Absolutely Natural products have been a central part of my health regimen for many years to combat chronic dry skin. I was diagnosed with Atopic Dermatitis (AD) as a teen and spent well over a decade in/out of physician offices when symptoms warranted intervention, usually treating my symptoms with topical steroid prescription drugs that had undesirable side effects impacting my immune system. I also tried many preventive approaches, but had difficulty finding lasting relief from the dry skin-itch-rash cycle that often returned.
WHAT IS ATOPIC DERMATITIS?
AD, an inherited condition, is the most severe and chronic form of eczema that causes the skin to be very dry and hyper-sensitive to irritants such as perfumes, pollen, chemicals and dust. As you can see in my photo above, this condition can be quite uncomfortable. The skin becomes red, flaky and extremely itchy leading to a rash that is very susceptible to bacterial infections that create further pain and discomfort. Symptoms are most prevalent where there are bends in the skin such as the elbows and knees.
The key to prevention of AD is twofold:
1) keeping the skin well hydrated so that the protective barrier of the epidermis is as strong as possible.
2) avoiding irritants.
HOW ABSOLUTELY NATURAL HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE
I have been completely symptom free for the past few years thanks to my diligent use of the Absolutely Natural product line. They are not only free from synthetic chemicals and fillers, but contain exceptionally high amounts of the most desirable, top-grade natural ingredients available…proven ingredients that are healing, non-irritating and bring rejuvenation to the skin.
Here is a breakdown of how I use the Absolutely Natural products:
Morning: Shower Gel, Rose Hip Shampoo, Conditioner, Facials Gentle Cleanser in shower before shaving, Organic Beauty Oil – takes just a few drops to lock in moisture on damp skin out of shower as a whole body moisturizer, Shea Mango Body Butter – elbows, knees, feet, Pure Aloe Recovery Gel as an aftershave, Facials Calming Lotion to face.
During the Day: Rosehip Aloe (if needed for dry conditions), Gentle Hand Soap
Night: Facials 5 Step System, Peppermint foot crème
Sun: Protector: SPF 15 Promoters: Platinum Oil & SPF 8 Prolonger: Rosehip Aloe
Healing: Pure Aloe Recovery Gel – family staple for treating burns, insect bites or other irritations.