Eczema is a skin condition whereby the skin is extremely sensitive to chemicals and allergens. The skin is usually dry and itchy. Scratching further worsens the vicious cycle by introducing microscopic skin breaks that may result in more inflammation and thicker skin called hyperkeratosis, as well as giving germs a chance to enter causing infection.
Unfortunately, eczema can only be treated, not cured. The mainstay of treatment is to keep the skin moisturised at all times. Any inflamed areas will be treated with mainly steroid based ointments/cream until subsided. Steroid when used correctly on the skin, rarely causes significant side effects.
Ryan, baby Bing and I unfortunately all have had some sort of eczema on and off. It's incredibly common. So we are excited to share our experience trying out this moisturising Aloe Vera Gelly by Forever Living.
Forever Living Products International is Multi Level Marketing company based in United States of America. It specialises in aloe vera and bee based skincare and supplement products.
This Aloe Vera 'G'elly is a thick and translucent gel containing humectants and moisturizers. Readily absorbed by the skin, it soothes without staining clothes. It also doesn't have any artificial fragrance. The only caveat is the use of methylparaben as a preservative. Generally speaking, some people with sensitive skin may have allergic reaction towards methylparaben. So when in doubt, do a mini patch test at the back of your upper arm (somewhere not obvious and leave it for 24 hours before using it). Luckily we are ok with it.
Aloe Vera has been used traditionally as a first aid plant for burns. There are very good reasons why Aloe Vera is essential in every household. Not only is it great to soothe irritated/burnt sunkissed skin , it is also useful to clear up acne (antiseptic and salicylate content). It's great moisturizing and high vitamin as well as mineral content makes it awesome for those with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and minor burn without skin breach.
If you are interested to know more about the medicinal properties of aloe vera, head to this webMD site.
So, what's our experience using this? The aloe vera gelly is suitable for the whole household. It's translucent and slightly sticky to touch. It's absorbed almost as fast as it's being applied. There's no artificial scent. This is such a bonus point because baby Bing loves to munch on his fingers/hand on and off. The size of the packaging also fits easily into my handbag while we are traveling. What's more, this is the only gel that I have to bring for both the toddler and adults. A great product after a sunny day out to cool the skin down.
To those staying in Kuantan, there's a Forever Living branch in the city. Drop by and have a look at the wonderful range of products they offer besides Aloe Vera Gelly.
Forever Living Products (M) Sdn Bhd
A9, Ground & 1st Floor,, Lorong Tun Ismail 10, 25000 Kuantan, Pahang
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