Thursday, 7 January 2010
After suffering from a spotty face for quite a few years, I’m conscious of every scar and open pore. Although the spots are (mostly) gone now, thank god, my magnifying mirror obsession remains. And it’s not just my face I fixate on; the skin on my body isn't perfect either. It get’s dry, it’s pale and even turns a bit purple in winter! I covet that Eva Mendes glow, like gently polished gold.
obsessed with exfoliating, both face and body. I feel like my skin doesn’t do it efficiently enough itself so I have to help it along. I get those weird upper-arm bumps, which make you look as if you never go outside. ‘Keratosis Pilaris’ is the medical name.
I use L’Oreal Exfotonic every day to try to keep my arms bump-free. With AHAs to melt away dead skin cells, as well as rough ‘scrubbie’ bits, it’s the only scrub I've tried that actually smoothes skin. As a result of all this scrubbing I don’t really get the bumps, just the marks from the bumps, ie pink dots. Still not good.
While preparing to write this post I accidently came across an interesting piece on The Paraben Free Princess, in which a reader explains that her KP disappeared almost immediately upon switching to paraben-free products. I have to admit, I’ll choose Redken over 'Natural Aloe Shampoo' any day, so to test this theory would be a real stretch for me and my hair. I expect my beloved Exfotonic would be out too. But I really do detest these bumps… After some more research on treatments for KP I'll report back. My hair may smell of Aloe when I do.