My kids and I all have sensitive skin.
I think it comes from my mother’s side of the family. While I get my amazing dance skills from mom’s side of the family, I think I also have to thank some twice removed uncle for having terrible snake skin way back when. This is where the ultra sensitive skin irritations that my kids and I battle, come from.
FACT: Your skin is your largest organ. It covers your whole body. It keeps all the good stuff we need in, and all the bad stuff we don’t want out. It is your first line of defense against the elements of this harsh cruel world.
So, that means we need to take care of our skin, right?
Gellibean’s skin is even more delicate and sensitive than my other kids. She suffers from skin irritations more often than her brothers and her sister, and because she’s a “picker and a scratcher,” it can elevate into something really serious, really quickly.
Take for instance this rash that the teacher had to send me a photo of:
Ok…the thing I love about this photo is that the teacher sent it to me first thing last Monday morning when I sent Gelli back to school. The teachers over at TLA really pay attention to everything and when she saw that Gelli’s neck was noticeably red, irritated and even raised, she contacted me right away.
I had seen the rash on Friday, and I had to check if her nanny was using any new products, and sure enough, there was a new product worked into her bath routine. We figured out what was the culprit of her irritation. I had told her nanny to stop using the product, but the rash remained.
The first thing I do in this situation is remove the irritant, or the allergen. The next thing I would do would be to try and let the irritation go away on its own and just put some all natural healing cream to alleviate the itch. But when that doesn’t work, and the itching is something that even baby girl is complaining about, I reach for something stronger.
And it just so happens that a couple of days later I was invited to learn more about Elica.
I was happy to know that some of my friends would also be at the launch with me, because they are tried and true Elica users.
While we were waiting for the event to start, we enjoyed a yummy brunch by Alta in Ascott BGC. I was surprised to learn from Pam that this is one of Gaita Fores’ restaurants. No wonder I loved the truffle pasta!!!
And after our brunch we learned a little bit about Eczema from Dr. Lyra Yamat .
Eczema is characterized by:
- itchy red patches
- thick red skin
- rash like appearance
Eczema can be triggered by:
- Irritants like soaps, shampoos, and chemicals
- Allergens like dustmites, pets, pollen, and mold
- Changes in temperature like cold or sweaty weather
- certain foods
So Cheska shared how Scarlett suffers from Eczema and how, since they co-sleep everyone is affected. Much like the situation that we have here at home, when one kid is awake or having a hard time sleeping it will just follow suit that everyone will end up having a hard time sleeping as well.
Co-sleeping is definitely a choice. It is not for everyone. But for those of us who enjoy co-sleeping skin irritations like Eczema can be a huge problem.
Cheska also shared that just like Gelli, when Scarlett gets bit by a mosquito it grows into something huge and painful…it’s almost like these little ones are allergic to mosquito bites too!
This was when I had the revelation from Cheska’s sharing that Elica can even help with the itchiness of the mosquito bites!!! (I never knew this.)
Confession: Even if I’m familiar with Elica for my own eczema and atopic dermatitis, I have always tried to heal Gelli with all natural organic methods as much as possible. I have done this because I never thought that steroid creams were safe for her, until now.
From this event I learned that this topical steroid is so safe, that I can even use it on Gelli when she has irritations. That puts my mind at ease, because y’all know how special this little girl is…
So for me, it’s important to KNOW that:
- Elica is safe for kids. (That means it’s safe for you, too.)
- Elica is available over the counter. (That means is easy to find.)
- Elica only needs to be applied once a day. (Unlike others which need to be applied twice a day.)
- AND…You see improved results within that ONE day of application.
There are some things to watch out for though. We were all advised that even if Elica is over the counter and so easy to use, it’s important to always consult your doctor. If you are pregnant or symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, you MOST definitely should see a doctor, because it could be something serious.
If you are pregnant or nursing then you should also consult your doctor before using any kind of topical cream as well. (But I’m sure you knew that too. Shucks, I didn’t even drink coffee when I was pregnant.)
This is a sponsored post. I am happy to share my honest opinions and experiences about Elica. Photos are mine unless otherwise indicated.