My Skin and Hair Stats


– Dry, somewhat sensitive, fair skin with blue undertone.

– I burn pretty quickly in the sun.  Anything over 20 minutes and I’m ruddy-looking, risking sunspots.

– I used to bake in the sun until I hit 30.  Some small, light spots on my jawline.

– My face, neck and chest turn red at times when, for example, it’s being cleansed.

– I’m seeing horizontal lines on my neck, which displeases me.  Probably from typing on my laptop too much and aging.

– When I’m exposed to formaldehyde and a few other allergens, my eyes swell up and look like red avocados.

– Dark circles plague my existence.  Always had them and my daily lack of sleep makes them worse.

– My lower eyelids have quite a few lines.

– I have some fine lines on my face, but nothing trench-like at this point.

– Occasionally, I’ll have a pimple, but used to have wicked acne when I was younger for quite some time.  Luckily, no scarring.

– My lips are ridiculously dry.



– Blonde highlights since I was in my teens.

– Strands are dry as the Mojave Desert.

– Fine hair, but a lot of it.

– Length: 1/3rd of the way down my back with layers for shaping.  No bangs.

– I almost never blow dry my hair, but love it when I get it professionally blown out.


I tell you all of this so you have an idea what my parameters are when I test products.  Hope this helps.


2 thoughts on “My Skin and Hair Stats

  1. Thanks for writing this – it is very helpful to understand your concerns and what you look for in products. Interesting to know about the formaldehyde allergic reaction – I guess that’s why a lot of nail polishes have removed that.

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    • I’m glad it was helpful! Yes, we all have different concerns, but they usually aren’t too far off from one another. Formaldehyde has affected me for a long time and the fumes bother my eyes (they get swollen and water). The chemical is still in a lot of nail polishes and other beauty products, so I have to read labels. Formaldehyde can mess with one’s respiratory system and can even cause cancer, so it’s a good one to avoid. I’m trying to be more cautious of harmful chemicals in general and to be more aware of what I regularly put on my skin. I’ll pass along what I learn (I’m a compulsive researcher) if it’s relevant to beauty. Thanks for commenting!

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