How To Treat Eczema In 4 Steps
Posted by Laura Rose in Body, Skin Care, Hands & Feet
For as long as I can remember I have had Eczema somewhere on my body. When I was a baby it was isolated to just my legs and arms but over the years it has gradually made its way to my hands and face, which isn't great when you're trying to achieve a flawless foundation base. I didn't grow out of it when I was a teenager, like a lot of people do, so I've come to accept that it's something I'll have to deal with forever. Sadly there is no cure for Eczema, just ways of staying on top of it and controlling those painful flare-ups.
I've put together some lifestyle tips and tricks that I've learned over the years for you to try out yourself.
I know it's probably pretty self-explanatory, but getting stressed does not do your skin any favours. When I get stressed I break out and my Eczema majorly flares up, which in turn stresses me out even more! Try to find a way to keep relaxed either through meditation, listening to calm music when you're feeling anxious, or even just having a friend you can talk to about it. Do what works best for you.
Not drinking enough water is something I'm guilty of almost on a daily basis. I either forget to have a drink, am too busy, or too lazy to get up. Try to up your water intake and you'll start to see an improvement in your skins overall health. A good way to do this is to make sure you always have a bottle of water with you, especially when you're out and about so you're not tempted to grab a coffee or fizzy drink instead. It will also save you a lot of money too!
My eczema is heavily linked to my allergies so during hayfever season it always gets worse. I take antihistamine tablets to help combat the itchy eyes and sneezing, and by doing so I've discovered that it helps to reduce the irritation on my skin too.
Using hand cream is so important especially during the cold winter months, I like Nutra Nails Moisturising Eczema Therapy, £3.99. Eczema suffers hands dry out really quickly and need to be constantly moisturised otherwise they are in danger of getting sore and cracking. Having a small tube of hand cream in your handbag and work desk drawer can make the world of difference when trying to stay on top of your Eczema.
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