I have suffered from eczema from a young age, so believe me when I say I know how difficult it is to find skin care products that work just right for you. I don’t even want to think about the amount of money I’ve spent on products, which all claim to be sensitive skin friendly but, which have left my skin dry, red and itchy.
I’ve spent ages reading reviews online and hours walking around shops filling baskets with products to try but nothing seemed to work. Then just as I was losing hope I came across these brands, CeraVe, Aveeno, The Inky List and Wild Mint Cosmetics. Now believe me when I say they work, no seriously, they really work.
I’ve tried them all so you don’t have to! Here are some of the best skincare products to try if you suffer from eczema or have sensitive skin…
When I first bought CeraVe the lady behind the counter was praising it for having three essential ceramides and to be honest I had no clue what this meant. So, after a sneaky Google search in the queue I found out what they were. Ceramides are oils, which are there to help keep moisture in by acting as a natural skin barrier.
If you are like me and suffer from dry skin, which seems to flare up at the simplest of things then you are probably low on ceramides. This means your natural barrier is weak and so your moisture is lost. Not really ideal, is it?
I bought a large tub of CeraVe moisturiser along with the hand cream. Sometimes I find moisturisers for sensitive skin to be really thick, heavy and hard to spread but CeraVe was the opposite.
The creams have a silky texture meaning they are very light on the skin and spread across the area with ease. This was great when I wanted to apply makeup because it created a soft base, which wouldn’t interfere with my foundation. It also means you only need a small amount of moisturiser each time making your money go further.
I’m sure, now with sanitisers, your hands are like sandpaper. Mine certainly were, but the CeraVe hand cream has been great. It dries quickly so your hands don’t feel damp or sticky and helps that natural barrier meaning your hands are less likely to break the skin when they get too dry.
I love a nice hot bubble bath but having sensitive skin means most products which add those lovely bubbles really hurt my skin.
Whether in the shower or bath Aveeno easily lathers with the water creating those lovely bubbles. The products leave your skin feeling clean and smelling amazing without causing it to become itchy.
If your skin is extra sensitive then you need to try their emollient cream, Dermexa which soothes the skin and calms flares.
Inkey List SPF
Summer well and truly has hit Ireland the past few weeks and the most important skin care product in this weather is sun cream.
For years sun cream has been a huge issue for me by always causing irritation. That was until I found The Inkey List SPF Daily Sunscreen.
Initially I was put off by the small packaging but could not believe how far the product went. It spread so easily, it did not cake in places nor did it leave that sticky feeling on your skin.
I used to hate when the sun cream would mix with makeup or even get splashed by water and then run and change in texture but this definitely does not have the same effect.
It leaves the skin glowing whilst protecting you against the sun.
Wild Mint Skincare Routine
Now, this has to be my all time favourite. I only found out about Wild Mint earlier this year and I just can’t get enough of their products. I have been using the cleanser, serum, moisturiser and eye cream for about three months and cannot believe the results.
The cleanser takes off all makeup, even the tricky mascara, so you can avoid any panda eyes. Your skin will feel so hydrated after using the serum and it really sets the skin up before moisturising. The best way to finish your skin care is with some eye cream, which is light and gentle on the delicate areas of your skin around the eyes.
As well as all the skin benefits, the products are also cruelty free and good for the environment.
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Are there any skincare products you recommend for people with eczema?