19 Apr 2020

My Go-To Skincare Picks For Stressed Eczema Skin

The past few weeks have felt a bit anxious, stressful and worrying for me (as well as being enjoyable, I'm grateful that I can work from home and have the option to be at home!) but I know a lot people have been feeling the same. I know these feelings often effect my skin and it tends to aggravate my eczema, which I'm sure happens to many others too. So I wanted to share my top skincare picks for when I get an eczema flare up due to stress.

One of the first things I like to do is have a pamper, which always includes a face mask! My current hydrating face mask of choice has been the Ren Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask, which I enjoy using because it hydrates and soothes my inflamed skin as well as it being a natural product.

Another mask I've discovered lately that nourishes dry skin is the Kiehl's Calendula and Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque. I like this product because it instantly calms my skin and the ingredients help rehydrate the skin.

For a morning and evening cleanse, I really like the Nuxe Reve De Miel Gel Cleanser. It is formulated for dry and sensitive skin and it feels much more nourishing then other cleansers I've used. It contains honey and sunflower oil, making it gentle and soothing for eczema-prone skin. The only thing I would say is that the scent is a bit distracting and might aggravate those who are more sensitive than I am!

As a pre-moisturising step, I often alternate between a few different products. When it comes down to specifically target hydration, I would firstly recommend the Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum. I notice an instant difference in the texture of my skin when I use this and would continue to repurchase if I ran out as it is a lifesaver in times like this!

If you are looking for a budget serum, I've recently been enjoying using the Superdrug Calm Skin Hydrating 2-in-1 Serum and Moisturiser. I don't think it provides enough hydration for me to be a 2-in-1 product but I love it as a daily serum. Simple, inexpensive and does a great job!

Finally, another inexpensive skincare pick is the Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Squalane. I've raved about this for years now and I can't get enough! It's a lightweight yet hydrating non-greasy oil (if that makes sense) and is gentle for rough, eczema-prone skin too.

And finally, as far as moisturisers go I have 3 amazing recommendations for you and they don't break the bank! I like to layer moisturisers when my skin is especially dry so there may be days when I actually use 2 creams but I always reach for these.

The CeraVe Moisturising Lotion is a fantastic lightweight moisturiser that gently soothes, nourishes and keeps my skin feeling soft and smooth. It's a great option for daily use and has a pump, making it more hygienic. It contains hyaluronic acid as well as ceramides, making it ideal for dry, dehydrated skin types.

The Weleda Skin Food is now my go-to pick for when my skin is super flaky and dry. I think the ingredient in this that really agrees with my eczema prone skin is lanolin. I think I need to get my hands on the pure stuff to test it out but whatever it's doing, is amazing! This moisturiser feels thick, sticky and greasy but it works. You might want to try their light formula if you find this is too much!

Another Weleda product I've been loving is the Calendula Face Cream, which is actually in their baby range. I feel like this is a lighter alternative to the Skin Food and is something that I can reach for on a daily basis. It provides a great base for make up too! I believe that the Weleda range is natural and organic too, making it even better for your skin.

What are your top picks for stressed skin?

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