Essential Oils for Hyper pigmentation, Sun Spots, Eczema and Skin Blemishes

Asides from the gruesome eczema my daughter has, she also has hyper pigmentation due to the eczema, scratching, and sun exposure. Through trial and error and a lot of research, I came across Trilogy Certified Organic Rose hip oil and another very effective product I discovered about a month ago called Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

Trilogy Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil

I came across this while doing some research over the internet on how to have flawless skin like Miranda Kerr. Apparently, she loves this product. I decided to give this a try when my daughter developed white spots (sun spots) on her face due to over exposure. Based on experience, it takes about 2 weeks to see the results. The blemish becomes lighter to the point that it is not noticeable anymore.

I put this product 2x a day. morning and before bedtime. I put about 2-3  drops and gently massaging it on the affected area and all over her face.

Currently, I still use this everyday as a maintenance so that her skin can be hydrated through the day.

As a reminder, if there is an open wound or flare ups, please do not put this product.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

So, when I did more research on Kiehl’s since her everyday moisturizing facial product is from Kiehl’s, I came across this product. It is quite pricy ($46) but they do have a lot of coupons online to lower the cost.

I decided to replace Trilogy Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil during bedtime for this product. I put 2-3 drops on her face nightly. In addition, she also had hyper pigmentation on her arm s and elbow due to eczema, and after 2 weeks of applying this product, the blemishes decreased significantly in about 2 weeks.

 

 

 

Product Review (Products I have Used)

Part 1

After much research over the web, talking to doctors, researching on my own I came up with a product bag which stores all the products that are effective in battling my daughter’s eczema.

Everyday use:

Products Used:

  1. Cetaphil Restoraderm Body Wash
  2. Cetaphil Eczema Calming Relief moisturizer
  3. Kiehl’s Ultra facial Cream
  4. Cerave Facial Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50
  5. Cerave Body Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50

Bath Time:

Cetaphil Restoraderm Body Wash for taking a shower and Cetaphil Eczema Calming Relief moisturizer right after the bath.

I usually buy these products at Walmart or Target. They usually go on sale and have coupons.

So basically, while showering, I would just apply the body wash on my hands and scrub my daughter’s skin lightly. I was advised not to use any washcloth on my daughter as this will aggravate the eczema and make her itch more.

After the bath and after drying, I would apply the Cetaphil Eczema Calming Relief moisturizer generously to her body and concentrating at the affected areas.

For her Face and neck, I would put the Kiehl’s Ultra facial Cream. It is also important to put this at the back of the ears, I have noticed my daughter would get flare ups there too.

During summer or when the sun is out, in addition to the lotion, I would use the following below :

  1. Cerave Facial Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50
  2. Cerave Body Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50

 

Throughout the day and after School:

Before her school, in the morning, my routine is her bath time ritual. When she comes back from school, I would give her a very light sponge bath so that her pores would open up again then I would apply the Cetaphil Eczema Calming Relief moisturizer on the body, then the Kiehl’s Ultra facial Cream on the face. I would check her skin every 2 hours to see if it is still moisturized, if not, then I would reapply Cetaphil Eczema Calming Relief moisturizer on the body, then the Kiel’s Ultra facial Cream on the face.

I hope this helps… Please let me know your thoughts. I will post her bedtime ritual shortly in Part 2 of this blog.

 

My Battle with My Daughter’s Eczema

Eczema is no easy battle to tackle. Countless hours of research, doctor visits, and sleepless nights because I feel so sad and worried about my daughter’s scratching and uneasiness. Presently, my daughter and I have been battling this for more that 4 years. She is now 6 years old and still having some minor flare ups here and there.

The worst part is when she gets flare ups that are so raw and if I make a mistake in putting lotion, she would cry. I decided to make a daily food journal to see what gives her the flare ups. Unfortunately, I found out that her eating sweets and drinking cow’s milk would give her the flare ups which make me even sadder because she cannot enjoy sweets, especially chocolates. Which is almost every child’s happiness.

The food journal helped me a lot in identifying triggers. I keep this handy all the time and when we are out, either I have it in her bag or i note it down on my phone and transfer it to the journal. It is important to identify what triggers the eczema and in that way, the flare ups would be under control.

This is my first blog and I will like all of you to know my journey in trying to battle this skin decease and make my daughter’s life as normal as possible. Furthermore, these tips may also help you as you journey through your battle with eczema. You are not alone…