September 16th, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Top Tips For National Eczema Week


National Eczema Week is just around the corner so to help those who may suffer from the irritating skin condition here are a few tips on how to help it:


Don’t feel like you suffer alone

The media really doesn’t help with one’s self esteem at the best of times so when flawless models with perfect skin are littered across billboards and magazines it’s easy to feel abnormal when having eczema.  But in fact it is incredibly common with millions suffering from eczema and even 1 in 5 children having the skin condition. Admittedly there are different types of eczema with different levels of severity, but the most common types are known as Atopic Eczema and Contact Dermatitis. The most severe types of eczema should be treated with prescribed steroid creams. Regrettably there is no cure to eczema and irritation can only be managed and eased.


Keep moisturised

Eczema causes you to break out in itchy dry scaly patches of redness. This not only can be painful but can also make people very insecure in their own skin.  Eczema can appear anywhere on the body but is very likely to crop up in creases of the body including the arms and legs. To ease eczema, be sure to regularly use a moisturising cream like Skin Balm, which is specifically ideal for eczema prone skin to hydrate any dryness and areas of sensitivity.


Avoid perfumed body care

You may find that if you suffer from eczema, your skin may be sensitive and easily irritated by fragrances and harsh chemicals used in shower gels, scrubs and soaps. It is best advised to use perfume-free and parabens free body care products to avoid irritation.


Make sure you have a cool bedroom

Heat can be a huge agitator when bringing on your eczema rashes and this can be a nightmare during long hot nights, where you are more tempted to scratch. To avoid this try refrigerating your pillow and quilt (if you have enough room) to make sure you are sleeping in cool sheets.  If you are not lucky enough to have air conditioning, invest in a fan to keep the air circulating. Before slipping between the sheets, be sure to soothe any areas of irritated skin with Soothing Skin Gel. This ultra cooling gel will relieve any sore skin or itchiness as it is enriched with aloe vera and lavender oil, which are key ingredients when soothing other skin irritations too, including sunburn.


Avoid clingy clothes

Unfortunately, eczema has no sympathy for your style, so there are some materials that may upset patches of eczema more than others. This includes clingy fabrics such as lycra or polyester. Try to wear loose cotton fabrics to reduce irritation.                           

16 / 09 / 2016

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