With winter comes extremely dry skin – and for me, the eczema on my hands flare up.

Eczema is a long-lasting skin condition that can come and go – the most common form is atopic dermatitis. Your skin becomes itchy, red, scaly and irritated. Often you’ll scratch the area and make it worse.

I’ve suffered from eczema for many years and have tried many over-the-counter skin creams to help combat the annoying symptoms. I’ve seen several dermatologists over the years, who have all collectively concluded that steroid creams and light therapy are the best treatments for my skin. However, I’m concerned about using steroid creams continuously, as well as harmful UV rays.

Although it’s not a serious disease, atopic dermatitis impacts everyday life.

Eczema in children

Although people of any age can be affected by eczema, it’s very popular among infants and young children. In fact, eczema is the most common skin problem in children under the age of 12.

About 85% of cases start before they are 5 years old! So eczema in kids is definitely a concern for many parents, especially because eczema gets worse in the winter.

Just a couple of weeks ago, my youngest son showed me his arms. For the first time ever, he developed eczema on both of his arms. I was truly disheartened to see he’s starting to suffer as I am.


Every year, with the support of dermatologists, La Roche-Posay Canada helps 100 Canadian families live a better life with eczema. They provide information and advice from dermatologists along with a one-year supply of Lipikar products to fight against dry skin due to eczema. What an amazing way of giving back to families who need it most!

The 100 FAMILIES program also offers families a dedicated online space where they can access practical advice and answers to frequently asked questions about eczema. There’s also an online forum where parents can connect with professionals, and other families who share similar experiences.

Families can also create a personal space online, receiving individual guidance and support in their fight against eczema. La Roche-Posay’s dermatologists will answer all questions. Experts are just a click away!

Each year La Roche-Posay treats their customers, beauty consultants and their families to an annual family movie event. My son and I joined them at a screening of SING – what a fun family film!

La Roche-Posay family event

Winter Skin Care and Treating Eczema La Roche-Posay

Winter Skin Care and Treating Eczema La Roche-Posay



La Roche-Posay’s LIPIKAR collection of body products for dry skin in adults and children has proved effective in a number of clinical trials, making it a market leader in emollient products.

LIPIKAR SYNDET AP+ Cleansing Body Cream-Gel helps restore the skin barrier as it cleanses, and it’s soap-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free.

LIPIKAR BALM AP+ is a lipid-replenishing, anti-irritation and anti-scratching balm that soothes immediately. The fragrance-free and paraben-free formula also helps to space out the flare-ups of severe dryness.

La Roche-Posay’s LIPIKAR collection is working well so far. It’s helping to calm the terrible irritation and itchiness of my son’s skin – and mine too!


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. Thank you for the information! I suffer from eczema as well – it flairs up in the colder months. I try to avoid the steroid creams as well so it’s nice to know other options are out there!

  2. Diana Powell Reply

    I’m going to have to try that. My eczema is horrible in the winter.

  3. sabina Edwards Reply

    Mine is in my hairline… I do have a prescription as well, but that doesn’t always seem to work

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