I truly enjoy getting comments from readers because it’s nice to get feedback on the random shit I toss out there. It’s all part of a “healthy Hollywood lifestyle” — at least in my mind.
Anyways, awhile back a reader commented by thanking me for a fun shower tip. I wanted to recycle the information because it was originally posted in 2007. Yes, I’ve been beating this bitch that long.
3 TIPS TO TREAT BACKNE & RASHES
#1 My dermatologist recommended Head & Shoulders as a body wash. Cheaper than many prescriptions, the active ingredient is Zinc pyrithione, which is used as an antifungal and antibacterial agent. Other medical applications include treatments of psoriasis, eczema, ringworm, fungus, athletes foot, dry skin, atypical dermatitis, tinea, and vitiligo (thanks Wikipedia!)
TO USE: Rub a thin layer over the skin and let it sit for a few minutes. I usually shave or something like that before I rinse. It’s not an immediate improvement, but after a couple treatments the spots begin to diminish.
#2 Another, fairly cheap alternative, is Clearasil’s anti-breakout body wash, which is a salicylic acid based soap. The downside to this product is that some people are hyper-sensitive to salicylic acid and it can dry the skin, so I would not personally use it as a rash treatment.
#3 In cases where the rash is mild, Dr. Travis (from my favorite morning show ‘The Doctors) suggests using a solution of 50% olive oil and 50% honey will naturally soothe the irritated area. This gets rid of itchies but does not medically treat.
“In serious scenarios where there is a sign of an underlying, significant infection, you really do need to talk to your doctor,” Dr. Travis advises.
Without those speckled spots, now you can raise the roof and sweat it out, half-nekkid of course! Par-tay!
Happy Half-Nekkid Thursday!