When it comes to eczema skincare, it takes more than a really good moisturizer to avoid red, itchy, flaky skin. Of course, a hydrating moisturizer is certainly a mandatory, but you also have to consider the other products you are using as part of your daily skincare routine. Whether it’s makeup, lip products, sunscreen, cleansers, or face masks, anything and everything you put on your skin can be the difference between even-toned, hydrated skin or extremely uncomfortable, and visible flare ups.
Before spending (sometimes a lot) of money on skincare products, check first to see if it has one or more of these ingredients. Each are incredibly effective in helping to avoid eczema flare ups.
Here is a breakdown of these eczema-fighting ingredients and some products which contain them:
Also known as HA, this substance is naturally produced by the body in skin and connective tissues. When used in skin products, it helps skin to attract and retain moisture to appear smoother.
Try these Products with Hyaluronic Acid:
- EltaMD UV Elements
- The Derm Group’s Triple Antioxidant Cream
- Skinceuticals Hydrating B Gel
- EltaMD Barrier Repair Complex
NIACINAMIDE (OR VITAMIN B3)
Serums and creams that contain niacinamide help to reduce inflammation and redness by boosting your skin’s natural barrier. Use products with this ingredient before applying makeup to avoid any redness showing through.
Try these Products with Niacinamide:
- EltaMD UV Clear
- EltaMD Moisture Rich Body Cream
- SkinBetter Science Alpharet Overnight Cream
Shea butters contains high concentrations of vitamins, fatty acids, as well as anti-inflammatory and healing properties that are effective at conditioning and soothing skin.
Try these Products with Shea Butter:
- Obagi Hydrate and Hydrate Luxe
Lanolin oil, an emollient, has long been used to help lock in moisture in the skin. Also referred to as “wool grease” it’s actually a wax derived from sheep and other wool-bearing animals that protects the animal’s skin and fur from the elements. If it works for them, it can certainly work for us.
Try these Products with Lanolin:
- Lanolips – Golden Dry Skin Salve
- Blistex’s DCT (Daily Conditioning Treatment)
- Pure Lano Complete Cleanser
Oatmeal which is ground into a powder, or colloidal oatmeal, is used to soften, soothe, and elevate moisture in the skin. It can be added to creams and lotions to relief itchy, scaly skin from eczema, rashes, and burns.
Try these Products with Colloidal Oatmeal:
- Eucerin’s Eczema Relief Cream
- La Roche-Posay Lipikar Eczema Cream
- First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask
For more guidance on products that will work best for your eczema-prone skin, call The Derm Group at 973.571.2121.
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