Learn about treating and preventing eczema, especially in the winter !
Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition and the cause of eczema is still unclear.
There are several different sub-types of eczema and the biggest one is Atopic Dermatitis.
It is typically being diagnosed already in childhood and the severity changes over the years.
In children it mainly appears on the cheeks, arms and tights and it comes along with high changes to suffer from hay fever or asthma.
In adults the hands and feet are most affected.
As said, the cause of Eczema is not known but believed to involve genetics, immune system dysfunction, environmental exposures, and difficulties with the permeability of the skin.
Another type of eczema is the “Winter Eczema”, which is common in countries with harsh winters.
It happens because the heating is drying the environment.
This causes a decrease in water content, which causes the dryness of the skin, which leads to scratching and eczema.
In order to prevent that, you need to deeply moisturize the skin.
The dryness appears mainly due to the heating but but washing with soaps, pollution and perfumed products increase its severeness.
The solution: moisturize!
Better use moisturizers with appropriate ingredients to treat these conditions such as Shea butter moisturizer.
Consult with your pharmacist or doctor regarding the best ingredient for your condition.
In addition, avoid hot water. Warm water is the best for your skin
The best trick:
When you are out of the bath, you’ve got 3 minutes to moisturize your skin.
In this clip, you’ll get some important advice straight from a dermatologist about how to prevent this condition in the cold winter months and all year long.