Many people that have been suffering for years do find various ways of coping with eczema and we thought it would be good to share a few tips for those that are less experienced, as once you learn a few tips to cope with eczema it can become easier to live with.
Tips for Coping With Eczema
Controlling the itch
Eczema usually appears in early childhood and the hardest things to overcome are to stop our children from scratching, to find the trigger or even to find something that can prevent the itch. This is the battle and this is where it all starts you see, the itch is just too much to bare. As with anything trying to prevent it from even starting up is the best way.
We can’t say this enough, its very important to keep your skin moisturised at all times. Yes, it can be a pain to have to keep up a skincare routine for eczema, but less of a pain that having to suffer a flare up. You know when a flare-up is starting as you start to get a few dry itchy patches and already you are having to resist the urge to scratch, which is really difficult at night. However. hopefully using the correct moisturiser or cream daily you can prevent a eczema flare-up from even starting. Of course this helps if you also can avoid your triggers but keeping your skin moisturised is the first key to success.
Keep Hydrated Inside and Out
Its good also when getting in to the habit of a skincare routine, to also get into the habit of drinking lots of water.
Quick Warm Baths
Bathing is good but make sure your baths or showers are not too hot and that you don’t stay in them for too long, 10 minutes is a perfect time, just enough time to wash (with a natural soap) and then once you are out, pat yourself dry and apply you moisturiser. Baths are better than showers, as it soaps the skin better but a shower will suffice if that’s all there is.
This can apply in the summer and even the winter, as the temperature of our skin, sweat and hydration all can be factors. Our heating can dry out the air, so keep a window open and put on an extra jumper if you are cold.
Clothes and Laundry
Keep away from wool – try to wear cotton clothing, and wash the clothes with a non bio powder or liquid.
Eczema Skincare Routine
See our Skincare routine for eczema – follow this and these steps above and you should be well on your way to coping with eczema.
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