7. Protect Your Skin from the Sun
During the winter months, the sun may feel soothing to the skin. But just because the temperature is low, it does not mean that you can skip the sunscreen. Even on a cloudy day, if you are outside for long periods of time, you can get sunburned. This, in turn, can worsen the symptoms of eczema.
So, before you head outside, protect your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. When choosing a sunscreen, check for any ingredients that your skin may be sensitive to or may cause irritation.
Also, remember that a little sunlight is essential for the production of vitamin D in the body, which is also important for your skin and immunity. If getting out in the sun is not possible, consult your doctor about taking vitamin D supplements to improve eczema flare-ups.
8. Use Apple Cider Vinegar Externally and Internally
Apple cider vinegar can be used internally or externally for eczema relief. It helps balance the skin’s pH level. It also contains astringent, antifungal and antibacterial properties that can reduce eczema as well as eczema scars.
Plus, it helps the body get rid of toxins, which is important for healthy skin.
- Mix equal quantities of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and water. Apply it to the area affected by eczema and allow it to air-dry. Then, rinse it off with lukewarm water, pat dry your skin and apply a thick moisturizer. Do it twice daily.
- Also, mix 2 teaspoons each of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and raw honey in a glass of water and drink it twice a day.