My skin is so freakin sensitive. Case in point: I made the mistake of trying to save a few bucks by buying some discounted moisturizer at Marshall’s last week. If I can buy designer clothes at great prices, why not skin care products too? I’ll tell you why, because you don’t know what you’re buying. With clothing, you can look for signs of quality, but there aren’t as many tell-tale signs with beauty products.
After two days of using this new strawberry-papaya body butter, my forearms began to break-out in nasty, itchy little bumps. At first, I thought it may have been a reaction to chemicals used on a new reuseable plastic bag, but it got worse after application on day 2. I knew it was the moisturizer.
It did remind me, though, of my favorite sensitive skin saving trick. When this kind of thing happens to me, I don’t go running for the benadryl or cortisone cream, I pick-up some Noxema and slather it on. Don’t wash it off, just let it soak into your skin. Sure, you can’t touch anything until it dries, but trust me, it’s more soothing than anything I have tried and the relief lasts far longer than with over-the-counter allergy remedies. It calms the inflammation and stops me from scratching every time.