Many of youus have the problem of eczema in the summertime. It’s really annoying when you can’t cover it like on the face and complicate matters, having eczema on the visible part of the body and revealed by summer clothes can make the season more emotionally upsetting. The plenty of sunshine, high humidity and warm temperature creates more irritation to skin with eczema
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Sweat triggers eczema
Summer makes everyone to sweat more; sweating is our natural defense mechanism to control the body temperature. Sweat mostly consists of mostly water, as water evaporates from the skin surface, it provides natural cooling sensation. And in addition to water, there istrace amount of sodium, potassium calcium, magnesium, lactic acid, urea, zinc, nickel and copper lead in sweat. If these chemical presented enough in a high concentration may be irritating to the skin. In high humidity, sweat cannot easily evaporate which cause the irritation to the skin. That can lead to agradual buildup of these chemicals on the skin.
Too much water leads to itchy rash
Edna Ferber, an American novelist, said: “Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.” Excessively dry skin breaks down the skin barrier leading to flares of eczema. However, too much water exposure may be detrimental to eczema.
It is not uncommon to see kids with large amounts of sweat accumulating in skin folds, such as the inner elbows and necks. The pooling of water and chemicals can lead to irritation and trigger eczema flares.
Blockage of the sweat gland
There are two types of gland differ in a number of ways, from distribution and structure to their excretory mechanism and secretory product. And when are blocked in the summers they can lead to malaria, a type of rash that commonly occurs on the back and can be itchy.
In summers we do lots of activities that potentially worsen our skins. For instance, swimming in a chlorinated pool can wreak havoc on the skin and hair. Chlorinated water only dries out your skin.
So it’s is very important to use sunscreen in the summertime, because people with eczema have the sensitive skin. Some of the UV actives such as avobenzone and oxybenzone can lead to an allergic and to thephotoallergic reaction. (Photo allergy is the reaction that is caused by the chemical and light exposure).
How to treat your eczema
Take few steps to stop and control your eczema:
Eczema happens due to some problems with your skin’s moisturizer barrier, not the amount of moisturizer in the air.
When you are indoor keep your office and house cool if possible. Try using a fan if Ac is not available. Also, keep humidity to about 50 percent.
Use a good sunscreen:
You should wear sunscreen whenever you are going outdoors, to avoid irritating your skin, pick products that are labeled hypoallergenic. Always avoid added perfumes, dyes, and alcohols.
Avoid antibacterial skin products:
You may be curious to use them when you’re out with family and friends, But Fletcher says: “They kill off the very weak bacteria, which make more room for other bacteria and fungi to grow,” The billions of bacteria that are normally on our skin actually help maintain the health of our skin. Choose a good a moisturizing soap to wash off dirt and germs.
Dress to be cool:
Wear clothing made of natural fabric like cotton or linen– anything light that is not too tight or close to the skin.
Summer activities can expose you to pollen, sweat, salt, sand, and chlorine. While many of these will not trigger an eczema rash, it’s a good idea to rinse them off quickly. So take shower, because cool water rinses and compresses are also a relief to irritated skin.