Seborrheic Dermatitis

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Sep 11, 2012

Andrea B.

I have a skin condition called Seborrheic Dermatitis and it appears on my face (hairline, nose and cheeks) It leaves big red oozy patches and flaky, dry looking skin. I try to manage it with ketoconazole shampoo (which has worked the best for me, IMO) but I still have patches on my skin.

When I wear makeup, which I have to to cover all the affected areas, it ends up looked caked up and/or doesn't really cover well or last very long. Is there a good foundation out there that is tougher than your average stuff to cover this up? I haven't been wearing makeup as often lately, but when I do, I want it to look good because that usually means I am dressing up.

Also, anybody out there have a good skin regimen to try? As of now, all I use it is the Ketaconazole shampoo to try and maintain. I don't know what kind of lotion I should be using, if I should use a toner, etc. My dermatologist was not helpful with that at all..

Sep 11, 2012

Kelly G.

Dermatologists aren't really helpful with skincare I've noticed.
For a lotion, try Atopalm MLE cream (you can get it at skinstore.com). It was developed in Korea as a treatment for atopic dermatitis. It has lipids, ceramides, and cholesterol (the three fats in your skin) and over time will help to rebuild your skins barrier, making it less reactive.
I would skip toner if I were you. I know the temptation to clean your face with alcohol, but that's just going to increase inflammation.
For makeup, try dermablend. It was specifically developed to cover skin conditions like vitiligo.
Good luck!!!! 

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