What's The Proper Skin Care for Eczema?

Theme: Skin Care

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Cebu Blogger: According to studies on the Journal of Dermatology, there is around 10 to 20% of children worldwide affected by atopic dermatitis or eczema (common term). And around 1 to 3 % in adults. So it is best if diagnosis of such condition is known at an early stage of life to make sure proper skin care is provided. Below will enumerate the steps on how to moisturize our skin.

I, myself has eczema and other skin allergies since I was born. I learned to manage my condition at an early age and that includes regular visits to a skin dermatologist. I was then prescribed with a hypoallergenic soap and some specific diet is observed. It was not an easy childhood for me dealing with skin issues and controlling food I eat. It's very challenging. Good thing, I survived!

So, I'm joining Cetaphil PH on their mission that all Filipinos will have a proper skin care. And of course, this is not just a simple skin care. I would highly suggest a consultation to a skin doctor is a must if  experiencing some skin irritation or developing a highly sensitive skin condition. Reason that I have to check ingredients of cleansers, soaps, and anything I put on my skin (both body and face) because there are ingredients that may not be best when you have atopic dermatitis or other skin conditions.

There are 3 factors that make our skin highly sensitive. These are irritants, bacteria and allergens. Often times, we get these from the environment, on the food we intake and sometimes the clothes we wear or the things we used on a day to day basis or worst, when we are stressed out. Our skin is becoming sensitive when it fails to block  foreign invaders entering it and later on develops into atopic dermatitis/eczema.

So how do we resolve this? The solution is to get a proper skin care regimen as soon as you are diagnosed of such and one of it is moisturizing.

Basic steps in Proper Skin Care (moisturizing)?

Here is what Dr. Kristy Alo-Manal (skin Dermatologist) suggested on how to moisturize:

- Use warm water when taking a bath and should limit the duration to only 15 minutes. Beyond that is discouraged as it might not be healthy for the skin.
- When drying, simply pat the skin with  a dry towel and careful not to be rubbing it harshly.
-Apply moisturizer after toweling dry within 30 minutes.
-Don't use clothes or towel that is made of wool as a material.
-Trim fingernails and make sure they're clean always.
-Avoid exposure to the sun at certain hours during the day (10 AM to 4 PM)

With Cetaphil's 3-day event on promoting a healthy skin mission to all Filipinos, celebrity moms were also invited during their 2nd day at SM CITY CEBU on September 28, 2019 (saturday). Kaye Abad and Bea Soriano Dee (co-owner of SUNNIES) talked about the value of moisturizing their skin as well as that of their babies to prevent atopic dermatitis/eczema in the future.

With someone like me who has skin allergies, I highly suggest to use products that are paraben-free, non-fragrant, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. 

Where to buy Cetaphil?

Cetaphil products especially the Gentle Skin Cleanser are available in all Watsons outlets.

Would I recommend Cetaphil?

Definitely, a YES!


Is it effective for sensitive skin?

YES! I have a highly sensitive and eczema-prone skin and Cetaphil moisturizers work wonders!


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