Showing posts with label Sebamed. Show all posts
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Real Tips For Dealing With Rosacea Part One: Asking The Doctor

Dr. Marnie Nussbaum

Did you know that over 40 million people, worldwide, are affected by Rosacea? We didn’t either! However, we did know that our dear friend, Lara, was affected by Rosacea and in listening to her struggles we understood that this skin disorder brings with it a lot of frustration, confusion and questions. With that, TME turned to Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Marnie Nussbaum for some insight and answers.

TME: It’s our understanding that there are several types of Rosacea. Can you elaborate on this?

Dr. Marnie Nussbaum: Rosacea is most often characterized as redness or bumps on the face. However, there are so many other symptoms that we need to break it down into four subtypes. A person with subtype 1, Erythematotelangietatic rosacea, will have persistent redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels on his or her skin—most often on the face. In subtype 2 cases, Papulopustular rosacea, the skin will be red, swollen, and have bumps similar to acne. Patients with subtype 3, Phymatous rosacea, will experience bumpy and thickened skin. In subtype 4, Ocular rosacea, a person will have red, burning, and noticeably irritated eyes.

Is Rosacea hereditary?

Dr. Nussbaum: Many people who are diagnosed with Rosacea have relatives with similar symptoms, but there are currently no scientific studies that confirm whether or not it is directly linked to genetics.

Is there a demographic that is more prone to Rosacea?

Dr. Nussbaum: Yes, people who have fair skin and blush easily are more prone to Rosacea. This disease is more common in women, but often time’s men who are diagnosed will experience more severe symptoms.

What can cause a Rosacea “flare-up”?

Dr. Nussbaum: Flare-ups can be caused by any number of things and must be identified by the individual. Most often patients will find that stress, the weather, and certain foods will contribute to their triggers.

Are there specific foods that Rosacea suffers should avoid?

Dr. Nussbaum: Depending on the individual there may be certain foods that cause one’s Rosacea to flare-up. A few trigger foods include citrus fruits, avocados, and anything spicy or high in histamine.

Cosmetics would be a logical item to reach for when one is experiencing an issue with Rosacea. Are there particular cosmetic ingredients that Rosacea suffers should stay away from?

Dr. Nussbaum: If a person has Rosacea and must use cosmetics it is best to use products that are fragrance-free. Before making a purchase it’s important to look at the ingredients and test the product on a small area of skin to make sure you don’t have any kind of reaction. However, in all cases with Rosacea it is best to use the least amount of products as possible.

Is there a specific skin care regimen that you recommend to get, and keep, Rosacea under control?

Dr. Nussbaum: Absolutely, I recommend using Sebamed’s Liquid Face and Body Wash, which is an ultra-mild 2-in-1 face and body wash that will restore skin's pH balance of 5.5 while it gently cleanses. When you’re ready to rinse off the body wash make sure to use lukewarm water and then pat your skin dry with a soft towel. If you have Rosacea and use extremely hot or cold water, or wipe your skin dry this will most likely cause a lot of irritation. After you’ve finished cleansing wait about 15-30 minutes before applying any topical medication to your skin in order to avoid the stinging or burning sensation.


TME hopes that the answers shed a little light on Rosacea. We recommend that you stop back for part deux -- “Real Tips For Dealing With Rosacea Part Two:The Experiment” for an interesting journey into the products that help alleviate symptoms and cosmetics that can see you through a flare up and beyond.

About Dr. Marnie Nussbaum: Dr. Nussbaum graduated with honors and distinction from Cornell University. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, where she was the recipient of the James Metcalf Polk Award. She also served as President of Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Nussbaum completed her internship training in Internal Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and her residency in Dermatology at Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. Among her numerous awards are the Outstanding House Staff Award and the Women in Science Award. Dr. Nussbaum is currently in private practice on the upper east side of New York and is the Chief Medical Spokesperson for Sebamed.

Note: A very special thank to Dr. Nussbaum for taking time from her very busy schedule to share her expertise with TME readers!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Spring Into Action Spring 2015 Beauty Must Haves

After digging out of yet another snowfall, we are officially so over WINTER 2015! And speaking of “officially,” Spring 2015 begins tomorrow, March 20th … of course you’d never know it with today’s weather! Chapped lips, watering eyes, skin that feels like a crocodile … enough already! We are completely ready to leave the winter behind, but the same cannot be said for our lips, nails, skin … you get the picture. So kicking into high-gear Team TME went on an expedition to find the go-to, must-have beauty products that will get you ready for the warmer weather ahead … and do so in style.

Hair Care: Rejuvenating our locks after the cold and brutal winter, and managing our hair, can be quite the endeavor. We found Davines’ MOMO collection and Redken’s Frizz to be the perfect products for getting our hair back into shape and for maintaining it throughout the often frizz producing weather of Spring and Summer.

