bedrock balm has been a magical healing salve for my stubborn perioral dermatitis! so happy i found this product, could not recommend it more — calming, easy on the skin, and truly lives up to the stated benefits, and quickly 😌
tl;dr This stuff is awesome. Thank goodness for Bedrock Balm.
It lasts much longer than I expected for such a seemingly small amount - this makes the price feel way worth it to me!!
Below I talk about how the magic Balm fits into the overall skin journey I've been on:
I've had eczema my whole life, and always been told by doctors that this is a chronic condition that can only be managed, and that I need to constantly take topical steroids, and probably topical NSAIDs (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). I do not like this ending for myself, and so I've been working with a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) to try to heal from the inside out. I've really changed my diet (no sugar, no refined carbs, no seed oils, no ultra-processed food, eat protein and vegetables, and practice intermittent fasting, among other things) and lifestyle, which has helped change my skin - I no longer get acne and my face has started to become clearer overall. However, there's a still long way to go, and the parts of my body that have always had eczema haven't been able to fully heal yet. Don't worry, I'm getting to the Bedrock Balm part, I promise.
My hands in particular were pretty much constantly irritated, and what's worse is that they're itchy, so I scratch, and it becomes a vicious cycle. This has been going on for about 15 years. When the skin is flaring up, I put on tons of moisturizer under cotton gloves with compression sleeves - it's too irritated to hang out in the open. With steroids, the skin would bounce back to closer to "normal" for a few days...then get irritated again, and then I'd need to use the topical steroids again. The ND I work with had me stop using the topical steroids entirely a few months ago. It's been a ROUGH last few months of steroid withdrawal, of praying that I won't tear up my skin at night, of trying so hard with every ounce of willpower not to scratch (and sometimes still failing).
Eventually, slowly, with great effort and 2 steps back for every 3 steps forward, I was able to get the skin on my hands and arms to a point where it was at least not broken. But it was still a huge area that was just bright red and inflamed. Bedrock Balm wasn't helpful for this level of inflammation - but literally nothing was or could've been - it was a waiting game for the inflammation to go down through time and constant care (and by continuing to not scratch). Things morphed into a much more rashlike state, with tiny red bumps, and things so sensitive that even one tiny scratch could break the skin. If I took the compression sleeves off too quickly they'd rub against the skin and cause it to weep. Even the sleeves of my sweatshirts, with their nubbly soft textures, would rub against my arms and the tiny red dots, and nearly break the skin. (Don't worry, I am responsible. I went to the dermatologist too, and he confirmed this was not fungal, bacterial, or viral, just really really bad eczema and irritation...and told me to please for the love of god use the topical steroids again.)
It seemed clear that there was no way the skin could possibly get on the path to healing when every rub, every brush, every light touch, was making it worse. Less inflamed, but highly highly sensitive and hyper-responsive.
THIS IS WHERE THE BEDROCK BALM COMES IN!
My ND recommended giving Bedrock Balm another try. It helped immensely - it basically acted as a protective barrier between my arms and my sleeves, and having that barrier seems to have given the skin the extra care and time it desperately needed. It was still rough sailing for a another week or two after that, but I could tell I was turning a corner. I don't know if I could've turned that corner, or how much longer it would've taken to turn that corner, without Bedrock Balm adding that miraculous extra protection in.
Now, the skin is still working on doing it's thing and healing, but it's SO MUCH BETTER THAN BEFORE. Thanks to Bedrock Balm, I've been able to exist with my hands and arms out in the open, instead of constantly in gloves and compression sleeves. It's really helping to continue to protect that skin, especially while it's still healing and somewhat vulnerable. I believe if I keep going and continue not to scratch for the next few weeks, these areas of skin will be able to fully resolve and finally heal fully...fingers crossed. THANK YOU Bedrock Balm!
always the best!
Been using this for about a month. I have perioral dermatitis/rosacea and while it hasn’t been cured I definitely see an overall improvement. Also works great for V-Beam aftercare and it’s been healing a ban-aid rash as well! Will be ordering another jar once I’m close to running out of my current!
I’m dealing with a severe allergic reaction on my face, in the last 9 months I’ve tried multiple creams (prescribed and otc), moisturizers, everything. My doctor recommended Bedrock Balm and I’m in tears (but not quite crying, because that makes the rash worse) because it’s WORKING. My skin is less red, less irritated and I’m on the road to a full on recovery. I’ve been uncomfortable for so long and I just can’t say enough about this amazing product that’s brought my smile back. Thank you thank you thank you
I have a mild-ish case if rosacea and I have tried everything to calm it down. Diet, expensive prescription geks and creams. Nothing has worked....except this calming cream!!! Within 2 days if using it there is a marked improvement. I only apply it at night, and it definitely calms my skin down.
I can't say enough great things about this cream. Smells great, easy to apply and it works!!
I am very impressed with this product! I have Lupus which can create redness in the checks which is called the Lupus Butterfly. It also can create bumps and/or lesions on my face which can be embarrassing as I'm not a teenager. The redness and bumps can be very challenging to cover up. After using Bedrock Balm for only a few days I noticed a difference, after using it for a couple of weeks, it's amazing the difference its made! I've had Lupus for many years and this is the only product I've found that helps so much. Thank you!!!
This was a gift but I know they love it. We buy only this brand.