Try these moisturisers that are suitable for eczema-prone skin to soothe your dry and itchy skin.
For those suffering from eczema, you would know that eczema tends to be recurrent with periods of flares and remissions. Creams and moisturisers are the cornerstone of treatment for eczema, but it’s easier said than done when it comes to looking for a moisturiser that does its job properly without aggravating or stinging the skin. If you are suffering from severe eczema, you should seek dermatological treatment like steroid creams to relieve the itching and irritation. If you have a milder case, you can control your eczema with some over-the-counter products.
Scroll through the gallery below for three eczema creams that moisturise gently and effectively so you get some relief!
Formulated by Dr Tey Hong Liang from the National Skin Centre, this is a favourite among fellow eczema sufferers as it contains menthol to combat itchiness and ceramides to hydrate and repair skin. The non-sticky cream applies on smoothly and gives a cooling effect to skin – hooray, no more scratching! Suu Balm is available at leading pharmacies and online.
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La Roche-Posay’s signature thermal spring water is the main ingredient in this body moisturiser. It is naturally rich in selenium and has soothing, antioxidant properties. Upon application, the gel also forms a film on skin to seal in moisture and block out external irritants.
Those suffering from drier skin can also consider the La Roche-Posay Baume AP+, which has a thicker consistency to provide longer hydration. Both formulas are gentle enough to use on babies and children as well. La Roche-Posay is available at leading pharmacies and online.
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Dr Mark Tang, a consultant dermatologist at The Skin Specialists & Laser Clinic, Mount Alvernia Medical Centre, says that a key ingredient to look for in eczema-relief products is ceramides. “The lack of ceramides in the skin leads to a damaged skin barrier which makes it more susceptible to external irritants and allergens. This results in red, dry and itchy skin. This inflammation can further decrease the ceramides in the skin, leading to a vicious cycle of skin barrier disruption, hypersensitivity and inflammation.”
You’ll be happy to know that the entire Curel Moisture Face Care Range is formulated with ceramides to strengthen skin’s barrier function. The products are also infused with eucalyptus extract to boost skin’s ability to produce ceramides. The Curel Moisture Face Care Range is available at the National Skin Centre, leading pharmacies and supermarkets.
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This article was first published on SHAPE, May 2017.
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