WurlyLox, did we discuss your seborrheic dermatitis before? How do you manage it? I have it too.
Originally Posted by The New Black

All I'm using is Aim2Health Face and Neck Theracream - happened on it about a a year ago when I was having a flare-up on my scalp so bad that I thought it had turned into full-scale psoriasis. And it may be/have, but whatever it is, it greatly improved with their shampoo and the regular Theracream. So, I tried the face version, fully expecting it to be too heavy and greasy, but was pleasantly surprised. It isn't oily or greasy at all, even on my still quite oily T-zone.

Even with me alternating strong SkinMedica Tri-Retinol ES with MUAC's Gly-Luronic Serum, as long as I lightly apply this over whichever of those I'm using each night, I've had very little problem, even in cold weather. I have recently been having a problem with a little patch right in front of one of my ears and on my ears that's taking the regular Theracream to keep under control, so I'm still wondering if that and my scalp isn't psoriasis, the way it looks and behaves.

Anyway the face cream is all natural, healing ingredients that totally agrees with my sensitive roseacean facial skin and its SD:

PRODUCT INGREDIENTS:purified water, organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice, urea, organic cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, emulsifying wax (plant source), vegetable stearic acid, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, cetyl alcohol (plant source), potassium sorbate (plant source), phenoxyethanol (plant source), caprylyl glycol (plant source), tocopherol (natural vitamin E), organic matricaria recutita (chamomile) flower extract, organic calendula officinalis flower extract, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin ester-C), sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), citric acid (from citrus fruit).

For years, I used prescription Wescort cortisone cream, and it worked OK, however, my idiot dermatologist at the time just kept prescribing it without telling me that regular use would cause my skin to thin. As a result, I have a lot of broken capillaries in the areas where the SD was the worst. Still, used only when you have a flare-up, it might be an alternative for you. After that, my next dermatologist prescribed Xologel, but I couldn't tell it did much at all, and it just sat on top of my skin so that it kind of pilled up when applying make-up if I wasn't very careful. So, overall, I don't recommend it if someone should try to prescribe it for you.

Between that and the A2H cream, I just sort of put up with the SD. Lightly dabbing on vitamin E oil/gel and/or FOTE aloe gel helped some. The aloe gel especially helped sooth around the base of my nose where it was most prone to flake and even crack a little in winter. I usually only used the vitamine E at night since I often could only find oil.

Thru it all, I've learned that I really need to avoid talc in powders, although it never bothered me much in blush, I guess because the areas I tend to use it aren't the worst areas for my SD. Cream-to-powder foundations all - and I tried many before I realized the correlation - almost always made it flare up, too, the worst being Mary Kay's, back when I used to sell the stuff. Otherwise, I liked theirs the best, LOL! - don't even know if they still make it.

Probably a lot more than you ever wanted to know, LOL, but I hope something here helps!
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - med./fine, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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