Sensitive Skin Issues

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!

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Let your face rest from make-up…wear glasses. Haha

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.  :

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Disaster!

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

 

HNSunflower
This absorbs really fast, affordable and available at grocery stores. Visit humanheartnature.com for more details
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Love this! Absorbs fast, doesn’t clog the skin and no sticky! Available at Watson’s

 

Night:

  • Biore Make Up Remover Oil

    biore
    Available at Watson’s
  • Clarisonic Sonic Facial and Skin Cleansing System
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Got mine at Sephora

 

  • Etude House Baking Powder Pore and BB Deep Cleansing Foam
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Makes my skin squeaky clean

 

  • Mario Badescu Glycolic Toner
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You can get this at Rustan’s Essenses

 

  • 1 drop of Organic Alley Argan Oil
  • 1 drop of Organic Alley Rosehip Oil
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I swear by this. Check out organicalley.me or Sesou outlets

Marinate overnight.

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!

ZEE

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