Did you know that 10 percent of the world's population is affected by eczema, a skin condition that entails unpleasant bright red spots and dry skin with blisters? The question is what causes eczema, so we looked into the matter to provide some tips for appropriate lifestyles!
There's no need to describe the symptoms for those who are already dealing with eczema: the skin is flushed and blistered, followed by heavily itching spots and often weepy sores. After the blisters open and dry up, the skin becomes thickened or scabby in the case of infections. It's rather unpleasant and has a negative effect on your self-confidence.
Keep in mind that eczema can have multiple causes. On one hand, these can include a genetic propensity, yet on the other hand, external factors can play a role in its appearance and the intensification of symptoms. People with dry skin have a greater propensity for the infection as well as those who are dealing with other allergic symptoms. The causes of eczema usually remain hidden and cannot be precisely pinpointed as a wide range of factors come into play.
The reasons can include some sort of sensitivity which cause the illness to "flare up".
Flares can be induced by a wide range of irritant materials, or allergens. These include chemicals, detergents, rinsing fluids, cosmetic coloring agents, insecticides or other chemicals. Avoid these whenever possible.
You've surely noticed that the symptoms are more frequent in the autumn and winter months, most probably because your skin is exposed to less sunlight and due to heating and the fluctuation of indoor and outdoor temperatures, skin can quickly dry out. Unfortunately, household pets can also exacerbate eczema symptoms, so it's not recommended to keep dogs, cats, parrots or other household pets indoors.
Naturally, external factors aren't the only cause of eczema. If you're going through a stressful period in life and regularly get little sleep or push hard at work, sports or leisure activities, your eczema symptoms can increase. Sometimes even pollution can be so bad that it can be a cause of eczema, or even cigarette smoke can evoke the symptoms.
One of the most important questions is how you care for your skin, as this is your decision and it's something you can influence. If you have sensitive skin, chemicals, detergents, coloring agents and synthetic materials can have a very bad effect. Avoid cosmetics with artificial perfumes as they contain alcohol which can further inflame your already irritated skin.
If you have eczema affected skin I recommend using natural cosmetics. In the case of Manna products, you can be certain that they are 100% chemical-free, made solely from the most precious and purest treasures of nature. If you have extra-sensitive skin, I recommend choosing our essential oil-free, natural Mannas, such as the Premium Shea Butter, Extra Virgin Olive Oil Soap and the Scent-free Cream Deodorant.