A little introduction before I get to the main point.
When I started writing this article it turned out so long that I had to divide it into smaller parts. And let’s be honest no one would read a very long post (I know I wouldn’t). Having said that I invite you to read my post. I hope you will find it useful.
I know that it may sound strange that I write about skincare on my Hashimoto’s blog. Believe it or not, skin usually suffers from the condition. You need to take extra care for your inside as well as outside with this condition.
My skin is more on the sensitive side. Of course, the problem started when my thyroid decided to cause some issues ( 🙂 ). At first I didn’t pay attention to my skincare and its condition became worse and worse. Eventually, I reached a point were I decided to go to the dermatologist. The doctor said that I not only have rosacea but also atopic eczema (omg! what a combo!). She give me a bunch of tips, perscribed medicine and told me about dermo cosmetics I could use. To be honest, I was sceptical but it really helped. Now, I don’t use all of the medicine she gave me but when it comes to cosmetics and tips, I always keep them in mind. And, exactly those tips I would like to share with you here.
1. Wash you face with a gentle cleanser to make sure that you get rid of the pollution, make up and sweat that might harm your skin.
You can use a micellar water (Bioderma, Garnier, etc.) or some cleansing gels (micellar clensing gel from Garnier!, Simple Cleansing Oil, etc.). After using those products your face will be able to breathe and heal itself. No dirt will go into your pores. I personally like to remove my make-up and cleanse my skin with a Pain Surgras bar. It does not contain soap and it is suitable for sensitive and baby skin. I also tried coconut oil as a cleanser and I was impressed what a good job it did. And the fact that it is a natural product (I used the unrefined oil that you would normally use in the kitchen ) made it even more satisfying. My skin after that felt clean and moisturized.
2. Use a face scrub once a week (do not push it though).
You need to be extra careful if you have sensitive skin like mine. The best solution would be to buy an enzyme scrub. This will do the trick but in a more delicate way.
3. Avoid parabens in your cosmetics.
I know that today it might be a bit difficult but it is not impossible to find paraben free products. Try also to avoid artificial scents they can also mess up with your skin.
In order to follow those few essential rules it would be best if you could find a shop in the town were you live that has natural cosmetics. You can also find an online shop with ready made cosmetics. What is even more amazing is to buy the ingredience and make cosmetics yourself. It is not that difficult to do. With the products you receive very clear instructions of how to do it and you are sure that it is good for your skin.
I hope you found that useful. Please wait for the next part of the skincare routine 🙂 In the meantime you can always write something in your comment 🙂