Even though my skin isn’t the worst of the worst, I deal with my own complications. Mainly from sun exposure. Of course, I decided to get some sun last summer and not wear sun protection. At all. I’m so smart…sarcastically speaking. So on top of my usual super sensitive skin, I have the issue with how my skin responds to the sun. Unfortunately, it wasn’t lightly bronzed skin. It was more so a flushed neck and chest that won’t go away. Imagine having super fair skin everywhere except your neck and chest. I’ve been dealing with it nearly a year and it’s really frustrating. I’m so over it.
I’m going through all the steps necessary in order for me to not only fix my neck and chest but also my face.
- The obvious of being diligent with sunscreen
- Wearing my hat and sunglasses
- Wearing a t-shirt when I go out that covers my chest area
- Using the proper skin care to help fade the problem
Wearing SPF isn’t a huge issue for me. I wear sunscreen on its own and in my makeup. I know a lot of people say it’s not photo friendly. But I couldn’t care less. I don’t care to have my photo taken anyway. But to help this process along, I decided to buy two items from a brand I have a lot of confidence in. Mad Hippie. I used their exfoliating serum last year during the winter. I had a few sun freckles and rough texture to my skin. The results I had seen with a more higher end brand that I had used for 6 months did not compare to the 6 weeks I had used the Mad Hippie serum. The one sun freckle on my nose, chip and above the left side of my lip has yet to return. So, if I was going to use anything to help improve my skin on my face, neck or chest, it’s Mad Hippie
(Just to be clear, not sponsored or affiliated)
I decided to get the Vitamin A Serum and the new Hydrating Nutrient Mist. I already used this serum and mist for the first time tonight. Both leave the skin soft but not sticky. The directions for the serum say to start off using it every other night and then to move onto using it every night. I think their suggestion to start off using it every other night is a smart suggestion. Mad Hippie is a brand that’s known for its many active ingredients. So it’s possible it could be detrimental if choosing to use it excessively when starting to use it. I don’t know why, but my gut was telling me to try the mist out. It’s had so many positive reviews. I didn’t think a mist could be so beneficial with its results in sun damage. It says spray and rub into the skin in the directions. It can also be used for the arms. My only frustration is how frequently it can be used. I’ll just assume to use it in the morning and at night time.
I do hope I see positive results from everything that I’m doing in order to fix the issue I have with sun exposure. If you’ve used any of these products, let me know if it’s helped you. Or if you have fair skin that has been positively responding to something else.