Monday, March 10, 2014

Eczema update

Skin is still recovering and healing.  It was much better than 2 or 3 or was it 4 weeks ago when it was at its worst.  So I am thankful.  It still itches, but the bumps/patches is mostly gone... all is left is a faint red color.  You can still see it, but much much better.  But let me tell you when you are feeling "nothing" (ie:  not feeling any itches), that's the best feeling.  ;)

This post I want to once again share with you the moisturizers that I have been enjoying and consider "good friends". ;)

First off this is a new product I bought and hoping to add this to my healing team.

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Egyptian Magic
I have watch it on YouTube about this and I just happen to be at Costco and saw it and took the plunge to purchase it.  The whole thing costs $39.99 (+ tax) and I am hoping this works great.  So far I haven't notice extreme improvement, but I haven't use it that much yet.  This is essential a salve with the following ingredients:  Olive oil, beeswax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly extract and bee propolis.  And I have copied some of its properties etc below.

Uses of Egyptian Magic

What can I use Egyptian Magic Skin Cream for?
The real question is, what can’t you use it for? We’ve been making Egyptian Magic for over twenty years, and our loyal customers keep surprising us with new creative uses. Egyptian Magic is one jar that contains a face cream, an eye gel, a hair masque, burn and wound relief, a baby cream, a shaving balm and anything else you can think of! We’ve even heard from veterinarians who use it on horses after surgery. If you think you’ve got a unique use, head over to our facebook or twitter and let everyone know about it!
How should I apply Egyptian Magic?
Because Egyptian Magic is a solidified, oil-based product, you will see the best results if you soften it by warming it up before applying it. Take a small amount and rub it in your hands until it softens and turns into oil, then gently apply to your skin. A little Egyptian Magic goes a long way. If you are applying to your hair, warm it up and then gently rub it into the ends of your hair. You can also apply it to your hair and scalp as a hair mask. Just let it sit for an hour or more, and then wash it out with shampoo. Dab it on your face to highlight your cheekbones with a natural glow, or apply under your eyes to help with dark circles and dehydrated tissue. Gently apply over wet skin after a shower or bath for all-over hydration.
Is Egyptian Magic safe to use on my baby?
Egyptian Magic is completely safe to use on babies and infants. We’ve heard from mothers who use Egyptian Magic for diaper rash, stretch marks, and cracked nipples. However, as with any skin care product, please consult your pediatrician before use.
I’ve heard that Egyptian Magic can treat eczema? Is that true?
Every day, we hear from customers who seen incredible results using Egyptian Magic on their eczema, psoriasis and other skin ailments. Egyptian Magic is not a medicine and we make no medical claims for the product. But we encourage you to read some of the testimonials on our website. We also offer a 100% money back guarantee so you can try Egyptian Magic risk free and see how it works for you.
Does Egyptian Magic work on acne?
There is a lot of debate about whether to use oil-based or oil-free products on acne. A popular belief is that using oil-based products on your skin causes your body to stop producing oils, and results in smooth, clear skin. The testimonials from our customers indicate that Egyptian Magic is very effective in treating acne and some acne scarring, but we do not claim that Egyptian Magic is a treatment for acne.

Product Details

Are there really only six ingredients?
Egyptian Magic is made of Honey, Beeswax, Olive Oil, Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen and Bee Propolis. Our unique process combines these six simple ingredients to create a moisturizing balm unlike any other. That’s it. No additives, preservatives, fragrances, chemicals or parabens.
Is Egyptian Magic organic?
We use the highest-quality, purest and most effective ingredients we can find in making Egyptian Magic. Some of the ingredients are labeled "organic" and some are truly organic even though it isn't on their label. However, we don't choose our ingredients because of their label. We have found that just because an ingredient has the label "organic" doesn't mean it is safe, healthy or unprocessed. Sadly, we have found some of the lowest-quality ingredients are nevertheless labeled "organic."
Is Egyptian Magic vegan?
No. Because we use bee products in the product, Egyptian Magic is not vegan.
Is Egyptian Magic non-comedogenic?
The comedogenicity of a product refers to the likelihood that it will cause acne. It is measured of a 0-5 scale. We have not tested the comedogenicity of the product, but many of our customers use it for treating acne and acne scarring, so it is safe to assume it is very low. As some background, the two principal ingredients are olive oil and beeswax. Olive oil is rated as a 2 on the scale of comedogenicity; beeswax falls between 0-2, depending upon several factors. All of the other ingredients are at 0.
Where is your product made?
Every jar of Egyptian Magic is hand crafted by our company in the United States.
Do you test on animals?
We do not, and never have, tested on animals. We are a proud PETA partner.

Ok, enough of the newbie to the YLBB family.  Here are the ones that are on duty at all times.  (LOL at my choice of words)
Metaderm Eczema cream
Cetaphil cream
Borage Therapy Advanced Formula
Booda Butter

I have a few more bottles of other eczema lotion/cream on my counter, but the above 4 are my favorite.

Gold Bond Ultimate Eczema Relief Cream
Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream
Neosporin Daily MoisturizingCream for Eczema
Cetaphil Restoraderm Moisturizer

None of the links above are affiliate links.

I am always ready to try more moisturizers.  As for cleansing product.  I am currently using Cetaphil Restoraderm body wash.  I will also use all natural soap bars (eg:  from Chagrin Valley).  Also trying the body wash from Metaderm too.

Go check out my other eczema posts.  You may find something helpful.