I this wrote an article about Yiganerjing just ten days ago.
And, here I am with an update already. Well, this is the most effective treatment for seborrhea (SD) that I have come across in over 40 years of dealing with this.
I must confess that I almost gave up trying this on the very first application. My skin felt like it was on fire. It was an intense warm tingling sensation, bordering on "hot". My initial reaction was to wash it off – quickly and go back to one of the other creams that has worked for me before. I am pleased that I decided to continue on ... in the interest of my tests of new products .
This Yinganerjing is different. It does not contain any of the known ingredients that destroy the malasseiza fungus. Yet, it gets good reviews from people that use it to treat seborrhea and other dermatitis diseases .
I am firmly convinced the "cause" of seborrhea is digestion related. Whether malabsorption or malnutrition, it is from poor digestion that also causes other issues.
So, let me make this good news. I have not had any redness or itching since I started using Yiganerjing. Not only that, but I also have not had any scaling or flaking whatsoever. Not even one little flake. My skin is smooth, normal color, and I am thrilled about it. Until this past year, my flare ups were something like an annual visit that lasted at most a few weeks. This past year it has been a constant in my life.
In terms of self-treatments, my goal is always to deal with the most important aspect of any disease – that is the internal component. That is usually diet based. And before I hear from someone about the benefits of a vegan diet, or whatever is popular today, ANY diet can cause this issue. You can have the very best of ingredients, but clean and cook them with chlorinated water and you have a diet that is useless. Down that chlorinated-spiked food with more water from the same source and you are creating the very environment I am working to get rid of.
Let me make it quite clear, the most important part of my self-treatment for seborrhea is to get rid of any chlorine in the water you bathe (or shower) in and the water you drink and prepare food with. I believe chlorine to be one of the major culprits in triggering a flare up.
Since I believe this to be a digestion issue, I am convinced that the next issue is repleneshing the vitamins and minerals that we are not properly absorbing. I have monitored my own lab results for more than five years now. There's about 15 of them and all show common deficiencies. I've also been fortunate to have the ability to view the lab results for others that I discuss these issues with – and they show the exact same common deficiencies.
Next, then, on my self-treatment list (any dosage is daily total) are: Vitamin D3 (25-hydroxy on your lab test), I take 1000 mg four times daily for a total of 4000 mg; Biotin, I take 1000 mcg daily; and, Potassium with Iodine, small dosage bottled, once daily. That should work on the cause, although I hesitate to call it that since the cause is really unknown.
The last part of my self-treatment is to treat the manifestation of this disease, that is topical treatments to deal with the inflammation (redness, itching) and resulting scaling and flaking. I have not changed that routine. I use two shampoos. Both are as effective as the other, I have no big preference other than the first is quite a bit less expensive. I use Davis Miconazole Shampoo (yes, it is a pet shampoo) and Nizoral shampoo ketoconazole 2%. Both have active ingredients in the "azole" family of ingredients. I prefer a bath to a shower. That lets me relax for some time and get the benefits of a soak in Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate). I add about ½ cup to my chlorine-free bath water. I normally just use a regular unscented soap to lather up my hair and face and rinse that off. Then I lay in the water sideways in such a way that I can cover a bit more than half of my hair and turn back and forth every couple of minutes for about 10 minutes in total. After that, I use the one of the shampoos mentioned earlier. The first time is a full lather in my hair and spread on my face. I rinse that off. I then repeat (hair and face) and leave that on for at least two full minutes. During that time, I wash the rest of my body (usually with a chamomille soap). After finishing this process, I rinse off my hair completely using chlorine-free tap water – then dry off with a towel.
After shaving (I do not use any soaps after a bath, skin is already moist enough to shave directly with a wet blade), I apply about 1 gram of Yinganerjing on my face. I "knead" it in and make sure every part of my face is covered (with a very light amount on the top part of eyelid, none near the eyelash). That includes special attention to the sideburns and hairline at the forehead. Once that is well worked in, I put another 1 gram on my hands and work that into my hair and "knead" it into the scalp. By this time, I am starting to feel a gentle cool tingling on my face. After I finish putting the Yinganerjing on my scalp, I comb. As I finish combing, I can fee that same gentle cooling effect on my scalp. The cooling effect and tingling only lasts about 10 minutes. Note there is also a minty odor, and that lasts about the same amount of time.
This process has me back to normal again.
When I first started this, it was a test to see if this worked. My routine is not "normal" when I am doing testing. In this case, the first week was a bath every two days as described above. On the alternating days, I washed lightly before bed, washed lightly again in the morning and added 1 gram of Yinganerjing onto my face. This resulted in the second week with no symptoms of seborrhea at all. I changed the routine to one bath (as above) and no washing in between to see how long before the seborrhea returned. It didn't. I didn't add any Yinganerjing, no facial, no bath, nothing. (Just to test).
I am now back to a regular routine with bathing frequency back to normal. At night, I wash lightly and occasionally apply some Yinganerjing.
And, a quick note ... an emergency flare up treatment. During the past few months, I have been testing different products and strategies to deal with my seborrhea. Along the way, I frequently had flare ups with excessive flaking, redness and itching. I found the best way of dealing with those was a quick wash to get rid of the flaking followed by one of the "azole" creams. I tried various moisturizers, but found that all of them made the flare up worse (not one single moisturizer worked during flare ups). If you are in the US, you are fortunate to be able to order 2% miconazole cream in 15g tubes – six of them for $9.99 off of a popular online store. (The same product in Canada is $44.99).
Good luck with your SD.
PS. This is NOT a cure. This is an effective treatment program.