What is the 2 week challenge?

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.

Step 1: Have you got your favourite cream?

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.

Step 2: What might stop you from using your child's moisturising cream each day?

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.

Step 3: How many times a day do you want to use the cream?

Click on the number of times you would like to use moisturising creams each day:

Step 4: When will you start the 2 week challenge?

Choose a start date to begin the challenge:

Choose a start date to begin the challenge

Step 5: Set reminders on your phone

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 alar

Top tip

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.

Congratulations, you are signed up!

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 print

Click 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.