Do you or your kids suffer from eczema? 30 million Americans, adults and kids alike suffer daily from the itching, scaling, redness, rashes, and sensitive skin that are all symptoms of eczema. It is no fun and left untreated, it can be quite painful and lead to rough, dry skin.
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Break the Eczema Cycle with AVEENO
My husband and kids all suffer from eczema but the good news is that with continual care, eczema can be managed. This time of year is awful for those suffering with eczema, dry, irritated skin seems to show up out of nowhere.
We caught my daughter’s flareup early on but you can see how her hands are dry and red. This is nothing like it use to be when we didn’t have consistent management for her skin, they use to bleed and hurt a LOT.
Break the Eczema Cycle – Moisturize
Since we started using AVEENO Eczema Therapy Collection several years ago, we have been able to break the eczema cycle before it gets to the damaged, inflamed state.
My daughter uses just a small portion of AVEENO Eczema Therapy cream several times daily to keep her eczema under control and her hands soft and sweet like they should be.
I have always been a fan of AVEENO for my sensitive skin. It is my go-to cream year round. AVEENO creams are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic which is a must for anyone with sensitive skin, but especially for those with eczema.
I like the AVEENO Eczema Therapy collection because it uses the power of ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients to soothe dry skin. The natural colloidal oatmeal helps care for the main symptoms of eczema: itch, roughness, dryness, and irritation.
This eczema collection was developed by leading dermatologist and even has been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance to effectively soothe skin with eczema.
It keeps my daughter’s hands calm, smooth, and clear so she doesn’t end up with rough, dry, irritated skin anymore.
A great time to moisturize your skin is after bath time when your skin is still moist, AVEENO will lock in the moisture.
Break the Eczema Cycle with Colloidal Oatmeal Bath
I have tried making my own homemade version of an oatmeal bath several times with different recipes. Between grinding down the oatmeal and adding ingredients like milk, honey, and oils, all I ended up with was unhappy kids sitting in oatmeal and a ton of sediment at the bottom of the bathtub in the end.
That is why I now use AVEENO Baby Eczema Therapy Soothing Bath Treatment. It is way easier, clean and a lot more effective.
Be sure to only use warm, not hot water to bathe in and to wash hands throughout the day to help keep skin from dying out. Teach your children to pat themselves dry with a towel, and not to rub their skin dry.
During the winter months, my whole family uses this treatment at least a few times a month to keep dry skin and eczema at bay. If my daughter’s skin is especially bad, she will bathe in this colloidal oatmeal bath treatment nightly until her skin is smooth and clear again.
Break the Eczema Cycle – Don’t Scratch
One of the hardest and most important ways to break the eczema cycle is to not scratch. When you scratch your irritated, itchy skin, the scratch compromises the skin that it actually makes it feel more itchy. It is hard to tell kids not to itch, try distracting them with a game, story or other activity that will keep their mind off of their itchy skin. at night, consider letting them wear gloves to bed. This will allow their skin to start the healing process.
Break the Eczema Cycle with Cotton
One of the best materials for your skin is 100% cotton, skip the synthetic materials on your clothes and bedding. Other materials can irritate your skin and make you feel itchy all over.
When used as a daily regimen, I know first-hand that AVEENO’s soothing eczema products can help break the cycle of dry, irritated skin. I hope these tips help you and your children as well. You can find the AVEENO Ezcema Therapy collection at retailers nationwide and on Amazon.com.
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