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Norwex to the rescue: natural, simple solutions for acne and rosacea

People spend thousands of dollars on creams, lotions, vitamins, medication and washes to try to combat the sometimes debilitating skin conditions like acne and rosacea. They get told they will need to take medication forever (I know I did).

My Rosacea Story

My no make up selfieI have had it since I was pregnant with my first child, many develop it from the age of about 30. Apparently people can develop it during pregnancy with the increase of hormones in the body when you are pregnant (hey I also shrunk, I needed root canal and my feet grew from a size 10 to 11- yes and it was all worth it!). I am not a medical professional and this purely is my story with what worked for me.

What is rosacea? (pronounced Roy-ZAY-sha)

According to The Rosacea Society, rosacea “is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it typically begins as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears. Over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear. Left untreated, bumps and pimples often develop, and in severe cases the nose may grow swollen and bumpy from excess tissue”.

It’s not very nice, people will have different triggers with different things impacting on people with rosacea for example chocolate can mean a flare up for one person, whereas eating wheat could be the next person’s flare up. For me hormonal imbalances are a huge trigger.

I used a RANGE of things to try and combat my Rosacea (outlined below), what I have LEARNT is it is important to Think HOLISTICALLY– introducing chemical free cleaning- reducing exposure on the skin surfaces: less exposure= less chance of a reaction, thinking about what is going IN to the body aswell as ON to the body. I will outline what helped for me, knowing that many men and women had/have Rosacea so far worse than I ever did- I do feel for anyone who has it.

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Flushed cheeks & intense pimples

I really didn’t want too, but I felt I wanted to show you one of the less dramatic pictures I took in the midst of a flare up.

One of the areas of research was the use of Vitamin B to help. I ordered online a natural vitamin B5 formula/tablet. It was fabulous and after a month- I felt my skin was healing from within and recovering from all the creams my doctors kept prescribing me. I used the Norwex body cloths which gently removed the bacteriaTranquil Body Pack from my face and neck, like nothing I’d ever experienced. And it is here that the magic happened! I also used the Body cloths to help with the DRY skin that I had from the creams the doctors prescribed originally followed with the shea butter- which was so amazing at soothing my skin and taking away the dry patches.

Taken shortly after it all got under control again. Yeah.

When I had my skin under control I used the Norwex Naturally Timeless Daycream which is a natural, soothing, beautiful moisturiser (with NO nasties in it). As I mentioned, I do have flare ups still, and quite often flushed cheeks and forehead but the pimples are so much fewer and usually gone within 3-4 days. This photo is much nicer and I’m so thrilled it’s all under control once more!

If you or someone close to you, doesn’t have acne or rosacea you won’t understand the enormity of what I have just written- if you do, then perhaps this article offers some hope? This in the purest form is my intention in writing this article. I must say this at this point, this is MY experience, and I am not a medical professional.

I often share my story not because I might get some business (although this is great of course!) but rather because it worked for me and I KNOW how these conditions can impact on self esteem, how it can influence sometimes even leaving the house. So please feel free to share this with anyone you know who might like to have a natural solution for their skin conditions. I encourage you to read on and invest some risk free money for a natural skin solution. How can you get some of these products? Norwex is sold though consultants and also online if you click here you will be taken to my online store. (Ps why is it RISK FREE? Because products come with a 60 day money back satisfaction guarantee!)

Rosacea, Acne and Face care: The products that could help!

I have friends and customers with teenagers, desperately seeking a solution for their face care and acne issue. Parents spending hundreds on products which often don’t live up to their stated claims. Men and women all with the same issue… acne. I want to introduce you to the body cloth which CLEANSES and EXFOLIATES  the face and body JUST WITH WATER. I love the stories one of my consultants shares about her teenage son… he washes the dishes with no shirt and for three days she wiped his very pimple-filled back with the body cloth… on the fourth day… the pimples had gone! Argh this cloth is A-M-AAAAA-Y-ZING!!! :))

The Norwex Body Cloth

The Norwex Body Cloth 

How it works…

The Body Cloth cleanses and exfoliates the skin. The dryer the cloth the more exfoliation, so around the eye areas particularly have it quite wet or use our Suede make up cloths which are very gentle on the skin and offers gentle cleansing alongside make up removal. Have a read about them in a previous blog entry HERE. If you have very inflamed skin I wouldn’t have it too dry. For oily skin or for deeper exfoliation, wring cloth out well before use.

More water in the cloth = the less it will remove oils and exfoliate,

less water in the cloth = the more it will remove oils & exfoliate.

The really effective thing the microfibre also does is when you wipe your face, the microfibre grabs bacteria and other impurities off your skin AND then doesn’t spread it over the rest of your face- this also helps in management of skin issues.

I know when I was really struggling with my face, this cloth was so good at helping with the dry skin that came about from my medication. I also used our shea butter as the only moisturiser (it only has three ingredients and offers really great hydration).

