I’m just going to say it: ECZEMA IS SO ANNOYING.
Ok, now I’ve got that off my chest..
Do you have sore, dry skin? (I’m assuming you do because you clicked on this blog post).
The thing with eczema is that everyone who has it, experiences it so differently. Everyone has different triggers and things that work for them.
Growing up, my bedroom was always like a pharmacy- I’d have different creams, ointments and bath products for each bit of eczema on me. I’ve tried just about everything.
I can’t complain too much because I know people have far worse eczema stories than me, and at the moment it’s not too bad (my teen years were when it got out of control- puberty is so fun..).
I recently posted about my eczema problems on my Insta story and had a crazy amount of messages. It sucks that it affects so many people but it was quite nice to not feel alone in my skin frustrations.
I thought I’d share some of the products my wonderful Insta gang suggested to me (you can join us over at @ellascribbles). I hope at least one of these products is helpful and works for you. All of them were in my price range (even better!).
I’m going to be trying some of them over the next few weeks and chatting about them on my Insta story so feel free to hit follow if you’re interested in me rambling about my skin!
Here is my ultimate list of eczema-friendly skin care products that won’t break the bank…
This stuff is super nourishing for dry skin and it’s packed with organic goodness. A friend suggested using it to treat an irritated scalp but it can be used all over. I found it here for only £6.63.
It can be tricky to find deodorant which smells great and is super natural but Moo Goo’s Fresh Cream Deodorant is made using healthy, natural ingredients. Their products are really affordable, however if you fancy splashing out then you’ll be rewarded with free shipping on orders over £60.
If you’re after a really soothing moisturiser which smells incredible, Palmer’s cocoa butter is a great shout. And for only £3.99 it’s a winner right?!
Butterball bath bomb from Lush Bath products can be a mind field for us in the sensitive skin tribe but I tried out this bath bomb from lush (it’s the one they suggest for eczema) and not only did my skin cope, it loved it! My skin felt hydrated and happy after using the Butterball bath bomb. I’ve also been using their ‘Dream cream’ for my hands and body and ‘Skin drink’ on my face and so far my skin has responded well to both.
Green people scent free cleanser If you’re looking for a scent-free cleanser which will leave your face feeling fresh and clean, this cleanser from Green People is perfect. It’s a little pricer than the other products on this list but it’s a good investment. Plus Green People is a great company if you’re looking for organic, natural products.
Yu-be lip balm I’ve struggled for so long to find a nourishing lip balm (anyone else get super dry lips/ eczema around your lips?). A friend suggested this lip balm from Yu-Be, it’s more expensive than your standard lip balm but you’ll need to use it less, so in theory it should last longer and be better value for money. It’s not difficult to find loads of people raving about this product online which is always a good sign!
Ah Skincare is perfect if you’re looking for organic products. Their Reactive Skin Treatment Cream is eczema-friendly and smells great. I’m using it currently and am finding it nourishing and light, so it’s perfect for popping on your face in the morning before applying make-up. They have lots of eczema-friendly products, all handmade my people not machines.
If you’re looking for sun cream specifically for sensitive skin, this tinted facial suncream from Babo Botanicals is light-weight and non-greasy, plus at SPF 30 you’ll be doing your skin a favour and protecting it from harmful sun damage.
I hope some of these products help you on your eczema journey. I know it SUCKS when your skin just isn’t cooperating but I hope you know you aren’t alone as we all try to figure out the best way to treat our skin.
I’d love to share what works for you, let me know in the comments 🙂
Disclaimer 1: Different products work for different people. Unfortunately there is not ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to eczema and it’s a bit of a trial and error process. I hope you find something which helps you but please remember there are different types of eczmea and it varies in severity.
Disclaimer 2: This post contains affiliate links. I would never suggest products I wouldn’t try myself and I’m confident in the products I’m featuring in this post.