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Double Tap if you agree. Which is your favorite acne weapon? Comment belowFollow for more tips to clear your acne       ...
11/19/2023

Double Tap if you agree. Which is your favorite acne weapon? Comment below

Follow for more tips to clear your acne

Help! My acne won’t go away!⚠️ Have you modified your diet?⚠️Is your skincare routine for acne prone skin?⚠️Have you che...
11/17/2023

Help! My acne won’t go away!
⚠️ Have you modified your diet?

⚠️Is your skincare routine for acne prone skin?

⚠️Have you checked your skincare ingredients and formulations?

⚠️ Do you double cleanse at night?

⚠️Have you used your acne treatments regularly and consistently for 3 months

⚠️If all else has failed, have you tried a retinoid

⚠️Do you use maintenance therapy between flares

Acne can’t be cured, but it can be controlled and typically you have to be on a preventive regime if you have moderate to severe acne

Comment ‘acne’ and I’ll send you a link to your options for a retinoid

Do you know your acne type? Knowing helps you figure out how to approach treatment —- non prescription vs prescription s...
11/16/2023

Do you know your acne type? Knowing helps you figure out how to approach treatment —- non prescription vs prescription skincare, and depending which, what ingredients are best

Follow for more acne tips and advice

These are the typical causes of acne. Treatment targets correcting the factors that can be modified.                    ...
11/13/2023

These are the typical causes of acne. Treatment targets correcting the factors that can be modified.

Do you know what type of serum your skin needs? Here is a guide for you and your friends! Shop the right serum for your ...
11/10/2023

Do you know what type of serum your skin needs? Here is a guide for you and your friends!

Shop the right serum for your skin type by tapping link in bio to shop my shelf


Have you tried this yet? You need this if you had preexisting sun damage prior to starting to use sunscreen. The product...
11/10/2023

Have you tried this yet? You need this if you had preexisting sun damage prior to starting to use sunscreen. The product is a genius 😀😃😃!

Comment ‘link’ and I’ll send you the product link 😘
OR
Tap link in bio to shop my shelf for sunscreen faves

Is your skincare working well? If not, consider these methods.Better absorption = improved effectiveness. Exfoliating an...
11/08/2023

Is your skincare working well? If not, consider these methods.

Better absorption = improved effectiveness. Exfoliating and exfoliating clear up the debris and dead skin cells on your skin. Microneedling creates microchannels for skincare to be absorbed. Absorption can be increased by up to 30%.

Consider these methods, Micro-needling and dermaplaning require some expertise and clear directions, get advise from your esti bestie or derm doc. Better yet get them done professionally

DM with questions

If you want to prevent your forehead looking like this, consider incorporating peptides into your skincare regime. Pepti...
11/07/2023

If you want to prevent your forehead looking like this, consider incorporating peptides into your skincare regime.

Peptides induce cell repair and slow down aging. These 2 peptides (swipe left)combine peptides which are popularly used for anti-aging purposes.

Currently 30% off with a free caviar stick worth $30.

Comment or DM ‘peptideduo’ and I’ll send you the product link 😘

Acne scarring is the worst and treatments can be harsh and irritate the skin. Mandelic acid is a gentle AHA with bigger ...
11/05/2023

Acne scarring is the worst and treatments can be harsh and irritate the skin. Mandelic acid is a gentle AHA with bigger molecules that allow for slow absorption and less irritation. Suitable to sensitive skin!

Comment or DM ‘mandelic acid’ and I’ll send you product links

FYI: clearing out your pores is more than 50% of acne prevention and treatment. This vacuum for your pores by  does just...
11/05/2023

FYI: clearing out your pores is more than 50% of acne prevention and treatment. This vacuum for your pores by does just that with added benefits of antioxidant protection and hydration!

While it’s great for all skin types, it is superb for acne prone and oily skin.

Use once a week and watch your skin glow ✨✨✨

Comment or DM ‘porevacuum’ and I’ll send you the product link 😘😘😘

Promo: black friday sale, Buy one product and second is free!


