is coming to an end and although sometimes I like this time of the year, other
times I really want Summer to come soon!
in Johannesburg is the driest season of the year. The lack of rain gives nature
a yellow look, makes our eyes feel very itchy and our throats feel very
dry. We need more intake of water and we need extra moisturize,
otherwise our skin looks dry and cracked like a snakes skin.
will never forget my first Winter in Johannesburg where I could feel the
skin over my whole body itching, because of the dryness, and then I
learned that I needed to apply stronger products to avoid it.
Winter this year, I lived a terrible nightmare with my daughter’s skin, and I
was so sad seeing her beautiful face full of redness and eczema due the dryness
of the weather. Even worse, the day of her Christening was becoming
closer, and I didn’t want her face to look like that during such an important
day. Also, I was sad that my family would meet her for first time with this
eczema on her little face and it didn’t look good at all.
This is how the eczema started
WHAT DID I DO
using a few products that always worked on my son’s skin, but were not working
on my daughter’s skin, I started using La Roche – Posay Lipikar
Baume. After giving her a shower, I noticed that her skin was
beginning to show improvement at times, but then the eczema came back
again leaving me hopeless.
(Sorry for the quality of the following picture. Taking pictures of my daughter is very difficult because she moves a lot and never stop, this is how her face was looking)
it was the first time I experienced something like this with my baby girl, I
was very scared of applying any kind of soap, face wash or anything that I
thought would make her skin worse. Well, we as mom sometimes we don’t have experience with some situations like this one, and we learn as we go. So I was
washing her face only with water and the rest of her skin with La Roche – Posay
Lipikar Syndet AP +.
day during her shower, I read this on the bottle: “ Helps reduce severe dryness
starting in the shower” and I thought “What about if I pour some of this cream
wash on her face? This can’t get any worse!”, so I applied La Roche – Posay
Lipikar Cream Wash on her face and I saw how the miracle of healing began to
show on her face.
the first day I saw immediate results, and learned that some face wash can
worsen skin conditions, but some others actually help to heal.
LA ROCHE – POSAY SYNDET AP + 1
product is an Anti – Irritation and Anti – Scratching cream wash. It’s a
white gel which foams ups easily. It has a very subtle scent that for me smells
quite like a dermatological product, but I really like it because it helps to
heal. It comes with a pump that makes it easier to use with small
children as I normally support my daughter with one hand in the bath, so she
doesn’t slip, and with the other hand I am pumping the soap on my hand so I can
apply it on her.
when my daughters face has completely healed from the eczema, I will keep this
product as gold for when signs of eczema show up on her face again, or when my
son has dry or reddish skin.
also use it when she has nappy rash as this helps immediately to soothe and
heal. This product is great for this as well !!!
LA ROCHE – POSAY LIPIKAR BAUME AP +
This is a thick balm that soothes and breaks the vicious cycle
of itching and irritation. This product
is Paraben – Fee and Fragrance Free, however it has a scent that I didn’t like
a whole lot, it is subtle but at the same time a bit strong for my taste. This
is the only criticism I would give to this product, to change the scent or make
it very similar to the Cream Wash. In the end, the scent shouldn’t be
important if the purpose is to take care and soothe the skin ;).
I must add that I applied this product on my son’s skin
during this season and he never suffered of eczema.
Definitely La Roche – Posay Lipikar AP + and
Baume AP + are great products to prevent, treat and heal skin conditions such
as extreme dryness or eczema. To achieve better results, these 2 products must
be used at the same time as a duo, because they complement each
other, and only using one of them won’t give the best results. I always
thought that La Roche – Posay was a brand of products for adults, but I love
the fact that it is so good for kids, and this is probably the perception that many adults and many of my friends have.
I would suggest to launch a range for kids with the similar look of the
As parents we like to buy products for kids that have a
look and design for kids. Also kids want their products specially in the shower
that look kid friendly with little characters so this might be something that
La Roche – Posay should look at.
To finalize, I
want to say thanks to La Roche – Posay for healing my daughter’s eczema, she
got much better and was looking so lovely at her Christening!
(Her some one pic of that day)