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…
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.”
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).