Skincare routines don’t have to be 10 steps long and take you forever. You can cut the time by incorporating skincare mu...
11/03/2023

Skincare routines don’t have to be 10 steps long and take you forever. You can cut the time by incorporating skincare multitaskers (skincare products with ingredients that address differ skin concerns). It also saves you shelf and table top space 😉😜

Comment or DM ‘multitaskers’ to get suggestions

Skincare does not need to be complicated but it needs to be consistent. You can have as little as 3 steps in the AM and ...
11/03/2023

Skincare does not need to be complicated but it needs to be consistent. You can have as little as 3 steps in the AM and PM and still achieve healthy skin. You may need multitaskers however (meaning skincare products that combine ingredients to target different issues). A common example is a moisturizer with SPF in it.

Step 1 : Gentle Cleanser - for all skin types

Step 2: Moisturizer for your skin type (your skin’s needs can vary with the season)

Step 3
AM: Sunscreen
PM: Overnight Repair Treatment : depending on your needs - antiaging, hydrating, brightening, exfoliating, pigment correcting etc
(**if it’s a serum, apply before moisturizer, if its a mask, apply after moisturizer)

Weekly and monthly targeted treatments may be needed to achieve your skincare goals faster

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There is just never a good reason not to wear sunscreen. JUST WEAR ITComment or DM ‘sunscreen’ and I’ll send you product...
11/01/2023

There is just never a good reason not to wear sunscreen. JUST WEAR IT

Comment or DM ‘sunscreen’ and I’ll send you product links OR Tap link in bio to shop my shelf for sunscreen faves


Have you incorporated niacinamide in your routineYou should if you have📍Oily Skin📍Combo Skin (oily T zone only)📍Acne Pro...
11/01/2023

Have you incorporated niacinamide in your routine

You should if you have

📍Oily Skin
📍Combo Skin (oily T zone only)
📍Acne Prone Skin
📍Hyperpigmentation
📍Fine lines and Wrinkles (aging skin)
📍Enlarged Pores
📍Inflamed Skin (redness)

Comment ‘niacinamide’ and I ‘ll send you a link or tap link in bio to shop my shelf (oily skincare)

These tips apply in spooky szn and beyond…. So save this and keep the list handyFollow  for more skincare tips          ...
10/30/2023

These tips apply in spooky szn and beyond…. So save this and keep the list handy

Follow for more skincare tips

👉 The first step to having healthy skin is knowing what type it is. Understanding your skin type will help you provide i...
10/30/2023

👉 The first step to having healthy skin is knowing what type it is. Understanding your skin type will help you provide it with the specific protection and care that it needs.

👉 Every skin type has unique characteristics and needs. To find out your skin type, follow these simple instructions.

✨Start by washing your face with a gentle cleanser.

✨Don’t apply any product or makeup. 

✨Wait for 30 minutes 

✨Check your skin type in the post 👆.

Double tap if you find this useful.




















Double cleansing involves using two different types of cleansers, typically an oil-based cleanser or micellar water foll...
10/29/2023

Double cleansing involves using two different types of cleansers, typically an oil-based cleanser or micellar water followed by a water-based cleanser. The primary reason for double cleansing is to ensure thorough cleansing of the skin.

BENEFITS:
⚠️Effective Makeup and Sunscreen Removal: Oil-based cleansers are excellent at breaking down and removing makeup, sunscreen, and excess oils from your skin. Water-based cleansers, on the other hand, help remove impurities like sweat and dirt that are water-soluble.
⚠️Deep Pore Cleansing: The first step with an oil-based cleanser helps dissolve and lift away impurities from your skin's surface. The second step with a water-based cleanser ensures a deeper cleanse by removing any remaining residue and impurities from your pores.
⚠️Prepares Skin for Other Products: Cleansing your skin thoroughly allows the products you apply afterward, like serums and moisturizers, to be absorbed more effectively.
⚠️Prevents Breakouts and Dull Skin: Proper cleansing can prevent clogged pores, which can lead to acne and breakouts. It also helps in preventing dullness by removing dead skin cells and allowing the fresh, new skin underneath to shine through.

‼️Remember, while double cleansing can be highly effective, it's essential to choose cleansers that are suitable for your skin type to avoid irritation or dryness.

These skincare tips never grow old, not even in spooky season. Share a skincare tip below. Let’s educate ourselves..Foll...
10/29/2023

These skincare tips never grow old, not even in spooky season. Share a skincare tip below. Let’s educate ourselves..

