So it seems I just missed the boat by featuring these skin calming products from Avéne, as National Eczema Week 2015 was last week (12th to the 20th September FYI), booo. But regardless of that, if you’ve ever suffered from exczema or dermatitis then you’ll know that it’s a year round skin condition that can flare at any time. My contact dermatitis always seems to start up again when the weather changes, and with it flipping from rain to sunshine lately I’m starting to get dry patches on my hands again, which I need to sort out immediately before they get worse.
Calming Itchy Skin and Eczema with Avéne
My contact dermatitis developed at Uni when I did my Crafts degree (yes, this does exist) and played with a vast amount of chemicals and potions without wearing gloves. My lesson has been thoroughly learnt in the years after I’ve graduated though, and I still get flare ups of ‘zombie hands’ if I don’t control the problem properly before it gets worse. It can be so painful if I do leave it and looks horrendous.
Avéne Xeracalm Cleansing Oil is the perfect way to cleanse your skin without irritating it, I actually use this as a handwash most of the time as the bottle is pretty generous. You can use it anywhere on the face or body and it doesn’t irritate delicate eye areas. Like most products in the Xeracalm range it’s fragrance-free, soap-free and can be used alongside topical treatments which you may also be using the help soothe your skin. Avéne Lipid Replenishing Balm is a silky cream formula which is specifically formulated for itchy, sensitive and very dry skin – and it also suitable for kids and adults . It absorbs so quickly that I use this mainly as a hand cream to keep them soft and smooth, but because of the skin friendly ingredients you can use this anywhere, just like you can with the cleansing oil!
The Avéne Eau Thermale spray is perfect for those days when your face is feeling dry and itchy either from air conditioning or central heating. As it’s a lightweight spritz it doesn’t mess up your make up and refreshes your complexion whenever you need it. All of the Avéne products which are tailored to dry and itchy skin are non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, so nothing to worry about when you’re prone to sensitivity either!
Price wise, I’m impressed that for under around £15 for most products you do tend to get a bonanza sized amount of each product. I mean, I couldn’t actually believe the size of the cleanser when I opened it and thought it was actually a bathing product! So well worth investing if you suffer from dry skin conditions.