Since I was little I’ve been having problems with my skin.I have had eczema since I was 4 years old. When I was 16 and after what felt like a million test and doctor visits someone recommended a specific dermatologist, who signed me up for uv-therapy. Basically I would stand in an upgraded tanning machine for a few minutes. This really helped my skin a lot. After doing this for about 3 months, at 3 times a week I was eczema-free and my eyebrows grew back. The eczema is manageable now, but in times with less sun it gets worst. After this I got into puberty and started to have other skin-issues, like pimples.
Why am I telling you about this? Because since I was little I’ve been dealing with skin-issues and in this world we live in, appearance is important. You can imagine that this gave me a lot of insecurities about my appearance. When I was old enough to do so, I started to use make-up to cover up these imperfections and I never stopped using it. Now make up is a part of my day. I love it and I love what I can do with it. Not just to cover up imperfections but also to express my moods or creativity through make up. I realize I'm not the only one dealing with skin issues and I just wanted to start talking about it and maybe share some things and tricks that help me when I have an outbreak of whatever.
First of all when it comes to eczema, in my experience, nothing helps for an itching feeling expect scratching. I know, I know, scratching will make it worst but nothing will make it go away anyway, so let me scratch or scratch for me. Either one will do. Ah and also cooling down your skin helps a bit too. Sometimes when my skin is irritated I use ice-cubes or a cold pack to calm the itching down.
When my eczema plays up again or my skin is irritated and gets red a lot, I also like to use silica gel. I keep this in my fridge so it is always cool, what feels good on my skin too. I find that applying this gel on my skin and leaving it there for about 10 minutes soothes my skin and helps with the redness and texture of the skin. As a body lotion I use coconut oil, which I wrote blog about too. This makes my skin feel soft and hydrated and it’s all natural. For really dry patches or broken skin I like to use vaseline. This works best for me to keep the dry skin moist and makes it feel more comfortable.
Lately I’ve been sick and I got really dry skin around my mouth and nose from wiping my nose. My skin got irritated and started to break out. I’ve used Biodermal product before and I went online to see if they had something for this. I found a acne cream and pigment serum. The acne cream should help with the breakouts and the pigment serum is for the darker spots I have on my face. I’ve been using them for 3 days now and I can say my skin is already starting to look better. So I’m excited to see my skin after a few weeks of using this.
One in a while I take time out of my day to have to some girlytime and take care of myself. When I do this I start by steaming my face above a pan of boiled water. When my pores are open I apply a mask. It depends on the condition of my skin, which one I use, but I love the masks of Lush. You can also easily make your own facial mask, for instants with some yogurt and honey. I will probably do a blog about making your own beauty products soon too. While the mask dries and works on my skin I like to take a hot bath with different kinds of oils. Usually I put some coconut oil, olive oil and castor oil in my bath. This leaves my skin super soft. And while I relax in the tub, I do my nails and watch some Netflix. I would recommend to everyone, not only the ladies who read this, but the men also, to take some time to just relax and take care of yourself at least ones a week. It really helps me to release some stress, forget about all my problems and just relax for a moment.