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Have you tried these?Retinoids have varying indications. Here is how to use them correctly                              ...
10/28/2023

Have you tried these?
Retinoids have varying indications. Here is how to use them correctly

Save this post! There are no magic potions for your face besties. The best there is out there is retinoids and sunscreen...
10/26/2023

Save this post! There are no magic potions for your face besties. The best there is out there is retinoids and sunscreen and even those take consistency and patients to see results.

The next time someone tried to sell you a ‘one size fits all’ solution to skincare, remember this post. The cream that cures all skin issues does not exist.
Build a basic routine you can stick to and be consistent with it.

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Face cleansing is a crucial part of acne care and depending on you acne regimen, you may need a gentle non medicated cle...
10/26/2023

Face cleansing is a crucial part of acne care and depending on you acne regimen, you may need a gentle non medicated cleanser to improve your skin’s tolerance of stronger acne medications.

Benzoyl peroxide cleansers are pretty popular for mild cases of pustular or inflammatory acne. It works by killing acne causing bacteria. To do this, it needs some contact time.

For best results, apply your benzoyl peroxide cleanser to damp skin, let it sit for about 3 minutes then wash off. The prolonged contact time helps bacteria clearance.

So when next you use your cleanser, let it sit for a bit while you brush your teeth or trim your whiskers 😃

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Retinoids are probably one of the most important ingredients for skin health but they can be drying and irritating. Star...
10/25/2023

Retinoids are probably one of the most important ingredients for skin health but they can be drying and irritating. Starting a retinoid should be a carefully thought out process.

*Avoid if pregnant or trying*

✨Make sure your skin barrier is healthy (no tingling, irritation or rashes (acne is okay 😉))

✨Start with a lower strength preparation

✨Start slow, 2 to 3 nights a week and work your way up to daily as tolerated

✨Avoid combining with actives AKA chemical exfoliants and peels

✨Use only a pea sized amount for the entire face

✨Always apply and reapply sunscreen during the day

✨If you notice dryness or irritation then use a thicker moisturizer and consider the sandwich method

✨Stay well hydrated, incorporate a hydrating serum and a barrier repairing moisturizer

✨if increasing the strength of your retinoid or frequency of application causes irritation then stay where you are for longer

✨if in the end you are unable to advance then stay where you are, some retinol is better than no retinol

If you need recommendations on which retinoid to start with, ❌comment or DM ‘startretinol’ and I’ll message you with product links

Halloween szn is almost over and these acne scary movies are super freaky!!!Swipe left only if you are not faint hearted...
10/24/2023

Halloween szn is almost over and these acne scary movies are super freaky!!!

Swipe left only if you are not faint hearted

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10/24/2023
Classic case of easy to get but hard to treat. Prevention is key with PIH which is mostly as a result of badly managed a...
10/23/2023

Classic case of easy to get but hard to treat. Prevention is key with PIH which is mostly as a result of badly managed acne.

There are several ingredients and procedures that may help but these require patience and consistence and may take up to 3 months to see results.

To preserve those results, using a good sunscreen and reapplying throughout the day is key.

Comment or DM ‘pih’ for product recommendations

Majority of these spooky home hacks do not help acne and if at all they do, not in the long term.If you have acne, you n...
10/23/2023

Majority of these spooky home hacks do not help acne and if at all they do, not in the long term.

If you have acne, you need to know your type of acne, type of skin and your acne triggers.

See a dermatologist if you have moderate to severe acne or mild acne that does not improve with non prescription skincare.

There are online dermatology services that provide prescription skincare after reviewing your history and pictures of your skin.

Comment or DM ‘prescriptionskincare’ and I’ll send you a recommendation.

❔ Did you know that simple lifestyle changes can help your acne?
10/21/2023

❔ Did you know that simple lifestyle changes can help your acne?

Adult acne is probably the commonest skin problem out there and it can’t be cured but it can be controlled. There is a c...
10/20/2023

Adult acne is probably the commonest skin problem out there and it can’t be cured but it can be controlled.

There is a common bad habit of treating and stopping and thinking its gone but it’s not. It is either brewing beneath the surface or waiting to be triggered.

So what should you do?

