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Make up advice!

Hello just looking for advice!

Iโ€™m a newbie to the makeup, taking care of your body/face world. My friend has just recently convinced me to start using a moisturizer daily. That being said I have always been lucky and had very clear skin majority of my life especially for never washing my face other than in the the shower. Mind you I never put face make up on other than eyeliner and mascara and thatโ€™s a rare occasion. So anyways my friend convinced me to start using a moisturizer and I went into Sephora and the girl I talked to recommend that I use Sunday Riley tidal. So I used that with their cleanser. And ever since I started doing that I have been breaking out on my chin and forehead so much! Yes itโ€™s not a lot for some people but for me I rarely get pimples other than when itโ€™s my time of the month so it has been really putting me down with all these really bad breakouts. She then also recommended I exfoliate Atleast once a week so I started using the Kate Somerville and since I used that twice my face really broke out more than ever or it was hives not sure but my face has never been this bad my entire life. So Iโ€™m sitting here unsure of what my next step should be I went back to Sephora and someone else recommend juice beauty so I have started using it and so far so good but nervous with all the reviews. Wondering if there is other things I should add into my routine to help or what should I do differently. My skin is dry but itโ€™s also oily kinda in the middle. Now I am also a dental assistant and since the pandemic I am wearing a mask for around 10hours straight as well so this could be contributing as well! Just looking for some advice! Thank you in advance! Iโ€™m a newbie 

Re: Make up advice!

It could well be that the newly-introduced products (moisturizer especially), have an occlusive aspect. Some ingredients are 'extra' occlusive (*glares* at Squalane). 

Do a 'patch test' for a few days before applying to face..either Inside elbow, or on Upper chest. 

And maybe the Essential Oils (oft found in K.S'ville, Sunday R. & other lines) are the culprit?

The other wildcards: the whole thing of wearing a mask x hours per day. And, skin's pH and hormonal changes; humidity n' heat. 

You are lucky, if you have not had *major* acne to deal-with.   I wish you Success in getting it all balanced-out.

Re: Make up advice!

So you have slight acne. You are using the intensive katesomerville treatment mask 1x week. Ok I suggest a gentle cleanser, keep using Kate Somerville product 1xweek. But add a pore serum like sephora one for pores or retinol one. You breaking out because you started to Exfolikate and it works inside out. If you wear a mask all day like me . I make sure the cream I use has vitamin c. This helps the pores and texture of the skin. 

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