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Prepare your skin for Winter and avoid Eczema

Prepare your skin for Winter and avoid Eczema | Mr Vitamins
Many people seem to notice that eczema flares up in winter when your skin tends to become dry, although it can occur any time. No matter what time of year, eczema is a sign your skin is drying and needs help.

Causes of Eczema

The biggest issue with eczema is the skin’s impaired barrier function that causes moisture loss , and an inability for the skin to draw moisture. This leads to extreme dryness, inflammation and itching. In severe cases where the skin begins to crack, eczema sufferers become susceptible to bacterial infection The best approach is don’t wait for a flare-up to happen. Ongoing daily moisture protection for the skin is essential to improve the skin barrier and protect against the dryness that kicks off the vicious eczema cycle.

Simple Daily Moisturising with Manuka Honey

  1. Apply a thin layer of pure high grade Manuka honey to the skin
  2. Leave on for at least 30 minutes, ideally longer (for hands you can even leave on overnight –  just wear cotton gloves or even old cotton socks on the hands to keep the honey off your bedding)
  3. Rinse off with lukewarm water (the honey rinses off very easily)
  4. Apply a natural moisturising cream or oil to skin immediately (do this step at least twice daily to lock in the moisture that the manuka honey has drawn into the skin cells)
Keep applying the Manuka Honey every day as above until your skin looks renewed and healed. After your fare up has healed continue to use this Manuka Honey routine 1-3 times a week to keep your skin protected and resilient to prevent excess drying and cracking.

Why Manuka Honey works to treat and prevent eczema and dry skin:

  • Hydrating – honey has humectant and emollient properties to draw moisture to skin cells, soften skin and protect against cracking and moisture loss by improving the skin’s barrier function
  • Anti-inflammatory – manuka honey reduces inflammation, redness and itching, and helps heal tissue damage
  • honey stimulates natural cell repair and regeneration to speed the healing process and prevent scarring
  • Anti-bacterial – high grade manuka honey has proven anti-bacterial activity when applied to broken skin. It is active against the types of bacteria commonly involved in eczema, acne and wounds

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