Just noticed the changes to the Skin Salveation site. It looks fab! and it seems much easier to navigate around.
I must admit I think you overlooked the number of people who buy Dermasalve as a beauty treatment, not simply as an eczema treatment.
Anyway not a criticism just looks great!
Dear Skin Salveation,
I have just ordered another bottle of the body wash. It’s excellant! I have been using all your other skin care products for, on and off, several years now for my recurring eczema problems, but this is a welcome addition to your range and so conveniant for the shower!.
Have you any plans to do it in a smaller dispenser for holidays and travelling generally? Also are there any plans for a natural lip balm with the winter windy months coming?
Keep up the good work!
I just wanted to drop you a line of thanks for your great help and fantastic products!
I rang your office a couple of weeks ago and spoke to a very helpful young man who gave a very full explanation of how the eczema program works.
He wasn’t pushy, trying to oversell the products just very clear on how it could benefit in combatting my eczema. I was particularly interested and alarmed at his full description of the ingrediants found in off the shelf laundry products which I have been using.
I might add I am 53 and have suffered from eczema on and off all my life but it seems I may have at last discovered products that clearly treat eczema and work for me, as my sudden flare up has completely disappeared!
The body wash is brilliant and using the Dermasalve body cream frequently seems to be making my skin look the healthiest it ever has!.
I will be telling my Doctor and my daughters about these products as both they and their young children have dry skin problems.
Anyway thanks again and please pass my particular thanks to the young man who answered the phone, I didn’t get his name, he was so professional and very patient listening to my concerns and history of trying every skin cream on the shelves,
Mrs June Reed
PS The delivery service is great, ordered Monday afternoon, parcel with me following morning! A first class experiance overall!
After years of research Skin Salveation has finally formulated a new natural non-sensitising body wash.
Skin Salveation’s new organic body wash is free from SLS, parabens, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances and propylene glycol.
Most everyday shower products use a cheap foaming agent called SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate) to create their bubbles. SLS does produce a great deal of foam, but research has proven that continuous exposure carries health risks.
It can be harsh and drying on the skin. People with sensitive skin and eczema often find it very irritating causing immediate, painful flare ups.
Our SLS free organic body wash eliminates your body’s absorption of SLS and other undesirable ingredients, including paraben preservatives and synthetic fragrances.
It is formulated using pure natural ingredients to nourish and care for sensitive skin while you shower, and works equally well on hair.
It includes pure essential oils which have therapeutic properties and are naturally moisturising assisting in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.
Any Dermasalve or Skin Salveation orders for delivery in the U.K mainland placed before 3.00 p.m Monday to Friday will despatched same day by Royal Mail first class subject to service.
Experiance has indicated these are delivered next day in almost all cases.
During August we will be sending out a sample of a new sunscreen range suitable for sensitive skin we have been evaluating. Ideal for itchy skin sufferers the main features are:-
- Ideal sea and city sunscreens that provide extra long high protection with exclusive natural filters.
- They can be used safely every day to secure high protection throughout the year.
- They are suitable to all skin types, from very fair to dark complexions.
- Hypoallergenic and waterproof, they stay on, even when swimming or sweating!
With every order during August of any product line we will,while stocks last send a sachet of Covermax Rayblock,or skin repair.
Hurry to place your regular order in August to get your free sample
The winners are…
- Ali Thorpe
- Andrew Doe
- Ann Weir
- Anni Ezmerelda Large (Eight week pack+Dermasalve cream winner)
- Caroline Robinson
- Cathy Gordon
- Christine Ann Wilson
- Gary Topley
- Gina Butterworth
- Heather May Cain
- Helen Atkins
- Jessica M Walker
- Jo Welsh
- Kerry A Chaston
- Lee Davis
- Marcus Cunninngham
- Natalie Crossan
- Rob Beale
- Sally Annie
- Scott Holloway
- Sofia Smol
- Sonia Green
- Sue Smith
- Yvonne Owen
- Zoe Fields
Hard water is not necessarily a problem. As far back as Roman times people have been enjoying the healing effects of it. The health benefits of mineral-rich springs such as those in Harrogate, Bath and further afield Pompeii are legendary.
Most of the Skin Salveation community suffering from dry skin tell us they have tried nearly every cream, lotion, and moisturiser out there. Despite what they use or how often they use it, their dry skin often persists. People often think dry skin is just part of daily life. They may not have given thought to a simple environmental factor like their water—the possibility that the water they bathe in, wash their dishes, clothes and linens in, and even drink may be the root cause of their problem.
Hard water as opposed to soft water, is water has a higher-than-normal mineral content. Dry, scaley skin is one of the most common effects of hard water on skin. Since hard water makes it more difficult to rinse soaps and shampoos from the skin’s surface, the skin may also become irritated. To prevent the effects of hard water on skin, people should limit their exposure to hard water and use a natural soap on their bodies.
Hard water is a regional problem for many households, especially those that use well water. This type of water has a higher conscentration of minerals, particularly magnesium and calcium. This is a result of the ground water seeping through the soil and rocks.
