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This post is all about my eczema skincare routine for clear, happy skin.
It is extremely important to practice a good skincare routine daily. Especially if you have a skin condition or problematic skin.
Whether you struggle with acne or eczema, finding a combination of steps and products that work well for your skin is fundamental to keeping your skin happy.
It has taken me a long time to come up with a routine that works well for my dry, eczema prone skin. In high school I tried new products constantly and I was hardly consistent.
After many years of trial and error though, I can gladly say I have a great skincare routine in place that is essential for the maintenance of my facial eczema.
My 5 Step Eczema Skincare Routine
Step 1. Remove Makeup
The first step to my regimen is makeup removal.
If I don’t wear makeup on a given day I will opt out of this step. It basically just consists of using a moisturizing oil (like rosehip or argan oil) or micellar water to oil cleanse. Oil cleansing is a great first step for anyone with dry eczema prone skin.
All I do is rub the oil in soft circular motions all over my face and after a bit it loosens up my makeup. You then use a cotton round or soft cloth to wipe off the makeup.
Micellar water is another great alternative to use as makeup remover that won’t strip or dry out your face.
Step 2. Cleanse
The next step in my eczema skincare routine is to cleanse with a mild face wash.
It helps loosen and remove any residual makeup that didn’t get completely wiped off from the previous step without being too abrasive. Plus it’s fragrance free!
Then I pat my face dry with a clean towel or paper towel, taking special care not to rub or wipe the water off. I just lightly blot to absorb the excess moisture.
Step 3. Tone
For toning, I alternate between this mild BHA toner by Paula’s Choice and a toning spritz with either aloe or rose water. I only use the exfoliating BHA toner once a week so I don’t over exfoliate.
Step 4. Moisturize
Moisturizing is the next step to my eczema skincare. For dry skin, this step is without a doubt the most important.
I have found that a mixture of natural oils and a good quality thick emollient moisturizing cream (not lotion) works the best for my skin.
When applying, I am sure to pay special attention to my driest areas like under my nose and around my eyes, and lightly massage the product in.
Step 5. Seal
The last (but still super important) step to my eczema skincare routine is to seal in the moisturizer with a barrier balm or ointment.
This one is my all time favorite and I don’t react to it like I do Aquaphor and Vaseline.
And that’s it!
Additional Eczema Skincare Tips
AVOID frequently using any skincare product that contains alcohol, peroxide, or salicylic acid. These will take moisture out of your already dry skin.
AVOID washing your face too often. I only wash once daily before bed. In the morning, I simply splash my face with water, spritz with toner, and apply moisturizer.
DO try sleeping on a satin or silk pillowcase. They are less abrasive and won’t absorb moisture from your face the way a cotton pillowcase would.
DO use a facial steamer to add hydration to skin. This one by Vanity Planet is amazing for leaving your skin feeling extra hydrated.
DO try using a frozen jade roller to cool down inflammation and encourage lymphatic drainage.
Final Thoughts on Eczema Skincare
If you have dry skin or eczema, let me know in the comments below what your facial skincare routine look like?
And, if you’re looking for more tips on healing eczema, definitely take a look at my post on How I Cured My Eczema.
For my favorite product recommendations for face moisturizers and balms, head over to The Best Moisturizers for Eczema!
Have a lovely day, friends!