How I cleared my Acne - My AM and PM routine
Swipe left !! 🔙 So, my Hormonal acne is almost cleared up and I'm so excited to share with you how I cleared my acne as well as what products worked amazing for that! As shown in pictures six months back I had painful, bleeding cystic acne that flared up because of PCOS (Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome). I managed to leave them at bay now, leaving me focused on just the acne scars which are also faded a lot! I believe whoever has hormonal acne, or breakouts in general this routine will for you! So here's my morning and nighttime routine for past six months ( some products are added recently but they're helping me in maintaining my skin Acne-free) AM - @fresh Soy cleanserfresh - Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash @innisfree Panthenol 10 tonerinnisfree - Truecare Panthenol 10 Moisture Skin @naturium Hyaluronic acid essence 2% NATURIUM - Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2% @Tula Pro-Glycolic PH resurfacing tonerTULA SKINCARE - Pro-Glycolic 10% Resurfacing Toner Alternate day (replacing AHA/ @tula toner) - @naturium Vitamin C Super serum plusNATURIUM - Vitamin C Super Serum Plus @theordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% @naturium Niacinamide 12% + Zinc 2% NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% @sundayriley C.E.O Vitamin C rich hydration cream SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream @Tula Protect + Glow Daily sunscreen gel broad spectrum SPF 30TULA SKINCARE - Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PM - @curology Cleanser (I don't wear makeup but I used @elemis cleansing balm to remove my sunscreen as first cleanse) Curology - The Cleanser @naturium Hyaluronic acid essence 2% NATURIUM - Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2% @naturium Niacinamide 12% + Zinc 2%NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% @curology Custom formula - (This contains Niacinamide 4% + Clindamycin 1% + Azaleic acid 4% | For anyone who doesn't want or can't try curology, use @theordinary Azaleic acid suspension 10% + @naturium Niacinamide 12% + Zinc 2% serum.) Curology - Curology formula Two nights in a week (replacing @curology formula) - @sundayriley A+ Retinoid serum / @theordinary Granactive retinoid 2% emulsionSUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum This is my detailed routine and I really want to root for Azaleic acid as an ingredient as it helped me with my acne as well as (PIH)dark spots at the same time. Azaleic acid is such a great all rounder and no brainer when it comes to treating Acne and lightening/fading dark spots. Quick overlook of it's benefits- - Anti-microbial (hence kills acne causing bacteria) - Anti-inflammatory (reduces redness and look of blemishes) -Gently exfoliates skin (Unlike potent AHA but gives similar exfoliation) - Reduces skin texture and textural irregularities - Lightens and brightens dark spots, PIH, melasma by slowing down melanin production - Works well with almost all actives including AHA/BHA, Vitamin C, Retinols - Isn't photosensitive meaning you can use it in the morning as well as at night. Which product/ingredient you like the most? ⭐
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
Free Samples in 2020 – Which Ones I’ll Be Purchasing!
