The very first thing to do when you get Scabies.

Before you panic,

Before you tear your clothes off and hop in the shower,

Before you start cursing at the person who gave it to you,

Before you start researching the hell out of these weird bugs online (whoops, looks like you already are),

… Before you do anything, CUT YOUR NAILS!

Related: How to Get Rid of Scabies at Home Fast

It is so simple and it can make a real difference in how fast and how far the mites spread.

Why?

Because every time you scratch yourself with long nails you are likely to pick up mites, potentially hundreds, from infected parts of your skin. Then, as you continue to scratch or touch things in your environment you will be spreading those mites all over the place.

So please, cut those nails!

That is all. Please refer to the other posts on this website to get a handle on your infestation before it gets worse.

How to Get Rid of Scabies at Home Fast

5 Early Signs & First Symptoms of a Scabies Infestation

How to Buy Over the Counter Permethrin Cream Online

Scabies: How to scratch your skin without spreading mites

The Scabies itch Guidebook:

So if you really just can’t find a way to control yourself and stop scratching, here is a way to scratch more safely. And by safely I mean limiting the amount of scabies mites you are spreading across your body and in your environment.

Coat your hands (especially under your nails) in essential oils such as clove or tea tree oil before you go to bed, or anytime you have the desire to scratch. Scratch at your leisure and remember keep your fingers oiled up.

This way any scratching will potentially kill mites instead of providing a safe ride for them to other parts of the body.

It will still not be good for your skin, but this method eliminates the potential for spreading the mites further around your body/environment.

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Scabies: 3 Reasons to Avoid scratching Yourself

3 reasons to avoid scratching yourself

The Scabies itch Guidebook:

Here are some reasons to avoid over-itching and damaging your skin.

I know it’s extremely tempting to scratch your skin when you have Scabies. Even that is an understatement, it is RIDICULOUS how much these damn mites make you want to dig into your skin.

Related: How to Get Rid of Scabies at Home Fast

My recommendation is to avoid scratch as much as possible. I know I am going against the grain here by telling you should avoid doing what your body is screaming at you to do – but hear me out.

The 3 reasons are as follows:

1) You will spread the mites, everywhere.

A really big part of eliminating your scabies infestation is containment. You want the mites to stay on/in your skin until your treatments are able to kill them effectively at the source. You don’t want to be spreading the mites all over your house/car/workplace because you will likely reinfect yourself, or even worse infect those around you, which also will likely result in you getting reinfected later on. Not fun.

Every time you scratch your skin you’re likely to pick up mites and dead skin under your nails. Not only will you be spreading the mites across your body, you will be spreading them throughout your environment.

So say you scratch your heavily infested arms; chances are you will get some mites stuck in your fingernails or hand. There they will stay until you scratch yourself somewhere else – say your not so infested ankle – or touch something else in your environment like the door to your car. Now the mites will sit at their new location waiting to be picked up again by their favorite tasty food source (you) or by a new, unsuspecting poor soul.

In addition, with heavy scratching the mites and dead skin can be introduced into the open air. They will either fall directly to the ground and contaminate your carpet/couch, or they will catch a draft and float to who knows where. 

This is tremendously problematic because the mites can live for multiple days without food. This is doubly problematic if they are attached to pieces of dead skin as their lifespan will extend even longer because they have a food source to nibble on (your dead skin cells) for days to come.

2) You will put added stress on your skin.

Having scabies is rough on the skin. I mean bugs living in your skin, slurping your blood and leaving allergenic debris in their wake. Destructive, gross and nightmarish.

When you scratch at your skin you are only burying those issues deeper. You are embedding the scabies and their excrement deeper into the layers of your skin and you run the risk of secondary infection from opening up new wounds.

So while it’s temporarily relieving when you scratch (and I mean very temporary), you are actually just creating more damage and more potential for itching down the road since you will have to deal with skin irritation for longer. This also means you will have a harder time deciphering real scabies from post scabies since you will be guaranteed to continue to feel itchy long after the scabies have been killed off.

3) You will likely only make the itching worse.

I’ve already eluded to this. But yeah, pretty straight forward. The only thing scratching yourself provides is momentary pleasure.

It doesn’t make the itch go away – it actually makes it more intense.

The temporary relief it provides is nice but it also ensures continued long term discomfort. It could even help to spread the infestation.

