An Esthetician’s Advice on How to Treat Hand Eczema

clairebeccaclairebecca
Oct. 4
Eczema is no fun, especially on the hands. With the colder months approaching, eczema and dry skin only gets worse! Here are a few of my favorite products that treat dry and itchy hands that suffer from eczema.

Everybody is susceptible to eczema, but you can fight back if you know the right products to use!

Hand Lotions
Keeping your hands moisturized is a no-brainer, but not all hand lotions are the same. Look for products specifically formulated for eczema.
Gold Bond is known for the skin-soothing products that treat itchy and dry skin.
Aveeno is known for their eczema line that's also safe for babies!
My personal favorite hand product is from Eucerin. This is a thick petrolatum based cream that's perfect to put on before bed.
What to wash your hands with.
When washing your hands, try to use something for sensitive and dry skin. Avoid any heavy fragrances. Reapply your lotion as soon as your wash your hands. If you can't find any handsoap, you can always use body soap marketed for eczema.
Ingredients to look for in your products.
Most products marketed towards fighting eczema will say so on their packaging, but you can also look for these ingredients:
  • Glycerin
  • Ceramides (CeraVe line is known for their use of ceramides)
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Colloidal Oatmeal
Fighting eczema is a full-time job. Remember to keep your favorite hand cream on you and reapply frequently throughout the day!
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