1) Be ready with this Eczema prevention check list:
- Moisturize every day.
- Wear cotton or soft fabrics. Avoid rough, scratchy fibers and tight clothing.
- Take lukewarm baths and showers, using mild soap or non-soap cleanser
- Gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel – do not rub.
- Apply a moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing to “lock in” moisture.
- When possible, avoid rapid changes of temperature and activities that make you sweat.
- Learn your eczema triggers and avoid them.
- Use a humidifier in dry or cold weather.
- Keep your fingernails short to help keep scratching from breaking the skin.
- Some people with allergies find it helps to remove carpets from their house, and give pets dander treatments.
Products with the National Eczema label have received the NEA Seal of Acceptance. Products eligible for the NEA Seal of Acceptance™ are those that have been created or intended for use by persons with eczema or severe sensitive skin conditions and that have satisfied the NEA Seal of Acceptance™ criteria. Acceptance of a product means that the product has been evaluated to determine that it does not contain ingredients or contents that are known to be unsuitable for use by persons with eczema or sensitive skin conditions.
all® free clear is the ONLY detergent that has the National Eczema Seal of Acceptance.
Source: National Eczema Association
2) Know the Truth About Fall Allergens
- Ragweed is the biggest allergy trigger in the fall. Though the yellow-flowering weed usually starts releasing pollen in August, it can last into September and October.
- For some people who are allergic to ragweed, foods like bananas, melon, zucchini, and certain other fruits and vegetables can also cause symptoms.
- Mold is another fall trigger. Piles of damp leaves are ideal breeding grounds for mold.
- Don’t forget dust mites. While they are common during the humid summer months, they can get stirred into the air the first time you turn on your heat in the fall.
- Schools are breeding grounds for mold and dust mites which trigger allergies in kids.
3) Go Free & Clear in the Laundry Room
all® free clear is the #1 recommended detergent brand by Dermatologists, Allergists and Pediatricians for sensitive skin. It's tough on stains yet gentle enough for the whole family to use. It is also safe for use in standard and HE machines. It rinses clean and has a gentle, hypoallergenic formula. all free clear is the ONLY laundry detergent that has the National Eczema Seal of Acceptance. Additionally it is proven that even in cold water all Free & Clear can removes 99% of top household and seasonal allergens, without fragrance or dyes. This keeps the family healthy and happy for a season filled with apple picking, pumpkin carving and outdoor adventures.
Available in the fabric softeners section at most major retailers.
To find a retailer near you, use the product locator on www.allfreeclear.com.
- all® free clear dryer sheets: Size Range: 80ct – 230ct/ Price Range: $3.99 - $7.99
- all® free clear fabric softener: Size Range: 32oz – 96oz/ Price Range: $3.99 - $7.99
My Thoughts on the Product
This product makes a HUGE difference in my clothes and my dry skin. I have found that this product makes my clothes cleaner and I do not have as many problems as I have had in the past with skin issues, especially in regards to the winter months when my skin is already dry (I do not need my clothes irritating my sin even further). That being said I was very impressed and I know that I will be continuing to use this in the future!
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