Hi beauties :)
Sometime back, I tweeted randomly about how I accidentally scratched out a chunk of my cheek skin in the middle of the night because it as itching like a #$%%. I didn't realise the extent of the damage that I did to my face that night UNTIL I woke up the next morning and saw crusty flakes around the scratched region. After I washed my face that morning too, that was when I realised that the epidermal layer of my skin, the size of a 10-cent coin had been savagedly removed by yours truly. SHIT. That was all I could say to myself.
It was watery and no form of makeup or concealer could make it better. Instead it made it worse.
Then, I got desperate because....who wouldn't?? It's right on my cheekbones and it's so obvious and I was so conscious of it. I started applying all sorts of creams. Vitamin E cream, capsules, minyak gamat (sea cucumber essence), Elicina Snail Cream (yes...snail slime...) you name it. I tried it. But all FAILED.
That was when I became crazy one afternoon. In the middle of staring at myself in the mirror singing "I just don't know what to do with myself.... don't know just what to do with myself..." from the My Bestfriend's Wedding OST, that I decided to reach for something on my shelf. MY RUBBING ALCOHOL (yes...the kind you use to press your mineral eyeshadows.).
In my mind, I remembered how people used to disinfect wounds and clean wounds and dry up wounds with alcohol, and so I thought... hey this could work! But, of course.... it didn't. Instead, it made my skin-wound redder, thrice bigger and more sensitive! I felt so terrible. I was prepared to be Scarface for the rest of my life.
That's when I read a post on Lisa Eldridge's blog on La Roche-Posay Cicaplast. Who knew an excellent makeup artist like Lisa Eldridge would randomly be blogging on skincare products on her blog right when I needed her? It was so coincidental. I read and I read and I grew excited. Trust me, that very night, I dragged the hubbs to Guardian Pharmacy to get myself a tube. Here's how it looks like:
Some brief description: This is suitable for flaking, chapped skin and post-cosmetic peels. Cicaplast helps the skin's recovery process by protecting it. It combines mineral complex copper/zinc/manganese to stimulate the production of new cells. It is perfectly absorbed, non-sticky and easy to apply. After application, skin is relieved and protected and is free to recover more rapidly.
In Lisa Eldridge's post, she actually uses this as a make-up primer for her model who has acne. However, I read some comments from her other followers and one of them mentioned that she used Cicaplast to heal her skin abrasion besides using it as a primer as well. A-ha! That got me.
Oh wells... I have been yapping non-stop. Why don't I show you the miracle of CICAPLAST in the following pictures.
*Please be warned that you might cringe when you the pics, okay? But pictures do speak louder than words.
The patch is wet and dry and also flaky all over, it's madness I tell you! The random red patches underneath the patch is actually my post-acne marks. My skin is so sensitive that even when the acne is gone, I get red marks which will usually disappear weeks later! But.... you'll see... (I also smeared LRP Cicaplast on my post acne-marks since it claims to aid in skin recovery. So why not?)
Look at HOW MUCH BETTER the patch looks!! Only a tiny dot on the upper area is still raw.
Here's some miracle to look out for! Remember my post-acne marks in the first picture? Look here! They are almost non-visible already!! That was a totally pleasant surprise for me. Boo-yah! And finally....
Seeing IS believing my beauties.
I will keep this product with me till the day that I die.
I will share my love for it with my children. My grandchildren. My sons' future girlfriends. Everyone!!
ps: I purchased it myself for SGD25.90, if I can remember. I use only a pea-sized amount each time. Twice a day.