Products & Tips for Maskne 😷
I have sensitive combination skin that is acne-prone so wearing a mask constantly at work is not helpful for my skin progress. I’ve been recommending a few products to friends and family and figured I’d share what has been working for me! Morning Mask Routine 😷 1. Matcha Hemp Cleanser by Krave 2. Flawless Serum by SkinKissed (Vitamin C and HA) 3. Great Barrier Relief by Krave (just in mask area) 4. Daily Greens by Farmacy 5. The Beet Shield by Krave (everywhere!) Night Mask Routine 🌝 1. Very Cherry Clean Balm by Farmacy 2. Matcha Hemp Cleanser by Krave 3. Great Barrier Relief by Krave 4. Retinal Moisturizer by Allies of Skin 5. Facial Oil (sometimes & it varies) Heavy Hitters ⚾️ 1. Great Barrier Relief Serum by Krave This serum is incredible. It mimics your natural skin barrier so it is perfect for a damaged moisture barrier as well as providing a barrier between your skin and your mask. The Niacinamide in this is also very useful for breakouts! 2. Allies of Skin Retinal /Moisturizer (Vitamin A) You do not need to buy a super expensive retinal product to have an effective retinal. This was a special purchase for myself and I love it but cheaper options exist! Retinal/ Retinol products can be tricky if it’s your first time but they are essentially acne treatment products because they increase your skin cell turnover. I find they increase healing time and prevent breakouts in the first place and I LOVE them for breakouts and breaking a cycle of acne. Retinol Tips: ✨Use at night as main active ingredient (general rule of thumb is to avoid mixing with Vitamin C) ✨Start with small amounts 1-2 times a week and work your way to more consistent use ✨Your skin may “purge” for a few weeks while starting out. That’s normal and it will go away if it is from purging. This can mean breakouts. I also had some peeling when I first started. ✨Pair with a heavier moisturizer to combat any dryness 3. Very Cherry Clean by Farmacy It doesn’t have to be this exact cleansing balm but always double cleanse your skin after lots of mask wearing! This can be any oil-based cleanser. I personally love taking my time, throwing on some music and gently rubbing this on my face for like 10-15 minutes. Why? Because not only do I properly pull off any oil, dirt, makeup and SPF, but it also removes blackheads. So gross but honestly you can see it working if you do it long enough! Blackheads are oil so it makes sense that an oil would be great to clean them out. General Maskne Tips: 💦 Wash your masks between each use 💦 Double cleanse your face as soon as you get home 💦Using a clay mask or sulfur mask once or twice a week will help remove impurities from the skin 💦 Let your skin breathe when you can- I avoid foundation/ CC cream whenever possible and I think it helps me personally. 💦 If you’re really struggling, I’d recommend using the Healing Ointment as a day moisturizer. Talk about a barrier between your skin and your mask! What are your maskne tips??
Allies of Skin-1A Retinal & Peptides Overnight Mask
The BEST for redness & irritation!
Krave Beauty Great Barrier Relief ($28/1.35 oz) What It Is: it is a skin-soothing serum that restores your damaged skin barrier while evening out your complexion. This nourishing formula offers irritated skin a reset button by using tamanu oil and other ingredients that mimic a healthy barrier to replenish what your skin lacks. For: Someone who needs to press reset on their irritated skin (e.g. whose skin is constantly dehydrated, who has constant redness and dry patches, who is sensitive to many skincare products) Skincare Concerns: Dehydration, redness, dryness, damaged skin barrier. Texture: Light Pale Green Cream Consistency. My Experience: This stuff is amazing!!!! I have used it for about 9 months and it is a godsend. It heals the skin overnight like no other. And every time I use it I notice a drastic improvement in my redness, especially my cheeks. My skin tone is more even and my skin feels more balanced. I have used it several ways and love every single one of them. I can use it during the day in placed of my moisturizer and it makes my skin feel healthy and balanced (especially in the winter). At night, I can mixed it or used it last step in my serums step, as my moisturizer or with my moisturizer/sleeping mask, depending on my skin needs at that moment and it just works amazing. I have oily skin, prone to dehydration and redness, and I am completely sure that this product has helped keep my skin balanced and more healthy in general. For sure, I use it when my skin has been compromised but I also notice that works beautiful when my skin needs some TLC. It contains amazing ingredients like tamanu oil, safflower oil, rosehip seed oil, ceramides, squalane , phytosterol, and my fav, niacinamide. It sinks into the skin well and quickly, and has a dewy finish. It smells exactly like tamanu oil. This product is definitely amazing to restore our skin’s protective barrier and it is perfect for the winter. Truly, this is one of the only products that completely helps with my redness and restores my skin when it gets compromised. Also, I it helps with hyperpigmentation. And it is incredible affordable! I am in love with this product and I recommend it to anyone. A must have in my skincare arsenal! Cherie Rating: 5/5 Krave - Great Barrier Relief
Krave-Great Barrier Relief
Krave Beauty; My Review
Over I wasn’t very impressed. These products are pricey and although I appreciate their mission the products don’t speak for themselves. I tried everything for a little over a month so I could really see how their products work with my skin and over all I didn’t notice much difference besides an increase in acne along my chin line and more texture on my forehead. I did have one day during the month where my skin was flawless and I thought these products were amazing but it quickly faded. Krave - Kale-Lalu-yAHA I don’t hate this toner. I just did not notice a positive difference in my skin with it. Krave - Great Barrier Relief Good texture, a little oily but that goes away somewhat quickly Krave - The Beet Shield Best sunscreen I’ve tried so far. It does not leave a white cast and does not have a strong scent. It is on the oilier side but my skin tends to be dry so it works well for me. I included a picture of what it looks like on my hand before absorbing for reference. The main reason I only gave it 4 stars is the price for how much you get. It is a small container. I am going to continue to use this sunscreen until I run out and then will be looking for a cheaper option.
