I recently started being diligent with my skincare after I’ve been diagnosed with eczema which as mentioned in a recent post about the importance of skincare, made me realised how important skincare is.
I’m advised to moisturise multiple times a day and with the several product recommendations, I’ve established a skincare routine, using different products throughout the day.
It’s has always been a habit for me to go straight to the bathroom to brush my teeth and wash my face after I wake up but a change I’ve made since being diagnosed with eczema is washing my face with a facial foam.
I used to only wipe my face with a damp face towel but now I use the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser to wash my face before wiping.
After washing my face, I’ll moisturise it with the Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturiser. This has SPF 15, so it also works as a sunblock if I’m going out.
After moisturising, I’ll apply the steroid cream prescribed by the doctor on the areas that are red, dry and flaky.
Rest of the Day:
Despite having moisturise in the morning, my skin does get dry and flaky in the middle of the day. When that happens, I’ll apply either Vaseline or Aloe Vera to soothe the skin. If I’m going out, I’ll make sure to bring the Vaseline and Aloe Vera to apply on the go if my skin becomes dry and flaky.
Since steroid creams cannot be used too often, that’s why I use Vaseline or Aloe Vera for the rest of the day to soothe my red, dry and flaky skin. The Aloe Vera’s in a huge tube but of course I’m not going to bring a big tube when I go out, so I transfer some into a small container to put in my beauty pouch.
I’ve been advised to shower more often but I still stick to showering once a day and my habit has always been to shower at night to end my day. I’ll definitely wash my face when I shower using the same Cetaphil cleanser and I’ll apply Aloe Vera to my whole face after showering.
The night is when I finally care for my body. I do have eczema on my body but it’s not as serious as my face and the condition have improved tremendously since the visit to the doctor, so I only care for my body once a day.
I’ll apply either the Himalaya Nourishing Skin Cream or Nivea Express Hydration body lotion on my arms and legs before going to bed.
So that is my full skincare routine which I’ve actually been into for only half a month. When I was first diagnosed with eczema, I was taking in recommendations and experimenting with what work’s well for my skin until half a month ago, I decided I’m too overwhelmed with products and wanted to have a fixed routine that incorporates all the products I’ve got.
I’m very happy that this routine has given my skin positive effects, especially my face which didn’t seem to be healing. Now my face is almost healed and the flare ups on both my face and body have reduced significantly. I’ll definitely keep going on with this routine and most likely keep repurchasing these products which I’ve done for the Himalaya Skin Cream and Nivea body lotion.