Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Soothing the savage beast (AKA- Rosacea Sux) & Elizabeth Arden GWP

I've talked about it before, that I have occasional rosacea flare ups that coincide with my lupus flare ups. Well BOY HOWDY did I have a doozie last week! I actually got sent home on Friday because I looked so bad- my face was cherry tomato red like I had the world's worst sunburn and the butterfly rash covered both my cheeks AND my forehead. YIKES! And the itching- dear lord, the itching. I wanted to scratch my face off like a Halloween mask. No bueno.  (though i have to say that if you do a Google image search for rosacea, there's some pictures that made me feel INFINITELY better about my comparatively mild form!) Thankfully there are products out there that are a total godsend in cases like this.

I was first introduced to Yu Be Cream a few years ago via Skincare RX, who specialize in prescription grade skincare products. I've used this for eons on my feet and knees and always loved the quick absorption and immediate skin softening benefits, but I had no idea how amazing it would be on sensitive and irritated skin! I discovered that it has something of a cult following amongst folks with eczema and rosacea for how amazingly effective it is in alleviating symptoms. The second I applied it to my face the burning and itching subsided and my husband said that the red on my face faded considerably almost immediately. I often use cortizone cream, but it leaves my skin feeling tight and even drier than before- this was so much of an improvement! I used a dab of cortizone then slathered this on top of it and slept through the night without waking up with a bloody, scratched up face. I will never be without this stuff again.

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream (Tube) Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream (Tube)
The #1 Selling Medicated, Vitamin-Enriched Skin Care Cream in Japan. Yu-Be has been manufactured in Japan since 1957 making it one of Japan's longest-selling moisturizers Yu-Be's Glycerin-and-vitamin-based formula was invented by Japanese pharmacist Yoshikiyo Nowatari as a product the entire family could use A special manufacturing process gives Yu-Be's concentrated, Glycerin-based moisturizer a rich, creamy texture that absorbs into your skin instantly and stays locked in for hours. Concentrated glycerin moisturizer helps hydrate, soothe and smooth dry skin on the whole family (kids too!) Glycerin - Natural "Humectant" attracts and retains moisture in the skin, making it softer. Vitamin E - Natural anti-oxidant and skin protector. Vitamin B2 - Helps to smooth rough or damaged skin - also gives Yu-Be it's natural yellow color. Camphor - Helps soothe minor skin irritations and improves blood circulation - mild scent dissapears in minutes leaving skin feeling healthy. Directions: Use Yu-Be anywhere on the body - even the face and lips. Helps heal split cuticles and smooth rough, dry skin on hands, elbows, knees and feet. Helps protect and moisturize skin exposed to cold, wind and water. Non-greasy formula absorbs instantly and locks in for hours. Good for all day or all night. Contains no artificial colors or fragrances. Net Weight: 1.25 oz. Ingredients: Glycerin, Water, Isopropyl Myristate, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Camphor, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Hydrogenated coco-glycerides, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, EDTA, Methylparaben

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Jenulence Finishing Powder-Finishing Powder
Thanks to The All Natural Beauty Mall , I was introduced to this fabulous mineral makeup company. I've gotten a number of friends and family into this company for good reason, the products are gentle, natural and effective. The finishing powder can be used as a standard loose powder over any type of foundation. It makes your pores seriously just plain DISAPPEAR, yo. It looks like you've airbrushed your face! What I discovered is that when I put it on over my bare skin, it had a wonderful soothing effect, almost more like a treatment than a cosmetic! Many standard "translucent" cosmetics look really orangey on me, but this one truly DOES blend into the skin flawlessly. The minerals create a softening effect that did an excellent job making my rash less visible and my skin feels so satiny soft after using this that I pet my face like it was a kitten.

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I'm thrilled to see that some of the department store brands are finally jumping on the mineral cosmetics train. Elizabeth Arden  Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 20
(try saying THAT 3 times fast!)  is a soothing, non drying powder foundation that doesn't clog pores and gives great broad spectrum sun protection, very important if you're having a rosacea flare. This one is particularly good if you want slightly more coverage for aging or discolored skin and because it's a powder you can build coverage to your desire without having to look like you have pancake batter on your face. It's also incredibly long lasting, I can put this on in the morning and really only need to touch up my t-zone come evening. Again, the mineral makeup is SO much better for your skin! What I REALLY like about this one is the dispenser. It's a grinder style dispenser so there's no mess and you can carry it with you without the dreaded 'cap comes off, powder fills purse bottom' scenario. EXCELLENT for travel. Right now they have the following discount/gift with purchase

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