Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) struck a few years ago, in my late 50’s, affecting my entire forehead and then began to spread to my temples and finally the skin above my ears. At first I had no idea what it was. Online research led me to Skindrone.
As soon as I read the info about honey I tried it and it very quickly halted the spread of SD and within a matter of days calmed the scales and the redness. It’s now 2-3 years later and I’m not cured, but I use honey daily and it keeps my skin looking clear.
My method in a nutshell: ONLY WATER & HONEY are ever used on my SD-affected forehead!
P.M.: wash face with a mild cleanser, but no cleanser on forehead. Rinse with warm water, including lots of warm water to cleanse forehead skin. Lightly pat face dry. With moist fingers scoop a small amount of honey onto a fingertip, sort of mix the honey with water from my fingertips, apply it all over my forehead. It makes a very thin layer of moistened honey.
I then continue with my regular routine of moisturizer on the rest of my face. By then, the honey has dried on my forehead. It feels slightly tacky but is soon dry to the touch.
A.M.: At my advanced age, no morning cleanser needed. I use warm water to clean my face, including the forehead. After the warm water rinse, I again apply the honey to my forehead with damp fingers and then moisturize the rest of my face.
If I skip my honey routine, for instance if I’m sick in bed and all routines are out the window for a few days, the SD doesn’t exactly swoop back in but I can tell it wants to: my forehead starts getting that weird waxy feel. Once I get back to the honey routine, the skin clears up again.
I believe that if I hadn’t come across Skindrone and found out about the honey treatment, my SD would have spread much further than it did and would have been much harder to treat. I’m perfectly fine with continuing to include honey as part of my usual face washing routine; it’s small effort for controlling an awful problem.
<3 *** A million thanks to you Michael!! *** <3