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What to know to create your own Skincare Routine:

Updated: 5 days ago


Interesting Skincare Facts

Some interesting Skincare facts when choosing your own Skincare Routine

Now, this is by no means every single skincare fact out there but here is just a collection of some of the things I have learned during my own personal skincare journey. I wanted to create this for something to look back on when testing and trying new products as a way to protect my skin barrier, get the most out of the products and create fewer breakouts and sensitive skin reactions.


-Retinol and Tretionon are the only proven things to help reduce wrinkles over time.


-Vitamin C helps to reduce dark spots and freckles and brightens your skin over time


-Vitamin C and Vitamin E work best when used together


-Exfoliants do not go with Vitamin C and Retinol/Tretinoin


-Peptides do not go with Vitamin C or Retinol/Tretinoin-Vitamin C and Retinol can not be used at the same time-Mild Exfoliants should be used around 3 times per week.


-"The skin is constantly repairing itself, duplicating its cells and creating new skin. This means that with time, there is also a constant buildup of dead skin that lays on the outer barrier of the skin. Putting in the time to use a face exfoliator to regularly remove these unnecessary dead cells that weight down our skin can not only improve the look and feel of our skin, but also maximize the effectiveness of the skincare products we apply afterwards. But, when it comes to exfoliating, many of us have a tendency to over-exfoliate in hopes of seeing more of the benefits associated with it. While gentle exfoliation can work to improve the skin’s texture and tone for and an overall more healthy complexion, using products that are overly harsh on the skin is one of the biggest mistakes we can make. In general it’s hard to find a face exfoliator that isn’t too much for the skin, but actually works. So, for those of you looking for a gentle everyday face exfoliator, the By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water has your back." - Wishtrend


-Face scrubs should be used around 1-2 times per week if combining them with mild exfoliants if your skin starts to burn or get sensitive try and cut down on exfoliants or the amount of vitamin C or retinol your using.


-Some people skip the face scrub all together and just go with products that have exfoliants in them. These should be used around 2-3 times a week to start and you can build up. I personally have a weaker skin barrier so I use these types of exfoliants only around 3-4 times per week and scale down when I am having a reaction. Perfect Cleansing and Mild Exfoliation at Once | BY WISHTREND Acid-Duo 2% Mild Gel Cleanser


-Exfoliator vs Scrub- There are two types of exfoliation: mechanical and chemical In mechanical exfoliation, a tool (like a Clarisonic brush or even a washcloth) or face scrub physically removes the dead skin cells.


-For Acne-prone skin, it's better to use chemical exfoliants rather than physical exfoliants. For me personally, I have been doing a lot less physical exfoliants and more chemical to protect my skin barrier. I personally have dry cheeks and a more oily T-zone. So I have been using an exfoliation pad like NeoGen Wine Pads once a week and stick with a very light exfoliating cleanser 3 times per week or so depending on your skin.


-It's important to know your skin type and how to exfoliate. How to exfoliate your skin per your skin type.- Wishtrend


-Simplify your routine if your skin becomes sensitive and build back up to using certain products as well as calming products.


-Fragrance-free is a great way to go for sensitive skin types


-Toners prep your face for the rest of your products to be absorbed more efficiently


-A good double cleanse with Cleansing Oil or Balm followed by a gel cleanser is a great way to go with makeup removal and clean pores. Including regular oil-free eye makeup remover.


-Vitamin C and Vitamin E work best when used together


-AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acid. BHA stands for beta hydroxy acid. AHAs are water-soluble acids made from sugary fruits. They help peel away the surface of your skin so that new, more evenly pigmented skin cells may generate and take their place.


-"Mugwort essence- Most well-known for its antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, mugwort soothes, heals, and nourishes the skin, helping treat redness, psoriasis, and other skin sensitivities. Mugwort is also packed with antioxidants and vitamin E that help protect and nourish the skin barrier. It has also been used through the ages to treats burns. Developing research suggests that applying a lotion containing mugwort and menthol directly to the skin relieves itching in severe burn victims. Great for Acne-prone and sensitive skin." - Wishtrend