If you live in an area that experiences cold weather in the winter, buy a humidifier to help decrease eczema flare-ups. During the cold winter months, we close all of our windows and turn on the furnace. This can make the air inside of a house very dry which makes the itching and dry skin associated with eczema even worse. To replace moisture in your internal environment, use a humidifier. This added moisture will keep your skin from becoming dry, cracked, itchy and irritated.
Use moisturizers when the skin is damp. When damp, your skin is pulling in moisture, so it helps. Start by blotting your skin with a towel to help it stay moist and maintain natural oils. Then put the moisturizer on. Do this right after you get out of your bath or shower.