The Most Common Eczema Areas
Eczema is a skin condition that affects the outermost layer of skin. This condition can affect any area of the body, but there are some areas where eczema is more likely to flare up. Let’s answer a few common questions about eczema and take a look at the most common areas that eczema tends to appear.
How To Prevent Eczema Outbreaks
Since eczema is a skin condition that is worsened by dry, damaged skin, many flare-ups can be prevented simply by keeping the skin hydrated, moisturized, and damage-free. Additionally, many eczema sufferers notice that they have certain triggers, like skin products, excess sunlight, or even detergents and soaps. It can be helpful to keep track of everything your skin comes in contact with一 this can help you avoid your personal triggers and, therefore, avoid painful flare-ups.
Can Scratching Spread Eczema?
Eczema cannot be transferred in the same way that other types of rashes can. While it may be true that scratching damages the skin, leading to skin that is more likely to develop an eczema rash, the scratching itself is not a vector for transferring the rash. Eczema patients should, in general, avoid any scratching, itching, or other surface motions that could damage the outer layer of skin一 broken skin is more eczema-prone.
Where Does Eczema Commonly Break Out?
The Hands & Feet
The most common location for eczema flare-ups is the hands. Even people without a history of eczema can develop rashes on their hands if they come into contact with an irritant often enough. Our hands are exposed to many different chemicals and surfaces every day; if you notice that your hands are constantly covered in a rash (but you don’t have eczema anywhere else), try eliminating chemicals and other exposures slowly. The feet, ankles, and wrists are also highly common areas for eczema flare-ups.
The Elbows & Knees
Another area of the body that seems more susceptible to eczema is inside the bend of the elbows and knees. These parts of the body have more sensitive skin that tends to be slightly moister than other areas of the body’s surface. It’s incredibly important not to scratch at your eczema patches - this only further damages the skin and perpetuates the issue.
The Neck & Chest
Eczema also tends to flare up on the neck and chest of some individuals. Women sometimes also experience rashes around the breasts. It can be difficult to find comfortable clothing when your eczema flares up in places like the chest.
Finding an Eczema Treatment That Works for You
Here at Rejuvaskin, we’ve developed a soothing, super-sensitive-skin-safe product that can help you gain control over your flare-ups. Our Skin Recovery Cream can be safely applied anywhere: hands, feet, chest, neck, knees, and elbows. In fact, Skin Recovery Cream has been given the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. We use only the most soothing botanicals and all-natural ingredients in our skincare products; after all, your skin deserves it.