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Tips for mixing skincare ingredients
HOW TO: Vitamin C. All Tips and tricks!
Skin need a little pick me up? Some brightening? You definitely need to add Vitamin C to your routine! Our skin naturally produces vitamin c, but as we age the amount we have naturally becomes less and less. Sun exposure and pollution accelerate the loss of natural VC. Why Vitamin C? It’s a powerhouse ingredient! it evens out skin tone reduces fine lines and wrinkles protects skin from environmental stressors And radical damage “Problems” with Vitamin C it’s extremely sensitive to air and light. It’s oxidizes and breaks down. It loses it potency. packaging needs to be opaque and let as little light in. It also needs to be able to be closed and keep air out. YOU NEED TO WEAR SPF when using vitamin c. Your skin becomes more sensitive to the sun. *from my own personal experince, I felt burning and breakouts from taking any dog for a walk after applying my VC and no sunscreen.* How to use it in your routine? apply morning and night. Always use SPF in the day time with it. apply in the typical order of your routine. If it’s a serum, apply from thinnest to thickest serums. Vitamin C works just fine with other ingredients, so feel free to use it with Niacinamide and even retinol. Just be wary of what your skin can handle MY FAVORITE VITAMIN C PRODUCT: VERSED - FOUND THE LIGHT Powder With VC + powder form has a longer shelf life. + add to/mix into your favorite serum or moisturizer. + a lot more effective that I thought it would be! + noticed visible brightening and faded dark spots within the first 3 days of use. + fine powder that mixes in perfectly with other products. + made with tapioca starch. No talc. $19 0.3 oz/10g available at target or on Versed website. I bought this on clearance for $10!
VERSED-FOUND THE LIGHT Powder With VC
The Ordinary, perfect Mix & Match for Brightening and Hyperpigmentation
Skin Type: Combination, oily T-zone, acne-prone The ordinary becomes so popular recently. You can find any functional ingredients you want from this brand. The effect is even more tempting, but don't follow the trend. Before you are trying to but any products from the ordinary, you need to know your needs and skin type, then to find the product corresponding to the demand. Sometimes, the ingredients in this product are useful but may not suit your skin. Since the ordinary used the simplest ingredient themselves, many of their products are not suitable for sensitive skin. THE ORDINARY Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA I know Alpha is an ingredient that aims at brightening. I just started using this product and I am very impressed! My dark spots & uneven skin tones are already fading! I’m acne prone skin, so acne scar is my headache problem. This serum faded my scars visibly. It’s a lightweight gel type face serum. It’s water-based, so it is easy to apply and blend. I don’t like the scent, but I would love to keep using it because of the function. Unprotected sun exposure would cause dark spots and become darker. So I insist on using sunscreen after applying it. THE ORDINARY Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% After using Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, here comes Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%. It helps to brighten the skin tone and will help to reduce the appearance of textually irregularities and blemishes. I personally recommend it to oily and acne-prone skin. I can feel tingling after using it. The 10% concentration of Azelaic acid is too high for sensitive skin. I only use this match when I endure breakouts.
The Ordinary-Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
SIMPLE TIPS FOR WHEN YOU NEED A BREAK 💆🏻♀️
Inspired by:@D.Bennett It's more commonly known that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month but Mental Illness Awareness Week (4th-10th) just passed!@D.Bennettdid a great post on how mental health can affect our skin so I decided to add on by giving some tips that I use personally on the days where I'm not feeling up to my whole routine. I personally work with anxiety & ADHD issues so sometimes I just don't have the energy which is just a part of the process so here are some simple things that keep me going. NECESSARY STEPS! cleansing + SPF are super important & if i'm doing anything it needs to be this. i also recommend cleansing tools like brushes and silicone pads which can simplify the process. KEEPING HYDRATED! this is a skincare must but in general hydration can affect your mood. investing in a reusable bottle has helped me stay on top of my drinking water habits! i have a 40 oz hydro flask & i drink about two a day. SLEEPING! breaks are necessary, physical or mental. the skin also begins to heal as we sleep! i recommend the Hims & Hers melatonin (formulated with chamomile extract) this doesn't make me drowsy but helps with deepening my sleep & doesn't make me groggy in the morning! also no weird melatonin dreams. EATING CITRUSES! we all know that oranges are high in vitamin C which benefit inside and outside health on top of that lemons also support kidney and liver function citrus is overall help with skin and organ health. EATING DARK CHOCOLATE! a good source of of antioxidants & promotes serotonin levels. one piece won't hurt! HABITS & HOBBIES! i like to watch my favorite movies, read my favorite books, etc. things that i know becayse life can get hectic so leaning on interests and things that make me happy can keep me healthy inside my mind. Mental health is an extremely important part of who we are & I think it's important to recognize those things and how they can affect us. Spreading awareness and destigmatizing it is half the battle. Here are some organizations dedicated to mental health awareness & service: The Trevor Project: outreach for at-risk LGBTQ+ youth NAMI: promote education, advocacy, and support for people who experience mental illness This is My Brave: working to end mental health stigma through storytelling Treatment Advocacy Center: helping to eliminate barriers when it comes to people receiving the mental health treatment they need Active Minds: nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak honestly and candidly about mental health Sending love. Thank you for reading. ❤️ #cheriecreator #cheriepartner
Ingredients for hyperpigmentation- brightening
Prevention is better than treating!!! So, Sunscreen is first! ✨😉 You can always start incorporating these Ingredients in your routine, just to keep hyperpigmentation at bay!! ❤️ For those of you who’ve had a rough time either dealing with the aftermath of skin inflammation or a dull skin complexion, Here are the skincare ingredients that can help you control melanocyte’s baby melanin production. INGREDIENTS AND TIPS FOR BRIGHTENING: ✨Ingredients you want to look for are: • Hydroquinone • Kojic acid • Vitamin C • Vitamin E (A powerful classic duo with Vitamin C) • Azelaic Acid • Arbutin • Niacinamide • Licorice Extract • And many more! All these ingredients work mainly to inhibit the 'tyrosinase enzyme' that’s responsible for melanin. With them on your side, you can finally gain some control of your skin! Another step you can take to brighten your skin complexion is to help accelerate the skin regeneration process with regular exfoliation. Using AHA or retinol products are awesome for this, as they work by smoothing off the “discolored” skin cells (aka hyperpigmentation) on the surface and replacing them with a new skin cells. REMEMBER that this is NOT an overnight kind of thing, so be patient with whatever product you’re using to see results! Persistence and patience are key, and slowly but surely, good things will come. Last but certainly not least, we’ve got one more step for you: ALWAYS PUT ON YOUR SUNSCREEN! Because no matter what your skin type, color, or condition is, your skin is always in need of UV protection. This is especially important for achieving and maintaining bright skin as sunscreen acts to shield your skin and prevent UV-rays from provoking melanocyte into producing more melanin. My favorite products: NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% LA ROCHE-POSAY - MELA-D PIGMENT CONTROL GLYCOLIC ACID SERUM GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Brightening Toner NATURIUM - Azelaic Topical Acid 10% ORIGINS - Ginzing Into the Glow Brightening Serum
The Ordinary-Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
MYTH BUSTED! MIX THESE INGREDIENTS OR NOT?
