QUESTION: I have eczema on my hands, how do I keep them from looking and feeling so dry?
ANSWER: I treat this often at the day spa, you’ll want to use a chemical exfoliant something like a gommage with an occlusive moisturizer, then moisturize daily.
What You Should Know About Severely Dry Skin
What’s a Gommage?
Gommage is a product that exfoliates and leaves the skin really soft. Usually a gommage uses a combination of ingredients to provide a gentle, chemical exfoliation on your skin.
What are Occlusives?
Occlusives are moisturizing agents that work by forming a protective layer on the surface of your skin and create a physical barrier to help prevent water loss from the skin’s surface, while protecting the skin from external irritants. The effect is that you retain moisture on your skin, reduce irritation and restore the skin’s barrier.
Common occlusive agents include waxes (carnauba and beeswax), silicone, oils (olive and soybean), dimethicone, lanolin, mineral oil and white petrolatum.
Occlusives often have a thick, heavy consistency when used topically, this thickness helps them be seen as an ideal choice for very dry skin.
If you have traumatized or severely dry skin, we’d love to work with you. Book a consultation with one of our skin care experts and let us help you protect your skin by providing recommendations specific to your needs.
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