Quick Eczema Relief for Kids

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This question was sent to me on one of my social media sites – so, in case you were wondering, yes I read your questions….

QUESTION: 

My daughter is a toddler and she has eczema all over her body.   The doctor told me to use hydrocortisone cream on her body to stop the itching.  I had eczema as a child, but mine is under control.   My baby has it all over her body and on her face and she scratches her skin until it bleeds.  How can I help my baby, because she is miserable?

RESPONSE:  

It sounds like the baby’s skin needs exfoliation and hydration.  What I believe would help this baby is a scrub that mom can make in her own kitchen.  The two ingredients needed for the scrub are brown sugar and olive oil.

 

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Brown Sugar is a natural exfoliator that doesn’t leave microscopic cuts on the skin; that’s why it is good for sensitive skin and it can easily be used on the face, too.  Brown sugar is an anti-bacterial that contains Glycolic acid.   Glycolic acid happens to be an Alpha-hydroxyl acid which helps in the anti-aging process.

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Olive Oil is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants which also help with anti-aging and olive oil hydrates the skin naturally.

 

My suggestion to this mom is that she make up batches of the Brown Sugar and Olive Oil scrub and apply it to her daughter’s skin/body three times at night.  Then try or buy some baby oil gel and apply it while the baby’s skin is wet.  While mom is drying her daughter – gently,  the towel can be used to buff the oil into her skin.  The baby oil gel is really good for sealing in moisture.

This is a simple lower cost method to help the child’s itchiness.  If you have any further questions about eczema or any skin care questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. 

Or…  if you’d like to schedule a virtual consultation, you may reach me by phone at (615) 884-6744 or by email at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

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Also remember, we offer courses once every 3 months – that teach you how to deal with issues such as Rosacea, Eczema, Hyperpigmentation, so please look at our events page on our Facebook and follow us on Instagram to see our upcoming classes, seminars, and to check out our videos on IGTV.

 

 

                                  As always, we look forward to hearing from you…

Best Home Skin Care Tips by Skin Type

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Often times, what bothers women about their skin are issues that easily cost less than $100 to fix.  Most skin conditions stem from the need of a deep cleansing or a good exfoliation of the first the second layer of the dermis (skin).  That then allows a professional to thin out the stratum corneum.  Afterwards, all that is needed is a great home care routine to balance out the pH levels of her skin.

THE HOME CARE ROUTINE

You’ll want to get a cleanser that has a pH of between 2.5 and 4.3.  Below are my recommendations based on your skin type:

  • Normal skin – you’ll need a mild cleanser.
  • Oily skin– look for a cleanser that contains Salicylic acid. 
  • Dry skin– look for a cleanser that contains a moisturizer or cream base as well as Lactic acid.
  • Combination skin – seek out a mild cleanser with Glycolic acid.
  • Sensitive skin – you need a cream-based cleanser so that it moisturizers your skin but contains no AHA’s.
  • Myelinated skin – you’ll need a cleanser that contains Hybrid Glycolic acid.

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Now let’s address moisturizers for your skin type.  If your skin type is…

  • Normal – you’ll want to look for a creamy moisturizer that contains Hyaluronic acid and Lactic acid.
  • Oily – your moisturizer should be water-based and more of a gel.
  • Dry – look for a cream based moisturizer (shea butter or jojoba oil) with either/and Urea, Lactic acid, Hyaluronic acid.
  • Sensitive + Combination – use a lightweight moisturizer with no acids in it.

Now, if you have acne prone or problematic skin, I would recommend using a toner such as Apple Cider Vinegar.  If you do not have problematic skin I recommend you using a Freshener such as Witch Hazel.  

You also will want to get a facial at least once a month by your aesthetician and that will allow her/him to type your skin and give you the best product recommendations for your skin.  Lastly, if you have more problematic skin your aesthetician can usually correct the problems by using mild to deep acids.

If you need help determining your skin type please feel free to schedule a virtual consultation with me and I will gladly assist you.

Please feel free to contact us with any of your skin care questions or to schedule a virtual consultation.  You may reach us by phone at (615) 884-6744 or by email at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

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Also remember, we offer courses once every 3 months – that teach you how to deal with issues such as Rosacea, Eczema, and Hyperpigmentation, so please look at our events page on our Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Snap Chat, and Instagram to see our upcoming classes, seminars, and videos.

             As always, we look forward to hearing from you…

 

 

Fall Skin Care Tips

 

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3 Easy Tips for Transitioning your Skin Care Routine During Fall

As you may have noticed, the leaves have changed and we are officially in the season-Fall.  Therefore, I would like to assist you in keeping your skin looking flawless without interruption by the seasons.  These 3 tips should help you make a smooth skincare transition:

1. Invest in the Proper Cleanser.
Cleansers do not come in One Size Fits All (seasons).  People like to tell you they do, especially if you are purchasing over the counter (OTC) products.  That’s how those OTC manufacturers make their money.  You may have heard me say this… the thing about professional skincare products is that they have smaller molecules so they’re better able to penetrate the skin and give you the best results.

The reason you come to a professional like me, is so we can give you a facial and determine your skin type; therefore, you should be seeing an aesthetician at least once every season.  You’ll need a facial for all four seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Your skin will not always stay the same; it will change with the weather.  Unfortunately, if you invest in the wrong products for your skin type, it will throw your pH levels off and it will take a professional longer to get them back in balance.

2. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
Remember, we are currently in the season of Fall and we are headed into the winter season, so your skin will get dryer and the skin cells will build-up.  This is when you will want to exfoliate.  You may exfoliate daily as long as you vary your exfoliants by using a light enzyme, a light acid, and a light manual scrub.  If you don’t know what I am talking about or you are not familiar with these terms, please either leave comments or contact us directly.

EBPB Brown Sugar exfSide note: For those who are pregnant – since the skin is sensitive and even more-so with a little one inside you – you will want to exfoliate with brown sugar.

 

 

3. Moisturize
Moisturize with the proper moisturizer. If you have oily skin – please do not use an oil-based moisturizer.  Make sure you get a moisturizer that has a water base.  If you have dry skin, use a more emollient moisturizer.  However, if you don’t know your skin type, contact us at the Day Spa and we will answer your questions and take care of your needs.

EBPB logoFor more information, help with determining your skin type, and/or assistance buying the proper skin care products, please feel free to leave a comment.  You may also contact us by phone at (615) 884 – 6744 or by email at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

 

REMINDER: We offer courses once every 3 months – that teach you how to handle issues such as Rosacea, Eczema, and Hyperpigmentation, so please look at our events page on our Facebook and follow us on Instagram for upcoming classes and seminars.

We look forward to hearing from you.