What causes Eczema to flare?

Eczema on hands, eczema on neck,

Eczema flare-ups can be triggered by various factors, and they can vary from person to person. Some common triggers include:

  1. Dry Skin: Dry skin is a common trigger for eczema flare-ups. When the skin loses moisture, it becomes more prone to irritation and inflammation.
  2. Irritants: Substances that come into contact with the skin and cause irritation can trigger eczema flare-ups. Common irritants include soaps, detergents, perfumes, and certain fabrics.
  3. Allergens: Allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and mold can exacerbate eczema symptoms in some individuals.
  4. Stress: Emotional stress and anxiety can weaken the immune system and trigger inflammation, making eczema symptoms worse.
  5. Weather: Extreme temperatures, especially cold and dry weather, can worsen eczema symptoms by drying out the skin and causing it to become more irritated.
  6. Sweating: Sweat can irritate the skin and lead to eczema flare-ups, particularly in areas where sweat becomes trapped, such as the folds of the skin.
  7. Foods: Certain foods, such as dairy, eggs, nuts, and gluten, may trigger eczema flare-ups in some individuals, although food triggers can vary widely from person to person.
  8. Hormonal Changes: Hormonal fluctuations, such as those that occur during puberty, pregnancy, or menstruation, can sometimes trigger eczema flare-ups.
  9. Scratching: Scratching the skin can worsen eczema symptoms by causing further irritation and inflammation, leading to a vicious cycle of itching and scratching.
  10. Skin Infections: Bacterial, viral, or fungal infections can trigger eczema flare-ups or exacerbate existing symptoms.

It’s important for individuals with eczema to identify their specific triggers and take steps to avoid or minimize exposure to them. While we cannot always control all of the elements that may cause flare-ups, here at Bragan Skincare we can help with fragrance free, perfume free products that keep the skin naturally moisturised and keep Eczema at bay.

Keeping the skin well-moisturised, using gentle skincare products, managing stress, and following a healthy lifestyle can also help reduce the frequency and severity of eczema flare-ups.

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