I have recently been trying a regimen of baking soda and coconut oil. In the past I have tried everything for seborrheic dermatitis including topical steroids (yuck), oral antibiotics, ketoconazole, and various creams and lotions. Some things have worked periodically for short amounts of time in the past, but the disease seems to always come back and often worse then it was before. I have had this disease for the past 7 years (currently 23 y.o. male) and it has recently got a little worse so I figured I’d give this a go. And please everyone reading this do not trust your dermatologists and never put steroids on your face!!
I currently am following a regimen I read on this site and am having interesting results. I am taking a small (half coffee spoon) amount of 100% pure baking soda orally in about 8 ounces of water once every morning along with my normal vitamins (Vit. D, and Omega 3s). Then every night I wash my face with about a teaspoon of baking soda diluted in 12oz of water. I let this wash stay on my t zone, where my seb derm is for about 2-5 minutes then wash it of with cold water. This definitely burnt at first but has gotten better with each application. Once the baking soda is completely removed with cold water I apply a small amount of 100% virgin coconut oil to the affected areas while still wet to relieve the dryness discomfort and to sooth. I have tried leaving water with small traces of baking soda on it under the coconut oil over night which I heard works wonders for some, however I am worried this may be to harsh for my sensitive skin and may promote burning. In the morning I shower as usual not washing my dermatitis with any soaps. Then after the shower I apply Cerave lotion (extremely clean product for sensitive skin) on my dermatitis which has been very flaky since starting the regimen. I would prefer to use coconut oil and less products in general however the coconut oil makes my face to greasy, as I work front of the house in a very nice busy restaurant.
I have definitely seen results with this method and my derm is changing however not necessarily for the better….. hopefully yet. Although it is much better today (day 6) from when I initially started this treatment, considering the redness it is still worse then it was at first. The redness and dermatitis seemed to slightly spread and get angry at the baking soda, hopefully aggravated because it is dyeing. I’m hoping that this initial negative reaction was due to my skin not being used to these organic products. Also from the recent stoppage of steroids.
I began this routine about 5 days ago on April 21st. Currently my T zone where I suffer from seborrhea dermatitis is very dry and red from the regimen. However I read that this is likely to happen and should be expected for the first week. I’m hoping these are normal signs and I should expect significant positive results over the next couple weeks. Because this treatment takes time I will definitely be giving it a month but I am looking for some advice on how to alter my regimen to be more successful and just wanted to verify with anyone that may have tried this with success if what I am doing is correct. I would hate to damage my skin more, or burn it with the baking soda. I’m open to all suggestions.. Here are a few of my most prominent
I will only take baking soda orally at small dosages for a month to help kill yeast but not damage my gut, is this still ok?
Should I only apply baking soda every other night instead of every night, or a couple times a week to alleviate dryness and redness reactions?
Is it more important to wash with baking soda or leave it on over night? If so how often is recommended?
- I would hate to not use it enough because I am striving to help my symptoms in the long run.. But equally do not want to use it too much to damage and burn my skin further. I’m sure if I used it less the dryness and redness would be reduced but will I gain the same desired results (elimination in the long run).
Should I be using Cerave (lotion) in the day or just stick with coconut oil?
Should I be doing this morning and night? If not what should my morning routine look like?
I have also not began to take coconut oil orally, should I and if so how much?
Thanks for all the help and my best wishes to you all. I definitely agree that using natural organic products are the way to go and a means to an end of this disease, rather than the crap your dermatologist wants you to use and become addicted to.
Hope to hear some feedback soon,
i don't think i would have the guts to put something like baking soda
on my seb derm in fear of irritation and burning my already sensitive
skin. Let me tell you my method of controlling my sd and it might you.
first off im 99% sure that sd is caused by candida overgrowth in the intestines whilich then rapidly transforms into a fungal infection.
