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Products that DESTROYED my skin  | Cherie
Products that DESTROYED my skin  | Cherie
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Products that DESTROYED my skin

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_mhw25_
I have been struggling with acne since I was in 7th grade and I’m currently in my second year of college. I was desperate to clear my face and find a routine that works for me and I ended up using products that really hurt my skin. Now, this app, dermatologists, and hyram from YouTube have aided me in discovering a new and improved routine that has really been improving all of my skin concerns. (My current routine is posted at the end of my last post if you’re interested!). These products I have pictured above damaged my skin and I will share my experiences. I am in no way telling you what products you should stop using, I just want to share my personal experiences. If some of these products work for you and you like them, by all means keep using them if that’s what you’re comfortable with! Mario Bedescu facial sprays: I loved these spray because they made me think my skin was being hydrated and they smelled good. I had never really thought about fragrance and how it could make my acne worse until I did some research and began watching Hyram on YouTube. I concluded that my skin in face does not react well to fragrance and it can be really damaging. Mario Bedescu sprays are essentially fragranced water. I stopped using these products as soon as I realized how harmful they can be and realized a lot of my other products contained fragrance. These sprays ultimately don’t do anything good for your skin. Thayers witch hazel toner: Upon doing research, I have learned that witch hazel can be very stripping to the skin and cause further issues. I have combination skin, more dry than oily, so my skin felt stripped and dry. I also would not use makeup remover, so I would cleanse and then use toner as a second cleanse, which is a HUGE misconception with many toners. Toners are meant to be a sort of treatment, not apart of cleansing, which I wish I had known sooner. Overall, which hazel is not very good for your skin, however I know some people with very very oily skin like witch hazel which makes sense because it can dry out the oil, but even oily skin needs moisturize. My experience with this product wasn’t pleasant due to the drying effect as well as the fragrance. Neutrogenia acne face wash: A common pattern I realized with many of these products is my skin being stripped. I have used this products more than once throughout the years hoping it would work for me and I never had to outcome I wanted. After every use with this product, my skin felt so dry and tight, but I kept using it which was a big mistake. My skin felt extremely dry for about a month and it was hard to recover. I feel there are better face washes out there with similar ingredients that won’t strip your skin as badly as this one. Overall, my experience was not good. St. Ive’s scrub: I cannot say this enough... STOP USING THESE SCRUBS. These scrubs contain walnut shells which create tears in your skin which can cause a lot of issues. These physicals scrubs are way too harsh!!!!!!!
Dec. 21, 2020
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jassintadoeI didn’t like the Mario Badescu facial spray either. I haven’t used Thayers but my skin hated the Mario Badescu witch hazel toner, it caused a lot of irritation so I haven’t used any MB products or ones containing witch hazel since and no more problems!
Dec. 27, 2020·1 like
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_mhw25_Ya I found witch hazel to be way too stripping and upon research found out I wasn’t the only one! There’s so many better ingredients out there!
Dec. 27, 2020

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