Everyone always “oohs and aahs” over porcelain skin. What everyone doesn’t always realize is that super fair skin can be a real pain in the you-know-what to take care of. You see, really light skin shows everything. If I have a zit, a rash, a hive– you’ll be able to see it a mile away, along with just about every vein in my body. (Can’t say that isn’t sexy, now can ya?) Prince Charming has the same skin tone. Our kids will be the permanent fixtures under the beach umbrellas someday. Lucky ducks.
So I guess what I’m trying to communicate is, that what for most people is minor skin issue is an S.O.S. for us. I call this #fairpeopleproblems– maybe it will catch on in the Twitter sphere. Prince Charming struggles with bacne. It’s a stubborn case and his light skin does nothing to mask it. I have stocked our shower with every doo-dad and wash promising healing but to no avail.
Between you and I, I think Prince Charming has gluten and lactose intolerances– which he has chosen to ignore. (Giving up that cheese is hard!) But I think one of the ways these intolerances is manifesting is bacne. He also has upper arm chicken skin bumps. Another sign of gluten intolerance. I was kind of stumped about how to help Prince Charming’s skin with his resistance to revamping his diet until I stumbled upon Max Green Alchemy.
Max Green Alchemy is all about solutions for skin, body and hair using natural ingredients. They carry a product called Skin Rescue Shower Gelee that was like a “Eureka!” moment when I read about it. Promising to be both soothing and conditioning, while using safe ingredients like olive oil, aloe vera leaf gel and a variety of essential oils– I thought, “why not?” It’s paraben-free, lanolin-free, and petrochemical-free, as well as vegan. It also happens to have some killer reviews on the site. We really didn’t have much to lose at this point.
I’ll preface this by saying, I really thought this would clear up the chicken skin and that would be it. (Which to be honest, would have been a triumph all by itself.) However, a few weeks went by and Prince Charming was walking around in a towel after getting out of the shower. I looked up and was like, “Whoa.” The bacne was significantly dissipating. About a month and a half in, I’d say 70% of the issue has resolved and the chicken skin is about 60% resolved. These are issues that nothing has been able to really penetrate, mind you. And they just keep getting better with time. We’re tickled. I love that we didn’t have to shell out big bucks to send him to the dermatologist and
have tons of gross chemicals prescribed to temporarily “fix” the problem. Now in the long-term, yes, Prince Charming will have to face the music and investigate those intolerances (by the way, the gelee is gluten-free, I forget to mention that explicitly earlier)– but in the meantime, Max Green Alchemy really did the trick.
Check out their website for more skin, body and hair solutions– including a dandruff shampoo and conditioner!