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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2007 05:24:36 PM »

Thanks for all the tips.  The weather's cooled down some, so my heat rash is totally gone and I have the eczema under control with cortisone cream, but I will definitely keep these suggestions in mind for next time.

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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2007 11:53:35 PM »

I have contact dermititis and get nasty itchy rashes. After being on steroidal prescription creams for years (that the doctor warned me would thin my skin...what??) I found the best remedy is to slightly melt unrefined shea butter and whip with lavender and tea tree oils. This is my cure all rash cream, it's also great for bug bites, I took it to Costa Rica with me last summer, and I ended up leaving the bottle I took with a local who loved it.
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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2007 12:41:01 AM »

maremare312: thanks for the rash creme recipe!  It sounds really great.  I would love to use something natural and homemade.  Is it hypoallergenic?  I'm pretty sensitive to detergents and perfumes. Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2007 09:58:38 AM »

It definitely does not contain any detergents or perfumes. When I was younger I sometimes had reactions to products with tea tree oil in it, but it may have been a reaction to something else in these products...probably evil mineral oil! Shea butter (especially unrefined) is so wonderful for your skin, however it is comodogenic (sp?) so it is possible that if you used it on your face you could clog your pores and get some acne issues. Lavender is lovely and gentle and useful for all kinds of skin ailments. There are different varieties, and I am not a big fan of the scent of lavender (love it's healing properties!) but I find for me that Bulgarian lavender is less medicinal smelling than 40/42, and my favorite is Provence, it smells kind of like honey, I think it's more spendy though.
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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2007 11:19:45 AM »

Maremare is right on the money.

Shea butter (best if unrefined) is great for healing skin. I get mine "fresh off the boat" from this place... http://www.agbangakarite.com/

Another thing to try is olive oil (again..unrefined is best).
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« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2007 04:03:37 PM »

Bya~have you ever used olive butter? Sigh, there are so many wonderful oils and butters out there that I want to try. My fave supplier is running a pre-buy on sweet almond butter, she said it's fabulous .
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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2007 04:57:56 PM »

Not yet, but I also buy from here ...

www.oilsbynature.com

and they have a fabulous new line of butters. This is where I buy my Jojoba oil.

I just need a raise before I can buy them!!! LOL

FYI: Avacado oil is also very kind to your skin. Especially if you are over 40!
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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2007 05:06:58 PM »

Hello Cinnamon
To me the best remedy is to eat almonds and some omega 3 oil in the morning and that has help me a great deal, since my skin is dark I use to say that it was like a blackboard...... lol... you could almost write on it!!!
So to me instead of doing it from outside in, it work best to eat some oils and now my skin is much better

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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2007 05:23:48 PM »

Oh yeah, omega 3 oils are good to take for sure.  I take evening primrose and cod liver oils in capsules for my icky dermatitis.  I agree too that those oatmeal baths are great and that you should stay moisturised too.  My dermatologist told me to use the cheapest creams with the fewest ingredients, namely aqueous cream or sorbolene (not very glam I know).  He said they are least complicated and so don't contain any nasties and warned me not to get suckered in by the whole 'all natural' tag (weird right?).  Obviously natural is always preferable, but apparently just because something is naturally occurring, doesn't automatically make it good for you (and just 'cause something is chemical doesn't always mean it is harsh).  It is certainly something to think about anyhow.  I definitely read labels more now and don't buy anything with too many ingredients that have long indecipherable names.

Don't use 'real' soap and drink lots of water, it really does make a difference.
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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2007 06:02:59 PM »

Another vote for omega 3's here!
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