The EASE Education Resource Center
is sponsored by the Vaseline Skin Fund
EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER
Daily Skin Care
Good skin care is an essential part of controlling the itch and rash of eczema and sensitive skin. Proper skin care can reduce flare-ups, decrease the need for medication, and improve response to treatment.
When your skin is dry, it is not because it lacks grease or oil, but because it fails to retain water. For this reason, it is important to recognize this and to practice the basic principles of "soak and seal" to achieve good skin care daily. Wind, low humidity, cold temperature, excessive washing without use of moisturizers, and use of harsh, drying soaps can cause dry skin conditions and aggravate eczema.
This skin care section provides bathing and moisturizing information and tips, and a list of ingredients to avoid in personal care products.