Sensitive skin

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Jenn0113's picture
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Sensitive skin

Has your skin changed? My face is really sensitive to cleaners now and I am getting red blotchy spots on my cheeks. The stuff I use is non-allergenic and all natural so it "shouldn't" be affecting me this way. And I just noticed that my arm is red and itchy from some lotion I put on this morning, again nothing that would normally ever bother me.

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I normally have sensitive skin so it's nothing new to me. I have to watch because certain laundry detergents will break me out and so do alot of perfumes. Lotions don't seem to be so bad for some reason. I have noticed that my face seems a little redder than usual especially on my cheeks and across the bridge of my nose. Even Brynna noticed it the other day and asked why my cheeks were red.

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This is me to a tea, but like Jessicah said, I have normally sensitive skin anyway, so it's nothing new. The acne is the only thing that has changed since I've been pregnant, it's like I'm a teenager again! But ever since high school I can't wear or use anything scented, perfumed, or colored on my body... no lotions, soaps, detergent, anything. The skin on my stomach has been especially driving me crazy! It itches so bad, and only the prescription ointment given to me by my dermatologist for my scoriasis (sp?) gives me any relief... although I don't use it a lot because it has a "C" grade for pregnant women.

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I don't use soaps/products anyways (I wash with a mix of sea salt and olive oil,) so haven't noticed any sensitivity changes, but my skin looks so nice right now! I wish I could keep the 'prego glow'... I know it went away pretty fast for me after birth last time Sad

Veni Vidi Vici's picture
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my skin on my body and belly gets dry though so I slather on lots of olive oil all day long!

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"Veni Vidi Vici" wrote:

I don't use soaps/products anyways (I wash with a mix of sea salt and olive oil,) so haven't noticed any sensitivity changes, but my skin looks so nice right now! I wish I could keep the 'prego glow'... I know it went away pretty fast for me after birth last time Sad

Someone just suggested I use these for my dry cuticles.

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"Veni Vidi Vici" wrote:

I don't use soaps/products anyways (I wash with a mix of sea salt and olive oil,) so haven't noticed any sensitivity changes, but my skin looks so nice right now! I wish I could keep the 'prego glow'... I know it went away pretty fast for me after birth last time Sad

I love the idea of using all natural products. I used to use a combination of goat's milk and oatmeal to wash my face, honey as a toner, and olive oil to moisturize, but I got lazy and lately I've just been washing with Aveeno for sensitive skin.

The skin on my face hasn't really changed but I am having the worst issue with the skin right under breasts, where the skin creases and meets up with my belly. My bras keep rubbing there and even though the skin isn't red and doesn't appear to be irritated, it burns like crazy. I am going to be looking for some new bras soon in hopes of alleviating the problem a little bit.

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I have had acne problems since puberty so I am careful to use products that don't irritate my skin, such as oil-free facial moisturizers.

My acne is actually better when I'm pregnant. For a little while I thought it had gone away entirely. No such luck, but it is pretty good right now.

The skin on my belly is definitely more sensitive and more prone to acne and it doesn't help that I'm sweatier when pregnant.

Personally, I don't believe in the "all natural" route to skin care. My mother is allergic to aloe vera (try finding soaps or lotions without that!) and I know that there are plenty of natural things that aren't good for you. Everyone has different skin and may react differently to different products.

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I can't shave my legs. It hurts! My poor DH.

_Jessicah_'s picture
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My legs are very sensitive. I can't use generic razors and most shaving creams bother my skin. I have to use the quadruple blade razors as they aren't as irritating.

PS - I can hardly bend over to shave my legs these days...lol

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I use the intuition razors and normally it's like heaven shaving with those for me but anything burns I've tried it all so I just gave up.