"Just because something is “natural” does not make it safe for sensitive people."
Q. “My 10 year-old little girl has atopic dermatitis and I have been using True Moisture® Cream on her eyelids for seven days. She seems to be getting worse with the True Moisture® Cream. What should I do?”
When any rash gets worse with True Moisture® or with any cream, you should discontinue the cream and consult a good dermatologist. Your dermatologist may suggest a special “use test” to determine if your child is allergic to True Moisture® Cream. It is unlikely that your child has an allergy to True Moisture®, however, some people can become allergic to anything. Most likely, your child’s atopic dermatitis is flaring on its own and needs prescribed medication.
True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Cream is not
a medication, it’s a moisturizer. You should always consult
your doctor during a flare-up. Certain factors may make your child’s atopic eczema worse. For example, excessive salivation will worsen the rash on your child’s face. Excessive urine will worsen the rash on your child’s bottom. Thus, at times, your child may need a combination of medication plus moisturization.
Q. A 32 year-old male asks, “Doctor, I work indoors at a store and my face is dry and very sensitive. What should I use to cover my restored face moisture ?”
I would treat your face differently than your body, as your face gives you a different set of moisturizing parameters than your body. First, your face has more sebaceous oil glands than your body and each gland is associated with a blockable pore. Because of this, your face requires a less occlusive ingredient profile to attain a healthy level of true moisture. With this in mind, I do not suggest mineral oil or petrolatum based products for your face, as they may cause unsightly whiteheads and blackheads. I do not agree with propylene glycol based moisturizers, as they can be irritating. I do suggest our True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Gentle Facial Lotion because it contains no pore blocking mineral oil or petrolatum, and has no allergenic propylene glycol, preservatives, parabens, or vitamin E. Thus, you can use it safely without acne or allergic problems.