Best eczema & psoriasis care products according to redditors

We found 587 Reddit comments discussing the best eczema & psoriasis care products. We ranked the 189 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Eczema, Psoriasis & Rosacea Care:

u/scumteam14 · 244 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've been working on a list of similarly priced products that are comparable to TO in terms of actives, so if anyone is looking for alternatives: (cheaper $/oz in bold, US-centric, unfinished list)


u/yugohotty · 71 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

monistat chafing relief powder gel is amazing and it definitely won't get in your lady parts unless you actually put it there

u/spacev1king · 69 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

So my son's shoulder developed this eczema patch and he was absolutely miserable. After trying a bunch of other moisturizers and lotions, I grabbed this Aveeno Baby Eczema Balm and hoped for the best.

And holy crap, did the best come through! This is literally the difference of 2 days. I applied it 2-3 times a day, just like I had been with the other products. It's a thick, smooth formula that goes on easily and soaks in fast. What an amazing difference!

There's one tiny little raised dot left, but it otherwise barely feels like there's any difference to the rest of his arm, not to mention how well the redness vanished.

Aveeno, you have one very happy customer... and a very un-itchy baby!

u/ZeeBail · 34 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Thought of another one- I buy 20% azelaic acid from Amazon for $13. No Rx, I've been using my current tube for over 6 weeks three times a week and still going.

I know, I know, it's supposed to be Rx at that strength. I don't know how they get away with it, but it's the real deal, and my no longer red face can attest to that.

Ecological Formulas Melazepam Cream

u/cait_131 · 32 pointsr/AskWomen

I use this monistat chafing cream that really, really helps me! It’s available at Walmart next to the other monistat stuff. I think Lush carries something similar as well.

u/gigantic_trex · 24 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Product name: Melazepam

Azelaic acid %: 20%

Price (range): ~$12 for 1.7oz

Country of purchase: USA, Amazon

Skin info: Normal, Fitzpatrick 2, very mildly PD/eczema/rosacea-prone

Ingredient list: Deionized water‚ Azelaic Acid‚ Cetearyl Alcohol‚ Ceteareth-20‚ Mineral Oil‚ Propylene Gycol‚ Petrolatum‚ C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate‚ Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower Seed oil)‚ Polyacrylamide‚ C13-C14 Isoparaffin‚ Laureth-7‚ Glyceryl Stearate‚ PEG-100 Stearate‚ Isopropyl Alcohol‚ L-carnitine‚ Benzyl Alcohol‚ Xanthan Gum‚ Potassium Sorbate‚ Potassium Hydroxide.

Special info: N/A

Experience & opinion: I've been using Melazepam for 9+ months and I love the stuff. It's my only active, so I feel comfortable attributing the vast majority of my progress to it specifically.

It's a suspension, so be prepared for a gritty texture. I see a lot if complaints about this but I personally have no issues with spreadability or skin-feel. Comes in a tube and has somewhat of an alcohol scent.

I use it once every two nights over moisturizer as my last step. I personally haven't experienced any dryness or irritation. I do get a slight itchy/tingling feeling if I don't let my moisturizer sink in fully first, but I think that's pretty normal for azelaic acid.

My skin tone has evened out a lot, redness on/around my chin has decreased, hormonal acne has been eliminated, and my skin is a lot smoother. I have no intention to stop using it any time soon, or to change up the frequency or method of application.

u/Sloppy_Twat · 19 pointsr/WTF
u/aquajack6 · 17 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Wet wrap therapy! I've recently been dealing with an eczema patch on my arm that has been burning and incessantly itching. Wet wrap therapy has given me so much relief and really calmed down inflammation. There are lots of different ways you can do wet wrap therapy. I first apply moisturizer to my eczema, then wet absorbent cotton gauze in cool water. I place the wet gauze on my eczema, then wrap it with breathable, dry cotton gauze or a cotton t shirt. I'm really thankful for wet wrap therapy, this is what has allowed me to sleep at night.

There's more info on wet wrap therapy from The National Jewish Hospital and National Eczema Org.

Do not use wet wrap therapy over a steroid without first consulting your doctor. Wet wrap therapy increases how much moisturizer your skin absorbs, if applied over a steroid, you will be absorbing more of the steroid, and this can cause problems.

Colloidal oatmeal. I mistakenly thought colloidal oatmeal was a useless old remedy, but there's research it's anti inflammatory and a humectant. My favorite moisturizers with colloidal oatmeal are Gold Bond's Eczema Relief and Aveeno Eczema Relief Nighttime Balm. I've personally found these moisturizers more effective than CeraVe and Vanicream.

Diaper rash ointment with zinc oxide. There's research supporting the use of zinc for eczema, it's anti inflammatory and anti bacterial. This helped itching and burning too, and made the biggest difference in calming down the inflammation I was experiencing. I saw the most improvement when I started using this, I'll post a before and after later. EDIT: Here's an imgur album with a before and after. What I would do was first layer a lotiony moisturizer (Gold Bond's Ezema Relief), then a thicker balm (Aveeno's Balm), and then apply a thick layer of diaper cream with zinc oxide. I then wrapped it in breathable cotton gauze. For whatever reason zinc oxide helped me more than steroids. I do like I don't have to worry about steroid withdrawal with this.

Keeping the eczema wrapped up, especially during bad flare ups with itching. It's important to use something breathable! I love cotton gauze for this. Keeping it wrapped up prevented me from scratching, and helped me break the itch-scratch cycle.

u/andgiveayeLL · 15 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yeah this looks like moderate/severe eczema. Basically looks like my skin when I was a kid.

  1. Food allergy testing. People with eczema have overactive immune systems, and the odds are good there is a food allergy issue as well. Better to know sooner rather than later.

  2. Absolutely remove any scented detergents, soaps, perfumes, etc from her life to the extent you can. No fabric softener/dry sheets. Get some wool dryer balls to use as a way to soften fabrics instead of using residue-leaving sheets. No perfume or makeup. Scent free sunscreen.

  3. She needs a steroid cream. There are several formulations (lotion, cream, ointment) and several strengths (typically from 0.05% to 0.25%). You need to find a dermatologist who actually cares enough to prescribe her one. This is a very routine treatment and shouldn't actually be causing you difficulty to find. So I'm very sorry for you and your daughter that this has been difficult so far. Steroid creams can be harmful with intense and long term use, but they will dramatically help flare ups get under control. And, luckily, less dangerous drugs are literally coming onto the market next year (Dupilumab and others).

  4. House cleanliness. She may be having issues from dust, pet dander, mold, etc as well. Regular and intensive vacuuming and dusting and cleaning bed linens is critical.

  5. Lotions need to be scent free and actually moisturizing. Some good ones to try other than the Cerave: Cetaphil, Aveeno (once you've ruled out oat allergy), Avene, and Aquaphor. Some of these brands make eczema-specific formulations that are worth a shot as well.

  6. No more hot showers and lower the frequency of showering as much as you can.

  7. Some home remedies that can help: bleach baths (google to make sure you've got the right ratios), oatmeal baths (you can buy packets of it on Amazon or in drug stores)

  8. Education. Eczema has been called "the scratch that makes the itch." What this means is that sometimes an errant scratch is all it takes to set off an intense event of itchiness that makes you go crazy until you've ripped your skin open. She has to learn to try to resist the itching, because the more you scratch, the more you itch. It's so hard when you're a kid. But my mom would do things like putting gloves or socks on my hands at night to try to help. Benadryl, Zyrtec or other antihistamines may help as well.

    If you were doing things a few years ago that made it not as bad, start doing them again. Eczema is sometimes a lifelong affliction (my situation). It's a constant battle against the immune system, so you can't give up things that made a difference

u/aalitheaa · 14 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Rosehip oil

Vanicream Lite instead of NMF It's more moisturizing, gentler, and cheaper.

Azaleic Acid

I am still using up my glycolic toner but will probably replace it with Pixi glow tonic.

I also tried Salicylic acid, HA, and Niacinamide from TO, but they just irritated me or broke me out, and I haven't tried replacing them yet. If I did, most of it is pretty easy to find a dupe for on Amazon. There is a master post of dupes here, for anyone interested.

u/MCMLXXXVII · 13 pointsr/AskMen

Gold Bond powder; for feetsies and ballsies.

Bonus: medicated will make your asshole feel like it's smoking a menthol.

u/melkphilly · 13 pointsr/Rosacea

I also have this problem with my insurance. I’ve had good work-around luck with DIY azelaic acid (, sulfur masks (, and the vet version of soolantra ( ). This version is sticky like Vaseline. But it’s cheap so you won’t lose much if you don’t like it. After I determined it worked for me I switched to this one which isn’t so sticky (

I use a very gentle cleanser (I like albolene and vanicream) and moisturizer, plus sunscreen during the day.

Just a warning if you try the ivermectin - my skin got a lot worse than I have ever seen it around days 4-10. But then it improved tremendously. I think this is why dermatologists use doxycycline with it in the beginning to reduce the inflammatory reaction to the mite die-off. But stick with it and it’s so so worth it.

Finally, here is my routine:

Cleanse (albolene)
Sulfur mask (10 Min every other night)-then rinse with lukewarm water
Azelaic acid (3 times a week)
Ivermectin (every night right at bedtime)
Vaseline (if I’m really dry)

Cleanse (vanicream)

u/Iledahorsetowater · 12 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I’ve heard caffeine is great for underneye puffiness and bags. Also people don’t realize but it is caused by fluids and if you massage, you tube facial lymphatic massage, you can literally drain that fluid and massage it down into the rest of your circulatory system.

You will see better results with massage from removing that built up fluid (allergies, poor sleeping positions, etc.) than creams... though creams help. Caffeine creams help with puffiness but can be drying, thus you’d need a good moisturizing undereye cream.

Some recs:

  • am & pm facial lymphatic massage 5-15 minutes. Seriously you will see your bags and dark circles instantly decrease. That fluid has to go somewhere... I learned these in school and I give them to my bf when he looks tired or during allergy season. Always massage DOWNWARD TOWARD HEART & CHEST. Put some oil on your face (non-comegenic) for some slip.
  • the ordinary caffeine solution cheap
  • drunk elephant frambroos to help with resurfacing and making pores smaller/smoother skin. This product is the shit. Ask Sephora for samples bc it’s $90 and you prob are like f$&k no until you wake up the next morning. Then you will find a way to save that 90 I tell ya.
  • the ordinary Argenine liquid Botox in a bottle. Good for those forehead wrinkles/cheap/extremely effective and hard to get your paws on. A sleeper product nobody talks about.
  • Cera ve pm a good all around moisturizer with a load of niacinamide which just gives your skin some oomph. A lightweight moisturizer. Get it at Walmart and print yourself a $2 off coupon at cera ve website. It will be like $6
  • find yourself a good mineral spf. no coconut derivatives
  • melazepam one of the best things you can do for your skin. Scientifically proven to be as effective as Retin a when used in conjunction with glycolic acid treatments. It lightens sun spots and just brightens your complexion overall. It’s $12 on amazon and it’s the highest concentration you can possibly get! It blows the ordinary azelic acid 10% out of the water and any cureology formulation :) (its 20%) it reduces inflammation, redness, and decreases keratinization which prevents the build up of skin.

    That’s all I’ve got for now, some detox masks and maybe a good basic toner like thayers alcohol free witch hazel (rose, aloe, or cucumber are your only alcohol free options and you find them at target for $10-12).

