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1. Had a mild breakouts on chin and  lower face where mask is covered. Realized that O'Keeffe's spf lip balm was the cause. I suspected it was the lime peel oil in it which caused irritation.   2. Since stopping O'Keeffe's, skin become stabilized. I also learned that it's better for my skin to apply tretinoin and azlaic acid first then the mosituriser. Since changing to this order, my skin is NOT flaking anymore.  3. Eucerin advanced repair cream is so good! I finally found a moisturiz

Biore pink sunscreen milk, the ordinary caffeine serum, and kose speedy cleansing oil

The pink bottle Biore sunscreen milk is irritating not only my face ( break me out mildly) but also my body: legs and arms (itchy contact dermititis)...  I thought it was mosquito bites but then realized it's not... (this sunscreen contains talc.)   I also confirmed that the ordinary caffeine serum is irritating to my skin, make my face itch and break me out mildly... Not sure what is the trigger.    Last night I had to wash my face with vanicream gentle cleanser 3 times to r

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Head and shoulders 2 in 1 men's shampoo

So this shampoo was left by a friend who moved away... No one in the house is using this so I went ahead and used it to wash my makeup brush... It's so freakingly heavily fragranced with this men's smell.. the smell lingers very long time.. after my brush dried and I use the brush, it made my face super itch!!!!! I thought it was the powder/ nyx nofilter finishing powder, then I tried it with another brush which was used for a while; not right after washed and dried, it was not super itch, just

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Niacinamide makes face face itch!!!

Mmm just figured another trigger ingredient for me... Niacinamide... I couldn't figure out why when I tried the dermatology tinted sunscreen SPF 46 my face itched like crazy I washed it off immediately. I returned it... That was long time ago... Today I applied cetaphil mineral liquid sunscreen SPF 50 my face itched again... on another hand it kind of irritated my eyes... Then I remembered same feeling when I used la Roche posay the cica balm and lipikar eczema cream.. same itch on my face.

Skin is stablized

I finally figured what are my acne triggers.. oil and talc.  Any 100% straight up oil (jojoba, argan, sweet almond, oilve, coconut, mtc, mineral oil) Any cleansing oil (tiss, dhc, kose speedy, shu uemura, fancl) High Talc containing face powders (setting powder, blush, bronzer) talc that is listed as the first ingredient.. not sure if is listed second lol..    Current skin care routine  AM  Vanicream gentle cleanser  CeraVe lotion  Malazpan azlaic aci

Some products review

Cotz face natural primer spf 40 Its silicone based. Did not help with foundation application. Too dark for me. Did not break me out.   Supergoop cc cream spf 35 For some reason as soon as I apply this to my face, it starts to itch like there's cat hair stuck to my face. Did not break me out though.   Spironolactone 200 mg per day I dont really feel its helping with my oil production yet it just destroyed my always on time period cycles ... I have been on it for abou

Thumb down for la Roche posay b5 cica balm

It broken me out with tiny blister like acne. I am glad I patch tested it. I think its shea butter..  I originally bought that for my daughter's irritated face because cerave cream cause burning sensation on her irritated face (but ok for her body). this Cica balm didn't burn but didn't heal her irritated face either..  Btw, I decided to stop using tretinoin 0.1 on weekly base.. my skin is too irritated for too long out of a week time..  I now change to use glycolic acid toner fro

Beat acne again!!!

Ok, it's been 3 months since the first blog.. I am 99% clear.. just a few closed comedones, one on my left jawline, one on my right jawline and one on my right cheek.. doctor wouldn't extract those for me and told me just let them disappear by using my medications (aczone and tretinoin).. I managed to extract/picked two out from my right cheek. Only these three persisted.. I kept prodding/touching them which I shouldn't.. they are not even obvious/visible if i dont use my finger to feel them...

Cleansing oils /any oils just break me out

My skin was pretty clear of acne after faithfully used tretinoin and not using any oil on my face until I got pregnant.. During pregnancy and after gave birth to my child my skin was still pretty clear even though i had stopped using tretinoin.. during that time I used baking soda( I know I was so stupid) thinking it was that controlling my acne but my skin just felt so dehydrated all the time and I just looked older... then I learned that baking soda is very bad for skin and shouldn't be put on

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