5 August 2013

Purepotions - Skin Salvation

Many people suffer from dry skin and this is usually combated by moisturising regularly. However some people suffer from eczema. Eczema is also a form of dry skin that can be red, itchy and scaly in mild cases and can weep and bleed if it becomes more severe. 

I have had eczema since I was born, in various places, but most commonly in the crease of my elbow and on the back of my legs. Places where most children tend to get eczema. As I grew up, it came and went, often triggered by hot/cold weather or stress. A couple of years ago it came back, this time on my hands. Last summer my left hand was covered in eczema and no cream, not even super strength steroid cream, could clear it up. It was agony and quite often I had to dress my hand in a bandage to protect it. I searched high and low and tried various creams before I came across this one. 

Purepotions Skin Salvation is a completely natural salve, which means unlike steroid based creams it can be applied multiple times in the day without causing any damage to your skin. This worked really well for me, clearing up my eczema completely. However, I now have a bad bout of eczema on my right hand so have dug this out again! As it is a salve rather than a cream, it has a waxy consistency.

The only down-side for me is that the salve is really oily so leaves your skin sticky for quite a while after you've applied it. But it is fairly understandable as it is replenishing the oils that dry skin lacks. It just takes some adjustment to put it on when you are sitting around and have time to allow it to soak in well. Once it has soaked in, I tend to pat the excess off with a tissue otherwise everything I touch ends up sticky/oily! I also use other creams when I am on the go and don't have time to let this one soak in (look out for one in a post coming soon). 

Purepotions Skin Salvation can be purchased HERE - the pot I have is 30ml and for £7.99 is well worth every penny!

Do you suffer from dry skin or eczema? Are there any creams/salves you've tried that work well?



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