Have you seen that commercial where a woman is responding to everyone saying, “It’s just my eczema, it’s fine”? The first time I saw it I realized that the woman could be me. It sucks when you feel like you have to keep explaining something like eczema, psoriasis or rosacea. The main reason it sucks is that it happens because people keep bringing it up. When you have a skin condition like eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea it’s hard enough to deal with. You don’t want to constantly be reminded of it by people pointing out discoloration or patchiness.
Besides the obvious color differences in rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis there are physical symptoms too. There can be a lot of discomfort and pain that gets worse during a flare-up. For me, it’s mainly mild discomfort and that dull sunburn feeling you get when you’ve spent just a little too much time in the sun. And that sucks because you can’t spend too much time in the sun or you actually do burn, and that just makes the skin condition worse. Even with sunblock, the sun can exaggerate the symptoms of rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. It’s especially hard in the summer when you want to spend time at the pool or beach or hiking or any other outside thing, but your skin has other plans.
I’m not where I want to be with my skin, but there are a few things that help make life a bit more tolerable. In an ideal world, there would be a magic cream that took it all away, but I haven’t found one yet. There are a lot of products on the market to treat eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea but they’re not one size fits all. You have to kiss a few frogs before you find your perfect skincare regimen for skin conditions.
I have a sulfur sensitivity so I have to use sulfur based skin care products cautiously. If I don’t use too much I’m fine, but just a bit more than I should and my face gets covered with hundreds, maybe thousands of teeny tiny white pimples. It’s not pretty. Sulfur is a great ingredient though, it reduces redness and offers some relief to skin discomfort.
The best advice I can give you for choosing a good topical treatment is to try it before you buy it. Go to the cosmetics counter at a department store and see what they have that you can try on your skin. Reactions can take up to 48 hours to peak so only try one at a time.
I can say that I’ve had a lot of success using Kamedis Calm line ( I received the calming line to try and share). I haven’t noticed a big change in the redness, but I have had relief from the itchy, burning sensation I normally have. I also noticed that my skin was much smoother immediately after I used the Kamedis Calming Lotion. I like that Kamedis bases their products around natural botanicals with proven therapeutic benefits. They seem like a great company and you can learn more about them, and shop their products here: https://kamedis-usa.com/pages/our-botanicals.
Win Your Own Kamedis Calm Line Prize Pack
If you have eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis I want to give you the chance to try the Kamedis Calm Line. One entry will be selected at random as the winner of the following products:
- // Eczema Therapy Cream
- // Eczema Therapy Wash
- // Calming Lotion
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