Life Hacks — Learn About New Uses for CLn

Many people buy CLn® products as a go-to cleanser for problem skin, and then realize CLn can be used for so much more. Over the years, we have received terrific feedback and tips from users and top dermatologists alike on just what Therapeutic Cleansing with CLn can do. We call these alternative uses or CLn Life Hacks.

CLn Life Hack #1: Shaving and Hair Removal

CLn Shampoo or CLn Gentle Shampoo can be used before shaving or hair removal. Both help reduce the risk of razor burn and ingrown hairs. They are effective on any part of the body.

CLn Life Hack #2: Hand Cleansing on the Go

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone wash his or her hands for at least 30 seconds. They state that hand washing is far more effective than alcohol-based sanitizers. https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

However, soap in public restrooms can be missing, diluted or of poor quality. It can also contain irritants. According to several Moms devoted to CLn, one of the best hacks is carrying a 2.5oz bottle of our BodyWash with them to cleanse their children’s hands in public. Having clinically clean hands is important for those prone to infection, but everyone can benefit from a reliable, dependable cleanser on the go.

CLn Life Hack #3: Pet Wash

CLn Shampoo as a Pet Wash

One of the most written about #lifehacks is how you can use CLn to help clean and deodorize dogs and cats. Our Gentle Shampoo has proven to be an excellent remedy for pet dander, odor and hair care. Pet owners have also told us that our CLn Shampoo is ideal for resolving issues with hot spots and other skin allergies — even the difficult-to-treat paws. A dermatologist from Bradenton, Florida recommended CLn to her aunt, after strong steroids failed to stop her aunt’s dog’s intense itching. She shared the success of her recommendation with us: “I was heartbroken to see my Aunt’s tiny dog suffering from infected, itching skin. I suggested that my Aunt buy your CLn Shampoo. She improved remarkably with CLn.”

CLn Life Hack #4: Quick Cleanser for Bug Bites, Cuts and Blemishes

CLn BodyWash is touted as an excellent cleanser for skin prone to infection, dermatitis and acne. However, a little-known benefit of our product is that it can be a great skin cleanser after suffering from a bug bite, cut or scrape.  One word of caution—after a “bug bite,” if the skin becomes red, painful and swollen, one has to seek immediate medical attention, even if it is on a weekend. A serious skin infection with MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) may be occurring. Such infections are often mistaken for a bug bite. Early antibiotics and drainage may be necessary.

CLn Life Hack #5: Mani/Pedi Prep

Many of our customers have shared their use of the CLn Hand & Foot Wash before and after visiting a nail salon to minimize the risk of a potential infection. It is also a good idea to avoid shaving legs the day of a pedicure, as tiny abrasions caused by razors can be entry points for bacteria.

CLn Life Hack #6: Diaper Rash

Many moms have written to us to say had they known about CLn while their children were in diapers, they would have been using it in conjunction with other preventive methods like diaper paste. CLn Gentle Shampoo is designed to cleanse skin prone to infection. When used to cleanse the diaper area, it is soothing due to its moisturizing glycerin.

The above life hacks are only a glimpse at what CLn can do. Stay tuned for our next blog post–baby eczema: what it is and what to do about it.

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Best Practices for Beard Care – CLn® Skin & Hair Care Products

Beards are a rite of passage from boyhood to manhood.  When taken care of, they can look debonair. They define jawlines. They accentuate the eyes and make a fashion statement. A hipsteresque full beard or a carefully waxed handlebar mustache lets the world know who you are. During playoff season, growing a beard defines your superstitious nature. A mustache in “Movember” shows your support for cancer awareness. But underneath all that facial hair, the health of your skin can make or break your beard game. Read on to learn more about beard care and facial hair problems.

What Can Go Wrong with a Beard?

We spoke to high-end hair stylist Heidi Grace about beard care issues her customers encounter on a regular basis: “Maintaining a beard in any climate is difficult.  But during the summer, or in warmer climates, things like heat rash and yeast-like symptoms tend to be much harder to manage. This is also true for men who routinely exercise to a sweat.” Another concern that usually goes under the radar is a simple one. According to Grace, “Men don’t realize that when they eat, food gets caught in the facial hair. It causes unwanted oils and bacteria to build up. It’s a common problem, but just wiping the food away won’t resolve the issue. Cleaning your face after excessive perspiration and eating are essential to maintaining good hygiene and avoiding these problems.”

