On-going treatment for atopic skin: moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!

In all cases of atopic eczema, there is always the problem of very dry skin and an impaired skin barrier. Daily nourishing of this dry skin is essential to strengthening its protective hydrolipidic layer. The simple gesture also helps to space out flare-ups. For babies at risk, it's important to start applying treating products as soon as they're born and to continue until there are no longer any symptoms – often up until adolescence! Be sure to choose products specifically adapted to atopic skin.


The advantages of having properly moisturised atopic skin:

  • Forestall eczema flare-ups
  • Slow the disease's evolution by improving skin balance
  • Treat symptoms by lessening itchiness

3 tips to apply cream like a pro:

  1. Wash your hands before applying cream on your child.
  2. Be generous. The right amount of cream for a child's two elbows and knees is equivalent to the size of an adult's knuckle. Massage it in gently and slowly so that it all gets absorbed.
  3. Emollient cream for atopic skin twice a day: apply the cream or balm morning and evening, even if your child doesn't have a bath or shower, all over his body and not just in the critical spots.

A dermatologist is the best resource for identifying skin disorders, finding the cause of your skin issues, and developing an adapted treatment. Please consult your dermatologist, doctor or pharmacist so that they may best advise you on your personal skin regimen.