That moment when rosacea no longer becomes a daily battle!
Meet Mhairi. Mhairi is a lovely friend of mine whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for a good 25 years or so, since our late teens, in fact. Mhairi, like most of us, is a very busy working mum. Mhairi has rosacea. She never used to though, not that I can ever remember anyway. I always thought she looked great, with or without makeup! Confident too.
As you can see in the featured picture Mhairi’s rosacea is quite fierce. She tells me this started following pregnancy and it has stayed with her ever since. She also tells me that her skin was red, looking like she wore a permanent mask and it felt sore all the time. Her eyes too. How awful that must feel! After years of trying and testing numerous products under the sun that claim to help reduce, calm and camouflage it and getting nowhere she eventually gave up, disheartened. Mhairi, was never going to find a solution, she thought, and decided then there was nothing else for it but to better spend her well-earned wages elsewhere and just accept her ‘condition’….learn to live with it. Yes, I inverted-comma’d that word ‘cos I don’t really know how best else to describe it. I mean…it’s not a disease, it’s not a disorder, it’s not an illness…but it is an irritation and a debilitating affliction to hundreds of thousands of ladies (and more) who suffer from it. A phenomenon to some, just like Mhairi.
According to the British Skin Foundation it is (and I quote) ‘a common rash, found on the central part of the face, usually of a middle-aged person.‘ Can you believe that??!!! Less of the middle-aged, Love! Middle-aged person??!!! Oh jeez! NHS Choices describes it thus…’Rosacea is a common but poorly understood long-term skin condition that mainly affects the face.’ Note the ‘poorly understood’ part. Hmmmm, I’m thinking Rehab and I think too the authors of these reputable advisory websites need to rethink they’re definitions. I prefer the wise word according to Wiki, but don’t judge me on that. However it is described or defined, though, it is undoubtedly a total pain in the facial features for those who suffer from it and it is not for me to debate or educate here on any medical claims or rights or wrongs but for me to proudly show off to all of you, my lovely readers, just exactly what Odara Mineral Beauty products can do for you! Thanks to the lovely Mhairi.
Mhairi has very kindly agreed to share with you all her ‘story’ bearing all and going ‘naked’ for the world to see in the before and after photos she has also kindly given me permission to publish here in this blog. That for me is a HUGE thing because it not only shows that Mhairi has faith in her good old friend but faith in Odara Mineral Beauty products. That’s why she’s smiling on the right!
You see, Mhairi came to me a few months ago looking for some advice. She had seen enough of my Facebook posts promoting my products and thought she’ll at least have a chat. I believe in the traditional hands on, try and test, ask me anything while you play approach. Using it as an excuse to have a long-overdue catch up, she popped round to the House of Odara and by the end of a very productive hour Mhairi had entered the World of Odara! HOORAY!!! With both of us overjoyed, she left for home clutching her Odara Mineral Beauty products. This was an historical moment. As I closed my front door behind her I crossed my fingers and prayed, that this would be it, that she would finally get some relief in her tedious quest to find the perfect support to help deal with her rosacea. And now, it seems, she has. For her it looks like the battle is won. Here’s what she had to say when I asked how she was getting on with her products…
‘I tried all types of skincare and for a period of time took antibiotics daily. I could never achieve a good finish with my make up as my skin was so bad underneath. I’ve been using Odara Products for just 8 weeks now. The facial oil is the best cleansing product I’ve used. It soothes my skin whereas other products I’ve tried caused instant irritation. I follow on with the Daily Drench Moisturiser or the Night Elixir. My skin is visibly softer, not irritated and it’s feeling so good that I’m back to wearing mineral foundation again, Odara of course xx‘.
WOW!!! No…I didn’t pay her to write that!!! But joking aside, Mhairi’s feedback is overwhelming and it’s an assurance that the intentions and reasons behind creating my products I had when I first began this cosmetic journey are being met. I am so pleased, that in just a short space of time, Mhairi is achieving the skincare and coverage she has been longing for.
In her photo (on the right) Mhairi is wearing her Immaculate Mineral Foundation. She colour matched with Fair Enough just so you know. I see she is also glistening with a touch of Tropical Sheer Radiance Mineral Blush. Both really suit her and her skin looks amazing! You cannot tell that underneath her makeup there lies ‘a mask’.
Receiving feedback and visual evidence like this too just proves my products do work. Total satisfaction guaranteed and delivered. I’m so proud! Organic skincare is definitely the way forward. Mineral makeup is definitely the way forward! And if you aren’t using either than you should be. The proof is in the pretty picture. I am so excited about my products and the future for Odara Mineral Beauty.
Thank you again Mhairi for sharing your story and experience of Odara Mineral Beauty products with us all. It is a pleasure to be able to help. xx