- What if I have problems after using the msArtisan skincare?
If you noticed small bumps, that is MOST likely due to impurities accumulated at the surface as the products/masks aim to detox and draw out impurities. The good news are, MOST of you don't experience that and even if you do, they will soon subside.
If your skin feels dry and you just start using any of our enzyme peel, please apply less (referring to the amount not frequency), and rinse off 10 mins or 15mins later. SLOWLY increasing the leave-on period will be crucial for you then (those with oily skin, the leave-on time is not that important). Oat Milk Honey Mask can counter any dryness or flakiness so do take note of this It is great for healing too.
Small outbreaks might only happen during the initial phase. After which, you shouldn't have this problem at all.
If rashes, itchy red bumps did occur then it is allergic reactions! Stop the products, come back to us for a consultation. We do advise you to get a skin patch test done by a Dermatologist to find out what natural ingredient you are allergic to so you can avoid the irritant in the future.
Unless you've allergy to nuts, algae or certain fruits or plants, you can't go wrong with msArtisan natural skincare products. We are more than 99.5% chemical-free. You can't go wrong with that. =)
- Why does my skin problem return after I stopped using your products?
If your skin problem is due to the use of wrong products (such as pore clogging problems leading to irritations), your skin problem will be under controlled and eventually solved when you switch to our natural, chemical-free, non-clogging products. Assuming you stopped for other commercial products, you still run the risk of using pore-clogging or chemical-laden skin care. Your problem will most probably return.
We are all living organism. What we eat and feed our skin, are constantly used to manufacture new cells.Like a factory, our biological system uses what you supply to produce the related end-products.
Take this illustration for instance:
Mary has unhealthy diets, consuming mainly fried food and hardly takes their greens and fruits but do take tonic once a month to make up for the nutrients vs Jane who eats healthily everyday but does not take monthly tonic.We'll expect Jane to be healthier while Mary is unhealthy and do not see any benefit from the tonic consumption.
This would be the same for your skin care regime. We get what we take.
- There are so many products that claim to be natural, non-comedogenic & dermatologist tested....
There are so many products that claim to be natural, non-comedogenic & dermatologist tested.
Can I just switch to any products I want?
"Natural" is an often misused word.
There are no regulations for declaring the products are "Non-comedogenic" or "Dermatologist-tested" too.
All manufacturers are free to use these to market their products.
If you're able to understand the ingredients listed well, you would be in a better position to judge and forsee which products would be more beneficial for yourself. =)
- What is a skin patch test & How do I do it?
Allergy testing involves having a skin or blood test to determine what substance, or allergen, may trigger an allergic response in a person. Skin tests are usually done because they are rapid, reliable, and generally less expensive than blood tests, but either type of test may be used.
Skin patch test. For a skin patch test, the allergen solution is placed on a pad that is taped to the skin for 24 to 72 hours. This test is used to detect a skin allergy called contact dermatitis.
A skin patch test also uses small doses of the suspected allergen. For this test:
Doses of allergens are placed on patches that look like adhesive bandages.
The patches are then placed on the skin (usually on your back). This usually takes about 40 minutes, depending on how many patches are applied.
You will wear the patches for 24 to 72 hours. Do not take a bath or shower or do any activities that could make you sweat excessively while you are wearing the patches. This could loosen the patches and cause them to fall off.
The patches will be removed by your health professional, and your skin will be checked for signs of an allergic reaction.
DIY Skin Patch Test (Note. This method might not be more reliable than the actual patch testing by a Dermatologist.)
1. Apply small doses of the product to sensitive areas of the skin like behind the ears, the joint of the elbow or joint between toes.
2. Leave the product on for 24 to 72 hours. Do not take a bath or shower or do any activities that could make you sweat excessively that would "wash" off the product.
3. If by the end of the test period, there are no visible signs of allergic reactions which might consists of itchy rashes, redness, swelling and etc. The product is most probably safe to use on the skin.
The major risk with the skin prick test or the intradermal skin test is a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction include itching, wheezing, swelling of the face or entire body, difficulty breathing, and low blood pressure that can lead to shock. An anaphylactic reaction can be life-threatening and is a medical emergency. Emergency care is always needed for an anaphylactic reaction. However, severe allergic reaction is rare, especially with the skin prick test.
If you are having a skin patch test and you have severe itching or pain under any of the patches, remove the patches and call your health professional.
What To Think About
You may not need allergy testing if you have mild allergies that are easily controlled with medication or lifestyle changes.
- Are the easiest and least expensive method for identifying allergies in most people.
- Are more reliable than blood tests for identifying common inhaled (airborne) allergies, such as trees, pollens, dust, mold, and pet fur.
- Cannot determine whether a person is reacting to a certain food. Further testing (such as an elimination diet) may be needed to identify this.
- Can be unpleasant for children and their parents.
- May take as long as 3 to 4 hours.