Lifestyle Triggers For Painful Eczema And How To Avoid Them

Eczema sufferers have been sharing tips and ideas on what triggers a painful episode for them recently online, and even though the common theme is discomfort, pain and self-confidence issues, there are some similarities between the things that can cause a painful episode for most people. Experts believe that a combination of genetics and environmental factors can cause the most severe symptoms, and sometimes trying different things, and working out what works for the individual, can ultimately help, even if just a little. So here are some ideas about potential triggers, and ways you may be able to prevent or at least reduce the negative effects.


Dry skin

One of the symptoms of eczema is much like dry skin itself, but allowing your skin to become dry and irritated can trigger a flareup of eczema that can cause significant discomfort. One known cause of dry skin is ineffective skincare products. Therefore searching for particular skincare products like this, that are moisturising and help prevent dry skin, will help you avoid any upsetting episodes of eczema or psoriasis. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to go and throw away all of your current skincare products, but maybe adding a new one here or there and testing out how it works on your own skin, can help you in the long run. Eczema sufferers know there is no quick and easy fix, but taking care of your skin with moisturizers and ensuring that you are well hydrated is a good step in the right direction.



There are many things that can irritate your skin, whether you have eczema or not, but when you do suffer from skin conditions everything feels much worse. Keeping a close eye on the types of creams or lotions you apply to your skin, and the type of washing powder that you use can help you identify which ones cause irritation for you and which ones don’t is a great start. We now have access to a range of natural-based products and non-bio powders which tend to be much more gentle on the skin. It’s worth going through the options as everyone is different and what works for one doesn’t work for another.



Stress is recognised as one of the biggest triggers when it comes to many health problems. There are a lot of stressful events in life, and there’s not a lot you can do about that, however taking care of the basics, and ensuring that you keep self-care a top priority will keep your overall stress levels low. Meditation, massage, exercise and eating healthy foods are great ways to keep your energy high and your stress low. This will potentially keep your eczema flareups at bay as well.


Nobody wants to feel any discomfort but there’s plenty of ways in which we can take care of our health, and in turn, hopefully, keep skin flare-ups at bay. Above all, it’s important to be consistent with all skincare regimes and if something works, keep it going!