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.
I want to quickly point out before anyone gets upset about this; skincare is not a ‘one size fit’s all’. Formula’s don’t perform well or horribly for everyone.
I had heard about this product for some time and finally gave in after the last product I had used. It was not cruelty-free. The Pixi Double cleanse is both cruelty-free and vegan. So I decided to buy it as well as a few other products from the Target website. I have been using it for some time now. I’m very familiar with my very sensitive skin. It seems as though my skin gradually became more and more reactive to this product. I’m not sure if it was one particular ingredient or a cross-contamination. There was more and more inflammation that seemed to occur with each use. Thankfully, I managed to find another use for this so this did not go to waste. It was a bit sad to me. Considering the fact my skin loves oil cleansing products. And this was one of the few that didn’t have beeswax or was $40 or more.
My decision to also not buy this again was coupled with the fact that it does not financially meet with the budget I have for myself when it comes to cleansers. But I also do not frequently shop on the Target website or store. And my local store does not sell a lot of the brands skincare. So I would have to go on the website and pay an additional tax and shipping for this one product. It’d be more worth it to me if I felt this product worked well. But unfortunately, it wasn’t the case.
With my own personal experience aside, I truly suggest you try this. I know people are scratching their head in confusion. Sensitivity is such an individual thing. My reaction to a product cannot be applied to you. I don’t think there is ever a skincare product that truly sucks 100% unless you somehow spontaneously burst into flames. It is still a reasonable priced, cruelty-free, vegan product that has worked well for many people.
Have you used this? Are you going to continue to use it if you do?
Body lotions are effective. But body butter and oils are the best for really dry skin.
I started using body butter to treat my dry legs. And it works magic. But it’s not so magical when you are trying to put on clothing in my morning and your clothing is sticking to you. In the summer time is just as gross. You feel like you’re being marinated for a BBQ. Pardon me while I gag. I could always use your standard light lotion. But it’s almost like putting one drop of oil on a sponge. Doesn’t do me any good. That’s where the dry oil spray from Acure came in handy.
I decided to take a chance when shopping for nick nacks. And I am so happy I did.
A B O U T T H I S P R O D U C T
- Retails for $12.99
- 2 0z
- 3 fl. oz.
Is this worth your dollar? Yes. I can’t say that enough.
I wouldn’t go nuts spraying too much on. It’s not necessary and would need you to spend an extra moment rubbing the unnecessary amount into the skin. But even then, you hardly feel it underneath your clothing.And your skin feels amazing through the day. Not to mention you can use it on your hair too. The oils within it work well for basically every area of your body. Unless you’re like me and you break out from coconut oil. I have to say that it doesn’t have a rosy scent that I had expected. It’s like the Dr. Bronners where the citrus ingredient tends to take over the rose aspect of it. But it isn’t anything I would consider to be the downside of this product.
Let me know if you use this and enjoy it. If not, plan on giving it a go?