from what i've discovered through reading tons of info and trough my own
trial and error is that the candida yeast affects the oily parts of the body
chest, t zone, scalp, around ears and mainly scalp, they qre just some of the places it can cause problems. Now i know that for me diet is the key in
keeping most of my sd away. i have been on the candida diet for 6 months and it has helped me so much. so i would reccomend thet you try a low carb and zero Sugar diet. its not very fun but once you start to see results you will no its worth the pain of restricting yourself as you get better you can add more things back to your diet. while on my diet i take
100% pure coconut oil and am now replinshingmy stomach with loads of
probiotics. As for my skin regiment i use a product called cocozone, you can get it from the finchley clinic, its very expensive but it quality can not be beat. its a very high grade virgin coconut oil that has been ozonated
that makes it very powerful againts infected skin such as sd. it has done wonders for my skin, i have tried just coconut oil but that gave me pimples and didn't work very well but cocozone is second to none. what i do is every other night i willrun a hot bath let my face sweat which helps with any dead skin then i exfolliate with the oil, let it sit on my skin for 5 mins. then just rinse it with warm water. my skin is left completly flake free and glowing with health. its called the oil cleansing method. i do not put any artificial products on my skin just that. no creams nothing. and it stays beautiful. i find that the oil cleasing method is the best for my sd beacause the oil is king at removing plugs and dead skin cells. especially when your face is sweating. sorry for the long essay but i just want to help others
because i know what a bitch sd is. let me just say that i've had the worst sd ever and now you woudn't never believe it if you saw me. hope this helps Good Luck
I'm losing patients and thinking about giving up on this treatment. I started using baking soda and coconut oil a little over a week ago and my skin has never looked worse. I dont know if this is the "dieing off effect", or if that even exists, but my dermatitis is extremely inflamed, flaking some, and seems to be showing up in more and more spots. I hope this is a normal reaction when starting this treatment. I'm starting my work week today and this is extremely embarrassing.
I will stop using baking soda as much and I am going to start using it simply as a dilluted wash i leave on my face for a couple minutes in the shower every couple days. I will continue to use the coconut oil in light amounts daily as a moisturizer, always applying to wet skin only.
If anyone has any advice or experience with this i would greatly appreciate it.
a lot of people swear on using coconut oil. if you google penetration of the root or hair follicle, you will see that coconut oil comes up. i'm increasingly thinking that the reason for coconut oil's efficacy is that the oil can go down into the tip of the root and hair shaft where the yeast infection of SD begins.
(see my update on the early 1900's era SD treatment protocol post today).
right now i am using a mix of coconut oil and chopped garlic on my face (when i'm not going out!), and trying that out.
sorry to hear that some of you are having a reaction. one of the things that makes SD treatment so difficult is the dual diagnosis of the condition and the individual; it varies so greatly.
Its sounds like the baking soda is burning your skin. i would no longer use it on your face anymore. the fact that your skin is more red and damaged
is a sign that the baking soda is to strong for your skin. As i said in my earlier post i would never put something that powerful on my face.
As for the coconut oil i found that ozonated coconut oil works better then normal oil because its more potent in its ability to heal. Something to do with the ozone process enhances the oils healing properties.
The way i keep my sd under control very nicely is to wash your face with nothing but a very mild non alcohol cleanser, something soothing like nivea sensitive face wash for men, then once you get out shower let your skin air dry but do not rub it with a towel or even pat it, just let it dry natrually. most towels carry lots of bacteria on them so you don't want that on your face. once your face is completly dry get a bit of oil about the size of a pea, i use a little glass container and let it sit into some warm water so it melts then with your fingers dip it into the melted oil and gently apply it to all your face. Now you might feel all the dry little bit of skin on your skin as your put the oil on your skin and as you slowly massage the oil over your face you will feel the oil removing all the flakes and crustyness.
oil is the best for cleaning the skin because it can penetrate deep into the pores. once you've applied the oil and removed the dead skin just leave your skin. Now the best time to do this is always before you go to bed because your face will be left a bit red and greasy looking but in the morning splash your face a few times with warm water but not to hot and let it rinse some of the oil away, your skin might still be a little red from the oil but it will settle. try this for a few days and it should even out your skin tone and it will defo make it smoother and softer looking. Good Luck and i hope it helps.
I really appreciate the helpful advice and compassion coming from this forum, and hope that there is more to come. Through communication we all can help eachother successful battle this disease and work towards finding a long lasting regimen/cure. I agree i think every regimen and reaction completely depends on the individual and some messing around to find one that works for you will take a little time.
I also think that for me personally baking soda is a little harsh for my face, especially when used constantly. Instead of using the baking soda daily i think I will use it as a wash about twice a week for another couple weeks to see what happens and not quite give up yet on it. I mean according to others I've been through the worst "dying off" phase so I might as well stick it out for another couple weeks.
