any suggestions to cure discolouration caused by eczema?

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Anon because I find this embarassing. Mods, please move the thread if its in the wrong section (just wanted the anonymity function)

Having eczema has left my skin sort of discoloured and dull in places although the actual eczema itself is much better. I was wondering if anyone knew any cures/creams/tips/advice for this. It would really, really be appreciated!
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Bio-Oil. available from Boots, superdrug and most chemists/pharmacies.
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Bio-Oil. available from Boots, superdrug and most chemists/pharmacies.
I've recently started to use this (2 weeks) but I'm a bit worried, it's all hype or that it's more for other reasons like stretch marks even though it says its for 'uneven skin tone' on the label.
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It says it's for scarring, skin discolouration and stretchmarks. Your skin discolouration is caused by scarring from your eczema.... you should be okay to use it, no problem.

I'm using it on old patches of psoriasis that are discoloured/scarred too.
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I used bio-oil for over a year on marks/discolouration from ezcema and tbh it didnt really have much of an affect, but i suppose it can have different results on different people. I actually found cocoa butter cream was better for me, also its much cheaper!
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Bio-oil is a bit stupid really. In short, it doesn't work and is a waste of money. Lying in the sun has more of an effect, I find. UV light is good for it - not so sure about sun beds so don't go around tango'ing yourself silly.
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Fucidin H cream from doctors, they gave me it for my eczema when it was bleeding but i used it on my scars aswell and it clears them up because it kills any remaining bacteria, works within a day or two
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(Original post by Ilora-Danon)
It says it's for scarring, skin discolouration and stretchmarks. Your skin discolouration is caused by scarring from your eczema.... you should be okay to use it, no problem.

I'm using it on old patches of psoriasis that are discoloured/scarred too.
How long have u been using it? Has it had significant effect?
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How long have u been using it? Has it had significant effect?
I bought it yesterday lol.
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has anyone used bio-oil for reasons similar to mine and found that it worked?
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Fucidin H cream from doctors, they gave me it for my eczema when it was bleeding but i used it on my scars aswell and it clears them up because it kills any remaining bacteria, works within a day or two
Is this still ok to use on thinner skin? and is it actually for skin discolouration or more to clear up the eczema?
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I use sudocrem and palmer's cocoa butter, combined with lots of sun. I'm not sure which is doing the trick but my scars seem to be fading!
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Bio oil and this http://www.boots.com/en/Garnier-Pure...r-Wash_1043973

Works a treat.
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Cream your self lots (perhaps cocoa butter), also expose it to the sun. Not to the 'I'm burning!!' stage but just light tan. I had dark marks on the inside of my elbows around eyes and back of knees due to eczema but now 2years on it's completely cleared up.

Good luck though
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any other suggestions?
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Is this still ok to use on thinner skin? and is it actually for skin discolouration or more to clear up the eczema?
Yep its fine, you shouldn't use it for long amounts of time. I think its for infected cuts from eczema which cause scarring. If you have an infection and skin grows over it then it can cause discolouration. I personally wouldn't bother with bio oil, if your willing to pay then there's something called Strivectin which removes scarring and discolouration its the one for stretch marks I use
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(Original post by Sweet by and by)
Yep its fine, you shouldn't use it for long amounts of time. I think its for infected cuts from eczema which cause scarring. If you have an infection and skin grows over it then it can cause discolouration. I personally wouldn't bother with bio oil, if your willing to pay then there's something called Strivectin which removes scarring and discolouration its the one for stretch marks I use
wow its certainly pricey. does it work significantly for you though?
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wow its certainly pricey. does it work significantly for you though?
Yeahh, it worked for my eczema, stretch marks and surgery scars
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Yeahh, it worked for my eczema, stretch marks and surgery scars
can i just ask about the rough time frame it took to have had effect with u?
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Is shea butter or cocoa butter better for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from eczema? What about those tiny dark stubborn spots that stay behind (they were once inflamed)?
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