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Hydration Helps Keep Eczema Symptoms At Bay

Aug 18, 2007
Hydration plays an extremely important role in keeping eczema symptoms at bay. It is a two pronged approach. You need to ensure adequate hydration from the inside as well as the outside. You need to protect your skin so that it has plenty of liquids on a daily basis. Hydration or to hydrate is described as the process of supplying water in order to restore or maintain fluid balance.

A skin that is rich in hydration holds in natural moisture and lubrication a great deal better than does dry skin. It also supports the skin at healing at a speedy rate. Any bath or beauty product that removes natural oils and worsens your eczema symptoms should be avoided. You should therefore avoid all bubble bath, scented body washes, soaps, cleansers or scented lotions. Find a moisturizer that is categorized as an emollient. Keep this in mind- the flakier and drier the skin is, the thicker a moisturizer should be used on the delicate surface of your skin.

If you need to take a quick bath, use an emollient bath oil under running water. The emollient will soothe and hydrate your skin as you enjoy your bath. Apply a moisturizer when your skin is still damp. Just towel dry a little and then apply it and then finish patting yourself dry.

Always use an emollient or another form of a moisturizer such as a lotion or cream to soothe your eczema symptoms twice a day, morning and night, and more often if necessary. Bear in mind that cream moisturizers contain a high percentage of water and ointments a lower one. Hence use cream formulas wherever possible.

Hydrating from within is important as well. Water is vital to good health. Your body is made up of sixty to seventy percent water but every day we lose water naturally from breathing, sweating and waste, as well as a result of exercise and environmental considerations such as heat and humidity. Hence, you need to ensure that your system is constantly flushed with water.

You should try to drink anywhere from six to eight glasses of purified water a day. Doing this can aid in the digestive process, and also help to detoxify your liver and kidneys and help to improve your sensitive skin. Once you become thirsty you are already dehydrated so you should never reach this point. The best is that even if you are not thirsty, drink up as much as you can during the day. Hydration is key to reducing eczema symptoms. Water is not called Mother Natures healthy cocktail for nothing!
About the Author
Evelyn Lim shares about her eczema story in her newsletter. She also writes about the use of eczema natural treatment to soothe irritated and dry skin. For free access, please visit http://www.eczematreatmentsecrets.com
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