Answering YOUR Skin Care Questions!
hello oh why does the lighting look so weird hello the lighting looks so weird what the heck okay you know what we’ll just we’re just gonna stick with it sorry if i look really puffy this morning i slept in until oh my eyes are so red too i s well i didn’t sleep in i was awake until 4 am editing and then it is now 9 a.
m and i woke up at 8 a.m so running on four hours of sleep y’all but it’s okay we got this good morning i’m so excited to see all of your questions i’m gonna pull up on my phone that way i can see all the questions coming in because between the phone that’s filming this phone and my computer it is just like mayhem everywhere let’s see here we go love from northern california i hope you guys are okay with the fires and everything oh they’re frozen oh there we go there we go hi okay all the comments are slowly coming in hello from scotland hello let’s see hi from thailand that’s so cool i want to go to thailand so badly once this is all up i do plan to going i’m going to southeast asia oh my gosh my eyes are so red sorry guys i put in eye drops whenever i don’t get much sleep my eyes always get super red and i put in two rounds of eye drops and it’s not working so from turkey i really want to go to turkey too honestly i just want to go everywhere with the quarantine right now oh there we go all the questions come in awesome slovenia england uk michigan i love it when you guys tell me where you were watching from ireland malaysia portugal spain oh my gosh korea i was supposed to go to korea this year and then quarantine hit and i was so sad about it but don’t worry i will be coming as soon as i can india yay london canada finland uh okay awesome well i’m so excited to get into the questions um you guys may be surprised why i’m doing another live stream so soon because i just did one last week and i just want to apologize like this previous week has been pretty stressful and i wasn’t able to get out the amount of videos that i really wanted to and so i felt bad for kind of like not giving you guys as much content as i usually do so i was like you know i’m just going to do a live stream because i just feel bad and i always want to make sure that i’m you know like keeping you guys as entertained as possible with content particularly during quarantine um i don’t know if it’s the same for you but hawaii has gone on some lockdowns and i feel like it’s gonna go back on like full lockdown again and so you guys i you know i i always want more content from my favorite youtubers and hopefully i’m one of your favorite youtubers if you’re watching here today um and i just want to get you guys as much content as possible so i apologize about that what we’re going to be doing is the typical answering your skincare questions live stream you guys can ask whatever questions you have and i will do the best i can to answer them um we do like in these live streams i like to focus a lot on like product recommendations and very you know um minor issues if you are struggling with anything like really extreme in your skin like if you’re you know if you have really severe issues then you need to go to a dermatologist to get that treated um i am not trying to replace your dermatologist or esthetician if you are having any skin concerns please go to them with those this is just for fun to help with product recommendations um talk about my skincare philosophy see if it’s similar to your skincare philosophy you know help you you steer you in the right direction because that’s the entire focus on my channel my channel is all about you know helping people who are brand new to the skincare industry because i am not the most educated person in the skincare industry definitely not i feel like i’m one of the least educated which is why i really focus on you know pushing people in the right direction uh and then if you want to pursue further education you can go to your dermatologist your aesthetician chemist um to learn more about that so this is just for fun talking about product recommendations all that kind of shit so let’s just get into it i’ll be answering as many questions as i can and i just want to say ahead of time thank you to everyone who sends through super chats i like to do a balance of answering both super chats and um you know questions from you know normal questions um but sometimes it can get a little chaotic so i’ll do the best i can to answer as many as possible oh yeah everyone’s still coming in okay let’s see oh thank you nick i appreciate it i have a lot of dark spots from past acne marks what should i buy that won’t break the bank yes so um typically and i don’t know if this is exactly it but a lot of times that’s called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or pih and so those are a typically like acne scarring um that you’d want to get rid of so i recommend starting off gentle and then working your way up so a good gentle way of like addressing that is a niacinamide for example that’s an awesome um ingredient that helps to brighten dark spots if that doesn’t work you can try going up to like a vitamin c if you want or typically i recommend if niacinamide doesn’t work jump to retinol because retinol is really good for like repairing previous damage within the skin and definitely a good way of not only like preventing future acne getting rid of that scarring and also helping with the actual physical scarring if you do have that um the inky list the ordinary both have really good affordable retinols um one of my favorite starter retinols and um that i recently discovered is the verst retinol um serum cream thing um that one’s really good uh and then if you’re looking for a good nice cinnamon treatment i mean there’s the ordinary nice into my treatment um there’s so many like i talk about them all the time that one’s my personal favorites and also i recently discovered one and it slit it slipped my mind i don’t remember but there’s lots of nice cinnamon stamps that you can choose from let’s see i have a pretty patchy beard so i have to shave pretty often how do i prevent dry skin from over exfoliating every time i shave okay yeah so um i mean i will be honest uh dry skin isn’t necessarily a direct result from like shaving a lot i will say um you do want to maybe worry about you know over exfoliating definitely and i think just helping really to repair your master barrier as much as possible so really moisturize your neck really go in with like thicker heavier creams that are going to be able to you know kind of um target essentially rebuilding your skin after exfoliating because i kind of understand that and sometimes i have to shave like twice in a day um if i have to film a video like early in the morning and late at night um because my hair does grow that fast on my face and it’s really frustrating because it causes like redness and inflammation just really focus on like soothing ingredients and repairing your moisture barrier thick heavy hydrating creams and go for ingredients like you know niacinamide or sentella asiatica or green tea that are going to really work to soothe the redness and that should help with you know both the dryness and the overexfoliation problem let’s see ancho says hi hiram all my purchase skincare products are hiring approved yay whoa did my voice crack early morning voice yay question is it okay to use paul’s choice two percent bha once a week and wish trans five percent mandelic acid for the rest of the week um yeah i mean that’s totally fine usually with exfoliation i don’t recommend going about four times a week but definitely i mean bha is one of those things that can be used every day if you really are struggling with like breakouts and you know issues like that um mandelic acid is extremely gentle so you can really you know also use that like three four times a week it just really depends on what your personal skin needs and what your like primary concerns are sorry i just realized like i’m kind of low what’s going on with my camera okay i don’t know what i’m doing okay sorry i just realized like my head was being cut off um oh graphic um so i would say yeah that’s totally fine um do it whatever feels best but like i said before just