Hello readers, is it really the end of the month already?
Now, if you’re a superfan of moisturizer and have an absolute favorite that you swear by, I wholly acknowledge my click-baity title 😜 Furthermore, I’ve also added a disclaimer to my About page to say that I’m not a professional anything including aesthetician. So I’ve no educated beef with moisturizer…
Other than my skin is freaking out? Perhaps it is unfair to be so suspicious of the beloved moisturizer as at first I thought that this Pond’s moisturizer was a lifesaver. Affordable, accessible and it didn’t seem to have any problems at first.
But that’s what I thought about this Art Naturals clarifying face wash that I’m trying which is the weirdest one I’ve ever tried. It certainly doesn’t feel or smell weird, but it’s a metallic green color.
Yes!!! Have you ever seen something like this? Honestly, it has a kind of mushy feel like a Clearasil cleanser, and it does clean very well. The bottle also says that it’s actually for oily/acne-prone skin and is sulfate, gluten, and paraben-free. However, I’m very concerned with it giving me acne under the skin (the worst!!!).
So I’m trying to wean back on using it but… I still have it! And now all these bumps that I’ve never had before. I guess you could say, “Why don’t you just buy something that’s worked before like a Clean & Clear or Neutrogena wash?” Well, that would be just too easy, wouldn’t it? I must’ve seen cinnamon being good for something on Pinterest because I’ve started making a mixture of it and honey as a scrub.
I must say that when I wake up in the morning, my skin looks a lot better (except for the spots). Out of just sheer desperation, I’m seeing if some old contact solution will do anything. Doesn’t seem to be hurting unlike mixing cinnamon and aloe vera! I haven’t the slightest why but those two things together burned and made my face red (I’ve put aloe vera on my face before, so I don’t think I’m allergic…)!
In any case, I’ve actually stopped using moisturizer, and surprisingly, it hasn’t been a problem. At least, I haven’t been dry and flaky (except after using masks two days in a row). Maybe I’m more oily, but I’ve heard moisturizer is still good for oily skin.
Do you really keep a notebook and record how products work like a scientist? Is clear skin really worth not eating chocolate and using fuzzy pets as pillows? Do you have any DIY skincare nightmares?