Is cetaphil good for your face
Neurodermatitis: Experience with Cetaphil® PRO ItchControl
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How objective is a product test on healthy, well-cared for skin like mine?
That's why I introduced you to dear Sandra on the blog in the summer. Sandra suffers from neurodermatitis and as part of a collaboration with the brand Cetaphil®I was able to inspire Sandra as a "guinea pig", who are sure to be known by some of them from the pharmacy they trust. We were both curious to see if that Cetaphil® PRO ItchControl products would help in the care of their atopic dermatitis stressed skin.
Over the course of a few weeks, two other situations happened by chance in which I supplied people with the products.
The test objects were the Cetaphil® PRO ItchControl “Skin Soothing Wash Lotion” and the “Skin Soothing Care Lotion”. The introductory article on the subject can be found here linked again. Today we finally want to take a look at how the dry, irritated and itchy skin of the people who have cared for with Cetaphil® has developed. Many of you are eagerly awaiting the contribution.
I conducted an extensive interview with Sandra and she contributed very meaningful photos so that you can get an idea of what the right skin care can do.
Cetaphil® PRO ItchControl - Test results Part 1
My husband has very sensitive skin. He reacts from time to time, especially to the salt that you sweat out during sporting activities. If the outside temperatures are also higher than normal, unsightly red spots form under his beard and on the hairline, which look a bit like a neurodermatitis flare-up and which itch as well. So far he has always endured it without complaint. It will be cooler again at some point ...
Because I wanted to know what the above-mentioned Cetaphil® products can do, I prescribed both washing and care lotions for him. Head nurse Hildegard doesn't know anything!
I wasn't allowed to take photos of it, but he dutifully washed his face in the mornings and evenings with the washing lotion and in the mornings also dutifully creamed with the care lotion.
Of course, I wasn't allowed to take any photos of this state (men !!). So and whether you believe it or not: after 2 days my husband's skin looked as if there had never been a stain !! Really true!
Cetaphil® PRO ItchControl - Test results Part 2
Marie is the daughter of a dear friend. She is 14 years old and very active in sports. Among other things, swimming training is very hard on your already dry skin. So far, all mild care products for young skin have only had very short-term success. Her skin was very dry and there were little friesels on her cheeks. It felt really rough. Of course, I filled both of her Cetaphil® PRO ItchControl products for her and there was also a noticeable improvement in her, which continues to this day. Your mom Nicole wrote me the following about it:
The feeling of skin tension is particularly unpleasant, but also the appearance: she had slightly reddened and slightly pimply skin.Nicole K., Marie's mom
Then came your tip with Cetaphil and shortly afterwards an immediate result. Applied in the evening before going to bed, the next morning it was immediately better and after 3 days it was good (we had to look at the soft skin again and again ;-).
Marie supplemented the whole thing with the washing lotion and that is great too - even after swimming training, the skin is no longer dry.
Marie likes the texture and that the products are odorless, because that would be a reason not to use cream and washing lotion (if it smells unpleasant).
I think it's great that we were able to help Marie so easily. Especially in teenage years and the puberty that goes with it, it is often not that easy to satisfy young people. I am thrilled that it worked so well without great experimentation!
Cetaphil® PROItch Control - Test results Part 3
Now it's getting exciting. Because now comes the woman who has tested the two products of the Cetaphil® PRO ItchControl line over the past few months. As a neurodermatitis patient, I naturally had a few questions for her (get a hot drink ... it'll be a little longer 😉).
Dear Sandra, would you tell the readers a little bit about your life with neurodermatitis? How long have you been suffering from it?
I've had neurodermatitis since I was a baby. At that time it was still called cradle cap. Among other things, arms and thighs no longer had epidermis. I was completely bandaged in bed and could barely move. Little by little, the neurodermatitis got better, with the exception of the “typical” places in the crooks of the arms and hollows of the knees.
At around 14 years of age, atopic dermatitis migrated into the trunk, i.e. the skin loosened on the neck, face and palms of the hands. Getting eczema at such an age was extremely difficult. I always wanted to be invisible.
How does the disease manifest itself in you?
In winter I have problems especially around my eyes, now and then on my neck and between my fingers. In summer my skin is always better. The sun helps her to heal and is good for her.
How does it feel when a "push" comes?
I never say thrust - I then say that it's just getting worse again. Then the skin somewhere on the body begins to blush and itch without motivation. Mostly on the neck or face. In addition, there is a burning sensation and this makes everything itch even more. Well, then the scratching starts, especially at night when you can't control yourself while sleeping. You scratch yourself sore, the skin breaks and makes the inflammation worse.
