I look tired, yup.
Anyway, CLOSE UP!
My pores are still wide but I’m slowly getting it smoother now.
I still do get a few itches from time to time but it’s not as bad as before.
Most probably because I didn’t do my moisturising enough.
So let’s begin with what you should do first:
Now let’s get back to the products I’ve shared on my Instagram,
along with some of the products I forgot to mention.
These products are great for those with eczema-//allergy-//dryness-prone skin.
First of all, this brand is a very well-known brand in EU, specifically France.
What’s in the can, though? Nothing but grape fruit water, grape juice and nitrogen. It is also stated that there is no blotting required after spraying by the way.
The reason why I picked up a mist is that I really hate the cream-moisturising concept. I mean, sure, they stay effective longer than other types of moisturisers but you can only do that to your bare face and it’s also sticky???? It’s just so awful, especially when I wanted to moisturise my makeup-applied face. Definitely can’t do it with cream moisturisers.
Also, go ahead and try their other products.
They hydrating moisturisers work very, very well.
But a kid like me can’t afford it heh.
I’m pretty sure everyone knows that foam facial cleansers are a huge no-no for dry skin since they will dry up your skin and makes your feel tightened. However, this one is exceptional. It effectively cleanses your face without scraping every sebum off the surface. I was really surprised by how gentle it is. It has a bit of fragrance, I think. But the smell is nice. It doesn’t make my face feel stingy at all, even when my face was at the serious-phase of itchiness and pain.
Another bonus part is: it lasts longer than any of my other cleansers.
Seriously, you only need a very little amount of it to create a lot of foam for your entire face and neck.
3. Innisfree Cushion.
I really don’t give a dang when people tell me not to put makeup on whenever I leave the house. I mean, I’m a Libra. I can’t let people from the outside to see how much of a “hobo” I am when I’m in my room. Let alone my bright red, scally face with an obvious sign saying: “I’m having a skin disease. Ask me any questions your like” is going to get in the way. I’d rather have my skin all covered up rather than being asked the same question on and on.
Innisfree cushion did a great job for not clogging my skin and blocking it to breathe. Otherwise, my already-cracked skin would crack even more. I bought two types of cushion foundation since I wanted to try them. They both work fine for me.
Anyway, I prefer Water Fit over Longwear, since it’s more moisturising and has lesser coverage (means less clogging, for me). I would suggest getting a foundation instead (it’s cheaper in a way) and I’m pretty sure that they are about the same. It stays on my face for quite an amount of time, enough for me to get home and take it off immediately. Makeup-removing process is also pretty quick for this product. It doesn’t use a lot of colour-coverage like other foundation.
4. Muji Light Toning Water in High Moisture.
Oh, Muji, Muji, Muji.
I never loved that place so much. I’m definitely going to make a short video about it. Now, I’m pretty sure you know bout this product since during one point everyone was raving about it and it’s been on Cosme’s ranking for quite a while already. It has been on multiple credible beauty pages as well. I’ve mentioned a little bit about hyaluronic acid in the post before and this baby right here has hyaluronic acid (very good for our skin category) and also grapefruit seed extract. I honestly think that this is better than whatever tea tree oil products out there. Also, it does not have: fragrance, alcohol, paraben, mineral oil. Allergy tested but has a disclaimer that it may not be allergy-free for everyone.
There are three options for this product alone, and I picked up the highest efficiency one
just because I need that intensity :3
5. Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum.
It’s not a must, but my mom and sisters made me use it until I love it.
I never wanted it at first, because it doesn’t feel like it’s going to do anything other than being typical skin care ‘Emulsion/Essence’. But I do see a better result after using it. It felt like it will boost up the moisturising results, making my skin to be better at absorbing all the good things from every skin care products.
6. Coconut Oil (Extra)
This one works like a miracle. I’ve been having the itch again on my body but my moisturizers are being useless. Then I recalled reading about putting coconut oil to calm the itching, so I gave it a try. It was 3am so I was very, very desperate to get back to sleep. I did it and, I slept through the night. I gave it a few more tries too, just to make sure about the effectiveness, and they really work but once the oil gets soaked into your skin completely, you might feel the tingling again, depending on your situation.
However, up until one point, it no longer works as well anymore.
So I used my next solution.
7. CeraVe Moisturizers (Extra)
Ever since I gave Cerave a try, I decided to ditch the idea of getting more ointment from the doctor that I had visited. Like, a short consultation, 3 small ointments and 2 packs of medicine (inflammation and Aravax) had already cost me Rm150. I can already imagine how much the ointments are gonna cost among that 150 bucks.
Cerave is a well-known American brand among eczema patients, especially among mothers of eczema babies. If you google it, you’ll see that most of the websites, surveys, and even reviews for people with eczema will definitely include this brand. It was disheartening at first because Malaysia seldom have great brands in other countries. The number of choices here sucks. But after a few searches, I finally found somewhere that sells it. Sadly, Cerave is only available in Caring Pharmacy. You can order it online if you don’t wanna ask each and every store one by one just to know which one has stock. Their online store will always have stocks and you can collect them in-store as well.
The cerave lotion has been saving me from all the late-night scratching. Seriously, it always happens to me at 4am-6am. Not only that it affected my sleep, but it also causes more unwanted scratch wounds.
CeraVe moisturizing lotion and cream both have glycerin, dimethicone, ceramides and hyaluronic acid. They are fragrance-free and non-irritating. Both of these “provide patented controlled released of ingredients to help repair and restore protective skin barrier”. However, though, they have methylparaben and propylparaben.
The lotion itself already works well enough and their cream works even better. Creams are usually more effective than lotion since they can last longer. However, Caring Pharmacy only sells small tubes of them, so I usually use cream only when things are uncontrollable. On the other hand, the tube’s volume is small enough to bring on board in your carry-on bags. This is very useful for people like us, especially when it’s going to be irritating for our skin when we’re boarding planes.
Okay… So, I’m pretty sure this and the previous one are not the only eczema posts that I’ll be writing… since this is going to be a long war for me.
I’ll update you if I found more stuff for skin types like ours.