Coffee Chat - Your Top 3 Summer Skincare Questions Answered

Video Transcript

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Welcome. I'm here to answer your questions. And I'm just gonna do a little DIY facial on myself while we go through this so that everybody can see how to do it themselves. I just need a little maintenance on my skin, so I'm happy to answer any questions.  And I'm just gonna get started here. So I'm going to start off with a double cleanse on my skin and exfoliate. I'm going to mask, I'll show you how to do that as we go along. 

 

Double Cleanse Kit

 

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So one of the first questions is what are the best skincare products for dry skin? So, one thing about dry skin is, you know, we're talking about two different things. We're talking about oil, dry skin, that's your skin type, whether you're oily, normal combination or dry. So that's oil dry. So your skin doesn't produce a lot of oils. Your pores are pretty small and tight. Perhaps you wake up in the morning and your skin feels pretty parched. So with an oil dry skin type, you want to use heavier oils like meadow foam. Our raspberry seed serum is really great for oil, dry skin type and things like occlusive, like heavier kind of balmy ingredients. And if you have an oil dry skin type and you don't deal with like any blemishes or anything, my recommendation is probably tried to not cleanse your skin in the  morning.

 

Raspberry Seed Serum

 

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You don't want to strip your skin of those oils, that it works so hard to produce. So I'm just doing a double cleanse here. This is great for oily and oil, dry skin, just removing my SPF that I applied this morning. But if we're talking about dehydrated skin a lot of people think that if their skin is hydrated that their skin is dry then you want to look for a lot of water loving ingredients like hyaluronic you know, oil and water don't mix. So those are two things that need to be addressed separately in skincare, I'm applying the Pearl cleansing cream. This is actually really good for dry or more sensitive skin. If you've got dry skin, you want to look for like creamy balmy, Milky, cleansers whereas oilier skin type wants something we're foaming or like a gel based cleanser. So if you have dry skin, you know, applying have your oils to your skin, you know, an oil-based serum underneath a pretty rich moisturizer is the, the best for oil dry skin helps reduce that fine lines. You know, well, lubricated skin tends to crease less.

 

Pearl Cleansing Cream

 

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And I'm just cleansing my skin here, and this is all going to be saved. So if you're joining in, you want to know what I'm doing. You want to, what I'm using. You can always view this. So the next this question, which I think is great for right now, you know, it's the beginning of summer, we're spending more time outdoors is what is your favorite SPF to wear every day? So my favorite SPF is the SPF that you are happy and comfortable wearing every day. You know, I'm not going to tell you that it needs to be certain kinds of ingredients. Just because skin cancer is real sun damage is real. And so whatever you're comfortable wearing every day I will say your SPF should be a dedicated SPF product. No, my makeup has SPF in it. My moisturizer has SPF in it because if it's rated for an SPF 30, you need to be using the correct amount to get that protection.

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And with makeup, you're definitely not applying as much makeup as is needed to reach that SPF 30 rating. I do prefer a physical blocker over a chemical blocker. So something that contains zinc, oxide, titanium dioxide, where it physically kind of like coats the skin, right, flex the sun rays. Whereas the chemical blocker absorbs those res and chemical blockers are the ones that like definitely need to be reapplied every two hours. Whereas a physical blocker, you can apply your, your dedicated SPF product in the morning. And if you are spending time outside, then, you know, you could reapply that same cream, or then you can go and, you know, use something more like a mist or like a powder or something, you know, especially if you're wearing makeup. That should be sufficient. So I just cleanse my skin. I'm going to go ahead and explain what it means in the pumpkin enzyme peel here. My skin just, I didn't get it chance to do this this week. So I thought that this would be a really great opportunity to show you you how I do this to myself, thin layer all over. 

 

Pumpkin Enzyme Peel

 

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So that's my opinion on SPF, but again, in terms of like natural organic I would say, you know, just whatever is, feels good for you to apply every day is more important because if you have a product that, you know, feels really heavy or creates a white cast and you're not going to use it, that's pretty useless. I will say that the Japanese and Korean brands definitely make way better SPF than really any us brand. They're just way more advanced. They're, they've taken more seriously. They're more cosmetically elegant. They feel better on this scale. 

