By Nanette W.
Seborrheic Dermatitis skin care demands natural! Let me begin by saying that SD is an inflammatory skin condition that affects a
large number of the overall population so know that you are not alone. I will show you how the right natural
products can help care for your condition.
Seborrheic dermatitis is usually seen in areas of the skin that are rich in sebaceous glands and sebum. These would include the scalp, face, eyebrows, beard, nose, ears, neck, chest, navel, armpits, and groin area.
The usual signs are areas of pink to red inflamed skin with either dry or greasy flakes. In some cases, the affected areas may also itch or burn significantly.
Many people ask, "What causes Seborrheic Dermatitis?"
Although researchers don't know the exact causes, one popular theory is that it is associated with yeast (malassezia genus) organisms that are common residents of human skin. Since they need lipids to survive, they tend to colonize areas of the skin that are relatively rich with sebum.
These fungi, according to some studies, are believed to trigger an immuno-allergic type response in susceptible individuals, while other studies report that the yeast metabolize sebum and generate byproducts that are irritating to the skin.
Other factors suspected of possibly contributing to seborrheic dermatitis include:
* genetic predisposition
* seborrhea (oily skin) fosters the growth of malassezia
* environment, i.e., temperature, humidity
* exposure to soaps, detergents and irritants that degrade the skin's barrier function
* androgens may play a role by increasing sebum output
* other neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, and paralysis
* mood disorders such as depression * alcoholism
* stress/diet/poor hygiene
* seasons, i.e., winter, summer
* work environment
Natural, topical anti-fungals are used successfully to reduce the skin colonization by the malassezia yeast. In doing so, Seborrheic Dermatitis improves since fewer yeast are available to trigger an inflammatory response. As such, upon stopping anti-fungal treatment, the yeast often start to re-colonize the skin and symptoms may resurface. I recommend continuing using these natural anti-fungal treatments for maintenance purposes even after symptoms clear.
An added benefit of anti-fungal agents is that they also have anti-inflammatory properties. And, unlike harmful topical steroids, natural topical anti-fungals can be used for prolonged periods without causing skin thinning. They can be applied for body, facial, and scalp use.
(SPECIAL NOTE!:)The use of topical steroids (which are drugs) even for relatively short periods of time, promote the possibility of side effects such as thinning skin, steroid rosacea, and perioral dermatitis. In some cases, the prolonged use of topical steroids can also lead to a rebound effect. Upon withdrawal of the steroid, the underlying condition can come back with a vengeance.
The following is a natural care program for those who suffer with seborrheic dermatitis:
First, it is recommended to decrease the bond between the dead skin cells in the deepest layers with the skin's outermost layer.
Start by washing the affected area with a specially formulated mild "non-soap" cleanser or shampoo(if on the scalp) that contains only herbal ingredients that are organically grown and hypo-allergenic. It should also have dynamic anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungus properties to control yeast and prevent potential skin infection.
Then, the therapeutic cream you apply should be plant based, stop itching, fight possible infection, and repair skin 7 layers deep and be hypo-allergenic.
Note that the #1 most important factor about a natural therapeutic skin cream is that it has the capability to penetrate not only the packed up flakes and crust formation, but also penetrate the 7 layers of skin.
This is crucial to getting "deep down" relief and resolve.
The ingredient urea provides this important feature. The dry or greasy flakes of seborrheic dermatitis should improve almost immediately after you begin your treatment with the right products. For a few, it may take several days to several weeks for the affected areas of your skin to return to a more normal thickness.
Remember, the best moisturizers are also the thickest and provide a very rich emollient level. You may need to use it several times a day.
I often recommend becoming a "label reader" as this is vitally important. It should be a very thick cream with a very rich emollient level. It should also contain vitamins as well as soothing herbal extracts.
Vitamin-derived antioxidants from plant sourced ingredients not only make the best ingredients for your "inside", but for your "outside" as well. A pure and gentle cleanser will be just right for SD.
These prime ingredients have a great therapeutic effect on healing and skin restoration. For those of you who have SD on the scalp, face or torso, choose specially formulated products for those areas as well.
As an important note, consistency and diligence play an important role. Symptoms of SD very often improve since the body responds to natural, plant based remedies quite well.
Below you will find links to the natural products I recommend
that, in my professional opinion, work BEST for seborrheic dermatitis.
Know that it is available to get relief with the right specially
My Daughter's Hand & Body TheraCream
Hi there, my name is Leanne and for some time I had been suffering from extreme sebhorreic dermatitis all over my face, particularly my t-zone, around my nose and mouth and chin. After MANY hydrocortizone cream applications and a LOT of research, I came across your website and your Face & Neck TheraCream.
Before I go any further I just want to say an enormous THANK YOU for producing such a miracle cream! It truly is amazing and it began working as soon as I put it on my face! I had been so uncomfortable, itchy and embarrassed for so long that I didnt think there was any hope, but this cream has restored my face back to normal again and my skin is lovelier than ever. I'm also thrilled that all the products are natural so this cream is an absolute godsend, thank you! I believe in your products so much that it would be a privilege to sell it on your behalf and spread the word to the UK! There's just not enough time to say all the wonderful things I'd like to say about your products! Please find attached my before and after photos of my skin condition - I hope they will be of some use to you on your website. With warmest thanks Leanne S., London
Here are before & after pictures of my baby girl. She was 6 weeks old and was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis. I was told to just wait it out and if it got too bad to use hydrocortisone cream sparingly. It kept getting worse by the day, she was rubbing and itching at her face but I couldn't bring myself to use a steroid cream on her new delicate skin. I began an Internet search for an alternative and that is when I stumbled across your products. I wanted to try and provide her some relief and since your products are all natural I figured it was worth taking a shot and I am so glad I did!! I started using the Face & Body Wash along with the Face & Neck TheraCream and the progression of the rash seemed to immediately stop and begin to heal. In just a little over a week of use, her skin completely healed, I absolutely could not believe it. Her skin had looked so bad, I was concerned that it was beyond repair. I went from having tears over her skin to showing her off to everyone. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your safe & effective products!!