10 Anti-itch remedies for scabies

10 anti itch remedies for scabies

The Scabies itch Guidebook:

Here is a quick list of remedies to greatly reduce itchiness

1) Shower in cold / luke warm water instead of hot water.

You’re scalding hot showers are likely to make your itch worse. This is because excessively hot water quickly dries out and irritates the skin. If you instead bathe in cold water you will soothe your skin as well as keeping the natural balance of oils (like sebum) intact. Your skin is already suffering.. don’t make it worse.

Related: How to Get Rid of Scabies at Home Fast

If you cannot handle cold water showers then start out warm and gradually decrease the temperature until it is just enough that you can bear it. This is a challenge for people who love their hot showers, so if you are one of those people and are unwilling to go cold, at least consider turning down the temperature a few notches and ending your shower with cold water to cool of the skin.

It seriously helps.

2) Be picky with your soap and detergents. 

Soaps can also strip of your skin of natural oils. Most of the soaps in the store have ingredients that are known skin irritants and often create inflammation and eczema like symptoms. Soaps that have these ingredients include: Dial, Irish Spring, Neutrogena, Axe, Old Spice, Bed Bath & Beyond…

By avoiding the irritants and instead using a soap that will reduce your scabies symptoms you will make you feel much better.


3) Pop an antihistamine. 

Antihistamines block your bodies histamine response to allergens. Since the itch of scabies is caused by your bodies allergic reaction to the mites and their debri taking an antihistamine will temporarily relieve your itch. It is good to take antihistamines before bed if you are really losing sleep because of the condition.

Chlorophen-12 (Amazon link) is a very effective antihistamine and comes in 12 hour extended release tablets.

You could also pick up Benadryl tablets and/or Benadryl skin cream.

4) Try soaking in colloidal oatmeal 

Colloidal oatmeal is simply oats ground into an extremely fine powder. It has properties that comfort the itch very well. When added to bathwater, it creates a milky cloud that stays in the water and doesn’t just sink to the bottom of the bath. Since it is ground so finely it sets into the skin, nourishing it and keeping the itch away.

Run your bath with lukewarm water, and while the tub is filling, add a packet (two to three cups) of colloidal oatmeal under the faucet to help disperse the oatmeal. You may have the urge to take a hot bath, but this will only irritate the skin and remove moisture from your body, so a warm bath is preferable.

Some good ingredients to add to your oatmeal bath are, of course, colloidal oatmeal, then baking soda and coconut oil will add a nice finishing touch to the bath that also really helps out your skin.

Feel free to take upwards of three baths a day. After a long soak, it is good to wash off a bit in cold water to keep your skin nice and cool. 

*Note: Some people have moderate to severe gluten allergies. If this is your case try out a gluten-free option of this oatmeal bath. Here is a link to a gluten free colloidal bath packet.

5) Take an epsom salt bath.

Another great soaking option for the itch is to take an epsom salt bath.

Epsom salts, also called magnesium-sulphate, reduce inflammation, help keep your mineral contents in check (it is important to get enough magnesium, especially if you are taking calcium, as calcium can diminish magnesium amounts in the body.

If you like to take a super hot bath that is okay, as the heat will help the salts to absorb into your skin better, but it could also leave your skin a bit dryer than you’d like. To remedy this be sure to rinse off in cold water after your bath to keep your skin comfortable. 

Feel free to add other ingredients into your bath. Baking soda is always a good option, as well as essential oils like neem oil, jojoba oil, and tee trea oil.

6) Drink lots of water

Pretty straight forward. You are made of water and you need to keep ingesting it so your body stays healthy. This especially holds true for the health of your skin! It’s pretty much guaranteed that if you don’t drink enough water your skin will dry and you will be more itchy. 

I don’t have a specific amount of water that I recommend. That’s because we all have different bodies and require different amounts. Also food plays a role, as some people meet their water requirements more easily by eating water rich foods like fruits.

Just drink enough! Also, carrying a water bottle around makes it 10 times easier.

7) Clean up your diet

Some foods will make people more prone to itchy skin. Issues like psoriasis and dermatitis are often food related, and what you eat could make the difference between skin that is ravaged by itchiness and skin which doesn’t react hardly as much.

Overall you want to avoid foods that contain natural histamines (your body is already creating enough to combat the mites) and foods that you are allergic too.

