If you or your child has suffered with ezcema, or even dry skin, you will know the anguish of sleepless nights and itchy skin. Ethan battled, and after trying many different options, and taking a holistic approach to caring for his skin, his skin improved dramatically. It was through this process, that I also considered my own skin and identifying that I too suffered from occasional eczema flare-ups and dry skin. I also learnt that any changes in our routine or environment, can have a major affect on our sensitive skin.
After a trip to the Karoo, it took only one bath for Ethan’s skin to dry out and he woke to inflamed skin, mostly behind his knees. I had not considered that the water would be so hard, and the poor little guy did suffer until we got his skin under control again. A few weeks later, we moved house and again our skin reacted, as the water is harder than we have been used to. It got me thinking about our water quality due to shortages, and wondering if other families have noticed the difference to their skin?
When I was introduced to the La Roche-Posay range of skincare products, I specifically requested to try their Lipikar range. All the La Roche-Posay ranges are suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Their tagline is ‘A better life for sensitive skin’. However their Lipikar range is especially suited to very dry, irritated skin prone to itching. The whole family – babies, children and adults – can use the products which soothes skin immediately, and spaces out the flare-ups of severe dryness.
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Body Range
As part of your daily routine, cleanse the body with either the body wash or cleansing bar. The Lipikar Syndet AP+ anti-irritation cleansing body wash comes in a 200ml easy squeeze tube, or the cost saving 400ml pump dispenser with a RRSP of R270. If you prefer a cleansing bar, the Lipikar Surgras is for daily use on the face and/or body, with a RRSP of R110.
La Roche-Posay Face
Products that I have been using on my face, include their foaming water cleanser and anti-marks cream. The Cleansing Micellar Foaming Water cleanses sensitive skin while respecting its physiological balance. With no soap, no colourants, no alcohol and no parabens, it’s ideal for my sensitive skin. The foam feels so soft against my skin, and a good price at RRSP R170. My skin has it’s imperfections which I have learnt to love, though I do want a more even skin tone. The Effaclar Duo+ is an anti-imperfections and anti-marks cream for the face. So far, I have noticed a reduction of blackheads around the nose and chin, and hope to see an improvement on general skin tone after longer use.
For more information on the La Roche-Posay range, please visit their website and Facebook page. Products are available from Dermastore, Skinmiles and Dischem Pharmacies.
Products supplied by La Roche-Posay. Images my own.