’s safe for sensitive skin and won’t cause any irritation around the eye area.
If you haven't tried one already, a hyaluronic acid serum is a great choice to add to your skincare regimen! Apply the serum all over making sure to dot some around your eyes before your moisturizer. You can do this morning and night.
TRADER JOE'SNourish Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum
You can also try a hyaluronic acid moisturizer or eye cream to dot around the eye area as well. My favorite is Clinique’s Moisture Surge.
Use a concealer. You can use any concealer by dotting it under your eyes. Start off small, as too much will cake and while it may cover the dark circles, your skin will end up looking dry and wrinkly. I always like to dust some translucent powder over the concealer to keep it from creasing.
If you’re going for full makeup coverage you can also try a color-correcting concealer in green before applying your foundation to your skin. Green will cancel out the purple tones of under-eye bags. Be careful not to use too much!
Do you have any other tips or ingredients to reccomend for under-eye concerns? Share them in the comments!
Pull thru braid💗
I love creating any type of braid and this is one of my favorites! I think it’s because it is so easy but it looks so cute on everyone! You are going to start by putting your hair into a high ponytail and then complete the following steps: ✨ from your ponytail take a section of hair from the left side of the ponytail in the right side of the ponytail ✨ pull behind the ponytail in elastic it together ✨ take the section of hair that is not in the elastic Together and split into two and wrapped behind the ponytail and elastic that together ✨ repeat till you get to the bottom of your hair! I used AIIR - Texture Spray to add texture to the hair before I pulled it out for more volume Give us a try this holiday season! You will love it💗 Xo, Johanna
Twisted bun 😍
This style is so versatile and I’m here for it! Perfect for this holiday season coming up🎄 All you do is: ✨take a small section of hair, elastic it together and flip thru the middle creating a twist ✨repeat as many times as you’d like...I did 4! ✨keep down or put into a pony or bun I am so excited for this holiday season and I’ll have many more styles coming your way! Stay Tuned!! Xo Johanna
Tips from a dermatologist on sunscreen ☀️
Let’s talk about sunscreen ☀️ What’s a good sunscreen to wear? One that is: * Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays) * SPF 30 or higher * Water resistant This will help protect your skin from early skin aging, sunburn, and skin cancer. What is the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens? Chemical sunscreens work like a sponge, absorbing the sun’s rays. They contain one or more of the following ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. These are often easier to rub into the skin without a white cast. Physical sunscreens (aka mineral sunscreens) act like a shield, sitting on the surface of your skin and deflecting the sun’s rays. These can come on white. They have the active ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide Reapply every 2 hours when outside in the sun ☀️ Some of my favorites: Tinted: Cerave tinted, la roche posay tinted, alastin CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 ALASTIN SKINCARE - HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 Not tinted: colorescience, drunk elephant colorescience - Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 Sunscreen DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 What’s your favorite sunscreen?
My Ulta Black Friday haul ✨
So upon seeing the ad for Ulta’s Black Friday I told myself I wasn’t going to purchase anything... three separate purchases later I found myself with a completely pink haul (which is completely out of character for me 😂) The first thing I picked up on Black Friday was the ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit which I have used a few times since then. I’m absolutely blown away how stunning this is on the cheeks. I feel like ABH is the queen of highlighters that look subtle but still give you that bam out of this world glow from within. Later on in the night I decided I needed the COLOURPOP - Lux Lip Oilin the shade Truth Bomb and the #Colourpop - Amourex Glitterly Obsessed Mini Duo[products]#. I have two glitter gels by Colourpop and I absolutely love them despite not using them often. The mini pots are super cute and I don’t feel wasteful if I don’t use them. Then, on Saturday I purchased the ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Haute Holiday Lip Gloss Setbecause it was on sale and I’ve been obsessed with the pale nude colors since this set came out. I also impulse bought the #It Cosmetics - Rose Gold Eye Brush Set[products]#as it was also on sale (I think I paid around $20 for it) and I needed the liner brush in it for my Melt Cosmetics gel eyeliners. This set comes with four brushes which includes my absolute favorite blending brush, the number 105. It Cosmetics has the SOFTEST brushes I’ve ever used. The quality by far surpasses anything I own. It also comes with a really cute rose gold container for it. I’m hoping to have reviews up for these eventually but here is my current Ulta haul 💗 I also plan on posting my Sephora Black Friday haul and my Ulta Cyber Monday haul once I get that. What did you guys pick up for for Black Friday?
Share your story in 🏷 Beauty Thanks
❤️We are so moved and inspired by our creators’ stories and so grateful that cherie could accompany them on their beauty journeys during this tough time. Check out these creators’ posts and share your own story in 🏷 Beauty Thanks with the community! Creator: @MelaninSkinCareAddict “I’m very thankful for the beauty on the inside. This has been a tough year for me as an ICU nurse fighting covid. I can't even begin to tell you about the awful things I have seen but I will tell you that my coworkers have so much beauty on the inside…” Creator: @RedheadSkincare “This year I’m very thankful for my father’s health (everyone in my family honestly). I’ve been so worried about him due to the fact that he has Parkinson’s. I am thankful that he’s been feeling okay. I’m also thankful that I get to be apart of the Cherie community…”
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