I have struggled to come up with a suitable title for this post. Lessons from my face product is all I can think of. It could change later but this will do for now.
I am sitting here, deceiving myself that I do not care. Yet anytime I pass by any mirror like surface, I find myself checking my face to see if it has magically cleared. I have googled. Unfortunately, I do not have any of the remedies prescribed at hand. Time is just going to heal this one.
lets start from the beginning.
I was using this face product, I got it from the drug store and it was relatively cheap. Fortunately, some few months back I was opportune to use a more ‘certified’ brand of this face product but more expensive. I use ‘certified’ for lack of a better word.
I ran out some days ago and since I was close to the corner shop, I bought the previous cheaper version that I had used before. At this point, I had used up about 3 packs of the more expensive brand so it’s really been a while.
The first night I used this drug store product, I woke up the next morning to little rash like bumps on my chin. I paid no serious heed to it. Although, I had a feeling the rashes may have been caused by my re-acquainted face product. It was the only product I have changed in a long time, but I still needed to be very sure.
Now if this was a product I had never used before, I may have stopped right at the point I noticed the chin rash.
Anyway, I still used this face product the next day, and the day after. The second day I used it, I noticed the rashes had spread. It covered the sides of my forehead and by the third day, I had them all over my face. At this point, I decided it was time to stop. Not necessarily because of the rashes, but because my face was itching.
I was having a hard time keeping my hands off my face.
Something in me was still about to use the product one more time ‘just to be sure’. I could not believe that this face product I had used before was doing this to me.
Rash is covering my whole face and I still want to use what is the obvious cause of it. Just because I had used it before? Well, in my defense, I trusted it based on my initial interaction with it.
I have since discovered I posses the long suffering trait. I endure with things and people. Especially when I desire them to do well. Could be all at the expense of own comfort.
But 2 lessons I sincerely hope I have learnt are this:
- Lesson 1: Never expect your face to react to a product exactly as it did before. The chemical composition may have changed. Your face may have adapted to a different product.
Just as you should never assume that a person you knew one year ago is still the same. Those beauty gurus that advise a patch test, know what they are talking about. Even the bible says to test every spirit, whether they be of God. Always do a patch test.
- Lesson 2: With an itching face full of rashes, I humbly accept the point my face is trying to pass across. Simply put, it loves good things.
I am sorry if you were looking for something deep. I just want you to sympathize with me and my itching face.