January 31, 2010

I think I've finally got it =O

Wow..After maybe a full year, I think I've finally found a good solution for my uber sensitive skin that freaks out on the drop of a hat. The road was difficult and full of disappointment!

Let me give you the list of the products I used that absolutely FAILED:
First, I tried La Roche milk cleanser for dry skin. HORRIBLE! It was greasy and it left my skin greasy no matter how long I rinsed. Maybe one day I'll try another milk cleanser from them, but I don't feel like dishing out another $20 for something the might not work.

I was on this organic kick, because I thought that chemicals would just kill me. So I tried this organic pumpkin enzyme foaming wash. I thought "hey, even though foaming is kind of harsher for my skin, it's organic right?" Wrong! >_< Not only did it not help the acne, but it also kind of dried out my skin. That wouldn't have been so bad if I didn't already have dry skin...

So I tried L'oreal's new (at that time it was new) skin genesis. It looked promising and I liked the fact that it said it would balance out your skin's pH level. Which is good, because I don't like to use toners. That also turned out to be disappointing. Not as disappointing as my La Roche cleanser, because it was only a fraction of the price (so I guess I'm heading in the right direction?)

About two weeks ago I was doing some organizing and found this unopened Spectro Gel cleanser for sensitive and acne prone skin. It was one of those care packages you could by when school started. It came with shampoo, a razor, lip balm, heat pack and things like that. I never bothered to use it, because I didn't think something so in expensive would be good for my skin.
I didn't think anything was going to happen, let alone anything good. But this cleanser was a lot different than anything else I've used. It really was just gel that I smoothed over my face. I personally massage it into my problem areas (my cheeks and nose) and let it sit for about 2 minutes, then rinse it off. Then finish off with the lush enchanted eye cream followed by my Cetaphil dry skin moisturizer.

My skin hasn't fully recovered, but it's looking a heck better than it has in a looong time.

January 24, 2010

Why is my skin being so difficult?

So it's been nearly 2 years since I started my obsession with makeup and skin care. Well obsession is making it sound harsh, more like an intense hobby XD
I love the gurus out there and I felt like I wanted to contribute some information back.
I started another blog, but in an unfortunate string of events, I eventually lost all my old emails-therefore losing the access to my other blog. It wasn't a very big loss~ twas just one post...but a long post T_T

mmm~ it was fairly important though. It was a roughly a month after my birthday and let me tell you, my skin was freaking out! I have sensitive skin at best of times and when the allergy season hits, my skin may be blessed to skip one of my horrible episodes...sometimes. I was not so lucky then. My skin literally looked like had a baaaaaddd sun burn-that or I stuck my face in front of the oven for to long x_x

So my best friend decided to cheer me up and took me to the spa for my birthday. Man did I ever need that facial~ well it wasn't a miracle or anything, but my skin calmed down a bunch after. I was recommended one of the best moisturizer ever and I'm sad to say it's probably discontinued~

It was called the licorice hydrating cream by a company called insitut dermed.

Man is it ever expensive though x__x I've tried to find cheaper alternatives and a year later I haven't gotten any closer to better skin. Though after all the bull I finally tried spectro gel clenser and cetephil moisturizer and it seems to be working. Not as nicely as the licorice stuff but now I'm finally going in the right direction.
More in depth reviews on the products I used up ahead!