I love trying new skin care products; unfortunately I have sensitive skin so I have to be very careful. I try one product at a time that way if I have a breakout or an adverse reaction I know which product caused it. In my spring Fab Fit Fun box (see post) Subscription Boxes Spring Fabfitfun I was so excited to try sheet mask for the first time. I used the mask twice after each use my skin looked radiant, felt soft and moisturized with no adverse reaction. The third time I applied the mask I had no immediate reaction the next morning my face was very itchy, and swollen, eyes almost swollen shut. Last year I had a similar delayed reaction to a new face wash, I used it a few times with no reaction and the next time I had a severe allergic reaction (I was prescribed a steroid prednisone) it was painful and looked awful. The sheet mask reaction wasn’t as severe but my doctor recommended allergy testing.
The initial testing was for environmental allergens; grass, pollen, trees, dust mites; etc I do have seasonal allergies but didn’t realize to what extent; I tested positive for everything the doctor thought maybe I had false-positive readings so I was retested with the same result. I do take allergy meds every day, my doctor increased the dosage to combat my reactions. I will have a second round of testing for common ingredients found in cosmetic and skincare products; so I can avoid the culprit ingredients. I absolutely loved the mask obviously before it turned me into Will Smith from the movie Hitch. NOT CUTE!
Have you ever had an allergic reaction? Do you use sheet mask?
I know you may be wondering what happened to Weigh On Wednesday? WIW will return after my physical I am truly stumped.