As a long time eczema sufferer myself, along with a now teen daughter who’s been battling it since she was a baby, I’ve tried and used my fair share of creams and lotions with the hopes of getting some relief. So, when I was introduced to our newest sponsor, Gladskin, I opened the box with a mix of excitement and skepticism. The question: “But will it work?” is always in the back of my mind.
For those of you who have eczema or know someone who does, it can be pretty unrelenting, no matter what’s going on in the world, but it feels especially frustrating to be dealing with that right now. For me, I’ve developed the easily-identified red, scaly skin on the back of my arm, which I can easily cover with shirts for now, but summer is almost here, which means short sleeved shirts and tank tops. So, for the last few weeks I’ve been giving Gladskin and try, and spoiler alert: I’m super pleased with the results.
If you’re not familiar with Gladskin, it’s because it’s new to the U.S., but has already been recommended and accepted by the National Eczema Association. Gladskin eczema cream is formulated with the smart protein “Micreobalance” and quickly relieves eczema itch and redness by doing two important things: moisturizing skin and restoring balance to the skin microbiome.
What I love is that Gladskin contains no steroids, fragrances, preservatives or drying alcohols. This means it’s safe for babies 3 months and older. I only wish this had been around when I was trying to find relief for my daughter.
I really appreciate that Gladskin can be used in the absence of flares to help keep your eczema under control. It’s actually designed for daily use, so you can rub a small amount (it doesn’t take much!) on your problem areas without you having to worry about overuse.
Since I personally started using it a few weeks ago on the back of my arms, I haven’t had any issues at all, though I did notice when I stopped using it, the symptoms started to creep back up again. With that in mind, I’ve tried to stay consistent with it; even just a small amount of it under my regular body lotion has made a big difference for me.
And now that it’s available in the U.S., families like us who have to deal with eczema can now get their hands (and arms, legs, or my daughter: eyelids) on this really helpful product.
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