Dry skin is a skin type, but can be a temporary skin condition. If your skin feels tight, itchy and sometimes flaky, these are all classic symptoms of dry skin. And frustratingly, despite skin lacking in moisture, you can still suffer from blemishes and spots. Discover expert advice from La Roche-Posay on how to help prevent and treat dry skin.
Eczema affects approximately 3% of adults and 20% of children, and can leave you with irritated and damaged skin, which is why so many people wonder how to treat eczema. Although there is no known cure for eczema, there are ways to manage symptoms and flare-ups. The best non-medical eczema treatment consists of keeping the skin soft and supple by frequent and generous use of emollient eczema cream, such as our Lipikar creams and balms. Created over 20 years ago, Lipikar products are gentle enough to treat baby eczema and eczema on face, while at the same time being strong enough to heal cracked and extremely dry skin. Try Lipikar Baume AP+ our soothing cream or Body Lipikar stick AP+ our anti-itch cream for rapid relief of unpleasant eczema symptoms. Protect, nourish and soothe sensitive skin and eczema prone skin with our dermatologically tested body moisturizers, milks and creams.
What is eczema?
Eczema, otherwise known as Dermatitis, is the name given to a group of inflammatory skin conditions. In general, these conditions cause redness, itchiness and sometimes swollen or fluid-filled bumps on the skin. Eczema usually appears as baby eczema and may reoccur throughout adulthood. It is a non-contagious condition that is hereditary in some cases. Other times, it is simply caused by certain triggers like allergies and sensitivities to products. Eczema usually occurs on the hands, arms or legs, but eczema on face can also appear. Though there is no permanent cure, there are many eczema treatments to soothe outbreaks.
How to get rid of eczema?
Although there is no cure for eczema, there are several different ways how to treat eczema, as well as prevent it:
- Know your triggers: certain types of dermatitis are caused by shifts in weather, hormones/stress or sensitivities to harsh products. Reduce breakouts by paying attention to what causes inflammation on your skin and try reducing them in your daily routine.
- Taking regular baths and having a moisturizing routine will also help get rid of eczema. La Roche-Posay’s Lipikar range has eczema cream, balms and lotions to soothe dry, irritated, and inflamed skin.
- Other prescribed medication can be used if eczema breakouts become recurrent or severe.
What is the main cause of eczema?
Though sometimes a hereditary condition, eczema can also be triggered by several factors. Some causes of eczema include:
- Immune systems irregularities
- Your environment - including seasonal shifts and harsh weather conditions
- Problems with skin barriers - either denying adequate moisture into the skin or repelling bacteria
- Seasonal allergies or asthma
- Harsh products that can irritate the skin
- Stress or hormonal shifts
- In some cases certain food allergies go hand in hand with eczema breakouts
In any case, it is important to monitor what causes your inflammations in order to prevent and to diminish future flare ups.