I have had eczema all of my life and most of the time I manage to keep it under control. I do find that it tends to flare up in winter so I always make sure I moisturise a lot, especially when my skin has been wet. I have tried lots of different products over the years but when I heard that BritMums had a new challenge with Aquaphor by Eucerin I was really interested as it isn't a brand I have tried before. The eczema on my feet is especially bad at the minute so it was perfect timing when my tube of Aquaphor arrived.
Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm is a real multi-purpose product, as well as using it on my feet I have been using it as a lip balm, for smoothing my cuticles, a hand cream and for protecting my face when I am outside on the fells and working in the garden. Formulated with only seven ingredients it is gentle enough to be used on irritated and sensitive skin. It works by creating a breathable, protective barrier, alowing oxygen and water vapour to circulate to and from the skin, allowing skin to breathe and strengthen its natural barrier function. The Eucerin Aquaphor formula was first introduced in America back in 1925 and has been a household staple ever since.
Over the years I have found that regular application of moisurisers really helps to keep my eczema under control and I have been keeping my Aquaphor in my bag so I can use it whenever I need to.
I have been using the balm on my feet in the morning and evening for the last 2 weeks and I am really pleased at how much better my feet now look. Now I have got into the habit of using it I will continue as I am so impressed with the results. It has calmed the redness and at this years Christmas party I will be able to wear a nice pair of strappy sandals, rather than my normal black tights and shoes that I wear to hide my feet.
This post is an entry for the BritMums #MyAquaphor Challenge, sponsored by Eucerin.
Disclosure: We were sent a tube of Eucerin Aquaphor to try. All opinions are our own.