Tips for Eczema Relief: No Itchy, Red Skin this Winter

Eczema relief during the fall and winter months is one of the most topical issues in skincare blogging.

Dry, itchy, scaly, flaking, inflamed skin are common symptoms of eczema. And sometimes it is hard to know what eczema treatment is right for you or your child. And, honestly, what cosmetic product, cleanser, or lotion really works for the red, drier, often blotchy, and rash covered skin is such a common question that it deserves to be answered every winter. 

So I took to instagram to track a few posts of people who are dermatologists or who suffer from eczema and these are their tips for surviving outbreaks in the drier, harsher winter months.

So here are 3 tips!

1. Dr. Jenny Liu, Dermatologist, from Derm.Talk on instagram says, for the fall and winter season, you should swap out skincare basics such as cleansers and moisturisers for different ones  that are suitable for the cold and harsh climate. And, this also applies to everyone in general. Dr. Liu says to also remember that eczema sometimes requires prescription medicine, so check in with your dermatologist, if your skin ailments becomes overwhelming.

2. Another thing to keep in mind is that your red, itchy, inflamed rash on your forearms, eyelids, pads of your fingers could be triggered by an allergic reaction. An allergic reaction to ingested food or drinks or even reaction to a bite or dust mites can spark a build up of histamine in the blood and histamine intolerance.

Seasonal allergies occur even in the winter months — if you eat histamine-rich food or drinks, in addition to runny nose and congestion, headaches, or asthma attacks, you may experience hives, itchy or flushed skin, red eyes, and facial swelling. And these allergies may occur in the Fall and Winter months too. For example, my allergy to walnut blossoms come late August, early Fall, and it causes itchy skin and eyes.

According to Tammy Anderson, it is necessary to do allergy tests to decipher exactly what may be triggering your histamine intolerance and to seek out long term relief by eliminating those foods from your diet. Tammy Anderson says high histamine foods aren't causing your histamine intolerance, but rather that you react to those foods because of histamine intolerance. Find out more from her here. https://instagram.com/tamyanderson_fdn?utm_medium=copy_link

3. And finally, over the winter why not work on reversing eczema damage left behind on your face, legs, arms, whole body. Want to clear away the splotchy, scarred skin left behind from eczema outbreak? Turmeric! Using products with turmeric can help reduce inflammation, hyperpigmentation, splotchiness, and leave behind glowing, blemish acne-free skin.

Lahbco posts a lot on food and drinks that can make you look and feel good and has provided a recipe for a warm turmeric drink in the form of ginger turmeric tea which is said to reduce inflammation, help to promote skin healing, and reveal glowing skin. Find the tea recipe at https://www.instagram.com/p/CQdx-2ohj3F/?utm_medium=copy_link

And of course, you can also find soothing Turmeric products from cleansers to skin-repair Moisturisers on our Selfcare Skinfood Workshop. Some are available here:
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