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A Quick Question About Using Oats As A Cleanser.

11 May 2013 - 03:09 PM

When I use these on my face, do I have to use them as the whole grain mixed with a bit of water ? Is that the only way that they will cleanse the skin ?


Or will they be just as effective if I blend them with a food blender into like a paste ?


My facial skin is hyper HYPER sensitive and I find the coarse, un-blended oats too scratchy and irritating. So if they're just as effective in the mushy pulp version, then that would be better smile.png

A Warning About Chemical 'skincare' Products..

31 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

This is just a post to warn people of the possible dangers and damage that can be done by using strong, chemical loaded products on your skin (especially more delicate areas like the face). I suffer from severe Body Dysmorphic Disorder which started from a very young age. From the age of 10, I was using very strong face washes, gels, and moisturisers to try and get rid of the few hormonal spots I had. Every day for 6 years, I piled on every alcohol, perfume, paraben, dye, harsh chemical filled 'skincare' product that I could get my naive hands on. Every year my skin was getting worse. More breakouts, more irritation and dryness. But as a child, what did I know ? I was young, desperate and dumb and I thought the products I was using were safe. Little did I know that they really weren't safe. Infact they've left my skin looking so damaged that I need antidepressants to cope with my appearance. I've caused myself to have an eczema like rash across my entire cheeks which is always itching, weeping and looks bright red. I stopped using chemical products when I was 16. That was nearly 7 years ago. So it's obvious that the damage done to my skin is PERMANENT. Not only that, but it's hypersensitive too. Just getting on with the day is almost impossible. My facial skin has become extremely allergic to almost everything. Even water. I have to spend £25 a week just on bottled water to wash my face with. It's too sore to touch or to lie on when I go to bed.
I guess all I mean to say is please be careful using chemical products ! They've destroyed my skin and life. Don't let them destroy yours too.

Is Cetearyl Alcohol Irritating To Skin ?

08 August 2012 - 11:29 PM

I have looked it up and Ive read mixed reviews about it. Some say its good to use on dry/irritated skin (like mine). While others say it should be avoided as its a common irritant ?
Its in a face cream that Im currently using. No bad effects so far but I dont want to continue using something that might do more harm than good over time.
Can anyone let me know if its safe to use ?
Thank you in advance. x

What the hell is wrong with my skin !?!?!

30 August 2011 - 08:16 PM

Hi guys. I would love someones opinion on what could be up with my skin or if anyones experiencing the same thing.
basically the problem is i seem to be reacting to ALL skincare products. literally all of them. i get a red itchy rash across my cheeks (not my nose, chin or forhead) within a few days of using a product.
I've tried:

E45 Cream
Shea Butter
Olive Oil
Emu Oil
Rosehip Oil
Cocoa Butter
Jojoba Oil
Vitamin E Cream/Oil....

just to name a few. All those butters and oils i've used have been organic and unrefined.
I even react to creams made for newborn babies saywhat.gif

does anyone know why this could be happening ?

I've had allergy tests and i'm sensitive to dairy and red peppers so obviously i avoid those.

thanks in advance for any replies. x