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What should you look for in cosmetics if you have eczema?

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Ingredients to look for if you have eczema include:

  • Shea butter, glycerin, and lanolin. These moisturizing ingredients repair your skin and help it look healthier. Look for skin care products that list one of these first, second, or third on the ingredients list.
  • Hyaluronic acid. It helps draw moisture from the air to your skin.
  • Niacinamide. If red patches show through no matter how many layers of makeup you pile on, try a serum or cream that has this compound, also called vitamin B3.

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

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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