Fragrance-free lotions are not always that.
A Northwestern University study found that 45% of the top-selling fragrance-free lotions contained fragrance, and 83% of hypoallergenic products contained known allergens.
To avoid these potential irritants, try switching to cold-pressed coconut oil, or unrefined shea butter.
Reduce your eczema flare-ups with leafy greens!
A study in the Journal of Nutrition Research and Practice found that eating 1 cup of greens daily, like kale, can cut flare-ups by 51% – thanks to their skin-building ceramides.
Protect your skin by eating pumpkin!
Researchers at Yale University found that the carotenoids in pumpkin can cut down dryness and redness while helping to form new skin cells.
Wear sunscreen to reduce psoriasis flare-ups.
Sunburns can trigger flare-ups in areas you may not usually get it – this is called the Koebner phenomenon.
Eat raspberries to keep your skin healthy.
Research done at Tufts University found that rare compounds in raspberries stimulate the formation of new skin cells and increase the production of collagen.
If you have eczema, all the extra hand washing during the pandemic could be causing it to act up.
Did you know that using products that contain probiotics may help prevent eczema flare-ups?
Probiotics help populate the healthy skin bacteria, which protects the skin from “bad” bacteria we encounter throughout the day, as well as controls inflammation.
If you have wrinkles, eat squash!
Zucchini is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin – skin-healing nutrients that erase dryness, flaking & fine lines, helping your skin look 5 years younger if you enjoy 1 cup daily, say Yale University scientists.