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Who is your Hero?! 2014 Health Hero Awards
I received an email asking me to spread the word about a very
It is called: 2014 Health Hero Awards.
This award aims to highlight those special people who put
themselves second and someone else first. As the email stated “the heroes of healthcare”. I think that it is only available to residents in the UK.
There are so many people out there who go above and beyond to
ensure that someone knows they are loved at a time that they need it most. This
award goes to show that special someone that their selfless act meant more to
you than they probably know.
I fell ill and was hospitalized when I was about 14. I remember
my Mother would not leave my side – even when I had to go into the operating
room she refused to leave until I was unconscious and even then I was told she kept talking to me. My entire family
supported me through the situation but her especially. She cried with me and at
times for me. She stayed awake with me. She talked to me and kept
me calm. She asked questions for me. She made me comfortable. She was so close
to me the entire time I didn’t feel alone or worried. When I was in pain she
sorted it out, when I was thirsty she poured me a drink, when I was hungry she
fed me. To be honest, I don’t remember being that worried when I was in
hospital – at all. I knew that she was there and that she would take care of
me. I didn’t need to be worried, my mother was there and she was my rock. She
had the strength for both of us and made sure that I was as happy as I could be
considering the circumstances. I must mention my sister and father though –
they were there for me and cared for me also, throughout (sadly all three of
them couldn’t stay in the hospital no matter how hard they tried to!) and
afterwards when I need to go into London for check-ups. I love them unconditionally and will forever be grateful for putting themselves aside and taking care of me when I really needed them. All three of them each in their own unique way made me feel safe.
Who are they meant to be?
Your special person doesn’t need to be a family member. It could
be someone that you kindled a relationship with going through a tough time.
Someone who might share a similar story as you so knows your troubles and
tribulations. It could be a family doctor who has taken care of your health
from when you were born up until now. Maybe even someone who hasn’t taken care
of you personally, but has taken care of a relative or friend.
There are so many people out there who strive to make others
suffering bearable. They do it completely selflessly and that in itself is
Nominations close on
the 20th May 2014. So you need to hustle and get your
Now onto the fun stuff! This is a direct comment from the email I
What is really exciting is that each of the five Health Hero
finalists will receive an all-expenses paid VIP trip to in London,
staying at a top hotel, with tickets to Health Hero Awards
Gala Dinner. The Health Hero that’s made the biggest difference to
someone’s life will be announced at the celebrity gala dinner and they’ll
receive a well-deserved family holiday up to the value of £5,000.
Please nominate your
Hero. Heroes don’t do good to be recognized or given a medal, they do it
because of the goodness in their heart and to put a smile on someone else’s
face. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make sure they know just how amazing they
are AND to tell the entire world that they are absolutely wonderful!!
So one of the latest products that I have been using is the Aveeno Cream with Colloidal Oatmeal. It is for dry and sensitive skin (two words that scream the definition of psoriasis). It does say on the bottle "suitable for adults and babies from 3 months who may be prone to eczema" Helloskin summarise the product; This non-greasy cream from Aveeno, formulated with colloidal oatmeal, helps prevent water loss from your skin by rebuilding the skin’s natural barrier. Aveeno Moisturising Cream has a fast absorption time that makes it convenient for use during the day.
Aveeno Cream helps soothe and hydrate dry skin and is suitable for every part of the body. It contains refined oatmeal that is proven to rebuild the natural skin barrier and is free from parabens. The active colloidal oatmeal in Aveeno Moisturising Cream acts as a moisturiser for dry and sensitive skin with effect for 24 hours. My routine; Usually for these type of cream I will just use it all over twice a day…
So, I know that Bio-oil is most commonly used as a product to help
with stretch marks and uneven skin tone, but I thought that if it would/could
help with that, then maybe it will help with the roughness of my skin that is
caused by psoriasis. I also have un-even skin tone where the areas of psoriasis
are redder than my very pale skin. When an area of psoriasis starts to get
better, I also end up with a silver tinted skin patch which looks the same as a
scar; therefore, I decided to see what bio-oil does to my skin condition and
whether or not it helped. Info: You can buy Bio-Oil in most places. I found this specific one
from Costco but I am sure that they are everywhere (Boots/Tesco/Superdrug) or
somewhere online. A description of their product that they have online: “Bio‑Oil is a specialist
skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and
uneven skin tone. It is also effective for ageing and dehydrated skin. Bio‑Oil
has won 167 skincare awards and has become …
It's cold in England at the moment (shock😂), even my family members with "normal" skin are finding that theirs is dry. I've stuck to the same products recently, and am in need of a switch up...
The beautiful people at HelloSkin contacted me, and asked if I would test some psoriasis products for them. I chose the Epaderm Ointment as I have previously used the Epaderm Cream; with great results!
I personally feel that ointments are better than moisturisers when it comes to treating my psoriasis. Normally, if my skin is tolerable, I don't use them as much because of their greasy-ness. When my skin flares up badly, I will use an ointment...always. I was drawn to this ointment because of the different ways you can use it...which i have put below...
So where is my Psoriasis bad right now?! Well I used this awesome form that I found on twitter, from Psoriasis Awareness, to show you guys where I am suffering at the moment and where I will be using the ointment: