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    27 Skin-Soothing Tips And Products People With Eczema Swear By

    Tips, products, and hacks for soothing that itch you can't scratch.

    Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become red, itchy, and inflamed. If you have it, you know how much it sucks — and while there's no cure, eczema is treatable.

    So we asked the BuzzFeed Community and Dr. Davis to tell us about their favorite ways to manage eczema, soothe dry and itchy skin, and make flare-ups a little less annoying.

    1. When choosing products, use this mantra: the fewer ingredients, the better.

    2. Go for "fragrance-free" instead of "unscented," because unscented products may actually still contain fragrances.

    3. If you find a moisturizer that works, use it consistently — or at least two times a day.

    4. When you need something more heavy duty than lotion, slather on products like Aquaphor healing ointment.

    5. Choose a physical sunscreen (mineral-based) instead of a chemical one.

    6. Get a humidifier for your room to increase the amount of moisture in the air.

    7. Try not to scratch, if you can. Apply pressure or use an ice pack instead.

    8. Wear cotton gloves at night to keep your dry hands moisturized AND prevent scratching in your sleep.

    9. Keep a bottle of lotion in the fridge for when you need instant, cooling relief for an extra itchy flare-up.

    10. Avoid super hot, long showers; keep the water warm instead.

    11. Apply your moisturizer right after bathing, when your skin is still damp.

    12. Try cutting down or avoiding foods rich in histamines, which can stimulate your body's immune response.

    13. Keep a small tube of your favorite moisturizer with you at all times so you don't get stranded.

    14. Try Vanicream moisturizing cream or other eczema-friendly products.

    15. Wear gloves to do chores like washing dishes, which can irritate and dry out the skin.

    16. Use fragrance- and dye-free detergent, and skip the fabric softener.

    17. Cut your nails short so if you do scratch, it doesn't to as much damage to the skin.

    18. Use a gentle cleansing method instead of harsh soaps.

    19. Make sure your shampoo, conditioner, and other hair products are eczema-friendly, too.

    20. Opt for hypoallergenic makeup, and stop using it if it makes your eczema worse (even if it looks cute).

    21. Take off your makeup using Albolene or coconut oil, which moisturize your skin at the same time.

    22. Try First Aid Beauty ultra repair cream, which many people with eczema swear by.

    23. Try wet wraps at night to combat unbearably itchy, dry flare-ups.

    24. Soak in a calming oatmeal bath before bed.

    25. Bleach baths can help reduce the risk of skin infections — but only do them under the guidance of a doctor.

    26. Keep your stress down with meditation techniques, breathing exercises, and yoga.

    27. Drink more water.

    Remember, you are not alone.

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