As we settle into the winter months, skin care becomes even more important. We moisturise more and adapt to new routines, hoping to preserve our skin tones. Those of use with eczema however, deal with winter at our own digression. While packing on lotion and hiding in long sleeved sweats can be a solution, we still deal with skin irritation, inflammation, and depending on the severity; skin discoloration.
For those readers who don’t know what eczema is, the exact cause of the condition is unknown. It’s thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body’s immune system to an irritant. Those who have eczema have very sensitive skin and the slightest ingredient in a skin care product can irritate the skin severely. Remember that eczema is a skin condition NOT a disease of any kind.
For those that deal with it, here are tips that can keep your skin moisturized and flourishing throughout the winter if you have eczema.