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So our next question that we received in is what products and ingredients are pregnancy safe. So I would say that most it's easier to talk about what's not pregnancy safe than what is pregnancy safe in terms of what is not pregnancy safe, I would recommend staying away from like straight essential oils. You know, definitely like if there's like essential oils in your product, they're probably there, you know, in like a one less than 1%. So you really don't have to worry about that there. But I know some essential oils that they say to stay away from in terms of pregnancy or like Clary Sage. But again, as long as you're not applying straight essential oils on the skin, which really nobody should be doing those should be pregnancy safe. Another thing to stay away from in pregnancy are retinoids vitamin a can be absorbed into the bloodstream as well as salicylic acid.

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Salicylic acid definitely should be avoided with pregnancy. Here at Savor Beauty, I'm going to go ahead and remove my peel here. We stay away from lactic acid for pregnancy. You know, it is considered relatively safe in the skincare industry, a lactic or a glycolic acid for pregnancy, I would always consult with your doctor or dermatologist. If you have any, rather than Dr. Google or, you know, your favorite skincare influencer. So if you are looking for exfoliation, you know, in terms of like a retinoid or a salicylic acid replacement for pregnancy and breastfeeding, because again, these things are absorbed into your bloodstream. So, you know, whatever is in your blood can be passed to your baby through breast milk fruit enzymes, super, super safe, super gentle or potentially electric or glycolic acid would be a good substitute for those products. And another common question, I hear this a lot, especially with saber products is sometimes when you use a lot of different products, my skin tends to break out there's two things happening. If we're putting on like too much product, like too much volume of product, I'm gonna mix up my face cake.

Velvet Rose Face Cake

Now here I'm gonna use, the velvet rose here about a teaspoon's worth, I'm going to add some toner and a drop of serum.

So I've got my velvet rose. I added some neroli toner and I'm adding a little bit of the carrot rose serum here.

 

Neroli Toning Mist

 

 

Carrot Rose Serum

 

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This is something I would normally do at night, but again, I figured I'd take the opportunity to do this, not only for you guys, but also for myself.

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And I love a good clay. You know, my skin is pretty normal. It's pretty balanced, but I do experience congestion. I do experience dehydration like the most of us. So I do like a clay to help with the congestion, especially like the black heads and the nose, make sure I get that on. I just find that if I use a clay mask, my skin looks more polished and it would be wearing a headband,

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But I'm doing this real fast and loose for you guys today so that, you know, it doesn't seem like this whole big production that needs to be done.

Like I said, I'll do this at night. You know, I might do some of these steps in the shower or bath if I'm feeling fancy and carving out that time for myself, obviously I did not carve that time out for myself this week. So I'm doing it here with you guys.

So do you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the chat. So if you find that your skin is breaking out because you're using too many products which I hear a lot, especially with the Savor Beauty. We've got multiple steps. But you know, a little goes a long way, especially when you're layering on your skincare. If you put on too much product, it's not going to absorb, it's going to sit on your skin, it's going to accumulate dirt and dust and whatever's in the air and it's going to end up clogging your pores.

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So less is more in terms of the quantity of product that you're using. So a couple spritzes of toner, three drops of serum and like a small piece size amount of the face cream over that is all you need. Whereas if you're a glaring all on first off, you're going to feel super greasy. And like I said, it will just sit on your skin. It'll pick up dirt. It'll make you break out. So nobody wants that. And you know, if you are introducing a lot of new products into your routine and you're finding that your skin is breaking out well, first off, if you are introducing new products into your routine, I would start off one at a time slowly introduce them. Because if you change up your routine, start six new products at once they work, you don't know which one's working, they don't work, you don't know which one's working.

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So it, it helps to be a little bit more of like a little bit more gradual, you know, just one item, maybe replaced another one as, you know, a week, a couple of days go by to see how your skin reacts to that product. So I've got a face cake mask on. That's why my skin looks a little crazy right now. The velvet rose, I just mixed it with a little bit of toner and serum.

One thing that I really like to mix the face cake masks with, if you have one that is the chamomile moisture mask training a new aesthetician, I tell them to use that as the base of their face cakes, because you really can't go wrong with that in terms of like the consistency the different clays behave differently.

