Tag: skin care

Review: I Tried A Dry Sheet Mask, Here’s What Happend

Review: I Tried A Dry Sheet Mask, Here’s What Happend

The other day I was on Instagram and I saw this one company (don’t ask me the name) promoting a dry mask. I like to think I’m pretty up to date on the latest in beauty skin care mainly this, however, I was in the […]

7 Healing Bath Products To Try Now

7 Healing Bath Products To Try Now

Bathing is a ritualistic experience that can awaken your body in amazing ways. It’s something that we all do to calm(& wash) our bodies and prepare our minds for the next task. via GIPHY  Let’s talk about the bath well-known in particular, bath gives your […]

How To Properly Do A Chemical Peel At Home

How To Properly Do A Chemical Peel At Home

Chemical peels, once something everyone feared has become quite manageable and easy to do, in fact, you can do them in your own home now. They now come in a variety of forms, from gentle exfoliation to acne treatment and improving the overall quality of the skin, even dark spots.

Thanks to the countless options of peels on the market with various ingredients like glycolic acid, lactic acid, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), and citric acid plus many more. It’s hard to know exactly what you need, when you need it and how to use it, don’t worry though, I’ll give you a rough guide to lead you through.

Read The Ingredients to make sure you know what you’re getting into, different acids treat the skin differently. Reading the ingredients could mean the difference of glowing skin and red skin. Such as Citric acid and AHAs they speed the process of cell turnover to help remove dark spot(hint) but they also help with acne. They’re very gentle on the skin,

The percentage isn’t a big deal you don’t really need anything over 10% for most over the counter options. Glycolic acid, for instance, should be used for aged and sun damaged skin(hint). Aging skin can be treated with up to 20% but if you’re doing peels regularly, you’ll see results no matter what percentage you use.

If you’re using a new peel or even an old one make sure you do a patch test first. Skin changes and you’d rather have one red spot than an entire red face.

Samantha didn’t listen, will you?

There’s No prep with going into a peel usually just make sure the skin is clean. Also don’t use anything that exfoliates prior to clean the skin, like a Clarisonic because it could cause over exfoliation and leave the skin raw. However, if you wanted to use a facial steamer prior that’s fine because it’ll help the ingredients penetrate deeper.

Avoid anything that could possibly be irritating 24 to 48 hours prior. That means no scrubs, waxes, lasers, bleaching prior, When it comes to sun exposure wear sunscreen and keep it at a minimal, you have fresh baby skin now we don’t need it getting damaged. It’s also wise to avoid makeup after so you don’t clog any pores.

If you use retinoids,  avoid any retinoid-based products 4 days prior to avoid skin sensitivity.

 

Of course, since you just did a major exfoliation don’t use any physical exfoliators, like your Clarisonic or any facial washing bush immediately after the peel.

Make sure when following up with your skin care that you use gentle skincare products that add moisture and rejuvenate the skin. Something soothing and aloe based should do the trick.

 

The Skincare Commandments

The Skincare Commandments

When I was younger I had really bad acne and scarring. It was so embarrassing! I was the only one in my family that had it and couldn’t figure out how to cure it until I really paid attention to what I was doing to […]

Why and How To Dry Brush

Why and How To Dry Brush

  Dry brushing is exactly what it sounds like. You rub a dry wash brush along your skin to help exfoliate your body for a soft supple skin with an amazing glow. Peaked your interest? Read on for the benefits and how to..   …:: Awesome […]

How I Got Rid Of My Stretch Marks

How I Got Rid Of My Stretch Marks

Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor and my method of removal is not recommended, even by me. Use at your own risk.

I first got my tiger stripes when I was 24 and my booty started to grow. They weren’t the cute little white lines everyone thinks are adorable. They were literal tiger stripes like big dark brown lines going all across my thighs like a pair of shorts. Eventually, they started going down my inner thighs reaching my knees. I was beyond devastated and embarrassed. For 5 months I used a series of products from Strivectin (didn’t work), to Castor oil (kinda worked)  but nothing really got rid of them.
One day I kept seeing girls use derma roller on their face and wondered what the heck it was. Basically, it’s a roller covered with tiny needles that poke holes in your skin. It helps your body produce collagen and helps any product that you’re using penetrate your skin deeper.
It helps with stretch marks because your skin (once punctured) will generate new skin without the scaring. Multiple girls on YouTube swore by the product and with it only being around 10 dollars or so I figured why not?
Once I got it I used it at least once a day tuning it back and forth on an area 10 times then applied my cream.
After about 2 weeks I began seeing results! I couldn’t have been any happier! But still, my results weren’t happening fast enough. I wanted to be patient but couldn’t. I figured since stretch marks are essentially scars from your skin stretching rapidly why not get something for scaring?
Enter in Mederma Dry Oil for scars and stretch marks aka my saving grace. I swear by the oil. The oil absorbs into the skin so it penetrates the skin deeper than any cream and if I use it with my roller I couldn’t beat. And I was right! My dark brown turned to light brown almost overnight! I was back in skirts guys! I never felt sexier.

How To Turn Your Shower Routine Into A Relaxing & Lux Experience

For some people, a bath or shower is simply a necessary nuisance that they try to get over with as soon as possible. For me, it’s where I come to end my day and rest my mind. Your end of the day shower should be […]

The Best Under Eye Mask

The Best Under Eye Mask

  I hate when I look tired, everyone thinks I’m sick. I don’t always use eye cream even though I should.   What I do instead of eye cream is an eye mask. Its basically concentrated treatment of what you should do daily with an […]

The Skincare Tool You Need

The Skincare Tool You Need

Skincare is the best thing in my book. From trying out new cleansers to seeing which mask tingles more, it’s beautiful. We all have skincare concerns, whether it be acne or aging, that we want to address. Usually, we complicate it by listing to so many different people and sources when really they’re all saying the same thing.
Cleanse, Treat, Moisturize, Protect.
Seriously go to any beauty counter or store and pick up any kit there’s always a cleanser,  moisturizer a treatment and sunscreen. That’s all you need honesty, but which one is the most important and where does it fit in with all the other products??
That where this trusty pyramid comes in to play. So let’s get started..
The most important thing is to protect your skin. The sun and environmental pollution are a big contributor to rapid aging signs and even dark spots. So you need to protect against all that the best way to get rid of skin flaws is to prevent them.
The next item is your treatment. You need to fix and repair all the damage that was caused by life and not following step 1, protect.  This is very important if you are seeing signs of aging or acne, dark spots basically anything you don’t like with your skin this is where you fix it!
Moisturize is the next step its helps protect the skin and gives it the nutrients needed to be strong and give you an amazing glow.
Lastly is the cleanser. I know you’re wondering why is cleanser last? Because it doesn’t really do anything but clean your skin. As long as you’re getting all your oil and makeup off it’s a good cleanser. Granted you want to make sure there’s some sort of treatment and that it’s not too harsh for your skin. But I’ve had better results from clean and clear than Bosica and Peter Thomas Roth. So it doesn’t matter because you’re washing away any treatment that might have been in there anyway.
So there’s my list did any of it surprise you? What rank do you put yours in? Tell me in the comments!