not over four times a week is what i would recommend hiring help my sister just spent forty dollars on a brand called juice beauty and i can’t find any good reviews so i don’t know whether to warn her against it or not it’s a heroin approved you know what juice beauty um i have a love-hate relationship with them some of their products aren’t not bad they really focus on like using like fruit juices which i’m kind of like i have mixed feelings about because i’m just like juices like fruit juices like even aloe juice or stuff like they’re not bad but they don’t deliver a lot of benefits to the skin you really get benefits when you use extracts so beneficial plant extracts extracts are very concentrated juices are literally like 95 water and 5 of the actual extract so you’re not getting as much benefit also with juice beauty they have partnered with gwyneth paltrow to release the line goop which i have an issue with because that website just bugs the heck out of me because it’s based on pseudoscience um and so i have a little bit of like a with them because of that but some of their products are not terrible some of them are fragrance free um i can’t remember them off the top of my head just because i’ll be honest i have had no interest in really pursuing that brand but um but just make sure to look out for like essential oils or fragrance because i know some of their products are really chock full of that but you know you already spent 40 on it use it to the end of the bottle and then you can find new products in the future if you want to let’s see are there any good drugstore oil oil cleansers oh you know that’s one thing in the drugstore that i don’t find very often is a good oil cleanser i think neutrogena has one if i’m not mistaken but i do know that neutrogena has a cleansing balm it is not by me i don’t know where it went neutrogena has a cleansing balm that i really like it’s polyethylene free burt’s bees also has one right here a cleansing balm that you can use i typically like cleansing balms more than oils just because they’re a little less messy um but as far as cleansing oils like i can’t think of a lot to be honest a lot of the cleansing oils that i’ve seen at drugstore are so full of fragrant essential oils and i don’t mind fragrance too much in a cleansing oil so long as it’s kind of within reason but when it’s at the top of the ingredient list i’m just like okay nothing good can come out of that um which is my typical problem with cleansing oils i usually recommend cleansing oils from like um korea so whether you shop on you know yes style or stealth honor or wish trend there’s just so many better cleansing oils from there for relatively the same price korean skincare is like honestly sometimes way cheaper than drugstore skincare i have a soy allergy and any recommendations for soy free cleansers moisturizers for combination skin oh you know that is difficult because soy is in so many skincare products i would not be able to tell you off the top of my head which ones don’t and do have it i would say you know there’s helpful websites like um cause dna where you can break down all of the ingredients to make it a little bit easier to read and then you can find if there is soy but unfortunately that’s just when it comes to individual like sensitivities to ingredients that’s just something that you’re gonna have to like watch out for uh whenever you buy a product you’re gonna have to look through the ingredient list but that’s not a terrible thing because everyone should always be looking through an ingredient list before they buy a product so if it’ll encourage you to like learn a little bit more about ingredients i think it’s a good thing but i’m sorry you have that sensitivity it’s rough having a skin sensitivity to a specific ingredient rate my night routine curology cleanser ordinary niacinamide curology serum cerave moisturizer and in the morning no curology serum and sunscreen at the end yes hiram approved it has my sample of approval that is a perfect routine simple effective non-irritating you’re good to go charlotte’s magic cream um so that’s charlotte tilbury um worth the hype any dupes i can’t afford this stuff anymore um i don’t think it’s worth it um it’s it’s one of those creams that’s you know very expensive for uh ingredients i mean i will say it’s not as bad as like lemaire or like you know those products where i truly believe that it’s just like ripping people off um charlie silver is a little bit of an improvement but i still don’t think it’s worth it personally and charlotte tilbury does love her fragrance um which i’m not a fan of i mean here’s the thing when it comes to any moisturizer that is like upwards of a hundred dollars you can find another moisturizer at a lower price point that works exactly the same now i will say i don’t know off the top of my head any dupes for that um but i’m sure there’s videos about dupes for charlotte tilbury’s cream but most just good drugstore moisturizers are going to be great dupes for the charlotte tilbury cream and operate the same and give you the same benefits um without you having to pay the high price point okay hi hiram recommendations for smile lines i love smile lines i think smile lines are beautiful to be honest you know i definitely obviously like to fight against wrinkles where i can but i like to fight against useless wrinkles like nothing annoys me more than like lines on the forehead or like lines right here or just lines anywhere on the face where it’s like not necessary but i’ll be honest and maybe it’s an unpopular opinion but like smile lines like right here are not that bad because it shows that you’re a happy person you know i’d rather have smile lines than um then like completely you know stoned face and i i also think we shouldn’t you know look negatively on all wrinkles um it shouldn’t be because it’s a natural cycle of aging we will get wrinkles and i figure um if we are gonna get wrinkles why not have smile lines because that means we’ve lived a happy life but um you know i will say retinol retinol always helps with um lines to be honest once a line has already formed it is really difficult to get rid of it because the damage is already so deep which is why it’s important to start anti-aging products really early but retinol is going to be your friend because that’s the best bet for um you know minimizing the appearance of those fine lines as much as possible let’s see how do i get rid of blind pimples will and i’ll be better with salicylic acid i’ve had them for three years please help i’m not sure what you mean by blind pimples um uh maybe you mean fungal acne um is that like the little bumps on the surface of the skin um that are not like pimples that you can like pop um they’re like under the skin pimples kind of um or just like little tiny bumps i’m not sure what you mean by blind pimples exactly but for those i would say you want to use like a you know anti-dandruff shampoo like nizoral um that has a specific ingredients and i don’t even want to pronounce it it starts with the k um that helps with um that helps with getting rid of the fungal acne on the face and it works wonders for so many people so i would recommend that but maybe go to your dermatologist if it’s not that or if you have been struggling it for years and years and years because it could be something that i have no idea what it is you know i’ve had blackheads on my nose for years and i can’t seem to be able to remove them what can i do so usually my magic recipe for blackheads um is one of two ways i either recommend using salicylic acid at night and niacinamide in the morning niacinamide will help to prevent sibo and control and salicylic acid is the smallest of all exfoliants which will go deep into the pore and push out um anything that you know is causing the pore to darken um now if that doesn’t work um benzyl peroxide face wash is a great way of also getting rid of blackheads that’s been proven to be really good although it can be a little bit stripping so just fyi but benzoyl peroxide is a good alternative if that’s not working um then you can try a retinol although and like um like uh ahas like glycolic acid um but i will say those aren’t