Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation Dark Skin| How YouTube Ruined My Skin

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation Dark Skin| How YouTube Ruined My Skin


hey sis it’s your girl rocky and I am
back with another video and today’s video is gonna be like a storytime
so first regarding my hair this style that I just did is my twist and braid
technique so if you have not seen that video make sure you check it out this is
the new technique that I created to do my hair so this is my twist and braid
technique this time I did do my hair in smaller sections so as you can see it’s
much more defined so like I was saying in the video if you do like more of a
defined look do your section smaller and you’ll definitely get more definition
okay but today’s video is going to be about my skincare as you know I am on a
quest for a perfect skin I do have the Nubian goddess series where we are
trying out skin care products and techniques to get the perfect skin now
recently my skin has had a really really bad setback as you can see I have some
texture on my skin I have some hyperpigmentation since I’ve started
this this is the worst my skin has looked and then also on this side I have
some hyperpigmentation and I have some texture on my cheek area now I know this
is a very popular area to get breakouts for hormonal reasons so I do think that
could be a cause but also there is another thing that I incorporate it into
my skincare routine if you’ve seen my spring skincare routine I was telling
you that I was gonna switch it up a little and try some new products so one
of the things I recently tried was this noxzema ultimate clear anti blemish pad
I had started using this on my face I’ve been using it for the past two weeks
that is when kind of this inflammation started so I don’t want to blame it all
on these Noxzema pads but I do want to say that once I started using this my
skin became very textured and I started breaking out like crazy and it seems
like my hyperpigmentation has worsened so I am going to stop using
this um if you use this and have great results with it please leave me a
comment below if you’ve never used it I don’t know that I would recommend it I
do like that when you actually look at the pad you do see a lot of dirt that
was left over after your cleansing I really like that aspect about it but
this actually has salicylic acid which is for acne treatment which I thought
would be really beneficial and it also has eucalyptus leaf oil so I thought
that would be great for my skin as well so I’m really kind of baffled on why I’m
having this reaction so I think I’m going to cut this out of my skincare
routine for now see how my skin reacts to that if I’m still having this
breakout on my cheek jaw line area or if that goes away and then I’ll update you
on that but weirdly enough I am gonna continue using this on my neck because I
I don’t know my neck responded really well to it my face did it like when I
put it on my face it kind of burns and I thought maybe that was just because of
the ingredients and now that I’ve seen the reaction I’m thinking my skin just
is too sensitive for it so yeah I’m gonna cut that out of my skincare
routine for now but I also wanted to talk to you about my skincare journey
and how I essentially ruined my skin because I just recently talked to you
about how I’ve ruined my hair and that video was very informative if you
haven’t seen it make sure you check it out but now I want to talk to you about
how I actually ruined my skin okay so my whole life I’ve had a skincare routine
created by my mother she is very into skincare so she has always kind of
instilled skincare products and the value of taking care of your skin in me
and she pretty much gave me scamper skincare products to use and that’s what
I have been using the majority of my life and then in about 2012 I discovered
YouTube I was kind of a late bloomer I didn’t really jump on the youtube band
right away I didn’t catch on to about 2012 that’s when I discovered YouTube
and I started watching a lot of videos and at that time I didn’t know what
sponsored videos were I didn’t know that like bran sent people products to use
and pay people to use it and you know promote their products so I was taking
everything in as fact like at the time when I discovered YouTube Oil Cleansing
was really popular where people just cleansed with oil and not necessarily
did they follow up with a regular cleanser but they just cleanse with oil
and then they would do a lotion or a moisturizer and then possibly oil on top
of that and that’s just like wow these people have really nice skin and they’re
cleansing with oils mind you I had perfect skin like I had no breakouts I
didn’t experience really any hyperpigmentation maybe a mild degree of
it but not a lot I didn’t have acne but I was intrigued by these new things that
I was seeing and learning from these people that I felt looked really good so
I decided to just like get rid of all the skincare that I was doing and try
like everything I had tried everything that I seen on YouTube because I was
just done and I essentially started getting breakouts and like I said in the
video on how I ruined my hair I am one of those people who have to learn things
the hard way so I didn’t start getting breakouts and
saying oh this isn’t working for me I started getting breakouts and I was
like ah no go away because I never had experienced skin care problems so I I
guess I just rushed it to the side and didn’t pay much attention to it
so my breakouts started getting worse and the products that I was using just
weren’t working for my skin and since my mom had created my skincare regimen I
didn’t really know much about skincare I didn’t pick products for myself until
I discovered you so I didn’t know what type of skin I had
I didn’t know there were different skin types I was just really naive in the
skincare realm of things I guess in a way it’s a blessing in disguise because
I had to learn about my skin so I ended up taking a skincare test and I found
out that I had combination skin and it was normal it was combination of normal
and oily the oil cleansing method is not necessarily bad for oily skin but to
