In controlling eczema, perhaps the most important strategy is to help your skin retain its moisture. Moisturizers and creams for eczema work by safeguarding the skin barrier. Eczema patients typically have an ineffective skin barrier, which makes them more susceptible to allergens, pathogens, and irritants. An impaired skin barrier also makes moisture retention more difficult, causing dry skin and worsening eczema symptoms. With that in mind, here are some of the best dermatologist-recommended eczema creams you can try out to improve your condition.
Best Eczema Creams
Aveeno Eczema Therapy Itch Relief
Containing Aveeno’s trademark Avena Sativa Kernel Flour, this itch relief moisturizer relieves itching quickly with long-lasting effects. At the same time, it keeps the skin adequately moisturized. The lotion’s formula also boosts the skin barrier and soothes symptoms. This product is completely free of steroids, paraben, and fragrances.
Vaseline Intensive Care: Unscented Intense Repair Hand Lotion
This hand lotion is ideal for everyone with sensitive skin as it is fragrance-free. Vaseline is also one of the leading brands for improving eczema due to its rich and thick texture that facilitates moisture retention.
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
This particular product remains in effect for a long time and contains ceramides that repair the skin barrier. This makes it easier for the skin to absorb and retain moisture and nutrients.
Containing glycerin and shea butter—two substances that repair the skin barrier—this moisturizer is best used after a shower while your skin is still damp. This is because it penetrates deeper into the skin with water.
SkinClinical Extreme Healing Daily Treatment
National Institutes of Health funds this type of eczema creams. SkinClinical moisturizer consists of Chinese angelica (a plant that promotes healing and better blood flow) and shea butter.
Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion
This lotion is made with hyaluronic acid, which is highly effective in repairing the skin batter. This ingredient can lock in a significant amount of moisture to provide 24-hour hydration.
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