Skin Care

Skin Care

The order my products are applied are:

       Morning

 

  • micellar water

  • water rinse

  • toner

  • treatment (optional)

  • moisturizer

  • sunscreen

        Night

 

  • micellar water

  • cleanser

  • toner

  • treatment (optional)

  • moisturizer

  • oil / ointment

Toner

Indie Lee Coq-10 Toner 

 

This toner is very moisturizing to me. I love the spray nozzle in oppose to needing a cotton round for application.

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Treatment

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

 

This serum helps improve the hydration level of my skin. Zinc is anti-inflammatory and helps with my acne.

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Treatment

The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA

 

Hidden gem alert! This product helps to unclog pores and reduce inflammation. It helped my fade my dark spots.

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Toner

Laneige Essential Power Skin Toner

 

This toner is is moisturizing and helps reduce oil in my T zone! This version is for normal to dry skin.

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Treatment

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

 

 Hyaluronic acid is a STAPLE is my skin routine! It increases moisture to the skin. I use it daily. No seriously, DAILY.

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Treatment

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%

 

I love this stuff! Lactic acid eliminates accumulated dead skin on the surface level. I use it a couple times a week to keep breakouts away.

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Treatment

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

 

This treatment not only exfoliates the top layer on the skin (AHA) but dissolves oil of the inside (BHA). It helps to clear up and prevent blackheads etc. 

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Treatment

Farmacy Honeymoon Glow AHA Serum

A powerful AHA (14%) that I apply at night when I'm having a tough time with breakouts. Please remember to apply sunscreen the next morning when using ANY treatment.

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Treatment

CeraVe Skin Renewing Retinol Serum

 

The start to looking youthful 4evaaaa! This serum reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also improves skin texture. A must have! 

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Treatment

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%

 

Don't sleep on azelaic acid! It reduces pimples and blackhead by killing the bacteria that causes acne and helps lighten dark spots. Great addition to a skincare routine!

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Treatment

CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum

This serum smooths the skin and helps reduce the appearance of acne marks. The first couple of times I used it, it purged (resurface whiteheads) in a few areas.

 

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Moisturizer

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

 

This moisturizer helps to repair my skin barrier. It is pretty thick so I use it at night mostly unless it's cold outside, then I apply it in the mornings as well.

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Toner + Hydration

COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

 

Boy do I love this stuff! It hydrates my skin like no other! I apply it in place of my toner sometimes. Other times, I apply it as a treatment.

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Cleanser

CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser

 

I love this exfoliating cleanser as it helps keep breakouts at bay. I don't use it daily though. When I use it, I skip the treatments and just moisturize and seal my skin after toning.

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Sunscreen

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

 

This sunscreen has carried me through some tough times. It applies smooth and does not leave a white cast on the skin. SUPER POPULAR!

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Sunscreen

Cerve AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30

 

This is my last resort sunscreen. It has a mean white cast when applied but it eventually turns clear. Do not use if you sweat a lot or will be around water.

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Sunscreen

Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF30
 

I have not tried this one YET but it is popular amongst the brown skin girlies. No one's skin is the same so I'm giving the girls/guys options.

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Sealant

Bio-Oil Skincare Oil

 

I honestly think that this oil was one of the key products that help to fade my dark spots! I use it after I apply my moisturizer.

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Moisturizer

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

 

I initially got this as a sample and fell in love! It adds moisture to my skin and doesn't break me out. I locked it into my routine.

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Cleanser

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

 

I love using this as my daily cleanser. It leaves my face feeling clean but not totally stripped of moisture. I love how it foams. This version is my normal to dry skin.

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Sunscreen

COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50

 

This sunscreen applies white but dries clear. It's definitely one of my favorites. What's not to love about SPF 50 protection!?

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Sunscreen

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF30

I have not used this one YET because it's always sold out in stores. It is a favorite amongst the brown skin girlies and it's fairly easy to find locally (if not sold out lol). Give it a try!

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Sunscreen

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence

 

This sunscreen is a popular pick! I have it and reach for it sometimes. It spreads smoothly and dries clear with no white cast in sight.

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Sealant

CeraVe Healing Ointment

 

The HOLY GRAIL of skin barrier restoration! After using AHA and BHA treatments too often, this ointment helped to stop my moisturizer from evaporating and locked in the moisture. YOU NEED THIS.

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