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During the winter months, most of us tend to get some headache inducing and severely frustrating dry skin. While I, too suffer from severely dry skin, it is my eczema that is starting to stir up other pesky beauty problems. Upon collaborating with Redbook on the Red Beauty Box, I was able to try three products that help ease some of that frustration.
While oiling up and applying lotion works well, my skin in still sensitive to dryness in the shower causing flare-ups that are downright itchy. I’ve cut back on hot showers but on the coldest of nights I may throw caution to the wind only to regret it moments later. Dove Dry Oil Body Wash, is gentle enough not to disrupt my sensitive skin but it is made with Moroccan Argan Oil that helps lock in moisture. While this isn’t labeled as a product for treating eczema, it helps with the dry skin that makes eczema down right painful.
Speaking of painful, while my flare-ups are not as severe as many, I do suffer from cracked skin, specifically in my hands, that skin in between my thumb and pointer finger. SkinFix hand repair cream is made with 1% colloidal oatmeal to target eczema, dermatitis, and severe dryness, soothing my hands almost instantly. This is ideal for me to carry with me since I’m cleaning my hands a lot when doing makeup on clients as well as when I am with my kids. I don’t have to sacrifice comfort just to be sanitary.
The worse part of my eczema is on my scalp and I’ve noticed the change it has done to my hair, making my hair at times limp and lifeless, something it has never been before. Even still, when it is not, I love a big curl and have taken to using , Organix Bamboo Root Booster to help give it a bit more body. Made with bamboo fibers and soy protein to give hair the appearance of fullness for days. Nothing looks more alive in the dead of winter than big hair.
So happy to have tried the Redbook Red Beauty Box before the winter so that I am better prepared as the weather gets colder with full sized products I may not have tried on my own.
* SkinFix hand repair cream is the only product recommended for Eczema per its label. The other products have helped me manage per results I’ve seen thus far on my own skin. Please visit ask your doctor before trying anything if you feel your skin may have a severe issue.