Saving Face

prescription+1 Saving Face
Hello, my pretties. Sorry for the lack of posts, as of late. But I have a valid excuse. I’ve been trying to save face. Literally.

A few days ago, I gave Kate Somerville’s 9!! Kit a test drive – before announcing this week’s giveaway. But yesterday, my face broke out in an inflamed, itchy rash – and I’ve spent the past 48 hours either resisting the urge to scratch my face off or rendered unconscious by Benadryl.

You see, I am one of the 1-3% of individuals who are allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide – the active ingredient in Kate Somerville’s Anti-Bac Clearing Lotion – as well as numerous acne treatments. The good news is that while my face is looking pretty effed up right now, my doc assures me that it should be back to normal in a few days.

So just a word of warning – from one beauty addict to another: if you’re going to use a new product containing Benzoyl Peroxide, do a patch test on your inner arm before slathering said product all over your face.

Acne ain’t pretty, ladies. But contact dermatitis is much, much worse.

3 Comments on Saving Face

  1. Sharon
    April 18, 2008 at 6:46 PM (6 years ago)

    Its true that some have a contact dermatitis reactions to benzoyl peroxide…its horrible and painful too…
    Can we use salicylic acid containing products for acne then?

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  2. Anonymous
    April 19, 2008 at 4:34 AM (6 years ago)

    Hi! I’m allergic to benzoyl peroxide, too! Docs always give me this weird look when I tell them that’s what I’m allergic to. I get nasty red itchy hives as well! It’s horrid!

    I use salicylic acid without a problem though!

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  3. Anonymous
    April 19, 2008 at 4:35 AM (6 years ago)

    Hi! I’m allergic to benzoyl peroxide, too! Docs always give me this weird look when I tell them that’s what I’m allergic to. I get nasty red itchy hives as well! It’s horrid!

    I use salicylic acid without a problem though!

    Reply

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