If your child has eczema, you may feel overwhelmed and not know where to start when it comes to soothing their skin. We thought we’d share this easy, three-step guide to getting your child’s eczema under control so you can feel empowered and confident.
There are a number of types of eczema, each with its own range of symptoms, triggers and varying degrees of severity. Whilst some children may only have mild dryness and itching, others can experience sever and painful symptoms. Always get diagnosed by your GP so you know which type of eczema you’re dealing with. You may still need to try different treatments to find the ones that work best for your child. Once you do, stick to that routine.
Which brings us to our final point – management. Once you know the type and severity of your little one’s eczema, create a management plan and stick to it. This will include everything from avoiding triggers and preparing for changes in the seasons, to stocking up on the right kinds of supplies and creating lasting routines. Treatment can range from natural solutions like colloidal oatmeal and oils, to topical steroid creams for sever eczema symptoms.
Let’s move on to some steps you can take to give your child the best chance of experiencing healthy, happy skin…
Step 1. Soak it up with daily bath time
A ten minute, luke warm bath gives us a chance not only to add moisture into the skin, but it also washes triggers away from the skins surface and prepares the skin to absorb more moisture after the bath. Using a bath product which leaves a thin film on the skin to stop it from drying out is an important step in managing your child’s eczema, we recommend our natural oatmeal bath soak during bath time.
Step 2. Spread the love to scalps & faces
Eczema can affect all parts of the body, especially scalps and faces. These areas can sometimes need different types of products, such as scalp oil and face mask. The best time to look after these areas is before you have moisturised your little ones body.
Step 3. Seal it in with an eczema moisturiser
What you do immediately after you take your child out of the bath or after using the face mask is the next step in your eczema skin care routine. Within two minutes of taking your child out of the bath generously apply eczema moisturiser to their skin in downward motions. This helps the skin’s natural barrier to lock in hydration and stop irritation and possibly infection. To maintain the hydration in your child’s skin you will also need to moisturise at least twice more throughout the day.
If your child has eczema, you may feel overwhelmed and not know where to start when it comes to soothing their skin. Our starter pack includes all the goodness you need to complete our three-step routine to help your little one feel some relief.
I hope this has helped you get started in understanding what an eczema skin care routine is and how you can get started in managing your child’s eczema and itchy, dry, skin.
This blog post was brought to you and your child with love and care from Julia and the itchy baby co. team x
Disclaimer: Information provided is of a general nature only, and you should always consult your medical professional.