Body confidential – eczema (Brad Pitt has it)
Like Brad Pitt, around one in ten adults suffer with eczema. Here are my top tips on keeping it under control
- Swap soap for an emollient, such as aqueous cream, which will keep the skin hydrated.
- Avoid extremes of temperature. Heat causes us to sweat and makes eczema worse whilst cold air dries out the skin.
- Use alcohol free fragrance free roll on deodorants that won’t dry or irritate the skin
- Use steroid creams sparingly – a blob the size of your fingernail should cover an area twice the size of the palm of your hand.