Understanding the Summer-Eczema Connection
Summer brings a unique set of challenges for eczema sufferers. The combination of heat, sweat, and sun can exacerbate symptoms, making management crucial. Recent studies have shown that UV rays can cause inflammation in the skin layers, affecting the skin's natural barrier. This can lead to increased water loss and make the skin more susceptible to irritants, thereby worsening eczema symptoms.
Expert Tip: Opt for mineral-based sunscreens that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, as they are less likely to irritate sensitive skin.
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The Role of Humidity and Sweat
Contrary to popular belief, humidity can either be a friend or foe for eczema sufferers. While it can help keep the skin moist, excessive humidity can lead to increased sweating. Sweat contains salt and other minerals that can irritate eczema-prone skin.
Expert Tip: Use a hygrometer to monitor indoor humidity levels and aim for a range between 40-60%.
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Dietary Adjustments for Summer
Your diet plays an essential role in managing eczema, especially during summer. Foods rich in quercetin, a natural antihistamine found in apples, berries, and onions, can help reduce inflammation. On the other hand, avoid foods that can trigger flare-ups, such as dairy and processed foods high in sugar and sodium.
Expert Tip: Incorporate Omega-3 fatty acids into your diet. They have anti-inflammatory properties that can help manage eczema symptoms.
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Advanced Skincare Routine
Summer calls for a revised skincare routine. Opt for lighter, non-greasy moisturisers that contain ceramides. Ceramides help restore the skin's natural barrier. Also, consider products with glycyrrhetinic acid, an ingredient known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Expert Tip: Use a cold compress post sun-exposure to reduce inflammation and itching. Make sure to follow it up with a moisturiser to lock in hydration.
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