Eczema

New-Skin Liquid Bandage review: A great way to heal cracked, severely dry skin

If you have cracked skin (due to dryness, eczema, or just a cut/scrape), this liquid bandage could be the fastest, most convenient way to help those cracks heal.

Anyone who’s had hand eczema will understand right away when I say that, if you have severely dry skin, it inevitably starts to crack, and then it starts to bleed. Slapping a bandage over the crack (after applying a moisturizer like Vaseline) can help it heal, but there are a few problems with bandages (which I’ll get into later on in this post). But one day, I finally discovered a wonderful alternative: liquid bandages! Specifically, New-Skin Liquid Bandage, which already includes…

Olive oil in skincare: Is it good or bad?

Evaluating natural ingredients is just as important as learning about synthetic ingredients. Researchers have found that olive oil damages the skin's moisture barrier, and that it is may not be a good choice for eczema patients.

I recently started reading the National Eczema Association’s blog, which is a great resource for people who deal with eczema in their everyday lives. Many of the contributors are medical professionals who really know their stuff. Today I’m going to share something I learned from this article: “…olive oil can disrupt the skin’s natural barrier when used as a moisturizer. This is likely because it contains irritating fatty acids such as oleic acids.”

Best products for hand eczema

Over the years, I've accumulated an arsenal of (non-lotion/cream) items that help me reduce the likelihood of aggravating my hand eczema. Here they are!

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had chronic hand eczema. I don’t know every single trigger that could cause a flareup, but I have come to recognize some of them over the years. I wanted to share six products that help me manage my hand eczema flareups by reducing contact with these particular triggers. These products worked for me, and I hope they’ll work for you, too (but no promises).