skincare + tips for glowing skin without makeup!
We all know that glowing skin is achievable with makeup - highlighters, glosses, blushes, etc - but I have some tips today as well as some products I like to use to keep my skin glowing even without makeup (read: healthy skin for ME!)., My skin type is combo, acne prone, and I also have rosacea. Because of these things, I will never have “glass skin.” My skin is damaged - I get acne all the time, followed by dark spots and hyperpigmentation. I have broken capillaries under my skin, so I’m usually sporting some redness. And even with these things working against me, I do believe I have a glow most days. Products I Use: ￼Allies of Skin - Triple Hyaluronic Antioxidant Hydration Serum hydrating my skin is very important to me, and this product does it FAST and safely. It’s formulated with antioxidants as well, so my skin can fight the free radicals from the environment at the same time. ￼mxt - Custom Mixed Halo-Effect Weightless Cream now this product was custom mixed for my skin, so I love it because I know I put ingredients in it that my skin adores. Bakuchiol (a safe, plant based alternative to retinol for sensitive skin, or for beginners!), azaleic acid (for dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and acne), and green tea (more antioxidants!) ￼The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% hands down my favorite product from TO - I use it as a spot treatment on my dark spots and hyperpigmentation - and it’s sooo affordable. ￼PAULA'S CHOICE - YOUTH-EXTENDING DAILY HYDRATING FLUID SPF 50 SPF ALWAYS! You’re not doing your skin any favors if you put skincare on but don’t use sunscreen. My sunscreen helps protect my face from the sun so that my skincare can work to its best ability, and also so I don’t get skin damage. Other tips ￼I drink water pretty much all day. I don’t drink sodas much anymore, or sugary drinks, but water is pretty much what I want all the time. My skin is plumper when I drink water! ￼getting enough sleep has helped my skin look it’s best - my undereye circles and bags are significantly decreased when I get enough sleep per night. I know it’s REALLY hard to get 8 hours, but get enough for what you feel is restful for you. ￼wash your sheets & pillowcases often. I wash them once a week, but if you are more acne prone or oily skinned, washing your pillowcases twice a week will help. I don’t use any fabric softener or fragrance in my detergent - just good ole fashioned arm and hammer. #CheriePartner
The Ordinary-Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
Skincare Tips for Beginners 🌈
I have sensitive combination skin that is acne-prone. If I could start all over again knowing what I do now, I WOULD. I’ve spent so much money and time on products that were not worth it and products I don’t need. Here’s what I’d do differently. ❤️Don’t buy tons of products There’s tons of brands and products. TONS. And guess what? Although that new launch is exciting, I highly recommend not buying something unless you need to, with exceptions here and there. As you build your way up and figure out what is working, you’ll realize that having lots of products isn’t helpful because not only does it play with your consistent routine but it also means you’ll probably start wasting products you cannot finish anyway. Start with the basics. 🧡Buy the basics first I always tell people start simple. A cleanser. A moisturizer. A sunscreen. Then if they feel solid there, I recommend a Vitamin C serum for the day for use right after cleansing and a cleansing balm for the first step at night. Vitamin C serums generally have Hyaluronic Acid in them too. This sounds scary but it’s actually hydrating for skin. You’ll want to apply this to a damp face and then use a moisturizer right after. By slowly adding products, you can start learning where items should be incorporated into your routine and what is working for you. You also then aren’t trying to start with a 12 step routine and learn how to effectively use everything at once and all together which can also be irritating for skin. Order: -Cleanser -Serum -Moisturizer -SPF 💛Affordable & Excellent Products Exist I started off my skincare passion with Drunk Elephant. I found they helped me understand the basics of routine building but they were highly expensive and don’t have the best history of dealing with customer concerns. Now I’ve switched over majority of my main products to Krave Beauty, an affordable brand with stunning ingredient lists and items that work incredibly well. You can of course buy fancier products but you definitely do not have to in order to get the job done. CeraVe, Ordinary and Inkey List have some great products too! 💚Do your research There are lots of myths and misconceptions in the skincare world. Some are from old research. If there’s ever a question, look it up! I use the Paula’a Choice website for my questions because they have a skincare ingredient dictionary and also lots of detailed articles explaining different actives, etc. For example, you can mix Niacinamide and Vitamin C and it actually makes them more effective but lots of people believe you cannot due to an old study. 💙Be patient Depending on what you are adding, it can take weeks to see full results. Being patient is important to see the full effects of what you are doing and I also recommend taking before and after pictures for your own reference but also so you can show others if you wish how far you’ve come! It’s a big world. Start small, learn a lot, find the sales and have fun! #CheriePartner
my three favorite skincare tips
1.) Be a Rebel: Rinse Off Your Micellar Water ￼￼￼it’s technically gentle enough to skip the rinse, but there is still surface residue left behind, which can lead to blocked pores in the long run. ￼￼￼if you have a multi-step skincare routine (like me), you want your pores to be cleansed & unblocked to make way for the good stuff - exfoliators, toners, serums, oh my 2.) Hold Your Horses: Try One New Product At A Time ￼￼I’ll admit, after my first skincare YouTube binge, my mental Sephora cart was overflowing, and the urge to lay out a spanking-new 10-step routine was incredibly tempting. ￼￼BUT - things can go sour when certain ingredients are mixed, or too many are introduced at once. you want to know which product works for you! (and what doesn’t) ￼￼best part - it doesn’t just save your face, it ALSO saves your wallet from splurging on products you might have been fine without. wait 1-2 weeks before introducing a new product! slow & steady always wins the race. 3.) TIE: Wear SPF & Drink Water! ￼￼it’s the most boring advice, and it makes the most sense. GET hydrated using your skincare, STAY hydrated by drinking water! ￼￼not wearing spf outside after a proper skincare routine is like getting a blowout to go walking in the rain.
