“Keep bath time short; no longer than ten minutes, as having a long bath will dehydrate the skin. Test the water and make sure it is only lukewarm. Warmer water will raise the body’s core temperature and make the skin itchy.”
Why is bath time important for managing eczema?
“Bath time washes triggers away from the skin and also prepares the skin for moisturising after. Use this opportunity to use bath products that moisturise the skin, such as bath soaks and bath oils. Avoid soap and bubbles as these dry out the skin and strip the skin of its’ protective barrier. Changing towels regularly is also important to minimise the chances of infection from skin bacteria.”