going to be as effective in in my experience because they are not as small of a molecular size as salicylic acid so they’re not able to get as deep into the pore and at that point i would say maybe go check with dermatologist um because it could be something else um that i’m you know just not familiar with but usually one of those two things either the salicylic acid nice cinnamite or benzoyl peroxide are a good you know way to go to help get rid of those blackheads wow so many questions oh my gosh guys wow thank you for all the questions i i really appreciate it um let’s see let’s see um i work out midday it’s advised to cleanse after exercising but that means i’d be cleansing three times a day how do i avoid over stripping yeah so um just don’t cleanse in the morning um when you wake up there’s really i mean the only reason why most people cleanse in the morning is you know to get say their nighttime exfoliating treatments or retinol treatments off and to put on a sunscreen but to be honest if you’re going to be working out midday i’d say in the morning just wash your face with water and then apply a sunscreen afterwards keep the skincare routine really minimal up until you work out and then after you work out go in with the deep cleansing and the skincare routine because you don’t want that sweat to be trapped on the surface of your skin but you don’t also want to be cleansing three times a day because that’s going to be way too stripping for your skin and there’s really no need to be cleansing in the morning it’s just a matter of you know removing the skincare products that were there before and so long as you’re using a sunscreen it should be fine so hopefully that helps let’s see hi hiram aside from clinique what’s your recommended k-beauty drugstore acne spot treatment oh thank you so much you’ve done your research if you know that i like the clinique one you know acne spots treat acne spot treatments are a tricky thing because i feel like they’re one of those that truly is a toss-up as if they’re going to work for you like i have used so many that just do not work at all and then the clinique one has worked amazing and i’ve talked to so many people that to where they’re like the clinique one didn’t do anything like um you know all these other ones worked so it really is an individual kind of game i will say verst recently came out with their sulfur spot treatment which i think is really cool because typically the strategy for swat treatment is salicylic acid but salicylic acid doesn’t necessarily work and sulfur does um like for all people and sulfur does a great job of like you know essentially pulling the impurities out of the area and i think it’s really good like affordable drugstore one um i mean it’s a little bit more pricey than other drugstore brands but verse has really high quality ingredients and formulations so i would say try that one um but just be careful about some other ones out there that are formulated with a crazy high concentration of denatured alcohol when you go to spot treatment but i just say it’s it’s a it’s a testing game you know just like seeing what works for your skin and seeing what doesn’t is is the best i can recommend okay oh so this is uh i live in brazil and it’s really difficult i feel like i’m like like double chin stand high i live in brazil and it’s really difficult to find the skincare products you talk about help me i’m struggling to find good and affordable options this kills me every time i see this comment because i wish i knew the product selection that each of you have in your own countries because in reality every single country has a different product selection available and different federal um legislative guidelines um so i don’t know what the exact you know legislation for skin care is within your country so i don’t know how to be how strict to be when looking at the formulations and i also just don’t know what brands are available in each of your countries and the the issue is on my end is like every single country is different with their product selection so for me to you know find product recommendations for every country would take a lifetime you know so unfortunately i don’t really know that’s why i really like to focus with you guys on like ingredients like saying watch out for fragrance watch out for you know stripping alcohols watch out for this watch out for that and look for this ingredient that ingredient that ingredient um because that’s going to be the best way that you can approach purchasing skincare i wish i could say you know just buy this just buy that but i just don’t i’m not able to do that um so really focus on like what i’m talking about in my videos in regards to ingredients that way you can empower yourself to be able to make smarter product purchasing decisions so i hope that i hope that helps sorry if i trip up over my words i am mildly dyslexic at least i think i shouldn’t say that for certain but it doesn’t skip a generation and my dad had it so and i struggle hardcore um i’m a flight attendant with sensitive skin redness and carry a ton of products on trips can you recommend a good all-day moisturizer with spf i can use as a go-to that doesn’t leave a white cast okay so um let’s see good all-day moisturizer with spf so i hesitate with moisturizers with spf the reason is is that in order to get the proper sun protection you need for say an spf 30 or an spf 50 you need to be using a lot of moisturizer um of the product itself like the amount of sunscreen that i use for some moisturizer i use very little of a moisturizer and i use a lot of sunscreen um and so if you were to you know be able to get the full amount of sun protection you’d have to use like a good like half tablespoon two tablespoon of moisturizer which is likely going to be a lot for your skin so i would say if anything just use the sunscreen um like an spf 50 formula like the purity to centella spf 50 sunscreen or you can use the dear claire’s one these ones are both amazing because they’re very lightweight you can apply a lot i’d say if you want the most like moisturizing experience this one would be good because it’s basically a moisturizer and a sunscreen in one and that way you’re getting the full protection um but yeah i’d say if anything if you know you really wanted to keep your products as minimal as possible just go for a sunscreen because most sunscreens have to be formulated alongside moisturizing agents to be able to stay on the skin throughout the day so i hope that helps let’s see hey hiram advice for reapplying sunscreen over makeup and not ruining my makeup is there a product you recommend for this so i have always been on the route of like powder sunscreens i really like powder sunscreens um because and they’re they’re not foolproof like they will not provide anywhere near the protection as say like an spf 50 sunscreen but they’re a really nice way of making sure that your skin stays matte throughout the day and um and you can essentially be still reapplying your sunscreen in some way but if you’re going to be in a lot of direct light i would say you know re-going in with your sunscreen throughout the day you can do it by like essentially kind of spreading out on the surface of your hand taking like a like a beauty blender almost and like blending it into your um makeup which still will break up the makeup a little bit which is why it’s good to have like a powder to go in over top of it i actually would recommend going and watching lab muffin beauty sciences video she did a whole video about how to reapply sunscreen over makeup because it’s a really difficult thing to do it’s tricky and it just depends on how much light you’re being exposed to for how careful you need to be um if anything i would recommend you know just yeah yeah it’s tricky just go go watch that video she’s a chemist she knows way more about that than i do and thankfully like i don’t really have to struggle with that problem or if i am wearing you know like a little like some powder for my videos i don’t mind just like going in with the sunscreen afterwards and like messing it all up even though it doesn’t look bad it’s it’s not a big deal um i’d also say maybe alter your foundations to ones that are like more focused on skincare kind of like um the ilia spf 40 skin tint or the um oh cosis face oil um oh wait this one doesn’t have sunscreen um but these ones are really so like this one for example has an spf of 40.