    I wish I could give you a facial and let you see just how big of a difference getting that fluid out of there can make. !!
u/finebetty · 12 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I recently ordered this from Amazon. It's 20% Azelaic Acid

u/nycsun · 11 pointsr/xxfitness

BUY THIS! Total lifesaver.

u/PlasmaSheep · 10 pointsr/DepthHub

Aveeno eczema therapy:

It's expensive and probably too greasy for your face, but it does a really good job of moisturizing skin elsewhere I think. And trust me, if I could use a cheaper one, I would.

u/AskMrScience · 8 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Make-up primer will do a lot to help the "my face is melting off" phenomenon. The best primers are dimethicone based. However, they are expensive.

Conveniently, the much cheaper Monistat anti-chaffing gel is also dimethicone. Buy a tube of it for $8 and spend the rest of your summer looking faaaaaaaabulous.

u/KX18 · 8 pointsr/adderall

People would use this in football for their groin area should work for you

u/planetearthisblu · 7 pointsr/drugstoreMUA

This isn't a steroid cream though? The monistat anti chafing gel(the gel I'm talking about) has the following ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trisiloxane. Which ingredient are you warning against? Edit: and the smashbox primer has all of those ingredients plus more.

u/bombinabirdcage · 6 pointsr/bigboobproblems

It's soooo good. Goes on smooth. It's some kind of powder gel, but doesn't leave a residue.

u/IronTitsMcGuinty · 6 pointsr/AskWomen
u/rkmike · 6 pointsr/pics

Mmm... tingly... Gold Bond. Warning: Stay away from the green stuff, that's just pain in a plastic bottle...

u/kimchi_killer · 6 pointsr/diabetes

I NEED IT during the sumer months. There's probably other skin adhesives but SkinTac is what I use. I use the bottle, which lasts an eternity -

But there are also wipes -

u/LizzyLemonade · 6 pointsr/blogsnark

Not OP, and never tried Accutane, but I am also an azelaic acid convert. I use this tube and order it straight from Amazon. In fact, my derm told me to just order it online. It's worked wonders. This is a great primer on how to use it.

u/vagabonne · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You need to baby your skin, not nuke it. Your skin is being dehydrated by Dr. Bronners and possibly Thayers Witch Hazel. Physical exfoliation is likely the last thing you need right now.

First step, PLEASE stop using Dr. Bronner’s on your face!!! That should be your first move. Its pH of 8.9 is far too high for your skin (4-5.5), which damages your acid mantle and leaves your skin vulnerable to acne and irritation. Switch to something with a lower pH. I use Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser (pH 5.5), which is in the right range and available at drugstores. You can search the sub for other low pH cleansers. Once you switch to a gentler cleanser, give it a week or two before adding another product to your regimen. You want to know if things make your skin better or worse, otherwise you may end up with more skin problems and no idea what caused them.

Once your cleanser has been sorted, you can look into other helpful skincare. Possibly a plant oil high in linoleic acid like rosehip or evening primrose oil to inhibit acne production. A gentle BHA toner would further aid in acne treatment, prevention of ingrown hairs, and maybe reduce the hyperpigmentation that results from these issues.

Eventually, you might want to add azelaic acid. I don’t know what the source of your acne is, but mine has responded really well to application of Ecological Formulas Melazepam. It’s really helped with my hyperpigmentation from old spots. I also spot apply it when I see a new spot brewing. There are other products featuring azelaic acid, so do some research and see what will suit your needs.

Again, add skincare products one at a time, with at least a week or two in between. Good luck!

u/eep27 · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Morning routine:

u/-Diorama- · 6 pointsr/AsianBeauty
u/kim_wexlers_ponytail · 6 pointsr/AskWomen

Aquaphor. Not their lip balm, the regular Aquaphor ointment in a tube. My dermatologist suggested it and it's the only thing that's ever worked!

It doesn't have spf though so unfortunately you'd have to use something else with spf whenever you go outside. Chemical spf is often what causes irritation and dryness though so it's kind of a vicious circle...

If you want something all-natural Mongo Lips is my second favorite.

u/OtulGib · 5 pointsr/texas

Gold Bond will help keep sticky sack/swamp ass at bay. You can also get sweat wicking underwear to help use your moistness to keep you cool. I have some Under Armour and Adidas sweat wicking gear for when I run here during the summer.

u/VA_Network_Nerd · 5 pointsr/college

Nothing can help you when it is 90F and 90% Humidity outside.

But this stuff can help keep you at least looking & feeling like you aren't sweating your <whatever> off.

Gold Bond Body Powder

u/themadmosquito · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Azelaic acid! It improves my acne overnight and my PIH fades about twice as fast as usual using this. It's hard to get a hold of if you're in the US/Canada but you can buy Melazepam on amazon or the ordinary 10% azelaic acid. It's otc in Australia and Europe. I use Azclear which is available in Australia. You can also get Finacea which is more effective and layers better but it's more expensive. Sesderma is available in Europe. I believe Benton snail bee high content essence has azelaic acid too, you can get it on iherb.

EDIT: added some more links

u/girafffegirl · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Not OP, but I started using Melazepam less than a week ago and am already noticing pimples/marks fading quickly!

u/nSquib · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I like the Melazepam cream quite a bit - it's 20% and works great. Only ~$12 too. /u/scumteam14's post does a great job of covering everything else.

u/PrinceofCanino · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Not OP, but I adore Melazepam and here's the seller I use on Amazon.

u/cherrybombedd · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use Melazepan 20% Azelaic Acid (that I get on Amazon for like $15) and it's the only product I've tried that actually has a tangible effect on my rosacea. I've used so many redness products (basically anything on AB that has the redness tag) and none of them do anything except for AA. Plus, it's instant -- or OK, it takes like 10 min, but it's not not other products where it takes a month of use. I also only wait about 5 minutes after application and the effects still last. The one drawback is that it can be drying, but it's not a problem if you add an extra moisturizing layer.

The Ordinary's version is only 10% AA and quite frankly, sucks because of the reason you mentioned. If it's the only one you've tried, do yourself a favor and try a stronger one that has a better texture that TO's!

u/HapaKappa · 5 pointsr/hapas

I am super big into skincare and beauty products in general.
When it comes to dry skin, I found that this product works the best.

I generally spend a lot on beauty, but with moisturizers, a 10 dollar product is just as good, if not better than a small 80 dollar glass bottle from Nordstrom.

If you are wanna spend some more time and money into getting better skin, I can give you advice on face masks, cleansers, anti-aging cream, and exfoliating products.

u/JoanOfSarcasm · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Details, because I forgot!

  • HadaLabo Super Hydrating face goop

    I've been using this about a week now and I love it. I may be ditching my GoW HA serum for it, in fact. I found it in Ulta and while the ingredient list is not identical to the classic Hada Labo Super HA Moisturizing Lotion, it's close and doesn't break me out. It leaves my skin incredibly supple and "bouncy." No breakouts from it thusfar either -- just my usual PMS breakouts.

  • Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence

    Probably the most interesting of the three, I am hella excited about this one after reading Skin and Tonic's review. All the ingredients (listed on the blog) look pretty acne-friendly too -- a huge plus for my troubled skin.

  • Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel

    I almost considered just ordering a bottle of aloe gel on GoW, but I decided to try the Benton gel since the same eBay seller that had the samples of the Essence had the Aloe samples as well. It also contains great skin ingredients, which you can find over at Skin and Tonic's blog.

    I will probably be trying the Aloe first since I'm entering sharkweek and know that it means zits galore (already have 3 -- 2 of which are tiny, 1 of which is refusing to close up shop and GTFO). I'll keep the sub updated!

    Edit: Also, much to /u/yvva's chagrin (most likely), I also ordered the Baiden Mitten. It has a 60 day return time, so I figured "why not?" My Salux is wearing down and conventional scrubs don't really cut it for my dry skin. I'll definitely post a review of this when it comes in, since I've tried a lot for my KP and dry skin.
u/blijdschap · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use a Baiden Mitten and it keeps my skin soooo smooth. I have very sensitive skin on my arms that turns pink easily, but the mitten doesn't irritate it at all, I just watch all of the dead skin roll off. Then I use whatever oil I want when I get out of the shower. Right now I have a spray on oil from Julep, but I imagine that whatever doesn't irritate your skin would work just as well.

u/mt_sage · 5 pointsr/Ultralight

Various forms of foot stuff have long been praised for helping with blisters, and especially for preventing maceration in persistent wet conditions. Trail Toes seems to be one of the best ones currently available.
Hydropel was once the Holy Grail for feet -- especially for preventing maceration -- but it was discontinued in 2012. Dimethicone was the magic ingredient.

I did a thread about it a while back. The TL/DR:

2 parts Trail Toes + 1 part Lanacane Anti-Friction Gel = Hydropel, sorta.

2 parts Trail Toes + 1 part Dimethicone gel = Hydropel, almost exactly.

u/OhMyShibe · 4 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

You need this. Total game changer. I even got my dad to use it since it has such a nice non-greasy finish.

u/vulture-capitalist · 4 pointsr/bicycletouring

Here are some ideas!/more-details

u/LolaBleu · 4 pointsr/tretinoin

You can order AA off Amazon. Melazepam Cream and here's a really informational blog post about it. I have been doing 2 nights tret alternated with 1 night AA for a few years and now and have great results, but my skin is on the sensitive side so you might be able to do it more frequently. Just remember you're using a strong active and go slowly.

I've also found that using a gentle BHA like theCosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid really helps. It's like the tret brings everything to the surface and then the BHA clears it out.

u/ZipZooom · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Melazapam from Amazon!

Note the other ingredients just in case you're sensitive to any of them. :)

u/flabberghastedghost · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Product name: Dr. Song 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide Advanced Acne Gel

Price (range): ~$20 for 8 oz

Country of purchase: USA

Skin info: Oily and Acne-Prone, Fitzpatrick Type II

Ingredient list: Inactive: water, propylene glycol, glycerine, carbomer, saccharide isomerate, edeate disodium, sodium hydroxide

Benzoyl peroxide content: 2.5%

Special info: Fragrance-Free

Experience & opinion: This is affordable and effective. I do short contact therapy (leave on for 10 minutes and then wash off) to mitigate irritation and dryness I get from using benzoyl peroxide. It's similar to the version which is available for many countries outside the US.

Edit: I updated the ingredients list. The one I originally posted was an older formulation.

u/scaredofpants · 3 pointsr/Accutane

For dry hands, I recommend Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter by LUSH. It is hands-down (pun intended) the most moisturizing product I've used on my hands. If that's out of your price range, or if you don't like strong lemon scents, Trader Joe's has a nice balm for a fraction of the price. Still a bit lemony, but fades faster.

For body wash, I've been loving Dove's deep moisture line. All my old body washes and soaps became so drying on Accutane, so I had to make a change.

For face, Aquaphor is a godsend, and is required nightly to seal in all my moisturizer and oils. Moisturizer and oils are pretty personal, I just use coconut oil and CeraVe, but I highly recommend having an open mind and being prepared for some different products. My whole routine changed for Accutane, and that's the case for many people!

Also: SUNSCREEN. Sephora will let you try samples of any products, so I'd advise you go get a bunch of sunscreen samples and see which ones you like. Some leave a white cast; some felt a bit burny due to increased sensitivity of skin on Accutane. I eventually settled on CeraVe's SPF 50--it has white cast, but didn't burn or sting.

Overall, your skin will be super sensitive. I recommend shopping at places with solid return policies, and being patient with your skin. Good luck!

u/omshanti_fuckit · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

It's over $10, but my tube has lasted forever and it works incredibly well when nothing else does: Bite Agave Lip Mask

Aquaphor is cheaper and also works great on those days when my lips are a mess.