The following are some more of the most common problems men encounter when sporting facial hair:

Flakes and Itching – Beards and mustaches can get dandruff, just like the scalp. So, it is important to remove the dead skin cells that cause flaking and to remedy the underlying cause of itching.

Clogged Pores – Beard conditioning oils and waxes help moisturize facial hair, keeping it soft and supple. But those same ingredients combine with naturally occurring oils in the skin. If left untreated, acne can result.

Irritation – Unless you’re growing a playoff beard, some shaving is required to maintain beard/mustache styles. Shaving can cause skin irritation, ingrown hairs, razor bumps and folliculitis, which is an inflammation of the hair follicle caused by bacteria.

For additional information about facial hair problems, check out this article on beard health: http://www.rd.com/health/beauty/beard-grooming-health/

An Easy Clean is the Foundation of Beard Care

CLn Shampoo , designed for scalps and skin prone to flaking, itching, irritation and folliculitis, effectively cleanses and removes unwanted oils and dead skin cells.

Prominent Dermatologist, Dr. Sklar, recommends CLn Shampoo as an excellent beard cleanser because, “The shampoo, formulated with salicylic acid and sodium hypochlorite, provides excellent treatment of both rash, inflammation and also potential yeast and bacterial infections in the hair follicle. When dealing with infection, even as small as a pimple, it makes a difference.”

Another benefit to CLn is that it is easy to use! While in the shower, just lather CLn on the hair and face at the same time, and leave on for one minute. You can also use CLn Shampoo in lieu of shaving cream. The benefits of CLn go far deeper than just getting rid of dandruff on your face and scalp. So, when you do decide to shave your magnificent beard, the skin below will radiate a clean and confident you.

CLn Blog Preview: Next up, CLn Life Hacks. Learn what else CLn can do for you.

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CLn® Skin Care’s Blog – Welcome!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to CLn® Skin Care’s blog. Since launching CLn several years ago, we have come to learn that people love our products, but they usually have questions about their skin. Skin is the body’s largest organ, and when something is wrong with it, we do not feel our best. So, we here at CLn® have launched this blog to help answer your questions and to work with you to achieve optimal skin health.

The Inspiration for CLn

Before I ventured into inventing a new line of therapeutic skin cleansers, I was a cardiologist. Despite knowing the importance of good hygiene and proper cleansing techniques, I still contracted a MRSA infection at the gym. The treatment included oral antibiotics and bleach baths, which were cumbersome. Eventually, the infection went away, but I was determined to develop better ways to cleanse the skin, avoid infection and manage ongoing skin inflammations so that others didn’t have to suffer as I did.

By partnering with leading dermatologists, we formulated a line of patented sodium hypochlorite washes, known as CLn. The cleansers are helpful for those prone to both staph and MRSA colonization and have revolutionized skin cleansing for those prone to rash, eczema (atopic dermatitis), acne, folliculitis (ingrown hairs), rosacea, athlete’s foot and more.  The CLn line of cleansers has been clinically proven and is safe for children from six months and up.

What to Expect From CLn’s Blog

It is our hope that this blog will be a starting point for you to both learn about CLn and to find answers on how it can help you. We’ll also engage leading dermatologists for tips on tackling your trickiest skin issues. I look forward to all the exciting and diverse topics lined up over the next several months, and I know you do, too. Up next: Flakey Beard Issues for Men.

Please subscribe below and check back often for more information on practical help for living with skin conditions, and how to best take care of your skin.

Yours truly,

Azam Anwar, MD
TopMD, Inc.
Founder, CEO

Disclaimer: The contents of this Web site are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. The information, graphics, and images on this Web site are not intended to substitute diagnosis and/or treatment by a medical professional. These products have been clinically tested and proven to be safe for intended use. Always seek the advice of a physician with any questions you may have regarding a specific medical condition.

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