For those who didn’t know, this week is Eczema Awareness Week.
And did you also know, according to the Eczema Association of Australia, that 20 per cent of children will develop eczema before the age of five? That’s one in five people suffering from a skin condition that can be so irritating and painful that it’s debilitating.
See, eczema’s not just about having dry skin. It can be extreme dryness, redness, swelling, itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or even bleeding. And if the wrong products are used on the skin – well, it’s pretty much disastrous.
So, if you’re an eczema sufferer and you’re looking for some soothing, calming, and nourishing products that are safe to use on your skin, try some of these eczema-friendly picks:
Cetaphil™ RESTORADERM™ Skin Restoring Body Wash, $19.95, 1800 800 865 – Safe for the whole family to use, the body wash features patented technology to help restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier and protect it from dryness, reducing the itchy and painful effects of eczema. The creamy, soap-free body wash will be sure to cleanse your skin without inflaming your eczema. What more could you ask for?
Bellamer Soothing Balm – Use the nourishing body balm to hydrate your skin on a day-to-day basis, or use to it provide relief for eczema and other irritating skin conditions. With ingredients like lavender, chamomile, and peppermint, you can be sure that any irritations are soothed and your skin feels nothing but moisturised.
Botani Olive Hand Cream – The non-greasy hand cream is made from natural plant extracts to hydrate and soften your skin. But even better than that, the formulation is incredibly gentle and soothing enough for sensitive skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
QV Flare Up Cream – Free from lanolin, propylene glycol, and fragrances, the emollient cream will help relieve the symptoms of eczema, improve skin suppleness, reduce roughness, and help skin barrier recovery. Definitely a treatment cream you want to keep in the bathroom cupboard!
DermaVeen Eczema Lotion – Featuring 100 per cent natural colloidal oatmeal, and free from lanolin, parabens, and dyes, the lotion can be used to moisturise your skin while soothing any inflammation. It’s also great to use after a long soak in the bath with DermaVeen Bath Treatment.
Do you suffer from eczema? How do you treat sensitive skin?
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