So, I have been inspired to share some of my skin tips and routine with you all since I have seen so many beauty posts lately. I’m always interested in others routines.
Over the last few years I have been on a mission to find the perfect combination of products for a natural air brushed look when I wake up! I know… High hopes. The thing is that I never had acne or any skin issues and then came eczema.
First in my scalp! Imagine the worst dandruff ever!!! My hair was thinning really bad whenever the eczema would appear. Then my ears (ugh, massive flakes of skin) and now my eyebrows and forehead. It looks like my skin is extremely dry.
I tried a few different creams from the doctor but the best things have been trial and error and by far not a cure.
Is it so much to ask for perfect skin?!
1. Check the Water.
Another hard learned lesson. While the water is some of the cleanest in the world and completely fine to drink in Switzerland due to the high mineral/ calcium levels I must use purified water to wash my face. Apparently a lot of people not from here have skin issues from the water, it also dries my hair out. You may want to check if you are using well water or figure out the water source because it may be causing dryness.
2. Find a Favorite Mask.
1 egg white
1 pack of baby oatmeal (fine grain)
2 tablespoons of honey
BEST MASK EVER. I leave it on for about 10 minutes and my face feels smooth.
Usage: About once a month.
My new find is the Shea Moisturizer African Black Soap for Eczema and Psoriasis. My sister sent it to me in a care package and I swear by it. My friend was visiting from London and it helped her a lot as well and she ordered from Amazon as soon as she got home.
Usage: I use the soap every day.
4. Find a Favorite Moisturizer.
I love the Simplicity Hair Oil, I use just one drop as a facial moisturizer and I only purchase it every 3 months because it is very expensive at about $45 per bottle. I use their conditioner as well.
Usage: Once every 2-3 days
5. Sleep on Satin.
I have a satin pillowcase that is great! The idea is that cotton dries your skin out so sleeping on a satin pillowcase keeps your face and hair protected. Same for silk. I personally could not have a satin or silk bed because the fabric would make me sweaty.
You can get them cheap on Amazon. (I got you)
6. Eat Right.
I don’t follow this one at all but do as I say not as I do… There is not a correlation but there is a suspected linkage of there foods. Avoid… (pretty much my entire diet)
- Dairy products
- Nuts and seeds
- Soy products
7. Don’t Scratch.
Damn near impossible, but just don’t do it. It creates a cycle of inflammation where you scratch because it itches but it will continue to itch the more you scratch. Try a cool compress. Be sure to keep the area dry but the cool feeling will help.
8. Good Hygiene.
I can be lazy about washing my hair,
if you have ethnic hair you know the ordeal, well we all know the ordeal. Anyhow be sure to wash, moisturize and be gentle with your hair and skin. Patience is a virtue.
9. Stay Moisturized.
I know I said make sure you have a favorite moisturizer but also be sure to use it a lot. If my face feels dry I like to lather my face in a night cream so when I wake up my face has absorbed the moisturizer. Sometimes I use the Ponds cream to do the trick, but it’s been a while.
10. Kumbaayah, it Means No Worries!
Can’t stress too much about it because stress can make it worst, in the end you are beautiful!
I hope these tips and tricks help you out in any of your skin woahs. I have had good results. Far from perfect but my eczema hasn’t worsened and my make up looks good 😉
Let me know any products or tips in the comments below!