One of the most important things you can do for your skin, especially when you have eczema is to keep it well moisturised. Applying a good moisturiser atleast once a day is vital to keeping dry skin moist and supple and to help reduce flareups.
We often forget of the other simple way of keeping our skin moist – hydrate from the inside. It’s as simple as that. Drinking 8 – 10 glasses of water a day has many benefits for the body. If you hydrate your body you hydrate your skin in the process.
It is important that when drinking 8 -10 glasses of water a day you ensure that it is water and not just fluid that you are drinking as some fluids (ie coffee, alcohol and sugary drinks) act as a diuretic and can actually dehydrate the body and skin rather than hydrate it.