So for instance, elaborative milk and honey gets really runny really quickly because it's super gentle and hydrating. So a little bit of liquid goes a long way. Whereas something like the chocolate truffle takes a little bit more liquid because it's got more absorbing power to it. It's actually really cool to see that in action, but using something like an aloe gel, you don't really run the risk of having it get too liquidy on you. So if you have that product or you have those products I definitely recommend mixing them together for your treatment mask. So any, any questions coming in, you know, feel free to drop them in the chat, happy to answer.

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You know, one, one question that came in that is a little ambiguous. If I, if I may any ingredients to stay away from in general in skincare, I mean, you know, you want to stay away from synthetic fragrances, they can be quite irritating to the skin. Personally, I like to stay away from petrochemicals. So things like petroleum, mineral oil and something else that you can use is like the EWG think dirty. If you have any questions about an ingredient you can definitely look it up there and see the research has been done on that ingredient, or like why it's not considered safe for skin. Other ingredients that I like to avoid in the skincare D nature, alcohol you know, not all alcohols are like denatured alcohol, but most of the alcohols that you find in skincare or like the drawing alcohols so not, not the best for the skin.

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I also like to make sure that my products don't have like glycerin or silicones in them as like one of like the top ingredients, because those are there to just make the product feel nice, but they don't necessarily do anything for the skin. So a little bit, you know, can make the texture of the product feel good and feel good on your skin. You know, definitely not going to discount that, but if it's like one of the top ingredients, then you're just paying for silicone or silica, which is, you know, dirt cheap. So I would say, you know, you want to stay away from those sulfates are surfactants that make a product foam up again. It's just about the, the co the experience of the product. You know, if you want your product to be foamy, it doesn't necessarily mean it's doing anything for your skin. It's just giving you that experience and it can be quite irritating for the skin. So I like to stay away from the sulfates as well. 

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But, you know, we're, we're a natural skincare company. Natural doesn't necessarily mean that we're hypoallergenic, I've run into people who have allergies with lavender or people who have allergies to calendula, which are considered like some of the most sensitive skin ingredients.

Just want to note that if you do have a true allergy that should manifest almost instantaneously it's not like something that you would wake up with and be like, oh, I had an allergic reaction. It's like, you put it on your skin. You're immediately kind of get red flush.  You feel some heat. 

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You feel some inflammation coming on, some hives, like a little rashy, that's an allergy. So I just finished my face cake mask. So I'm going to start my finishing products. I'm going to spray some, some toner. I'm very gratuitous with my toner. So, you know, you might not need that many spreads is when you use the hyaluronic acid serum, since it's daytime gonna take a small little amounts of that, pat that on, I really liked the hyaluronic acid for myself, for the summertime. It's really nice and lightweight. Doesn't make my skin feel greasy as I start to like sweat or get active outside. 

 

Quench Hyaluronic Acid

 

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And just continuing layering on truffle face cream, trying to keep myself clean and organized here in the treatment room. As I quickly give myself a little DIY treatment, you know, definitely a bit cleaner than I am at home, not as clean or as I am when I'm working with a client and I'll make sure to wipe everything down, clean all my tools when I'm done.

 

Truffle Face Cream

 

And I'm just going to spread that down to my neck. Okay. Hands are a little greasy. So it's a little hard to open, nice jars, eye cream. And I do this all the time with people in the virtual parties where we do DIY facials. But again, that's like very gratuitous, you know, that takes us at least 40 minutes. But I just wanted to show everybody like how quick and easy this can be for yourself at home. In case you are concerned about spending too much time taking care of your skin. And finally, I'm going to finish off

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With some SPF because it is going to be daylight for another 9 hours.

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And I'm definitely going to be by a window, spend some time outside. So making sure to put on my SPF, make sure to get the ears, neck, back of the hands, got a sweet watch, tan going on these days.

And I just finished my routine. I'll get a better sense of my skin in the mirror, but everything looks good. Everything feels good and not too heavy. Good finish. Well, thank you all for dropping her off the questions in the chat in the stories continue to ask questions. We're always here to help through social media, through email the phone we're always willing to give out advice as it comes along. Thank you all so much for joining me today. I hope it was able to answer some of your questions and I look forward to seeing you again soon, take care.

 

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