It took me a while to put two and two together, but every time I used recommended cosmetics for sensitive skin but complexion would get worse a couple of weeks later. I always assumed it was some sort of allergic reaction to one of the active ingredients, so I would simply move on to the next recommended brand.
But here’s the problem with my recommendations. I was getting them from advertising instead of a certified dermatologist because I thought to go to see a doctor meant I’d leave the office with a list of expensive prescribed products. This misconception prevented me from having a healthy-looking skin for years until I decided it was time to give it a shot.
Pinning down my complexion type and what kind of products I should be using was always tough for me. I simply labeled it as sensitive or highly sensitive and bought my skin care products accordingly. But, as my dermatologist explained to me later, that alone is not enough to decide what products to use. According to her, I should have focused on all-natural, organic products and look for sea buckthorn oil as an active ingredient (a natural ingredient known by people suffering from psoriasis as the most effective).
But I didn’t have psoriasis so what did the sea buckthorn oil had to do with me? Apparently, nothing, except that its soothing properties were the perfect match for my complexion. I was amazed at how out-of-the-box you had to be to get to the right product! I was even more surprised when I left her office with only two product recommendations: FaceDoctor Rejuvenating Soap and FaceDoctor Beauty Cream. There. Done.
The price is just right and all I need is to use these two products every day in the morning. Sometimes, if I’m feeling too lazy, I can even skip the cream and use the soap only. My skin is still flawless throughout the whole day. I wish I had been to a dermatologist sooner…