If you’re an Eczema warrior, then the warmer weather might have you feeling worried about dryness, itchiness and flare ups. So let’s talk about how to care for your skin as the weather gets warmer.
First, let's talk about showers. We all know how amazing a steamy shower feels, but unfortunately, hot water can make your eczema symptoms worse. The heat can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. So, as the weather gets warmer, try to stick to lukewarm water and avoid taking long showers. Not only will this help your eczema but it'll also conserve water, and who doesn't love to be environmentally conscious?
Your skincare routine is super important in the warmer months, and we’ve got three words for you - Moisture, Moisture, Moisture. As the temperature rises it’s important to make sure that you’re using an Eczema friendly that helps to prevent Eczema flare ups, but also has soothing properties. Our favourite Rescue + Repair Balm does an excellent job of providing soothing therapy for your skin with its healing natural ingredients, whilst still providing the moisture you need for a hot summer’s day. www.daughtersofbotany.com
As the temperature rises, it's time to ditch those heavy fabrics and opt for something a little more breathable. Cotton and linen are your new best friends, while polyester and nylon can go kick rocks. These fabrics can irritate your skin, leading to itchiness and, you guessed it, more eczema flare-ups. So, keep it light and breezy, and your skin will thank you!
Ah, sunscreen, the ultimate skin-saver. As much as we all love soaking up the sun, it's important to protect our skin from harmful UV rays. Sun exposure can trigger eczema flare-ups, so make sure you're using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. And don't forget to rock that wide-brimmed hat! Not only will it protect your face from the sun, but it'll also give you that extra touch of sass that we all need in our lives.
Last but least, don’t forget to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out by drinking lots of water. When you’re dehydrated, your skin can become dry, itchy, and irritated - not ideal if you’re dealing with Eczema. So, drink up (preferably water) to help keep your skin hydrated and healthy.
So, there you have it, sone fun tips for caring for your eczema-prone skin during the warmer months. Remember, don't sweat the small stuff (literally!), and keep that skin healthy and glowing all year long.