What is Eczema, and what causes it?
Establish an Eczema Skincare Routine
Skincare Ingredients to look out for
The perfect combination of hydrators and rich emollients are essential for caring for and preventing dry, irritated and itchy skin. Hydrators, also known as humectants, attract water molecules, binding them to the skin, and are super nourishing to dehydrated skin. They also stimulate the shedding of dead skin cells, helping to improve the appearance of flaky skin and skin that has become thickened from inflammation and scratching. Emollients (also known as occlusives) are vital to lock in moisture and, together with humectants, make a powerful combination in the fight against excessive dry skin conditions.
While synthetic humectants such as urea, glycerin, and lactic acid are available, essential oils such as Avocado, Almond, Sesame, Olive oil, and wheat germ oils make excellent natural alternatives. Essential oils also make super nourishing emollients, so look out for Argan, Hemp Seed, Jojoba, Borage, Rosehip Seed and Apricot Kernel Oil. In addition, keep your eye out for shea butter which is another natural skincare saviour that offers rich moisturising properties.
At Balmy Fox, we strive to create our creams and lotions using natural 80% organic ingredients. Our products already use many of these humectant and emollient-rich essential oils, making our Balmy Fox skincare range ideal for even the most irritated and driest skin conditions, including eczema.
Our Skin Maintenance Duo set comes with our Lip Balm and our signature Hand & Foot Repair Cream filled with nutritious ingredients such as Almond and Hemp Oil. It’s also boosted with Arnica and Tea Tree oil for their natural anti-inflammatory, antiseptic qualities to calm inflammation and treat broken skin. In addition, our solid Balm Bar gives instant hydration relief by simply rubbing the bar onto dry areas, and it’s super compact to carry in your backpack.
Prepare for Outdoor Sports!
Sports skincare – Of course, garnering the perfect skincare routine is just one element, and there are many other things you can do to minimise your exposure to eczema triggers, such as humidity, heat, cold, wind, and more.
Winter skincare, when you are an eczema sufferer can prove even more challenging, so take time to look at what works.