Winter is a beautiful time of the year – Christmas, snow for northern states, and the closing chapter of a year. For 2020, I think we can all agree that we’re very excited for it to be over and for 2021 to offer some much needed relief from the wild ride this year has caused us. For someone with eczema though, winter can be a painful time to have an eczema flare-up.
Eczema is a skin condition that causes a scaly, dry, and itchy rash on top of the skin. And when the temperature drops, the more at risk you are for having triggers turning on left, right, and center. Let’s find out how to avoid eczema flare ups during winter, shall we?
Eczema Treatments During Winter
Eczema can be so bad that the itching can keep someone with the skin condition up at night and not sleep. We’ve all lost plenty of sleep this year with the pandemic, so finding some peace and quiet at night shouldn’t be that hard to achieve. While there are many triggers of eczema and no known cure has been found for it, there’s a few different treatment options to help with the symptoms and itchiness.
First and foremost, you can consult any dermatologist when you spot the onset of eczema, though sometimes people ignore the starting stage as just a simple rash or skin irritation.
What are the symptoms of eczema to look out for? These are some of them and to watch out for on yourself or children:
- Severe itching heightened at night
- Dry, scaly patches varying from red to brownish-gray in color on the skin
- Small, raised bumps which can leak fluid and scab over if scratched too much
- Thick, dry, cracked, and scaly skin
- Sensitive skin that looks raw
Apparently, half of the children with eczema can develop asthma or hay fever too. These health problems are certainly not something to be desired on top of an incurable skin condition, especially in our young ones. Eczema treatment options are plenty and vary from staying hydrated, avoiding hot baths as this can flare up the sensitive skin and irritate the rash, changing detergents, avoiding fragrance, and even changing your diet. Taking vitamins to help nourish your skin is also advised, along with using a humidifier rather than a heating system in your home. Heat is an activator for eczema, so the balancing act during winter is a fine one.
Eczema Creams That Work
The main product for treating eczema above all else are tailored eczema creams. These are made with eczema in mind and are given as a treatment for the skin rash. The problem with store bought or drug store eczema cream is that they are usually manufactured with cheap, chemical-filled ingredients. Of course, they will have beneficial ingredients, though most likely not natural and can, in the end, do more harm than good. (They’re also placed low on the ingredients list, meaning they won’t be very effective.)
Most people treating eczema in the last 100 years have stuck with the staples of hydrocortisone creams and the old classic oatmeal baths. There are also the go-to Aveeno and Eucerin body lotions, the first which uses petroleum and the latter with mineral oil – serious skin care no-nos. These other ingredients can counteract the active colloidal oat ingredient in them, effectively reversing the benefits of it for eczema.
However, with skin care turning more and more natural in recent years, the world is finally realizing that clean, from the Earth, natural ingredients are the way to go. Why would you want to use man-made ingredients on your delicate skin anyway?
Wild Natural's Eczema Cream
Wild Natural’s has a whole line of eczema skin care and hair products to help ease and give your skin relief from the itchy rash.
Our body cream for eczema is enriched with aloe vera, shea butter, manuka honey, and cehami flower extract (to name a few)! There are plenty of vitamins and minerals in it too, so your skin is protected, nourished and bathed in ingredients that naturally soothe and quench your dry skin. It’s also pH balanced and will soak right into your sensitive skin without leaving that greasy feeling like other body creams. No waiting to put your clothes on and have your body lotion smeared right off!
At Wild Naturals, we pride ourselves on using natural and organic ingredients, which are vital to your skin and hair’s health. We have also ensured that there are no fragrances, preservatives, dyes, petroleum, mineral oil or parabens in any of our products! We want to help you have beautiful, healthy skin and hair, even with eczema – and at an affordable price! Check out our store today for your ultimate eczema relief.