Whether you’re hitting the town with your besties or prepping for date night, no one wants to worry about an unexpected eczema flare-up. At FREEDOM Naturals®, we want you to feel confident in your own skin. That’s why on today’s blog, we’re rounding up our top 5 ways to combat eczema flare-ups.
- Use a Humidifier When You Sleep
If you have eczema, you know that dry air only makes your skin feel worse. Try using a humidifier while you sleep! Keeping skin moist throughout the night will strengthen your skin’s protective barrier keeping allergens out, which can prevent those pesky flare-ups.
- Stick to an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Eating anti-inflammatory foods can help reduce the amount of eczema flare-ups you experience. Look for foods that contain quercetin, which is a plant-based antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. Some foods high in quercetin include apples, cherries, broccoli and kale.
- Manage Your Stress and Anxiety
When we experience stressful situations, our body produces a stress hormone called cortisol. Unfortunately, too much cortisol in the body can suppress the immune system and cause the skin to become inflamed. Although maintaining stress levels isn’t always easy, it’s an essential part of combating eczema flare-ups.
- Find Eczema-Friendly Clothing
If you’re prone to eczema flare-ups, you may want to consider checking the tag on your favorite outfit. Synthetic fabrics such as rayon, polyester and spandex can cause skin to become itchy and irritated. Cotton clothing is a great, natural option for people who suffer from eczema. Of course, every condition is different, so some trial and error may be needed to figure out which fabric works best for your skin.
- Lather up With Colloidal Oatmeal
This mighty oat can help ease eczema itching by soothing and moisturizing the skin. If a flare-up arises, try pouring colloidal oatmeal into your next bath. Or, better yet, incorporate it into your daily skincare routine! FREEDOM Naturals® Eczema Power Ointment contains the earth’s best ingredients, including colloidal oatmeal for quick and powerful eczema relief.
At FREEDOM Naturals®, we believe that when you feel confident in yourself and your skin, you have the power to accomplish anything. Whether you suffer from occasional skin irritation or a severe eczema condition, we’re committed to creating botanical-based products that you can count on. For more information on our Eczema Power Ointment and other natural products, visit www.freedomnaturals.com.