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4 months ago

Am I not hydrating enough?

I think I have enlarged pores, but I'm wondering if my skincare isn't helping it, or I should add something? It's definitely starting to show It's age (late twenties). I just want it to look vibrant again, not blemished and dull. PD traveling for work, so planes and makeup are overkill I'm assuming.

AM - Everyday
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Hydrating Cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Cleanser
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Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel Good Molecules - Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel
AM - Every other day
1
Snail Rescue All-In-One Oil Free Moisturizer Peach Slices - Snail Rescue All-In-One Oil Free Moisturizer
PM - Everyday
1
Hydrating Cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Cleanser
2
Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel Good Molecules - Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel
PM - Every other day
1
Overnight Exfoliating Treatment Good Molecules - Overnight Exfoliating Treatment
2
Oil-Free Liquid Eye Makeup Remover Solution Neutrogena - Oil-Free Liquid Eye Makeup Remover Solution
PM - Twice a week
1
I'm Lavender Lullaby Sleeping Mask TONYMOLY - I'm Lavender Lullaby Sleeping Mask
2
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I hear you! Frequent air travel and the lifestyle connected with it is hard for the skin - I've definitely been there! There are a few things I can recommend: - Skip the morning cleanse, just splash with water - it will reduce the damage to the skin barrier and preserve more hydration - Add a daily sunscreen, broad spectrum SPF 30 at minimum - I'd recommend going for a more hydrating moistruizer, and using it daily (possibly even twice per day - before sunscreen in the morning if your skni feels dry with the sunscreen alone and as the last skincare step at night). There are a few options here: https://whatsinmyjar.com/search/moisturizers/moisturizers-without-spf-and-night-creams?ingredients_by_name=Niacinamide&ingredient_groups_by_name=Ceramides&sortBy=Irritancy - Consider using a retinoid at night, starting 2-3 times per week, and gradually increasing to every night. If you go for a retinoid, I'd skip the exfoliating treatment altogether - retinoids speed up the skin turnover, so you don't need the extra help. Exfoliating while using a retinoid can lead to sensitivity and increase dryness. A few product options: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/verso-daily-glow, https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/youth-to-the-people-retinal-and-niacinamide-youth-serum, https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/indeed-labs-retinol-reface-retinol-skin-resurfacer - I would not recommend using the sleeping mask from Tonymoly, it's not better than a basic moisturizer, but contains irritants.

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