Also, for what it's worth... how much water are you drinking? I often find that when my lips are really chapped, I need to up my water intake. But the key though is to pace myself and sip more water throughout the day, because chugging a ton of water in one sitting doesn't help my lips much either.

u/tejals · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yes! This is exactly how my eczema started as a red patch on one of my eyelids and I had it for like 9 months I literally tried everything and even went to dermatologist as well as ophthalmologists! But because it was localized at first they thought it was contact dermatitis but then I noticed more sensitive/rough red patches on my cheeks that would flare up now and then but not as persistent as the one by my eyelid. Then about two weeks ago I decided to go to a dermatologist that has specialized in eczema and other stuff and he confirmed my suspicion I do have eczema.

To the OP: if those spots tend to burn and the skin thickens at its healing it's most likely eczema.

I've found a few products that have done wonders for my skin, I'll list them below:

-Cerave Eczema Soothing Body Wash: I use this to wash my face and it has been the most effective product in helping me retain my moisture barrier. And the dermatologist said its perfectly fine to use on your face!

Moisturizer : I use about a pea sized amount of both together 2x day

  • Puriya Cream

    -Curel Wet Skin Moisturizer ( you put it on when your face is damp)

    I also mix in this with my moisturizer
    -Klaris Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum

    That combination has made all the difference for my eczema and my face even started to clear up and my hyperpigmentation started to go away as well.

    Good luck!
u/raptoresque · 3 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Maybe try [anti-chafing powder gel]( Complete Care Chafing Relief Powder Gel, 1.5 OZ (pack of 3) I was a cross country runner in high school/college, and lots of girls used this stuff and/or anti-blister sticks to avoid chafing and irritation, and it's like a dry lube! Bonus, if you try the one I linked, it's just dimethicone, which is a main ingredient in primers, and I know some girls in college would use it for their thighs AND under their makeup as a primer, so, even if it doesn't work for the irritation, it could still be useful, so long as it doesn't irritate your skin.

u/kazaanabanana · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I put really thin shaping shorts or biking shorts underneath all of my dresses. If you don't have that option, though, Monistat makes a great anti-chafing gel that is silicone-based.

u/drlingclementine · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Kind of! Its marketed for "chub rub" or like runners burn, etc, basically it prevents friction. But its also essentially the same as any silicone based primer for a fraction of the cost.

u/nkdeck07 · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Oh monistat makes this AMAZING lotion for it.

You also are probably gonna be best off getting a pair of leggings for the gym, they help immensely. TJMaxx has excellent high quality ones for cheap if you don't mind ridiculous colors

u/VoltasPistol · 3 pointsr/TrollXFunny

This stuff is amazing for thigh chafing AND it doubles as a dupe for Smashbox Primer.

The primer thing is real. I don't use it under foundation, it just gives and anti-shine soft texture without looking powdery.

Helps with shoes that rub too.

But mostly protects against chafing thighs.

u/Shallowmar · 3 pointsr/blackladies

Have you tried bandlettes? Or I use anti-chafing gel sometimes. Shorts are my go to but sometimes bandlettes and/or the gel are the only option.

u/Jamoverton · 3 pointsr/Rosacea

Yes to: Oatmeal (specifically colloidal oatmeal- Dr. Dray has a good video on this), Niacinamide, Green tea, Chamomile and Raw honey.

No to: Coconut oil and Lavender essential oil - these really aren't good for sensitive facial skin!

Don't have much experience with the others.

My new favorite skincare thing is making a mask with 1 tsp Aveeno colloidal oatmeal (, 1 tsp raw honey, and 1 tsp yogurt. I've seen a lot of people on this sub make a similar mask.

u/LibraryGal · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Hooo boy, you are preaching to the choir. Okay, first things first. DO not use anything on your skin that has fragrances or dyes. I'm not sure where you're currently living but I know in the US Aveeno makes a line of fragrance and dye free products. The second thing I can recommend is seeing an endocrinologist. The kind of skin irritation you're describing can (not always, mind you) be attributed to a hormone imbalance. Especially if your skin type changed drastically around puberty. Finding a good dermatologist is paramount- there are a lot of sites dedicated to rating doctors, and failing that find any physician you use and like (GP, gyno, etc) and see if they can recommend anyone. Also ask around- friends, family, etc. to see if there are any other suggestions. When my skin is being especially unfriendly, I do an oatmeal bath- again, I like the Aveeno for this one. Lots of people also recommend elimination diets but I would not do that without consulting a general practioner or dermatologist. In the mean time, I would try to limit sun exposure, and any exposure to chemicals (cleaning fluids, use dye and fragrance free laundry detergent and the like) for a while, and try to remain calm- stress is another thing that can inflame your skin. Sorry for the length of this, but I hope it helps!

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Should be at any drug store, Walmart, etc. sometimes it's with the lotion. Sometimes it's with baby stuff. Sometimes it with like petroleum jelly. Honestly, I think it's a miracle in a jar/tube. I use it for chapped skin in the winter, I've been putting a bit on my face at night and when I wake up it has reduced my pores and moisturizer my skin/minimized acne etc.

Between all the various listings you'll find hundreds of good reviews for it on amazon for all kinds of things.

u/takes22tango · 3 pointsr/diabetes

Like /u/altintx said, you might give SkinTac a shot. I find that it is much much stronger than any tape I've ever used. (I have to use an adhesive remover to take stuff off, otherwise my skin goes with it).

You also might try shaving where you insert. Even the little tiny peach fuzz can make my sites become prematurely loose.

What cgm are you using? I've found that placing my Dexcom in my arm as apposed to my stomach makes it stick better longer. Probably because it doesn't move as much. That may not help with the sweat issue, but a location with less movement can't do anything but help.

I'd definitely give the Skin Tac a shot though. It comes in wipes and in a bottle. I prefer the bottle. I just use a q-tip to apply it since the applicator it comes with is so huge. The q-tip I can more accurately apply it where I need it.

u/oscarjeff · 3 pointsr/tretinoin

Not OP, but this one is 20% AzA. It works well. The Ordinary also offers a 10% AzA product.

u/FeelBetterTomorrow · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Check out the Dry Skin HG Thread from a couple of weeks ago.

For controlling acne, I find that Azelaic Acid works best for my skin. I use Melazepam which has 20% AA.

For managing sensitive skin, you really have to baby it and "listen" to it. As with all things, especially skin care, YMMV on what is going to work for you (for example, something in Simple's formulas makes me break out terribly despite it supposedly being for sensitive skin). Pay close attention to ingredients lists to avoid common irritants and go back to the basics if something is irritating your skin.

u/prettymess · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I use Melazepam (20% AzA), but a lot of people on the SCA sub use TO's Azelaic Acid Suspension (10% AzA). Both non-AB of course! Besides the %, the main difference is the consistency. TO's is silicone based and Melazepam is a gritty cream. Honestly both formulations suck in my opinion lol but there aren't many OTC AzA products to choose from. It can sting a bit at first so if you decide to try it out, use it after your moisturizer (and especially because of your eczema). I read in a study that it's just as effective when layered over other products!

And here's an awesome write up about AzA:

u/whippetshuffle · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I prefer Melazepam thus far. It’s still AzA, just a different formulation that’s also cheaper per oz.

u/kitty_hawkins · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I LOVE AZELAIC ACID. So I pretty well thought I would live with a red face forever along with a severely damaged moisture barrier. The biggest thing that helped me was azelaic acid. I use Melazepam from Amazon. Cheap and works! It's thick at first but smoothes into my skin leaving it kinda matte. At first it itched like crazy and I wasn't using it consistently enough. Then after more research, I decided to use it up and give it a chance. Along with anything high in ceramide, my skin got used to the 20% AzA. Maybe around the 10th day of twice daily use, my skin finally started to look normal. I also switch my oil cleanser to an olive oil based one and saw even more improvement in my redness. I've just added in Vit C to my under eye area and continuing to use Melazepam around the rest of my face and neck and my ENTIRE COMPLEXION is EVEN NOW! Would never have believed that was possible. Melazepam has also minimized my SFs on my nose, has finally stopped this ingrown hair on my neck from forming (I've had it for years!!!), and has cleared all the CCs on my forehead. I repeat: I loooooove azelaic acid, specifically Melazepam!

Current routine:


Garnier Micellar Water - pink cap or Cerave Foaming cleanser

Cosrx Aha/bha Clarifying Treatment Toner

BELITAE Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid to my under eye area and upper cheeks

Melazepam to the rest of my face and neck, especially my nose. Sometimes I wait after the Vit C but not usually since I don't use them in the same spots.

I do wait 15-20 minutes after my actives step.

SCINIC First Treatment Essence 3 skin method. My face loves this more than the Missha FTE.

SCINIC Snail All In One Ampoule or SCINIC Honey All In One Ampoule depending on the day.

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

A'PIEU PURE BLOCK Natural Sun Cream SPF45/PA+++ I don't see much sunlight at all but when I do, this one keeps me from turning beet red imediately upon application.

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Derma Green-Cure Solution Recover Cream This is the best thing I've found for redness and skin barrier repair! My skin loves ceramides so much and this soothes like nothing I've found yet.

Medela Tender Care Lanolin Tube on my lips. Yes it's nip cream. I couldn't use it all up while nursing and it causes my skin to redden so it's perfect for a little lip color.


ROHTO Hada Labo Gokujun Cleansing Oil My skin reacted to Holika Holika Soda Pore B.b Deep Cleansing Oil so this is my second one to try and I'm really enjoying it.

Cerave Foaming cleanser with a konjac sponge but waiting on
Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam in the mail.

Cosrx Aha/bha Clarifying Treatment Toner

BELITAE Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid to my under eye area and upper cheeks

Melazepam to the rest of my face and neck, especially my nose like the AM.

SCINIC First Treatment Essence 3 skin method.

All depending on how I'm feeling that evening:

LJH TeaTree 90 Essence

SCINIC Snail All In One Ampoule

SCINIC Honey All In One Ampoule

Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

MIZON Snail Repair Eye Cream

Petitfee Black Pearl and Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch Not sure if I like these or not honestly...

Some or all of these layers followed by CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion and

Guerisson 9 Complex Horse Oil Cream

Pretty sure my shower filter, Mermosis, has also helped my skin and hair.

I also use sometimes REVITABOOST PEEL Anti-Aging Peel Pads or Cosrx Bha Blackhead Power Liquid but I skip my AzA on those days and just go back to my regular routine the following day. These are rare for me though because they make me ridiculously red again.

Things I'm waiting on in the mail:

ROSETTE Aqua Ceramide Gel

Rumase BIFIDA Snail Toner

Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam

It's Skin Power 10 Formula - PO Effector

Hoping the all work well for me too!

u/Always_Daria · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is what I've been using

Ecological Formulas Melazepam Cream

I'm not an ingredient expert, but I didn't see any "cone" ingredients.

u/iamaravis · 3 pointsr/Rosacea

Yes. Have you tried azelaic acid? I've used Melazepam (available on Amazon), and it worked pretty well. I also have used Paula's Choice azelaic acid booster. It's not as strong, but it also seems to help.

However, nothing makes my skin completely clear, so I just live with varying degrees of broken out.

u/mrstry · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I actually went with Melazepam cream having no expectations for it after trying lactic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, etc. It's now a HG because my hormonal acne cleared up! I still get spots but they are easily cleared with hydrocolloid bandages and a little bit of PC Benzoyl Peroxide.

Ecological Formulas Melazepam Cream

u/bbynug · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

He's sounds dumb. What kind of dermatologist doesn't think that young men can get rosacea?

You should go to a different derm if you can. People on this sub have had success with azelaic acid. Here's a particularly popular product. Just make sure to use it as part of a regular routine that includes a cleanser and moisturizer. Check the sidebar if you want help putting together a routine. Good luck.

u/mama-chari · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hey! I get discoid eczema on my face, too!

It sounds like you're doing a lot to remedy the issue. I have a few questions for you:

What's your experience with washing your face? Would you consider washing with a gentle, hydrating cleanser before applying the Cetaphil Restoraderm on your face?

