"Just because something is “natural” does not make it safe for sensitive people."
Q. “I cant find time to read the ABC book. Can you please give me a brief explanation of what to do?”
ABC’s: What To Do Made Easy
Think “A- Avoid.”
A- Avoid anything allergic. Especially fragrance and harsh soap containing personal skin care products. You may or may not be allergic to perfume, soap, laundry detergent, dogs, or cats. However, by applying the ABCs, you are essentially eliminating potential allergens, and are maximizing your chances of getting better, faster. By now you can see that the ABCs focus on three goals: Allergen avoidance, restoration of lost skin water, and active skin barrier repair. Here is helpful advice: Perfume: Beware of perfume and perfumed personal products such as lotions, cleansers, shampoos, hair gels, hair sprays, hair conditioners, and deodorants.
Please note:You are ABC safe with our True Moisture® gentle personal skin care products.
Soap:Beware of any type of soap: Hand soap, dish soap, gel soap, deodorant soap, and shampoo. Caution with cleaners, solvents, and detergents inside or outside of the home. Take caution in public places like at work, gas station, restaurant, and theatre bathrooms. Carry True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Rinse Optional Cleanser C with you where ever you go.
Pets:Be careful of pets, especially pets in or on your bed and furniture. Pets can bring outside allergens inside. Shampoo your pets frequently to remove animal dander. You can use fragrance free True Moisture® Gentle Hair Shampoo to shampoo your pet.
Laundry:You spend 90% of your life in bedding and clothing, so take a close look at your laundry, especially your pillow case. Beware of dry-cleaners. Beware of leather, nickel, gold, and polyester items. Wear more 100% cotton clothing. Wash all of your clothes with less than the usual amount of fragrance free detergent (Tide Free). Use no fabric softener, no bleach, and no laundry additives. Double rinse your laundry, and never use dryer sheets.
Think “B- Bathe.”
B- Bathe to restore moisture. This is your opportunity: Think of your bath or shower as the ideal time to replenish your long lost skin water.
Water: Use cool or warm, but not hot water. Soak your entire body for at least ten minutes to irrigate, rehydrate, and restore your skins moisture.
Scrub: Use a gentle towel or hands. Sensitive hand people may need to wear vinyl gloves while shampooing, bathing, or showering. Avoid harsh scrubbers, rough towels, and exfoliants. Be nice to your fragile skin lipids.
Soap: Avoid soap. Ironically, your bath or shower is your number one source of new skin moisture, but soap is the number one thing that will rob you of your moisture. Thus, use True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Rinse Optional Cleanser C in place of soap. Adults may use True Moisture® Gentle Face & Body Cleanser to cleanse underarms, groin, and private areas. Babies should use True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Rinse Optional Cleanser C all over their body and face. Please avoid eyes with any product.
Shave:Use True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Rinse Optional Cleanser C or True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Gentle Help For Hair to shave legs and underarms. Use Use True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Rinse Optional Cleanser C or True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Gentle Help For Hair to shave the face. Do not shave your legs with shampoo, as the skin of your legs is very fragile and susceptible to drying if cleansed or shaved with any type of shampoo.
Shampoo: Shampoo daily. Use True Moisture® Gentle Shampoo for children and adults. Use True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Gentle Help For Hair for cleansing hair in infants and babies. Avoid the eyes. People with hand dermatitis should wear vinyl gloves while shampooing or when applying any type of bath cleanser to the hair or body.
Hair Conditioner:Use True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Gentle Help for Hair to nourish, condition, detangle, and moisturize your scalp and hair. Use daily. True Moisture® Gentle Shampoo and True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Gentle Help for Hair are fully ABC friendly and will leave baby, child, and adult hair and scalp nicely cleansed and nourished without allergic preservatives, sulfates, quaternium 15, and fragrance.
Rinse: ABC rinsing is a three-step process: First, rinse your body and scalp with shower water. Second, rinse your scalp with two cups distilled water. Third, spritz your face and body with distilled water. Note: Distilled water removes tap water impurities and can penetrate better into skin cells.
Dry: “Wring” yourself dry by using both hands to rub the water off of your body. Lightly towel, and never use a blow dryer. This careful drying method will prevent loss of distilled water. You are now ready to apply True Moisture® Cream A or Cream B.
Cover to protect moisture. You may shower or bathe as many times a day as you want, just as long as you follow the ABCs, and apply True Moisture® Cream A or Cream B after you bathe. C- Cover is the final ABC Skin Care step, where you prevent evaporation, as cream seals-in and protects your newly replenished skin water.
Body Cream: Within five minutes of drying your body, apply a thin film of True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Cream A or B to the entire body. Do not apply cream to your face. Dont skip areas. Apply cream liberally to every part of your body, including parts that are not itchy or rashed. Apply an extra thick layer of cream to dry itchy areas, especially on cracked and fissured hands and legs. Dont forget to apply plenty of cream to your legs, feet, and ankles.
Face Lotion: When it comes to skin moisturizing technique, the face is different from the body. Please do not apply cream to the face, as cream will block your pores and may cause unwanted acne. It is safe to apply True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Gentle Facial Lotion to moisturize the face. Patients on medical acne therapy such as Accutane, Retin-A, Differin, Tazorac, Proactive, and benzoyl peroxide may experience extreme dryness of the face. Patients undergoing topical therapy for sun damaged, aging, or precancerous skin may also experience extreme dryness of the face. Together, True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Rinse Optional Cleanser C followed by True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Gentle Facial Lotion can moisturize this type of dry skin and will make it easier to endure these often-bothersome lipid depleting facial therapies.
After Your Bath or Shower
Slip into the low allergy bedding or clothing you have washed and double rinsed with your new perfume free, bleach free laundry detergent. Enjoy your newly remoisturized skin barrier. Expect slow but sure results. True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® takes time, but the end results will be worth the wait.