Summer presents so much more than a tan and a monthly trip to Six Flags. High pollen counts and humidity can often lead to itchy skin and eczema outbreaks that may make you want to hide your body, not show it. Nix irritation and boost skin’s hydration with these eight skin saviors.
Keep even the toughest dry patches at bay with this lightweight dermatologist-recommended lotion. It’s fragrance-, dye-, and paraben-free to give sensitive skin the TLC it deserves! Tip: Pair with sunscreen when heading outdoors; ingredient alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) may increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun.
This clinically proven, fragrance-free formula is a personal favorite, ideal for the most sensitive skin sufferers. Sweet almond oil combats flakiness and strengthens skin cells to keep you feeling smooth and replenished. Tip: Use before bed to lock-in moisture all night long.
Eczema flare-ups can start with a simple scratch and quickly become an irritated rash. This hypoallergenic formula is infused with oatmeal to immediately soothe itchy skin and create a protective barrier that’ll make you forget about inflammation for up to six hours! Tip: Use during eczema flare-ups.
Honey for your skin, not for your tea, created by eczema sufferers who know, firsthand, how difficult it can be to find a product that works best for you. This 100 percent organic formula includes all natural ingredients to hydrate, cool and fight bacteria brought on by flare-ups—tackling not just one, but three major issues that result from eczema. Use throughout the day as a touch-up itch relief cream, or as a 20-minute face and body mask. Tip: After opening, store in the refrigerator to keep fresh!
This cream is one of few that contains ingredients chamomile and beeswax, both of which help repel allergens that trigger flare-ups. Not only is it dermatologist recommended, but it’s also rated 9.5/10 for being one of the most effective eczema skincare products on the market! Tip: Use during intense flare-ups.
Ditch the medicated ointments and lather on the coconut oil for a skin-calming, full-body hydration. Lauric acid, a saturated fatty acid, fights bacteria, while linoleic acid, an Omega-6 fatty acid, soothes inflammation and lightly moisturizes dry skin. Tip: Use daily as a full-body moisturizer, or at the start of an eczema flare-up.
This SPF 35 is ideal for sensitive skin sufferers who want to catch beach waves and protect their skin in the process! This non-greasy, oil-free formula is one of the first of its kind: it’s free of both harsh chemicals and fragrances that can contribute to irritation, and it’s non-comedogenic, so there’s no need to worry about blackhead and acne outbreaks! Tip: Apply before prolonged sun exposure. Reapply every 80 minutes for best results.
National Eczema Association accepted, this maximum strength, over-the-counter medicated ointment uses 1 percent hydrocortisone cream to calm itching and inflammation associated with eczema, and three essential ceramides to repair and restore skin to its pre-existing state. Tip: Use during intense flare-ups or when skin is extremely itchy and irritated.