Dry skin is a common condition often caused by aging, eczema, thyroid conditions, frequent hand washing, cooler weather, and living in drier climates. Another cause of dry itchy skin is laundry detergent residue. A Japanese study found that washing underclothes with common laundry detergent was an irritating factor in winter atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema.
MelaPower 6X Laundry Detergent does not use caustic alkaline ingredients, or salts that build up on clothing. Its gentle, pH balanced formula loosens and suspends soil so that it is rinsed away instead of being re-deposited on clothing.
It was once believed that food allergies caused eczema. Now it is understood that babies who develop eczema have an inherited skin barrier defect that allows food allergens and other irritants to pass through their irritated skin. Many times children will outgrow eczema, but later develop food allergies. For more information please read this article by the National Eczema Association. Parents are advised to moisturize their baby's skin.
The book Melaleuca - A Legacy of Wellness explains some reasons why Renew Lotion is so amazing. Scientist formulated patented Renew Intensive Skin Therapy Lotion with a combination of moisturizers in a way that never before had been accomplished. Food-grade glycerin, made from high-quality palm oil, attracts moisture to the skin, absorbing into the skin and helping skin heal itself. Highly purified pharmaceutical-grade petrolatum acts as a protective barrier on top of the skin, protecting skin from exposure and repelling water. Allantoin, found naturally in the comfrey plant contributes to this amazing formula by helping to add moisture and protect from moisture loss.
Two independent, double-blind clinical studies have determined that Renew quickly improves dry skin, and improves the severely dry skin symptoms associated with eczema. Renew users with eczema-prone skin had improved skin hydration and significant improvements in the reduction of redness, itching, flaking and scaling.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide lists Renew as a solution for over 40 conditions. It also recommends applying MelaGel to cracked or infected areas. When hand chapping has begun apply Renew every 4 hours until normal skin moisture is restored. The Renew family includes three additional products to help fight dryness caused by overwashing hands, and dryness due to bathing. First we have moisture-retaining Renew Hand Wash. Second, Renew Body Wash helps keep skin from drying out when in the bath or shower. Third, Renew Bath Oil can turn a bath into an "ah, feels so good" bath therapy.
~ Richard M Barry
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide
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The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.
I have had eczema on my hands for about ten years. After visits to many dermatologists and prescriptions for many crémes, the only thing that controlled the eczema was a regimen of soaking, applying a gel, and covering with gloves until my skin absorbed everything. Being a busy mom, I rarely took the time to "mess around" with that. So I lived with the itch and ugly rash. Then my sister introduced me to Renew Lotion. All I have to do is apply the lotion after showering and once more during the day. I've been doing this for about two years now, and the only thing left of eczema is a slight patch of dry skin every now and then. Thank you Melaleuca!
My daughter will be a year old at the end of October. I became a Melaleuca customer at the beginning of the year. Before ever purchasing Renew Lotion, my poor baby girl would get horrible diaper rashes. After using the lotion on her after a bath one night while she had one of these bad rashes, she woke up the next morning and the rash was all but gone. It was incredible! After looking into all of the other skin issues Renew helps with, I bought a bottle for my friend to try out on her daughter's eczema. I'm proud to say my friend has been a customer of mine ever since then. Renew is definitely a miracle in a bottle! Thanks Melaleuca!!
One of my daughters had developed a horrible eczema patch on her back, right along the bra line so it was constantly being further irritated. We had tried the prescriptions we had on hand to no avail. It measured at least 6"x 8" and was cracked, bleeding, raw, dry, scaly, essentially the worst of the worst. We were planning to see the dermatologist again in a few days. Our Value Pack arrived in the late afternoon. We decided to use the Renew at bedtime. Experience with other new products told us to prepare for some stinging and a period of being uncomfortable at best. So after she was ready for bed we applied Renew to this huge eczema patch on her back. At first she asked me if I was putting it on yet. Why? Because it wasn't stinging, at all! It actually made her skin feel better! So I applied it to the entire area. It never stung! She woke up the next morning asking me right away to check her back. As I looked, I asked her why she was so concerned. She told me it didn't itch at all and didn't seem dry either. It wasn't dry. The area had begun a remarkable recovery! The cracks and bleeding were all gone! The scaly areas were gone! Gone too were the bright red areas! There was still some redness, but much less. There were still many areas raised up and inflamed, but much less. So we applied Renew again as she was dressing for the day. She went through the entire day without it bothering her at all! We continued applying Renew twice a day for the next two weeks or so until there was no hint of any eczema. Better than ever before, this time there was no "thick skin" or "leathered skin" where the eczema had been. The skin was so well healed that you could not tell there was ever any kind of problem with it!
