Suffering From Eczema? These Tips Will Help You Combat The Flare Ups!
We know the struggle—here are tried and tested tips on how to manage this skin condition.
People who have eczema know the real struggle of fighting flare ups—that irritating itch we just can’t shake off, dry scaly patches that are tempting to peel off, and the unsightly redness on the skin's surface.
Sadly, there’s no known cure for eczema yet. Those who suffer from this skin condition can only do so much, but it doesn't mean it could hinder us from having healthy skin completely!
The key to keeping eczema at bay is knowledge and proper maintenance. This state is oftentimes hereditary, so if you find yourself with flare ups, it’s probably passed on from either side of your family. It’s your immune system going against you, so to speak.
It could be tedious to combat its unpredictability, as flare ups can attack any time of the day. On the recent launch of Bepanthen’s products here in the Philippines, a brand that aims to empower people living with sensitive skin, they shared their goal to empower people to take charge of their own skin, and their life. Check out these doable tips we learned from the launch, on how to manage eczema-prone skin can be a breeze:
1. Find out what triggers your eczema.
It is an allergy, after all, thus certain allergens can cause the attack. Some common triggers are the environment you're in, pollution, dust and pollen, as well as stress, and specific types of food. Once you discover what stimulates the flare ups, avoid or minimize contact with or consumption of your allergen.
2. Follow a regimen that works.
When your skin is sensitive, you need to be careful with the products that you apply to it. Harsh soaps can be drying, which may cause your skin to go haywire because of lack of moisture. Be kind to your skin and use gentler soaps and formulas. Sweat can also induce a flare up, so make sure to wipe off and clean and apply hydrating creams on the area. After a bath, it’s also recommended to air dry or pat your body dry instead of rubbing off the excess water.
3. Use a product that works.
With Bepanthen finally available in the country, another aid for eczema has come to our rescue. Their newest products, the Bepanthen Itch Relief Cream and Bepanthen SensiDaily Moisturizer, are specially developed to assist in the healing process of damaged skin. The Itch Relief Cream calms irritated skin in a natural way with a unique formula that helps stabilize the skin barrier. Containing ceramides, natural lipids, and dexpanthenol, it’s proven to relieve itchiness 30 minutes after application. Meanwhile, the SensiDaily Moisturizer strengthens the skin barrier and provides long-lasting hydration. Made with Prebiotics, glycerin, natural oils, and vitamin B3, the product keeps skin eczema flare-free for up to three months.
4. Talk to your dermatologist.
The most important thing in our list is consultation with your doctor. It is still a fool-proof move to take. When diagnosed with eczema, your dermatologist will be able to prescribe and recommend remedies and a certain kind of lifestyle to follow. Be open and listen to the orders and soon enough, managing this skin condition shouldn’t be a life-long challenge anymore.