Oh dear. My poor skin.
On Wednesday, I tried to aggressively deal with the blackheads clogging up my massive pores and ended up scrubbing my nose and cheeks so raw any makeup I applied afterwards to that area stung my skin. My bad for doing such an intense cleansing early in the day instead of at night….
I love Holika Holika’s line of “pig nose” products aimed at reducing blackheads, sebum, and pore size. I’ve been using those products for years with positive results. My problem was combining them with the SkinFood Egg White Pore Foam, which I scrubbed into my nose using a thick-bristled brush from Nature Republic, and finishing it off with SkinFood’s very astringent Cooling Toner. I have used all those products in the past with success but the SkinFood ones are really heavy duty especially on my sensitive skin and I think I really overdid it with the little scrub brush. It was probably not a good idea to use two different exfoliants on my nose, but I was really irritated with the buildup of sebum and persistent blackheads.
Afterwards, I treated my whole face with my usual Innisfree The Minimum Toner and Super Aqua Max moisturizer cream, and used the Nature Republic aloe eye gel under my eyes for extra care.