Shocking news: my eczema is acting up again. Gah.
We all know (assumption here) that eczema can not be healed, but on managed. So mine is back again. I don't know the reasons. I wish I knew so I can be proactive about it. So winter is usually due to cold, drying weather. And summer is due to heat????????? I don't know.
So this time are my hands, arms and my legs. My hands are cracked on my finger tips and they hurt. Some of them were not cracked, but was itchy, so I rub them against my towel after shower and ripped a bunch of my skin on my fingers. So that turned from itch to pain. Yay. :/ And my arms and legs have small patches all over and are quite itchy.
So I am now just started on a diet and also topical routine (well, updated).
I will just talk about the topical part in this post.
For washing. I use MetaDerm wash. I use it for face and body. I also have a bar of Chagrin Valley soap too.
For moisturizing, which I think is the key. While the shower washes away debris etc, you need to put on moisturizer right after. After many trials I have figured out my "core" products. I do use extra stuff here and there to add onto my routine.
MetaDerm eczema spray. I spray this on before the cream. I can even spray it on my scalp.
MetaDerm Hyper Moisture cream. I find that I really do like this cream. It does not immediately stop the itch completely. But I do feel better after using this cream.
And when I need EXTRA moisturization during bad flare, I add Rocky Mountain Soap Body Butter on top of the cream.
I also use a salve after the spray and before the cream as a "medicine" for the herbal effect.
And I also use various cream throughout the day to keep my skin moisturized. And to also stretch the life of my MetaDerm cream... I am cheap. Wish there is an instant miracle cream for eczema, right? ;)