Hand eczema

Save or Splurge? Seventh Generation Free & Clean Fragrance-Free Hand Soap vs. Amazon Presto! Fragrance-Free Hand Soap

If you're looking for a gentle, fragrance-free hand soap, both of these are great options—but Amazon's version is much more affordable.

Choosing a gentle hand soap is very important for keeping hand eczema under control. Unfortunately, many liquid hand soaps contain dyes and fragrances, which can aggravate your skin for no good reason. Bar soaps can be a good alternative, since it’s often easier to find a fragrance-free bar soap than a fragrance-free liquid hand soap. But if you’re looking for a gentle, effective liquid hand soap that won’t aggravate your skin, look no further than Seventh Generation Free &…

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…

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).