It’s National Eczema Week and we’re sharing our top tips on caring for eczema-prone skin. Eczema is a skin condition characterised by dry, cracked, itchy and sore skin. In the UK, this common skin condition affects 1 in 4 of us, yet we can each be triggered by different things such as soap, jewellery, even cold weather.
Whether your eczema symptoms are mild or severe, there are several precautions you can take to ease areas of dryness and inflammation. Discover our top 5 tips for caring for eczema-prone skin for some much needed TLC.
Place cold compresses on the affected areas
Cold compresses can provide fast relief to areas of inflammation. The coolness helps numb the skin, helping ease itching and soreness, whilst also reducing swelling. Many sufferers of eczema in our community recommend this for some short-term relief.
Keep the area moisturised
Itchiness is caused by intense dryness. Keeping your skin moisturised will not only help ease itching, but also prevent the skin from cracking or breaking. Using a rich, nourishing moisturiser like our Caring Skin Fix will restore moisture back into the skin’s surface, whilst also masking the area and allowing it to repair.
Drink lots of water
Drinking water is absolutely essential in keeping your skin healthy and protected. Our skin cells are made up of water, and therefore keeping them hydrated is vital for functioning well. Paired with a strong moisturising routine, eczema-prone skin is kept nourished and healthy.
Take time to de-stress
Stress is a very common cause of eczema flare-ups. We all manage stress in different ways; whether it’s getting an early night, unwinding with a book, or taking a long bath, ensuring you take some time to relax and recuperate will have a positive impact on your skin. We recommend using our Day & Night Treatment before bed as a way of unwinding. Simply massage the products into any problem areas and wake up with rejuvenated skin.
Get to know your triggers
Our skin is unique, and responds to certain reactants in different ways. You can speak to your GP or Dermatologist to help understand what may be causing your eczema flare-ups. They can perform different tests to help pinpoint your individual triggers. Many people keep a log of what they have touched before experiencing symptoms to gain a thorough understanding of their condition.
All our skincare products have been formulated for sensitive skin. If you’re particularly sensitive to fragrances, shop our unfragranced range of products – each Consultant Dermatologist approved for hypersensitive and eczema-prone skin.Shop for sore, dry skin