“But you don’t look sick…”
The silver lining. The very vain silver lining: I don’t look sick!
The visible symptoms would be side-effects of the medications I am on:
- I bloat on prednisone
- My hair thins, loses its shine, and falls out on methotrexate
- If I forget to take my painkillers I pale
- I break out like mad
- My eyelashes fall out
The list is extensive.
So is my beauty/skincare regime and so is my diet.
I wrote a couple of posts on my skincare regime earlier. I am very proud of my skincare.
It is nice to know that something in that line-up is working!
After all, if I did not follow it to a tee, I would look very unwell.
Part One explains why this comment is not ok.
Part Two contains my reaction.
Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.
RA medications have definitely messed up my skin. I really have to stay up on my skin care if I don’t want my skin to start looking lack luster and older than it is.
I would love to hear about what skincare you follow! I am always on the lookout for more ideas!
One of the best tips I jab found is to use an over the counter serum to grow eyelashes. I currently use Redi.lash. It seems to have stopped my eyelashes from falling out and made them less sparse. I also do a oxygen mask once a month to improve the look of my skin. I’ve found that I need a serum in addition to an anti-aging lotion to keep skin from looking dry and lack luster.
I have heard great things about oxygen masks and am on the fence about using one…I have darker skin and I am afraid that some of the ingredients in the mask could bleach or lighten my skin.
What serum do you use? I use Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair on and off…unfortunately, I do not notice any real difference.