As the cloths have added silver to them (have a read about that here) this also aids in cleaning the cloth, while the microfibres are drying.

Also amazing at removing face paint, dye, kiddy mess & face cleaning, perfect for travel & so much more!

For managing acne, use fresh cloth daily.

BODY CLOTH MAINTENANCE: After use for removing makeup the washer could be stained with mascara, eyeliner and lipstick. Just apply a bit of soap (eg.sard) to the washer and rub against itself, rinse and wring out, and the makeup will wash right out.
IMPORTANT: Take care using around delicate eye and lip areas on the face. The Suede Makeup Remover Cloth is recommended for use on these areas.

A Body Cloth testimony…

“I write this post not as a Norwex consultant, but as a mum, wife and 35 year old woman who has suffered from cystic acne for 23 years. Over this time I have tried countless home remedies, skin treatments, prescription medicines – including the very dangerous drug roaccutane and spent tens of thousands of dollars on skincare products in the hope that one day I might just ‘be normal’. There has not been one single day where I have not had a pimple on my face, including the most magical day of my life – my wedding day. I have endured many unkind words by strangers commenting on my skin and have always looked at myself in the mirror and asked ‘why me..’. There may be some of you reading this who have quickly labelled me as vain, but there may also be someone reading this who is nodding to themselves and knows exactly what I am trying to say. To some they are just pimples, but to myself and others who suffer from cystic acne it is a constant emotional battle to remain confident within yourself and not allow what others see to determine who you really are… On May 27th 2013 I thought I would give the Norwex body cloths a try, after all, seriously, what’s a $10 cloth going to do that a $180 bottle of skin cleanser hasn’t already done – unsuccessfully. After the first use my skin felt nice and smooth, well as smooth as it could be, but I wasn’t convinced. After all I had been in this same situation over a hundred times or more. I persisted, and am I glad I did! With tears of happiness running down my cheek I am happy to report for the first time in 23 years my skin is clear, and has been for close to 2 months. I am receiving compliments from people on how great my skin looks and for the first time in a very long time I feel beautiful, both inside and out. I chose to write this not as a sales pitch, but in the hope that someone may read this who is in the very same situation or knows of someone who is, and give them the opportunity to try something that could very well change their life completely. Thankyou Norwex for producing such a fantastic product, there are no words to explain how you have changed my life to the extent you have.” Carmen Dridan, Victoria

 make up cloth halloween make up offSuede make up cloths

For a more gentle cloth the suede make up cloth, cleanses but has little exfoliation. It will take your make up off with just water. As we are talking specifically about face issues- one of the KEYS is reducing the products we put on our faces- so using a cloth and just WATER makes sense hey?! (yes it works! Have a read about it here!)

Our Microfibre Towels

Regular towels harbour bacteria big time… If you would like to watch a short video about that, please check it our via this link . It’s a bit of an eye opening watch so beScreen Shot 2015-01-30 at 10.14.49 pm prepared! The Norwex microfibre antibacterial towel range is so soft and amazing. Again, makes sense if you are looking for a holistic approach- that they can help in reducing and controlling acne and other skin issues.

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So in summary, what Norwex could I try for Acne, rosacea, dry skin or other skin issues?

* Norwex Body Cloths (Try these a the absolute minimum!!)

* Norwex suede make up removal cloths

* Norwex Naturally Timeless Day cream

* Norwex Microfibre Towels (can buy singles or packs including the body cloths)

(& I would remind you that anything you buy has a 60 day money back satisfaction guarantee!)

** Please Note: if you are still not sure, don’t hesitate to contact me and I am more than happy to clarify or help you!**

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Remove your makeup with JUST water… And yes it works!!

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These cloths take make up off & cleanse your skin

… with our suede make up removal cloths

“Love them… Used to use an expensive branded cleanser and a number of makeup wipes! Now I use these cloths and water!” Happy customer, Canberra.

When I first heard these suede make up removal cloths would take off my waterproof mascara with just being wet, i was skeptical but just like the customer testimony above, they really do work! They are also very soft and gentle around your eyes- so no more scrubbing, no more buying make up wipes, no more buying products or if you are terrible with maintenance like me, no more going to bed with your make up on because you couldn’t be bothered to take it off as it was such a hassle!! haha. (Am I the only one who did this? Probably not! lol)

make up cloths bookMums are buying them for themselves and their daughters by the truckload (well it feels like it! They are probably one of my best sellers), women are buying them for themselves and for gifts aswell. They are VERY affordable and make a VERY affordable purchase or unique gift that will SAVE a lot of money too! Seeing as our microfibre cloths carry a TWO year warranty aswell, even more value. Did you know that everything you buy from Norwex also carries a 60 day money back guarantee, pretty awesome.

