Ultimately I don't believe that Salicylic Acid nor Benzoyl Peroxide is my skin's cup of tea.
My face was not having it, and so last night I washed my face with the Paula's Choice Pore Normalizing Cleanser... which I literally just read has Triclosan in it (antibacterial - but can ultimately lead to super germs). Umm, definitely swapping out that cleanser.. Continuing on, I used some pure witch hazel and some of this toner that I concocted (manuka honey, green tea, tea tree oil, and lemon) and continued with my Cetaphil lotion.
As of today my skin is much happier!
Won't be using any of those crazy products anymore. I should have learn my lesson by now but I guess I got a little desperate. My red marks seem so much redder when using BP. Blek!
My skin was clear on my birthday.. why did I have to get so greedy??
Next step.. find a foundation my skin likes. I think I'm going to try Clinique! My mom gave me a $25 gift card for Sephora, I'm sure I can find something there.
I would try Tarte's Full Coverage Foundation but I've just heard too many mixed reviews and the color that I got matched with was very off and didn't seem to cover all that much. Hmm.
x x Stephanie