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02-14-2011, 10:59 PM
It's been a while since I have been on, but I come seeking honest advice from anyone that has been in a similar situation.
Today, i was diagnosed with Roascea. I was given topical oinments to try and in 6 weeks upon visiting for a follow up, i will see if anti botics are needed :(
See, about 3 years ago, I went and had microdermabrasion done but not knowing better, went to the beach where i was for the duration of Memorial Weekend. (I had a gift card that was expiring at this particular salon, so I had no choice to use or lose it)
Needless to say, as i am fair skined, my face burned a lil which wasnt uncommon, even Since then i have noticed in extreme heat, near a fireplace, space heater or if i put jojoba oil/vitamin E oil on my face-it turns RED on my entire cheek to chine area :(. I was hoping another peel might do the trick BUT that isn't the case. Apparently the microderm might have helped release the symptoms sooner that later in life; but they are hereditiy.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what i can to for my condiditon?
Thank you in advance!!!
PS - happy valentines day
02-14-2011, 11:27 PM
Well I'm not sure about your condition but green leafy raw veg and wheat grass shots to increase the amount of chlorophyll and green pigment in your body may help with sun sensitivity and burning. Tonya Zavasta sais she and her husband used to burn alot but no longer do. She sais that the reason people burn is because of the toxins and fat in the skin which of course is where the body moves the waste to away from the internal organs. So by removing the fat and toxins in the skin and replacing with healthy cells your body can not only develop an affinity to sunlight/heat but also process the sunlight more efficiently and create more chemical energy in the body. So in your case with a bit of luck I think an increase of chloropyll in your diet may repair the damaged cells in the areas you are talking about.
02-15-2011, 09:30 AM
I don't know about your particular case, but I will tell you the reason I am going raw right now is because of my skin. On both side of my family there is skin cancer. To top it all off, I live in the sunshine state and always have. I too am fair skinned. But that didn't stop me from working as a lifeguard for several summers in a row during high school and some of college. Need less to say I was diagnosed with my first skin cancer about 7 years ago. It is the lowest grade of skin cancer, but still. My Dr. suggested that I have something done like what you had done, some kind of peel, but his one was a stronger more medical version. This was suppose to wipe out any precancerous cells. My face was very sensitive to light and heat for several days. Since I had this done, which was last winter, I have had more break-outs then before.
I know a guy who had skin cancer, a bit older then me, another beach person and he told me he no longer deals with it because he got rid of it by doing a lot of juicing and eating raw. Right before Christmas I had another precancerous spot taken off my hand. For what ever reason having one on my hand totally freaked me out. I decided to "go raw" Since then my break out have cleared up tremendously, and my skin looks and feels so much healthier. My Derm. once told me I had a touch of Roaseca too, but I think my skin is more even toned now then it has ever been.
All in all what I'm am trying to say is, if eating raw can help with cancer, it should help with Roaseca too. Just give it plenty of time. Do you eat raw? Maybe the person who did yours made it too strong for your fair skin. Also try and get some Lavender Water to use as a toner on your face. Lavender is a natural cell rejuvenator and great at helping to even the tone of your skin.
Hope this helps and I didn't ramble on too long. Good Luck.
02-15-2011, 07:08 PM
Rusmiley, we are in the same boat. I, too, have had rosacea for a long while. The good news is, raw food truly helped me. Here is what I have learned...but everybody is different, this is just what worked for me.
1. My rosacea is bacteria. This is why it gets worse in the summertime, because bacteria always grows faster with heat. I take a probiotic to help this, so that the good bacteria counteracts the bad. Probiotics are way better than antibiotics. Antibiotics kill everything, including the good bacteria and it just throws your whole system out of whack.
2. My rosacea is caused by bad eating habits. Everybody knows about the main way the body gets rid of waste (er, its euphemism is #2), but remember that elimination also happens through your skin, too...that's how we can sweat. Clogged pores and skin that is red and bumpy comes from food that is difficult to digest and also food that isn't good for you. The best thing you can do for yourself is eat all raw. But if you want to start out slower, here are the three main things that I cut out that helped my skin: gluten, artificial sugar, and cheese.
It was actually super easy for me to cut out bread, easier that I ever dreamed of. Now, bagels and toast seem so foreign to me now...so bland and colorless and like a huge bomb to your gut. Sugars were hard at first, because there's a vending machine at my workplace, but dates helped me with that. Cheese was the most difficult of all to cure, but again, I just made sure I had snacks handy because truly, my skin flares up something awful as soon as cheese passes my lips.
4. Fruit does not bother my rosacea. Many people told me that was my problem, because now I am a fruit junkie. I've been know to eat 5 bananas in one sitting. So I just wanted you to know that I eat lots of fruit and that's not what bothers my skin. Honey that is not raw DOES bother my skin a lot. I love raw honey, but it's so expensive that one day I cheated and got regular honey and whammo! inflamed cheeks.
5. Drinking water is something we forget, but it really helps to flush the system out. I try to drink at least 8 glasses a day. I know, you probably hear that everywhere, but do you actually do it?
6. Here are foods that are anti-inflammatory: mushrooms, garlic, and onions. I try to eat them a lot.
7. This is by far the coolest thing ever: berries, like blueberries, are blood constrictors!! This means that they help to calm the blood flow to your cheeks. :excited:
7. Juicing helped me a lot, too. Any juice combination is a good juice combination, but I usually put ginger in my juice because then I don't feel bloated. I especially make sure I use ginger with apple juice. Alissa Cohen says cucumber juice is optimal for beautiful skin, and so I've been using cucumbers as often as I can.
8. Exercise at least 10 minutes a day. Increases oxygen and blood flow, and also helps open pores if you sweat. It's hard to remember in the winter because I am cold and sluggish, but I've been just trying to do at least ten minutes and I notice a real difference.
Okay! I hope this helps you! I also just want to share with you that I know that having skin problems really suck. And I also know how tough it is to stay on raw sometimes (especially when you go to a Korean restaurant on Valentines Day with a group of friends and there is NOTHING you can eat!) But you just have to take pleasure in arugula, or beautiful blueberries, and enjoy everything raw has to offer... because beautiful raw means beautiful you. (And it beats a peel any day.)
02-17-2011, 04:34 PM
I have rosacea that flares a lot less than it did before raw. eating lighter meals of fruits and veg seem to have a cooling effect on my skin. Heavier meals (or a lot of calories at once) seem to have a flushing effect right after. I juice a lot of cucumbers in the summer and this has been the best anti flush regimine I can think of! things that still cause flare ups..... sun through window glass only, flourescent and compact flourescent lights, direct heat source, hot showers, rapid temperature changes. The flush is milder now and goes away a lot faster than it used to.
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