Eczema (Atopic dermatitis) is a skin condition that makes the skin red and itchy. Eczema often presents itself as severe dry skin with red or gray patches. It’s common in children but adults can also develop it. Eczema is a chronic condition and flare-ups can occur periodically depending on the severity. While there is no cure for eczema, there are several prescription and over-the-counter treatments for a flare-up. You should see your physician or dermatologist for specific treatments and recommendations for eczema.
While there is no known cure, there are several remedies that can help manage eczema on a daily basis. Now you can find several products at your local drug store that will help ease symptoms and keep your skin protected from the irritation that eczema brings. Natural remedies have also proven helpful in treating eczema symptoms. Honey has natural anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties that make it an ideal ingredient for treating a condition like eczema. A thin layer of manuka honey or other raw honey can be applied in a thin layer over the affected areas to help relieve your dry and itchy skin.
Eczema Honey, the brand known for its eczema treatments, can now be found at Target. This brand won an Allure Beauty award for their Oatmeal Hand Soap in 2020 and they are accepted by the National Eczema Association. Eczema Honey’s products range from face and body creams, body washes, and even lip balms all formulated to soothe and treat eczema. They’ve recently extended their collection to include an Oatmeal Honey facial wash, hand sanitizer and a soothing facial cream. All of the products are made with clean ingredients, no harsh chemicals which are all locally sourced in the USA. You don’t have to have eczema to use these products, they’re able to be used on all skin types. Here are 5 products from Eczema Honey that we feel are worth checking out:
Eczema Honey Oatmeal Hand Cream-$ 24.95- This award-winning hand cream is formulated with colloidal oatmeal and shea butter to soothe irritated and dry skin. Using hot water with eczema can often cause flare-ups and add to the irritation. Oatmeal and honey are both ingredients that help soothe and treat the skin naturally. Use this cream consistently for soft hands all day long.
Eczema Honey Original Skin Soothing Cream– $29.95- 4oz. – This eczema skin soothing cream was voted one of the best itch reliefs by Allure. This cream is dermatologist tested and includes natural ingredients like beeswax, almond oil, and colloidal oatmeal. This cream melts into your skin and provides a moisture barrier to relieve the irritation and redness associated with eczema. This cream can also be used to remove makeup or as a lip balm for extra treatment. This cream also comes in a nut-free formula for those who have nut allergies.
Eczema Honey Soothing Facial Cream– $19.99- 2oz- This is a daily facial moisturizer that works on all skin types. It boasts ingredients like blueberry and green tea that help retain moisture. Honey and rosehip oil also help reduce scarring and minimize fine lines. Clean ingredients make this ideal for sensitive skin, use this cream after washing your face with the Honey Oatmeal Facial Cleanser.
Eczema Honey Oatmeal Body Lotion– $23.95- 16oz- A fragrance-free lotion that can be used all over the body, the Oatmeal Body Lotion soothes and moisturizes without feeling heavy or greasy. The Oatmeal Body Lotion is also dermatologist tested and complies with the FDA approval of over-the-counter skin protectant products. Use this with the Skin Soothing Cream for extra hydration and protection.
Eczema Honey Gentle Oatmeal and Lavender Soap -$8.95- This mild soap provides gentle cleansing for even the most sensitive skin. If you have eczema, using regular soap can cause flare-ups and unnecessary irritation. The Oatmeal Lavender soap cleans and moisturizes with grapeseed, coconut and palm oil as well as colloidal oatmeal to soothe and protect the skin. This soap is vegan friendly and has the light scent of lavender making it a perfect soap for your little ones.
As colder weather approaches, dry skin is much more common. If you have eczema, harsh weather conditions can exacerbate that condition. Using products like those from Eczema Honey can help combat the symptoms making it a little easier on your skin. On your next shopping trip to Target, pick up a couple of products from Eczema Honey and let us know how they worked for you.