Last week I posted a video and blog post about the difference between skin purging vs. breakouts. Some of you shared your own experiences of having bad reactions to skin care products. I loved reading your stories and how you could tell the difference between a bad reaction and a purge. It inspired me to make today’s video about my own bad skin reactions, and what signs and symptoms I look for when using a new skin care product to make sure it compatible with my skin.

Bad reactions I've had to skincare products including coconut oil, essential oils, chemical sunscreens, vitamin c, AHAs, makeup.

Everyone’s skin is different, and I find getting to know your own skin, plus hearing what types of adverse reactions people can get from using new skin care; you’ll know what to look out for, and hopefully catch an adverse skin reaction before it gets bad.

As you’ll see in the video, sometimes a bad skin reaction to skin products isn’t as obvious as we’d think. Sometimes we hear such rave reviews of a skincare product or ingredient, we’re not expecting to have such a bad reaction. As you’ll see in today’s video, I’ve had all sorts of reactions to products and ingredients, including coconut oil, essential oils, vitamin c serums, active ingredients (like AHAs), sunscreens, makeup, and even makeup brushes! And the reactions I’ve had weren’t always the obvious ones like redness and pimples, but I’d get tiny raised bumps, texture, enlarged pores, blackheads, and patches of wrinkled skin.

If you’re curious about the types of bad reactions I’ve had to different skin care products and ingredients, or if you’ve noticed a change in your skin and you’re not sure if it’s a reaction to a product you’re using; check out today’s video (at the top of this blog post).

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