Are you a sufferer of Eczema? If so it may surprise you to know that you can gain considerable relief from it just by a few changes to your everyday lifestyle. I've laid out some tips below, so put them into place today to start getting ahead!
Many people will say the worst part of Eczema is the itching. Well here's some news, if you keep your skin moisturized enough you can all but eliminate that pesky itch. The key is to moisturize regularly, and at the correct times. Ideally, twice a day after bathing or showering would be perfect. The reason it's done after bathing is so you can seal some of the moisture from the bath or shower into your skin. To do this, lightly dab yourself with a very soft towel, leaving the skin slightly damp, then apply the moisturizer directly to the damp skin. It's a little tougher to work it all in, but it's certainly worth the extra effort.
Improve Your Diet!
Your diet and the food you eat play a huge role in how Eczema is able to attack your body. In short, if you are able to eat more of the foods that aid regeneration of your skin, your skin will be able to regenerate better, and this extra regeneration can really help eliminate your Eczema. As a general rule for this, big salads with lots of greenery are very good. Also, bear in mind that foods with a high acid content have been directly linked to increased Eczema. It's well worth seeing a dietician to get some tips on how to reduce this, and even taking some supplements to reduce or neutralize this. Kelp supplements can be perfect, as they are very high in alkali and will neutralize the acid very naturally.
Many people amaze me by complaining about Eczema and then doing all the things they shouldn't do, all the time making it worse. You can beat Eczema by being smart. Avoid itchy clothing-woolens are definitely out, and try to find clothing only of the softest 100% cotton. Also avoid perfumes and scents of any kind, especially applied directly to the skin. It's also possible for the scenting agents in your detergents and toiletries to have a negative effect, so you may want to take the time to find some natural products which are not scented.
Take care of your skin!
Keep your skin well hydrated all the time, by drinking plenty of water. If you are going to be in the sun, use plenty of the appropriate strength sunblock. It sounds obvious, but carrying a small bottle of sunblock with you at all time can prevent those "accidental" sunburn occasions, which can obviously have terrible consequences with Eczema.
You really can find some great Eczema relief if you apply the tips above. Eczema is a real curse in anyone's life, but fighting back and fighting smart can have some real benefits.