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An Eczema Sun Care Essential!

While individuals who are eczema-prone are more sensitive to the sun’s rays, it is still important for them to get outside for some vitamin D. Studies show that regular exposure to moderate doses of sunlight can be very beneficial for individuals with atopic dermatitis, especially for contact dermatitis and discoid eczema. Sun exposure and warm weather can strengthen the immune system and prevent itchiness and other eczema symptoms. To receive these benefits, exposure should be between the hours of 10 am and 3pm.


little girl with sunglasses and big hat to protect her from the sun

However, it is important to be mindful of protecting your skin from harmful UV radiation when spending time in the sun, as too much can lead to sunburn that damages the skin barrier, worsening eczema. Use of sunscreen and protective clothing can minimize eczema flare-ups caused by sunburn.


LEMYKA's Sun Lotion UV Shield Moisturizer (SPF 30+) is a great choice for sunscreen due to its one active ingredient - ZnO. This ingredient is gentle on sensitive skin and safe for all ages, including babies and toddlers. Its gentle formula is perfect for those struggling with eczema and other skin conditions, all while maintaining a lightweight, non-greasy feel with no white residue left over. 


LEMYKA's Sun Lotion UV Shield Moisturizer (SPF 30+)

Remember to reapply your sunscreen every 2-3 hours! Sunscreen can be removed unintentionally through sweating, swimming, drying with a towel, etc. Apply a generous amount of sunscreen anywhere on the body that will be exposed to the sunlight (back and sides of neck, temples, and ears are commonly missed areas). To minimize itchiness, avoid rubbing in sunscreen; instead, apply in smooth, downward strokes.



It is also important to recognize that everyone is different. Sun exposure can benefit most individuals with atopic dermatitis, but not all. Some people may even have photosensitivity, where their condition gets worse when exposed to sunlight. Therefore, make sure to consult your dermatologist or healthcare provider on the amount of sun exposure you need. 

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