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Has anyone else stopped useful moisturiser? Query re make up?
I have had eczema on my face on and off for a couple of years, mainly round my eyelids.
Its under control now but I have found that the best thing for my poor dry, flaky and itchy eyes and forehead is to stop using any moisturiser at all. Weirdly I can wash my face (dermalogical gel stuff) and then leave it and its nice and soft and not at all flaky.
But I am not sure about putting make up / foundation on top of my skin with no moisturiser as it looks a bit odd and doesn't go on nicely. I don't wear make up that much but now I no longer look quite so hideous it might be nice sometimes.
Has anyone else stopped using moisturiser for similar reasons or had similar make up issues?
I can't speak from the perspective of not using moisturiser, but have you considered a primer? Something like Sudocrem is always getting rave reviews on here as a good foundation for foundation (IYKWIM!), and it sounds like it might be compatible with your skin too?
Otherwise, a lot of different companies make primers that essentially even out your sking and "prepare" it for make-up so that your foundation goes on smoothly and stays put.
I have dry eczema prone skin and I have been using Avene's Tolerance Extreme moisturiser for the last 6 months. It's fantastic. It only contains 7 ingredients and feels really soothing on my skin. I have barely had any eczema breakouts since using it - before I was having 1-2 a week. I have tried La Roche Posay Cicaplast too but this is the one that really works on my skin.