4 Tips on How to Deal with Eczema
I am fortunate enough to have the genetics that allow my skin to stay break out free during my teenage years. I rarely get pimples on my face, back, or even chest area, so I am eternally grateful. Although I am lucky in that respect, I do have skin issues - like most people- that tend to take a toll on my self- esteem. No matter how perfect someone’s skin may look, most people have their days, hence why today I am going to talk about how I deal with my eczema breakouts.
1. Cool shower
When I first see an eczema break out beginning to arise, I immediately start to cool down my showers. I know you may have heard this many times before, but it is so important not to scorch your skin while showering. This causes irritation to your already inflamed skin and could further the breakout of eczema. Eczema is already the compromised- damaged- outer layer of skin, called your epidermis. The skin being compromised allows for moisture to escape, leading dry and itchy skin. Keeping your showers at 100 degrees Fahrenheit may feel great, but your skin is truly taking a beating.
Toner may seem scary to use in this case, but with the right ingredients, toner reduces the redness of the skin. You want to make sure your toner does not contain any alcohol because this will cause your skin to dry and become even more irritated. The toner should balance out the pH of your skin, reduce the redness/irritation, and hydrate. The Be The Skin Botanical Nutrition Power Toner contains ingredients such as royal jelly and glycerin that help to repair and hydrate my dry skin!
3. Snail Mask
I always reach for a mask when I am undergoing an eczema breakout, but one of my go-to masks is the Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro Gel Mask by Missha. Snail mucin works magic for dry skin by delivering extreme moisture! Every time I use this snail mucin mask, I always see an immediate improvement in the moisture as well as the texture of my skin.
* A quick side note, face masks are an affordable way to help treat skin concerns without splurging on high-end creams. They deliver nutrients to the skin and are extremely effective due to the fact they maintain contact with the skin for a long period of time! *
4. Moisturizer + Facial Oil
Finally, at night, I have been recently applying the Olivarrier Emollient Extra Comfort Cream and 100% Squalane facial oil. I decided to try out these two products after I had seen the results of those who had tested this product out on their eczema prone skin. I originally bought the oil and saw an immediate decrease in the presence of eczema. I also saw an increase in hydration of my skin through simply just the oil. I recently began to use both the moisturizer and oil in conjunction with each other. I used the moisturizer for the first time when I had another breakout and again, impressed with the results. The next day I immediately saw an extreme reduction in eczema on my skin as well as a dramatic change in the texture of my skin. It felt supple, smooth, and hydrated- what more can you ask for.
Ultimately, we all deal with behind the scene action regarding our skin. It is important to not let these changes control how confident you feel about yourself. The most you can do is take the best possible care of the skin that endures the most for you.
Thank you again for reading and I hope you can begin to feel more comfortable in your own skin:)