Dr. Poelman’s over-the-counter recommendations

Eczema/Dry Skin
*avoid fabric softeners (Downy/Bounce), no bubble baths or scented bath products
*Avoid “natural” produces, especially those containing tea tree oil or plant-derived ingredients

  • Dove for sensitive skin (bar soap or body wash)
  • CeraVe cream
  • Cetaphil Restoraderm cleanser
  • Cetaphil Restoraderm lotion

Hand Eczema
*Avoid waterless hand sanitizers

  • Spectroderm for hand washing
  • Cetaphil Barrier cream (multiple times per day and after hand washing)


  • La Roche Posay’s Anthelios Ultra-Fluid Lotion SPF 60 (face)
  • Vivier’s Sun Protection SPF 45
  • La Roche Posay’s Targeted Protection Stick (roll on stick for face or small spots on the body)
  • Neutrogena spray for body

Keratosis Pilaris

  • Loofah scrub pad
  • Alyria Resurfacing Body Care
  • Lachydrin lotion

 Accutane Patients

  • La Roche Posay’s Effaclar H soothing moisturizer, cleanser
  • Avene cold cream lip balm
  • Ceralip lip serum

Acne Patients

  • Cetaphil’s Dermacontrol  (cleanser and moisturizer with SPF 30)
  • Spectrojel, Cetaphil, or Neutrogena fresh foaming face wash with a daily moisturizer with SPF 15 in winter and 30 in summer (Neutrogena Healthy Defense, Aveeno Positively Radiant)
  • Vivier Foaming Cleanser, Vivier Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 30 or Daily Moisturizing Cream with SPF 15