Jul 15, 2014

Skin Rescue

I don't know why I always bring new sample-sized products when I travel. It makes sense that the sample-sized products are smaller and easier to pack but they are not my usual skin care products and I have more breakouts than ever.


Went to Sephora for the third day in a row to pick up some of my usual skin care products in an attempt to control my breakouts.

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, to me, is a deluxe skin care product. At CAD $45 a piece, it is luxury to me. But I have tried so many brands of cleansers and I always go back to that. It is such a gentle cleanser but strong enough to thoroughly remove makeup residue on my face. 

I have the Boscia Cleansing Oil at home. I have tried the Josie Maran Cleansing Oil before so decided to pick this up. I brought a sample size of Shu uemura cleansing oil with me on this trip and after 5 days of use, my breakouts started. Not sure if it is solely because of this oil or the new GlamGlow PowerMud Dual Cleanse Treatment that I used, my skin hasn't been in this bad condition in a long time. Sometimes, you just have to play detective to try to pinpoint which product causes breakouts. But I know going back to my "safe" products,  my breakouts will be under control. 

What are your skin rescue products?

6 comments:

  1. I think I am also guilty of doing so, I usually bring along sachets of samples because they are so much more convenient? And one way to minimize my breakout quickly is to simply cut down on the number of products I use and stick to the basic 3 steps, tone, moisturise and sun protection. this usually helps! ^_^

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    1. great tip! I think I will stick with the very basics for now until my skin calms down a bit.

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  2. Aw, I'm sorry to hear that you're going through this.
    I try to start using new products right after my period if possible. In this way, my skin reacts more positively toward new stuff I try. A week before period is quite the opposite, I heard.
    At least you're taking an action right away to control the situation. Many people keep using problematic ones thinking it is a "purge".
    Hope you skin behaves soon!

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    1. that's a very helpful tip. My skin is obviously hormonal, just like my body and I have never thought of trying out products after my period. I will do that next time and avoid those annoying breakouts :)

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  3. Oh no hope your skin gets better soon! I'm guilty of the same, bringing new product samples on trips. This year I'm doing something different, trying new stuff a couple of times to make sure no reaction, then I stash it in my travel pile :) though I haven't travelled yet this year haha.

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    1. I will definitely test the new products out next time before I bring on my trip. Good that I brought my holy grail GlamGlow supermud clearing treatment and I applied it last nite and saw a huge improvement already.

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