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Review-Calendula Cream Little Pot of Wonder

Topical Steroid Withdrawal

TSW is a condition that affects people who have used topical steroids extensively and then stop using them. The body appears to go through a period of 'withdrawal' because it had become reliant upon them to manage it's inflammatory response. Unfortunately this can cause an enormous amount of inflammation, usually much worse than the original problem that the steroids were employed to manage.

Symptoms can include, severe skin sensitivity, severe redness and inflamed skin, severe shedding of skin, oozing skin, very dry skin. swelling, hair loss, fatigue, nerve pain. insomnia, night sweats and general difficulty regulating temperature, insomnia and mood swings or depression.

People with TSW find it very difficult to find products which their skin can tolerate, which is where Lyonsleaf can often help. Because our products are free from preservatives and emulsifiers and because we have a good range of unfragranced products, many people can tolerate Lyonsleaf products and can use them to hydrate and calm and nourish irritated skin during TSW. Below are the products we recommend most suitable for anyone suffering TSW, although we strongly recommend buying samples first, because some peoples skin becomes so sensitive they cannot use any product at all. We also recommend Dead Sea slat baths, which we hear can be very beneficial especially in conjunction with Lyonsleaf Zinc and Calendula Cream, this works particularly well for weepy skin. We also recommend our Calendula and Marshmallow Balm for very dry skin that is prone to shedding. We have also included our Unfragranced Beauty Balm, this does not have the high percentage of calendula to calm angry skin, but it is a very pure moisturiser and can be used for oil cleansing which does not disrupt the skins outer barrier like soap or astringent cleansers. We also recommend our Unscented Facial Oil which has a very high percentage of Marshmallow root extract to really intensively hydrate and soften very dry skin. 


Zinc and Calendula Cream
Calendula and Marshmallow Balm
Unfragranced Beauty Balm
Natural Skincare Solution 03
Natural Skincare Solution 04