Eczema (Brad Pitt is a sufferer)

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.