When it comes to annoying skincare problems, I won the jackpot. Growing up, I have dealt with every skin issue possible: eczema, psoriasis, acne– you name it. Most of these conditions are not contagious, but unfortunately incurable. Over the years, you just have to learn how to manage them. With toddlers, it’s a different challenge because they’re constantly dirty, and they do not have self-control. They scratch when it itches, and their daily activities also tend to aggravate the skin. It is up to us to keep the skin healthy and clear.
Several months ago, we experienced a nasty eczema outbreak that prompted us to throw out all products containing fragrance and other potentially-harmful ingredients. We switched to a shower oil and emollient cream. For the itchy areas, we apply a thin layer of ointment. We also learned that it’s very common to battle one or two skin conditions, especially in a high-stress environment like a big, fast-paced city. A stringent regimen is required, and unwinding at the end of the day to calm our nerves certainly help.
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