Here is a list of foods you might want to avoid or cut down on during your scabies infestation because they are high in histamines:

  • Red wine
  • Aged cheese
  • Citrus fruits
  • Fermented foods (sauerkraut, kombucha, yogurt)
  • Bacon (and other cured meats)
  • Seafood
  • Eggs
  • Artificial food colors and preservatives
  • Spices
  • Alcohol
  • Vinegar

Other foods that commonly cause allergic reactions, often involving skin irritation include:

  • Tree Nuts
  • Milk
  • Soy
  • Wheat
  • colorings, additives

8) Wear the right materials.

Clothing matters when it comes to keeping the itch at bay. It’s hard not to become hyper sensitive to what materials affects your skin while you have Scabies. Here I will list some to avoid and some to wear.

Clothing materials to avoid: 

  • New clothes, regardless of materials. They often have additives (ex. formaldehyde) on them to avoid creasing,
  • Latex
  • Wool
  • overly tight clothes

Materials to wear:

  • cotton
  • dye free / perfume free 
  • silk
  • linen
  • Loose clothing

9) Stay cool.

Try to stay away from hot and muggy environments. Sticky and sweaty = itchy. 

Turn on your AC if it’s hot. Take a cool shower if you’re hot. Shed layers if needed. Do what you can to keep your skin at a comfortable temperature at all times.

10) Use Caladryl lotion

Caladryl is very effective itch reducer. You may have encountered it when visiting your grandparents house when you were a kid, as Caladryl has been used for generations to treat all kinds of itchiness. 

Oddly enough, this lotion has lost favor over recent decades. It has been mysteriously pulled from shelves of major suppliers and replaced by larger brand moisturizers.

This is not necessarily a good thing! In fact, it shows that Caladryl is in fact a worthy competitor to anti-itch lotions that the big industries are pushing.

I found this lotion to be the most effective that I tried for scabies. Check out the reviews on Amazon to see the support people give for this stuff!

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Scabies: A guidebook to handling the itch.

Links to the guide below

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Section #1: 10 Anti-itch remedies for Scabies

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Section #2: Scabies: Three Reasons to Avoid Scratching Yourself

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Section #3: How to Itch Your Skin Without Spreading the Mites

How to Buy Over the Counter Permethrin Cream Online

How to buy permethrin cream online

*UPDATE 4/09/2017*

Lately vendors for OTC permethrin cream have been hard to come by.

Right now your best option is to find it here on eBay.

Bear in mind that even though I’ve linked to the quickest shipping vendor on eBay, it’s still coming from London. So if you’re in the USA prepare to wait a week for your shipment. You can always expedite shipping. The good thing about eBay is the permethrin cream comes C-H-E-A-P. You’d be paying a lot more for it elsewhere.

*UPDATE*1/2/17 right now you can also find 5% permethrin cream here on Amazon, but these listings tend to not last long. Also note that the cream on Amazon ships from Sri Lanka so it will take a few weeks to get there. The eBay option will arrive sooner, so I recommend it above the Amazon option.

Related: How to Get Rid of Scabies at Home Fast

After you purchase your cream read below for application information and extra tips for getting things right the first time.

If you don’t want to wait for permethrin cream from eBay you can buy raw supplies locally or from Amazon and mix up your own cream. To make the your own cream in a DIY fashion you will want to mix together some 10% permethrin together with equal parts skin lotion. Simply combine ingredients half and half in a disposable cup using disposable utensils to mix ingredients thoroughly. The resulting product will be a 5% concentrated permethrin cream.

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How to Buy Permethrin Cream Online

I’ll be blunt here. Scabies can make people miserable. You are going through some tough times.

I know this because i’ve been there. I’ve been up all night anxiously itching and worrying about bugs. Afraid to touch others and completely preoccupied by the infection. I never want to be stuck like that again.

For many of us the struggles only becomes worse after we’ve started treating ourselves. 

One big issue many people run into is grossly uninformed doctors that don’t diagnose or treat scabies properly.

The majority of health practitioners simply do not understand the infestation we are dealing with and end up reluctant to diagnose the condition for what it is. With some doctors, no matter how much we tell them about our pain and suffering is due to scabies, they will just brush it off as eczema or allergies.

Or if they do believe us – and we get the medication initially – some of us are still unable to clear the infestation in our first try; especially when we don’t take the necessary precautions.

After one round of treatment your doctor might just assume you are cured and will not budge on the matter. It’s sad to hear about doctors refusing to be convinced that a patient is still infested when they are giving constant pleas for help. 

