Here on Dairy Free Daisy I share my recipes, review dairy free treats, give tips on my favourite cafes and restaurants and from today, I’ll also be talking about skincare. Not any old skincare though, the products I want to share are all ones which have helped or looked after my eczema prone skin.
For those of you who’re new here, the reason I cut out dairy (and now eggs too) is that they play a significant part in aggravating my eczema. However, it’s not just food that sets my eczema on fire, it’s also the cold weather and fragranced products. Eczema affects everyone in a different way and what might work for me may not work for you. But, I think it’s always good that we share our story, just in case it can help someone else.
Last year I started using a new (to me) brand, Skinfix. They’re a Canadian company which specialise in creating products for eczema prone skin. Their products are made from natural ingredients and free from fragrance, parabens and sulfates. If you want to find out more about their ingredients then pop over to their website.
I’ve used a couple of products from the Skinfix range but still need to get my hands on the rest. Today I’m sharing the Skinfix Eczema Balm with you because it’s one of my favourites.
As soon as I tried this balm I knew it was going to become a firm favourite in my routine. As you can probably guess, the balm doesn’t have a scent. It has a gel-like consistency, but is much thicker than a gel, it’s almost like a very soft wax. If any of you have used the Neutrogena Norwegian formula hand cream then you’ll know what I mean – this one is just like that. It’s very hydrating but once you apply it you need to be ready to wait a few minutes for the products to soak into your skin. If you want a closer look at the consistency of this balm then watch this video I made last March.
This balm is ideal for anyone with eczema or very dry skin. It’s easy to massage into your hands and onto any dry patches. I like using the balm at night, before bed and if it’s a very cold day I’ll apply it in the morning before going out. The balm isn’t just for your hands. It can be used all over your body and I tend to apply it to any dry patches of skin on my arms or legs.
While we’re on the topic of cold weather, if any of you are also hand eczema suffers make sure you’re wearing gloves when you leave the house. I find that makes a huge difference and prevents my hands from getting too cold (which can then trigger my eczema).
I plan to try more products from the Skinfix range when pay day rolls ’round. I’m particularly looking forward to giving their new Healthy Skin range try. It includes a cleanser, serum and face cream.
I hope you’ve found this post useful. Leave a comment below and let me know if you’d like to see more posts like this or if you prefer the foodie ones.
You can buy Skinfix in Boots in the UK.