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Caring for Our Sensitive Skin with Aquaphor

Our Skin Issues I have sensitive skin. I also have chronic hives, so my skin is often itchy. Scratching my skin leads quickly to itchy welts, a combination of eczema and hives. When I get a rash, I put hydrocortisone cream on it, followed by Aquaphor Healing Ointment. Grace’s skin is exceptionally sensitive. When she was just six months old, she was diagnosed with eczema, and she’s seen a pediatric dermatologist since. Despite our best efforts, she has, over the years, had many flare-ups requiring treatment. Our first intervention when a red spot shows up? Aquaphor Healing Ointment. Most of … Read more

Seventh Generation Project Laundry Line Challenge: Our Special Laundry Challenge

Grace has exceptionally sensitive skin. When she was less than six months old, she was diagnosed with eczema, and she’s seen a pediatric dermatologist since. For more than a year, we had to slather her with Vaseline twice a day and after every bath, just to prevent her skin from breaking out. We couldn’t use any kind of soap or bubbles in the bathtub. We washed Grace’s body and hair with Dove’s Sensitive Skin bar soap just before plucking her out of the tub because her skin couldn’t handle soaking in soap. We washed Grace’s clothes and bedding in Dreft … Read more