The 2 week challenge is a way you can test how well moisturising creams work by choosing a moisturising cream and using it every day for 2 weeks to see how much difference it makes to your skin. This can also help you find a cream that works for you.
It’s simple – you just need to use your moisturising creams every day! There will be a chart that you can you use to record when you use moisturising creams and how your eczema is. You can also set up reminders if you like.
Click on the button below if you would like to take the challenge.
I started recording on the moisturising creams chart how my skin felt after using the creams. This really helped me find the cream that worked for me.
If you haven’t liked any of them, you may want to go back to your pharmacist, doctor, or nurse to find one that you like.
Check there’s enough left for 2 weeks.
You may find it helpful to think through some of the things that could stop you from using your moisturising creams every day.
If you haven’t already, you could have a look at some of the common reasons why people don't put on moisturising creams every day. Click on an option to find out more.
Moisturising every day can take time. Many people find it difficult to fit moisturising creams into their daily routine. You may find it helpful to look at the ‘studying and work’ section where these issues are discussed in more detail.
It’s so easy to forget to put on moisturising cream every day, especially when you are really busy with school, university or work. Many people with eczema find it helpful to set themselves a reminder. You could try setting an alarm on your phone or put a reminder on a post-it somewhere you will walk past to remind you. Many people with eczema find it easier to remember if they make putting on moisturising creams part of their daily routine. You may find it helpful to put on moisturising creams at the same time each day. Perhaps after a shower, before you brush your teeth, or before you go to bed.
This 2 week challenge will help you get yourself in a routine.
Click on the number of times you would like to use moisturising creams each day:
Choose a start date to begin the challenge:
You can use the alarm on your mobile phone to set daily reminders to put your moisturising creams on.
- The best times of day to put moisturising creams on
- Setting a different sound to your normal alarm
Choose times that fit in with your routine. This may be after a shower, before you brush your teeth, or before you go to bed. You could also choose times when you think your skin needs looking after more, like before going outside. Picking the same time each day helps you to make putting creams on part of your routine.
You have chosen to start the 2 week challenge on and will use your moisturising cream until
Print the chart
If you would like a moisturising cream chart to printClick here to download
You can do it! You're only two weeks away from seeing for yourself what a difference moisturising creams can make to your skin.