I am recovering from major BP skin damage that left my skin chronically red/ thin & with early stage rosacea.
I have been researching what would help my skin and I have been using Retin A (sparingly i.e. every 3 or 5 days - but I've heard retinaldehyde is far better for rosacea) along with 100% rosehip oil (NB I just stopped daily massaging over 4 weeks which also helped my skin). This treatment routine has helped my skin redness considerably.
However, I found this face mask really effective too:
- Fresh lemon juice (1 squeezed wedge)
- Manuka honey - factor 10+ (1 teaspoon)
- Supergreen powder - chlorella/ spirulina/ barley grass/ wheat grass (1 teaspoon) NB I use this one https://www.synergyn...per-greens.html
I leave this face mask on my face for 3 to 4 hours before washing off ...I then leave fresh lemon juice (and/ or sometimes 100% rosehip oil) on my skin post face mask (I also like to skin needle my face before applying the fresh lemon juice with a 0.25mm roller from clearskincare.com.au...it does sting, but I think the results are better with skin needling...there are also single needling options too.....see owndoc.com). I do this 3 times per week at present (and then I'll do it once a week when my skin has satisfactorily healed).
Here's an article about supergreen face masks:https://www.synergyn...-sufferers.html
I think it's effective because it contains complete protein (i.e. bio available amino acids), complete minerals including zinc, calcium and copper, and I think complete vitamins too. It also detoxes the skin, feeds the skin, encourages skin growth/ turnover, heals the damaged skin DNA and exfoliates the damaged top layer of the skin.
I'm also thinking of getting Catalyst Plus and Stem Factor (Lipsomal Growth Factor Serum) from Osmosis in future (if I see that I still need more potent topicals): See http://www.osmosisskincare.com/ or http://www.osmosisskin.com.au/ ...BION Research also looks like a good skin care range...http://www.bion-research.com/ or http://www.bionaustralia.com.au/ and so does Pure Skin Junkie http://pureskinjunkie.com/
Anyway, hope this supergreen face mask recipe helps you too