What Are the Best Skin Care Ingredients to Soothe Eczema?

What skin care ingredients are good for eczema? Westlake Village-area patients dealing with the problem often ask the Pierre Skin Care Institute for help.

While the best information and plan of care will come from a consultation, it can be important to know a few strategies—as well as facts about eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. The condition is associated with itchy, dry skin that occurs in blotches with cracking and blistering.

Since the skin on the face is so thin and sensitive, it’s a common area for eczema rashes to develop. The right skin care routine can help support healthy functioning of your skin, so it’s important to maintain this routine every day and not just during flare-ups.

When you have eczema, your skin lacks the necessary moisture to protect it against allergens and environmental stressors, so selecting the right type of moisturizer can help you manage flare-ups and treat the condition. 

Patients who have this chronic skin condition should consider adding the following ingredients to their at-home routine to help them cope better. Consider that rich, heavier moisturizers that contain ingredients to draw in moisture and protect the skin will work best. 

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a gooey, gelatinous substance that’s commonly used to provide relief for sunburn and can also be beneficial for eczema. It’s a gentle, natural moisturizer that can hydrate and soothe skin that has been damaged by eczema. The gel is rich in antioxidants and supports the regeneration of damaged skin when it’s applied topically. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antimicrobial, immune boosting, and wound-healing properties. 


Niacinamide, a type of vitamin B3, is known for its moisturizing abilities. This ingredient supports healthy functioning of the skin and DNA repair. Niacinamide helps the skin retain moisture and is anti-inflammatory. It also may help to reduce redness caused by eczema. 


You need to replenish ceramides with over-the-counter moisturizers to help protect your skin. Ceramides are fat molecules that are contained in the outer layer of skin to moisturize and protect it. If you have eczema, your skin will be deficient in these fatty acids so there’s a high level of trans-epidermal water loss and dryness. 

Want to know more about what skin care ingredients are good for eczema? Contact our Westlake Village-based Pierre Skin Care Institute so that we can talk to you more about the chronic skin condition. Call 805-496-9190 or fill out a contact form to request a consultation if you would like to learn more about treatments for eczema. 

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