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Learn How To Care For Your Skin If You Have Eczema

Jun 17

Learn How To Care For Your Skin If You Have Eczema

Eczema doesn't feel good and it doesn't look good. Thankfully, one can do a lot to take care of this problem if they are well-educated about the subject. Keep reading on and you will feel like an expert in this condition.

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As you consider what to do about eczema, the clothes you wear might not have crossed your mind. This is of great importance to your comfort. You need to wear clothing that's loose fitting that is made of cotton or something similar. Wool can be an irritant to the skin. Be sure to pre-wash new clothing in mild soap and rinse them twice before wearing.

 

Dress in cotton, or at least wear a cotton blend. This type of fabric usually does not irritate people who have eczema. Avoid things like polyester, which can cause an outbreak. In addition, when you purchase new clothing, make sure you put it in the washing machine prior to wearing it.

 

Keep away from stress when you have eczema. Eczema can be affected by stress. Relieve any stress with meditation or exercise. It may help keep your eczema manageable.

 

Know what your triggers are so you can avoid them. Your triggers may laundry detergent, soaps, and dust. You should probably steer clear of any products that contain fragrances, chemicals or other unnatural additives. Choose pure and unscented products instead. This will help to reduce the discomfort of daily eczema flare-ups.

 

If you have eczema, rubbing your skin with a towel to get it dry may aggravate your eczema and lead to a flare-up. Rubbing produces friction which can irritate sensitive skin areas. It also removes your body's naturals oils. When drying you body after bathing, use a towel to pat your skin until it's partially dry. While your skin is still a bit damp, apply a moisturizer to lock in the bath's moisture.

 

Eczema can cause skin to become itchy and dry. The use of moisturizers can help get rid of the itching and dryness. Despite what many people think, moisturizers do not function to add hydration to the skin. They help lock in your natural oils and moisture. This can cause cracking and drying of the skin.

 

Experiment with suntan lotions to find one that works for you. Certain sunscreens may exacerbate your eczema while others will not. However, what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for another. Keep trying them until you find one you can live with. However, be sure to just test them on a small patch of skin first.

 

Make sure you wear clothes that are comfy as possible. People that have eczema have skin that is very sensitive to certain fabrics. Try sticking with clothing made of breathable fabrics like cotton or cotton blends. Try to avoid wearing synthetic fabrics or wool since these materials can cause flare-ups.

 

Eczema can cause a lot of dryness and itching of the skin. The thing you need to realize, however, is that if you use the information you read here, you can take on the symptoms you have right away. Use this advice and worrying will be something you don't have to do.