Most of us would try just about anything to get rid of dry winter skin. At only 12 years old, Dr. Schlessinger’s son, Daniel, took it a step further: he invented his very own treatment. FixMySkin Healing Balm with 1% Hydrocortisone works to heal and hydrate dry, itchy skin.
During a particularly harsh Nebraska winter, Daniel, then in seventh grade, was struggling with dry, cracked skin on his hands and cracked skin on fingers, and lotions weren’t helping. One day, he applied a little lip balm to his fingers and knuckles to see if it might make a difference. To his surprise, it did seem to work better than lotion, but his skin still wasn’t completely healed. This sparked his curiosity. Why wouldn’t lip balm work to heal chapped, irritated skin on his hands if it worked so well to cure chapped lips?
Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his son embarked on a five-year journey.
Daniel learned that the skin on the hands and lips is quite different. The outer layer of skin is called the epidermis, and it has a protective covering called the stratum corneum. The stratum corneum on our lips is significantly thinner than on our hands and the rest of our body. While a medicated lip balm can penetrate the thin stratum corneum of the lips with ease to deliver healing properties, it needs to work a little harder to reach beyond the thicker stratum corneum over skin in other areas. The lip balm Daniel applied worked well to hydrate and soothe, but the active ingredients simply weren’t strong enough to completely heal his hands.
From there, the goal was clear. Daniel wanted to develop a balm that was powerful enough to heal both dry skin on hands and the lips. It needed to be non-greasy, easy to apply and it had to taste good, too. Enlisting the help of his father, Dr. Joel Schlessinger, as well as his mother, sister and grandparents, he set out on a five-year journey that would lead to the conception and launch of FixMySkin Healing Balms.
Daniel and Dr. Schlessinger decided early on that they wanted to add hydrocortisone, a highly effective, yet gentle corticosteroid, to the balm. This top dermatologist-recommended ingredient is proven to help relieve insect bites, rashes, allergic reactions, chapped skin, itching, eczema, psoriasis and more, and it’s an excellent all-in-one healer for everyday skin concerns. But settling on the perfect formulation wasn’t easy. The Schlessingers worked over five years to develop 54 different versions of the balm before they had a product that couldn’t be topped.
Learn how to get rid of dry skin with FixMySkin, invented by Dr. Joel Schlessinger.
FixMySkin Healing Balms are formulated with 1% hydrocortisone to help heal damaged skin cells, target inflammation and relieve itch. Shea butter and cocoa butter, two top therapeutic moisturizers, work to soothe, soften and hydrate skin. These proven ingredients come together in an easy-to-use balm stick that can be applied directly to dry, irritated skin. The stick comes in a larger unscented version for the body and smaller unflavored and vanilla varieties for the lips. The balms are compact enough to take with you anywhere and they’re heat-resistant so they’ll never melt in your pocket. They can be applied anywhere to the face, lips and body and they work wonderfully on cracked skin on fingers, cracked knuckles, peeling fingers and rough knees, heels and elbows.
Find out what patients of Dr. Joel Schlessinger say about FixMySkin.
In addition to soothing everyday irritation that occurs from winter dryness, FixMySkin has changed the day-to-day lives of thousands who suffer from eczema and psoriasis, which can worsen in the colder months. One patient says, “This worked wonders on the severe eczema on my hands. This helped to relieve the dry, cracked skin on my hands like no other product I have found!” The stick is kid-friendly as well: “My 5-year-old has eczema and we have spent years trying every hydrocortisone product out there. Our dermatologist told us about FixMySkin . . . Not only does this relieve her itch but it also puts a protective coat on her skin to help heal. I use it on her twice a day and her eczema is now under control.”
FixMySkin is now sold in Walmart and more than 150 physician’s offices around the country. Read more about what patients have to say about the balms here.
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