|My Son's Winter Eczema|
As a Canadian, I'm used to the winter and have learned to tolerate the snow. It's just the cold, dry weather that has me counting the days until spring--and wishing that I could wear my pink flip flops instead of winter boots. This year has been no exception with frigid temperatures, an ice storm, and half of worldwide groundhogs predicting a late spring. I'm proudly Canadian, but this weather is especially taking a toll on my family's skin.
This winter I've noticed that my 4-year old son has had consistent winter eczema on his hands and face. I try to eliminate it by using regular hand lotion, but it never seems to go away and always pops up elsewhere. I've also noticed that my daughter has red, raw hands, even though she wears a wool glove layer underneath her mittens. Luckily the eczema never gets much worse than you see in the above photo, and the kids do not complain of pain thankfully--but it is itchy.
To my best knowledge, eczema does not run in the either my or husband's family--and yet two of the five kids have winter eczema.
|La Roche-Posay Lipid-Replenishing Balm|
For Babies, Children & Adults
With one month left to go in winter, I have just tried La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP: Lipid-Replenishing Body Balm on the kids. The body reads "Anti-Irritation, Anti-Scratching" formula, with a quickly absorbed texture. The lotion is "fragrance-free and paraben-free, and formulated for extreme dryness and atopy-prone skin". It can be used by babies, children and adults and comes in a pump, so very easy to apply.
| La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP|
Treating Winter Eczema
I will be trying out La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP for the remainder of the winter, to try to combat the kids' eczema. It would be fantastic to bid farewell to their seasonal red, raw and itchy skin--and would bring tremendous relief to the kids.
100 Families Program
Have you heard of La Roche-Posay's "100 Families Program", which launched in 2011? The program helps 100 families each year across Canada who are affected by eczema. These 100 families are given access to additional resources and products from La Roche-Posay's famed Lipikar line, which "has long been recognized as an essential step in the treatment of eczema". Get more information about the 100 Families Program HERE.
Kids 12 years and under (who are living with eczema) can enter to WIN 1 of 5 skin care prize packs (grand prize also consists of a $100 gift card to an arts and craft store)! Just download/print contest form, have your child draw a picture of their "itch-free day" on the contet (between the dotted lines please), and upload your child’s drawing before March 2nd, 2014. See Rules & Regulations here. GOOD LUCK!