Eczema sufferers are no stranger to the frustrating red, itchy patches that show up on the skin despite best efforts to prevent them. Eczema is a chronic skin condition that makes skin red and itchy due to inflammation. While the direct cause of eczema is unknown, there are certain triggers that can lead to flare-ups. When it comes to managing symptoms, there are some reliable, natural ways to combat these eczema flares. On this month’s blog, TriDerma is here to share some of our favorite ways to ditch the itch from an eczema flare-up.
1. Avoid Certain Foods
Though eczema is not an allergic reaction to food or environment, a large number of people who struggle with eczema also struggle with food allergies. So, while allergies are not a direct cause, they can be a trigger to ignite an eczema flare-up. The best way to avoid this would be to eat a healthy diet that avoids any personal and common food allergies. Dairy milk, eggs, gluten, nuts and shellfish are the most common allergies associated with eczema. Minimizing or eliminating these foods from your diet may be a step towards reducing eczema flare-ups.
2. Soak in a Soothing Bath
The underlying issue with eczema is the skin becoming extremely dry, leading to flare-ups and itchiness. One of the most effective ways to soothe dry skin is through bathing and moisturizing. To calm the itch from your eczema, soak in a warm bath for 10-15 minutes, then thoroughly moisturize the skin as soon as you get out. In order to increase the benefits of a bath, add colloidal oatmeal to the water. This fine oatmeal powder will give the skin an extra layer of protection while also soothing the itch.
3. Address Underlying Causes of Stress
Research shows that stress can cause eczema symptoms to flare. As the symptoms flare up, your skin will grow itchy and irritated. This is why it is important to reduce the initial stress that may be leading to eczema flares. Some natural methods of relieving stress include meditation, regular exercise and a consistent sleep schedule.
4. Use Natural, Non-Irritating Skincare Products
TriDerma’s Eczema Fast Healing cream contains essential healing botanicals, vitamins and AP4 Aloe Vera Complex. This rich cream also contains colloidal oatmeal, the same ingredient that is a soothing addition to a bath. Since one of the underlying issues with eczema is extremely dry skin, it is important to implement hydrating products into your everyday skin routine. Beyond just moisturizing, the cream also works to soothe current flare-ups so you can ditch the itch as soon as possible.
Eczema flare-ups can be frustrating and persistent, so it is important to establish a routine that will keep your symptoms under control. For more skincare tips and healing products, check out TriDerma online at triderma.com.