Thanks for this article. I'd like to hear from anyone who's been trying this for awhile. I tried it, and right away I found it was impossible to not apply lotion to the area - it became far too dry, flaky, itchy and painful. So, I did a hybrid treatment, where I didn't use soaps or shampoos on my worst area (the face), but then, after treatment with salt, applied aloe and cocoa butter.
Unfortunately, after many months now, this has done nothing to prevent the scaling and itching, so I've been trying to figure out what the root causes could be. Treating the symptom can only do so much - and now it's spreading all over my body.
It seems to me that there must be some sort of imbalance or fungus in my body that is causing the spread of the skin condition. I've read about all sorts of things online, from candida as a cause, to yeast. The fact is, I think there has to be a solution that doesn't involve giving up sugars completely (that would mean all fruit), and yeasts.
If it's a fungus, treating skin isn't going to be enough. Isn't there a natural way to destroy fungus in the body?
I wish I could come across a solid treatment that wasn't temporary or a scam. It's been years now. :(