If you’re one of those who visit my blog for my law of attraction, inspiration, and belief posts, and tend to skip my beauty and makeup posts, stay with me. The setting for this post is in the beauty and makeup, but the story itself is an inspirational one… and it’s about perspective.
I have a makeup product that I’ve been using around my eyes for years. It’s a cream foundation and it comes with its own sponge.
I know my way around makeup and I know to keep my applicators clean, so I rinse the sponge regularly and they normally last until the makeup runs out.
But recently, I had a different experience…
If you follow my blog, you know I love anything that adds moisture to the skin, including moisturizers, oils, hydrants, masks, and definitely serums.
Well, I had gotten this new serum that I had been hearing great things about. Users who had reviewed the product really seemed to love it, claiming it made their skin look more refreshed and hydrated, softened fine lines, and that it made their makeup glide on much more smoothly. They loved it and I really wanted to love it too.
So, in my morning routine, I applied the serum. I also applied my regular moisturizer over the serum, and then I applied the cream makeup just around my eyes. The serum went on fine. My moisturizer went on fine. But when I went to apply the makeup, I noticed that these little flakes appeared all around my eyes that looked like peeling skin.
I wasn’t sure why it would be happening, but I decided that yes, my skin must be peeling. I took a damp cloth, washed the ‘peeling skin’ off and went on with my day. I knew it would pass and I knew I had a method to help it do so.
The following morning, I made sure to use a good exfoliant when I washed my skin. Bye-Bye peeling skin! My skin felt soft and almost baby smooth.
Next, I applied my serum, moisturizer, and cream makeup, and again, the little flakes appeared.
Now I knew it couldn’t be peeling skin. I also knew I’d been using my cream makeup and moisturizer for years and had never had the flaking reaction, so I decided that it had to be only new thing I’d added to my routine… the new serum. I guessed that the serum was somehow not absorbing into my skin and was just sitting on top of my skin causing these flakes.
But I’m not a quitter. I really wanted to like the serum as much as I’d heard others had, so, several more times, I added the serum to my morning routine, and each time… flaking all around my eyes.
Finally, I gave up on the serum, relegating it to a product that just wasn’t going to live up to it’s rep for me.
I went back to my regular routine and the flakes dissappeared… for a while.
And then they began again. Which was impossible because I wasn’t using the serum!
Now I took a closer look at the three items I was still using (moisturizer, makeup, and the makeup sponge), and as I ran my makeup sponge across another area of my skin just to test it out, the same flakes that looked like peeling skin showed up there. It turned out that it was my makeup sponge that had been flaking all along. You couldn’t tell by just looking at it either, it was only when I ran it across my skin.
I’m guessing the reaction with the serum may have caused the sponge to break down sooner than it would have, but it was never the serum itself causing the flakes.
You probably know where this story goes from here. I pulled the bottle of serum back out and added it back into my routine. This time around it went, serum, moisturizer, makeup with a new sponge… and yes… beautifully refreshed and hydrated skin… with no flakes.
The message in this story is that things are not always as we perceive them. I was certain that the serum that others had raved about just didn’t work for my skin for some reason, and had I not discovered that it was really the makeup sponge, I would have gone on about my way believing this… indefinitely. And beyond that, I would have passed that flawed perspective on to others. If anyone asked me what I thought of that particular serum, I would have to tell them that it turned into little flakes that looked like peeling skin and that no, I would not recommend it.
Moral of the Story: The way we see things becomes truth to us, but that does not mean that the way we are seeing things is always true.
And yes, I would recommend the Collagen Hydrating Serum. Besides hydrating my skin and allowing my makeup to go on smoother, it just feels really nice going on and that nice feeling lifts my vibration each time I use it.
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