13th – 18th September marks National Eczema Week, and with approximately 1.3 million people in the UK* affected by the inflammatory skin condition, it’s important to nail down a good skincare routine in order to manage the common symptoms of itchy, dry or inflamed skin.
For those that live with eczema, going back to basics is the best way to keep your sensitivities in check. Avoiding triggers that can remove the skin’s moisture or cause irritation is key, and for that reason, products that are formulated to be deliberately delicate on the skin are your best bet.
The following kind-to-skin essentials are free of harsh chemicals such as oil-stripping sulphates and parabens nasties (a definite no-go as these can cause flare-ups), and help to keep skin calm and comfortable, thanks to their naturally nourishing properties…
National Eczema Week – NEW Tisserand Aromatherapy Calendula & Jojoba Skin Rescue Face & Body Cream (£15 for 100ml, £6 for 30ml)
For extremely dry skin in need of welcome relief from head to toe, this intensively rich natural cream combines the highest quality active botanical ingredients, pure natural moisturisers, and essential oils to rescue skin in need of some TLC. Calendula naturally soothes and eases discomfort, whilst wonderfully smoothing Jojoba Oil helps to lock in moisture and calm chapped skin, providing welcome nourishment for extremely dry skin and conditions such as eczema. Available in two sizes, including a handy 30ml tube, to simply pump and apply to skin while at home or on-the-go.
Available from www.tisserand.com
National Eczema Week – Faith In Nature Fragrance Free Body Wash (£5.79 for 400ml)
This wonderfully pure and simple unscented body wash from Faith In Nature is free from fragrance, essential oils, colour, parabens and SLS/SLES, making it ideal for those with eczema. Free you can be confident that this naturally derived body wash will deliver a gentle but effective cleanse for sensitive skin.
National Eczema Week – Faith In Nature Fragrance Free Hand Soap (£2.75)
The Faith In Nature Fragrance-Free Soap is made with wild harvested seaweed, known for its antioxidant qualities and rich in beneficial minerals and proteins, to care for sensitive skin while effectively and gently removing dirt and bacteria. A great plastic-free and zero waste option for those that want a soap that’s as kind to the planet as it is their skin.
Available from www.faithinnature.co.uk