I've found that washing my face at night with a gentle cleanser (I use CereVe's Hydrating cleanser), patting dry, then applying a thick cream followed by something occlusive on the discs, really helps calm any irritation and keeps the eczema well moisturized (I use Aveeno Eczema Therapy Cream, but Aquaphor also has worked for me).

How has the Vaseline been working for you, and how do you apply it?

You mentioned you do tennis; do you wear sunscreen while you play?

You mentioned you get it around your hairline. Do you mean around your facial hair, or your actual hairline?

Here's a few things that I've learned in dealing with it over the years:

  1. I never rub it; I always pat when drying or applying product to it. There's something about rubbing that makes the eczema more irritated. This includes touching my face, and when I wash my face. If you have a specific area that's more prone to getting it (for me, it's eyelids and neck), don't rub those areas either (even if the eczema isn't present). Especially when drying off with a towel.

  2. I almost never conceal it. I know this isn't ideal for you during interviews, so discard this if you'd like. But, honestly, I've had a really hard time finding a cosmetic product that doesn't irritate my eczema in some way. I honestly avoid applying anything potentially irritating to a flareup.

  3. Sunscreen can be really irritating. Especially chemical sunscreen. I switched to a chemical sunscreen without alcohols and without the "dry touch" feature that some have.

    I'll edit this post if I can think of more advice. I've struggled with this for a large portion of my adult life, so, I really understand where you're coming from. I'm sorry you have to deal with this.
u/Expensive_History · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I used Aveeno Eczema Moisturizing Cream when Vanicream wouldn’t help.

My eye area would get really irritated and red, while also flaking. So I figured, this is kind of similar to the symptoms I experienced as a kid when dealing with eczema. So I hypothesized that using a product designed for eczema would help out my face. And it did. It really calms down any irritation on my face.

Here’s how I apply it: Use a layer of the cream on the face, then apply Differin, avoiding the eye area. Then wash hands. Take another layer of the cream and mix it with a tiny bit of water. And then layer this on top.

u/wintermute-rising · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Have you tried the Aveeno Eczema Therapy Cream? Worked quite well for me! :)

u/iplaymccree · 3 pointsr/Psoriasis

I've used Aveeno's Eczema cream with oatmeal to help soothe my itchy skin. To be clear, my plaques don't itch but sometimes random parts of me just become itchy for like an hour.

u/misslaerry · 3 pointsr/xxketo

Keto + baiden mitten + oil cleansing method + gelatin = best skin of my LIFE.

I had horrible acne from puberty right until . . . earlier this year, mid-thirties. Medication did little. Extra strength Proactiv kept things at bay, but is pricey and bleached all my shirts and sheets. Getting rid of carbs cleared my face right up! I was shocked! But it's so nice to be able to have smooth skin for once in my adult life!!! And the rest of me is super soft :)

u/kestaa · 3 pointsr/runner5k

Oh wow, I imagine that's hard. Week 8 seems does this weird varied intensity thing that looks like, well, like "real" running. I just started Week 7 and I've pretty much decided that I'm not even going to attempt Week 8 until I can run all the free-forms. (This may be an excuse to stall since Week 8 scares me!)

Editing to say, don't be embarrassed about the chafing. That's actually a really common problem, so much so that running stores carry things like anti-chafing gel and nipple protectors.

Also, congratulations on the weight loss. That's awesome!

u/mmmuffles · 3 pointsr/Psoriasis

Non-prescription this helped me. Disclaimer though I don’t have guttate so I’m not sure what works best for that type.

u/rcarter22 · 2 pointsr/Testosterone

Same here! Using what you mentioned as well as nothing seems to help recently.

Have you started any new supplements recently? I started a Coline sup and being more regular with my fish oil, trying to figure out which my have been a factor.

I’m going to start trying Hibiclens as a rinse to see.

Also changing pillow case daily.

u/Kim147 · 2 pointsr/climateskeptics

You could use some concentrated Hibiclens - works wonders.

u/SarahMackAttack · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

This stuff will change your approach to summer outfits.
Oh it's 95% humidity and I have a 6 hour outdoor BBQ in Georgia or Mississippi or Louisiana or whatever? NO PROBLEM let me put on this sundress and hell I might as well JOG there because I am IMPERVIOUS TO CHUB RUB. Any CVS will have it, right back with the other monistat stuff.

u/Lawsnapper · 2 pointsr/Iron

Like /u/Falling_Glass I usually just use Gold Bond Body Powder, but there are some other options depending on what exactly you are looking for. Bodyglide comes in a stick like deodorant, and it seems to have good reviews. Elitefts just started selling Dr. Greenfield's Chafe Shield, but I don't know much about it. Anti Monkey Butt Powder is another product I have heard about people using. There is also a Chafing Relief Powder Gel that works well, but is pretty expensive (and is marketed to women if that is an issue). Maybe one of these will fit what you are looking for.

u/razzertto · 2 pointsr/infertility

This is the stuff I'm talking about:

It works well. I don't have a big problem with chafing (despite living in buttass hot Miami) because of my build EXCEPT when I run. This or runner's glide is the best stuff ever.

u/tikibyn · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Did Body Glide change their formula? I posted about how much I love Monistat Anti-Chafe Gel a while back and bought some Body Glide at the recommendation of others. It went on kind of sticky on me and didn't do shit for chafing. I did some googling after that happened and it sounded like a bunch of hikers said it used to be awesome but stopped working very well in the last year or two, so they thought maybe they had?

I also have two pairs of belevation and love them until my tummy starts to sweat.

u/Dame_Judi_Dench · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

This stuff is the absolute best for that. Monistat Chafing Gel

u/nosurfette · 2 pointsr/loseit

My favorite chub-rub preventative. Goes on as a gel, dries to a powder.

u/TourmalineTart · 2 pointsr/xxketo

THIS is my god send! Even when I was smaller I would get the chub rub. I love this stuff, it works wonders. You can find it at pretty much every CVS-style drug store for about $7. It conditions your skin nicely too.

Edit: It is also GREAT for razor burn and avoiding ingrown hairs in "delicate" areas.

u/boobieprincess · 2 pointsr/eczema

I think Maltese might be a hypoallergenic breed actually, so that’s good! But yeah try different eating habits. I’m vegan now and my skin is pretty happy, in addition to not living with a cat or a dog these days. But dude, I totally get it. Sometimes it’s even hard to listen to other people’s advice, like do this, do that and you don’t see results. It’s maddening. But hang in there, something will change and you will see happy/healthy skin one day.
When my skin was really bad, like so bad I had to take 2 weeks off work b/c the pain and infections I had gotten as a result of my open skin , the only time I left okay, and comfortable was in an oatmeal bath. I would take one in the morning and one before bed. It was the only thing I looked forward too. I spent a lot of time in the tub and it seemed to offer some relief. I would also put a couple splashes of apple cider vinegar to help kill bacteria. Maybe give it a try? These are the ones I have used. Feel better💙

u/sampatel1998 · 2 pointsr/eczema

You'll have to try a few things to see what works and what you (your body) likes. Here's what I've done in the past when I've had a whole body issue. #1 Get the flare down and #2 Eliminate any itch causers.

  1. Bath. I soak my body in water and do some sort of oat bath like this

  2. Cream. I also find many creams tend to burn my skin when it's flared up, but I've stuck to this one for the one I use right out of the shower. So pat dry and lotion up with this If that doesn't work for you, try to find a lotion that works for you. Plain old nivea lotion also worked for me but it's a bit oily.

  3. Steroid. If you okay with them, you should hit this hard with something for a week (2 x per day), then back off to once a day.

  4. Sheets. Use clean sheets as much as possible. Even iron them with the steam on high (including pillow case). Use a smell free detergent if possible.

  5. Keep you bed and floor area clean and vacuum. Dust mites could be an issue.

  6. Chill out in bed a lot, relax, but on a good TV show. This will reduce stress.

  7. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated

  8. Take an allergy medicine to reduce itch

    Okay, that's all I can think of now.
u/ldills · 2 pointsr/Hedgehog

I've had this issue with Bean for over a year! His spot though is towards the bottom of his quills though, like towards his butt. At one point his was on Revolution for six months, didn't make a single difference. Now I give him oatmeal baths every 2 weeks, and put a drop or two of olive oil in his food. The oatmeal bath also helps with the dry skin he gets in the winter, and I use it from time to time.
Edit: Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment, 8 Count, net wt. 1.5oz.

u/dinomother · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Have you ever read the amazon reviews for it? [If not, you totally should 😂] ( Those people have a way with words, but I think the first one is my favorite review ever 😂

u/bibliovore · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

It is this stuff, it is originally designed for mothers who are nursing or have tearing after giving birth, I think, and it was actually recommended to me by the esthetician who was giving me a bikini wax. I have incredibly sensitive skin and this stuff works wonders.

u/staringispolite · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

I can verify this with info from a recent dermatologist visit.

tl;dr: Had duper-dry hands, he recommended soak them in water (eg take a shower) then put on Aquaphor Healing Ointment to trap the moisture in overnight. It friggin works.

Keep in mind not all lotions/creams/etc actually trap moisture in your skin. Some try to be stop-gaps during the day (little to no oils so you can use your hands for normal stuff, but still rehydrates a bit, has vitamins, etc, and gets you through the day)

u/klevenisms204 · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

this one says menthol in the bottom corner of the bottle

edit: nevermind, that spray says menthol too

u/DutchDrummer · 2 pointsr/Dermatology

Try Gold Bond powder after showering.

u/Oppai-no-uta · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This seems like a fun contest, I'm in! :) Thank you and Here goes:











11. (My real dad isn't so special to me, but my step dad has sacrificed alot for me!)










u/Riggs109 · 2 pointsr/diabetes

I use this skin-tac, and these for even more holding power. You may want to get the skin-tac wipes though, I think they'd work better depending on your situation.

  1. With the t-slim you can skip filling the cannula right after you fill the tubing, just hit done instead of fill cannula. Then you've changed the cartridge, but not the site. This won't affect the site change reminder if you have that set.

  2. As for reusing cartridges, I do occasionally, usually when I need to refill but don't have another cartridge with me. I go for the normal process of changing the cartridge, but when it says to remove the used cartridge I pull the excess insulin out of the cartridge instead of inserting a new one, and then continue as normal. More than likely not recommended, but can be done in a pinch.

    I've seen others say you can just add insulin to the cartridge, and the tslim will just stay at whatever level it was until you drop back down to that level again. ex. you're at 50u, add 50u, Tslim says 50u until you use up the 50u you added, and then continues down afterwards.

    Also, I've found that when the Tslim says the cartirdge is empty, there's still around 10-20 units left in it. I usually pull that out with a syringe even when I'm changing cartridges .
u/bluebuckeye · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Currently using The Ordinary's 10% Azaelic Acid. I did just buy some Melazepam though, as I wanted to try the higher concentration.

u/overduebook · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is great! I think we have really similar skin, and seeing your process helped me understand my order of operations.

  • I really recommend trying out micellar water for an AM cleanse and to remove makeup at night before your PM cleanse; it made a huge difference for me.
  • Right now I'm experimenting with azaleic acid to deal with rosacea. TO's 10% did nothing for me and was pretty meh, which I've heard a lot of other people say, so I'm trying out a 15% cream link and I'm waiting to see if it makes a difference. I haven't tried out my bottle of TO Niacinamide 10% + Zinc so I'm excited to hear how much you love it!
  • I'm also starting to explore serums and stuff for hydration. I picked up a number of small travel size options at Sephora and I'm currently trying out Biossance's squalane oil. So far I haven't had a reaction and my hydration is definitely, visibly improved.
u/alexandria1994 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You can try the vitamin c; I used Timeless' on my PIE but didn't really notice any change. Other people swear by it, so it just depends on you.

