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?"
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?
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?
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Updated by Stuart Millar
Always consult your dermatologist for diagnosis, supervision and treatment.
If your dermatologist has prescribed you a treatment for your dermatitis, do not stop treatment and replace it with SmartLotion®.
SmartLotion® works well when combined with prescription solutions, and doesn't have any negative drug interactions.
Always apply SmartLotion® as a thin, disappearing layer. You will find that a small amount can cover a large area.
For open wounds: apply SmartLotion® around the wound, but not in. You can safely apply moisturizer to the wound.
Generally speaking, facial skin is thinner and needs less applications for both recovery and prevention than the rest of your body. Limit facial applications of SmartLotion® to no more than 2x per day for 2 weeks and body applications of SmartLotion® to no more than 4x per day for 4 weeks.
After up to 2 weeks of 2x per day applications on the face and other sensitive skin areas, SmartLotion® is safe to apply indefinitely as a preventative when applied 1x per day, although often less is required.
After up to 4 weeks of 4x per day applications on the body and other "less sensitive" skin areas, SmartLotion® is safe to apply indefinitely as a preventative 2x per day, although often less is required.
For many forms of dermatitis, notably atopic dermatitis, Dr. Harlan says that his patients must moisturize at a minimum of 2x per day - whether a rash is present or not.
For Dr. Harlan's list of recommended moisturizers, click here.
For more information on how to apply moisturizers with SmartLotion®, click here.
Some patients with acute sensitivity or extreme dermatitis can experience stinging, flaking skin that turns red when first applying SmartLotion®. Most of the time, this is temporary and reduces over time as the skin heals. For instructions on how to manage this, please click here.