How I Healed My Maskne

My Sensitive Skin had a major reaction over the past few days. I think the combo of wearing a face mask (friction on my skin and heat/ moisture trapped inside the mask), stress, going off of my oral supplements, and the chemicals in a peel pad I used WAY too much for my poor skin.

When this happens I go back to the basics, try to heal my skin barrier, and assess what changed in my routine.

My Sensitive Skin

The first night I thought I was having an allergic reaction because the whiteheads were moving down my face onto my jawline and neck. I washed my face, applied toner, then Hydrocortisone cream. I waited 3 hours and the whiteheads got worse so I also took a Benadryl.

The next morning my skin wasn’t better so I went into skin barrier repair mode

its used the most gentle and soothing products that have no harsh active ingredients like chemical acids/ scrubby beads/ retinol, etc. 

*I’ve found that if I wash my face as soon as I get home whenever I wear a mask my skin stays MUCH happier.

AM Routine:

  • Skinfix Barrier foaming cleanser- Lightweight & foamy- has lipids that help to support the skin from within by replenishing moisture barrier lipids. 
  • Thayers Toner- Reduces redness and prevents inflammation.
  • La Roche Posay Hyalub5 Serum- Hyaluronic acid is a great hydrating ingredient and this serum is formulated with vitamin B5 to repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier to help skin retain hydration. This hyaluronic acid serum also contains, Madecassoside and La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water to help soothe skin.
  • La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane Ultra Face Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin formulated with thermal spring water and neurotensin, which provide instant and long-lasting comfort, soothes dry skin and helps restore skin’s hydration level.
  • La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 is tinted and matches most skin tones- I like this for my no-makeup days. It dries down nicely and doesn’t feel heavy. I’d say it’s a normal/ matte finish.

PM Routine:

  • Skinfix Barrier foaming cleanser- Lightweight & foamy- has lipids that help to support the skin from within by replenishing moisture barrier lipids. 
  • Thayers Toner– Reduces redness and prevents inflammation.
  • La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane Ultra Night Cream for Sensitive Skin is formulated with La Roche-Posay thermal spring water, neurotensin, and an antioxidant complex [carnosine + vitamin E], hydrates and comforts skin.
  • It provides instant and long-lasting comfort and helps restore the skins protective moisture barrier while the skin recovers at night.
  • This minimalist formula formulated without ingredients commonly known to cause potential irritation.
  • an allergic reaction such as preservatives, parabens, fragrance, and drying alcohol. Soothing and comforting texture.

You can shop these products are here:

Healing from the Inside

I also started taking my oral supplements again. I have a Blog that details each one I take and why but the main ones that help with skincare:

Read Also :- What Supplements Should You Really Take?

Zinc, Vitamin C, Omega 3, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Evening Primrose, Collagen, and Probiotics.

I used standalone supplements but I found that Time Capsule from Hush & Hush and more (the code LaurenErro gets you 20% off).

My Sensitive Skin

The Probiotic I take is from Just Thrive and I’ve been very happy with their products! If you want to try them I have a 15% off discount code if you use the laurenerro.

My Sensitive Skin

I will continue to use these products from next week and ensure my skin returns to a more active. My skin health is much more important than treating my skin concerns like pigmentation and acne right now. Plus, to be honest,

SPF is the ultimate anti-ageing tool and before you spend a ton on fancy serums or treatments.

find an SPF you love and slather it on daily!

How’s your skin doing? Let me know in the comments!

xx,

@laurenerrobeauty

My Sensitive Skin

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