If you’ve got dry, irritated or eczema-prone skin, you need an Aveeno Emollient in your skincare routine. …read moreSee less
Whether you choose an Aveeno Emollient Wash or Lotion (or both!) these rich, oat-infused formulas will soothe and hydrate your skin, covering it with a protective layer to trap in moisture for long-lasting hydration.
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Are Aveeno products emollients?
Some Aveeno products work as emollients, including the Aveeno Dermexa emollients and the Baby Soothing Relief emollients.
Emollients work by forming a protective barrier over the skin, locking moisture in and keeping irritants out.
This helps to not only hydrate your dry skin, but protect it from detergents, soaps, and other irritants that can aggravate dry skin conditions like eczema or dermatitis.
How can emollients help me to manage dry skin and eczema?
Emollients and moisturisers help to ease your eczema symptoms by hydrating your skin, helping to keep your skin soft and controlling your flare-ups.
Emollients work by forming a protective layer over your skin which helps to keep moisture from escaping, hydrating your skin from the inside out.
Some emollients also contain ingredients which can protect your skin from irritants like soap or detergents, taking a two-pronged approach to managing your eczema flare-ups.
What is eczema?
Eczema is a condition which causes patches or wider areas of dry, itchy, irritated skin.
It’s really common, especially in children, so you probably know a few people who have eczema if you don’t have it yourself.
Eczema is a chronic condition, which means that it’s a long-term thing that won’t just go away overnight and will sometimes get better or worse.
There are many different types of eczema, but the most common type is atopic eczema, which is also known as atopic dermatitis.
Can I use an emollient in place of soaps?
Some emollients can be used as cleansers, either for their hands or as body washes in the bath or shower.
This helps them to avoid using soaps, which can aggravate some dry skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis.
There are also some emollients that can be used in your bath water in place of bubble baths, bath salts, or other products so you can protect your sensitive skin there too.
However, if you do choose to use an emollient in the bath or shower, bear in mind that it can make your bath or shower slippery.
You should take extra care not to slip after using an emollient bathing product and should clean your bath or shower properly afterwards to help to prevent yourself or others from falling.