Have sensitive skin and been avoiding facials for fear of worsening your skin condition? Or have you had your sensitive skin’s condition made worse during a facial because the beauty salon had no idea on how to handle your delicate skin. Well, fret not because there’s a place that you must check out. Here’s presenting Pure Tincture Organic Beauty!
Conveniently located at the basement of the Adelphi building, Pure Tincture is a cosy little beauty spa that provides pampering organic facials. They also stock a wide variety of facial spa-grade skincare products from organic, vegan and animal cruelty-free beauty brands.
Skin changes during pregnancy is very natural and previously, I had blogged about sensitive skin during pregnancy. You can read all about it Here. Along with sensitive skin comes acne problems too.
Skin around my back has gotten blotchy with blackheads and my face is still sensitive. Sometimes after removing my makeup, my skin would appear red and angry. So in order to calm and soothe it, I use my LMS LED Spotlight 24 gadget.
You might be skeptical about using LED lights during pregnancy but it’s perfectly safe if you are using it on your face or any part of your body other than your abdomen. If still in doubt, do always check with your doctor for advise.
Because the LMS Spotlight 24 is the largest gadget among the rest; the 3 & the 8. It has a bigger surface area and hence, is suitable for body parts such as the back. And it can cover each side of the cheek too.
So why am I using it even though I don’t have acne on my face? Because LED lights not only zaps pimples but it also has the following benefits:
Minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow`s feet
Clears blemishes and minimizes pores
Improves the appearance of skin tone and texture
Restores skin’s natural collagen production
Reduces melanin that causes brown spots
Reduces the effects of sun-damaged skin
Increases circulation and moisture
Reduces skin degradation, redness and flushing
Decreases scarring, redness, dry patches, itching and sensitivity caused by eczema
Stimulates and activates naturally occurring metabolic function and nutritional elements (Source: http://www.o2planet.com/led/index.html)
And yes, I do wake up to skin looking pumped up and better. As for the blackheads on my back, I’m starting a routine of regular scrubs to exfoliate the dead skin cells and blackheads. I’m currently using the Aqua Rine scrub. Regular scrubbing would help to unclog the congestion around the affected area.
Now, I’m just hoping I won’t get afflicted with melasma.
Just a few days back, I noticed that I had a mild rash spreading across my face. It was like a skin allergy of some sort. My pores were red and angry-looking and it felt sensitive. I thought it was just a one-off incident but no.
A few nights later, after surviving the days with aloe vera gel on, I tried to apply a sleeping mask. But it made my skin sting and turn red almost instantly. While removing my makeup last night, I could see my skin turn reddish too.
This is something new for me because I do not have sensitive skin to begin. I did some research online and found that it’s normal. When you are pregnant, your hormones levels increase and this could cause skin to become more delicate. Especially when its exposed to sunlight, so sunscreen is still very vital.
Some women would experience ‘glowing’ skin, because increased blood circulation keeps the skin pumped up, while the skin also retains more moisture. Sadly, I’m not experiencing that…
Another skin change that you might encounter would be chloasma, a type of pigmentation which is also known as the ‘mask of pregnancy’. The main culprit behind this is the increased production of melanin. If exposed to sunlight without sufficient sun protection, the patches could get darker and often look unsightly.
Anyway, if you are suffering from sensitive skin like in my case, try Aloe Vera Gel for the moment. It’ll calm and soothe the skin till its ready to start using your usual skincare regime.
Updates as of 06 SEPT 2010: It has been more than a month of trial for this range of SANA Natural Resource skincare products and it has not given me any problems such as breakouts or caused any sensitivity. If you are keen to try out the products, do drop by SASA to check them out. I have also updated on my reviews below
Thanks to Fr3b & SANA, I got to learn alot today. Carra, the brand manager shared a whole load of informative tips with me; of which she had learnt from their Japan trainers.
For those plagued by sensitive skin, fret not because SANA has came up with a new range specially for you.