Your immune system goes into full panic-mode if something minor touches your skin. Skin allergies are your worst nemesis, and on numerous occasions have stopped you from enjoying the simplest pleasures of life.

There are foods you have to avoid eating, metals you cannot wear, and skin products you cannot use.

Eczema is one of the most common conditions that lead to skin allergies and ailments. There are various types of eczema and each one affects individuals differently. Dealing with it can be problematic as there is no cure — just treatments.

We asked the experts at Dermatology and Laser Group for some tips to help alleviate irritation and reduce the effects of the symptoms. Here is what you should do:

Reduce Your Stress Load

Easier said than done—but it’s imperative to follow. Stress affects your skin in a negative way. It triggers a chemical reaction in the body that makes the skin sensitive. Have you noticed that when you are under pressure, you have breakouts?

This is because when your stress levels are high, your body starts producing cortisol and other hormones that affect the way your sebaceous glands work. This results in excessive production of oil.

Neurodermatitis is a type of eczema that is aggravated by stress. If you have this type of eczema, you need to be cautious.

Moisturize on a Daily Basis

Skin allergies and conditions such as eczema lead to sensitive and dry skin. For those who have problems with dry skin, it’s imperative to moisturize your skin on a regular basis. In addition to this, after taking a bath, when your skin is damp, apply moisturizer so that it is sealed in. This is because water opens your pores.

This will keep your skin hydrated and protected from irritation.

Do Not RUB Your Skin

We often times rub our skin with a towel. In order to get healthy skin, you should avoid this!

This is because when we rub our skin with materials—no matter how soft—it gets irritated and flaky. This will make your skin lose its elasticity and it will result in saggy skin.

Instead use a soft towel or silk cloth to pat dry yourself after a shower. Patting helps absorb moisture without damaging the skin.

Trim Your Fingernails

Women like to grow their nails so as to paint them. However, this is not recommended because sharp nails can scratch the skin’s surface, leading to wounds! When there are wounds, bacteria can enter inside the body because the skin has become vulnerable.

We are a dermatology facility based in New York City. We offer services for various skin-related problems. If you are looking for a dermatologist, take an Allergy Patch Testing or call us at (212) 444-8204 for further information.