Eczema has become more and more common in our society. When I first gave birth to my elder daughter, eczema was not the norm. But a few years later when I gave birth to my younger daughter, I have heard a lot of my friends’ kids suffering from eczema. Unfortunately, my younger daughter is also suffering from eczema since she was born.
When the weather is hot and humid, her skin turned to red and rashes easily. The red patches are normally very itchy and she couldn’t stop scratching her skin hence worsen the situation. Over the years,I have done a lot of study online and went for workshops to seek advice from the expert.
Last month, I had participated the workshop conducted by Eau Thermale Avène (Malaysia) with the theme of ‘Hope for Eczema’ held at Boulevard Hotel Mid Valley, thanks to the sponsored by Eau Thermale Avène Malaysia. There, I have learnt that they are a lot of kids and even adults suffering from serious eczema. Atopic Eczema is called Atopic Dermatitis in scientific name, where everything begins in infancy, with dry skin that becomes porous and cracks. In fact, some of the patients are having serious Atopic Eczema that they have to go to Avène Hydrotherapy Centre located in South-West France for treatment once a year. They use the soothing Avène Therma Spring Water to treat skin disorders for over 2800 patients upon dermatologist prescription every year.
I am thankful that my girl’s case was mild and I had encountered Eau Thermale Avène, a brand that has hundred years of history for treating sensitive and eczema skin. I had tried a range of Eau Thermale Avène products on my girl and they had help to sooth, calm and heal my girl’s eczema over 3 weeks. The products that I am using on my daughter are listed below;
1. Eau Thermale Avène Xera Calm A.D. Cleansing Oil (400ml)
This is a new product by Eau Thermale Avène. I personally use cleansing oil a lot on my face, this is my first time using cleansing oil to clean the body for my girls. Contain I-modulla™ complex, CER-OMEGA and rich in AveneThermale Spring Water, the Eau Thermale Avène XeraCalm A.D. Cleansing Oil is rich in texture to provide the skin a better resistance against external aggressions. Eau Thermale Avène XeraCalm A.D. Cleansing Oil is soap-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free but when emulsify with water, it will foam up a bit. It could be used in shower by lather onto wet hands before applying to the skin, as well as in bath where we pour the equivalent of 5 pumps into bathwater filling the tub. Rinse thoroughly and dry without rubbing.
Result? Clean and nourished skin without feeling tangling nor irritation.
2. Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water (300ml)
When the skin has been cleaned, I spray a generous amount of Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water for soothing and softening purposes. The mist is fine and refreshing, I also used it in anytime of the day when needed, especially during travel.It helps calms itching and redness on her skin.
3. Eau Thermale Avène TriXera+ Selectiose Emollient Cream (200ml)
Eau Thermale Avène TriXera+ Selectiose Emollient Cream could be used for face and body. Suitable for the whole family, from dry to very dry skin. I apply it on my girl after clean and spray Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water. It helps the skin regains balance and the skin feels comforted and soothed. By that, the skin is less irritated and preventing them from scratching their skin.
4. Eau Thermale Avène Cicalfate Repair Cream (40ml)
Contain micronized sucralfate, a unique ingredient to restores skin comfort quickly. The Eau Thermale Avène Cicalfate Repair Cream could be apply once or twice a day on clean, dry skin. The formula is so gentle that even infants could use it too.
Eau Thermale Avène advice users to apply Eau Thermale Avène Cicalfate Repair Cream on non-oozing wound to speed the healing process.
5. Eau Thermale Avène Very High Protection Mineral Cream SPF50+ (50ml)
We all know that UV rays is harsh to skin, and would irritate skin hence a proper UV protection is needed for everyday. Eau Thermale Avène Very High Protection Mineral Cream SPF50+ provides broad UVB and UVA protection while the formula is so gentle that even intolerant skin could use it too. The mineral cream is fragrance-free hence it is pleasant to apply on.
It is easy to use, apply Eau Thermale Avène Very High Protection Mineral Cream SPF50+ evenly on face and body before sun exposure, and reapply frequently. This mineral cream is lightly tinted with a rich, creamy texture. A little is all I need for the face and body.
After repeating the above routine for 3 weeks, my girl’s skin has not flare-ups and she is a happy girl now. With the right products, there is hope for eczema.
All Eau Thermale Avène products are made in France, and reasonable priced. It is available in major pharmacies. Eau Thermale Avène XeraCalm Cleansing Oil and Trixera+ Selectiose Cream are exclusively at Caring pharmacy.
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