Almost every moisturizer breaks me out. I am not sure if it has to do with the pH or anything else. What can you guys recommend? Thanks!
Moisturizer For Super Sensitive Skin?
Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:37 AM
I have sensitive skin and nearly every moisturizer would clog my pores or break me out until someone said I should try Olay essentials sensitive beauty fluid. Ive been using it for three weeks now and so far Im really liking it.
Edited by Sky13, 18 May 2014 - 11:37 AM.
Posted 08 June 2014 - 11:21 PM
Posted 14 June 2014 - 05:43 PM
You could try MCT oil, which is very light and pleasant. It's sold at Hi Health and Whole Foods. It has a carbon chain length of only C8 and C10, so it's very short and absorbs well. But any oil used at 100% is going to be shiny and oily -- that's why we buy lotions that are about 70% water, the first ingredient on the label.
You could experiment with pH by adding baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) -- adding about 0.5% will raise the pH about 1 number, but that's a very rough estimate. You could lower the pH with lemon juice, and about 2.0% to 5% will lower the pH by about 0.5 or 1 number. These are water soluble so they could be added to most cosmetics you already own. You could web order 100 pH strips for about $20 and test the pH of products you like and products that don't work, you could get some information that might help you figure out what you like best.
Use a test patch on the crook of your arm before you put any modified product on your face, and you'll get an indication of whether it will be helpful or not.
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