I am sure that most of beauty enthusiast love to care for our skin as much as possible. Sometimes, the love is over the TOP that your skin suffocated from the love that you tries to give it. However, you screamed at how much your skin does not love you back.
So here is some question to ponder upon before you strike a cross over how much you hate your own skin.
- Do you use cotton pad to swap your face every day? (swap is different from patting)
- Do you use face scrub every day?
- Do you use clay or mud mask everyday?
- DO you start too fast with your new shiny skincare products?
- DO you start using using all the actives without building up your tolerance first?
If you answer YES to any of the questions and develop breakout with painful red skin, chances are you have over exfoliating your skin. Yes, it means you are over enthusiastic and hardworking that you actually 'over cleaned' your skin. Your skin is very much irritated, red and sensitive. Much that we love squeaky clean skin, we do need some good bacteria on our skin to maintain the normal structure but over cleaning make your skin sensitive. You even killed all the good bacteria that help to maintain the balance of your skin and expose it to all the radical damage it can get. A skin that is sensitive is more prone to 'break out' more and here goes all the erupting volcanoes- A problematic acne prone skin.
It is common as 99% of us develop allergies to certain things that we do not even know. Sometimes we ignore it as we tell ourselves that we can't have it. Well, we do develop allergies as we grow older-more allergies in fact.
Even if you are using sheet masks especially those whitening ones, don't use it every day or you will end up with a really white ghostly face. If you can see the green veins, it means you are too white to be considered healthy. Healthy glowing skin is what we want to achieve but not paper sheet white skin. There is no use of bleaching your skin to look like a ghost. > < . Besides, exfoliating mask are meant to use few times a week and not everyday.
Try to look into the mirror. If you can even see veins under your skin, it means you already over exfoliated. If you are using cotton pad to swap your face, give your skin a break for two days by not swapping it after 28 days. The skin structure cycle is 28 days and giving it a break in between the cycle is actually good and healthy. Much to loving the feeling of cotton pad, it does cause trauma to our skin. It is just that using toner reduce the amount of trauma but it is still bad for the skin if your skin is already very thin and fragile.
If you are having acne or sensitive skin, try avoiding beads type of scrubs on your face. There is no need for your skin to received more trauma. Your acne cream will already do all the enough exfoliating. The ingredients such as AHA and BHA will already help you with the exfoliating and you will need to give your skin some time to heal. So, stop being so harsh to your skin.
Treat the skin like it is the skin of a soft eggs and it will thank you if you for being gentle.
The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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