Eczema is a medical condition where the skin becomes inflamed or irritated usually leaving the epidermis feeling itchy, flaky, dry, and/or cracked. One in 35 million Americans suffer from this and the National Eczema Association (NEA) has termed the month of October as Eczema Awareness Month.
There is no cure for eczema as many researchers think it may be caused by an overactive immune system to an irritant or an alteration in the skin’s barrier. There are ways to help treat and alleviate it via hydrating skin care moisturizers with soothing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid. Eczema flare-ups can be prevented by avoiding soaps, body lotions, and laundry detergents with skin irritants like harsh dyes and fragrances.
Here are some effective skin care products to help treat eczema:
Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Serum $49
Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream $10
Natralia Eczema and Psoriasis Cream $12
Eczema is not contagious and most people can actively treat their condition by avoiding skin-irritating products. Proper hydration by drinking plenty of water can also help. And one should never itch eczema-prone skin.