Life is full of unanswered questions. What happens after we die? Where did we come from? What causes eczema? While the first two might take a bit more thought, we have a few possible answers to the third. Your eczema may be caused by anything from genes to extremely dry skin. One of these triggers might be yours, or maybe they all are. Though it’s tough to figure out exactly what causes of eczema you identify with, narrowing down your triggers can put you on the path to relief. Here’s our roundup of the most common causes of eczema. Let’s get to healing!
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again—you don’t have much of a say when it comes to your genetic makeup. If your immediate family members have eczema, chances are you’ll have it too. The best thing to do in this situation is keep your favorite moisturizer close when flare-ups occur.
2.) Dry Skin
Dry skin is extremely uncomfortable. With all the roughness and constant irritation, eczema can easily take root and cause even more damage. Protect yourself against dryness by applying a non-greasy, gentle moisturizer after bathing.
Stress and skin don’t mix, especially when eczema is involved. Many people with eczema say their condition worsens in times of stress, while others become stressed as a result of their eczema. Essentially, stress leads to irritation, so make sure you take the time to relax.
Much like genes, you can’t really do very much about your hormones. During times of increased hormones, like menstruation and pregnancy, your eczema may flare up.
5.) Changes in Temperature
We all know how troubling winter skin can be. The often sudden transition from warm weather to cold wreaks havoc on skin. Extreme heat can have the same effect. If you have eczema and you feel a prickling sensation as you sweat, temperature may be your trigger.
No matter the cause or causes of eczema, Sebamed can give you the relief you need. Each of our cleansers, creams, lotions, and hair products are pH-balanced to help heal your skin with consistent use. Discover the science of pH 5.5 and view our full range here.