Krave-Great Barrier Relief
Shelfie vs Reality 🪞🤳🤔
Happy Presidents Day!! I was playing around trying to take my first ever shelfie and was struck by two things: 1) styling a shelfie is HARD!!! I am so impressed with the gorgeous, inspirational pictures you all take where a boring medicine cabinet seemingly effortlessly highlights all your best products. I think I have a ways to go. 2) this is soooooo not what my medicine cabinet looks like every day!! I took a step back once the cabinet was full of all my beautiful skincare and just laughed at how far it is from normal. Instead, all my goodies are hidden away in a cabinet. So I restored my shelves to their usual glory to avoid my husbands confusion about where on earth his toothbrush went and thought I’d share our reality. ➡️ swipe to see what the cabinet really looks like around here 🤪 Are there any products in here you want me to review? Let me know!
BIOSSANCE-100% Squalane Oil Limited Edition
I feel my skin has its moments where it’s getting better and when it reacts to whatever. This past week has been a little stressful so it explains the active breakouts. I do feel my period is coming within the next week, so that’s another explanation for my flare up. I have even experiencing dryness more so this week, but weather has been a lot colder! Been on spironolactone for a little over a month now and I do see less active breakouts. I do see less redness in my skin overall and some dark sport fading. My routine has not changed. I switch between 3 cleansers CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser I have been using this one more because my skin has been drier than normal. I really enjoy it! PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength Moisturizer: Krave - Great Barrier Relief I love this! Use it before my moisturizer! FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream NATURIUM - Quadruple Hyaluronic Acid Serum 5% I’ve been trying to use this again because my skin has been so dry as an extra layer or hydration. CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 0.0025% tretinoin I use it twice a week right now vs three times a week 100 mg of Spironolactone; I take it morning and night.
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
Amazing skin soothing serum
One of the best soothing serums ever! Fight me! The Krave - Great Barrier Relief is a skin soothing serum that restores your skin barrier while also evening out your complexion. It’s one of my all time favorite products from Krave Beauty, and I’m pretty sure you all know why. It’s nourishing formula contains so many skin beneficial ingredients such as it’s star 10% tamanu oil, safflower oil, rosehip seed oil, natural moisturizing factors, ceramides, phytosterol, squalane, and niacinamide. These all work in synergy to brighten, repair, and replenish what your skin is currently lacking. This has a lush emollient creamy texture that easily glides and effortlessly sinks into the skin. It leaves behind a slight dewy finish but it’s not greasy or heavy feeling at all. This does have that earthy pungent scent that’s associated with tamanu oil but I quite like it. There aren’t enough words to describe how much I love this serum. I’ve used it in so many times when my skin’s being reactive and sensitive rather it be from an allergic reaction to over exfoliating my skin. It just works and works quickly to help soothe any form of irritation my skin’s feeling. Not only does it soothe, but with consistent use, I’ve seen my skin tone become brighter and more even. That’s thanks to the rosehip seed oil and niacinamide in the formula. It’s also helped diminish the amount of breakouts I get as well as reduced the redness around my cheeks. I would like to say that this would be great for all skin types but there are those who are sensitive to tamanu oil so remember to patch test before trying anything new to reduce the risk of a reaction. Overall, I love this serum and it will be a forever repurchase for me. I’ve already gone through two bottles and plan to repurchase two more to have as backups in case of any skin emergencies. It’s just the best to bring my skin back to normal from any reaction. Feel free to share your thoughts on this below. Do you guys love it as much as I do? Rating: 5/5 🌟 #CherieCreator #KraveBeauty
Krave-Great Barrier Relief
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