If you or a family member suffers with skin problems, then you’ll know all too well that there’s more to it than meets the eye. Not only do you have to deal with the appearance of problematic skin, you’ve got to deal with the itching, swelling and burning skin that never seems to let up. You’re probably always on the hunt for new treatments to help relieve the discomfort but as you already know, there’s no miracle cure that’s going to clear your skin up overnight. Instead, you may be better off making some smaller changes in your life that will help make the symptoms you experience easier to deal with.
Drink enough water
You already know how beneficial water is to the human body, so you should already be trying to get enough water in your system. However, did you know that people with skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema and even rosacea can greatly benefit from drinking more water? While it probably won’t solve all of your skin problems, it will help keep your skin as hydrated as possible, which in turn will make it look and feel much nicer. When you’re properly hydrated, your body can heal itself easier, so aim for the recommended two litres a day. Also, when you’re showering, keeping your water at a cooler temperature will help prevent your skin from drying out too much.
Change your laundry detergent
With so many stunning fragrances in laundry products these days, it’s hard not to add them to your basket. However, these products probably aren’t doing your skin any favours. These products are packed full of chemicals to make your laundry smelling fresher for longer. Switching to a non-toxic laundry detergent may make a huge difference to how irritated your skin feels. Make sure to wash all of your bedding in this new detergent so your skin can stop feeling so sore as soon as possible.
Switch to organic products
If you’ve seen a medical professional regarding your skin, there’s a good chance they will have told you that wearing makeup isn’t going to help your skin. While in most cases this is true, that doesn’t mean you have to stop wearing it completely. Switching to organic make up means you can still accentuate your features without running the risk of your skin flaring up. Don’t forget to remove your make up before sleeping and apply a deep moisturiser to help keep your skin looking its best.
Try and get more sun
Finally, the sun can do wonders for people with problematic skin. It works by slowing the process in which your skin regenerates back to a “normal” rate, meaning your flare ups will be further apart and feel much better overall. Of course, it’s still important to be cautious when spending time in the sun, so make sure you wear plenty of sun cream and sit in the sun for short periods of time to avoid running the risk of sunburn or worse - skin cancer.