WHAT TRIGGERS ECZEMA

Although there are many triggers that cause eczema and it differs with each person,  highly common irritants include fragrances, formaldehyde and sulphates which are found in everyday products like skincare, soap, shampoo etc.  If you are a eczema sufferer then these are sure to ensure a flare up

HOW TO AVOID ECZEMA OUTBREAKS

Although eczema is a chronic skin condition for most, it is possible to reduce the frequency of outbreaks and with the right management, the long term effects can be very successful. To help prevent outbreaks, make sure your skin is properly moisturised, even when not irritated - this is so very important.  Apply a moisturiser after your shower and whenever you feel the need.  It’s very important, however, to use cool or lukewarm water rather than hot water which can further irritate your skin.

WHAT MOISTURISER SHOULD I USE FOR MY ECZEMA

Eczema can be worsened or improved by your approach to skincare. Appropriate care makes the difference between feeling frustrated and feeling in control.  Hydration is key to avoiding and managing flare ups but the right moisturiser is imperative.

Avoid artificial fragrances and chemicals rather opting for an emollient rich balm based moisturiser.  Balms are "occlusive" moisturisers, meaning they form a second skin that locks in hydration.  Balms also contain ingredients that help improve the health of your skin's own barrier.