What Causes Eczema Flare-Ups in the Winter?

What Causes Eczema Flare-Ups in the Winter?

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Winter is often a difficult time for those with eczema, as the dry air can lead to increased itching and irritation. But what causes eczema flare-ups in the winter specifically?

There are many possible causes of eczema flare-ups during the winter months. The most common is a decrease in humidity, which causes the skin to become dry and cracked. This makes the skin more prone to irritation and inflammation, leading to uncomfortable itching and scratching. Additionally, cold temperatures can cause skin to become inflamed and lead to irritation.

Other factors that can increase the risk of eczema flare-ups in the winter include the use of hot water when bathing, which can strip the skin of its natural oils, and the use of harsh soaps and detergents, which can irritate the skin. Wearing tight clothing, using wool fabrics, and using certain fabrics such as polyester or nylon can also cause eczema flare-ups.

If you experience eczema flare-ups during the winter months, it is important to take steps to protect your skin and prevent further irritation. Moisturizing your skin regularly is essential, as it can help to keep the skin hydrated and reduce the risk of irritation. Avoiding hot showers, wearing soft and breathable fabrics, and avoiding harsh soaps and detergents can also help to reduce the risk of eczema flare-ups. Additionally, it may be beneficial to use a humidifier to keep the air in your home moist.

How can PAUME help?

Our hydrate trio includes our probiotic hand balm, all-in-one cuticle cream, and overnight hydration gloves – all designed to keep your hands healthy and soft. Each product is formulated with unique and natural ingredients, such as:

  • Grape seed oil - contains high levels of Vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties and protects your skin against free radicals.
  • Lactobacillus ferment lysate - a lab-created, non-living probiotic ingredient keeps the microbiome in balance while increasing skin tone and elasticity, minimizing wrinkles and providing deep hydration.
  • Hydresia G2 - a sustainably produced emollient derived from safflower oil, that delivers skin nourishing vitamins and enhanced long lasting hydration.

Take Away

By taking steps to protect your skin and avoiding potential triggers, you can help to reduce the risk of eczema flare-ups in the winter. Visit our shop and explore all of PAUME’s hand and care essentials for the winter!