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The Best Ointment for Eczema

Are you looking for an over the counter eczema cream but aren’t sure where to begin? With so many skincare products out there, it can be difficult to determine which one is right for you. In addition, everyone’s skin is different so what works for someone else may not work for you. This can make it extra tricky to find an OTC cream for eczema that suits you.

In this post, we explore:

  • The different kinds of moisturizers
  • The importance of reading labels
  • Natural skincare products

Read on to learn more about the best over the counter eczema creams.

Understanding Moisturizers

Not all moisturizers are created equal. If you’ve ever experienced a negative reaction such as a skin rash after using one moisturizer but not another, you already know this first hand. Moisturizers can be categorized into the different categories: creams, ointments, and lotions. To determine which category they belong in, we look at the amount of oil and water they contain. Ointments have the highest oil content, followed by creams, and then lotions. For people with extremely dry skin, we recommend picking an ointment for your skin as it will do the best job of replenishing lost moisture. Creams are less greasy to the touch which make them a diresable choice for some. Lotions are the least effective for those with dry skin.

The Importance of Reading Labels

When searching for an atopic dermatitis treatment over the counter, it’s super important to do your due diligence and read labels carefully. For example, an OTC corticosteroid cream may temporarily relieve the skin but over time, may eventually lead to topical steroid withdrawal because of the steroids it contains. Our general rule of thumb is that if you can’t pronounce the name of the ingredient, it probably isn’t great for your skin. Some examples of harmful ingredients that are common culprits for causing bad reactions or igniting flare ups include parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, p-phenylenediamine (PPD) and artificial fragrances. In addition to reading labels, be sure to also do a small patch test first before trying a new product – especially if you’re planning to use on a delicate area like the face.

Soothing and Natural Eczema Medicine

Calendula Facial Cream

We love this gentle over the counter eczema treatment because of its calming and cooling effects. Containing high concentrations of calendula resins, it helps reduce itching and aid in wound healing. This moisturizing facial cream is the perfect natural treatment for eczema on the face and eyelids.

Baby & Adult Soother

Adults and little ones alike can benefit from this soothing itchy eczema treatment. It’s free from colorants, artificial fragrances, preservatives, and chemicals, making it a safe and effective skin for those with dry skin. This gentle cream contains just three Chinese herbs in a base of olive oil and beeswax. Use it to treat your dry and itchy rashes today.

Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream

Unlike a prescription eczema cream, this creamy oil-based balm contains just 6 ingredients, all of which were handpicked by an eczema mother because of their known soothing abilities. Because it’s 100% natural, you can use it to nourish your whole body from head to toe. This golden pot of goodness is a great choice for both adults and babies.

Let the Healing Begin

Get started with our natural and soothing eczema treatments today and marvel at the difference in your skin.