just do oil cleansing without using an actual cleanser is what I think it’s bad
for oily skin you can use the oil to break up the dirt and debris that’s on
your face and loosen that up out of your pores but then following up with a real
cleanser and actually cleansing away that dirt and debris would be more
beneficial for oily skin types so my skin had dirt and oil sitting on top of
it and then I was silly not in with moisturizers and more oil so I really
clogged my pores and I just did a lot of damage to my skin at the time and it
kind of made me realize that as influencers we have a big responsibility
to be really open with our audience because not everyone is because some of
our viewers are going to be a little naive and it’s easy for us to take
advantage of them so I am always going to be open with my viewers because I
knew you guys as my sisters I would be open with you of you or my sister I
wouldn’t just tie to you something that could be detrimental to your hair your
health or your skin so I just want to put a disclaimer out there that when you
are watching videos please just don’t rush to try everything you see watch
more videos with people with you know different backgrounds do research on it
Google is free and handy so Google things like crazy that’s what I do now
and just read ingredients learn about yourself learn
about your hair type learn about your skin type learn about yourself try
things make sure they work for you before you just jump on someone else’s
routine or haircare regimen make sure it’s going to be beneficial to
you your skin and/or your hair so back to the story so my skin was in a pretty
bad state and since I had never really experienced acne or breakouts I didn’t
know what to do I didn’t know how to get my skin back so what I ended up doing is
going to my grandma because she has perfect skin my mom has perfect skin as
well but my grandma is like who I goes to sometimes when I just can’t figure
things out in life because you’re going to go to someone who has the most
experience like oh I was like I’m done with these youtubers they’re full of
bullshit and I’m not with the bullshit let me go to someone who I know it’s
gonna have my best interest in heart who has the life experience who has perfect
skin to give my skincare regimen so I was like Grammy I’m gonna need to come
over I need you to go through all your skin care products I need you to tell me
what you’re using how you using it when you’re using it because I gotta get my
skin back so I went over to my grandma’s house
she showed me all of her skin care products I went out and I bought them
all and my skin cleared up it looked good and then this fast forward to like
today’s time like I did that regimen for a while but it’s pretty basic and it
wasn’t very exciting and there’s so many new products that come out and I do like
trying new things so I fell back into the habit of trying new products using
new routines and doing things that aren’t necessarily
beneficial for my skin so now here I am in 2019 and the same boat I was in in
2012 through 2015 with my skin going through it again this time I know what
products my grandma uses Thank You Grammy but I want to use I still want to
experiment with products I still want to try out new things and let you know how
they work for my skin so as you can see my skin has declined recently but I am
working through it I’m trying different products and I’m gonna continue trying
different products see how they work on my skin at some point if I don’t feel
like I can just get my skin back to where I want it to be I will go back to
my grandmother’s skin care routine now these are family trade secrets so I know
all of you aren’t subscribed and you’re not all sisters so I can’t share with
you the family secret yet y’all gon have to you know come on to the sisterhood
and get with it if you want to know you know the family skincare secret but
until then make sure you’re subscribed turn on your notification bell be active
comment like this video if you like skincare videos if you’re into skincare
like I said I do have a Nubian goddess series and I review skincare products
but if you’re into haircare majority of my videos are related to hair so make
sure you’re checking those out too but definitely subscribe to your sister
become part of the sisterhood so that way when I do when I do release
the family secret you will be one of the first to know if
I release it we’ll see but make sure you subscribe so
when that does happen if that does happen you’ll be in the know I just want
to put out there be mindful of who you’re watching it the video is
sponsored and different things like that because a lot of times unfortunately a
lot of these influencers are just gimmicks and they’re just paid
advertisement they’re not always giving you the real deal so if you’re gonna
take someone’s advice make sure that they’re trustworthy to 7 degree I know
it’s hard to tell whether someone you don’t really know is trustworthy if
you’re someone who like me gets vibes and gets energies you can kind of gauge
whether someone’s being real with you whether they’re genuine even through a
sponsorship there are certain influence who are still real they’ll still tell
you what the deal is whether they recommend a product or not so just don’t
take everyone’s word at a time to present do your own research to make
sure things are going to work properly for you so yeah my skincare regimen is
kind of in shambles right now shout out to rave and Elise but miss
Chambliss part not the skincare part but anyways my skincare routine is in
shambles right now but I’m getting it together I haven’t decided to go back to
my grandma’s routine yet just because I do still have a lot of products I want
to try out and a lot of reviews I want to do and I know I can get my skincare
back if I go to that routine I can get it to bounce back to where it needs to
be pretty quickly so I’m not afraid of trying new things because I know what I
need to do if they don’t work out but yeah I hope this video was helpful I
hope you learned something new don’t fall for the hoaxes and as always please
like share comment and subscribe to me cuz I’d love to have you but
until next time see ya

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