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enne

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irritated skin

hello picky friends! i need your thoughts i used a new moisturizer today and may or may not have forgotten to patch test 🤫 i also forewent spf since im stuck in a dark cave (aka my room). the entire morning my skin was super itchy and irritated but before i headed out for lunch, i spritz on facial mist and put on sunscreen and somehow my skin doesn’t feel irritated anymore??? my skin felt mildly irritated this morning before the moisturizer, but it was barely noticeable sort of irritation. also i should mention that my house is currently dusty af bc we’re renovating our kitchen and the whole house looks like a battleground. so rn i’m not too sure if the moisturizer exacerbated the irritation, or if the lack of spf wearing did, or the environment i’m in?? all of the above, none—kinda one of those “it just happens” things? do i keep using the moisturizer, or pass it on? has this happened to y’all??
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FrenchyPeach19 user profile picture

FrenchyPeach19

Oily/Resilient

if your skin was irritated before the moisturizer may "just" have exacerbated the irritation due to its formulation. maybe it contains fragrance or something else that is usually tolerated but since your skin was already irritated...😬 maybe temporarily change your moisturizer for a soothing one. or skip it for a while? and only use your mist and SPF in the morning🤔
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enne

Oily/Resilient

yeah you have a point, the new moisturizer does have fragrance but fragrance isn’t generally a sensitizer for me. i probably shouldn’t have used a new moisturizer since my skin was a lil irritated anyway 😅 i’m thinking i should just stick to my usual moisturizer for now, and use the new one once my skin has calmed down. tho i’m still now sure why putting on sunscreen somehow stopped the irritation 🤔
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koolklawz

Oily/Resilient

I’d try a patch test anyway, just to see if you react again. We did some remodeling last year, and the dust from the drywall was a definite irritant for me.
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enne

Oily/Resilient

i did a patch test yesterday evening and it was fine, so i’m guessing the environment is a big contributing factor rn. since it’s also making eczema flare up 😭
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Farya user profile picture

Farya

Oily/Resilient

maybe during cleaning you accidentally touched something irritating ? powder ? some liquid etc
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enne user profile picture

enne

Oily/Resilient

yeah, i reckon it’s all the debris dust in the air. the moisturizer was particularly occlusive, and i’m guessing it also trapped all that micro dust particles onto my skin 😣😭
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heyitsmikaaa

Dry/Sensitive

It could be the environment. But I suggest you go back to your usual routine, minus actives (if using any).
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enne user profile picture

enne

Oily/Resilient

i went back to my usual routine (and my usual actives 😬) but my skin is fine today. i think it’s def the environment bc it’s also making my eczema flare up 😣😭
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