Day 2: Tomatoes And Minerals

Okay! So far so good. Today's going to be interesting, though.

It's only been two days, but I'm enjoying this. STILL waiting on Dan's products, but the BP's definitely working it's magic, despite my redness/flakes.

I mentioned in my previous post that I accidentally popped a pimple...woops! BUT, I put some tomato juice on it, and today there was minimal redness and absolutely no swelling. Lovely! smile.png I was so excited about these results that I made a tomato juice/seed mask this morning and left it on for about an hour. This didn't really do anything noticeable yet; not sure if it will. The pimples I have right now are very tiny, but very stubborn (resisting to pop them all the time). In retrospect, I probably should just stick to the regimen. I think from now on I'll only use tomato juice in emergencies (tomato juice is also less irritating than lemon juice).

I'm kind of scared about today, since I'll be performing a show. This means I'll be wearing a full face of makeup, which I don't like doing, especially because I have suspicions that I have acne cosmetica from years of putting comedogenic makeup on my face every day. I use Bare Minerals for shows, which I suppose is the safest to use for full, matte coverage. However, I was recently told that Bare Minerals actually turns into a liquid foundation after it sets into the skin. We'll see if it has any negative effects, but one night should be fine. Just have to have a clean brush and be gentle! And the BP should kill anything left over.

Note: I didn't put on Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer today, since I won't be outside until later when I'm wearing Bare Minerals (has SPF). Also, I don't want to layer makeup, since tinted moisturizer technically still is makeup. I used my night cream instead; I figured my skin could use the extra moisture while I'm sitting around all day!

Can't wait to check in tomorrow!

Liz


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Very Interesting. I plan to check out tomato juice. Thanks.

Of course! It's a great spot treatment. Let me know if you find out anything else about it!

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ok what is the deal with bare minerals? I thought that what was what we were supposed to be using!??? I switched to bare minerals from lancome compact make up. And I use the bare minerals bronzer.

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ok what is the deal with bare minerals? I thought that what was what we were supposed to be using!??? I switched to bare minerals from lancome compact make up. And I use the bare minerals bronzer.

Mineral makeup is a great option for acne-prone skin, however, Bare Minerals contains Bismuth Oxychloride, which is known to cause cystic acne in those with sensitive skin. I used Bare Minerals for 3 months before I broke out in cysts all over my cheeks, and I've been trying to clear my skin since. It's a makeup brand that works for many, but use caution.

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Thank you for your response. My skin has been very clear since starting the Neaclear liquid oxygen system, but I noticed some blackheads on my nose and cheeks recently. And it seems to have started when I began using the Bare Minerals bronzer this summer and of course my nose and cheeks is right where I apply it. I am going to stop using it today and I will let you know if there is improvement. Thanks!

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