For those that know me know that over the last 2 years or so, I have mentioned how I would love to be able to make my own skin products, using natural ingredients for my skin health…
I have been researching different ideas, and at the same time I thought it was important for me to understand what type of skin I owned. Time to see a specialist and get their opinion.
I have been sucked into all the different marketing you see on tv, mag ads, everything. It is so hard to know what you should be doing for your skin, you don’t want to spend a fortune, but you want to be doing it right. So the best thing to do is get advice from the right sources.
I had this slight redness around my nose which I have since found out is called perioral dermatitis, it was beginning to drive me insane, and I had the same thing about 4 years ago. My food is clean, I drink loads of water, and I am religious about my morning and night face routine, and I couldn’t get rid of this red rash! So this was my motivation to finally get my act together. I booked in to get a skin analysis and advice and it was free with an eyelash tint!! Go figure, I had been putting it off!
I feel like I struck gold though as I had great advice, the spa was stunning and then the products they use are all organic and natural!
I had been down this road before about 4 years ago when the same thing happened around my nose, and the advice I was given it felt like a sales pitch and felt like I had to then spend a fortune on just one step of the products. None of it was natural and it was very clinical feeling and it didn’t work. So hence why I had put this off for so long I think this time around. Funny how things work out though.:)
Anyway here is the new product I am in love with, instantly the redness has lessened. I was told this redness thing was very common in Tauranga and it has a lot to do with the fruit in season. I am going to give it all a go for 30 days, and will let you know how it goes.
If you can find a spa/clinic that sells this, I thoroughly recommend you head along to get a skin analysis and get steered into the right direction. So we don’t all keep spending money on products that are doing more harm than good not only to our faces, but to the environment.
You can spend all your money on expensive products, but if you are still eating junk food, you cannot build healthy cells to keep healthy skin.
Couple of things I learnt.
Avoid any foaming cleansers, especially face wipes! Don’t use face scrubs!
We all know now that it all comes from the inside out, so nutrition and hydration is key!! However the water we drink can’t rehydrate the top level of our skin, so this needs to be hydrated from the outside. Everyone is different so there will be different products to use. But the last thing you want to do is use scrubs and chemicals which dry your skin out even more.
Foods that help maintain healthy skin are good quality fats and oils (extra virgin olive oil, flaxseed oil, coconut oil, fish oil), Green tea, ginger, garlic.
Here is the new product I am trying, check back in 30 days, and I will let you know what I think.
If you are after some other tips check out under recipes the body scrubs and body oils I made up and have been using over the last year or so.
Check out the next post in this series Skin Health 2 – What is Perioral Dermatitis