These 8 Things Make Eczema Worse

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The sun and sunscreen

If you suffer from eczema, a beach or pool day can be a tricky thing for you. The sun in and of itself can irritate eczema as the combination of overheating and sweating can make the condition act up. But here’s the real kicker: most sunscreens on the market also irritate eczema. The National Eczema Society states that of the two primary types of sunscreens available – chemical absorbers and mineral-based reflectors – mineral-based reflectors tend to irritate eczema the least. However, you still need to make sure that even this type of sunscreen doesn’t contain the cosmetic irritants listed previously, such as fragrance.

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