Hi ladies and gents! The hot summer weather can bring sweat, humidity and increased oiliness. This can lead to a higher chance of clogged pores and breakouts! Take a look at some of my favorite masks that will really get those pores unclogged and that skin popping.
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Most people are open to improving their skin in one way or another. When easily attainable skincare products are not doing the job, some will reach out to professional resources to help their skin issues. Professional skincare services can get pretty expensive and nowadays, some of these procedures can be done in the comfort of your own home for a percentage of the cost. Check out some of the beauty tools you can use at home that will give you in-office results.
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Professional Service: Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are just chemicals applied to the skin to who help peel and rejuvenate the skin. This can help immensely with acne, dark spots, uneven skin tone, wrinkles, etc. The intensity of a peel can vary from gentle to very intense. Some peels may cause minuscule peeling not seen by the visible eye and some peels can make you peel in sheets like a snake! It’s important to research different types of peels to determine which one is right for you.
Professional Service: Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical procedure. It uses a micro-crystal device to exfoliate the top layer of the skin.. With continual use, fresher, softer and more even toned skin will appear.
Professional Service: Light Therapy
Professional Service: Dermarolling
A facial session may also include different masks targeted for your skin type, steamers, and pore extraction treatments. These treatments can be done yourself in the comfort of your own home.
There are 1,000s of DIY recipes, notable store masks and tools that can achieve the same thing.
So these are my overall goals for the summer that I am really trying to start focusing on now. Please let me know if you would like a detail plan on some of these goals and I will be happy to write a blog post or create a video on it. What are some of your goals for summer?
I wanted to share some of my favorite skincare and beauty products that are currently empty and will require a repurchase because I love them that much! These items are staples in my beauty routines and items I feel I can’t go without. The specific link to where I personally buy each product is below (proceed with your own caution):
If you’d like some in-depth reviews of specific product, please let me know! xo
I’ve recently bought a couple of derma-rollers to help with some acne scars, even my skin tone, and to kick up my current skincare routine!
WHAT IS DERMAROLLING?
A skin needling device with many small surgical needles that come in many different shapes and sizes and qualities.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Typically, you use the device to literally roll over your face and cause superficial “injures” to the skin. This in returns tricks your skin into producing more collagen, as it thinks there is damage to the skin. You can use this on your face and body.
· Generate more collagen to the skin
· Even skin tone and help the texture of your skin
· Minimizes hyperpigmentation, acne scars, cellulite & stretch marks
· Better absorption of skin care products
HOW-TO: You want to roll over the area of skin you are targeting up and down about 5 times or so WITH THE CORRECT ROLLER SIZE. Be sure to not go over active pimples, ruptured pimples or active wounds. Then typically you want to use a vitamin c serum after you have dermarolled for great collagen production. (You’re face be a little red and the serum may sting a bit, please patch test and do what you think is best for your skin type) Also, please do not use any aggressive skin care products after dermarolling as it may really sting or damage your skin such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retin-a, etc. Use those items on the days you are not dermarolling.
Roller sizes, the number of needles and quality of the tool will vary.
I bought a .5 mm for my face and a 1.0 mm for my body from an amazon seller, example below:
**Please note I bought these rollers at my own discretion (mostly because of the great price - around $15)**
Here are some notable and popular derma-roller/micro-needling sets you can also check out:
DOES IT HURT?
I would not say it hurts, not to me. It may be just an uncomfortable feeling at first, but then you get used to it. When I used it for the first time, I used slight but gentle pressure and it did not hurt to me a bit.
I have only used the derma-roller once on my face with the .5mm, so I can only give my initial opinions. Quite honestly, I LOVED IT! My face was slightly red after using it and the serum stung a slight bit, but nothing out of the ordinary for me, as it calmed down shortly after. What I really loved most is how well it made my serum absorb into my skin and how it gave my skin a luminescent effect. The next day I definitely noticed my skin being brighter, not a huge difference, but definitely looked brighter. I can wait to use this continuously (possibly twice a week) along with some great skin care products to give my final opinion and results.
· Depending on the quality of your roller, be sure to replace it with a new one about every 3 months (can hold bacteria and/or needle quality can diminish and damage skin)
· Be sure to clean and sterilize your roller after every use
· Don’t apply too heavy of pressure (could cause bleeding)
· Track your progress
· Don’t overdo it
· Have fun!
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