Am I Allergic To A Tango Leader?!

As lovely as partner dances are, there may be some unintended consequences…

I got home from a milonga to realize the right side of my face was red and breaking out. I went there from hot yoga with glowy clear skin so I figured something happened between yoga and getting home, which happened to be tango. This picture doesn’t really show the redness very well, but you can see the bumps all over my right cheek and nothing on my left . 

Yikes! Time to pull out the big guns. Gotta cleanse with a device. My Foreo Luna 2 + Evan Healy Rose Cleansing Milk are my weapons of choice.

This is my Foreo for sensitive skin. I only use it when I have congested skin because my skin is super sensitive. Theoretically it sends out “8,000 transdermal pulsations per minute” to help deep cleanse and exfoliate. I used to have a Clarisonic but this is much lower maintenance and I haven’t charged it since getting it a year or two ago. I got it during one of Sephora’s bi-annual sales.

Below is my skin post cleanse with Evan Healy Rose Geranium Hydrosoul, Evan Healy Pomegranate Repair Serum, Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum, and Skin INC Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask. The redness is coming down but I can still see some bumps.

I try to buy The Evan Healy products when all products are 25% off and an extra 10% off for amazon prime members at Whole Foods in March. I got the Tata Harper Serum in a kit and it’s just okay, I wouldn’t buy it since it is way too expensive. The Skin INC mask is definitely an indulgent product and I really do see a difference when I use it. I waited until I had a $25 off $75 purchase coupon from Sephora. I love my skin care but I try to make strategic purchases. Pay attention to sale cycles!

I’m a back sleeper! I sleep on 2 Slip Silk Pillowcases so my hair has something to rest on. It is kind of a pain to hand wash them, but the feeling of sleeping on silk is worth it. I signed up for Dermstore so I could get a 25% off coupon, and I bought 2 pillowcases.

~~~~~TIME TRAVEL~~~~~

Me 15 seconds after waking up and stumbling out of bed. Walked into my bathroom. Puffy eyed, trying to find my toothbrush…

Feeling a bit better now! I washed my face with another gentle cleanser- Boscia jelly cleanser, followed up with the rose face spray, and pomegranate oil. But the best way to hydrate is from the inside out! The first thing I do is drink a cup of matcha. Organic, ceremonial grade, no sugar.

The next day after washing my face. Redness is down! Bumps gone. All is well.

Conclusion- I may or may not be allergic to a leader…

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