Friday, 25 April 2014

The Battle of Getting my Rosacea Diagnosed....

Three years ago after being seriously ill and in hospital with pneumonia I noticed round my chin and nose area it was a fierce red colour and was getting ALOT of painful spots (papules and pustules) and the rest of my skin was painfully much so that you could actually see the flakes of dry skin! 

Initially I visited my Doctor, who told me he was unsure as to what was wrong with my skin and advised that he will prescribe me with a steroid cream.  This for me is a DEFINITE NO as it thins your skin!  Like why would i agree to that!?  I guess if i needed steroid cream anywhere else I would agree, but on my face....definitely no!

Within 8 months of still not knowing I had rosacea, I most probably spent £200+ on products.  To name just a few I tried; E45 for Dry skin all the way through to Nivea, Sudacrem, Boots No7, YSL and Dior.....just nothing seemed to work for me!

That was until i spent hours searching on the internet and finally discovered Dermalogica Ultracalming range.

So i went to Selfridges in Manchester and spoke to a skin consultant and as soon as she seen my skin, she questioned as to whether i had rosacea....prior to this I had never even heard of rosacea.  The consultant done a skin mapping session on me and gave me a two week supply of what she believed would help my skin.  I must say i was extremely reluctant at first to try anything new on my skin after my previous bad experiences with products, but my opinion soon changed pretty fast with the help of Dermalogica!
I will go through which products I find useful in my next post. 
Love Kay


  1. I'm really happy to hear that you are finding something that works really well.
    I'll be sure to be keep reading yoir posts, and just in case it didn't go through, this is Luddite from IG, and since I know your name, you might as well know mine.


    1. Hey you!

      Aww thanks you, I appreciate you taking the time to what feels like me moaning :]

      Hope you're okay!


    2. I got all the time in the world for you! I miss talking to you, and hope you are doing better.

      I could be a lot better actually, everything is coming to a head, and its only going to get worse.

      Hope you keep posting, and we can talk more.

      Can't wait for your next posts