For some reason my skin seems to be more greasy in general all over lately not sure if it is the change in weather or what. To control this i will be getting the Nivea sensitive face wash for men, thanks for the advice "coolvibe". I have been using Nivea sensitive skin after shave lotion and have found nothing better in the past. I get razor burn easy due to my sensitive skin and this has helped some. I also use aloe for razor burn. Any suggestions on how to prevent razor burn would be helpful as well. I'm currently thinking about switching from electric to gillette fusion to shave with the grain rather then against it and to keep bacteria from building in the electric razor foil.
Once I have washed my face in the shower i will no longer use a towel to pat dry and will simply let my face air dry. I will then apply to the wet skin a small amount of melted coconut oil in soft circles to the affected areas to remove the dry dead skin and moisturize. I will be doing this in the mornings because i shower before work. at night i will simply wash my face with the nivea face wash, rinse with cold water, and again apply a very small amount of coconut oil. Do you think this would be using to much coconut oil? would you recommend just at night... Or a sensitive lotion in the day to hide some dryness but not become as inflammed...
Also depending on my results in the near future, i will look into getting ozonated coconut oil instead of simply virgin coconut oil. Even though it seems to be only online and fairly expensive. "coolvibe" did this make a big difference when switching?
Again thank you so much for the advice. I really appreciate it and it is so helpful and supportive. I can not thank this forum enough especially "coolvibe" for all the insight.
Glad i can be of help cdermatitis.
I find that applying the coconut oil after my shower at
night is enough i don't need to put any on in the morning,
all i do is just give my face a little splash and thats it.
i found that useing normal virgin coconut oil mad my skin break out in little
red pimples on my nose and it left mu skin looking blotchy but the cocozone is much better. i never break out with it. what i like about it is
it has a much ligther consistency and goes on the skin more smoothly, it also smells a lot stronger than normal coconut oil, more theraputic.
One of the reasons your skin has become more oily is because you have dried it out to much with the B soda. the skin will secrete lots of oil if it is too dry to protect and repair the barrier. i think the less we overwash our face the more balanced the skin oil will be and thus less sebum production. thats why i prefer moisturizing with c oil because your telling your face it has enough oil on it don't produce anymore, well that the therory anyway lol. best of luck with the c/oil.
So far this has just been a terrible experiment and regimen for me. The baking soda was far too harsh and the coconut oil seems to not do much so far but make my skin inflammed and help the rash spread. My dermatitis is now in more places then ever in my beard area and around my t zone. The dermatitis is now extremely inflammed still, is flaking, and for the first time in a long time is burning. I hate this! I think i have to stop using everything and go back to lotion or even maybe visit a evil dermatologist. I'm mostly worried about the spreading and severity of my dermatitis since i've started this regimen. I thought i was going through the dyeing of and negative part of the program to get to the good. But it has consistantly got worse on a daily basis and i've been trying it for 2 weeks. My dermatitis has never been this bad in my life. SUCKS!
what i believ now after doing some research and looking online is that this regimen has cause me to get perioral dermatitis as well. I'm not sure if it was from the baking soda initially or the continued use of coconut oil. Every morning waking up my condition is worse and i've been sleeping with small amounts of coconut oil on every night.
Years ago I suggested this forum to curezone because I was suffering so much with SebDermatitis. And I still suffer
Seborreic have the same pattern of psoriasis, same pattern of vitiligo, same pattern of many diseases originated from stress like systemic Lupus. When you're stressed or have sex with orgasms and feel tired it appear again strongher.
In my case is chest and around nose also scalp.
I consider that I created the formula of baking soda and coconut oil for the first time.
My seb is not cured, but if I use this formula on a daily basis it works so what you have to do is this:
Stop eating the coconut oil, stop drinking the baking soda.
Prepare this in a small 100ml bottle.
- 70ml of 100% PURE COCONUT OIL Don't use pharmaceutical ones or lab ones like you're using because it can be made of chemicals like butin propanol alcool and other shit
- 10ml of BAKING SODA Also PUre, 100% pure no addictives
- 20ml of Vitamin E (Oil) You can buy it in capsules
- Apply a low temperature (40ºC) to melt the oil and mix everything
- Bottle it in a squeezing bottle
Ok now VERY IMPORTANT Wash your face and seb areas with PURE distilled WARM water and baby shampoo (Neutral ones) just small amount of shampoo and wash again and again to take all grease out with PURE WARM Distilled water.