um you’re not going to be getting that full spf protection but it’s really easy to go in with like either of these after you’ve put on sunscreen because they’re not gonna be like heavy foundations they’re very lightweight and can blend into the skin relatively easily so i’d say if anything try it out let’s see so many comments you guys are awesome best eye cream you know it just depends eye cream is not necessary to skin carotene so that is completely your prerogative as to what you would consider to be the best i’d say if you want a good affordable one the cerave um eye repair cream is amazing niacinamide is way up on the ingredient list um i would also say i love the first aid beauty retinol eye cream um oh the first aid beauty nice cinnamide eye cream is super good too so i’d say those are some of my favorites personally let’s see hi hiram i have oily skin and i’m trying to find an affordable face mask for it any recommendations oh um so i don’t know a lot of a lot of face masks that deal with more oily skin usually it’s like breakout prone skin if anything um but i’d say exfoliation um exfoliating face masks are amazing for oily skin because we tend to you know really build up a lot of like surface layers on our skin from all that excess oil and sebum so i’d say um i personally love i this is my guilty pleasure it has an essential oil um but it’s the herbivore blue tansy face mask every time i use that exfoliating face mask holy shit it just it it’s amazing it makes my skin look so good so smooth it gets enough dead skin cells off without overly sensitizing it and it really reduces redness as well um the ordinary aha solution when used correctly because i’m seeing a lot of people who are using that mask incorrectly um is also great as well but if you’re going to be using any of these exfoliating face masks you absolutely have to wear a sunscreen i refuse to recommend exfoliating face masks to people who will not wear sunscreen so wear a sunscreen bitch okay why does niacinamide foam up i use paula’s choice oil reducing toner and it foams up when i apply it with my hands same experience with the ordinary nice in my tube yeah so i’d say it kind of comes down to like how you apply it as well i have noticed when i do excessive rubbing with niacinamide it will foam up a little bit and there is kind of like a more like canvas explanation to this it also can depend on what products you’re pairing alongside it so if you’re doing another like leave on treatment that doesn’t really react very nicely with niacinamide or something in the formula alongside niacinamide it can do that as well but typically i just recommend with niacinamide it’s great to pat it into your skin more so than like rub it because if you’re going to rub it a lot that’s typically how it foams up um pretty easily at least what happens to me with the niacinamide serum um there’s other videos i’d recommend looking it up on youtube though because i know other youtube skincare content creators have made videos about like why it foams up and different strategies you can do to get rid of it so i’d recommend checking those out let’s see hi hiram i’ve got this line across my stomach that i can’t seem to get rid of i’ve lost a lot of weight and focus on my posture but the line just doesn’t seem to fade any advice you know when it comes to i i mean i hate to be the bearer of bad news but when it comes to like a really deep like line whether it be on our face or on our body like when it’s a really deep and existing light it is like nearly impossible to get rid of it unless you want to do like a procedure or um you know filler or botox or something like that that’s usually the only way to get rid of it because once a line is there it is essentially it’s such a deep damage that has already occurred in the skin to get to that point that it’s sometimes just impossible to like use skin care products alone to get rid of that and i’d say especially if you’re really seeing it um if it’s pretty obvious um and noticeable um that’s definitely something that you’d want to try to you know go to a professional to get treatment for because that one’s a little that’s a little you know difficult to get rid of and skincare alone won’t get rid of it and i know a lot of people are like oh you know use this product because it gets rid of fine lines and aging and get rid of this it gets rid of wrinkles um typically they just want to sell you the products because in reality i feel like a good person would actually tell you like when skincare isn’t going to work enough and in that case i i don’t think skin care would be enough and you’d want to get you know something specifically um you know professional to treat that i’m in arizona with a job where i always switch between being outside sweating and going back inside to cool off hey i’m from arizona um my skin has always been horrible because of it any tips for me at work i used versailles like acid cleanser and i unique you know that is a tricky one because i used to struggle with that as well like when i where i used to work it’d be it’s so humid here in hawaii and then i would walk into my workplace and it is like freezing like um with a lot of ac so it immediately dried out the skin i would say um i’d say just use two non-irritating moisturizers before you start your day when you have to go outside you know use um a really lightweight gel moisturizer and then immediately when you get to work clean your hands and apply a new moisturizer if you can i know sometimes that’s not going to work if you wear makeup but if you can apply a heavier moisturizer to be able to withstand all you know the ac and um everything that’s going on um with you know the air and the temperature and hopefully that could help but it is one of those tricky things when you’re dealing with such contrasting environments um it it’s difficult to recommend one product that’s going to like work for everything so i’d say that’s your best bet otherwise just at night time moisturize like crazy use a good heavy moisturizer overnight where you’re going to be getting a lot of moisture to prep your skin for that throughout the day because your moisture barrier could be wrecked and the best way of treating that is using a good overnight moisturizing treatment let’s see what do you think of cetaphil lotion so cetaphil is okay overall i did a video where i can compare cetaphil versus crv i like um survey better but you know cetaphil is fine i feel like cetaphil recommends like the base level of skin care just like okay you know it works basic ingredients old-fashioned ingredients but it works ceremony is a little bit more innovative in their strategy for you know products in in and formulations in my opinion okay so i’ve had really painful cystic acne since i was nine and now i’m on accutane for the second time what would you recommend to provide the moisture i need without making my breakout source that is tricky because i’m not your dermatologist so i don’t know your skin best and especially if you’re on accutane for the second time it probably means that your skin is not going and maybe this is a you know a wrong statement but it might not be going in the direction that you know um is typical with people with accutane a lot of people who go on accutane like their you know acne resolves pretty much within a year um so if you’re going through a second time that may mean your skin is a little bit more unconventional which is why i get nervous about recommending a product and i know it’s so frustrating to say that because a lot of dermatologists um don’t necessarily deal with like individual product recommendations but i’d really recommend asking your dermatologist and seeing what like he or she would think is better because it’s it’s it’s difficult it’s tricky um and i don’t want to recommend anything that could make your skin a lot worse and make your dermatologist really upset because that’s not something i would want to do and i also just