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Dermatologist tips on pores!
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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skindocmina
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❗️AVOID these together- Dermatologist tips
❗️AVOID these together- Dermatologist tips
What are chemical exfoliants? - Products that work to help exfoliate the skin surface Physical exfoliants (think beaded scrubs) can be harsh to the skin, lead to uneven exfoliation, and can cause microtears. That’s why I prefer chemical exfoliation. Chemical exfoliants can be broken down into 3 main categories: 1. Retinol/retinoids Retinol= over the counter Retinoid= prescription (except for Adapalene which is over the counter- this used to be a prescription) DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment Both are: ✅anti-aging ✅can help improve acne scars ✅treatment for acne ✅increases cell turnover ✅lightens brown spots/sun spots/hyperpigmentation ✅promotes collagen production ✅helps with skin texture ✅prevents fine lines and wrinkles ✅helps with uneven skin tone 2. AHA = glycolic acid, lactic acid, or mandelic acid The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask ✅water soluble ✅increases cell turnover ✅lightens brown spots/hyperpigmentation ✅helps with skin texture ✅reduces fine lines ✅helps with uneven skin tone 3. BHA= salicylic acid CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ✅oil soluble- so helps dissolve excess sebum and dead skin cells to help minimize the appearance of pores ✅treatment for acne ✅anti-inflammatory Important tips to keep in mind: ❗️Avoid using any of these together on the same night! These all chemically exfoliate the skin. Therefore, there is an increased risk of irritation together. ✅ Consider using these on alternating nights but not on the same night to avoid the risk of irritation ❗️Exception: Salicylic acid in a cleanser form & any of the products listed above may be okay in people WITHOUT sensitive skin. ❗️In sensitive skin and/or rosacea skin, all of the chemical exfoliants listed may be very irritating to the skin and for this reason may need to be avoided. Always ask your dermatologist first before trying. ❗️ All of these products should be used only at night. SPF 30+ during the day because these make the skin more sensitive to the sun. ❗️Retinol/retinoids: Avoid use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Irritating at first. Tip: start slow 1-2 nights a week and gradually increase as tolerated. I listed different products to provide options in each category above. Not all of these are necessary in a skin care routine. Do you use any of these? How do you incorporate these into your skin care routine? Comment below!
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skindocmina
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#nomorepigmentation
#nomorepigmentation
Let’s first start with a major component in “preventing” pigmentation which is sunscreen. It prevents photo damage that leads to brown spots and post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation. My absolute favorite sunscreen and the one I have been using personally for 10 years is elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 Retinoids- They work by increasing the rate of cell turnover. It helps to fade dark spots, acne marks, melasma, sun spots, and liver spots. Just be careful since retinoids can also cause irritation and redness, you don’t want to cause any more pigmentation to your skin. A good over the counter retinoid is DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump which once used to be a prescription, is now available over the counter. Glycolic acid- A popular ingredient used in many skincare products because it works so well at reducing discoloration, getting rid of dead skin cells, and creating new skin cells. It keeps pores clean and reduces hyperpigmentation. A favorite, super affordable, and one I also use personally is The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Be careful because it may not be suitable for all especially sensitive and darker skin types. Azelaic acid- Believed to work just as good as hydroquinone. It speeds up cell turnover and reduces inflammation. A great acid for all skin types and even safe to use during pregnancy. A great option is PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster I love adding a drop or two to my moisturizer. Vitamin c- A holy grail ingredient for many and myself. A vital component of any skincare routine. Vitamin C works a lot like retinol, inhibiting the production of melanin. Not only does it lighten dark spots, it helps to brighten your complexion. Vitamin C helps to prevent hyperpigmentation, and is most helpful when used in the AM. My absolute favorite hands down is SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum I have yet to find me a better vitamin c serum. Kojic acid- This also like retinol and vitamin c reduces