G'day Bull Dancer!
Loved the thread mate.
And I totally agree with the salt method. I have had Seb Derm for 13 years. I have spent most of my career working in the ocean, and during these times I never had flare ups or flaky skin on my face or scalp. I could even drink beer often and eat almost anything with no problems!
Recently I moved back into my home city in Australia and the climate is very dry. My whole face dried out and flaked for weeks as well as being horribly red!
I couldn't leave the house! It was the worst I have ever had the problem.
I tried oil cleansing and a bunch of other things that just made it worse.
Then I read your thread... and I don't know why I hadn't tried using salt before!
I picked up some Himalayan Salt. I just massage it directly onto my face in the shower and leave it on for several minutes. Once get out I wash off with cold water and then I'm done. My skin is totally normal again within days!!
I did try that Aveeno cream, but it actually felt a little itchy. I found this awesome natural cream here in Aus from Hopes Relief. Works a treat.
And on top of that I found a natural Shampoo and Conditioner from MooGoo thats perfect for the scalp.
And to top it off I found a great Sunscreen to use thats natural from Wotnot which contains Zinc Oxide rather than Titanium Dioxide.
I do watch my diet carefully now, exercise regularly and hardly drink alcohol.
Amazing difference all these things make to your skin... But also how good you feel inside. And once you feel good inside and out, you help eliminate another cause of Seb Derm.... Stress!!
Thanks again for posting!!
And good luck to all of you curing your Seb Derm... It is achievable!!