I’ve taken on a significantly bigger role at work and will be prioritizing that for a few weeks (or months) until I get my head around this new position.
I’ll still be writing weekly but will probably pull back on content creation a bit. I could try to ‘do everything’ and being a Type A personality, will make it work. However, this will be at the expense of my mental and physical health, and my relationships. In recent years, I’ve learnt the hard way that I need to prioritize self-care first and that’s what I’m going to do. Anyway, enough about me.
This week let’s talk thermal spring water:
Thermal springs are known for their therapeutic properties. Thermal spring water have a high mineral content, and contain essential minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium. It can also soothe your skin, hydrate, reduce inflammation, and relieve itch.
While thermal spring water is not treatment for seborrheic dermatitis, it can be soothing. My favorite brand utilizing this ‘nature’s tech’ is Avene. Even their spring water spray is soothing. That’s just water in a spray bottle 😛
The Avene Cicalfate Skin Repair Emulsion is another product I like. This lotion is meant as a restorative cream for healing post-procedures. However, it contains a copper-zinc sulfate complex that can help reduce Malassezia growth and soothe inflammation on your skin, both major factors during seb derm flare. The only problem is that the cream can be a bit heavy for some people so it may suit mature skin more.
You can read my article about Avene and seb derm here.
For those of you who prefer to watch or listen, this is my recently uploaded Avene video:
Until next week,
Stay happy, healthy, and rash-free!