Sunday, September 4, 2011

Beach lover's tip for sensitive acne prone skin

First of all, I have to apologize for posting this entry so late. If you read my previous blog post, you would know that I was planning on spending all day at the beach today.

If you know anything about me, you would know that I suffer from extremely sensitive acne-prone skin. I not only have a lot of acne marks, but some active acne as well. Adding insult to injury, I quite like the swimming in the sea or in pools, but the water burns so much that I can’t stay in for too long! (High levels of chlorine and salt burn my face). I’ve been trying to stay away from the sea, but since I can’t, I decided to try a little experiment!

I would try different products and oils on my face before going into the water, and see if it burnt or not.
Here are the results:

1)  1) Olive oil:

Highly available and accessible. I took a little bit onto the tips of my fingers and massaged it onto my face. Feels light, but a little too “oily” in my opinion, also has a slight scent which I find a little weird to have on my face. It helped prevent the burning sensation a little, but not all that much.

I’ll score this one a 3/5

2)   2) Morrocan Argan oil:

Same performance as the olive oil, but feels much lighter and not as greasy. I much prefer this product for my hair, but a lot of people use it on their face, body and hair! Not as readily available as olive oil, but you can find it at:
-Josie Maran Argan Oil $48
Available at JosieMaranCosmetics, Sephora stores and
-Eden Allure Argan Oil $30
Available at

Score: 3.5/5

3)   3) Vaseline:

Lo and behold! We have a winner! Vaseline can be found in just about every drugstore or supermarket and its uses are various! I for one use it on my feet, on my knees and elbows, on old scabs to help them heal faster, and now, on my face! I took a pea-sized amount and massaged it onto my face. It feels a little thick at first, but no more than a regular sunscreen. It lasts much longer on my face and prevents the salt water from burning my acne and irritating them more.

Score: 4.5/5 (took off half a point for the feeling of it on my face, not gross.. but I’m a bit fussy!)

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