- Oil of Olay
- Cerave Hydrating Wash
- Eucerin Hydrating Wash
- Avoid fragrance soaps.
- Avoid pump/ liquid soaps. Bars are milder.
- Try to lather only in really dirty areas, as soap in general is drying.
- NEVER EVER use Ivory soap.
- Department store brands are more expensive and definitely inferior therapeutically.
- Cetaphil Cream
- Eucerin Plus Cream
- Purpose Cream
- Udderly Smooth
- Udder Cream
- Cerave Hydrating Cream
- Aveeno Cream
- Always apply directly to moist skin after showering.
- Reduce shower/ bathing time to less than 3 minutes.
- Creams are always better than lotion.
- Avoid department store/ boutique products unless you want to throw your money away
- Reduce protein in diet (nuts, eggs, dairy, meat)
- Reduce bathing
- Mild soap or no soap if possible
- All products applied to damp skin
- Creams not lotions
- Antihistamines at night
- Barrier Creams
- Ointment medications when inflamed, nothing that is white, ie, Vaseline is an ointment, Desitin is a cream.
- Vitamins to take: Omega- 3 and Omega-6 together
- Patch test to rule out allergens
- Avoid fragrances in all topical preparations. Stick with bland emollients, Avoid Aveda products
- Gluten- Take Allegra or Zyrtec at 9 am and Benadryl at night
- Topical steroids
- Barrier creams
- Elidel cream
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
- Run a humidifier at night
- Remove all dyes and fragrances from laundry detergent, (use FREE and CLEAR), use a double
- rinse cycle when washing clothes and do not use dryer sheets.