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Done With Paula's Choice..

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?? oompf.gif

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


Stephanie, I'm glad your skin is doing well. I wanted to know, what is bad about Triclosan in cleansers? I use a cleanser with that in it, so I'd like to know whether I should stop using it or not. Also, my mom uses Clinique's BB cream and loves it. I've tried their even better foundation (its supposed to even dark spots) but it was heavy and broke me out, so I wouldn't recommend that one!

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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/triclosan/AN02141 < here is a great link..

Triclosan is an antibacterial agent. It's not known to harm humans, but basically it can really eff up your immune system with extended use (mine sucks already) and kill good bacteria. It's always a bad idea to kill germs that your body should be fending off on their own.

Thanks for the tips!! I actually bought the Tarte full coverage foundation in a lighter shade and I really love it!! I've been looking for a BB cream without all the weird ingredients so that sounds right up my ally. Isn't it weird that Clinique is designed for sensitive skin but yet it breaks people out sometimes? :S

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