Shield yourself from eczema irritants

Posted by bodyverde on September 16, 2011

As many as one in three Americans has dealt with eczema, and collectively we spend an estimated $28 billion a year on treatment for eczema and other skin conditions, according to NaturalNews.com.

Unfortunately, the prescribed remedy is often a steroid cream, which over time can cause long-term damage, such as thinning of the skin, increased susceptibility to skin infections, and a diminished ability for the skin to heal itself.

That’s why I wanted my 12-year-old son to use a topical steroid as little as possible to treat his eczema – and it’s how I created Fresh Skin Rx, my first BodyVerde product and one of my bestsellers.

With its high concentration of tea tree extract, Fresh Skin Rx helps create a barrier between the affected skin and the irritants that trigger eczema, protecting the skin from further symptoms. It worked for my son, reducing his use of steroid cream from daily to just three to four times per month. We soon discovered its formula could be used to help soothe cracked skin, psoriasis and more. Yet it’s gentle enough to use on the whole family, even little ones.

Medical research proves that regular use of a “shielding cream” makes a difference to keep skin moisturized while locking out allergens.

“A conventional lotion is not formulated to protect dry skin like a shielding lotion does. Conventional lotions only add surface moisture to temporarily alleviate the dryness or itching,” said Dr. Lisa Benest, a board certified dermatologist in Burbank, Calif.

As always, our customers are our best advertising. Several before-and-after pictures prove what a difference a shielding cream can make in real life.

If you or a member of your family has eczema, what has worked for you?