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Best Baby Care Products Wipes, Creams, Sunscreens

Best Baby Care Products. With so many baby skin care products out there, it can be hard to choose which baby care product to try on your sweet baby’s soft, tender skin. Here’s a list of some of my favorite baby care products for you to consider.

If your baby has food allergies, be sure to read the ingredient list of all baby care products before you buy, each time you buy because manufactures may change their product formulations from time to time.

1. Emily Skin Soothers Diaper Rash Ointment. Best baby care product ever! This ointment is hand’s down (or should that be pants down? LOL) the most effective yet, gentle diaper rash ointment I’ve ever met. We started to use it for our own son when he was about a year and a half old, found it healed his skin so quickly that wondered where this product had been all of his life! The results prompted me to bring the product line into my office to sell to my patients for their babies. The reports I got back from parents were miraculous! They would tell me of babies whose rashes were so bad that the skin was bleeding and peeling off  and for which no other rash product was helping, but that Emily Diaper Soother worked to heal and protect the skin usually over night or only within a few days. They all testify that Emily diaper rash ointment is one of the best baby care products around. Visit www.emilyskinsoothers.com to see before and after photos.

The World’s Best Diaper Ointment.

2. Emily Skin Soothers Ointments for eczema, skin rashes and cradle cap. The Emily Skin Soothers line also has three different types of ointments for a variety of other sensitive skin problems. I love these products because they do not contain any of the Top 8 Food Allergens. Many baby care skin products contain allergens such as milk, nut oils and sesame oil but the creator of Emily has successfully avoided using these products. When nothing else helped to heal my baby son’s eczema, Emily came to the rescue.  Nowadays, he asks for it by name whenever he is itchy, “Momma, I itchy. Can I put on some Emily, pweeze”?

3. Earth’s Best Chlorine Free Baby Wipes. Have you ever felt the stinging sensation of rubbing alcohol on a rash or open cut? OUCH! That is what your baby who has diaper rash or sensitive skin feels when you wipe most alcohol and bleach laden baby wipes onto their little tush. When our son was a little baby, we tried to save money at Costco by buying a name brand “sensitive skin” baby wipe. But when he had a rash or eczema outbreak he would just cry and cry when we’d wipe him. It was due to the chlorine bleach (found in MANY diaper brands as well FYI) and the alcohol in those money saving wipes. These so-called baby skin care products are not so careful about the ingredients and materials that they use. We switched to chlorine free wipes which solved the problem of his stinging baby bottom. We prefer this brand over another leading organic, chlorine free brand because these wipes are larger and of higher quality.

4. Dr. Bronner’s Organic Castille Liquid Baby- Mild Soap. Gentle, organic, fair-trade, unscented, and non-drying. We have yet to find a better baby soap. Our son is four years old and we still use it. I love to use it, too.

5. Mustela Dermo-Pediatrics Stelatopia No Rinse Cleansing Water. We have not tried the entire Mustela baby care product line at home. But I have tried and I recommend the Stelatopia No-rinse Cleansing Water for eczema prone skin because it is non-drying and relieving to irritated, sensitive skin.

6. To find the safest sunscreen for your baby visit The Environmental Working Group’s Safe Sunscreen Database. You can also download the free app for your iPhone.

Do you have a favorite baby care product? Please share it with us in the comments!

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs for Skin Conditions: Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Dermatitis, Dry or Itchy Skin

Young happy woman in warm sweater drinking a cup of hot teaYour skin is one of the most vulnerable organs of your body. Though seldom life threatening, skin disorders can be very uncomfortable and may cause chronic disabilities. In addition, because skin is so visible, skin disorders can lead to psychological stress.

Skin problems, which affect more than 10 million Americans, can be one of the most frustrating and stubborn group of symptoms to successfully treat. Many pharmaceutical solutions offer quick relief but do not provide a lasting solution, and come with risks such as toxic build-up in the body and weakening of other organ systems. More and more people are choosing alternative solutions, which are safer and which address the root cause of the symptom instead of covering it up each time it re-appears.

Q: Is Chinese Medicine effective for treating Skin Disorders?
A: Yes. In fact, dermatology is a recognized specialty in traditional Chinese Medicine. Treatments for skin disorders have beenAcupuncture & Chinese Herbs Skin Conditions Treatment described as early as 1100-221 BC in China. Juliette Aiyana is one of the few Chinese medicine dermatologists in the United States. Read HERE about her treatment program for patients.

