I think women should start to embrace their age. What’s the alternative to getting older? You die. I can’t change the day I was born, but I can take care of my skin, my body, my mind, and try to live my life and be happy. Olivia Munn
So today when I was getting my morning shot of espresso from the lovely barista Crista, pardon me if I am not using the correct spelling, at Caribou’s, we started talking about the usual winter stuff which led me to a story about the allergic reaction I had on my eyes last week. It’s almost gone now and tomorrow I can probably wear makeup again, yay.
In the theme of TMI, as Crista said, she was telling me about her boyfriend’s skin problems. Once someone brings up skin irritations I get all excited and I tell them about my new cure for any dry skin or irritation that comes down the pike. I now have two and I’ll tell you how I use them. This is especially good for women over 50 who lose some of their skins vitality at a certain age. So, here is the story.
Lately I have been having some eye watering issues so I got myself to the doctor to find out why it was so bad. It turns out that I am simply having some eye allergies, probably from the dry inside air. After getting a prescription for antihistamine eye drops, things started to clear up. In my quest to do something nice for my face, I bought what I considered a very gentle brand of facial was wipes. They are supposed to be great as a makeup remover. Prior to this day I simply used soap and never had any rashes.
When I woke up in the morning I had what looked like a serious road rash on both of my eyelids. Now what do I do? I used a cortisone cream (check with your doctor before using anything on your eyes) on my eyelids during the day but at night I went to my standard 100% virgin coconut oil.
I have been using this for years already and I tell anyone who will listen that it is great for psoriasis, eczema, and any other dry skin problem. In fact, I have told a few friends with psoriasis about it and it turns out it is better than most prescription creams that they get from their doctors. It is a natural medium chain fatty acid that is almost, I said almost, a miracle skin restorer. It has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It is also a saturated fat, I know, scary right, but it helps lower your cholesterol if you eat it, which I do. I don’t understand it, I just swear by it.
The problem is that it is a bit greasy for daytime use on your face so after a few hours of surfing the net to find something mild that would work as well on my face during the daytime hours, I discovered CereVe lotion. It is an awesome product and remarkably affordable when you consider how expensive some brand name and designer face and body lotions can be. No fragrance and it stays on all day. You can actually feel it coming off with water so I know it stays until I take it off.
My eyes are almost back to normal now and I will continue to use my coconut oil but I am so happy about discovering CereVe that I am now telling everyone I know what a great product this is for sensitive skin. I understand that it is something that many dermatologists recommend. Nice to know.
I love chatting in the morning with Christa. Isn’t it funny how women are willing to share things that men might find too intimate? You have to love that about women. We share, whether you like it or not. Like Clairee (Olympia Dukakis) said in Steel Magnolias, “if you don’t have anything nice to say about anybody, come and sit by me”. I love that.
What butter or whiskey does not cure cannot be cured.