My derm told me to try azelaic acid since it's supposed to fade redness. I use Melazepam, but The Ordinary has one too.

Simple Skincare Science has an article that mentions hydration. I will say that since I've added a lot more hydration to my routine, the marks are fading quicker than before. You can try adding Vaseline or Aquaphor after your nighttime moisturizer to "seal in" that moisture overnight.

There's also this post that explains what the red marks are, how you know you have it, and how to treat it.

u/LikesGreenTea · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


The two most important things are sunscreen and azelaic acid.

Sunscreen: Check out Endurance Shield High Performance Sunblock, No-Ad Sunscreen, or an Asian sunscreen:

Azelaic acid: Check out The Ordinary 10% Azelaic Acid or Melazepam 20%.

I also recommend reading this post:

Hormonal Acne

If it's hormonal acne, then it's an internal problem, which means that topical products won't be that effective.

Possible solutions for hormonal acne: birth control (maybe try a different one?), Spironolactone, spearmint tea, evening primrose oil. Ask your doctor about all these things, including the tea and oil.

You've probably heard this advice before, but to reduce hormonal acne, you should: avoid sugar, avoid dairy, drink a lot of water (aim for 3+ liters per day), get enough sleep (aim for 8 hours per night), exercise (aim for 3 30-minute sessions per week), and reduce stress (yoga and meditation really do help; I also recommend spending time on hobbies that you enjoy).

Products recs: I've never personally tried these products, but Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum and Zymogen Houttuynia Cordata Ferment Serum are often recommended for soothing hormonal acne.

u/helenawayne · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I THINK this might be the product you're talking about? I can't recommend either the product or the seller since I haven't tried it, but I do think I saw the same post and followed the link to that product (dug through my previously viewed products to find it).

u/Newberrie · 2 pointsr/Rosacea

Check out Melazepam on Amazon. I can't compare, as it's the only one I've used, but it works for me.

Ecological Formulas Melazepam Cream

u/cuiiii · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Issue: PIH

Have been using drunk elephant AHA for a while, but wanting to add azelaic acid (just picked this one up from Amazon, supposed to be a Finacea dupe). I've been testing the azelaic acid (at night) while waiting for my next AHA shipment to arrive and it seems to be working decently.

My AHA just arrived today so I'm wondering if I can use them in conjunction and if so, how? Which one comes first and do I need to include extra wait time? I had been using it as the second last step of my routine before moisturiser not realising it was pH dependant... Any help appreciated!

u/jmlinv · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Azelaic acid is supposed to be really good. I just ordered this product for my acne but many people with rosacea seem to love it as well -

u/uliarliarpantsonfire · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I saw the dermatologist for this same thing. When I moved from TN to PA my skin went bonkers. She told me to use a 1% Hydrocortisone on it. I put a little on a Qtip and rub it in and it does the job. I was having it in my eyebrows and on my chin. This one is my favorite but I also use [this] ( Both are over the counter and pretty cheap.

u/ShagCarpet · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Life long sufferer here as well. Try to keep your skin dry and cool, take colder and shorter showers. (As much as that sucks) Prescription steroid creams work really well although it's not really a long term solution due to your body adjusting/becoming dependent on the creams to prevent flareups. Now I use just a little bit of Aveeno lotion and wipe off the excess instead of rubbing it all in. I found that even though lotion helps prevent the drying of skin that having over-moisturized skin can actually cause the skin to itch. If it gets bad I use a bit of Cortizone-10 for eczema, it dries quickly and works very well for a non prescription ointment you also only need to use a little.

When sleeping try to keep your arms cool and dry, I try to keep mine outside of the sheets. Good luck! Eczema is no fun, but it is manageable.

u/fraggedears · 2 pointsr/popping

I'm glad to hear it went away for you. I first got it last April with minor breakouts (annoying though) on my right hand but figured it wasn't worth going to seeing a derm for. I'm using this and while I have been neglect in the upkeep, I've noticed that symptoms really improves after few days. Just started using it again once/twice a day for a week and I think I've got in the bag in getting rid of it.

u/TangiestIllicitness · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

> What have you used on your seb derm?

EVERYTHING. Lol Basically, any lotion/topical I found that mentioned seb derm, I tried it. The dermatologist gave me prescription strength hydrocortisone and had me use that with an OTC anti-fungal. I've tried cleansing with sea salt, honey masks, etc. Everything would work awesomely for a week, and then the bumps would start forming again.

With everything I've read, the most recommended ingredients were zinc oxide, salicylic acid, and sulfur. My skin has actually been looking pretty good for a week or so now (knock on wood), so I'm sticking with my current routine of:


  • Rinse with water

  • Apply a good layer of pine tar soap and let sit while I shampoo my hair; rinse

  • After drying, apply a thin layer of Cetaphil Restoraderm lotion to just the area around my mouth and nose and let sit while I brush my teeth

  • Apply EltaMD UV Clear sunscreen all over face


  • Wash with Noble Zinc soap

  • Every-other-night, apply BHA all over; let sit for 20 minutes

  • Opposite nights, Vitamin C serum; let sit for 20 minutes

  • Thin layer of Aveeno Eczema Therapy cream around mouth and nose

  • Use Bee Naturals Oil-Free Moisturaizer everywhere else.

    I did just get a silver serum, which I ordered from overseas prior to my skin starting to calm with the current routine. If things start going south again, I'm going to give that a try.
u/hellohappymonday · 2 pointsr/eczema

Aveeno Eczema therapy is the best I’ve ever tried, always does the trick 🙂

u/sugarbibbles · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

**Skin type and skin concerns:**

Main concerns: Dryness, acne (cystic and general acne all over chin and cheeks), and splotchy discoloration all over my face (my dermatologist said it was melasma). My skin is consistently congested and breaking out, yet my entire face is sensitive, dull, itchy and flakey. After years of reading tips here, I've finally gotten to the point where redness and the majority of flaking is gone and products don't burn when they touch me, but my skin remains dull and feels tight.


While the products I've selected are relatively affordable, they add up. Plus I'm worried I'm doing more damage than good by overwhelming my skin with all these product. Mostly though, I'm so jealous of all your minimalist routines I see on here, and I want to create one that would work for me. I don't know where to start. What are your thoughts?


**Skincare routine with full product names**


  1. Wipe face gently with Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes
  2. Spritz face with rose water to re-moisten (currently using Leven Rose Rose Water)
  3. Eva Naturals Vitamin B3 5% Niacinamide Serum(daily)
  4. Spritz face with Kikumasamune Sake High Moisture Skin Lotion Tonerbefore skin dries completely
  5. Moisturize with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream
  6. Spritz face again with Kiku to keep moist
  7. Warm two drops of The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalanein hands and pat all over face (I just added this to my routine and I have high hopes)
  8. Australian Gold Botanical Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50
  9. Coola Liplux Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 30
  10. 1-2 times per week, exfoliate face with Baiden Mitten Exfoliator Glove
  11. 1-2 times per week exfoliate lips with Hanalei Sugar Lip Scrub


  12. First cleanse with Illiyoon Total Aging Care Cleansing Oil (I'm finishing up this bottle and then I'm going back to using Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil).
  13. Second cleanse with CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
  14. Saturate cotton pad (White Rabbit organic cotton) with Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner and gently wipe face and neck
  15. Spritz face with rose water to re-moisten
  16. Elizavecca Hell Pore Control Hyaluronic acid Serum(nightly)
  17. Spritz face with Kiku before skin dries completely
  18. Moisturize with Elizavecca Milky Piggy Retinol Cream
  19. Spritz face again with Kiku to keep moist
  20. Additional moisturizer layer with Mizon Black Snail All in One Cream (I'm sure this is unnecessary, but I feel like the snail cream has done more for me than any other product and I'm emotionally attached to it now lol)
  21. Warm two drops of TO squalane oil in hands and pat all over face (NEW)
  22. Hanalei Lip Treatment
  23. Cover any cystic acne with spot treatment patches
  24. Once a week, spot treat dry problem areas with Origins drink up intensive overnight mask(it looks like they recently changed the formula for this, so I'm going to have to find something new when this runs out)
  25. Once a week, spot treat acne problem areas with Proactiv Skin Purifying Mask


    **Daily behaviors possibly impacting skin:**

    My diet is crap. While I don't eat a lot of processed food, I eat too much sugar, too much oily and fatty foods, too much red meat and not enough vegetables. Because of my family, it's going to be difficult to make adjustments, and honestly I'm not sure where to start. Caffeine consumption is pretty high, while I only have the occasional coffee, I drink a TON of green tea and oolong tea. Water intake is fair, and I usually refill my 32oz water bottle 2 times a day (yes, I have to run to the bathroom at least every 30 minutes). I pretty much stopped wearing makeup a little over a year ago, now I only wear for special occasions and the occasional eye liner.
u/mary8kw · 2 pointsr/Psoriasis

MG217 Psoriasis Treatment, Medicated Conditioning 2% Coal Tar Multi-Symptom Ointment, 3.8 Ounce

u/JoshuaSonOfNun · 2 pointsr/acne

I see all these products but no BP?

I would also talk to your doctor if Spiro is appropriate for you since you already had 2 rounds of Roaccutane but I'm not sure on your cumulative dose.

u/againstm · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
  1. I wouldn't bother mixing it with other products and leaving it on. It could work but you also might dilute to the point where it's ineffective. There are better options. If you really want to buffer it with a moisturizer, apply the moisturizer first and then the BP.
  2. In my experience, the most gentle method is short contact therapy. You only have to leave it on for 3-5 or until it dries. There is no "start with 3-5" because there's no need to leave it on longer. The only time I've ever had irritation from this method is when I've gotten distracted and accidentally left it on for 20+ minutes. I say this as someone who uses a retinoid and acids daily- my skin wouldn't be able to tolerate BP at all if I had to leave it on.
  3. I think most dermatologists would tell you to use it day and night. Here's YoDerm's advice. I apply it twice a day, wait for it to dry down, and wash it off with my AM and PM cleanse. It's the first step in my routine. It might be a better idea to cleanse first, then apply BP to your clean skin but I haven't had any problems doing it the other way around.
  4. You can use it as I spot treatment for active breakouts. But if instead, you apply it consistently to your acne-prone areas, you'll find that it will prevent acne by killing the bacteria that causes it. I apply it all over my face, avoiding my eyes.

    When you've finished the Persa-Gel, I recommend this 2.5% BP. It's a much better value ounce for ounce. Also, 2.5% is just as effective at killing bacteria as 5% and 10% but it won't irritate you nearly as much.

    Good luck!
u/LittlestKitten · 2 pointsr/braces

Oh it's basically just a moisturizer, not medicated, so technically otc I guess? If you're in the US, you should be able to find it at any drugstore! Otherwise, they sell it online as well!

u/lbsmith5 · 2 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

Hugs :( Have you tried cerave Itch Relief? My skin is freaking out from being in the hospital last week, and it's the only thing that helps.

u/damnlooneyhats · 2 pointsr/Psoriasis

I've been stuck in a flare cycle for several years - I cycle up every couple weeks or so the worst part for me is before the drops show up. I'm wracked with intense all over skin inflamation & itching, literally all over, regardless of where the guttate eventually appears and it feels like pin pricks and wiggles all over my body - it drives me batty.

I take an NSAID, like Aleve or Ibuprofen for the inflammation and an anti-histamine like bennedryl (though I prefer a prescribed hydroxyzine, but benedryl is available OTC if you need it now) to help with the itching. I take hot baths with deadsea salts (the heat helps stifle the itch, salts feel good, but don't know if they actually do anything) and then I cover my entire body in Cereva anti-itch cream. This is how I manage.