THEN apply the potion over it.
You can use this during day or night doesn't matter, start it during the night and if you feel comfortable also during the day
THE FIRST 30 DAYS WILL BE THE WORST EVER ON YOUR LIFE YOUR SKIN WILL MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A MONSTER, RED, ITCHY AND PEOPLE WILL ASK YOU WHAT HAPPENED ? YOU SUNBURN ?
BUT THEN the yeasts will dye and skin will return to normal state and you will be "almost" free of SEB DERmatitis. during a long time until you think that you're cured and suspend the treatment (Don't do that) it will come back. So stay with the treatment and use PURE STUFF.
ALSO VERY IMPORTANT have always a small bottle of PURE distilled water and apply on your skin during the day to hydratate it frequently
Thanks for the advice, it is nice to hear back form the original poster of this regimen.
I have been using 100% pure everything. Besides water because it is not always available. I think this regimen may just be too harsh for my face. May work great for the body however which is not really my concern.
My dermatitis is still super inflammed and now flaking after stopping the treatment for a day. I'm debating going back on the regimen using the 100ml idea of a baking soda, coconut oil, vitamin e oil mixture. however my biggest concern is the spreading of this disease after using baking soda and coconut oil. It has spread to my lower chin and seemed to have multiplied everywhere else on my face which is awful. It is as if the dermatitis was eating the coconut oil and loving it.
I'm also considering stopping taking fish oil which i have been for a couple years. I don't know if it is contributing to excess oil or helping prevent it.
I dunno :(.....
Why should people have to melt there faces off with baking soda just
to try and cure seb derm. If your skin will look like hell after applying something like baking soda then i don't think that it is doing your skin much good in the first place and might even cause permenant damage to the skin. The skin on the face is very delicate and i don't think people should be putting something like that on it.
I strongly believe that seb derm is caused by a weekened immune system
and an imbalance of the bodies ecosystem. why is it that a lot of HIV and AIDs sufferers have seb derm. Because they have a weekened immune system. I know from personal experience with seb derm that it is caused by candida overgrowth.
Now the reason i know this is because i have kept my seb derm under very good condition through an anti yeast diet, be it candida or mellazzia they are both yeasts that effect the body when out of balance. And both yeasts live on the skin.
I have suffered from some of the worst seb derm ever. I had such bad rashes on my chest i could not even go out because i could not wear a tshirt from sheer discomfort of itching. My scalp was a total mess. My eyebrows were so badly infected and sore that i couldn't sleep at night from the intense itching.
When i use to have my shower and look at my face it was completly covered over in white yeast/skin. i didn't know what to do it just kept
getting worse. Now trust me when i tell you that i don't think anyone had
seb derm worse then me! But after lots of self educating from reading i discovered a link with my diet of high carbs to be the culprit of seb derm.
Candida can effect anywhere in the body when it overgrows, but it likes the oily parts such as chest behind and around the ears, the nose folds,
eyebrows, etc. For over six months i stuck to an anti candida diet. No Sugar at all, no fruit, no carbs, other then low G I vegetables. I felt very deprived on the diet BUT the results were well worth the sacrifice. My entire scalp has cleared up, now i don't get one single flake in it, my face cleared up and my chest is no longer a problem, totally rash free. My tongue became nice and pink too, the colour it should be, not white.
The key to all disease is through diet. I wasn't born with this illness
so why can't i correct it. starve the yeast in the body and i garentee your seb derm will improve 100%.
My last words are this, the candida diet is no fun and It is a very tough diet to be on, you will get p'd off with it
but if you stick to it for at least six months you will see your body heal before your very eyes. Remeber for every year you have had your seb derm then you must stay on the anti yeast/candida diet for. eg, ten years of seb derm will equal being on the diet for ten months. Don't expect any
miracle overnight either and you will experience a die off symtom and possible worsening of condition but this will be tempory. Natural healing takes time, give your body all the help it needs to restore itself. Be strong and patient and you will get better!
I hope this will help someone else as it helped me with my seb derm.
If you want yo know more about the candida diet look it up. But remember if it taste sweet then its feeding the yeast!
I like your explanation except that I don't agree about Candida, instead the culprit here is Malassezia family of yeasts.
People don't need to melt their skin with baking soda. I think people is using too much of it.
10miligrams on a 100 ml water base is enough to keep Malassezia FurFur and Malassezia Globosa, (And not candida !) away from your skin.
