1. Stop Using Products With Hidden Chemicals Known To Damage Skin
“The dermatologists all wanted us to use CeraVe or Cetaphil or Vanicream.All have alcohols and mineral oil and propylene glycol. I just don’t understand how a doctor would tell a parent with a young child to use something with dangerous chemicals in it on broken and bleeding skin. It makes me so angry.”
It makes us angry too!
It’s sad to say, but most skin care products are often loaded with chemicals. Some of them are scientifically proven to cause the same condition they claim to cure! Some of the same ingredients are found in antifreeze, gasoline byproducts and car wash detergents. Not exactly something you want soaking into your skin.
“I took her off steroid treatment months ago because I don’t think they are healthy, especially for long-term use.”
Why do they use them? Chemicals are cheap. Organic, food-grade ingredients aren’t. While they can help alleviate the symptoms (pain and itch), they also weaken the skin over time. If you know what to look for, avoiding harmful chemicals is pretty easy.