Being a beauty-obsessed shopper in 2020 is hard. But free samples make it easier! With brands adding in more samples of their products than ever, shoppers can try snippets before purchasing the entire product. This psychologically-brilliant tactic is working for beauty brands, landing them more sales than ever. I think the reason free samples work so well is because: · Try before you buy, (the obvious) · Shoppers can purchase the full-size with confidence, resulting in fewer returns for the company · The risk-averse shoppers feel taken care of · Something about a gift triggers the human response of reciprocity (wanting to do something for them, like purchase more, once they have given you a gift) It’s truly a win-win. For context - My skin is oily, acne-prone, and also fighting anti-aging. A glorious trio. Here are some of my recent freebies from 2020 so far (going from left to right): ·The Curology Cleanser - o Very gentle o Lightweight o Made for all skin-types o Produced by leading dermatologists o You can purchase with a $40 bottle of customized formula for your skin-concerns, $40 covering a 2-month supply. The cleanser and moisturizer are the same for everyone, very gentle and neutral. Curology - The Cleanser · The Purlisse Matcha Green Tea Lemon Detoxifying Charcoal Mask – o This mask is magical o Your face feels so clean after o Smells delicious o I use 2-3 times per week for a nice, gentle exfoliation o The charcoal cleanses and visibly tightens pores o The tea calms your skin o The lemon brightens with vitamin C o The full-sized product is $35.00 with a 5-star rating presently pūrlisse - Matcha Green Tea + Lemon Detoxifying Charcoal Mask · 24K Gold Mineral Mud Mask from Ahava/Ulta – o Dead sea mud mask o LITERALLY GOLD (see picture for sample on my hand, didn’t want to waste much!) o It is very soft, and my face feels smoother after use o Some report breakouts afterward and there are mixed reviews o It leaves a glitter residue behind, unsure if some mistake that for the glow but I have experienced no breakouts o Full-sized product is $68.00 with a 3.2-star rating on Ulta AHAVA - 24K Gold Mineral Mud Mask · Herbivore Botanical’s Phoenix Oil – o I use this in the mornings, 2-3 drops o It is for dry skin but I have oily skin, feels great and very moisturizing o Works for sensitive skin, anti-aging, dryness o Very lightweight o Made using rosehip, omega oils, vitamin A, and sea buckthorn o Herbivore is probably my favorite skincare line (vegan, product is concentrated and goes a long way, lasts for 6 months+ if used slowly, their products WORK!) o Uses Alpha Lipoic Acid to add a natural glow to skin o Large bottle is $88.00, again, will last you 6-months to a year if you take your time o You could use one drop a day if you wanted o Color will vary (I have noticed with their Lapis Blue Tansy oil that it got greener over time. You can see from my Phoenix sample in the picture that it is more yellow, whereas on the website it is more orange. This is likely due to oxidation and the potency of the product may be decreasing slightly as it is exposed to air).HERBIVORE - Phoenix Rosehip Anti-Aging Face Oil for Dry Skin · Sunday Riley’s UFO Acne Treatment Oil – o 1.5% salicylic acid, to fight acne and breakouts o Clears pore congestion o Quite lightweight for an oil o Tea tree oil works great on my skin, with anti-fungal properties to fight bad bacteria o Vegan/fragrance/paraben-free o Emerald green in color o Full-sized product is $40.00 with 4.5-star ratings out of 34-reviews presently SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil · Eight Saint’s Bright Side – o A cleanser that utilizes antioxidants o Crème-based but not too heavy o Made using fruit and seed oils o The smell is citrusy and fruity o Intended for dry skin but I’ve experienced no issues with it (even though I have oily and acne-prone skin) o Full-sized product is $46.00 with 5-star ratings out of 17-reviews presently So!EIGHT SAINTS - Bright Side Out of these six, the four I would purchase the full-sized product of and recommend include: · The Purlisse Matcha Green Tea Lemon Detoxifying Charcoal Mask · 24K Gold Mineral Mud Mask from Ahava/Ulta · Herbivore Botanical’s Phoenix Oil · Sunday Riley’s UFO Acne Treatment Oil My all-time favorite out of that would have to be the phoenix oil by Herbivore. My second favorite is the matcha green tea. And honestly, I could live without the other four. That’s my hot take! I hope it helps you, beautiful queens!