What are you doing about your neurodermatitis?
In all the years in which I have struggled with atopic dermatitis, sometimes more or less, I have learned that it is difficult to really do something about it.
I've tried pretty much all of the eczema diets on the market. That is, all sorts of things are left out and then added back gradually. I have been to various special clinics and have undergone climate and light therapy. I was driven by the idea that eczema can go away.
What did you get out of it?
Always only a temporary improvement in symptoms. She never went away.
At the beginning of my mechanical engineering degree, someone told me that I was not liked or liked because of my neurodermatitis, but because I am who I am. That left an impression and at some point just made a “CLICK”. From then on I didn't feel like I had to hide anymore. The people around me took me for who I am. Nobody came around the corner with any new tips or good advice. That helped me to stop the fight against neurodermatitis and to accept it as a part of myself. Since then I've just lived with her. It is a part of me, but also shows the fragility of my personality but also my will to fight.
Lo and behold: the skin got better and better, took a back seat and no longer determined my everyday life.
How is it meanwhile living together with neurodermatitis?
Of course it shows up sometimes. Sometimes more sometimes less. But she no longer has as great a power over me as she used to have.
I've learned to listen to the various signals and can now respond in different ways. So we get along to some extent, the neurodermatitis and me.
Now let's get the curve on the subject of beauty. How do you take care of your skin? Do you have to constantly change something or change products?
My skin is extremely damaged by neurodermatitis and is very (very, very!) Dry. It needs extensive care under all circumstances. I have tested a lot of products and some of them have been used for a long time. Switching a product is not always easy because I never know how the skin will react to it. But sometimes it's just inevitable. I've learned to listen to my gut instinct. When it feels good on the skin and the stomach sends good signals, I know that I can tolerate it and use it.
All of the products I've used so far have been more or less okay. But there was always some little catch. Sometimes so greasy that the product stood on the skin and no longer absorbed. Another time the product was absorbed well, but the care effect was not lasting. Showering was always really bad for me. As soon as you get out of the shower, the skin feels as if it has shrunk. That always hurt right away.
You have tested the washing lotion and the care lotion from the Cetaphil® PRO ItchControl line. I'm not surprised, but I'm glad that we've been able to do the test for so long and that you didn't have to stop it because of anything. But tell yourself: how do you get along with the Cetaphil® PRO ItchControl things?
It took me a few days to get to the products. At first glance, I found them not as appealing as other care products and my stomach was of the same opinion. Then I thought: “Close your eyes and get on with it. I promised to try the products and now I'll do that too. I can stop at any time. "
I just started doing it and now I'm totally happy. I think the products are really just GREAT !!
The skin on my face (my biggest weak point!) Has never been better cared for! The care lotion is absorbed very well and no longer leaves you feeling dry. After a short time, the full care effect has been shown and even after repeated use, this feeling of satiety does not arise. The skin is and remains just great. She couldn't completely repair the bad condition around my eyes, but I didn't expect that either. Overall, it's the most perfect cream I've ever used! The skin condition has also improved a lot on the rest of the body and remains stable.
The same applies to the washing lotion. Quite apart from the fact that the pump dispenser is easy to use, it feels good on the skin when you shower. The best thing is that the skin doesn't feel tight, burn or itchy after drying. I have never seen this with any other product.
After showering, I put the lotion on myself and everything is fine. This is how it should feel when you don't have any skin problems. A great feeling !!
I now have the washing lotion in our guest toilet. I wash my hands quite often and still hardly have as extremely dry hands as before. Super!! It feels a bit as if the hands have been creamed with the Cetaphil® PRO ItchControl washing lotion immediately after washing.
Overall, both products have significantly increased my well-being and that is absolutely remarkable for me! What a great luck.
Now, of course, I can only report from my own point of view. Every neurodermatitis sufferer reacts differently, but I can only recommend everyone who suffers from dry and itchy skin to try the Cetaphil® PRO ItchControl series!
For everyone who is not yet familiar with Cetaphil®, I have summarized the hard facts here once again:
Cetaphil® is a skin care brand recommended by dermatologists for more than 70 years and is now used by millions of people with sensitive skin in over 80 countries around the world.
The challenge for Cetaphil® is to strengthen and protect sensitive skin. Over the years, an extremely extensive product portfolio for face, body and hands has emerged, which offers high-quality and gentle basic care as well as accompanying special care for various skin diseases. Cetaphil® products are available in stationary and mail order pharmacies.
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