I Found My Cure, Or At Least Something To Make It Disappear.

So I have had really terrible looking eczema for the past 4 years. It was located on my upper back and chest (mainly where I sweat), not such a great thing when it comes time for summer clothing. My skin is very fair so it was large bright red unsightly blotches against white skin. I believe most of the reactions were caused by an aversion to detergent left on my clothing and undergarments. When my body temperature would rise and I would sweat and the detergent would get into my skin. Over the 4 year period my skin just got progressively worse. That's enough of my case, now to my cure.

It's not a cure pure say, I'm sure if I didn't continue to do this occasionally I would still have the reactions. So about 2 weeks ago I began exfoliating the affected areas. I have been using St. Ives Apricot Scrub, Invigorating. I use it in the shower applying it with my hand moving in small, firm but not rough, circular motions. I do this for about a minute on my chest and then for another minute on my back. (again not to rough it already a sensitive area) I shower about 4-5 times a week and I did it every time. Well within this 2 weeks my chronic eczema has completely dissapeared. I guess the trick was to litterally remove the affected area and the debris from within the skin. I am planning to continue the process now with every other shower seeing as one shouldn't exfoliate too often. It worked for me and took away the misery my unsightly red rough skin was bringing me. I hope it can work for you. Any questions send me a message.

Sarahbohn Sarahbohn
26-30, F
1 Response May 22, 2012

That's interesting. When I switched to St. Ives Apricot Scrub, I too found that the eczema had begun to disappear from my face. It never occurred to me to apply it to the rest of my body. Thanks for that. :) Do you use the Gentle kind or what?<br />
I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub Gentle, and it's delicate enough for the skin on my face.

Actually I use the invigorating formula, but I apply it very gently in soft circular motions. It literally has removed all traces of the eczema. I now only do it once or twice a week. (My eczema is only on my chest and back.)

Oh, okay. That's the kind my family uses. I'll give it a shot. Thanks!