Cleanser for sensitive skin

Could you recommend a cleanser suitable for facial eczema? Almost every flare up tends to be triggered by wearing make up, and I don’t think it’s the make up causing the reaction, but actually the cleansers stripping my skin during removal.

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Karen
21 Jul ago

At the minute I am using a garnier soothing rose cleanser. It is the only milk cleanser that I can find that doesn’t cause redness. I recently tried a Eucerin milk cleanser and it made my face very red. I had been double cleansing with an Alumier sensicalm cleanser or Cerave hydrating cleanser but my skin no longer tolerates these; they cause tightness and irritation. At the minute I don’t wash my face with water to cleanse and in the shower I cover my face with diprobase ointment to stop the steam drying out my skin.

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Maria from WIMJ
22 Jul ago

Do you mean this Eucerin cleanser - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/eucerin-dermatoclean-hyaluron-cleansing-milk? Maybe the ingredient decyl glucoside is to blame. La Roche Posay Toleraine Dermo Cleanser (https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/la-roche-posay-la-roche-posay-toleriane-dermo-cleanser-sensitive-skin) would be my safest bet, but the strategy of not washing your face until the skin barrier heals is a good one as well. Hope your skin gets better soon!

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Elaina
21 Jul ago

Are you double cleansing? What is your method for removing your makeup prior to washing your face? I use cliniques take the day off cleansing balm, followed by stratias velvet cleansing milk and this works very well for me and doesn't seem to strip my skin

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Maria from WIMJ
19 Jul ago

I personally use La Roche Posay Toleraine Dermo Cleanser (https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/la-roche-posay-la-roche-posay-toleriane-dermo-cleanser-sensitive-skin). It is the most gentle cleanser I've found by far. The secret with it is to use quite a lot of product - then it gets the job done in one application. Other good options: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/is-clinical-cream-cleanser, https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/laura-mercier-purifying-cleansing-oil. For atopic skin, it's always best to use more product and less rubbing as you cleanse.

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