Do you have eczema? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, based on research we’ve done, it seems as though more than 31 million Americans suffer from issues that causes Eczema. The most common issue is having to deal with atopic dermatitis. I know many people out there are dealing with this condition on a daily basis. It’s embarrassing and problematic to say the least. While some people haven’t got a clue what it’s like to deal with this sin issue, far too many do.
Those that are dealing with this issue, we’ve got a list of things that might consider doing if you’re having trouble dealing with this. For those that might not completely understand this condition, I’m going to recommend that you read this page here –
Now, here’s what I set out to do, I want to share some things that every individual dealing with eczema should start doing. If you can’t do it daily, try every few days and at a minimum, weekly. While many of these things may not seem or sound ideal, you should give them a chance as they do make a difference.
Things You Must Do If You’re Struggling With Eczema
This is a short but powerful list of things that you should consider doing if you’re suffering from eczema. While there are thousands of things that you can and should do, this tiny list is where you should be putting your focus.
Avoid Too Much Soap Use
If you’re using soap, then you’ll want to use one that’s gentle and sensitive. If using soap daily, then please don’t over do it. What you might not know is that your skin naturally protects and produces a soap that helps keep your skin conditioned. Adding too many other soaps to the mix can only make matters worse. Keep the soap to a minimum.
Use Moisturizer (In A Tub)
Sounds strange but it makes a difference. If you’ve got eczema, then you’ll need something thicker than the traditional moisturizer which is easily dispensed via a pump dispenser. Thicker moisturizers are better for consumers suffering from this condition. No, I didn’t make that up. The National Eczema Association (aka NEA) even recommends thick moisturizers by Vaseline and CeraVe. Apply them after bathing and you’ll reap the rewards for years.
Use Coconut Oil
I’m not saying that this replaces everything, but it’s a godsend for many. Lots of eczema patients swear by this for the antibacterial properties and the anti inflammation properties. Try working it into your daily routine (if you’re not allergic to it) and see how things pan out. Read this article to learn more about coconut oil.
Control Your Stress
Did you know that high levels of stress can cause immune issues? They also cause eczema breakouts. So, if you’re unable to keep your mind stress free, then you’re not going to keep your skin free from eczema. If you’re not working out regularly, then you should start.
Take Food Notes
Start taking notes of your food intake and monitor what you eat. Simple as that and you’ll eventually know the ins and outs of what may be causing your eczema to show up. Some people find out that food triggers flare ups. Take notes and you might learn something.
Keep Showers Warm And Short
Don’t stay in the shower for too long. Doing so will do absolutely nothing good for your skin. On top of that, keep the water at lukewarm temps, nothing too hot or cold.
If you follow these tips and do as I’ve stated, I can almost guarantee you’ll either be ore comfortable dealing with your eczema or you’ll be able to control it and perhaps get rid of it!