In my free time, I spend hours scrolling through TikTok, watching useless content, learning nothing. However, those wasted hours turned into productive learning when I discovered a content creator named Hyram (@skincarebyhyram) who provides skincare advice via his platforms. Hyram saved my life, well actually, he saved my skin.
Hyram is a skincare specialist who uses his social media platforms to inform users of healthy, eco-friendly skin products. While he is not a licensed esthetician or professional dermatologist, he researches ingredients, products, and skincare strategies from a scientifically justified standpoint. Hyram makes Youtube videos and TikToks reacting to skincare routines, giving his opinion and advice. His lighthearted humor and easy-going teaching style allows his following to constantly grow. As of today, he has 5.7 million followers on TikTok and 3.4 million subscribers on Youtube, and I am positive that those numbers will consistently be on the rise.
My updated skincare routine in chronological order using products that are all Hyram-approved:
Disclaimer: I have combination skin, both oily and dry, so some of these products might not be ideal for your personal skin.
Hyram teaches that foaming cleansers are not the best for your skin because they can be harsh and pore-stripping. With that information, I started using one of his recommendations: Cetaphil, a daily, gentle cleanser that is compatible with all skin types.
2. Serum: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc
Not only is this serum less than ten dollars, but it is also vegan and cruelty-free. It contains the mineral zinc, which reduces redness and inflammation, brightens dark spots, and lessens acne scars over time. Be sure to not let the dropper touch your face when applying serum because bacteria on your skin can go back into the bottle creating a less cleanly application for then next time.
3. Moisturizer: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion
I often find that moisturizers leave my skin feeling thick and greasy; however, this one excludes the ingredient that causes that: petroleum. Many moisturizers add petroleum in order to form a thick layer of moisture across your skin. I have combination skin so I do not require that massive amount of moisture. While the exact results will depend on your skin type, this product leaves my skin feeling lightweight and hydrated, and I highly recommend it for all skin types.
4.SPF: Burnout Eco-Sensitive Zinc SPF 35
It is summer, and whether you are laying in the sun for six hours straight or walking to the grocery store, you need to apply sunscreen (typically in the morning). The sun can be harmful to your skin but with the help of sunscreen, you can battle any negative effects. This sunscreen is great for all skin types and you should try to add something similar to your daily routine.
I complete this skincare routine twice a day for 5 to 10 minutes each time. Not only does it act as a form of relaxation to my morning and night, but it also sets a consistent structure to my day that I can always look forward too.
All of the products above can be purchased at local drugstores. In addition, they are all fragrance-free. Fragrance in skin-care products can cause severe irritation, especially if you have sensitive skin. Try staying away from any product with a strong scent.
Follow Hyram on TikTok @skincarebyhyram or subscribe to him on Youtube @Hyram to research more information about your skin type or find out if your skincare products and routine are Hyram-approved!