Fall is a time for hearty soups and stews, burly wrap scarves and comfortable, cozy knits, but for the 30 million Americans living with eczema, cooler temperatures give rise to uncomfortable flare -ups. According to the National Eczema Association, eczema affects roughly 1 in 5 adults. Of the 31.6 million people living with this painful skin condition, more than half live with moderate to severe eczema or atopic dermatitis. Francine Krenicki, Skinfix SVP of Product Development, is no stranger to eczema- one of her children suffers from this itchy, flaky and often painful skin condition. This was one of the reasons why she joined Skinfix after trying the original balm on her daughter’s eczema and she saw immediate improvements. Today, Francine has helped formulate additional eczema products to add to our natural and steroid-free Skinfix Eczema collection: Skinfix Soothing Wash™, Skinfix Soothing Lotion™, Skinfix Eczema Regimen Kit™, Skinfix Eczema Balm™& Skinfix Hand Repair Cream™. We are also excited that the Skinfix Soothing Eczema Collection is a recipient of the Seal of Acceptance™ by the National Eczema Association. The key to managing eczema is using a daily skincare routine that uses high performance natural ingredients to keep your skin barrier healthy. Our lotions, washes and balms contain natural ingredients like colloidal oatmeal, aloe leaf juice, shea butter and, jojoba, sunflower and sweet almond oils. These natural butters, emollient protective oils and soothing botanicals treat the symptoms of eczema, while leaving the skin hydrated, nourished, protected and healthy. Here, Francine shares some of her tips for strengthening the skin barrier and how to safely manage eczema flare -ups.
- Avoid long, hot showers and harsh soaps or fragranced body washes
- Omit personal care products containing fragrances, this also should include laundry detergents.
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated from the inside out
- Reduce stress by exercising or practicing mindfulness through yoga and meditation.
- Know your triggers. They could be food, climate or clothing
- Create a skincare regimen with products containing natural skin barrier building ingredients that help to soothe, protect and moisturize your skin to keep it healthy