As a former eczema sufferer- I know how bad stressed skin can make you feel.
This is a subject close to my heart, and I love helping others find long term cures for their skin, because I have felt first hand the life-changing benefits myself!
Winter can be a terrible time for sensitive skin conditions. The cold weather, increased layers of clothing and artificially heated rooms puts extra demands on our skin. This can be the worst time of the year for eczema and dermatitis breakouts!
Below, I share 3 simple things you can do to help both prevent flareups and to calm and rebuild stressed skin.
I hope it helps!
1. Rebuild your skin with extra hydration
Eczema and dermatitis are linked to a loss of our skin’s natural oils. When we lose these protective oils our skin is vulnerable to irritants like dust, viruses, chemicals and pollutants.
Did you also know that dry skin also causes your skin to become dehydrated, because our skin’s oils keep the water balance in our skin?
The best products to help for your body & hands:
The key to success is to double layer the application by massaging the cream in well, then waiting a couple of minutes and applying a second layer. Ideally twicer a day - morning and night.
TRUST ME! - this tip is game-changing!
Your skin will drink in the first layer, then the second layer will leave a protective coating on top - exactly what your skin needs.
The best products to help for your face:
2. Protect your skin from stress triggers
Just because product labels say “for sensitive skin”, it doesn’t mean they don’t contain harmful ingredients. Many products like hand and body washes contain fragrance and irritating SLS foaming agents, and creams may be based in liquid paraffin.
iKOU De-Stress Hand & Body Wash is natural SLS-Free choice with 100% pure, natural oils chosen for cell renewal benefits.Choose layers of soft, natural cotton and avoid clothing made from wool and synthetics, as these can cause skin sensitivity.Make sure winter accessory items like scarves and gloves are washed regularly as they can harbour dust mites and mildew.
3. Lower the temperature of your baths & showers
I know first hand that when your skin is itchy an extra hot bath or shower feels soothing- and I’m sorry to tell you- this can be the worst thing you can do for your skin!
Extra hot water strips your skin of its natural oils, feeding the cycle of stress.If your skin is stressed, take shorter, cooler showers and keep focused on step 1 - hydration- until your skin is balanced again.
I've suffered from Atopic Dermatitis for years & nothing I found gave me any relief, especially on my face & eyelids. I started using iKOU and my face has never felt better.
I use a combination of the cleanser, serum, day & night creams & this amazing calming face oil! It leaves my face feeling soft and revived. I have even started to use a little bit of it on some of the really raw parts of my body and it gives me relief! Beyond grateful!
This cream is incredible!!
After some deep muscle hand massages using this beautiful hand cream, my super sensitive, dermatitis riddled hands went from cracked and painful to smooth within a couple of days.
The scent, along with the hand massage when applying it, is so calming and the cream is absorbed so beautifully, leaving no oily residue.
A truly gorgeous product in both scent and application!
I was unsure about using a product that was not completely fragrance free.
But from the first use it applied cleanly, absorbed readily and left my skin hydrated.
I have noticed a clear reduction in dermatitis and flaking.
My skin is almost completely smooth and soft feeling even within the first week.
This product is perfect to add some extra moisture to your whole body but is also fantastic to calm angry skin!
It consistently works better than my medicated creams for eczema and dermatitis!
If I could soak in a bath of this daily I would.