Throughout the United States today, many patients are frustrated with stubborn skin conditions that are not satisfactorily treated using Western medications, or they find that results do not last consistently. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs offer a natural solution to improving skin conditions.

Q: What types of skin conditions can Acupuncture , Chinese Herbs and Chinese dietary therapy treat?
A: The most common skin conditions treated are acne, rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, hives/urticaria and dry or itchy skin.

 “I had never had acupuncture before, but when my skin disease Pityriasis rosea lasted longer than 8 weeks, I decided to give Juliette Aiyana, L.Ac., Herbalist a try. I went in with red, itchy, swollen skin patches all over my body, and left three weeks later with my skin looking almost back to perfect. As a 22 year old female, in the summer time, this skin virus was a real downer and Juliette helped me gain my skin, and confidence back. Acupuncture works, and I will definitely be back”. – Jessica   

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs Skin Conditions Treatment

Q: According to Chinese Medicine, what causes skin conditions?
A: In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body is a whole system of interconnected parts. Although skin problems manifest externally, their root causes are often complex, and involve internal imbalances between qi, blood, yin, yang, and different energetic systems of the body. Usually the pathology involves a combination of internal imbalances and external pathological environmental factors.

Internal imbalances include; a weak immune system, digestive disorders, poor diet, unbalanced lifestyle, stress, genetic constitution, and unbalanced emotions. Pathological external environmental factors are often weather related and which invade the body causing symptoms to appear on the skin.

Examples of recognized environmental factors involved in skin conditions are as follows. These aspects of diagnosis are often seen in combination with each other.


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Heat: characterized by appearance of redness, burning or heat sensation, and symptom worsens with alcohol, anger/stress, hot/spicy food, and hot weather.

Wind: characterized by quick onset, and movement of symptoms to different areas of the body, itchiness, and aversion to wind.

Damp: characterized by oozing or weeping conditions, feeling of body heaviness. Dampness can also be an internally generated factor worsened by eating rich, oily or dairy foods.

Dry: characterized by scaly itchy skin which is worse in dry, winter or autumn weather.

Cold: characterized by open sores, purplish color, wet discharge and slow healing, and usually a chronic condition.

Q: How is the imbalance analyzed?

A: Important factors are considered before making each individual diagnosis and treatment plan. Aside from careful inspection of the exterior skin condition, relevant information includes the type of eruption, color, temperature, foods, activities, climates or emotions that affect the symptoms, details about onset, duration and frequency of the problem, along with any other signs in the body including digestion, energy, emotions, sleep, and immune system.

Q: How are skin conditions treated?
A: Each condition for each individual patient is unique, and is treated as such. It is usually very important to use Chinese herbs daily, taken internally along with topically applied liniments, with acupuncture. In addition, dietary changes are often recommended, since metabolism of certain food can contribute to skin conditions. Learn More About Juliette Aiyana’s Dermatology Practice HERE.

An example of how Chinese Medicine would treat eczema is by:

  1. Strengthening the immune system, thereby decreasing sensitivity to external or environmental hazards
  2. Balancing the internal organ systems and treating the internal imbalances that are contributing to or causing eczema
  3. Releasing toxins from the skin, thereby eliminating the itchy, red rash
  4. Building the yin and blood, which help nourish and repair damaged skin
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Common Sites of Eczema in kids and adults


Q: How long does it take to get results?
A: The amount of time it takes for skin conditions to resolve varies depending on duration and severity of the condition. In general, results are sometimes noticed as early as one week into treatment, but often take several months to clear up significantly. This is because it takes longer to balance the body from the inside out, rather than just address the problem topically or temporarily. However, the treatment of the whole body, rather than just the skin, is the key to eliminating the problem and not just covering it up. According to Chinese medicine, when a chronic condition has settled in the skin, it is an indication that the person’s general health has been compromised for quite a long time.

Treating skin conditions with Chinese medicine is well worth the time and patience it requires. A healthy balanced body is significantly less likely to have a recurrence of the skin condition.


Acupuncture Skin Diseases Treatment

Q: Where can I get more information and treatment?
A:  Call 646-504-2251


Juliette Aiyana, L.Ac., Herbalist, Author