Atopic dermatitis is not giving up on me. Sometimes, when you start to suffer from eczema as a kid, you can fight this battle. But when eczema attack when you are a grown-up it is hard to get better for good. This is what happened to me – atopic dermatitis started when I was eighteen. This blog post is about skincare – if you want to know how to take care of your atopic, itchy and dry skin – this post is for you.
What is atopic dermatitis?
Atopic dermatitis is like eczema. According to Wikipedia it is ‘also known as atopic eczema, is a long-term type of inflammation of the skin (dermatitis). It results in itchy, red, swollen, and cracked skin. Clear fluid may come from the affected areas, which often thickens over time. While the condition may occur at any age, it typically starts in childhood, with changing severity over the years.’
I wrote a lot about this here:
On my website you can even find a special category – ‘Atopic dermatitis‘. You’ll find there everything I’ve ever wrote about my struggle with eczema. Always remember – when you have a skin concern you always should make an appointment and consult your dermatologist. This blog is only an inspiration and my own experiences which I share with you. I am not a doctor.
Skin with eczema
I wrote a lot about skincare. Skincare is the most important when you struggle with eczema. Your skin need it all the time – moisturise, nourish and care. I am from Europe, Poland and for the first time I’ve met CeraVe in US. Four years ago it was not available in Europe yet. From this time I am using CeraVe continuously and I am so grateful for their body moisturisers.
First product I’ve used was Moisturizing Cream and than Daily Moisturizing Lotion. Both are really amazing and I love them equally.
Moisturizing Cream is more thick and a Daily Moisturizing Lotion has thinner consistency. Both have 3 essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid which is crucial for eczema treatment.
While a compromised skin barrier can lead to dryness and itching, a moisturizing cream with hyaluronic acid and ceramides can help. By hydrating the skin and restoring its natural barrier, a cream with these ingredients can help those with even dry to very dry skin improve the look and feel of their skin.
All of CeraVe products are my must have. It is not about marketing deals or bloger recommendations – it is about skincare which is the most important during my battle with eczema. I cannot afford for testing when the skin is itchy – I can recommend only when something is really good for me.
That picture at the bottom is a proof. First part was when I have to go on a business trip and didn’t take CeraVe with me. Than the second picture was taken the next day when I’ve got back and applied CeraVe night before. It really works. It really takes care about your dry skin.
I would never recommend you something which doesn’t works. I would never recommend any kind of bad products to anyone who struggle with the same as I am. I know what eczema means for you and how it affects me.
Of course many times I was looking for some new cosmetics or body care. I am trying something new from time to time but for all those years – I’ve never found anything better. CeraVe is my only rescue.
We all know that all skin types are different and all of them need a special, sometimes different, treatments. But if you never tried CeraVe body products – please do. It could be a revolution for you.
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream includes three essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid to effectively hydrate the skin and restore the skin’s protective barrier. Developed with dermatologists and suitable for dry and very dry skin on the face and body, this rich, non-greasy, fast-absorbing moisturizing cream features our patented MVE Delivery Technology to release a steady stream of moisturizing ingredients throughout the day and night. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream with ceramides is fragrance free.
Of course CeraVe is not only for people suffering from some kind of eczema. It is not a medicine or medic ointment – it was created to support the natural skin power and to restore or fight skin issues. Most of CeraVe products can be used by all members of your family – even kids or elderly. It will be a perfect solution for every season – winter or summer. Helps you to keep your body in a good condition over the years. It is also a great gift for your loved ones.
Did you know that skin is the biggest organ in our body? It is really important to keep the skin in a good condition.
You can also use CeraVe during the shower. Your skin won’t dry and all of those dry patches will be replaced by healthy skin and restored natural skin barrier. If you are an American – you’re lucky, because products portfolio in US is much better than in Europe, Poland. You can even buy a Hydratin Hyaluronic Acid Serum or Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum which is not available in Europe and which I am dreaming of! There is also whole Retinol Collection which is not available in Poland.
High quality serums, like those from CeraVe, are an effective way to deliver active and beneficial ingredients to skin in a lightweight formulation that can be layered with other products and won’t block pores.
DR. DUSTIN PORTELA,
BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST
How to take care of atopic skin?
Under the shower I am using also a natural-made sponge which helps to exfoliate and protects skin from inflammation. I use towel very gently, don’t rub my skin too much. What is the most important – you have to moisturise your skin right after getting out of a shower. Even if the skin is still damp, apply the balm right after.
While travelling the world I’ve noticed that my skin is better in a low humidity. When the air is dry (like Nevada or California) almost all of atopic symptoms disappears. But when I am in Poland – skin feels itchy and has a lot of breakouts. The best humidity for my atopic skin is 30%-40%. Of course you have to moisturise and nourish all the time, be very precise and systematic.
The most important rule when taking care about atopic skin is to exfoliate and to grease. Remember about it when taking care of eczema skin. Cuticle should be smooth and ready for moisturisers.
Notice, that almost all of those CeraVe products you can use for the face and body. Even Body Balms or Lotions.
As a dermatologist, I value products that are effective, affordable, and backed by science, like CeraVe, which never deviate from the ceramide-based formulation and the importance of a healthy skin barrier.
DR. JENNY LIU,
BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST
EVERY CERAVE PRODUCT INCLUDES THREE ESSENTIAL CERAMIDES.
ALL CERAVE SKINCARE PRODUCTS ARE FORMULATED WITH THREE ESSENTIAL CERAMIDES, WHICH HELP RESTORE THE SKIN’S PROTECTIVE BARRIER, ALLOWING THE SKIN TO SEAL IN MOISTURE AND SEAL OUT IMPURITIES.
And at the end…. just thank you CeraVe for creating such an amazing products. I’m lost without CeraVe.