HOW TO AVOID
A SUMMER HOLIDAY ATOPIC ECZEMA FLARE-UP
Fresh air and sunshine are good for atopic-prone skins, but some things – like swimming pool chlorine, salt water, or long showers – can also cause a flare-up. Learn how to avoid summer holiday atopic eczema triggers to minimise the chance of those irritating skin rashes that itch:
• Quickly rinse off chlorine in the shower after each swim
• If salt water stings, rinse off and gently pat on some soothing atopic eczema cream
• Protect skin from sunburn with sunscreen suitable for atopic eczema-prone skin
DON'T LET ITCHY DRY SKIN
POIL YOUR SUMMER FUN
What’s your favourite thing about going on holiday? Perhaps you fancy becoming a swimming champion. Or do you look forward to trying all the flavours of ice cream? No matter how you like to spend your holidays, follow these few simple steps to make sure you’re atopic-prone skin doesn’t get in the way of your summer fun!
AT THE SWIMMING POOL
Chlorine and hot showers can be atopic eczema triggers
Jumping, splashing, and diving into a refreshing swimming pool is always great fun. But when you have atopic-prone skin, sometimes the chlorine in the pool can upset your skin. Make sure you wash the chemicals off after each dip. Long, hot showers can also dry out your skin, so make it a quick rinse-off in luke-warm water.
SEA WATER CAN MAKE YOUR RASH STING
Always keep some atopic eczema cream handy
Paddling in the sea and feeling the sand between your toes is a lovely way to spend the day. But if you’ve recently had an eczema flare-up and scratched a lot, the salt water can really sting. If that happens, just rinse off and then pat on some soothing specialized cream, like CICAPLAST , where it hurts.
FRESH AIR AND SOME SUN IS GOOD FOR ATOPIC-PRONE SKINS
But make sure you protect your skin from sunburn
A little bit of sunshine is good for atopic-prone skins, but make sure you always protect your skin with sun cream every 2 hours, so it doesn’t get burnt. Some sunscreens are tested to make sure they don’t annoy atopic eczema-prone skin, like the ANTHELIOS range. And remember, never skip protection because sunburn stings even more than sore atopic eczema skin!
There’s no reason why your skin condition should stop you from having a whale of a time on holiday. Just follow these top tips and your skin will stay ship shape all holiday long.
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