Basic Instructions for SmartLotion®
How to Perform A Spot Check
Information on Moisturizing When Applying SmartLotion®
PerfectRepair™ Information and Ingredients
Atopic Dermatitis/ Eczema (Adults)
Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis (DSAP)
Flexure Rash, Intertrigo or Flexure Psoriasis
Follicular Inflammation (Shaving Rashes)
Keratosis Pilaris (KP) - Adults
Lichen Planus/ Lichen Simplex Chronicus
Polymorphous Light Eruption -PMLE
Scalp Scaling/ Itching
Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW)
Acne Treatment Irritation (Combination Skin)
Atopic Dermatitis/ Eczema (Teenagers)
Flexure Rash, Intertrigo or Flexure Psoriasis (Teenagers)
Heat-Related Pimples (Teen Folliculitis)
Lip Chapping/ Red Lip Ring
Perioral Dermatitis (Teenagers)
Seborrheic Dermatitis (Teenagers)
Infants & Children
"My child's facial eczema is returning, even when applying SmartLotion® 1x per day"
"My rash has returned" or "I'm experiencing a flare-up"
"SmartLotion® Made My Eczema Worse"
"What should I do if I have thin skin?"
New Skin Irritation Or Seasonal Intolerances
Persistent Redness of the Face (For Teenagers)
Persistent Redness of the Face (For Infants and Children)
Persistent Redness of the Face (for Adults)
SmartLotion® Isn't Helping Enough
Stinging: It's Part of The Healing Process
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can SmartLotion® Be Used As A Moisturizer?
Does SmartLotion® Interact With Any Medications?
How Is SmartLotion® Any Different Than Hydrocortisone Found At The Store?
Is SmartLotion® Cruelty Free and Gluten Free?
What Are The Ingredients Inside SmartLotion® and Perfect Repair™?
Where is SmartLotion® Safe To Apply?
Why Does SmartLotion® Contain Fragrance?
Why Does The Hydrocortisone in SmartLotion® Not Cause Side-Effects?
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Updated by Stuart Millar
In some rare cases, your skin may sting, turn pink, or increase in redness when first applying SmartLotion®. If this happens, please don’t worry. Eczema can make skin extremely sensitive, and the stinging/redness is your extremely sensitive skin starting the healing process.
The stinging/redness will decrease with each day of use, and lasts no more than one week.
Tips to Stop The Sting
Here are Dr. Harlan’s tips to reduce the stinging as your skin heals:
- Apply SmartLotion® only once per day for the first week, until the stinging stops or the application area stops turning red.
- Spritz the area with water before applying the SmartLotion®. This helps to relieve the burning sensation.
- Moisturize the area after spritzing, and before applying SmartLotion®. Regular moisturizing is critical to a successful recovery from eczema.
- Apply SmartLotion® after moisturizing. If the stinging is too intense at first, apply SmartLotion® to the skin around the eczema (but not on it) for the first couple of days. This will help to “ready” the eczema to accept the SmartLotion®.
- Briefly apply ice (up to 2 minutes) to the area afterwards.
If you follow these steps, your skin should stop stinging and/or turning red within a week after first applying SmartLotion®.