Recently I was sent some Neosporin Essentials products to test out.
I received the following products:
- Daily Moisturizing Cream
- Daily Body Wash
- Anti Itch Cream
If you’ve followed my site for any length of time, you probably know that my son has had persistant dry skin for quite awhile now. I’ve found some temporary fixes here and there, and have even gone to the dermatologist with him in hopes some doctor orderedcream would clear things up.
Unfortunately, nothing has really worked very well.
When I was contacted by Neosporin about their Essentials line of products, I was intrigued! They sent me some samples (full sized) and I started using them that day. It’s been close to 2 weeks now, and I’m happy to report that my son’s skin is doing SO much better! I think the triple approach using all three of the Neosporin Essentials products is the key to our success.
Here’s a crack that was the result of dry skin on his big toe just a couple of weeks ago:
Now, here is his toe as of today (and his kind of dirty foot, sorry about that…he was amenable to take a picture at that moment and I knew it was now or never!):
I’m definitely going to continue to use the Neosporin Essentials on him from now on.
Here’s some info that was sent to me on Eczema and the treatment of persistent dry skin:
What is eczema?
Eczema is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition characterized by dry, itchy skin and visible skin rash, which impacts over 30 million Americans, both children and adults. According to Dr. Lio, the prevalence of eczema is now 22% in the developed world, which means we are nearing 1 in 4 people with eczema.
In a healthy state, the external layer of your skin acts as a protective barrier. For eczema sufferers, there is a deficiency in the external layer that allows moisture to escape, causing chronic dryness and allowing irritants to reach the sensitive layers below.
Dr. Lio’s Summer Skincare Tips:
· When possible, use sun-protective clothing and hats instead of relying only on sunscreens
· Try to pick a fragrance-free, mineral-based sunscreen designed for sensitive skin; these tend to be the least irritating
· Try to wash the skin immediately after swimming in the ocean or pool with a non-irritating cleanser
· Moisturize within minutes after every shower or bath. It helps lock in your skin’s natural moisture to help prevent dryness
· In addition to your daily skincare routine, try to keep cool as heat and humidity can trigger flare-ups
When choosing skincare products, look for gentle, fragrance-free washes and moisturizers, such as NEOSPORIN® ESSENTIALS™, which includes a daily body wash, daily moisturizing cream and anti-itch cream specifically designed for people with eczema. Each product has a unique RELIPID™ formula, which contains a lipid, humectant, emollient and botanical blend to help retain moisture essential for healthy-looking skin. Plus, the daily moisturizing cream contains colloidal oatmeal and was clinically shown to restore visibly healthier skin in three days. Use all products as directed.
Eczema can be stressful and make daily living challenging and uncomfortable. With diligent, daily skin care, you can help maintain healthy skin and effectively manage symptoms when they do flare up.
Disclaimer: I received full sized products to facilitate my review of this product. All opinions are my own.