Eczema is the name for a group of skin conditions that cause dry, irritated skin. Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema, a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, dry, and cracked. It can be caused by a combination of immune system activation, genetics, environmental triggers, and stress.
National Eczema Week is to highlighted awareness and urges everyone to ‘Take action on eczema’.
If you suffer from symptoms of eczema Women Talking has found Lotil cream, a true household hero to help to soothe the itches and irritations. With the autumn temperatures changing as well as stress, food, and allergies the weather can also contribute to flare-ups.
Eczema is a highly personal condition and people respond differently to triggers and treatments. Sometimes you need to try a few things before finding a self-management regimen that works best for you. Here are our seven top tips:
Keep your home cool to ease itching around 18C is ideal.
Go fragrance-free. Anything with a strong scent, from soap to air freshener, may be irritating to your skin.
Mind the gap! Leave at least 10 minutes or ideally longer between applying an emollient and a topical steroid. This stops the steroid from spreading to areas of skin unaffected by eczema or being diluted. It doesn’t matter which is applied first.
Pinch itchy skin rather than scratching it, to avoid damaging the skin’s barrier.
Use your emollients at least twice a day to prevent dryness, and at other times whenever your skin feels dry and itchy.
Go back to basics on skincare. Check with a healthcare professional for advice to make sure you’re applying your creams properly and managing your eczema triggers as best you can.
Don’t cut foods out of your diet without medical advice unless you or your child have been diagnosed with a food allergy. If you cut foods without support, you/they may miss out on important nutrients.
Lotil has been around for over 100 years and is an easily absorbed, non-greasy rich cream specifically formulated to moisturise and alleviate dry, chapped, and cracked skin. The key ingredients including Oleic Acid and Glycerine act as an emollient and provide hydration properties to the skin which help to replenish and maintain a healthy skin barrier function and protect against the harsh environment. Antibacterial and antiseptic ingredients found in Lotil will help to calm down the symptoms and glycerine will nourish and hydrate the skin. Lotil has a rich, deeply hydrating formula that penetrates quickly and leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturised.
Lotil offers several sizes of product available, including handbag/travel sizes, which are great for on the go if your symptoms flare up.
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