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Quiz: How Can You Stay Beautiful With Eczema?

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What works best to cover up red, dry patches?

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

What works best to cover up red, dry patches?

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Explanation: Go green! Although it might sound odd, green-tinted concealer hides redness. Look for a creamy formula that adds moisture, too. Then use a flesh-tone concealer to hide the green tint. Set your makeup with a translucent powder. Skin with eczema is sensitive and makeup may irritate it. Be sure to ask your doctor before wearing makeup.

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

"Fragrance-free" and "unscented" beauty products are better when you have eczema.

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

"Fragrance-free" and "unscented" beauty products are better when you have eczema.

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Explanation: Creams and other beauty products labeled "fragrance-free" might be less likely to irritate your skin because they may have smaller amounts of perfume. But even though most products with these labels say they don't have any perfumes or odors, there's no way to tell for sure what will bother your skin.

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

Before you put on new makeup:

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

Before you put on new makeup:

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Explanation: If you have eczema, you know it takes trial and error to find products you can use. Put a small amount of new makeup under your jawline and let it stay there all day to see if you react to it. You can also put it on the bend of your arm and see if there is a reaction after 48 hours. When you shop for new makeup, look for gentle products that won't irritate your skin, and use creamy fragrance-free formulas to cover dry patches.

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

What's the best sunscreen to use if you have eczema?

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

What's the best sunscreen to use if you have eczema?

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Explanation: Physical-blocker sunscreens made with minerals such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide tend to work best. Stay clear of tropical oils and sunscreens with scents like coconut. Use one with an SPF of at least 30.

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

The main way to treat eczema is:

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

The main way to treat eczema is:

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Explanation: Eczema leaves skin dry, irritated, and itchy. Itching is worse when your skin is dry. So it's important to keep your skin clean and moist. Bathing before bed adds water to your skin. Moisturizing helps hold the water in while you sleep.

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

You can protect your skin by:

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

You can protect your skin by:

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Explanation: Washing new clothes before you wear them gets rid of chemicals that can irritate your skin. Use a mild detergent with no fragrances or dye, and rinse your clothes twice to remove traces of soap. Keeping your nails short prevents you from tearing your skin if you scratch.

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

A long, hot soak in the tub is good for your skin.

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

A long, hot soak in the tub is good for your skin.

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Explanation: Take at least one short — about five to 10 minutes — bath or shower a day using warm, not hot, water. That will put water back into dry skin. Use a gentle cleansing bar or wash instead of soap. Don't scrub your skin! Also, don't rub dry with a towel. Gently dab your skin. When you get out of the tub, apply moisturizer all over within three minutes. This helps lock in water.

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

Petroleum jelly is a good moisturizer.

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

Petroleum jelly is a good moisturizer.

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Explanation: Petroleum jelly is really good at sealing water in your skin. Since it contains no water, use it after you bathe to help keep moisture locked in. The drawback? It's greasy.

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

Got a scratch? Rub concealer over it to hide it.

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

Got a scratch? Rub concealer over it to hide it.

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Explanation: Don't panic if you accidentally scratch yourself and it leaves a mark. If your doctor says it's OK to use makeup on your eczema, put a couple of dots of green concealer on the area. Dab it gently to reduce the redness and let the concealer set. Apply foundation and set with powder. Don't put makeup on torn skin or an open wound, though. Clean it and put an antibiotic ointment over it. Ask your doctor if you're not sure how to treat it.

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

Dishpan hands is a kind of eczema.

Woman Applies Face Cream for Eczema

Dishpan hands is a kind of eczema.

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Explanation: Putting your hands in and out of soapy water can cause a form of hand eczema. And if you already have hand eczema, the soapy water can make it worse. Use gloves while washing dishes to protect your hands. When you wash your hands, use lukewarm water and a mild soap. Then blot them dry and rub moisturizer on them.

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