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🌿The importance of moisturising in Childhood Eczema🌿

Updated: Feb 1

One crucial aspect of managing eczema is regular moisturising. Parent Confession Alert! I'll be honest I sometimes wasn't always consistent in my children's moisturising routine. Sometimes I was busy, forgetful, and didn't understand fully how best to manage my child's skin. In the early days, I didn't understand why moisturising for eczema was so crucial and I dealt with the aftermath skin problems (and the guilt) as a result.


Hindsight is a wonderful thing right? Now I know how important moisturising in childhood eczema is. They key is to be consistent every single day, as this regular habit can make a significant difference in our children's skin health, comfort, and overall well-being.



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🌊 Why Moisturising Matters for Child Eczema: 🌊


💧 Hydration: Moisturisers provide essential hydration to parched and dehydrated skin, effectively replenishing the moisture that is lost due to the compromised skin barrier. By combatting dryness, reducing itching, and promoting overall comfort, moisturisers bring relief to your little one.




🛡️ Barrier Repair: Regularly applying moisturisers aids in the repair of the skin barrier by restoring its structure and function. Look for moisturizers enriched with ceramides, fatty acids, and cholesterol, as these ingredients help replenish lipids, reinforcing the barrier and improving its ability to retain moisture.


🌬️ Itch Relief: Eczema often brings intense itching, leading to scratching and further skin damage. Moisturisers work wonders by soothing the itch through hydration and reducing the dryness that triggers the itch-scratch cycle.


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🔒 Preventing Flare-ups: Consistent moisturising can be a game-changer in preventing eczema flare-ups. By maintaining proper hydration and strengthening the skin barrier, moisturizers reduce the risk of triggering factors that worsen eczema, such as dry weather, irritants, and allergens.


💪 Supporting Treatment: Moisturising is a vital part of eczema treatment, complementing other prescribed remedies like topical corticosteroids or immunomodulators. Moisturizers aid in the absorption and distribution of medications, ensuring more effective outcomes.


👩‍⚕️ Choosing the Right Moisturizer: When selecting a moisturizer for your child's eczema, opt for fragrance-free and hypoallergenic products. For optimal results, apply moisturizer immediately after bathing or showering to seal in the moisture from water.


🌸🌟 Protective Clothing for Eczema: As the skin barrier is weakened with eczematous skin, the Skinakin Eczema Relief Onesie offers another line of defence, to keep moisturisers against the skin and stop damage caused by uncontrollable scratching.


🗝️ Key Takeaway: Remember, moisturizing is an ongoing process that should be performed multiple times a day, particularly during eczema flare-ups or when your child's skin feels dry or itchy.


It's highly advisable to consult with a dermatologist who can recommend specific moisturizers and provide personalized guidance based on the severity and type of your child's eczema. Check out this helpful guide on Emollients and their application from the UK National Eczema Society. Check out our blog Fighting the Eczema Itch and reducing skin damage | Skinakin (skinakinclothing.co.uk) Together, we can manage childhood eczema!


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