Let’s Talk About Our Crappy Skin, Shall We?

I’ve struggled with seborrheic dermatitis for about 17 to 18 years, but I’ve only knew that was the name to explain my skin/scalp issues for maybe five years.

Surprising, I have avoided being super pro-active in fighting the rashly beast. Usually I just wait until it is so bad, that I sob and cry and run to the drugstore or hippie store (that’s a thing, right?) to buy whatever said something along the lines of “extreme moisture” or “reduces redness.” I wanted a quick fix, which never works with sebhorreic dermatitis. I finally got a diagnosis and prescription when I was 25. That kinda helped for a few years. (Read her for my full skin story.)

A few weeks ago, I decided to finally take my case to Dr. Google. What took me so long, I’ll never know. I’m am an Internet junkie, feeding my addiction to information. But bother to look up the annoying, itchy, ugly rash on my face and scalp? Nahhh . . . I’m too busy trying to find pictures of Zooey Deschanel’s wedding pictures. (Good luck. They aren’t there.)

So when I finally jumped into research I didn’t come up for a Diet Coke break for days. I read about yeast and pores, apple cider vinegar and gluten free diets, doctors and naturopaths. Yes, there’s a lot of info, but very little of it is organized. You have the choice of the Wikipedia/WebMD basics or obscure forums where people talked about their skin horror stories. I searched “Seborrheic Dermatitis Blog” and a few great articles came up, but not a blog totally devoted to this disorder tha affects 5% of us!!!

We need a place to gather, share information and vent. I have found that every person with sebhorreic dermatitis has to discover their own way to heal it. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all cure. In fact, there’s no cure. So even if you find a good solution, it probably won’t work forever. We need to continually stay informed on ways to keep our skin healthy and flake-free.

That is why I’ve started this blog. Please comment with your best tips, biggest complaints and nagging questions. I plan on posting my journey, products and possible solutions, interviews with experts and more.

4 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About Our Crappy Skin, Shall We?

  1. Thanks for setting up this blog. I appreciate the effort that you have put into this. You’ve got some helpful tips that I’m going to try. I’ve added several items to the Amazon wishlist for my next order.

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    1. Let me know if you find anything that works! Another new favorite find is the Cetaphil Dermacontrol. So much of finding the right product is personal though! You kind of need to try a few things, research a lot, draw your own conclusion. Good luck!

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  2. I’m pretty late to take part in the comments to be honest but just you found there is little information about how to live with SD just info about prescription creams. I’m really grateful to see your tips for coping with it.
    I found having a sauna seems to stop the breakout pretty well. I’m against using the ketocanizole all the time but as the years have gone on the rash is getting worse and spreading all over my face, all over my scalp and now into my ears which is dreadful. The itch is bad enough but the flakes are massive and look like I’ve never cleaned them!
    My daughter put me onto using Liz Earle products and they have transformed my skin but I have to use it twice a day and not to miss a day because the itchiness comes back with a vengeance pretty quickly.
    For foundation Bare Minerals do a coloured BB cream which hides a multitude of symptoms.
    I thank you for starting this blog years ago but today is the first time I’ve seen it!

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    1. The sauna info is new to me but I’ll try it! Makes sense.

      And I second the Bare Minerals makeup – I’m not sure if I’ve used the BB Cream but I’ve used the CC cream! LOOOOVE it. I go between that and their original mineral powders.

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