Top 10 skincare tips for people with sensitive skin.

Beauty., Health and Wellness.

I’ve had sensitive skin forever and it’s one of the most annoying skin care problems after dry skin. You can’t use scented things or else your skin gets red, your face reacts weirdly to products everyone else can use and it’s just plain annoying.

Since I’ve had it, I’ve learned many things from Dermatologists, skin specialists and my own experience so here are some of my tips:

  1. Don’t use scented products on your skin and this includes perfumes, body sprays, soaps etc. These almost always causes irritation and some amount of inflammation to sensitive skin. If you really love scents like I do though then just lay your clothes down onto your bed or somewhere and lightly spray it with whatever. Give the scent a few minutes to dry on the fabric before getting dressed. If you do this, it’ll prevent direct contact with your skin which will prevent irritations.
  2. DOVE is your best friend. I’ve been using the Dove Sensitive Skin body wash for years now. You know when you use other body washes your skin feels like it has some weird residue left over? That’s soap scum and Dove is one soap that doesn’t have that (Watch it and see). Try to switch to liquid soaps for your body instead of bars because bars just sit in your tub and collect bacteria over time and that rubs onto your skin causing irritation.
  3. Even though you have sensitive skin, you should still have a wash your face at least once daily. Wash your face in the morning after you wake up to get rid of the oils and bacteria that got onto your face at night from your hair, pillow, hands etc. Wash your face again at night to get rid of the other dirt and bacteria that came onto your face throughout the day. Use a gentle cleaner to remove dirt, oils etc without stripping your skin. Brands like Simple or Cetaphil are gentle but still clean really well.
  4. Try not to pile on makeup and if you can, don’t wear any at all. If you really feel like you need it, get one that’s lightweight and doesn’t clog your skin. Go to a makeup specialist (Sephora is a great place to start) and ask them for what they recommend.
  5. DO NOT BUY FULL-SIZE PRODUCTS WITHOUT TRYING IT FIRST. I cannot stress this enough, there are so many things I’ve gotten because of ads and whatever and when I tried it, it didn’t work well for my skin and I ended up not using it. So many places offer samples of products, just ask. Sometimes I go into Sephora, talk to a consultant and just get 5-10 samples to try out; it doesn’t hurt and it definitely will save your bank account.
    1. If you don’t have a Sephora near you, you could at least find products specific to your needs here.
    2. Make sure to test products on somewhere like your upper arm or the side of your neck, somewhere, if you do get a rash, it’s easy to cover up.
  6. I would say to keep away from the sun but we all know that can’t happen so invest in a really good moisturizer with SPF. I LOVE the Algenist Lightweight UV Defense Fluid. It’s SPF 50 and feels like nothing. I don’t know about you guys, but I hate applying lotion or sunscreen onto my face especially in the summer because my face gets greasy and oily so I just skip it all together. DON’T DO THAT.  Too much heat damages skin cells and can often cause skin rashes and diseases.
  7. Watch what you eat but it’s not just what you’re eating, some external factors such as smoking, stress, lack of sleep or excessive pollution can cause sensitive skin to flare up with rashes and may also cause even bigger skin problems.
  8. Always choose cosmetic products which are “Fragrance-free” because most of the cosmetics with fragrance may react on your sensitive skin to create problems. It is much better if you choose products labeled “No artificial colors”.
  9. Exfoliate your skin with something fine. This gets rid of the dead skin on your face to moisturizers can actually benefit you and go into your skin instead of just sitting on top of the dead skin doing nothing. The Ancient Orient Rice Enzyme Dermafoliant is the best one I’ve come across so far. It’s a dupe of the far more expensive Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder.
  10. Make a Rosewater soothing face mist. This will help hydrate you skin, fight acne and eczema, heal scars etc.

Check out 20 common questions about sensitive skin (answered by doctors and dermatologists)

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My skincare routine + mini reviews.

Beauty., raving reviews


Everyone’s skin is different and reacts to every product differently than others but if you have combination, dry or oily skin these will help you because I’ve faced all.

(I’ll write if a certain product is best suited for what type of skin type. If nothing is mentioned, all skin types will like it)

Ok so let’s start off what I use when I first wake up. I usually just wash my face to emulsify the oils and then wipe it off with a towel. Then I apply the Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer. It’s a drugstore product but unlike the products below, this is a more natural product which has no harsh chemicals, dyes, or other harmful things for your face. That was a big part of why I switched to this. It also works as well as the products below, moisturizes really well but doesn’t make my skin oily, plus its way more affordable.

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Before I used to use Tatcha Moisture Rich Silk Cream in the winter (The sample size was only .5 oz, but it lasts a while) and the Clinique moisturizing gel in the summer. The thing was though, the Tatcha one is good for drier and sensitive skin types. It really replenishes is and makes your skin better. This is a product you’ll have to invest in because it costs $150 for a 1.87 oz tub, BUT I promise you, it lasts a long time. I had the .5 oz one and used it for months (I still have some left over after using it all winter).

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If you have oilier and more acne prone skin, I suggest you get the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. This literally feels like putting water on your skin. I use it in the summer a lot because it doesn’t make my face breakout and in a weird way it controls the oil on my face.

