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What can I do if I have eczema and cosmetics bother my skin?

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If you have eczema, that doesn’t mean you have to give up on makeup. Some products may trigger a flare, but others have ingredients that are gentle on the sensitive skin on your face and neck. Look for products with shea butter, glycerin, lanolin, hyaluronic acid, or niacinamide.

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Sejal Shah, MD, attending dermatologist, St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center; associate, Bernstein Medical Center for Hair Restoration,  New York City.

Robert Anolik, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology, NYU School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University; associate, Laser & Skin Surgery Center, New York City, and medical director for Beauty Bar.

National Eczema Association.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Sejal Shah, MD, attending dermatologist, St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center; associate, Bernstein Medical Center for Hair Restoration,  New York City.

Robert Anolik, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology, NYU School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University; associate, Laser & Skin Surgery Center, New York City, and medical director for Beauty Bar.

National Eczema Association.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 15, 2018

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