The Doctor’s Bag: The G.O.A.T.
In sports circles, the G.O.A.T. is an acronym to describe an athlete that is transcendent, suggesting that he or she is the Greatest Of All Time.
Well I discovered a product that is truly deserving of the title GOAT because it actually has goat, or rather goat milk, in the ingredients.
First a little background.
My daughter has always had problems with her skin, starting as an infant.
She would be constantly itching and scratching at her forearms and exposed legs to the point where we had to have her hands covered as she was often drawing blood.
It turns out that she has a pretty bad case of eczema.
As she got older, the skin problems persisted but she learned to control her impulses to scratch (even so, I would sometimes catch her in the act).
We tried topical steroid creams and even stronger, and quite expensive, prescription steroid based lotions on the suggestion of her dermatologist.
These products definitely helped some but you could see that her skin had gotten thinner/more fragile with the chronic topical steroid use and still had a scale like/cracked appearance.
I fortuitously stumbled upon an article describing the benefits of goat milk soap.
I discovered the company Bend Soap which specializes in a variety of goat milk based products, with their star product being soap.
I had never even heard of goat milk soap before this.
To be quite honest, I have never associated goats with cleanliness so I had serious doubts upon how effective a soap made from goat byproducts could be.
On their website they have a detailed scientific breakdown of why goat milk, along with the other ingredients (coconut oil, palm oil, and olive oil), is so beneficial for all types of skin issues, including eczema and psoriasis.
Because Bend soap products are all natural, there are no chemicals that are found in commercial soaps that can typically dry out and exacerbate the skin.
After spending hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, on previous treatments (I kid you not, but there was one bottle of lotion, probably 8 oz, that before insurance discount listed for over $1,000), I figured a $5 bar of soap was not going to break the bank and I took a leap of faith and placed an order.
Actually the deal seeker in me caused me to go a bit “all in” and buy 12 bars of soap to take advantage of two discounts that occurred when spending $50, 10% off and free shipping (I’m a sucker for discounts).
Now individual results may vary but I can only tell you from my personal experience that the effect of using goat milk soap was immediate on my daughter’s skin.
The very next day I could tell her legs had a shine to it I had never seen before and she also told me that she was completely relieved of all itching.
Not only did her skin look youthful and finally befitting of a 12 year old, but another amazing side effect from the soap was the confidence I now saw in my daughter.
She would never say it out loud, but I could tell she was self conscious on how various areas of her body had a dry aged look (particularly around the major joints and even her abdomen).
Since using this product I asked her if she needed to use the steroid creams or any other medication we had previously tried (she had been taking a tablespoon of liquid Zyrtec at night also at the recommendation of the dermatologist).
She shook her head no.
Apparently this goat milk bar soap has obviated the need for these additional measures (which again never achieved the results that my daughter had with just a few uses of this goat milk soap).
For what this product has done for my daughter, both looks wise and confidence wise, I have no problem saying that this is indeed the G.O.A.T.
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