Being Mamamia's beauty editor grants me many, many joys: trying sparkly new products before they hit shelves, attending fancy events, becoming friends with the postman, etc, etc.
B**chy, irritated skin is not one of those joys.
Now, I'm not saying this gig isn't a good time – but every now and then, things can get a bit hairy and unexpected on the skin front. Because contrary to what you might believe, beauty editors don't all have perfect skin. HA! Imagine that.
Because there's so many different products to try! So many different strengths! So many silly TikTok hacks! Only so many layers of skin!
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For example, last week my skin was looking a little bit... wonderful. Like, almost too good. Glowy. Clear. Kind of smug about it, in fact.
Fast forward to this week, and I've started using some new active products and have suddenly been blessed with a cute smattering of breakouts across my chin and cheeks.
Everything is feeling a helluva lot drier (than usual), a little irritated (especially around my eyes! Always the eyes) – and oh! Are they a couple of flaky patches?