A woman has claimed that a cream made from capers dramatically helped to improve her ‘tomato skin’ in just one week.
Beth Rundall, 19, from Sheffield, who developed rosacea during her teens, told how at its worst, her face would go super red and feel like it was ‘burning up’ and the next day her skin would develop prominent patches which came with a rash of white spot.
Despite trying several over-the counter solutions, nothing seemed to work – until she found the unlikely answer in a £19.95 Kalme Day Defence SPF 25 – which is a cream made from capers.
The student nurse claims she saw a significant improvement in her skin after one week of using the £9.95 product – and hasn’t had a flare-up in two months.
Bethan Rundall, 19, from Sheffield, claimed that a cream made from capers dramatically helped to improve her ‘tomato skin’ in just one week. Pictured in February, before applying the product
Beth previously felt self-conscious and anxious about how others would see her with rosacea. Pictured, after applying the product
Beth explained: ‘Rosacea is not something you expect to develop as teenager as it’s generally something that is thought to be a skin condition you get when you are older.
‘I didn’t even have spots as a younger teen so I thought I had got away with teenage skin problems as I almost reached twenty without a spot in sight.’
Beth claimed Kalme Day Defence SPF 25 cream made from capers (pictured) dramatically helped to improve her ‘tomato skin’ in just one week
However, in January, the nurse broke out in a rash of red bumpy skin that felt really ‘irritated and dry.’
‘I thought at first it was an allergic reaction so I went to my GP,’ she explained.
‘They put me on antibiotics, which cleared it up in a few weeks.
‘The medication the doctor prescribed was Doxycycline.
‘However, as soon as the course finished the rosacea came straight back worse than before.’
Beth went on to say how she became really self-conscious about her skin, especially because she had always loved make-up.
‘It got to the stage where I did not want to wear it as it seemed to be triggering more flare-ups,’ she explained.
‘Since my first flare-up in January after the antibiotics finished, my skin got worse and the rosacea kept coming back worse than the time before.
The student nurse said her face would go super red and feel like it was ‘burning up’ and the next day her skin would develop prominent patches which came with a rash of white spot. Pictured in February, before applying the product
When the 19-year-old first broke out in a rash of red bumpy skin, she thought it was an allergic reaction so went to her GP. Pictured in February, before applying the product
Beth was prescribed medication by the doctor but every time the course finished, the rosacea would com straight back worse than before. Pictured, Beth’s skin after applying the product
‘It also became more frequent and lasted for longer periods of time. Instead of lasting only a few days I would have redness, bumps and spots for weeks at a time.’
WHAT IS ROSACEA?
Rosacea is a common but poorly understood long-term skin condition that mainly affects the face.
Symptoms often begin with episodes of flushing, where the skin turns red for a short period, but other symptoms can develop as the condition progresses, like spots, papules and pustules.
It can be controlled to some degree with long-term treatment, but sometimes the changes in physical appearance can have a significant psychological impact.
Rosacea is a relapsing condition, which means there are periods when symptoms are particularly bad, but less severe at others.
See your GP if you have persistent symptoms that could be caused by rosacea. Early diagnosis and treatment can help stop the condition getting worse.
The doctor told Beth she needed another course of antibiotics and that she may even have to take more in the future.
‘I really didn’t want to start a cycle of taking medication at my age and then have my skin erupt after the course had finished,’ she said.
‘This seemed like a road with no end. It was not a solution to the problem, more of a temporary reprieve.’
While trying to avoid another course of antibiotics, Beth tried other products to try and control her rosacea, but nothing seemed to work.
‘My rosacea really knocked my confidence,’ said Beth.
‘I felt self-conscious and anxious about how others would see me with it – especially with my friends because they were not used to seeing me looking like that.’
‘I’d get upset and would not want to see my boyfriend when my skin was bad because I did not like the way I looked.
On nights out and parties I would worry beforehand about covering my skin up with thick make up, so I looked good.
‘But then the make-up would irritate my skin and cause a flare-up so it was a vicious cycle.
While Beth’s boyfriend would tell her she looked good regardless and would try to reassure her she didn’t need to wear so much make-up, she still felt self-conscious and didn’t like how she looked.
‘I got to the stage where I had begun to refuse to go out when my skin was having a flare-up,’ she said. ‘My sisters teased me and told me I looked like a tomato.’
Beth’s boyfriend would tell her she looked good regardless, but she still felt self-conscious and didn’t like how she looked
Beth (pictured, after applying the product) became really self-conscious about her skin, especially because she had always loved make-up
The 19-year-old said the skin condition really knocked her confidence. Pictured, after applying the product
Beth claims she saw a significant improvement in her skin after one week of using the £9.95 product – and hasn’t had a flare-up in two months. Pictured, after applying the cream made from capers
But Beth stumbled upon Kalme products two months ago. when her mum came across a health article online and forwarded it on to her.
‘I noticed within three days that my skin was starting to calm down,’ explained the student nurse. ‘Within a week my skin was almost clear and the redness had all but gone.’
HOW DOES KALME SKINCARE WORK?
The KALME skincare is a naturally active but hard-working skincare range containing a patented extract of capers that has been scientifically tested and shown to help combat the symptoms of rosacea and skin sensitivity by up to 70%.
With its 4-way action the range helps to combat ruddiness and sensitivity, and offers protection from UV damage (which can be equally from cold blustery winds as it can from sun), 24-hour moisturisation and a strong antioxidant action.
KALME products contain a patented caper extract called Derma Sensitive, which has been proven in clinical trials to reduce skin redness and sensitivity by up to 70%.
KALME Day Defence SPF25 contains a patented form of micronised zinc oxide to give a transparent finish on the skin and a certified chemical-free SPF protection of 25 using a pure zinc sun filter.
‘I was worried that it was just a temporary effect but two months on I haven’t had another flare-up. My redness reduced so quickly it was incredible and it was the only thing I’ve tried that hasn’t irritated my skin.
I would say that my skin is now back to being almost how it was before I got rosacea. I have no spots, no redness, no dryness and no rashes, Honestly, it’s been a mini miracle for me.’
Beth (pictured, after applying the cream) stumbled upon Kalme products two months ago. when her mum came across a health article online and forwarded it on to her
The 19-year-old claimed the product has been ‘a mini miracle’ for her. Pictured, after applying the product