I'm on Humira which has been miraculous in treating my PsA, but it hasn't had any affect on my Guttate - my rheumetologist is considering adding methotrexate to the mix to see if it will help with the guttate, but waiting for some tests to come back first.

u/Zinfidel · 2 pointsr/BurningMan

Oh my god I wish medicated shampoo came in powdered form! That would be the ideal.

For my first trip out to the Playa, I used your run-of-the-mill hydrocortisone cream you can find at any drug store. Last year I bought this. It seemed to work alright but honestly I don't think it was any better than plain hydrocortisone cream.

u/mamacat49 · 2 pointsr/Rosacea

And for what it's worth, Soolantra really is some good stuff. I've had Rosacea for over 20 yrs. It's the only thing that helps my very infrequent flairs. And this stuff helped me:

u/T0h_Kay · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've dealt with really bad psoriasis breakouts a couple times in my life, mostly on my scalp and surrounding skin on my ears and back of my neck. My skin seems to love salicylic acid, specifically Neutrogena TSal shampoo for my scalp and this ointment for everything else. After I started using these regularly, everything fully cleared up in about a month.

u/You-need-a-big-one · 1 pointr/Dermatology

Hey. So I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp, and it was getting super bad. It was really getting my self esteem lower than usual and I kept getting comments from people “ you have something in your hair” 😕

I bought this based on the reviews and it’s helped tremendously! Not just the flakes, but the redness and itching. Can’t recommend this enough. It doesn’t smell the best, but I’d rather smell the stuff for a while after my shower than deal with the flakes and itching and redness.

Dermoscribe’s Seborrheic...

u/conaanaa · 1 pointr/eczema

Thank you so much for your reply! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who gets the stinging feeling from some creams and the itchy feeling from Vaseline. I definitely am going to check out the CeraVe Anti Itch cream you mentioned. Just to make sure, the cream you are using is this one and not the lotion one here right?

u/blarrrgo · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Anyone with seborrheic dermatitis have experience with this Dermoscribe cream?

u/Odd_Girl · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Does it ever burn or itch at all? Look scaley where the flakiness is? It sounds like sebboric dermatitis to me. I have it and when it flares up it likes to start next to my nose. If I use my cerave foaming wash and pm moisturizer on the regular it stays away, and its also good at putting down a mild case. Theres stronger just for that stuff too I use when its putting up a fight that I got on Amazon, [Dermoscribe]( Seborrheic Dermatitis Cream - 2oz It leaves a filmy feel but works great. Either way, once treating it, it might take a couple of weeks to fully go away, depending on how bad it is.

u/Precisely_this · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I know! I honestly won't re-purchase it. You know what I do love though -- is the body hero oil! I use it in the shower and usually soaps/body oils cause me to get a rash (even dove, ivory, etc) but the body hero stuff is gently moisturizing and leaves my skin feeling soft and a little bit hydrated.

For body lotion, this is my HG for winter:

I use the regular tub of Cerave for spring/winter. Good stuff. :)

u/pipnwig · 1 pointr/AskDocs

Not a doctor but I have this issue too. You might find this interesting. You get itchy only at night because of how your hormones change as you're getting ready for bed.

The ONLY thing that helps me is this shit. My dad's a doctor and he's never even heard of Pramoxine Hydrochloride but I like CeraVe so I gave it a shot and my God I love it.

Sometimes an antihistamine like Claritin or Allegra (or Benadryl if you wanna knock your ass out) help as well.

Good luck. Hope we figure this out one day! It's absolutely miserable and "itchiness" is like, the least useful symptom for doctors.

u/feathereddinos · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

(PART 1) I couldn’t fix my painful dehydrated skin until i incorporated urea and lanolin, and regular use of petrolatum into my skin care. But idk how you feel about those... It took me a good year or year and a half to fix my dehydrated skin from overexfoliation.

Also, putting on occlusives right away after you wash and put on humectants is super important. Otherwise it can dry you out more.

So what I do is use a very gentle, non-foaming cleanser (I use LRP Gentle Hydrating) and while my face is still wet, put on all my hydrating toners and serums. Then go into lotions and creams RIGHT AWAY. You can watch Dr. Dray on YouTube who describes why this works.

When my skin was SO full of pain, from extremely dry, tight skin and irritated acne-like cysts everywhere, the only thing that didn’t hurt like a mf was Vanicream. It took me hundreds of dollars and tons of trial and error and babying my skin to get it back to normal. Now I can use AHA, azelaic acid, vitamin c, and even tretinoin and hydroquinone without a problem!!!

It took me hundreds of dollars and tons of trial and error and babying my skin to get it back to normal. Now I can use AHA, vitamin c, and even tretinoin and hydroquinone without a problem!!! 

No one or two products fixed my dehydrated skin. It took a TON of research over the years learning which ingredients were the most healing, moisturizing, how they work, etc.. And an entire routine around hydrating and moisturizing as much as possible. 

And i know everyone raves about the cosrx snail essence, but it didn’t do shit when my skin was that dehydrated. But there IS some evidence of snail healing damaged skin. The point is to put in as much healing and soothing ingredients into your routine as much as possible. 

I always make sure to include ingredients like: panthenol (derivative of vitamin b5), allantoin, urea, hualuronic acid, glycerin, aloe, colloidal oatmeal, ceramides (huge!!!), niacinamide (especially useful for brightening and healing your skin), petroleum (there is NOTHING out there that reduces transepidermal water loss like petroleum can. I tried to be all ~natural is better~ for a while, but realized it wasn't doing anything to help fix my skin), etc.

And not just adding these helped fix my skin, but leaving things out was a HUGE step in finally letting my skin heal. I avoid these like the plague: fragrance, natural (essential oils) or synthetic, alcohol anywhere other than sunscreen, sodium lauryl sulfate (sodium LAURETH sulfate is the gentler one, but I avoid that for my face too anyways. Any surfectants can be aided to be milder by adding cocamidopropyl betaine), all acids until my skin could handle them (interestingly enough, vitamin c serum actually helped my skin hold more water instead of hurting me), and things that I know irritate my skin.

Things that were/are biggest contributors of keeping my skin moist and hydrated, in no particular order:

Thayers Unscented Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel - the first thing that goes on my skin after washing. It's just water, aloe, glycerin and witch hazel. It's so simple but idk why my skin likes it so much, lol. It's HG for me.

Hadalabo Premium Lotion - HG, must have. ALWAYS put occlusives on top, do not wait for it to dry. Hyaluronic acids, urea, algae. This is my one non-negotiable skin care item.

Aveeno Eczema Therapy Cream - Super moisturizing. Colloidal oatmeal, glycerin, panthenol, petrolatum, a ceramide, dimethicone. (Also, people demonize silicones, but they are not bad ingredients. They are actually really helpful in keeping in moisture, providing slip, and smooth feel for skin and hair. And no, they don't prevent other things from reaching the skin.) And Aveeno Eczema Therapy Night Time Balm for something heavier but has same ingredients. You can use both.

And of course, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream - ceramides, cholesterol, must have skin-identical lipids that dehydrated skin lacks, hyaluronic acid, petrolatum, dimethicone. This by itself didn't help a whole lot, but with an army of all the different gentle, soothing things, it helped tremendously.

CeraVe PM- same as the cream, but much lighter and has 4% niacinamide I believe. Niacinamide has been key to helping my dry-ass skin. It does SO many things. I DIY 6% niacinamide and 5% n-acetyl glucosamine to boost the niacinamide even further. But you can find this ingredient in loads of AB things and Olay products. Make sure the Olay stuff is fragrance-free if you get them. I like the Olay Anti-Aging Face Cream a lot. You can use the CeraVe lotion if you for some reason can't tolerate niacinamide, but want something lighter than the cream.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment - SLUG LIFE is a MUST if you have dehydrated skin. You can use Cerave healing ointment too, but it's redundant if you use the cream or lotion. It's not as occlusive as aquaphor. Aquaphor isn't just a more pricier Vaseline as people suggest. It does have white petrolatum that is oh-so helpful, it also has healing ingredients like panthenol and bisobolol, and also lanolin alcohol and glycerin for humectants. I put on a THICK layer of this when I go to bed.

If you wanna go a step further and go super saiyan, and you aren't sensitive to lanolin, you can use Lasinoh Lanolin before or after Aquaphor. I can't stand the smell of lanolin, but this one is medical-grade and doesn't have a smell. Lanolin is SUPER helpful because of it's crazy humectant properties but it also acts as an occlusive.

For just uber Panthenol healing, you can get something that stars Panthenol as the main star ingredient, like DML Forte Cream or Timeless Skin Care Vitamin B5 Serum. I don't use the cream anymore, but I do still use the serum. It looks expensive, but if you get the refill sale, it's about $7/oz (idk what country you live in, but this is the price for me in the U.S.). I HIGHLY recommend their vitamin c, e, ferulic acid serum as well when your skin can handle it. It works out to about $8 an ounce if you get it during refill sale. It stays good for a while in the fridge. I wrap it in foil and transfer it to a 1 oz dropper bottle for using it in my bathroom. It gives glow to your skin like NOTHING ELSE, and boosts your sunscreen (the antioxidants slow the degradation of sunscreen ingredients, giving a huge boost to your sunscreen) and has helped me with water retention. If you can't get it on refill sale, use the HotandFlashy (I also recommend her Youtube channel) code hf5off to get $5 off. It's a forever coupon code.

u/kelthuzad12 · 1 pointr/curlyhair

Have you ever tried Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Nighttime Balm?
Both myself and my baby get eczema on the insides of our elbows and around the neck and that stuff worked wonders. It even worked on his cradle cap which was AWFUL when he was born. I'm talking like overnight major improvement and gone within a week.

u/jolla92126 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

It contains petroleum jelly but also other stuff.

u/murkr · 1 pointr/eczema

It definitely helped. im noticing some puffiness around the area, im not sure if its from the cream or the eczema though.

u/weirdgirl9 · 1 pointr/eczema

I use mother of all creams and aveeno ultra calming moisturizer in multiple times a day.

I also do a coffee grounds and coconut oil scrub about once a week. Also honey, brown sugar, and coconut oil is a good face scrub. And it smells good!

u/bathori · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I had PD and it took about 4 months after seeing a derm to clean up.

The tacrolimus is what made the biggest difference for me but I also switched my routine so I was barely using water on my face, cleansing with spectrogel, la roche posay anthelios suncreen only and I changed my tooth paste to fluoride and sls free (toms, and a charcoal toothpaste)

Eventually I introduced Puriya moisturizer (

It's gone now but yes it was a nightmare.

u/lanipsey · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Thank you! I bought this a while back because I'm also prone to breaking out in hives (cause also unknown) and I didn't want to keep using hydrocortisone. So I'm gonna dust it off and use that on my hands and see if it helps.

u/SaucerSection · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

That was one of my first symptoms too. I used a lotion on amazon that was incredible. I would do it before bed and after shower.

Puriya Cream For Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Dermatitis, Shingles and Rashes. Powerful 13-in-1 Natural Formula Provides Instant and Lasting Relief For Severely Dry, Cracked, Itchy, or Irritated Skin

u/UristMcHolland · 1 pointr/gainit

I've been dealing with ance since middle school and what i have found to work best for me is cutting sugar and dairy as much as possible. Shower every night before bed (helps to keep your bedding clean), change pillow sheet and Bed sheets every other week, I use a clenser from which you can also find on Amazon, a low % benzoil peroxide which I also get on Amazon, and an oil free moisturizer.

