Soap Substitute for Dry Skin 100g
Dry skin is one of the main symptoms of eczema. Changes in skin moisture levels cause a reduction in the barrier function, which in turn increases water loss, thus allowing the penetration of irritants and allergens which trigger eczema.Itching is another major and most distressing symptom of eczema and produces an itch-scratch-itch cycle. Scratching leads to the release of histamine, a chemical in the body, which makes the itching worse and leads to skin damage. This also allows entry for irritants, allergens and bacteria which trigger eczema.
Soap is alkaline and very drying to skin with eczema. The hands are particularly at risk, as they are washed more frequently. Each wash degreases the skin.
Emollient soap-substitutes do not foam and may take a little while to get used to. It is not essential to have bubbles to clean the skin and emollient washing creams are very effective at cleaning the skin.