The Malassezia Group of yeasts like oil all kinds of Fats and oils EXCEPT ONE: "COCONUT OIL" and they hate Baking Soda also your skin will hate baking soda in the first days until it starts to become alkaline instead of acidic.
But of course if one abuse on the amount of Baking Soda it will burn because is really alkaline.
Anyway you can always suspend the treatment if it's not working for you.
But I can make you sure it's working for many. I'm using it since 4 years ago and SD did come back but only 1 or 2% of the begining.
High carbs will make your blood sticky and your red blood cells will attach on each other making a stack, this stack renders your circulation very poor on some areas not feeding smal veins with blood and making these areas cold comparing to other areas on the body (around nose) behind ears, chest and scalp are not well feeded with fresh blood. Also Carbs will make your Blood produce a lot of Fibrin, you feel tired and have Brain Fog. At this moment your blood Sugar rises and your pancreas suffer trying to decrease blood sugar, All this combined will render your white cells very lazy and they stop fighting yeasts or viruses.
Malassezia then starts manufacturing some poisons to make your skin acidic and your skin starts to reproduce the cells like crazy producing even more oil too feed Malassezia and also to render dormant your white cells.
And any activity, stress, sex (with orgasm), or exercises will be even worst in this moment. Of course you feel depressend and eat even more chocolate, sweet, oily stuff and this is a nightmare for your skin.
you gonna be sweaty and these areas will be special areas for yeast grow too.
So it's not easy to control this thing.
So you are right about the Carbs feeding SD I agree with you.
But you cannot cut virtually all carbs you need it in some amount.
This is all so much help and i really appreciate it.
I think we all can agree that a healthy diet will help maintain healthy skin. In general i try to avoid excessive carbs and Sugar in general, especially refined sugar. I think a diet high in protein and vegetables is ideal for this condition. I also take fish oil (SHOULD I BE?), vit. D, and an ABC Zinc daily.
Tomorrow i will head to the doc :( just to get my sd back where it was and to subside for the time being. It had gotten horribly bad and still seems to spreading even when let be the past couple days.
I will give this treatment another go using the 100ml bottle idea #39179 has mentioned. Although i don't know why my skin was so negatively reactive to the coconut oil after stoping the baking soda. I would hate to have to go through this horrible "dying off process" again.But it has gotten to the point where it is worse then ever and burning. Plus I'm hoping next time i won't have this bad of an initial reaction and will use very low low amounts of the potion at a time. I've also heard about using honey and coconut oil instead of baking soda. I'm debating giving that a go.
Any more advice i'd greatly appreciate. I'm really pissed im headed back to the doc. but what can you do ya know...
If there were less blood flow going to the seb derm areas of the face due to the blood becoming sticky as you put it then why would the skin become more imflamed? Isn't imflamation due to more blood being sent through the vessels. It is a known fact that new born babies are prone to seb derm, cradle cap and oral thrush caused by candida, everyone is born with candida inside them. A babie has a very low if not any sort of immunity and thats why they are more likely to suffer with yeast problems. I don't think they get it because they have really oily skin or there blood becomes sticky. Although i'm not totally ruling out what you are saying i don't think that is the whole picture.
The redness of the skin is an erythema, caused by an allergic reaction to the products made by Malassezia (azelaic acid) this becomes worst on people with sticky blood (adults) child is another thing because they still don't have antibodies to candida and get contact with candida on vaginal walls when coming out of female body.
I work with darkfield microscopy and we can see stacks of red blood cells like a series of coins on stressed, depressed, and SD sufferers also on vitiligo sufferes and Lupus patients.
Anyway some people get a strong and heavy allergic erythematous reaction against sodium bicarbonate (baking soda. But this is only on the first 30 days maximum and we dont know exactly why but seems that once the skin becomes alkaline the yests die and stop making allergic substances to make skin red and flaky (azelaic acid). You see here the picture ? Alkaline (Sodim bicarbonate) against Acid (Azelaic acid)
We don't understand also why SD sufferers haver a dry skin instead a lot of oil, one theory is that Malassezia produces azelaic acid to induce skin to behave erratically. If you look at black people who haves SD you see that the skin is black on normal areas but is becoming white on SD areas because of azelaic acid converting melanin.
