Living with eczema can make life unpredictable at times, and you might find that many beauty products and clothing can irritate your sensitive skin. Fortunately, you don’t have to give up on looking your best during flare-ups. This can be achieved by knowing how to use the right products to highlight your natural beauty.
Give these beauty and fashion tips a try so you can feel as good as you look:
Use Gentle Exfoliants to Remove Flaky Skin
Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin so that you maintain a smoother and more youthful appearance, and you’ll find that removing flaky skin helps you to feel less itchy. There are tons of exfoliation options on the market, but you’ll want to use the gentlest ones. If you prefer to manually exfoliate, then use a soft cloth that is made from fabric such as muslin rather than the rough pads that come on electric varieties. You’ll also want to choose liquid exfoliators that are made from gentle ingredients such as lactic acid.
Wear Loose and Seamless Clothing
During a flare-up, even wearing clothes can feel uncomfortable. Look for loose, flow tops and pants that won’t rub against your skin as you move around. You can also wear stylish seamless socks during flare-ups. These won’t irritate your skin, and you can find them in colors and patterns that match your wardrobe. You may need to choose special clothing for flare-ups, but finding fashionable styles means no one will know the difference.
Try Using a Redness Neutralizer
Eczema that appears on your face or other areas of exposed skin can generate redness that stands out from the rest of your skin tone. Redness neutralizers are available in cream or stick form that use a mild green tint to mask the discolorations. You can use these underneath your makeup to create an evener skin tone on your face, or you can use them alone. Either way, remember to use a light touch and choose products that are known for being hypoallergenic.
Choose Moisturizing Foundation
Although the matte look might be in, it’s better for you to avoid powders and foundation that can dry out your skin. Instead, look for foundation products that contain a moisturizer. BB creams are an excellent option for lightweight makeup that moisturizes your skin so that you have less flakiness. Keep in mind that you will want to make sure to remove each night using a gentle cleanser that is designed for people with eczema.
Accessorize for Sun Protection
Your skin will experience fewer flare-ups when you protect it from the weather elements. Identify the areas of your body where eczema appears the most often, and choose clothing that helps to cover it up while also adding a touch of flair to your wardrobe. Hats are a great way to shield your face from the sun, and you can never go wrong with close-toed shoes that prevent flare-ups on your feet.
Your eczema flare-ups don’t have to slow you down when it comes to making yourself look and feel amazing. In fact, some of the best ways to manage your flare-ups are just better for your skin all around, and taking care of yourself is a win-win anytime you want to look your best. Now, go ahead and give these ideas a try, and you’ll feel confident no matter where you are going.