REALISATION #4 – HYDRATE THE SKIN
Most Moisturisers Don’t Work!
Look at your moisturiser and see what the ingredients are?
o on pick it up and tell me if you can read some of those long words!
Chances are Aqua (water) will be fairly high up on most of the lists of moisturisers. There may also be some other nasties like • cetostearyl alcohol • light liquid paraffin • white soft paraffin • sodium citrate (anhydrous) • methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
Most of the moisturisers are incredibly thick and very greasy and feel great when you put them on (if a little greasy and careful with the clothing and oh the sheets will show where you have been too!)…however the simple fact is that they don’t really hydrate the skin, or help to moisturise the skin on a deep level.
A lot of them sit on top of the skins surface, and don’t offer lasting hydration. Which is why you need more straight away …..and feel like a dried up prune if you don’t slap a whole wad of moisturising cream on immediately after a shower or bath!
In Gilly’s Skin Balm I have included a number of ingredients that may help to hydrate the skin, heal the skin and moisturise deeply.
I have had a lot of feedback from customers saying that it is great as it is not too greasy and it really sinks in to the skin.
When you come off a lot of the cheap commercial moisturisers that are high in things like Petroleum, Mineral Oil, Lanolin etc you will find that your skin will be quite thirsty.
At the start you will need to moisturise very very regularly. You are literally feeding your skin and your body from the outside in.
I suggest applying the balm up to 7 times a day to begin with to really maximise the hydration of the skin. As the skin begins to heal you will not need to use it as often.
My hands used to be so dry from years of steroid use. They would crack and bleed and look like a 150 year olds hands. Since I’ve been using Gilly’s Balm I’ve definitely found that the skin is less likely to crack, is much more hydrated and holds the moisture a lot more.
From "My Eczema Journey' download free on www.eczemabalm.com
WHAT ARE YOU ALLERGIC TO?
Gaining information about your Eczema is really important. The first question I often ask people is “Do you know what you are allergic to”.
I’ve been through the whole raft of tests from medical doctors – skin prick testing as well as blood tests. I highly recommend getting these done so you can at least know what your body is over reacting to. My allergies are: Cats, Dogs, Horses, Pollens, Dust-mites, Grasses, I’ve also had hair analysis testing done.
I think this can be fantastic if some of your key allergens are from foods. Even though I’ve never actually been tested for Gluten, I choose to eat very little of it. I feel so much better, have so much more energy and am not nearly as puffy when I don’t eat gluten. To be honest my stomach puffs up like I’m 20 months pregnant if I eat it now! Nowadays it is really easy to find great Gluten Free bread that is a wonderful alternative to normal bread.
For example say to yourself “I am going to go dairy free for two weeks and see if it makes a difference”. There are so many great alternatives out there and wonderful resources to support you with this journey.
I’ve seen amazing results from people who have taken out key allergens from their diets and found it really makes a big difference.
It’s really good to work with a great Naturopath to help you on this leg of the journey.
Excerpt from "My Eczema Journey" Free to download www.eczemabalm.com
My husband has been holding my hand for nearly 20 years. He's held my hand when it was cracked, itchy as all hell and covered with eczema....and he holds it now saying how smooth my hand feels. I will always be grateful to him for being so goddam accepting even when I hated how my skin looked and felt. Eczema is a friggin hard emotional journey.....wherever you are on your journey my heart goes out to you 💖Gilly
"My Eczema Miracle"
A heart-felt love letter to you all....my amazing friends on this journey
Dear Amazing One...I know what it is like to live in a body covered with Eczema. I know the frustration and the desperation of trying yet another 'cream' ...and yet I also know how you will try anything just for a moments respite for this incessant itch.
When you first of all contacted me you were in this state of exasperation over trying to find something that worked for you.
My heart broke when I saw your photos...as I knew exactly that feeling of itching so much your skin bleeds, and feeling so physically uncomfortable you could just about jump out of your skin.
“I cried tears when you wrote about how embarrassed you were to show your skin to your beloved because, like you, I had been there.”
I was humbled, how despite your long journey, you still had hope in your heart and were willing to try ‘another’ balm!
I was so proud of how you accepted responsibility for your own health and made some changes to your diet and your lifestyle to really facilitate your own healing.
I also loved how we worked together with Bach flowers and Soul Coaching on the mind/body connection.
