If you’ve ever experienced eczema, you’ll know that it’s no walk in the park. You’ll know eczema from its telltale signs: dryness, redness and irritation that can develop anywhere on the skin, which often tends to show up on the hands, cheeks, back of the knees and on the bends of the arms. Eczema is a hereditary condition (its most common form is atopic dermatitis), but flare-ups can be triggered by harsh soaps or deodorants, clothing fabrics, overheating, excessive sweating, stress and certain foods. While there’s no cure for this skin problem, there are things you can do to manage the symptoms of eczema. Here are a few tips for how to deal with it:
Use the right skincare. Keep your skin hydrated and protected with Gold Bond Ultimate Eczema Relief, which is specially formulated for eczema, so it’s dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, fragrance- and steroid-free. Ultimate Eczema Relief also contains 2% skin-protecting colloidal oatmeal, along with seven moisturizers as well as 3 vitamins. It comes in two varieties – a rich cream and a soothing lotion that seriously protect, moisturize and relieve the 5 key symptoms of eczema (itchiness, dryness, redness, roughness and irritation). Plus, Gold Bond’s heritage dates back to 1908, when they first launched their iconic medicated powder, so they know a thing or two about therapeutic skincare.
Shower smarts. Since overheating can worsen itchiness, limit bath and shower time and use lukewarm (not hot) water. Also, avoid harsh cleansers and soaps and use only products that are specially-formulated for sensitive or eczema-prone skin.
Wear comfy clothes. Cotton-based clothing is usually the best choice if you’re suffering from eczema (while wool and polyester fabrics can irritate the skin). Wash clothes with gentle detergent to prevent further irritation.
Gold Bond Eczema Relief Cream, SRP $13.99, and Gold Bond Eczema Relief Lotion, SRP $18.99 are available at all major drugstores across Canada.
This post was sponsored by Gold Bond.