I am cursed with eczema which flares up quite badly at certain times of the year; like now, for instance! A mix of warmer weather plus stress really plays havoc with my legs and the tops of my arms/shoulders and I’m currently sporting some lovely patches of super itchy dry skin which does make me feel a little self conscious!
I’ve tried a plethora of lotions and potions for eczema in the past (you can see a big eczema blog post here) but I wanted to shout about my current favourites!
I have really, really been loving Cetraben to soothe my flare up’s recently. It’s available in 2 formulas:
– A Lotion which is lightweight, dries quickly and is great for large areas of trouble.
– And the Cream (my personal favourite), which is thicker and tends to make my eczema feel more smoothed and moisturised.
I normally apply the cream after showering/bathing and also before bed (if I remember).
I find that when I don’t apply it, my skin is much more irritated and I’m more prone to itching than if I did – which in itself is fantastic. The range is also fragrance and colour free which makes it ideal for sensitive skin. The range is available from Boots, Tesco and Superdrug for around £4-8 which may seem pricey but it’s cheaper than a prescription which potentially thins the skin! It’s also on offer from Superdrug here (link).
I really hope this helps at least one person out there! I know how agonising it can be – Andrew gets really frustrated when he see’s me clawing away at my skin every evening but sometimes the itch is just unbearable, and to be left with red patchy skin isn’t nice in the summer months!
Do you have any dry skin recommendations?