Marym

Lip Eczema #drsandy

Wearing a mask is really hard on my skin. What recommendations do you have to prevent and treat lip eczema?

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Dr. Sandy Skotnicki
2 May ago

Check everything that comes in contact with your lips and see if you can remove potential irritants. People often forget about toothpaste, for example. Going for a fragrance-free toothpaste can help. You can also try applying fragrance free petrolatum ointment (e.g. vaseline) on your lips before brushing your teeth. Then, take a look at your lip balm. It’s best to use a fragrance-free option (a petrolatum ointment can work, or you can try more expensive lip products from brands like Bioderma, La Roche Posay or Avene). It is also important to check other skincare products that might get in contact with your lips, especially since things melt and move under face masks. For example, you might be able to forgo sunscreen in the area under the mask to avoid the risk of irritation.

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Rino
27 Apr ago

Cremes and balms that have ingredients to help your skin barrier! Specifically Ceramides are great to do that. Allantoin and squalane are also ingredients you can look for. I like the Purito Cica Barrier Sleeping Pack specifically (I use it as a regular cream, not only as a sleep mask :) ) Another recommendation is the Krave beauty Great Barrier Relief serum!

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Al
2 May ago

I've just ordered the Purito sleeping pack, can't wait to try it! Thanks for the recommendation - i love creams that can be used all over the face, including lips. I still put a balm on top, but feel like the first layer of the "real cream" helps heal the dryness better

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Rino
2 May ago

Awesome! Let me know how it goes, I'm curious! :D

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