Dealing With Eczema in Fall and Winter

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Eczema flare-ups can happen any time of year, but fall and winter throw some extra eczema triggers into the mix. If you’re struggling with keeping your skin calm and comfortable as the weather cools, follow these helpful tips for restoring health to your eczema-prone skin.

Turn Down the Temp
Indoor heating and hot water can both trigger eczema flare-ups. These sources of heat over-dry the skin and can make the itching, burning, and dryness of eczema much worse.

Instead of bathing in hot water, turn the temperature down to a more tepid level. Similarly, instead of heating your house to comfort, opt for heavier clothing and blankets instead. These tips will also cut down on utilities costs during the fall and winter seasons!

Stay Hydrated
It’s easy to meet your water intake goals during spring and summer when the heat serves as a reminder, but it’s just as important to stay hydrated during cooler months — especially for those with dry skin and conditions like eczema.

Remember to get at least 64-ounces of water per day. It’s true that other liquids like tea, milk, juice, etc. can count toward fluid intake goals, but nothing does the trick for your body and skin just like pure H2O.

Moisturize When You Brush
If you’re the type to moisturize only after bathing, it’s time to change those habits. A good way to remember to moisturize eczema-prone skin is to apply your skin care moisturizer when you brush your teeth every morning and evening.

By focusing on moisturizing skin with ATOPALM at least twice a day, you’ll be ensuring that your skin has continuous protection against over-drying while MLE actually works to heal the skin itself. It’s like applying a full-service crew to your skin, and you don’t want to miss a shift!

Following these very easy steps will go a long way toward keeping eczema-prone skin happy and healthy all season long.

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