Saturday, April 9, 2011

One Product I'll NEVER Use Again - Skin So Soft by Avon

Growing up in a northern state, one doesnt get as much sun as those in the south. It's just as simple as that. Unfortunately for me, I was "blessed" with naturally pale (and I mean PALE) skin. When I go to the store for makeup, I'm that girl that gets everything in the lightest shade possible.

The time that I mind the paleness the most is in the summer. I hate tanning beds because I don't want to be 30 looking like I'm 50, and I don't have the time to lay out in the sun for a little bit each day. Not to mention, I don't tan naturally very well either. I was blessed...

For the past couple years, I've been on the hunt for the perfect tan in a bottle. I've tried numerous brands and products and although I've come across a few OK's, I decided the other day to try Avon's "Skin So Soft" product. That was a big mistake. I thought I'd be smart to test the product on the top of my right foot. Just to see if I liked the color. If I did, I would do it on a bigger portion of my skin - like both of my legs for example since everyone is wearing jeans still where I'm at. My foot was fine after a few hours, so I impatiently just did it all over my legs... {must learn patience}. I'm now sitting here with a rash from the top of my feet all the way up to my butt. Apparently my body does not like "Skin So Soft" and now where there is a hair pore, there is a red bump that BURNS! I've been drugged up on Benedril for the last 3 days and there is finally a slight improvement in my skin.

Whatever is in the stuff that I'm allergic to, I probably shouldnt be around it! I was sitting in the shower {to lazy to stand up} and had my arms sitting on my legs. Well, the rash spread to both arms... yay me!

Note to self: never use that product again. Also, kind of jealous of those that can, because the color was actually somewhat decent.


Ashley N. said...

Aw that sucks so hard! Made my legs burn just thinking about it.

Katelyn said...

Ouch! I hope it goes away for you asap! You should try Sun Labs. I've heard great results! This is a video about it.

Miss L said...

I had something like that happen back in the fall! I was using one of those sunless tanners too (I don't remember the brand) and it made my skin feel like i had a chemical burn! Dried it out so bad that my skin was red and chapped and peeling like crazy. I am so wary of those lotions now. Hoping your rash clears up soon!

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