I love my Renew Lotion. When I joined earlier this year, I received my first bottle and started using it as a body lotion. I had been to the doctor with a fungus on my feet that was working its way up my legs. After just one week, my legs are clear. I then added the Tea Tree oil and Dermatin. Now after several months, my feet are clear. Just waiting on one of the toe nails to totally clear up with the use of the Melaleuca products. My foot doctor has been amazed at how fast it has cleared up with natural products. I was told that for the toe nails to clear up they would have to fall off - that has not been the case. By the way, I had tried prescription medications but I had very adverse reactions to every medication that was tried and had been told that I would have to live with the fungus. But not with Melaleuca. Thanks!
I have been a Melaleuca customer for 2 years now and I just wanted healthier products in my home. Recently I became quite ill with repeat staph infections, and I was taking oral medications followed by IV medication at the hospital to stop the infection for good. Overall I was taking antibiotics for 3 months, my immune system was shattered, and I developed a terrible rash on my legs and left arm. The doctors called it contact dermatitis. They were writing me a script for a steroid cream, and I was to see a dermatologist in 3 days. I smiled to myself and knew I would not buy the cream or see the dermatologist. I went home, consulted my Melaleuca Wellness Guide, and started treating myself. Within 3 hours there was improvements to my skin, and within 4 days it was completely gone. I am so grateful to have this product range in my home. Thank you Melaleuca.
My husband suffers from chronic jock itch. He has tried all of the over-the-counter meds available with no benefit. Several months ago, I suggested that he try Renew. From his first application, he has been a believer! What a difference it has made! I always keep extra on hand, knowing he will want more when he runs out. This summer was an extra-special challenge with a road trip of more than 4,000 miles. He complained that the Renew wasn't quite handling the job. I suggested using the Renew, and then layering a top coat with MelaGel. (I'm so glad I travel with these and other Melaleuca products!) He had no more complaints, and we completed our road trip safe and sound. So many thanks to Melaleuca and RM Barry for the wonderful products, and the wonderful promotion of the products!
I am very pleased to share my Renew story. When I joined Melaleuca almost a year ago, I was very skeptical about this product because I had worked in a dermatologist office for some time, and was used to all the products that the doctors recommended to our patients. My son is 10 years old and suffered from peeling skin on his hands and feet. I was told it was eczema and tried several creams and lotions applied at night. Some of them worked for a little while, but the eczema always came back. I was told about Renew from my enroller and I thought it couldn't hurt to give it a try, although to be very honest, I thought it would join all the other products we tried previously. I am happy to report that Renew surpassed all the other lotions! We tried it for a week and have not gone back to the other products since. My son is thrilled with the scent as some of the others had "old lady" or "weird and strong" smells making it difficult to convince him to use it daily. I am also a convert to Renew as I like the fact that it is non-greasy and the pleasant smell is easy to use all over my body. The true test was when my husband had a nagging dry patch on his elbow and I recommended Renew. He tried it, also with some resistance saying it will not work. We are happy to report the dry patch is gone and one more family member has converted. Thanks Melaleuca for making a wonderful product that saved us from a future of trials, and waiting for that miracle product! My son also sends his thanks as he is grateful for no more nights of arguments about application. We love this product, will not use anything else, and have recommended it to all our relatives and friends, especially those in the medical fields.
My husband, Mike, has psoriasis on both elbows; or rather he did. My friend Brenda introduced me to Renew, and I got Mike to try it. No more excoriated elbows. The scabs are gone, the itchiness is gone, and what remains is normal looking skin. Twice a day application, with much persuasion by me, and now Mike is happy with the healthy skin. Renew is a big part of our lifestyle, as well as other Melaleuca products. Thank you Brenda and Melaleuca.
Renew lotion is the product that sold us on Melaleuca. We live in Saskatchewan, Canada, where the winters are harsh. For weeks at a time the temperature can be as cold as 40 below. And when it is that cold my fingers would get dry and crack. Renew has solved that problem for me. Also my daughter wouldn't be without Renew to help her with eczema on her fingers. Renew does not have parabens in it, and it is hard to find a lotion that does not have parabens. Thank you Melaleuca.