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Friday, June 7, 2013

Facial Endorsement Gone Wrong

What happened to Juli (Blogger at BunBunMakeUpTips) is something that I hope no one will ever experience. Photo Credits to Juli, herself. If you like to read the details, please go to her blog. Blog links are below.

Please learn from her recount over here and seek medical help immediately once you feel that something is wrong after any treatments or even from product usage:

"I could not give up on myself. I remember this defining moment where after my bath, I looked at my skin condition and told myself that would be the last time I looked at it for its ugliness. Then I looked into my own eyes through the mirror and said ‘You will heal, you will get better’. I chanted what I believed, and multiplied that by all your messages. This was what you all would want to tell me if you saw me in person.

Then I took my first step… I crawled, knelt, walked, and finally bounced back into my happy, colorful world, even though I still looked… Oh, I can’t even find a word for that level of grotesqueness.

I must emphasize that the turning point from which to become happier was when I was at my lowest. There was no point in wallowing in self-pity. You can have all the support in the world, but only you have the power to decide what to do with it." 

As written by Juli

You can also give her support over at her facebook: 

News Angle:

Granted, she may have accepted the facial endorsement as a way to earn more money and/or to maintain her skin at the same time but just like any other consumers, the ordeal she had to go through is very real.

It's not about the fact that she should have or shouldn't have but what we can learn from her is on prevention, exercising more due care and also her courage in facing the incident.

I would honestly suggest to do a skin patch test before accepting any paid endorsements because you are obligated to use their products and you have to go back to them if there are any issues. And if they do the wrong thing/give you the wrong advice, it could very well make things much worse just like in Juli's case.

Being a sufferer from skin allergies myself, I truly understand how she feels (yes, even that whole icky, itchy process) and I hope that she will ultimately recover and be comforted by all the support that her loved ones are giving her.

Chin up & here's wishing you a speedy recovery!

More advices from Yahoo Singapore:

"Before you get a facial, consider these precautionary steps to make sure the ordeal goes over smoothly:
  • Consider getting tested by a dermatologist or allergy specialist for any allergies before a facial. They may prick the skin with a needle or pin containing a small amount of the allergen.
  • Ask your esthetician or dermatologist to perform a patch test before you receive any facial treatments. They will place a small amount of the product on the inside of your elbow and wait 48 hours to 72 hours. If you have redness, swelling, itching, or burning, don't use that product.
  • Look for reputable salons: 1) cleanliness - avoid ones with clogged sinks, dusty selves, and tattered brushes 2) has a friendly and positive owner 3) the staff appear happy and well-treated by their boss, 4) avoid the lowest priced salons and stick with middle-of-the-road prices."

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