Eczema is the general term for a set of chronic skin conditions that are caused by inflammation. The most common is atopic eczema; symptoms include itching, redness, oozing or crusting, rough, and ‘leathery’ or scaly patches of skin, hyperpigmentation across the dermis, as well as dryness and increased sensitivity. Sufferers may have one or more symptoms and are often looking for a cream for eczema with moisturizing properties that can stand the test of time, and relieve many of these symptoms.
As a chronic skin condition, it’s important to adopt a maintenance routine, which combats the ailment on the outside as well as the inside, starting with a great cream for eczema. Doctors typically prescribe topical steroids in order to help with the inflammation that is often too harsh, and can cause a myriad of side effects. This includes thinning of the skin, thickening of the skin, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, a prominence of blood vessels, increased hair growth of very fine hair, and even perioral dermatitis (a spotty rash around the mouth).
Thankfully, Cane + Austin have come to the rescue with a great cream for eczema that has ingredients to combat the disease at differing levels.
The 10% Glycolic Acid Face moisture cream is a facial moisturizer that has a range of benefits for those with eczema. It balances the skin’s optimal levels of hydration with glycolic acid, soothes and calms redness and inflammation with green tea, and evens skin tone. Green tea has soothing properties to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, restoring the skin’s moisture balance so you can have that beautiful, healthy glow.
Its fragrance-free so won’t irritate sensitive skin, and non-comedogenic meaning it won’t clog pores.
To use, opt for a gentle exfoliating cleanser, such our Face & Body Glycolic Acid Scrub, which not only exfoliates, but also hydrates the skin, helping to eliminate dull, dry skin, and smoothing skin texture. Its optimal percentages of glycolic and salicylic acid means that it’s gentle enough for everyday use, and won’t aggravate your skin. It can also be used all over your body, especially the areas of the body in which the eczema is most concentrated, such as the hands, insides of the elbows, and backs of the knees.
After using lukewarm water, use a generous amount on your skin and rub in circular motions, paying particular attention to problematic areas. For increased intensity, give the scrub time to work by letting it sit on your skin for two to three minutes and rinse with cold water to close pores.
Apply a dime-sized amount of the moisturizer after cleansing and toning the skin in the morning and before bed. Again, rub this in circular motions, with gentle pressure to help the cream to absorb and stimulate lymphatic circulation, clearing toxins at a faster rate and increasing blood circulation. This is great for your skin cells.
After application, allow a further 15 minutes for the cream for eczema to seep into the skin before applying make up or going to bed.
If you’re applying this in the daytime, always follow up with an SPF.