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
Product Recommendations - Sunscreen and Body Wash
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"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?
Care Plan Subscription Management
Updated by Stuart Millar
After treating redness, scaling, and itching from dermatitis, eczema, or irritation from acne meds, your teen’s face tends to have redness that persists or comes right back.
Dr. Harlan's Recommendations:
Dr. Harlan has found that with his patients, SmartLotion® often helps redness to resolve sooner rather than later. Some teens have some redness that is related to acne or even acne rosacea. Some have a congenital form of flushing and red skin. It’s important to get the opinion and supervision of your dermatologist.
Ask yourself if the redness is related to irritating products. These are the most common types of persistent redness that teens tend to outgrow, and Dr. Harlan doesn’t recommend over-treating. He most often recommends that his patients follow the guidelines for moisturizing atopic dermatitis. HarlanMD's own moisturizer, Perfect Repair™ works great to prevent over drying. He typically recommends that his patients use SmartLotion® 2x per day for the first two weeks and then taper to 1x per day for the next two weeks, then taper to 3x per week after that. He allows his teen patients to use SmartLotion® 1x per day as long as they need it for redness, pain or itching associated with using acne medications. He also allows sporadically using SmartLotion® 2x per day for a few days at a time, as needed, for flare-ups caused by irritation, and reactions to foods.