like don’t feel comfortable making recommendations when you’re just dealing with a very specific and targeted problem um that you’re going to a professional to get rid of so i’m sorry but um that’s that’s what i feel most comfortable with but good luck i hope your skin gets better please go ask your dermatologist for recommendations i’m sure he’s had a lot of um a lot of clients who have dealt with the exact same thing let’s see sorry it froze up for some reason it does this thing where it freezes up and then it’s just like boom like instantly a ton of comments all at once um let’s see can i use niacinamide wall and accutane um when dealing with any you know accutane specifically i feel like it’s always a good idea to check with your dermatologist but from what i understand niacinamide plays very nicely with pretty much all ingredients like niacinamide is a skin soothing agent so usually it works with strong treatments um to you know reduce any irritation but again i recommend since you do have access to a dermatologist and this goes for anyone who’s watching who say is on accutane or does have access to a dermatologist please um use them as like where you can um to for skin care advice because my channel is definitely directed at people who can’t afford a dermatologist who don’t have access to one unlike me growing up i there’s no way i would be able to afford a dermatologist like here in hawaii um sessions are about 150 to 170 each so they’re really expensive um so that’s what my channel is for but if you have access to a dermatologist then i’m like take advantage of them definitely because um that’s a great resource to have and you’re one of the very lucky few that have it let’s see can i pair the cerave salicylic acid cleanser and paul’s choice bha aloha from oahu oh hi um so i hesitate with that because here’s the thing the apollo stories two percent bha you’re getting the strongest concentration of bha as a levon treatment so that is the highest um potential for sensitivity so if you’re adding any more salicylic acid on top of that it can really kind of push your skin over the edge and i really only recommend going in with like one type of treatment product for your skincare routine i don’t recommend doubling up on different types of treatments so if you’re using two ahas products or if you’re using two retinols or if you’re using two salicylic acid products i just i don’t recommend that so i’d recommend one or the other i have to say paula’s choice two percent bha solution is my guilty pleasure i love love love love that product but servie is amazing as well especially if you want something like not as strong um because the paul’s choice is definitely very strong oh come on it’s freezing okay let’s see hello can i use lactic acid than niacinamide yes um niacinamide works great alongside exfoliants um i don’t see a problem with that at all and i there’s a lot of people who are like you can’t mix this ingredient with this ingredient you can’t access this i know like pretty much all the dermatologists and um chemists that i like i consume their content a lot of them are just like no that’s like a myth like a lot of ingredients you can mix together it just depends on concentration and what’s best for your skin um which i agree with that sentiment um but niacinamide is like what i said before one that plays really nicely with um with most products let’s see i need a regimen for my oily teen skin breakouts acne all of it yeah so go watch my video um there’s two videos um the best products for getting rid of acne and the best products for um oily skin both are in my teen acne series that will really help you understand like which products are best for your specific skin type um and what you’re struggling with so i’d recommend go watching those because as much as i’d love to make a routine for you like within um this uh live stream i am not able to get enough information to really understand like what your skin would be to make the best recommendations so go watch those videos and then you can figure out what’s going to be you know best for your personal skin let’s see um night um acne skin care routine cerave salsa cleanser paul’s choice two percent pha notorium my serum oil-free moisturizer benzoyl peroxide on t-zoin t-zone thoughts so i will say that’s a lot of anti-acne treatments um i would say you’re going in a little too strong so not only are you using two different salicylic acid treatments you’re also using benzoyl peroxide afterwards which is dangerously on the edge of overstripping your skin and causing even potentially more breakouts and sensitivity i’d say bring your treatments down to one so either the polish choice two percent bha or the benzoyl peroxide treatment i say would be best um to help get rid of that acne and then really make sure you’re moisturizing in those areas so you’re not wrecking your moisture barrier if you are using an oil-free moisturizer um that can sometimes not be enough moisture especially overnight if you’re going to be using those products so um you can use you know another oil free moisturizer that’s much more like that’s really hydrating or you know i would say just be you know use a more hydrating cream to compensate for the dryness and stripping that can come from those treatments because sometimes acne and breakouts can come because you’re stripping your skin too much and you’re actually trying to you’re creating the problem you’re trying to avoid and you’re working to get rid of they can cause those issues in the first place so i would say yeah just roll it back to one of those or also you can do like salicylic acid one night and then benzoyl peroxide the other night so that’s also a great way of doing that let’s see um omg i really need to know what you think of the ren vitamin c moisturizer and ren aha bha toner i’m gagging for the tea on them um so if you’re talking about the ren ah toner like the orange one it has essential oils so i’m not a fan of that one if i remember their vitamin c moisturizer does as well i think the values of ren as a company are so good but just the formulas on a lot of their products not a lot of them just some of them are just not quite quite there because they do formulate with essential oils and fragrance um i do love some of their products though i think some of their products are really good but um those specific products i don’t remember liking to be honest okay natalie says i have very sensitive dry skin and i’ve tried my solid cleansing water but it made me break out and dried my skin out but i don’t want to continue using makeup wipes okay um interesting um i’d say it may be if you broke out due to my stellar cleansing water it might be that specific cleansing water because it would surprise me if a cleansing water broke you out but not a makeup wipe because makeup wipes are way more harsh on the skin and way more likely to break you out it could be that specific type of micellar water and you can try another one also when you use micellar water you want to make sure that you use a cleanser afterwards or at the very least rinse it off afterwards because sometimes leaving a cleansing water on your skin can you know be stripping to your skin because it’s cleansing agents you don’t want to leave those on your skin for a long period of time because it’ll just slowly strip your skin um so you want to make sure you rinse off afterwards but i say maybe try another cleansing water because you def i i would i’m very surprised if your friend your skin is okay with makeup wipes but not a cleansing water so good luck with that um the garnier my solar cleansing water is one that i love bioderma cleansing water that’s probably my personal favorite um those are great ones to start with if you want is fake tan bad for your face no it’s not i’d say fake town is fine just make sure you look at the ingredients of fake towns sometimes they use a lot of essential oils or fragrance um which i’m not a fan of but definitely i think fake tan is great because it will encourage you to stay out of the sun which is the best thing you’re going to be able to get that town without getting the sun damage so i love the concept of fake towns although i haven’t really