Does fall and winter usually equal itchy skin for you?
It's National Eczema Week, a great time to brush up on expert advice on taking care of your skin as we head into colder months.
Here are top anti-eczema tips from the experts at Dermalex to help you outsmart your skin--and the weather-- this year.
- Establish what might trigger your eczema flare-ups. Once you know the triggers, you can try to avoid them. For example, certain foods, fabrics, soaps, or detergents can be culprits.
- Avoid overzealous central heating indoors, which can dry the skin and trigger eczema flare-ups.
- Take lukewarm baths and showers using mild soap or non-soap cleanser.
- Dehydration can make skin appear dry and wrinkles look more apparent. Make sure you drink the recommended eight glasses of water a day to keep skin looking supple.
- Layers of clothing and a scarf are great ways to shield your face from the elements, but some materials can be irritating and worsen skin conditions. Be wary of wool and nylon, which are among the main offenders.
- Keep your fingernails short to help keep any scratching from breaking the skin.