Cosmetics and eczema


Eczema is a broad term used to describe a set of chronic skin conditions that vary from mild to severe and are caused by inflammation. Getting products suitable for inflammed skin can be tricky, we give you tips on how to balance your beauty routine and skin condition.

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What to look out for

Products containing sheabutter, glycerin and anolin as the first or second ingredient are great for eczema as they are heavy moisturisers and will keep skin well nourished to heal cracks and patches over time.

What to avoid

Preservatives are the enemy, they make products last longer but can cause irritation and inflammation to the skin. Rather opt for natural products made for sensitive skin. Look for products that are fragrance free as opposed to unscented as these may still have underlying fragrances in them.

Make up application

Make up application is better and generally looks more flawless when applied with a brush or blender, however these contain bacteria’s even when washed regularly. Use clean fingers to apply apply your make up by dabbing it as though you’re using a beauty blender.

Cream vs Powder

Be it in foundations, eyeshadows or blushes, cream formulas are better at hydrating the skin than powders and with eczema you need all the moisture you can get.

Why shimmer is a no, no

We know how shimering is great for highlighting and making certain area’s appear smaller than they really are but if you have eczema it might highlight those areas you’re trying to hide so stay away.

Colour correcting concealers

Eczema often leaves red patches on the skin so when wanting to cover them up use a green concealer as green shades cancel out redness on the skin.

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