The doctors just don’t get it. They haven’t been through what you’ve been through. They can’t see that its not always that easy to kill these mites.

This not only bad for us, but for the epidemic of scabies in general – more days of infestation mean more potential to spread the condition. This only creates more misery for ourselves and other people. Knowing I spread scabies to my friends and family was one of the worst feelings ever.

Up until recently it was hard to buy Permethrin Cream online. You’d have to deal with some shady e-commerce website and you didn’t know for sure if you’d get real treatment.

But thankfully, now you’re in luck. 

Amazon vendors have started to carry the same 5% Permethrin cream that the doctors prescribe. Because of this there is no need to go to trudge to the doctors office and pay co-pay bills.

No prescription is necessary. You don’t even have to leave your house.

This is especially helpful for those who:

  • Have a doctor who refuses to believe that you have scabies.
  • Don’t have health insurance to pay the higher costs.
  • Are interested in avoiding the hassle at the doctor’s office.

Take a deep breath, your misery will soon be over.

Below are some links to purchase 5% Permethrin cream from Amazon.com:

You can find it here on Amazon as “scabies dermal cream” or here on eBay.

(Since Amazon likes to crack down on over the counter products on Amazon, the vendor can’t mention 5%permethrin cream in his product listing. The name of the cream and the description may sound unclear, and that’s why. Rest assured that “dermal cream” is prescription quality permethrin cream.)

You can always buy Permethrin spray on Amazon to clean surfaces and liquid permethrin to mix your own cream with. I recommend you use the spray to clean any surfaces that infested people have come in contact with.

You can also buy the raw ingredients to make your own permethrin cream.

You can find that information below.

Investing in Raw Ingredients to Make Your Own Permethrin Cream

Recently, a video was uploaded on YouTube that guides you on how to make your own 5% lotion.

In the video you find out how to mix your own ingredients and make premethrin cream otc yourself. It won’t be just like the pre-made cream (it can often turn out a bit runny), but it should be enough to help cure you!

Making your own Permethrin is best if you have a large family to treat and want to be sure you know exactly what ingredients have gone into your treatment.

If you are treating multiple people it will cost more than $2 like what is said in the video, but overall it could be cheaper to make it yourself. Just follow the guide make sure you get the portions correct.

I would add the video to this post, but the person who made the video has disabled embedding. So here is the direct link to Youtube.

^ Scratch that. The video has been set to private.

Here is how you can make the permethrin mixture on your own:

To make our own lotion we’ll be mixing 10% multi purpose Permethrin cream with a lotion.

So we want 5% permethrin lotion, just like the prescription.

Now to get the correct mixture we just follow these ratios:

(so, equal parts.)

This effectively dilutes the permethrin to 5% while adding lotion, which makes it easily applicable.

Done!

After you have your lotion.

Once you have the medication it is really important that you know how to use it correctly.

For example, you MUST take the necessary precautions to keep the bugs out of your environment so you don’t get re-infested again right after treatment.

The steps to cure yourself with permethrin cream are pretty basic, but the precautions can be easily overlooked.

Basic tips are:

  • Cover your ENTIRE body with the cream. Leave no area untreated. You never know where the bugs are, they could easily be in places that you miss (think webs of toes, under feet, any crevices…) 
  • Let the Permethrin stay on your skin between 8-14 hours. This is the most effective time, if you wash it off too soon it might not kill all of the mites.
  • Makes sure to clean your environment thoroughly. This means changing clothes/sheets after every use and disinfecting often
  • Really consider complementing you’re permethrin treatment with simultaneous doses of Ivermectin.

You can find more information like this in the post How to get rid of Scabies at Home Fast).

And here is a short video I made about the use of Permethrin cream:

How to use the Cream

That’s it for this post on buying permethrin otc. If you need additional advice be sure to check out the rest of the blog.

May you all be cured and heal quickly!

Best of luck.

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Cured of scabies? Let’s get your life back.

This is just a quick post i’m creating to acknowledge the mental turmoil that scabies bring up.

People who haven’t had scabies just can’t understand what it does to a person mentally and physically. We’re in a special club of “survivors”.

You had to suffer through a very isolating and uncomfortable time. But now things can begin to fall back into place. You’ll settle back into a normal lifestyle and slowly forget the nightmare.

If you’re going to let scabies change you, let it change you for the better.

