There’s nothing worse than that irritating itchiness created by dry skin. A recurrent problem in winter and for all those suffering from dry skin and eczema, it’s a real treat to find a product that can soothe instantly. La Roche Posay have a selection of hydrating creams and moisturisers devised specifically to nourish and soothe the skin, to reduce the urge to scratch!
Remember - “the more we itch, the more we scratch, which can flare up our eczema even more, as well as making us prone to breaking the skin’s natural protection barrier and therefore being more susceptible to secondary skin infections and delayed healing” says eczema and skin specialist Dr Carla Stanton.
Lipikar Baume AP+
The Lipikar range offers a number of options for dry skin. Lipikar Baume AP+ is perfect for very dry atopy-prone skin. Hydrating and nourishing, it’s so rich a single daily application suffices. With its fragrance-free formula, it relieves tight skin and thus reduces the urge to itch.
Endorsed by Allergy UK, this calming and soothing lotion is simplicity at its best. Containing no preservatives, parabens, fragrance, alcohol, colorants or lanolin, Toleriane Ultra’s minimalist shea butter and glycerin formula brings comfort to dry, irritated, or itchy skin on your face.
Lipikar Syndet AP+
Enriched with niacinamide and shea butter, this soap-free cream wash immediately soothes skin and strengthens the skin’s barrier. Suitable for babies from 3 months, this in-shower wash provides 24 hour hydration and has been tested on atopic skin- it works for everything from eczema to cradle cap and dry, flaky skin.
Thermal Spring Water
With an instant soothing effect, this Thermal Spring Water spray is an all-time favourite. It even comes in a small 50ml format, so it’s ideal to carry around in a handbag or on board a long haul flight. With its silicates and selenium and zinc minerals, it is hydrating, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic (also known as anti-itching!). Skin feels softer, soothed and hydrated with a quick spray thanks to its pure water, neutral pH formula.