1. Know your type of acne, know your type of skin
2. Know your acne triggers and avoid them
3. Treat acne flares
3. Continue acne preventing maintenance therapy between flares
4. Maintain a healthy skin barrier with proper use of non comedogenic skincare formulated for acne prone skin
5. If your acne is not responding to non prescription skincare then see a dermatologist or subscribe to an online dermatologist service for prescription skincare

Ask me your questions

If you need more info on non prescription acne treatments, comment ‘acnetreatments’ and I’ll send you a message

If you need more info on online dermatology services, comment ‘prescriptionskincare’ and I’ll send you more info

PS: Don’t sweat the occasional acne flare, we all get them@now and then.

2 finger breadths of sunscreen is not for everyone. Sunscreen use like most other things is not a one size fits all. Why...
10/20/2023

2 finger breadths of sunscreen is not for everyone. Sunscreen use like most other things is not a one size fits all. Why?

✨Your face may be wider or longer
✨Your fingers may be shorter or longer
✨Your sunscreen texture may be thinner
✨Your sunscreen nozzle may be narrower or wider

Rule of thumb is to use sunscreen generously and reapply throughout the day

What do you think? Drop a comment below

Swipe left 👉🏾. Literally a gulp of water for your skin. The concentrated hyaluronic acid serum by Urban retreat is iconi...
10/19/2023

Swipe left 👉🏾. Literally a gulp of water for your skin. The concentrated hyaluronic acid serum by Urban retreat is iconic!

If you have dry or dehydrated skin, sensitive or irritated skin, this will help your moisture barrier. If you have oily or combo skin, this water based formula will keep you hydrated and not oily.

To buy:
❌Shop this post
OR
❌Comment ‘HAserum’ and I’ll send you the product link OR
❌Tap link in bio and shop the urban retreat store.
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Pumpkins are packed with vitamin C, Fruit acids (AHAs), beta carotene (Vitamin A derivative) and zinc which are all grea...
10/16/2023

Pumpkins are packed with vitamin C, Fruit acids (AHAs), beta carotene (Vitamin A derivative) and zinc which are all great for your skin. What better time of year to slather some of that goodness on your face 👧🏻?!

Comment ‘pumpkinface’ and I’ll send you a product link.

🎃

Body acne is commoner than you think and there are skincare items that target treatment of acne on you back, upper chest...
10/16/2023

Body acne is commoner than you think and there are skincare items that target treatment of acne on you back, upper chest and upper arms!

Head over to my link in bio and shop my shelf for body acne fighters or comment ‘bacne’ and I ll send you product links

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Body acne is commoner than you think and there are skincare items that target treatment of acne on you back, upper chest...
10/15/2023

Body acne is commoner than you think and there are skincare items that target treatment of acne on you back, upper chest and upper arms!

Head over to my link in bio and shop my shelf for body acne fighters or comment ‘bacne’ and I ll send you product links

Swipe Left, don’t forget that retinoids do a lot for your skin. There are different preps depending what your skin toler...
10/14/2023

Swipe Left, don’t forget that retinoids do a lot for your skin. There are different preps depending what your skin tolerates and what you are targeting. For most its acne and wrinkles

Comment ‘retinoids’ and I ll send you product links

Pumpkins are packed with vitamin C, Fruit acids (AHAs), beta carotene (Vitamin A derivative) and zinc which are all grea...
10/13/2023

Pumpkins are packed with vitamin C, Fruit acids (AHAs), beta carotene (Vitamin A derivative) and zinc which are all great for your skin. What better time of year to slather some of that goodness on your face 👧🏻?!

Comment ‘pumpkinmask’ and I’ll send you a product link.

🎃

It’s pumpkin season and there are so many treats you can get from pumpkin including in skincare. Do you have anymore pum...
10/12/2023

It’s pumpkin season and there are so many treats you can get from pumpkin including in skincare. Do you have anymore pumpkin treat ideas? Drop your comments below

And dont forget to shop halloween skincare via shop my shelf in link in bio

Skincare can make you look like you are going to a costume party lol. Perhaps you can slay with these for a halloween pa...
10/10/2023

Skincare can make you look like you are going to a costume party lol. Perhaps you can slay with these for a halloween party

Have you tried any of these?Comment below on which ones you have tried and what you think. Do you recommend them?Comment...
10/07/2023

Have you tried any of these?
Comment below on which ones you have tried and what you think. Do you recommend them?

Comment with the brand name and I ll send you product links

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