How to Hide your Ecezma

Eczema VS The Cold: How to Cover up and Hide your Eczema


Short Pro-tip List:

  • Green combats red
    • Use green primer, wear green clothes, etc
  • Protect your body from the cold as much as possible– Layer!
  • Carry around a mini lotion bottle always and use it frequently 
  • Check out my favorite eczema products
  • When showering, don’t put your eczema directly in the water
  • Don’t over-wash your hands (If you have eczema on them, the water will irritate it)
  • Make your skin the priority

Based on body part.


Neck

Slab on some dry skin lotion and wear…

  • A scarf
  • A turtleneck
  • Your hair down
  • A green statement necklace to divert attention (Green is the opposite of red, blocking out the redness of your skin, and the statement necklace is bold.)

Arms

Lotion up and put on a…

  • Sweater
  • Sweatshirt
  • Long-sleeve shirt (even under a t-shirt if you want)
  • A coat

Eyelids (Face is Below)

This may irritate it, so don’t do it for a long time.

  • Put on sensitive skin face lotion
  • Use a color of eye-shadow that will hide the redness. I use dark brown, but the opposite of red is green, which would downplay the blotchy spots.

Legs (Backs of knees)

Lotion + fabric = healing and covering.

  • Jeans, duh
  • Leggings
  • Sweatpants
  • Tights! (If you want to wear a dress or a skirt)

Hands

Make sure you are avoiding water and using unscented hand lotion frequently. Wear…

  • Any kind of glove (knitted, faux leather, etc)
  • Long sleeves
  • Rings if it won’t irritate your eczema
  • Green nail polish

Face

Never put on foundation before putting on sensitive skin face lotion first!

  • Wash your face with warm water and a washcloth
  • Put on a lot of sensitive skin face lotion and wait for it to soak in
  • Use a green tinted primer (to combat redness) and as little foundation as possible
    • I noticed that setting my foundation when  I have facial eczema makes my skin more dry, so you might not want to set your foundation.

Feet

Protect your skin from the cold as much as possible.

  • Wear 2 pairs of socks and some boots
    • I wear over the knee socks, with ankle socks over them, with knee-high boots so I don’t get eczema on my feet.
    • Each night, slather your favorite eczema lotion all over your feet, and put on socks while you get ready for bed. It’s relaxing, and allows you to absorb moisture!

Not my photo in the featured image.

 

 

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