My family’s struggle with eczema is not new news. I’ve had chronic eczema since I was a child and sadly just learned I probably passed those genes have passed onto my two boys. It’s one thing to have it yourself and struggle with it but it was heartbreaking to see my two boys struggling with it. Marcus had a terrible terrible bout of it when he was about 5 months. His face was weeping! I remember marveling at the sight of his smiling face despite the weeping skin. Those two once upon a time rosy cheeks now raw and just pussing. It was a horrid and painful sight. It wasn’t just his face though, it was his whole body, patches of dry itchy skin he would scratch until it was bleeding. Once we got it under control, his dermatologist set us up with a maintenance plan which included our lifesaver CeraVe. We have been lifelong fans ever since.
When Lucas started showing signs of eczema I was in full dismay. His was way worse than his older brother’s case. Marcus’ eczema was under control within just a few weeks and now we just fight occasional patches of dry skin. Lucas has chronic eczema and his flare ups are all the time. He’s definitely got my genes according to amazing Dr Rebecca Smith, pediatric dermatologist, I met recently at the CeraVe Baby launch. He has those telling hyperlinear palms just like his mom. I am struggling to come to terms with some understanding of his predisposition and we have relied on CeraVe to keep his skin at a calm middle. When I found out CeraVe was coming out with an entire baby line I got super excited. I love when I can find a product that works as a complete system. Finding the triggers of Lucas’ eczema has been so hard. Despite using organic and supposedly super sensitive baby wash, I wasn’t completely sure it was the right product for his fragile skin. CeraVe I knew already was made to work with your skins skin barrier and their new Baby Wash & Shampoo sounded like just what the doctor ordered for Lucas. Developed with pediatric dermatologists, CeraVe Baby is formulated with 3 essential ceramides (ceramide 3, ceramide 6-II, ceramide 1), hyaluronic acid and vitamins that work to lock in and restore moisture in the skin all while still being free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and dyes which has always been so important to me for my children. We’ve been using it for a week now and while we are not completely eczema free, it has made his skin so much softer and noticably not as dry. Combined with the CeraVe Baby Moisturizing Lotion and CeraVe Baby Diaper Rash Cream, we’re ready to conquer Lucas’ eczema skin deep and safely.
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