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My Favorite Concoction For My Worst Face Days

I have a sensitive skin and it has gotten more sensitive when I arrived here in the US, most probably because my skin is adjusting to the weather, food and everything else in between.

Last Sunday, I woke up looking up like this.

I already put my original “concoction” but before that, my face was scaly, dry and itchy. But you can still see the redness here.

This is not the face you put on instagram and hashtag #IWokeUpLikeThis. 

This is the face you don’t want to see in the mirror first thing in the morning. 

This is NOT what you want to look like two days before your state ID picture-taking.

So I sent this photo to my husband and this was his reaction and my reply to his reaction. 

 

But thanks to a combination of every beauty products that work for me, I was back to normal within 24 hours.

So what’s my secret? An equal dollop of all of the products below.  

My brother-in-law told me about this and how it works for his kids. We bought this at Walmart for $6.72. It makes my skin soft and moisturized.
  
Bought this one at Target for $4.99 and it DEFINITELY relieves the itchiness and redness on my face
 
Because you should always put a sunscreen… Bought this at Target for $8.39
 

As you may noticed, the Aquaphor and the Aveeno Hydrocortisone are almost empty (while writing this post, I am texting my husband to pass by Walmart or Target) because unfortunately, last Sunday was not the only worst face day for me lately. On the other hand, I only use the Aveeno sunscreen when I go out of the house.

 

How Aquaphor looks like when you open it
  
How Aquaphor looks like when it is applied to the skin
  
How Aveeno® Active Naturals Anti-itch Cream looks like when you open it
  
How Aveeno® Active Naturals Anti-itch Cream looks like when it is applied to the skin
  
How Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 looks like when you open it
 
How Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 looks like when it is applied to the skin

I only use the Aveeno hydrocortisone if my face is red and itchy. I also add another step if I will go out of the house. I blot my face first with a single ply of a facial tissue (as what I’ve learned from Wayne Goss, the famous YouTuber), before I put on my foundation. I usually do this right after I blow dry my hair so my “concoction” will be absorbed by my skin thoroughly and the excess will simply be removed by the tissue. Remember, just pat your face with the tissue ever so gently and don’t rub it.

So far, this works for me. 

I hope to read some of your original beauty concoction too.

    

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This is how I do my beauty products review: Bare Naturals Seaweed Beautifying And Contouring Mask

– from my tumblr account

I love using a lot of facial masks before but went lazy when I started working. Putting on a facial mask after work seemed not appealing to me when done in the morning (night shift sucks!). So now that I’m in the mid shift and can sleep at night, I’m back to experimenting with facial masks.
I have read a lot about the brand Bare Naturals online and got interested first with their brushes. They are a Philippine-based company selling mineral products ranging from brushes, bath & body and cosmetics. (Check their website at http://mybarenaturals.com/home/index.html ) But one boring night while browsing Zalora.com, I saw their facial mask and it says: “Seaweed Beautifying And Contouring Facial Mask with real Japanese seaweeds… Makes pore smaller, helps dry up acne, cystic pimples, rinse away blackheads. Makes skin supple and smoother. Makes wrinkles less noticeable.” A bit mouthful but you got me with the word beautifying, haha. I checked online if there are reviews about it and I saw a video in youtube (Check her video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvqMxXx-_d4&sns=em). She seemed convincing so I bought it for Php258.

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20131008-030857.jpgLucky for me for watching that video because the product doesn’t come with any instructions. Upon opening the pot, you’ll see this light green cream that reminds me of a green tea flavored yogurt that I once ate at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. If you smell it straight from the pot though, it’s too minty that you can’t sniff it for a long period of time because it will irritate you. Good thing though that it doesn’t smell as much when it is applied to your face.

20131008-031020.jpgWith a clean face, I spread the product lightly all over my face. It stings a bit on some part of my face but it’s not too scary and it’s really tolerable. Then I spread more until it looks opaque. Wait for 10-15 minutes until it totally dries up.

20131008-031134.jpgThen I washed it off with water. Yeah, I didn’t peel it. I tried but I doubt that the product is meant to be peeled because it doesn’t come off that easily. So like in the video in youtube, I just washed it off. 


20131008-031235.jpgI have just used it a while ago. I had a pimple that totally dried up after using it. Helps dry up pimples, check. But it didn’t dry up my entire face. I really think that it brightened up my face too. So far, so good. I will try to use this mask before I go to sleep every other day or everyday if I don’t feel lazy.😛

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