We get asked all the time for tips on how to care for problem skin. We know a thing or two about this as Dave, creator of Skin Salvy, developed our emollient when his dermatitis was getting out of control on his hands. The creases in his palms had developed deep, painful, cracks that would bleed. He will never be a hand model but his skin is manageable.
1) Use all natural soaps for bathing and for laundry. It's amazing how many chemicals our skin is exposed to. The skin is the largest organ of the body and what gets on it can be absorbed into the body.
2) Fragrances, dyes, perfumes sound harmless, right? Did you know there are many chemicals that can be labeled "fragrance" that may cause skin reactions and even asthma like symptoms? Example: when Dave quit using the "dermatologist recommended" product that you find in any major big box store, eczema type symptoms that were behind his ears, elbows and knees disappeared. That product contained petrolatum and mineral oil - by products of petroleum - yes, the stuff used for making your car run. The cream that was supposed to help his hands was causing a nasty side effect on other parts of his body.
3) Look into adding healthy oils into your diet.
Do you have any other tips? Please share them here!
Customers have shared a lot of tips plus I've learned quite a bit working in the industry. It feels great to share information that may help someone else.