People have been asking about my skin care regimen. I don’t know why when I suffer from stress-induced acne (I have a giant pimple at the side of my nose now. It’s healing but driving me crazy) once in a while and break out in allergies. I also scar really bad. Meaning, I do not have perfect skin at all. Good skin takes a lot of discipline, determination and hard work, people!
It took me awhile to realize that I had extremely sensitive skin. It took A LOT of visits to the dermatologist too. I break out from stress and most of the ingredients in beauty products especially scented ones. I can’t hoard the way I used to. Now, I Google for reviews or ask for samples if they have any and try it out to see if it suits me. Samples are fun and I wish more companies gave away more samples here in the Philippines. It saves me a lot of money because
a.) I end up not buying it anyway because I have alleviated the purchase itch.
b.) I don’t have to have emergency derma visits if I break out in hives from hell – see this post: Allergy Attack From Hades
I don’t know why someone who can be so insensitive have such sensitive skin. Ugh.
I didn’t include a picture on that post because I was too embarrassed but here it is. I can laugh at it now because that’s all gone. I did freak out when it happened. I had perfectly good skin and this happened within an hour. I literally felt it grow on my face. Rashes with pus in it. This picture was when it subsided a bit..3 days after. It was so much worse on the day it happened, I wanted to knock on the dermatologist’s door. :
It’s not easy for me nor is it easy for dermatologists. I have met some who get scared to touch your face or body (another story altogether) because they might do something to mess you up some more. I felt like a leper. Oh well.
I dropped (and threw out) most of the products I have bought and stuck to the following that I swear by now:
Morning: facial wash, a drop of Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil for face and Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50
- Biore Make Up Remover Oil
- Clarisonic Sonic Facial and Skin Cleansing System
- Etude House Baking Powder Pore and BB Deep Cleansing Foam
- Mario Badescu Glycolic Toner
- 1 drop of Organic Alley Argan Oil
- 1 drop of Organic Alley Rosehip Oil
Once a week I use a mask – gold, charcoal or clay mask
Repeat and be consistent. That’s it.
Please do share if you have good skin care tips and products that people with sensitive skin can use!