Eczema & Psoriasis: With Balmonds *Gifted

In our house keeping everyones skin happy is a constant battle. From my eczema to Giannis psoriasis and the kids both suffering with cradle cap. There is then the fact we all have varying degrees of sensitive skin to contend with too.

Being sent some of Balmonds high tensity moisturising products has been well and truly welcomed with open arms. We’re always up for trying out new products that can help maintain our skin without causing outbreaks. And the freer they are from chemicals the better, especially with both bubs being under 3.

Eczema

Eczema is the name for a group of skin conditions that cause dry, irritated skin. For me my eczema mainly occurs on my hands and feet. It begins as small, itchy pin prick sized blisters, which eventually dry out and then peel. leaving extremely sore patches of skin on my fingers and toes.

Psoriasis

Giannis suffers quite badly with Psoriasis flare ups. A skin condition that causes sore, red, flaky skin. Although, often appearing on elbows and knees, his tends to be around his scalp. It’s often aggravated by stress or ill health.

Cradle Cap

Common in young babies. It’s not serious and usually clears up on its own after a few weeks. However, P still has it at 16 months and Theon was 2 by the time he grew out of it.

Sensitive Skin

We all have varying levels of sensitive skin, with P being the worst affected and me not far behind. My face in particular is sensitive to anything with perfume in it. Penelope’s skin is extremely sensitive to all non natural products, but her biggest issue is nappy rash and how limited we are with treating it, when she does get it. Being almost 1 and a half and fully mobile makes nappy rash inevitable, especially on warm days.

After hearing about all our annoying ailments and skin concerns Balmonds kindly sent us their

  • Scalp oil
  • Daily Moisturising Cream
  • Skin Salvation
  • Intensive hand cream

Scalp Oil

“With borage and rosemary. For itchy scalps, Suitable for people prone to seborrhoeic dermatitis and scalp psoriasis. 100% natural.”

Although going through a good period with his skin and not having had a flare up in a few months, it’s difficult to say whether or not Balmonds has contributed to his continued good skin. However, what Giannis has noticed is that because the oil nourishes his scalp so well he’s able to use a more intensive shampoo, which means he is getting a better quality of wash for his head and hair. A big part of maintain psoriasis is balancing the skins PH. A lot of products often leave the skin either too oily or too dry. This hasn’t been the case with the Balmonds Scalp Oil. 

Daily Moisturising Cream

“With hemp and shea. Suitable for people prone to eczema, dry itchy skin, psoriasis and dermatitis. 99% natural.”

A little drier on application than I’m used to, but with a longer lasting affect. I’ve been using this cream a long side the intensive hand cream in order to fight back my current bout of eczema. And it seems to be working.

Skin Salvation

“An intensive ointment to nourish, protect and moisturise dry skin. Also suitable for people who may be prone to eczema. 100% natural.”

A lot of my friends and family have raved about this product. In particular those who have had tattoos tell me it’s the best for promoting healing after being inked up. And I believe it. We’ve mainly used this on Theon. Who at three seems to bash or bump himself on something, daily! Scraped noses, split lips and grazes have all cleared up quickly and scar free whilst using the Skin Salvation Balm. It’s also been brilliant for P’s nappy rash.

Intensive Hand Cream

“99% natural. All your skin needs. Suitable for people prone to eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or sore, dry skin.”

Currently in the dry, sore stage of my last attack of eczema, the dry patches on my fingers especially are quite deep and extremely sore. And yet in just 48 hrs I’d noticed a clear differences from applying twice a day. The biggest difference being that the red scaring I have (caused by each reoccurring flare up happening on the same patch of skin) seems to be less. With the smoothness of my fingers being more even.

You can tell this product has been formulated for eczema as it doesn’t moisture blast or coat your skin. Which although can offer short term relief, doesn’t help long term. In stead the hand cream helped to dry out the affected areas completely, allowing me to lightly buff and exfoliate them. I then counteracted any overly dry patches with the daily moisturising cream and the combination of the really seemed to help. I can imagine the hand cream especially being a great help with the blistering stage too.

Patch Testing

It’s highly recommended that as with all products, you do a patch test first before using any of the Balmonds creams and balms. And make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.

Balmonds say:

“We recommend patch testing before using widely, as some people may be sensitive to even the very gentle, natural ingredients we use. Apply to an unaffected area, close to any sore area, or in the crook of the elbow, and leave for 24 hours to check for sensitivity.

20% off!

If you’d like to give any of the above products a go yourself, use the following codes to receive 20% off your next order.

Use SKIN20 at the check out, for 20% off your first order.

Type in SAMPLE20 at the check out for 20% off your next order.

If you’ve just had a tattoo done and want to give the Skin Salvation a go. Pop TATTOO20 into the code box before confirming payment, to get 20% off your order.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on Balmonds or any remedies you might have and swear by.

Much love, 

Berrit x

*All products in this article were gifted to us by Balmonds. However, all opinions and accounts are our own.

 

 

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