Katie’s Story: How CortiBalm Saved my Eyes

Thanks to our friend Katie M. in Chicago, Illinois for allowing us to share her story:

Dear Dr. Dan,

I have long suffered from pet allergies. This past winter the allergies went from bad to worse. One of my eyes, for some unknown reason, had begun to water CONSTANTLY, causing me to rub and wipe my eye all day long. My makeup would run and I was frustrated with the irritation. Eventually, the top and bottom eyelid developed severe dry patches that were incredibly unsightly. Trying to combat this, I used tweezers to peel off the flakes of skin and I was applying and re-applying moisturizer about every hour or so (had to keep redoing it as my eye was still watering like crazy). Additionally, I was popping antihistamines daily.

This went on for about 2 months. I tried every type of moisturizing product I could get my hands on, but the patches got worse and my eyelids were now swelling up. The bottom eyelid felt hardened and scarred due to the beating it took. No amount of concealer could hide the hideousness! I had to stop wearing makeup altogether, and walk around looking and feeling ugly and ashamed of my appearance. I even avoided going out with my friends and doing other social activities.

One day, I asked my boyfriend’s roommate (who is studying to become an aesthetician) her opinion on what was up with my eyelids and what else I could try to fix it. She gave me a small sample of your CortiBalm™ to try. I did not think much of it, honestly. I didn’t think a cure was possible! I put it on and went to sleep. The next morning, I saw a HUGE improvement! The swelling had gone way down! Over the next couple of days I continued to use the balm and now my eyelid is almost back to normal. And, somehow, my eye has also stopped watering! I know that in a day or two I’ll be looking like my old self again. THANK YOU SO MUCH for saving me from this awful experience!! I’ll be purchasing some of that balm ASAP so that I know I’ll have the remedy for any future skin issues.

Katie M.
Chicago, IL

True Stories: Mosquito Allergies

This month’s true story comes from Cecilia Henson, who has long suffered from allergic reactions to mosquito bites.

Hi, my name is Cecilia Henson and this message is regarding the Dr. Dan’s Anti-itch Stick and how it has helped me immensely these last few days. I was relaxing in the backyard with my friend, Danny Devries, when I abruptly started to itch my leg and I immediately knew I had been bit by a mosquito. Being allergic to them, I suffer all summer long with tennis ball sized swells on my legs that are consistently itching for days. Normally, I take a Benadryl and rub cortisone cream on the bumps almost hourly while resisting the urge to itch. So, I asked Danny if he had any cortisone that I could use and, surprisingly enough, he gave me the Anti-itch Stick. Never having heard of Dr. Dan’s products before, I was skeptical but very relieved and desperate at the same time. I rubbed the Anti- itch stick on all three mosquito bites and it worked instantly, alleviating both the itch and the swelling. I was in complete disbelief! Nothing has ever worked this well. I will always continue to purchase Dr. Dan’s from now on and recommend it to everyone I know.

Got a true story of your own? We’d love to hear it! Leave it in the comments, or send us an email at info@drdanslipbalm.com.

It’s your day in the sun, don’t let sunburn ruin it!

Check out the Dr. Dan’s difference: we applied Dr. Dan’s NEW SunStick SPF30 to one half of this leg, and a leading competitor’s SPF to the other. Dr. Dan’s kept the skin healthy and protected, while the leading competitor left the skin burnt and blistered.

Try it for yourself, check out Dr. Dan’s NEW SunStick SPF30 at http://www.drdanslipbalm.com/Dr-Dans-Sunstick-SPF30

True Stories: Lip Licking

Just as adults have chapped lips, children can also have problems with dry, painful lips. We have all seen children with the red ring around their lips. That red ring comes from children repeatedly licking their lips. In an effort to keep their lips moist, they lick them over and over. This tends to make the problem worse by producing a red, dry, painful ring around their lips. No matter what you try, it just doesn’t seem to go away including Vaseline and regular lip balms.

lip-licking-beforebefore CortiBalm

lip-licking-afterafter CortiBalm

The patient seen here no longer suffers from a red ring thanks to CortiBalm. With Dr. Dan’s CortiBalm, those red lips were gone in just 2 to 3 days. Within 24 hours, CortiBalm begins to relieve the pain, itching and redness, reducing the need to repeatedly lick your lips. Then CortiBalm keeps on working to help moisten and heal the skin, solving the problem of the red ring from lip licking.

True Stories: Safe & Effective at Any Age

Today’s true story is from a real patient of Dr. Dan’s who has suffered painful lips due to Psoriasis his entire life – all eight years of it! After just one week of using CortiBalm, his lips have already shown marked improvement.

No matter your age or how long you’ve been suffering, you too can have relief with Dr. Dan’s CortiBalm!

