Five Recommended Products for Eczema Sufferers

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As an eczema sufferer I find winter a particularly difficult time – flare ups are more frequent and seem to be worse, triggered by the cold weather and central heating. I’ve found that a regular skincare routine is essential in the cold months to keep the scaly skin at bay – these are some of my favourite products that I find particularly soothing on eczema prone skin.

 

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

The darling of the blogging world, Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish is an iconic product now and it’s fabulous for eczema sufferers. Liz herself is an eczema sufferer and developed her range of skincare after seeing the gap in the market for organic, ethically sourced products with a focus on botany. The Cleanse and Polish is the star product – it contains cocoa butter for spectacular moisturising, and eucalyptus essential oil which is soothing on sensitive or irritated skin. I’m currently loving the limited edition versions Sweet Orange and Mint and Pink Pepper and Mint, neither of which cause me any kind of problems at all with their fragrance, but the original has a lovely clean scent if you find that fragrance is one of your triggers. I find that my eczema is the worst on my face, particularly my eyelids, and keeping a regular cleanse, tone, moisturise routine for my face is key to keeping it at bay.

 

Aveeno

I think of Aveeno as my go-to body cream – I slather it on after every shower. It’s well known amongst eczema sufferers as a wonder cream due to its oat based formula. Oats are well known as a natural eczema treatment and are thought to moisturise and relieve itching. It’s also very reasonably priced – you can buy a massive bottle in Boots for £7.65.

 

Lush Dream Cream

This was recommended to me by a friend when she saw I was struggling with eczema. Like Aveeno, it’s primary ingredient is oats, along with cocoa butter and olive oil for moisturising and chamomile blue oil to soothe. I found it very soothing on my skin and easily absorbed.

 

Liz Earle Orange Flower Botanical Wash

If you’re an eczema sufferer who knows that your trigger is Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) or Cocomidopropyl Betaine (this one is my personal trigger), it can be very difficult to find a shower gel that you’ll be able to use as these ingredients are so widespread. This one from Liz Earle is beautiful – a bit pricier than my normal shower gel, but it has a gorgeous scent and gives me no irritation at all.

 

Avene Eau Thermale Facial Mist

When I first heard a fellow eczema sufferer recommend this to me I thought it would be a complete waste of money. A facial mist? Essentially water sprayed onto your face – what good was that going to do? And yet, this is one of the most soothing products I’ve tried. Apparently it contains an active ingredient that is known to soothe irritated skin and is recommended for sunburn and nappy rash, as well as eczema. I like to use it after cleansing and toning to give an extra soothing boost and then I apply my moisturiser over it, while the skin is still damp.

 

Are you an eczema sufferer? Do you have any miracle eczema products?

6 Comments
  • Sheepishly Charlotte
    January 6, 2016

    I can’t seem to put anything with essential oils on my eczema! I was so excited to try dream cream and it make it 10x worse! For me, aqueous cream is the only thing to calm it down. Glad they work for you though, I hate that we have to slather on steroids all the time!

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    • Katy
      January 6, 2016

      Eczema is so weird, isn’t it? Aqueous cream was one of the first things I tried and the results were absolutely awful, irritated me beyond belief! It’s so good when you find something that really works for you though, I must have spent so much money on so many creams over the years!

  • Bernadette
    January 8, 2016

    Great post. My sister has eczema, i’m definitely going to recommend these products to her.

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    • Katy
      January 8, 2016

      Thanks Bernadette – I really hope they’re helpful for your sister, eczema is such a horrible thing, if even one of them helps then that’s fantastic!

  • mummyofboygirltwins
    January 10, 2016

    Great post and really good advice for anyone who suffers. My sister has it and so she would no doubt love these. Jess xx

    • Katy
      January 10, 2016

      Thanks Jess, there’s such a lot of products out there for eczema I think it’s always good to find ones that are recommended by other sufferers. I hope at least one of them can help your sister!

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