The problem arises for those with sensitive skin when the water comes in contact with a person’s skin, a small portion of the minerals are left behind. These deposits can absorb the moisture and natural oils from the skin.
Dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis sufferers, for instance, often experience more dryness and irritation after being exposed to hard water. If hard water is the cause of frequent skin problems, avoiding the offending water is often necessary to help clear the skin up.
It may be worth considering a water filter as drinking hard water has also been considered as another factor in general skin condition. ‘We are what we eat and drink‘ and water itself forms over 80% of the human body!
Please consult our help sheet to determine whether water quality in your area is a contributory factor in your skin condition.
Skin Salveation cleansing and laundry products have been specially formulated to accommodate the variances in regional water quality, working effectively regardless of whether your water supply is hard or soft.
The best moisturiser for dehydrated skin, and other suggestions for a good general skin care regime.
Dehydration can affect every skin type and age, especially those with dry skin. Skin dehydration is the loss of water in the skin and occurs when the skin loses more moisture than it takes in.
Dehydration often leads to thinning of the skin, promotes development of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet. Being dehydrated can change the appearance of your skin, it may appear flushed, dry and older looking.
The skin dehydration often result from a hot, dry climate, not drinking enough water, prolonged exposure to sun, poor skin hygiene, air conditioning, harsh, highly fragranced soaps etc.
Your skin naturally loses up to half a pint of water every day, which means it constantly needs replenishing. It’s essential to seal moisture directly intp your skin to keep it healthy and well-hydrated.
The 10 symptoms of dehydration:
- The skin looks rough
- Feeling of tightness
- Loss of elasticity
- Shrunken skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Premature ageing
- Scaley, flaking skin
One of the first signs of dehydrated skin is the development of fine lines, located mainly in the forehead, around the eyes and cheekbones. In some cases the whole face wrinkles.You may experience a feeling of tightness and itching. The skin usually looks reddish and has a dull complexion. The dehydrated skin loses its elasticity and radiance.
What you should do?
The best way to prevent dehydration is to make sure you drinking plenty of water and other fluids every day. You should consume more fluids than you are losing. Drink at least 3.5 pints of water daily.
Avoid smoking, drinking coffee and alcohol as they dry your skin .
Start on Omega 3 health supplements to top up your bodies natural defences this will subsequently replenish the skin with vital vitamins and minerals.
Find the best moisturiser for dehydrated skin. Dermasalve Face cream is especially formulated for this condition. Used extensively by woman world wide, of all skin types as part of their daily moisturising routine. It locks in moisture and protects the skin from further dehydration.
Moisturise regularly with Dermasalve Face Cream. Specially formulated with no known sensitisers. It has no alcohol. which dries skin, no parabens, no fragrances and no lanolin.
It softens, soothes and smooths dry, dehydrated sensitive skin. It is enriched with wheatgerm, jojoba, palm oils, grapeseed extract and aloe vera. It is fortified with antioxidants Vitamins C and E to top up the body’s own natural oils.
Do you suffer from Winter Itch? This is the time to take precautions.
It is most common in the elderly, caused by dry skin felt as a general itchiness.
It also often affects those with a history of eczema, allergies and even asthma.
The main cause is the weather on these colder months and putting our skin through temperature extremes – moving from freezing cold outside to the warmth of our homes, the temperature changes can dry out your skin.
How do I identify Winter Itch?
If your skin feels dry, particularly on the backs of hands, on the shins and legs in general , this could be the first sign.
This leads to itchiness which leads to a cycle of scratching, causing further irritation to already sensitive skin, possibly breaking the skin with the complications of infection.
So what can I do?
Five simple steps to combat ‘Winter Itch’
Start taking precautions now. Look at your home surroundings. Consider using a humidifier, a slight decrease in moisture content in the air can be the trigger to those with sensitive skin having a flare-up.
Indoors wear lighter clothing that has been laundered in a natural laundry detergent that has no irritants. Check the ingredients on your household laundry powder. Avoid fragrances, brighteners and fillers. Do not use Fabric conditioners.
Avoid all fragranced soaps, including deodorant soap. Use natural, high glycerin soap. Stay away from alcohol based hand sanitisers , soap and water does the same trick.
Take shorter baths and showers. Do not expose the skin to extreme water temperatures, and dry thoroughly, but gently y – Pat dry, don’t scrub dry.
Finally, moisturise regularly. This is vital because it helps to keep the skin barrier intact. Moisturise in all situations, before going out, and when returning into the warmer environment.
It is most important that you use a cream with no sensitisers to avoid introducing further irritants into the situation, use a moisturiser that can be applied regularly and, importantly, hygienically.
Often mild flare-ups turn into serious skin conditions simply through cross contamination from shared moisturising products. Problems often arise from some of the ‘tub types’ of moisturiser some don’t include the necessary preservatives to fight bacteria.
Be proactive in your skin care regime. Many people don’t realise that ‘Winter Itch’ is a form of eczema that can run in families. If your parents suffered from eczema it is very likely you will too, and so will your children.