The Story That Created The Line
I Am She Skin Care Inc is a Non Profit organization dedicated to using gentle skin care products to transform, heal, soothe, and build confidence in women of all ages who experience uncontrollable skin conditions. I aim to influence education, self confidence, support and healing to all of our consumers. My products are made with natural exfoliates from oats, salt, sugar, citrus, rice, pumpkin, walnuts, jojoba, bamboo, apples, and more. The formulas are carefully mixed to focus primarily on dry skin, oily skin, and other uncontrollable skin conditions.
Growing up, I always experienced issues with my skin. Too often, certain parts of my body would break out in rashes and hives that made it look like my skin had been burned. It itched so badly, I would scratch until it started bleeding, leaving crusty scabs and soreness. The areas that inflamed the worst were my arms, neck, and the backs of my legs. Often times the patches would come in my face. Every time I would break out with this horrendous rash, my family would tell me it was because I was bitten by a spider as a baby and It just needed time to heal. My mother would rub me down in lotions to soothe the pain and itching but it only lasted for a short time. It was really hard and painful dealing with the issue and not really know what was causing it. In addition to the scaly, itchy skin, I also had extremely dry skin, which made the episodes of the break-outs even worse.
I felt cursed because I could only use a certain soap, and could not use perfumes or perfumed lotions on my skin.
Many years later, as a young adult, I decided make an appointment to see a dermatologist regarding my irritable skin. I was told I had a mild case of a skin condition called Eczema. Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. Blisters may sometimes occur. Different stages and types of eczema affect 31.6 percent of people in the United States. The word "eczema" is also used specifically to talk about atopic dermatitis, the most common type of eczema. "Atopic" refers to a collection of diseases involving the immune system, including atopic dermatitis, asthma, and hay fever. Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin. Some people outgrow the condition, while others will continue to have it throughout adulthood.
Certain foods can trigger symptoms, such as nuts and dairy. Symptoms vary according to the age of the person with eczema, but they often include scaly, itchy patches of skin. Eczema can also be triggered by environmental factors like smoke and pollen. Although there are treatments that focuses on healing damaged skin and alleviating symptoms, there is not yet a full cure for eczema. Eczema is not a contagious condition.
Fast forwarding to over 15 years later of experiencing the terrible skin condition, I decided to try a few lotions and creams, making my own mixtures to see what worked best. After trying several different concoctions over a period of a few years, I finally found what soothed my skin and kept it hydrated best. I've been using it faithfully and have experienced minor rashes but none as severe as I had experienced in previous years. In addition to using the formulated creams, I also changed my diet to reduce intake of certain foods that possibly caused the inflammation.
Knowing my story and how i suffered, I wanted to help others who are experiencing the same issues. It's easy to tell someone which cremes to get and how to mix it but I thought it would be easier if I just obtained the ingredients and made the product myself. After doing a little research and taking a few courses, I decided to contact a few companies that distribute the key ingredients needed to make my concoctions. I ordered my products and began manufacturing the cremes in the comfort of my home, which are now distributed via my website and my boutique. I hope that everyone who tries my products finds them to be as comforting, useful and rewarding as intended.
- Laurie M. Crawford