Just a quick one today.
Remember I had these horrible cold sores for like… MONTHS??? Don’t remember? Click HERE to see how bad it is. This basically went on for about 5-6 months already. Recently, my doctor put me on 2 weeks antibiotics + 1 week anti-viral medication + continuous application of an anti-viral cream. So why do I have a massive breakout of cold sores? It could be any of the reasons as stated in my previous blog.
Besides the horrifying cold sores, you may ask any of my ex-colleagues & they will tell you that I have been having these weird rash since 2 years ago. This weird bumpy / scaly rash is located on my chin & occasionally the right side of the corner lip would flake like crazy & eventually get infected. Why am I getting this? Even my doctor doesn’t know, but she said that she suspects it is eczema.
Also, my face will itch like crazy if I use the wrong facial products.
You know what I think?
I think this is one of those FML moments big time. Which human on earth wants to live life constantly worrying about her freakin face? It makes me feel goddamn self-conscious, I tell you.
Ok that is actually not what I wanted to say. What I really wanted to say was that I think it was my facial products. Especially the facial cleanser from Beauty Credit called Acnever. Thank god they are going to discontinue this Acnever cleanser. Beauty Credit has replaced it with this Bamboo cleanser which I heard from my brother that it worked WONDERS for his face. And it is true. This Bamboo cleanser got rid of all my brother’s chin acne & his face is practically reborn. Jealous.
Anyway, my constant outbreak of cold sores + weird rash drove me to DESPERATION MODE. I just want to have good clear skin! Is that so wrong?!?!?!
But I can’t help that I have got sensitive skin. I do not have iron-clad skin like some of you. There are people who can use harsh soaps on their faces & it doesn’t even harm them one little bit.
Since the doctor told me to go simple & use products that are free from parabens / chemicals / fragrances /etc, I started to do my own research on the internet. I wanted to know which ingredients are the so-called chemicals, etc etc.
For a whole month, I started to research on what the hell are those ingredients in our skincare. It’s pretty amazing what the internet can tell you & you’ll be shocked at what you can find. I won’t go into details on this, but if you really want to find out, go grab one of your skincare now & key the ingredients into your Google search engine.
My research led me to Organic skincare. I was skeptical, but curious & also aware that organic products are always more costly. See HERE for my post on the Elianto Organic Infusion mask. I still have a yet-to-be posted review on its cleanser, which will be soon.
Again, I have to remind you that just because the product has the word ORGANIC on them, it does not mean that the product contains only organic stuff. You have to look closer at the ingredient list.
Overall, I think Elianto is pretty decent. But are there more organic brands out there? There ARE.
I’m particularly interested in these 2 brands at the moment:
1) 100% Pure
2) The Organic Pharmacy
So far, these 2 brands do not include any funny stuff in their products apart from organic ingredients. I have bought a few products from them already & am trying them out. If you’re interested, my reviews will be coming up soon. But not so soon. Probably in another 3 weeks’ time, because I want to be sure of their results before reviewing them.
I’m still in the search for more organic brands! =)
In the meantime, wish me luck! I really need these products to work for my sensitive skin right now. Pray that my cold sores + weird rash will disappear for good.
Have a good Saturday, people! =)
Updated: Read Part II over HERE.