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Your guide to eczema-prone skin

If you suffer from eczema, you’ll know it really isn’t much fun. It can be pretty uncomfortable and can put a bit of a dent in your confidence. But hey, we’ve got you. Here at Naturisimo we’re passionate about all things skin, and believe that education (as well as the right skincare) is the best tool to arm yourself with.
So how much do we really know about eczema? We spoke to Dr Maryam Borumand to find out everything we need to know about eczema, its causes and what we can do to soothe and relieve suffering skin.

Let’s get to the important question
- what’s the best way to manage it?

“Eczema can be a debilitating condition and the best way to manage it is through skincare.” And the good news is, we have plenty of options and Dr Maryam’s recommendations to guide you. The first thing to remember? Don’t overcomplicate it. Your skin has enough to contend with, so it’s important to keep things simple.


Step 1 - Cleanse

The thing with eczema is that it doesn’t just affect the skin on your face, so the best place to start is with a suitable wash you can use all over the body. “The Organic Calendula Soap by Trevarno consists of cocoa and shea butters and is fragrance-free, so is gentle on the skin and doesn’t cause dryness like normal soap. Fushi’s Bringer of Peace Herbal Body Wash is also a great option. It’s infused with lots of soothing and calming ingredients, so it’s perfect for sensitive skin.”

7g, £4


230ml, £11


Step 2 - Moisture

What eczema-prone skin is crying out for. But this step is an important one to get right. Let’s start with the face, “It’s best to use a mixture of serum and cream moisturiser for the face, The Unscented Vital Balm Cream by Josh Rosebrook is an ideal moisturiser for eczema-prone skin as it contains aloe vera and other herbal actives due to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as well as rich plant oils to facilitate maximum cellular hydration and help repair the protective skin barrier.”

22ml, £50

Step 3 - Body

And the body? Your best bet is a balm-like consistency. “The Balmology Soothing Comfort Balm and Inlight’s Turmeric & Calendula Relief Balm both contain a mixture of oils and herbal extracts, which soothe and repair the skin. The former contains camomile, which reduces inflammation and helps calm the skin, while the latter has turmeric, known for its antioxidant properties. In fact, it won the Beauty Shortlist Wellbeing Awards in 2019.”

50g, £26


45ml, £25

But hey, everyone is different and sometimes your skin might be crying out for something a little lighter. “If you prefer lotion (and they are easier to apply), try Odylique Repair Lotion. It contains aloe vera and chamomile and is recommended by homeopathic doctors.”

200ml, £22



It’s a simple two-step routine, but bringing in too many steps and different products will not make your skin happy. Keep things simple (in terms of both your routine and the formulas you use).

So finally, are there any top tips
Dr Maryam would recommend?

Avoid harsh ingredients, “In general, if you suffer from eczema, avoid products containing chemicals or alcohol as they can leave the skin dry. Pay close attention to the ingredients as they may contain nut oils, which can cause a flareup for those with nut allergy.”

Our old friend hydration. “It’s important to drink plenty of water and keep the skin hydrated by re-applying any of the above recommended products, as often as possible.”

We cater for all sorts of skin types at Naturisimo (including lots of options for eczema-prone skin). You can search by skin type or by ‘fragrance-free’. Just use our specialist filters.

Don’t forget to tag us in your haul (@naturisimo). We love a good skincare love story.

We spoke to Dr Maryam Borumand, a cosmetic doctor to bring you this guide. But please remember these recommendations won’t work for everyone. Always speak to your doctor if you require more specialist, tailored advice.

Dr Maryam Borumand has extensive experience in healthcare, research, pharmaceutical and neutraceuticals. In 2013, she entered the cosmetics field and carried out extensive research on collagen, with numerous publications. In 2016, she set up YouGlo Laboratories and has achieved approval by CQC (Care Quality Commission). Dr. Borumand's knowledge of skin and cosmetics reflect her ethos of guaranteeing results.


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