Eczema is often associated with oily skin, but those with normal or dry skin can also be affected. In fact, one of the major reasons why an eczema treatment might not work is because you've chosen the wrong treatment for your skin type. A good shielding lotion can be used for any skin type, but if you're using another eczema treatment, you should verify your skin type before you choose your product.
Many people have trouble figuring out their skin type. Here is a little quiz that will help you to indicate your type of skin:
It feels tight and doesn’t usually have sheen unless it’s very dryIt feels oily so you want to wash it ASAPIt feels just as usual without any dryness or excess oilsIt seems to be fine, but after you wash it, it feels tight or itchyI don't know. I've never thouhgt about it. Probably it feels just fine.
...feels tight. You feel like you want to put some moisturizer on it....is greasy and sheen so you need to put some powder...is fine but there is some oily and some dry spots on it...sometimes cracks and burns. Can feel uncomfortable under makeup...is soft and smooth. I don't even notice any problems.
Pores? I don't see any of themThey are HUGE, especially around my cheeks and nose.I can see them just somewhere including pily T, nose and chinThey are slightly seen. Sometimes they are red and looks cracked, especially in winterThey are slightly seen but that's it.
Winter - my skin cracks and burns and it's so painful!Summer - it becomes so oily that my makeup feels really thick and goes away very fastEvery season is fine, could be some problems but not oftenEvery season as a hell - can't take sunbathes because I will get burn immediately. In winter my skin gets super red because of freeze.Problems? I don't really have any of them.
A bottle with moisturizer or skin lotionNapkins or/and makeup powderDepends on the season. If it is winter - it could be skin cream, if it is summer - makeup powderProtective creams, that I choose carefully because the most of skin care products just irritate my skin.I can take my makeup powder with my, but I don't really use it durind the day
The success of any eczema treatment depends on ensuring the product is right for your skin type. The wrong product will damage your skin further and exacerbate the condition.
You're always safe with a shielding lotion. A good shielding lotion locks in natural moisture and oils, which help to keep out toxic environmental and household chemicals that irritate the skin and cause eczema flare-ups. It allows the skin to do something you may not have thought possible – heal itself.