5. DON’T IGNORE THE SIGNS
It’s important not to ignore eczema because the itchy, red, dry and cracked skin may be a sign that the skin’s natural protective barrier is damaged.
Of all itchy skin conditions – eczema is one of the most itchy.
Having a flare can be incredibly uncomfortable, disturbing sleep and concentration, which can result in work or school absence. A flare-up sets off a vicious cycle in your skin.
The skin barrier is broken, leaving your skin vulnerable to bacteria, irritants and potential allergens which can pave the way for infections and inflammation.
Exposure to these proteins through the skin can even lead to someone who is prone to eczema developing allergies.