You know what zodiac sign you’re compatible with, but do you know what skincare ingredients in your routine are compatible? Vitamin c + Niacinamide To mix or to not? Hmm YES! Layer these bad boys up in your routine. (Obviously don’t go overboard, but yes apply these both) The beloved and most sought out for serums have an iffy relationship. You can mix these ingredients together, but there is some things out there that state you shouldn’t or that you should do so in caution. Here’s why! Let’s break it down and get to the point. * Vitamin C protects the skin from free radicals and works towards brightening dark spots, scars, and the overall skin tone. This is best used in the morning to protect from free radicals as we go through our day. ALWAYS wear SPF with Vitamin C! Vitamin C will increase sun sensitivity, so please further your protection with SPF. * Niacinamide is an anti-inflammatory that brightens and promotes a more even skin tone, improves skin elasticity and texture! It’s a Holly Grail tbh. On top of all of that it’s also great to fight free radicals damage and pollution. Using Vitamin C + Niacinamide together? Niacinamide is “said” to cancel out all of the good properties of Vitamin C! BUT there are plenty of studies that show there is NO HARM in using these together. These two serums together can be a powerhouse combo We love these ingredients and need to use them in our skin care! You still can! How to use vitamin c and Niacinamide in your routine: use one ingredient in the AM and one in the PM. Try applying Vitamin C in the am (with spf!) and Niacinamide at night. This way you’ll still get both ingredient’s FULL benefits, but without irritation for reactive or sensitive skin. space them out. You need to let each serum absorb into your skin and allow some time in between applying them and they should not be layered right on top of each other. * this is only if you really feel the need to apply both of them* The results: using these can help uneven skin tone, skin elasticity, texture, and dullness of the skin. So if you plan on using these ingredients together, check out my two favorite below and featured in my photo. Fourth Ray - Raydiate Vitamin C Elixir This version of vitamin c is a mix of a serum and a face oil, so you’ll have to shake it up to mix the two together. + this is light in consistency and absorbs nicely into the skin. + not tacky or sticky. + smells great + ACTUALLY WORKS. My favorite one yet! + lasts longer than most vitamin C serums (shelf life) + $16 GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum This GM serum is among the best and very affordable. + light weight and absorbs well into the skin + has a sticky texture, but is gone after it absorbs into the skin. + smooths our texture and brightens skin. + 10% Niacinamide + layers well with other serums and skincare. + $6
GOOD MOLECULES-Niacinamide Serum
Want Supple, Younger-Looking Skin? Mix Fermented Green Tea With Glycerin
If your skin is not allergic to fermented skincare ingredients, then you should really consider getting a product with it, especially if you have dry or dry combination skin, just like me. I can’t praise fermented ingredients enough for bringing in glow to my then dull skin, sealing in moisture to my thirsty skin, and just making it overall happy, healthy, and hydrated. Fermented green tea is an ingredient to watch out for. Green tea is known for its potent antioxidant power that helps tighten our huge pores, fight against free radicals, and keep the skin moisturized. Coupled with glycerin, another star ingredient that has been raved by beauty fans over and over again due to its moisturizing properties, it’s a surefire way to bring back hydration to a dull, lifeless, and dry skin. If you think green tea brings such beautiful benefits, just imagine how fermented green tea will do to your skin. The fermentation process allows green tea to assist in collagen production in our bodies. Collagen is responsible for maintaining suppleness, firmness, and elasticity in our skin. It’s a key protein that our bodies need so we’ll maintain younger looking skin, and keep fine lines at bay. I’m such a fan of fermented green tea after reading it on various skincare sites. I like layering up Nacific fresh herb origin serum with Innisfree green tea probiotics cream, especially on days when I feel like my skin is extra tight and dry. It comes in handy when I don’t get enough sleep or when the AC is sucking all the moisture in my skin. You’ve got to try it!NACIFIC - Fresh Herb Origin SERUM
NACIFIC-Fresh Herb Origin SERUM
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