Healthy babies

Eczema in babies: How To Treat Them

Eczema in babies is very difficult to handle – for the parents who are taking care of the babies and the babies themselves.  This is very painful and uncomfortable for the babies and parents become stressed, strained, worried and emotional.  The baby gets less sleep which gives the parents less sleep when they try and pacify the baby – hence causing fatigue and exhaustion.  To handle the baby with eczema well, the parents must be aware of how a baby with it must be taken care of.

When babies have eczema they start to get very dry skin called xerosis. If this dry skin is regulated, it will make the experience easier for the baby. The remedy for doing that is to add bath oil in the baby’s bath water and let the baby soak in it for a few minutes a day. There is a misconception that when babies are allowed to soak in their bath water that their skin will get over dry. However, the addition of bath oil, not only prevents this but it also makes it beneficial for the baby’s skin.

When the skin itches, it is a natural reaction to scratch which aggravates it and causes a rash. The baby will naturally tend to scratch. To prevent that, a moisturizing cream like George’s Cream must be applied to baby’s skin after being bathed. It must be done at this time because the skin will be moist and soft which will allow the cream to only work better. Another alternative to prevent the children from scratching their wounds is to cut their nails and to cover their hands. Babies tend to scratch more when they are asleep. These can be socks or even mittens but anything that is soft that will do. If  the baby scratches and it leads to an infection, then a doctor must be called or seen immediately. If not treated, there is a very good chance of infection occurring.

The clothes that the baby is made to wear can make a big difference. Cotton is the best for a baby that has eczema. Also one must remember to cut of tags from new clothes. Wearing undergarments inside out help as the seams don’t irritate the skin. Clothes must be washed using only a mild detergent and must be rinsed well before hanging out to dry so that the detergent completely goes off the clothes. Toys that the baby plays must not be the kind that can scratch the skin and irritate especially sharp ones. Even the otherwise the material they are made from must be smooth and not rough. Healthy babies

Another very important part of the effort is the food that the baby eats. As the baby grows and is given new food, this must be done slowly and one at a time. A mass change of diet can be too fast for the baby’s system. If it is slow, one can evaluate what food the body will react badly to.

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Georges Cream Supports Canada Tourism Commission

George’s Cream Supports Canada Tourism Commission

George’s Cream is so excited and honored to participate in the recent Canadian Swag Bag promotion (Made In Canada products) for the Canada Tourism Commission in Washington, DC and New York City.  We are so pleased to hear that so many people love our brand!

As per Immedia PR, “The feedback from each of the Canadian Tourism Commission partners and journalists were very very positive…In fact – at each event, at least one guest had made reference to Oprah’s Favorite Things – and said it was like getting a bag full of Canada’s favorite things.  We couldn’t agree more.”

See below for a few pictures from the recent events:

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Thank you for Georges Special Dry Skin Cream!!

Such a fantastic testimonial on our George’s Special Dry Skin Cream from Brennan H. in Montreal, Quebec!  We are quite appreciative at receiving the same hence us doing all that we do at George’s Cream so rewarding!

“I just want to express my appreciation for your product.  I am 38 years old and have suffered from eczema my entire life.  While it has decreased with age, I still get the occasional flare up on my hands and arms which can easily be managed with prescription cortisone creams but I would also get it on my eyelids and that was a big problem since I cannot use those creams on my face.  Many of the products I tried did not provide enough moisturizing, were expensive and often caused even more irritation to the area.  I came across George’s Special Dry Skin Cream at Loblaws two years ago and have been using it every day since.  A small amount provides plenty of moisture to my skin without that greasy feeling.  Thank you for making this product available and so affordable!

Your customer for life,

Brennan Huard-Rozeboom

Montreal, Quebec”

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Tips to nourish your dry skin this winter

While we can escape freezing temperatures by hibernating with hot cocoa and a pile of magazines, it’s nearly impossible to hide our skin from the harsh, dry weather. The overall lack of humidity in the air pulls moisture out of the skin quicker very quickly.  In order to remedy this, we’ve gathered some pampering tips for your skin that will leave you feeling like you’ve just stepped out of the spa. Well, almost.

1.Turn it down a notch

If you’re like us, then you love long hot, heavenly showers when the temperatures are less than ideal outside. Although it feels great, the steamy water opens your pores and dehydrates the skin, making this whole dry skin situation much worse. Trade those lengthy showers for shorter ones with warm water. When you get out, pat (don’t rub!) your skin dry and apply lotion when your skin is still slightly damp, which will help to lock in moisture.

2. Choose the right products

For the body:  Many soaps can be very drying because they strip the skin of natural oils. Stick to creamy moisturizing formulas.  As for lotion, use products that have antioxidants and plant-based oils, which will nourish and protect the skin. We recommend a rich body lotion or moisturizing cream like George’s Cream which has shea butter, macadamia seed oil, honey, and vitamin E.

For the face and neck:  Make sure you’re using a gentle, hydrating facial cleanser. A harsh formula may work for your skin during the summer months, but you need a mild one in the winter so that it won’t dry or irritate your skin.  Use a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid, which will help lock-in your skin’s natural moisture and restore lipids.

