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We are Winning Pt. 1

 

Welcome back to my blog. Maya Rose, our new little edition, is now 1 month old and doing well. Very fussy, but energetic and wonderful just the same. As always I like updating you all on my progress to clear skin for my whole family. Disclaimer!…this is not a product blog and I do not promote or tear down any brands on my platforms. However, I thought it was important as a parent to inform you of some of my recent observations, and any information given is a way for you to make your own decisions on your families health.

First, I’d like to send out an encouraging note to all who may be battling eczema and feel hopeless. My family and I are winning. Jenna and my husband, who both battle with dry skin and eczema are doing so much better. My husband’s skin has become less itchy and his natural skin color is starting to glow. Jenna my 2 year old is practically 100% clear now and hardly scratches her skin and is sleeping well through the night. In my last entry we discussed changing our diet to more raw fruits and vegetables, as well as limiting meats and sugar and a few other items, but you can refer to my last article to read further. In this article we will shift the conversation to more topical treatments and highlight a few “Do’s and “Don’ts” that are important to my journey so far. After this article, do your own personal research and give them a try. You may be surprised by the results.

Now my favorite thing to use by far is coconut oil. I use it in my hair, as a moisturizer out of the shower and also to do oil pulling for my teeth. Because it is naturally antibacterial, it is the perfect solution for children struggling with eczema. You may notice their skin becomes dry after using many soaps. I suggest washing the skin with warm water, dry lightly and then coat the skin with coconut oil before dressing. Of course, you will need to use soap for their “underparts” and the only soap that I have found to not strip the skin at an affordable price has been Dove Sensitive. I’ve used this method for awhile now and I have noticed great results. The warm (not hot) water opens the pores of the skin and allows the oils to condition the dermis surface and then seal.

Next on my list of products that I have found very helpful, has been the application of Medline Remedy with Olivamine. This skin repair cream has aloe vera, canola oil and the active ingredient of Dimethicone which is a great skin protectant. I have found using this in conjunction with Basic Organic’s E Ointment is ideal for locking in moisture in the skin and it also heavily nourishes the outer layer of the epidermis. I apply this to Jenna’s skin twice a day, and it has been phenomenal about clearing her skin of marks, and providing rapid healing from any damage done by scratching.

Something that is becoming more popular is the use of aloe vera gel found in the leaves. Usually found in your local grocery store and relatively inexpensive, the substance inside is packed full of nutrients and antioxidants that speed the process of healing and soothe the skin. I take a full leaf, empty the contents inside and blend with a few scoops of coconut oil for my husband. It helps to soothe as well as smooth his skin and keep it hydrated for a longer period of time than most ointments. And Lastly, remember your skin is not limited to what you can see. The scalp often gets neglected until shampoo day, but you can apply the aloe vera gel to the scalp and hair to promote growth and soothe any itching that may be associated with dry skin. After drying, I use castor oil for its extreme healing properties and ability to hold in moisture where most hair products fail.

 

Over time I have seen that the use of these products have benefited my family tremendously and have created a better quality of life for us all. In my next article I will discuss some of the “Don’ts” I have found to not be suitable for my family topically and some of the frustrations they have caused.

Until then… Live Healthy One Day At a Time….

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Jennice Spence
As a mother of two I have a lot to learn about taking care of a family. My Husband and oldest daughter currently suffer with dry skin and eczema. This is my life and journey learning how to naturally cure this autoimmune disease and to give hope to any other mother facing similar circumstances by Living Healthy One Day At A Time.
June 25, 2020 | Health, Healthy Skin, New Moms, Staying Healthy as New Parents | 0

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