Do you or your child have dry or even very dry skin, which sometimes feels tight and even itchy? Restore the skin's barrier function with a lipid-replenishing cream or balm to give your skin the comfort it needs.



Lipid-replenishing balm: the ally of very dry, eczema-prone skin

By definition, a lipid-replenishing skincare product restores the right level of lipids in the skin. It is used to strengthen the skin barrier and maintain a good level of hydration in dry skin and very dry skin. These lipid-replenishing products also relieve the itching specific to eczema-prone skin and very dry skin.

To replenish lipids in irritated skin, you're best off using a rich texture, in the form of a cream, ointment or restoring balm. For the body, we recommend an Eau Thermale Avène XeraCalm A.D. lipid-replenishing cream or balm, which are more fluid and easier to spread on large surfaces. An ointment has a more oily texture, ideal for very localised areas.

Restoring cream or balm: what to choose?

The texture of the lipid-replenishing product should suit the level of dryness of your skin and/or the season.

For severe dryness or in winter, the rich yet fluid texture of Xeracalm A.D. Lipid-Replenishing Balm will be more comforting and nourishing while being easy to apply all over the body.

The Xeracalm A.D. Lipid-Replenishing Cream is suitable for moderately dry skin .

This range of Eau Thermale Avène anti-irritant and anti-itching products rebalances the skin microbiome and makes itching disappear after five days.

If your skin is very dry but not itchy, the Trixera Nutrition Nutri-Fluid Balm will also help you repair your skin barrier thanks to its ultra-nourishing formulation enriched with plant lipids. Its texture is still fluid to make application all over the body pleasant and practical. The Cold Cream range will also comfort dry, cracked and chapped lips during winter.

How do you use a replenishing balm?

Avène replenishing balms should be used on skin that has been washed with an ultra-gentle, ultra-rich cleanser such as the .

First, place the balm in the palms of your hands before spreading it over your body. Use the entire surface of your hand for the most gentle application possible. Use broad strokes without rubbing the skin to avoid irritating it and making it itch again.

Lipid-replenishing creams and balms should be applied at least once a day to reduce dry skin, and in accordance with the recommendations of your doctor or dermatologist.

Before applying your lipid-replenishing balm, for extra soothing, especially before going to bed, you can start with a spritz of our Thermal Spring Water Spray.

For intense localised itching, the Xeracalm A.D. Soothing Concentrate provides an immediate soothing effect. It can be used as often as necessary.

Finally, another tip for prolonged soothing: place a compress soaked in Avène Thermal Spring Water on the affected area for about ten minutes.

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