DON'T LET ITCHY DRY SKIN
POIL YOUR SUMMER FUN

What’s your favourite thing about going on holiday? Perhaps you fancy becoming a swimming champion. Or do you look forward to trying all the flavours of ice cream? No matter how you like to spend your holidays, follow these few simple steps to make sure you’re atopic-prone skin doesn’t get in the way of your summer fun!

AT THE SWIMMING POOL

Chlorine and hot showers can be atopic eczema triggers

Jumping, splashing, and diving into a refreshing swimming pool is always great fun. But when you have atopic-prone skin, sometimes the chlorine in the pool can upset your skin. Make sure you wash the chemicals off after each dip. Long, hot showers can also dry out your skin, so make it a quick rinse-off in luke-warm water.

SEA WATER CAN MAKE YOUR RASH STING

Always keep some atopic eczema cream handy

Paddling in the sea and feeling the sand between your toes is a lovely way to spend the day. But if you’ve recently had an eczema flare-up and scratched a lot, the salt water can really sting. If that happens, just rinse off and then pat on some soothing specialized cream, like CICAPLAST , where it hurts.

FRESH AIR AND SOME SUN IS GOOD FOR ATOPIC-PRONE SKINS

But make sure you protect your skin from sunburn

A little bit of sunshine is good for atopic-prone skins, but make sure you always protect your skin with sun cream every 2 hours, so it doesn’t get burnt. Some sunscreens are tested to make sure they don’t annoy atopic eczema-prone skin, like the ANTHELIOS range. And remember, never skip protection because sunburn stings even more than sore atopic eczema skin!

There’s no reason why your skin condition should stop you from having a whale of a time on holiday. Just follow these top tips and your skin will stay ship shape all holiday long.

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