AHAVA-24K Gold Mineral Mud Mask
Month 1 Curology & Differin- The Purge Is Real
I’ve always had acne, but at 21 I started getting hormonal acne on my cheeks, chin and jaw- super painful and red! I am currently experiencing a lot of purging after a month exactly on Curology & Differin due to doctor and friend recommendation. I also got my hormonal IUD (Kyleena) out on Friday (10/09?) and I feel like my acne has been hormonally linked more than anything. I started taking Sprintec hormonal BC so we’ll see how it goes. My first derm appointment is Nov 1st- not soon enough! I wasn’t exactly informed til about two weeks in that my skin would be worse, which was pretty shitty, but it is what it is. I’m at about week 5 1/2 and have found some products work better or worse for me. I have very sensitive skin- parts of my body are prone to eczema but my face is combo (oily/dry) and prone to acne (hormonal mostly). My routine: AM- Curology cleanser Curology moisturizer (it’s very light/gel) but more often now I use the TO moisturizer lately (for dry/sensitive skin) I use Micellar cleansing water with cotton pads during the day if I sweat or wear my mask 😷 then apply moisturizer again if my skin barrier looks dry- it usually does nowadays.. PM- Double cleanse with Curology cleanser or Alba SA Cleanser (gently exfoliates) when I need to exfoliate Curology moisturizer or TO moisturizer (usually TO) Curology formula every other night / Differin every other night (I never use together even though at first I was🤧)- I might decrease the use of these but idk what to do Curology moisturizer or TO moisturizer (sway toward this) Please give me tips or reassurance that I’m doing okay! Best of luck to any girlies or others💜 struggling with maskcne, cystic acne and hormonal acne.... I feel ya! 💘
alba BOTANICA- Acne Dote, Face & Body Scrub Oil-Free
Curology saved my skin! Results are unbelievable
⬅️Swipe left for Skin journey and results!! Photos are unedited, raw and I look stupid lol😅 🌿We all know folks fighting acne, their stories with different types of acne in different times of their lives.... I'm one of those people. I have Acne and I never really thought I would be affected, manipulated and beaten by it until I did. It was harder than it sounds. I know what Acne can potentially do to a person. I had Acne in my teenage, I have it now in my adulthood and it seems like it's never going to leave me lol. I tried so many treatments, over the counter Actives to combat acne since 2018 and I remember failing in getting rid of Acne related issues completely. In late 2019 my PCOS came back and I was devasted with the painful, bleeding cystic acne. I will be lying if I say it didn't crush my confidence. Until I found @curology Ad one day and I was just curious about how it works. And let me tell you, @curology formula saved my skin. It changed my life and it's still helping me regain my confidence while I see my skin come back to life❤️ ✨ What is Curology? ➡️ It's a prescription skincare subscription that deliveres a CUSTOM formula that's made only FOR YOU!! They pair you with a licensed Dermologist to assess your skin concern with the help of your photos, questionnaire and allowing you to fill up what you expect. The dermologist then prescribes you a custom formula that's a mixture of Active ingredients that you don't necessarily get over the counter and that formula is sent to you every two months or every month. They offer first month trial set free(4.99$ Shipping cost) for you to try and test if it works for you!! ❤️👍 ✨My experience ➡️I decided to order their Free trial set with shipping cost 4.99$. I thought to myself why not? It's free for a month and anyway my other skincare actives are not doing the best job. I started using Curology in April. I experienced my skin and my acne getting better in just ONE DAY!! It's amazing. I started to take pictures of my face to keep track of my skin journey and my skin journey is phenomenal. Curology - Curology formula Curology - The Moisturizer Curology - The Cleanser Now, my Acne is quite covered up I'm going to have a talk with my Dermologist on their website and get the formula changed to target PIH (Dark spots) I'm so happy and satisfied with @curology and I don't think any other products would work this amazing and with such limited time!!✨👍
Curology my Savior!
