23 Aug 2020

Recent Eczema Skincare Finds And Dry Skin Tips For The New Normal

My eczema is aggravated and brought on by stress and anxiety so you can only imagine how my skin has reacted to lockdown and uncertainty over the past few months. It's been quite a journey and as we move into living in the 'new normal' and wearing face masks, our skin will be affected. Some experience acne, but my skin is constantly dry and wearing a face mask seems to enhance that.

Today I wanted to share my recent eczema skincare discoveries and share some tips for keeping your skin hydrated under your face mask.

Skincare Products That Have Helped My Eczema

I'm constantly sharing products that have helped improve my eczema and dermatitis on my blog and Instagram so here are a selection of dry-skin targeted products that have worked wonders for me recently. 

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Lotion

Believe it or not, I've never tried Aveeno products before and as soon as I applied this around my elbows (where I have a few dry patches) it instantly soothed my skin and calmed my eczema down. It's gentle unscented formula makes it suitable for sensitive skin and the oatmeal ingredient is the key soothing ingredient which helps dry skin.

Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion

Another Aveeno product (clearly they work!) is the Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion, which I use on my face and neck. The eczema and dry patches on my face are quite severe sometimes so I wanted something that is targeted to very dry skin and this does exactly that. It's moisturising, hydrating and leaves my skin feeling instantly calm and nourished for hours after.

Lavender Natural Eczema Cream by Essential Care Company*

This cream landed on my lap at the perfect time. As I've mentioned, my skin has been through a lot and I am constantly on the lookout for natural products to use alongside eczema-targeted creams. This cream contains lavender, african organic shea butter, evening primrose oil, Australian tea tree oil and frankincense oil. I've been using it as a treatment on the patches on my body, which has been working wonders so far.

Taking Care Of Your Skin Under Your Face Mask

We all want to look after our skin, especially since the area's that are covered my our masks are being affected. Here are a few tips on how to look after your skin under the mask.

Cleanse Your Skin

Under the heat of your face mask, a lot of bacteria builds up causing a flare up, whether that is acne or eczema. It's really important to cleanse your skin day and night so the area is clean and free of bacteria. Caroline Hirons, aka skincare master, has recommended you double cleanse your skin as it removes the dirt and impurities that have built up on the skin.

Wash Your Reusable Face Masks

It's in the name but it can be easily forgotten! Remember to wash and disinfect your masks regularly so they don't build up bacteria. They go from bag to face to car, so you can only imagine what is on them.

Ditch The Foundation

By eliminating foundation from your makeup regime, it prevents the pores from being clogged up with all sorts. If you are wearing a mask, it also transfers so you are better off without the foundation so you can keep your mask clean.

How are you looking after your eczema-prone skin during the new normal?


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