Basic Instructions for SmartLotion®
How to Perform A Spot Check
Information on Moisturizing When Applying SmartLotion®
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?"
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?
What Are The Ingredients Inside SmartLotion®?
Where is SmartLotion® Safe To Apply?
Why Does SmartLotion® Contain Fragrance?
Why Does The Hydrocortisone in SmartLotion® Not Cause Side-Effects?
Updated by Stuart Millar
After treating redness scaling and itching from dermatitis or eczema, your child’s face tends to have redness that persists or comes right back.
Dr. Harlan's Recommendations:
Dr. Harlan has found that SmartLotion® often helps redness to resolve sooner rather than later with his patients. However, some children have some redness that they will simply have to outgrow. It’s important to get the opinion and supervision of your dermatologist or pediatric dermatologist. Is the redness caused by irritation from saliva and sleeping face down? These are the most common types of persistent redness that children must outgrow, and Dr. Harlan doesn’t recommend over-treating. He most often recommends that his patients follow the guidelines for moisturizing atopic dermatitis, and also has his patients consider using a protective barrier cream at night called Cavilon®. CeraVe® cream before naps is also important. He allows his patients to use SmartLotion® 2x per day for the first two weeks and then taper to 1x per day for two weeks, then taper to 3x applications per week. He allows his young patients to use SmartLotion® sporadically for a few days 2x per day as needed for flare-ups caused by irritation and reactions to foods.