It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned my Dermatitis here on the blog hasn’t it? Well, that’s pretty much because I’ve not actually been suffering from it for the past few months! And here’s the wonder products which have contributed to these clear hands of mine, from Salcura. For those not in the know, my Dermatitis has been pretty terrible in the past, and used to leave me with what I liked to call ‘Zombie Hands’. They’d get SO painful and sore, and literally turn red raw, sometimes bleeding. It’s not nice when your hands are something you kindaaaa need to use on a daily basis. ITo be fair, getting dermatitis was my own fault. Doing a degree in Crafts where you often mess about with chemicals and resistant materials and not wearing gloves it a pretty stupid idea, I can tell thee. So here we go, how I managed to get rid of dermatitis and keep my hands clear from it’s painful and annoying wrath!
I’d literally tried every treatment going for dermatitis in the past. From prescribed ointments from the doctors to products from places like Lush (and FYI Lush product flared up my Dermatitis something rotten EVERY TIME). The treatments from the doctors would clear the problem up temporarily but it would come straight back once the course of steroid treatment was over. Apparently steroid creams for skin conditions thin your skin over time and make you more prone to future problems. Which is a bit of a Catch 22 in itself…. The best thing I had found before discovering Salcura was the Body Shop Hemp Balm, which I assume worked well as it protected my skin from factors which would flare it up. But alas, the same old story where the dermatitis kept coming back.
I discovered Salcura through Twitter initially, where someone recommended them and mentioned that you could order a little sample size of the products for free. (You can order your own free sample of Salcura products here) I tried the Salcura Dermaspray and the Zeoderm Moisturiser and simply paid the postage costs. You get 3 sachets of Zeoderm and a small bottle of the Dermaspray and together they lasted me over a month! You can buy a 50ml bottle of Salcura Dermaspray for only £9.99 on their website, which will last you forever, and it’s also great for treating other skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. It’s potent in scent, and my cat HATES the smell, but it instantly calms your skin and stops the itch which skin conditions cause. Instantly absorbing and being a clear non staining liquid, it’s really good for a quick fix for irritation. Combined with the Salcura Zeoderm Skin Repairing Moisturiser, I managed to clear up my Zombie hands in as little as a week and within a month I was completely clear of all the sore redness and dry, chapped skin. Although the Dermaspray soaks in to your skin immediately, you will find a completely different story with the Zeoderm… Which is almost like a sticky balm substance. I must admit that I do find its consistency to be a little horrid, but when you reap the rewards of such an instant result against sore skin then it really is a small sacrifice to make, when you can’t touch anything for about ten minutes, haha. To keep the dry skin at bay when out and about, I’ve found the Hand Hydrator from Salcura to be brilliant. It doesn’t give that instant smoothness to your skin like a regular ‘off the shelf’ hand cream would give, but it’s a non greasy formula which absorbs in an instant and smells amazing. It has a really natural herbal like scent which you just know is full of goodness. There’s nothing worse for me than when a hand cream coats your hands and you find yourself not being able to touch anything for half an hour because of the greasy, slippery mess you have to deal with! I’ve managed to stay Dermatitis free since discovering the Salcura range, and after the amount of pain and grossness I’ve endured since getting dermatitis it really is an absolute skin savior for me.
As I said, if you don’t want to splash out on the full size products, they do sell handy sample sizes. So if you are suffering from skin conditions and want an at home remedy then check Salcura out.