I'm not an expert and I'm not trying to say this will work for everyone, but these tips and products are what works best for me.

u/sleepyguy007 · 1 pointr/AsianMasculinity

im 36 and i still get acne. 2 things i realized were.... i have some sort of food allergy to beef. And to use a non super harsh benozly peroxide 2% gel such as this Not 10% but 2% that stays on all day. Keeps it semi under control.

i've actually done accutane twice, and even that didnt stick. Only thing that worked is not eating beef for the most part and that gel.

u/eyelidglue · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I used to use the one from, but I found a cheaper version of the same thing on amazon

the products are pretty much identical, from my experience :)

u/bitmoar_ · 1 pointr/askgaybros

You could try this

You can get some unpleasant odor down under that doesn't go away with simple soap/cleaning. You might have better luck with an antiseptic/antimicrobial. Good luck!

u/Sugar-waffle · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

clicky That looks like the US equivalent. It's the same ingredient (chlorhexidine gluconate) at the same strength and has great reviews too. Magic stuff!

u/maraisbjo · 1 pointr/running

It may not help you now but this stuff helps SO much if you have chafed, it will help soothe it. It does also help prevent chafing, although I've never used it on a run only in regular everyday life with dresses and such.

u/VicugnaPacos · 1 pointr/AskWomen

My hooded eyes look awful with eyeliner applied above upper lashes/below lower lashes as is conventional, so I always/only use eyeliner on my waterline. To prevent raccoon eyes later in they day, here's the tips and tricks I've cultivated over the years:

  1. Aim for the part closest to the lashes/avoiding the inner part closest to the eye, because the moisture from your eye can make it run. I use a pencil or pencil-like liner, but cone-shaped kohl kajal sticks are tailor made for this; you just have to stick it between your closed lids and rub back and forth, perfect if you're a little eye-squeamish.
  2. Using a small firm brush (I use a $1 elf concealer brush, works great), set in place using a similarly-colored eyeshadow or, even better, brow powder. I use dark brown eyeliner instead of black, so I use the one from my brow kit (Milani Brow Fix, can even double as a contour/highlight palette; a true triple-threat). I've found that brow powder has much less fall-out, I suppose from the matte-ness and staying power.
  3. Stamp loose (face) powder right up under the lower lash line. I've found this is the best defense against late-in-day smearing/smudging/tranfer! I also brush it on my brow bone, because my hooded eyes/curly lashes will paint little mascara lines on my brow bone without it. I don't wear often eyeshadow, so I'm not 100% sure if it's compatible with that; might mattify shiny/shimmery ones.

    Not eyeliner-related: Using chafing gel for primer. Cheap and effective
u/spookycouch · 1 pointr/AskReddit

This only happens to me when I sweat, so if I know it will be a hot day, I apply some of this on my thighs.

u/ladylolz · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

I purchased mine at Wal-mart. You can also purchase it from Amazon for a pretty great price.

u/HazenThorne · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

And if you DO end up chafing, this stuff is magic:

u/blueberry_deuce · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Tell him to use this on his balls instead silky smooth sack with no talc needed

u/Squishy_Cat · 1 pointr/asktransgender

You might want to look into CBD: it's the more "medicinal" part of marijuana that is used to treat pain, but it's non-psychoactive and legal in many more places than something containing THC (THC primarily being the psychoactive part. In other words, it puts the fun in weed ;) .) It's also a lot easier to order CBD-containing products without worrying about them getting confiscated in the mail (and if they did, at most you'd probably just get a letter from the carrier explaining that they're confiscating your package. Something like that is too small for them to bother prosecuting, but I doubt it'd even be confiscated in the first place.)

You might also take a hard look at your sleeping arrangement to see if your bed isn't screwing with your posture while you sleep. Beds kinda wear out after about ten years, so you may not be getting great back support which can definitely leads to some really annoying back pain issues. I know mattresses are expensive, but there are also things like memory-foam mattress toppers and that sort of thing, and they're much more reasonably priced. It may not be a total solution, but it might help.

Not being a doctor I'm a little hesitant to offer too many other suggestions, but the "burning" sounds like it might be chafing. A dry lubricant like Gold Bond powder might help, and they also make chafing ointments for cyclists that would probably work really well. In fact I just remembered that Monistat of all people make a chafing (here's an Amazon link, but I'd imagine it's available at a lot of regular grocery/drug stores too.) They also make chafing ointment "sticks" that look just like a stick of deodorant, which could be handy for travel or keeping in your work locker or something. At any rate, most of the anti-chafing stuff works well and it's cheap (in the $10-$12 range), so I think it's worth a shot. You'll probably have to get a little creative when it comes to figuring out how to apply it back there though ;) .

The numbness and tingling is often nerve-related and you'd be better off asking an actual doctor (ie, not me) about it. That's the part I'd be most concerned about, although I'm sure there are ways to minimize or get rid of it completely. If you have a Planned Parenthood in the general area (that provides LGBT services), that would be my first suggestion: they're very helpful and absolutely non-judgemental and they have actual doctors with medical degrees that know a hell of a lot more about anatomy than a therapist will. That's not to knock therapists, there are a lot of great ones out there...but they're not medical doctors (as far as anatomy goes), so I'd talk to an MD instead. If you go to PP's website you can type in your ZIP code or state (here's Illinois for you :) ) and it'll pull up all the clinics nearby, as well as the services they offer. Even if the closest clinic doesn't offer LGBT services per say, give them a call anyway because I suspect they'd be more than willing to help out.

u/mstwizted · 1 pointr/Parenting

As everyone else said - time for the doctor or nurse to take a look.

In the interim, Aveeno makes an oatmeal bath thing that's really good and safe for babies. And, California Baby has some good calendula lotion that is very soothing.

My daughter had eczema and also terrible reactions to mosquitos when she was little. We used both those items on a regular basis - I got them at Target.

u/smithmcmagnum · 1 pointr/Psoriasis

I have found that doing a full body soak in Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment has done wonders for my face.

About 8 bucks at Target, comes in a box, dissolve the packets in the bath and soak.

My doctor recommended it to me after 6+ months of using steroid creams. Wish I'd heard about it sooner, tbh.

u/parmesann · 1 pointr/DiWHY

oatmeal baths are great for sensitive skin! I have eczema and have used these (alongside other things) since I was a little kid.

BUT, this is not the way I’d go about it. you can buy treatments with oatmeal that are meant to be used in the bath so you get the most out of it and minimise mess (Aveeno makes a really good one!!). straight oatmeal infusion is fine, but every dermatologist I’ve ever had has recommended sticking to real bath treatments.

u/quelle_crevecoeur · 1 pointr/pregnant

I have been itching so much during the 3rd trimester! I scratched my legs hard enough that my thighs were bruising. They checked my liver and bile via blood work twice, and there were no issues. Definitely bring it up at your appointment but it also just happens! I also recommend warm oatmeal baths and Eucerin cream and constantly reminding yourself that it won’t last forever 😂

u/tiffownsthis · 1 pointr/eczema

I have a similar problem and my husband has been very supportive. If he sees me scratching he will take my hands and hold them. He also draws oatmeals baths for me and sits with me while I soak.

I've used a lot of products over the years that did not help with my itching but I will recommend these two as excellent and worth a try:

Aveeno Bath Oatmeal

Goldbond Eczema Relief Lotion

The Goldbond is the best eczema lotion I have ever used and does not have steroid in it.

Make sure she sees a doctor as soon as she can to find out her triggers and eliminate them from her environment. Mine turned out to be animal dander, cleaning chemicals, and perfumes/fragrances in soaps. It required quite a lifestyle change but now I only have rate flare ups that I can usually nip in the bus by not scratching. Good luck.

u/Achido · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Gold Bond Medicated Body Powder + AntiPerspirant = Winning.

Seriously, buy this and rub it in well, don't be shy with it.

u/kevinstonge · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Gold Bond medicated powder might be worth a try. It has a 'cooling' sensation that it provides ... although for me this doesn't really last very long - but again, give it a shot.

u/existie · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I think so! This is what I use, except I get it in a tube.

u/Kill_the_Acquitted · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Gold Bond Green may become your best friend... it saves me from swass.

u/LeastCreativeSoul · 1 pointr/bigboobproblems

It definitely looks like tinea versicolor. This is how it looks on me.

I notice I get it in areas where I tend to sweat a little more than normal. Dermatologist recommended selsum blue shampoo, but I ended up looking on amazon and purchased this tea tee oil shampoo that’s really changed my life (if I’m persistent, it’ll disappear within 2 /3 weeks). That and a topical cream prescription “econazole nitrate, along with golden bond powder extra strength -medicated . A combination off these three help to relieve the itchiness and help get rid of them.

With the shampoo, I try to apply it on my dry skin at least five minutes before I get into the shower so I could just sit on my skin, then I use a body brush while showering to make sure I’m exfoliating and spreading it areas I can’t reach. Sometimes there’s a little burning sensation but it’s a minty sensation. If I have time before work, I apply the econazole and then I will stall until it dries and apply the golden bond powder over the areas affected. For me, it’s my neck, my shoulders, underboobs, the crook my elbows, my upper back , and my pubic area. Be forewarned that you will smell very minty for the rest of the day.

u/lostinkmart · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I recommend using this for when you reach that raw state.

u/Tikay · 1 pointr/Mommit

I live in Phoenix AZ, so I feel you on the heat rash thing. I get it all the time. I don't know how well it would work in a cloth diaper, but there is a medicated powder that seems to work wonders. If you can pair the powder with naked time it might help clear it up with in a day. (I use it on me at night, most times its healed/ healing the next morning)
Check too with the pharmacist or pedi to make sure its ok for baby butt. =)

u/Kyrn · 1 pointr/AskMen

Does he have to ride a bike? I know it can be faster than bussing it, but if public transport is an option, then he might consider taking it if the sweat situation is bad enough.

Have him shave is pits and use a good, strong deodorant.

In the morning have him or help him powder his torso with gold bond powder. It's absolutely wonderful for helping with sweat and body odor.

I know it's getting to be colder now, but still have him see about wearing clothes that allow his skin to breath. Wearing clothes that are TOO restrictive will make sweating and smelling worse.

If he's eating smelly stuff in the morning, have him stop and maybe switch him to a protein bar or something, or at least eat less pungent stuff.

u/Wiltron · 1 pointr/men

This is what I bought, in a smaller bottle.

If this doesn't assist, let me know and I'll snap photos when I get home.

u/DarthContinent · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/pimeys · 1 pointr/diabetes

Is there a retailer in EU that sells it? All the sellers in Amazon are dealing it from US, having crazy long delivery times and prices between 45-60 euros per bottle.

u/Chicken_beard · 1 pointr/diabetes

These two products are the most commonly recommended for adhesive issues:

Skin Tac:

Edit: I bought both when I went on the Ominpod and Dexcom but have yet to need each so I can't vouch for their effectiveness personally.

u/topknot1975 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Comments like that from friends are prob well intentioned but clearly, not informed! I'm sure they don't know as much about skincare as us folks here on ScA! My 76 yr old mom will say things to me like "Do you use a washcloth? If not, here's how you wipe it on your face..." HAHA. : ) And def find a new derm who specializes in acne, and one who is NOT condescending. I'll suffer through it if the professional is top notch / specialist but otherwise, no way. The last person I need to judge me is my doctor!!

So glad to hear your skin is looking better, and it goes go to show you that you respond well to antibiotics. Re: the doxy, def check out food suggestions food. Directions usually say to not eat it with food but I'd eat it with food b/c it will line your stomach. Also says to avoid dairy but I think having a little protein (cheese in your case) would help cushion it (calcium slows absorbtion but only slightly). Probiotics could help you as well. You'll def have to experiment!

