PRODUCTS I LIVE BY: Summer Edition

Its no secret that I suffer from psoriasis. It started flaring up when I was about 18 and for the last 10 years, its been terrible. There has been a lot of embarrassment, annoyance and pain. To whomever also suffers from this, send me an email by going to the REQUESTS tab at the top! I would love to hear your story, experiences or even if you would just like to vent. I like to stay as natural as I can when it comes to products due to the psoriasis. I’m excited to tell you guys about the below products because they changed my life! It first started with my scalp, then I have some spots on my face and on one elbow. I started using these products in late May when my mom discovered them. If you have anything close to eczema, psoriasis or just dry sensitive skin, try some of the below. You can click on the names to take you straight to their site.

LUMINESCE cellular rejuvenation serum

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I have NEVER used a serum that actually works. I have tried lots of serums and I don’t have the money or the patience to use a product for months before it starts to work. I use this after I wash my face but before my moisturizer (REN dry sensitive skin regimen in previous post). My skin has never been so soft and supple. I have a really hard time with my skin keeping its moisture and not flaky. I have been devastated since various dry lesion psoriasis spots have started to appear on my face. After about 3 days, I saw such a difference. My skin wasn’t flaking and red. I’ve gotten compliments about how its glowing and its helped my confidence so much. My skin is noticeably softer and smoother. I have been using it for a little over a month now. I think using the REN products with this has changed my life.

Tea Tree Hair Growth and Scalp Oil Treatment

IMG_5479My biggest issue is with my scalp. This REALLY affects how I feel and my lifestyle. Before I discovered this product, I had to wash my hair everyday because at night, I would scratch my scalp so much when I slept that it would be bleeding! It was so terrible and you can see the inflamed skin and large scaly flakes at the bottom of my hairline up to behind my ears. Needless to say, I was really depressed because of this. If you know me, I’m very girly. The only thing I could do to my hair was leave it down.  This product is 100% natural. My scalp is so sensitive to everything. This is so nourishing and natural that after a few days of treatment, it calmed my scalp. The tea tree oil naturally cleansed my scalp of any fungal or infections from the previous pain. Yeah, psoriasis is not a for the faint hearted. It is full of organic oils that softened and released the scales on my scalp and healed the wounds. When I washed my hair and styled it, the scales started coming off when I was blowdrying. The compliment of tea tree and nourishing oils gave me healthier and shinier hair but also stimulated more growth. In February, my hair was a little past my collar bone. From then to July, it was only supposed to grow 2.5 inches (your hair grows 1/2 inch a month). My hair is actually down my back. I’ll post pics if anyone does want to see any before and after. I use a little extra so it spills out past my bottom hairline and I even put some in my outer ear canal because theres some psoriasis there as well.

RESERVE botanical blend gel drink

USretail-reserveOut of all the products I have discovered, this one is DEFINITELY my favorite! Ever wonder why women from Brazil, Colombia, Thailand and other tropical countries have such beautiful skin that seem to never age? Its what they eat! They have exotic fruits that are more available and affordable. While the other products helped my outside, these pouches have improved my health so immensely. What comes with psoriasis is overtime, your joints start to get affected. I used to have chronic neck pain. After a few hours working at my desk, my neck starts to really bother me. The instructions say to take 2 a day, one when you wake up and one before bed. It is so full of antioxidants! It would cost hundreds of dollars a month and you would have to eat pound after pound of fruits daily to get the same results. The gel pouches have ingredients from acai berry, pomegranate, aloe vera, cherry, grape seed and others that become something like a super antioxidant brew! My friends always made fun of me for having to go to the restroom ALL THE TIME. It was because my stomach was so weak and everything made me go number 2! Yeah, I SAID IT! After taking these daily, I don’t have that problem. I started having regular and healthy visits to the lou. I used to have to go right after I eat anything, no matter what it was. I think these products are also very hydrating. My neck stopped hurting so much and I have been sleeping much better. I looked up why antioxidants are so important in our lives. I learned that oxidation is a chemical process that happens when electrons are loss. This oxidation process creates free radicals. Enough of these free radicals floating around in your cells will cause a chain reaction which damages or even kills the cells. Antioxidants prevents this from happening which in turn, helps our bodies become healthier, our cells being able to replace themselves more efficiently and is very anti-aging!

 

If any of you suffer from the same things I have suffered from, I highly suggest you try these products. They have truly changed my life. I have spent so much money on shots, doctor visits and steroid medication. These are no good for you! It helped for a short amount of time but was really taking a toll on my body!

Contact me in the REQUESTS tab above if you have any products that you want reviewed or just tell me your experience if you decide to try these products. We can support each other! I know the pain and I know it sucks!

 

dry sensitive skin’s BEST duo!

REN SKINCARE DUO

REN clean skincare line; CLEANSING BALM and DAY CREAM

Have terribly annoying dry or sensitive skin? Try these two together. They’re gentle and ultra hydrating/softening!

The balm is probably the best product I’ve ever bought! Its so unique and you get SO much for the $$$!

How to use:

Balm- put a little bit in your hand (looks like lip balm) and rub together to melt. Massage onto your face DRY for about 2 minutes or so. Run it over the dry spots to do some exfoliating. Splash warm water onto your face to release the suds. Massage all over face again for next minute or so to get out the dirties. Use a paper towel or wash cloth to wipe away the excess by patting down gently. Proceed to rinsing off the rest of the balm.

Your skin will feel instantly soft and radiant. Its also safe on lash extensions! No problems so far with my extensions and it also conditions your brows.

The day cream– I have tried so many day creams and its always one or the other same problems. 1. too oily 2. starts to dry 3. makes my face red and hot (irritated). This cream immediately calmed my skin (I have psoriasis).

SEPHORA carries both these products and they’re fairly reasonably priced. A little goes a long way with both these products. You can also ask them for a sample of both but you will automatically fall in love!