As you can see my skin has areas of very mild eczema. The redness is due to the fact that As you can see my skin has areas of dry, flaky and red skin i.e. very mild eczema. The redness is due to the fact that yesterday I was cleaning and dusting my room which brings about a redness to my skin. 😦 Here are the two hand creams I use to manage dryness and prevent fare ups. (In the past I have had really bad bouts of it with deep cracks in the knuckles where the skin splits and it is as painful as it sounds!) This usually happens during the cold british winters and come spring and summer my skin gets dramatically better so these creams I am about to mention are for maintenance during the warmer seasons. In winter I use (sparingly) a doctor prescribed steroid cream: betnovate. Neutrogena’s “Norwegian Formula Concentrated unscented” hand cream. If you have eczema or sensitive skin/other skin issues then buy unscented! This is a palm-sized 50ml priced at £3.69 from Boots. I use a 5p sized dollop all over hands and wrist on a daily basis x2-3 times a day.
The other cream is “Epaderm 2in1 emoillent and skin cleanser cream” 50g £3.49. I like to alternate between hand cream usage e.g. a fortnight using Neutragena and a week on Epaderm. I find it keeps my skin guessing and the effects optimum. Both creams can easily be purchased in Boots and UK supermarkets. I hope this helps you with your skin queries.
UPDATE: My tips on healing eczema are found in my book.