Three Reasons Why Eczema is Ruining Your Beach Day
Number 1: Your Sunscreen 🌞
Yes, you should put on sunscreen daily but be mindful that not all sunscreens are formulated the same. When checking your sunscreen ingredients list, look for sunscreens with glycerin and vegan squalane as top inactive ingredients. These sunscreens are formulated for sensitive skin.
Number 2: Your Moisturizer 💦
In summer we tend to want to move away from body butters toward a body lotion. However, the first ingredient is most lotions is water, which will evaporate and leave your skin even drier. Eczema prone skin often needs the additional hydration that a body butter formulated for it provides.
Number 3: Your Laundry Routine 🧺
Unless you're living near the beach or swim year around, that swim suit you're wearing is going to trigger your eczema. Be sure to hand wash with a mild detergent and then machine wash with an extra rinse cycle to remove any residue prior to wearing it to the beach.
Jump into the ocean 🌊🏊♂️🏊🏾♀️🏄🏾♀️
Sea water naturally contains minerals such as magnesium, calcium and potassium which are healthy for your skin, attacks skin fissures and speeds up the healing process. That's why your skin usually looks great after a sea bath. (Source: Dermatologist Mounir Wassef, DO, FAOCD, FAAD)
Moisturize more 💦💦💦
You can't underestimate the power of hydrating your skin. Eczema prone skin tends to be on the drier side. (Source: National Eczema Association). Constant hydration from a body butter will help calm the skin. Try something like our 21 Lemon Mango Butter especially formulated to hydrate eczema prone skin.
Want to learn more
Below are some links that you may find helpful to learn more on managing your eczema.
National Eczema Association - www.nationaleczema.org
Mayo Clinic - www.mayoclinic.org
American Academy of Dermatology Association - www.aad.org