Kris Verburgh of ‘De Voedselzandloper’ can be proud of me: for years I have started my day with a bowl of porridge oats and almond milk. If I am to believe him, this will give me healthier veins, lower blood pressure, better metabolism and more energy. I do believe him, but I also enjoy it anyway. What many people don’t realise is that porridge oats have been used for centuries to treat skin problems. People suffering with eczema or burns would sit in a bath of colloidal oatmeal: the powder which is left after oats have been ground and refined. This relieves burning, itching and redness.
‘You’ll grow out of them!’, ‘it could be worse?’, ‘it’s a fact of life, you should be happy that you are a teenager!’: these are just a few reactions you may be met with if you’ve finally plucked up the courage to go to the Doctor about those dreadful spots.
There are all sorts of reasons for sensitive skin. Sometimes the cause is a condition that you can’t cure completely. Sometimes the reason is an allergy to an ingredient in your cosmetics.
Are you over the age of 30 and regularly suffer with bumps on your skin (often on either side of your nose)?, then there is a big chance that you have Rosacea. And you aren’t the only one as almost 1 in 5 white women suffer from this! You can find out about other symptoms of rosacea by reading my blog “Do you suffer from rosacea?”.
Those warm rosy Dutch cheeks. Nice, until you get them yourself. It starts with a small burst vessel and before you know it, both cheeks are full of them. And if you are really unlucky, you get a red nose too. When you look in the mirror you immediately see the image of your mother, as she, too, suffered from them.
I have already written in my blog about Rosacea. A very annoying skin condition which affects almost 1 in 5 white women over the age of thirty. Red veins on the face, sensitive skin, spots; All of these are symptoms of this skin condition. But there is some good news.
Professional enthusiast, cosmetics addict, research ‘nerd’; all apply to me! What I would like to achieve from my rapidly developing work/hobby is that consumers will look more critically at their cosmetic products and understand how skincare really “works”.
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