If you suffer from atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema, then you know that the best you can do is to replenish the skin with comfort and soothe itching. Considering that it is a chronic condition without a permanent cure available, we then should focus on reducing symptoms such as dryness and redness as well as flaking and itchiness. Our challenge is to tackle the flares that periodically decide to say “hi” just as best as we can!
Luckily enough, we have now knowledge and technology that brings some light to the subject. Since the skin microbiome, as well as the barrier, is vital to regulating skin health and especially eczema-prone skin, we should better work to keep it balanced. In order to do so, we need the good bacteria to negotiate on our behalf. Then, provide the skin with pre and post-biotics to feed and create a hospitable environment for them. At the same time, we should keep the skin barrier healthy to do what it does best – protect the skin. Let us show you a complete guide on how to deal with body eczema!
Eucerin AtopiControl Lotion
Best fluid lotion for body eczema
If you’re a fan of fluid lotions, these are just perfect not only to replenish the skin but also to provide you with a light, easy to apply texture. They manage to repair and bring skin back to balance, all the while soothing and minimizing dryness. Eucerin AtopiControl Lotion features a water-in-oil formulation, containing ceramides and 12% of omega oils, to repair the skin barrier as well as to offer immediate comfort.
Gallinée Probiotic Body Milk
Best natural lotion for eczema
To follow the probiotic way to healthy skin, we have the equally fluid and soothing formula of Gallinée Probiotic Body Milk. More than the probiotic Lactobacillus, it contains prebiotics to feed the good bacteria on your skin. Containing 94% of ingredients of natural origin and a vegan formulation, this body milk significantly improves hydration all the while soothing and providing the skin with comfort.
Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Baume Ultra-Soothing Balm
Best cream for itchy skin
When in need of anti-itch cream to soothe the skin, this is the one you should call! Each application contributes to repair and protect as well as relieving dryness and itching. These soothing results are possible thanks to a combination of β-sitosterol and PEA, ingredients that work together to calm itching and redness, all the while reducing the urge to scratch the skin. At the same time, Skin Barrier Therapy™ helps limit Staphylococcus aureus proliferation and colonization thanks to its anti-bacterial action.
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream Dry to Very Dry Skin
Best affordable lotion for body eczema
If you want a cream that skips the small talk and gets the job done, this is the best one for you! This moisturizing cream replenishes your skin with essential ceramides that repair and strengthen the skin barrier, while hyaluronic acid works to bring back hydration. Equally important, MVE Technology ensures that the active ingredients there is a controlled release during the day. It is approved by the National Eczema Association, and therefore ideal to repair and soothe your skin!
ISDIN Nutratopic Pro-AMP Emollient Cream
Acute eczema treatment
When a flare-up strikes, it is time to resort to this brave warrior. Besides restoring the skin balance with moisture, it prevents bacterial adhesion and infection thanks to Rhamnsoft together with Pro-AMP. At the same time, Laureth-9 works to relieve itching. It is suitable for daily hydration but absolutely essential for crisis and extremely dry areas.
Ducray Dexyane MeD Repair Cream
Best localized treatment
Suitable for the face, hand or body, this cream is the one thing you need to tackle localized eczema. It alleviates itching, redness and inflammation, providing an immediate “band-aid effect”. These incredible results are only possible thanks to Hydroxydecin, an ingredient derived from royal jelly, that offers anti-inflammatory properties and reduces inflammation. In addition, Enoxolone helps to calm the skin and minimize signs of sensitization.
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Syndet AP+
Daily body wash
When looking for a cleansing product for every day, it is incredibly important to choose one that won’t be too harsh and disrupt the skin barrier. This syndet provides your skin with a gentle cleanse, excluding ingredients such as soap and fragrance. It is infused with Aqua Posae Filiformis, an exclusive patented probiotic that works to reduce flare-ups and dryness while niacinamide soothes itching and discomfort.
ISDIN Ureadin Calm Protective Shower Oil
Anti-itching body wash
Your skin is screaming for help, yet in need of a thorough cleanse. With a very nourishing and fresh oil texture, this body cleanser manages to do it all! It helps to relieve itchy skin, all the while contributing to moisturize dry skin. Containing ProComfort, Dexpanthenol as well as Omega 3 and 6, it works to relieve the itching sensation and nourishes it in-depth, providing a feeling of comfort and softness to your skin.
Gallinée Prebiotic Cleansing Bar Fragrance-Free
Body cleansing bar
This solid body cleanser is as gentle as a cleansing bar can be. It is suitable for the face, body and even to the intimate area, with an acidic pH of 5.6. Featuring a complex of prebiotics and lactic acid, it populates the skin with good bacteria while working to remove the bad. Suitable for the whole family, it leaves the skin feeling soft, supple and never tight!
If you want to learn more about the microbiome, make sure to read our insights on pre and post-biotics! Balanced skin is healthy skin, and we help you to understand everything you can do on your end to keep it in good condition.
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