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He is our superhero.

Day 8 of Guest Blogging for TSC Awareness

by guest blogger Melissa Courtright  (Caldwell, Idaho)

IMG_20141108_131428We have two children.  An older daughter Robin who is 11 (non TS), and Remy, who just turned three. He started having strange episodes at 4 months old that were later identified as seizures. He was officially diagnosed at 10 months old after having up to 14 seizures a day, and they did an MRI and found multiple tubers — over seven so far. They then did an echo and found he had three heart tumors, and has multiple ash leaf spots on his skin. He started having a speech regression at age 2 and we are working with speech therapy to help him. He also has some behavioral outbursts of frustration, maybe because his verbal communication is difficult, or his TS in general, or because, well, he’s just 3 LOL.

Remy is a loving sweet boy. He is empathetic to others’ feelings; he will cry at sad moments in movies, and cry along when others are sad. Yet he will still smack someone if they make him mad, but he will feel bad and give hugs. He is super smart, can do most complicated tasks and things at and above his age level. He plays most things safe, but is quite a fearless daredevil when it comes to physical activity. He is a ball of energetic energy, although his seizure meds make him easily tired, need breaks during the day and a take a long nap. He is a strong little man and will conquer his condition; he is our superhero.

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Review of the Dermagist Clarifying System and GIVEAWAY!!!

Woo hoo! I get to to do a giveaway today. I feel like a real blogger now! Of course, the price is that I must reveal the shocking secret that my skin is not…gasp…perfect. The Dermagist Clarifying System is geared for acne prone skin. Now, I don’t have acne, but I certainly do have my problem areas and breakouts.

In the interest of full disclosure, I received these products at no cost in exchange for writing a review. I was a little nervous. What if I hated it? Awwwwkward! I’m glad to say, I’m pretty happy with the results.

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I started using the product on May 4.  Right away I felt like we were going to have a positive relationship because of the word resveratrol stamped on the containers. Hey now! Isn’t that the magical anti-aging anti-oxidant found in red wine? The one all the magazines have been touting? Research is still in progress, but it’s believed to have many health benefits, although the degree of effectiveness and best method of consumption is still being studied. But anything that can be found in wine is alright by me.

A glass of red wine. Photo taken in Montreal C...

The instructions tell you to use it twice a day. I’ll be honest. I’m a once a day kind of girl, unless there are extenuating circumstances, like exercise…so in other words, once a day. My results are from using half the amount directed.  First you wash your face  with the detoxifying cleanser, which I do in the shower. I HATE washing my face at the sink. I don’t know why, but I’d rather take a full unnecessary shower to get my face washed, rather than stand at a sink trying to keep water from dripping all down my front. I like it; it has a nice citrusy smell. My face felt fresh afterward.

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But for me, the clarifying cream was where the magic happened. I can’t say no pimples tried to break through in the past month, but I can say that the cream stopped them in their tracks. The most recent product I had tried for getting rid of blemishes quickly was the Target version of those benozoyl peroxide creams that you’re supposed to dab sparingly as needed on pimples. I’ve also tried name brands like Clearasil. The problem is that while those do dry out and shorten the life cycle of the pimple, within a couple uses, my skin is is flaking and begging for moisturizer every five minutes. The Dermagist Clarifying Cream does the job of shortening their life WITHOUT making my skin look like I just crawled out of the Mojave Desert. This is especially good for me because I’m a compulsive picker. I can’t leave anything alone. My husband is constantly slapping my hands away as I absently pick at my face. I’m not gonna say I went cold turkey, but by preventing these blemishes from turning into Godzilla, my fingers definitely had less to work with. And my concealer spent a lot more time in my bag.

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Want to try it for yourself?

To enter the Dermagist Clarifying System giveaway:

1. Please “like” my Facebook page Mixed Up Mommy if you haven’t already. Look to the right column of my blog and you will see the link.

2. Leave a comment on this post saying you’d like to win the Dermagist Clarifying System. Comments will be numbered according to order left. I will pull a number out of hat, jar, bucket, something lying around the house…look, I said I got my face together, not my life.

Dermagist Rules:

1. That the winner “like” their Facebook page and comment why you like their products or are excited to try them.

2. You cannot have won a Dermagist giveaway before.

Winner selected June 12.

 

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