MY BEST SKINCARE TIPS 🧖🏽♀️
Invest in quality skincare: This doesn’t necessarily mean expensive skincare simply skincare good ingredients. Use products tailored to your concerns and needs. Wash your face: There should be no need for you not to be washing your face, especially at bed time. I once read that sleeping with your makeup on ages you 2 weeks. I’m not 100% sure if it’s true but it’s something that’s always stuck with me. Take it easy with the actives: If you have decided to take the plunge into using products with active ingredients ie: retinoids, Vitamin C etc take it slowly! While it might be enticing to head right for the strongest start with a lower percentage and work your way up. This will cause less irritation.
Did you know that some unhealthy foods such as processed or those high in carbohydrates can cause your skin to age quicker or cause your skin to get breakouts? Remember, what you eat can reflect the overall health of your skin, so make sure to load up on foods high in antioxidants and get your vitamins. This will help hydrate your skin to keep it glowing. Consider these skin-friendly foods: +Carrots, apricots, and other yellow and orange fruits and vegetables +Spinach and other green leafy vegetables +Tomatoes +Berries +Beans, peas and lentils Salmon, mackerel and other fatty fish +Nuts Please follow @thedoseofglamour for skincare tips. What is your favorite superfood? Let me know in the comments section. Also don’t forget, if you are in the U.S. and need social media or skincare coaching, DM me! *Source: mayoclinic.org https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/healthy-skin/faq-20058184
Debunking Skincare Myths in 2020 – Fact Vs. Fiction!
We all fall victim to skin myths. Whether they’re passed on by our family, peers, or unproven beauty claims, it’s hard to know what is fact and what is fiction. In an e-commerce landscape where anyone and their mother can make a new skincare line, you have to be especially careful about where these products are being sourced from. Sadly, not everyone has your best interest at heart. This is partly why the Millennial and Generation Zers are notorious for being ‘brand loyal.’ The younger generations (under the age of 40), tend to trust major brand names like Google, Apple, and Starbucks, as compared to smaller brands they’ve never heard of. The same goes for their cosmetology products. Once you find an established brand that is reputable, affordable, and works for your skin – you are hooked! Right? This is all wonderful, and when you find an effective product, you should use what works for you. But! With so much false information being spread across the internet like wildfire, someone needs to debunk these myths from sources that we can trust! Let’s break down a couple of them by fact vs. fiction, shall we lovelies? Facts · Plastic Packaging Should Be Avoided Exposure to extreme temperatures can ruin your product. This is true, regardless of how high-quality the product is. You must be careful about originating countries that are shipping a product contained in plastic, especially during the hot summer months. Your skin is like a sponge. It is the largest organ on your body. So the plastic from those containers will seep into the product, therefore seeping into your skin. You can read more about this from The National Library of Medicine’s Recent Study regarding Parabens in plastic products that lead to skin toxicity through absorption. The Fix: Go for product packaging that is - - In glass jars - Reusable/Recyclable/Sustainable - Without any packaging, such as Lush’s Shampoo Bars · You Can’t Use Just Any Cleanser Everyone’s skin is unique. If you suffer from oily skin, acne, or sensitive skin, be careful about selecting a product that is too intense. If the products burn or feel painful, they’re likely stripping your skin of all of its healthy oils too. The skin is a high-functioning machine that naturally knows the pH it should possess. The Fix: This does not mean you ought to stop washing your face. No! Please wash your face! But avoid products that strip your face of its natural glow, as this often leads to increased breakouts. This may take some experimentation, but you will want a product that isn’t too harsh, painful, or intense. Fiction · You Do Not Need Sunscreen if It’s Not Sunny Outside False! Clouds are not sufficient protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays - which are the leading cause of premature aging. The Skin Cancer Foundation writes that clouds only protect against roughly, “25%” of harmful UV rays. That’s simply not enough. The Fix: Make sunscreen a daily part of your morning ritual. Some tips for finding your perfect fit are to select a sunscreen that contains/is: - Oil-free, especially if your skin is blemish-prone or you easily experience clogged pores. - Broad Spectrum, which simply means that it defends against both UVA and UVB rays. - Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide, both of which naturally reflect sun rays. · A Good Product Will Remove Wrinkles Yes and no. Many anti-aging products can significantly reduce wrinkles, diminish the appearance of fine lines, and moisturize while offering the look of ‘plumper skin.’ This is all true. However, many deep-set wrinkles cannot be removed by a topical treatment alone. Due to this, leading experts in skincare and dermatology believe that: The best treatment against wrinkles – Is prevention! The Fix: Avoid practices that are expediting the rate at which wrinkles appear on your face. Simultaneously, you should work to prevent wrinkles before they establish a permanent home on the residence of your face. Factors that increase the rate at which wrinkles set are: - Smoking tobacco - Sun exposure (UVA and UVB rays) - Alcohol and substance abuse (allow your liver to detoxify) - Air pollution and free radicals - Poor nutrition - Not enough sleep Of course, many of the influences upon your skin will be genetic. But our main takeaways for this piece are: - Avoid plastic packaging - Don’t fight your skins natural pH (leading to more breakouts and excess recalibration) - Wear sunscreen daily (even on the parts that are covered by clothes. Clothes and clouds are not enough protection!) - Prevent wrinkles through proper health, sleep, and nutrition There’s no quick-fix. Only a daily dedication to care for your body and skin from the inside out!
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