3 Ways To Prevent Eczema

The root cause of eczema is still unknown to scientists, which can leave some of us feeling hopeless and, well, still itchy.

If you’re suffering from eczema, you’re likely to have an over-reactive immune system easily triggered by bodily processes and environmental factors.

Follow our 3 tips below on how to prevent eczema.


1.  Avoid Harsh Detergents or Scented Products

Detergents, soaps, shower gels, and other toiletries can irritate sensitive skin and cause inflammation. This is because they usually contain chemicals, and even though we love the smell, fragrances are unnatural to the skin.

To reduce the redness and itchiness, use hypoallergenic, scent-free products. We recommend monitoring your skin when introducing a new product into your routine. If symptoms continue or worsen, discontinue use.

2.  Avoid Inflammatory Foods

Certain foods and ingredients have inflammatory properties, which can cause eczema to flare up. Sometimes, eczema can be associated with foods that you’re allergic to. It’s important to detect foods that worsen your skin and remove them from your diet where possible.

To pinpoint the source of your eczema, try an elimination diet. Track your skin over a short period while taking note of everything that you eat. Pay close attention when eating foods with inflammatory effects, such as gluten, dairy, sugar, and red meats.

Drop products that seem to cause a flare-up for you and check for improvement. If your skin gets better, it’s likely that this particular food is your trigger. Consider an allergist if you’re struggling to identify the problem.

3.  Moisturize daily

Dry skin promotes the perfect conditions for eczema to thrive. Your skin is zapped of its natural moisture and becomes rough, tight, and brittle – which makes it prone to irritation.

Use a moisturizer twice daily, which is suitable for sensitive skin to retain positive moisture levels.

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