Sulwhasoo on Eczema

In relation to my previous post about having eczema, specifically atopic dermatitis, here’s an update on using Sulwhasoo on my face for around 3 weeks.

I used their ginseng product line in this order:
1. First Care Activating Serum
2. Capsule Serum
3. Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX

I followed this video for instructions on how to use it the activating serum. But I just slathered the rest on my face. For a good 2 weeks, my face was just WOW! So hydrating and dewy almost plump in a good way. I was really happy about it until the succeeding days where I noticed my dry patches starting appearing again. But I ignored it and continued on, thinking like maybe it needs time to “know” my skin. After all, ginseng is supposed to be good for the skin.

Three weeks on, it’s still there. And I’m back with my steroid lotion, Desowen. And then I thought, I shouldn’t be doing this to my skin, making it thinner. I’m 32 and my skin need some love đź’—, right? So in the fridge it goes (just for emergencies).

Facials for Eczema

So I ended up going to Belo just because it’s more accessible. Consultation with their doctor is required (PHP 600). Since I have eczema (atopic dermatitis), Dr. Zaidy Zagala recommended “Botanicals Facial” for me. It’s a facial that uses essential oil (they claimed) and it’s supposed to be for sensitive skin.

Procedure: They had my face cleaned with a basic cleanser and then steamed with lavender “essential oil” for my pores. And then the extraction. That’s about it, for the hefty amount of PHP 2,500, but to be fair, they waived the consultation fee.

Verdict: Well, I wouldn’t go back. My face felt very dry after the session. They even asked me NOT to do anything on my face until the next day. Imagine how my skin felt the whole day!

Enough complaining.

About time to address my eczema which was there since last Christmas. It’s been 4 months! Using the Mustela emolient wasn’t really effective. I guess that’s only for baby skin. So I went ahead and bought a topical steroid instead – Desowen, my BFF. Applied it for 5 days. And Voila! It’s gone.

And on I went with anti-aging. Yes, finally! I get to do something about my fine lines and wrinkles! And yeah, you guessed it. Sulwhasoo! So far, it has been sitting nice on my skin for 2 weeks now. No signs of eczema lurking around. I’ve never gone this long without eczema when using an anti-aging product. You can’t imagine how happy I am! For now…

Facials, Anyone?

Following my yet-again-hiatus on Instagram, I have decide just to go with my (not the) flow. No pressure from sponsors where they give me deadline to post or say nice things about them. This is going to be just from my point of view (and probably from others as well).

To start, I got a scare last night while chatting with my small group. We are all aging! I really haven’t taken care of my skin for the longest time since I found out I have an extremely sensitive skin. I haven’t really broken it down to where I’m particularly sensitive at, but I really think it’s time. My fine lines are showing up, it’s not good!

BTW, I have atopic dermatitis.

So I looked up Sulwhasoo which my friend worships intensely, but then I was led to some websites about DIYs, which I actually already tried before but didn’t work out well. Particularly, vitamin C serum. Looked easy so I did it! And what do you know, I started to feel a sting here and there and dry patches started to form the next day. It was bad! Despite this painful experience, I still want to try again until I stumbled into this website about why this DIY is not recommended. It made total sense!

Now I’m thinking about going to some facial clinics. I’ve never been to one. I’m thinking Belo, Aivee or Kamiseta Skin in Manila. What can you recommend?

Am Back to WordPress.com

Well, it’s been an idle ride in wordpress.org haha! Not worth anything if you’re not gonna use it, right? So I’m back to free hosting website!

My blog posts from now on, won’t be just about my outfit anymore but there will be exceptions. But it won’t be mainly outfits like before, that’s for sure.

What has been going on in the past few years of my yet again hiatus stage in the social media world (at least with my secret public blog) is a lowly stage of my life. I wouldn’t exactly categorize it as quarter life crisis, but really more of searching for meaning and purpose. Aren’t we all…

Is there a god? Who is he? Is he a personal god or he just created us and leave us be? So many questions running around my little head. I couldn’t contain it anymore. I had to take time and really intentionally seek.

Read books, attended church sermons, went on a Buddhism class, watch debates between atheists and Christians. I wondered, why is it so hard to know the truth? In this imperfect world, can we really see the truth? Can we know it? More importantly, can we accept it?