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Did you know that 31.6% of Americans has or had eczema? The red, itchy skin this condition causes can be uncomfortable, and depending on its location, can be embarrassing. Unfortunately, for some people, eczema is just part of their daily life. In this blog, we’ll talk about how CBD can prevent eczema.
How Eczema Starts
So what causes eczema? Well, your skin is made up of three layers. For someone with healthy skin, the tougher, outermost layer is called the epidermis, which reduces foreign substances, like allergens, viruses, and bacteria, to get in.
If you are dealing with atopic dermatitis, that means your outer layer of skin is weaker, making your skin much more susceptible to inflammation. Damage to your skin also occurs when you scratch the area, it causes the breakdown of skin cells, making it easier for foreign items to get in.
After the substances make their way through your skin, your immune cells will tell your body it’s “under attack.” This causes eczema to appear on your skin. When you scratch your skin after an itchy sensation, it causes your skin to become even weaker, allowing more foreign substances in and increasing the risk of infection.
Causes of Eczema
Did you know that in most cases, eczema doesn’t occur out of the blue? Some causes will impact how frequently and how severely you have to deal with this condition.
While there is no leading cause, some of the common issues include:
- Detergents and soaps
- Juices, meats, and vegetables
- Dust mites
- Dairy products and eggs
- Hot or cold temperatures
How to Prevent Eczema
Although there is no cure for eczema, there are some treatments that will help heal the areas on your skin that are affected and help prevent it from occurring again.
Here are some easy steps you can take:
- Moisturize daily
- Take lukewarm baths
- Wear soft fabrics like cotton
- Apply moisturizer quickly after bathing
- Use a non-scented soap or a mild soap
- Air dry or gently pat your skin dry
- Keep fingernails short to prevent damage when scratching
- Use a humidifier in cold or dry weather
- Avoid rapid temperature changes or things that make you sweat
But did you know CBD topicals can also help soothe your eczema? Yup, that’s right! Say goodbye to your itchiness and hello to relief. You can also use one of the topical ointments available for this condition that will help ease the itch.
Say Goodbye To Eczema
We hope you found our tips on how CBD can prevent eczema helpful, but please keep in mind these steps will not automatically make your eczema disappear in an instant. If you suffer from eczema and are tired of dealing with its side effects, we definitely recommend trying our CBD topicals!