ADDED benefit…

The microfibre is baclock, meaning when they make the microfibre, they add silver to the pulp, so every microfibre thread made has the silver (which doesn’t wash out) and silver has antibacterial properties. What does that mean? Cloths don’t smell like normal cloths as they self sanitise. 99.9% of the bacterial is inactivated over 24 hours. You rinse them out under some running water (aggitated with some soap) and hang out to dry on the towel rail or hook, ready to use next time. They can be put in the washing machine as well (no fabric softener though!), the benefit of three in a pack- you can have one ready all the time 🙂

How can you get your hands on some of these?

Head over to rachellepotter.norwexbiz.com.au . Once your order has been received I will email out any relevant instructions that go with your purchases.

Complimentary products…

Body pack

The body pack is also sold in a pack of three, these cloths exfoliate and cleanse the skin, there has been much success with helping eczema, acne and other skin conditions. Check out  my post about how it can they can help with acne and rosacea for example.

Read the customer testimony below,

“I write this post not as a Norwex consultant, but as a mum, wife and 35 year old woman who has suffered from cystic acne for 23 years. Over this time I have tried countless home remedies, skin treatments, prescription medicines – including the very dangerous drug roaccutane and spent tens of thousands of dollars on skincare products in the hope that one day I might just ‘be normal’. There has not been one single day where I have not had a pimple on my face, including the most magical day of my life – my wedding day. I have endured many unkind words by strangers commenting on my skin and have always looked at myself in the mirror and asked ‘why me..’. There may be some of you reading this who have quickly labelled me as vain, but there may also be someone reading this who is nodding to themselves and knows exactly what I am trying to say. To some they are just pimples, but to myself and others who suffer from cystic acne it is a constant emotional battle to remain confident within yourself and not allow what others see to determine who you really are… On May 27th 2013 I thought I would give the Norwex body cloths a try, after all, seriously, what’s a $10 cloth going to do that a $180 bottle of skin cleanser hasn’t already done – unsuccessfully. After the first use my skin felt nice and smooth, well as smooth as it could be, but I wasn’t convinced. After all I had been in this same situation over a hundred times or more. I persisted, and am I glad I did! With tears of happiness running down my cheek I am happy to report for the first time in 23 years my skin is clear, and has been for close to 2 months. I am receiving compliments from people on how great my skin looks and for the first time in a very long time I feel beautiful, both inside and out. I chose to write this not as a sales pitch, but in the hope that someone may read this who is in the very same situation or knows of someone who is, and give them the opportunity to try something that could very well change their life completely. Thankyou Norwex for producing such a fantastic product, there are no words to explain how you have changed my life to the extent you have.” Carmen Dridan, Victoria

lip balm hair turban body pack and make up cloths

Face creams

We have two amazing ranges, our marine organics range and our naturally timeless range.

10153225_508033455969050_1399190199_nBOTH are ‘ECOCERT’ certified meaning they ingreadients  with ECOCERT® certified organic ingredients to revolutionise skin care. ECOCERT® is considered the most important organisation in Europe for setting the standards for natural and organic cosmetics for consumers.

To be considered an “organic cosmetic” ECOCERT® mandates a minimum of 10% of the total ingredients must be certified organic and at least 95% of the ingredients must be of vegetable/plant origin. There is an allowance for the product to contain up to a maximum of 5% synthetic products, but none of these must be included on the negative list.

Some ingredients on the negative list includes:
Mineral oil and silicon; Synthetic emulsifiers like PEG (polyethylene glycol); Viscosity controlling agents like Carbomer; Preservatives such as formaldehyde releasers, parabens, or phenoxyethanol; Synthetic perfumes; Synthetic dyes; and Synthetic solvents like propylene glycol.

Norwex Marine Organics – A miraculous skin care line, now enhanced with unique marine algae

Utilising the benefits of organic marine algae and sea plants, the Norwex Marine Organics line was engineered to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. With ECOCERT organic certification, this luxurious line helps reduce the signs of aging while providing refreshing and radiant results.

Simple, effective and eco-cert certified organic, these products are now enhanced with unique marine algae to help improve skin elasticity and tone while brightening the skin’s appearance for a radiant finish.

Naturally Timeless – A phenomenal cutting-edge formulation!

For those 35 or older who want to fight the signs of aging, help lessen the appearance of age spots and fine lines, Norwex has taken skin care to the next level with this exciting breakthrough. And it is all focused on the natural rejuvenating benefits of an endangered rare apple.

This Swiss apple called Uttwiler Spätlauber is derived from a seedling planted in the middle of the 18th century, well-known for its ability to be stored for long periods without shrivelling and thus its longevity potential. Rich in phytonutrients and proteins, the apple offers unique ingredients that, through technology, can be incorporated into skin care products. Through cutting-edge science, the PhytoCell Malus Domestica ingredient has been shown to have excellent results for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. This unique offering is currently one of the most pioneering and innovative breakthroughs in global skin care.

“By Rachelle Potter”