We all hoard stuff, thinking it worked for someone else; it would do for me as well. But sadly that is not true. What works for someone with a similar skin type may not work for you. So it is good to patch test first and incorporate anything slowly and one by one. So you know exactly what did not work.
My skin type:
I have combination skin in summers and I tend to sweat a lot on my face. It is the worst possible combination. My nose is always oily and cheeks are dry. In winters I have dry skin except for my nose. My nose has eternally oily. I also have blackheads, whiteheads, and closed comedones. I get small bumps on my forehead and jawline. No matter what skincare I use I get these irritating small bumps on my face. Which leads me to think that, skin does not need anything at all. Leave the skin alone. I ditch everything, even my face wash and just wash face with Gram Flour. And voila, bumps are gone in a month. So I try to use not more than two products on my skin after facewash as my skin cannot handle it
The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors:
This is a wonderful moisturizer with a thick consistency. The ingredient list is impressive. But it is too rich for me. The moment I apply it, I start to sweat. Sweat just drips from my forehead. I wrote a review here as well, and I said this was a good moisturizer, and it is. But not for oily or combination skin type and definitely not in summers. I don’t the product to go waste so I still use it if I have a dry patch or use it on my arms and legs after waxing or shaving.
VLCC Sunscreen SPF 30
What a horrible sunscreen. It is dry, thick, creates a hellish white caste. Why did I even bother with this one? It takes a lot of time to blend in, so you have to take very little and spend hours to blend it in. And the white cast is so prominent. Also, it turns a little powdery towards the end which makes it matte and suitable for oily skin, but that powder sticks to your eyebrows, sideburns and little peach fuzz making it look white. And it despite being matte it does not control sweat at all, and it would transfer on phone screens. I couldn’t even finish the whole tube. Again used it on hands and legs and in huge quantities to finish it up.
Veet Hair Removal Cream: Any Variant
Before I got permission to get my hands waxed, I used to experiment a lot, by making sugar wax at home, razor. The worst experience I had was using veet. To this day I still have a skin tone difference when I compare my back of hand and rest of the arm. I just used veet to on the back of my hand. Since I did not have much hair there I removed it earlier than the stipulated time mentioned on the pack. I felt no irritation at all. And the next day there was a considerable color difference. Initially, my hand was 3-4 shades darker. Now after 11 years the skin tone difference is not that prominent but it is there, I can tell. Since then, I have not tried any Veet product.