  • Davines MOMO Shampoo ($25) and Conditioner ($29) are ideal for dry or dehydrated hair. Formulated with Cartucciaru Melon from Paceco, the collection leaves hair smelling delicious and offers up amazing hydration without weighing hair down. Major bonus – Davines is a cruelty free, organic and sustainable brand that belongs to 1% Forthe Planet!
  • To maintain those lovely locks, Redken Frizz Dismiss collection offers the first-ever Frizz Protection Factor (FPF) with 4 levels of smoothing and humidity protection for all hair types -- from fine to coarse. Frizz Dismiss offers heat and humidity protection with a sulfate-free, sodium chloride-free cleansing system. The Redken Frizz Dismiss collection ranges from $18-$25 and includes all of the haircare items that you will need to weather the weather! 

Skin Care: Look … we all know that your skin is nowhere near ready for those beautiful shoulder-to-pins revealing ensembles.

  • For an all over body rejuvenation, we pick Daily Concepts MY Zen Konjac Sponge ($18), which is 100% natural and comes in three selections -- Charcoal, Pure and Turmeric, and Daily Concepts is a vegan brand! Use your new Daily Concepts Sponge with Sebamed’s Spa Shower ($14.95) for a relaxing, skin-loving shower experience. Sebamed Spa Shower is soap and alkali-free, perfect for sensitive skin, and smells absolutely delicious.
  • Out of the shower, our pick is L’Occitane’s NEW Almond Velvet Youthful Body Serum ($52) and Almond Velvet Youthful Body Balm ($60). These ultra-concentrated formulas combine a powerful complex of natural almond ingredients infused with 2% Vitamin C, helping to get your winter skin ready for a sexy spring!
  • Of course you can’t ignore your face! For a relatively instant Spring prep, Green Apple Peel Nightly Brightening Pads ($45) by Juice Beauty smooth and tone while reducing the appearance of dark spots. Apple Peel Nightly Brightening Pads are eco-friendly and made of bamboo, which are saturated with antioxidant-rich organic fruit acids to brighten your skin. L’Occitane’s Divine Immortelle 28Day Renewal Program ($130) is a real “must-have” product to help rejuvenate winter skin and prepare for spring. This luxurious skincare treatment adapts to the skin’s natural renewal cycle to help regenerate tired, over-worked skin!

Now that you have your hair, body, and face all prepped you need the hot products for Spring 2015! Oh, and these will take you through Summer 2015 too!

Cosmetics: Out with old, in with the new and we’ve found a few new products that you should check out this season. Speaking of out with the old, now is a perfect time to discard that old makeup!

  • NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($43 - available in 11 shades and travel size) is an oil-free formula that provides buildable coverage with the sun protection you need.
  • Gabriel Cosmetics ZuZu Luxe La Sirena Palette ($45) is a fantasy palette of ocean blues and playful pinks creating an ethereal look perfect for this season. Also from Gabriel Cosmetics is The Beach Beauty Collection, which Team TME is calling a total must-have for Spring/Summer 2015! The Beach Beauty Palette ($27.50) is a collection of four ultra-wearable earth tone eye shadows featuring Pantone’s Color of the Year, Marsala! Multi Pot in Conch ($18.35 – Limited Edition) can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks. Bonus: Gabriel Cosmetics is a cruelty-free brand!
  • Stila Cosmetics, another cruelty-free brand, has lunched two amazing brow products! Courtesy of “it” girl Cara Delevingne, “boy brows” are in. But, you gotta keep ‘em tame and pretty. Stila Stay All Day Brow Gel ($34) comes in five shades and a dual-ended brush that lets you contour and define your brows. If you’re more of a pencil person, the Stay All Day Brow Pencil ($21) has a micro-point for a precise application.
  • For a super pretty pout, we found a super interesting brand … Vintage by Jessica Liebeskind. Velvet Lip Crayon in Vintage Rose ($22 – includes sharpener) is a perfect hue for spring. This matte color can be worn alone or punched up with Jessica’s Sparkling Lipgloss ($21). Vintage Sparkling Lipgloss in Papaya gives lips a beautiful glittery glow in a super on-trend hue.

Nails: No look is complete without a little lacquer on your paws. Meow!

  • Team TME looked at a lot of lacquer for our Spring 2015 Must Haves. When we found Londontown, we stopped looking. After all, when you find a brand so deliciously good why bother looking anywhere else? The Londontown Nail Lakur Spring 2015 Collection ($16 – each), which includes eight cream colors and four matching glitters, offers sophisticated hues that are on-trend, luxurious, highly pigmented and 5-free!

Looking for a new fragrance for Spring? Check out TME’s fragrance section for thorough reviews and visit soon for upcoming reviews of the newest scents from Clique, Lotus Wei, Fragrances of Ireland, Victoria’s Secret, Quartier Latin, Laura Biagiotti and more!