While eczema can be caused by allergies to specific substances in skincare products or soaps, the seasons can significantly contribute to it. The cold, dry climate of winter triggers eczema flare ups, worsening the already inflamed and irritated, dry and patchy skin. That is why it’s essential to keep a stock of products with the right ingredients armed and loaded to protect your skin. Here are three products that you can use to get your treatment started!
Dermatologists recommend the Aveeno Active Naturals Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream for a reason. For one, it’s hypoallergenic. If your eczema happens to be caused by allergies, this cream can work to soothe inflammation. It also smooths out the skin when applied. What makes Aveeno so unique is its use of oats. Oats are good for the skin, especially when treating eczema, as they work to keep the skin moisturized and reduce itching.
If you’re tired of drowning in oily, thick creams then CeraVe is a great alternative. It contains key ingredients that work to keep your skin healthy. Three kinds of ceramides work to moisturize the skin and heal your skin’s protective barrier. CeraVe also has one per cent pramoxine hydrochloride, which acts quickly to give you temporary relief. And, yes, it lasts for a good while. It also prevents your pores from clogging up and keeps the allergies at bay. The Daily Moisturizing Lotion is a great product. It will keep your skin hydrated for at least 24 hours. However, daily use is required to see its effects.
Eucerin is the mother of all drugstore skincare brands. Celebrities like Beyonce and royals like Meghan Markle have used its Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm. Despite its stunningly low price, the product performs miracles to the skin. One of the ingredients found in Eucerin products include ceramides that keep your skin moisturized, creating a barrier for protection. Eucerin gives you healthy skin, and it leaves you looking radiant. One of its products, Eczema Relief Body Cream, has a few ingredients that tackle the effects of eczema. Licochalcone-A deals with the redness or itchiness you normally feel when eczema acts up.
Shopping for products to treat skin conditions is not easy. The ingredients or substances that work well for normal skin might harm yours or make yours worse. But it gets easy once you figure out what you need to keep your skin healthy and free from itchiness. Unfortunately, eczema can never be cured. However, it can be relieved with good skincare products and routines. This winter, be sure to check out some of these products. February is only going to get worse, weather-wise. So be ready, beauty warriors!
Tashon Daley | Contributing Writer