Protecting Your Skin from the Sun

This week we’d love to share some tips for protecting your skin from the sun from our friends at Basil Magazine. They know that Dr. Dan’s Sunblock SPF30 is the best way to protect your lips, and you can check out their review here.

“It’s summer and there is nothing better than fun in the sun! There are tons of outdoor activities such as baseball games, amusement parks, camping, hiking, BBQ’s and a host of other activities. While you’re having fun this season, make sure that you protect your skin from the sun as the sun’s drying rays can prematurely age the skin and lead to wrinkles. Use your sunscreen!

Everyone needs sunscreen to protect their skin from damaging UV rays from the sun and sunburn. Using sunscreen products decreases the chances for sunburn and can prevent skin cancer or malignant melanoma. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2009, more than 1 million people were expected to be diagnosed with skin cancer and research studies link skin cancer with sun exposure on unprotected skin.

Sunscreens are products combining several ingredients that help prevent the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two types of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB, damage the skin, age it prematurely, and increase your risk of skin cancer.

UVB is the chief culprit behind sunburn, while UVA rays, which penetrate the skin more deeply, are associated with wrinkling, leathering, sagging, and other light-induced effects of aging. They also exacerbate the carcinogenic effects of UVB rays, and increasingly are being seen as a cause of skin cancer on their own. Sunscreens vary in their ability to protect against UVA and UVB.

What Is SPF?

Most sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher do an excellent job of protecting against UVB. SPF — or Sun Protection Factor — is a measure of a sunscreen’s ability to prevent UVB from damaging the skin. Here’s how it works: If it takes 20 minutes for your unprotected skin to start turning red, using an SPF 15 sunscreen theoretically prevents reddening 15 times longer — about five hours.

Another way to look at it is in terms of percentages: SPF 15 filters out approximately 93 percent of all incoming UVB rays. SPF 30 keeps out 97 percent and SPF 50 keeps out 98 percent. They may seem like negligible differences, but if you are light-sensitive, or have a history of skin cancer, those extra percentages will make a difference. And as you can see, no sunscreen can block all UV rays.

But there are problems with the SPF model: First, no sunscreen, regardless of strength, should be expected to stay effective longer than two hours without reapplication. Second, “reddening” of the skin is a reaction to UVB rays alone and tells you little about what UVA damage you may be getting. Plenty of damage can be done without the red flag of sunburn being raised.

Sunburn

Your skin responds to excessive sun exposure by turning red, becoming hot, and slightly painful to the touch. Severe sunburns cause skin blistering and peeling. The sun’s rays have two types of harmful UV rays–UVA and UVB. UVA rays penetrate your skin more deeply than UVB and are the cause of premature skin aging. UVB rays are the primary sun burning agent.

Don’t forget the Children

Children are at particular risk because they forget to reapply as often as needed when they are busy playing. Beach and lake vacations present special challenges for parents to monitor sunscreen coverage on children because water enhances the effect of radiation. According to a recent study discussed in Science Daily, 7-year-old children who vacationed at the beach had a 5 percent increase in skin moles–a major risk factor in malignant melanoma.

For this month, I wanted to include some of my picks for protecting yourself from the sun. So, if you don’t use anything to protect yourself from the sun, consider these options below. Also, if you already use sunscreens, here are a few more to try as they are all natural products. I’ve also included a few lip balms. Whatever you do, be sure to use something!

Thanks,

Illani, Your Green Beauty Girl”

True Story: Bugged No More in Florida

This week’s story comes from Florida, where summertime means heat, humidity, and bugs. Thankfully, our new Advanced Anti-Itch Stick is just with the doctor ordered!

Living in Florida we have tons of insects and issues with bug bites. From mosquitos, sand fleas, fire ants, and even the occasional random spider bite we get a few bug bites! Your new Anti-itch Stick has been put through the test in my family. We have tried it on every type of insect bite you can think of – it relieves the swelling within hours and takes away the itch and irritation almost immediately.

The most amazing part is that after being bit by what we think was a spider, my Mom’s calf had an area the size of a soft ball that was swollen and red. We applied the anti-itch to the affected area and within three hours the swelling had gone down and the red was only about the size of a quarter. After one more application the bite was the size of a pencil eraser. Very effective product – We love this product and can’t wait to try the others and hope to see more products to come from you all. We have confidence every product you make will be very effective and affordable.

Being bugged no more – Florida

Split Lips: Before and After

Here’s another example of how effectively Dr. Dan’s CortiBalm works to heal the most difficult lip issues. Split lips can be extremely painful, and thanks to Dr. Dan’s, this customer achieved dramatic relief in just 48 hours. If it works this well for split lips, imagine how well it can work for you. Thanks to G. Slayback for the pictures; as always, Dr. Dan’s is happy we could help!