Friday, August 6, 2010


Since I was about 12 years old my face has broke out. In my teens we all assumed it was just hormones and genetics. My mom took me to a dermatologist but it didn’t seem to make a difference. I learned to wash my face and moisturize and to take care of it as much as I could. In my twenties it still broke out. I kept waiting for that age when my face would realize I was an adult and quit breaking out. It didn’t matter what I did, wash my face religiously every morn and night, tried not to touch it (oils on fingers), got facials, or used masks. Then I got pregnant and my face cleared up. For the first time in my adult life my face was clear. But it was short lived. Then we come to Trey. At a couple months old he was getting baby acne but not just on his face, but his arms and legs. The pediatrician told me it was common and just to scrub the spots to help it go away. So I did and it didn’t. I chalked it up to genetics. Then one day reading I came across a blog post that talked about baby care products and the chemicals in them. They referenced a website (here) that would rate body products for adults and children. It puts the product on a scale of 0 to 10, 0 being safest 10 most dangerous. So I checked out Trey’s soap and lotion. The soap was a 3 but the lotion was a 7. No wonder his skin was breaking out. So I changed his lotion and the breakouts have dwindled. Unfortunately he’s not totally clear but I’m working on that. So, this got me thinking, if there’s stuff in children’s body care products to make them break out why wouldn’t there be stuff in adult products to make me break out? I’m a bit slow in realizing this but I guess Trey and I have sensitive skin that just doesn’t handle most products well. So I’m on a mission to check and change the products I use to help my skin react positively. And I need to get my hormones in balance to help it too.

1 comment:

  1. My face is a never-ending saga as well :( We use all natural products especially on the boys. Mostly Burts Bees, Jason, and Earths Best. I buy everything wholesale through Frontier. If you ever want join (it's free) let me know and I'll give you the password to shop online. It's awesome :)


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