Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Dry skin anyone?

If you suffer from dry skin, then you will know it is a challenge to discover a cream that suits your skin, helps prevent against flakiness and maintains softness.

My story...

Last year I began taking the contraceptive pill Microgynon. This was hell for me. I took it for three months, as my GP wanted me to try it out for the full trial period. After just the first month I noticed I had put on weight, I did not feel myself and on top of that my skin was terrible. Before the pill I never had acne prone skin, I used to get the rare spot each month but nothing like what I had whilst on Microgynon. I had a lot of redness and it appeared to be more of a rash than anything. I began noticing that I had patches of eczema around my face, especially on my eyelids. They were constantly sore, and I always needed to apply Vaseline on them without fail to stop the burning and tight sensation. Each time I wore eye shadow it would increase the eczema and make my eyelids burn. The fact that all of this had happened in under two months, made me extremely insecure and down about my appearance.

I later reached out to my doctor explaining all the symptoms and he said I needed to up my skin routine and use a moisturiser consistently. He then suggested I switched contraceptive pill, which I did to Dianette. Then to use a cream specialised for dry skin, he recommended DoubleBase gel. I had previously used DoubleBase for the small spots of dry skin I get on my elbows and knees. However, for some reason that cream was not strong enough to work on my eyelids, so he recommended CETRABEN.

This cream was an absolute miracle for my skin. I have been using this cream consistently for a year and I could not live without it. I apply it every morning and evening using it for face and body. I now no longer suffer from eczema on my eyelids, the cream prevents it and keeps my skin soft as a baby’s bottom :)

I bought this large size for around £8 at the pharmacist and I always carry around a 30g (travel size) one in my handbag which is about £1.70 - £2.00 depending on where purchased. I honestly can not say enough good things about this product, CETRABEN is perfect for my skin and i love how inexpensive it is!

Hope this post has helped!

Saby xx

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