How To Deal With Problem Skin With Eczema

By Melissa Peters

Eczema can be quite uncomfortable. Still, you don't have to try and just grin and bare it. The tips found here can help you take control of the situation. Continue ahead to learn about solid tips that will help you effectively deal with eczema.

Part of dealing with eczema is choosing an appropriate outfit. This can be important for your comfort. You should opt for loose-fit clothes that are made from fabrics like cotton. Wool is not a fabric choice that sensitive skin likes. Made sure you wash any new clothes in mild detergent, and rinse them twice before you even wear them.

When you're picking out a sunscreen you should get something that says it's PABA-free. This is an ingredient that is known to irritate the skin and cause eczema to flare-up. You should also carefully read the ingredient list even though the sunscreen says it is PABA-free. If you can't find a PABA-free sunscreen that you like, then speak to your doctor about the options you have available.

Make sure your nails are well-groomed. While you likely understand that you shouldn't scratch, you might actually do it while you are sleeping. Scratching can make your rash worse. Also, keep your nails clean to help avoid infection.

When picking moisturizers, consider using ointments. They are typically better than lotions and such because they lock moisture into the skin. Lotions and other creams you might be using aren't going to provide this soothing relief. Ointments can really improve the surface of your skin.

Use moisturizer often. This is a great way to stop flare ups. After you bathe, moisturize immediately. Make sure the product you use is free of unnatural additives, fragrances, and chemicals. Those ingredients could cause the skin to become irritated. Creams and lotions with a thick texture work best.

A warm bath can relieve the itching associated with eczema. The water needs to be tepid. Sprinkle some oatmeal or baking soda into your bath to soothe your skin. Also, you can add bleach to get rid of bacteria.

There are often triggers that cause eczema, and you need to figure out what they are. Soaps, perfumes, detergents, and many other things can promote flareups, so know those culprits! Stress and excessive perspiration can also be to blame. Once you figure out the trigger(s), avoid them whenever possible.

Try using ointments when you moisturize. They tend to be better than other products for soothing eczema because they seal in moisture with a protective layer. Creams and lotions aren't going to do this. That's why ointments work better for eczema rashes.

Put your moisturizer on when the skin is damp. Your skin soaks in moisture while it is damp. Use a towel to blot your skin so it stays damp and maintains its natural oils. Then, put your moisturizer on. Doing this within three minutes after a bath can help skin stay moisturized and smooth.

You know how annoying this serious condition can be if you have personally dealt with. Maybe you just need some new information on how to handle this condition. Hopefully, you have found all you need in this article.

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