Welcome to another How Do I Look? interview! I am fascinated by skin, visible differences and how others view themselves. I have rosacea but I wanted to open the conversation about skin positivity and visible differences so I can cover (and educate myself about) many different topics. Every week I am going to be talking to an inspirational and interesting person in order to share their story and experiences to educate, help, and support others.
Today’s post features Judy talking about her sensitive skin. ‘Sensitive skin’ is often used as a catch-all term, but it’s rare than people have truly sensitive skin. Judy is one of these people and also works as a beauty journalist (a job where you are required to constantly try new products and treatments) so I thought she would be a fascinating person to chat to.
Hopefully you’ll all be familiar with the format of my Skincare Shake Up posts, but just in case you’re new here: every month I post a round up of the products I used in the previous month so I can share my thoughts with you. There are usually some tried and trusted favourites that have popped up year after year, but I also try out new products and formulas. I have rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis so my skin is very picky about the products it likes. I try to include information any potential irritants in the summary of each product as I know that some products that are great for my skin might not be appropriate for others. I’m not a trained dermatologist, I have just tried A LOT of products over the past 13 years and wanted to share my experiences. Right! Enough waffle… let’s crack on with my Skincare Shake Up: April ’18 edition!
It’s time for my Skincare Shake Up October 2016! If you know me, you’ll know I love my skincare. Nothing pleases me more than finding a new product that makes my skin feel happy and comfortable without aggravating my rosacea. There’s been a bit of a gap in the Skincare Shake Ups but I’m back, and this is a beefy one so get comfy…
I’m going to start out by saying that if you’re squeamish or don’t like blood then maybe you should sit this post out! You may have heard about Dracula PRP Therapy as a similar facial was made famous by Kim Kardashian and since then has been featured in the media a lot, mostly due to its shock factor.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to review the Dracula PRP Therapy* (PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, FYI) with Dr Sister who was the first person to introduce the treatment to the UK. I did a lot of reading up about Dr Sister and the treatment before my appointment as I was very nervous, but hearing that Dr Sister has conducted this facial over 700 times definitely helped to put my mind at ease, along with the fact that over 6,000 medical studies have been published proving PRP’s effectiveness. Pretty impressive!