Let it make you stronger.

One thing is for sure, having the mites made us pay closer attention and learn more about our bodies. It also turned us into our own health officials; you are now an expert in the trade of scabie killing, and hopefully a lot healthier for it.

We owe it to ourselves to do a good job of healing our skin and then get ourselves back out into the world again.

Make up for all that lost time.

All of those nights that you were cooped up alone – what where you wishing you could do? What were you missing out on?

Go out and do those things.

Go on a date, go do some dancing, go play twister. Get your body moving and get physical with others. You will quickly realize how much you missed it.

Let this whole experience be something you can look back on and smile about knowing that it made you a stronger person. 

Screw those mites, let’s move on! 

What you need to know about healing your skin after scabies

So you’re cured of the mites. Congratulations. Big win.

Now let’s heal your skin.

This post discusses three paths to skin health. Take what you want out of it.

  1. Direct skin treatments.
  2. Diet & Nutrition.
  3. Supplementation.

1) Direct skin treatments

Firstly, irritants to avoid:

–   Long, hot showers. These irritate, dry out and strip the skin of natural oils (think Sebum). This makes you more itchy and slower to heal.

–   Over washing. A well nourished body maintains its own skin support. Washing too much disturbs the body’s skin maintenance procedures.

–   Stay away from synthetic soap additives! Damaging additives are found in almost all major brands that are producing bathing products. Dial, Proctor & Gamble, herbal essences . . . you name it.

Healthy skin applications:

Cold waterthis is perhaps the best thing you can provide for your skin. Cold water hydrates and closes your pores to promote healing. Limit washing and favor cold water when you do.

Coconut oil – Can’t go wrong here. Coconut is great for the body, inside and out. Apply it wherever you want relief.

Source Naturals skin cream – a great option for sensitive skin, this cream is gentle and contains Contains restorative compounds like DMAE, alpha-lipoic acid, ascorbyl palmitate (C-ester), Coenzyme Q-10, MSM.

Some other great pure oils and topicals that I won’t go in depth on include: Pure Jojoba oil, almond oil, raw cocoa butter and shea butter. All are very beneficial and pure products, no artificial irritants added.

Epsom salt baths – both relaxing and beneficial, epsom salt (Magnesium-Sulphate) provide nutrients and works to soften while helping to draw out contaminants in the skin. I recommend a few baths a week for about 30 minutes each. Use 1/4 cup and be mindful of the effects on your skin – if the water is too hot and too much salt is used dry skin could occur. Follow up the bath with a cold shower to close the pores and better seal in moisture. Best before sleep. Here are the salts I use.

2) Diet & Nutrition

Try eating lots of foods rich in bioavailable nutrients while you heal:

  • seafood
  • meat (pastured, non-hormone)
  • plant and animal fats
  • vegetables
  • tubers. 

Some other foods that are especially good for skin health/regrowth are:

Gelatin 

Gelatin helps grow new skin and build up its elasticity and suppleness. In addition to improving skin health, gelatin also boasts these benefits:

  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Contains essential Amino Acids
  • Aids the digestive tract
  • Is Anti-Inflammatory
  • Regulates hormones
  • Aids in liver function

You can create gelatin in homemade, mineral rich bone broths. Here is a guide on making bone broth. You can also buy gelatin online, I prefer NOW brand Gelatin. It comes powdered and you can mix it into drinks and soups. I started buying the 1lb container but have since opted for the economical 5lb option.

Colostrum

Colostrum is a powerhouse of immune support. This is because its clinically proven to help restore the gastro-intestinal tract. Our gut health is very important for proper skin functioning, and colostrum happens to be one of the better tonics for your gut. The best is sourced from grass-fed cows.

Collagen

Collagen deserves kudos here for skin health as well. Here is a list of benefits. I have noticed most of these in my 4 months now of taking collagen.

  • Reduces inflammation, body pain and joint discomfort
  • Rejuvenates skin tone. Healthy skin retains moisture better and is more elastic and less prone to develop fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles
  • Increases energy and physical endurance
  • Improves recovery time after exercise
  • Supports repair of skeleto-muscular injuries and post surgery recovery
  • Improves muscle tone/strength and joint flexibility
  • Reduces muscle soreness and pain after work out or physical activity
  • Increases nail strength. Stronger nails do not chip
  • Improves hair quality and thickness that gives more youthful appearance

Same as for colostrum, the best source for collagen is from grass-fed cows. Here is a top of the line source.

