Last week I posted a video and blog post about the difference between skin purging vs breakouts. Some of you shared your 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.
Everyone’s skin is different. Getting to know your regular skin texture and tone can help you catch an adverse reaction before it gets bad.
And sometimes a bad reaction to skincare products isn’t as obvious as you think. Sometimes a skincare product or ingredient has such rave reviews, you’re not expecting it to be so bad for your skin.
As you’ll see in today’s video, I’ve had all sorts of reactions to products and ingredients, including coconut oil, marula oil, essential oils, vitamin c serums, active ingredients (like some AHAs), sunscreens, makeup, and even makeup brushes!
And the reactions I’ve had weren’t always the obvious ones like redness and pimples. Sometimes my bad skin reactions have been tiny raised bumps on my forehead or jawline, crepey skin texture, enlarged pores, blackheads, surface dryness, and patches of very lined and 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).
If you’ve had a bad reaction to skin care, here’s what to do:
If you’ve had a bad reaction to a skin care product and your skin is irritated, sensitive, and off balance – check out this blog post on Skincare Routine For Irritated Skin.