So, yeah, I went to the dermatologist on last Thursday or Friday, and got a combination treatment of a topical steroid cream and an anti-fungal topical cream and an oral antibiotic, and the flakes and the itching and the redness is now basically all gone. So, yeah, I wanted to be all natural or whatever, but honestly? If it takes a stupid prescription-strength cream, then I’ll do it.
Also, I went ahead and got two new, different soaps from Chagrin Valley, because not being able to use anything but Cerave has led me to the realization that my skin isn’t actually all that blemish-y or oily. So, I got a goat milk, honey and oatmeal soap and a carrot and honey soap to use on my face. The goat milk one is for when my skin is feeling sensitive and dry, and the carrot one is for when I’m feeling a bit more oily and blemish-y.
I also went ahead and got a whipped shea butter moisturizer, which is purportedly good for eczema (which covers seb derm) and will be MILES easier to use than the very hard, plain shea butter I’ve been using.