If you have dry skin or eczema problems, it is important to be sure your skin remains hydrated and moisturized. They each can cause itchiness and redness of the skin, often found on the hands, arms, trunk, and legs. We dry out our hands easily by outdoor activity, washing dishes with dishwashing liquid that doesn’t add moisture and through the elements of sun and wind. When this problem becomes chronic it is a sign that your body is hurting and craving lubrication.
An important way to do this is to drink plenty of water. Not only does it help your skin, it helps your whole body. You will need to drink at least eight ounces of water, eight to twelve times a day. If you are on an exercise routine, this amount should increase. This is important for kids involved with sports despite that their skin may have more oil than older people. If your eczema is triggered by factors such as sweat, heat and humidity you can increase this further. Do not think that drinking sodas or ice tea is similar. They are not going to hydrate your skin and in fact have the opposite effect. Drinking water will cool down your body, and help to get rid of waste and toxins. Water is also helpful for digestion and those with obesity issues. By drinking water throughout the day, one will be snacking less and still have a full feeling.
If you are prone to dry skin, moisturizers that contain olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil and avocado oil can all be helpful for enriching your skin. Try to find products that don’t have added ingredients such as preservatives or harsh chemicals. One property that jojoba oil has is that it won’t clog pores. Having a teaspoon of canoloa oil daily can also soften the skin and aid it in healing. Adding omega 3 supplements are also very useful and for those who don’t like the taste of flax seed oil, there are capsules that can be purchased.
Try to not bathe for too long because this can aggravate some forms of eczema. Although most people enjoy a hot shower, it can end up increasing the itching sensation. Whatever you use, make sure that it is mild and hypoallergenic. These are just some of the ways to hydrate and moisten your skin so that you can control the eczema flare ups.