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I simply must chime in on this one!

 

My boyfriend has weird skin issues. I don't know what they are exactly, but he gets weird rough, scaly patches on his neck, behind his knees, and on his forearms. I would assume it's some kind of eczema, but I don't think it's ever been diagnosed. When he cleans the house using strong products (bleach, etc.) it really exacerbates everything and looks like he's been rubbing sandpaper all over himself! (I know there are other alternatives to cleaning, but he insists on the heavy duty Clorox, etc.)

 

Anyway, I've been experimenting with different concoctions and now he is totally normal. Basically, I've just been using diluted versions of what I use on my face these days (which is a wide variety of SAS actives) and I swear to god his skin looks totally normal now. And it's only been a couple of weeks of using stuff on him...

 

MIRACLE! (He's really impressed, too. To say the least!)

 

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GREAT! Since his improvement, my husband likes my new hobby nearly as much as I do
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Hi Aaclouti,
I love your recipe!  It is wonderful.  Thank you for posting it!  Let us know of any other ideas you have.
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Angela, how very sweet of you!

The mix smells like honey because of the yellow beeswax I used. I am going to add licorice to it, as well. He is still loving it. The area continues to fade and he is sure to apply it twice a day. He even likes to wear the sea kelp as a mask when I do. Shhhh..don't tell!

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I want to mix actives for my 5 year old grandson who has severe eczema. I will have to use eucerin as a base since he is allergic to nuts(canvas cream contains almond oil). My question is how much green tea, liquorice, and sea kelp to use with the eucerin. I will also probably aid rosehip oil.

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You will have to experiment, I think. Maybe you could add some reduced glutathione to the mix?
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I want to mix actives for my 5 year old grandson who has severe eczema. I will have to use eucerin as a base since he is allergic to nuts(canvas cream contains almond oil). My question is how much green tea, liquorice, and sea kelp to use with the eucerin. I will also probably aid rosehip oil.

Since he is only 5, you want to error on the low side.  Let's say you are going to start with 2 ounces of eucerin.  Looking at the recommendations on the product page, one tube of green tea extract is enough for 20 oz of cream, so I would maybe start with 1/4 teaspoon.  One tube of liquorice works for 8 ounces of cream, so you could use as much as 1/4 of the tube, but I'd start with 1/8 teaspoon and go from there.  I found the liquorice to be a bit drying on my skin (and I am old).  Then you can add the sea kelp to get the consistency he likes best.

 

Try this for a few days and if he seems to be tolerating it well you can add a little more of the actives.  Slowly but surely you will find the combination that works best for him.  I might also suggest adding the actives one at a time and waiting a few days before you add the next - just so you can make sure his skin is ok first.

 

 

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I'm having good luck with green tea. My facial skin has eczema. I mix 2 parts sea kelp to one part anti-inflammatory cream and one part rosehips oil. I sprinkle some green tea extract (all from skin actives) I already see some improvement in my facial skin. My skin has eczema, is dry and insanely sensitive to most products. I used Cereve and I broke out after using it for only 2 days-- and it's designed to restore the skin barrier!
I used another product for eczema from Alba Botanicals with similar results. This is the first time I feel hopeful The inflammation is dying down and I'm less itchy and my skin is not dry.


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In my case, anti-inflammatory cream and Zyrtec do the trick. It is nice that we don't have to rely on cortisone cream anymore.

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