Hello, All of my thanks go to you for having such wonderful products.
NOTHING that was prescribed by several dermatologists and other doctors worked
for my Seborheic Dermatitis condition. I have also
told friends and family about your great products! Thanks again, A grateful believer!
My problem was dry scalp & hair loss. I used your products and took before and after pictures. I hope this helps others to see what your products can do!
Here are before and after pictures of my seborrheic dermatitis on my eye....the differences are dramatic for me. My eyelid was red, swollen, itchy and flaking. The flaking was near my eyelashes.
Within 2 days of using your Face & Neck TheraCream, my symptoms were beginning to be controlled. The swelling started disappearing, the redness was gone, and the flaking had subsided. Within 1 week, I noticed a difference in the texture of my skin. It was so much smoother. I use this product twice every single day. It goes with me everywhere. I have informed both my dermatologist and eye doctor about this "miracle" cream. This is amazing. I honestly had spent a fortune on different creams, ointments, prescriptions and doctor appointments. Your cream is the only one that provided immediate results that were soothing as well. When your eyes hurt, your whole body seems to be affected. Your cream is smooth, light, and a heavenly miracle. Thank you so much. Don't ever stop making it. I don't know what I would do. You are a keeper. Jill A.
My name is Camden Mills and I just wanted to leave a comment about my experience with the products. I have a combination of SD and acne. Since I was 15 (now 25) I have tried many different methods and products to help deal with both of them and nothing worked properly. If something worked for my acne, it would make my seborrhea horribly worse and vise versa. I was very curious when I found your site and thought I would give it a try with really nothing to lose. I am so impressed with both the All Over Face & Body Wash and the Face & Neck TheraCream. They worked so well for me that both my acne and SD has vanished. I never thought I would be able to find something that did both and I will never switch now that I know the products work. Thank you for having products that do what they say they will and help with so many skin conditions, I couldn't ask for better.
I had been suffering from SD on my face (cheeks, chin, forehead, eyelids, nose, and sides of my face) for two years. My face was always swollen, red, flakey, and had a stinging feeling. Prescription creams did not help at ALL. I was using apricot scrub to get off the dead skin then washed my face with a coal tar shampoo, then applied rubbing alcohol to my face and followed that up with hydro cortisone cream. This kept it under control but all those chemicals were bad for my skin and my face always stung. I was searching for an all natural organic solution to this problem. I found Aim 2 Health SKIN REMEDIES on Google and decided to try “My Daughter's Hand & Body TheraCream -with 10% Urea” It worked! I have now been using the cream for one and a half years and it continues to work. At first I used it every day but now I apply it only a few times a week and I have not had a breakout of SD in over a year and a half. The cream stings a little for about a minute after applying it but that is how I know it is working. The cream works awesome and my skin has never been better. Sincerely, Adam Caulfield, Rochester, NY
When I wrote you my face was the worst it had ever been. I had stopped using the steriod creams and my skin just got worse and worse until my face was just all red and flaky. I wanted to let you know I got my order on Friday and started using the Face & Body Wash and the Face & Neck TheraCream and I can't believe how fast it cleared my face! Within three days it has all cleared up! I am telling everyone about my great results...much gratitude to you! Cherly Meijers, London
Letter to Nanette:
I was just checking out your website to combat Sebhoerric Dermatitis of the scalp that I have had for 15 years. I used to have good days and bad, but I had never really been able to keep it under control. Well, I ordered your DOUBLE STRENGTH THERACREAM and HERBAL SHAMPOO TREATMENT and I truly can't believe the results. Not only is my SD cleared up but my self esteem has shot way up! Thanks much from John Z., Brooklyn, NY
I just wanted you to know that I got your Face & Neck TheraCream and it is everything I hoped it would be. WOW what a relief. My wife is Asian and her skin is perfect so she really doesn't understand how badly "bad" skin can affect someone. You guys put the fire on my face out with just a day on your cream and I want to order the body lotion, body wash, and shampoo.
I was having a really bad itchy rash on my face and scalp. Because I just couldn’t take it any longer I started using Clindamycin Phosphate Lotion, USP 1% for what the doctors called acne vulgaris. To my horror my face and scalp started getting worse. The itching kept getting really bad and I was having acne like bumps everywhere. I found your website and started to use the products you recommended and the itching stopped instantly and the bumps and rash were gone in 1 week!!! Many thanks. Robert Kozak, Wisconsin
My 7 month old son was suffering with really bad cradle cap. We had tried T-Gel and Selsun Blue as well as massaging his scalp with oil but to no avail. Your Double Strength TheraCream and Herbal Shampoo Treatment worked so fast and so well to rid him of that horrible cradle cap! We have the Hand & Body TheraCream and that has been working really great on his body. Thank you for your time, information, and of course, fantastic products! Anna Greene, NC
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