3) Supplementation

Here are some great supplements for skin health. 

Fermented cod liver oil/ high vitamin butter oil.

A synergistic combination of impressive superfoods – this combo provides extremely bioavailable sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin K2, Vitamin D, and Vitamin A. These are all very important compounds for skin health. Fermented cod liver has been consumed for ages and is well known for it’s effects on the skin and bodily function. Green Pasture’s makes the best product on the market – read the phenomenal reviews.

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)

Vitamin B5 is another skin restoring power house – amazingly effective for acne, but also important for general skin ailments. Pantothenic Acid plays an important role in energy storage and release and provides nutritive support for the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. This is good news for your skin. All of the important nutrients we are taking in to support skin cell regeneration and immune function – this stuff helps it get where it needs to go and makes sure it operates efficiently. 

KAL inc. makes a great B5 product. I take their 1000mg capsules.

Pantothenic acid also is available in a variety of foods, the richest sources being:

  • Organ meats like liver & kidney
  • egg yolk
  • broccoli
  • fish
  • shellfish
  • chicken
  • mushrooms
  • avocado
  • sweet potato

Evening primrose oil

Evening primrose oil contains gamma-lineoic-acid (GLA). GLA fantastic for skin health and is helpful for many other ailments. It’s benefits include:

  • Helping Skin problems (eczema, acne, psoriasis)
  • Aging problems
  • Heart disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Weight control
  • Pain relief (via a compound called phenylalanine)
  • Disease prevention
  • Symptoms of menopause

Evening primrose oil is one of very few sources of GLA – and is the most abundant source known. The gamma-linoleic acid, linoleic acid and other nutrients in this oil are essential for cell structure and improve the elasticity of the skin. NOW Foods is a cheap and trusted source. You will notice a very quick responsiveness from your skin to this supplement, I found it to be very effective.Zinc

Zinc is an important component of healthy skin. It is also required for proper immune system function, as well as for the maintenance of vision, taste, and smell. We need zinc for a huge array of body processes. If you consume the foods I recommended in step #2 then you should have your bases covered on zinc. As a reminder, some zinc rich foods include: oysters, pecans, brazil nuts & egg yolks. You can also choose to supplement it, try to consume at least 15mg of zinc a day.

If you choose to supplement for Zinc I advise buying a Zinc-magnesium-calcium-vitamin D combination supplement. All of these compounds are important for day to day health, including skin health. Magnesium is especially essential!

Probiotics

There has been a lot of buzz in recent years concerning probiotics. With recent advancements in technology we now know that there are over 100 trillion organisms living in our body at any giving moment. The body itself is comprised of roughly 10 trillions cells – that means that for every one cell in your body there are 10 living organisms!

The immune system is predominantly located in the gut – about 75% – this is also where most of the organisms take residence. Did you know that these organisms send direct signals to your body that effect immune responses? If we are unhealthy the gut is largely occupied by pathogens. These pathogens harm our immune system and digestion. For this reason I recommend reconstituting your gut with healthy organisms that benefit our immune system and whole body. I advise anyone to really take the time to read up on and invest in probiotics as a healthy gut leads to healthy skin as well.

Not all probiotics are the same – quality is important as there are varying bacterial species sold and quality assurance is important since they are living organisms.

I recommend products from these companies:

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is highly present in our skin and deficiencies are more rare than you might think though, so I advise supplementing it only if you are not maintaining sufficient intake through diet. One element of vitamin E – tocotrienols – is hard to get, and red palm oil is one of the few choices for a source.

If you do decide to supplement Vitamin E, it is very important you buy the right stuff. Not all supplements are created equal, and the divide is especially relevant for this supplement. Too often vitamin E products are synthetic – which the body absorbs inefficiently. I recommend the supplement Unique E, as it is naturally sourced.

Foods containing sufficient amounts of Vitamin E include:

  • Spinach
  • turnip greens
  • chard
  • sunflower seeds
  • almonds
  • bell peppers
  • asparagus
  • collards
  • kale
  • broccoli
  • brussel sprouts

*Vitamin E is fat soluble, so it is important to eat these foods with plenty of fat to boost absorption.

Conclusion

So there you have some tips for healing. If your skin is looking as bad as mine was some of these tips should be helpful. I hope you heal well, and leave us some info about your recovery in the comments!