3. Polish and brighten

Exfoliation is key. It keeps your skin smooth, which helps products to really sink in and work better. It’s normal for skin to regenerate by shedding old, dead skin cells, but sometimes it needs a little help in this department. If dead skin cells aren’t sloughed off, then thick, dry skin can form. Prevent this from happening by exfoliating once or twice a week, but be gentle! Too much exfoliation can aggravate your skin and can make the situation worse. For your body, pick up a pair of exfoliating gloves, which can be used with your body wash, and get to work! It’s literally the greatest thing ever.

4. Treat yourself

Applying a hydrating mask once or twice a week which will work wonders in the skin-repairing department. Or, channel your inner Martha Stewart and make your own.  For super soft and hydrated skin, just combine 1/2 ripe avocado, one teaspoon of plain yogurt and 1/2 teaspoon of honey. (You can also use this on your hair)

5. Don’t forget the lips

A simple lip balm with spf will work wonders, ensure you apply it daily.

6. Up the ante

Make sure you’re drinking at least eight to 10 glasses of water a day. We’re told this all the time because it’s good for overall health, but staying hydrated packs a huge punch in the form of skincare benefits. Also, incorporating omega-3 fatty acids into your diet will help enable your skin to retain it’s own moisture. Eat a lot of salmon or take the easy route by taking a fish oil supplement daily. Unless you happen to really enjoy salmon, in which case, be our guest.

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Canadian Liver Foundation

George’s Cream Sponsors the Canadian Liver Foundation

George’s Cream is a proud sponsor of various liver clinics across Canada – Canadian Liver Foundation. We have donated our 30gm purse/trial product to inform their patients of George’s benefits and included the 450 gm to be given to the less fortunate ones.
Learn more about this organization dedicated to liver health and to eliminating the over 100 forms of liver disease by visiting the website at http://www.liver.ca/
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George’s Cream Sponsors Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy Red Deer for Canadian Diabetes Association Expo

TUESDAY, MARCH 18th!! George’s Cream is the proud sponsor of Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy Red Deer‘s participation in the 2013 diabetic trade and expo for the Canadian Diabetes Association. They will be hosting a booth and a part of their display and education will be on foot care in diabetes and George’s Cream.

We also supported last year’s event with over 600 attendees. Come out and support if you can. For more details, please visit: http://www.diabetes.ca/get-involved/events/red-deer-diabetes-expo-trade-show/ Canadian Diabetes AssociationFollow George’s Cream on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube today!

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George’s Testimonial – My marvellous hand

Hi George
I’ve always had some eczema on my left hand and this year it covered my hand. The skin was so tight it hurt to make a fist. It looked so awful I would try to hide it at meetings.
While in Maui, the humidity made it go away. But it roared back almost as soon as we deplaned back in Calgary.
Then my wife reminded me of slathering your cream on at night and covering it with a cotton glove. Last night was the third night I did the glove thing and this morning I have matching hands. They both look healthy.
Your cream works as well as Maui does. For a fraction of the cost. (Though Maui was way more fun. )
Cheers
George 2

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George and his two granddaughters sledding in Sylvan Lake Alberta

George and his two lovely grandchildren, Paige and Sarah promoting George’s Special Dry Skin Cream and having a blast with their new ski doo in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. 

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Dont Scratch! Try these tips when you get the urge to scratch from eczema

The urge to scratch for eczema sufferers may be like an oasis beckoning a desert wanderer.  It can be very challenging to avoid.  Of course, you know that scratching is bad for you and will only make the eczema worse but you might not be sure what to do.  Consider the following helpful strategies.

Keep the areas with eczema covered

If the eczema is on the back of the knees, which is a common spot, you can wear pants to cover them.  Wherever it is you can keep clothing on top of it.  This will make it more difficult to scratch.

Cut your nails

One way to help avoid scratching is to take away the nails that allow you to do it.  Cut your nails as low as they can go so that you will not be able to effectively scratch the eczema.

Do something else when you get the urge to scratch

When you feel the urge to scratch then try to occupy yourself with something else.  It might be about occupying your hands.  For instance, you can sew or type on the computer.  Try to think about something else as well.  The urge will often get better if you can distract yourself.

Wear gloves

Some people wear gloves to help avoid scratching.  This might serve a dual purpose if the eczema is on your hands because you will not be able to scratch it with your gloved nails and you can’t get to it.

Reward yourself for not scratching

You might want to reward yourself when you successfully resist this urge.  You can give yourself a special treat for instance if you go a whole day.  You can even have a buddy to keep track of it with you.

Consider medicine

Different medications such as Cortisone creams can often help with this.  If it is bad the dermatologist can prescribe something as well. A word of caution: these are usually not meant to be used continuously without break. They can thin the skin and cause other problems.  Make sure that you use them correctly and with the doctor’s advice.  Do not use it for longer than recommended.

Lotions and Creams

A lot of people find that lotions can help with the dryness and the eczema itself.  It might help you feel less itchy.  Try Georges Cream Special Dry Skin Cream or Light Moisturizing Lotion today. It works!

Georges Cream Special Dry Skin Cream and Georges Cream Light Mositurizing LotionEczema can be very uncomfortable but it is important to do all you can to avoid scratching.  Use the above techniques to help you with this.  Share below any additional tips you’ve found to be useful in stopping the urge to scratch from eczema.

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