You amazed me with how open you were, and how willing you were to let go of old patterns and behaviours that no longer served you.
It is such a beautiful thing to see you now living so much more happily in your body and feeling so much more empowered about how your beautiful body can come back in to balance given the right environment.
You are my ultimate customer in that you were willing to try something new, take responsibility for your own journey and be open to learning and trying new ways of being.
I love how you are now so happy in your own skin and how that creates a ripple that extends out in to your every day life, your family, your friends and the world
With heart-felt hugs and love forever
Helped Man Working Outside "I received delivery of Gillys Skin balm 2 weeks ago and my friend has used it on the eczema on his hands ever since. THIS PRODUCT IS TRULY AMAZING!! He works outdoors in all kinds of weather and says the protection the balm gives in the rain is awesome and the overall results are second to none. He's a new man (from the wrist down haha). Thank you so much, its made a huge difference, I'm sure he'll be back for more. Naes
Helped Young Boy "Thank you for the cream, it really is helping Nicholas' skin! He's a much happier boy! Sarah
Doesn't Sting and helped me and Grandson "This is the first cream that doesn't sting me! All the redness has settled down, and my little grandson has also been helped. Thank you xxx Vicki
Daughters Skin cleared! "This stuff is amazing! My daughters eczema skin cleared in a couple of days" Madi
Dermatitis on Hands "Gilly's Eczema Balm really is amazing! I can not believe how much the eczema on my hands have cleared up after just 3 days of using it. It was even better after the first night" Paisley
A million times better
I’d like to say a massive thank you and god bless xx I'm 25 and have had major skin issues my whole life. Started with Gilly's Skin balm yesterday and is already a million times better. Gilly's balm is gold and I will forever be a customer of this amazing product. I thank you ever so much for literally saving my life xxxxx Brittany
Even Hubby noticed! "We started to use your balm just a few days ago and super excited to see our baby girl is starting to get relief from her eczema. This are has been red raw for nearly 2 years. Even my hubby has commented that the rash is nearly gone. Love your product !" Jody
When I was 5 the Doctor prescribed me my first hydrocortisone. Every night there was a ritual where Mum would put the cream on. By the age of 11 I had pigmentation from using steroid creams (what they would now term over-use🤔) I can remember the age exactly as I was suddenly so self conscious of the white spots on my legs...😔not helped by having to wear those ridiculously short pants for P.E!!! (think that scarred us all for life😅💖)By my 20's I'd progressed to a stronger ster...oid cream along with a few doses of prednisone thrown in for good measure. Then the steroids stopped working with an irritation occurring more then relief, so I was given stronger creams but told to only use them for short term ....which was hard given I'd had eczema since I was born ...it wasn't exactly a short term issue! 😉I know the desperation of eczema so there is no judgement if you are using steroids as I know how we all want a quick fix and for it just to be "gone!" ....Thankfully I've got off that cycle.....Eczema is a journey on many levels 💖💖💖💖💖 Big Warm Hugs 💖Gilly
Photo Credit: The Flawless Programme
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Today I am grateful for the simple things....being able to have bare arms on a summers day ....not feeling the constant itch....the joy of being able to straighten my fingers without them cracking and bleeding....These are my simple, but such intense moments of gratitude, that I will hold close until the day I die....and the reason why I created Gilly's Skin Balm......So that just one other person may too experience these same moments 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗Gilly
Down on my knees, literally, crying and praying for a miracle for the eczema I had had since birth!
I had tried every thing. Every cream, balm, ointment, supplement and natural therapy known to man!
The frustration was overwhelming. The despair immense.
I was SO OVER IT!
Over having to wear long sleeved tops to cover up the eczema on my arms.
Over the incessant itching from the eczema.
Over the feeling of absolutely nothing working.
Over the feeling of looking like a leper!
Somewhere inside me, I knew that this was the state I had to come to.
I had always said that if I ever found a cream that helped people with eczema, I would let everybody know. I didn't ever think that I would be the one making it though!
Life, however, had a plan for me and within days I was busy formulating the balm. I researched exactly the ingredients that I felt would really combat the dryness, the itching and the infection.
I had several lightning bolt moments where everything came together in quite mind-blowing ways!
This balm has been an answer to my prayer.
My deepest, and most heart-felt wish is that it also soothes your skin and hence your soul.
So much love