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For those who skinCARE about their face and body routines. Discover the best skincare product recommendations and get answers to common questions about 3, 5, or even 10 step routines.

For those who skinCARE about their face and body routines. Discover the best skincare product recommendations and get answers to common questions about 3, 5, or even 10 step routines.

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What skincare do you recommend for 13 year old?
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Reply: I use the inkey list products I think using products from the same brand in your routine is helpful so your not mixing to many dif ...read more
I use the inkey list products I think using products from the same brand in your routine is helpful so your not mixing to many different ingredients
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Recommendations for Cleanser - nice fresh smell and cooling
Looking for a cleanser that has a fresh smell and has a cooling, fresh feeling to it.
Looking for a cleanser that has a fresh smell and has a cooling, fresh feeling to it.
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Reply: Hi @Shelltee79 and welcome to the world of skincare! Before I start, I’ll say that none of your products—or any products, really—w ...read more
Hi @Shelltee79 and welcome to the world of skincare! Before I start, I’ll say that none of your products—or any products, really—will completely stop or remove laugh lines. Those and undereye lines, among others, happen after repeated facial expressions. The only way to truly avoid lines is to stop making facial expressions, and who wants that boring of a life? 😂 There are ways to reduce the appearance of lines, but just remember to keep your expectations realistic. Oh, and Danessa Myricks Beauty Yummy Skin Glow Serum with Hyaluronic Acid & Niacinamide isn’t a skincare product. That’s a makeup primer. You’d apply that right before your makeup—or apply it alone to act as makeup for a glowy radiant look. It’s hard to see each product in your photo, so a few may be missing from my suggested skincare routine… PM: Cleanser (nightly) - Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover (if you wore makeup that day) followed by La Roche-Posay Toleriane Cleanser. Exfoliate (1-3 times a week) - The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner. I know TO suggests using this daily, but don’t do that or you’ll over-exfoliate and break your skin barrier, which leads to all kinds of badness.Once or twice a month, replace this glycolic acid toner with The Ordinary AHA 30% Peeling Solution. Never use both products on the same day. And be sure to leave that peeling solution on your face no longer than 10 minutes. I use it a couple times a month and sometimes let it sit for just 5 minutes before rinsing off. If you want, you can exfoliate in the morning instead of at night. Just don’t do it twice on the same day. Treatments (as needed) - frequency and order of application is entirely up to you. I see COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, Beautycounter All Bright Vitamin C serum, The Ordinary Niacinamide serum, and The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid serum; those are fine to layer atop one another. Or you can use some of them at night and others in the morning. And you don’t need to use ‘em all daily if you don’t want to. Note that hyaluronic acid is a humectant: it draws moisture into skin. The product you apply afterward may also be drawn a bit deeper into skin than usual. Pointing this out because some folks (like me) find TO’s Niacinamide serum irritating, and applying it right after a hyaluronic acid serum would worsen the irritation. If your skin tolerates that niacinamide serum, then no need to worry. 🙂 I also see some kind of saffron mask in your photo. If it’s a rinse-off mask, then you might wanna start this “treatment” step with that mask, and then follow with whichever serums you want. Moisturize (nightly) - I don’t see a full face moisturizer in your photo, but this is where you’d apply one. I highly recommend you add one to your routine if you don’t already have one. AM: Cleanser (optional) - some folks don’t need to use cleanser in the morning. If you do, the LRP one might be fine, or you could even just use the Clinique makeup remover instead. Depends on your skin’s AM needs. I’m in my 50s with mostly-dry combo skin and usually just gently wipe my face with a wet plush microfiber cloth (like a Makeup Eraser). If I do need an AM wash, I use a very gentle cream cleanser, cleansing balm, or micellar water just on the parts of my face that need it (usually around my eyes). Treatment (as needed) - here’s where you’d use whichever of your serums you want in the morning. Consider using your vitamin C serum here instead of at night. I haven’t looked at that specific serum’s ingredients but, in general, you’ll get more antioxidant bang for your buck outta vitamin C in the morning, since your skin’s more likely to be exposed to pollutants/oxidants during the day. Still, you can use that serum at night if you’d rather. Moisturize (daily) - apply a moisturizer here. This is also when you’d apply that Dr. Brandt eye cream; I recommend applying it after your full face moisturizer. Sunscreen (daily) - I don’t see one in your photo. You absolutely need one if you’re using AHAs (such as glycolic acid), which make your skin more sun-sensitive. But even without AHAs, you should use a sunscreen (at least SPF 30) to all skin exposed to sunlight and reapply it throughout the day, all year long, regardless of weather or season. UV rays can cause wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, worsen acne and dry patches, and do more serious damage such as cancer. Some sunscreens that contain at least one good moisturizing ingredient (dimethicone, squalane, argan oil, shea butter, etc.) can pull double duty as moisturizer, so you could even cut that step from your AM routine. I see a Thayers product in your photo but didn’t include it… I assume that’s a bottle of witch hazel? Some people use it as a toner. If that’s how you use it, then you’d apply it after cleanser either morning or night.
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Jelly blush
Hay is it true you can eat the jelly brush like I have seen people eat it before?
Hay is it true you can eat the jelly brush like I have seen people eat it before?
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Large pores on nose
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Reply: Yes I love that serum! It really helped my dry skin too. To anyone who has dry skin I really recommend buying. Ordinarys lash seru ...read more
Yes I love that serum! It really helped my dry skin too. To anyone who has dry skin I really recommend buying. Ordinarys lash serum is also very good as well. Hope this text helps 💗
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Reply: Oh my gosh the hearts are beautiful!! Such a bummer it wasn't great, but definitely I'll need to look into a few you've listed her ...read more
Oh my gosh the hearts are beautiful!! Such a bummer it wasn't great, but definitely I'll need to look into a few you've listed here! @itsfi
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Drunk Elephant allergic reaction!?
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@AnnaMariaH yikes, hope you are better soon
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Recommendations
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Drunk Elephant Dupes...
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Reply: My personal favorite would be the drunk, elephant ones! 🙂
My personal favorite would be the drunk, elephant ones! 🙂
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Reply: @sabbu5 LANEIGE Cream Skin Refillable Toner & Moisturizer with Ceramides and Peptides Glow Recipe Plum Plump™ Hyaluronic Acid Hydr ...read more
@sabbu5 LANEIGE Cream Skin Refillable Toner & Moisturizer with Ceramides and Peptides Glow Recipe Plum Plump™ Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum KORA Organics Noni Glow Radiant Eye Oil .34 oz / 10 mL Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Oil with Squalane and Antioxidants 1 oz / 30 ml Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra SOS Intense Hydration Moisturizer 1.6 oz/ 50 mL The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil 1 oz/ 30 mL
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