I’ve always dealt with the occasional bump or breakout here and there, but that was it. And I didn’t even have a good skincare routine. BUT within the last 5-6 months everything has changed. I’ve been on low estrogen birth control for over a year and that hasn’t affected my skin. Last summer I started using It cosmetics cc cream and thought it might be causing breakouts so I stopped and went to tarte. My entire face stays broke out with deep and often painful bumps no matter what I do. I drink tons of water. I wash my face religiously. I have no idea what to do. Please send some advice/products my way
Anyone have like a model skincare routine for skin like this? My current routine is 2 types of makeup remover (miscelliur water and makeup wipe) then a neutragena gentle acne cleanser, allure brightening facial scrub (every other day), Clinique acne spot treatment then it cosmetics moisturizer and eye cream. I feel my routine isnt ideal cause I know NOTHING about skincare. I prefer more on like the drugstore side of things. Anything helps!
Need some advice on troubled skin. I’m oily and blemish-prone, and while I tend to believe it’s because my skin is dehydrated, moisturizers seem to make me oilier and don’t sit well under makeup...but if I don’t use a moisturizer, I get awful dry, flaky patches. Skincare and cosmetics suggestions?
I just started a new skincare routine and I’m wondering if I’m missing anything? I have combo to oily with skin with lines (around the eyes) just beginning to form and extremely large pores and texture.
1) Miscellar water - Garnier (sometimes a cleanser after - Philosophy)
2) Toner - Fresh
3) Vitamin C - Tatcha
4) Under eye cream - Drunk Elephant (thinking I want to try Shiseido
5) Moisturizer - Drunk elephant polypeptide (currently mixing with DEs marula oil)
1) Cleanser - Philosohy
2) Toner - Fresh
3) under eye cream - Drunk Elephant
4) Usually glycerin but I’ve begun introducing retinol, not in the same night! I use one or the other - both Drunk Elephant
5) Moisturizer mixed with the marula oil - DE
I’ve been seeing ‘essence’ and don’t really get it lol. Is it just for added hydration?
Dry but acne prone skin. H E L P. Its a terrible medium where you cant use too much treatment bc it dries your skin, but cant use too much moisturizer bc it causes acne. Halp.
what are people’s opinions on serum blushes, I have darker skin but I still want the product to show up on my skin and I like the concept of light weight product that is also skincare - I’m looking into the em cosmetics blush and the perricone md blush
I’m looking for suggestions on a good foundation that is medium to full coverage, a dewy natural glow finish, and blends really well!
Right now I really like the coverage of tarte Amazonian clay for high end and l covergirl+olay simply ageless for drugstore.
#foundation #dewy #glow #imlookingfor
College Re-visit day l👀k
Has anyone tried L'Oreal Paris' LUMI Shake & Glow Dew Mist??? Is it any good and does it look glittery?
Okay so everyone knows that Vitamin C is a staple in the dermatology/skin care community (if you don’t you know now). Toted as an anti-aging antioxidant it has been used forever. When picking a product though, do you know what you’re getting?
There are many forms of vitamin C. The main two I’m going to compare is it L-Ascorbic Acid and Sodium Ascorblyl Phsosphate.
Okay quick grab your Vitamin C serum and look for the vitamin C ingredient they used, then look up the concentration (i.e 10%, 20%)
Okay so ASCORBIC ACID, is the most powerful version of vitamin C there is. I’ve seen a lot of articles that say it’s what you need for “effectiveness” but honestly it’s unstable. (There is research suggesting this as well).. with that being said it’s not the worse thing ever, just make sure your product is formulated correctly. When looking for L-ascorbic acid, it’s has to be 8-20% to make it effective and below a 3.5 pH . If you have acne or sensitive skin this also isn’t recommended, it’s toted by dermatologist as the strongest and while that is true it’s not necessarily needed for skin.
SODIUM ASCORBLY PHOSPHATE (SAP), it has a salt molecule attached to it allowing it to easily penetrate the skins lipid barrier. It’s not not associated with the irritation caused by L-Ascorbic acid and it’s more stable and allows longer shelf life. Comparing to L-Ascorbic acid it has be said to have a lower “effectiveness” which I find to be highly doubtful based on published medical studies and personal results.
When looking for the best Vitamin C product it should be mixed with
-Tocopherol (vitamin E)
-& Hyaluronic Acid
I currently use (Korean beauty) #Seoul Ceuticals - 20% Vitamin C Hyaluronic Acid Serum and I love it .. i find that sodium ascorbly phosphate (SAP) works better on my sensitive, acne prone skin. If you’re into something harder such as C E Ferulic by Skinceurtical (which I find EXTREMELY OVERPRICED @ $166) the dupe for that is Dr. Brenner C serum (can be found on amazon for $17.99 & #timeless SKIN CARE - 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum 1 oz[products] . (Which I have not tried but am tempted to).
I also have used and loved #Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serumand #TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum
Just make sure to wear sunscreen after this product ☺️