Practical Daily Routines to Keep Eczema Itch Away

What most people do not understand is the eczema itch can be unbearable and difficult to resist scratching. Good routines are important to keep the skin moist, clean and healthy, thus reducing the itch, hopefully. Here are some practical daily routines to keep the itch away:

* Take your bath. Some doctors used to tell eczema patients not to bathe frequently. Now, many believe that one or two baths or showers a day can be very helpful. However, it is important to make sure your water is chlorine free. Chlorine could be one of the allergens and thus, it is a good idea to invest in an efficient water filtration system for the household.

* Bathe in lukewarm water. It is less drying than hot water.

* Stay in the water for at least 10 to 20 minutes, or until your skin start to pucker or crinkle. This gives time to your skin to absord water through their membranes and keep it hydrated.

* Throw the soap away. Use Bath Oil instead.

* Seal in water with moisturizer. The best time to apply moisturizer is immediately after you step out of the bath or shower. Just blot off, not wipe, excess water with a towel and liberally apply moisturizer while your skin is still damp. The best form of moisturizer is Shea Butter. There are many types of Shea Butter, but African Shea Butter is one of the best. This after-bath treatment helps trap the moisture that has gotten into your skin while bathing.

* Keep moisturizers handy. It is good habit to keep a small tube of travel size moisturizer and carry everywhere you go. Every time you wash your hands, apply a coat of moisturizer.

* Make sure your skin is able to release sweat. When we get too warm, a release of sweat, not only gets rid of toxins in the body; but also, cool the body down. When those sweat glands are blocked, the heat that should be released is suppressed underneath the skin and this will promote a burning/itching sensation.

* Wash that itch right out of your clothes. Use mild laundry detergents and rinse your clothes twice when washing to clear away all traces of detergent. Avoid fabric softeners, because the fragrances in them can make your skin itch.

* Protect your hands. Wear gloves whenever you do dishes or housework, because soap and water, cleaning products and even dust can irritate your skin. However, rubber gloves tend to get hot and make your hands sweaty, so wear cotton glove liners inside the rubber gloves to absorb perspiration.

I hope these tips are useful. Head over to EczemaFreeNaturally for more tips on how to get rid of itch the natural way.

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