Whilst my long suffering husband is up a wooden ladder (with a wonky step) painting a bedroom ceiling, I thought I would make myself useful by taking photos of the tools in my beauty regime!
From a previous post you may realise that, although I have had eczema on and off for many years, it has been particularly bad over the past year. So troubling has it been that, one Friday evening, I had to visit the emergency doctor because I could not open my left eye. I promise I do not look like a gargoyle but this year with a little stress, my skin has been very prone to uncontrollable flare-ups.
I have searched high and low for something to give some respite, which for a short-while has included Baby Bottom Butter. Friends and colleagues who also suffer from eczema have made a number of sensible suggestions but to no avail. It would seem I have super, super sensitive skin with a propensity for eczema. I have also trod the medical path, which has included creams likely to cause skin cancer, charming! The only option has been to keep searching until I came upon the reviews for Green People products. All I can say is they have been absolutely amazing, unfortunately a lot of 'natural' products contain essential oils which my facial skin can no longer tolerate, these are essential oil free. I use their 'no scent' cleanser and moisturiser and because of the chemicals in shampoos and conditioners sloshing around my face when I wash my hair I also decided to invest in their 'no scent' shampoo and conditioner. I do have to use these products every day to keep my skin well moisturised and I can't skip a day, just imagine the panic last week when the moisturiser pumped it's last blob of moisture! Using these products has enabled me to use my Clarisonic for the first time in a year, and I have found this allows the moisturiser to sink into my skin a little better.
Whilst certainly not the cheapest on the market the cleanser, shampoo and conditioner are long-lasting, I only wish the moisturiser came in a 100ml size because I do lather it on like whale grease hence the panic last week.
Finally, I have also discovered the best body moisturiser which does contain essential oils which the skin on my body seems to cope with. This comes from a lovely little shop in Whitstable called Mosaic, and is also available in a body wash. The owner of Mosaic suggested to me last week that I should try a dairy-free diet as this had worked for her and her friend's daughter, so I am off out this afternoon to see what I can find as a diary substitute for my coffee because I can't manage taking it without milk. If you have any suggestions that will lull me into thinking I am taking milk with my coffee and tea they will be most gratefully received.
Here's to stress free skin xxx