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How to Manage Eczema In The Summer Heat

We talk about how certain weather conditions can affect your skin and how you can deal with and manage eczema during the heat of the summer season.

As the summer season sets in, this is a time full of excitement and activities for many of us. We would be visiting picnics, going to beaches, and parks to relax and unwind under clear skies. Most will be spotted in shorts, sunglasses, summer dresses, and sandals to feel cool under the hot sun.

For some of us, summer is much disliked, backed by complaints of discomfort caused by the high levels of heat. Summer days can be scorching, causing annoying rashes, sunburns, stubborn tans, and acne. Due to the heat, we quickly become tired as our bodies sweat continuously. As the season brings bright and longer days, it will be difficult for those with eczema or atopic dermatitis, which generally have very dry skin.

For many people who have eczema, summer isn’t always the best season.

The scorching hot temperatures, spending hours in the sun, and warm weather activities can easily trigger their eczema. This will lead to sweating which is the biggest enemy of eczema-prone skin, leading to increased aggravation of the affected spot due to the salt in sweat. This can make swimming parties, picnics, and other kinds of outdoor fun challenging.

For some, the high temperatures can trigger frenzied scratching as the skin surface temperature soars. But don’t worry! It doesn’t have to be this way. You can counteract these problems if you prepare early. So here are some tips on ways to help you manage and avoid eczema flare-ups during the summer:

1. Clean Body, Healthy Skin!

Showering or bathing is an essential part of your daily self-care, especially for those with eczema. You need to keep your skin clean as it is crucial for your appearance, hygiene, and overall health. According to the National Eczema Association, the most effective way to treat dry skin is to give it the moisture it needs. The best way to replace the moisture in the skin is to take a shower and then moisturize immediately afterward.

Refusing to shower may lead to eczema flare-ups and put you at risk for further irritation. To help keep your skin clear of bacteria, sweat, and dust that you may have accumulated over the day, you must take a bath or shower daily. However, sometimes there are soaps, dyes, and shampoos that can be harsh on your skin.

Suu Balm Wash offers a soothing, moisturizing, and gentle experience for your body. Suu Balm ensures that this body wash does not contain any parabens, preservatives, or perfume that may harm your skin. It also contains a hint of menthol to prevent and relieve your skin from itching and irritation caused by the dust or sweat you had during the day.

The mint in the wash didn't sting and the cream was easily absorbed. Affected area felt instantly better and the flare up has eased as all that is left is slight scarring.

Sheena ZS


2. Stay Cool

Especially during the summer months, we must learn how to stay cool and avoid excessive sweating as it can irritate your skin and dry it out. One way of doing so is to wear lightweight clothing for more air circulation to pass through your body. You can also stick to the shade when you’re outside or stay indoors as much as possible in an air-conditioned environment when the temperatures climb. Most importantly, you must always keep yourselves hydrated and drink plenty of water to keep your body at a normal temperature.

3. Swim then Rinse

When we swim in the pool or at the beach, we must always remember that we must rinse our bodies afterward. Especially for swimming pools, chlorine is a natural irritant, which opens up our pores and strips the skin of its natural oils that keeps it moisturized and healthy. Removing this chemical off your body after you swim is crucial so that your skin does not get aggravated and damaged. If you do not have access to a shower after you swim, you may bring a spray bottle filled with water and use that to rinse yourself off.

4. Moisturize Daily

When you have eczema, it is vital to moisturize your skin regularly. Keeping your skin’s moisture intact is one of the most important things you can do to help control your eczema. Moisturizers are the key to locking in water or oil and create a barrier against things that can irritate your skin. Make sure you apply the lotion or moisturizer your doctor recommends on any body parts that might be exposed to cold air, like your face and hands.

Moisturizers help protect the outermost layer of skin, also known as the skin barrier, preventing chronic dry and itchy skin, which can cause eczema to flare or get worse. — National Eczema Association

How to Relieve Your Eczema When it Flares Up?

There are times when it would be too difficult for us to manage and control our eczema causing us to have rashes, irritations, or even hives on our skin. Luckily there are some products which offer rapid relief to our problem. Here are a few products which are guaranteed to help you get the relief you need for your eczema during this summer heat:

1. Suu Balm Original Cream

The Suu Balm Original Cream is a light and non-sticky rapid itch relief cream formulated by the Nation Skin Center Singapore ensuring relief for those who have eczema, skin asthma, allergies, dermatitis, hives, and many more irritating skin conditions. With the ingredients carefully chosen to suit sensitive skin within each tube, it is guaranteed to relieve your itchiness in less than 5 minutes!

The texture is so light, it immediately penetrates the skin, leaving the surface smooth and comfortable. After 5 minutes, your itch will diminish as your skin works up its moisture balance.

Ailene Keng


2. Elica Cream and Ointment

Elica Cream and Ointment, is a mid-potent topical steroid that offers relief from itchy dry eczema. You can apply this directly on the rash or inflamed patches of skin to reduce the redness and swelling. You can use this only once a day and be relieved from the symptoms caused by your eczema in as fast as 24 hours.

It is very effective! The rashes would be gone right away!

Mira Amor Costelo-Bantayan


Let us make sure that we are prepared for whatever the summer season throws at us. We shouldn’t let the heat get in the way of our summertime fun with friends and family. With the tips we’ve shared, make sure to give your skin the love and extra assurance to be able to beat the heat during the summer season! — (MyPharma)

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