If I did not mention this before, I live in coastal North Carolina which starting in February and April can become quite humid. Personally I think that the humidity helps my eczema as it keeps my skin more moisturized than when I lived out in the arid valley/desert of California. My one complaint is that I can’t use a heavy eczema cream with the humidity; well rather I can but I choose not to because if I do, I stick to every surface humanly possible. And as you would imagine that can be most annoying, whether it means sticking to your own clothes, your chair or your car seat, etc. Trust me, it’s no fun.
It seems I am constantly doing a balancing act between skin rashes and dry skin. And in all seriousness, my skin rash can cause dry skin and vice versa, my dry skin will cause a skin rash. So you ask, how do you treat eczema?
How to treat eczema in April begins with a solid, consistent skin care regimen. As always, begin with a gentle, sensitive skin cleanser that does not contain any fragrance or dyes. My favorite new tip is to keep lotion in the shower so as soon as you lightly towel off (no rubbing), and your skin is still moist, immediately apply the lotion. It helps tremendously to apply the lotion to wet skin! I prefer to use a lighter lotion during spring and summer and so far the best lotion for eczema that I have tried this year is Sebamed Moisturizing Lotion for Sensitive Skin. As you know there are several types of eczema lotion on the market and selecting one can be tough. This one is a true winner.
As stated by the manufacturer:
The lotion was developed by a dermatologist and this nourishing, non-irritating formula is suitable for the most sensitive of skins. Rapidly absorbed and non-greasy, it restores your skin's moisture balance, providing natural protection from the elements. Enriched with chamomile extract and allantoin to soothe and moisturize. Regular use tones the natural elasticity of your skin for a more youthful, healthy appearance.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Sorbital, Hexyldecanol, Hexyldecyl Laurate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Allantoin, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Sodium Lactate, Fragrance (Parfum), Alcohol Denat., Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate.
I agree that this lotion is very easily absorbed into the skin and it’s not greasy at all. It does have a mild fragrance added which I am typically opposed to, but it is very light and not chemical smelling or “foo-foo” smelling either. They recommend using their body wash as well and I look forward to trying that as well. Overall a definite favorite of mine and I suggest you give it a whirl. (By the way, I buy my own products and this is in no way a paid product review).