Eczema can be an aggressive skin condition and if left untreated, can become out of control and render the sufferer a hospital case. If you have eczema, the chances are, you will have had a severe dose at some point or another and in general, find it hard to clear your skin. Following are 2 simple tips to help you begin clearing your eczema.
Eczema can be defined as a set of allergies that cause the skin to erupt, inflame and become itchy. A high percentage of eczema sufferers have eczema due to contact eczema. This type of eczema means that the skin becomes irritated when it comes into contact with something it is allergic to. Furthermore, these substances are usually the same across the board and are usually quite easy to ascertain.
The most common substances that cause eczema are:
Dust & dust mites
Cleaning detergent chemicals
Perfumes and perfumed products
Animal hair and dander
To make the first steps to clearing your skin, you have to find out what causes YOUR eczema. Start by keeping a close eye on when your eczema flares and what you have touched. Keep a note over a period of a few months and you should start to notice the same allergenic substances and skin reactions appearing. Now you can avoid these substances. To help completely clear your eczema, you will have to become hyper-vigilant about what you touch, eat and otherwise come into contact with continually, in order to get the full range of your allergenic list.
After a period of around 3-4 months, you should have covered almost every situation where an allergic response would arise, so at this point you will be well on your way to avoiding contact eczema completely.
The next step to rid your body of eczema is to avoid stress where possible. Another very common cause of eczema is down to stress and lack of sleep. Many people who have never had eczema in their life can develop it, at any age, due to high levels of stress in their lives. This could be down to taking school/university exams, grief, moving home, divorce or separation and any number of other stressful life events.
If you are very stressed and find that your eczema has appeared again or worsened, you can take these steps to reduce stress and eliminate your eczema.
– Take a bath every night adding lavender oil to the water (moisturize your skin well afterwards)
– Instead of watching television before going to bed, read a book or listen to soothing music
– Try not to leave loose ends before going to bed. Make sure you have sorted out a “things to do” list so you won’t stay awake thinking about what you need to do or how you are going to do it.
Life can get very stressful at times and the last thing you need, is to have to deal with eczema as well. Follow these calming tips and you should be well on your way to dealing with eczema inducing stress.