What is your skincare challenge? I share part of my story.

Back when I started making skincare in 1996, my top three skincare challenges were: adult acne, extra dry skin and occasional psoriasis patches. 

The first moisturizer I formulated was the Lavender + Sandalwood Cream. It is light enough to moisturize without clogging pores and the essential oils are soothing and anti-inflammatory. After 6 months of use, my face was clear and I still use this cream all summer long.

During Vermont winters, my skin required so much more care and I would get regular flares of eczema or psoriasis. So I developed Calendula Cream for extra dry skin. It is so concentrated that I didn't need much for my skin to stay properly hydrated and I put Super Skin Salve on any small patches of eczema or psoriasis. 

I believe that one of the main reasons it took so long to diagnose my Psoriatic Arthritis is that my skin was so well taken care of by these products. The arthritis side of my autoimmune disease showed easily but the psoriasis was so slow to show itself that it was confusing for myself and the medical community. Now that my disease has progressed, my skin reacts with more psoriasis flares. I still use Calendula Cream all winter and find Super Skin Salve is more effective and has less side effects than regularly prescribed steroid creams. It is diet and yoga practice that effectively compliment my skincare routine the most. 

Now in 2020, my main skincare challenge is remembering to reapply at night before falling into bed after working all day! This is funny, but also a good point. The best cream in the world won't help you by sitting on a shelf. It is meant to be used and enjoyed everyday by you and your skin! 

What are your skincare challenges?

If you wish to email me, I am glad to share my advice based on 24 years of experience in the field.