I’ve always been a big fan of moisturizing. Slathering on some silky smooth lotion and massaging it in always made my skin feel better. Granted, this might have something to do with the fact that I have naturally dry, sensitive skin.
When it comes to moisturizers, I’ve likely tried them all. Different brands, different scents, different formulas and of course, different DIY moisturizers.
It wasn’t until my 20’s that I realized I needed a moisturizer with an SPF. My milky white skin was getting brutalized by unintentional UV exposure. Since I was already in the habit of moisturizing, it seemed sensible to find a product with moisture and SPF. More importantly, I needed an SPF rich lotion for my face. [Keep Reading]
About two weeks ago in the shower, I realized I was using the wrong cleanser!
You see, I came to a realization…I didn’t know what was in the product I was using!
I had absolutely no idea. Now ordinarily I wouldn’t have worried too much about it, except that like most cleansers I was using it everyday.
When you apply something to your skin everyday, you better make sure it ain’t causing any damage.
In the case of the product I was using, it certainly was having a negative effect, mainly due to the cosmetic ingredients it contained.
Ingredients like propylene glycol and sodium lauryl sulfate are common in cleansers and all of them can cause irritation, especially if you’re like me with sensitive skin!
That was when I literally dropped my bottle of Cetaphil(recommended to me by a dermatologist) out of shock, because right there on the back, what did I see?