31st May 2012 06:13 PM
Mixture for Face....
Found this on an old blog from D Pascoes website. I think I am going to give it a try. Has anyone tried this mix?
I have had rosacea for over 15 years and have had limited success with metro cream, finacea, and antibiotics. Usually it gets a little better for a few days then is back again and I canít stand the constant yeast infections when I am on antibiotics. I finally got sick of it all a few weeks ago and went on a mission to find a better treatment. I read that everything from bacteria, fungal infections, to dermodex mites (YIKES!) might be the cause, so I came up with a process to address them all. I wash my face 2x per day with Selsun Blue shampoo. At night I apply a mixture of 1/3 each tea tree oil, coconut oil, and Vitamin E oil. Tea tree oil is antifungal, antibacterial, and kills the dermodex mites (makes me itch all over just to think of them). Coconut oil is absorbed easily and is supposed to help with wrinkles which I liked : ). Vitamin E is a healing oil. The tea tree oil is powerful and very stinky! Smells like kerosene mixed with Vicks Vapor Rub or something equally horrible. If you are planning on romance, put it on after. Anyway, I sleep with that and wash again in the morning. I put the tea tree mixture all over my face at night, but you can use it on a Q tip to just put it on problem spots if it is too irritating for your entire face. I did have a little extra redness from the tea tree oil for a day or two, but my skin has adapted and does not react at all now-I am so glad I stuck with it. I have been putting metrocream on after the morning Selsun Blue wash, but I am not convinced it is helping-never has helped much, but since I had some, thought I might as well use it up. I also use Vitamin E and Coconut oil on any dry spots in the morning, but only use tea tree at night. Anyway, after a day, my face was noticably better, but still red. After about 3 weeks there was a HUGE improvement. It has been about 6 weeks and my skin has not looked this good since I was about 10 years old. I am not kidding. I can go without make up for the first time in my adult life and not feel self-conscious. The tea tree oil is STRONG! Test it out first and make sure it doesnít irritate your skin. The Selsun Blue will dry your skin out, but the coconut and Vitamin E oils take care of that. If you try any of this, please post and let me know if it works for you. I am so happy to have normal skin again and I will say, my fine line wrinkles are way better too. I feel like I am touching someone elseís forehead when I touch my face and the tiny pimples that were constantly there are gone!
31st May 2012 10:48 PM