Though there is no cure for eczema, you can help manage it through a daily skin care routine that focuses on gentle cleansing and replenishing moisture.
Select skin-friendly products.Always choose simple, fragrance-free products that will not contribute to further irritation, such as POLYSPORIN® ECZEMA ESSENTIALS® products. Opt for lighter, soap-free cleansers and cream-based moisturizers that support and protect the skin's delicate moisture barrier.
Soak your skin. Skip the hot shower, and take a 15-minute bath instead to give your skin the time it needs to absorb moisture. Treat dry, sensitive eczema-prone skin with POLYSPORIN® ECZEMA ESSENTIALS® Daily Body Wash, which moisturizes skin as it gently cleanses. Avoid scrubbing your skin with a washcloth.
Pat dry. Don’t rub away the moisture barrier that soothes and protects your skin. Instead, give your skin the TLC treatment, using a soft towel to gently daub off excess water.
Moisturize.Apply a fragrance-free moisturizer such as POLYSPORIN® ECZEMA ESSENTIALS® Daily Moisturizing Cream immediately after your bath, before your skin is completely dry.
Avoid itching and scratching. One of the biggest problems associated with eczema is itching and scratching. Keeping the skin moisturized and simple things like trimming fingernails can go a long way in helping to reduce the urge to itch. If itching still occurs, try using an anti-itch cream with moisturizing benefits like POLYSPORIN® ECZEMA ESSENTIALS® 1% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream.
Control your environment: Sleeping can be problematic, as skin may get hotter and itchier at night. Keep your bedroom cool by using cotton sheets and lightweight bedding. A humidifier helps prevent drying and can be used when there is less moisture in the air, especially in the winter.
Relieves dryness, itch and irritation due to eczema.
A gentle cleanser for eczema prone skin.
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