Control Your Seborrheic Dermatitis (Adult Cradle Cap) without Steriods



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I have numerous of posts about my skin and how I deal with SD, but my most recent searches have helped me understand why my skin is still reacting badly even with being consistent with my skin and hair care routine.

The best thing to do is avoid gluten, wheat, processed sugars, and dairy. I love cheese so for the next few months I’m going to be going through a lot of withdrawals. Processed sugars and gluten is another guilty pleasure. Who can eat spaghetti without garlic bread or a salad without croutons? Definitely not this girl.

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Lately I have been using a mixture of products for my skin. I’ve made my own Apple Cider Vinegar toner using water to dilute the vinegar and tea tree oil.  Right now my bathroom looks like an aisle from CVS with all the bottles and concoctions that I mixed myself. I alternate between shampoos, this helps my scalp and hair not get used to the ingredients plus I can use based on the hairstyle I want for that day. My shampoos have to have at least 2% Pyrithione Zinc as the main active ingredient. Anything less and I’m going to continue to see flakes or dry patches on my scalp. Tea Tree oil and Salicylic Acid are also great ingredients to have in your face wash or shampoo, but I noticed that it doesn’t do as great of a job like Pyrithione Zinc does for me on my scalp

My hair care is simple compare to my skin care. I treat my scalp with dandruff products like oils and shampoo, but when it comes to my skin it gets a little more complicated beings that I can’t always use the same products on my face that I use on my scalp. If my face is horrible I will use Giovanni or Aveeno on my face because of the anti-inflammatory and calming properties in the shampoo. But I also deal with acne and blackheads which shampoos can’t control either. Keeping the inside of your body healthy as the outside is key which I’ve learned the hard way with icy tea. (Damn you!)

oily, acne prone, seborrheic dermatitis

Right now I use Salicylic Acid on my face to combat both SD and acne. My favorite are drugstores because who has money to wash down the drain? That’s basically where your money is going when you purchase a face wash. Most people with SD deal with dry skin, but I’m the opposite. I have oily, acne prone, sensitive, seborrheic dermatitis skin. It’s a mouth full, but it helps when finding products that fit my skin. My skin gets uber greasy even during the winter times! When it comes to moisturizing I stick to the basics. I dulite my tea tree oil, oregano oil, neem oil with Cetaphil Moisturizer during the day. At night I just use the oils dulited with jojoba oil.

I also deal with hyper-pigmentation and as always my trusty Palmer’s Fade Cream for Oily Skin is perfect. I know people preach about sunscreen, but I personally don’t like them. They make my skin extra white and  they always irritate my skin. Neutrogena’s Clear Face Sunblock Lotion doesn’t do either and it doesn’t clog my pores, but I still hate the white mask it gives when I take pictures or sweat profusely when I’m outside.

The main tip I have is moisturize! The more you moisturize it will trick you face into thinking you already have enough oil so it will produce less oil on your face. I know crazy. Dry your skin out to combat the oils only to load it with more oil, but you be surprise how much less your face will break out when its hydrated! Same goes for oily skin if you don’t have SD.

What is your skin care routine? Let’s talk! :) 

 


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