the production of melanin. This ingredient is also a favorite in products because of how well it works to even skin tone, treat acne and acne marks. A favorite product SKINCEUTICALS - Phyto + Hydrating Botanical Serum With Kojic Acid Alpha Arbutin- it works by decreasing the activity of melanocytes. Alpha Arbutin is known to safely and visibly brighten skin and fade pigmentation. It reduces melanin formation, improves appearance of age spots, freckles, melasma, and post inflammatory pigmentation. An amazing and affordable product is THE inkey LIST - Alpha Arbutin Brightening Serum It is a great simple formulation, and super affordable. Incorporate one or more of these ingredients into your skincare routine to achieve great results in reducing pigmentation
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SoSonaSkincare
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Got Dark Spots?! These Are My Fav Ingredients 💯
Got Dark Spots?! These Are My Fav Ingredients 💯
I struggle a lot with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation! I always get dark spots post breakouts. Once I started focusing on brightening my skin, it was a game changer! My complexion began to look so much more even and less spotty. These are my favorite brightening Ingredients that faded my dark spots! 💫 AHA's AHA's like lactic, mandelic, & especially glycolic acid all work by urging along your skins natural shedding process. It speeds up cell turnover to fade spots, brighten, & even skin. It also helps with skin texture and pores. But AHAs can be irritating, especially at higher percentages so it's important to do your research before buying a product. If you're new to exfoliating acids, I'd start with a gentle formulation. VITAMIN C Vitamin C has been shown to impede melanin production, which help fade dark spots & lead to a more even-toned complexion. It's also a great antioxidant & has MANY other anti-aging and skin smoothing benefits. And it can be used daily, which overtime will result in a dramatic change in your skin! NIACINAMIDE This is a powerhouse ingredient that can be used by almost anyone! To get a full run-down on niacinamide, PLEASE check out my post on it! Like Vitamin C, It also helps to slow down the production of Melanin & lighten dark patches. But it's less likely to be as irritating, and has more benefits and faster results. Especially for acne-prone skin. HYDROQUINONE Hydroquinone is a controversial ingredient, but has been found as the most effective ingredient for evening out your skin tone & fading dark spots. If formulated right, (which most hydroquinone products in the U.S are) then it's safe and super effective. Hydroquinone, again helps limit skin from creating an excess amount of melanin. The strongest you can get it over the counter is 2%, but prescription it's commonly 4% or even higher. ALPHA ARBUTIN Alpha Arbutin's sole purpose is skin lightening. It's a skin whitener, often used as an gentler alternative for hydroquinone. And It reduces melanin formation, improving the appearance of discoloration. I'm new to this ingredient, but I love it! Alpha Arbutin also pairs GREAT with Vitamin C, and Niacinamide for maximum brightening effects. RETINOL Retinoid is a popular, multi-tasking ingredient that works by prompting surface skin cells to turn over & die, making way for new skin cells. And it curbs the production of Melanin. It's one of the most researched ingredients on the market, and has great benefits for aging, and even acne prone skin. You also want to start at a low concentration of retinol, because it can be irritating and drying. AZELAIC ACID Azelaic acid is an underrated ingredient. It gently works wonders on hyperpigmentation & acne prone skin. It targets certain pigment production, & fades dark spots without lightening the normal skin tone. It does this by targeting melanin. AND it's safe during pregnancy! Side note: NONE OF THESE WILL WORK WELL IF YOU DONT USE SUNSCREEN ⚠️❗
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Ali.Ashley
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types of acne & how to treat each kind
types of acne & how to treat each kind
Acne is something nearly every person struggles with. No matter age or gender, not only is acne so common, but also so annoying. Acne is the general term for the skin condition occurring when impurities, bacteria, oil, and dirt clog pores and hair follicles. There are many different types, including whiteheads, blackheads, and cystic pimples. In this post I will talk about the different types of acne- what they are and how they’re caused- and also how to treat them. Comedone is the general term referring to a whitehead or blackhead. An open comedone is what is more commonly known as a blackhead, while a closed comedone is a whitehead. With comedones, the hair follicle has become clogged with oil, dirt, and dead skin cells. Blackheads have the dark appearance because the pore is open and the oil has begun to oxidize. Whereas the