How the war started…
My eczema greeted me on Christmas morning, my eyes swollen out to the bridge of my nose. I’ve always had to deal with dry skin but it definitely took a turn for the worst. I wasn’t even aware that I had eczema before this, at first I was under the impression that I had an allergic reaction. So I then took allergy medication hoping that it would resolve the problem, it definitely didn’t. My skin then started to become dryer and began to crack, I started using E45 cream which didn’t seem to help me skin for very long.
I finally got myself to the doctors and they told me what I had was eczema, they gave me a steroid cream to apply thinly on the effected areas, this started to heal my skin and definitely made a huge difference as the swelling went down and the skin was no longer dry. But the steroid cream then had a side effect that I definitely wasn’t happy with as it thinned my skin under my eyes heavily, which gave a tired appearance. It also seemed that every time I stopped using the steroid cream it would come back in a rash underneath my eyes.
Change in Routine…
After going back and fourth with the steroid cream and realising it really wasn’t working for me, I decided to take a new approach. I tried loads of different products to find what worked for me and what didn’t. I now do the routine of…
1. Face wash
I decided to use this routine both morning and night, to ensure that my skin was clean so make sure the dry skin wouldn’t get worse and my eczema wouldn’t spread or get infected. I then use a toner that has moisturising properties to ensure none of my products dry out my skin. I then use a really hydrating moisturiser, that will keep my skin hydrated throughout the day.
The products I use…
Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash
A gentle, non-drying cleansing facial wash that leaves skin feeling clean, soft and refreshed. Formulated with protective vitamin E and moisturising wheat germ oil. Use with Vitamin E toner.
• Suitable for all skin types
• With vitamin E and Wheat germ Oil
• Facial wash
• Light, lathering, creamy texture
• Non-drying formula
Simple Micellar Cleansing Water
It actively works to attract and remove make-up and impurities whilst helping to unclog pores supporting skin to breathe. Micellar Water won’t leave the skin feeling tight or sticky but clean, refreshed and hydrated.
L’Oréal Fine Flowers Toner Rose & Jasmine Dry & Sensitive Skin 400ml
The L’Oréal Paris Laboratories have selected and combined extracts of Rose and Jasmine Flowers, in a toner for soft, comfortable and fresh skin, every day. The fresh texture invigorates the skin and eliminates the last traces of impurities, for perfectly cleansed complexion.
Rose known for its soothing and comforting properties.
Jasmine renowned for its protecting and moisturising properties.
Cleansed and nourished, skin is clear and free of impurities.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost® Gel Cream Moisturiser 50ml
The Hydro Boost® Gel-Cream containing Hyaluronic acid is a unique moisturiser featuring a wonderfully light texture and a long lasting, intense nourishing power of a cream. Applying to skin absorbs instantly keeping skin hydrated throughout the day.
Winning the war on eczema…
Staying strict with my morning and nightly routine has made a huge difference in my skin. I haven’t had any bad eczema breakouts since using this routine, which has meant that I haven’t had to use my steroid cream since and the skin on my face is looking fuller and healthier. So I can happily say that this routine has really helped my skin and will continue doing it.
Let me know what works for you!
I’m always looking for products that will help me in the war against eczema, so please let me know what products work for you, so I can give them a try, and maybe do a review!