I want to feel pretty but not itchy
April 13, 2010 5:26 PM Subscribe
Longtime eczema sufferer looking for bath and body product recommendations, especially shampoos and facial moisturizers.
posted by rachaelfaith to health & fitness (21 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've had eczema since I was a toddler, and apart from some unbearable periods, I've mostly been able to keep it under control. I have a couple of low steroid creams for my body, but lately I've been thinking of switching out some of the products I use on my hair and face.
Here's my typical routine:
Wash hair with typical fragrance-y, foamy drugstore shampoo. Use a soapy body wash. Leave shower, immediately moisturize face with Cetaphil cream and follow up with body. Notice that the nape of my neck, temples, and forehead are unusually itchy and red. Always have to re-moisturize face about 5 minutes later. I don't use conditioner, and I don't use any other products in my hair.
I really think the itchy face and neck have something to do with my shampoo, and I'd love to find any hair or facial products fellow sensitive-skin or eczema-plagued people have found to be helpful!
p.s. Yes, I have a dermatologist- I will visit with him again if I continue to have these issues after giving new products a try.