surface of the skin has not been broken and exposed to air with a whitehead. The best way to treat this type of acne is by using medicated cleansers (for example, I use LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin), exfoliating regularly with AHAs and BHAs (for example, The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution), using retinoids (for example,DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump), and clay masks have also been known to detoxify. Using non-comedogenic makeup may also help reduce the chance of clogging pores. Please note: nose strips and face strips do not work to remove blackheads! Papules are small, inflamed comedones that form red/pink bumps on the skin. They are formed by excess oil and dirt in the pore that quite literally ‘feed’ the bacteria on your skin and can sometimes even be sensitive to touch. Pus is usually not present in this kind of acne. Once or if pus accumulates, the papule would then be considered a pustule. The best way to treat this type of acne is by using retinoids, antibiotics, and even birth control. Pustules are inflamed bumps the skin. They usually have a white spot filled with fluid and pus in the center surrounded by a red ring (inflammation indicator). Pustules most commonly form from acne (blockage in the pores), however they can also form from an allergen or even insect bites. The best way to treat these are by using salicylic acid cleansers and topicals, exfoliating, and use OTC products that aid in drying the excessive oil. Try to avoid using oil-based products as that can lead to more blockage. Popping is tempting, however can sometimes do more hard than good and the bacteria can be pushed even deeper in the skin. Nodules and cystic acne are relatively similar. Both are larger and under the skin, however cysts are pus-filled and usually softer, whereas nodules are painful, hard, red bumps. Both are caused by clogged pores. Both can cause scarring and often over-the-counter products are not enough. I personally struggled with cystic acne on my chin throughout highschool. I found that birth control helped the most, but also tea tree oil, a natural antiseptic. I normally am not a fan of essential oils, however this is one I used to swear by. This type of acne usually responds to oral medication but topic medications include using salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinoids. Hormonal acne usually occurs in your T-zone: forehead, chin, and nose. The T-zone is also affected by stress. Wearing helmets, caps, and nowadays a mask, can also cause friction and collect dead cells leading to acne. Junk food, and generally processed food, can cause acne as well. This is due to elevated sugar levels that the body responds to by producing insulin, which indirectly causes pimples. This same relation applies to dairy as well. Personally, cutting out dairy made a big difference for my skin. Generally, cleansing your face twice a day, preferably with a medicated cleanser, removing your makeup before you go to sleep, and trying to eat healthy are great ways to take care of your skin on a day-to-day basis. No stress, this is NOT me telling you not to eat pizza! I always say you are what you eat, if you take care of your body as a whole, your health and well-being will be reflected on the outside. Pimples are stubborn, but also very normal and nothing to be ashamed of. There are plenty of OTC products to begin trying and are equally as effective as a prescription. Take care of your skin and it will take care of you back! Please note, I am not a dermatologist! This was compiled using personal experience, research, and knowledge I’ve gained from physicians. -------------------------------- Thank you for giving my post a read! I am new to the platform and am excited to share my thoughts on topics I am passionate about. Louisa
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LouisaTarrasch
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Starting a form of Retinol (Differin)? Help!
Starting a form of Retinol (Differin)? Help!
Hello! So my current routine is cleansing with PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strengthand then would use The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution and a moisturizer. Then in the morning use The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA and then The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and then a sunscreen. Recently I have seen DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pumpis a good option to pair with benzoyl peroxide and lately I hate how harsh the glycolic acid is on my skin especially for every night. Should I just drop the toner and replace it with the differin gel? Of course slowly working it up to every night or should I still use the toner every once in a while or??? I went through a purge for that toner, it’s hard to just give it up. Lol Any recommendations would be amazing!!
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