Hand eczema

Pipette Baby Balm review: Better than plain ol' Vaseline for very dry skin or eczema

Yet again, a baby product comes to the rescue for this adult's eczema flareups.

I never quite know what’s going to trigger an eczema flareup, but I do know that treating the early signs of a flareup makes a huge difference for me. Whenever I start getting small cracks in my hands, I know I can’t just follow my regular regimen (slathering on Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion at night and rarely moisturizing throughout the day) and expect things to miraculously get better. I need to up my game so that my skin doesn’t start to freak out.

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…