The Dream Duo For Irritated Skin

3.19.2014


A few months ago my skin had a horrible reaction to some new skin care. There aren't many down sides to being a beauty obsessive, but when you skin can be slightly sensitive at times it can be a real pain. The texture of my skin felt disgusting and makeup would enhance it and it would make base products look thick and cakey. Annoyingly I don't know the exact product or ingredient it was that caused my skin to react, but to prevent it getting worse I sent the whole range back to the company for a refund - I still had to pay for the shipping and re-stocking fee, which annoyed me a lot actually, but at least I got all of my money back.

Once I had stopped using the skin care it was time to get my skin back to some sort of normality. It felt very tight and uncomfortable so I wanted something that was soothing, moisturising and most importantly gentle on my skin. This meant I didn't use any products with harsh chemicals in them to prevent more irritation. My absolute saviours for the week where my Ultrabland cleanser and my Origins Drink-Up Intensive mask. These two working together was an absolute dream and within a week my skin was back to normal. I've raved enough about the Origins mask so I won't keep going on about it, but you can read my review on it here

These were the only two products I used on my skin for the entire week, with the exception a little makeup now and then for work but I kept everything to the bare minimum. I cleansed my skin every morning and night with Lush's Ultrabland cleanser to add moisture to my skin and soothe the irritation. This product has Beeswax and Rose cream to soften the skin, its a very natural product and it works like a dream. It was a very waxy texture and a bit of a strange, but if you can look past that you will see a huge difference in your skin. You simply massage this onto your dry face and use a warm muslin cloth or flannel to wipe it off. This stuff works! I don't know exactly what ingredient it was that helped bring my skin back to normal, but it did the trick. I used this is conjunction with the Origins Drink - Up intensive face mask every night to give my skin a seriously good moisturising. Every morning I saw an improvement in my skin, it gave my skin enough moisture throughout the day so I didn't have to load my skin up with extra products. 

If your skin is acting up or you have a reaction, I suggest finding your dream team of products to help soothe your skin and bring it back to normality. Keep it simple, natural and if you can, to the bare minimum. Im so glad i've found products that work for my skin, so the next time I have a reaction to something I know exactly which products I am reaching for.



15 comments

  1. I'm not a fan of the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask as I find it's very heavily fragranced and it irritates me. Ultrabland is something I'd be interested in trying though. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. I can see why you find the Orgins mask a bit intense with with fragrance, it put me off at first but luckily it didn't effect my skin. I bet Ultrabland is right up your street!

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  3. My skin isn't that sensitive, but it's getting dryer lately so I have been looking for a moisturizing mask, I didn't know that origins had one but I definitely want to purchase it soon and give it a try!

    Devea
    devearani.blogspot.com

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    1. Its lovely, especially when your skin needs a bit of a pick me up. It will get rid of any dryness!

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  4. Yes ultrabland! It's one of my absolute faves and definitely doesn't get enough love online. QworterLifeCrisis

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    1. It definitely needs a little more love online, I absolutely rave about this stuff!

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    1. It is, I definitely recommend!

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  6. The cleanser sounds really good, I love Origins but never tried this one yet. Might pop it in my shopping basket next time :)


    Melane | Oh Sweet Remedy

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  7. Thanks for sharing this! My skin has been really irritated. I need to change my cleanser and also add this two to my skin care routine!

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    http://www.analeote.blogspot.com

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  8. I've been hearing a lot about the Ultrabland cleanser lately and I really want to pick it up! I love using creamy, thick cleansers as I find them very effective, especially when used with a face cloth! I had a tester of the Origins mask and I absolutely adored it. I'll probably end up purchasing it one day haha...

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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