Eczema: Makeup And Lotion Tips??


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May 29, 2012

Megan g.

Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions of makeup or lotions for people with eczema. I get it on my face and it's hard to find makeup that doesn't irritate my skin, I use cover girl coverup right now and it works okay, I've always been scared to splurge on anything else incase it doesn't work.
Definitely open to any suggestions anyone has though for good smelling lotions, bronzers, cover up, blush, etc...

May 31, 2012

Lindsay R.

I have eczema and it's awful. Thankfully, I only get it around my eyes sometimes, but with time it goes away. Sometimes, I think it's better to just let your skin go natural until the break out clears up because a lot of the time it makes it harder for it to go away. If you plan on using products, you should definitely try bare minerals. Make sure you wash your brushes and if you use liquid foundation try to get one in a pump or tube to avoid contamination. Steer clear from fragrances, alcohol, and harsh detergents.

Jun 01, 2012

Carly N.

The Cerave lotion is really good for eczema! 

Jun 01, 2012

Dixie F.

Use baby aveno oatmeal lotion for eczema works great and smells oatmeally! :)

Jun 01, 2012

Brittny W.

If i wear foundation everyday, espeacially in the heat, my eczema flairs up. I use the My Fit concealer by Maybelline under my eyes and to cover a scar. Then I lighty dust my face with ELF translucent powder and call it a day. I also use either Olay cleasing cloths or Neutrogena makeup wipes to take my makeup off.
But, no matter what your routine, always make sure you wash face before you go to bed (makeup or no makeup). Whether you realize or not, your face collects a lot of dirt and bacteria throughout the day. Neglecting to wash your face when you come home from work, school, ect., can cause more problems.

Jun 01, 2012

Kayli H.

A great thing to do at night is to put either vaseline or bag balm (if you can stand the smell) on your dry spots. It helps SO much and, even though it seems kinda gross, it really does make a difference!

Jun 01, 2012

Natalie L.

i suggest Youngblood moisture tint foundation.
It's a mineral brand and very high quality. I have used it on dermatitis skins and the coverage is great and it does not irritate the skin. Just a thought. Their Loose Mineral Foundation is also my favorite of theirs, it helps skin heal as it lets it breath!

Jun 01, 2012

Gracey H.

my brother has exema ,and i have lotion that helps it go away , or atleast helps it. Cue`l i have these bumps on my are and it will basicly help any dryness, itchyness,redness,and everything!! i love it and it works as a face moistureizer too!!!

Jun 01, 2012

Shakirah B.

A good mosturizer would be cetaphil lotion! I hace eczema and it doesnt dry out my skin or make me itch. I love it! 

Jun 01, 2012

Cloey B.

i have dry flaky before i put on my makeup i apply LUBRIDERM®: Advanced Therapy Moisturizing Lotion it helps with the dry spots seem more invisible and i also use E.L.F HD powder to have a more Matte look

Jun 02, 2012

Lindsay R.

I totally second the cetaphil & lubriderm! You can also go to a dermatologist or your family doctor and they should be able to prescribe you Rx strength cream or medication that can help clear it up.

Jun 04, 2012

Taylor F.

Apparently coconut oil really helps!

I have use a steriod cream from the dr. but ive been using body butters and they really have been working, i do get it on my neck and i think the clinque moisturizer is nice. but really the steroid cream is the best for me! 

Jun 06, 2012

Sharan H.


try to banish skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis with Dead Sea Treasures products, Ive personally used them to cure my psoriasis on my and my baby girl and its worked, hasn't come back since the treatment and fingers crossed it never will!

Jun 08, 2012

Dee W.

Use La Roche Posay Toleraine ultra face lotion. La Roche Posay is made especially for people who have sensitive skin. I have eczema too and that's what I use. Cetaphil Gentle Skin cleanser is good for those who have sensitive skin too. I have used that and Vichy's 3in1 Cleanser. Both are good. As for makeup, if I flair up with eczema on my face, I don't put any makeup on. Just moisturizer and cream to treat eczema. It usually doesn't stay for more than a day. If you REALLY need to put makeup on, try Cover FX cream foundation, but use it as a spot concealer where you flair up-- great coverage and made for people with sensitive skin (rosecea, eczema, acne,). 

Jun 11, 2012

Hasini J.

you can always ask for samples at stores to try things out before you try them :)

i have eczema too and the best lotion is one that i got when i went to the doctor for it. it's very moisturising and clears up the eczema quickly. it has all 5 parabens though so be careful.

as far as make-up: use something that won't affect the area. like pat on your powder with a powder puff instead of swirling it with a brush as this will irritate the eczema and make it flake more. again with liquid foundations: use a sponge to press it into the skin. make sure to DAB make-up around eczema. don't swirl/brush it

as far as eczema though i found that i got it more if my room is dry or if i've not had enough water. what i did was load some water into a garden spray bottle and i sprayed it all over the room, then i sprayed it on the ceiling. i then left my window and my door open to get in all the humidity i could, and i drink 8 glasses of water per day xx

Jun 12, 2012

Cat C.

First aid beauty ultra repair cream was developed specifically for eczema, and can be used on face and body.  

Jun 12, 2012

Celina R.

i actually have a little video on eczema i get it really bad i also have pics up of my worst outbreak .... extra virgin COCONUT OIL is amazing!!!! applply it right after a shower when your pores are open its a natural product and smells great .... an oatmeal and bananna face mask helps soothe the pain and takes away redness

Jun 14, 2012

Brianna M.

i have eczema too ! i get it on my face as well. stay away from any scented lotions as it WILL irratate & redden your skin. but sometimes i'll use like an aloe vera. but if you haven't invested in EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL; you REALLY should. it works wonders & last fooorever! it will tone down the reddeness & soothe the burning/itching/irratation. it'll leave your skin dewey & moisturized, not to mention, it smells DELICIOUS :) !! its also good for plenty of other things too. as far as makeup, you can pretty much use anything that says "hypoallergenic". anything you put on your face, make sure it has little or NO ALCOHOL & is for sensitive skin. if your eyes get swollen, (mine do sometimes), use wet tea bags :) (you can also see your doctor about getting a perscription hydracortisone cream, i have one, it helps ALOT& is only like 7$)

Jun 19, 2012

Simera H.

I have used a lot of products but my favorite product to use is Unrefined African Shea butter my skin has been really smooth and soft ever since 

Feb 25, 2016

Sydney J.

Bare Minerals (as expensive as it may be) works great. It's light but has great coverage. Also, rethink your shampoo and conditioner. That is a biggie for me. Vanicream makes a Free and Clear line of bar soap, shampoo and conditioner. Use these to eliminate any other chemicals from reacting with your makeup to break out your face. That was my issue. The free and clear line has absolute no harmful chemicals or smells that might be creating your eczema flares on your face!