Having sensitive skin, as most redheads do, can often lead to skin irritation, inflammation of the skin, and itchiness. If you have a skin condition (like eczema) it can be even worse. One of the best ways to relieve itchy skin and irritation is hydrocortisone cream.
Hydrocortisone cream (also known as “cortisone cream”) is a topical medication that contains the active ingredient hydrocortisone, which is a type of corticosteroid. It is used to reduce itching, inflammation, and redness associated with various skin conditions, such as eczema, dermatitis, insect bites, and rashes. Hydrocortisone cream is available over-the-counter in different strengths and is generally used for short-term relief of skin irritations. It’s important to follow the instructions on the product label and consult a healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns about its use.
Some cortisone creams can be very strong and may even cause further irritation to the skin. That’s why it’s important to find ones that are sensitive skin-safe. Here are a few of our favorite options for redheads with sensitive skin:
This is probably the most popular option. It’s been around for years and you might even have some in your home right now. We really love this option with aloe for extra soothing.
Sometimes the creams can be messy, and if you’re dealing with skin irritation or itch on the go, while traveling or just want something with less mess, try a roll-on option.
For a more natural option, you might want to try this one with calendula which is great for soothing the skin.
Another natural option is this manuka honey eczema cream that can help to reduce itch and soothe skin for adults and little ones.
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