Throughout the day, I don’t really moisturize as much. Sometimes I do it after I’ve been out all day and kinda just wash up a bit, but most times I just moisturize in the mornings and at night.

Before I go to bed I wash my face with AVEENO Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub. Honestly for me, face washes don’t really do much besides get rid of oil and freshen up my face about it, that’s about it. This is great if you have oily skin, darker spots on your face or both even.

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I used to use the Olay Foaming Face Wash for sensitive skin, but it left a weird residue behind. It’s not really noticeable at all, but the weather started to get warmer so I started using the Aveeno above. That’s the only complaint I have about it though. This is a really nice product to you if you have drier, sensitive skin. It doesn’t dry your skin out more than it already is and if you have something like eczema on your face, this would work really well.

Once I wash my face, I like to apply this Vitamin C serum called Radha Beauty Vitamin C Serum. It’s really nice and light enough for everyday use. It smells a little like coconut oil and quickly absorbs into your skin. I love that it also doesn’t leave it feeling greasy at all so that’s amazing. The thing is with this, I really love that this quickly produces results. I had a few breakouts on my skin and within a week they were gone with no scars. A few of my older scars also had started to fade.

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After this, I apply the Simple Moisturizer from above.

A few times a week I like to use the Clinique Clarifying Lotion #2. This is really great. I didn’t really see much of an improvement on my skin after using this, but the stuff that comes off with it is AMAZING. I use it at night once a week after I wash my face. You just pour some onto a cotton pad and wipe it all across your face and neck. The amount of gunk that comes off is so surprising. I don’t even wear makeup and so many things come off from dirt left behind even after washing my face with soap, to the color left on my neck from a scarf which I can’t see.

I still use this because I feel so much better knowing all these hidden things are off my face. They also have one for dry skin and oily skin. (Mine is combination). It literally feels like wiping water on your face and it kinda just dries away.

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Every three weeks I use the Adovia Dead sea facial mask. It’s nice and thick and definitely smells like mud. Even after one use, my skin feels brighter and looks cleaner. I really recommend this to anyone because it kinda just gives your skin a little boost.

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Every six weeks I like to DermaRoll. If you guys are interested in a more in-depth post on that, comment below. I like to use the OZ Naturals Vitamin C serum. This one is a little bit thicker than the one mentioned above.

If you’re lazy like me and don’t always have time to sit and apply products, get this. Even if I don’t Dermaroll, I use this once a week at night without lotion to let this just sink into my skin. It’s really nice and does what it’s supposed to, clear up my skin.

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Hope this helped some of you,

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Getting softer skin in 20 minutes.

Beauty., DIY'S, Etc., Health and Wellness., Uncategorized

Who doesn’t want soft skin? Here’s a quick, easy and chemical-free way to touch up your skin once in a while.

What you need//

  1. Salt or sugar
  2. Water
  3. Towel
  4. Moisturizer
  5. Olive oil.

// Rub the oil onto the area of skin.
Pour a little bit of olive oil onto the area and rub it well. You can rub it by massaging in circular movements.

// Exfoliate the area with salt or sugar.
Put a generous amount of salt onto the skin area and scrub. Don’t be rough or you might hurt your skin. But don’t be afraid of scrub well. It’s important because this step removes dead skin.

//Leave it in for 10 minutes.
This step takes patience. You can scrub while you’re waiting. But be careful, because if you don’t leave it in for 1O minutes, you’re skin won’t be soft :c

// Wash the mixture off.
Preferably with lukewarm water. Note: don’t wash with soap or a cleanser. Why? it’s good to leave some olive oil in to keep the skin soft. And you can use the towel.

// Moisturize.
Get a healthy amount of moisturizer. Also, rub it into the skin area. But rub it in well, to make sure it makes the maximum effect.

That’s it 🙂

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What do your breakouts mean?

Health and Wellness., Tips.

Who doesn’t like to have clear skin? I know I do and I thought I would find out why I have breakouts and just wanted to share them with you guys.

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//Forehead:
Breakouts across the forehead are often triggered by stress or sleep deprivation. make sure to get 7 to 9 hours of beauty rest a night.

//Above the brow:
The area above the brow is affected by your immune system. breakouts
tend to happen here right before,
after, or during a cold or flu. drink
plenty of water.

//Between brows:
breakouts between the brows can
be caused by unhealthy foods or
a food allergy. to clear up skin in
this zone, cut back on sugar & dairy.

//Cheeks:
your cheeks are linked to your
respiratory system. smoking or
breathing polluted air can cause
breakouts here.

//Side of chin:
the sides of your chin are affected
by hormones. breakouts here occur
around the time of your period.

//Chin:
if your diet has been loaded with
rich and heavy foods then consider
a detox or adding more fiber to your
diet and exercise to routine to help
with digestion.

//Nose:
this area is skin full of dilated pores
so make sure your make-up brushes
and anything that you bring close to
your face are kept clean. also, get
more fresh air and exercise daily.

//Ear & eyes:
spots close to your ear and even
dark circles around the eyes can be
caused by dehydration. avoid coffee,
tea and salt whenever possible.

//Lip:
to clear zits here, eat less spicy and
fried foods. also, include more fresh
fruits and vegetables in your diet.

Hope these helped.
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