6 TIPS TO MANAGE ECZEMA UNDER CONTROL IN HOT WEATHER
As many as 15% to 20% of people experience eczema or another form of dermatitis at some way. If your skin is dry, red and itchy, you might have eczema (atopic dermatitis). It’s a common skin condition that isn’t contagious. You may have high risk in experiencing eczema if you have asthma or allergies. There are treatments that manage symptoms, but there’s no cure. Below is the tips on how to manage eczema under control:
1. Keep your skin moist.
Dermatologists said that the best way to keep skin from flaring and dehydrated is to put on head-to-toe moisture regularly, even three or more times a day when it’s very dry. To avoid any potentially irritating ingredients, since eczema skin is the most sensitive skin. Creams are a good choice if you don't like the greasy feel of an ointment. They have the second highest amount of oil. They can also seal in moisture. JOYLEE® Rejuvenate Repair Cream employs extra-gentle, fragrance-free and alcohol-free formula to soothe your skin, so it works for your entire family from age 0 on up.
2. Drink plenty of water.
Drinking lots of water is always a good rule to follow daily, especially those with eczema skin. Skin is your largest body organ, so drink more water to keep your skin hydrated, hence it turns out resilient skin. Besides, eat more food and veggies with high water content, such as watermelon, cucumbers, strawberries and more, if your little one is reluctant to drink water.
3. Wear comfortable clothes.
Wearing clothing made of natural fabric like cotton or soft linen, are better choices for people living with eczema. Wool can sometimes irritate because of the coarse nature of the fibers. Synthetic fabrics like polyester contain tiny fibers that may in fact cause significant irritation to the skin, even though they feel smooth to the hand. Apart from that, pure cotton, silk, and bamboo tend to be more eczema-friendly. Also, comfortable and loose clothing helps you to stay comfortable all day long during hot and dry weather.
4. Do not rub it.
If you are having eczema, please do not rub it with your hand as you may make the itch and your eczema worse. You can try to pat it with a soft towel after bathing, because sometimes a rough towel hurts your eczema too. Also, try mirror scratching, when the itch is on just your left arm, look into a mirror and focus on your reflection's left arm, which is actually your right. Scratch there as you watch, and your brain gets the message that your eczema itch was taken care of.
5. Fill up the humidifier.
Place a humidifier in your room may help to manage your eczema under control as it actually adds moisture back into dry air, skin will feel better and retain moisture. But the thing is you need to make sure that your humidifier is clean regularly and use distilled water to fill it up for better results.
6. Don’t stress.
Stress sometimes may cause eczema flaring up. This both have a strong connection when the anxiety level is up once people stress especially in the current situation of Covid-19 hits us hard. While ‘not being stressed” is easy to say but hard to do. Hence, dermatologists prove that taking deep breaths can help both kids and adults reset and release some of that tension.
As eczema is hitting lots of people in this hot weather, we wish to bring our best solution for those who in need.