How a gentle instant foaming body wash does wonders for kids with eczema
Are you struggling to manage your kids’ dry and itchy condition? Read on for Mummy Candice’s review on how Curel Instant Foaming Body Wash helped to soothe her child’s eczema.
My youngest child has been battling eczema since her baby days. It was easier to manage back then when simply wearing mittens or swaddling her could stop her from further aggravating the affected areas.
However, things spiralled a little out of control after she started school around the age of 2. Perspiration and dirt accumulating on the skin when kids go wild playing, the humidity of our weather when they are outdoors, and the dry environment in air-conditioned classrooms are the very things that trigger the itchiness in eczema-plagued kids.
We are hoping and patiently waiting for her to grow out of it. At the same time, we have more or less learnt how to manage her eczema after learning through some painful lessons of tears and blood (literally whenever she scratches the affected areas!).
A gentle wash
Besides using the prescribed medication whenever necessary, the key is to keep the skin clean and moisturised. It’s a delicate balance to maintain, as eczema medication for external use tends to dry the skin, which in turn causes itch and worsen eczema-affected areas.
Kids dirty themselves or perspire a lot pretty much all the time, especially in our climate. However, frequent baths may not be the best option as most body wash can be too dry for sensitive skin plagued by eczema. Hence it is crucial that we find a gentle body wash that not only cleanses my daughter’s skin well but also nourishes her sensitive skin.
Read on for a review on Curel Instant Foaming Body Wash on the next page.
Trying out Curel
We have been using Curel Instant Foaming Body Wash for a couple of weeks now, and I must say, I am rather impressed by the results.
Firstly, I love how dense the foam is – it glides smoothly onto my daughter’s skin and soothes her affected areas. The fine velvety foam of the Curel Instant Foaming Body Wash helps to cleanse the skin gently and moisturises it during the process. My little one’s skin feels more nourished after after each use, unlike before when we usually need to apply moisturising lotion right after bath time to avoid her skin from feeling dry and tight.
I learnt that all this was due to the unique ceramide retention technology of the body wash.
Ceramide is one of the groups of lipids found in the top layer of skin that help to hold surface skin cells together. Why is ceramide retention important for eczema sufferers? Turns out, most, if not all eczema sufferers have dry, irritated and sensitive skin which lack ceramide. This results in the skin becoming more susceptible to environmental factors like the haze and other irritants.
Curél’s ceramide retention technology not only provides relief to irritated and dry skin, it improves skin’s resilience to external irritation with improved moisture retention as well.
Kids love Curel too!
The wash is an instant hit with the kids, as they love seeing how the thick foam is dispensed into their little hands with just a push. They are always asking for more during bath times, and I do not have to worry about the soap drying out their skin.
Probably only parents of kids with eczema can relate to my joy in finding a body wash that works for my child’s skin condition!
Find out more tips on how to manage sensitive skin on Curel’s Facebook page.
Curel Instant Foaming Body Wash (480ml) is sold for $24.80 per bottle at selected Watsons and Guardian stores island wide.
This review was written by Mummy blogger Candice Tay of http://www.missustay.com/.
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