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How to Use Our Eczema Breakout Checklist

Are you suffering from eczema breakouts? It can be a real challenge to figure out what may be causing them, but luckily, there is a checklist of potential triggers that you can use to gain clarity. There are many potential causes of eczema breakouts, so it is important to take the time to look into each one. Here is our eczema breakout checklist that we created to help you get started.


1. Detergent/Fabric Softeners With Fragrance & Harsh Chemicals

If you are experiencing eczema breakouts, it is important to check the detergent and fabric softener you are using. Detergents and fabric softeners that contain harsh chemicals or fragrances can cause skin irritation and exacerbate eczema. If you are using such products, switch to a milder, fragrance-free detergent or fabric softener.


2. Dairy

Dairy products can also be a potential trigger for eczema breakouts. If you are consuming dairy products regularly, cut back for two weeks and observe if your eczema breakouts improve. If they do, this might be a sign that dairy is a trigger for your eczema.


3. Eggs

Another potential trigger for eczema breakouts is eggs. If you are consuming eggs regularly, cut back for two weeks and observe if your eczema breakouts improve. If they do, this might be a sign that eggs are a trigger for your eczema.


4. Sugar & Other Chemicals That Break Down Into Sugar When Consumed

Sugar and other chemicals that break down into sugar when consumed can also be a potential trigger for eczema breakouts. This includes foods such as processed cereals, cakes, cookies, and other baked goods. If you are consuming these foods regularly, cut back and observe if your eczema breakouts improve.


5. Exposure to Outside Heat

Exposure to outside heat can also be a potential trigger for eczema breakouts. If you are spending a lot of time outdoors in hot temperatures, try to limit your exposure and observe if your eczema breakouts improve. Wear loose clothing and use a sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s rays.


6. Exposure to Outside Cold Air

Exposure to outside cold air can also be a potential trigger for eczema breakouts. If you are spending a lot of time outdoors in cold temperatures, try to limit your exposure and observe if your eczema breakouts improve. Wear layers of clothing and use a moisturizer to protect your skin from the cold air.


7. Skincare/Bodycare Products That Contain Tetrasodium EDTA

Skincare and bodycare products that contain the ingredient Tetrasodium EDTA can also be a potential trigger for eczema breakouts. If you are using any skincare or bodycare products that contain this ingredient, switch to products that do not contain it and observe if your eczema breakouts improve.


It is important to note that everyone's eczema is different and what works for one person may not work for another. If you are experiencing eczema breakouts, it is best to consult further with Brittany,

our owner, who is an esthetician by taking the Free Skin Consultation here or a dermatologist to determine the best course of action for you. However, our eczema breakout checklist can be a helpful starting point.

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