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?
HarlanMD Subscription Management
Updated by Stuart Millar
Before using SmartLotion®, you must read this disclaimer.
We recommend reading these general instructions on how to use SmartLotion®: Click here.
Stinging can occur when first applying SmartLotion®. For instructions on how to reduce the stinging, please click here.
Red, itchy areas caused by fluid buildup in the skin that causes swelling. Can cause small rashes in the shape of coins.
Dr. Harlan treats his adult patients for spongiotic dermatitis by first having them apply SmartLotion® 3x per day for up to 4 weeks.
As long as the patient sees improvement during the initial 4 weeks, after 4 weeks he typically recommends tapering down to 2x per day for 2 weeks then to 1x per day for 2 weeks. The rate of tapering should vary based on how quickly the rash is healing.
He will often prescribe a corticosteroid to use with the SmartLotion® program until the rash is clear.
Dr. Harlan also insists that his spongiotic dermatitis patients apply a moisturizer 2x per day minimum. For a list of Dr. Harlan's recommended moisturizers, click here.
Additionally, Dr. Harlan recommends that his spongiotic dermatitis patients apply 15 minutes of UV light or sunshine per day to the affected area.
He says it is critical for his spongiotic dermatitis patients to keep moisturizing 2x per day, even when there is no rash present.
To prevent spongiotic dermatitis from returning, Dr. Harlan instructs his adult patients to apply SmartLotion® 1x per day, or less as needed.
Some patients require intervals of 2x and 1x every other day SmartLotion® applications for complete flare-up control. Some patients require 1 application per day, and some only require 3 applications per week.
This is why long-term safety was so important to Dr. Harlan when he formulated SmartLotion®. For whatever maintenance schedule his patients require, he wanted to ensure that there would be no chance of side effects. Rest assured, SmartLotion® is 100% safe for long term use, as demonstrated in his peer-reviewed safety study.
To read Dr. Harlan's peer-reviewed safety study, please click here.