Wednesday, August 15, 2012
An Answer Product to Super Dry, Flaky Skin!
Above is a "lovely" picture of myself, having a horrible flare up of eczema around my mouth! Believe it or not it actually got much worse, to the point that I had it above my cheek bones, up top my eye lids, the middle of my forehead and my chin! YIPES! Anyways, I tried everything to alleviate my skin problem but for some reason not even vaseline worked!
At night time, I did slather on some Aquaphor and though it softened the flaky, dry skin enough for me to gently exfoliate it off, it didn't take long for the dry skin to resurface. It's as if my skin was going through a super fast turnover rate or something...ugh! the horror!
Anyways, the only thing that worked is this product....
KAOLIN CLAY - White kaolin, also known as China or white clay, is basically kaolinite and is the mildest of all clays. It is suitable for sensitive skin. It helps stimulate circulation to the skin while gently exfoliating and cleansing it. It does not draw oils from the skin and can therefore be used on dry skin types (source: http://www.essentialwholesale.com/Kaolin-Clay).
PONDS is a very famous brand in Philippines and although the packaging is different, they all share a signature fresh, clean scent that's not too overpowering. The POND'S products, in my opinion, are all very gentle whether it's a cleanser, a moisturizer or a cold cream.
I was somewhat hesitant in purchasing the Daily Exfoliating Cleanser because I am almost always disappointed by exfoliating beads. I have this fear of exfoliating beads scratching my skin or that the beads may be to rough for my uber sensitive skin. Anyways, I gave it a try despite my past experiences because I really want to find a good exfoliating product for when I want a really deep cleansing of my face and you know what I think I've found it!
So I used this cleanser today after purchasing it and right away I noticed that this cleanser created more suds compared to the cream cleanser and the exfoliating beads are not as abundant in amount (compared to previous exfoliating cleansers). The exfoliating beads felt so gentle on my skin, which I attribute solely on the fact that the cleanser it self is very creamy and thicker in consistency.
Overall, I am very happy with my purchases and I will continue to update you guys on how things pan out from here. I have only used these products once so I am still holding back on completely saying that these products are the best ever. Nevertheless, I see much promise in these products after just one use so I am excited to see how my skin improves or reacts for the next few days.
Anyways, thanks for reading and stopping by my blog! Next blog post will be about my shoe collection! Hooray for shoes =D