11.20.2015

5 Soothers for Dry, Eczema-Prone Skin

When I was little my mom would make me take oatmeal baths to soothe my dry, itchy skin. I remember my OCD kicking in when I saw the chunks of oatmeal floating around. To this day they haunt me. After my bath my mom would cover me in Desitin, and then I'd run around saying I was Casper the Friendly Ghost. This was just one of many treatments we tried for my eczema.

Most children outgrow eczema, and in high school I thought I might because it grew to be so mild. Then senior year it flared up again, only this time on my face. I would actually tell my mom I wasn't going to school because my face looked so terrible, and she would let me stay home. . . I missed a lot of school that year. One of my worst flare ups ever occurred sophomore year of college when my grandpa was passing away. One steroid shot, some pills and a can of Crisco (yes, Crisco) later it cleared up.

I've definitely been around the block with eczema and done my experimenting with prescriptions, lotions and treatments. Although I'm sure I still have more products to test out, I've found a few products that help manage my skin at this point in time. And with winter coming these products should keep your skin hydrated and comfortable with or without eczema.

I linked to the products you can purchase below like Cetaphil Eczema Calming Lotion (a God send that eczema-free sisters obsess over) and Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream (I use it for my face, and it's worth the price). I try to drink a detox tea every night. I think it helps, but I have no proof. I also started doing a weekly oatmeal, honey and warm water face mask that is a fantastic skin soother and hydrater. As for prescriptions or oral soothers, I've tried benedryl, antihistamines, topical steroids, and a few natural remedies. Please contact me if you'd like the brands of my prescriptions, but I can't say I love them. I'm currently searching for face washes, so please share if you know of any. I hope these help you guys whether you have eczema or not!

9 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of this but it sounds great - I'll definitely have to try it out!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  2. I'm using my dermatologist's liquid soap. My cousins use Cetaphil. :)

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  3. Lovely photos ♡

    Hope you had wonderful Friday ~ Love from Slovakia ~

    ♡ last days ♡

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  4. Thanks for sharing! xo

    www.eatlovemerry.com

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  5. My skin is so itchy and sometimes I even get rashes and it's sooooo annoying! Thank you for sharing these products!

    xo, Esther

    http://bubblesther.com

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  6. I've been looking for a product like this -Hanna Lei

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