What I have seen in a week of diligent skin healing is amazing. One has to keep in mind that this treatment process worked well for my son based on his skin and body. However, I would certainly recommend it to any parent who has a child with the horrible itchy and dry patches. I had never thought that skin could be too dry to even absorb moisturizer, but it feels as though that's where the base of our problems started.
In short- my youngest son's skin was so dry and the top layer of skin so damaged that it couldn't absorb moisturizer. I even went back to leaving his skin wet after a bath and putting the avocado oil with either Lavender or Purification on him. They weren't working as well as they had previously so I had no choice but to try something else. Exfoliation seemed like the next logical step and of course because this is baby skin, I didn't want anything too abrasive. Orange Blossom facial wash was perfect and gentle and lucky for me I only needed a little bit and he still has a small body. I have come to use this as his soap after a day at the pool.
Frankincense played a role in healing the damaged skin and I think making the new skin stronger right from the start. Using it for 5-7 days is plenty based on how damaged the skin is. I am sure that as summer continues, I will need to go back to it, but for now we're doing really well with the Orange Blossom facial wash and the moisturizer. His skin is like butter and the problem areas are maintaining themselves.
Here is the plan of action I'd recommend to anyone willing to try it:
- Each day wash with the Orange Blossom facial wash. (An amount the size of a dime is all you need on a washcloth). I found it easier to do this in a shower as a lot of the wash came off in the tub while trying to scrub those little legs.
- After the bath immediately use equal parts avocado oil with Frankincense on the affected area. Repeat for each affected area.
- When skin is dry and oil absorbed, moisturize as usual. Continue to moisturize as needed during the day.
- In the next 12 hour increments for the next 2-3 days (depending on how bad the skin is) apply just the diluted Frankincense.
Continue for a week and be patient. These things take diligence and time.
*these statement are not meant to treat or diagnose any medical problem or condition. They are based on my own experiences.