Eczema

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion is my go-to lotion—I always use it right before I go to sleep at night. I always take a travel-size portion of it with me when I’m away from home. On a recent trip, I didn’t pack quite enough of it, so I thought I would try out the CVS drugstore version of this lotion, just for kicks.

Green Goo Dry Skin Salve for Eczema review: An effective, mess-free way to calm flareups

This dry skin salve significantly helped soothe my most recent eczema flareup—and it's conveniently packaged in stick form for mess-free application.

As someone who’s always had hand eczema, I can’t imagine life without it. It gets worse during periods of stress or when I’m living in a place with a dry climate. It gets better when I’m taking care of myself and living in a more humid environment. But it’s always there, lurking in the background. Over the years, I’ve come to realize that a few intermediary measures can go a long way in keeping flareups at bay. For instance, it’s usually worth it to…

Gloves in a Bottle Lotion Review: Protect your skin from frequent handwashing

This lotion is a favorite among healthcare professionals because it protects skin from irritation, even in the face of harsh sanitizers and soaps.

I haven’t been able to visit any friends or family for the past few months, but the lemonade of the matter is that I have been writing more emails and making more FaceTime calls, at least. One of my oldest, dearest friends works as a nurse in Los Angeles, so she’s been on my mind a lot lately. She also happens to have eczema, so we both understand the pain of having to deal with dry, itchy patches of skin. She has to wash her hands quite often, so I was trying to think of how I could…