Monday, February 02, 2009
Dr. Hauschka Daily Skin Care Kit for Oily Skin, £15, available Dolphin House Shop, 01273 721 720.
It's been five months since I started using Dr. Hauschka, and I am happy to report that it has cleared my skin, and has made it normal. Something I find a bit misleading in beauty marketing is the idea of "skin type". It implies that it is a more permanent condition. However, the truth is, skin conditions can change.
About after there months, I was not so sure if it was working for me, and was slightly discouraged. I persisted and my skin is visibility improved. My skin no longer pumps out oil excessively, it's soft and supple. I still have some post-acne scarring, but I am sure they will fade over time.
Here are the products that I have been using:
Cleansing Cream: Good skin starts with proper cleansing. The cream consists of almond granules that you press in your skin, which is help loosen dead skin cells and pull out dirt and excess oil. Most conventional cleansers strip your skin of all natural oils, which leads to your skin overcompensating by producing excessive amounts of oil.
Clarifying Toner: Use it immediately after cleansing. It helps to cleanse the skin internally.
Normalising Day Oil: This is a dry, non-greasy oil that is applied sparingly to the skin. It was "normalise" the production of oil. In principle, bu applying oil, it fools the skin into slowing down oil production.
Rejuvenating Mask: This mask smells wonderful, and really does what it says. It leaves your skin glowing, and importantly, it reduces the appearance of acne scars. It can be applied in a thin layer before applying the Noarmalising Day Oil as an intensive treatment.
Cleansing Clay Mask: This mask is a bit messy, but it works. It draws out impurities from the skin. It leaves skin glowing. The work involved is worth the results. It has to be mixed with water, but it can be mixed with other product, which is what I prefer. I mix it with Cleansing Milk and Rejuvenating Mask. It should be used with the Steam Bath to steam your face before applying the mask.
All these products are available in a trial kit. The samples are enough to last about a week. It will take about 28 days to see some results, but don't be discouraged if they don't appear right away. Your skin might break out a bit more, because it is detoxifying itself. But once this passes, your skin will clear up.
I feel really happy with the results. I can say that my skin is normal and can switch to other Dr. Hauschka products meant for normal skin. I wish I knew about these products sooner. I spent so much time trying conventional product systems that probably dried out my skin and worsened my condition. Seriously, give it a try! But be patient and you will see results.
Posted by Andrea at 11:55 AM