While managing eczema in the winter can be challenging, there are some tips that can help alleviate symptoms and prevent flare-ups:
• Embrace Oatmeal Baths:
Oatmeal is a natural anti-inflammatory and skin soother. Add a cup of colloidal oatmeal to your lukewarm bath and soak for 15-20 minutes. Pat your skin dry gently and follow up with a Obvs Skincare's Organic Naked Moisturiser.
• Incorporate Probiotics:
Probiotics can help strengthen the gut microbiome, which plays a role in skin health. Consider adding probiotic supplements or probiotic-rich foods like yogurt, kefir, and kimchi to your diet.
• Manage Stress:
Stress can worsen eczema symptoms. Practice stress-reducing techniques like yoga, meditation, or deep breathing exercises to promote relaxation.
• Avoid Harsh Soaps and Detergents:
Harsh chemicals can irritate sensitive skin. Use fragrance-free, mild soaps like Obvs Skincare's Organic Oat Soap and detergents for laundry and personal care.
• Protect Your Skin from Dry Air:
Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air, especially in your bedroom. Wear gloves when going outside to protect your hands from the cold and dry air.
• Consider Supplements:
Supplements like vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and zinc may support skin health and reduce eczema symptoms. Consult your doctor before starting any new supplements.
• Dress in Layers:
Avoid scratchy fabrics like wool and polyester. Instead, opt for soft, breathable materials like cotton. Dress in layers to regulate your body temperature and prevent overheating.
Remember, these tips are not a substitute for medical advice. Consult your dermatologist or GP for personalised treatment recommendations.