Our skin alters and responds to the environment and temperature it’s in. So because cold winter weather means central heating indoors and less humidity skin can become much drier and sometimes more sensitive.
Your eczema will almost cetainly be at its most itchy at this time of year as your skin dries out so quickly, so the name of the game is to moisturise, moisturise, moisturise and keep that moisture locked in.
CCM901036A good way to add moisture is to switch your cleanser from a facial wash to a cleansing milk. I particularly like Calming Cleansing Milk from US cosmeceutical specialists, Osmotics. Its natural botanical extracts of Chamomile and St John’s Wort calm and soothe redness and irritation and a little goes along way. Fragrance free. 120ml £17.50 Find out more here
I would also recommend you spritz yourself with new award-winning Theraplex ClearLotion after your bath, shower or shave. ClearLotion reminds me of Avon’s Skin-So-Soft after-shower spray which I used for years until they changed the formula and its new powerful fragrance became too much for me.
Theraplex Clearlotion Holder of the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance
ClearLotion is the foundation moisturiser of four different products in the Theraplex range created by doctors for eczema. They’re known as “medical moisturisers” and I couldn’t put it better myself.
When you spray it on damp skin after your bath or shower, ClearLotion wraps around water on the skin’s surface locking moisture in and replacing the natural oils that water and soap can strip away. A superb product to use every day before adding your usual emollient or another moisturiser from the Theraplex range. Find out more here.
hanging radiator humidifier As stylish as a humidifier could be
My third recommendation to combat dry winter skin is to simply add water to the air with a humidifier. You can put a bowl of water near your radiator (and risk kicking it over) or buy an electronic humidifier that puffs a mist of steam out into the room.
A safer and unusually stylish option is to hang one or more of these water-filled stainless steel cylinders over your radiator for an economical, eco-friendly way to add welcome moisture to dry indoor air.
Find out more here.