As summer turns to fall, it may be a good time for a skin care reboot. For most, fall means corn mazes, pumpkin patches and football games, but for those suffering from eczema, the sun, wind, and a few unhealthy snacks can act as triggers for eczema flares. People with eczema already have a hard time retaining moisture in their skin, so it's even more important in drier weather to maintain a good skin care routine that includes lots of bathing and moisturizing. Below are 7 tips to help you relieve your dry skin and focus on enjoying all this season has to offer.
7 Tips to Relieve Dry Skin This Fall:
- Bathe daily to remove bacteria and dead skin cells. It’s also a wonderful way to relax and really soak in some moisture. If your child has eczema, a bath is a perfect opportunity to bond while you read them a book or talk about their day. Bonus Tip: Try one of our 5 baths for eczema for additional relief.
- Apply an emollient moisturizer, such as Vaniply Ointment for Eczema, immediately to damp skin after bathing and gently toweling off. When applied to damp skin, emollients seal in the moisture and provide an artificial barrier that can prevent water loss and keep out other allergens and irritants.
- Try not to let skin air dry as this can increase dryness in the skin. If your baby or child has eczema on their face, a gentle cleansing after eating or drinking and applying an emollient right after can help prevent chapped skin around the lips and on cheeks.
- Use a humidifier as the air in your house will start to get drier. If you're using a humidifier that's been stored, it's important to make sure it was cleaned and stored properly before using again.
- Choose anti-inflammatory foods when possible. If you or your child is going to be exposed to dry air, wind, and the sun, try to keep the diet free of eczema triggers.
- For eczema on hands, try our eczema gloves, designed specifically to relieve ezcema on hands while you sleep. Also, apply moisturizer throughout the day after washing to avoid drying out the skin unintentionally.
- Prepare for changing weather conditions with layers of soft clothing. Look for clothing made with soft fabrics such as Modal® and TENCEL® and 100% cotton. Wool and some artificial fabrics such as polyester can irritate sensitive skin. All of our specifically designed eczema clothing and wraps are zinc free, dye free, and chemical free.
Please remember information on our blog is not designed or meant to replace a physician’s advice. Always consult your doctor about your medical conditions. AD RescueWear does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.