hopped on it yet i really need to um i want to fake town but i just haven’t um thoughts on avin um love you thank you jai um so aveen you know i i got a bunch of products i started using some of them i haven’t used all of them it’s just because they they kind of look like an upcharged cerave to be honest like the ingredients are very basic um but they have a few like good ingredients there and the reason why i love cereal is because i think it’s a great line to start with on your skincare routine you know um it’s really affordable really simple with some really good ingredients at a very affordable price point so it’s a great entryway into the skincare world um a vein is pretty expensive um but the formulas are relatively the same in terms of simplicity so i don’t know i’m not on board the avene train quite yet although i have heard that products in europe from levine are formulated a lot better i don’t know if that’s true but i have heard that so i can only speak for usa let’s see hi i’ve considered dermaplaning for acne scars and was wondering your thoughts on it i have sensitive skin so i’ve been unsure about it you know dermaplaning it’s not the worst thing in the world but i will say i just recommend when it comes to those types of things going and getting a professional treatment done because not only will the professional treatments be a lot more effective in my opinion they will be in a lot more safe environments and dermaplaying is one of those things where i have seen people really like cut up their skin from it so i get a little nervous um and i mean there are different devices that say they’re dermaplaning when they’re actually like just like removing the little like fine hairs or those you know actually like using like the blade like derma planing so um it depends on what type you’re referring to specifically as well but i’d say i mean it’s fine if you know what you’re doing but just be really careful and particularly if you have sensitive skin i would recommend just going in with a chemical exfoliant like mandelic acid or phas those are going to be you know really good for sensitive skin and getting rid of those acne scars um without you needing to you know kind of like physically shave the dead skin cells off your face man so many questions thank you guys let’s see thoughts on dove’s sensitive bar soap on the face i’m just not a big bar soap person for a facial cleanser because it’s not the most sanitary thing in the world and um i can’t remember who was talking about it maybe it was susan yara to where she was talking about a bar so but she was like it’s 20 20.
like we’re past this you know like skincare technology has like progressed so far beyond just uh bar soap um there’s just so many better formulas out there and sometimes with bar soap the ingredients used um or you know the ph of it can be overly stripping to the skin so i just say like sometimes they’re not bad you know but overall there’s just so many other better options for pretty much the same price points in terms of good cleansers so i’d recommend those instead to be honest i’ve seen people saying like oh my gosh like you should turn on um like slow mode for chat i have tried turning on slow mode many times and it never works i think there’s just like too many questions coming through so i’m sorry if it’s craziness in the in the comments section but um i do my best to read as many as i can um can you use the i unique tea tree serum with retinol yeah you can um from what i know there’s no like irritating ingredients within that i’d say one of the primary ingredients in that is niacinamide which works great with retinol and it doesn’t have any like other treatment ingredients per se um so yeah i’d say it’s fine to use with retinol although they kind of they can i mean like there’s a little bit of tea tree in that one um which may cause a little bit of irritation if you are sensitive to tea tree because retinol can you know increase potential sensitivity but overall i’d say it’s fine definitely like i love that product and it it has barely any tea tree oil thoughts on gun garnier um let me know if you guys want a video about garnier it i struggle to find a lot of products that are fragrance free from them i love their micellar water but that’s pretty much about it because the rest of products that i find from them are so fragrant like crazy fragrance and kind of represent like a very cutesy style of skincare that’s more focused on the experience and the smell than they are like really effective ingredients so it’s a pass for me um i haven’t found anything that i love yet from them let’s see oh man it’s so difficult i’ll be honest some some of the questions are kind of like pretty lengthy and ones that would take me a good like 20 minutes to answer so i’m like oh like i want to answer questions but if it’s you know um you guys asking about um like six different products all together it’s i get a little nervous because that can take a while to respond um thoughts on proactive not my favorite um i think i get that question pretty much every live stream um but just to restate it out there not my favorite i think there’s definitely better options to go with they can overly strip your skin and the amount of people i’ve talked to to where they’re like proactive fucked up my skin um kind of scares me a little bit um and i think some of their formulas have improved since like they first came out but i’m just i’m not the biggest fan i’d say curology is just such a better option than um proactive why did i forget the name more coffee let’s see thoughts on tarte skincare you know tar skincare has some good formulas surprisingly that have really impressed me some of them have fragrance and essential oils but a lot of them are really good um i love the tarte powder the spf powder they’re exfoliating cleanser or they’re exfoliating leave on treatment um they’re rich hydrating moisturizer all those are really good they’re fragrance free they’re non-irritating i i like them i think they’re pretty good thoughts on hada labo i have tried a few products from hadalabo haven’t loved them um i’ll be honest but i think they’re a good brand i think i think they’re awesome um not the most accessible a lot of times it’s it’s hard to find them um but i think they’re a great brand like i i from an ingredient standpoint i love i just haven’t found a product from them that i like really enjoyed most of them i i didn’t really like and maybe it’s just because they’re not from my oily skin um they they tend to really focus on a lot of hydration thoughts on bliss skin care um so so some products from bliss have fragrance which i’m not a fan of but there are some products that i really like from bliss um they’re they’re fragrance free eye cream um they’re you know they’re clear genius line um their peel from the clear genius line is really good um that one’s awesome um i did um what’s another one from them oh yeah they’re rose gold fragrance free moisturizer another really good one as well so i i do like those products from bliss i think they’re really good i’ve used them let’s see oh so many questions um how do i feel how do you feel about tula’s facial cleanser you know tula is one of those brands that every time i want to buy it and they’re just pretty expensive you know they’re they’re pretty pricey for kind of the more simple formulas that they have so i haven’t found anything that has really like grabbed my attention but they’re not terrible like tula definitely um has some good formulas um and i don’t think is like really harsh or really irritating compared to a lot of brands out there let’s see thoughts on innisfree love you hiram thank you i love you too so innisfree man i want to buy so many innisfree products like you guys have no idea how many times i’ve shopped innisfree trying to find something to buy and ending up with nothing because 99 of their products i can only think of one product they have that is fragrance free the rest of their products they love fragrance like they use a ton of fragrance it’s the type of fragrance like when you open the jar you’re like oh like whoa hit me strong you know um so yeah uh that’s just kind of my thoughts on it and they’re