If you have eczema, you’ve probably learned by now that what you do – and don’t – apply to your skin can have an impact on how long your skin remains red and itchy. However, finding out which products work best for you can be a challenge. 

Although there is no known cure for eczema, probiotic skincare for eczema can prevent flare-ups and soothe them when they do occur. Let’s take a further look at how probiotics are good for eczema as well as the best skincare for eczema on the face.

What is Eczema? 

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition caused by a compromised skin barrier and immune function. Typical symptoms include:

  • Scaly skin 
  • Inflammation 
  • Crusting 
  • Itching 
  • Dryness
  • Redness 

According to the National Eczema Association, “more than 31 million Americans have some form of eczema”, which is almost 10% of the total population! 

In cases of severe eczema, flare-ups may last for several days or even a few weeks. 

Probiotics for Eczema 

So how are probiotics good for eczema? People with eczema have less diversity in their skin microbiomes, which makes the skin more susceptible to "bad" bacteria.

Probiotics consist of live bacteria that keep your skin happy and healthy. Probiotic skincare for eczema prone skin increases beneficial bacteria on the skin's barrier and protects the skin against harmful bacteria.

Probiotics for eczema ease symptoms because they support a healthy immune system and reduce inflammation

Which Probiotic is Best for Eczema  

One potential probiotic strain that might be beneficial for topically treating eczema is Roseomonas mucosa. 

A small study found that lotions containing Roseomonas mucosa lessened the severity of eczema in individuals who used them. Roseomonas mucosa is a naturally occurring skin microbiome that may decrease skin irritation. 

Strains of lactobacillus also prove to be useful for decreasing symptoms of eczema. According to research in Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology, eczema improved significantly when treated with a lotion containing Lactobacillus johnsonii. This strain has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe inflammation. 

BLIS Q24®, a micrococcus luteus strain, crowds out the bacteria strain associate with eczema -  Staphylococcus aureus.  As it works to restore and balance the skin microbiome, the skin’s immune system is regulated and this also helps to calm skin and sensitivity.  H2: Skin Care for Eczema on the Face 

With these skincare tips, you can manage and alleviate your symptoms when you have eczema flare-ups. 

1. Clean gently 

Many soaps contain ingredients that will dry out your skin. Wash your face with a delicate non-soap cleanser or a medical emollient soap. Always use a gentle cloth to dry your skin thoroughly. 

2. Moisturise

Eczema leads to a loss of moisture on the skin barrier, making it crucial to keep your skin hydrated and protected. Moisturise with fragrance-free creams and ointments to keep your skin from drying out. Apply these right after you wash your face, and if the ointments are too oily for your face, apply them at night.  

3. Be safe with sun exposure 

In some people, sunshine may ease eczema symptoms. If sunlight seems to benefit your skin, enjoy a sunny day outdoors. However, always wear sunscreen and avoid getting overheated. 

While sun exposure may help some people, it can trigger flare-ups in others. If that applies to you, try to limit the amount of time you spend in the sun and consider wearing a hat. 

Skincare Ingredients to Treat Eczema 

The ingredients you incorporate in your skincare routine matter. Here a some of the best ingredients for eczema treatment: 

  • Aloe vera
  • Ceramides 
  • Coconut Oil
  • Glycerin 
  • Hyaluronic Acid 
  • Niacinamide

These ingredients, along with probiotics for eczema, will significantly improve the appearance of your skin. 

Unconditional Skincare Co. believes in the natural healing power of the skin’s microbiome. We have developed products that combat bad bacteria so you can achieve glowing, radiant skin. 

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