Relief for Sensitive Skin

by Andrea
(Kennewick WA)

I have always struggled with combination skin and acne. As an adult I had to take a prescription medication that worsened my skin condition. I developed lesions on my face and in October 2010 I was diagnosed with rosacea. I struggle to keep the symptoms at bay. Flare-ups make my face hurt and I am miserable. I am highly motivated to find relief.

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Hi Andrea, thank you for your message. I hope the resources on our site can be helpful for you in finding relief for your sensitive skin. Please continue to share when you can.

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May 29, 2012
airborne alert
by: Andrea

I recently took a trip that involved air travel and hotel stay. As usual, I was loading up on airborne. I didn't realize until the first days of travel that my skin had a reaction to the citrus. My face felt sun or wind burned although there had been no exposure. I stopped taking the supplement immediately and nursed my skin to recovery.

May 29, 2012
Still improving
by: Andrea

My skin is nearly irritation-free. I hope the dark spots and scarring clear up. I still avoid citrus and bananas. I will be re-starting an exercise routine soon, so no major changes until I'm past that adjustment. Thanks for the suggestion to adjust gradually.

May 05, 2012
So glad things are improving!
by: My Sensitive Skincare

Hi Andrea,

I'm so glad to hear that your skin is improving! Yes, choosing less irritating products will definitely help, along with eating foods that are less inflammatory. I have found over time that scars and blotches can heal, at least somewhat, especially if you have enough antioxidants in your diet.

I recently began juicing fresh vegetables and fruit again it is a fantastic and simple way to get enough of the precious antioxidants and vital nutrients from foods. I've received a lot of feedback about how healthy I look since I started this. Since juices are concentrated, it is important to use organic produce, and to start slowly to avoid headaches and cleansing reactions.

I hope your skin continues to improve! Please do continue to share what works for you.

Apr 30, 2012
by: Andrea

I used the cosmetic database to check out all my lotions and potions. Most of my products were about a 3. So bought new stuff, striving for a rating of 1 or 2. The nice thing is that the database reinforced some ideas I had about what products were irritating my skin.

I'm still looking for the best cleanser and lotion, but my face is improving greatly. I quit eating citrus and have tried instead eating melons and kiwi.

My face is not so sensitive and blotchy anymore, but it is still darker than the rest of my skin due to damage. I'm hoping that once I'm better the skin will heal itself. Thanks to your site, it's the first relief I have found!

Apr 17, 2012
Jojoba oil
by: Andrea

The condition of the skin on my face is improving. I took the advice in the book about washing with water only and applying jojoba oil. My face is now pain-free and the redness and flaking is nearly gone. Next on my list is to look up my products in cosmetic database. It is so nice to find some relief!

Apr 16, 2012
Identifying triggers
by: Andrea

I gave some thought to recent changes I have made that might have triggered my recent flare-up. I started a new diet, new daily exercise routine and a banana every morning.

On this site I discovered that bananas can be a bad food for my rosacea. And I think the exercise might have flooded my body with toxins that I hadn't had a chance to flush out yet.

So I took a step back. I'm letting my skin recover. Then I will try again, but gradually... (I think I shocked my system!)

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