So remember when I was crowing about trying some new products to help my skin out? Well, I think I may have been a wee too enthusiastic as I am currently nursing what looks like a facial sunburn and feels like my face is on fire. My eyelids are bright pink, my cheeks feel tight and it stings all over.
I had been using the Olay brush about once a day for over a week now with no ill side effects but a few days ago I started using the retinol serum. Just a bit right before bed time since I’ve heard it can be quite strong. Well, I did that for about three nights straight and then … well, it burns. I guess all those reviews with the ladies saying to start off with the serum once every few days so your skin could get used to it – who would have thought so many women could be right? I know ...
Thanks to cover-up and powder I look normal enough to be out in public but my co-workers have definitely noticed that I am more flushed than usual. Like I've gone crazy with the blush on my eye lids and sides of my face. And I silently sit here in my crunchy-skinned prison while everything on my face just hurts. I've obviously stopped using any of my new products as it literally stings when I smooth moisturizer on my face and it's been two days already. Heed the user warnings on the retinol, ladies, that stuff is secretly fierce!
So throw this on top of my previous hair disasters (tiger striped at-home highlighting /
Anyone else have any beauty-related woes they want to share to make me feel more normal? ;o)
Jacket: Juicy Couture (worn here - sim here, here)
Top: H&M (worn here - sim here, pricey here)
Skirt: F21 pleated leopard chiffon (worn here - sim here, midi here, maxi here, luxe here)
Brooch: Blinkeye via Etsy (worn here)
Necklace: c/o JewelMint
Tights: Anne Klein
Shoes: Vince Camuto bronco (worn here - sim here)