So for the past couple of months I’ve been struggling with getting my skin clear...again. After dealing with what people have told me, rosacea, I started paying attention to the ingredients of my skin care products more. They were all alcohol-free yet it’s not doing its job enough to clear out my rosacea. I had cute little pimples popping here and there on my face and I would cry days over it. I couldn’t handle it!!! Until finally, I gave in to Curology. I tried its trial set and wow after a week the redness of my cheeks started to fade away!! I was so happy! The second week it was absolutely gone! I gave in, I subscribed to Curology and ever since then my skin has always been great. I’ve been using Curology for almost 2 months now and my skin has never been better. Don’t worry about if you have to drop the current skin care products because you STILL CAN USE them! Simply follow the instructions provided by Curology in order to slowly ease your way into using your favorite products + Curology! I currently am using the products and formula prescribed by my personal provider from Curology + the Innisfree Olive Real Skin care set + Boscia Rosewater mist witch hazel. Combine all of these equals a dewy face and my skin never looks stressed anymore. It’s as healthy as it can be :) Review on products: Moisturizer- I have the rich moisturizer and it does not have a sent at all. It does leave some sort of sticky feeling to the skin but a couple of minutes later your skin feels great and healthy. Cleanser- the cleanser is smooth and a bit foamy once you lather it with water. There is no scent too! I can probably compare this to Cerave’s hydrating cleanser. They’re quite similar so that could possibly be a dupe for Curology’s cleanser. Formula- everyone’s formula is different. Mine contains: () 2% of Azelaic Acid which unclogs pores, acne, and inflammation () 1% of Clindamycin which puts out breakouts () 0.25% Zinc Pyrithione which fights acne-causing fungus and bacteria —all of these are explained by your personal physician assistant-certified provider. This formula works on me!! The rosacea is gone AND the minor break outs. THANK YOU! The last three pictures are my skin now after 2 months of my own customized formula. It’s the real deal, I’m not disappointed. If you’re still having trouble with your skin, I personally recommend trying Curology. They have a free trial first, so do not get too nervous that you would have to pay right away. They also have you take a survey that focuses on the things you want to fix on your skin before you get started on your treatment plan. It’s all easy and understandable. You’re one click away, get your glow on girl! Your skin journey, I’m here for it✨ Curology - The Moisturizer Curology - Curology formula Curology - The Cleanser
MY DAYTIME SKIN
FACEWASH COMBO ⬇️ Curology - The Cleanser MIXED WITH DR ORGANIC Aloe Vera Hydrating face wash -This combo is great because I am using my Curology acne fighting face wash but mixing in a little bit of the aloe face wash leaves my skin feeling really clean! The Curology face wash is not a lathering face wash rather then a formula that almost gets absorbed so quick into your skin that you can’t even rub it in. I don’t like that so I mix it with my Dr. Organic and get a sudsy lather going! The aloe wash is one of those facial washes that requires not a lot of product. It creates a nice foamy texture once you activate it. Anyway this face wash combo is nice and doesn’t strip my skin from any moisture or make me break out. Love! DR ORGANIC- HYDRATING ALOE MICELLAR WATER ⬇️ I bought this on a whim while I was online shopping at Ulta! I love putting this on right after I cleanse my face because I feel like it’s getting my skin nice and extra hydrated and ready for all of the other products that end up going on! TONER ⬇️ ANDALOU NATURALS - Firming Toner, Coconut Water, Quenching This toner smells good and leaves my skin feeling hydrated. I don’t think it does much for my skin though. If you other Cheries have any toner suggestions I’m totally open for your shares. Comment to let me know what you like to use a a toner! ACNE TREATMENT ⬇️ Curology - Curology formula Look at my previous post about Curology! MOISTURIZER TRIO ⬇️ Curology - The Moisturizer Look from my previous post about Curology! ANDALOU NATURALS - BB Argan Stem Cell Benefit Balm, Clear Skin, SPF 30, Un-Tinted This SPF is THICK and leaves a WHITE mask over your face no matter how much or little you put on. I don’t like the consistency or the texture of the formula either. Not too fragrant. It def leaves a semi greasy finish. I do feel like it really is protecting. I am using this product because I am so close to being empty with it. I will NOT be repurchasing this product though because I have tried way better facial SPF’s! dr.organic - Aloe Vera Gel Maximum Strength I LOVE mixing this with my Curology lotion and SPF because again, aloe is great for keeping your skin hydrated and plump. Aloe fights any kind of scaring so I feel that adding the aloe gel to my skin routine acts like a shield from getting very bad or any acne scars. This formula is very light and a little sticky but does not leave your face feeling tacky. I love how cooling and refreshed it has your skin feeling too! AM SERUM ⬇️ TRULY - Hemp Oil Facial Serum This. Is. My. 4th. Bottle. Purchased! I will say nothing more than that... EYE CREAM ⬇️ Kiehl's - Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado Look for my previous review post for this eye cream! I love this eye cream! Thanks Cheries & stay safe 🍒
ANDALOU NATURALS- Firming Toner, Coconut Water, Quenching
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