18.12.12

Eczema Lotions & Balms

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For new followers, my story goes along the lines of having eczema since I was a baby, being covered from head to toe through childhood up until I was diagnosed with allergies. In adult life eczema has come and gone. I have small patches but nowhere near to the extent I had as a child. I believed my current triggers are synthetic ingredients, stress and winter weather.

Bloggers are writing about Winter Survival Tips for Skin and for me this means looking after my eczema. There are many Companies claiming to "cure" eczema. I thought I would compile a list of products that could help you to manage your skin condition. Of course these may also be helpful to anyone who is suffering from dry skin. When I'm looking for a product to treat my eczema I opt for natural ingredients and avoid Lanolin, Urea and Paraffin. When choosing a cream/balm it is worth looking out for ingredients such as Calendula, Chamomile and Chickweed. These are gentle and well known for treating eczema.

I shall start with products I have tested and I am happy to give a personal recommendation. 

Here are others I know about but have not tried for myself
I have previously written a guide, a tips and tricks sort of post on how I manage my eczema. Click HERE to read it.

If you have any advice or recommendations to share, please leave a comment below. 


Sarah x

12 comments:

  1. When my son had Eczema as a baby we used Chickweed and Calendula which really seemed to help manage we also got it treated with homeopathy which again for him worked. I would certainly recommend any product with chickweed or just plain chickweed and add in other oils perhaps to suit your skin, I guess it's just what works for your own skin.

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    1. I certainly see a difference when I use products with Calendula. It's about finding the right combination of ingredients. I pleased to hear you found something that worked for your Son. Thank you for sharing :)

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  2. Found your blog from twitter :) & this is a really good post, as i suffer from excema since i was 5 & it frustrates me when my skin is in a bad state, so thank you for posting about these creams that i need to try out & see the difference :)

    x

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    1. Hi Chloe, I'm glad you found me and pleased you have enjoyed this post. Let me know if you give anything a try. I always like to hear how my readers get on with product recommendations :)

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  3. Although I don't have eczema myself, I still would love to try a alot of the products on your list such as Niki's Organic Balms (I checked out their website after reading your review) and they look great and also Barefoot. I like to use gentle, non harsh products so this is a great list :)

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    1. Most of creams on the list are multi purpose so I don't see any reason for you not to try those brands :) Of course they have lots of other products in their ranges which may also appeal to you. Let me know if you try/buy :)

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  4. I just figured out how to comment on your posts. :-) It is with an old wordpress account so I don`t think I can get it to link to my current blog but hope it doesn´t matter...

    About eczcema and creams. I never get them to solve the problems completely but the eczema get better with diffrent creams and balms. I think like you, that a lot come from with in, stress or perhaps what you eat. I think I eat healthy but I have a lot of allegies and perhaps it is one I missed that causes it? I am getting more and more interested in trying to eat clean food witout any E numbers or synthetic ingridiens, but what a work! I just started to get the hang of it, but it fells very complicated some times...

    About creams and balm...
    I currently trying Egyptian magic and the ingridiens feels very kind to the skin. It smell boring bur not strong. I also like the unscented balm from Badger Company and their vanilla coconut everyday moisturising balm. The later I use on my hand at night and it seem to be healing some cracks on my fingers...

    Thank for all the tips I wil checked them out! :-)

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    1. I don't think you can ever make eczema go away completely. I spent many years without it but it came back. I haven't tried any Badger balms and I really should because everyone seems to like them and say how effective they are.

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  5. Hiya I use doublebase gel but not too happy to have to use liquid paraffin. Which of these is the greatest would you say? I tried pure potions and it made my eczema flare up terribly and smell foul. I would love a nice smelling body cream :-(

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    1. It can be tricky to get the right combination of ingredients, it's trial and error. Balmology is the one I have used constantly and see the best results. This time round I used it in conjunction with Coconut oil. My flare up has now gone. For a nice body cream I would suggest checking out Barefoot. The SOS cream has a delicate citrus scent. If you are not targeting eczema then Dr Organic have some nice all round body creams & butters which are under £10. Do be careful of essential oils as they can be an eczema trigger.

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  6. Great list, really is so useful, I'll definitely be trying some of these! I've used the Moa Green Balm and really loved it as a cleanser, definitely worth a go :) x

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    1. I had heard that Moa makes a good cleanser. Niki Organics is also good for that as well :)

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