Living with eczema is not a cushy way of life. I am sure you all can agree with me. There are specific products you should apply on your face, whether we talk about make-up products or those for skincare. At the beginning when you are diagnosed with eczema, your future may look bleak to you. However, it is absolutely not true that you cannot control this condition. With the appropriate skincare and make-up products, you can have eczema under control and at the same time you will look gorgeous inside out.
Whether you use skincare or make-up products, always make sure that they do not contain irritant ingredients such as parabens, sulfates, phthalates or synthetic fragrances and colours. Glycolic acid, salicylic acid and retinol penetrate the skin more easily which means that you can dry out your skin even more. Natural organic products are something you should definitely look for. However, always read the label first.
Gentle skincare is crucial if you are diagnosed with eczema. Find skincare products which contain shea butter, glycerine or lanoline. When it comes to moisturizing, I warmly recommend shea butter since it contains vitamins and it is excellent for the skin renewal. There are so many shea butter products out there, but if you have eczema make sure you are using unrefined organic one. Glycerine and lanoline are medications for treating dry, sensitive and itchy skin. Other natural products you can use are different types of oils such as coconut, castor or jojoba oil. I would also go for calendula cream since it reduces inflammation and helps the skin heal.
Natural organic or mineral make-up is recommended for women diagnosed with eczema. First of all, these make-up products do not contain parabens, sulfates, phthalates, triclosan and other irritant preservatives. Carefully read the label and if the make-up product contains even one of these ingredients, do not buy it. Better safe than sorry, they say. Organic and mineral make-up products are usually made of plant extracts. Another tip I can give you is that you should avoid make-up with shine or shimmer. Bear in mind that even mineral make-up with shimmer can make your skin flare up.
If you are a DIY enthusiast, you can always make your own products. It may be the safest way to treat your sensitive skin.
The recipe for magnesium bath contains 1-2 cups of Epsom salt or magnesium flakes, 1/2 cup of Himalayan or sea salt, 1/2 tablespoon of natural vanilla extract and 10-15 drops of essential oil you like.
Sea salt spray
Home-made sea salt spray is an excellent option for moisturizing your skin. For this spray, you need 1 cup of distilled water or pre-boiled water, 1 tablespoon of Himalayan salt or sea salt, pinch of Epsom salt or magnesium flakes and essential oils for scent. Add all the ingredients into the warm water and wait for them to dissolve. Then store it in a spray bottle.
DIY Homemade Eczema Cream
For this recipe, you will need 1/4 cup of shea butter, 1/4 cup of coconut oil, 15 drops of lavender essential oil and 5 drops of tea tree essential oil.
I really hope I have helped you when it comes to skincare and make-up products. My final advice is to know the ingredients of your products and to always double check. If you are not familiar with a certain ingredient, research on google to make sure it is right for you. Living with eczema may not be the easiest thing in the world, but there are definitely ways to make it easier.