Celine
Celine
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Oily/Combination Skin
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NYC
Question
I only recently got into skincare and still consider myself a noob. What's your skincare tip for someone who's not super well-versed with skincare? Hoping to learn from you all 😊
Question
I only recently got into skincare and still consider myself a noob. What's your skincare tip for someone who's not super well-versed with skincare? Hoping to learn from you all 😊
    Commented 2 months ago
    Adherence is half the battle, so I'm giving you the same advice I read once: Love your skincare products, otherwise you won't use them.
    Commented 8 months ago
    I HIGHLY reccomend looking up ingredients you're curious about in the Paula's Choice Ingredient Dictionary. It's how I learned which ingredients can actually have a negative impact on the skin, such as citrus, mint, etc. basically most volatile plant essential oils. They include citations from dermatology and medical journals with each entry, so it's not BS. Beautypedia (also run by them) does a decent job reviewing skincare products if you're not sure about something. Some reviews should be taken with a grain of salt, like when they rate something 3/5 stars just for being too simple of a product. Other than that, they are an incredibly helpful resource!
    Commented 8 months ago
    Lots of water :) good skincare begins from within. Also, simpler is better most of the time, don't overload your skincare routine with too many products!
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    Commented 8 months ago
    thanks! I'm trying with the water, it's a struggle tho, hah!
    Commented 8 months ago
    I'm a noob too, but one thing that I found to be really helpful is to look into ingredients and make sure that your purchases are based on what the product & its ingredients can do for YOU. Not packaging, not who's endorsing it, all of that fluff stuff! If you want your skincare to do something, trace it to an ingredient that will help you achieve that, and then look into products that have that ingredient. That's the approach I've been taking and it's paid off so far!
    Commented 8 months ago
    THIS! Get familiar with ingredients & how to read Ingred list on the back πŸ’™
    Commented 8 months ago
    Thirded! Read the ingredient lists and learn what your skin likes/dislikes!
    Commented 8 months ago
    Wash your hands before you do your skincare. Plenty of people don’t do this.
    Commented 8 months ago
    Have patience! Skincare and results take time to manifest. I know it's frustrated me at times, but I give products at least two weeks to show results and I recognize my skin is a work in progress. Don't get discouraged! πŸ˜„
    Commented 8 months ago
    1) Don't underestimate the effect of inner beauty on your skin – put good things into your body, get good sleep, drink lots of water :) 2) Don't overdo it with acids/exfoliators! 3) Hydrate the eye area, always. it's the thinnest skin on your entire body :) 4) SPF always, even when you're indoors.
    Commented 8 months ago
    Double cleanse if youre wearing makeup!
    Commented 8 months ago
    Cleanse properly and always patch test!
    Commented 8 months ago
    Learn what your skin likes and needs. Don’t follow the trends.
    Commented 8 months ago
    Do your research and only buy what you think you need! Also, really pay attention to recommendations based on skin type. What works for someone with dry skin may not work for you. Also, don't introduce new products on your face at once.
    Commented 8 months ago
    Always make sure you take off your make-up at night and expensive doesn't always mean better!
    Commented 8 months ago
    In no particular order... 1) Drink lots of water 2) Make sure you cleanse well! You can accomplish this by double cleansing 3) Always wear SPF 4) Don't go overboard with any one particular thing/step/product