What does it look like?
People of all nationalities can suffer from Eczema. But, research tells us that in the US, Black and Latin American children have more severe eczema than white children. It’s important to recognize that eczema on brown skin looks different
Here are some important things for you and your doctor to look out for:
- Itching may be more severe
- Skin lightening (color may return within weeks to months)
- Extensive skin dryness
- Dark circles around the eyes
- Rashes that look dark brown, purple, or ashen gray, not red. Doctors sometimes miss this sign.
People with brown skin may be more prone to hyperpigmentation, or darkening of the skin, because of their eczema. This can make the skin look even more inflamed and irritated, which can effect the confidence of those affected. Next, we will talk about how to manage it.
How is it managed?
Royalty Gardens makes safe and effective soap and moisturizers for people who suffer from eczema. Dermatologists recommend products that are free from chemicals and fragrance or perfume. Find our most popular skin moisturizer here.
If you have eczema, there are things you can do to manage the condition and prevent breakouts. Here are some tips:
Moisturize regularly: Keeping the skin hydrated is important for people with eczema. Use a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic cream that is gentle on the skin.
Avoid triggers: Certain things can trigger eczema flare-ups, such as stress, foods, and chemicals. Try to identify your triggers and stay away from them as much as possible.
Use handmade skincare products: Avoid using commercial soaps and skincare products that contain perfumes, alcohol, or other irritatants. Choose gentle, fragrance-free products that are formulated for your skin.
Eczema on brown skin can be challenging, but with the right tools, it is possible to achieve relief from symptoms and prevent break-outs. If you are struggling with eczema, don’t hesitate to seek help from a professional. With custom treatments and daily routines, you can achieve healthy, glowing skin.