It’s not easy for my son and my family to cope with his skin asthma.
Nate is in the midst of what could be his worst and longest skin asthma flare-up yet. And it is breaking our hearts to see him itching, oozing, struggling, wanting to do so many things in school, but not being able to do so. Even simply joining P.E. class is hard for him because sweating makes him itch. And sweat on his broken skin – very very painful. 🙁
Sometimes, I think I’d put a sandwich sign around my son’s neck. It will read:
I have skin asthma.
No, not contagious.
Yes, very itchy. And painful.
Yes, I have meds. Lotions too.
And creams. And ointments.
And salts in my bath.
Nope – chips, candies, chocolate and Coke not allowed.
Yes, a little compassion please.
He’s been getting really bad flareups lately. And things get very frustrating at times. Today, he is absent in school again because the skin on his neck is oozing, and just turning his head is painful.
I really did not need to see the horrified look on that mommy’s face in school when she saw his neck yesterday. Pfffft. Or hear from Nate that some classmates think he looks like a zombie. (That’s rude, kids. But, oh well…)
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I was invited to the Manila launch of Mary Kay TimeWise a few days ago. TimeWise is Mary Kay’s latest anti aging skin care line.
As a woman entering into the late thirties (eeeeeek! Did I say that right??), I am doing my best to take better care of my skin. Once age spots and fine lines appear, it will be very difficult to get rid of them. So I try to maintain habits that are good for the skin. I owe it to myself to keep looking good. All women should, because “when you look good, you feel good.”
I try to eat healthily and keep myself hydrated with water. I also try to stick to a skincare routine – cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Lately I’ve had several diamond peel sessions, and I think they have somehow evened out my complexion.
And yes, I never leave home without putting on sunblock.
During the launch, Mary Kay introduced the new TimeWise Moisture Renewing Gel Mask and the Liquid Foundations line.
The new Mary Kay TimeWise Moisture Renewing Gel Mask is a refreshing facial skin care product that you can add to your nightly regimen. The gel mask is supposed to even out your skin tone, reduce pores and fine lines, and make your skin feel supple and smoother. I had a sample application of the gel mask during the event. My skin did feel refreshed and smoother right after application.
How to use the Mary Kay TimeWise Moisture Renewing Gel Mask:
- After cleansing and toning the face, apply the TimeWise Moisture Renewing Gel Mask all over the face and neck in gentle, circular massaging motion. Avoid the getting too close to the eye and mouth areas.
- Leave on overnight.
- When you wake up in the morning, wash face with water to rinse off the gel. Proceed with your usual daytime face skin care.
Here are more photos from the Mary Kay event held at the Makati Shangri-la.
A few months ago, I blogged about having claimed my Php10,000-worth of gift certificates from Shu Uemura. Back in December, I joined an online rafflle promo of Visa and I was one of the lucky consolation prize winners! So I finally was able to get my Shu Uemura beauty loot.
After the Expo Mom event at Rockwell on Mother’s Day, I was finally able to use the GCs at the Shu Uemura Boutique. Accompanied by Julie, I splurged all 10k!
I decided to get skin care products because I rarely wear makeup. Besides, it’s good investment for the future.
So how far did the 10K worth of GCs get me? Here is my Shu Uemura beauty loot.
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