Also check out this post on TO Azelaic Acid. Some commenters said they found better results with [Melazepam 20%] (

And this person had amazing luck within 24 hours using LRP products! so jealous...

u/Kelck222 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I use the ordinary and quite like it. I have head many people talk about this one:

I personally can't use it because of the fatty alcohols.

u/lawless_sapphistry · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction
u/montagic · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Does anyone know if the following is safe for fungal acne prone skin? I can't seem to find anything that would irritate it:
Ecological Formulas Melazepam Cream

u/ArugulaAnarchist · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

It's an azelaic acid that can be bought over-the-counter. I get mine on Amazon for ~$13 here

I find it to be very gentle, but I also have pretty tough skin. I started using it bi-nightly right away and never had any purging whatsoever. In fact, the difference after a week was incredible! Very effective as improving texture & stubborn acne scars.

It is an active though, so YMMV.

u/Saoirse9201 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

It does look similar to mine and I get it in the same areas. I get the same kind of bumps that look like my PIH too but are a little raised. One thing you could try is melazepam cream. It’s supposed to have 20% Azelaic acid and is available on Amazon

I tried this before my first appointment with this derm and saw some improvement. It does make your face itch, but some people even use it in place of the finacea

u/cinnamonbunn · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I've added azeliac acid 20% (Melazepam cream- into my routine about three days ago and I'm experiencing some dryness that I'd like to fix. I have a dry skin type. Here's my routine:


Cerave Hydrating Cleanser

Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion

Biore Watery Essence Suncreen


Oil cleanse with pure mineral oil

Cerave Hydrating Cleanser

Melazepam cream

Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion

Before I started the Melazepam, I would use Vaseline at night occasionally when I was feeling dry. However I read that actives and Vaseline don't mix. Does this apply to azeliac acid as well? I miss my Vaseline :(

Any help would be great, thanks!

u/lizerpetty · 1 pointr/CompulsiveSkinPicking

I think this stuff is really good for healing:

It dries pretty quickly, so I put neosporin CREAM on top of it. (Repeat: neosporin CREAM not the ointment)
Also this stuff works well too:

Also the ordinary niacinimide has helped my pores a lot.

You should always spot test new products to make sure they work for you.

A lot of people have had success with the oridinary’s salicylic acid, but it gave me chemical burns. So be careful.

u/Plopdopdoop · 1 pointr/SkincareAddictionUK

It does look like rosacea could partially be what’s going on (not a doctor, and you should see one since rosacea can progress to be quite serious). If it is rosacea, in my experience you’re going to need something specific for it. And nothing in your current regimen will likely treat it.

Azelaic acid and metronidazole are two topical drugs commonly used.

  • This paper from 2003 found that azelaic acid gel, like Finacea, twice per day was more effective than metronidazole. Note that Finacea/azelaic gel is prescription only and expensive, in the US at least

  • This paper found that azelaic acid cream, like Melazepam, was equally effective as topical metronidazole, with higher satisfaction.

  • For my own skin, metronidazole cream seems to be much more effective than azelaic acid cream (Melazepam), and its more cosmetically elegant. But I wouldn’t put too much importance on my personal results.

    So, azelaic acid might be a good place to start; doubly so since you don’t need a prescription and it is assumed to be safe during pregnancy. And there’s good evidence for azelaic acid on acne, as well.
u/hb408 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

This sunscreen (Anessa UV Milk Milk) with newer filters that has no white cast. The SPF 50 version left a whitecast on my NC45 skin. It has great protection, very photostable filters and no filters that cause reef damage/potential hormone disruption. I wear it everyday.

Melazepam, the only product that has helped clear up my melasma! I've tried shark sauce and niacinamide which didn't do much. Studies have shown products with 20% Azelaic Acid work similarly to those with 4% HQ, without the scary side effects.

u/_ihavemanynames_ · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

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u/torreneastoria · 1 pointr/eczema

My daughter had a patch on her elbow that nothing helped. I started using aveeno eczema creme and Queen Helene Cocoa butter mixed together. It went from 2 months of weepy and painful to finally starting to heal. I put this mix on her 3-4 times a day after I would wash the area with a mild soap. At night I add a few drops of food grade Grape seed oil to the mix for added moisture. Every couple of days I'd lightly exfoliate it to get the dead skin off.

You look like you have some healing but some build up of dead skin too. It is hard to tell. Since the eczema is happening on your hands you may need to make a small bottle of the mix then carry it with you. Apply liberally every time you was and dry your hands. Please read all ingredients for any previously known allergies 1st. Also patch test all the products individually, and then mixed together. Do this in an area that does not have an eczema breakout on it. While none of these products tend toward allergies; we are eczema patients and we seem to have a higher likelihood of random allergies.

u/sixfans · 1 pointr/Dermatology

Thank you this seems to be the closest diagnosis looking at the pictures. I don't think I have eczema but I just read lichenfied skin is treated as such, so would this help with the healing process?

u/scaramouth120 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hey which one did you get exactly, did you get this one?

I developed really bad eczema on my arms and legs a few months ago and I can't show them in public now because I have a terrible rash everywhere, and my eyes have puffy bags under them now all the time that are red, itchy, scaly, and dry as hell. Will try whichever one worked for you as I have tried everything and I am desperate to be normal again! Please lemme know thanks!

u/itisbenji · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty
u/cilucia · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Have you tried Aveeno Active Naturals Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream?

u/DharmaTurtleSC · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Have you found a solution? I used to be on prescription steroid cream, but someone recommended Aveeno Eczema

which works well, but I have to keep using it :(

Kinda looking for a lotion I won't be forced to use everyday.

u/colliwag · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Yeah, I've had itchy skin since 2nd trimester. :( The thing that's helped the most is using Aveeno eczema lotion twice daily. I think it might be the oatmeal in it that helps? Any other lotion I've tried does nothing.

Whatever you decide to try, GOOD LUCK! Itchy skin is so annoying to deal with.

u/sewsewsewyourboat · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

that would be the colloidal oat in it. Rosacea is often treated with colloidal oat, perhaps that is what you have. First Aid Beauty has it, but only at 0.5% concentration, whereas Tatcha has it at 3%. This Aveeno one has 1%. I can't seem to find something with as high of a percentage, though.

Some other ingredients that might help, though, are aloe, chamomile extract, licorice extract, and ceramides.

do keep in mind that 3% might be overkill and even a small percentage may help; don't feel bummed out about that. sometimes it's a total gimmick to add more of something when it's not necessary to treat the specific skin problem.

u/hachi6 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I've got eczema on my hands and the only things that have helped (besides steroids) is drinking a TON of water, and keeping my hands ultra mosterized. I really like Aveeno's Eczema Therapy Moisterizing Cream. I keep it in my purse and put it on four or five times a day. It's especially important to put some sort of moisterizer on after you get out of the shower or wash your hands. Another thing that helped was switching to gentle cleansers, like CeraVe, from actual soap. I also switched my laundry detergent and dryer sheets to dye and scent free ones. Good luck!

u/Sun1337 · 1 pointr/confession

For your ezcema have you tried

It worked for me for a long time. Worth giving it a go. In the end the best advice is to remain positive. It cheesy I know, but I know how you feel. I have a chewed up shoulder which is in constant pain and will likely require surgery, which will be a huge pain. My knees are screwed up also. I have asthma, allergies, ezcema and depression. Everyone has to deal with hardship one way or another. It's up to you to look after it and find any way possible to fix it.

Sometimes I'll feel like giving up. But then you realise that there's so much interesting things in the world that I know I can't. Hopefully you'll get better.

u/Caliah · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

There are a lot of things you can use. Some people like the glove type scrubby things you can get at many drugstores. I heard about the baiden mitten on here and got it on amazon. It's kind of expensive, I've also seen on this board that there is another similar material that is less expensive but I'm not sure what it is.

Price aside, I think the thing is amazing. You really need to soak your skin, then let it get dry or nearly dry of and just rub. The dead skin does literally roll off. It takes a long time for the bumps to go away- I was bad and sometimes picked to pull out any hair and speed up the process. Using it feels amazing and exfoliating in general makes your skin feel so smooth. I totally recommend it.

Exfoliator Microdermabrasion Tool - Best Dry Skin Baiden Mitten Treatment - Exfoliating Face Body Scrub - Blackhead Remover Pore Minimiser - Skin Firming Wrinkle Repair - Scar Removal & Stretch Marks Product - Cellulite Massager

u/vvaif · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Sun exposure paired with the use of a Baiden mitt ( )

I've had almost no luck with any AHA type lotions and I've had KP since I was 12

u/ridiculous_questions · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I use a double edge razor. …more blades doesn't mean a better shave (though, everyone is different, etc, etc). You can use an exfoliation like other people recommended, or you can use something like this or a cheaper option like this. I use the second one, and it literally scrubs the dead skin off. I have eczema, so I have to be supah dupah careful about what I use. This is what I do:

  1. get in shower, get body wet (it helps with getting the dead skin off in the next step)
  2. wash hair with whatever
  3. scrub dead skin off
  4. get soap alternative (eczema. can't use real soap) on loofah to use as shave gel or whatever
  5. shave with double edge razor.
  6. profit.

    I hope this helps someone.
u/DatsASweetAssMoFo · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Lanacane Anti Chafing Gel

Pro tip= This stuff works for chafing and it has close to the same exact ingredient list for most foundation primers but is half the cost.

u/LexxiiConn · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Might try this stuff

It also makes great makeup primer.

u/gilguren · 1 pointr/Psoriasis

I place a plastic storage bin to stand in while I shower. I use a pumice stone to remove loose skin that is peeling. Slather up with a petroleum base jelly A&D, Bag Balm, or
Apply your zinc oxide wrap and
Then put my socks on. In the mornings I pull the plastic off put socks on and wear the wrap all day.

u/DoublePlusGoodly · 1 pointr/breakingmom

From one #oldlady to another, here's what my 70 year old mom's podiatrist recommended. Put it on your skin at night, wear socks while you sleep. It really, really helps!

u/Veearrsix · 1 pointr/Psoriasis

They also make a coal tar ointment that has worked wonders for me previously.

I have a rather large patch on my leg that the ointment all but got rid of. Once it was gone, I stopped using it and it stayed away for a long time. Eventually it came back, and I tried it again but didn't have as good of luck, it partially went away but not completely. I do feel like I'm in the middle of a break out though, so that might be part of the problem.

If you do decide to give it a try, I feel it works best when there is minimal to no scales. My application process was something like this: I found that the scales would rub off with some scrubbing in the shower (after spending some time in there) with a scrubby shower brush. After getting out of the shower I would apply the coal tar ointment. I tried to leave it on as long as possible. Thankfully being on my leg I was able to have it stay on most of the day as my leg doesn't come into contact with much. Other parts of my body are more difficult to keep the ointment from rubbing off - but in those cases can be reapplied a few times a day.

Basically just keep this up - after a few days of useage the scales should be all but gone and hopefully the red patches will also start fading.

u/psyche_of_frogs · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm not sure if you can get your hands on these things in Europe, but Cetaphil works great as your cleanser. Also, this stuff is pretty much the same as the BP you get from the regimen. For a moisturizer, I would recommend Cerave in the tub or Cetaphil for a runnier lotion, to which you can add a few drops of jojoba oil (you can purchase it on ebay), assuming you're not sensitive to fatty alcohols.

u/mountainsound89 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I got this giant tube on Amazon and use it once a day all over my face. I use LRP Toleraine Hydrating and a thick moisturizer and so far it's been fine (been about 2 months?)

u/DingJones · 0 pointsr/AskReddit

Gold Bond Extra Strength Medicated Body Powder is amazing for hot summer days, long work shifts in hot clothes, weddings, golf games, broken air conditioners, and any other situation where your balls might stick to your leg. Apply vigorously and enjoy the cooling action.

*Warning: Avoid contact with tip.