On Sunday night, I did my usual routine before bed of washing all my make up off with Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant. When I rinsed it off, my face turned bright red and was followed by itching and a strange bumpy feeling.
As it felt hot and tight, I popped some Vichy Aqualia Mineral Balm on it and it immediately felt better and calmed a bit so I went to sleep hoping it would be gone in the morning.
The following morning, it was still weirdly bumpy in places but the redness and itch had subsided. I splashed my face with water to get sleep outa my eyes and boom - back to square one with itching and redness again. Since then the redness has gone down again but it itches like crazy and feels tingly and bumpy.
I had an "express" Dermalogica facial on Saturday during which the therapist used a strong chemical exfoliator and wondering if this could be the trigger? My favourite health food store assistant said it was more likely something I ate but other than chocolate, I haven't touched anything out of the ordinary this weekend.
Aside from what caused it, I don't know what to do to fix it. I just took an anti-histamine to stop me tearing my face off at work and the rose water spritz the health food lady recommended is helping cool the tingly but what next?!