I’ve blogged before about our eczema and dry skin woes and over the last 4 years of having kids, I’ve found a trick or two up my sleeve that help with relief. The one thing we cannot control, which seems to flare up both of my boys’ eczema the most, is the weather. This relentlessly dry, cold winter we’re having in Alberta is doing a number on their skin, and also mine. I don’t have eczema anymore, but my hands and legs are incredibly dry and itchy no matter how much I moisturize them.
I’ve tried specific eczema bath products and lotions and some have helped, some have not. But here’s some things that have made a difference since we can’t move to Maui to enjoy their warmth and humidity!
- Oatmeal baths
- Hazelwood necklaces
- Taking a bath every other day or less
I am really excited to try La Roche-Posay Lipikar products, which are specifically formulated for dry skin conditions, including eczema. I have never heard of this line before but I was so happy to learn that La Roche-Posay helps 100 Canadian families live a better life with eczema with the help of dermatologists every year since 2011, with the use of their Lipikar line of products. Had I known about this program, I definitely would have signed up to participate, as Braden’s eczema was so bad a couple of years ago he got infected with hand-foot-mouth disease through his eczema sores and it was just awful to watch him go through it.
Speaking of kids, right now La Roche-Posay has a really great contest going on for itchy kids! They’d like your child to get creative and draw what an itch-free day looks like to them. All you have to do is:
- Visit the La Roche-Posay “Itch-Free Day Drawing Contest” page
- Download and print the contest form
- Have your child draw with colored-pencils
- Scan or take a photo of your child’s drawing and upload on the contest page (You can alternately mail it too!)
Contest closes March 2, 2014 11:59 PM.