really affordable but in my opinion brands like pewdiepie unique um some by me uh i’m from are so much better in terms of quality for relatively the same price point and are you know directly from korea and i’d say those are much better options than is free let’s see i feel like i say that like a hundred times in a video like let’s see tea tree products i would be careful about tea tree i think tea tree is great when at low concentrations but when at really high concentrations it can operate similarly to a fragrant essential oil and just like be more irritating than beneficial for your skin so i’d say when it’s formulated correctly in a product and i like tea tree extract as opposed to tea tree oil um essential oils are way more volatile and prone to you know oxidization um or oxidizing um or you know kind of causing sensitivity and irritation while extracts are much more well tolerated by the skin um but it just depends like a lot of products i love like this one right here that um it has tea tree but it’s just at a lower concentration so i just be mindful about how much tea tree is in it um definitely not anything with 100 tea tree essential oil like you know how people are like oh just use like tea tree oil on your spots please do not do that please please please do not ever apply straight essential oil to your face let’s see thoughts on cosrx you know from a formula standpoint love cosrx their products are hit or miss for me some i love like their snail mucin is amazing um but other products from them haven’t worked as well um so it’s hit or miss on experience but my skin is different than everyone else’s from a formula standpoint i really like cosrx i think they’re they’re a great brand and one of the most accessible like korean beauty brands here in the usa so i definitely improve thoughts on derma e products um derma e oh gosh i want to love them i want to like love them and support them with my whole heart but a lot of their products have fragrance um like a lot of essential oils and they kind of fall more in like the natural skincare is better lane which i’m not crazy about but some of their fragrance free formulas are really good and honestly i should be recommending them more in my videos i’m honestly really grateful for these live streams because it helps me realize like which products i’m not recommending enough and there’s been so many times where i’ve been like oh why do i not talk more about that brand i really should i like that brand and then i start introducing them into videos more because i’m always on the lookout for you know new products and new brands to recommend to you guys thoughts on face theory i love face theory i think they’re so great i’m going to be using more products from them in the future but i think they’re a great company um that and they represent exactly what i want the entire skincare industry to follow they have their fragrance formulas and then they have their fragrance free formulas and you can get a fragrance fragrance-free formula of every one of their products i’m that makes me so happy to see i love seeing that because that’s exactly what i want like i’m not here to drag every fragrance product to the ground i’m just like also release a version of your product without fragrance so it’s accessible to people who have fragrance allergy so yeah i think face theory is great they’re also really affordable and very environmentally friendly so love that i think i have normal skin but lacking moisture i have bad wrinkles on my forehead only 23 years old ooh blackheads salicylic acid doesn’t really work and some sunspots tips please oh yeah for sure so it seems like you’re very familiar with your skin um bad wrinkles on the forehead when you’re 23 is difficult i would recommend um go watch my video about how i got rid of my wrinkles at 18 years old because i used to have forehead wrinkles pretty badly as well and i was able to get rid of them through a combination of like different steps but also products um sunscreen is definitely going to be the most important for all of these things like if you’re not using a really strong sunscreen every day then these problems are just going to get worse over time as far as sunspots and blackheads niacinamide is definitely going to be your friend because it’s going to reduce that sebum control while also brightening the sunspots or retinol is also going to be your friend as well if salicylic acid doesn’t work try benzoyl peroxide but only use benzoyl peroxide on the areas where the blackheads are the worst because it can kind of like overly strip the rest of your face so that’s kind of like the best strategy that i’d recommend if anything but you know if it does start to get worse then i’d recommend a dermatologist because those are all such different and varying issues and um it’s difficult to find like a few products that work to properly treat all of those issues combined so that may be smart in the future in case you’re still struggling down the road how can you tell the difference between skin irritation and an allergic reaction oh i mean that’s a good point um the terms really shouldn’t be used interchangeably i um i don’t use them interchangeably but you know it’s it just depends on the person um everyone is different in terms of what their skin sensitivity or allergic reaction would be be typically allergic reaction is a lot more severe so that can be like welts or burns or um you know really severe breakouts that lead to scarring or different things like that and they also stay for a while skin irritation like from a product is typically way more mild like you’ll get little bumps on your face maybe a little bit of a rash um you’ll get redness sensitivity your skin will like sting a little bit when you touch it but it’ll go away after like a week tops a skin allergy like i said before typically more severe and definitely if you’re dealing with that kind of response i’d recommend going to a dermatologist because it’s likely that you know you are having an extreme reaction to something but i will say skin sensitivity is way more common than skin allergy um allergy is typically more very specified and not as you know common because most people’s skin can tolerate the majority of skin ingredients it really just comes down to the formula and the percentage thoughts on curology man i feel like maybe i should make another video about curology because i i see them all the time in my life streams um and on tick tock and stuff i love curology i think they’re great i think they’re an awesome company love what they’re doing um maybe i should make another video about that things to use on textured skin ahas are going to be your friends so glycolic acid lactic acid mandelic acid poly hydroxy acids any of those are going to be really good for getting rid of that textured skin um because it’s really going to help to just like shed all the excess dead skin cells and help you know to make sure that your skin is kind of you know renewing itself essentially with good skin cells um so i’d recommend that retinol can always also be your friend depending on how textured your skin is but also recognize where sometimes textured skin can be genetic so if you’ve always had that level of texture um like for example like compared to some of my friends they have like this natural texture across their face their skin is beautiful but they have like this natural texture that almost makes their skin more resilient while my skin is very like soft so i have to be way more mindful about like anti-aging products and um you know how often exfoliate and how often i use retinol while they’re kind of like okay because their skin is a lot more resilient so in that case you know sometimes it can be genetic um but yeah i’d say definitely um exfoliation thoughts on resveratrol i think it’s great i need to learn more about it to be honest but i think resveratrol is a great ingredient that i hope we to see um incorporated into more skin care products in the future because it’s bomb let’s see um what do you think of the user and demo purifier range to be honest i don’t know that specific range used to rain overall i think is a good brand uh very simple kind of like c to fill in