Eczema is another skin condition that is highly impacted by stress. It is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and immunological factors. When stressed, skin’s permeability barrier function and homeostasis are impacted, which increase sensitization to allergens and microbial organisms.
Did you know that 79% of eczema sufferers mentioned that this condition has contributed to interrupted and/or loss of sleep in the past two years? It has caused anxiety for 64% of those who have eczema, and of those, 48% have in some cases avoided social activities. This condition is not only affecting skin, but also the wellbeing of individuals. Redness and swelling can quickly become a reason for avoiding activities and people. Therefore, it is essential to seek help if you feel that this condition is affecting you in any of the ways listed above...there are people who want to help! For example, a dermatologist or psychodermatologist.
Avoid key triggers, and try to maintain a calm mind! Triggers may be anything from perfume to laundry detergent, and certainly includes skincare ingredients like essential oils, fragrance, aggressive acids, and products that strip the skin barrier.
When eczema appears on the skin, the barrier function is compromised and the skin is way more sensitive that unusual. Therefore, it is essential to calm down the skin and make sure to have the appropriate products to rebuild the skin. Emollient products are essential as they help the outer layer of your skin function better as a barrier to your environment. More than skin products, it is essential to have a “eczema-proof environment “ meaning have the right detergent, house products to make sure that your skin is fully protected from unwanted substances
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