Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Back to basics

For years, I've been plagued with skin problems on my hands , as you can see in the second entry here.  I've tried every treatment that I and/or my dermatologist could think of:  prescription medications, non-prescription medications, lotions, creams, and/or ointments.  I've added more healthy fats to my diet, and have started using olive oil or sunflower oil directly on my skin.  All to little avail.

Until my husband had a hunch:  "Maybe it's the soap."

So, as an experiment, we switched from commercial sensitive-skin bath soap and liquid hand soap to all-natural and 100%-vegetarian-ingredients glycerine-based bath soap and liquid hand soap.

Within about two weeks, my skin condition improved dramatically.

Leading me to wonder why I'm paying my dermatologist when I get better skin-care advice from my favorite CPA.

Proof of the pudding is that, now, I notice that my skin hurts whenever I wash my hands at the office.  I intend to take a bottle of glycerine-based liquid hand soap to the office after Pesach.

If you, too, have skin problems, try using glycerine-based soaps (unless you're allergic or sensitive to glycerine, of course).  Like chicken soup, it can't hurt.


Blogger Pragmatician said...

Oh my hand suffer so in the cold, thanks for this so simple yet perhaps very useful info.

Thu Mar 21, 06:08:00 AM 2013  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

You're welcome, Pragmatician.

I suggest that you try to get fragrance-free soap, if possible--not only is fragrance an irritant for some people, it also makes a person smell of perfume all day.

Thu Mar 21, 04:20:00 PM 2013  

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