the sense that it’s just very basic very simple um but we’ll still get the job done i don’t know that range from them but if i remember right all of usefun products are pretty good about being free of irritants and fragrance so i think it’s a good bet thoughts on ponz products love you thank you ariel um or ariella um you know i was okay with some of their products um like their cleansing creams right up until i figured out they do some like skin whitening products around the world and that made me kind of uncomfortable so i don’t know how i feel about ponds to be honest a lot of their products do have um fragrance and definitely kind of like old lady skincare they have that smell where it’s like oh like this is what my grandma uses you know sort of thing probably because they’ve been around forever but like specifically in like india and markets there i was seeing like a lot of ponds advertisements for like whitening creams which i do not like so i have yet to formulate my final opinion but i’m a little skeptical right now if anyone knows that if that is true or if hans has changed since please let me know pixie clarity tonic oh yes i wanted to talk about this i am actually going to purchase it um i really like the formula of the clarity tonic from pixi it is so good like i was looking at the ingredient list last night and i was just like holy shit like i’m definitely gonna buy this and use it and you know i’ve gone hard against pixie in the past and i believe when a brand does like formulas a really good product that’s mindful of like you know our concerns that we need to celebrate that so i definitely want to you know give attention to that product because i think it’s great um but yeah i would i would definitely recommend that product um from a formula standpoint it’s very good okay so we have two more minutes so like we always do at the end of my live streams feel free to ask me non-skincare questions like send in questions about my personal life or um invasive questions do what you made no i’m kidding um just feel free to ask whatever questions you want i think for our live streams we get so heavily focused on skincare um that i think it’s fun to kind of you know try something a little different so feel free to ask other questions next hair color natural as much as i love like fun hair colors it’s a lot of maintenance and sometimes i get a little tired of like walking into a room and being like instantly the center of attention because they’re like whoa that guy has purple hair or always seeing people who are like kind of like staring really intently at me and i’m kind of like what’s and then i’m like oh yeah i remember your hair um so i think probably natural um but mostly just because of the maintenance like it doesn’t bother me too much with like people looking at my hair color i think it’s just a lot of maintenance that i i’m just not a fan of maybe just because i’m lazy have i listened to dynamite by bts no and when i saw dynamite trending i thought it was by tyle cruz that shows how old i am like but i need to i need to listen to um dynamite i like bts i will say i’m more of a black pink person because i love that badass female energy but i really like bts and i’m excited to listen to that song and see what i think how old are these snake plants behind you i don’t know but i’ve had them for like a year i think i don’t know they’re still very healthy i know a lot of people are like they need water when they get super low on water like they need sunlight but snake plants actually don’t like sunlight they actually like the dark and um they’re doing pretty well they seem to be very healthy so i’m happy it’s like the only plants i have managed to not kill knock on wood let’s see someone called i’m sorry if it paused sorry if it paused someone called um favorite show on netflix i love you by the way oh thank you beth um i i don’t watch netflix really um or at least i have very rarely in the past um i mean my most favorite recent one that i saw was probably sex education that’s a really good show i really like that show do you listen to little mix um of course i love little mix i’ve listened to them forever they are just such like an empowering like girl girl power group and i love it ugh i just love them and they’re so humble and down to earth i love them have i lived in hawaii my entire life no i moved here about five years ago i grew up in arizona on a cattle ranch in the middle of nowhere um and yeah tell us a little bit about hawaiian culture um i love you so much thank you um so i do plan on doing it in some projects that i’m working on i definitely want to focus more so on that because i feel like me living in hawaii i have a duty to talk about um some of the issues here and one issue very much at hand is the diminishing the erasure of you know indigenous hawaiian culture here and why that needs to be talked about and um so i have i have content coming up um about that not to tori do you know bretman rock i don’t know him personally but he follows me which no it’s um i mean i don’t know him personally um uh we haven’t like talked um but he does follow me and he seems like a really nice guy so i would love to hang out with him at some point since he is you know on the same island as me so that’s pretty cool where’s my necklace from it’s from um um it’s a it’s a store here in hawaii um that does like um hawaiian inspired jewelry um this was originally a earring um but my best friend and i turned it into necklaces so just for fun you know like friendship necklaces let’s see do you have any hollow taco polishes yes i do i have two and i want to get more but they sell out so freaking fast the only reason i was able to get these two is because i was at vidcon and they happened to have stock left over even though it had already sold out online so um yes i do i love love love love oh and you guys will love to know um christine from simply neological she recently followed me i freaked out i freaked out i love her so much i think she’s such a cool person um who’s your favorite music artist uh love from indiana it is a tie between nicki minaj and elenium i can’t decide which i like more um nicki minaj got me through so much um growing up like she’s just incredible and inspires me but millennium once i like actually like moved to hawaii has gotten me through so much and like i have like cried way too much to his music so it’s a tie between both of them i love i love both of them okay i’ll do two more questions what island of hawaii do you live on oahu so the main island well not the main island like the one with honolulu onto the capital um i live in honolulu will you do a meet-and-greet yes and i did do some before which were amazing if you happen to be one of the few people that were at the meet and greets you know i that was so much fun all those experiences were a blast even though we got like kicked out of the mall in chicago um there was so much fun um but you know to be honest i don’t know the next time i’m gonna be able to do a meet and greet just because i don’t think it’s smart right obviously right now um with kovid but i don’t know when life is gonna get back to normal um but you can bet that the second like we find a cure or something happens you know that’s really good or it goes away who knows what will happen um i will be doing so many meet and greets my plan is to ideally i would love to do a meet and greet in every single city like i visit um because i want to meet you guys wherever i can but we’ll see about that in the future thank you guys so much for this live stream thank you for all of your super chats and support and all of your questions like i always say it really means a lot to me that you trust me with your skin concerns and i take that trust really really seriously which is why i want to recommend the best the most non-irritating and the you know most successful products to you guys and i am trying my best so i hope i hope this helps thank you all so much for watching and expect a video tomorrow um a video going be going up tomorrow that i’m excited to share with you guys and yeah i will talk to you later thank you so much oh oh my gosh i almost knocked over my coffee that was scary you