My skin started getting reddish, itchy and ugly acne on last Saturday, on the last day of my vacation.
I didn’t know what went wrong.
I went to fresh aired countries; I ate healthy.
I went to see my dermatologist on Tuesday after work.
I was tired, but I decided to wait patiently, though a signage said a three hours waiting.
Luckily, my name was called after 1.5 hrs.
He asked me when he looked at my face, “what’s happened? Your skin was good!”
I replied, “Doc, my skin started getting red and bumps after returning from my holiday.”
“Where did you go? Did you go to the beach to expose under strong sun?”
“No, no, I went to fresh aired countries, Scandinavian countries. Of course, sunshine is strong so I applied a base lotion which has SPF function that I bought at the Narita Airport’s Duty Free Shop to protect from these strong sunshine.”
(The Narita Airport’s Duty Free Shops are well-stocked for cosmetics and enable to buy new products.)
“Ahhhh, is it oily?”
“Hummm, I could say it’s oily, but I applied it about a week and my skin was fine for almost a week. It’s branded.”
“You cannot use an oily product for your skin. It will give you troubles only.”
“Really? It’s branded!”
“I don’t think fresh air caused this. I suspect the cosmetics.”
“So I shouldn’t use it…?”
“I suspect the cosmetics. You changed only that.”
I informed Mom that I’ll give the cosmetics to her.
She is looking forward to use it and she asked me to bring it tonight when I see parents for dinner.
She asked me what type of lotion that I can use.
Well, my skin improved with what Doc gave me such as vitamins lotion.
She said, “That’s simple? Why did you buy the cosmetics then”
“Because I thought I can enhance my skin….”
Then my friends, “you’ve been telling us how sensitive your skin is. No branded products for sensitive skin. No! No! No!”
I thought I can enhance my skin.
I spent money to damage my skin….
I’m glad that my skin is improving after seeing a dermatologist.