Pityrosporum ovale (Malassezia) is a yeast found on all human beings but on SD sufferers it becomes sistemic and aggresive, in my opinion because SD sufferes are people who have a not really skilled immunitary system. And again blood terrain plays an important role here, and dirty blood full of fibrin, debris, rbc stacked, white cells dormant gives an SD sufferer an extra concern.
I remember and still today is the same if I don't have money I get worst SD. If i have a stress situation SD comes back, if I have sex with many orgasms SD again becomes worst. We SD sufferes are unbalanced people regarding our terrain.
Any concern and whe open doors to SD again and I think we will not find a cure for so easy because is inside us the problem and there is a lot of factors playing the game the only thing we can do is control the infestation by artificial means because we cannot trust our defense sistem.
You make an interesting case and i'm not saying your wrong, But i don't believe that someone should have to put burning chemicals on there face to keep it free from seb derm. there are much better ways to beat seb D.
After being on an anti candida diet for over six months my seb derm improved way beyond that of any topical remeady could of done. Over easter i went crazy with a serious Sugar binge and then i had to pay the expensive price and had one of the worst skin rashes on my face ever, covered in flaky crap, but now i'm back on my anti candid diet again my skin is clearing up. Now I know that seb derm is a complex desease involving many factors inside the body and i am not rulling out what you have said or that its all down to candida yeast but i do believe that systemic candidia is the key player in the cause of seb derm because the proof is clear that a diet that restricts Sugar improves seb derm. Candida is probably the most dominating strain of yeast/fungus in the body, more so than malazzia because candida can travel in the blood anywhere. So for all those people looking for a way to clear up their seb d then i recommend a no sugar low carb diet, with lots of fresh organic salads, two litres of evian water a day. And a good ozonated coconut oil for the skin. Thats what works for me. Peace
Hello and thank you so much to your detailed explanations.
I started using baking soda and apple cider vinegar seven days ago because of hair, later I learned that it is good for SD either. Then I have included coconut oil, I use daily, but now the only problem that I have looks like an allergic reaction, with symptoms of sore throat, sneezing, sinus, sometimes slightly elevated fever etc. Looks like some viral infections, and then I started taking acetaminophen. Just tell me whether it is a normal reaction or should I stop with this cure?
Thank you again!
Hello and thank you so much to your detailed explanations. I started using baking soda and apple cider vinegar seven days ago because of hair,later I learned that it is good for SD as well. I included coconut oil also, and use it daily, but now the only problem that I have looks like an allergic reaction on coconut oil (but I'm not sure) with symptoms of sore throat, sneezing, sinus, sometimes slightly elevated fever... so it looks like it's a viral infection, and that's why I started taking acetaminophen.
Just tell me whether it is a normal reaction or should I stop this?
Thank you again!
I have used Bicarbonate soda for nearly six months directly on my body diluted with a small amount of water as well as added to the buth but it does neither kill not keep away Malassezia yeast. If it works for some individuals then they are indeed lucky!
I have been buttling this beast for a long time and used many substances both natural ans well as chemical /pharmacy available but so far i can see improvement but cure seems a long way.
My story long and rather severe including photos is detailed in a blog i created recently trying to collate all information which may bring some help both to me as well as to others.
If you have not cured your problem and still seek for information i hope you may find some helpful information there. No selling nor promoting products nor any affiliation with business, just my long experience in all its details.
STOP USING OILS ON SEB DERM ...it literally feeds the bacteria allowing it to grow and spread to other places!!!
Look up on here;
-2stuff slippery elm protocol
-Grizz Iodine and candida/seb derm links
Seb derm is the result of a bigger problem on the inside! I believe it is caused by digestive issues, mainly candida which also causes leaky gut and can lead to seb derm, psoriasis, asthma and eczema and a list of other things. If you want the fastest way to get rid of it I'd say go for the nystatin (read all the posts dvjorge had written on this site about it and how he cured himself from intestinal candidiasis), it does include enemas though so if you want to avoid that then id start the slippery elm protocol which provides quicker results supposedly than other methods. STOP using medicated/prescribed creams and shampoos and switch to Paraben and sulfate free products! Also eliminate all gluten and dairy!
so far the best things to maintain healthy skin despite SD is using Jojoba oil(soothing/fungicide) sunlight(UV rays) and topical pyrithione zinc. it seems that those make the most difference and although im not "cured" it allows me to lead a normal life and have clear skin. also obviously eat healthy, and get enough relaxation time.