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These Over-the-Counter Eczema Products Offer Real Relief

Dermatologists weigh in.
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Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that presents as an irritated, inflamed and often itchy rash on your skin. Depending on your skin type, you may also experience pink to brown scaly rashes, tiny, itchy water blisters and even occasional cracks in the skin.

"Eczema occurs when the skin barrier is compromised and reacts to environmental factors, irritants and allergens and becomes inflamed and irritated," explains Dr. Tiffany Libby, board certified dermatologist at Brown Dermatology.

She notes that while we often see eczema in babies and children, it can also develop in adulthood. Because the skin barrier is compromised, finding products to treat eczema can be tricky.

"Our skin is a living organ and reacts to not only the environment, stress and allergens, but also to what we do and apply to our skin," says Libby. "It is important to be mindful about the products you use on your skin to not compromise or disrupt your skin's moisture barrier, which can make you more susceptible to developing eczema or other irritations."

Here are some of the best eczema products on the market.

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Bodewell is a new line formulated specifically for people with eczema and psoriasis. This cream is infused with skin-soothing ingredients, such as colloidal oatmeal, which help gently address acute symptoms of eczema while bolstering the skin barrier. You'll notice immediate improvement.

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"If you have eczema, look for product lines that are supported by the National Eczema Association, such as Sarna's sensitive lotion," recommends Libby. "This is a fantastic moisturizer for dry, sensitive and eczema-prone skin which provides itch relief with pramoxine." This fast-acting and fragrance-free lotion for sensitive skin types helps treat and soothe common symptoms of eczema.

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"People with eczema should look for products with soothing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin and ceramides," board certified dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman points out. "One of my favorites is Mad Hippie's Hydrating Nutrient Mist."

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Moisture-deprived skin is an ongoing struggle for people with eczema. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that draws moisture from the air to your skin making it a key player in skin care routines. This formula is formulated with desert-derived botanicals like blue agave, prickly pear and queen of the night cactus. It also contains antioxidant-rich vitamin C to protect skin from free radical damage.

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